The season finale of Elementary was unexpected, surprising, and intriguing. If anything, it will be interesting to see where they take things from here with a female nemesis for Sherlock.

The Raid

This tower-block raid movie I thought was similar to the plot from Dredd, and such controversy about whether Dredd is a rip-off of The Raid has been seen before, but seemingly without basis.


Elements of Parker (2013) were recognised by a brain bigger than mine as being similar to how F Scott Fitzgerald wrote, so investigating further I find all results flooded by the Gatsby movie instead, so approaching things from another direction I find that Parker is is indeed a book adaption.

The movie is 8th film adaption of stories by Donald E Westlake which has me surprised due to not having come across the other ones before, all except for the Mel Gibson Payback (1999) movie. It has though been some 14 years between the two though, so the earlier adaptations could be worth taking a look at. Ones that I intend to catch at some stage are Made in U.S.A. (1966), Point Blank (1967), Pillaged (1967), and The Outfit (1973).