Hancock Review

Hancock is a 2008 superhero comedy drama film directed by Peter Berg, starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Charlize Theron, Eddie Marsan, and Jae Head.  Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image. Positives: Great performances Bateman, Theron, and Smith are awesome Good action sequences Great use of special effects Good score Really good story Good writing Witty dialogue Negatives: Lackluster antagonist Plot:  It tells the story of a vigilante superhero, John Hancock…

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Martin Review

Martin is a 1992 comedy drama sitcom created by John Leanne Bowman, Martin Lawrence, Topper Carew, and Bentley Kyle Evans, starring Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Carl Anthony Payne II, Thomas Mikal Ford, and Tichina Arnold.  Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole. Positives: Great performances Great cast Great humor Great writing Good makeup effects Great characters Witty dialogue Negatives: Season 5 starts to fall off Over-the-top performances Cheesy humor Plot:  The series is about a radio disk…

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New Girl Review

New Girl is a 2011 comedy drama sitcom series developed by Elizabeth Meriwether, starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greeenfield, Lamorne Morris, Hannah Simone, and Daman Wayans Jr.  The series revolves around a teacher, Jessica Day, after she moves into a Los Angeles loft with three men, Nick, Schmidt, and Winston. Positives: Great characters Good cast and performances Intelligent writing Great humor Negatives: Repetitive writing Cheesy humor Plot: The premise of the show follows Jessica “Jess” Day who’s living with three guys and all the wacky adventures that ensue.  In…

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Orange is the New Black Review

Orange is the New Black is a 2010 comedy drama web television series created by Jenji Kohan, starring Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Selenis Leyva, Kate Mulgrew, Samira Wiley, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, and Taryn Manning.  Based on the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (2010) written by Piper Kerman, the series centers around a privileged New Yorker named Piper Chapman ends up in a women’s prison when a past crime catches up with her. Positives: Great characters Great cast and performances Awesome intro theme High budget…

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Once Upon a Time Review

Once Upon a Time is a 2011 fantasy drama television series created by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Josh Dallas, and Jared S. Gilmore.  Set in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, the series follows various fairy-tale characters who were transported to the “real world” and robbed of their original memories by a powerful curse. Positives: Great performances Great cast Great music Memorable, well-written characters Complex storylines Clever writing Negatives: Cgi is crappy at times Repetitive subplots Plot:  Emma Swan,…

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Penny Dreadful Review

Penny Dreadful is a 2014 supernatural dark fantasy horror drama thriller television series created by John Logan, starring Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Josh Hartnett, Helen McCrory, Simon Russell Beale, Patti LuPone, and Wes Studi.   The series follows explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London. Positives: Great performances Deep, compelling characters Awesome soundtrack Engaging story Very violent Terrific special effects Clever writing Negatives: Stories don’t…

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Birds of Prey Review

Birds of Prey is a 2002 superhero action drama television series developed by Laeta Kalogridis, Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Ian Abercrombie, and Mia Sara.  Loosely based on the DC Comics series of the same name, the series follows the Birds of Prey who protect New Gotham City from criminals and metahumans. Positives: Good performances Some good special effects Good characters Great atmosphere Good score Good action Interesting premise Negatives: Exceptional bad writing Some poor special effects Plot:  The plot takes place in New Gotham City where…

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Being Human (UK Version) Review

Being Human (UK Version) is a 2008 supernatural horror drama television series created by Toby Whithouse, starring Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan, Michael Socha, Damien Molony, Kate Bracken, and Steven Robertson.  The series follows a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire who all share accommodation and attempting as best as they can to live a “normal” life. Positives: Well-written characters Good score Great performances by a talented cast Interesting story Great special effects Negatives: Flaky writing Silly subplots Plot: The premise of the series follows George (a…

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Smallville Review

Smallville is a 2001 superhero action drama television series developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, starring Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, and Erica Durance.  The story tells the tale of a teenage Clark Kent who must deal with a variety of individuals given powers by the green rocks called Kryptonite, keep his powers a secret, cope with his friendship with a young Lex Luthor, and balance the two girls in his…

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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Review

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series is a 2014 supernatural horror television series developed by Robert Rodriguez, starring D. J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza Gonzalez, Madison Davenport, and Brandon Soo Hoo. Based on the From Dusk Till Dawn series by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Kurtzman, the series follows a Texas Ranger is in hot pursuit of the infamous Gecko brothers and their hostages. They all end up trapped in a desert bar secretly run by vampires and discover a vampire conspiracy. Positives: Great performances by a great cast Great…

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