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Mania Review: Gravity (Article) - 10/6/2013 9:27:20 PM

 Loved it as well; best word to describe it for me is Tense.  Had another shock filled drive after I watched it, like the Breaking Bad episode Ozymandias.


I'm glad that Bullock won this round, by proving the nay-sayers wrong.  I don't think she'll get too much recognition come awards season, but maybe a nomination here or there; either way, it helped remind us that she is a quality actress.


I'm glad that Cuaron hit it out of the park again; can't wait for his next film.

Breaking Bad: Felina Review (Article) - 10/5/2013 4:30:36 AM


Good deal in Lydia's case; I just kept thinking back to the Brock incident, and I was under the impression that since the doctor's were alerted that it could've been ricin early on, that he could've been savable, but my mistake (especially since it wasn't even ricin to begin with, if I remember correctly).

Breaking Bad: Felina Review (Article) - 10/1/2013 11:57:38 PM

 Oh, and I'm hoping that Walt didn't clue Lydia in a bit too early, and that she could go to the hospital and recover...but I like to imagine that it was hopeless, and she still died :-)


Either way, Todd's cell phone was on the ground, and the police could find it (unless Jesse ran it over) and start investigating her again, and most likely be in big trouble either way.

Breaking Bad: Felina Review (Article) - 10/1/2013 11:55:17 PM

 I'll miss this show; it's rare for me to find a show that I never thought dipped in quality or ended inappropriately. It was perfectly told from beginning to end.


Oh, and I was always on Walter White's side, no matter what he did or said. 

Bret McKenzie for Muppet Type Fantasy Film (Article) - 8/9/2013 4:03:56 PM

I'd still prefer that he, Jemaine, and James Bobin go back to creating more Conchord magic, but this'll certainly do if that won't happen.

Mania Review: Elysium (Article) - 8/9/2013 3:58:04 PM

 I saw it this morning; not as great as District 9, but I still loved it.


I'll admit that its allegory is a bit too on the surface, and otherwise there isn't much depth to it, as it's just a typical action film; but hey, thats enough for me.  I liked the politics of it, and made me think at least enough while enjoying the fun, mindless action.  Copley was pretty bad ass; a typical villain, but with Copley's usual frenetic behavior, it worked perfectly; to be honest, I've been waiting with impatience to see him to be a villain as soon as I first saw him in District 9, and the writing for his character aside, he didn't disappoint.  


Jodie Foster though....yikes, it might've been her worst performance that I've ever seen.  The accent she had was horrible, and at times made it look like she was ADRing most of her dialogue, and was dubbed about as bad as Kung Fu films.  The writing didn't really help her character neither.


The effects, and style of Earth and Elysium were top notch though, and quite a pleasure to watch.  The fight scenes were a bit too much of the recent fast cuts and close up shots where you can barely see/make sense of what's going on, but other's were fine, and all in all the action was fun and explosive.

Sentinel Revealed for X-Men Sequel (Article) - 8/2/2013 12:24:05 AM

 I think it looks fine; they look equally cool in all of the pictures and fake commercial ads all other the internet.

Mania Review: The Wolverine (Article) - 7/28/2013 5:14:23 PM

 This is my pleasantly surprised summer blockbuster of this year; I wrote it off months ago that it would be in the same category of Origins, but I really enjoyed its more serious approach, the action scenes for the most part were entertaining and some nice brawls, and I think it was the best that Hugh Jackman's been as the character.  

TV Wasteland: The Future Is Now? (Article) - 7/22/2013 2:45:21 PM

 Whenever I list LOTR as one of my favorite movies, etc., I always combine the three films into one big film, so that's how I look at it.


I love District 9, and also hope that Blomkamp saves the summer from mediocre to bad films; it was my most anticipated movie of the summer from the start, but we'll see...  I also feel that it's one of the best Science Fiction films of the past few years, but I'd also place Children of Men in that list, and even having Elysium and Gravity come out this year is exciting (despite Clooney and Bullock being in Gravity).

2013 Emmy Nominations (Article) - 7/18/2013 11:41:49 AM

 No Jaime Lannister neither :'-(  I was hoping it was his year to get in.


But at least more acting talent was recognized than just Dinklage, finally!!  Sure, Fairley might've been more deserving, but I loved Emilia Clarke this season, and I'm still glad she got in, and I think it's deserved (even if there are more women on the show more deserving).


I'm very glad Rigg got in, but it seems that everyone is riding the Jane Fonda horse, so the nom is probably Rigg's only victory.


The """Experts""" have it as a three horse race between Breaking Bad, Homeland, and Game of Thrones, as they're the only shows that really improved from last year with total nominations and added acting nominations.  Homeland had a weaker season, but I still really see it as a two horse race between that and Breaking Bad.  Mad Men is slowly going downhill year by year.


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