Abducted in Plain Sight ★★★½

Abducted in Plain Sight
Channel: Netflix
Director: Skye Borgman
IMDb Rating | 6.7
Humpo Show Rating | 6.8

Abducted in Plain Sight

The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbour with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter. Continue reading


Captain Marvel ★★★★☆

Captain Marvel
IMDb Rating | 7.1
Humpo Show Rating | 7.8
Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Plot Summary: Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. (IMDb)

Captain Marvel

A Kree warrior (Brie Larson) finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. She keeps having recurring memories of another life as US Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), she tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls. Continue reading

True Detective (Season Three) ★★★★½

True Detective (Season Three)
Channel: HBO
Starring: Mahershala Ali, Stephen Dorff, Carmen Ejogo, Scoot McNairy, Ray Fisher, Mamie Gummer, Sarah Gadon
Creator: Nic Pizzolatto
IMDb Rating | 8.5
Humpo Show Rating | 8.9

True Detective Season Three

The third season of True Detective tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. Continue reading

The Final Reckoning ★★★☆☆

The Final Reckoning
Sam Bourne

Genre(s) | Thriller, Mystery, Historical Fiction
Goodreads Rating | 3.80
Humpo Show Rating | 3.10
Published: 2008
Publisher: Harper

The Final Reckoning Sam Bourne

After receiving intel that a suspected suicide bomber is approaching the United Nations building in New York, a security officer shoots and kills the suspect. Following some quick investigating, the man that has been killed is found out to be a Holocaust survivor…not the usual identity of a terrorist. Tom Byrne, a former UN lawyer, is hired to smooth things over with the man’s daughter, however he quickly gets ensnared in the mystery surrounding the man’s reasons for being at the UN and his incredible past; Tom also gets the feeling that some people do not want the truth to come out… Continue reading

Berlin Station (Season Three) ★★★★☆

Berlin Station (Season Three) ★★★★☆
Channel: Epix
Starring: Richard Armitage, Michelle Forbes, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Leland Orser, Richard Jenkins, Keke Palmer, Rhys Ifans, Ashley Judd, Mina Tander, 
Creator: Olen Steinhauer
IMDb Rating | 7.9
Humpo Show Rating | 7.8

Berlin Station Season Three

Berlin Station returns for a third season and it is packed full of suspense and drama, as well as establishing new faces as well as continuing to have a finger on the pulse of European and American politics. Continue reading

Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon | Suspicion (1941)

Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon | Suspicion (1941)

Thank you to Maddy for organising this blogathon, give her blog a look if you love classic films. I am a big fan of the Alfred Hitchcock films I have watched so far, so I thought I would use this blogathon as a chance to watch one that I haven’t watched yet, Suspicion.

Suspicion ★★★½
Humpo Show Rating | 7.2
IMDb Rating | 7.4
Starring: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Nigel Bruce, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Dame May Whitty
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Plot Summary: A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her. (IMDb)

Lina McLaidlaw (Joan Fontaine) is a smart and solitary lady who unexpectedly falls for the charms of Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant), a eligible bachelor with a penchant for losing money. Quite quickly the pair up end up married, but equally as quickly Lina is subjected to Johnnie’s addiction to lying, gambling and rising debts. Despite his flaws, she is unable to resist his charms, until she starts to suspect he may be plotting to murder her. Continue reading

The Silk Roads ★★★★☆

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (Illustrated Edition)
Peter Frankopan, illustrated by Neil Packer

Genre(s) | history, nonfiction 
Goodreads Rating | 4.25
Humpo Show Rating | 4.10 
Published: 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury

A clear and concise reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is a wonderful exploration of the events, people, movements and forces that have played an important role in the rise and fall of empires, determined the flow of ideas and goods and are now heralding a new dawn in international affairs. Continue reading