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a few thoughts on the new season of ‘Eureka’

Damn you, Eureka. I had been enjoying Syfy’s Eureka since its beginning a few years ago. It has been perfect Friday-night TV: smart but not overly demanding, the kind of show that didn’t insult my intelligence but allowed me to relax with it. Nice, likeable characters (for the most part, aside from one or two … more…

bias update: November 11

obsession: Doctor Who (and eager for “The Waters of Mars”) boyfriend: Ben Mansfield in Primeval (where did this cutie spring from?) psyched: Up in the Air (more George Clooney? yes, please) girl crush: Emily Blunt in Young Victoria (it’s good to be the queen) dreading: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (vampires who don’t suck suck) … more…

opening in the U.K. July 1-3: ‘Public Enemies,’ ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,’ more

Public Enemies: Fedoras and running boards… nice. How come Great Depression II ain’t as stylish? Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: There’s an entirely new kind of barf joke here, so that’s something, I guess. Kambakkht Ishq: Rom-com about a Bollywood stuntman in Hollywood. He falls in love with Sandra Bullock, doesn’t he? [official site] … more…

new DVD releases in Region 2, June 1

green light (definitely check it out): Slumdog Millionaire: Reality shows as poetry, as fairy tales, as dreams-come-true. Wow. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] The Wrestler: Mickey Rourke’s big comeback. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Battlestar Galactica: The Final Season: This is what was called Season 4.5 in the U.S. [Amazon U.K.] … more…

Primeval: Volume One (review)

Dinosaurs rampaging in supermarket parking lots! Wormholes swallowing up little kids and their dogs! Creatures from the past — and the future — hunting down poor puny humans in modern-day Great Britain while cute brainy scientists try to stop them! Good times, good times.