rpowell: (Default)
Sunday, September 18th, 2016 11:14 am
flashman


PORTRAYING HARRY FLASHMAN

Are there any fans of The Flashman Papers, a series of novels about a 19th century British Army officer, written by the late George MacDonald Fraser? Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Friday, September 16th, 2016 07:36 pm



"THE HANGOVER, PART II" (2011) Review

Two years after the success of the blockbuster comedy, "THE HANGOVER", director Todd Phillips followed up with a sequel about the lead characters' adventures in Bangkok, Thailand, following another disastrous bachelor's party. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis returned to star in this sequel. Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Monday, August 29th, 2016 11:07 am


Below is a gallery featuring photos from "IRON MAN 2", the sequel to Marvel comics' 2008 blockbuster hit. Directed by Jon Farveau, the movie stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark aka Iron Man: Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 09:03 am
emma-p1136


"EMMA" (1972) Review

I am aware of at least four adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 novel, "Emma". But I have noticed that the one adaptation that rarely attracts the attention of the novelist's fans is the 1972 BBC miniseries, "EMMA". Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Thursday, August 11th, 2016 01:53 pm


Below are images from "THE HANGOVER, PART II", the sequel to the 2009 comedy hit. Directed by Todd Phillips, the movie stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms: Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Monday, August 8th, 2016 09:55 am



"THE ESSENCE OF THE FIRST SLAYER’S POWER"

One of the more controversial characters that has appeared on "BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER" happened to be the character known as the First Slayer. First introduced in the Season Four finale, (4.22) "Restless", the First Slayer’s presence stirred a great deal of controversy amongst the series’ fans and critics. However, I am not really interested in the controversies that have surrounded the character. I am more interested with her role as a demon slayer and how this role related to Buffy and other Slayers throughout history. Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Sunday, July 31st, 2016 12:18 am


Below are images from "EMMA", the 1972 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's 1815 novel. The six-part miniseries starred Doran Godwin and John Carson: Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Friday, July 22nd, 2016 10:22 am
NorthandSouth1


"NORTH AND SOUTH: BOOK II" (1986) - EPISODE THREE "September 1862 - August 1863"

I have mixed feelings about Episode Three of "NORTH AND SOUTH: BOOK II". Fortunately, most of my feelings are positive. This episode featured the Battle of Antietam, the Battle of Gettysburg, and a major schism in the Main family, regarding Madeline Main and her two sisters-in-law - Brett Hazard and Ashton Huntoon. But there was still certain aspects of this episode that I did not find particularly appealing. Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 09:57 am




"DUE DATE" (2010) Review

I have always been a fan of road trip movies. This come from a love of long-distance traveling that I managed to acquire over the years. Some of my favorite movies have featured road trips - ”IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT”, ”SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT”, ”MIDNIGHT RUN” and even ”PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES”. Because of this, I looked forward to seeing ”DUE DATE”, Todd Phillips' 2010 movie that starred Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Sunday, June 26th, 2016 10:31 pm
2006_the_black_dahlia_wallpaper_002

Below is a gallery featuring images from "THE BLACK DAHLIA", the 2006 adaptation of James Ellroy's 1987 novel. Directed by Brian DePalma, the movie starred Josh Harnett, Hillary Swank, Scarlett Johansson and Aaron Eckhart: Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Friday, June 17th, 2016 08:09 pm



"PHOEBE HALLIWELL AND THE NEXUS THEORY"

Recently, I watched the ”CHARMED” Season One episode called (1.15) "Is There a Woogy in the House?". In this episode, Phoebe Halliwell’s childhood fear of a boogeyman in the basement called the ”Woogeyman” proves to be true and it ends up taking possession of her and a few others – including her sister Prue’s ex-boyfriend, Andy Trudeau. Following this experience with the Woogeyman, Phoebe came to a conclusion regarding her moral compass. Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Monday, June 13th, 2016 07:52 pm



”THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1-2-3” (2009) Review

Tony Scott’s new version of John Godey’s 1973 novel, ”The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” marked the third time Hollywood released a version of the crime drama about the hijacking of a New York City subway train. The first version, directed by Joseph Sargent, featured Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. Nineteen eighty-eight saw the release of a television version that starred Edward James Olmos and Vincent D'Onofrio. I barely remember the 1974 version and I have never seen the 1998 version. But since I recently saw this new version, I might as well give my two-cents on the movie. Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Thursday, June 9th, 2016 04:24 pm


Below are images from the 2010 comedy called "DUE DATE". Directed by Todd Phillips, the movie starred Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis: Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 11:58 am



"NORTH AND SOUTH: BOOK II" (1986) - EPISODE TWO "July 1861 - August 1862" Commentary

Episode Two began with the aftermath of Bull Run. It also featured Brett Main Hazard and Semiramis' journey to South Carolina, Orry Main's wedding to his widowed neighbor Madeline LaMotte, and Elkhannah Bent and Ashton Main Huntoon's smuggling operations. I wish I could be objective about this particular episode, but I cannot. I dislike it too much. It is one of the main reasons why I have so much difficulty with "NORTH AND SOUTH: BOOK II" in the first place. Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 06:14 pm



"ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN" (1976) Review

Last May and June marked the fortieth anniversary of a well-known historical event - namely the Watergate burlaries. The ensuing scandal were investigated by two Washington Post reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The pair's investigations were eventually chronicled in a best-selling book and later, a 1976 movie based upon the book. Read more... )
rpowell: (Default)
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 11:30 am
denzel-washington-pelham-bay-1-big

Below is a gallery featuring photos from the new remake of the 1974 crime drama, "THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1-2-3". Directed by Tony Scott, the movie stars Denzel Washington and John Travolta: Read more... )