V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014
Cheesy Like Mozzarella
“The Capones” on ReelzWhat happened exactly to turn us into a nation of lazy peeping toms, content to passively ogle people we’d never want to interact with in real life? Why would we tune in, week after week, to watch the Kardashians do nothing entertaining, exciting or even vaguely interesting?
V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Beware the Internets
Delete on Reelz
Reelz is doing its damnedest to one-up Syfy in the cheap sci-fi disaster movie field. Recent stuff like Ring of Fire and CAT. 8 have proven Reelz is committed to the genre. Now comes Delete, which further hammers home the “we’re all going to die” point.
V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
“Race to the Scene” on Reelz and “The Hero” on TNTReelz’ “Race to the Scene” and TNT’ “The Hero” compete to be movie stunt competitions
V.22 No.10 | 3/7/2013
Ring of Fire on Reelz
Reelz Channel, still testing the boundaries of its slogan “TV About Movies,” decides maybe it should try invading Syfy Channel territory with its new mini-series, the disasterrific Ring of Fire. Like every Syfy movie that doesn’t involve an oversized monster mashup (Sharktopus or Boa vs. Python), Ring of Fire features an environmental disaster, a bunch of vaguely familiar TV stars and lots of CGI. Reelz takes it to the next level, though, offering us full-fledged C-list stars (sorry Debbie Gibson and Dean Cain), some more expensive CGI and a couch-busting four-hour runtime.