Review: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock Night of the Lights Holiday Special

Year: 2022 Runtime: 27 minutes Director: Jon Rosenbaum Writers: John Tartaglia, Matt Fusfeld, Alex Actors: Daveed Diggs, Dave Goelz, John Tartaglia, Karen Prell, Donna Kimball, Jordan Lockhart, Lilli Cooper, Dan Garza, Aymee Garcia By Joan Amenn What’s red and white, is full of other red and white goodies and gets hit with a stick? A radish pinata, of course. It’s the holiday flair I never … Continue reading Review: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock Night of the Lights Holiday Special

Three Rivers Film Festival Preview: “Butterfly in the Sky”

Year: 2022 Runtime: 87 minutes Directors: Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb By Morgan Roberts For many, “Reading Rainbow” was more than a television program. It was our first form of education that taught us to love books, telling stories, and using our imaginations. “Butterfly in the Sky”is the documentary film that dives into the history of “Reading Rainbow” and the impact the show had on many … Continue reading Three Rivers Film Festival Preview: “Butterfly in the Sky”

Exclusive Interview with Mason Alexander Park

By Joan Amenn Recently seen as Desire in Netflix’s “The Sandman” and now in a new role in the reboot of the science fiction series “Quantum Leap” on NBC (alternately, you can catch it on Peacock), Mason Alexander Park has been stealing scenes in one riveting performance after another. We got to sit down with them and chat a little about both series and they … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Mason Alexander Park

TV Review: Prime Video’s A League of Their Own (First Impressions)

Year: 2022 Episodes:  8 (roughly 50-60 minutes) Creators: Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson Cast: Abbi Jacobson, D’Arcy Caden, Melanie Field, Chante Adams, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Kate Berlant By Tom Moore Penny Marshall’s “A League of Their Own” (1992) remains one of the best sports films of all-time with how it mixed an incredibly charming cast with the historic creation of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League … Continue reading TV Review: Prime Video’s A League of Their Own (First Impressions)

Butterfly in the Sky: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Year: 2022 Runtime: 87 minutes Directors: Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb By Joan Amenn In this troubled world, we should welcome the comfort of nostalgia when we get the chance. Last year, “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street” (2021) was a highlight of film festival season (my review here: https://intheirownleague.com/2021/04/13/siff-2021-review-street-gang-how-we-got-to-sesame-street/) and this year we are treated to “Butterfly in the Sky” (2022). The Story … Continue reading Butterfly in the Sky: Tribeca Film Festival Review

Undone (Season 2) Review

Year: 2022 Episodes: 8 (~25 minutes) Creators: Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Kate Purdy Voice Stars: Rosa Salazar, Bob Odenkirk, Constance Marie, Holley Fain, Angelique Cabral By Tom Moore The first season of Prime Video’s breakout adult animated series “Undone” delivered some amazing mind-bending animation that drove its incredibly emotional story led by a fantastic performance from Rosa Salazar. In its follow-up season, “Undone” continues Alma’s (Salazar) journey … Continue reading Undone (Season 2) Review

TV REVIEW: HBO Max’s Julia

By Tom Moore It’s actually remarkable that there haven’t been many attempts to bring the story and personality of Julia Child to life outside of Meryl Streep’s performance in “Julie & Julia”, a couple PBS specials, and Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s 2021 documentary given her infectious spirit and pivotal impact. Child’s presence on television has made people absolutely fall in love with food and … Continue reading TV REVIEW: HBO Max’s Julia

SXSW 2022 TV REVIEW: Paramount+’s Halo (First Two Episodes)

Year: 2022 Series Creators: Steven Kane, Kyle Killen Cast: Pablo Schreiber, Bokeem Woodbine, Yerin Ha, Natascha McElhone, Shabana Azmi By Tom Moore Paramount+ throws their hat in the very competitive ring of video game adaptations with an adaptation of the legendary “Halo” series. A “Halo” adaptation is no small feat as it is one of the biggest and most pivotal gaming franchises of all time. … Continue reading SXSW 2022 TV REVIEW: Paramount+’s Halo (First Two Episodes)