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A Poem A Day #57: Dear John Lennon

“Dear John Lennon” by Mark Hastings was taken from Mark’s poetry collection ‘Poet of the Sphere’ which was published in 2012 by Zeloo Media. Check out more of Mark’s poetry online @ http://MarkThePoet.Me – all poems © Mark Hastings

Episode #48: Dexter: New Blood – Episode 4: H is for Hero, a review

In this episode Mark talks about the latest episode of “Dexter: New Blood” – Episode 3: “H is for Hero”, which is also the 100th episode of the series “Dexter” overall – in which Dexter becomes concerned about his son, Harrison, following an attack at their high school.

TMHE – Episode #46: Dexter: New Blood – Episode 3: Smoke Signals, a review

In this episode Mark talks about the latest episode of “Dexter: New Blood” – Episode 3: “Smoke Signals” – in which Dexter finds himself still attempting to stay one step ahead of the investigation into the missing person’s case of the young man he killed, but he appears to be finding it harder to cover his tracks in Iron Lake, NY, than it was for him in Miami – mostly because his girlfriend, Angela Bishop (Julia Jones), is leading the investigation and is determined to assist Kurt Caldwell (Clancy Brown) in finding out what happened to his son. Also, Harrison enrols at the local high school and joins the wrestling team, and also gets closer to Angela’s daughter, Audrey Bishop (Johnny Sequoyah).

TMHE – Episode #45: Hook (1991 film)

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1991 American fantasy swashbuckler adventure film “Hook” directed by Steven Spielberg. The story of the film, which is a sequel to the story from J.M. Barrie’s 1911 novel “Peter and Wendy”, focuses on an adult Peter Pan who has forgotten about his childhood and who is now known as Peter Banning, a successful and unimaginative workaholic lawyer, who is married with two children; however when his old nemesis, Captain James Hook, finds a way to leave Neverland and kidnap his children, Peter, with the help of Tinkerbell, must return to Neverland to save them and remember who he really is. The film stars Robin Williams as Peter Banning/Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Mr. Smee, and Maggie Smith as Granny Wendy.

TMHE – Episode #44: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 film)

In this episode Mark talks about the 2004 American romantic science fiction film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry. The story of the film follows an estranged couple, John Barrish (Jim Carrey) and Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet), who choose to have their memories of each other erased – but who unknowingly find themselves drawn back to one another, and who rediscover who they were and how they were as a couple, and why they ultimately chose to erase one another from each others’ lives. The film also stars Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, and Tom Wilkinson.

TMHE – Episode #43: Parks and Recreation (TV series), a review

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite TV shows: the American political satire mockumentary sitcom television series”Parks and Recreation”, created by Greg Daniels and Michael Shur, which originally aired from April 9, 2009, to February 24, 2015, consisting of 125 episodes, over seven seasons. The series stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana, and along with an ensemble cast – including Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Audrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta – we follow the personal and professional ups and downs of the characters of the show as they interact with one another, live their lives, find their true calling, and follow their dreams.

TMHE – Episode #42: Dexter: New Blood – Episode 2: Storm of ****, a review

In this episode Mark talks about the latest episode of “Dexter: New Blood” – Episode #2: “Storm of ****” – in which Dexter/Jim Lindsay (played by Michael C. Hall) has to cover up from the events of last episode, during which his “Dark Passenger” resurfaced after 10 years of being dormant and which lead to the killing of a local young man.