Serenity: A Letdown, Despite Best Efforts

There’s a whole lot of mystery behind the stakes that drive Serenity as the film finds itself landing somewhere mixed between noir and thriller. Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) finds himself in the same routine every day.  Over and over, he plays the same game off of Plymouth Island: catch the fish.  Everybody on the island as their place and they don’t really change up their routines at all.  One day, Baker is shocked to find…

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Succession: The Dramatic Arrested Development

The best thing that one can say about the new HBO drama, Succession, is that it is the dramatic version of Arrested Development.  After that, it gets tricky. The series follows around the family of Logan Roy (Brian Cox), the CEO of Waystar Royco.  As the series starts, it’s assumed that Logan Roy would be retiring from the company.  After all, he’s 80 years old and can’t keep doing the job forever.  He’s married to his…

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