NY Timeout: What a difference a decade makes. The last time M. Night Shyamalan tried to form a franchise, he made the idiosyncratic and relatively unpopular superhero story Unbreakable (2000). His adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender plays like a rejoinder to that film’s perceived flaws, which means that it’s been leeched of all personality and given a hack-blockbuster burnish.
This season's American Horror Story 12 is based on the book Delicate Condition by Daniel Valentine, a notable horror author. Actress and dramatist Hayley Pfeifer has written all the episodes of this series. Emma Rose Roberts is playing the character of Anna Alcott, a girl who desperately wants to get pregnant. Still, a sinister hinders her pregnancy and wishes she would never get pregnant. So many things happen to Anna Alcott, but her husband does not believe her.
Pros: Amusingly played out trends in the development of modern IT; mild satire; charming main character; sweet romantic story Cons: Some logical glitches and inconsistencies; general predictability of the plot; at times the series becomes overly cloying Upload / “Loaded” Genre fantasy, comedy Creator Greg Daniels Starring Robbie Amell (Nathan Brown), Andy Allo (Nora), Kevin […]
Pros: Steve Carell and John Malkovich; some good jokes from time to time; soundtrack Cons: Most of the jokes in the series are overtly political, others are too abstract; unclear ending to the Space Force season Genre comedy, satire Creators Greg Daniels, Steve Carell Cast: Steve Carell (General Mark Naird), John Malkovich (Dr. Adrian Malory), […]