Friday, October 17 2008
NBC's Crusoe will not have any black man calling a white man "Master."
Thursday, April 26 2007
The Tudors is pointed in its critical assessment of Enlightenment philosophy, whose legacies (individualism, liberal humanism) still adhere in today's world.
Tuesday, February 28 2006
Jacquelin Perske's script delivers Tracy's story in a series of snapshots, brief, highly detailed moments, comprised of close-ups or bits of dialogue.
Friday, September 17 2004
Theirs is an altogether formulaic affair -- complete with wishing on comets, lolling by fountains, running from paparazzi.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Digital dinosaurs in digital stereo.
The 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing is one of those grand Historic Moments that make folks feel proud and nostalgic.
Cliff, Mitch, and the adorably timid Glenn spend great dollops of screen time trying to recompute Apollo 11's trajectory, covering a blackboard with an engineer's esoteric, mathematical scrawl.
Robots: we either love 'em or hate 'em. Movies have given us friendly Star Wars droids like R2-D2 and C-3PO and sadistic mechanical henchmen like Maximilian in The Black Hole. Science fiction television has shown both Buck Rogers' loyal sidekick Twiggy and the destructive Cylons of Battlestar Galactica.