Movie Review: Lucy

lucy-scarlett-johansson-posterIn Lucy, Scarlett Johansson drops down a rabbit hole of silly pseudo-science as innocent bystanders die left and right, unmourned by her or the men pursuing her. This being a Luc Besson movie, there are – of course – also French policemen and there is a car chase.… Read the rest

Television Review: Orange is the New Black (Season 1 & 2)

Orange-is-the-New-Black-1It seems rare, unfortunately, that a quality tv series is aimed primarily at women without feeding into gender stereotypes. Of course, there are plenty of series aimed at a general audience whose lead happens to be a woman. But the pickings get slim if you look for something substantial with a primarily female cast, where the drama doesn’t revolve around men.… Read the rest

Movie Review: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies (3D-HFR)

The-Hobbit-Battle-of-the-Five-Armies-posterThe Battle of the Five Armies is the last and the least of Peter Jackson’s six Middle-earth movies, but it is still pretty good. The element of surprise is long gone, the movie delivering just more of the same. The po-faced, serious dramatic scenes are on occasion more giggle-worthy here than I remember them being in previous entries.… Read the rest

Movie Review: The Conjuring

The Conjuring PosterThe Conjuring is a nicely old-fashioned ‘haunted house’ horror movie that mostly relies on classic elements, like creaking doors that move by themselves and eerie noises drifting through the hallways of a spooky house. Ghostly jump-scares are initially limited to the background.… Read the rest