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THE CALL (2013) – My rating: 8/10

There’s something to be learned here!

TheCallI was expecting a mediocre movie about the over done topic of serial killers.  While the topic is certainly popular the movie was much better than I expected.  Halle Berry keeps reminding us, over and over, why she was and is Oscar worthy.  Her performance in The Call was believable because it was well acted.  I tried to place myself in her character’s shoes and quickly found comradery.  Needless to say, I liked The Call.  The suspense keeps you guessing throughout the movie.  I particularly liked the suggestions on how to trap a serial killer and free yourself in the meanwhile.   Morris Chestnut as Hallie’s love interest was played down to a dull roar as to give credibility to the issue at hand.  A stellar performance was also given by Roma Maffia who played Maddy (Police Supervisor of the Hive).  Got a minute?  Check The Call out, it’s worth your dime!

LUTHER – My Rating: 10/10

Well here we go again — another excellent series.  Only this time, it’s the BBC who has contributed this master piece of excellence.  A friend recommended Luther, which I had never heard of.  I quickly scanned my Instant Watch on Nextflix and found the series.  This is what I have to say about Luther:

Idris Elba

Idris Elba who plays DCI John Luther is a powerful actor who really does a fantastic job with Luther.  He is brilliant, bordering on genius.  The story has so many surprising twists, that I cannot predict who or how characters will be leaving the show.  Luther focuses on psychopaths and serial killers.  Same old thing you might say but wait, there’s a twist.  Luther has one of these deviants on his side and knows when to call in favors.  Is he corrupt? — absolutely not!  You really have to see for yourself.

There are only 6 episodes in the first season and 4 in the second season, so you don’t have to spend your life on the couch watching it.  Luther is mind tingling and a superbly written series that hasn’t moved me like this since “24”.  I feel I want to discuss Luther with the world — it’s that good.  I hope it’s on for a very long time and I hope you’ll decide to tune in.  Aside from Netflix, you can view full episodes of Luther at TV.COM.