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JoeBrosnan
March 13 2015

“There are Other Ways to See”: Trailer for Daredevil

Up next in the ever-expanding Marvel cinematic universe is Daredevil, which becomes available on Netflix on April 11, 2015. In typical Netflix fashion, the complete season will be available from...
reginathorn
March 11 2015

Justified 6.08: “Dark as a Dungeon”

Since we’ve known him, Raylan’s worst enemy has always been Arlo Givens (Raymond J. Barry), the violent, mean drunk who sired him and terrorized his mother and him. Arlo was a petty...
JakeHinkson
February 4 2015

Agent Carter 1.05: “The Iron Ceiling”

Let it be noted that Episode 5 of Agent Carter is the moment where the show goes from “promising” to “good.” After setting up various plot points and intrigues over the...
CorrinaLawson
February 3 2015

Gotham 1.14: “The Fearsome Dr. Crane”

Gotham offers such wonderful bits and pieces of stories. This episode was no different but, still, I always wonder what the show would be like if it tightened its focus. For instance, Oswald...
JakeHinkson
January 28 2015

Agent Carter 1.04: “The Blitzkrieg Button”

Considering Episode 4 of Agent Carter takes its title from a military maneuver notable for its ferocity and overwhelming power, it’s surprising that the episode itself is the most laid back...
JakeHinkson
January 14 2015

Agent Carter: 1.03: “Time and Tide”

By this point, we know that Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is on the trail of something big. Howard Stark is on the run from the SSR, and while all the other agents are chasing him, Agent Carter...
EdwardAGrainger
January 9 2015

Raylan by Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard’s last novel. Those aren’t easy words for me to write or for any fan of The Dickens of Detroit to accept. It seems like I’ve been reading the maestro’s work since...
JakeHinkson
January 7 2015

Agent Carter: 1.02 “Bridge and Tunnel”

One of the charms of Captain America: The First Avenger was the way Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) held her cards close to her vest. Quiet and watchful, she seemed to know more about what was going...
JakeHinkson
January 7 2015

Agent Carter 1.01: Series Premiere “Now Is Not The End”

First, a confession: I am Agent Carter’s ideal audience. One, I like women who kick ass. Two, my grandmother was an English lass who endured World War II, met a nice soldier from Texas, married...
ColinCampbell
December 11 2014

Hands Off That Series, We’re British

We’re the Sweeney son, and we haven’t had any dinner. You’ve kept us waiting. So unless you want a kickin’ you tell us where those photographs are. Detective Inspector...
Debbie.Meldrum
October 24 2014

From Page to Screen with Broadchurch: Is the Book Always Better?

This should actually be called Screen to Page, since the television series came before the book. The show is a BBC production. One murder case is investigated over the course of eight episodes. Ellie...
BrianGreene
September 18 2014

Get Carter by Ted Lewis: Crime Fiction’s Open Source Blueprint

I’ll get right to the point here; Ted Lewis’s 1970 novel Jack’s Return Home (re-titled Get Carter so I’ll call it that from here on) is one of the most influential works of crime...
AngieBarry
September 15 2014

The Strain 1.10: “Loved Ones”

Flashbacks aren’t new to this show, but this week’s episode handles them a little bit differently. Rather than giving us insight into a character’s origins, as in the Abraham...
BrianGreene
September 11 2014

Lost Classics of Noir: Build My Gallows High by Geoffrey Homes

I didn’t set out to make a habit of, when writing appreciations of books for this site, also commenting on movies that were made from the novels. Ditto discussing the books that were converted...
Debbie.Meldrum
September 11 2014

Fresh Meat: Broadchurch by Erin Kelly

Broadchurch by Erin Kelly is a small town murder mystery based on the television series from Chris Chibnall (available September 16, 2014). At its core, this is a police procedural. A dead body...
JakeHinkson
September 10 2014

Bogie and Bacall: The Big Sleep (1946)

