TV Review And Commentary: Tin Man

The cast of Tin Man

For those of you who missed it last week, the SciFi Channel’s Tin Man will be back today from 5 to 11 P.M. This is supposed to be a reimagining of The Wizard of Oz, but it feels more like a totally different story to me. The links to the original are tenuous at best. And I’m not sure the story’s Tin Man … who isn’t even made of tin … plays a big enough part to earn the title role. Still, my wife loved the mini-series and I thought it was pretty good. Many have billed Tin Man as a darker version of The Wizard of OZ, but I think that’s pushing it. It’s certainly more adult and less “cutesy” for my tastes.

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Review: Resident Evil: Extinction

You’re probably wondering what Resident Evil: Extinction is like. Well, do you remember those good ol’ Mad Max movies from the eighties? Not to mention the smell of that pig crap they used to make gasoline? Good. Now try real hard to imagine Mel Gibson as a boobless Ukrainian chick. Note that this can most easily be done while watching Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. (So beware!) Got it? Alright. Now imagine that Miss Mad Max is pretty much built from nothing but teeth, hair, and gristle (like your standard Milla Jovovich or Ali Larter type). Then toss her into the world of Day of the Dead (also from the eighties) and give her Jedi powers and you’re all set. You are now channeling Resident Evil: Extinction! Congratulations. What’s that, you say? This movie doesn’t suck as bad as Resident Evil: Apocalypse, but it isn’t as entertaining as the first Resident Evil movie either? Well, now you’re just channeling my opinion of this moderately substandard film. Get out of my miiiiiind!

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Review: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Episode 1)

The cast

Here it is 1:00 in the morning and I’m writing about Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. So let me jump right in with the good news: it didn’t suck. I’d probably watch it again before Blade: The Series or anything like that. (Anybody wanna ice skate uphill?) I still can’t rate it up there with the likes of Firefly, Farscape, or Heroes, but it managed to hold my attention for an hour. Even better, it looks like the writers are going to play around with time travel and whatnot for us. So if you haven’t seen Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles yet, you might just want to catch one of the millions of re-airings that will surely be happening over the next week or so.

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