Hooked On This Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy is coming August 1, 2014 and I cannot wait! I didn’t know too much about the characters but finally with the release of the trailer, I absolutely cannot wait for the release of this movie! Summer + X-Men + Guardians of the Galaxy = pure awesomeness!
From the trailer alone, I clearly am already in love with Rocket Raccoon and Groot–they just look so bad ass. C’mon, a little raccoon with a machine gun!!! Who doesn’t love that!!!
Lastly, they use a wicked awesome song from the ’70′s in the trailer, Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede. They probably couldn’t have picked a better song for this trailer! Can’t wait. Check out the trailer below and a live performance of Hooked on a Feeling:
One Witch To Rule Them All
Oh season finale! Why do you always do this to us?! On the one hand, last night’s finale of American Horror Story: Coven, appropriately titled ‘The Seven Wonders‘ produced a lot of really cool and tragic moments for some of our characters. But ultimately, the ending lacked something. I don’t know what, but a lot of the final moments of the season seemed anti-climatic if only because there was no true villain (plus no Laveau or LaLaurie = sad).
Of course, I can’t say enough about that opening. It was pure awesomeness in every way! Plus, STEVIE FREAKING NICKS! Something about her walking around Witch Manor, singing ‘Seven Wonders‘ while we get ready for the big final exam–it was the PERFECT set up for the final episode of Coven.
Check out ‘Seven Wonders‘ below and enjoy my final review of AHS: Coven.
Death. Lots of it. Last night’s episode of American Horror Story, titled ‘Go To Hell’, featured a lot of main characters dying off, even the ones we thought couldn’t die. Further, just when I thought we had our main baddie for the season finale next week, they end up killing her off too. So I have theories and a feeling that the actual ending could be the extinction of the Coven, hmmmm!
But the best part of the episode was HANDS DOWN the highway to hell where Legba was business as usual. Loved the twists and loved the cliffhanger ending. Can’t wait until next week’s finale…the Seven Wonders awaits!
And now my review…
The 3rd last episode of Coven came and went last night and I gotta say I was a little bit disappointed with the way things unfolded. To me, this episode seemed to be more of a filler episode to set up the final 2 hours. That said, this happens every single season on this show, so I am just going to be patient.
I mean, Queenie randomly shows up with LaLaurie on a leash (and put back together) and the Axeman and Spaulding are somehow running around communicating with the living and murdering corporate executives and snatching babies, respectively. And there is no explanation as to how this is even possible!!!
Of course, AHS always does seem to wrap things up every season and last night’s epiosde, titled ‘Protect the Coven’, did a great job of “setting things up” for the grand finale!!! And for those that really like horror with lots of blood and gore than this episode was definitely for you because AHS upped the bat shit crazy level to EXTREME BAT SHIT CRAZY! In other words, there was a lot of blood…just not enough story!
And now my review…
If you are anything like myself, then you are probably sick and tired of all of the crappy crime drama’s that pollute our television screens every night–not to mention the crap they tried to call a series finale on Dexter! Oh man, Mikey Disliked That!
It appears, however, that there is a light at the end of the tunnel in a genre that has lacked originality over the last couple of years. HBO has brought us a true gem with True Detective, a suspenseful murder mystery that takes place in two different time periods (1995 and 2012). I won’t say more than that because this is simply a show I refuse to spoil for anyone. The superb acting, the creepy southern Texas setting and the ‘serial killer on the loose’ atmosphere completely take you in from the opening minutes. But viewers be warned: this is not a show that you can get up to take a bathroom break. The writing is superb (not to mention that it stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as the leads which is unprecedented for a TV show IMO) but almost every line seems to serve a purpose (plus Woody and Matty play their characters to perfection, you don’t want to miss this, folks!)
Not only that, my understanding is that the plan for this show is very similar to American Horror Story in the sense that it will reset after each season (and HBO you better renew this show–after 1 episode, I can already tell it is going to be a brilliant 8 episodes of quality, original storytelling). This should allow the series to cast a variety of actors and actresses in the future, much like Woody and Matt, and I have to admit the story and characters are better for it (anyone who has seen Season 1 of Under the Dome and read my reviews will know that quality acting can sometimes be overlooked).
If you haven’t seen this show yet, I definitely recommend checking it out as SOON as you possibly can. Oh, and the Intro Sequence was wicked awesome as well, check it out:
It’s finally here! Last night, HBO finally released the trailer for the upcoming 4th season of Game of Thrones! After last season, I literally ended up picking up all 5 books in the series due to the fact that I just couldn’t wait another year to find out what happens. It turns out that binge-reading these books is a terrible idea since the 6th and 7th books are not even written yet :(!
