Monday, September 26, 2022
Sam Neil plays the most interesting character, a small-town sheriff who on his retirement day is dissatisfied with his life but starts to realize that something big is about to happen. Unfortunately, he is only in the first episode and I suspect that he was hired just to give the show a recognizable name.
About halfway through the series, a lady President of the United States announces, "We are not alone in the universe", as if this were some great scientific discovery and all we have to do is extend a hand to the invaders. Meanwhile, cities are being shelled from space.
These ten episodes might have made for a slightly interesting two-hour movie, but the way it stretches out its story bores the audience to tears. I am shocked to learn that the show has been renewed for a second season.
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Saturday, September 10, 2022
The problem with the 2022 "live-action" Pinocchio is that it fails to justify its existence. I say this having watched only about the first 20% of the movie. The 1940 version of Pinocchio has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and for a good reason; it is a triumph of Disney animation. It is perfect. Over the last few decades, there have been several second and third-rate Pinocchio movies, but why do we need to watch any of them when there is a much better film that might possibly never be surpassed?