Arrow – Season 6 Episode 17

“Brothers in Arms” Arrow explores Diggle’s desire to take on the mantle of Green Arrow causing a major rift to develop between the the only two members of the team who go out in the field. Broadly speaking this season has been about loss, it could be argued that it has been about change but…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 16

“The Thanatos Guild” Arrow returns to the well of League of Assassins storytelling while saying goodbye to a character present on the show since day one. This episode is a difficult one to review as there is a lot happening. Thea’s departure is one of many things going on in this single episode creating an…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 15

“Doppelgänger” Arrow brings back an old friend as Evil-Laurel tries to assume the identity of Earth-1 Laurel in an effort to save herself. Evil-Laurel’s role in this episode plays out pretty much as I expected it to. She angles for sympathy from the press and the authorities while forcing Team Arrow to play along with…

Rough Night

A Bachelorette weekend goes horribly wrong when a stripper is accidentally killed and the ladies struggle with how they should deal with the problem in Lucia Aniello’s Rough Night. The premise of Rough Night couldn’t be simpler and it conjures up comparisons to The Hangover almost immediately in that it’s a group of friends running…

Arrow – Season 4 Episode 12

“Unchained” Arrow brings back a number of  bygone characters and furthers development of Thea’s supernatural ailment as Felicity continues to accept her new reality. The most significant return in this episode was Roy. Naturally he was given the most attention since he was a series regular so deserves to have a bit of a fanfare surrounding…

San Andreas

Brad Peyton’s San Andreas casts Dwayne Johnson as a rescue helicopter pilot caught in a devastating earthquake as he works to rescue his daughter. We’ve all seen these types of films before. Large scale disaster movies with imagery bordering on the apocalyptic are almost a dime a dozen these days and their quality tends to…