13 Reasons Why (2017)

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Genre: Drama/Mystery

Rating: MA

Show runner: Netflix

Directors: Kyle Patrick Alvarez (3 Episodes), Gregg Araki (2 episodes), Carl Franklin (2 Episodes), Tom McCarthy (2 episodes), Helen Shaver (2 episodes), Jessica Yu (2 episodes).

Running Time: 1 hour episodes

 Main Cast: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Miles Heizer, Ross Butler, Devin Druid, Kate Walsh

13 Reasons Why is undoubtedly powerful, but do we really need to dramatize an issue such as suicide in a television show? Continue reading

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Hunt-For-The-Wilderpeople-1.jpgGenre: Comedy/Drama

Rating: PG

Directors: Taika Waititi

Running Time: 101 minutes

 Main Cast: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison

It took just the few seconds into the opening scene and the first bars of the score to be played and that was enough for a quirky New Zealand film by the name of Hunt for the Wilderpeople to have me hooked and as the film progressed i asked myself “why had I not watched this before!” Continue reading

Black Mirror (2011-2014)

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Genre: Sci-fi/Drama

Rating: MA

Directors: Various Directors

Show Runners: Netflix

Running Time: 1 hour episodes

 Main Cast: Benedict Wong, Rory Kinnear, Donald Sumpter, Ashley Thomas, Toby Kebbell, Tom Cullen, Hayley Atwell, Domhnall Gleeson, Tuppence Middleton, Jason Flemyng, Tobias Menzies and Jerome Patrick Flynn.

If today’s society looked into a mirror the reflection looking back at us would be the show reel of the British sci-fi television anthology series Black Mirror. Continue reading

Logan (2017)

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Genre: Action

Rating: R

Directors: James Mangold

Running Time: 137 minutes

 Main Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, and Stephen Merchant

Intimate and emotional are two words that fans would not usually associate with a film within the X-Men Universe or even that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with Logan these two words are what drive this film to success. Continue reading

Westworld (2016)

westworld-overlay-aGenre: Sci-Fi/Darma

Rating: R

Directors: Richard J. Lewis, Jonathan Nolan, Michael Crichton

Show runners: HBO

Running Time: 1 hour episodes

 Main Cast: Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood

Westworld isn’t your typical amusement park, and the same can be said for the television show, as it leads the claim that hybrid television shows can work.  Continue reading