Following on from my list of the 30 best Simpsons episodes, I recently wrote a piece for Cultured Vultures listing the series’ 10 best Treehouse of Horror specials to date. Click here to see the list…
Pre-Code drama Hell’s House is set in late Prohibition era America, and was distributed by Capitol Film Exchange. Teenage orphan Jimmy Mason (Junior Durkin) idolises family friend Matt Kelly (Pat O’Brien), but is unaware that Kelly is a bootlegger. When Jimmy is arrested during a Police raid, he refuses to expose Kelly and is subsequently sent to a Reform School. There he endures hard labour and poor living conditions, a matter made worse when cellmate and best friend Shorty (Frank Coghlan Jr.) becomes seriously ill in solitary confinement.
Spy film Red Joan is distributed by Lionsgate, following its premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, and is based Jennie Rooney’s novel that was inspired by the life of Melita Norwood. Octogenarian Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is arrested for breaking the National Secrets Act during World War II. During Police interviews, she relives how, as a young Cambridge graduate (played by Sophie Cookson) she passed on nuclear weapon secrets to the Soviets during her time working for the government.
Drama Wild Rose is distributed by Entertainment One, following its premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) is an aspiring country singer living in Glasgow, who has just finished serving a prison sentence. Determined to finally achieve her dreams of getting to Nashville and achieving her big break, she starts working as a cleaner for Susannah (Sophie Okonedo), who spots her talent and wants to help her achieve her dreams. However, Rose-Lynn also has two kids (Ryan and Nicole Kerr) who her mother (Julie Walters) is adamant that she must not let down again (and rightly so).
April is almost at a close…we are already one-third of the way through 2019, which is crazy, and summer is almost upon us. We have had the Endgame and now we are on the cusp of the Battle for Winterfell. I have had a decent number of cinema trips during April and got a good amount of content published on the blog.
I have a fair few cinema trips lined up for May, including Aladdin, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Long Shot, Rocketman, Tolkien, The Curse of La Llorona, The Hustle, Godzilla II: King of Monsters, John Wick: Chapter Three – Parabellum and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. As ever, I shall endeavour to get reviews for these published (time permitting, of course). I shall also aim to publish some content on Game of Thrones, seeing as it is having its finale in three weeks time (I am so excited but equally so saddened by the prospect of that).
Thank you as always for visiting this blog, and for the month ahead I wish you (as ever) Happy Reading…!
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Simpsons this year, I recently wrote a piece for Cultured Vultures listing the series’ 30 best episodes to date. Click here to see the list…
To celebrate 20 years of Family Guy, I recently wrote a piece for Cultured Vultures listing the Top 20 episodes of the series’ run to date. Click here for the list…