Posts Tagged ‘thriller’
 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: “Do No Harm”

  DO NO HARM: Thursday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… What is it with NBC and dual personalities?  Is the network trying to tell us something?  A couple of years ago it gave us My Own Worst Enemy, with ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Magic Magic”

  MAGIC MAGIC never really makes clear what it intends to be, but it’s awfully fascinating to watch. Written and directed by the prolific Sebastian Silva, who had two films at Sundance this year (the other was the we...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The Following”

  THE FOLLOWING:  Monday 9PM on FOX 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 i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Parker”

  PARKER:  Watch It At Home – Jason Statham Being Tough (Again), Elevated By Strong Supporting Cast PARKER is what Jack Reacher might have been if it hadn’t been gripped by the excess that accompanies Tom Crui...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “The East”

  A couple of Sundances ago, the actress/writer/producer Brit Marling was a festival darling, with two acclaimed pictures unveiled the same week.  In the end, while both Another Earth and Sound of My Voice received di...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Stoker”

  STOKER is the kind of swank, elegant horror movie we don’t see very often in these days of unkillable chainsaw-wielding serial killers who make awful use of human remains.  It’s chilling, more than a little...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED PILOT REPORT – FOX’s “The Following”

  THE FOLLOWING:  Monday 9PM on FOX – DVR Alert We’ve been here before, perhaps most memorably in Red Dragon aka Manhunter:  the burned-out, injured, brilliantly intuitive FBI agent, called back to the field ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Broken City”

  BROKEN CITY:  Watch It At Home – Wahlberg and Crowe In An Intriguing But Too Simplistic Thriller Studios love nothing better than predictability, so since Mark Wahlberg had a tidy January hit last year with Contra...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Banshee”

  BANSHEE:  Friday 10PM on Cinemax Alan Ball’s name is the one most often thrown about in connection with the new Cinemax series BANSHEE, and that’s understandable, what with him being the creator of True Bloo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Justified”

  JUSTIFIED has the luxury of time.  The series typically tells one or two extended stories through the course of its season, so tonight’s Season 4 premiere, written by series creator Graham Yost and directed by Mic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Jack Reacher”

  JACK REACHER:  Watch It At Home – Next on TNT:  Tom Cruise If Tom Cruise’s career ever takes him to do a TV pilot, it would be a lot like JACK REACHER.  And not a classy, sophisticated pilot for AMC or H...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Homeland”

  What kind of show, in the end, is HOMELAND?  Focus groups are often asked simply to describe whatever it is they’ve just seen, and Homeland has tried to be a romance, a thriller, an action adventure, a story about...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Dexter”

  Although there was plenty more going on–too much, in fact–it was fitting that Season 7 of DEXTER came down, in the end, to the women in Dexter Morgan’s life.  One could even say that this season might ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED MIDSEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Vampire Diaries”

  Among other things, the midseason finale of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES gets credit for the season’s most subversive use of Christmas carols, playing cheerily under ancient vampire Klaus (Joseph Morgan) as he first slaught...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED MIDSEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Beauty & the Beast”

  The midseason finale of the purported romantic thriller BEAUTY & THE BEAST delivered almost all romance, no thrills, as it continues to have only a glancing relationship with its title. Plotting has been this show...
by Mitch Salem