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Ron Hogan Sep 12, 2017
This review contains spoilers.
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2.13 The End Of The Road
Jesse Custer, even before he was given the gift/curse of Genesis, lived in a world full of magic. Witness, for example, how The End Of The Road opens. Jesse is part errand boy, part living road sign, and part grifter, bringing in folks, making sure to take their money so they can park, and weeding out undercover cops when he's not posing for pictures and lifting wallets from tourists. Jesse's grifting started early, and his fighting started early, too.
In a way, Starr is right when he says that Jesse is the perfect centrepiece for his Messiah con. He has experience as a con artist, he's charismatic, »
Disharmony is rife amongst our collective gang of miscreants as we creep closer to a season finale. Cassidy, Jesse, Tulip and company stand apart but remain together in an episode which sees things return to normal. Flashbacks into a past of dubious decisions, emotional conditioning and full immersion tanks riddled with algae bulk out the Custer scrapbook a little more. Meanwhile Hell is ironically looking for a liar and Eugene continues plotting an early exit from this monochrome Cell Block H throwback.
Tongue in cheek irony is abound once more as Herr Starr suffers further indignities and Preacher’s writing room learns from last week. Tasteless religious jokes are replaced with subtle jibes at the futility of prayer, clever ideas surrounding karma and sexual references which skate close to boundaries without crossing over. Biblical weaponry and the disposal thereof also raise interesting questions of mortal sin, »
Ron Hogan Jul 18, 2017
This review contains spoilers.
It seems that no good deed goes unpunished in the world of Preacher. Throughout the series, we've seen multiple characters try to do something good, only to have it backfire on them in spectacular fashion. Most prominent have been the various uses of The Voice by Jesse. Every time he asks someone to do something nice, like when he told Fiore to find peace, it ends up tragic. When he spares the life of someone who he might have otherwise killed, that positive gesture will only last so long before, for example, the Saint of Killers shows up and starts gunning down an entire house full of thugs, »
Author: Cai Ross
With more TV channels then there are bacteria on a lab technician’s wellington boot, and with social media weaponising opinions en masse, these days everyone is a critic. But as far as British TV audiences in the 70s, 80s and 90s were concerned, there was only really one film critic, Barry Norman Cbe, who has sadly passed away this weekend at the age of 83.
Between 1971 and 1998, Norman’s was the positive verdict every studio wanted on their film poster. With a sprightly, conversational style that sounded like audible handwriting, and a dependable selection of comfortable jumpers to hand, Barry Norman was the nation’s film critic: our Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert rolled into one package.
Coming up through the ranks the old fashioned way, Norman ended up at the BBC via early work as a jobbing journalist and a film critic for various national newspapers. He »
- Cai Ross
With just a week to go until Preacher returns, AMC has released a ‘Look Ahead’ featurette for the upcoming second season of the acclaimed comic book adaptation, along with a clip from its premiere episode which sees Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy on day one of their road trip on a mission to find God. Check them out below, along with a pair of motion posters featuring Eugene/Arseface (Ian Colletti), and The Cowboy (Graham McTavish); take a look below…
He’s been through hell. #Preacher pic.twitter.com/sBleZncNtk
— Preacher (@PreacherAMC) June 16, 2017
— Preacher (@PreacherAMC) June 15, 2017
The expanded second season, consisting of 13 episodes, is a genre-bending thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a »
- Amie Cranswick
Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.
His family issued an announcement on Twitter: “It is with the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”
With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017
Moore appeared in more official Bond pics than his friend Sean Connery over a longer period of time, and while Connery’s fans were fiercely loyal, polls showed that many others favored Moore’s lighter, more humorous take on 007.
In 1972, Moore was »
- Carmel Dagan
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