Wednesday. The Middle of the week. A week where we are all totally not reeling from the devastatingly-predictable Academy Awards. An academy awards where a gay man beat a wrestler and Hollywood got outsourced in the best possible way. Here's some news from this week. Danny Boyle Buys houses for Slumdog Kids. AWESOME (/film)Really? Gondry? Green Hornet? Rogen Speaks (MTV)Amenabar’s Epic AGORA In Trailer Form. With Rachel Weiss (Twitch)Avatar Shot on 197 Cameras. At the same time (Filmonic)
While Barack, AGAIN, takes over the TV waves to talk to Congress about stimulation, Animal Planet strikes gold with the premiere of Dark Days in Monkey City. Seriously, watch the preview–CGI and real monkeys starring in a fictional story with blood spraying everywhere and monkey rebellions against monkey empires. (!) Check out Stanky Snoop too, you know he's chayyyllllll. Your preview after the break. Seriously, I bet the NY Post is loving this line-up. Because they are racist jerks.
"I got you into this, and now I'm going to get you out." Sean tells his blonde mistress. She's in on the aide of Dubaku from the inside, and she looks a little stressed out. Sean assures her that he'll take care of it.
Parkman uses his powers to search through Noah's mind to discover exactly why Nathan is after them, uncovering some other information along the way, including the fact that a fallen hero may not have fallen so far after all. They also find out that Danko the Hunter has a far greater presence in HRG's past than anyone suspected, and that Noah's loyalties don't lie entirely with Nathan, but are still well within range of the Petrelli family. It's a Heroes that we've seen before in a lot of ways, but it offers up some nifty surprises in spite of its many shortcomings, and it's all after the jump.
Ok, I might have been a little harsh on this show in my review of the pilot. It seemed scattered and weak. But now having watched the second episode, which featured the introduction of Will Ferrell as a slick, fast-talking, package-tagging used car salesman, I'm going to change up my tune. This is the reason you never judge a show by it's first episode.
The Dillon Panthers reveled in another “W” this week, bringing their overall record to 4-1. On the home front, it was another eventful week down in Dillon, TX, full of relationship twists and plot turns. Jason Street almost gave up on his house-flipping project, JD McCoy was accepted as a member of the team, regardless of his age, and Matt and Julie Taylor finally officially got back together. This installment helped set the table for future episodes, providing valuable insight into the environment of Tyra Collette, and also introducing a rebound love-interest for Landry Clark. This is one of those rare moments when time cannot move quickly enough for Panther Nation to find out what happens next.
It's a bad sign when the more you think about an episode, the less you like it. Initially I was won over by the acting, especially Michael Hogan, but when I started to break it down, it turned out that the episode really didn't hang together. So I'm not sure if this recap does either.
We would like to thank all of our readers for joining us on this incredibly special night. Here are some final thoughts on the evening, particularly the dominance of Slumdog Millionaire. @Michael_bay: Highlight of the evening? My Hummer has Lamborghini doors.Philip Buster: It's clear: Oscars finally outsourced as economy crashes.Matt Sears: Mickey Rourke is gonna choke-slam someone at the Vanity Fair Party.Max Powers: The academy is cleary Lactose-Intolerant with their snub of 'Milk.'GOODNIGHT.
Friday. The new, much cooler breed of 'TGIF' television is ready to blast you lightspeed from a highschool football field, to a Space Opera, and back in time to get Terminated by a foxy cybernetic robot. Wash it all down with Conan O'Brien's final Late Show Appearance. Saturday. Maybe go outside a little? Sunday. Get all your friends together, throw down on a tub of potato salad, check out our LIVEBLOG and start making easy $$$ off your movie snob buddies on who's gonna win those gold plated brittanium statues. Here's your ace in the hole. Your preview after the jump.
We firmly believe that the Oscars would benefit from adding a few wild-card categories every year. You know, mix it up. Keep it fresh. Here are a few possibilities, including nominees. If you have more, post them in the comments section. And don't forget to download your ballot and follow our Oscar liveblog HERE starting 8pm eastern, 5pm pacific this Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. Sunday.
Once again, I am faced with a deficit of TV recaps to post. Im temped to post rerunrecaps, but that would go against every principle of the internet. Luckily, there is a nice slew of morning news on this Friday, Feb 20th, the Year Of Our Lord, 2009.Screenjunkies Will Be Liveblogging the 2009 Oscars HERE. Slumpuppies Will Go To The Oscars (Filmdrunk)Twilight Two Has A New-New Title (MTV)Linda Hamilton To Crawl Out Of Cave, Voice Terminator Salvation (Filmonic)Mel Gibson To Crawl Out Of Cave, Yell About Jews (Pajiba)Early Buzz For Watchmen (/Film)
This rather lazy week of television continues with reruns of The Office and 30 Rock, or a whopping 4 hours of straight Frak on the SciFi. While there are some solid movies on (Part II of The Godfather on AMC, two screenings of Happy Gilmore on ABC Family, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls on CMT), tonight's preview will instead explore the awesome world of random TV. Your preview after the break.
