Swinging with the Finkels (2011)

2011 saw the release of the independent downtrodden comedy 'Swinging with the Finkels' come and go--probably because of the odd title--and then revive itself on Netflix. After months of passing it by and then flippantly adding it to my Netflix queue, I finally broke down and decided to give it a chance. At a glance, and…

Sherlock ‘The Empty Hearse’ (Spoiler-Free Review)

Sherlock Season 3; Episode 1'The Empty Hearse' marks the return of Sherlock Holmes What exactly does the public know about Sherlock Holmes? We know that he is a super sleuth detective with the mind of a cold, calculating computer and the temperament of Ebenezer Scrooge. We also know that the last time any of us saw him…

Pretty Dead (book review)

Before you draw out your fangs and try to bite me for suggesting a vampire book, hear me out. I love Edward Cullen as much as the next Twi-hard, but it’s time to move on. The Twilight saga books are over, and Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block is just the right book to move…

Imitation Game: Man or Enigma?

“Are you paying attention?” Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) says glaring down in a cold, gloomy police station interrogation room “You think you are in control of what will happen, you are mistaken. Because I know things you do not know.” he tells the audience—or rather the officer who brought him in for questioning. Turing continues…