This is a week for library titles.
June 23, 2018
June 22, 2018
The Handmaid’s Tale continues, with society under pressure in the wake of recent events. The country remains a place run by hypocrites who insist they’re acting in the name of God and national interest, who preach a pro-family message while separating children from parents, exalting men who commit sexual assault, and denouncing the supposed falseness of reports against them while spouting blatant lies and obvious propaganda.
The cracks and contradictions in this society grow more apparent, and some of its most devout citizens begin to tremble at the monster they’ve helped create.
As a bonus, we get to see a little of life beyond Gilead. We make several trips to Canada, and we begin to feel the presence of the United States of America—that is, the parts that have neither been destroyed nor become a part of Gilead.1
June 22, 2018
The Expanse continues with its
fourth third and, to date, best season, as characters old and new confront a thing both terrifying and unknown. The ring may be a Big Object, but it’s not a Dumb one.
June 20, 2018
As Supergir’s Delayed Cap to season three hits, DC leaves for their summer vacation, just in time as Cloak & Dagger might actually work together this episode. Meanwhile, if you thought that you finally would have some free time, Luke Cage drops from Harlem (or Netflix) to take up your entire weekend on Friday!
[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]
June 19, 2018
Joan Lindsay’s notorious novel (1967) birthed a stage play and a classic of Aussie cinema (1975), a movie that manages to bridge Merchant Ivory and The Twilight Zone. The memorable picnic could make an intriguing mini-series (2018). It’s not clear, however, from the first episode, if that’s what we’re going to see.
June 19, 2018
The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering S.R. 819 (6×09), is now available here for your listening pleasure. Intro and outro music attribution is below. You can also follow the show from its own feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher) or through the Bureau 42 Master Audio Feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher).
June 17, 2018
This is a short list, but there are a few good titles in it.
June 16, 2018
Fourteen years after the last movie, Incredibles 2 picks up immediately where the previous one left off. Does it capture the same magic and quality? Is Brad Bird still the best writer/director the Fantastic Four have had? Does a lack of the definite article hamper the title at all?
My nine year old (Inara) thought it was awesome. My five year old (Majel) thought the fights were scary, but the rest was alright. My twenty year old (Raven) texted “It was incredible.” My forty-year old man thoughts are below the cut.