Robyn McCall (The Equalizer)

Created by Michael Sloan & Richard LindheimDeveloped for television (2021) by Andrew W. Marlowe & Terri Edda Miller "Got a problem? Odds against you? I can help." All things being equal, the 20212 reboot of 1980's TV cult fave The Equalizer is a bit of a dud.¬† Not that my hopes were too high. The … Continue reading Robyn McCall (The Equalizer)

Against All Odds

Perpetrated by Taylor Hackford and Columbia Pictures You've heard of film noir? This is more like¬†film nah. Or probably more precisely, neo-nah. I can't list the P.I who has the lead role in this sloppy-seconds remake of Out of the Past, the 1947 noir classic, because, well, there is no P.I.--they got rid of him. … Continue reading Against All Odds

Ted Shane (Sam Spade)

Created by Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) "Honey, it blows!" TED SHANE was the name given to Sam Spade's character in Satan Met a Lady (Warner Bros., 1936), the second film version of the Hammett classic, The Maltese Falcon. Generally considered not as good as the first, which starred Richard Cortez, and not even in the same … Continue reading Ted Shane (Sam Spade)