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Film “The Dark Knight Rises” has been so impatiently looked forward to launch and has such a massive advertising and publicity spending budget that it is specified to be a hit. Most critics careful of their backside — or, certainly, their methodologies — will compliment it to the proverbial heavens (skies).
The Dark Knight, the 2nd in the recommended director’s threesome, was a huge hit each critically and at box office.
Starting up some 8 years right after the earlier hit movies, Rises unveils that Batman has since vanished from Gotham’s avenues as Harvey Dent’s apparent martyrdom has motivated Gotham by itself to clean up its act, as was thought out. Feeling no more required by his town, Bruce Wayne now lives as a rotting solitaire in the fresh reconstructed Bruce Wayne Manor, although Jim Gordon, Batman’s co-conspirator in the Harvey Dent cover-up, is now a solitary, his ex-wife taken the children and run right after the events of the former movie. The weight of their lies has brought their toll on the two men, but both trust in the strength of that lie to perform much more great than damage for the residents of Gotham.
High of what takes place in the movie goes all over each of these men looking for their payoff from lies and jeopardises that they made, and both men also search for a refurbished perception of objective. The movie also comes back to inquiries and expands on a lot of topics researched in the former movies, such as worry, order and disorder, wish, and payoff.
Movie “The Dark Knight Rises” arrives extremely nearby to accomplishing the same degree of success thanks to mindful planning, some really strong performances from the entire actors in performance, and some amazing action series spread all over that continue to keep viewers excitement heading and interest span targeted.
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The season seven finale of CBS’s How I Met Your Mother resulted in mixed feelings among viewers of the award-winning series. Those who have always believed in the Barnman – Robin pairing were elated, while those hoping against hope (and common sense) for Ted and Robin to finally be together were disappointed. Most importantly, a nagging question was at last answered. However, as is the hallmark of an engaging story line, several others have opened up. Questions such as: how does Barney go from being engaged to Quinn to getting married to Robin, and what would happen to Ted and Victoria?
Series creators Cartery Bays and Craig Thomas were willing to share some interesting tidbits for next (and potentially the last) season.
Barney’s Bride: It was Robin all the way
Reportedly Craig Thomas believes “there was just no other way” than to have Barney end up with Robin. Though the couple only dated for briefly in season 5, with a hint of a possibility of rekindling earlier this season (which Robin shot down by choosing Kevin (guest star Kal Penn) over Barney, HIMYM fans still believed in the reality of these two ending up together. Thomas and co-creator Carter Bays were in agreement all along as they claim to have ‘known’ Robin and Barney were going to marry for “three or four years”. With the end game in mind, Thomas and Bays knew they wanted to have Barney’s future wedding revealed at the end of season 6 and Robin as his bride at the end of season seven.
So What Happens to Quinn?
Hints have been dropped so far, with Ted referring to it as “the wedding day that went horribly wrong,” that the wedding is called off by either party at the last moment, but Thomas said that the wedding will go through and Barney and Robin will get married. With that major point clarified, we can be sure that a major plot point in season eight wouldl be about Barney’s journey from point A (engaged to Quinn) to point B (marrying Robin). Quinn (guest star Becki Newton) will appear in at least the first episode of next season, but with being cast in Thomas and Bays’ new pilot The Goodwin Games, she probably won’t stick around too long. Thomas calls this process for Barney “a big emotional journey” that will most likely take up most of the season.
Meanwhile, Robin will have a new romantic interest of her own in season eight who will be “a significant arc.” (The secret crush returns, perhaps?) So although Robin and Barney start off the season in separate relationships, the writers plan to show us how those relationships end up leading them to each other.
Unlike past season premieres, the first episode of season eight will pick up right where the finale left off, taking place on that day in May where Ted is riding off into the sunset with Victoria, Barney is engaged to Quinn and Lily and Marshall’s baby’s first outing was to MacLaren’s.
“There’s a lot of great stories to tell just in that one day,” says Thomas. After the first episode addresses the events of the season seven finale, the second episode will jump forward to September, where we’ll see how the gang has been after four months.
Meeting the Mother: It’s the Real Deal this Time:
Though the finale ended with Ted helping Victoria do the Zinman thing (you know the leaving at the altar trick) to her fiancée Klaus and ostensibly getting together with her, HIMYM fans know she can’t be the mother, because Ted meets the mother at Barney’s eventual wedding. Victoria’s return, however, is essential to solving what has literally become Ted’s mid-life crisis. This was due in large part to his lingering feelings for Robin, which he’s finally gotten over. He now needs to close these last couple of doors in his head and really gain closure from his past relationships to move forward and be ready for the mother. Those of us who have been following the show know that if there’s anybody in Ted’s life who’d departed without granting him closure.
