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How Many TV Spies can I Eye This Year?

11 Aug

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Quite a number of television shows have appeared throughout the years featuring spies of all sorts. From 24 to The Wild Wild West, only a handful (including the latter title) have been developed to film. The appeal for this genre certainly hit an all-time high from the mid 60’s to early 70’s, and from there on, the odd program would emerge to re-ignite interest. I’m a huge fan of Chuck, and not since then has a new series of a similar calibre emerged.

From that past era, the list of properties to film includes The Avengers, The Saint, Get Smart, I Spy, La Femme Nikita and Mission Impossible. A few were developed to simply be spy comedies and others were modernized for amping up the action, especially Mission Impossible. A few stayed within context for the time. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is one such release. Both these films saw recent releases, and to say which one is better is a tough choice. Reviews are offered to investigate both on its own merits.

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The Wind up Geek’s 2015 SDCC Trailer Review

30 Jul

SDCCLogoBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

The San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone and what a blast it was! But I wouldn’t know that would I because I wasn’t there. Trying to get to SDCC is like winning the lottery, if you win the golden ticket you don’t get Wonka’s factory, you do get bragging rights to your friends for years to come. But keep in mind nobody likes a smart ass.

I was able to enjoy what SDCC had to offer from the comforts of my own home thanks to the companies, the media and the fans who were there. What truly interested me was the plethora of trailers made available to the con-goers and to the world in general. I could’ve wrote a book on what was seen but to avoid annoying the readers I have whittled it down to a handful of trailers, feature films only. Although The Walking Dead and Con Man looked really good, throwing them into the mix would’ve muddied the article. And Fantastic Four is not here because I couldn’t say enough good things about it. I’ve been through two previous incarnations of the FF and this latest outing appears to follow the same fate as its predecessors.

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