What did I think of the film? Oh, I loved it. No, let me clarify that: I LOVED IT. But it's not really as simple as that.
I was thrilled to watch Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the latest chapter of a true rarity -- a big-budget summer franchise imbued not only with cutting-edge visual effects, but with a tremendous amount of soul and thought. But unfortunately, there were so many missed opportunities in Dawn that I left feeling disappointed.
As director Matt Reeves has said on several occasions, Dawn depicts the moment when it could have been "Planet of the Humans & Apes" but for the unwillingness of individuals on either side to bend.
A plastic faced Glenn Close swivels her hips mechanically in The Stepford Wives or cackles maniacally as Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmations, just two...
If you've ever seen The Americans, then you looooooove Drunk Martha! If you've never seen the show, then it's time to hop on the bandwagon because Alison Wright can do no wrong.
If they were at all true to my generation, Topanga, Cory and Shawn would be in a polyamorous relationship. They would all still be living with their parents, Topanga would be the only one who was employed -- and she would be the one who was a teacher (not Cory).
Holy Mother Russia, you need to be watching "The Americans."
Season two of the award-winning, much acclaimed FX cold war series The Americans kicks off this week, proving that Americans were ready to embrace a t...
Austenland celebrates Janeite fantasies and deconstructs them. As part of the package, guests are re-named in the style of Austen characters, and given a wardrobe. Jane's new name is "Miss Erstwhile"; her room is in the servants' wing.
For Austenland star Keri Russell, an afternoon glass of wine is totally fine. Bad music? Not so much.
The only comforting aspect of the season finale of "The Americans" was that it's already been picked up for a second season and won't go the way of, say, "Rubicon," leaving us with plot theories and fully fleshed-out characters and no ending to the madness.
I would like to take a moment and apologize for anything snarky I've said about slow plots and poor writing and lack of suspense and surprise. Lies, lies, and more confessions are to come, guys.
I don't hate this show because it's bad, I hate this show because every time I start to think it's silly, it surprises me. It's the slower, character and plot-building episodes like "Only You" that shine and make me look forward to seeing how they're going to close the season.
Was "Safe House" a bit like "Modern Family" this week? If everyone just slowed down and spoke up, there would be no confusion -- everyone could get the information they needed without needlessly battling each other, and solve all their problems. But that would be boring.
The Jennings almost save the day again while tracking down a hit-man that Moscow hired to kill some American scientists working on weapons, but everything else is starting to unravel.
After spending too much time trying to figure out why the Jennings needed to slide around on cars for encryption codes, I have given up on paying attention to the justifications for missions. The details aren't so much the plot, but rather subplots to drive along the meta narrative of marriage and what it means to live a double life.