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CASTLE: Once Upon A Time In the West Review (Article) - 11/18/2014 3:34:06 PM

 Grizzled NYC cop show?  What show have you been watching.  Castle has always been wonky and silly.  Between the murders at beauty pageants and sci-fi conventions and zombie attacks and what have you, it's always been weird and wild.  But I like it that way.

Mania Box Office Report: DUMB and Dumbest Too Win (Article) - 11/18/2014 10:28:57 AM

 Also, interstellar travel is dangerous.  You wouldn't want to expose a child to that.  And a child would eat food, breathe air etc..

Constantine: A Feast of Friends Review (Article) - 11/17/2014 5:34:32 AM

 This episode was made from the first issue of the comic.  There were a few differences.  But it was pretty close.  I like where this series is going.

DC Comics: Super-Villains: The Complete Visual History Book Review (Article) - 11/12/2014 10:25:38 AM

Does it include the villians from the Legion of Super Heros?

Mania Box Office Report: Baymax vs. TARS (Article) - 11/12/2014 10:17:51 AM

I saw Interstellar on Sunday.  I liked it a lot.  It got a little strange towards the end but I loved the science and the moral dilemmas.

The appearance of Matt Damon surprised me.  None of the commercials or promotional material I saw mentioned that he was in the film.  It was a smallish but pivotal role.  Usually when you have a big star in your movie you advertise it, even if it isn't the biggest role in the film.  When he turned up I did a mental double take.  Wait, is that really...?

Doctor Who: Death in Heaven Review (Article) - 11/10/2014 6:18:39 PM

Part 2



And finally everybody was standing around pointing guns at Missy and trying to save eachother's souls by not allowing the other to kill her. She's a sociopathic mass murderer with access to godlike technology and power. Killing her would make you a hero, not stain your soul with evil. Just disintigrate the bitch and dance on her ashes! But as it happened, neither The Doctor nor Clara had to do the deed. The Cyberfied Brigadier happened to wander by and do it for them. They can both continue to be good people, untroubled by having rid the universe of a deadly threat.


Then finally The Doctor and Clara lie to eachother and let the other believe they had a happy ending when it was just the opposite. They can both go off and be miserable by themselves and it's no less than they deserve because they've spent the entire season lying to eachother and everybody else they've talked to. If either had tried telling the truth they could have consoled eachother for their losses and gotten some comfort from somebody they cared about. Instead they both walk off lonely, into the sunset, being all noble and depressed.


It ends with Santa Claus because I thought Doctor Who just couldn't get any stupider and they had to prove me wrong.


Dark Water was so good. And Death in Heaven was so bad. What a shame.


I'd give it a D. The FX were pretty and the acting was top notch but the script and dialogue were a mess. It's sad when such talented actors have to say such dumb things and try to make it good.

 

Doctor Who: Death in Heaven Review (Article) - 11/10/2014 6:17:26 PM

Kimberly gave this episode an A. Sometimes I wonder if we're watching the same TV program.


Yeah, the plot details are correct. But she gushes over things I think are wincingly bad.


SPOILERS - in case you had to ask.


Yeah, Cybermen. It's a season finale so the entire Earth has to be in danger. Missy is going to cyberfy all the corpses on Earth, kill off all the living humans and cyberfy them too. Cybermen are going to rain cyberpollen down on the corpses which is going to turn them into Cybermen. Then they are going to insert the correct soul (pre corrupted by Missy) into each cyberbody to activate their brains (or something).


OK, it looked really cool but it didn't make a lot of sense. How did they target the correct soul into each body? The rain looked good but it didn't look targeted. I didn't see any souls streaking around corners to find the correct corpse. But Danny's soul was reunited with the correct body so it wasn't just random either.


Missy's plan was just stupid. She wanted to provide The Doctor with an army to corrupt his soul and make him evil. Absoulte power corrupts absolutely after all. Surely The Doctor would use his army to do good at first but then get power mad and turn evil himself.


Not only was that never going to happen but what good would it do Missy if it did? Wouldn't the corrupted Doctor see Missy as a rival and use this handy army she gave him to wipe her out?


And there was a lot of faffing about with UNIT. Is it my imagination or are they completely useless in any sort of crisis situation. Cybermen, Sontorans, Talcofane, whatever, all they do is make the situation worse. It would be nice to think that the human race could form some kind of effective response to alien threats but apparently not.


I got SO annoyed with everybody at the end. The world was ending and they had to stand around talking about their feelings. And Danny, get over yourself. He got all hurt because Clara described The Doctor as her best friend instead of him when it was obvious she was saying that to keep a Cyberman who she didn't know as actually Danny from killing her. Don't hurt me! You'll piss off my good friend The Doctor who you fear. But Danny got so sad he wanted to blackmail Clara and The Doctor to erase his feelings. Poor Baby! Passive agressive much? AARRGGHH!!!


 

DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL TEASER (Article) - 11/9/2014 7:22:19 PM

I liked Doctor Who's take on A Christmas Carol but thought their take on The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe sucked beyond belief.  Doctor Who at the North Pole with Santa soulds like bad fanfic but should dovetail nicely with Moffat's belief that Doctor Who is a fairy tale.  As for Santa with people rising from coffins and scary aliens?  Quick, call Jack Skellington.

NOW YOU SEE ME 2 - Casting Announcements (Article) - 11/7/2014 8:18:59 PM

aegrant, they go on because  the first film made money.  It's that simple.

SPOILERS SPOILERS

Ruffalo did hire the magicians though they didn't know it was him.  Ruffalo had a grudge against Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman and used the magicians' heists to get revenge.  He WAS a genuine FBI agent but had become one so he could set all this up.  It was a VERY long con.

At the end he welcomed the Four Horsemen into some brotherhood of (stage) magicians who used their magical non superpowers for good, or something like that.  It wasn't really clear to me.  But he was going to whisk them off to be mentored by senior members of the brotherhood to improve their (non) magical skills even more... for some reason.

Doctor Who: Dark Water Review (Article) - 11/6/2014 10:57:39 AM

I'm not particurlarly interested in seeing a female Doctor either.  Time Ladies are fine.  Bring us Susan, Romana, the Rani or new characters.  But The Doctor's a guy and should stay that way.

As for the still writing for Matt Smith excuse, that might work in, say the first 3 episodes before writers got a handle on the new character.  But a whole season?  That's really lazy.

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