Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’
 

 

“John Carter” and The Art of Bus-Under Pushing: SHOWBUZZDAILY CLOSE-UP

> A movie called JOHN CARTER opened a few days ago.  It cost a few bucks, and as you may have heard, didn’t make as much money as its studio, Disney, would have liked.  Notwithstanding the supposed mandate from ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE WATCH: “Terra Nova”

> Warning:  Spoilers Ahead Here, in the end, is all you needed to know about TERRA NOVA:  in its entire 2-hour season–and very possibly series–finale, dinosaurs were sighted for a grand total of about 2 mi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “In Time”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “In Time”

  IN TIME:  Watch It At Home – The Clock Never Really Starts Ticking   Andrew Niccol wants to be a populist moviemaker of ideas, but he just doesn’t have the knack.  Niccol’s ideas are genuinely im...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “Real Steel”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
by Mitch Salem
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Real Steel”

REAL STEEL:  Watch It At Home – The Word is “Clunky”   REAL STEEL wants to be loved so much, it practically walks the audience members to their cars and offers to give them all a lift home.  And yet, th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Terra Nova”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PRIEST: Pray For Us

> Not Even For Free; The 3D Must Stand For “Dull Deadly Dud” If you squint at the post-apocalyptic desert wasteland settings of PRIEST, I swear you can see the camera crews from The Book of Eli, Jonah Hex, Resident ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SOURCE CODE: If At First You Don’t Succeed…

> Worth a ticket. They say that the definition of madness is repeating the same action with the expectation of a different result.  But that diagnosis doesn’t allow for this:  a man (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Sucker Punch”

    Not Even For Free   Remember Ken Russell’s movie of The Who’s Tommy?  The scene where Ann-Margret’s nervous breakdown was visualized by her television set vomiting out baked beans, chocolat...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Limitless”

    Worth a ticket.   In movies, as in life, when someone is offered an illicit miracle drug that seems too good to be true, it usually is. So the general narrative arc of LIMITLESS doesn’t come as a huge s...
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 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