Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3

You know you're in the future because Dr. Crusher never has to get her hands actually physically dirty.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Ides of March

Not a Sorkin picture; he never wrote anything so idealistic and by-the-numbers. (Clooney, stick to directing. And acting.)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2

Shoot. I thought we were finally getting to the good stuff with "Pen Pals" and then it sinks back into trite again.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 2

This series does what Fawlty Towers did for me: makes me twitch all over.

Slings and Arrows: Season 2

Oh, I get it now. This series is about how to enact good Shakespeare. And it requires absolutely stellar actors who can play it both ways.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Their use of animal behaviorists is commendable. Their completely predictable plot is shame-worthy.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Dexter: Season 5

Absolutely satisfying season. I can't believe a series about a serial killer is one of the best shows I watch.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I have a weird brain. The plot was close to impenetrable, but the filmic elements? I got every one.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Look, I never saw the original, so don't know how it compares. This one has (slow, scary, creepy) atmosphere a plenty.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Crawling up the tallest building in the world does in fact look terrifying (CGI notwithstanding).

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Numb3rs: Season 3

I like this show (especially that last doozy of an episode). I don't like that it would barely be possible without the Patriot Act.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Inscrutable? Yes, the script is. No, the action and the acting aren't. (Original title: Di Renjie)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Doctor Who: Season 10

Finally! At the very end of Season 10, after 69 serials, a real story without plastic monsters (well, ok, plastic maggots). Plus, it's funny and poignant and has a moral ending.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Fright Night

Colin Farrell was definitely born to play a vampire.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

This is The Indian Hangover, down to the stunningly handsome leading man. (What are they, twins?)


Despite this rather romantic view of the great Khan, I'd rather not forget that he slaughtered millions and millions of people.