Fringe (2008/2009) – Safe, and Bound

Things are quickly coming to a boil for Olivia (Anna Torv), Walter (John Noble), Peter (Joshua Jackson), and Astrid (Jasika Nicole) as Safe gives us a story that begins to tie some threads together while delivering our first real cliffhanger ending. Written by David H. Goodman and Jason Cahill, this episode first debuted on 2…

Fringe (2008) – The Equation, and The Dreamscape

The Equation, written by J.R. Orci and David H. Goodman, first aired on 18 November, 2008. While the story definitely ties in with the ongoing and developing series mythology, tying in directly with the mole inside the Bureau, and Walter Bishop’s (John Noble) past work, there’s some other things going on here. When a young…

Fringe (2008) – The Cure, and In Which We Meet Mr. Jones

It’s Olivia’s (Anna Torv) birthday and she gets handed a really bizarre case as a means to celebrate. The Cure was written by Felecia D. Henderson and Brad Kane and had an original airdate of 21 October, 2008. Through the course of the episode, Olivia reveals a tortured past to Peter (Joshua Jackson) even as…

Fringe (2008) – The Arrival, and Power Hungry

The Arrival throws FBI agent Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) and the viewing audience right into the series’ blossoming mythology arc. Written by J.J. Abrams and Jeff Pinkner this episode first aired on 30 September, 2008 and puts the Observer (Michael Cerveris) front and center and still keeps viewers guessing about what is going on. A…

Fringe (2008) – The Same Old Story, and The Ghost Network

The second episode of Fringe first aired on 16 September, 2008. Written by J.J. Abrams, Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman this episode continued pushing the ideas of body horror first seen in the pilot episode. This time an unfortunate woman sleeps with the wrong man and within moments becomes pregnant, and within minutes delivers a…

Fringe (2008) – Pilot

I never watched Fringe as it aired. I picked up the first season at a very affordable price shortly after it was released and that’s the way I watched the entire series, skip the airdates, and just binge the season on its Blu-ray release. I’ve seen each episode once so going back to revisit it…

Hotel Mumbai (2018) – Anthony Maras

Hotel Mumbai plays out as a white knuckle thriller, made all the more breathless because it is based on an actual event. The terrorist attack in Mumbai in 2008, At the story’s center is the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, the lap of luxury for its guests, with a staff that are devoted to making sure…

The Three Body Problem (2008) – Liu Cixin

Wang Miao and Ye Wenjie are the central characters in a vast cast in this epic Chinese novel that is the first in a trilogy, also known as The Three Body Problem. Treating its subject matter with intelligence, and pouring on the science, the story takes us through the first steps of contact with an…

Frost/Nixon (2008) – Ron Howard

I love a film that depicts journalism taking on truth seeking and corrupt politicians. Perhaps in some corner of the multi-verse I’m a newspaperman, who knows… So when Ron Howard dramatised the incredible confrontation between Richard M. Nixon (Frank Langella) and host David Frost (Micheal Sheen) I was there from the get go. Then the…

Indiana Jones 4K – 40th Anniversary Celebration!

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Paramount Pictures has remastered the original four films into a gorgeous 4K collection that is as crystal clear as my memories of seeing each and every one of them in the theatre… In 1981, I remember seeing television ads for Raiders on the television,…