Posts Tagged ‘romance’
 

 

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...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “One Day”

  ONE DAY – Watch It At Home:  An Off-Day   What went wrong with ONE DAY?  It’s been clear for a while that its studio, Focus Features, didn’t have great confidence in the film:  first  they post...
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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...
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THE BIJOU @ TIFF: Sarah Polley’s “Take This Waltz”

> In just her second feature film as a director (her first was 2006’s Oscar-nominated Away From Her), Sarah Polley demonstrates that she’s already a filmmaker with rare grace and sensuality in TAKE THIS WALTZ, which...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “True Blood”

  “Are you kidding me?  It’s always the weird stuff that’s the best,” Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) said at one point during tonight’s season finale of TRUE BLOOD–he was watching the birth o...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Affair”

  THE AFFAIR:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime Previously… on THE AFFAIR:  Several years from now, Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson) sit in police interrogation rooms and separately recount, in connection with a...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Whitney”

> And so we come to the age-old query:  after 6 months and 22 half-hours of television, has WHITNEY gotten any better? Well, it’s changed.  A revisit to the show on the occasion of its season finale, written by ...
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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...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Breaking Dawn Part I”

    THE TWILIGHT SAGA – BREAKING DAWN PART 1:  Watch It At Home – The Saga Sags In Slow Prelude To The End   The worldwide phenomenon that is Twilight often finds itself compared to Harry Potter, and...
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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...
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THE BIJOU @ TIFF: “Salmon Fishing In the Yemen”

> The first substantial buy of the Toronto Film Festival (Shame had sold first, but for art film prices) turned out to be Salmon Fishing In the Yemen, a modestly engaging romantic comedy from Lasse Hallstrom.  Hallstrom ha...
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THE SKED’S SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: ABC’s “Mistresses”

MISTRESSES:  Monday 10PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… These days, primetime soap operas usually try to be something else as well:  comedies (Desperate Housewives), musicals (Glee), thrillers (Revenge), medical ...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Catch”

  THE CATCH:  Thursday 10PM on ABC THE CATCH may have set a record for the number of times a series can be rebooted by the launch of its 2d season, yet it remains stubbornly lite rather than airy, ShondaLand’s littl...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Vampire Diaries”

   THE VAMPIRE DIARIES brought its A-game to its 3rd season finale, wrapping up (or at least advancing) some storylines while providing massive fodder for Season 4.  It should be noted that Diaries thrives on plot twists...
by Mitch Salem