“Kyle XY” (Matt Dallas) the boy without belly button has landed and is quite special; the boy that is, not the show. The premise of a “human” like individual being cast into our world and society and see how this turns out is quite old and has been done numerous times before. What can we expect from Kyle? Anything and everything. Apparently he has a very active brain and is basically capable of anything and just doesn’t know it yet. He has incredible reflexes, vastly superior cognitive powers with an extremely high affinity to the binary system. He is some sort of “Data” in the flesh, maybe he can fly, too.
Still, the pilot is very wishy washy and you don’t really get the impression that this is going anywhere where you haven’t already been before. Since there is little else on, “Kyle XY” has a good chance of attracting some viewers during the summer gap.
Vin Diesel stars as Giacomo “Jackie Dee” DiNorscio in Sidney Lumet’s “Find Me Guilty” (2006), a mobster who defended himself in court during the longest mafia trial in American history in the mid 80s.
I was sceptical at first with that Riddick image imprinted on Mr. Diesel but all and any doubts were completely unfounded to say the least. Jackie Dee is as convincing a character as he can be and the performance is great throughout the movie and simply a joy to watch.
Fallout, mutants and fresh meat, put all that somewhere in the middle of the desert of New Mexico where “The Hills Have Eyes” (2006) and you have your classic horror scenario. Wes Craven did that with a budget of approximately 5,000 dollars back in 1977 and we now get a visual upgrade to that 70s classic.
This movie is not for the faint of heart as it contains explicit scenes of extreme graphic violence. If these things cannot shock you then you will not feel the urge to cover your eyes when the axe splits the skull or the head gets shot off with a shotgun. The tagline states it already, “the lucky ones die first” and if they are really lucky it happens quickly. If you love birds, be warned, mutants bite off bird heads, squeeze their bodies and drink their blood for fun, it’s a known fact and if there are mothers with babies around they not only drink bird blood…
“The Exorcism of Emily Rose” is based on a true story and is not really about the exorcism of Emily Rose but rather about the trial of a priest (Wilkinson) who got charged for negligent homicide not because of the performed exorcism but because he advised a young girl Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter) to stop taking a medicine she didn’t want to take in the first place.
OK, so there is an exorcism happening somewhere along the lines but it doesn’t make the movie, most of the time is spent in the court room listening to prosecutor Ethan Thomas (Campbell Scott), a man of faith and fact and his monotonous and lackluster speeches.
The whole argumentation of both sides leaves much to be desired and is nothing but circumstantial and in the defender’s case not even that but solely based on faith and that with the defendant being an agnostic; an odd concept inside a courtroom. Hence the verdict in the end is just as odd and basically the only possible one.
With season three of “The 4400” airing on Sunday, June 11 as a two-hour special, NBC did well with this one hour special, offering a concise synopsis of past events and giving fans and newcomers a chance to catch up with this great SF series. [ source ]