Word on the internet street is that someone spilled the beans or opened the letters or whatever and published the Oscar winners. Im actually more interested in watching them just to see if the leaked list is actually legit. It's after the jump, so only click through if you are like me and the main reason you watch the ceremony is for all of those beautiful dresses and ad-hock Jack Black musical numbers, and not the suspense.
The episode opens with Jack, Hurley, and Kate meeting up on the island. We flash back to Eloise as she explains to Jack, Sun, and Desmond how the Dharma Initiative discovered the island, giving instructions to Jack to collect something that belonged to Christian to take back with Locke’s body. There’s no sign of the islanders in this episode, which is kind of disappointing because we still didn’t get to find out what happened to Locke right after he righted the wheel, but there are some other pretty cool revelations, and it’s all in another great Lost, right after the jump.
Wednesday means its time for a hump dump. There's a few things that have been happening, but nothing more earth-shattering that the death of Mickey Rourke's dog Loki. He was 18, and has been pawing on heaven's door for a while. TMZ had a very informative question and answer session with the actor while he chain smoked around other peoples dogs on the streets of NY. Here's the rest of your (poop) scoop.Screenjunkies is all UP in that Twitter. Follow us.Paul Dano Adopts An Asian Baby (Film School Rejects)
Another Wednesday, another brilliant episode of the labrynthian land of Lost. Also tonight, Demetri Martin examines the subject of 'power,' while Robert De Niro becomes a Godfather. One noteworthy tidbit-it's Conan O'Brien's last week before he gives Leno the boot, and not a moment too soon. Jimmy Fallon gets his shot at Conan's slot. Did that sound weird? Your TV preview after the break.
This is normally the time of day when I would publish all the TV recaps from previous night. But there really wasn't anything on, so no recappage. Instead, I thought I would take a moment to offer a bit of important info regarding a topic that will affect absolutely none of us. Yes, that's right. The conversion from analog to digital television signals that began to occur for many providers and stations last night. It is an historic occasion that future humans will see as one of the biggest leaps toward utter and compete domination at the hands of robots. Here is a very informative video that details the simple move from some sort of sine waves to some sort of ones and zeroes.
Unfortunately, TV is taking a longer than expected President's Day hiatus, leaving few good viewings for tonight's lineup. Scrubs has reruns for an hour, and at the time of this post, Fringe isn't back until for another 50 days, 2 hours, 31 minutes and 28 seconds. That's alright, just skee-daddle over to your local movie rental establishment and scope out some hot new releases. Your TV-less preview after the jump.
In the last ten years HBO has been responsible for some of the best series out there. The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Six Feet Under– those were all quality shows that demonstrated what the network did best: stellar storytelling with a serious edge. They have had some solid mini series in the last year with Generation Kill and John Adams that have continued this tradition. But with the exception of Flight Of The Concords, their new series have been a let down when compared to the legendary shows they've historically released. East Bound And Down is a clear reminder of this.
Claire and Noah experience some more family issues (surprise!), while Claire heads off to rescue a new hero from Nathan's clutches. Sylar and Luke continue on their supervillain road trip, Hiro and Ando stop a wedding in India, and Nathan has to deal with a too-inquisitive Homeland Security representative who wants to cut the funding for his little "project." It's all after the jump.
By now we've all put away our Rutherford B. Hays commemorative China sets and have set out for a nice four day week. There's not a lot of news happening this week in the world of Movies and TV. Unless you count 17 new Watchmen viral videos. Which I'm not posting. Here are your links.
The paramedics rush down to the basement of Dubaku's hideout. Henry Taylor is bloodied and barely able to move. Jack calls the President, "we have your husband, but he's taken a gunshot wound to the chest." He assures her that Dubaku has no other means of leverage, and that he's on the way out of the country (yeah right). Although there's a lot !@#$ going down in the Oval Office, the Pres. decides to go be at her husband's side. Buchanan gets some serious security clearance from the Pres. "Whatever it takes, I want that sonuvabitch found!"Dubaku visits his girl Marika at her diner, and he reveals that he's an illegal who needs to get the hell out of dodge. He tells her that they have tickets ready to go, and that Marika's sister will join them in a few days. Dubaku asks, "say you'll come…"–"…I'll get my things." He calls his sketchy travel agent/possible CIA insider to arrange a meetup so he can get his tickets back to Sangala.
