Posts Tagged ‘family’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Parental Guidance”

  PARENTAL GUIDANCE – Not At Any Price – Stupefying “Family” Sitcom Too Little For the Big Screen This is said with all due respect to a pair of performers who have entertained millions for decades,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: FOX’s “Ben & Kate”

  BEN & KATE:  Tuesday 8:30PM on FOX – Worth A Look   However it may fare in the ratings, this fall’s FOX Tuesday schedule is a model lesson in what a smoothly engineered line-up looks like.  At 9:30...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

HOP: Easter Egg Over Easy

> Watch It At Home People complain that Hollywood doesn’t take risks, but Universal went and hired the director of Alvin and the Chipmunks to make a movie about a musical-minded, free-spirit digitally animated character w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “We Bought A Zoo”

    WE BOUGHT A ZOO:  Worth A Ticket – Cameron Crowe Pays His Dues and Keeps His Dignity   There’s a classic line in Albert Brooks’s incredibly prescient 1979 Real Life where Brooks, as the pro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review – NBC’s “Welcome To the Family”

  WELCOME TO THE FAMILY:  Thursday 8:30PM on NBC – Change the Channel NBC continues is retro approach to fall comedy with WELCOME TO THE FAMILY. Even more than Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show, Fami...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Ben and Kate”

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 in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Lorax”

    THE LORAX:  Not Even For Free – A Seussian Mess   It may not be pretty, but surely it’s true–Credit must go where credit is due.  In this case, that means the Universal Pictures Marketing ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Way, Way Back”

  THE WAY, WAY BACK:  Watch It At Home – Modestly Engaging Coming-Of-Age Tale THE WAY, WAY BACK is one of the last real indie hopes for a original breakout hit this summer (it was a big buy out of Sundance, a $10M p...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”

  THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN:  Not At Any Price – Should Have Been Pruned   When Disney decided to make THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN, it probably shouldn’t have put the word “odd” in the t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SKED PILOT REPORT: PREMIERING TONIGHT – “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Raising Hope”

  RAISING HOPE:  Tuesday 8PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:  The town of Natesville, where the Chance clan–Jimmy (Lucas Neff), mom Virginia (Martha Plimpton), dad Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and ancient Maw-Maw (Cloris Leachman...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Mirror Mirror”

    MIRROR MIRROR:  Not Even For Free – 7 Years Bad Luck     When it was announced that 2012 would bring two big-budget movie versions of the Snow White story, not to mention TV’s Once Upon A Ti...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED MIDSEASON PILOT REPORT: FOX’s “The Goodwin Games”

    THE GOODWIN GAMES:  Midseason TBD on FOX – Worth A Look Disclaimer: Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall. Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Touch”

> TOUCH:  Mondays 9PM on FOX, starting March 19 – Change the Channel FOX’s new series TOUCH got off to a very good start in the ratings with a “preview” episode last week (having American Idol as a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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

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 in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem