Archive for November 2014

The Walking Dead, "Coda"

The Walking Dead, "Coda"
This has been an interesting and, for the most part, satisfying first half of the fifth season of The Walking Dead. It’s still kind of bizarre to me, this whole mid-season finale thing. It’s really a finale, is it? It’s the midpoint of the season. At the midpoint of a story, the protagonist usually experiences... Read more »

The Star Wars Episode 7 Trailer: Shot by Shot Analysis

The Star Wars Episode 7 Trailer: Shot by Shot Analysis
We watched the new trailer for Star Wars Episode 7, The Force Awakens, thirty-four times this morning. The teaser doesn’t tell us much, but it does tell us some. There will be people in this movie. And droids. And flying things. And sand. Lots of sand. Some people hate sand. It gets everywhere. In the... Read more »

The Walking Dead review: What about Bob?

The Walking Dead review: What about Bob?
Tonight was the penultimate episode of the first half of the fifth season of The Walking Dead. That’s a mouthful. Unlike Game of Thrones, where the second to last episode of the season usually means Big Things, tonight’s Zombpocalypse hour was more about table setting for the finale and mixing up the chemistry. Rick and... Read more »
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Hammering Out... The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Hammering Out... The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1. JOHN: It should come as no surprise to anyone at this point that Suzanne Collins’ third (and final) book in the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, has been broken... Read more »

Being inaccessible in an all-access world

Being inaccessible in an all-access world
Electronically, I’m pretty much always available. My phone has everything — cue Stefan voice — five different email accounts, Facebook, Twitter, text messaging, and even, like, an actual keypad that dials something called a “phone number.” I refuse to install the Facebook Messenger app, which is kind of hilarious. It’s the one way you can’t... Read more »

Moovie Revew: Dumb and Dumber To

Moovie Revew: Dumb and Dumber To
DUMB AND DUMBER TO Genre: Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 109 mins. Premise: Picking up 20 years later, Harry (Jeff Daniels) is in need of a kidney transplant and conveniently finds out he’s the biological father of a teenage daughter, so he and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) hit the road to track down the daughter. Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-Directors Bobby... Read more »
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40 Best Gifts for TV Fans -- 2014 Edition

Let's kick it off with the Big Bang Theory. CBS's website has one trillion pages of gifts for the BBT fan in your life.

<a href="http://www.cbsstore.com/the-big-bang-theory-pink-soft-kitty-snuggler/detail.php?p=464506&v=cbs-thebigbangtheory">Like a Soft Kitty slanket</a>.
With time to spare before Black Friday, here’s my list of the best gifts for TV fans (2014 edition). I scoured the internet, typed in the names of TV shows, and hand picked the stuff I’d like to see under my tree this year (like that *cough* sweater *cough*). I tried to keep it light... Read more »

Duplo f*cks it up as well

Duplo f*cks it up as well
It’s that time of year, I guess. It’s that time of year when parents and kids are bombarded by toy catalogs and advertisements for all the hot toys of 2014. It’s the time of year where the disparity between boy toys and girl toys becomes glaringly apparent. I saw an article yesterday on Gizmodo about... Read more »

The Hottest Little Pink Car for Christmas 2014

The Hottest Little Pink Car for Christmas 2014
When Baby Cookies was born about four years ago, she was basically my third child (fourth, if you count the dog). I had the Boy Child and I had been taking care of my niece from the time she was about two months old. Basically, by the time Baby Cookies came around, I was immune... Read more »
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The Walking Dead, "Consumed"

The Walking Dead, "Consumed"
Sometimes The Walking Dead‘s fractured storytelling is a blessing and sometimes it’s a curse. It was fun hanging with Abraham and the Mullet last week. Last season, the new pairs were fabulous — I loved Carol and Tyreese, Rick and Michonne, even Daryl and Beth. Today, however, the show suffered from two characters with very... Read more »