Sunday, January 8, 2012
On The Radar: Chronicle
I'm a sucker for good sci-fi and this story intrigues me. Reminds me of the classic Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good Life" with Billy Mumy.
While I've got my reviewer's soapbox out, I need to issue a few quick DVR Alerts.
Pan Am returns tonight on ABC. The show is on shaky ground ratings-wise. Unless the writing makes an improvement the series may be grounded permanently. While a stewardess/ CIA courier bit may be plausable, the revisionist history and absolute suspension of reality isn't. The show still has possibilities. Give me more Karine Vanasse and less save the world...
Super is a surprisingly good quirky little film starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page. Unfortunately, it was immediately labeled as a rip off of "Kickass" and this low budget indie film didn't even recover 1/6th of it's $2.5 million budget at the box office. I understand it's a hard sell, but "Fry cook talks to God and decides to become a masked crimefighter with no superpowers" actually works.
Super also features a fantastic supporting cast with Nathan Fillion, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Linda Cardellini and Michael Rooker. You can catch it this week on Showtime.
Speaking of Showtime, tonight marks the return of two very funny series, Shameless and Californication, plus the debut of House of Lies starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell.
I may have to clear some drive space on the DVR...