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Hand Of God – TV Series Review

Hand Of God (2014) – TV Series
Stars: Ron Perlman, Dana Delany
IMDB Rating: 8.0
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Plot: A morally corrupt judge suffers a breakdown and believes that God is speaking directly to him, compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice.

Hand Of God - TV Series

Review: Hand Of God. Team up the Almighty with Ron Perlman and you’ve got a winning combo on your hands! Ron Perlman plays the role of Judge Pernell Harris (AKA: Judge Maximus – better known in the court room for his strict judgements). Judge Harris is corrupt, adulterous, and involved in quite a number of shady deals.

When his son goes into a coma after an attempted suicide, his life is brought back on track with the help of God, and proclaims himself as the modern day Solomon.

The pilot was compelling right from the start, and you begin to wonder if Judge Harris is going insane, or really does have a calling of God in his life.

Hand Of God has a good line-up of supporting cast such as Dana Delany (as his wife, Crystal), Garret Dillahunt (a converted criminal and Harris’ “enlisted” hit-man KD), Julian Morris (the equally corrupt Rev. Paul Curtis), and Elizabeth McLaughlin (Alicia – Rev Curtis’ sulty seductress).

Right up to the end of the pilot episode, you will be hooked. A great TV series and I hope that there will be more of this show to come.

Verdict: There’s a new judge in town!

My Rating: 8 out of 10.

Dark Country – Movie Review

Dark Country – Written by Tab Murphy. Directed by Thomas Jane, Lauren German and Ron Perlman.

Tagline: At the End of the Road… The Nightmare Begins!

It has been some weeks since I actually watched this movie, but I felt that it was worthy of a review nonetheless.

Thomas Jane directs a film that shows more promise than actual success. Its a Noirish tale about a honeymooning couple who who accidentally run over a man staggering in the desert, stop to help him only to have everything go horribly wrong when the man turns on them. From that point on it’s a descent into hell as things get complicated on every level.

Give Thomas Jane kudos for making a good looking film. Give him a few more for getting some really good performances from all the actors.
The ending is a surprise that will leave you with many unanswered questions, and the interpretation to open to whatever you believe. If you believe in the temporal loop theory, this is one film not to miss.
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