Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bloodrayne II: Deliverance

Don't even think about it.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I Want To Believe

Do the folks behind the upcoming “X-Files” flick think that a bit of cheesecake is all it takes to wipe away the bad memories of that lackluster final season and lame series finale? Hell no! But it’s a start in the right direction...

Great episode of “Reaper” last night. They’ve been doing a bunch of mini-arcs all season and finally found one that paid off.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Amsterdam Finale

Kind of went out with a whimper Monday night. The ratings weren’t that hot, 12th place, hard to say if it’ll be back next season. I read somewhere the show has a lot of time-shifted viewers, maybe Fox will take that into consideration -- yeah, right.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Invisible

After helming “Blade Trinity”, David S. Goyer really had nowhere to go but up.“The Invisible” isn’t much to look at -- Ha! -- but he gets some solid contributions from the cast. The plot is simple enough: disembodied teen must find help for his injured body before he becomes dead-dead. Along the way, he learns some stuff about the people around him -- sounds a bit like that unaired FOX pilot, “Still Life”. Margarita Levieva stands out with a sort of grungy, (almost)Jessica Albish vibe with her portrayal of Annie -- the misunderstood tough girl (I guess you could say that she was invisible in her own way). The film changes genres in almost every act, starting out as a teen drama, switching to supernatural thriller and closing as a paranormal romance. There’s an audience for a good teen “Ghost” flick, but this movie doesn’t fit the bill. Watchable but not memorable. I believe Goyer does a commentary on the DVD though. Will have to check it out...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Hellboy 2

Really looking forward to this one. Read the script a while back, lots of cool-looking characters/creatures and eye-popping special effects. The story was just okay though. “Hellboy” had great visuals but also a good origin story. “Hellboy 2” is more like, ‘Okay, now that we’ve done with that cumbersome backstory and established all the key players, let’s have some fun!’ -- which was Del Toro’s approach to “Blade 2". It’ll be interesting to see if he pulls it off.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Fountain

I might be going out on a limb here, but “The Fountain” wasn’t that bad. In fact, it was surprisingly watchable. The whole “sci-fi” angle -- if you can call it that -- probably scared off a bunch of folks and confused others, but at the core, it’s a simple story about a husband coming to terms with the impending death of his terminal wife. I don’t get the hate that it caught from some critics. Is it the most straightforward story ever told? Hardly. Might it be a little too artsy for its own good? Definitely. We often bash films for being too cookie-cutter and safe, but the minute someone ventures off the beaten path... WHAMMO!


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