Taking two genres like superheroes and found footage and making them seem fresh is a rare feat but ‘Chronicle’ manages to do just that and make it look easy!
Last year’s surprise summer hit ‘Falling Skies’ is finally back, and naturally, that action, tension is bigger than ever along with some new characters, including Brandon Jay McLaren who provides some love interest for Lourdes (Sychelle Gabriel).
‘True Blood’ Season 5 kicks off this Sunday and for those of you worrying that it won’t be as intense as promised, you have nothing to worry about. Alan Ball is proving that he’s going out with a bang, and the first four episodes are very intense.
AMC is stepping into the reality show world to mix with their scripted shows, but as ‘The Pitch’ shows, the world of advertising seen through the eyes of ‘Mad Men’s’ Don Draper is much more interesting and creative.
I loved ‘Chronicle’ when it was in the theaters, and this is that rare film that plays even better on blu-ray at home, and this edition has some pretty decent extras. It’s well worth picking up and watching alone or with your family since there’s some good moral lessons in there!
Showtime did a really smart thing with Edie Falco’s ‘Nurse Jackie’ who about the pillpopping nurse and shook the heck out it, and Season 4 is looking like a rebirth for a show that was getting stale faster than Sheree Whitfield’s career path on ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’.
Ricky Gervais has created the perfect hybrid of ‘Extras’ & ‘The Office’ with ‘Life’s Too Short’. Warwick Davis stars as the rather deluded version of himself, and he’s like the lovechild of Gervais and Edina Monsoon from Absolutely Fabulous.
Tonight’s ‘The Walking Dead: Nebraska’ is the first post-Darabont episode that stars right where it stopped, and for people wanting full on action be warned, this one takes it’s time to build up the tension. But it does!
‘Chronicle’ makes you appreciate the ‘found footage’ genre again, but also puts a new spin on superheroes showing them as how humans would probably misuse special powers if they were granted them. Impulse control is the lesson of the day here.
‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ has always been that perfect show to get hooked on, but unlike many shows that show some age in their fourth season, this one just keeps getting better. RuPaul Charles knows what we want, and he keeps delivering it better each season.
Rodrigo Cortés ‘Red Lights’ movie wants to be a mind tripper in the vein of ‘Inception’, but it only makes you realize what that film would have been like the lesser hands. This film needs some reshoots and major editing if it wants a US theatrical release.
Craig Zobel’s lastest film ‘Compliance’ works wonderfully as a horror suspense film without any ‘found footage’, gore, or blood. It’s bound to get people feeling superior thinking they’d never let this happen to them.