2 items from 2009
Heartland is the kind of family show you might scoff at, watch by accident, and then find yourself coming back to again and again to slurp up all the family comfort and light drama you never got in real life...or maybe did, but not against the backdrop of Canadian horse ranches, so it's totally paled in comparison and you're angry.
Now be warned, if it's a TV mother-figure you're after, you won't find her in this case, because she's dead; however; if you're willing to settle for a loving grandfather, a stylish sister, an excitable 12-year-old neighbor, and a hair-in-the-eyes stable boy who lusts after you, then you will happily plant your vicarious roots down in the world of teenage horse whisperer Amy Fleming.
Played plainly by Amber Marshall, Amy will not be the most interesting thing you'll ever watch, to put it nicely. Her “problems” are a slightly awkward relationship with her father, »
- Michael Narkunski
DVD Playhouse—November 2009
Watchmen—The Ultimate Cut (Warner Bros.) Director Zack Snyder’s film of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ landmark graphic novel is as worthy an adaptation of a great book that has ever been filmed. In an alternative version of the year 1985, Richard Nixon is serving his third term as President and super heroes have been outlawed by a congressional act, in spite of the fact that two of the most high-profile “masks,” Dr. Manhattan (Billy Cruddup) and The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) helped the U.S. win the Vietnam War. When The Comedian is found murdered, many former heroes become concerned that a conspiracy is afoot to assassinate retired costumed crime fighters. Former masks Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson), Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman) and still-operating Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley, in an Oscar-worthy turn) launch an investigation of their own, all while the Pentagon’s “Doomsday »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
2 items from 2009