This week’s episode begins with a cranky priest in his parish. It is closing time for his church’s homeless shelter and he begrudgingly finishes his duties and retires to his room in the back of the church. He drinks and smokes and also looks exhausted. He hears the doorbell ring one more time and when he gets up to answer it, he finds a post-crucifixion Jesus hovering at his door. At first he thinks someone is playing a trick on him but he realizes this apparition of Jesus is completely real. He is hallucinating. Cuddy wants House to go to her daughter’s Zeved habat: a Jewish baby naming ceremony. He doesn’t want to go, but Cuddy is persuasive and persistent. House tells Cuddy he will get back to her. He seems confused as to why she would ask him to go. House browses through the files in Cameron’s ER ward. He finds the file of a hallucinating priest and wants to take on the case. Cameron doesn’t have any idea what is wrong with him, and thinks it is something simple. House decides to take the case.
Slammin’ Sammy Meade here welcoming you back to another week of Panther football and Friday Night Lights. This was a tremendously eventful installment, with several setups for plot twists; it’s about as easy to read this show as trying to pick up a Smash Williams counter. There was good news and bad news on all fronts. Matt Saracen was replaced at quarterback, and he almost quit the team. Jason Street became a new father, and he, the Riggins brothers, and Herc decided to get into the real business by flipping Buddy Garrity’s house. And Tyra walked a slippery slope with her new cowboy boyfriend. There are many ways in which the writers could take this season, and each direction looks just as exciting as the others.
All of this has been confusing before, and all of this will be confusing again.Instead of the previouslies, we begin with yet another new prologue, and as is apropos for this show, it’s all cycling back to the beginning. The question is, as you’ll see, “what, exactly is the beginning?” Weirdly enough, I actually think that we find out.It's the familiar white lettering on the black background:THIS HAS ALL HAPPENED BEFOREAND IT WILL HAPPEN AGAINA shot of Earth. Sucking.THE CYLONS WERE CREATED BY MAN Scary-ass Centurions.THEY REBELLED War!THEN THEY VANISHEDFORTY YEARS LATER, THEY CAME BACKTHEY EVOLVED Caprica Six walking on the planet Caprica, which is then nuked.50,298 HUMAN SURVIVORS The FleetHUNTED BY THE CYLONSBeing hunted by the CylonsELEVEN MODELS ARE KNOWNShown in order we discovered themONE WAS SACRIFICED
With a bullet lodged in the flesh beside her femoral artery, a deluded Sarah Connor struggles to live. Kyle Reese is present as a ghost in her delirium, urging her to push on. John anxiously awaits news regarding his girlfriend's recovery, and Derek starts some fires in an attempt to cover Sarah's tracks. G.S.W. This episode begins with a wounded Sarah Connor waking in a hospital bed. She looks up and sees a ghost: the long-dead father of her son. "On your feet," Kyle Reese commands. After inspecting her Gun-Shot Wound, Sarah pulls the IV-tube from her arm, tries to stand, and falters. Kyle moves in, puts out his hand, and utters the words that have tingled the spines of Terminator fans for twenty years: "Come with me if you want to live." And because it is what we have come to expect of her, she takes Kyle's hand. It looks like she wants to live… After rendering hospital security unconscious, Sarah begins to limp through the hallways speaking to someone only she can see.
ooooOOOOOoooo Friday the 13th. Car crashes go up by 50%, hobos get extra brazen, and Jason might come around from any corner and hack you to pieces–staying indoors and watching TV is highly reccommended. Tonight's lineup is spectacular, and as I've stated before, is easily the most underrated night of TV. Especially with the return of Terminator:TSCC and the premiere of Dollhouse. If you have to go outside, keep that shifty eyed look going for any black cats and full moons. Your preview after the jump.
There is one scene in this movie that makes it worth watching. It involves Clive Owen following an assassin into the Guggenheim Museum in NY. There are dudes with Uzis and shattered glass and screaming tourists and spurting arterial blood. The rest of the movie has none of these things, and is totally confusing, right down to the last scene. But it might be your best bet on a weekend where Chick Flicks are out in force. Beware: there is a giant conspiracy, and it wants YOU to see crappy movies.
Director: Tom Tykwer Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Jack McGee, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen Synopsis: In The International, a gripping thriller, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring to justice one of the world’s most powerful banks. Genre: Thrillers Release Date: February 13, 2009