5 items from 2009
The quirky television series Dead Like Me had a loyal following who felt it went on to the afterlife way too soon when it was cancelled in 2004! It has been resurrected for a movie that takes place five years after the series ending with a story that should please fans. It is direct to DVD, available, and just as fun as the original. In the movie, the Reapers (the un-dead who havenÂ.t Â.received their lightsÂ. and moved on) are charged with collecting the souls as people die. If it sounds grim, it is anything but! These Reapers - George Lass (Ellen Muth) Roxy (Jasmine Guy), Daisy (Sarah Wynter) and Mason (Callum Blue) - are able to move among »
- June L.
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The new Dead Like Me feature film, reprising the plot of the ill-fated television series, answers that question but in a way that most fans will find lacking. By most accounts, getting 70% of an original cast back together 5 years after it ended (quite abruptly, I might add) would seem like a dream come true. Did we notice Laura Harris, who played Daisy Adair, was replaced by Sarah Wynter? You bet your ass we did. Did we care as much? No. What really gets at us - eats at us - is the void left by Rube's absence. Sure, they play it off decently well in the story but you can't replace the grounding character of »
- Lex Walker
Chicago – Oscar madness has left the Round Up a little weary of high profile, award-bait movies. We need a break from the Oscars and what better way to do that than with a few titles that might have slipped through the cracks while everyone was singing “Jai Ho”.
Catch up with some of your favorite characters from the cult hit “Dead Like Me,” watch the latest in Warner Brothers’ direct-to-dvd horror series known as “Raw Feed,” and check out a documentary that I think everyone thought would make bigger waves than it did, Bill Maher’s “Religulous”.
All three of these titles were released on February 17th, 2009.
Photo credit: Warner Bros. The “Raw Feed” series of Warner Bros. horror releases has been relatively disappointing. There hasn’t been a single real gem, although you’ll find some hardcore fans of “Rest Stop” and “Otis”. To this critic, they’re almost all near-misses, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Here is yet one more edition of Thursday’s Weekly TV Wrap Up on Screen Rant!
This week we have news on new shows that Fox has ordered, a bit of news on Dead Like Me, we touch on some House info and more on yet more guest appearances on E.R..
We wrap it up with a little bit of new news for our overseas readers on a new set of episodes of Red Dwarf. Let’s get on with it!
1. Fox Network ordered itself a bunch of pilots. Four comedies and three dramas. Of the three dramas, two of them are of the sci-fi genre.
One is Human Target, based on the DC Comics title about a man for hire whose job is to assume »
- Bruce Simmons
Very few shows get life after death. Fans hope for it; they create petitions and campaigns to try and make it happen; but for every Family Guy second chance, there are many beloved shows that never get another moment to shine – and sometimes that’s a good thing. Five years after the end of the final, second season of Dead Like Me, we’ve got a sequel film – Dead Like Me: Life After Death. Rube (Mandy Patinkin) has gone into the light, the waffle house has burned down, and the reapers have to deal with the new, and quite controversial ideas of businessman and new head reaper, Cameron Kane. On paper, it all seems the same. George (Ellen Muth) is still struggling with what it means to be a reaper while working at Happy Time, her mother and sister are still trying to find their paths in life (but without her father, »
5 items from 2009