Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Legend of the Seeker CANCELED!

Damn, people. Legend of the Seeker, perhaps my favorite show aside from Better Off Ted and Parks and Recreation, has been canceled. If Better Off Ted is canceled, I might as well stop watching TV. I do look forward to Bridget Regan being more open for other projects, and I'll be sure to follow her career, as well as Tabrett Bethell. No longer do I get to see Bridget Regan be badass in a corset.

But we have another fantasy show to look forward to this summer, right? I'm TRYING to look on the bright side, folks.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Site of the Week: Sassy Gay Friend

Comedy Troupe Second City Network provides us with a twist on Shakespeare. What if the ladies in distress, about to be killed or commit suicide, have an intervention by a sassy gay friend who wears a sparkly scarf and an undersized shirt to show off his muffin top? Clearly, they would be talked out of being stupid. So far, we have Ophelia from Hamlet, Juliet from Romeo and Juliet, and Desdemona from Othello. The only complaint; they don't come out quickly enough! I want to see Portia from Julius Caesar and Lavinia from Titus Andronicus! And imagine if they expanded to real-life people like Sylvia Plath or other literary characters like Lily Bart in House of Mirth by Edith Wharton or Edna Pontillier in The Awakening by Kate Chopin.

Imagine the Sylvia Plath one..."What, what, what are you doing? Step away from the oven, sister. You've got two kids and a writing career. Do you think just because you die, your writing suddenly becomes famous and likable? Think again. You've already written your last words on a scratch piece of paper on the back of your grocery list. And keep it at that. Nobody wants to read about your dancing with your drunk daddy. Everyone's got daddy problems! What makes yours any different to where you get to off yourself? What are you doing? You don't want kids to bake cookies for their reading club bake sale in the shape of an oven with your head in it! I said turn the damn oven off, you stupid bitch! She's a stupid bitch."

Enjoy and wallow in the pain from not seeing another Sassy Gay Friend yet.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Party Down Season 2!

Season 2 starts tomorrow, you guys!

I've seen the first two episodes, and I can tell you that the dynamic is still the same without Jane Lynch. With Megan Mullally stepping in, it's hard to notice. She fills in the bright spot that Lynch played. The core cast has moved on in the show, but they return to their old selves. Unfortunately that means, they're still failures in terms of their goals in life. But if they succeed, that means they wouldn't be regulars, right?

Expect reprisals from Jane Lynch for her "new age wedding" as Mullally stated it and Kristen Bell in episode 7. She is Henry's lady friend, so we're bound to run into her, right? Steve Guttenberg will be guest starring in a role as a guy who puts on an orgy party. No one shows up but the caterers. Hilarity will ensure; I promise. This season will be epic. Pick up season 1 while you can; it's only 15 dollars almost everywhere you go! Good deal for a cable network show!

On a side note about Megan Mullally, she's developing a musical as a spin-off starring Karen Walker? Could be awesome, could be epic fail. We'll have to see, I suppose. And there was going to be a Karen spin-off TV show, co-starring Martin Short and Alec Baldwin....that would've been CLASSIC!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Movie of the Week...or less so.

Clash of the Titans was gods-awful. It was like a bad Sci-Fi channel flick. Unfortunately it was all about men. I thought maybe with the update, we'd get badass ladies, like Athena, Hera, etc get nice parts, but I suppose Andromeda and Io could be considered a forward step, but Io turned out to be a trophy wife. Andromeda showed great will power to do the right thing among insanity and hubris.

The comic relief duo was not very comedic. The best comedic parts were possibly by Liam Cunningham's Solon.

The creatures looked like the ripped off of Guillermo del Toro films and Cloverfield too much. I could have sworn the Krakken was just reused from the creature in Cloverfield. The Witches look like creatures straight out of Pan's Labryrinth or Hellboy II.

I did notice upon watching how similar all religions really are, especially Christianity and Greco-Roman paganism. Zeus sounded an awful lot like the Christian God, especially when he was planning on sending disasters to make humans fear him again, to get them under control and make them worship him again. Didn't God essentially do this in the Old Testament, like, every page? The Djinn represented the Middle-Eastern cultures that we are so ignorant of. These two cultures were at war with each other for so long simply because they never bothered to understand and respect each other.

I saw the film in 3D, as I had no choice. But I don't think it would've made a difference. I did watch half of it without my uncomfortable, bulky, painful, 3D glasses on, and it didn't look different, so 3d was rarely used, and for no good reason was it used. The 3D sequences were completely messy. I had no idea what was going on in some of the 3D battle sequences. This was my first 3D movie experience, and it's made me want to never, ever see a 3D movie again. If I want 3D, I'll go see a stage performance....in 4D! If companies are going to make us spend money on 3D movies, make them worth our money. Don't just put 20 minutes of a movie in 3D (nd 5 of which are actually decent in 3D), and advertise it as being in 3D.

There was overall a lack of substance and depth. I was glad to see that there was a lack of sex and romance as a plot developer, but what happened was not a coming-of-age film, but rather a hollow action film. The lines of good and evil were very clear-cut, and Ralph Fiennes' voice as Hades helped in taking that route. Don't go see this; I'm sorry I promoted it.

But look on the bright side! This weekend is Kick-Ass (and Chicago's comic convention C2E2)! And that's a guaranteed good movie!