Archive for October 2014

The best books for NaNoWriMo prep

The best books for NaNoWriMo prep
National Novel Writing Month starts on November 1. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept. the goal is to write a complete novel (50K words, at least) in one month. While the NaNoWriMo rules state that you can’t start writing the novel until the first of November, it is in your best interest to do some... Read more »

Scandal review: "Inside the Bubble"

Scandal review: "Inside the Bubble"
I’d say that this episode of Scandal was all about plots and scheming, but what episode of Scandal isn’t about plots or scheming? Let’s check in with our buddies. Liz: Portia de Rossi’s RNC chair character is a lady on the move. She’s leaning in. She’s taking charge. She’s dropping her kid off at school... Read more »

Fall TV Review: The Flash

Fall TV Review: The Flash
The Flash Airs: Tuesday 8/7c on the CW Premise: Nerd boy gets zapped with some rays, becomes the fastest man on Earth. Behind the Scenes: This is a spin-off of the Cee-Dub’s very successful Arrow. (Oliver Queen, Arrow himself, makes a brief appearance in the pilot.) The pilot shows a flash (ha) forward to events... Read more »
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Scandal recap: "State of the Union"

Scandal recap: "State of the Union"
The full title of this episode was “State of the Union or How We Learned to Stop Pretending Fitz Was a Republican and Love His Liberal Ass.” And, yeah, Fitz’s liberal ass is not bad. Not bad at all. First things first: Tonight’s episode of Scandal centered around Fitz delivering the State of the Union... Read more »

Movie Review: The Equalizer

Movie Review: The Equalizer
THE EQUALIZER Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 132 mins. Premise: Robert McCall (Denzel Washington), a hardware store employee by day, single-handedly takes on the whole Russian mafia after they beat up a young prostitute (Chloe Grace Moretz) whom McCall had befriended. Behind-the-Scenes: Based on the TV series that ran from 1985 to 1989.  Sony... Read more »

Fall TV Review: Selfie

Fall TV Review: Selfie
SELFIE Airs: Tuesday 8/7c on ABC Premise: My Fair Lady meets the digital age. Behind the Scenes: The show stars the very talented and very likable Karen Gillan (you last saw her bald in Guardians of the Galaxy) and John Cho (you’ll remember him as both Sulu and Harold). The Good: The cast has me automatically thinking... Read more »
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Fall TV Review: Manhattan Love Story

Fall TV Review: Manhattan Love Story
MANHATTAN LOVE STORY Airs: Tuesday 8:30/7:30c on ABC Premise: Newly-minted couple explore New York together. She’s a hopeless romantic. He’s a douchey frat boy with a flesh-colored beard. Behind the Scenes: This show is apparently playing with romantic comedy tropes — his/her voiceovers, Manhattan setting, obnoxious friend characters, girl-who-falls-in-puddle. The Good: The good is that this... Read more »