Chastain’s Antonina Shows Courage of a Lion and Gentleness of a Lamb in “The Zookeeper’s Wife”

Title:  The Zookeeper’s Wife Directed by: Niki Caro Theatrical Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl Release Date: April 7, 2017 Reviewed by: Susan Tolleson Rating: PG-13 FA Scorecard: B The opening scenes of The Zookeeper’s Wife might lead viewers to believe they’re about to see a beautiful tale of the relationship between animals and […]

Nobodies Thinks Anybody Can Relate to Everybody Trying to Connect to Somebody

Title: Nobodies Network: TV Land Airs: Wednesdays 9 p.m. (central) Starring:   Hugh Davidson, Rachel Ramras, Larry Dorf Rating: TV-PG Reviewer: Susan Tolleson FA Scorecard: S I wanted to like Nobodies, TVLand’s newest comedy. I really did. After all, it’s produced by comedic powerhouse couple Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy. I had high hopes for […]

Movie: Hidden Figures

Title: Hidden Figures Directed by: Theodore Melfi Theatrical/Blu-Ray/DVD Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner Release Date: December 25, 2016 Reviewed by: Susan Tolleson Rating: PG FA Scorecard: A I love movies that share stories from history that have previously been “hidden” to us. Stories like “Argo” (which chronicles attempts to rescue […]

TV’s Bait and Switch

Think you’re ordering carp and end up with crappie? by Susan Tolleson You ever look forward to digging into your favorite dish from a restaurant you haven’t been to in years, only to discover it’s really not so great anymore? Yeah, me, too. I can’t help but shake the feeling that some of this season’s […]

TV: Kevin Can Wait

Title: Kevin Can Wait Network: CBS Airs: Mondays 8:30/7:30c Starring: Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Ryan Cartwright, Gary Valentine Rating: PG Reviewer: Susan Tolleson FA Scorecard: B In this new CBS comedy series, Kevin James plays … Kevin James. If you love his teddy bear persona and self-deprecating humor, then you’ll probably love this show. Consider […]

TV: No Tomorrow

Title: No Tomorrow (Pilot) Network: CW Airs: Tuesdays 9/8c Starring: Tori Anderson, Joshua Sasse Rating: PG Reviewer: Susan Tolleson FA Scorecard: B Evie Covington (Tori Anderson) wears some very big rose-colored glasses. As the central character in the CW’s new millennial-focused series No Tomorrow, it seems everyone around her is full of doom and gloom. […]