Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 2

Doctor Who

“The Ghost Monument” Doctor Who continues the new series with a visit to an alien planet and another mystery to be solved. This episode picks up where the previous one left off with the Doctor and her new companions facing certain death in the vacuum of space. It’s a problem that is quickly resolved by…

Doctor Who – Season 11 Episode 1

Doctor Who

“The Woman Who Fell To Earth” Doctor Who returns with a new series, a new face, a new gender and new companions with a new problem for the Doctor to deal with as she tries to get used to the changes that come with a new regeneration. Regeneration episodes are always difficult for this show…

Venom

Venom

An alien life form bonds with a disgraced reporter and they find a way to work together in Ruben Fleischer’s Venom. Tom Hardy plays Eddie Brock; a reporter who prides himself on bringing down the corrupt and exposing the truth even if that’s harmful to his reputation. Eddie Brock being a crusader for justice by…

The Gifted – Season 2 Episode 2

Gifted

“unMoored” The Gifted continues its second season with widespread uncertainty as many of the characters waver in their commitment to what they have chosen. Andy is the most prominent example of this particular through line and it’s easy to understand why that is. He likely feels more isolated than anyone else because his connection to…

The Gifted – Season 2 Episode 1

Gifted

“eMergence” The Gifted begins its second season by picking up the thread of Lorna’s pregnancy and exploring how the characters deal with the new status quo established at the end of last season. If this episode could be summed up with one word then that word would be “acceptance”. One way or another the characters…

The Predator

Predator

Earth becomes the hunting ground for an advanced alien race once again in Shane Black’s The Predator. All told the Predator franchise is in a lot better shape than some others. I’d be prepared to say that there hasn’t been a bad entry prior to this one though this is only the fourth film starring this particular…

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

An adult Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is encouraged to recapture his sense of fun and adventure when he reunites with his childhood friend in Marc Forster’s Christopher Robin. The basic structure of this film will be familiar to many people. On the surface it’s the same story as Hook; a film that also features one…

The Meg

Meg

A prehistoric shark thought to be long extinct finds its way to the civilised world and threatens to cause untold devastation in Jon Turteltaub’s The Meg. I’m a sucker for a monster movie. If there’s a giant creature terrorising people then there’s a good chance I’ll be interested. Based on the marketing The Meg looked like it would…

The 100 – Season 5 Episode 13

The 100

“Damocles Part 2” The 100 closes out its fifth season with the resolution to the conflict between Wonkru and the prisoners while setting the stage for next season. This season has had a very limited narrative focus when compared to previous seasons. Octavia has been the central character and the season has been building to…

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Wasp

Paul Rudd’s size changing superhero returns in an adventure that needs a partner in Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. The first Ant-Man was a lot of fun and managed to subvert the common superhero blockbuster tropes to a certain degree in a really entertaining way. A big part of its success was the tongue…