- Nov 14, 2018
- Reaction score
The Dead Zone is really good. The original Carrie is excellent, the remake is not as good, as it had a lot to live up to, but has far better special effects for the prom scene.I haven't seen the Dead Zone, or Carrie for that matter, since my childhood so I should probably give both another watch.
The Dead Zone is really good. The original Carrie is excellent, the remake is not as good, as it had a lot to live up to, but has far better special effects for the prom scene.
Checking out the first story arc of the final season of Black Lightning. I feel like everything after the first season is kind of so-so. It's not horrible, but I'm not enjoying it like I used to. Which sucks, as Black Lightning is one of my favorite DC characters
It seemed to me like they were trying too hard to get too much in, and the seasons weren't focused. The latter part of season 3 was really good though- and the first part of season 4 has been good so far.
I mean Superman & Lois leaves all CW shows in the dust- maybe Stargirl can sort of keep up? But it definitely raised the bar.I probably should have watched BL before I checked out the first two episodes of Superman & Lois. I mean, this first arc isn't horrible, but it's not drawing me in like I had hoped it would.
I haven't watched the most recent one because I heard that beforehand. The episode the week before seemed like a good stopping point, so why chance a cliff hanger?Yeah, it's definitely like watching a mini-movie every week. The delay on episode 6 until May is frustrating.
I mean Superman & Lois leaves all CW shows in the dust- maybe Stargirl can sort of keep up? But it definitely raised the bar.
I watched it twice, once by myself in the middle of the night and again with my wife the next day. And I laughed at this both times.
I'm really enjoying this! I haven't read the comics so I'm going in blind - I think Kirkman does a grand job subverting and playing with superhero tropes (but I did also enjoy his work with TWD, not so much the screen adaptation.).So Invincible is like the best thing ever.
I'd forgot this was coming out until someone mentioned it on my Facebook wall, and it is soooo, so good. The animation is perfect, captures the style of the comic without being that crappy stilted American animation experience. The voices are great, JK Simmons just stealing the show constantly, and the pacing, plotting....it's everything I want from a superhero show played straight.
That's interesting. I've always thought that Avery Brooks did a good job in the two-part series opener. Of course, his performance there should be a little low-key as he is emotionally shut down by his grief for his wife. Another factor may be that (I think) there was a deliberate decision that, unlike Kirk and Picard, Sisko would not be a speech-maker. A lot of TOS and TNG episodes feature the captain delivering some kind of stirring oratory. In DS 9, it's the villains--especially Dukat--who are talky.I have found out that DS9, Voyager and Enterprise are on USA Netflix, so I've started DS9. It's pretty good so far, but good lord the actor that plays Sisko is terrible! It's like he has no emotion, or anything! You got all these other characters around him that are good, but then there's Sisko with his flat performance.
Yes. The second season episode 'The Wire' which really introduces us to Garak in depth is one of the best in the entire series, I think. It doesn't hurt that Paul Dooley, another character actor of long experience, plays his mentor Enabran Tain. IIRC Robert Hewitt Wolfe wrote the episode.Garak is probably Trek's most complex character. A zealous nationalist/speciesist who wishes he was more of a zealous nationalist, but is "held back" in his own view by being too intelligent and sympathetic and yet is proud of those traits. The relationship with his father, the questions around what exactly he did to get exiled etc.
I have a soft spot for Arrow, but with that one gone, my tops was Black Lightning. Now of course, it's the same as yours.True. I was both surprised and impressed with how good that show is. Of course, my favorite of the rest is Legends of Tomorrow, even though it's gotten kind of lowbrow the past 2 seasons. Stargirl is a my next favorite after that. Superman definitely tops the list now though
I have found out that DS9, Voyager and Enterprise are on USA Netflix, so I've started DS9. It's pretty good so far, but good lord the actor that plays Sisko is terrible! It's like he has no emotion, or anything! You got all these other characters around him that are good, but then there's Sisko with his flat performance.
I think it's just the dialogue in these early episodes.That's an interesting take. He's actually my favorite captain. Maybe in hindsight it's because of some of the later developments as he grows into the role. It will be interesting to see your take as it goes on.
I'm a bit torn on Hanks as an actor. I think the comparison of him to Stewart are way off base and really reinforce misunderstanding of Stewart as an actor: although famous for his more saintly roles Stewart played a wide range of characters, including much darker roles like in Vertigo and Mann's The Man from Laramie.Last night my wife and I watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), about a troubled writer sent to interview Fred Rogers and the effect that Rogers has on him. The writer, Lloyd Vogel, was well played by Matthew Rhys; I didn't like the character, really, but I found his performance compelling. I was surprised to learn that he is Welsh--he does an American accent perfectly. Susan Kelechi Watson is good as his wife and Chris Cooper was pretty strong as his ne'er-do-well estranged father.
For me at least, the weak link was Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers. Not an easy part to play, I'm sure. But the film rests largely on the idea that Rogers was a unique and saintly personality, who had a special effect on those he came into contact with. Hanks' version of Rogers always felt like an act, a performance, to me. Of course, it was a performance, but it never felt real in the way Rhys' version of Vogel did.
In most movies, that would not be that much of a flaw--a good film can survive less-than-compelling acting. But I thought it really hurt this movie, because it created the impression that Fred Rogers was acting--that his public persona was a carefully crafted act and not a reflection of his real personality. I think that's the opposite of what the film-makers intended.
I have a soft spot for Arrow, but with that one gone, my tops was Black Lightning. Now of course, it's the same as yours.
Supergirl gets in its own way. They have great starts, then bog it down with needless plot changes.
Same with Legends of Tomorrow, though it seemed that during the middle it learned how to thread that needle. The last season was less than.
Flash should be awesome, but they have no creativity in villains or plans. This Mirror stuff is actually pretty good though, and Bloodwork had potential.
Rachel Skarsten must have huge muscles the way she carries Batwoman. It actually got better in the last part of the season after Crisis, and this season is a lot better without Ruby Rose.
I kind of wish they'd all do shorter seasons like Legends does. I think it might help with the mixed quality we get from longer seasons. Then again, I've been spoiled by the shorter season lengths of British shows long before cable tv and streaming services started to follow suit.
I loved Arrow up through Damian Dahrk. It started going downhill a bit after that, though Crisis on Earth X and Crisis on Infinite Earths were well done given their budget limitations.
Flash annoys me by still having Thawne around. I do like Bloodsport and the mirror stuff (I haven't started this season yet, so I'm not up to speed on that storyline), but for every great moment, they tend to have bad ones too. I'm finding the current season of Batwoman to be better than the last one; I love Rachel Starsten; she was one of my favorite parts of Lost Girl when that was on.
I'm a bit torn on Hanks as an actor. I think the comparison of him to Stewart are way off base and really reinforce misunderstanding of Stewart as an actor: although famous for his more saintly roles Stewart played a wide range of characters, including much darker roles like in Vertigo and Mann's The Man from Laramie.
I'm hoping the takeaway from this is "Hey, Box Office and Streaming can live side by side- let's do away with windows!" But that would be a bit too progressive, especially since the ink has barely dried on the new deals. AMC and some other company got a great deal- 3 weeks and royalties on streaming, with Regal taking it out to 6 weeks. There's no way they're going to pull it from the other theaters, so they'll get 6 weeks and royalties.Watched Godzilla vs Kong. Dumb movie. Very fun though. Special effects were really nice, and the way they used camera angles and the slow deliberate motion to highlight "size" was really good.