What to Watch: Movie/Show Reviews

The Highlights: Will Jack run out of time to convince the authorities of the crime he knows happened?

Drink Pairing: Tito's Sonic

Initially receiving mild interest when released in 1981, this neo-noir thriller now has a cult following. Starring John Travolta as Jack Terry, a movie sound effects technician who inadvertently captures audio evidence of an assassination. What follows is a dark cover-up of the crime while Jack painstakingly works to…

The Highlights: This film focuses on a young boy, Cole Sear, who "sees dead people" and his sessions with his psychologist Malcolm Crowe.

Drink Pairing: The Sixth Sense

Unsuspecting film-goers will jump out of their seats when the “big reveal” takes place in this supernatural suspense thriller from hometown director M. Night Shyamalan, establishing his signature for surprise endings. Filmed in and around Philadelphia, the film focuses on a young boy, Cole Sear, who “sees dead people”…

The Highlights: What happens when a group of pre-teens form a club because of their love of monster-movies but end up thwarting off the villainous Count Dracula and his posse?

SYNOPSIS: What happens when a group of pre-teens form a club because of their love of monster-movies but end up thwarting off the villainous Count Dracula and his posse? Chaos ensues as the young boys, collectively known as The Monster Squad, must battle with Dracula, the Mummy, and an…

The Highlights: Teenager Max Dennison and his sister Dani move to Salem, they discover an empty house or should we say haunted?

Drink Pairing: Poison Apple Cocktail

A tale of three witches accidentally resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night has become a cult classic. When teenager Max Dennison and his sister Dani move to Salem, they discover an empty house (should we say haunted?) which they explore with their new friend Allison. When Max mistakenly…

The Highlights: Thrilling politcal drama from the BBC where David Budd, a British Army war veteran suffering from PTSD, becomes a bodyguard.

Drink Pairing: Black Velvet

SYNOPSIS: A fantastic six-part political thriller series coming to us from the BBC! David Budd, a British Army war veteran suffering from PTSD, lands himself a job working for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of the London’s Metropolitan Police Service. In his new role, he is responsible for…