Archives for March 2010
So, this weekend I saw Beauty and the Beast on SyFy, so I could review it. I figured it would be bad, and campy, and a little slipshod. I…was not prepared for what happened. It’s up at Tor.com if you want to know how all that turned out. Disclaimer: the plot summary is correct as far as I can remember, but even after seeing it twice, I am still not sure of anything. It’s just that kind of movie.… Read more »
SyFy's Beauty and The Beast
This weekend, SyFy rolled out the first of many planned fairy-tale updates with Beauty and the Beast. The venture was announced with enough pomp and circumstance to think that perhaps SyFy was finally embracing the camp appeal of their movies-of-the-week, and setting out to create a linked set of films–a grownup’s Faerie Tale Theatre. Unfortunately, SyFy seems to have given this venture the same short shrift it’s given all its other movies, and their premiere effort ends up simply [beast-related pun]. Below the fold, five things you should know about… Read more »

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    "Don’t Kill Our Wild Life," Park Service Poster, 1940. (x)

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    This week on Reign, Reign totally shocked me twice in five minutes by having Castleroy get incredibly pissy with Greer about her “mistakes” (nooooo!) and then having Greer decide to solve this problem head-on with some sex (yay! Wait, what? Uh. Yay? I literally don’t know where we’re going with this). Anyway, congratulations to Michael Therriaulton going from a pepper-obsessed muttonchop punch line to a sexy pirate king. (x)

    10/25/14