Scandal 3.9: YOLO

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“I’ve Committed a Sin” This episode was not for the those with a weak stomach. Huck has laid out the tools of his old trade: torture. Huck has Quinn duck taped on the floor, and begins to talk… Read More

Scandal 3.8: Vermont Is for Lovers, Too

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An Ethical Roller Coaster Last week’s episode concluded with Rowan walking into Omar’s cell, revealing to us that Omar is really Olivia’s mom, Maya. This week’s episode picks up right there. Rowan walks into the cell and declares,… Read More

Scandal 3.7: Everything’s Coming Up Mellie

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¬†Sacrifices This week’s episode turns its focus onto Mellie. It starts off with a reporter and camera crew following Mellie around the White House for a tour and interview. Blended through this episode are more flashbacks, but this… Read More

Scandal 3.6: Icarus

Failure is not final. Scandal has bought the Monopoly block of townhouses when it comes to effective flashbacks. In the opening flashback scene, we meet Maya, Olivia’s mother. It is a sweet scene where the teenage Olivia, complete… Read More

Madam Secretary 1.1: Pilot

  I was looking forward to the pilot episode of the new drama Madam Secretary.¬†Is it going to be reflective of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, as West Wing was Bill Clinton’s Presidency?

Scandal 3.5: More Cattle, Less Bull

Got Secrets? The client-of-the-week in this episode is the Democratic congresswoman Josephine Marcus, played by the always brilliant Lisa Kudrow. Last week, we saw her as the President’s biggest critic who got a huge boost in the polls… Read More

Scandal 3.4: Say Hello to My Little Friend

Do you believe in second chances? That seems to be the theme of this week’s episode. At one point or another, almost every character tells someone that mistakes happen and that there are second chances. One of these… Read More

Scandal 3.3: Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington

Mary Nesbitt is a grieving mother. She believes with everything in her body and soul that the FBI unjustly killed her son in a raid. She has struggled to have anyone listen to her. So, she goes to… Read More

Scandal 3.2: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Shonda Rhimes’ drama took a bit of a breather from the action of the last episode. The show slows down to develop the characters in this hot mess they have found themselves in. And Rhimes does so in… Read More

Scandal 3.1: It’s Handled

Season three gets started right where season two ended. As we plunge back into the world of Olivia Pope and the scandal that is arising around her, we hope to uncover answers to questions from last season. Like,… Read More

Night Moves (2014)

Director Kelly Reichardt delivers an intriguing ecoterrorism thriller with Night Moves. Josh (Jesse Eisenberg), Dena (Dakota Fanning), and Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard) are done protesting. They are ready to make, not just a statement, but a strong statement. They… Read More

Dolphin Tale 2’s “Brave Souls”

Dolphin Tale was a surprise hit in the theaters in 2011. Enough of a surprise for the film makers to create a sequel to the family-friendly film. Dolphin Tale 2 continues the narrative of Winter, the brave dolphin… Read More

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