Ghost Whisperer: Melinda tortures MiniMelinda.

August 29, 2008 at 2:01 pm (tv review) (, )

Before I start, I just wanna say; if you’re a fan of Ghost Whisperer and found this none-too-kind post while googling it or something, go ahead and defend it in a comment, I won’t block it or anything. It’d be nice to have a well reasoned argument for why you disagree, although just saying “You’re a jackass,” or something won’t really do much to convince me or anyone else of your case.

 

Okay, so Ghost Whisperer came back on this week. I didn’t catch the first part, but what I saw was snark-bait enough. Well and truly worthy of being the comeback episode. There was a little girl who could see the ghost of another kid, and Melinda was trying to convince her to help him – he didn’t like or trust Mel herself, he reasoned that she just wanted to get him to listen to her and do what she thought was good for him instead of helping him find his parents first like he wanted to do. What a smart kid. I don’t know how she handled him before he decided this, but that was exactly what she was trying to do to Ghost Whisperer Mini.

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Baghead and his Dollfaces play with Liv Tyler.

August 17, 2008 at 7:17 am (movies) (, , )

The Strangers just came out here. It was pretty good. I’d kinda like to see it again with an audience that enjoyed it more and reacted more to see if it scares me even more under those circumstances, but there are other things to see and I’ve only gone to The Dark Knight once, so priorities, you know?

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I automatically hate this movie.

August 10, 2008 at 6:27 am (movies) (, )

The Mummy Returns is my favourite guilty pleasure, if I am correct in thinking that watching something to laugh at how bad it is doesn’t count as one. I know most people prefer the first one, which I agree is the better movie, but you know, we’re talking about guilty pleasures here, so as long as it’s not horrible.. So I can get over the misplaced landmarks, ridiculous sunrise, and flimsy-at-best plot in return for some really fun new kinds of monster, the more casual tone, and Alex annoying the hell out of his guard.

 

If you haven’t already guessed this by the title, I will not be going to see the third. Even before reviews came out, there were a few things that tipped me off that this was going to be a suckfest.

 

It was in China. And that means:

No scarab beetles.

No Imotep.

No Ardeth Bay

Or any of the other Medjai.

Booooooo! Hoooooooooooooo!

 

Alex was all grown up. First of all, he’s being played by someone a mere 13 years younger than Brendan Fraser, who did not look 13 in The Mummy. And well, it was a change from something I liked. They’re changing most of the things I liked, which is a huge problem, because guilty pleasures are always on a tightrope, somehow having a charm about them that overcomes their bad quality to the viewer [in this case, me.] They don’t want to do anything that compromises that charm, such as changing all the good parts of the previous movie.

 

They recast Evie. There are cases where the recasts are pretty much okay, mostly in franchises when the recasts are a given [Batman, for example] but otherwise, they’re usually quite jarring – especially if you liked the old actor, as I did –  and are often associated with Jumping The Shark. Furthermore Rachel says she couldn’t be in the third film because she had other films going on, and I guess the studio wasn’t willing to wait. To me that says that they’re in a rush to get the movie out and are willing to take shortcuts to do it.

 

But there’s one thing that’s a big huge flashing neon sign shouting, “Stay away, I suck!” from the rooftops. One thing that made me swear I would never watch this movie, ever.

 

It’s written by Al Gough and Miles Miller, the guys who ran Smallville for seven years.

 

Lets all be thankful they didn’t find a way to put Lana Lang into the movie.

Next up, The House Bunny.

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Pushing Daisies Season 2 trailer.

August 6, 2008 at 12:07 pm (tv misc) ()

It’s awesome. It’s not very clear what exactly is going on a lot of the time, but it’s still awesome.

My favourite parts are the clowns, corpses, clown corpses [in a car] a cannonball man going through a window, a circus which explains the clowns and the cannonball man, bees, bee corpses, a corpse caused by bee stings with bees coming out of it’s mouth and covering the camera*, a guy with a butcher knife, nuns, a fake nun, a nun kissing Butcher knife guy, Broadway nuns, a Broadway nun in an eyepatch, Broadway nuns doing what looks to be a homage to The Sound Of Music, a floating Broadway nun, a Broadway nun getting chased by a priest, a Broadway nun and the fake nun getting bowled over by one of those giant bell things, a nun corpse [of course] a secret revolving wall, a pig named Pigby, Missi Pyle, a fake hump that is really a person [Chuck?], and these lines:

“I have something to say, and I’m going to say it to you, you, you, and your hump!”

“I’m sorry about your loss. And I do accept credit cards.”

“OH, HEELLLL NO!”

“I wake pies and make the dead… That was creepy.”

“Ooh, conspricies. How dramatic.”

*That bit actually really scares me. I used to like bees, then I was in a swarm when I was twelve, now I’m scared of them. But I still like them when they’re not near me, and they’ve been one of the many things I’m looking forward to when Channel Nine finally decides to start the show in Australia, but dude, bees coming out of a stung-to-death corpse and covering the camera? Cannot like them from a distance when they’re doing that. It’s too freaky. But still cool.

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