Archive for March, 2010

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TV Thoughts: Castle – “Boom!”

March 31, 2010

The two part Castle event ended pretty predictably, but very solidly.  But if I have learned one thing about Castle it is that it can still be enjoyed through its predictability.  My full look at the conclusion of the 2 part event after the jump.

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TV Thoughts: Chuck – “Chuck vs. the Real American Hero”

March 31, 2010

The pseudo-penultimate episode of season 3 of Chuck certainly felt like it was building towards a conclusion in many ways.  I’ll dissect these after the jump.

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Film Review: Clash of the Titans (1981)

March 30, 2010

There are several remakes or sequels coming out this year related to films that I am interested in but never had a chance to see.  This will be my first in a trifecta of reviews covering a few of these films that I was able to catch up with before their remakes or sequels are released.  So after the jump is my review of the 1981 version of Clash of the Titans.

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TV Thoughts: Human Target – “Corner Man”

March 29, 2010

I am really tardy with this review, so here are a couple thoughts.  A few mentions of “The Old Man” this week, but not a whole lot of movement in terms of the bigger story of Chance’s past.  There were some nice moments this week displaying how Chance and Winston care about each other and Mark Valley and Chi McBride make those moments and those characters really worth it.  The setting this week made the action scenes very necessary to the plot and they were filmed a lot better this week than last with less quick cuts and editing.  I’m not sure how plausible the fight scene in the pool was, but it certainly was really cool.  Does a fight in a pool count as another enclosed space?  Cool moments after the jump.

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TV Thoughts: NBC Comedies 3-25-10

March 27, 2010

Full looks at this week’s episodes of Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, and 30 Rock coming up after the jump.

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TV Thoughts: Castle – “Tick, Tick, Tick…”

March 25, 2010

Castle is trying something this week and next that I am not aware of them implementing before.  That is, they are making a two part episode and they ended on a pretty big cliffhanger this week.  More on the first part of the Castle experiment after the jump.

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TV Thoughts: Chuck – “Chuck vs. the Final Exam”

March 25, 2010

Initially NBC ordered 13 episodes for season 3 of Chuck.  In November they decided to give Chuck 6 more episodes for season 3, but the writers were already into the writing and filming process for the season, so some adjustments could be made, but not a lot in the overarching plot of the first 13 episodes.  “Chuck vs. the Final Exam” was episode 11 of season 3 and it definitely feels like we are building to something big in the next 2 episodes.  More thoughts on Chuck’s final exam after the jump.

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