Alice (review)

More’s the pity that it ends up feeling pointless and empty and humorless, for it starts off rather intriguing, this modern update of Lewis Carroll’s classic novel…

trailer break: ‘Carriers’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I liked this better the first time around, when it was called The Stand. Or 28 Days Later. Or Dawn of the Dead. Or Mulberry Street. Or the Resident Evil movies. No, scratch that: I don’t actually like the Resident Evil movies. Still, I have this terrible … more…

trailer break: ‘Stargate: Universe’

Take a break from work: watch a TV trailer… “Yes, that is planet Earth, and yes, you are on a spaceship.” And yes, I’d like to imagine myself in that position, as I’m sure most of the intended audience for this show could say as well, but c’mon: Do we really need to be pandered … more…

‘Warehouse 13’ debuts on Sci Fi, er, SyFy tonight

SyFy is kicking off its on-air rebranding with the debut of a series that, clearly, it has high hopes for as some sort of anchor for the network’s “new” image. Alas that Warehouse 13 — premering with a two-hour pilot tonight at 9pm Eastern — feels like more of the same-old not-too-daring Sci Fi Channel … more…

Sci Fi Channel becomes SyFy today

So, yesterday the FedEx man brings me a mysterious package. It was not, alas, a ransom letter or Professor Henry Jones Sr.’s grail diary or a coded message from a secret agent or anything cool like that. It was one of the most bizarre promotional items I’ve gotten in my years of being courted by … more…

‘Doctor Who’ news roundup

My regular weekend Doctor Who blogging is coming late tonight or tomorrow, but in the meantime, there’s lots of news about the show to share. (Thanks to all the many readers who have emailed me links, including: John, Martha, Alison, Gail, Steve, Matthew, and Jeff.) • David Tennant’s Hamlet (which I reviewed here) will definitely … more…

trailer break: ‘V: The Series’

Take a break from work: watch a TV trailer… Heh: Alien babes are hot. Oh, man, remember when Diana ate that hamster? Remember when the aliens took off their faces and they were lizards? That was awesome. Can a remake possibly have anything as shocking up its sleeve? They’re already telling us here that we’re … more…