Kevin Daniels - Shots of a host of celebrities including the co stars of the film, Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara as they attended the LA premiere of "Hot Pursuit" which was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 30th April 2015
Not a disastrous set of first reviews, but 'could do better' rings true
Loosly based upon the British series of the same name, Sirens follows three narcissistic, self-destructive paramedics with difficult interpersonal relationships as they try to save everyday Americans’ lives. The premise has been set in stone and was critically well ercieved in the U.K, but has Denis Leary’s adaption captured the essence of the original?
From Left to right: Jessica McNamee, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley and Michael Mosley star in 'Sirens'
It would appear not. The critics haven’t slated Sirens, which is set to debut tonight on the USA channel at 10/9 Central, but positive reviews are hard to come by, and the general consensus is that of ‘could do better’ and ‘distinctly average’.
Continue reading: Denis Leary's 'Sirens' Fails To Lure The Critics - Reviews Roundup
Kevin Daniels and Magic Johnson - Tug Coker, Kevin Daniels, Deidre O'Connell and Earvin Magic Johnson Wednesday 11th April 2012 Broadway opening night curtain call for Magic/Bird at the Longacre Theatre.
The third line of dialogue in "Ladder 49" is the all too familiar refrain "I'm gettin' too old for this s***!" -- an indicator that freshness and originality weren't the highest priority for this firefighter drama built around a post-9/11 brand of sacrificial All-American heroism.
But the formidable opening image of a towering warehouse embraced in the beautiful, horrible tentacles of a furious fire goes a long way toward gluing you to your seat anyway -- especially once fireman Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) is trapped inside by a floor collapse only seconds after saving a civilian's life.
As the injured Jack awaits what may be an impossible rescue, the film revisits in flashbacks his 10 years as a firefighter, husband and father, beginning with his practical-joke-filled first days at his Baltimore firehouse and at his first fire, where for the sake of character arc and moviegoer accessibility he's made to seem a little too inexperienced to be credible.
Continue reading: Ladder 49 Review