REVIEW: Better Call Saul – “RICO”

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The following is a review of the eighth episode of AMC’s Better Call Saul, which premiered in Europe on Netflix this morning. Expect spoilers from the episode.

In the eighth episode of Better Call Saul‘s first season, we finally got to see the McGills working together, in an episode where a con-man finally became a full-fledged lawyer. But did they go too far or are they golden?

RICO opens with a flashback. I’ve not really been that happy with all the flashbacks this season, but this one really worked. Seeing a nervous Jimmy passing the bar, only to be let down by Hamlin worked perfectly – I mean you hate the dude now, almost as much as Jimmy does. (more…)

Marvelous Monday #10 – Behold… The Vision

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Expect some comic book spoilers that will most likely also be spoilers for Age of Ultron.

Do you want to know what I am most excited about in Avengers: Age of Ultron? It’s simple really. One of the coolest, perhaps overpowered, Marvel characters is The Vision.

While Ultron may be the title villain, the Vision will be a big character in this film – if done right – and I expect a lot of Marvel fanboys to be overjoyed to finally see him. This is the character that once made the Wasp cry that he was an: “unearthly, inhuman vision” (more…)

REVIEW: Bloodline – Season One

I'm Jeffrey Rex - Bloodline Season OneBloodline is a new thriller-drama Netflix show that premiered on Friday March 20th 2015. Season One is up, and will probably be followed by a second season next year, seeing as this season is very entertaining. But I do have my qualms as this review should make clear by the end of it.

The show, made by the creators of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning show Damages, is about a Floridian family with a strong reputation; but also with an estranged member – the black sheep of the family, Danny (played by Ben Mendelsohn). Danny Rayburn quickly makes the family uneasy. As the shameful secrets of the Rayburn family are revealed to the audience, choices have to be made by Danny’s siblings.

Of course, don’t read this review until after you’ve seen the season. I might not spoil everything in this review, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. So, here’s your spoiler warning.

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REVIEW: Better Call Saul – “Bingo”

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The following is a review of the seventh episode of AMC’s Better Call Saul, which premiered in Europe on Netflix this morning. Expect spoilers from the episode.

Last week, we finally got to see Mike Ehrmantraut’s backstory – this week we see just how complicated Mike Ehrmantraut and Jimmy McGill’s partnership was when they just started working together. This includes another tightrope walk for Jimmy McGill, and Mike embracing the darkness we know him for. (more…)

Marvelous Monday #9 – Who Should Play Star-Lord’s Dad?

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For the uninitiated: This is a weekly feature on the blog wherein I, I’m Jeffrey Rex, discuss all things Marvel.

Guardians of the Galaxy was probably the most popular 2014 film of ‘em all, and in 2017 we’ll see its direct sequel. One of the most interesting aspects of that film is finding out just who Peter Quill’s father is. Now, we pretty much know it won’t be the comic book father – it won’t be J’Son of Spartax. That does annoy me somewhat, but I’m sure it’ll be great.

Now, in this post I won’t theorize on whether it’ll be Adam Warlock, Vance Astro or Starhawk (though my money’s on him). Instead I’ll go over some actors that could or should play the father of Chris Pratt’s Quill. (more…)

Detective Comics Saturday #4 – The Next Joker

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For the uninitiated: This is a new weekly feature on the blog wherein I, I’m Jeffrey Rex, discuss all things DC. This is a test-run, however. Meaning that if this goes well, it’ll be a permanent fixture on I’m Jeffrey Rex in 2015, like Marvelous Monday is right now.

A couple of days ago I decided to jot down my thoughts on the casting of the new Joker, as well as talk about which actors I really wanted for the role. I’d like to preface this discussion by stating that Jared Leto was one of the actors I’d like for the role, but I never thought he’d do it, seeing as he loves touring with his band. (more…)