Tag: miniseries

REVIEW: The Fall of the House of Usher (2023)

For the most part, I don’t like horror movies. I never have, aside from old monster movies. I try to be open-minded, but horror and romance films rarely connect with me. I’ve frequently cited Jordan Peele’s recent batch of movies as a counterexample, with good writing and interesti...

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REVIEW: The Continental – Episode 3, “Theatre of Pain”

“Theatre of Pain” brings The Continental to a ridiculous, empty-headed conclusion, successfully demystifying the High Table and removing the stakes from what should have been a near-suicide mission. A few good scenes are sprinkled through what is otherwise an enactment of a child playing with a...

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REVIEW: The Continental – Episode 2, “Loyalty to the Master”

I was surprised to have mostly enjoyed the first episode of The Continental. The second, “Loyalty to the Master,” is more in line with my expectations for the John Wick prequel series. It’s a dull story – or segment of a story – that feels inconsequential, over-explains the mysteries of t...

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REVIEW: The Continental – Episode 1, “Brothers in Arms”

The Continental is a nice surprise. The first episode, “Brothers in Arms,” is much better than I thought it would be, an entertaining trip back to the crime-ridden New York of the 70s in the John Wick universe. It’s got style to spare and some excellent filmmaking from Albert Hughes, formerly...

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HBO Cancels The Idol

HBO has reportedly canceled The Idol, this year’s drama series from Abel “The Weekend” Tesfaye and Sam Levinson. This follows extensive reshoots during the first – and now, only – season of the series and the decreased episode count from 6 to 5. An HBO spokesperson had this to say abou...

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American Horror Stories Season 3 to Serve as Halloween Event

American Horror Stories, the spin-off anthology series of the FX horror drama American Horror Story, has a season 3 on the way. But unlike the previous two installments, season 3 is a four-part Halloween event for Hulu! The full episode breakdown is unavailable up to this point, but Lisa Rinna has b...

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