Archive for November 2013

A Gift Guide of Ice and Fire: 22 holiday gifts for the Game of Thrones fan

A Gift Guide of Ice and Fire: 22 holiday gifts for the Game of Thrones fan
The internet is full of Game of Thrones paraphernalia. From fan created art to T-shirts to various drink vessels, it’s all out there (except for an official Podrick Payne dildo. I didn’t come across that. Though, admittedly, I didn’t look very hard. So many things wrong with these sentences). In my travels down the rabbit... Read more »

2013 Gift Guide: 31 F'ing Rad Holiday Gift Ideas for the TV Fan in Your Life (Not to over-sell it or anything)

2013 Gift Guide: 31 F'ing Rad Holiday Gift Ideas for the TV Fan in Your Life (Not to over-sell it or anything)
Yesterday John posted an epic gallery of holiday gift ideas for movie lovers. Today I’m thinking about gifts for TV fans. Does your mother love The Good Wife and also a good night’s sleep? This list is for her. Does your administrative assistant swoon every time her Daryl Dixon screensaver pops up? You will find... Read more »

2013 Gift Guide: 87 Totally Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for Movie Fans

2013 Gift Guide: 87 Totally Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for Movie Fans
Like Winter, the holidays are coming.  Blink and they’ll be here.  Now, I don’t know about you, but for some people, it’s a piece of cake picking out the perfect gift, and for others, it’s like pulling teeth to come up with something. That’s why I love gift guides.  They are an invaluable tool this... Read more »
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The Walking Dead recap, "Dead Weight"

The Walking Dead recap, "Dead Weight"
It’s like, with “Dead Weight,” The Walking Dead actively wants me to hate it. Like it’s trying so hard to be hard to love. The show was doing so well for five episodes. The writers were developing characters (hi there, Hershel) and creating drama (disease! potential famine!) and introducing a new social structure that really added... Read more »

7 Most Memorable TV Turkeys

Everybody Loves Raymond, "No Fat": On a health kick, Marie decides to make a tofu turkey for the Barone family Thanksgiving…with disastrous results.
With less than a week before Thanksgiving, I’ve started thinking about the meal ahead. What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? I hate green bean casserole, but I love canned cranberry jelly. I don’t even care what’s in it. I love green olives, but I won’t eat them if they’ve been touched by a gherkin.... Read more »

Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Genre: Action Drama Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 146 mins. Premise: In the wake of their recent victory, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are sent on a Victory Tour of the 12 Districts.  But when their popularity begins to spark rebellion, evil President Snow (Donald Sutherland) devises a third... Read more »
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Felicity, "Cheating" and "Drawing the Line, Part 1"

Hammervision is officially back from vacation sort of. (Didn’t realize we were gone, did you?) We will resume our regularly scheduled movie and TV-ing in a bit, but for now…here’s a link to my conversation with Emma Fraser about one of Felicity’s Most Serious episodes. So, how was your week? Mine was full of Mickey... Read more »

In Defense Of...Warrior

In Defense Of...Warrior
“In Defense Of…” is a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time. Films given the “In Defense Of” treatment so far include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, Speed Racer, Meet Joe Black, Alfie (2004), MacGruber, The Island, The Cable Guy, and The Last Castle. BY MATT CAMPOBASSO, special... Read more »

The Breaking Bad alternate ending

I’m sorry there’s no The Walking Dead recap today. I was in a place last night with no AMC, i.e. Hell. But here’s a link to the fabulous Breaking Bad alternate ending, in case you’ve somehow missed it.
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Scandal recap, "Everything's Coming Up Mellie"

Scandal recap, "Everything's Coming Up Mellie"
Whoa, Mellie. Tonight’s episode of Scandal, “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie,” was all about the things Mellie has had to endure on her husband’s road to the White House, as well as during his term as president. Here are the injustices, in no particular order: 1. Cyrus’s beard. No one should have to see that. 2.... Read more »