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Fan Expo Canada 2013

Linda Hamilton - Fan Expo Canada 2013 at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre - Day 2 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Friday 23rd August 2013

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New Crime Drama Beauty And The Beast Is Looking Pretty Ugly


Kristin Kreuk Linda Hamilton Ron Perlman

If you had high hopes for the new CW drama, Beauty and The Beast, then prepare to have them dashed. The new series, which is based on the 1980s show starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman (and not on the classic Disney film – if you were expecting that, you’ll definitely be disappointed) has been slated by the critics for a lack of chemistry between the show’s stars and bad characterisation from the scriptwriters.

Entertainment Weekly’s summary of the series’ premiere is far from complimentary. Kristin Kreuk plays the role of a supposedly “badass homicide detective” by the name of Catherine Chandler. Unfortunately, all those badass vibes rapidly disappear “the minute she ran screaming after the Beast through the subway tunnels.” It’s not looking good for her character: “If that doesn’t shout damsel in distress, I don’t know what does.” Plus the whole ‘”hot, petite, beautifully coiffed women detective” look they’ve gone for might start to grate after a little while.

The big problem though, seems to be the lack of on-screen chemistry between Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan, who plays Vincent. The EW review surmises “Here’s the real problem: I could forgive almost anything as long as I felt a connection between the main characters, but here? Zip, zilch, zero, nada. Making moon eyes at one another isn’t the same as being in love.” It won’t come as much of a surprise to see a ratings dip for the show next week, unfortunately. Turns out this latest crime drama is more of a beast than a beauty.

Picture - Anthony Hamilton, Linda Hamilton, Lewis... , Wednesday 25th July 2012

Anthony Hamilton, Lewis Hamilton and Linda Hamilton - Anthony Hamilton, Linda Hamilton, Lewis Hamilton, Wednesday 25th July 2012 at the Sports for Peace - Honouring and celebrating Muhammed Ali held at the V&A museum - Outside Arrivals

Picture - Anthony Hamilton and Linda Hamilton , Wednesday 25th July 2012

Anthony Hamilton and Linda Hamilton - Anthony Hamilton and Linda Hamilton Wednesday 25th July 2012 Sports for Peace - Honouring and celebrating Muhammed Ali held at the V&A museum

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Linda Hamilton Sunday 24th October 2010 8th Annual 'Best In Drag' AIDS Fundraiser held at The Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, California

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Holy Water Trailer


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The Terminator Review


Essential
I'll never forget the first time I saw James Cameron's The Terminator. I must have watched that movie at least 100 times during my youth. But during the 101st viewing, the VHS copy I stole from my uncle Dave's video collection was eaten by my crappy old-school, top-loading VHS player. Damn, that sucked.

The Terminator stands as a personal favorite. Schwarzenegger was in his prime in the 1980s -- in guilty pleasures like Commando, Raw Deal, Predator, Conan The Barbarian, and The Running Man. But he gave many kids my age something to hang on to during the Reagan years. Schwarzenegger was our generation's John Wayne, a muscle-bound bodyguard extracting his own kind of vengeance from a cold and dangerous world. He was always the good guy, but it's almost ironic that his first indelible impression on our minds was that of a killer robot from the future sent back in time to murder a hot coffee shop waitress.

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day Review


Excellent
James Cameron made one of his biggest early hits with the sequel to the popular Terminator, Schwarzenegger's baddest-ass role to date. Sent back in time (again) to protect the young leader of a future resistance group, Arnie does battle with a superior model of himself (Patrick -- hey Rob, where'd your career go? Oh, to The X-Files.). Of course he wins, but not before dazzling the world with some of the finest special effects put to film, 90% of which still look state of the art 10 years after their creation.

Too bad Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) is even less likable in this film than in the original -- her character, long suffering in a mental hospital, is one-dimensional and overdramatic. Her son (Edward Furlong), supposedly the future leader of "the resistance," comes across as whiny and fragile. And as for that T-1000, well, the technological leap to go to from a standard cyborg to a liquid metal machine with no visible parts... seems like that might take a bit longer than 10 years to create.

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Dante's Peak Review


Terrible
For those keeping score, here's the new Hollywood movie formula: Twister - tornado + other disaster = $$$!

$$$ may be right, but [][][][][] is definitely not forthcoming, at least not in the case of Dante's Peak, a shameless and blatant rip-off of the mildly entertaining aforementioned film that is largely responsible for the return to prominence of the disaster movie. This time around, it's a volcano that threatens the peace of little Dante's Peak, and it's Pierce Brosnan who comes to the rescue.

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Skeletons in the Closet Review


OK
A direct-to-video thriller starring Treat Williams called Skeletons in the Closet? I was scared before I ever pushed the play button, just not for the right reasons.

Imagine my surprise to find a reasonably clever script hidden among the sappy marketing copy ("Cross the threshold of fear!"), with Williams turning in a credible performance as a dad who suspsects his son (Jonathan Jackson) is murdering the hapless residents of his sleepy New Hampshire town. Or is it the dad who's doing the crimes, trying to set up the son? Sure, the story isn't exactly groundbreaking, but it is decently suspenseful and for the most part, intelligent.

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The Terminator Review


Essential
I'll never forget the first time I saw James Cameron's The Terminator. I must have watched that movie at least 100 times during my youth. But during the 101st viewing, the VHS copy I stole from my uncle Dave's video collection was eaten by my crappy old-school, top-loading VHS player. Damn, that sucked.

The Terminator stands as a personal favorite. Schwarzenegger was in his prime in the 1980s -- in guilty pleasures like Commando, Raw Deal, Predator, Conan The Barbarian, and The Running Man. But he gave many kids my age something to hang on to during the Reagan years. Schwarzenegger was our generation's John Wayne, a muscle-bound bodyguard extracting his own kind of vengeance from a cold and dangerous world. He was always the good guy, but it's almost ironic that his first indelible impression on our minds was that of a killer robot from the future sent back in time to murder a hot coffee shop waitress.

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Shadow Conspiracy Review


Terrible
Enemy of the State, The Manchurian Candidate, The Fugitive... which of these movies is Shadow Conspiracy not trying to be? Despite an all-star cast, this rotten flick came and went in the blink of an eye, with Charlie Sheen trying to uncover a (gasp!) plot to kill the president. The story's driven completely by coincidence and baffling lunacy, and you'll be driven... to press eject on your VCR.
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