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Happy Anniversary Veronica Mars! September 22, 2013

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Apparently, this is anniversary week!  (Makes sense as this week is the most common Fall TV premiere week.) Nine years ago today, the pilot for Veronica Mars aired on UPN.  For those of you under that age of 15, UPN was the 6th major TV network, created in 1995, competing for television viewers against the big 3, #4 Fox, and #5 The WB.  In 2006, UPN and The WB merged to create The CW.  Thus endeth your lesson in tv networks.  Back to Veronica Mars.

Veronica Mars Season 3 posterThe drama, from creator Rob Thomas (not the singer people), followed the life of a teenage private detective as she investigated the murder of her best friend Lily Kane, and navigated the murky waters of high school in the southern California town of Neptune.  Like many well loved shows with lasting fandoms, it had a talented cast, well-gelled with perfect chemistry.  Kristen Bell portrayed the sassy PI with Enrico Colantoni as her father Keith, the (more…)

Happy Anniversary Firefly!! September 20, 2013

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Just a quick note that today is the 11th anniversary of the airing of the first episode of Firefly.  Thank you Joss Whedon for giving us this band of lovable space travelers.  (Curse you FOX for cancelling it too soon!!)  I won’t go on and on waxing poetic about this fabulous show.  (You’re welcome haters!) But if you haven’t seen this show, it’s worth becoming a couch potato for a day to binge watch all 14 episodes and the concluding feature film, Serenity.  If you love Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Ron Glass, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, or Joss Whedon, it is a necessity as a true fan that you know this show!  And have an impressive ability to throw a quote from the show or film into everyday conversation,  including a curse or two in Mandarin. emoticonbigsmile

I have attached a You Tube video, made by user jblottingink, of the 50 best quotes from Firefly and Serenity.  The 37th quote, at the 3:00 mark, is my favorite.

The Way, Way Back is Way, Way Good! July 17, 2013

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I was excited to get last minute passes to see The Way, Way Back.  The reviews are overwhelmingly positive, plus any film description containing the words ‘indie’ and ‘Steve Carell’ is a 99% guarantee that the film will be fantastic.  Carell as Trent, however, is not the quirky, quiet, shy, downtrodden, or lovable guy you usually see in these films.  This go around, he’s pretty much a douche.

The Way Way Back bannerThe Way, Way Back focuses mostly on actor Liam James (The Killing,) who portrays 14 year old Duncan, son to Toni Collette’s Pam.  The movie opens on him sitting in the back seat of an old school, wood-paneled Buick station wagon.  Yep…the ones with the bench seat that faces the back of the car.  (more…)

It’s The End Of The World As They Know It April 30, 2013

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This Is The End Poster“Hermione just stole all of our shit.”  That was the line that sold me on the movie This Is The End.  It’s the latest comedic outing from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the guys who brought you Pineapple Express and Superbad.  It comes out on June 14th, but I caught a sneak peek of it last Thursday.  It was hysterical!  The cast is comprised of Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, his usual crew of stoners, a slew of comedic talent from TV sitcoms and movies, a Hogwarts witch, and uh…Rihanna.

Based upon a short film by Jason Stone titled Jay And Seth Versus The Apocalypse, This Is The End is just as you see in the trailer; a raucous, vulgar, sometimes gross, stoner apocalypse movie.  Jay Baruchel lands in LA to hang out with Seth Rogen for the weekend.  Yep, they all play themselves.  Or at least, they portray the public perception of themselves.  Except Michael Cera, whom I hope is going completely against type.  Seriously.  Jay and Seth head (more…)