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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

FALL MOVIE PREVIEW

THE TOP 20 MOVIES I WANT TO SEE BETWEEN SEPT AND DEC

1. AVATAR (DEC 18) Sam Worthington
2. NINE (NOV 25) Daniel Day Lewis
3. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (OCT 16): Spike Jonze
4. FAME (SEPT 25)
5. 2012 (NOV 13) Roland Emmerich
6. A CHRISTMAS CAROL (NOV 6) Jim Carrey
7. SHUTTER ISLAND (OCT 2) Martin Scorsese
8. FANTASTIC MR FOX (NOV 13) George Clooney
9. WHIP IT (OCT 9) Drew Barrymore
10. THIS IS IT (OCT 28) MIchael Jackson's Concert
11. SURROGATES (SEPT 25) Bruce Willis
12. THE BOX (NOv 6) Cameron Diaz and James Marsden
13. THE LOVELY BONES (DEC 11) Peter Jackson
14. SHERLOCK HOLMES (DEC 25) Guy Ritchie
15. RED CLIFF (NOV 13) John Woo
16. TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON (NOv 20)
17. CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT (OCT 23) Salma Hayek
18. THE STEPFATHER (OCT 16) Dylan Walsh
19. JENNIFER'S BODY (SEPT 18) Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried
20. SORORITY ROW (SEPT 11) Rumer Willis

Friday, August 7, 2009

DEFYING GRAVITY and BEING HUMAN

Just watched two more 'new' shows this summer.

First, DEFYING GRAVITY on ABC is a hit and miss show. At times I find it's 'modern-ness' and 'drama-focused'reality-soap opera' antics refreshing. At other times, it plays too much like GREY'S ANATOMY. But so far, it hasnt been ingratiating enough to turn me off to it. Further, it seems to have a greater mythology to it, as most great shows do. Is DEFYING great? No. Is it entertaining for summer? You bet. B+

THen there is BEING HUMAN, a BBC production watered down for BBCAMERICA (they blurred out the werewolf's butt, dammit). At 6 episodes, that will probably be enough to satisfy me without driving me crazy. I guess I am jaded by the nudity, language, graphic violence, and all-around-general popcorn fun that TRUE BLOOD delivers week to week. No slam to the BBC, but their dramas have always bored me. BEING HUMAN is an exception, though. It can make me laugh, make me cry (did the blonde nurse really have to die in the pilot? I liked her a lot), and sometimes make me jump. I just wish it hadnt been watered down for the US audience. B