Thomas says, “Even though things with Victoria don’t ultimately work out, we can be comforted with the fact that their relationship will “lead to the best thing in [Ted's] life.”
Is this the last season?
The creators themselves are conflicted over that idea and admittedly are still working out a plan A and a plan B. Thomas feels that there’s still enough story left to tell for season nine to eventually see the light of day, but a lot depends on the business side of it; already, castings, negotiations and deals are underway, which would finally decide the future of the series post season eight.
Also pivotal to the continuation of HIMYM is a major creative decision: whether the narrative is to stop when he meets the mother or continue to show Ted’s journey from that point to when he finally falls in love and gets married to her. Either way, Tomhas and Bays plan for the finale to be a momentous last hurrah to a show so many have come to love.
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Pop culture in recent years has been overrun by zombies, vampires and other odds and ends of the supernatural world, so it makes sense that werewolves would be the next big thing. The popularity of the werewolf characters starring the Twilight films had already set the trend so a full fledged werewolf show was only a matter of time.
2011: Teen Wolf Premieres on MTV
MTV looks to be getting ahead of the curve by turning to a franchise that’s more than 25 years old: “Teen Wolf.”
The 2011 series, which premiered its second season on June 3 2012, focuses on a high school student named Scott (Tyler Posey) who transforms into a werewolf and whose best friend is named Stiles (Dylan O’Brien). Beyond that, any similarities between this show and the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie simply don’t exist.
Teen Wolf Vs Teen Wolf: Through the Decades
Instead of basketball, Scott plays lacrosse. His rival (Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore) is a teammate, not an opponent. Rather than working at a family-owned hardware store, he works at an animal clinic (ironical, the guy turning into a werewolf works at an animal clinic). And sadly, there is not a single character named “Boof” anywhere to be seen.
The most drastic difference, though, is in how Scott becomes a werewolf in the first place. In the movie, it was hereditary. His father was a werewolf, and it struck Scott as he came of age, turning the entire story into a metaphor for teenage maturation and transformation. Plus, having family in the same situation offered a safe guide for the changes Scott was going through.
In the MTV series, Scott’s family has nothing to do with it. He’s bitten out in the woods by another werewolf; basically, he’s the victim of an attack. Plus, the werewolf who bites Scott, knows that there are hunters trying to track down the werewolves (sorry, lycanthropes, because every teenager knows that word), so he’s effectively turned Scott’s life into one of continuous threats. To make matters worse, he finds out that his love interest Allison Argent belongs to the family of hunters, although she herself doesn’t know that for most of the first season.
Of pretty faces with little talent, continuity errors and an absent-minded script
The cast is filled with very pretty people who aren’t very good actors, and don’t even bother to count how many times they came up with an excuse for Scott to be shirtless.) Every plot twist is telegraphed, and there is an annoying lack of attention to detail in the script. It’s California in August or September, but students wear winter coats and hats to watch lacrosse practice? It’s the first day of school, but a teacher’s lesson starts on page 133? (Interestingly, the book the class is starting on is Kafka’s “Metamorphosis.” Plus one for cleverness.)
The flaws notwithstanding, the show managed to find an audience in its first season, and could even lead the next big trend in popular culture monster-dom in the days to come.
The biggest gripe that viewers old enough to remember the original movie have is not that MTV came out with a werewolf show—that had to come sooner or later or one channel or the other—but that they had to choose the title “Teen Wolf”, fearfully generic as it is apart from sharing the title with a well-loved ’80s comedy. The logic behind the decision defies comprehension as the younger crowd that MTV targeted with the show didn’t have any association whatsoever with the movie.
Teen Wolf Seasons One & Two
Season one showed Scott fighting against the alpha werewolf who originally turned him (into a beta), and wanted to kill Allison’s family for revenge (long story people, check out the series). This had him team up with another beta werewolf Derek Hale who’s born with the lycanthropy and helps Scott learn to control the turning process, and who was originally suspected of turning Scott. It all ends with Derek killing the alpha with Scott’s help and becoming the alpha himself. The season ended with Jackson arriving at Derek’s abode and begging to be turned. It is not revealed if Derek grants his request or kills him.
