category: movies / tv

29
SEP
2008

Blade Runner.. 2?

Posted by Shane

First of all: HECK NO!

If they create this movie and it is really bad, the first movie which was so good will be ruined forever. The rumored screenwriter wrote ‘Eagle Eye’ which hasn’t been getting very good reviews despite it’s high box office numbers. You can read the full details over at /film. Props to DrWho42 who pointed it out on the BSG Forums.

28
SEP
2008

The wind is twirling around these two shows: Heros and Eureka.

Hero’s, which I have yet to even see an episode, has not been getting the reviews it needs to stay alive. The comic I read even points out the misery they had watching the season opener. It’s safe to say that this might be the final season or a 4th season the final season.

Eureka has had a dismal third season as well up to the latest episode. The season started out so well with the first two episodes, but when the writers killed Ed Quinn (Nathan Stark) character off the show to bring in Frances Fisher character (Eva Thorne) as the up-tight corporate running person, the show lost it’s comedy value and the creativity has gone down hill. They brought in sexy Ever Carradine (Lexi Carter) as Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) to try to keep the sexy in the show, but she is doesn’t follow the spirit or mythology of the show when it comes to the atmosphere they been trying to create. They keep side-stepping the artifact in Section Five, which we should learn more about. (Take a hint from the writers from Battlestar Galactica people! Have two arcs!) And the pure blatant advertisement of Degree Sport Stick is really turning me off. There should be NOTHING real world in this show.

I watched the pilot episode of Fringe (also the comic I read posted something funny about it) is a real copycat of X-Files… the truth is out there… with a weird guy. God bless X-Files season 1 through 8. Season 9 sucked by the way. I haven’t even notice that there were more than 1 episode out. I found out by visiting it’s Hulu page where you can watch the show if you want. It’s good, but I think it’s to much of a X-Files copycat.

The TV series Bones has so far maintained it’s fun this season while it’s very interesting watching a new intern every new week, this past week episode we say the return of Zack, who if you have been watching the show from the start, know that he is a serial murder even though he was a crime fighter before hand, and that’s something the shows characters think that is not wrong with him. Again, you can watch this show on Hulu. This is show that is a must see. I can see this show going on for at least 6 seasons, that is if they can keep the cast together. Probably why they are bring back Zack into the picture once more with this surprised guest appearance to see how the episode did in ratings.

So with that in mind at least one show comes off my viewing list next season. Bones stays on. Fringe is really on the fringe as I will try another episode to see if it got any better. And I might try out at least season one of Hero’s just to see why it was all the rage back in Season One… just like LOST (which I never seen also…). The question I always ask: Can we go back to the good ol’ days of shows making complete sense.

16
AUG
2008

My friend Joe, who is up in Vancouver Canada cataloging the props from the Battlestar Galactica show, had a chance to view Season 4.5. Now with that being said I am really jealous. I refused to ask/get any information that could spoil it for myself. I want for the last half to be completely surprised when it comes out in January 2009.

In other news, if you are into the show, an auction of the props will be taking place sometime after the last episode. Being part of the Battlestar Wiki, along with Joe’s cataloging the props, we are documenting everything on a special sub-wiki to preserve it’s history and prosperity.

12
AUG
2008

Doogie Howser, M.D.

Posted by Shane

I recently discovered that this classic 80’s show is on Hulu. Now I can only remember watching a few episodes when I was younger, but I so far watched 8 episodes tonight and I’m hooked. During the time of it’s original airing, it was kinda hard to sit in front of a tube since most of my time I was very young and all that. Check it out on Hulu today.

29
JUL
2008

One of my favorite shows, that is currently in it’s last season and is in hiatus right now is Battlestar Galactica. One of the thing SciFi did before the start of this last season was to release this promotional picture. It features the primary cast members in the setting of ‘The Last Supper’. I have kept quiet till now. I think the image was just to throw us all off on who the last cylon is and once the season restarts in January 2009. For more on the image, check out the Battlestar Wiki.

The Last Supper Photo

The Last Supper Photo

28
JUL
2008

Summer television is always fun because they always bring up new exciting shows, and even bring back previous series from season past. Most of my favorite shows are on USA Network. In no particular order…

  • In Plain Sight – Show about US Marshals, WITSEC Program.
  • Burn Notice – A spy who got blacklisted, and tries to figure out who blacklisted him.
  • Monk – OCD Detective who can solve the most impossible crimes (Sub Plot: Trying to figure out who killed his late wife – a six finger man)
  • Psych – Two “detectives” who are “fake” psychic and their “abilities” are utilized by the Santa Barbara Police Department. Great support cast!
  • Eureka – A show about a town that is full of science an innovation.

All these shows have good stories. I am fan of all of them. :)

Update: I forgot Eureka! – 7/29/08

27
JUL
2008
Mulder and Suclly

Mulder and Suclly

Myself being an avid X-Files Fan, I went to see the movie this past Friday (again at midnight) and I was hoping to be pleased. Turns out I was not. They did not play play off the mythology of the original show, which was a key success. I believe the script was poor and that they didn’t really connect with the fans of the show. If I was the script writer, I would have made some major changes to the story. Unlike The Dark Knight, I suggest you wait for it to come out on DVD. This one is clearly a movie that you can watch in bed and still understand what goes on even if you fall asleep during the film.

If anything, I rather watch Season 9 of X-Files than this movie again.

Rating: 5 out of 10