I don’t know if I would go as far as Zac does by saying that Drive is the best film of the year considering just how different it is from Bridesmaids and Super 8 (my previous favorites) and thus are pretty incomparable, but I’ll call it a three way tie. [Read more...]
Adding on to the recent films The Switch and Going the Distance comes Life As We Know It, a semi romantic comedy that deals with issues that are heightened real life experiences of child rearing and turbulent relationships, completely believable within the scope of the film, thus in the audiences mind.
As many a pairing do in these films, Holly and Eric start out as two individuals who only put up with being in each other’s presence because of their mutual friends. However, as bad luck would have it they are forced into a living arrangement together following a tragedy, raising the child of said friends. As they learn to act as guardians for this child they must also find some way to live together without killing each other.
The situational comedy that occurs when putting these two characters into roles that they weren’t expecting and not ready for is enough to bring about the chuckles, even if it is just from the lowly form of comedy involving poop jokes half of the time. But hey, sometimes a poop joke is funny, especially when there is a diaper involved. [Read more...]
I think a better title for this episode would have been, “Don and Lane’s Excellent New Years Adventure.” That segment last night was hands down the funniest seven minutes or so of Mad Men in this viewer’s opinion and was a brilliant addition to an already terrific season of Mad Men.
Mad Men 3.12 “Shut the Door, Have a Seat”
If you didn’t watch Mad Men’s third season or haven’t jumped on the show yet, you are missing out on some of the best television of the decade.
This season of Mad Men has been described as slow, boring, character driven and even mediocre by some. I fall into none of these camps, except character driven, and have been rewarded with a number of episodes that you could argue deserve to be in the top five ever for the show. [Read more...]
The third season of Mad Men began last night and the results were just what we want from a series premiere in the middle of the shows run.
(Spoilers here in for the episode)
I will say I find it rather interesting that the show reset some of the characters back their more original selves over the course of the show. Where the second season last left us, Don Draper seemed like he might be ready to give his family life a shot, leaving the women on the side behind, especially after Betty his wife is found to be pregnant with their third child. Pete Campbell also seemed to be maturing and growing up, becoming a more likeable character and less of a conniving and selfish employee at Sterling Cooper.
When the season starts up, a few months have passed as Betty is now showing and Don is on his way to Baltimore to sure up client relations as the last of the firings after the companies British merger falls upon their victims. The winners of these firings happen to be Ken Cosgrove and Pete Campbell who are anointed the new head of accounts, though Pete’s good mood is quickly dashed as he realizes they are positioned to compete. [Read more...]