In “Strangers”, Rick has suspicions on Father Gabriel while a member of the group gets bitten in more than one way.
Everything after the break will contain complete spoilers and a discussion of The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 2.
The Walking Dead is back with a vengeance! The outstanding fifth season premiere delivers on all fronts: the fate of the Terminus prisoners comes to a head, the butchers become the slaughtered and a heart warming reunion caps off the episode.
Watch the full episode of The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 01 at AMC.com (No sign in required).
Continue reading for a spoiler filled recap and reaction to The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere entitled “No Sanctuary”.
CW’s The Flash 2014 TV Series: Spoiler Free Pilot Review
The opening scene to The Flash (8 pm, Tuesdays on CW) tells us exactly the kind of television show it is. It’s a fun, contemporary super hero series that asks the audience to believe that the impossible can be possible, if only for the next hour.
The Flash doesn’t set out to redefine the genre which is not a bad thing at all. The show embraces its comic book origins in a way that is accessible to new and old fans alike.
What sets The Flash apart from other comic book based shows such as Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and even Arrow is that its lead character has super powers. It’s refreshing that while the amazing feats of The Flash aka Barry Allen are not grounded in realism, his personality and emotional reactions feel genuine.
Time to dust off the old keyboard. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything but I hope to get back into the swing of things. By “things” I mean stopping by your blogs and whipping up posts for your reading enjoyment/bemusement.
Still with me? Cool. :D
Over at Head In A Vice, Tyson (
pictured above) is presenting the Recommended By Blogathon. The idea is to watch a movie based on a recommendation/tweet etc from a fellow blogger and write you’re own review.
In case you missed it, I’m reposting my entry here but be sure to check out all the other Recommended By reviews at Head In A Vice.
My pick is 13 Sins, from the director of The Last Exorcism. Film and Things which I’ve been following for a while reviewed 13 Sins back in March.
Bonus points if you can spot the dead body in the photo way down below heheh!
13 Sins (2014) Movie Review
Director: Daniel Stamm
Starring: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Rutina Wesley, Ron Perlman
13 Sins is an American remake of a Thai psychological thriller/horror movie, taking elements from David Fincher’s The Game and some bits & pieces so to speak from Saw with varying degrees of success. Here is the synopsis:
A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last. (Source: IMDB)
I’ll start first with the things I liked about 13 Sins. The premise has the potential for increasingly disturbing and suspenseful scenes, just the sort of thing I’d want from a psychological thriller. From the time Elliot gets his first mysterious phone call fifteen minutes in, the pacing is good, there’s no major lull in the story. Even though I worried that this movie would come across as simply a countdown of 13 sins being committed there’s a good flow to how the story unfolds.
Wikipedia describes the movie’s theme as addiction, as in an addiction to the game and Elliot’s new emerging persona. In retrospect I can see that but it wasn’t what I was thinking during the movie. Instead, I liked how it delves into questions like how a good-natured, honest man could be turned into a dark, greedy person. Or maybe an unsettling thought is that there is potential for depravity within most of us which can be unleashed under the right set of circumstances.
Time to kick back and put on your favourite superhero pajamas! It’s the battle of Marvel Studios’ blockbusters Captain America: The Winter Soldier versus Guardians Of The Galaxy. After going head to head in several categories such as Story, Characters and Overall Awesomeness, we’ll turn the floor over to the all important people’s decision (that’s you!) for your pick for the best Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two movie of the year.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier avoids the trappings of a mindless spectacle of fights and explosions because at its core it’s a clever espionage thriller wrapped up in superhero awesomeness. As with many great spy-genre movies, a lot of tension comes from not knowing who to trust. Trust, loyalty and betrayal are big themes which are explored on the personal and political front. Because Captain America is more grounded in the real world, it’s easier to make a connection to the broader ideas of the film, in particular to people’s trust/distrust in their government. Story wise, the rug gets pulled out from under the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a spectacular manner and it’ll have lasting implications in future movies.
Only several months after The Winter Soldier hit theatres Marvel Studios premiered Guardians Of The Galaxy. If you’re not familiar with this movie, check out Guardians Of The Galaxy: Everything You Need To Know for the synopsis and why Marvel is expanding into the cosmic universe. It’s a compliment to say that Guardians feels less like a typical comic book movie and more like a Star Wars meets Indiana Jones type of sci-fi action adventure film on steroids. The story shares a common thread with Marvel’s Avengers, it’s essentially about larger than life individuals who butt heads before coming together as a team although there’s nothing generic about Guardians. Director James Gunn’s vision is bold, lots of fun and manic. Buckle in your seatbelts because the story quickly immerses you in another galaxy, far far away, yet it’s the same universe inhabited by Captain America. Driving the story is the macguffin but what’s makes the movie entertaining are the likeable characters and how dangerous situations are subverted with humour.