Season two picks up almost immediately where season one ended, with Jackson shown emerging from a lake, with a visible bite mark in his side. Evidently, he has survived the bite and has turned too. This season reportedly deals with a new monster in town, one which is killing viciously and rather indiscriminately. Pre-season trailers have Stiles describing it as the ‘abomination’, and the season promises to reveal more in due time. Another story arc is Scott’s continued romance with Allison, who loves him in spite of his curse and her father’s violent disapproval. Speaking of which, the hunters should come back with a vengeance, seeing as how one of their own was brutally (albeit deservingly) slaughtered by the alpha. It is also suggested that Derek goes on a recruitment drive of sorts, turning willing teenagers so they can join his ‘pack’.
The second season is already two episodes old, and this TV journalism blog will be back with more reviews when the story has built up sufficiently to be commented upon. Until then, stay tuned!
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In the words of Ethan Slaughter: “Outstanding!”
The latest episode of Castle, “Headhunters,” chased down a murder between gangs, as well as pairing Castle up with a new partner. A Firefly reunion took place and oh was it fun. Let’s discuss.
Mal & Cobb. Adam Baldwin guest starred as Detective Ethan Slaughter, a no-nonsense tough guy cop who Castle decides to shadow. Nathan Fillion and Baldwin worked together on Firefly and you could absolutely tell. The chemistry between the two friends paid off with a fun hour before we face the end of the season.
Slaughter is not a detective that I would want to watch every week, but I wouldn’t hate if he popped up here and there to shake things up a bit. He brought some life to the show and placed Castle in a different situation. Not only did Baldwin rock this role, he also delivered some hysterical one liners that you can check out in the Castle quotes page.
Fillion is nothing but loyal to his long time fans, putting in an Easter egg of his own to go along with the one written into the hour. We got to see the two trade off Mal’s brown jacket and if you looked closely enough, there was a catalyzer placed on Castle’s shelf. Loved it.
Leaving The Nest. Castle decided to branch out and hang with a different detective, stirring some feelings with his usual partners. Even with the bit of jealousy, Ryan and Espo still saved Castle from a bad situation. Beckett seemed to be pretty bothered by the situation, even speaking with her therapist about Rick.
“You weren’t waiting, you were healing.” Beckett’s therapist returned again to talk some sense into our beloved Beckett. She recognizes that Castle is pulling away from her and that maybe she waited too long. Well, duh! You said it yourself. It’s been seven months. It’s time to make a move before he seriously does move on.
What do we think about this? There are plenty of mixed feelings on the Caskett front. Some fans don’t want to deal with the relationship drama, others are dying for it. I’m on the fence.
On one hand, the writers have done an excellent job of building the friendship between the two lead characters, making the chemistry feel real and understanding the feelings between the two. On the other hand, it’s been dragging on for what seems like forever. Castle has put himself out there and so has Beckett. If it doesn’t happen soon, I won’t expect it to happen till series end. TV Fanatics, what’s your opinion on the Caskett situation?
Alexis got into some really great schools. Didn’t know I could be jealous of a teenage TV character about college acceptance…
Javi needs his own arc and quick. We haven’t been getting enough Espo time in the last few episodes.
No Lanie tonight. Kinda sad, considering she played a rather big role in the last episode.
Did anyone really care about the weekly case or were you more interested in Slaughter himself? But, how entertaining was the garbage truck scene? I had to look away!
Who knew Castle packed such a punch?
Overall, a fun hour that held two reunions – Fillion and Baldwin, and even better, Castle and Beckett. Rick is back working with his real partner just the way we like it. Sad news Castle fans: Only two episodes remain in the season. So hit the comments and predict what is going to happen in the penultimate episode.
Don’t forget to check back for the Castle Round Table later in the week. No episode next Monday, so make sure you take the time to discuss “Headhunters” and the zombies to come to pass the time.
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“It’s not my fault. It’s gonna be dramatic.”
With these words Ryan Seacrest offered last night’s viewers the turn down before they lay down to watch “American Idol.” This was the night when 11 singers would be sent down the laundry chute of the Hotel California, never to return.
What did return was the excellent, measured unpleasantness of Jimmy Iovine. The Interscope producer who would again be mentoring the finalists, was harsh about Chase Likens, for example, suggesting he was the apogee of country yawn.
On the other hand, he declared he would sign Phillips Phillips (and Jessica Sanchez) right here, right now. Some might wonder, naturally, why he hadn’t already.
With a little populist justice, Phillips was the first to be told he was in the Top 10. The judges were each allowed a wild card after the people’s vote, meaning that this year the number of finalists would be a very fortunate 13.
As the results separated the wheat from the alleged riff-raff, there was Sanchez. There, too, was Heejun Han. Han confuses Iovine because, well, stars aren’t supposed to have a sarcastic sense of humor.
“This isn’t ‘American Comedian.’ This is ‘American Idol,’” sniffed Iovine, with abject self-importance. Stars are supposed to do what they’re told by producers, you see.
