Get on the Whedon Bus

August 25, 2008

For those of you who have heard me mention on a couple of occasions that I am a big fan of the Whedon/Buffyverse, here is a great opportunity for you to jump on the bandwagon. Believe me this is one wagon that once you are on, there is no falling off.

HuluTV now has Angel season 1 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Seasons 1 and 2 available for your online viewing pleasure with limited commercial interruption. If you are curious about the worlds that Joss Whedon has created, then here is your opportunity to get introduced, free of charge and at your own convenience.

The picture Quality is very good and the site is very user friendly. I encourage you to check them out, go watch Buffy Season 1 Episode 1 and then come back here and read my Ep1 post Welcome to the Hellmouth and lets discuss, let me know what you thought…

If you don’t think you are up for an entire season of television and you are looking more for a quick sampling of his work the check out Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog you won’t be disappointed.

Geek Out

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Whedon’s Dollhouse Sends Expectations Through the Roof

August 24, 2008

While working on my post for the Fall Season TV shows, I did some surface research on Dollhouse, the new Joss Whedon show airing on Fox beginning in January. I decided to do a little more research and see if I could come up with more info to give you a better picture of what this show will be about. What I found was even more exciting than I had anticipated. Read the rest of this entry »


Iron Man – Best Comic Book Movie of the Summer!

August 23, 2008

If you have not seen the movie Iron Man yet, stop reading this blog, rush to the theater and buy a ticket. This comic based movie is my favorite film adaptation of a comic by far. For no other reason than the sheer enjoyment you will experience when watching it.

Iron Man does a fairly decent job of staying true to the comic; however, it is obvious that they didn’t get overly caught up in making sure that they didn’t contradict the entire minutia found in the piles of issues of the comic over the years. There were some classic nods, for example the gang at the beginning of the film is the Ten Rings which is a reference to the Mandarin. Then if you stay after the credits there is a nice bonus scene.

I have been a Robert Downey Jr. fan for a very long time. This movie proved me absolutely right. After seeing his performance I am convinced that they could not have cast this part any better. I am also positive that this movie/ franchise, is going to revive Downey’s career much the same way that Pulp Fiction revived the career of John Travolta. I think over the next 5-7 years we are going to see Downey become quite the leading man. Depending on what scripts he chooses he could easily turn his career into a string of romantic comedies or maybe even action films other than Iron Man. The truth is I don’t think that either one of those scenarios will pan out. Throughout the course of his career he typically has chosen to do the more interesting roles often associated with movies not made on a huge summer blockbuster budget.

Please do yourself a favor and go rent the movie Chaplin, then go rent the movie Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, and when your done, come back and I will give you a list of other Downey movies to rent. You will thank me for it.

Gwyneth Paltrow, what can you say about Gwyneth Paltrow? She is without a doubt one of the most beautiful women on the big screen. She is a talented actress and pulls of her role effortlessly. I was very pleased with her portrayal of a strong confident independent woman to go along side Tony Stark. Often times the female role ends up being the Damsel in distress which I felt was not at all the case in this movie.

Jeff Bridges does a phenomenal job, an hour into the film, I still hadn’t quite figured his character out. As the story unfolds I couldn’t help but nod and say this makes sense this is what we needed to see (Intentionally vague to avoid spoilers).

Terrance Howard, all I knew about Terrance Howard was that at one time he was in a movie called Hustle and Flow. Never saw the movie, not my genre but I was not to enthusiastic about him being in the film. I was pleasantly surprised. Terrance held his own with Downey when the two of them were sharing the screen and it really got me excited for what is to come in Iron Man 2… hint, it is eluded to at one point in the film what Howard’s role is ultimately going to be. Those of you who follow the comics already know what I am talking about.

I am not even going to try and talk about the plot, I don’t want you to be lazy and just read my post, I want you to get up and go see the movie… Geek Out.


Telivision’s Fall Lineup you can’t miss.

August 22, 2008

The Fall Season starts in September, for those of you who haven’t finished painfully programming your DVR or TiVo to capture all the shows you are anxiously anticipating. Here is a breakdown of some great shows that will be returning in the fall and some newcomers that might prove promising. I submit to you in all its glory the frontrunners for the 2008-2009 television season… Read the rest of this entry »


Clone Wars – The Good and The Bad

August 21, 2008

My wonderful wife told me Tuesday evening that I needed to get out of the house for the night and go see Star Wars – Clone Wars. I won’t go into a long speech about how this makes her, hands down, the most wonderful woman on the planet, I think that is implied. So I hopped in the minivan, sans children, and went to catch the latest Star Wars movie in theatres.

I was a little bit apprehensive. I have heard mixed reviews about the latest installment of Star Wars, it seems however, that the mixed reviews follow much the same pattern as all Star Wars movies; critics don’t like it, average movie goer loves it. I went into the theater just hoping that I wouldn’t be disappointed. Read the rest of this entry »


Dark Knight flies high, Ledger falls short

August 20, 2008

I went with my buddy Kevin to go see Batman – The Dark Knight. We went on opening weekend and had to go to three different theatres until we finally found a 10:30pm showing that wasn’t sold out. I was pretty pumped, I had seen the trailers and read a few reviews and was all set to see some of these actors gave great performances. More than that though, I was really looking forward to being entertained by a great Batman movie. Read the rest of this entry »


Sarah Connor Chronicles – She’s Back, Again!

August 18, 2008

I have noticed that over the past few weeks, the posts on this blog getting the most attention have been the ones surrounding the Sarah Connor Chronicles show on Fox. I had not planned on discussing this show until the new season started, however due to the overwhelmingly obvious interest, I though I would just throw out a quick update on some of the things to look for in season 2. Read the rest of this entry »