Friday, May 30, 2008

Patrick Stewart's massive amount of interviews and such about Macbeth - wow, could this title get any longer? I bet it could!

And just in case you care, he's gonna be in Hamlet with David Tennant! Geekalicious!

For Wesley Haters One and All (And Wil Fans too)

you know how sometimes you just don't get peoples' senses of humor?

This is one of those times.


They're trying to make the YouTube most viewed. So view!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Okay, that was a space alien.

So I just spoiled the end of Indy 4. So sue me. My blog, my rules.

Okay, pros.

They never even tried to pretend that Harrison Ford was young.

The fight scenes were waaaay more convincing than Firewall.

Shia LaBuff (or however you spell that) was pretty damn good.

Harrison Ford can still act - without breaking a hip swinging from a rope.

Fake rear screen projection. I love Steven Spielberg. A lot.

Original Paramount Logo.

Great classic Indy-looking moving rocks and such.



Dude, Space aliens, flying saucers, and what was up with the psycho non-Nazi chick?

And speaking of which, was I not promised Nazis?

The box they kept the Lost Ark in was not scorched.

You cannot survive nuclear blasts by climbing in a fridge.

Why do you need a countdown loudspeaker in a city full of dummies?

The warehouse in Area 51 looked totally different in Raiders.

Marion has forgotten how to act in the last 30 years or whatever long it's been.

In the end? Thumbs up.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Converting people to the light

I just convinced my coworker who has never seen Trek to watch Star Trek 4 because Catherine Hicks is in it. Good times.

Friday, May 16, 2008

What's wrong with Jasmine

Why do I hate the fourth season of Angel so much?

Probably several reasons.

I came to Angel fairly late in the game, in what I think may have been a massive conspiracy among my friends not to let me get addicted to yet another show (probably a good plan), so they never talked about it in front of me. I caught the last season of both Buffy and Angel and got hooked from those - honestly, not the finest moments of either show.

I like Season 3 of Angel the best.

Anyway, why is it that I dread watching Season 4? This time through, I'm watching less in chunks than normal, so I'm seeing it more spaced out (like, one or two a day instead of eight). It's better this way - but I don't like it.

I think the problem lies in the villain. Something about me sees her point - she's saving a lot more people than she's killing. Lots more. And that scares me more than anything. Of course, like Janeway, I don't want to let numbers solve this. She's eliminating free will in the name of universal peace. Not cool.

Also, the fact that Joss essentially pulled the Jasmine plot out of thin air because Charisma Carpenter was pregnant sucks. He should have just ignored it and gone with Plan A. Would have been better.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

You know those things you put off?

Turns out they're not worth it, I've decided.

Like Braveheart. I'm bored.

Don't know why I never saw it before. Wanted to at the time. My ex made me rent it once and then wouldn't let me finish watching it. It's dumb. I don't like it. And boring. And the kind of movie I hate that has everything I despise about movies in it.

Also, Mel Gibson is rubbing me the wrong way.

I hate that man.

Too bad, because I actually saw the spot where they executed William Wallace when I was in London, which might be the problem - I know what happens. Been there.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I've been thinking about JJ Abrams...

And Time.

We start... with Forever Young. Written by JJ ages and ages ago when the Earth was young... or at least before my tenth birthday. Mel Gibson was still cool and we didn't see Frodo when we looked at Elijah Wood. Those were the days. Anyway, the thing that really calls out to me here is the use of time as both an enemy and a friend, and how much time works for the people in the movie. It's undeveoped, but even though I was seven years old when this movie came out, I still remembered it fifteen years later. That counts for something, right?

Moving on, we see Alias. And the answer to the question: what do you do when you screw the show up? Most producers move on. JJ jumps two years into the future. Didn't work of course, but A for effort. I think maybe the having Vaughn's wife be evil was what lost you the gig dude.

And then there was Lost, and now he's really got it going on, because... okay, remember in The X-Files season 7, when Scully got pregnant? Remember when she gave birth one year later? Obviously not one year in the show, but one year of our lives? Remember how annoying that was? Lost is like the opposite of that. The polar opposite. In four years, the characters have lived for less than one.

That's freaking awesome.

Anyone else feeling pretty good about him doing a time-travel based Trek movie?