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Anne- Episode 1 – CBC

 

I wasn’t sure I going to review this and then I thought “What the hell, it’s Friday, and this was a great episode”. For those of you who don’t know, I am originally from the Maritime on the east coast of Canada. Many of you may only know Pop culture and the Maritimes in one specific context……..The Trailer Park Boys. Now this is a fine , classy show, but there is one other icon of that particular geographical location that also has a rich history in TV and cinema. Her name is Anne……of Green Gables.

I’m not going to delve too much into the 107 year history of Anne of Green Gables which has included, first, world renowned and beloved books, and later much loved TV series and movies which made a star(In Canadian terms  anyway) of Megan Follows.

This review will focus on the new Show which premiered last Sunday night called “Anne”. To me, it’s a re-imagining of “Anne of Green Gables”. Showing a much more realistic look at life in those days and how life as a child in an orphanage was sometimes very dark. The actress who plays Anne(played brilliantly by young actress Amybeth McNulty) brings both a sense of innocence and intense personal pain to the character .I realized 20 minutes in she was going to be one of the main reasons this show was going to be a success.

The brother and sister who Anne is placed with (through an unfortunate series of errors that turned out to be a blessing in disguise) are played by actors Geraldine James(Marilla Cuthbert) and R.H Thomson(Matthew Cuthbert).These decorated actors of screen and stage(R.H Thomson received the Governor Generals Performing Arts Award for Lifetime artistic Achievement in 2015)played these characters wonderfully.

Matthew Cuthbert, the soft spoken , quiet, wise farmer within minutes endears you (My wife said the character reminded her of her dad, which is high praise in of itself)and brings a strong sense of warmth and country living to the show. Marilla Cuthbert is the stern head of the household who has no time for sentiment but I think sees a bit of Anne in herself and slowly begins to see the potential of the child if someone will simply care for her.

I suppose I am a bit biased on this show. The scenery and cinematography showcases Prince Edward Island beautifully even though due to cost logistics a bulk of the show was in fact shot in Ontario. HOWEVER, much of footage of the coastline and of Anne and Matthews horse buggy ride is in fact P.E.I. Some things you cannot replicate. If a continued success, I suspect this will be a boon for P.E.I tourism.

I’ll be watching the second episode to see where this story goes next. It airs Sundays on the CBC. Starts May 12th on NETFLIX.Trailer Below.

 

 

 

TPCCafe 96 The Villians Name Is Child Support

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So this show Scott and I just free style. We have thoughts about Iron Fist, Dave Chappelle, Grimm, The Flash, Walking Dead, Venom, Katie Cassidy, Hans Zimmer, Agents of Shield, X-Men and so much more.

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TPCCafe Ep 94 The Return of Paul and his Bunny

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Well hello all. So yes this is Ep 94 just in case you are wondering.

This show I invite you to listen in on my nerd/geek chat with Paul. Just to old dudes talking about the things we love.

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TPCCafe Ep 95 Iron Fist Paper Thin Punch

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So gang Scott and I are back with tons of news from Pop Culture.

Marvel Screwing Hasbro

Marvel’s Generation

Movies distribution coming to your home sooner

Riverdale

New X-Force movie

My thoughts of the first 6 episodes of Iron Fist

DC going more R-rated

Youngblood coming back

More Alien movies

A Dark R-rated Spawn

Korean Zombie show on Netflix

Plus comic reviews for the 50cent bin, comic reviews and What You Talking About

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Movie Monday: “The Surface”

Hey gang welcome back to Movie Monday.

I thought I bring you this interesting short film I found on Youtube on the The CGBros channel.

In a grim apocalyptic future where mankind lives underground, a woman struggles to save her son from dying of mechanical lung failure. After all other options fail, her only hope is to venture to the desolate surface and face the ferocious monsters that drove mankind below!

Source: Youtube, The CGBros

Killer frost – Rebirth – DC – Single issue- Review

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Co-Writer: Steve Orlando & Jody Houser

Artist: Mirka Andolfo

Colorist : Arif Prianto

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

There’s nothing harder than staying on the straight and narrow when  those around you want you to fall flat on your face.

I suppose I should back up here for a moment. This particular issue fits into the DC Universe timeline after JLA VS Suicide Squad 6 issue series and BEFORE the new JLA Rebirth title. Now back to it.

This is a one off story on the “Rebirth” of Caitlin Snow and her “testing” of sorts by Amanda Waller to see if she can push her just far enough to make her go back to her old ways, while Caitlin tries to stay on the side of the angels. I enjoyed this JLA epilogue story more than I did  the one about the Atom that came out a few weeks ago. This one gave a much more in depth look into who this newest member of the JLA was going to be……and the challenges a team atmosphere may bring for her. Sometimes wanting to do good…..doesn’t mean you WILL do good.

Writers Steve Orlando and Jody Houser wrote a nicely plotted story that was designed to break Caitlin Snow and test her to her limits. In many ways it was also a story of fighting addiction, of fighting oneself .This was definitely a story more about the human Caitlin snow then the villain Killer Frost. If you’ve ever watched “OZ” or “PRISON BREAK” you’ll be a fan of this read.

Mirka Andolfo was able to draw a softer side to Caitlyn snow which I think added to the redemption involved with this story. Amanda Waller looked a little rougher with how she was drawn(Almost like a mini Kingpin) but it added to her gruffness she needed to display for this issue to work.

Colorist Arif Prianto finished with lots of shades of blues and oranges, which I think had the intention to create a sense of contrast of redemption and recidivism.

The book gave us a nice bridge to the new JLA series so mission accomplished.

P.S Bonus pic of lovely Danielle Panabaker of FLASH fame.