Neal McDonough and Mykelti Williamson join Raylan Givens' rogues gallery
- Critic's Rating A-
- Readers' Rating A
What did everybody think of FOX's new J.J. Abrams drama?
I posted my review of FOX's "Alcatraz" this morning. Now it's your turn. On the J.J. Abrams continuum (whether or not you want to include non-sci-fi stuff like "Felicity" and/or stuff he was only tangentially involved in like "Six Degrees" and "What About Brian?"), where does this rank? Were you engaged by the two cases investigated by the team? Happy to see Jorge Garcia playing such a Hurley-esque character? Is Sarah Jones a compelling lead? Did the final moment of the second episode excite you or make you shrug?
Have at it. As I said in the review, I imagine I'll check back later in the season to see if it's gotten any less formulaic.
It's 'every man for himself' when Don Draper and friends return on March 25
Dan and Alan also discuss the Golden Globes
Press tour is over, but before I left the warmth of California, Dan and I recorded another Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, running down the second half of the tour, reviewing several shows debuting over the next week and a half (the podcast is taking next week off while Dan goes to Sundance), and we even got on Skype later in the evening to talk briefly about a frustrating Golden Globes telecast.
Also, apologies for the various football-related interjections during the podcast. Giants-Packers was on in the background, and I couldn't help myself in a couple of spots.
J.J. Abrams goes back to an island, but again hedges his bets
- Critic's Rating C+
- Readers' Rating B
A few funny speeches, but a tough three hours to sit through
Ricky Gervais came out to host the 2012 Golden Globe Awards and tried to again paint himself as a rebel undermining the system from within. And yet even he could go so far with that angle, what with this being his third time as host, and what with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association asking him back after he spent last year's telecast gleefully ripping most of the movie stars in the room.
"Now, the Hollywood Foreign Press have warned me if I insult any of you," Gervais explained, "they'll definitely invite me back next year as well."
What did everybody think of FOX's animated spin-off of the movie?
I posted my review of FOX's "Napoleon Dynamite" yesterday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched, what did you think? Was it an improvement on the film? A step down? Did you still feel attached to the characters so many years later? And what did people who hadn't seen the movie - or, like me, didn't like the movie - make of it all?
Have at it.
Don Draper will return a week before the Seattle detectives
She'll segue from playing Amy Pond to iconic '60s model Jean Shrimpton
PASADENA - Karen Gillan came to press tour to discuss her new TV-movie "We'll Take Manhattan," but as often happens at this event, the first question for her was about her more famous role on "Doctor Who," which she will leave sometime during the British sci-fi series' next season.
Does the cartoon format wind up humanizing Napoleon, Pedro and friends?
- Critic's Rating C
- Readers' Rating C+
The first thing I should say about "Napoleon Dynamite" the FOX animated series is that I hated "Napoelon Dynamite" the 2004 live-action film.