This weekend, you can watch stuff blow up or be possessed by demons. Your choice!
Directed: Simon West
Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Chase, Mini Anden
Synopsis: A master assassin trains a newbie assassin while tons of things blow up around them on their assassin adventures.
My Take: It is a remake of a Charles Bronson movie I’ve never seen, but I’d much rather watch Jason Statham than Charles Bronson any day.
RT Score: 48%
RT Consensus: Jason Statham and Ben Foster turn in enjoyable performances, but this superficial remake betrays them with mind-numbing violence and action thriller cliches.
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Tonight, there is a miniseries on NBC starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff. Did this show get any promotions from NBC? I figured the Super Bowl would have been a good time for it. On Thursday, there is are cross over episodes between Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.
Pick of the Week
Starring: Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett, Olivia Williams, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman, Enver Gjokaj, Amy Acker, Reed Diamond
Premieres: Friday, February 13
Synopsis: The latest Joss Whedon series about a group of agents who have their personalities wiped clean so they can take on any persona for their clients. Echo is one agent who is starting to remember her “real life” she had before.
My Take: I love Joss Whedon, and even though there have been some rumors about reworking of the series, I am willing to give it a shot. I hate that it is on a Friday night but hope that Whedon fans come to find the show. It has been the series I have looking forward to the most this season.
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles
Samson & Delilah
The episode picks up where the season finale ended with Cameron sitting in a Jeep when it explodes. Of course, it doesn’t kill her. It does damage her computer chip so the next time she sees John Connor she has the mission to terminate him. oops! They have to deal with that right after dealing with Sarkissian trying to kill them. He was looking for a hard drive that they stole that could lead them to the Turk, the machine that would eventually become the terminator robots. It appears that Sarah Connor managed to kill Sarkissian in front of her son just before Cameron showed up to kill John. There was much fretting later on about killing someone in front of John, which confused me since he’s been around death tons already. They managed to jump out the window and Cameron was knocked off her feet from an explosion she started when beating up a random bad guy coming into the house.
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This week has a lot more good shows debuting compared to last week. There is a lot to recommend and hard to pick one as the pick of the week since I’ve seen Fringe and it is very good, but I’m going with True Blood as the pick since it is produced by Alan Ball and looks like HBO is finally getting back to its classic good shows after a run of pretty lames ones last year.
Pick of the Week
Premieres: Sunday, Sep 7
Starring: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Nelson Ellis
Synopsis: Scientists have found a blood synthetic that vampires can use so humans are safe and vampires can live out in the open. Not everyone buys that they won’t be attacked though, especially religious folks. A waitress, who has her own special gift of hearing everyone’s thoughts, is thrilled by a vampire that comes into her diner since his thoughts are actually closed off to her. She finds his mysteriousness sexy.
My Take: I love Alan Ball. I loved Six Feet Under and I love vampires, so this seems like a natural show for me to watch.
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