Since my all-time favorite show, “The Walking Dead” is now on hiatus, I’m keeping my eyes on Syfy’s newest show, Defiance. My review of last week’s pilot show was not only my way to introduce you and me to the premise and characters, but also for me to understand why my oldest grandson, Jimmy was so hyped over the X-Box Defiance game. I asked if I could play the game with him. He agreed, but I was sorry I asked. Why? Find out after the jump.
Over the last few weeks, this column has seen two different reviews of the new G.I. Joe: Retaliation film – one by “Joe” fanatic, Andy Burns, which you can read here and one by regular Los Angeles cinema-goer, Emily McGuiness, which you can check out here.
It’s safe to say that the two movies in the franchise are pretty cheesy viewing. In private circles, I’ve been known to mercilessly rip the first flick – yet I still have an interest in viewing the second. Call it nostalgia for the cartoons I watched and the action figures I collected and played with as a kid.
Still, as we’re experiencing military grandstanding in North Korea, active operations in Afghanistan, and political machinations back home in North America, it’s a great time to curl up on the couch, ditch the cheese, and watch a great G.I. film that carries a weighty and important philosophy.
I’m talking, of course, about the underappreciated G.I. Jane.
I’m pretty sure that Biff Bam Pop’s followers have figured out how much I love zombies, right? Well, this year, on April 7th, Philadelphia will be invaded by Zombies! Yep, the apocalypse is scheduled to take place right smack in my hometown and those pesky little zombies will be arriving hungry for brains. Will I be there fighting the famished horde, you ask? After all, I’m a member of the Zombie Squad, and I have my own katana, but sorry, my little zombie snacks, I can’t run and chew gum at the same time, so my grandsons, Josh (age 16) and Nathan (age 10) and I will be playing the part of zombies instead, yeah!
This big event is taking place in South Philadelphia, site of the FDR Park. I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Director Carrie Snyder, one of the people responsible for promoting and pulling together The Zombie Run. So let’s find out a little bit about the upcoming apocalypse, right after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
I can’t believe it’s the end of season 3. Episode 15 was a true nail biter, and I’m not talking about the Governor’s favorite finger food. Bad pun, I know, but if you watched last week’s show, then you’ll get it. Michonne’s life was in Merle’s hands. Glenn proposed to Maggie and the zombies are invited to the wedding. Rick gives the power back to Team Prison. What’s on the ballot? Stay, or run like hell. In the end Merle turns out to be a good guy, but we all know what that means; no good deed goes unpunished. The Governor is ready to attack, and Andrea is still a prisoner. What else could go wrong? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
Holy Brains on a Cracker! Last week’s episode, Prey was an hour of nonstop twists and turns, and no I wasn’t dancing, although, the Governor was providing some of his own eerie music. The people of Woodbury might be safer hanging out with the zombies because the Governor is losing it big time. He’s bent on revenge, and he’ll take down anyone who stands in his way. His goal is to torture Michonne and wipe out Team Prison. No one is safe, Tyreese and his group, even Milton; they could all wind up like Andrea. And what about Andrea, you ask? Let’s just say, that when the Governor whistles, run! Meet me after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
Last week’s episode 13 had Team Prison and Team Woodbury doing their version of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. While Rick called for a truce where each team would play nice, the Governor’s plan was to squash Rick and his team like little bugs. When Andrea tried to play diplomat she was kicked out of the peace talks by both men.
Watching the meeting between Rick and the Governor was like watching a spider inch up to its intended meal, but the Governor better be careful because Rick has a stinger and she’s called Michonne. The meeting ended with the Governor’s declaration of war, “Give me Michonne or die.” What is that crazy Governor planning to do with our Michonne? Find out right after the jump.
Before I begin last week’s highlights and this week’s recap, did anyone solve the trivia question that I left on my last post? The question: which four cast members of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” all worked together on a 2007 movie based on a Stephen King story? Answer: The movie was The Mist and the actors Laurie Holden, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey DeMunn worked with producer Frank Darabont. I’m sending a zombie hug to everyone who guessed right.
Last week’s episode, “Clear,” found us on a road trip with Michonne, Rick and Carl. Searching for more weapons before the Big Bad Wolf kicks down the door, they zoom down the highway with little time to spare on either walkers or hitchhikers. When they arrived at Rick and Carl’s home town, they discover two things, an old friend still lives there, and yes, you can build a giant mousetrap. Do you remember Morgan? He is the sole survivor, having lost his son to a shuffling family member, plus he’s a little bit crazy. While Rick tries to convince the unhinged Morgan (Lennie James) to join them at the prison, Carl and Michonne go searching for a crib and more. Carl learns that girls do rule, while fighting with the patrons (walkers) of a café. He and Michonne escape with their lives intact and a keepsake. Morgan stays, they leave, and the hitchhiker bites the dust. Meet me after the jump for this week’s episode.
This week, the ‘Hit List’ is read on Smash, everyone is dating on Psych, Justin Timberlake rocks Saturday Night Live, it’s Thanksgiving on Community, and then there’s the season finale of White Collar.
What will you be watching?