Elementary (CBS, Thursdays, 10/9C) returns for its third season this evening and it definitely upsets a few applecarts.
Holmes is back after trying to work with MI6 for eight months and he has new protégé. Since his absence, Watson has continued to consult with Captain Gregson and the NYPD with no small amount of success – and Gregson makes it clear that if Holmes wishes to return to his consulting gig, he needs Watson’s blessing. A classic locked room mystery adds the necessary spark to set things rolling and away we go!
NBC’s two new Thursday shows – Whitney [9:30/8:30C] and Prime Suspect [10/9C] – couldn’t be more different. Whitney, based on the comedy of Whitney Cummings, isn’t even the best show from her this fall [that would be 2 Broke Girls on another network], while Prime Suspect is a decent procedural so loosely adapted from the gritty British series of the same name that its lead character has a new last name – and wears a fedora.
Anyone who has seen Lynda LaPlante’s Prime Suspect might wonder how NBC, an American broadcast network, could possibly pull off an adaptation where there could be no nudity, no cussing and considerably less all-around nastiness. To them , I need only saw two things: Homicide: Life on the Streets, and Peter Berg [Friday Night Lights – the movie and the TV series].
The Prime Suspect [NBC, Thursdays, 10/9C] trailer and other videos from nbc.com show a willingness to embrace the tone and intelligence of the original and Maria Bello definitely fits the role of Jane Timoney. Check out five more videos after the jump.
Director Conor McPherson has brought the fear and supernatural realm into his latest film, The Eclipse. This movie brings the type of horror film that I personally would like to see more of in today’s movies. Eclipse brings the ghost stories we grew up to while combining a budding love story with a hint of raw human condition making it into a beautifully crafted work of art. It shows us through the lead character how we all must carry on living after we mourn the death of a loved one. This movie goes to show that it does not need gallons of blood and guts to emphasize the storyline. If there was ever a haunting Irish tale to be told on screen, then my lads and lasses, I would not dare disappoint you with this review. Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: A Supernatural Eclipse→