What are you going to watch at the cinema this weekend? Read our reviews of all the new releases to help you decide.
The miniseries about an inside job at a cash-counting facility debuted this week in the U.S. and the opening hour was all kinds of time-jumping, everyone-suspecting, shotgun-to-the-knee-shooting intense. We have no idea who the brains of the operation will turn out to be, how many backs will be stabbed, or who will survive… and that’s exactly how we like it. Highly recommended viewing for heist-film buffs.
How to begin this review? Few countries that debuted in the 1700s have been as controversial or long running (it’s into its 236th season now) as America. It may not have the staying power of perennial favorites such as China or the credibility of indie darlings such as Finland, but America has proven that it can at least make some cultural impact. It’s not the best, but hey, they can’t all be Louie.
Dredd has just screened at Comic-Con 2012, and here’s our first reaction to the comic-book reboot…
It’s a shame ‘Last Resort’ is airing at 8 pm on Thursdays because it deserves to reach as far and wide of an audience as possible. Though much like the underdog crew at the center of the story, the odds are stacked against it.
Shawn Ryan is flat out a maker of good television, and this is quite simply network drama done right. Its originality is invigorating. While it may end up resembling certain other shot-in-Hawaii, remote-island tales, this pilot is far from the norm. It covers a lot of ground but manages to squeeze out character shading and foreshadow. ‘Last Resort’ is exciting without forcing it and clever without showing off. It’s not heady or preachy, but has the potential to speak great volumes about government, war, and nuclear arms. If an audience finds it and the show follows through on the stakes established in the pilot, this could be broadcast’s next great drama.
But missiles named ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and ‘The X Factor’ are headed its way.
I hear ya Alex. Watched the pilot last night (thanks for posting it!) and thought it was fantastic.