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)

Review: “Queen & Slim”

Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) open our story on what is clearly a first date. She an attorney and he a passive religious type, not seeming to even have one single thing in common down to even the tiniest of facts that she orders a salad while he orders steak and eggs. When the eggs aren’t scrambled the way he ordered, she expects him to make a fuss to the waitress and when he doesn’t, she seems to throw shade not just at this fact, but that the diner feels ‘cheap’ to her. But there is more to this that meets the initial eye as he slowly makes his point to her. Not only is the waitress someone he knows from his neighborhood and single mother supporting her kids on her own, but the business is Black-owned, making the reasoning behind his choice much more than ‘cheap’. This is just the first thing that will make you start to take notice of all the little things that happen throughout this film. Continue reading Review: “Queen & Slim”