Young readers growing up in the early 2000’s spent many days and nights pouring over Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events stories, usually after picking up the latest installment at their school’s book fair. The story of the Baudelaire orphans is grim, to be sure, but the books were a great way to introduce middle schoolers to certain writing techniques like breaking the fourth wall, irony, … Continue reading First Look at Key Characters in New ‘Unfortunate Events’ Trailer
The wait is almost over for tonight’s premiere of Hamilton’s America, a look at the history and work behind Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway phenomenon. Hamilton began as a brilliant idea, and grew into what many would call a masterpiece musical. Alexander Hamilton’s story, adapted by Miranda, has inspired countless fans to keep their eye on the prize, and do whatever it takes to get into the room where it happens. … Continue reading What to Expect from PBS’ ‘Hamilton’s America’ Documentary
At Fanspeak Files, we have a deep and abiding love for all things Netflix. So much programming, so little time! I have personally marked my calendar with the premiere dates of all of my favorite shows, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Which new or returning show are you most looking forward to in 2016? Is it a gripping thriller, a family-friendly sitcom, … Continue reading We love Netflix, how about you?
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows there are three objects that, when gathered together, will give mastery over death. One item in particular is the resurrection stone. Three turns and the holder can bring back their dearly departed from the veil of death. But, as with all magic, there is a cost. They come back little more than a ghost, shadows of their former … Continue reading Heroes Resurrected
December is finally here, but the 2015 holiday season is a far cry from what it was when I was a youngling. We went from Christmas cards to PicMonkey collages, from 30 minute cooking shows to 60 second Facebook how-to videos, and from “Reindeer of the North Pole” calendars to this dashing fellow. Yup, that’s a Netflix Holiday calendar, and you know what? I love … Continue reading Dreaming of a Netflix Christmas
PBS’ Sherlock has amassed a hefty following of viewers since the show’s premiere in 2010. In a contemporary version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s popular detective series, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, along with an amazingly talented cast and creative team, have ushered into the 21st century the mysteries and complexities of Sherlock Holmes and his grand adventures. But fans have had a hard time of it … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes and the Abominable Bride
Killgrave gets into everyone’s heads in the first full length trailer for Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Jones looks like a great alternative to CBS’s Supergirl, another superheroine series premiering this Fall. Both look like quality shows, but Netflix has presented us with a darker look at the life of the superpowered female, something that fans have long been asking for. Jessica Jones is the second in Marvel’s Netflix series, … Continue reading Beware the Purple Man in Full Length ‘Jessica Jones’ Trailer