Entertainment

Welcome to Brusimm’s TV and movie news and opinion section. It’s here that we chat about some select entertainment venues and I toss out some movie reviews, TV reviews, and the like.

Legion TV Review

Legion is based on the Marvel Comic title by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. It’s the story of Scott Young (Dan Stevens), a troubled but very special young man. In his youth he was diagnosed as schizophrenic and finds himself in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years.

Now in his 20’s and finding himself under the gun of some investigative team from his present psych ward, he meets a new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller).

After meeting her, David faces the possibility that the voices he used to hear and the visions he had may actually be real.

That’s generally the description distributed to describe the show, but the pilot episode was something else altogether different.

The pilot episode feels more like a psychadelic head trip as we’re shown images from his youth, present time scenes, laced with more flashbacks of a recent time line.

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Book Review of Code Breakers by Colin F. Barnes

Colin F. Barnes has made a world out of place in time in the Code Breakers series where the future has fantastic technology layered in the dust of a post apocalyptic world ravaged by narcissistic avarice and nuclear weaponry. I mean, what could go wrong there?

It’s not a pretty world but as we are introduced to Gerry, we see how he’s fooled into his near perfect daily routine that gets interrupted when his name pops up on the death lottery, a morbid but necessary tool to help maintain the population inside the protective layer of the dome.

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But where the dome is designed to create an idyllic life on a barren wasted landscape, Gerry finds himself at wits end about being chosen by the lottery. You would think it’s normal to freak out about winning this particular lottery, but in this case his confusion is warranted, seeing as how he helped develop the lottery system and he should have been exempt from being picked.

And that’s how it begins, Gerry’s journey of self-discovery and challenge. To find things he took for granted ripped out from under him. All while meeting a new social order of people he never knew existed.

This entire story is wrapped in a neat and new kind of world where the technology of networked computers has been joined to our very brains. Where instead of writing code to run programs, people weave code with their minds. Some better than others, where different people have different latent talents.

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THE VISIT Review

February 7, 2017

The Visit, from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, can be a very tense film experience, but not necessarily for the reasons that you think! It’s a slow build that is worth the wait while you find yourself becoming vested in our characters throughout the film. – Before this film, M. Night Shyamalan has had some bit […]

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A DOG’S PURPOSE Film Is Under Animal Abuse Allegations

January 20, 2017

I don’t know about you, but over the last few months I’ve been looking forward seeing A Dog’s Purpose. The trailer alone was bringing tears to some viewers eyes. It’s possible we all have to think twice about whether we want to go see the film or not. – The film was supposed to open […]

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CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE From Syfy

January 19, 2017

Syfy‘s Channel Zero: Candle Cove, through the run of its short season, felt like Rectify meets Fortitude meets Fargo and they all end up meeting American Horror Story!!! IT was surprisingly good. Channel Zero is an anthology series telling the stories of Creepypastas, Internet short form horror stories, including Candle Cove and the No-End House. […]

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NOW YOU SEE ME 2 Review

January 15, 2017

Now You See Me 2 sees the old gang from the excellent first film back together but this time around, instead of having their victims chasing their own tails, the whole gang themselves are forced to figure a way out of traps and snares set for them by old and new enemies. But this time […]

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Review

January 9, 2017

– Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (spoiler free review) is wonderful mix of story and action combined to make a great little sub-chapter in the realm of Star Wars in a galaxy, far, far away. The cast includes Felicity Jones (Jyn), Diego Luna (Cassian), Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), Forest Whitaker (Saw), & Jimmy Smits. Star Wars […]

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ASSASSIN’S CREED Review

January 8, 2017

Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard & Jeremy Irons, is the film adaptation of the video game. It’s directed by Justin Kurzel. This film is yet another attempt at converting a video game franchise into a film franchise, and for the most part, doesn’t quite hit the mark, but that’s only a guess, because I […]

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THE BATMAN Movie From Ben Affleck

January 7, 2017

After having the new Batman premiere in Batman V Superman (BvS), I was surprised and found myself enjoying Ben Affleck‘s rendition of Bruce Wayne/Batman. Kudos. I also enjoyed the harsher side of Batman. Affleck has done a good enough job that he’s been tagged by DC/WB to put together the solo Batman film. He’s also […]

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WB/DC Preview THE JUSTICE LEAGUE

January 5, 2017

Normally studios keep details about their upcoming movies to a minimum until just before they open. But with more than a year and a half out, WB is starting to drop hints via Zack Snyder on what’s up with the upcoming Justice League movie. Which is odd. Is WB nervous enough about the film to […]

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BREAKERS by Edward W. Robertson, A Book Review

October 8, 2016

Breakers needs a special kind of suspense of logic, but overall, the story is a fantastically woven tale of the fall of man and what comes for man once he has fallen. – The opening description of the story reads, “In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, […]

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BREEDS by Keith C Blackmore, A Book Review

September 8, 2016

“In a near deserted coastal village, odd things are happening.  Strangers are asking questions about the town’s recluse. A local hunter discovers naked footprints in the snow. The stray dog population has ceased to exist. And with winter’s most powerful weapon bearing down, things are about to become much, much worse. A werewolf book. Not […]

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Why You Will End Up Hating Niantic’s POKEMON GO

August 29, 2016

As a player gets up there in the levels of PokemonGO, the fun distraction that it was gets less appealing. Ask the 15 million users that just bailed last month!

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CAPTAIN AMERICA No More?

August 25, 2016

The following will contain spoilers from the movie, Captain America: Civil War. More than likely if you have not seen the movie yet, you may already know what you are in store for. But in the event you are still avoiding spoilers for your own entertainment value, then, BEWARE, Civil War Story Spoilers are lying […]

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Pokemon Go Evolution List, Alphabetically Listed

August 23, 2016

Since playing Pokemon Go, I started wondering about what Pokemon critters spawn or evolve in what ways. There are lists out there that show the evolution, but the lists show/sort them by critter number. Which for me, makes it a real pain in the ass to find specific critters. With that said, when I wanted […]

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NEMESIS GAMES (The Expanse) Book Review

August 15, 2016

A quick disclaimer: I NEVER pay full paperback book prices for Kindle versions. Except for this book series, The Expanse. – I just had the fun opportunity to read one of the latest chapters in the James S. A. Corey series, The Expanse, titled Nemesis Games. In this latest chapter, we’ve seen how in the […]

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FLASH CRASH by Denison Hatch, A Book Review

July 16, 2016

Flash Crash: A Jake Rivett Heist Thriller, is the debut novel for author Denison Hatch and to be honest, what a debut! Check out what I had to say

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VIGILANCE By Ray Kelly, A Book Review

June 7, 2016

If you want to see how a top-tier law enforcement boss tackled with, and defeated 13 different terrorist threats to the city of New York, and learn about the man behind it all, Ray Kelly, this is the book for you. – – – Ray Kelly was the commissioner of the NYPD for two different […]

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