As a lifetime fan of comic-books even I’m starting to get burned out by the genre. Fox Tv’s Gifted, is TV’s latest attempt at bringing Superheroics to our small screen. Fox only provided the pilot episode to review which means take this review with a grain of salt as we all know pilots generally suck. Yes, I love The X-Men and it’s nice to see Marvel finally bring proper mutants to the TV Landscape, but so far the efforts have felt low budget and pretty depressing. We are in for a rough ride when their supernatural comedy Ghosted had better visual flair and sfx than this. The Gifted premieres, Monday, Oct 2nd on Fox.
Imagine a world where you could live out all your fantasies, no matter how vile they are, without consequences. That’s sort of the unintended premise of HBO’s latest mega series – Westworld. Many will applaud the show’s excellent production values while ignoring the glamorization and furtherance of an alarming rape culture. I guess depicting Rape is fine as long as it’s stylized and “has a point.” The saving grace is so far it hasn’t been graphically depicted, at least in the first two episodes.
Julie’s biological clock is ticking, so she convinces her best friend, Jason to father a child with her. Unlike their married friends, they have an easier time as parents without the complication of being in a relationship. But as they start to date other people, they find their special arrangement unraveling.
Starring Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott and Maya Rudolph.
Directed by Jennifer Westfeldt.
Written by Jennifer Westfeldt.
Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Riza Aziz, Jon Hamm, Jake Kasdan and Joey McFarland.
Genre: Romantic Comedy.
John Carter is a civil war veteran who awakes to find himself on another planet. But he soon finds out the inhabitants are bracing for war. After saving her life, her falls in love with a princess while trying to stop a deadly conflict.
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe.
Directed by: Andrew Stanton.
Written by Andrew Stanton and Mark Andrews.
Produced by Lindsey Collins, Jim Morris and Colin Wilson.
Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy Action Thriller.
Jack is a fast talking agent with a beautiful family and great career. But when a tree in his yard loses a leaf for every word he speaks, he is convinced that when the tree is bare, he will die. Jack tries to navigate his world without speaking while trying to save his own life.
Starring Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis and Kerry Washington.
Directed by Brian Robbins.
Written by Steve Koren.
Produced By Nicolas Cage, Alain Chabat, Stephanie Danan and Norman Golightly.
Genre: Broad Comedy.
Schmidt and Jenko are friends and rookie cops who mess up their first arrest. So they are transferred to a special division that sends them back to high school to bust a drug ring. But trying to fit in as students while tracking down the drug source proves more difficult than they imagined.
Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Written by Michael Bacall.
Produced by Stephen J. Cannell and Neal H. Moritz.
Genre: Action Comedy.