Posts Tagged ‘franchise’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”

  LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME:  THE MENENDEZ MURDERS – Tuesday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel Dick Wolf is one of the most successful producers in the history of television, but the one thing he’s never...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Fahrenheit 11/9,” “The Predator” & “Greta”

  FAHRENHEIT 11/9 (Midwestern – opens September 21):  In the course of Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore takes a shot at Jeff Zucker and Les Moonves for admitting that Donald Trump has been good for their businesses, b...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns”

  After the gigantic success of Batman, Tim Burton went on to direct Edward Scissorhands, which although naturally a smaller level of hit, was enormously important to Burton’s career, because it was a very personal p...
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THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “CSI”

  CSI:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS   WHERE WE WERE:  This time, as they say, it was personal.  In last season’s finale, imprisoned former Las Vegas Undersheriff and more recently mob boss Jeffrey McKeen (Conor O&#...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “FBI”

  FBI:  Tuesday 9PM on CBS Dick Wolf and CBS have always seemed as made for each other as the leads of a rom-com.  And as in that genre, only outside interference has kept the King and Network of Procedurals from falling...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Beautiful Creatures”

  BEAUTIFUL CREATURES:  Watch It At Home – Many Witches, Little Magic BEAUTIFUL CREATURES can’t be dismissed as merely an overlong TV episode meant for the CW, but it never really comes together, either.  Ric...
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THE BIJOU RETROSPECTIVE: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

> Chris Columbus’ Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets were well-crafted, entertaining movies, but Alfonso Cuaron’s 2004 HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN was the first real Potter film. It’s a...
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THE BIJOU RETROSPECTIVE: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)”

> When the announcement was made that Warner Bros would split HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS into 2 full-length movies, there was a certain amount of cynicism about studio greed–and, indeed, why not pick up an extra...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

  THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE:  Buy A Ticket – The Odds Remain in This Franchise’s Favor Gary Ross did a fine, gritty job as director and co-writer of the first Hunger Games adaptation, one especially attu...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Lethal Weapon”

  LETHAL WEAPON:  Wednesday 8PM on FOX – Change the Channel By the time the LETHAL WEAPON movie franchise reached its 4th installment, it was virtually a TV series anyway, so there’s no reason for moral outrag...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 2

  THE TWILIGHT SAGA:  BREAKING DAWN PART 2:  Watch It At Home – Fangless Eternal Love, For the Last Time Even for those of us decidedly not devotees of the TWILIGHT saga, there are some things to be said for BREAKI...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Fear the Walking Dead”

  FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:  Sunday 9PM on AMC AMC’s eccentric decision to keep its Walking Dead assembly line going with a not-quite-prequel has become even more so in Season 2, which places the Season 1 survivors on ...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Star Trek: Discovery”

  STAR TREK:  DISCOVERY – Episodes available each Sunday at CBS All Access – In the Quene There are quite a few perils to reaching a judgment about the new STAR TREK: DISCOVERY based on its opening hour, the o...
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