Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’
 

 

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
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Revolution”

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

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “The 100″”

  Season 1 of CW’s THE 100 worked better than logic suggested it should, considering that it was basically a thrift shop of plotlines and tropes from other, more ambitious fantasies, some aimed at teens (The Hunger G...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Midseason Finale Review: “Revolution”

  With the addition of Rockne S. O’Bannon to the REVOLUTION writing/producing team as co-showrunner, alongside series creator Eric Kripke, the first half (actually 9/22nds) of its second season has been more tightly ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Haven”

  Not even HAVEN‘s worst enemy would have wished on the series its season finale experience of the past few weeks.  More serialized than ever before, the season was approaching its ending with a second-to-last episo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Prometheus”

  PROMETHEUS:  Worth A Ticket – For the Visual Splendor, Not the Plot   Expectations were undoubtedly too high for PROMETHEUS.  The Alien franchise (and notwithstanding Ridley Scott and co-writer Damon Lindelo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: FOX’s “Almost Human”

  ALMOST HUMAN:  Monday 8PM on FOX (after a Sunday Nov 17 preview) – Worth A Look The ALMOST HUMAN pilot has a whole lot of concept.  The show was created by J. H. Wyman, a senior writer/producer on Fringe (the pil...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Ender’s Game”

  ENDER’S GAME:  Watch It At Home – Breaks The Rules, But Doesn’t Win the Game You don’t often see a $110M (plus marketing) YA adventure, intended to kick off a new movie franchise, as resolutely o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Cabin In the Woods”

  THE CABIN IN THE WOODS:  Watch it At Home – Clever and Culty   Seeing THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is sort of like being in Fight Club:  the first rule is not to talk about it.  Or, at least, not to reveal any of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Sundance Film Festival Reviews: “Late Night” & “Paradise Hills”

  LATE NIGHT (Amazon):  It’s legitimate to note that the thoroughly mainstream and commercial Late Night belonged at Sundance just about as much as The Devil Wears Prada would have, since to a large extent it transp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT – “Zero Hour”

  ZERO HOUR:  Thursday 8PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert ZERO HOUR‘s pilot is an engaging piece of nonsense, but whether it can work as a continuing TV series is another question.  The premise is a DaVinci Cod...
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