The Expanse (2017) – The Weeping Somnambulist, and Cascade

While the scientific expedition to Venus makes a surprising and worrying discovery, the crew of the Rocinante and the politicians of Earth and Mars delve deeper into the incident on Ganymede. The Weeping Somnambulist was written by Hallie Lambert and first aired on 22 March, 2017. Holden (Steven Strait), Amos (Wes Chatham), Naomi (Dominique Tipper)…

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) – John McPhail

A Christmas Zombie Horror Musical Comedy sounds like a definite win. I missed Anna and the Apocalypse when it played at Toronto After Dark a few years ago, and I was a little bummed about it. But now that the holidays have rolled around, I figured I could take a look at it and figure…

The Expanse (2017) – The Seventh Man, and Pyre

While Mars and Earth teeter on the brink of war, Anderson Dawes (Jared Harris) reminds the OPA that it’s the best place for the Belters to keep them. At the same time, Draper (Frankie Adams) begins to recall what really happened during the attack on Ganymede, remembering that the UN forces weren’t firing on her…

The Expanse (2017) – Home, and Paradigm Shift

Eros has moved and is now on a direct course for Earth. And, somehow, it’s speeding up. The Rocinante pursues while its crew, and Miller (Thomas Jane), who is still on Eros, try to find a way to stop it in Home. Written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, this episode first aired on 22…

The Expanse (2017) – Static, and Godspeed

Holden (Steven Strait) cuts Miller (Thomas Jane) loose from the Roci once they return to Tycho Station, following the assault on Deimos, and Miller’s actions there. And that leads Miller down an unexpected alley in figuring out a way to deal with the new things that seem to be happening on Eros, it’s broadcasting some…

The Post (2017) – Steven Spielberg

Spielberg shows us the (much-needed) power of the free press with The Post. Documenting The Washington Post’s involvement in publishing the Pentagon Papers, the film is a captivating newspaper thriller with a top-notch cast. Tom Hanks takes on the role of Ben Bradlee, chief editor of the Post, and Meryl Streep is Kay Graham, the…

The Expanse (2017) – Safe, and Doors & Corners

Season two of The Expanse got underway with a two-episode premiere on 1 February, 2017 with Safe and Doors & Corners. Safe was written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby and plunges us right back into the realm of the Rocinante and the protomolecule, and the possibility of system-wide war. While Chrisjen (Shohreh Aghdashloo) begins…

1922 (2017) – Zak Hilditch

Thomas Jane stars in the Zak Hilditch helmed and adapted version of Stephen King’s novella, 1922. Wilfred James (Jane) is a proud farmer in middle America, where he lives with his son, Henry (Dylan Scmid) and his wife who has bigger dreams than living on a farm, Arlette (Molly Parker). With Arlette’s land, added to…

Gerald’s Game (2017) – Mike Flanagan

Mike Flanagan delivered his first Stephen King adaptation with Gerald’s Game, and it’s a fantastic nerve-shredding examination of self, secrets, and survival. Jessie (Carla Gugino) and Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) head to their remote lake house to work on their relationship, after years of marriage things have gotten a little tired and stale, and they plan…

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) – Matt Reeves

Matt Reeves followed up his turn on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with War for the Planet of the Apes, the third film in the new series, which works to tie itself back into the original series, forming one big circle. Andy Serkis dons the mo-cap suit again to bring Caesar, the chimp,…