Dreamland Will Be First Film To Tackle Opioid Epidemic

In 2015 journalist Sam Quinones published Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, a nonfiction work that quickly became recognized as one of the most preeminent books on the current crisis ravaging much of rural America. The book puts actual names and faces to the crisis by weaving together two different stories that are …

Amazon Prime Unleashes Female Assassin Drama Hanna Pilot For One Day After Super Bowl

Amazon Prime surprised subscribers with early access to the pilot of the action drama series Hanna for twenty-four hours only after the big game on Sunday night. The series does not premiere until March on the streaming giant, but those that were lucky enough to catch the series' first episode " A Forest" were in for …

Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of: Thoughts on Russian Doll, Part 1

Stop me if you have heard this one before. An individual awakens one morning to find that it is not the promised tomorrow, but rather they are starting the exact same day they just completed all over again as if some higher authority has hit a reset button somewhere in the universe. The character soon …

Amazon announces new Robert Kirkman animated series Invincible

Fans of animation and comic books can collectively rejoice at the announcement of Robert Kirkman (creator of The Walking Dead)'s  upcoming series Invincible. The series is set to air on Amazon Prime and boasts a very strong cast that includes Kirkman alumnus Steven Yeun and Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons leading the pack. One has to imagine that Amazon …

The Ted Bundy Tapes Fails to Offer Much New Insight into the Infamous Killings

On the 30th anniversary of the execution of perhaps the most talked about and prolific serial killer in American history, Emmy-winner and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger takes aim at Ted Bundy with not one but two projects detailing the sordid history of the serial rapist and murderer. One project is the biopic Extremely Wicked, …

Killers, Demons, and Ghosts: Mahershala Ali Takes On All Three in Latest “True Detective”

  Fresh off his win for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globes, previous Academy Award winner (Moonlight) Mahershala Ali anchors the highly anticipated third season of HBO’s crime thriller anthology True Detective. After a highly divisive second season that saw many fans and critics wondering what had gone wrong, the …

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Get Back in the Awards Show Waters: Thoughts on the 76th Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press’ Association’s live broadcast of the 76th Annual Golden Globes was held last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, thus kicking off awards season for the casual movie and television viewer across the country; this year hosted by comedian Andy Samberg and actress/nominee/winner Sandra Oh. Out of all the snubs, surprises, speeches, …