Author Luke Annand

Film geek, podcaster and newly minted IATSE member from Regina, Saskatchewan. I met Don McKellar once, and he told me that Quentin Tarantino is exactly like me.

Television Fargo Dutch

OK then. We begin with the old black and white MGM logo. Cut to a black and white film of the bodies of Confederate soldiers and Native Americans strewn across a field as an overwrought film score version of the Fargo series theme plays over the soundtrack. A “Massacre at Sioux Falls” title appears on the screen, followed by “Starring Ronald Reagan”.

Television Heroes snow

After last week’s 2 hour premiere that established the new characters, the status quo of the Heroes universe and the stakes involved, “Under the Mask” keeps the show’s foot slammed down on the gas pedal while introducing us to new antagonists as well as make startling reveals about our new characters.

Pilots Blindspot

In Times Square, a cop notices an unattended bag with a tag attached to it that says “Call the FBI”. After the space has been cleared, a member of the NYPD Bomb Squad approaches it. Not detecting any radiation from it, he goes to inspect the bag.

Pilots Life in Pieces

Since Parenthood wrapped up 7 months ago, I’ve been looking for the next family ensemble show to fill the void left behind by the Braverman’s. So when I started seeing commercials for CBS’ latest sitcom Life in Pieces, I was certainly intrigued.

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The music biopic sub-genre is one that has become incredibly hard to do in the last decade. Between general audiences becoming aware of standard biopic conventions and clichés to Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story systematically deconstructing the entire sub-genre and specifically the heavy handedness that comes with trying to convey how important their subject matters were within the zeitgeist, filmmakers need to go the extra mile in making their films in ….

Saturday Night Live SNL 40

Luke Annand: Well, here we are. It’s the morning after the huge, giant 3 1/2 (4 1/2 if you count the red carpet arrival special) hour SNL 40th Anniversary special. At the beginning of the season, I was wondering if they were going to be paying tribute to the history of SNL throughout the season or if they were going to save it all for a special.

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