With Smallville finally bowing out after 10 seasons and my lack of enthusiasm for The Ringer, The CW actually became a channel with fewer shows adding to my viewing pleasure than CBS. Gasp! But now they are back fighting head to head with 2v2 thanks to the series premiere of The Secret Circle, a show that has found my weak spot for high school supernatural dramas. Doesn’t hurt that it is airing right after The Vampire Diaries, my other guilty pleasure (Teen Wolf is on break, *sigh*). Let’s dive in. [Read more...]
The remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street isn’t particularly scary or tense, definitely not original, and almost completely absent of character depth and plot; but it looks pretty good, doesn’t dilly dally , and gets a fun (outside a couple of eye rolling one liners) turn by Jackie Earl Haley as Krueger.
The film opens with a dozing high school student, Dean, in a diner and he begins seeing Freddy Krueger in his dreams and has apparently been avoiding him by staying awake for three days. When his girlfriend Kris shows up he dozes off again and ends up on the wrong side of Freddy’s madness. Soon Kris and a couple other of loosely connected friends begin dreaming of Freddy as well and they must rush to get to the bottom of these dreams before they fall asleep and become the next victim in Freddy’s games.