9 items from 2013
Working with a real-life 1980s incident in New Caledonia (not dissimilar to a French Falklands), Kassovitz crafts a thoughtful thriller with no heroes, only good intentions compromised by colonialist mistrust and distant politics. His negotiator is set between a hair-triggered French military and separatist rebels, but with an election back home, not everyone wants a peaceful outcome.
Promised Land (15)
With fracking as the central concern, this finds it hard to avoid being an "issue movie", but there's some human drama to it. Damon's gas agent comes to an archetypal small town with a buyout in mind, but the locals and their country ways get to him. »
- Steve Rose
Dr. Oliver Wells (Brian Klugman) arrived in "The Fact in the Fiction" to be the newest squintern rotating through the crime-fighting world of "Bones." But how does Wells measure up against his competition? Using standards of education, social skills and sheer entertainment value,
Dr. Wells is easily one of the best-educated of the squinterns. Like Clark Edison (Eugene Byrd), Wells has a PhD. On top of this, he has a whole pile of Masters degrees.
Without doctorates of their own, the others don't have a chance.
You need to be smart in order to finish all of those degrees in a reasonable amount of time. Since most of the other squinterns have but one field of study, Wells -- with his widely varied advanced degrees (Law? Seriously?) -- totally wins there.
On the other hand, this might just be an inability to focus. There's a good chance that »
It’s been a while since Bones brought a new intern into the rotation at the Jeffersonian, but “The Fact in the Fiction” changes that. In fact, while there is a decent case being solved, most of the episode focuses on what each of the team members thinks of newcomer Dr. Oliver Wells (Brian Klugman).
And with a last name like Wells, it’s only fitting that the other major focus of the episode is time travel.
The time travel aspect is introduced when Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) discover that the young victim whose body was impaled by a tractor was a college student with an interest in the possibility of time travel. With a turbulent family history and a girlfriend so full of herself she makes Brennan look modest, it’s no small wonder all ...
- Heather Donmoyer
Next week’s Bones is going to turn some heads — one in particular.
Monday’s episode (Fox, 8/7c) marks the debut of Brian Klugman as the Jeffersonian’s smartypants new intern Oliver, and the newbie’s explosive entrance — coming just weeks after Brennan was shot in her own lab — sets off some big-time alarm bells for Booth.
Related | Bones Season Finale Spoiler: Surprising Marriage Twist for Booth and Brennan!
Press Play below and watch a classic bait-and-switch unfold before your very eyes.
- Michael Ausiello
What happens when Once Upon a Time celebrates Father’s Day in February? Which Scandal-ous family tree is expanding? Will the Teen Wolf‘s Bff find love? Is a White-hot romance about to cool down? Get answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Once Upon a Time | If you follow me on The Twitter (and really, why wouldn’t you want to read my Love it or List It rants?), you know how I feel about this Sunday’s pretty damn pivotal episode, “Manhattan” — Imo, it’s the best hour of the season and one of the strongest since the pilot. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
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I heard there may be trouble ahead for Booth and Brennan on Bones. Please tell me that's not true! — Hilary, via Twitter
Adam: The couple did seem to be having some serious communication issues before Brennan got shot in this week's episode. I think you can put safe money on those issues not being quickly resolved. In the meantime, Brennan will also have trouble with another man in her life: new squintern Oliver Wells (Brian Klugman), who has some issues with Brennan's authority. "[He] is completely un-intimidated by Brennan. He does respect her, but he doesn't revere her," executive producer Stephen Nathan tells us. "That's a new thing for these interns because [Brennan] holds their future in her hands. He has »
- Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams
Actress Emily Deschanel has spent eight seasons on Fox's hit crime-drama series Bones (TV). The show's success is due in large part to it's riveting storylines and the engaging (if not dysfunctional) relationship between Deschanel's, character Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, and that of FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, played by David Boreanz. The two share an intense and sometimes comical chemistry as they unearth the mysteries surrounding human remains discovered by the FBI and attempt to solve various murder cases. This Monday's episode capitalizes on the highly enigmatic relationship as Deschanel's character Brennan is critically shot and wounded at the Jeffersonian lab following an argument with Booth. It's a pivotal event which causes Brennan to evaluate her life, her relationships, and her long-practiced philosophies as she ventures into emotionally unchartered territory. It's a show that Bones (TV) fans will not want to miss. Emily recently sat down with reporters to »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jennifer Maurer)
Why is Castle convinced he’s gonna croak? What’s next for New Girl‘s new romance? What will make Scandal go “Boom”? What guy has Bones on edge? For whom will Vampire Caroline risk her life? Get answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Scandal | It’s seldom that I get to tout something as being dynamite, and yet this is — because, well, it’s about the Feb. 21 episode, “Boom Goes the Dynamite.” What does that provocative phrase possibly refer to? As with many of the sophomore drama’s titles, “It’s a line of dialogue, from Harrison [Columbus Short],” Shonda Rhimes explains. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Chicago – What sins can a man commit and manage to live with for the rest of his days? Can he enjoy the rewards of unearned praise and adoration? These provocative questions could easily serve as the basis for a compelling thriller, as proven by a multitude of titles including Woody Allen’s “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Match Point.”
First-time filmmakers Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman (nephew of Jack) are skilled at threading these questions into a multi-layered narrative, but have no idea of how to explore them in any meaningful way. Their debut feature, “The Words,” spends the majority of its running time stringing the audience along before abandoning them just when the narrative has started to become interesting. All the goodwill built from a series of intriguing, often well-acted scenes is lost in a single, unforgivably premature cut to black.
Blu-ray Rating: 2.0/5.0
In light of the enormous critical acclaim »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
9 items from 2013
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