As Seacrest called singers up in threes or fours to tell them of their fate, Iovine kept chipping in with apposite (and recorded) spit. Chelsea Sorrell he judged to be “Carrie Underwood karaoke.” And this of Reed Grimm: “Way too kitschy. Way too cabaret.” Of Aaron Marcellus: “A bit cheesy. A bit Don Cheadle.” Of Creighton Fraker: “Judges loved him. I didn’t.”
Jennifer Lopez declared that Iovine should come to the show, rather than sit in a little room. She also said she wanted to punch him. On Wednesday night, punching was a gesture of Lopez’s affection. Last night, it was a gesture of frustration after being shown up by someone who dared to say what he really thought, instead of offering motherly soft-soapings.
Indeed, Iovine’s judgments showed a very fine sense of what the little girl voters really like, for he didn’t seem to be too wrong about anyone who was voted into the Top 10.
Yes, even Jermaine Jones. Jones had originally been voted off and some might suspect he was now in the Top 10 as some sort of sympathy exercise. But there he was. And Deandre Brackensick, with the Milli Vanilli hair and soprano throat, was not.
Oddly, when Jones was announced as a Top 10-er, Lopez sat rigid, refusing to applaud. Was it because of sympathy for 15-year-old Eben Franckewitz, who had not made it? Or might she have been miffed that Jones had returned from the dead?
Then we had the drama. Yes, the sing-off, a vehicle that “The X Factor” had tried to exploit for, well, drama.
Six singers were chosen by the judges, from whom each judge would pick one. This was slightly sad. Clearly, Iovine has better judgment of popular taste than these three. Instead, the choices would all be theirs.
Jen Hirsh sang “Oh, Darling”, which began unsteadily, but ended strongly. “I love it when it ends up like you just did,” said Steven Tyler.
Jeremy Rosado offered a little Carrie Underwood. One could tell that the audience was immediately engaged, as Rosado let his vocal bodice rip, bared his feelings and, at the end, wept like a forlorn lover tossed to the winds. Lopez herself sobbed like Kate Winslet’s older sister.
Next was Brielle Von Hugel. “You guys don’t understand that this is my life,” carped the vast ego with the stage mamma from the rougher side of purgatory.
Iovine had earlier admonished all the singers who had chosen Adele songs. Von Hugel offered another Adele song – “Someone Like You.” This, sadly, resembled vodka-laced karaoke at 2 a.m. in some forgotten college bar in Cleveland.
“You were a little pitchy in some spots,” said Tyler, politely. If Tyler bothers to criticize, you are so very long gone.
Brackensick was next with “Georgia on My Mind.” Shedding his hair all over the floor seemed to be on his mind too. He gave his performance so many touches, so many nuances that it was as if Teddy Pendegrass and Klaus Nomi had suddenly returned to earth and inhabited the same body.
Erika Van Pelt, given another chance, channeled a little Lady Gaga. She sang that she was on the edge of glory. More accurately, she was on the edge of obscurity, but her voice attempted to claw her back up the cliff, even though no one was holding a hand out to help. Tyler declared it “out of the park.”
Last was the allegedly kitschy Reed Grimm. He took off one shirt, he crawled all over the floor, he rapped, he scatted – all while attempting to perform Bill Withers’ “Use Me.” The judges couldn’t, even though Jackson elegantly called him “one of the most different artists” the show had ever seen.
Jackson chose Van Pelt. Lopez chose Rosado, who hugged her like she was his long-lost auntie. Tyler selected Brackensick, whom Tyler could have mistaken for a girl. Amid all this stunning excitement, one thing became clear: America suddenly had no interest in another country boy singer to follow Scotty McCreery.
Next week, the contestants will honor Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston, as the roller coaster begins to pick up speed down a steep incline. It will be dramatic. And none of it will be Ryan Seacrest’s fault.
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Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Hollie Cavanagh, Joshua Ledet, Heejun Han, Shannon Magrane, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone, Colton Dixon, Jermaine Jones, Deandre Brackensick, Erika Van Pelt, Jeremy Rosado.
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While younger generations have been criticized for only watching TV and playing video games, Indie Game: The Movie shows it’s these young people who have grown up with these forms of entertainment who now aspire to make the very products that parents once warned would rot the mind. However, in the case of game designers Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes, Phil Fish and Jonathan Blow, their mind is far from rotten, and it’s actually quite clear as they work hard everyday to craft the kind of video games they love. But just like films at Sundance, their games are crafted outside of the game studio system.
