NBC released the first two-and-a-half minutes or so of Kaiseki, the first episode of Hannibal‘s second season. The big fight between Jack and Hannibal had been teased in trailers for a while before that and for a while Therese and I had been hypothesizing – as I know most people were – that this season would be filled with numerous flashbacks or flash-forwards. After that opening scene of Jack and Hannibal fighting we all but got our confirmation and now that Kaiseki has aired in full? Well, we’ve got our answer.
At least, we got our answer for that particular scene, I guess.
Disclaimer: This review was hi-jacked by Jason Hricik (Jane’s boyfriend)
Non-Stop is an edgy action mystery that keeps the audience questioning the motives and behavior of a man that might be a hero or just an alcoholic with multiple-personality disorder. The movie begins with Liam Neeson’s character Bill Marks, a clearly depressed and haunted man, sitting in his SUV at the airport, stirring bourbon into his coffee with a toothbrush. Neeson’s acting in this movie is great; as the camera closes in you feel his character’s angst, making it clear he is lying about his daughter when he meets Jen Summers (Julianne Moore) on the plane.
I have no idea how this has escaped my notice for a good week now because I think it’s pretty clear by now that I am a hugeDreddfan. Also: a huge Karl Urban fan. So when these two things come together you’d think, “Dude, Sam’s all over this.” I mean, when Therese and I met him at an Almost Human signing at SDCC last year we totally asked him to do the Dredd face – and he did! Yet somehow I didn’t realize until just recently thanks to a post over atGeek Pridethat these two beautiful things had come together once again. Okay, so, maybe Judge Dredd isn’t ‘beautiful’ so much as violent.
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So, I’ll admit, I’ve been pretty sucked into Starz’s new show, Black Sails. But before you scoff at me, let me just preface this with the fact that I have only been waiting sincePirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearlcame out and thenAssassin’s Creed: Black Flagfor a stable pirate fix. Also, this is Starz.
You know, the same people who did Spartacus? Yeah, I knew what caliber I should expect. (Not that I didn’t love that show, because I really did).
So this star rating is not because I thought the episode was bad as a whole, but there were enough disappointments for me to wish this episode didn’t even happen.
Let’s get the biggest disappointment out of the way, Giselle. Yeah, I totally loved her, and look what happened. Shanked by Ryan Hardy. I guess he killed her because he was afraid Max was actually dead and that if she was this would be her revenge. But at the same time, I loved Giselle’s sass. Camille De Pazzis did a great job playing the French femme fatale, and I am pretty depressed we’re not going to get more Luke and Giselle looks of mocking pretentiousness.
Not to mention Luke holding Giselle and sobbing was pretty much heartbreaking to me. On the bright side, we get to see him begin to avenge her.
This episode was all about potentiality while opening up a whole host of potential for the show. The kind with edge of your seat story lines and bad guys.
The team gets word that a student at the S.H.I.E.L.D. Sci-OPs Academy named Seth was attacked by being frozen in a pool. FitzSimmons have been asked to give the talk on potentiality of recruits while Ward and Skye have been tasked with investigating the case and looking for any bad seeds that might be trying to off the rest of the top students. It isn’t long until it appears that maybe one of the students that could have been the attacker is actually the target when a young recruit named Donnie Gill is frozen by the same device before FitzSimmons can begin their lecture.
No, that’s not a typo, or a cut off title. This movie struggled.
Like, it struggled really hard.
And, it’s not like we all were expecting it to be some great masterpiece. It was obvious at the trailer that this was a train chugging to its own death. But I was lured by Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay, who I dearly missed in Downton Abbey. I’m not going to lie, even with the warning from the trailer of how bad this movie could be, I was still really excited to see it.
And maybe, if this show didn’t include the most convoluted plot in the world, I may have been able to give this movie one more star. Now the truth is, I did enjoyed the film in the end. But there were too many moments during the film that made me laugh, not because they were funny, but because it was just foolish (for anyone who watchedDownton Abbey, Findlay’s end in the film was, sadly, a bit laughable).
Well, My Chemical Romance released their final song today. Titled ‘Fake Your Death,’ it will be the first track on their extensive greatest hits collection titled May Death Never Stop You.
I thought I was ready for this. I’ve had a year to process my feelings leading up to this moment. I’ve let it go. No matter what else the band can throw at me, I’d be ready to deal.
Welcome back to the Steven Universe episode collection! Are you ready to rejoin Steven on his journey to be a hero and all the other strangeness that comes with it? Good! Let’s jump right in.