But at the very least, Season 4 is on its way, set to premiere on Sunday, April 6th, 2014! Let the excitement build:
Gold Dust Women
The episode we have ALL been waiting for came and went last night and I have to say I was a little bit disappointed–but only a little. Stevie Nicks finally made her appearance on last night’s returning episode titled ‘The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks’. I hyped the crap out of this episode only to be a bit letdown with the use of Ms. Nicks. But, luckily, the creepy Papa Legba dude (more on him later) made up for it because that entire story line was Bat. Shit. Crazy. Not only that, he just so happened to be played by Lance Reddick (Fringe fans will remember him as Broyles). I had NO idea that was even him under all the cloaks and make-up until doing a bit of research after the show aired! Just awesome and dark as fuck– exactly how I like my AHS!
At the very least, it was still pretty cool to have Stevie Nicks, live and in the flesh, join up with the women at the Coven. I guess I just half-expected the writers to write her into an actual story and use her in a more important (and bat shit crazy) way, but clearly this didn’t happen. All she really did was make a quick cameo and play the piano! Don’t get me wrong, Stevie kicks so much ass and watching her perform on this show is satisfying, but we all expect more from this show and in this particular case, she was clearly misused That said, I don’t think it’s the last we have seen of Stevie and besides, it kinda illustrates the fact that the Witches taking up residence in New Orleans are not the only ones out there in the world. Did I also mention that a war is brewing…
And now my review…
I Called The Witch Doctor And This Is What She
My HEAD is still spinning from last night’s episode of American Horror Story! And now, we have to wait FOUR ENTIRE WEEKS until the next episode! That is WAY, WAYYY too long! You’re very lucky, Ryan Murphy, for casting Stevie Nicks herself because if she wasn’t going to be in the next episode, that would simply be TOO LONG of a wait. And while I’m on the subject of Stevie Nicks and before even getting to my review of last night’s awesome episode, the next episode (airing January 8th–sigh) is titled ‘The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks’. I cannot contain my excitement due to the epic awesomeness of having Stevie Nicks play HERSELF on AHS (and, one other note, she’s going to be making more than just one appearance)!
Of course, the wait is going to be even more excruciating after last night’s action-packed episode, simply titled ‘Head’. There was literally no stop to the action and, count ‘em, a total of FIVE deaths, all of which are really going to shake things up!
And really, this episode put the kids to bed and let the real stars shine: Fiona, Myrtle, Delia, LaLaurie (well, her head anyways) and Laveau all stole the show in this one and it was totally fun and entertaining watching these older women getting most of the screen time!
And now my review…
WHOA! OK, so last night’s episode of American Horror Story, titled “The Sacred Taking” was pretty f’ing awesome! Even if no one can die on this show due to the fact that our Hippy Witch has brought back almost every single person who has died up to this point. Now, normally this would be a problem on any other show, but for whatever reason, when someone is resurrected on this show, I get extremely curious and last night was no exception.
Myrtle Snow finally made her return as well after her extended stay at Misty’s Spa. And now all of our Witches are finally together chillin’ at the Academy minus Queenie. And hell ya, we even got a little shout-out to one my favorite horror/suspense movies Se7en at the very end of the episode!
Another quick note before I get to the review. Another classic ’60′s song from Madison’s awesome confrontation with Fiona.. ‘Season of the Witch’ by Donovan. It really is an amazing jam so check it out:
Now my review…
Fit For A Queen(ie)
Last night’s episode of American Horror Story, titled ‘The Dead‘, had some interesting scenes but for the most part I feel it lacked something in the action department. Plus, no Lily Rabe the entire episode simply makes me sad And where the hell is MYRTLE!? The last time we saw her, she was enjoying a mud bath at Misty’s Spa, but this episode failed to make any developments whatsoever on this side of the story, and for the first time this season I felt rather disappointed.
That said, there were some solid performances last night and the end of the episode was pure AWESOMENESS! But again, I just felt this episode lacked the usual ‘bat shit crazy’ moments that we come to expect from AHS! Madison and Queenie (and, of course, Marie Laveau) stole the show… and the entire bit with Fiona and the Axeman moved along just a little too slowly for my liking– to the point that I don’t really care what happens between those two. Although I think it is very clear now that Fiona is going to be our main villain for the rest of the series– anything else would make no sense. After all, she is a murdering Supreme who is now having a love-affair with the Axeman of New Orleans.
Of course, Queenie’s betrayal was the highlight for me as it changes up a big part of the story and makes things a lot more interesting with the Voodoo Queen! I am super excited to see where they go with this for the remainder of the season!
Also, keep in mind that… THERE WILL BE NO AMERICAN HORROR STORY NEXT WEDNESDAY! I just want to get that little bit of disappointment out now so no one is surprised when they go sit down to watch next Wednesday and realize that it’s not airing because of the American Thanksgiving holiday. You’ve been warned!
And once again, to get things started, this show has re-ignited my interests in some old school music. This time, the episode opened up to Toto’s 1982 classic ‘Rosanna’– check it out below:
Now my review…