June 15, 2002 |
It isn't every daughter who can hand out a guest-starring spot on a TV show as a Father's Day gift, but "Witchblade's" Yancy Butler has that kind of clout these days. Her TNT series, whose two-hour pilot notched the best ratings of 2000 for a basic-cable original movie, opens its second season Sunday at 8 p.m. with another two-hour effort, with proud papa Joe Butler turning in a serviceable effort as the grizzled father of a runaway teen.
September 8, 1996 |
The best thing about this 1994 release are the stunt sky-divers who dive-bomb through the air at speeds of 200 mph. Director John Badham is smart enough to keep the stunt divers at the center of the action. And a good thing too: The script is so preposterously contrived and tone-deaf that any attempt to play it straight would be laughed off the screen. Wesley Snipes, picured with Yancy Butler, plays a U.S. marshal tracking down a team of extortionist stunt sky-divers (Cinemax Wednesday at 10 p.
June 5, 1993 |
The new NBC summer series "South Beach" has lots of look, little else. The laborious oversized premiere arrives at 9 p.m. Sunday on Channels 4, 36 and 39, merging a gaggle of music video sensations--mood, mood and mood--with a Florida setting where the haute hip hang out. Hereafter, "South Beach" will air at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays.
April 4, 1992 |
"Mann & Machine" is NBC's new clanky klunker, a lighthearted crime series pairing a tough male detective and a fetching female cyborg cop in an hour that aims to be at once funny and compelling. The premiere, at 8 p.m.
April 22, 1993 |
Two new action-adventure series, a new comedy and a newsmagazine highlight NBC's summer schedule, the network said Wednesday. One of the action-adventure series, "South Beach," is set in the glamorous South Beach section of Miami and stars Yancy Butler as a beautiful con artist who reluctantly accepts the task of working as an undercover government operative. The show will have a two-hour preview June 6 at 9 p.m. before settling into its regular 9 p.m.
August 26, 2000 |
Some comic-book treatments work very nicely, such as the stylish and entertaining "X-Men." Others do not, like the lackluster "Witchblade," a TNT action flick about a sought-after weapon with supernatural powers. Shamelessly aping visuals from "The Matrix," this tedious effort, which can be seen Sunday, centers on Sara Pezzini (Yancy Butler), a surly New York police detective who sets out to avenge the murders of her father and best friend.