Posts Tagged ‘history’
 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings May 8-14

The NBA Playoffs are taking off for TNT, with Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals averaging a 3.1 rating with Adults 18-49 at 9:43 pm Monday (the Los Angeles Lakers getting pounded by the Oklahoma City Thunder).  Thre...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Hell On Wheels”

  HELL ON WHEELS – Sunday 9PM on AMC WHERE WE WERE:  Building the transcontinental railroad.  Our antihero, former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon, joined the Union Pacific Railroad’s march to the west on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

The Sked: Cable Ratings May 22-28

On the cable front this past seven days, only the NBA could stop History’s rampaging Hatfield & McCoys.  On Monday night, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals (Boston Celtics at Miami Heat) averaged a 4.1 rating ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

LIMITED RELEASE: “The Double Hour,” “Incendies” & “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

> Plot spoilers are even more problematic when it comes to limited releases, because by definition they’re only being seen by a few people in certain selected locations, and–if they’re good–will ideally ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Lawless”

  LAWLESS:  Watch It At Home – A Moonshine War To Make You Long for “Boardwalk Empire” Director John Hillcoat specializes in stark, emotionally distanced pulp, and if that sounds like a contradiction in ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Hatfields & McCoys” Episode 2

  The second 2-hour chunk of the newly anointed most popular scripted show in the history of basic cable, History’s HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, was much like the first episode:  a strong opening hour followed by a secon...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Hatfields & McCoys” Blows Up The Record Books – Again

    It’s not exactly a surprise that History’s HATFIELDS & MCCOYS had another spectacular ratings night with its conclusion on Wednesday.  The show actually went up from its record-setting Part 1 audi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “The Help”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
by Mitch Salem
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THE SKED: “Hatfields & McCoys” Keep Shooting

  History Channel, which just entered the world of scripted television 2 days ago, now owns the #1 and #2 scripted programs in the history of basic cable, as the 2d installment of HATFIELDS & MCCOYS barely declined fro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “J. Edgar”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
by Mitch Salem
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The Sked: Cable Ratings June 12-18

HBO’s True Blood tops the cable ratings chart again this week, although it’s down three tenths of an Adult 18-49 rating point from last week’s season premiere.  TNT’s Dallas reboot looks impressive in t...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Master”

  THE MASTER:  Worth A Ticket – The Title Describes the Filmmaker Our shorthand for describing movie directors, even great ones, is to compare them to other filmmakers.  So Quentin Tarantino is Sergio Leone plus ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

ABRAHAM LINCOLN:  VAMPIRE HUNTER – Not Even For Free – An Unconstitutional Offense Against Moviegoers   Honestly:  how is a movie called ABRAHAM LINCOLN:  VAMPIRE HUNTER not a comedy?  It’s as if Wood...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Argo”

At this point, with 3 first-rate films to his name, it’s time to stop remarking on how surprising it is that Ben Affleck is a major American filmmaker and just accept that he is one.  His latest, ARGO, is his best yet, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Something In the Air” and “Ginger and Rosa”

Toronto this year provided two notable portraits of teenagers growing up in a time of political turmoil, Olivier Assayas’s SOMETHING IN THE AIR and Sally Potter’s GINGER AND ROSA. Assayas’s film is about th...
by Mitch Salem