Category Archives: Mysteries

Small Town Crime (2017) Rated R

An alcoholic ex-cop finds the body of a girl and becomes hell-bent on finding the killer. Along the way, he gets his family in trouble. Starring John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson, Octavia Spencer. A bit far-fetched and rushed at the end, but … Continue reading

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The Alienist (TNT) Rated TV-MA

 A crime reporter and a psychologist team up to investigate a serial killer in New York. Based on the novel “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr. Starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning This is a show that I’ve anticipated. It’s an interesting … Continue reading

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Happy! (SYFY) Rated TV-MA

An injured hitman meets an imaginary friend on a blue horse. Based on the comic books by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson. Starring  Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt, Ren Colley, Alexander Jameson. A highly unusual dark comedy, this show is like nothing I have … Continue reading

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Superstition (SYFY) Rated NR

 The Hastings family runs the funeral home in La Rochelle, Georgia where they are keepers of the town’s secrets and history. Starring Brad James, Robinne Lee, Demetria McKinney, Morgana Van Peebles, Tatiana Zappardino. When I first started watching this, I thought, wow, SyFy has really made … Continue reading

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Under the Dome (CBS) Rated TV-14

 A mysterious force surrounds the small town of Chester’s Mill, Maine. Trapping the people inside from the outside world, they must learn from each other to understand the dome they live under. Based on the book by Stephen King.  Starring Mike … Continue reading

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Flypaper (2011) Rated NR

 A man is caught between two robberies at the same bank with the teller that he is secretly in love with. Starring Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Tim Blake Nelson, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey Tambor. I enjoyed this film. It’s not perfect: at times it falls … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1986) Rated NR

 In the 1840s, two boys get into mischief with body snatchers and girls. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Simon Hinton, Scott Higgins, Jane Harders, Michael Pate. A brilliant, animated rendition of a classic story, this film is perfect for children. It’s … Continue reading

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Unlocked (2017) Rated R

 A CIA interrogator unknowingly gets involved with a plot of a biological attack. Starring Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, Michael Douglas. I really enjoyed this film. Although the twists and turns it took were not surprising, they added intrigue to the story. The script … Continue reading

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Motive (ABC) Rated TV-PG

 A Vancouver homicide detective tracks down killers by motive. Starring Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, Brendan Penny, Lauren Holly. I was not impressed with this show, although the premise was  intriguing. In it, a detective tracks down killers by discovering their motives behind each murder. … Continue reading

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Abduction (2011) Rated PG-13

A young man sets out to discover the truth about his past when he notices his baby picture on a missing child website. Starring Jake Andolina, Oriah Acima Andrews, Ken Arnold, Maria Bello, Lily Collins,  Taylor Lautner, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver. … Continue reading

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