Thursday, December 18, 2014

SURVIVOR Blood vs Water - Dec 2014 Season Finale

This was a fascinating season of Survivor for sure, and to make it even better, host Jeff Probst was putting on a wrestling announcers growl to the commercial lead-ins. Now that's excitement!

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But more on the point, when we were down to a few folks, the nerves started to kick in. But only because there was the logical choice of a winner and then there's the emotionally handicapped choice that could win the game.

But the jury held fast and logical and voted the right Survivor to win the season.

We had watched Jaclyn's boyfriend booted from the island and then she was all alone. Something that she was definitely not used to. Then there was that very last immunity challenge, where the sheer weight of physical competition was tearing her down. She looked pretty exhausted, but that did not stop her brain from kicking in gear. In fact in that last immunity challenge she had a puzzle to make, and she looked down at her enhanced breasts, read her shirt, which was the logo of the show and the pic on the puzzle, and proceeded to come from behind and win the ONLY immunity challenge of the season. But boy, it was the right one to win.

Before that Keith had one the immunity challenge which sent the whole game into an uproar when Natalie used her immunity idol.  TV land was led to believe she would use it to save or protect herself, it seemed the logical thing to do. But instead, she used it to protect Jaclyn from getting voted off and that turned into the biggest move of the season.

Then Baylor got herself booted. Which is fine, since it felt like she was coat-tailing on her mother, who was called the wicked witch of whatever by some angry dude named Reed. Meh, there's always one in the crowd.

I had enjoyed Keith defying the odds all season, but when he got voted out, he sounded just like any other jilted player and that was a bit disappointing.

Then we got down to it and after all was said and done, we had Missy, Jaclyn and Natalie.

I was not worried about Missy, but there was an obscure chance that Jaclyn could pull out a win. I mean hey, this was the first season a "tribe" wasted all their rice and needed to barter away survivor gear for more rice. They seemed the typical kind of humanity that doesn't stop to think, but depends on others to bail them out of their predicament.

At the reunion show we saw Natalie win the $1 million check and she plans on sharing with her sister and parents.

To be honest, her twin sister was voted off the island in week one... or was it two. Either way, rather than bikering like they do or did, Natalies could focus and she was very smart in the choices she made throughout the game, and brace choices she made in the closing weeks.

CONGRATS NAT!

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Monday, October 6, 2014

BETTER CALL SAUL Promo/Music Video

What better way than to tease the fans than to put up a piece of a music video as a promo to the upcoming new series called Better Call Saul (BCS)?

BCS is a spin-off from Breaking Bad and stars Bob Odenkirk as the feisty lawyer named Saul, the one who helped Walter and Jesse launder their money and take care of other things related to the insidious nature of Walter's calling.

But alas, the promo is a cute country piece with a few snippets of scenes we can only surmise are from the upcoming first season if not first episode of the show.

Along with Odenkirk, we'll also be seeing Jonathan Banks as strong arm do-it kind of man, Mike.

The show is due to premiere in February of 2015.

But will Better Call Saul work?

On the series Saul was a classic character that was a refreshing piece of air, as was Mike, his enforcer.  But can they carry a series all by themselves?

My guess is that yes, yes they can. Or at least I hope so.

I know it sounds odd, but despite the premiere being pushed back a season or so AND despitenot even having premiered yet, AMC made the stand to demonstrate their support of the series by (prematurely?) ordering a second season. Which is weird... but then again, anyone can change their mind about a renewal, so ordering a second season isn't that big of a deal.

Check it out... the promo.


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Friday, October 3, 2014

BETTER CALL SAUL Music Video

via press release

AMC to Debut the Video of an Original “Better Call Saul” Song This Sunday, October 5 at 8:25pm ET/PT

During the Final Night of the Breaking Bad Binge

Fans will get a special new look at “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” this weekend, with the video debut of an original “Better Call Saul” song with lyrics co-written by “Better Call Saul” Executive Producers and Co-Showrunners Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould and series composer Dave Porter (who also created the opening theme and score for “Breaking Bad”). The song is performed by country artist Junior Brown.

The video for “Better Call Saul” will premiere this Sunday, October 5th at 8:25pm ET/PT, during the final night of AMC’sBreaking Bad” Binge, which began in August and concludes this Sunday night with the final six episodes of the Emmy® Award-winning series (beginning at 5pm ET/PT, through the series finale, “Felina,” which begins airing at 11:00pm ET/PT).


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Thursday, October 2, 2014

SATISFACTION Renewed

It sounds like an odd title, but this is true... USA has put in an order and renewed the "sexy" complicated relationship series, Satisfaction for a second season.

Season two will have a ten episode order and will start production next season in Atlanta.

I had checked out a few episodes and did not mind the show, but it only had a certain curiosity to it. Though I must admit it was entertaining to a degree, to watch the main character come to grips with how much money women were willing to part with for sex! LOL.

press release:

USA Network today announced a 10-episode second season order for the sexy one-hour hit original drama series SATISFACTION, a postmodern love story centered around a married couple, Neil Truman (Matt Passmore, “The Glades”) and his wife, Grace (Stephanie Szostak, “The Devil Wears Prada”) and the unconventional choices they make to keep their relationship intact.

“SATISFACTION sparked a cultural conversation about modern love and marriage in today’s world,” said USA Network President Chris McCumber. “We’re excited to see where Sean Jablonski takes this thought-provoking series in season two.”

