Posts Tagged ‘SyFy’

I, Frankenstein – We, Bored

Posted 20 Oct 2014 — by Ezra Stead
Category Film Reviews, Movies I Didn't Get

By Ezra Stead

I, Frankenstein, Australia / USA, 2014

Directed by Stuart Beattie

I, Frankenstein is a film that focuses to the point of obsession on every MacGuffin it can find, and it expects the audience to give a shit. The longer you watch I, Frankenstein, the harder it is to believe that it is an actual theatrical feature and not just a bad TV movie made for the Syfy channel. Despite big-name, reliably good actors like Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy and Miranda Otto, and special effects that, at their best, at least look like a really good video game, the entire project is bogged down by the bizarre combination of extreme silliness and relentless self-seriousness. Somehow, in making a movie in which Frankenstein’s monster (Eckhart) is reimagined as a modern-day superhero fighting against a legion of demons that want the secret to his immortality, no one managed to have any fun. The audience (such as it has been) is certainly no exception.  Read More

New Battlestar Galatica Show In Development By SYFY

Posted 28 Oct 2010 — by Jason A. Hill
Category Film Industry News, Hollywood Beat

By Jason A. Hill

Alessandra Torresani as Zoe Graystone movies i didnt getThe cable channel SyFy is developing a new series based on its hit show Battlestar Galactica (2004). SyFy is in the middle of its BSG prequel Caprica, which has just launched its second season, and there appears to still be a big appetite for more from the BSG fanverse.

According to a NBC/Universal press release, the show Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, has been greenlit for production. The reported story will center on a young William Adama (played by Edward James Olmos in the 2004 series) during the early days of the human war with the Cylons.

The prequel has become a popular way to reintroduce new stories into existing franchises. The original SyFy BGS series is a reboot of the original 1978 TV series starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict, that follows the same storyline of the human struggle against their machine counterparts and their search for the plant Earth. Read More