Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy became a very enjoyable movie. It starred Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana (Uhura – Star Trek) along with voiceovers by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. The story begins with Peter Quill/Star Lord (Pratt) carving a life as a smuggler in outer space, having been kidnapped from earth … Continue reading

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:- “The Only Light in the Darkness”

Amy Acker’s Audrey: a strong performance in an otherwise empty episode. Procedural genre television shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. typically follow conventions established by the trailblazers of the genre (such as The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Supernatural/science fiction TV shows utilise many character archetypes, motifs and themes again … Continue reading

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:- “Providence”

This beautiful poster was created to promote the episode. A bizarre amount of effort for such a trivial instalment. After the fairly impressive episode Turn, Turn, Turn, Providence, the most recent episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., feels somewhat empty. So many Earth-shaking revelations, intriguing plot-twists and complex character developments were … Continue reading

TV: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:- “End of the Beginning”

J. August Richards as the tragic villain, Deathlok. After a long and mostly disappointing season, The End of the Beginning is the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that sets the stage for the finale. With only a few episodes remaining after this, the stakes are being raised significantly- as … Continue reading

Captain America – The Winter Soldier

Captain America – Winter Soldier was an entertaining movie. It all began with a run in the park, meeting a paramedic. Playing catch up as Steve Rogers/Capt America (Chris Evans) can jog 33 miles in 13 minutes! Steve has a list of things to do as he‘s been frozen for … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “T.A.H.I.T.I”

T.A.H.I.T.I. is the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to follow on directly from the last, becoming something akin to the second episode of a “two-parter”. At the end of the previous episode, Skye (Chloe Bennet) was left mortally injured by the villainous Ian Quinn (David Conrad). As a result, … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – T.R.A.C.K.S.

Stan Lee, creator of the S.H.I.E.L.D. comic books that inspired the TV show, cameos in this episode. The idea behind T.R.A.C.K.S., the most recent episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. certainly has potential for interesting television. After an initial chaotic event separates the main characters, the episode follows each of them … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Seeds”

The good part of the episode: the Mexico City chase scene. The most recent episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Seeds, is a mixed affair. The episode is divided into two subplots; one of which is fairly interesting and well-written. The second subplot is indicative of everything that is wrong with … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “The Magical Place”

Skye (Chloe Bennet) dresses as May (Ming-Na Wen) in this confused and meandering episode. The episode The Magical Place marks the return to TV for the troubled Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Since the show’s pilot episode, it has struggled to connect with audiences (as evidenced by its lower-than-expected ratings in the … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.- “The Well”

The mysterious artefact that sets the episode in motion…  The Well is the most competently written and well made episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so far. Until this episode, the show has grappled with an inconsistent tone and lazy writing. Whilst The Well is far from perfect television, it does … Continue reading