Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’
 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Fringe”

  The most paranormal thing about FRINGE, in the end, was that it actually survived 5 seasons on the air, as very possibly the lowest-rated series to be regularly renewed in the history of network television.  (Made possi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Sundance Film Festival Reviews: “Novitiate,” “The Incredible Jessica James” & “Marjorie Prime”

  NOVITIATE (Sony Classics):  It’s not clear how much of an audience there can be for a dark drama set amid the physical and psychological hardships of a pre-Vatican II midwestern abbey, but Margaret Betts’s N...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Battle Los Angeles”

  Watch it at home.   The deadliest weapon unleashed in BATTLE LOS ANGELES is its barrage of war-movie cliches. Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but there’s this rag-tag group of Marines, led by a hard...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Person of Interest”

  PERSON OF INTEREST:  Tuesday 10PM on CBS You wouldn’t necessarily know it from last night’s ratings, but PERSON OF INTEREST had a smooth segue to its new Tuesday 10PM home.  Although there are some notable ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Amazing Spider-Man”

  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN:  Watch It At Home – Not So Amazing   Part of the unwritten suspension of disbelief deal we have with the movie studios is that although we know they’re going to constantly tell u...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The 100″”

  “There are no good guys,” titular Chancellor of post-apocalyptic Earth Abby Griffin (Paige Turco) told her teenage daughter Clarke (Eliza Taylor), who had supplanted her as de facto warrior queen of humanity,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “Real Steel”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
by Mitch Salem
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THE SKED MIDSEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Revolution”

  REVOLUTION:  Monday 10PM on NBC Of all the mysteries that surround the events of NBC’s REVOLUTION, the one that definitely won’t be answered this season is how the show would rate if it didn’t have T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Salvation”

  SALVATION:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS CBS’s summer series SALVATION presents a potential end of the world so pedestrian that viewers might fall asleep while awaiting the apocalypse.  It’s a disappointment, beca...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Paul”

    Watch it at home.   The genial PAUL really only has one joke–luckily it’s a pretty good one: what if ET had the persona of Seth Rogen? While Paul isn’t the first alien to crack jokes (rememb...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Revolution”

  REVOLUTION:  Wednesday 8PM on NBC Can REVOLUTION save itself?  It had the splashiest start of any drama last season, leaping to a 4.1 rating on the back of The Voice.  (That’s even higher than this week’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Alphas”

  ALPHAS:  Monday 10PM on Syfy   WHERE WE WERE:  Think X-Men without the big special effects, the cool gadgets and the costumes.  Dr. Lee Rosen (David Stathairn) is the shepherd to a group of Alphas, individuals wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Humans”

  HUMANS:  Sunday 9PM on AMC – If Nothing Else Is On… The sentient robot story gets another workout in HUMANS, AMC’s first import series.  It’s set in a barely futuristic England where “synt...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “In Time”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
by Mitch Salem
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THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Orphan Black”

  ORPHAN BLACK:  Saturday 9PM on BBCAmerica – Potential DVR Alert BBCAmerica’s second foray into original scripted drama, ORPHAN BLACK, while less inherently prestigious than Copper–lacking as it does th...
by Mitch Salem