Posts Tagged ‘superhero’
 

 
Legion

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Legion”

  In its second season, Noah Hawley’s FX series LEGION largely became a delivery system for set-pieces.  Some of these sequences, to be sure, were dazzling:  Hawley has become a whiz with aspect ratios, split scree...
by Mitch Salem
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Black Lightning

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Black Lightning”

  Although it’s part of the CW/Greg Berlanti DC Comics assembly line, BLACK LIGHTNING, created by Salim Akil, has been strikingly different from its comrades.  So far, it hasn’t noticeably been part of the sha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
Legion

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Legion”

  LEGION:  Tuesday 10PM on FX The first season of Noah Hawley’s LEGION was enthralling, and a bit of a disappointment.  Hawley’s adult off-shoot of the X-Man franchise toyed with narrative structure, temporal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
Krypton

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Krypton”

  KRYPTON:  Wednesday 10PM on Syfy – Change the Channel With the engagingly odd exception of The Magicians, Syfy hasn’t had much luck with its big swings, and KRYPTON is unlikely to change that.  The network&...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Gotham”

  GOTHAM:  Thursday 8PM on FOX Coming off its most satisfying season to date, the first where it seemed to have some control over its sprawl, GOTHAM has been given a new timeslot on Thursdays for its 4th season, and the s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
Legion

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Legion”

  LEGION:  Wednesday 10PM on FX – DVR Alert The answer to what Noah Hawley could do for an encore after Fargo is:  continue to spectacularly overperform.  Fargo was and is a totally unexpected piece of great telev...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Gotham”

  GOTHAM did a better job of navigating its clog of characters in its second season.  Bruno Heller’s mash-up of Batman origin story, the Dark Knight trilogy, 1930s-style cop drama, and all-around comic book freak-sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
Legends of Tomorrow

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Legends of Tomorrow”

  The well-oiled Greg Berlanti & Co DC superhero TV machine has so far slipped a gear with CW’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW.  Despite half a season of careful preparation before its January start, including pre-premiere...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
Agent Carter

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Agent Carter”

  The signs are foreboding for AGENT CARTER:  not only have the Season 2 ratings gone from lukewarm to frigid, but star Hayley Atwell has signed for another ABC pilot (although since the same studio and network are involv...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
Supergirl

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Supergirl”

  SUPERGIRL:  Monday 8PM on CBS (premiere at 8:30PM tonight) – In the Queue SUPERGIRL is more thrilling as an experiment in network scheduling than as a TV show.  There’s nothing terribly wrong with the ser...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
birdman

SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

  BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance):  Worth A Ticket – A Stunt, But An Amazing One Alejandro G. Inarritu’s BIRDMAN is, like this year’s Boyhood, a film defined by its form.  In the case of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Flash”

  THE FLASH:  Tuesday 8PM on CW Previously… on THE FLASH:  Mild-mannered civilian police investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) comes out of an encounter with a particle accelerator and a freak storm, and finds hi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: CW’s “The Flash”

  THE FLASH:  Tuesday 8PM on CW starting October 7 – If Nothing Else Is On… PLAYERS:  Series Creators/Executive Producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, the first 2 of whom are also creators...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″”

  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2:  Watch It At Home – The Webs Aren’t Very Tight This Time The huge, lumbering pieces of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 rarely succeed in fitting together.  It’s as though the studio...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED Fall Finale Review: “Arrow”

  Not to beat up on Agents of SHIELD more than it already has been, but comparisons between it and ARROW are particularly clear right now since both shows are pursuing essentially the same storyline, in which there’s...
by Mitch Salem