Posts Tagged: review

Nov 12
Channel Surfing: National Geographic’s Killing Kennedy

Channel Surfing: National Geographic’s Killing Kennedy

November 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Several television channels have started to air their own documentaries about that day. On Sunday, the National Geographic channel aired, Killing Kennedy based on the Bill O’Reilly book. I haven’t read the book, but did manage to catch Killing Kennedy and I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, what held my interest was the fact this was a Lee Harvey Oswald centered production. Past films don’t focus on him and he’s always an afterthought. Here we see his actions and can make assumptions as to what drove him to plan Kennedy’s assassination. I really enjoyed the scenes with Oswald featuring his marriage. We see their marriage crumble and Oswald’s frustration at the government. I… Read more »

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Jan 23
Channel Surfing: Thoughts on Fox’s The Following

Channel Surfing: Thoughts on Fox’s The Following

When I first heard James Purefoy passed on Game of Thrones to star in Fox’s The Following, I thought he was crazy. I absolutely adore Purefoy as an actor and I never pass up an opportunity to see anything he’s in. I was unsure about The Following because of the premise, but the fact that Kevin Williamson is involved as the creator and a producer, I was willing to put away doubts and give it a chance. Premise: A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command. If you’ve seen any of the Scream films, well the first two since they were written by Williamson, then you know his work and there’s no doubt The… Read more »

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Jan 04
Channel Surfing: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Channel Surfing: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I’ve been wanting to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower for quite sometime and even though I live in a fairly large metro city, we aren’t that large or important; hence any film that has a limited release means we won’t get it. So a friend of mine was lucky enough to get ahold of a DVD screener of it and I watched it last night. I loved it! I haven’t had the chance to read the book, but have heard great things about it. I’ve added it to my to be read list. I don’t like to reveal parts of myself online, well I do, but only to really close online friends and there was something about Perks that just hit home. I suppose in many ways, I… Read more »

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