Before I saw this movie, I would have bet money it was going to be really, really good. The trailer for it is fantastic, and promised a darker, richer Superman than what we’re used to. The truth is, we’ve never had a flat-out, unequivocally great Superman movie (all those people that didn’t like More >
I don’t think 2013 has been a very good year for movies so far. I can count the number of films I would rate a B+ or better on one hand. And then along comes “This is the End” (worth noting: it was Alabama Liberal’s number 2 pick for the most promising films of summer) which is the most innovative More >
A lazy piece of junk from start to finish. We’re supposed to give this movie a free pass because it “has heart” and the characters are “likable.” So what? I’m really getting tired of critics rubber-stamping ambition-deprived-mediocrity just because its characters are warm and fuzzy. Nowhere is this More >
Much like Now You See Me, this film had a waaaay bigger than expected opening weekend, thus making it an overnight “hit” that will make at least 20 times its initial 3 million budget back. Unlike Now You See Me, the film collapsed on its second weekend now that most people know it sucks. It turns More >
A day of brand new reviews (don’t worry we’ll even get to some released–gasp–less than a week ago) kicks off with this stupid-smart hybrid heist thriller and magician movie.
What Works: This feels like a March movie, so the fact that it was released in late May (a calendar period where it should More >
I’d say 90 percent of people I meet have never even heard of Showtime’s The Borgias (a.k.a. The Tudors with a Pope instead of King Henry). Those people probably won’t be interested to hear about it now that Showtime has cancelled the series and refused to give it the two-hour TV movie they had been More >
The networks have all unveiled their new fall shows, and some definitely look more promising than others…
Most Promising: Although I wasn’t knocked out by any one show, these have the most potential in just their set-ups and their casts…
5. Sleepy Hollow…Fox’s new drama takes a tired central More >
Cable has made the old days of summer being a TV wasteland irrelevant. In some ways, I might even prefer it because there are fewer “in-between” shows to watch (Grimm, Person of Interest, etc.) and just a handful of great ones to watch.
Not Done Yet: Even though Game of Thrones ended their season More >
It sucks when your favorite shows get cancelled. It also sucks when some not so promising shows get renewed over them. Still, I’d say the broadcast networks got it mostly right with their decisions this year (while HBO and TNT dropped the ball big time).
5 Cancelled Shows I’ll Miss…
5. Honorable More >
Two new cable series (IFC’s “Maron,” Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer”) showcasing two reasonably well-known standup talents (Marc Maron and, you guessed it, Amy Schumer). Two shows enter, only one can be named victorious…
What’s Going For It: This contest really comes down to your More >
Two frustrating dramas that perhaps only I watch returned recently while Game of Thrones came off one of their most shocking episodes to date.
The Killing…I was as frustrated as it gets with this show’s terrible second season. I was so down on it that I was seriously happy when AMC cancelled the More >
I have no idea how this franchise is so successful. I have no idea how it grossed a hundred million dollars this weekend and will be one of the biggest movies of the summer. I have no idea how people can honestly plunk down 10 to 15 dollars to watch the same movie they’ve now seen 6 times. Do I More >