MacGyver, like the remakes of Hawaii Five-O and Magnum P.I. (which makes up CBS’ Friday night lineup) is updated for the 21st century and 21st century audiences with more flash and flare than anything resembling good storytelling.
Paranoia is the latest exercise in mediocrity despite having a few very talented actors attached. The story is clichéd filled and the performances, again despite the talent, are at best phoned in. It’s not a terrible film and as passable entertainment might be worth a whirl (rental), but otherwise pass it by.
Crush was surprising in the fact that it didn’t completely stink especially compared with many other direct-to-video flicks that have come before. The plot is a slow in developing but with some decent charisma from Lucas Till, Crystal Reed and Sarah Bolger, it at least kept my attention for the duration.