We may have liked the premiere episode of the new NBC alternate reality drama Kings, but sadly we were in the minority. The show's ratings were, apparently, almost Biblically bad.
Kings' Sunday bow had what the Hollywood Reporter calls "a devastating premiere," coming in as the lowest rated network show not just in its own timeslot, but for the entire night between 8 and 11pm; only six million viewers watched Ian McShane's debut turn as America's King Silas, all but guaranteeing that it'll disappear sooner rather than later. Maybe they should move it to Fridays; six million would've made it the fourth highest rated show of the evening last weekend.
Ah, summertime. The kids are finally out of school and in their summer camp making crafts for the day. Your work here is done, and now it's a moment to relax and have some precious me time. Make yourself some ice tea, put the snacks close at hand, and get ready to enjoy one of life's great guilty pleasures: a full-on, unapologetic chick flick. Read more
There are few more dramatic places to find yourself than round a poker table when a high stakes game is reaching its conclusion. Every turn of a card could mean a shifting in fortunes and you can cut the tension with a knife. But for the eventual winner there’s an unbeatable feeling of euphoria, not just for the money being won but for the fact that opponents have been vanquished. Read more
It’s hard to find a person who didn’t like 2012’s Dredd, a film that stands alongside RoboCop as the ultra-violent, dystopic film fans needed at the time, but a sequel to the movie hasn’t been forthcoming; in fact, over the past few years, the likelihood of a second outing for Olivia Thirlby and Karl Urban’s chin has hovered around zero. Read more