Author: T.J. Reid

Netflix’s High Score uses a cheat code

Ever since I received my first gaming system, a lime green Gameboy Color, and chose Squirtle as my starter companion in Pokémon Red Version,  I have had a passion for video games. Despite this, I have never been great at them; I am one of those guys who can play Super Smash[Read More…]

Netflix doc series deemed worthy of Unsolved Mysteries mantle

Everybody loves a good mystery. There is something irresistibly tantalizing about the unknown that drives all discovery as well as an undeniable rush when the answers one is looking for are finally unearthed.  Mysteries can also be frustrating, heartbreaking and disturbing, however, particularly when they go unsolved. I, for one,[Read More…]

Try Kimmy Schmidt for a dose of relentless optimism

“If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten; and that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing!”  Hi there, Keizertimes reader. How are you holding in there? I know it’s been a tough week and an even tougher year, 2020 being the veritable potpourri of misfortunes that it is. Did[Read More…]

Artemis foul?

Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad and Ferdia Shaw stand dumbfounded in Disney+’s Artemis Fowl. Our reviewer says audiences may end up with similar looks after viewing. In 2001, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone launched a prolonged trend of movie studios adapting novels written for kids and the young adult crowd into major[Read More…]

Mrs. America hits all the right notes

Cate Blanchett stars in the FX/Hulu drama leads the luminous female ensemble of Mrs. America.  I sincerely believe that social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are some of the most harmful inventions of the 21st Century. Sure, they let you keep up with family and friends and make[Read More…]

Netflix puts a new spin on infamous Count Dracula in new mini-series

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” Although legends of the bloodsucking, darkness-loving undead have existed since time immemorial everywhere from Ancient Greece to Mesopotamia, it was Bram Stoker who codified the myth of the vampire in his classic 1897 novel Dracula. This landmark piece of[Read More…]