TV Review: True Detective (Sky Atlantic) – Season Two

We’ve all been anticipating the new series of True Detective for two very different reasons – 1) because the first ended on such a fantastic high, unexpectedly blowing our minds episode after episode, and 2) because we wanted to see if the new casting would work.

True Detective may be ‘back’, but everything is brand new; the characters, the story, and even the city.

Taking a new setting in the brightly lit landscape of Chicago, in a fictional town called Vinci, we are introduced to the separate (yet slowly intertwining lives) of three cops – Colin Farrell’s compromised Detective Ray Velcoro, Taylor Kitsch‘s highway patrolman and ex-serviceman Paul Woodrugh, and Rachel McAdams‘ sex, booze, and gambling-loving Ani Bezzerides – and a mobster who is trying to move into legitimate enterprise after the murder of a business partner – Vince Vaughn‘s Frank Semyon.

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‘True Detective’ Season 2 Episode 7 – TV Review

(Written for Filmoria)

As we reach the penultimate episode of True Detective, the series finally shows us what it was capable of all along. With only one week left, everything takes a step up with ‘Black Maps and Motel Rooms’, from the writing to the performances, to a killing-off that will leave you feeling more engaged with the series than you have felt in all of the other episodes combined.

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True Detective: Season 2 Episode 4 – TV Review

(Writen for Filmoria)

This week’s explosive episode, ‘Down Will Come‘, gets the pace of second series of True Detective back up to speed, as we’re left with a heap of dead bodies and only three detectives left standing. Nothing is going to be the same after this, that’s for sure, as the three leads in the series find themselves in a situation that isn’t going to be easy to get out of.

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Who Will Be Finnick In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire?

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

So we’ve been hearing a lot about The Hunger Games Sequel, Catching Fire, recently. But now it’s time to start putting faces to Francis Lawrence’s upcoming adaptation of Suzanne Collins second novel in The Hunger Games trilogy.

This week it is the role of the handsome Finnick Odair who is in question, with three canditates – Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund – currently in discussion to take the role.

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Film Review: John Carter

(Published in Issue 8 of my publication In Retrospect)

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Directed by Andrew Stanton, John Carter (formerly John Carter of Mars) is an epic science fiction action film based on the heroic protagonist of Edgar Rice BurroughsBarsoom series of novels. Based on his fantasy-romance serial written in 1912, A Princess of Mars, the film tells the story of Civil War vet John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) who, at the beginning of the film, we are to believe has died. Leaving his private journal to his nephew Edgar (Daryl Sabara), Carter takes us back 13 years to the day, whilst searching for a fabled cave of gold, he was inadvertently teleported to Mars, known to its inhabitants as Barsoom.

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