The best part of Revolution is its hatred for America

This scene is an example of how great the show Revolution could be. It's about the corruption of government, the cynicism of the press, and a post-apocalyptic world that isn't too far from our own. Revolution is beginning to come into its own in season two, especially when it deals with the evils of America. » 11/01/13 1:00pm 11/01/13 1:00pm

Borealis: The Best Political Science Fiction Movie You've Never Heard Of

A politically-savvy, action-packed movie/TV pilot, called Borealis, appeared and then disappeared without a trace last week. It's one of the great tragedies of TV series that don't get pickup — you catch a glimpse of the awesomeness that could have been, and then you are left pining for more. Produced in Canada, it's… » 1/17/13 10:40am 1/17/13 10:40am

Why Person of Interest is one of those rare shows that deserves its…

Last week's episode of Person of Interest basically brought together everything I love about this show: the brooding paranoia, the weird alliances between criminals and cops, the strange moments of humor, and the unapologetically intense violence. Now that this series' first season is nearing its final few episodes,… » 4/08/12 6:41pm 4/08/12 6:41pm

Where did The River go wrong as a TV series?

ABC's supernatural adventure drama The River started out with so much promise. The characters were compelling, the Amazon setting intriguing, and the reality TV crew vs. family secrets theme created instant conflict. And yet, after a bumpy 8-episode run, the show plunged from 8.35 million viewers for the pilot (a… » 3/21/12 1:10pm 3/21/12 1:10pm

Three reasons to watch The River tonight, and one reason not to

Produced by Steven Spielberg, and created by Paranormal Activity writer/director Oren Peli, new TV series The River boasts some pretty great credentials out of the gate. But can one-hit-wonder Peli, whose movie we loved, really handle a weekly horror series? We've seen the two-hour premiere of the show, which airs… » 2/07/12 2:52pm 2/07/12 2:52pm

A Gifted Man sums up the "she dies" genre — and not in a good way

There's a genre of movies that can be summed up this way: "She dies in the end." In them, a beautiful, angelic, ethereal woman teaches a self-centered man to love and fully experience life - and then gets killed. A Gifted Man is the exact same genre inverted. Oh no, he doesn't die. She still dies. She just dies in the » 9/30/11 12:56pm 9/30/11 12:56pm