Category: Reviews

“Doctor Who” revives classic 1967 villain

Story by JOSHUA LEONARD, for The Muleskinner— The year is 1983 and the Russians are hundreds of feet below sea level. They await the order to fire off nuclear missiles if anything above water goes awry. In the ice, the Russians found what they think is a mammoth of sorts and bring it onto their… Read more »

TV: “Doctor Who” and The Rings of Akhaten

By Josh Leonard (digitalBURG) – The Doctor takes his new companion Clara to a place audiences have never seen – The Rings of Akhaten. This episode was a very sci-fi-based episode. Yes, I know, “Doctor Who” is a science fiction show, but lately the Doctor has just been traveling to different parts of Earth’s time… Read more »

TV: “The Walking Dead” — “This Sorrowful Life” episode

Story by Joshua Leonard, for The Muleskinner – “This Sorrowful Life” episode reminded me why I love “The Walking Dead.” The episode had a lot of zombie-killing gore, but most of all, it had emotion. The emotion of the show is what captivates me and keeps me watching every Sunday night. “This Sorrowful Life” was… Read more »

Movie Review: “A Good Day to Die Hard”

Story by Joshua Leonard, for The Muleskinner— “A Good Day to Die Hard,” the fifth installment of the “Die Hard” franchise, was a decent action movie, but not a good “Die Hard” movie. In this film, John McClane (Bruce Willis) takes a ‘vacation’ to Moscow, Russia, to visit his son, Jack McClane, aka John McClane… Read more »

“The Walking Dead”: “Home” episode

Story by Joshua Leonard, for The Muleskinner— Sunday’s episode, “Home”, should have been the mid-season premiere. “Home” gave “The Walking Dead” fans everything we want out of season three. Spoiler alert: “Home” starts where we left off with the end of “Suicide King.” Rick is still off his rocker and chasing around a dead Lori… Read more »

“Django Unchained:” some of the best dialogue, character development in cinema

By JOSHUA LEONARD (digitalBURG) – A throwback to Sergio Leone-style Spaghetti Westerns, “Django Unchained” captures the look and feel of the Clint Eastwood classic Western. Quentin Tarantino captivates his audience once again through his mesmerizing dialogue and characters and made “Django Unchained” an instant classic. Already nominated for five Academy Awards, including best film, “Django… Read more »

Rise of the Guardians: A family fun piece of cinema

By JOSHUA LEONARD With a great story, engaging laughter with a hint of danger, “Rise of the Guardians” is an all-around family fun piece of cinema. “Rise of the Guardians,” the latest film produced by Dreamworks Animation, tells the story of Jack Frost (voiced by Chris Pine) who is lonely and depressed because no children… Read more »

The Hobbit: A great first piece of the new trilogy

By JOSHUA LEONARD (digitalBURG) With $84.8 million grossed in the opening box office weekend, “The Hobbit” brings us back into the world of Middle-Earth with its captivating story, cinematography and a new visual appeal. “The Hobbit,” directed by Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Rings” trilogy) takes the helm once again with another trilogy that takes… Read more »