The train wreck that is The Bachelor is over this week. The series finale of Nip/Tuck happens on Wednesday, but I’m not sure anyone is still watching the show any longer to care. I think it overstayed its welcome by a couple of seasons. On Thursday, Burn Notice has its season finale, but it’ll be back in the summer.
Pick of the Week
Starring: Ben McKenzie, Michael Cudlitz, Regina King, Tom Everett Scott, Michael McGrady, Kevin Alejandro, Shawn Hatosy, Arija Bareikis
Premieres: Tuesday, March 2
Synopsis: NBC ignored it while it was on the air. It still renewed it. Then after it shot the episodes ordered, NBC decided to cancel it before the second season aired. Thankfully, TNT saved it, which seems to be a much better network for it.
My Take: I shouldn’t want to watch another cop show, but I really liked the writing and the cast makes you care about characters.
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I thought The Crazies sounded really dumb when I first saw the commercial, but it is getting good reviews so maybe it is a decent horror film. There are some messed up limited releases that are out this week too.
Directed: Kevin Smith
Starring: Seann William Scott, Jason Lee, Adam Brody, Tracy Morgan, Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Guillermo Díaz
Synopsis: Two cops bumbling around looking for a movie plot.
My Take: Kevin Smith directed this movie? I can see the reason why his name isn’t attached to any of the trailers.
RT Score: 20%
RT Consensus: Cop Out is a cliched buddy action/comedy that suffers from stale gags and slack pacing.
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When the Cow Kicked Me in the Head
When it seems that your mission is to show people that you are not an idiot and an intelligent woman, one of the ways to prove your seriousness is wearing a sparkly headband, such as, the one above! Go Team Sparkly!
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There isn’t anything premiering this week. It is the second full week of Olympics. American Dad will have its winter finale. Mid-season shows that are wrapping up their runs this week are Men of a Certain Age on TNT and The Deep End on ABC. Men has a second season ordered so it’ll be back. I’m not so sure about The Deep End. I don’t think anyone cared that it was on the air.
Nanna Is Kickin’ Your Butt
As I have mentioned many times before. I love it when people on the race are dumb. They entertain me immensely with their horrible decisions.
The teams started out in Los Angeles, like they have done before. That in itself isn’t very exciting, but teams never last long in the starting city before they jet off to another country. The twist at the very start of the episode was that the teams would have to figure out how to get to the airport using only public transportation. How did they not do this until now? That’s awesome! L.A. has horrible public transportation! Should be good to watch the teams try to figure this one out.
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The Martin Scorsese movie was pushed back from a prime spot in the Fall last year to the dumping grounds of early Winter of this year. I’m not sure why the movie distributors don’t like it. Roman Pokanski’s film might not make as much as it could with his name back in the bad spotlight while everyone remembers why he has been hiding himself in exile for decades.
Directed: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Max von Sydow
Synopsis: Two detectives go to a hospital for the criminally insane to find out how a patient disappeared from her locked room.
My Take: It was supposed to come out last year, but was pushed back for really no good reason. I’ve been wanting to see it since the first time I saw the trailer months and months ago.
RT Score: 66%
RT Consensus: It may not rank with Scorsese’s best work, but Shutter Island‘s gleefully unapologetic genre thrills represent the director at his most unrestrained.
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The Olympics continue this week. I’m not sure why Amazing Race is starting this week while the Olympics are going on, but I’ll be watching it anyway. The other things going on this week are a bunch of comedies premiering on HBO. The week is also the season finale of Leverage.
Pick of the Week
The Amazing Race
Starring: Phil Keoghan
Premieres: Sunday, February 14
Synopsis: This season stars two people that fell in love on Big Brother and the wunderkind Miss Teen USA that talked about “the Iraq.”
My Take: Someone that has previewed it talked about most of the cast being dumb, which I love. I love watching them make mistakes. It is so entertaining.
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More sad excuses for romantic comedies come out this weekend, along with the hope for the next Harry Potter-type franchise and a remake that didn’t need to be made.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief
Directed: Gary Marshall
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher, Julia Roberts, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner
Synopsis: About a million people star in it and I’m guessing it is about love, but it was too busy showing who was in it to share the plot.
My Take: There wasn’t anything appealing about it in the trailer.
RT Score: 16%
RT Consensus: Eager to please and stuffed with stars, Valentine’s Day squanders its promise with a frantic, episodic plot and an abundance of rom-com cliches.
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Super Bowl is Sunday, in case you weren’t paying attention. Heroes will have an early finale. NBC decided to have it wrap up before the Olympics instead of continuing again in March. On DirecTV, Friday Night Lights finishes up its third season. I believe it’ll be airing on NBC spring or summer. This Friday, the Winter Olympics start. There are two shows that start this week with “survivor” in the title. One is another version of the CBS reality competition show and the other is a BBC America drama. Don’t confuse them!
Pick of the Week
Channel: BBC America
Starring: Julie Graham, Paterson Joseph, Freema Agyeman, Max Beesley, Phillip Rhys, Zoe Tapper, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Shaun Dingwall, Chahak Patel
Premieres: Saturday, February 13
Synopsis: A virus has killed most of the world’s population. A group of survivors must figure out how to live with one another and start over again.
My Take: It has a lot going on with some interesting characters. I like the actors since I have seen a good portion of them in other BBC shows.
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Some mindless action movies and super sappy love stories this week.
From Paris With Love
From Paris With Love
Directed: Pierre Morel
Starring: John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden
Synopsis: One cop gets partnered up with crazy, renegade cop. Oh, I wonder what’ll happen?
My Take: It is from the director of Taken and looks to be about as ridiculous.
RT Score: 33%
RT Consensus: Though not without its charms — chief among them John Travolta’s endearingly over-the-top performance — From Paris with Love is too muddled and disjointed to satisfy.
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