“Sean Jablonski and Russ Krasnoff, Matt Passmore, Stephanie Szostak and the rest of our world-class creative team on SATISFACTION have led us on a fascinating storytelling journey that our studio is excited to continue bringing to life,” said Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.  “USA is a fantastic partner in creating programming that we believe will stand the test of time.”


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

THE BACHELOR's Nikki is such a raging b*! on COUPLE's THERAPY

The present season of Couples Therapy has Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell, of The Bachelor fame, on the show. (Along with the usual other number of train wrecks that join the series.) But on this show, at first I thought, "Oh my god, I thought I was done with this guy."  But surprisingly, he's been the good guy IN THIS SHOW!

Wait, what?

Now we all know how reality programs are more or less fairly staged... like the rumor debacle of how Evil Dick (Who is on the show) has some girl posing as his ex-girlfriend just to be on the show.  But I digress.  (But his opinions can be pretty funny)

In the first few episodes Nikki was having these explosive, foul-mouthed fits with the production crew.

The production crew was being chased off, being told to f-off, go f themselves, etc., by Nikki!

This is truly a dark side of Nikki we never saw while she was prancing around on The Bachelor, competing to win the man.  But now she and that man seem to be having problems and signed up for the show.  Except, while the camera crew tries to get snippets and quips from Nikki and Juan Pablo, but all she seems to say, sometimes laced with profanity, is...

"This isn't what I signed up for."

Um... Nikki? Check the title of the show.

Anyway, it's very surprising to see this angry dark side of the girl.

BTW: Jenna Jameson is also on the show and wow, what an over-compensating basketcase of a human! I love when she starts something and when she's called on it, she attacks the person calling her on it, blaming them for starting something.

The show is a train wreck... sometimes I can't help but watch.
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Syfy Renews and Orders Some Shows And A Spider Movie

Not sure if you've heard the news or not, but Syfy went ahead and renewed Defiance and Dominion for another season. They gave both a 13-episode season order.

Dominion never quite caught my attention but I do enjoy Defiance from time to time.

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Syfy also ordered a new scripted series tentatively called Hunters.

The series will be about a group of "hunters" who hunt a group of terrorists who may or may not be aliens.

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OK, here we go.

Lately it's been flying sharks. Before that, man-eating piranhas. Today, we have giant, lava-breathing Tarantulas. That's right... tarantulas.

Lavalantula is slated for a 2015 summer airing, and oh, we can't wait! Right?

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Monday, August 11, 2014

New DVD/Blu-rays Led by BATMAN ASSAULT on ARKHAM

New DVD/Blu-rays Led by BATMAN ASSAULT on ARKHAM


This week the new DVD/BD titles coming out on Tuesday, 8-12-14 include a few animated features, followed by NBC's Blacklist. Check it out.

Batman: Assault on Arkham [Blu-ray]

Batman: Assault on Arkham [Blu-ray]

Hercules [Blu-ray]
Hercules [Blu-ray]

Tarzan [Blu-ray]
Tarzan [Blu-ray]

Disneynature: Bears (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Disneynature: Bears (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

The Blacklist: Season 1
The Blacklist: Season 1

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Monday, August 4, 2014

New DVD's This Week Include DIVERGENT...

New DVD's This Week Include DIVERGENT...


This week in new releases that are coming to market, we finally get to see Divergent at home and other popular titles that folks have been waiting for, like Transformers Cybertron, Transformers Rescue Bots, Doctor Who: Series Four, Power Rangers: In Space and more.

Divergent [Blu-ray]

Divergent [Blu-ray]
Starring:     Shailene Woodley, Theo James
(IMDb 7.1 user score)
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God's Not Dead
God's Not Dead
Starring:     Kevin Sorbo and Shane Harper
(IMDb: 4.7)
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Oculus [Blu-ray]
Oculus [Blu-ray]
Starring:     Rory Cochrane and Brenton Thwaites
(IMDb: 6.6)
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Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman [Blu-ray]
Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman [Blu-ray]
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Community: Season 5 - DVD
Community: Season 5 - DVD
(IMDb: 8.7

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Check out 7-Minute Preview of STAR WARS REBELS

via press release

Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures.   It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world.  As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people.  The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

Scheduled to premiere this October as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

Follow @StarWars for the latest news on #StarWarsRebels. And stay tuned to www.StarWars.com for more to come!



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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New DVD/Blu-Rays This Week... NOAH, THE OTHER WOMAN...

New DVD/Blu-Rays This Week inclued NOAH, THE OTHER WOMAN


This week, I was walleyed by my work with Comic-Con, but here's a short list of new DVDs and Blu-rays coming out today, Tuesday, July 29, 2014:


Noah, starring Russell Crowe
(Received a user rating of 6.1/10 on IMDb)
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The Other Woman, starring Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.
(IMDb: 6.2/10)
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Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean.
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Midsomer Murders, Set 24, Starring Jason Hughes and Neil Dudgeon

Curtains [Blu-ray] 1983, with John Vernon, Samantha Eggar.

The Big Chill [Blu-ray] 1983, starring Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, William Hurt, et al.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXX, with Joel Hodgson and Michael J. Nelson

Finding Vivian Maier,

Duel at Diablo [Blu-ray] 1966, starring the late James Garner, with Sidney Poitier.

Separate Tables [Blu-ray] 1958, with Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr.

Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School

Marty [Blu-ray] 1955, with Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair.

There's more at the link:


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