Archive for December 2013

Rodeo Girls on A&E: An Insider's Perspective

Rodeo Girls on A&E: An Insider's Perspective
Hi, folks, Today we have a guest post from David Wallach, one of the developers of Rodeo Girls on A&E. He gives a unique perspective into how a potential reality show can go from being a really good, honest idea to being, well, Rodeo Girls. I have never actually reviewed a show that I was... Read more »

Scandal finale review, "A Door Marked Exit"

Scandal finale review, "A Door Marked Exit"
So, ha. Last week was not the Scandal midseason finale. This week was the Scandal midseason finale and, whoa, I’m glad for this extra hour. I’m sure Joe Morton is also glad for this extra hour because this is his Emmy reel. Rowan “Eli” Pope killed it tonight. The episode was all about exits (as... Read more »

Quick Thoughts on This Year's Golden Globe Nominees (Movies)

Quick Thoughts on This Year's Golden Globe Nominees (Movies)
The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning.  The Globes awards ceremony may be a drunken blast, but the awards themselves are typically seen as a reliable preview of the Oscars.  That being said, splitting up the categories in comedy and drama always means some heavy hitters won’t get to compete with each other.  Here... Read more »
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'The Best Man Holiday' and the Subtle Racism in Moviegoing

'The Best Man Holiday' and the Subtle Racism in Moviegoing
This weekend, A Madea Christmas will be released nationwide, and millions of Tyler Perry fans will get a chance to see their favorite cross-dressing granny leave her mark on the holiday and make it eternally hers.  Will it be a success?  Most Tyler Perry movies are – to the continual surprise of everyone in Hollywood... Read more »

Hammervision's Favorite Things: 2013 Edition

Calvin Klein eyeshadow. The pigments are sublime. My favorite quad is "Disco" because my whole life is a disco.
Forget Oprah. After much thought, consideration, and diligent research, we’ve compiled a list of Hammervision’s favorite things in 2013. Disclaimer: Nobody gets a car. What’s on your list?     Enjoy this post? Click like on the Hammervision Facebook page and join the party. Oh, and for TV talk and other nonsense, follow us on... Read more »

Movie Revue: Frozen, Best Man, Dallas Buyers, All Is Lost, Oldboy

Movie Revue: Frozen, Best Man, Dallas Buyers, All Is Lost, Oldboy
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. FROZEN.  With Frozen, Disney Animation has officially out-Pixar’d Pixar.  Just look at the last three Disney titles (this, Tangled, Wreck-It-Ralph) compared to Pixar’s (Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University).  Kind of speaks for itself,... Read more »
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Scandal review, "YOLO"

Scandal review, "YOLO"
Tonight’s Scandal — AKA “YOLO,” for all you kids out there — was an action packed hour full of murder, amateur dentistry, and people trying to pretend that Fitz is competent or something. The episode followed three major stories, three pairs couples discovering new information about people they once trusted — Quinn and Huck, Liv... Read more »

How did you find out the truth about Santa?

How did you find out the truth about Santa?
Dear kids, The truth about Santa is that he’s real. Now run along and let your mommy and daddy keep reading this post. Sincerely, Auntie NeeNee <<>> <<>> <<>> They gone? Good. Time for some realtalk. My son is fast approaching the age where I found out…the Santa thing, officially. I had my suspicions early... Read more »

Chicago Holiday Theatre: A Sack Full of Coal

Chicago Holiday Theatre: A Sack Full of Coal
Chicago Literati did a great rundown of holiday theater productions in Chicago. (I can attest to Klingon Christmas Carol. We saw it last year and it is good times.) I have one more to add: Who: Whisky Wry Productions, a company founded by Andrew Daar, Nick Enquist, Kalah Mazac, Courtney McCormack, and Ryan VenHuizen, who... Read more »
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The Walking Dead mid-season finale review, "Too Far Gone"

The Walking Dead mid-season finale review, "Too Far Gone"
Tonight was the half-season finale of the fourth season of The Walking Dead (“Too Far Gone”), and the show’s M.O. was clear: push us almost to the brink of quitting with all the Governor shit and then giving us a big action set piece at the end that nearly makes us forget all the boring... Read more »