Posts Tagged ‘thriller’
 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “American Horror Story – Coven”

  AMERICAN HORROR STORY – COVEN:  Wednesday 10PM on FX Caged and tortured slaves, mid-coitus spontaneous brain aneurisms and gang rape aside, the COVEN season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY was relatively restrained in it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “The Secret Circle”

    On paper, THE SECRET CIRCLE seemed to have everything going for it.  It was a ready-made companion piece to CW’s one big hit The Vampire Diaries–produced by Vampire‘s Kevin Williamson, based on ...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Paranormal Activity 3”

  PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3:  Worth A Ticket – More Minimalist Bumps In the Dark   The PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise is a movie studio’s dream come true.  The concept itself demands a no-star cast, a very li...
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THE SKED’S SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Following”

  If the first season of THE FOLLOWING stands for anything, it’s that the significant difference between the best cable dramas and the vast majority of their network counterparts hasn’t been about the ability t...
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THE BIJOU REVIEW: “Contraband”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
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PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Cult”

  CULT:  Tuesday 9PM on CW – Change the Channel CW has had little good news this season apart from the arrival of Arrow, and it’s not helping itself by deciding to launch the new thriller CULT just as FOX has ...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “King & Maxwell”

  KING & MAXWELL isn’t the kind of show you’d particularly expect to see evolve between its premiere and season finale, and in fact it didn’t.  That’s too bad, because the TNT series, developed...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: ‘Hunted”

  HUNTED:  Friday 10PM on Cinemax – Potential DVR Alert On the same night that coincidentally brought the season premiere of Nikita, we have a new series that treads similar ground, both centering on gorgeous, betra...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Passion”

It’s unfortunately not saying very much to note that PASSION is the best eeffort Brian DePalma has managed to turn in lately.  DePalma’s Redacted was one of the worst films by a major American director in recent...
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THE SKED MIDSEASON TRAILER REVIEW: FOX’s “The Following”

    THE FOLLOWING:  Midseason MONDAY 9PM on FOX WHAT IT’S SAYING:  Jack Bauer meets Hannibal Lecter.  Only this time, Lecter has a cult of imitator serial killers. WHAT IT’S REALLY SAYING:  Not for the...
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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 SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Americans”

  THE AMERICANS:  Wednesday 10PM on FX – DVR Alert The renaissance of pop culture spies–good and bad, ours and theirs, real-life and fictional–continues with FX’s new series THE AMERICANS.  Joe We...
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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...
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THE SKED REVIEW: “American Horror Story”

> AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Wednesdays 10PM on FX – Potential DVR Alert The first inkling of just how deranged AMERICAN HORROR STORY is going to be comes with one of the early “normal” scenes.  The lo...
by Mitch Salem