One thing I’ve noted from the reaction to the death of Robin Williams is how people have connected to so many of his performances. There’s no consensus, no one iconic role. For a public figure, everyone’s favorite memories seem strangely personal. Here are mine.
The Michael Bay-produced reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles explodes into theaters this weekend, leaving us to wonder which other beloved childhood favorites Bay could ruin. Let’s imagine how he would.
FX’s new comedy brings Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier”) and Martin Lawrence (“Martin”) back to television, and we should all give zero f---s. Grammer and Lawrence had hit television series back in the ’90s, so centering a multi-cam comedy on the two seems like an OK idea — if you’re OK with lazy multi-cam comedies. The main problem with their new show “Partners” isn’t the series’ obtuse conception, but its dreadful execution.
For whatever reason, last year’s “Sharknado” became a surprising success — compared to other terrible Syfy movies like “Megapython vs. Gatoroid” or “Sharktopus” — so now there’s a sequel. If you saw the first “Sharknado,” you pretty much know what to expect this time around; terrible writing (for the plot, but especially the dialog), laughable acting and atrocious special effects.