Category Archives: Mysteries

Manifest (NBC) Rated NR

After a turbulent flight, passengers discover they have landed five years into the future. Starring Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, and Athena Karkanis. This is the show of the season, and I was rather surprised by how intriguing it is. Sure, it’s like … Continue reading

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Damascus Cover (2018) Rated R

A spy falls in love while working on an undercover mission in Syria. Based on the book by Howard Kaplan. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, and John Hurt. As a spy thriller, this film is poorly written. Jonathan Rhys Meyers … Continue reading

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Annihilation (2018) Rated R

A biologist heads off on a secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. Based on the book series, The Southern Reach, by Jeff VanderMeer. Starring Natalie Portman, Benedict Wong, and Sonoya Mizuno. The film has fantastic cinematography; its visual … Continue reading

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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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