Great News Season 1 Review

Ten episodes were provided prior to broadcast. Created and written by 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield, NBC’s Great News is anything but “new” in its comedic format, but that’s not always a bad thing. In fact, that’s probably what the network was banking on. It should be stated up front that Great News is weirdly unbalanced […]

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 4: Thicker Than Water Review

I’d complained previously about how far Telltale Games had gotten away from its adventure game roots during The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, as it really stuck out in the previous episode Above the Law. That’s why I was thrilled to see that the fourth instalment, Thicker Than Water, starts out with Javier once again stuck inside […]

The Endless Review [Tribeca 2017]

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s The Endless is an assertion of talents in the most curious, explorative way. Minds are unlocked, souls are bared and fears are shared. The duo’s feature debut – Resolution – introduces an almighty presence with the power to paralyze, and in The Endless, they grab its demon horns. A Lovecraftian quote about our […]

Unforgettable Review

For how long must misguided romantic thrillers extinguish perverse genre passions? The Boy Next Door set a recent bar for camp-tastic obsessing and killing in the name of love, one that movies like Unforgettable limbo under in the full upright position. Director Denise Di Novi pits ex-wife against bride-to-be, but fumbles tone like a nervous virgin unclasping […]

Silicon Valley Season 4 Review

Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast. Given the constantly evolving and paradigm shifting nature of the titular Californian hotspot, HBO’s furiously funny comedy series Silicon Valley has a nearly endless stream of real-life absurdity to parody each season. From a dire life-or-death live stream (with crystal-clear video!) to the nuts and bolts of running and operating a start-up […]

Idolator: Adam Lambert’s ‘The Original High’: Album Review #AdamLambert

It’s the music industry’s loss that it wasn’t quite ready for Adam Lambert when he arose from the eighth season of American Idol like a glittering phoenix. Despite the perfect Top 10 hit “Whataya Want From Me,” a #1 album and a string of awe-inspiring performances fronting Queen, Lambert never quite popped as a mainstream […]

Famous in Love Season 1 Review

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast. Bella Thorne finds herself in an interesting position. The former Shake It Up 19-year-old starlet is ready to abandon her Disney Channel roots to move into more mature, less kid-friendly entertainment, yet she’s not willing to pull a Miley Cyrus and jump completely into the deep end. Rather, […]

American Gods Season 1 Review

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.  American Gods starts off just as fans of Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel might expect: with a “Coming to America” scene that depicts the Vikings arriving in the New World as immigrants, worshiping Odin by torturing themselves and each other in the most brutal fashion, not just bringing their gods to America, but also […]

Guerrilla Review

Six episodes were provided prior to broadcast.  John Ridley’s new limited series, Guerrilla, is a six-episode look at black activists in 1970s London who quickly become violent revolutionaries in order to effect what they view as meaningful change. It’s also a love story held up to these extreme circumstances, as a character drama that is as heavy […]