Sunday, August 21, 2011

Retro Review #24: Community Season 1

It took me forever to discover the joys of this show. It was only after I heard that the Cougar Town writers decided to put Danny Pudi into the background and the Community writers put Busy Phillips and Dan Byrd as extras. Now that I watch Community, I probably enjoy it more than Cougar Town, although Cougar Town is still fuck off funny.

Captain America: The First Avenger - Critiqued and Shit

All these Marvel movies are pretty fuckin' awesome, some better than others, and this one is great, which was good for me because I expected it to be a piece of shit. I really did, and now I don't know what I was worried about. But I will be worried again when it comes time for The Incredible Hulk sequel. Anyhow, with The Avengers currently shooting and in full swing, this isn't just a movie that tides us over until it gets here and has it's own story to tell, complete with Iron Man's dad.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises in my Pants

When I first heard it, I hated the name. I thought it should follow suit with the other two having different names. But I have to say, it doesn't make me any less excited. As more new details arise, I find myself looking forward to this even more. I'm not sure if it's more or less than I was before The Dark Knight came out, but it is a shit-load more than when Batman Begins graced us. This time I have a permanent boner.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Retro Review #23: The Dark Knight

This be my favourite movie. Closely followed by Inception and Blood Diamond. Because Christopher Nolan is fucking brilliant and Leo is dreamy. But anyway, when I read in about 2006 or something that Heath Ledger would play the Joker I thought, wha? But little did I know, he would win an Oscar for it, posthumously, and it would go on to make over a billion at the box office. It also should have at least been nominated for Best Picture, but fucking wasn't. At least it won a prestigious Scream Award.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Retro Review #22: Batman Begins

We can all thank or blame this awesome piece of cinema for all of the gritty reboots we seem to be getting these days but either way you look at it, Christopher Nolan is a goddamn genius. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Remembering Las Vegas

Fuck, this show rocked. You had action and romance and no need to take any of it seriously. Except for the ending that was not supposed to be the ending. After almost 5 complete seasons Las Vegas ended with a cliffhanger in the middle of what was to be a two-parter, as a result of that motherfucking writers strike. I like when a show gets to end on its own terms as it may have had the chance had it shot the last four of five eps that were being written. But NBC said 'no thanks' and to this day, we still have no idea what the hell happened.

Friday, July 22, 2011

What Must John Noble Do?

I ask, what the fuck does this man have to do to be nominated for an Emmy? Does he have to be on a cable show and cook meth? Or does he have to be in an unfunny Chuck Lorre CBS series? He obviously does, because he doesn't get any love from the academy in the acclaimed, but underwatched FOX series, Fringe.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Upcoming: The Playboy Club

Never mind the fact that it has to do with that famous bunny for a moment, this upcoming NBC series looks pretty interesting. In the Playboy Club in 1960's Chicago, it seems to have all the ingredients for an entertaining and successful show. A period piece with an attractive cast, what it does have going against it is it's competition in the form of the established ABC hit Castle and CBS's softmore series, the fuck-tastic Hawaii Five-0. I can find room for the three, but can America?

Retro Review #21: Friends Season Two

After the stellar success of their first season, the guys were back for more in the second season of the mega hit sitcom. Ross and Rachel, Chandler and Monica and Joey and Phoebe bounced right back into our lounge rooms for another 24 half hours. Gone was Ross's monkey and along came his son, Ben, born in the second to last episode in season 1. A few other things would happen this season that would reverberate throughout the rest of the series.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog and Dr. Horrible Comic Reviewed Together

This is fun. It's a supervillian musical starring Doogie Howser M.D. and Captain Malcolm Reynolds. What could be bad about that? Nothing, that's what. Throw in Felecia Day and a few Whedon's behind the scenes and you have a spectacular nerd-gasm of originality which is fun, sweet and with a little menace thrown in. It turns the normal way of things on it's head with Dr Horrible the villian being the protagonist and Captain Hammer the hero being the antagonist. And, it was all done on a budget of like, 6 bucks or something.