Archive for March, 2007

Review: The Sarah Silverman Program 101 – 104

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Airing on the Comedy Central, it’s a whacky, almost sketch-like, comedy, but still written with episodic stories in mind. Sarah, as usual, brings a certain kind of off-beat humor, usually the right-in-your-face or controversial kind, while intermittently mixing in even more weird songs and clips. For now, it’s pretty funny, but time will tell if she’s versatile enough to keep the show interesting.

US Box Office

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

Wild Hogs, a biker road-movie style comedy starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy, speeds its to the top spot, bumping a certain Ghost Rider all the way back to the third spot. Being drowned by negative critic reviews didn’t matter, as the name tags were probably enough to manage a $38 million income.
At 2, a long-awaited comeback for director David Fincher (last movie was Panic Room from 2002). Zodiac, a high budget thriller featuring the same named serial killer, earns $13.1 million.
Ghost Rider drops 2 gears, and earns $11.5 million at the third spot, now totalling a healthy $94.8 million.
Rounding out the top 5 are Bridge to Terabithia with $8.6 million and The Number 23 with $6.5 million.

Review: Knights of Prosperity 101 – 107, In Case of Emergency 101 – 106

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

New comedies at ABC, while being single camera format, it feels more like sitcoms (visual style and story-wise). Of the two, ICE is the most generic, about a group of friends, and what they’ve become after college. Of course, not is all well, and with the help of each other, they try to get a handle on life. Mildly entertaining. Nothing more.
KoP is more mission based, a group of friends working at the lower end of the food chain decide to rob Mick Jagger. Planning and the slow execution of all the steps ensues. As it may or may not work towards a big finale this season, this one is more likely to hang on, even if the writing is only marginally better.
So it means ABC still doesn’t have a killer comedy in their line-up, despite Boston Legal (while being hilarious, it’s still technically a legal drama).

Review: The Hitcher

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

You could say it’s movie-low-season, so I had to fill this week with The Hitcher. A horror flick that didn’t get pass the cardboard sign waving stage, according to the critics. So I went to get a good laugh. I mean, a body count of over two dozen in just an hour, how to glue that to a story ? Well, you don’t. You just go straight ahead, don’t look back and don’t stop. Too bad it’s not that entertaining. I didn’t get a good laugh either. Just nodding my head in a negative “don’t be so stupid” way. Maybe I should get myself a girlfriend who’s easily scared. Maybe _then_ I could’ve gotten a few good laughs.3.