Denis Villeneuve (director of the Oscar-nominated ‘Incendies‘) has given us one hell of a terrifying and highly suspenseful ride with his first major Hollywood film, ‘Prisoners’. The movie has an amazing cast and an excellent script.
Continuing on my hunt for good (or at least watchable) horror movies to usher in the Halloween season, I found two supernatural flicks on Netflix that are decently entertaining. I especially enjoyed one better than the other, but I’m still in the mood for more scares.
As far as I’m aware, NBC has not yet issued a formal cancelation notice for its summer series ‘Siberia’. However, considering the show’s poor ratings, I think it’s a foregone conclusion that this week’s season finale episode is also the series finale. So, with that in mind, does the show wrap up with a satisfying note of closure?
That’s it? After a dozen episodes where believability and logic were stretched to their limits (all for the sake of entertainment), this is all we get from the season finale of ‘Under the Dome’? It’s almost as if the writers got together and decided that they didn’t want any significant events to occur, but wanted to make it appear as if significant events were occurring. For all its so-called revelations, the end of the season finale leaves our dome residents in almost exactly the same spot they were when the episode begins.
The fall 2013 TV season has officially commenced, and here come the brand new shows. From the results of last week’s poll, Fox’s supernatural drama ‘Sleepy Hollow’ emerged as one of the front-runners for interest among our readers. It’s the type of show I usually go for as well, even though (or perhaps because) most of the previews looked cheesy as hell. The pilot episode aired on Monday night and… yeah, it kind of is cheesy as hell. But is that a bad thing?
Once upon a time, families would gather around the living room television set every evening to watch their favorite TV shows together as a group. These days, in any given household, you’re probably more likely to find four or five people watching completely different shows simultaneously, sometimes sitting right across from one other, each isolated with headphones and absorbed in the glare of tiny phone or tablet screens. When you want to watch a TV show, do you still actually do it on a TV?
‘Ozymandias’, the most recent episode of ‘Breaking Bad’, is one of the most technically brilliant and action-packed hours of television in recent memory. It may be the show’s best episode ever, despite the ensuing torment. It’s painful and difficult to watch and packed a profound emotional wallop. The writers squeezed an insane amount of story into a single episode. Loose ends are tied up and the consequences of Walt’s actions are felt by everyone.
Even with all of the ‘Grand Theft Auto‘ excitement, a few other videogames come out this week as well. After all, those with only a Wii U or a PC need something to play too.