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Terminator:TSCC Recap: Ourselves Alone

Monday, March 9 by

Riley is back, bringing more drama to John and Sarah’s table, while a small glitch in Cameron’s wiring makes her actions volatile.To Kill A BirdThe episode begins with Cameron speaking to a bird who is flying around the living room. Cameron explains to the bird that the chimney is an unsuitable nesting spot for multiple reasons. She tells the bird that she is a migratory bird and should find a mate.  The little creature flaps its wings, and soars right into the glass screen door, falling to the ground.  Cameron picks it up and escorts it outside.  Holding it in her hand she attempts to free the bird, who cannot fly because Cameron’s is unable to release her grip.  After a moment, Cameron’s robotic fingers unwillingly clench violently, crushing the bird between them.  It’s lifeless body then falls to the ground.Riley Returns

MashUp Monday: Lost Hitler Film

Monday, March 9 by

  Adolf Hitler was the cause of numerous attrocities that lead to the deaths of millions and he ruined that mustache for the rest of us. However I have to give credit where credit is due, bitch can sing.

Breaking Bad Recap: Seven Thirty-Seven

Monday, March 9 by

We join Walter and Jesse where we left them at the end of last season. Our two favorite meth manufacturers are able to produce enough pure, albeit blue, crystal meth to satisfy their new sociopath dealer named Tuco. After Tuco leaves, Walter, who is suffering from terminal lung cancer, decides he will need to make about $750,000 to leave to his wife and kids. Jesse buys a gun for protection at a fast food restaurant after he and Walter witness Tuco accidentally murder one of his lackeys. Jesse figures that Tuco will probably be coming for them to tie up all the lose ends. So Jesse and Walter contemplate murdering Tuco during an upcoming drug deal. Hank views the video from a robbery that Walter and Jesse committed at the end of last season. Hank theorizes that they’re some new big players in town and that they should be careful not to be caught by rival dealers first. Little does Hank know that Walter is the burglar from the video.

Morning News Roundup

Monday, March 9 by

To no one’s surprise Watchmen threw the competition through a plate glass window this weekend, earning an estimated 3-day total of $55.7 million (roughly 4,500,000 nerd-boners). Despite it being the biggest opening of the year, Zack Snyder’s opus came in lower than expected. Some attribute this to lack of star power, the graphic use of sex and violence, running time, and My Chemical Romance’s inclusion. Personally I blame Daylight Savings. Here’s your morning news. Watchmen mainly watched by men (X-Men Origins)  

BSG Recap: Islanded in a Stream of Stars

Sunday, March 8 by

The producers of the original Battlestar Galactica had a plan.  In the late 1970s, it wasn’t uncommon for a male lead in a TV series to have a major pop career.  So when they found out early on that the Bee Gees – the biggest recording act in the known universe – were fans of their show, they reached out.  The plan was this:  the Bee Gees would write a thumping disco tune; Dirk Benedict would sing it; coke and hookers and cash to every AM station imaginable and voila! a world-wide smash that would guarantee a second season of Galactica.That song was called “Islanded in a Stream of Stars.”   I’ll be giving you a taste of the words throughout this recap.  For example:Islanded in a stream of starsDeath and betrayal is what we areTrust and love have gone so farIslanded in a stream of stars

PIXAR’S UP TRAILER 3 IS… UP!

Saturday, March 7 by

Actually, the whole thing feels like a Westernized version of a Miyazaki film, which makes me want to see it even more.  I always felt there was some sort of cultural gap with Studio Ghibli films that made it hard for a Westerner like myself to fully embrace.  They looked cool, but I always felt like I was missing something.  Like the plot in Princess Mononoke.Up flies into theaters May 29th.   

REVIEW: WATCHMEN

Saturday, March 7 by

I own well over 1,000 comic books collected over the years, and to this day they sit “bagged n’ boarded” for their protection, tucked away safely in my grandparents’ basement.   But I would only consider myself a comic book geek on the superficial level.  I was in it for the pictures.  If it looked cool, I bought it.  If I wanted to read words, I’d buy a novel.  And, with no disrespect to artist Dave Gibbons, I never got into Watchmen because it just didn’t look as cool as, say, Jim Lee’s X-Men, or Rob Liefield’s New Mutants.  In my adulthood, though, I’ve read the book.  It’s dense.  It’s dark.  It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen.  But I don’t love it like I’m supposed to.

Up

Friday, March 6 by

Director: Pete Docter Cast: John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer, Edward Asner, Paul Eiding, Jordan Nagai Synopsis: By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn’t alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip. Genre: Children & Family Release Date: May 29, 2009

Who Wants To Be A Super Baby?

Friday, March 6 by

Stan Lee and the geniuses at the BBC have teamed up to make a kid’s version of Who Wants To Be A Superhero? On the program, children aged 9 to 13 create superhero personas and break down into tears when the judges harshly pulverize their hopes. I know what you’re thinking. It sounds awesome. We haven’t seen the show ourselves because we don’t speak British but we have provided a handy episode guide after the jump. The show seems really severe.

FRIDAY NIGHT LINKS

Friday, March 6 by

If you do one thing this weekend… tell your friends about Screen Junkies.If you do two things this weekend… tell your friends about Screen Junkies and then check out all the links below. Then go see a movie and watch some TV.  But for chrissakes, whatever you do, don't run around outside.  That's how you break something.Pacino and DeNiro sue the pants off the Watchmen (FilmDrunk)Apply for a new girlfriend. (Holy Taco)Five Must-Read Marvel Stories (Marvel.com)Attack of the Show Exposes Dr. Manhattan (G4)

Who Wants To Be A Super Baby?

Friday, March 6 by

Stan Lee and the geniuses at the BBC have teamed up to make a kid’s version of Who Wants To Be A Superhero? On the program, children aged 9 to 13 create superhero personas and break down into tears when the judges harshly pulverize their hopes. I know what you’re thinking. It sounds awesome.We haven’t seen the show ourselves because we don’t speak British but we have provided a handy episode guide after the jump. The show seems really harsh.

THE DOLLS OF DOLLHOUSE

Friday, March 6 by

Over the past few weeks, Friday nights on Fox at 9/8c have just gotten a lot hotter, thanks to Joss Whedon's new femme fatale-fest, Dollhouse.So take a moment to get to know three of the show's lethal ladies, and be sure to check it out tonight.  It's Whedon, so you know he's got some cool stuff in store.  (And yes, Buffy was a darn fine show.)Photos and info after the jump.

Arachnid Hero Man VICTORY!!!

Friday, March 6 by

Marvel Comics is now streaming the first episode from the 1970′s Japanese television version of Spider-man. It’s unlike any Spidey you’ve ever seen before. Giant robots, motorcycles, ghosts, scientists, monsters,…

Breaking Bad

Friday, March 6 by

Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family's financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series explores how a fatal diagnosis such as White's releases a typical man from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society and follows his transformation from mild family man to a kingpin of the drug trade.Network: AMCAirs: Sundays 10/9c

DOLLHOUSE

Friday, March 6 by

"They Can Be Anyone You Want…"The show follows an organization that employs mind-wiped DNA-altered humans known as "Dolls" who are implanted with false memories and skills for various missions and tasks. When they are not 'at work' they are living in a real life Dollhouse which gives the show the name. One of those mind-wiped ladies, a young woman named Echo (Eliza Dushku) is slowly starting to become aware of herself and what's going on – all the while somebody on the outside is trying to bring the Dollhouse down while getting closer to Echo – possibly not aware that she is one of the Dolls he is after.Fridays @ 9PM ET/PT on FOX 

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