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The River (2012)
Entertaining!! If nothing else!!
Well, well, well.
For a mid-season replacement "The River" Does surprisingly well, premiering to 7.59 Million viewers.
While the large amount of viewers can, possibly, be attributed to a tantalizing trailer released by ABC, i think the viewership will most probably stay the same, if not increase!! The Show is simple in premise, meaning it wont give the average viewer a headache trying to figure out what happened! The actors acquit themselves relatively well, although in some scenes, namely the scene where Leslie hope screams at the evil spirit, are not very convincing.
The special effects are not the best i have ever seen, but for a TV production they are more than passable, being superior to those seen in other shows recently!! The Horror side is, in my opinion, not very horrifying at all. The main instruments used are a few quick shots of something paranormal and some relatively non-scary sound effects!! But the obvious and quick introduction into the world of the supernatural is refreshing and more than entertaining.
All in all, the show is perhaps not the best on TV but it is a far-cry from the worst!! The show had me captivated and interested within 10 minutes and after watching the 2 back-to-back episodes, i am left wanting more! I will certainly be following this to it's conclusion. Eagerly awaiting every step of the journey!! I hope this helps and that you all Enjoy it!!
Paid in Full (2002)
This movie is very disappointing, the idea was good and the acting was average, but the movie just didn't go down well. After watching it a second time i am certain that it could have been done better. As for the cast, well what can you say, there are very few Black Actors who can demand attention and this film has none, the only performance with any notability in this was Mekhi Pfeiffer. As for the Story, yes it was good, but it glossed over many facts and partially ruined the film for for me.
All in all a good way to occupy your time, but nothing that will stick with you, unless you count the headache afterward.