Posts Tagged ‘romance’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Upstream Color”

  UPSTREAM COLOR:  Worth A Ticket – But Not If You Require Coherent Plotting I’d be lying if I said I really knew what the hell was going on in UPSTREAM COLOR, and yet the experience of watching it was surpris...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Beautiful Creatures”

  BEAUTIFUL CREATURES:  Watch It At Home – Many Witches, Little Magic BEAUTIFUL CREATURES can’t be dismissed as merely an overlong TV episode meant for the CW, but it never really comes together, either.  Ric...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Safe Haven”

  SAFE HAVEN:  Watch It At Home – Nicholas Sparks Churns Out Another This year’s Nicholas Sparks romantic melodrama SAFE HAVEN is so much like last year’s Sparks romantic melodrama The Lucky One that one...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman”

It’s a cliche to say, when a director of commercials and music videos helms his or her first feature film, that the result resembles a video extended to feature length–and certainly not one that’s always true,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Very Good Girls”

  VERY GOOD GIRLS is set in contemporary Brooklyn, but it’s shot (by Bobby Bukowski) with the kind of gauzy glow that suggests a European perfume commercial.  It’s lovely to look at, but also mystifying and u...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “The Spectacular Now”

  The screenplay for THE SPECTACULAR NOW, a Dramatic Competition entry at Sundance, was written by the team of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who also wrote (500) Days of Summer, but the new film has none of the b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Deception”

  DECEPTION:  Monday 10PM on NBC 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, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT – CW’s “The Carrie Diaries”

    THE CARRIE DIARIES: Monday 8PM on CW – Change the Channel   THE CARRIE DIARIES is CW’s last big gun of the season (Cult, still forthcoming, is smaller caliber), the show that the network hopes wil...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Girls”

  GIRLS:  Sunday 9PM on HBO The newly Golden Globe-winning GIRLS has returned, despite all its intervening success and attention, with its messiness intact.  “Messy” is a relative term in the world of Girls,...
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
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Rust and Bone”

‎ Jacques Audiard doesn’t do sentimental. His last film, A Prophet, had the clear-eyed view of crime and the dramatic heft of a French version of “The Wire,” and his new and very different drama RUST & B...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Beauty and the Beast”

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