In tribute to the late Lauren Bacall, we’re looking at the four classic films she made with husband and screen partner Humphrey Bogart between 1944 and 1948: To Have and Have Not, The Big...
JoeBrosnan
September 8 2014

“You Are Not Safe”: Trailer for The Walking Dead Season 5

When we last saw our zombie-bashing brotherhood, they were trapped in a metal box and stranded amidst a group of (possible) cannibals. Terminus was a lie. But when Season 4 ended with Rick Grimes...
AngieBarry
September 3 2014

The Strain 1.08: “Creatures of the Night”

“Creatures of the Night” picks up where last week left off, with Eph and Co. recovering from their confrontation with Eichhorst. When Abraham confirms that the strigoi cannot stand...
JakeHinkson
August 29 2014

Batman at 25: Tim Burton’s Caped Crusader

Ah, 1989. It was a simpler time. Your faithful correspondent was 14 years old—amply pimpled, brazenly bemulleted, and already a devoted movie geek. The best thing that happened to me that...
JoeBrosnan
August 12 2014

“We’re Like Health Insurance”: Teaser Trailer for Better Call Saul

AMC released a quick, 9 second teaser trailer for it's upcoming Breaking Bad spin-off series Better Call Saul, featuring everyone's quick-talking, vanity plate-wielding, Cinnabon-owning...
AngieBarry
August 11 2014

The Strain 1.05: “Runaways”

This week’s episode, “The Runaways”, opens with a house call that doesn’t end well. A urologist arrives at Bolivar’s loft to tend to the rock star’s unusual...
Crime HQ
June 2 2014

“They’re All Dead”: First Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain

Set to premiere July 13th, FX has released the first trailer for The Strain, and it is clearly a product of its director Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro also co-wrote the book it is adapted from,...
Crime HQ
April 1 2014

We’re Returning to Fargo? You’re Darn Tootin’

It's been almost exactly 18 years since Fargo premiered on April 5, 1996 and took audiences to the cold and quirky town of Fargo, North Dakota. An instant-classic courtesy of the permanently-poignant...
AngieBarry
October 6 2013

Cut Andrea Some Slack: In Defense of The Walking Dead’s Whipping Girl

At my day job, I’m known as the Zombie Girl—in fact, that’s what my newest manager called me for a solid month before she finally remembered my name. So, naturally, whenever a new...
JenniferProffitt
December 1 2012

Real Life Castle: He’s No Comic

I'm a huge fan of ABC's Castle. It seems like the perfect storm of a premise for crime writers—a well-known mystery author who works with the NYPD to get inspiration for his novels,...
RachelHyland
November 29 2012

The Butler Did It: Mystery Novels, Adaptations, and the Question of Spoilers

In the past month or so, to much local acclaim, two Australian telemovies based on mystery novels by Golden Dagger-winner Peter Temple introduced an interested populace to former criminal lawyer and...
cmorgan
November 11 2012

The Best Kind of TV...Free

We readers are well aware that there are tremendous creative works out there beyond those being put out by major companies. Creators and their audiences are not quite as bound by the editors, producers,...
Crime HQ
November 9 2012

In Case of Zombies, Break Glass

With the East Coast still struggling to recover from the recent storms, it’s not such a huge leap to start wondering what you would do in case of zombie attack. Sure there are survival kits and...
LRHieber
June 23 2012

Auror’s Tale: Fan Fiction Film Goes Gritty and Criminally Magical

We here at Crime HQ found the idea of Auror’s Tale fascinating—what could be bad about mixing magic with the old-fashioned New York underworld and nasty gangsters in online webisodes? And the teaser...
Crime HQ
November 7 2011

Most Excellent Investigators: The Better Casting Decisions

Here on Criminal Element there’s been talk about horrific casting decisions (Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher) and ones that make you go “hmm” (Jason Statham as Richard Stark’s Parker), but there’s...