Davey is still missing in action so I’m keeping the reigns this week.
I love me some Neil Gaiman. I love me some David Tennant. I’m quire fond of Michael Sheen. Put those three together for an Amazon Prime series and I’m all in. Good Omens is based upon the novel by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It follows Tennant and Sheen as two angels playing for opposite sides of the moral spectrum. They are supposed to be preparing the world for Armageddon - the ultimate war between Satan and God, but they both rather enjoy Earth a little too much. Instead, they form a pact to keep the world from ending with hilarious results.
It is a beautifully crafted and really rather funny show. Both Sheen and Tennant are marvelous. I caught it all on Amazon but in a world in which things appear and disappear on streaming services at random, I’ll happily pay more money to own my own copy.
Castlevania: Season 2: I really enjoyed Season One of this based-on-a-game series from Netflix. The animation was evocative and the story stayed away from most of the pitfalls inherit to shows trying to adapt video games. Season Two has been streaming on Netflix for awhile so the is a nice reminder that I need to get to watching it.
The Kitchen: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss star in this based-on-a-comic-book movie about a group of housewives who take matters into their own hands when their mobster husbands go to jail. Reviews have been pretty brutal, but that is such a fun concept I’ll probably still see it.
Spartacus (Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook): Stanley Kubrick’s classic sword and sandal adventure stars Kirk Douglas as a Roman slave who leads a revolt for his freedom.
It Always Rains on Sunday (Kino Lorber): During a rainy Sunday afternoon, an escaped prisoner tries to hide out at the home of his ex-fiance. I’ll have a full review up soon.
Apprentice to Murder (Arrow Video): Donald Sutherland and Chad Lowe (Rob’s younger and less talented brother) star in this “thriller” that fails to thrill, or even entertain. Lowe plays a young boy who gets sucked into the strange world of a faith-healing preacher in Pennsylvania in the 1920s. You can read my full review here.