Monthly Archives: April 2014

Justified Season Four Review — TV SERIES REVIEW

Timothy Olymphant and Walton Goggins in Justified

Justified is one of those underrated television shows that I’m never caught up with. Hence why I am reviewing the fourth season after Season Five has already concluded. They always release the DVDs a short period of time before the new season airs and I never watch them in time for the premiere. So, now I get to review this season now, as I have just finished it. How does it hold up in comparison to the previous seasons? Continue reading

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Arrow “Seeing Red” — TV EPISODE REVIEW


Stephen Amell, Susanna Thompson, and some random dude in Arrow

This is a review. So major spoilers will be included.

How good is Arrow? I mean, seriously, this show keeps getting better and better. This season has improved on almost every fault that season one had. Let’s see…I hated Laurel, I loved Slade, and I hated Thea. We got less Laurel, more Slade, and unfortunately not less Thea. Two out of three isn’t bad. But the acting has gotten way better, the action scenes have been better choreographed, and the story keeps you guessing. What more can you ask for? “Seeing Red” brings us in pretty much where the last episode left us; with Roy waking up from his Mirakuru coma. And casualties occurred. Continue reading

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12 TV Deaths That Still Affect Us Emotionally

Michael McElhatton and Richard Madden in Game of Thrones’ famous “Red Wedding”

There are still numerous deaths on television that affect us to this day. Some deaths either still make us very sad or piss us off completely. There are many different emotions; anger, sadness, shock, etc. This list isn’t specific to any one of them. All of these emotions affect us on a day to day basis. It is only right that I showcase the deaths on television that, at least for me, bring out certain emotions. With the most recent deaths on Game of Thrones and The Good Wife, I feel this is the perfect time to write this. Oh, and if you don’t want to know the deaths of characters on shows you haven’t seen, don’t do this to yourself by willingly reading spoilers. There is the only warning you will get. Let’s move on. Continue reading

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The Series Finale and the Difficulty of Satisfying Fans

The late and great James Gandolfini in the final episode of HBO’s The Sopranos

Why are series finales so hard to do in the right way? It seems like a weird question. A show can run at a near perfect level of quality for several years; but then it can piss fans off beyond belief with their final episodes. Why does that happen? This entire post is happening because of a series of conversations I have had with several people over the last few weeks. I’ve asked them what some of their favorite finales were and why they liked or hated specific ones. Shows like The Sopranos can leave fans with a bitter taste in their mouths after the final few minutes and Dexter can make the entire series feel like a waste of time to other fans. It is actually quite funny in a way. These shows become landmarks for what the quality of television should be. Yet they still manage to make fans angry.
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Draft Day — MOVIE REVIEW

Denis Leary, Frank Langella, and Kevin Costner in Draft Day

Kevin Costner is having the year of his life, I swear. He is the star of three different movies. Its like its the 90s all over again! This time he stars in Draft Day, where he plays the General Manager of the NFL football team, the Cleveland Browns. He is under a lot of stress. This movie is supposed to show the inner-workings of a real draft room. How it works, how the people act, and all of that stuff. But you still get a feeling this movie is trying to capitalize off of the success of Moneyball. Continue reading

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Community Season Five Finale “Basic Sandwich’ — TV EPISODE REVIEW

Yvette Nicole Brown, Jonathan Banks, and John Oliver in Community

Community has always been a show that isn’t afraid to make fun of itself or even make jokes about the network it unfortunately gets aired on. And Dan Harmon has never been the kind of guy to hold back. If he wants to say something, he says it. Harmon and company definitely make some statements in this episode. But at least it was done in an extremely funny and tasteful manner. “Basic Sandwich” is the season five finale, and immediately follows the events of  “Basic Story.” Continue reading

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Game of Thrones “The Lion and the Rose” — TV EPISODE REVIEW

Natalie Dormer and Jack Gleeson in Game of Thrones

SPOILER ALERT. That is your first warning. Game of Thrones does it again. They give us a fantastic episode that centers around a wedding. Except, not as much bloodshed this time. No bloodshed to be exact. But that ending will have fans cheering for hours. It was nice to see that George R.R. Martin wrote the episode. I like that for the big episodes, or at least the ones that he is passionate about; he gets to come on and write the scenes how he wants. So lets dig into “The Lion and the Rose.” Continue reading

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2014 Summer Box Office Preview — My Thoughts

Every year, about this time, is when all of the good movies start coming out. I’m not talking about the “real” good movies; the ones that get award recognition for their excellence. I am talking about those fun, action-packed, big blockbuster movies that make a ridiculous amount of money during the summer. This year, I am counting summer as the months May all the way through August. With that being said, let’s talk about the movies I am most excited and not excited to see this summer. Continue reading

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues — MOVIE REVIEW


Meagan Good and Will Ferrell in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

What did I just watch? Seriously, I don’t get it. I most certainly don’t get how 75% of the critics can like this movie. Going into this, just know that I am going to hate all over this. If you absolutely loved this movie and don’t want to read someone bashing it beyond belief, you have officially been warned. Continue reading

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Oculus — MOVIE REVIEW

Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites in Oculus

Oculus is technically classified as a horror movie. But, I think it gets put into that classification on a technicality. Yes, it may have a horror movie feel to it. But I’m not completely sure it should be considered a horror movie. This movie doesn’t rely on cheap tricks to try and scare you to jump out of your seat. It doesn’t employ cheap tactics to make you scream. It doesn’t have the character searching for something with eerie music in the background when all of a sudden another character appears right behind them kind of moments. Oculus doesn’t care about scaring you. It cares about messing with your head. And boy, it certainly does it’s job. Continue reading

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