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19 October 2018 @ 02:05 pm

(BTVS, S11), Issue 1

"Girl Blue"

Writers: Joss Whedon, Erika Alexander, Artwork: Jon Lam, Colors: Dan Jackson, Lettering: Richard Starkings & [Comicraft's] Jimmy Betancourt
Cover Art: Steve Morris

Blurb: (a long one...) Rupert Giles is a Watcher, one of the few who guide the vampire Slayers in hunting and killing vampires and demons, and fighting against the forces of darkness. In the battle against Twilight, Giles was killed. But after a chaotic resurrection attempt, he was restored to life; however... instead of being returned to the world as a grown man he is cursed to walk the earth as a teenager.

Recently, after a supernatural attack decimated San Francisco, the government has been cracking down on magical beings. Many, including Giles' friends, Buffy the Slayer, Wiccan Willow, and ensouled vampire Spike, have been sent to an internment camp called the "Safe Zone", while Giles was able to acquire a fake ID and - *sigh* - enroll in high school as a "normal" teenager.

If that wasn't difficult enough, while Buffy and her crew worked to save the world, Giles has some trouble of his own to handle... a girl... and so much more than that...
Um. Rough time staying interested.Collapse )
25 August 2018 @ 03:07 pm

Penny Dreadful
Season 1, Ep 02


DIR: J.A. Bayona
Writers: John Logan

Blurb: Vanessa and Sir Malcolm go to a party at Mr. Lyle's in hopes that the eccentric will look further into the hierogryphics from within the autopsied vampire. But things take a strange twist when Vanessa participates in a seance.

In the meantime, Dr. Victor Frankenstein works with his creature, named Proteus.

SC 01: We open on a lady of the corner, shivering in the deep cold damp of London's night. She unwraps an apple from the newspaper it was wrapped in, to see the news story about Jack the Ripper - though we know it was not Jack who caused the recent deaths being attributed to him.

In the deep fog, she hears a loud clang and shivers in nerves, rather than the cold.
I'm left frightened for Vanessa and heart broken over Proteus.Collapse )


Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 03, Episode 15


DIR: Michael Gershman
Writer: Marti Noxon

Blurb: As detectives investigate the death of Deputy Mayor Finch, Faith's continued denial of any wrongdoing convinces Angel he must help her see the error of her ways.

SC 01: We open with the shot from underwater, with bubbles drifting past toward the surface above.

It is Buffy that is underwater, and she struggles to swim to the surface. But from below, Allan Finch grabs her ankle and tries to pull her back down into the depths.

The aftermath of Deputy Mayor Finch dying takes a toll on Buffy and Faith.Collapse )



Scene 40: Smirky is still in her bedroom when she returns, though he has put on his pants. He complains that his ears popped from the vacuum she left behind when she rushed off to Steve [OH SHUT THE FUCK UP, RIGHT NOW, SMIRKY!].

She gives him the brush off after getting [barely] dressed.

How can the killer fish be stopped? And by which hero?Collapse )
26 July 2018 @ 05:52 pm

Piranha Part II: The Spawning

Starring: Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen, Ricky G. Paull
DIR: James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis, Miller Drake

Blurb: Club Elysium may seem like paradise, but just offshore a new breed of terror has been unleashed, and no one is safe from its savage, insatiable hunger.

While investigating the mysterious death of a diver, scuba instructor Anne Kimbrough makes a horrific discovery. Piranha-like fish, with wings that enable them to fly, are responsible. As the body count rises, Anne desperately tries to convince the resort's manager to call off the annual fish fry on the beach -- but he's determined to give his guests the ultimate 'feeding frenzy'.

My Blurb: Y'know, I love a killer animal flick - truly. But I swear, if I run into another "we can't close the beach/woods/main street/tournament" because we need the "tourist dollars/ad revenue/prestige/new jobs", despite a rising gruesome death count, I'll literally scream.

If your blurb is basically, "This is Jaws. Replace our animal with a Great White. We have no imagination," then stop. Go back and do a re-think of the premise. Call a friend who usually has really clever ideas to pitch in.

(Also - 'interactive menus' & 'scene selections' are never a Special Feature/Bonus.)

Just when you thought one Jaws knockoff with piranha was enough....Collapse )



Scene 35: In The Chariot, Penny grabs the radio to try to warn the other Robinsons. She tells them that she's the daughter who doesn't want to drive the Chariot over a cliff right now, and would really like them to respond. Which, they don't, to her wry look - quickly replaced by fear.

Penny races to save her family.Collapse )
22 July 2018 @ 03:12 pm

Lost in Space
Season 1, Episode 2

"Diamonds in the Sky"

DIR: Neil Marshall
Writers: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless

Blurb: Another crash brings more travelers to the planet, as the Robinsons work to salvage their ship with help from their mysterious new companion.

The Robinsons find they are not the only survivors.Collapse )

14 July 2018 @ 01:57 pm

I know. Once again, I've sorta let a few weeks go by somehow without a review. It's my bad. It's just a rough summer, that I won't bore you with whining about. But I'm working on two reviews right now:

Lost in Space, S1 E2
Piranha II: The Spawning

And then I'll be working on BTVS, S3 E - whichever one I'm on now.
And then 4th is going to be the Giles limited comic series that I turned out not wild about, damn it.

So, I haven't been ignoring reviewing. I've just been distracted by The Blahs.


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Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
29 June 2018 @ 12:51 am

Random Love: Julienne Moore.

I feel, at this point, like I need to acknowlege Julianne Moore, for her embodiment of characters across the spectrum. She's been gay-positive, and she's been "why can't you just be normal?!" characters. And this is brave... On both sides. Either you're "on the conservative side" ... and think that faggots/dykes are 'destroying America' or you're "gay-is-A-Okay" and playing an accepting character.
Continued opinionCollapse )

18 June 2018 @ 02:09 pm

The X-Files
Season 1, Ep 12


Writers: Chris Carter
DIR: Larry Shaw

Blurb: Mulder and Scully join forces with an inspector from Scotland Yard when a man with pyrokinetic powers stalks members of the British aristocracy.

My Blurb: Just an FYI that in addition to the usual spoilers for the whole episode, this review contains semi-graphic screencaps of burn injuries, for those so affected.

Scene 01: We open in Bosham, England at a country house with a gardner and a chauffer seeing to their tasks. An older gentleman kisses his wife goodbye in the drive as he sets to leave for London (for, as we know - London is the only city that England has).

Our upper crusty dude gives a morning greeting to the workman, one of which is Cecil.

As our gentleman is waving back at wife, Cecil is staring hard at Upper-Crusty, and suddenly the man's arm lights on fire!
As we know, when facing a raging fire, stand and exclaim rather than evacuate. A lesson that everyone should be tought.Collapse )