With our feet firmly planted in 2013, it is time for the writers here at HST to look back on the past year and reminisce about the good, the meh, and the just plain ugly of the entertainment world, starting right her with film. [Read more...]
The Cabin in the Woods has had a while of waiting to get through before finally coming to the big screen. Trust me, I know. As an avid Joss Whedon fan (he co-wrote this one), I have been waiting for what seems like forever. We’re talking The Sandlot’s reading of the world “FOR-EH-VER.” And now, the wait is finally over. [Read more...]
Hello internet perusers! We are back with round 2 of the four part year break down of things to come. Between April and June, the writers on HST have plenty that we are looking forward to in movies, music, and games,, and we want to share them with you. No, none of these are April Fool’s jokes. Zac is actually really excited to see a movie about male strippers. [Read more...]
Last night the ALCS game ran long on FOX due to extra innings, so neither Nate or myself got more than 8 minutes of Terra Nova’s episode recorded. Lucky us, if FOX is still doing their “make you suffer” game of posting shows 8 days after airing, we’re gonna have to wait a while to see the rest of the episode.
To make up for this horrible act of treachery on our part by not having a write up of the episode this morning I have a gift for you all, and it comes in the awesome form of the trailer for The Avengers. AKA Marvel’s costumed finest coming together to fight crime as a team! Yay! [Read more...]
A couple of weeks ago I excitedly told my aunt that I was going to Comic Con in a week, with a big ol’ smile on my face. I didn’t really expect her to be jealous, but I was overly excited. Then she asked if it was a gathering of comics or something. As in comedians. I then proceeded to try and explain that it was this really cool event that happens each year that has been taken over by Hollywood in the past decade or so. Basically it has everything a nerd would desire to see, including comics, writers, artists, video games, tv shows, and movies. I told her about the panels I was planning on sitting in on and some of the people that were scheduled to attend. I was adamant about making her see how awesome it was, but she just didn’t get it. Color me deflated. Oh well, I guess Comic Con is just for certain people…
Like this girl:
Neil Patrick Harris guest-stars as Bryan Ryan, Will’s high school rival on this episode of Glee. To be honest, I have everything against Neil Patrick Harris, but that still doesn’t stop Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse) from directing a great episode of Glee. Read on!
For someone with a love of everything superheroes, I am not that big on comics books. Okay, for a year in high school I tried to be, but it was just way too hard to delve into a comic that had been going on for hundreds of issues already. That mythology is just way too dense, and the basic knowledge of the main character just doesn’t get you as far as it once did. So I gave up.
It wasn’t until Buffy: Season 8 started being issued that I got back into the swing of buying comics on a regular basis, though I just stuck to this title this time around. But occasionally a few graphic novels that were developed around their own world or some one shots would be issued that seemed too cool to pass up. Because I have been so busy this school year I have gotten really behind on my Buffy comics, so I thought I would start things back up slowly, and what better place than something else created by Joss Whedon? [Read more...]
I don’t usually like to post something till it is a lock but Deadline New York seems pretty sure of this story and it is great news for everyone if this hiring goes all the way through till the shoot and till release day.
For those unfamiliar with Whedon he has created such cult TV classics like Firefly (and its awesome feature sequel Serenity), Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was a writer on Toy Story, created Dr. Horrible’s Sing a Long Blog, and has written a bevy of comics for Marvel and his established properties.
The Avengers should feature Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor(Chris Hemsworth), and even more superheroes from the Marvel Universe/Films. Ed Norton as The Hulk is a maybe to appear, long rumored to be the villian of the film possibly, but don’t guarantee any casting until they are on set for who knows what could happen.
Head to Deadline for the full story.
With that said, at this point in the season this episode replaces Gray Hour as my favorite, and it shows exactly what this show should be. Unfortunately there are just so many different elements to point out that I think I am going to have to bullet point this one:
- At the beginning of the episode either the reporter or one of the people being questioned mentions that there were rumors floating around in the 80s about the Dollhouse. Say what? They had this technology in the 80s?
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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REMAIN UNSPOILED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS DURING EACH EPISODE, READ MY OVERALL REVIEW OF THE SHOW, WHICH WILL BE POSTED SOON
Though this is not how Joss Whedon originally wanted his show to premiere, I have to say, I like this version of the first episode a lot better because it improved a lot on its solid foundation. Bring in the bullet points:
- In “Echo” it is mentioned that the dolls volunteer for this, begging the question why would Echo choose to do this? Though it might not be better, the introduction of “Ghost” changes Echo to someone who is in trouble with no way out other than the Dollhouse, so the question is changed to: What did she do to make this the only way out?
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