REVOLUTION IS BACK! If you were to ask me months ago if I was excited for this day, I’d say “absolutely.” It was unique, action packed and the only drama on television that actually hooked me in. However, since the four months since the AWFUL mid-season cliffhangar, I’ve decided to watch more captivating television while the show had its time off. Safe to say; I’m way more captivated in The Following than I am. But alas, Revolution is back and ready to captivate, confuse, and continue on until its season finale. So how was the return episode? Weird. [Read more...]
Here we are again, another week, another episode of Revolution. The difference this week is that we have reached the halfway mark with the season – meaning that we won’t have these little episodic pieces until 2013 sometime (or Fall of 2013 or whenever NBC damn well schedules things). So what are we in for this episode? Well if you’ve seen the previews, then you know the ending – but what about everything else? [Read more...]
Including this week, Revolution only has two more episodes left until its Fall Break. That means, in these last two episodes, some big things need to happen. And what bigger way to soundtrack the second to last episode until the mid-season break than Led Zeppelin! Let’s just see how epic Revolution can be when it’s backed by “Kashmir.” See what I did there…? [Read more...]
Heather: Seriously – you think this is the best Twilight movie yet?! Did we even see the same movie?
Lauren: No Heather, don’t worry, he’s joking… [waits patiently]… Wait, you’re not joking? Oh… [Read more...]
We are six episodes deep, and the characters of Revolution have yet to figure out what has caused the blackout. We have yet to figure out what happened to Grace…but that’s besides the point. With a giant add campaign this past week featuring some of the lights coming back on and A LOT of backstory that looks to come out, it feels like the show might be jumping the shark tonight. Will it happen? We’ll let’s find out, shall we? [Read more...]
If you missed last weeks epsidoe – good news! There wasn’t one, as the show took its first mini-hiatus of the season. And hopefully, taking this week off will be the best thing the show could have done, as they can fix and tweak some things to make Revolution a real winner. And now that the show was Entertainment Weekly’s “Must” of this week, maybe this new episode will deliver where the show has been lacking.
Let’s get this going. [Read more...]
So here we are again, on the long road that Charlie and Co. have put us on for the past month as she tries to find her brother – and figure out why all of the power went out. Will she get her brother finally? Will Grace finally show up again? Will something really interesting finally come up this episode? Let’s watch and find out… [Read more...]
The last we saw everyone in Revolution, they were doing many things. Really, there’s about five different stories going on right now, and none of them are really tying together yet. But that was then, and episode 103 is now. Will Charlie finally get over her internal guilt of killing people? Will her love interest Nate (or whatever his name is) get out of his cuffs and do finally pick a side? Will Danny get more than one line this time around? Well let’s get into it… [Read more...]
Alright, so if you didn’t see the first episode, let me give you a small rundown. The world has no more power, and its citizens has gone back to farming crops and hunting for food to survive. Charlie (played by Tracy Spiridakos) lost her mother due to unconfirmed consequences, lost her dad via gunshot, and her brother Danny via kidnapping. Her goal was to find her uncle Miles. Now along side her uncle, step-mom thing, and local teacher/friend, they set out to find Danny, and to figure out why there is no power. You’re now caught up, now let’s talk about episode 102. [Read more...]
NBC’s Revolution asks the question “What would you do if the power went out forever.” That premise, although it seems incredibly ludicrous, has some legitimate weight to it. I would have no idea what to do when something like this happens – I’d probably just crawl in a corner with my laptop. But anyways, this isn’t about me – it’s about the characters in this futuristic action drama. Let’s get this started. [Read more...]
Two nights ago I had a dream that winged creatures were attacking my school, which for some reason looked like a castle. As my friends were devoured in front of my eyes by hungry jaws (RIP Cassidy), I could not cower in fear because I had a mission. That’s right, thanks to weeks of seeing Breaking Dawn – Part 1 trailers on TV, my dreams were being infiltrated, this time with Kristen Stewart. As I did everything in an attempt to save her, I ended up sacrificing myself. Clearly I should have gotten her to promise that she would not waste her life, because after seeing Breaking Dawn Part 1 I am really afraid I dream died in vain. [Read more...]
In the original story of Little Red Riding Hood the Big Bad Wolf swallows the grandmother and the little girl whole, a gruesome, albeit impossible, ordeal to go through. However, this level of gruesomeness does not compare to sitting through Red Riding Hood, a loose film adaptation of this classic story that has forever tainted my childhood memories of hearing this tale. Let’s just say that I’d rather be swallowed alive than see this again…
In this adaptation Little Red Riding Hood isn’t so little anymore, after all that would make for one creepy romance scenario. Instead we follow a girl named Valerie who lives in a small village within a forested region who just so happens to have a red hooded cape. And then there’s the wolf, or in this case a werewolf that keeps the village living in fear. When they realize that the werewolf could be living among them in human form, everyone becomes a suspect. [Read more...]
Drive Angry 3D is a fun idea that doesn’t nearly take full advantage of the premise it unleashes into the film. I mean, the film opens with Nic Cage breaking out of Hell to hunt down the murderers of his daughter, a satanic cult hoping to bring Hell Fire to Earth, how does this movie not rock?
It constantly teeters on embracing the silly insanity that it presents to us but sadly never grabs hold and runs with it. Part of the problem is Nic Cage isn’t nearly crazy enough in the picture. Sure he is a serious dead father on a mission but give us a little something; and he oddly loosens up in the film’s final moments of the film. Cage shows shades of cool and crazy but most of that craziness is left to the very cool William Fichtner. There is an almost compelling mythology built up in this world of Satanism and insane action but again it never really grabs on and goes with it.