Monday, August 1, 2011

Only 2 Weeks?

I have rarely absolutely hated a movie but it has happened.  If a movie surprises me, tells me a good story, makes me care for characters, I tend to enjoy so... Before getting to the rest of my Summer TV, a few quick movie reviews in no particular order -

Harry Potter - These last 2 films were long, boring and drawn out.  Just like the book.  It was only a must see to end the series.  So long Harry.

Green Lantern - I found this one entertaining, the special effects got in the way of the story though.

X-Men: First Class - Really a fun ride, nice re-boot & getting to play in the 60's was fun to see on the big screen.

Thor - My favorite of the Comic book-to-movie's so far. Fantastic special effects, very nice eye candy & a story that I found entertaining, start to finish.

Bridesmaids - SO much FUN! I hope everyone saw this in the theater.

Super 8 - I enjoyed this film but thought it could have been so much better.  I wanted more from it.

Capitan America - I enjoyed the ride, I found the story entertaining, though a bit rushed & I hope everyone stayed till the bitter end of the credits to see the trailer for The Avengers, that should be fun, too.

Pirates for the Caribbean - This was entertaining, though with no Orlando, (don't get me wrong, I don't know how to write him back in to the story), I felt his absence. :(

On to Summer TV
I have been waiting for SyFy to air the back half of Season 4 of Eureka for almost a year and am really saddened to hear that it only got a 13 ep. Season 5 (filming now and again, we will have to wait another year to see it!).  At the same time, it got renewed (Yay!) and Season 4 is the best season of Eureka to air since Season 1.  I really love the alt. timeline and how it has up'd the stakes for our core characters and stories.  Having such a fabulous mine that is able to produce fresh stories & keep our characters off-kilter, I'm loving it.  If you have never given this a try, it is Great, so stop thinking and just do!!!

Warehouse 13, another fun show on SyFy.  It is much more slap sticky but the characters and their relationships feel real & you cheer for them to succeed.

Sticking with SyFy for the moment, Haven came back for season 2 recently. Last year when it came out, it started out pretty slowly but it got better & I enjoy it these days.  I'm still wondering WTH is up with the Audreys and am loving the Nathan/Duke love/hate dynamic.

The new SyFy show Alphas is beginning to find it's legs but is not my favorite new show of the summer (see my last Post for my favorite).  There are some nuggets of goodness but has not hit it out of the park yet.

On the science fiction bandwagon, I really wanted to LOVE TNT's Falling Skies with Noah Wylie & Moon Bloodgood.  This is a post-alien invasion survival story, and it should offer some hope but all the sappy hand-holding and poignant moments in every episode? too much.  The writers keep re-itrating blatantly obvious plot points.  I'm stunned that the characters are being set up to be so dumb.  I continue to watch because I want science fiction on my television but if this is the best that TNT can offer, ouch.  I hope it will get better but that will take some real changes in storytelling style. The show is almost finished with this season but has been re-newed for another one.

Perhaps, I'll post again soon.  There's lots more on the Tube that needs talking/writing about.    

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