Indie Game follows four different game designers at very different stages in their careers. Jonathan Blow has already tasted widespread success as his game Braid quickly became the best-selling Xbox Live Arcade game of all-time and received ridiculously good reviews. Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes are hard at work on their first game Super Meat Boy and are dealing with the difficulties of getting their game prepared for launch. Finally Phil Fish is stuck in development hell as his game Fez has been awaited for years now, but just isn’t, and may never be, ready for release.
Don’t write off the passion or drama of this documentary from debut directing duo Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky just because it’s about video games. You won’t find a more respectful or passionate approach to video games, more specifically those produced outside of the studio system that produces Call of Duty, Halo and more, than with Indie Game. Moreover, these game designers are dedicated to their craft with more integrity then some will know their whole lives. Indie Game shows that video games just aren’t mindless entertainment, but well thought out creations from the minds of those who are just as artistic as painters, filmmakers, singers and more creative professions.
The documentary shows it’s not just a matter of pointing and clicking and playing games all day before an idea hits. In the case of the creators of Super Meat Boy, you can see the blueprints of their characters and storyline in artwork from their childhood. With Phil Fish, he’s struggled with an uncooperative business partner and hype (both good and bad) to the point that if his game never gets finished, he will literally kill himself. Meanwhile Jonathan Blow struggles with his fame and online presence as he can’t seem to let criticism or comments go without recognition in the online world. Sounds like struggles that have claimed more famous artists from centuries ago just in a completely different time and form of art. Audiences will feel the pressure and pain right along with these designers as they struggle with their creativity and the more practical side of independent video game creation.
Indie Game: The Movie just doesn’t hype video games or convince you to play them more (though that’s all I wanted to do upon leaving the theater), but it shows you the pure passion and dedication that exists from video games who are now aiming to make the games they loved to play as kids. Indie Game is like the sister of Sundance in its support and praise of a world where the studio system looks for the easy buck, the big-selling game, and has hundreds of people just looking to get product on the shelf. The featured gamers are proud, hard-working, independent lovers of one of the most modern and misunderstood forms of art the world has ever seen, and it just might have you looking at video games in a whole different light.
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Robert Downey Jr is currently carrying two movie franchises – the Marvel Iron Man proto-Avengers thing for Paramount and the brawling steampunk Sherlock Holmes series for Warner Brothers – so it is perhaps understandable that he is showing a touch of fatigue.
In the new Holmes adventure, A Game of Shadows, his imperiousness is hard to distinguish from boredom, and he seems to be in a hurry to spit out his lines, take his lumps, throw his punches and collect his paycheck.
Can a movie be hyperactive and lazy at the same time? Clever and idiotic? If the director is Guy Ritchie, the questions answer themselves.
Like its predecessor Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows confects a smoky, overcast Victorian world, infuses it with an air of jocular, hairy laddishness and stages a lot of fights in fussy and tiresome slow motion. There is a plot, but no real intrigue, mystery or suspense, and no inkling of anything at stake beyond a childish and belligerent idea of fun.
What a shame. Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective, with his violin, his deerstalker and his steel-trap mind, has been one of the most resilient and adaptable figures in Anglophone popular culture. He has been updated, travestied and conscripted into preposterous tales so many times – including by Doyle himself – that it is silly to hold his character sacred, or to scold Mr. Ritchie for taking liberties. But you would think that a man of such reputed brilliance and erudition (I’m talking about Holmes) would at least know how to pronounce the word “heinous” or use “crescendo” properly in a sentence. And you would think that a brewing showdown between Holmes and his nemesis, Moriarty (Jared Harris), would involve intrigue, suspense and devilish plots and counterplots.
Not that thinking is in any way relevant. There are a few dabs of sophistication – the witty, Russell presence of Stephen Fry as Microsoft Holmes, Sherlock’s brother; a disquisition on Schubert’s great lieder and a morsel of Mozart’s Don Giovanni – but these feel random and perfunctory.
The real point of the movie is the bantering byplay between Holmes and Watson (Jude Law) punctuated by punches, explosions and action sequences as bloated and pretentious as a 10-minute drum solo on a live album by a second-rate art-rock band from the ’70s.
Rachel McAdams bustles through the action in a bustle; Noomi Rapace lingers a bit longer in long tresses and Gypsy garb. There is not enough of Eddie Marsan and just enough of Mr. Harris, sneering through a ginger beard, to make you root for the Napoleon of Crime against the foppish fool from Baker Street. Who is oddly mopey this time out, as if needing to reassure us of his sensitive, vulnerable side.
Poor Sherlock. He is so desperate for attention, so needy – perhaps because of the competition from the likes of Tom Cruise and Tintin – that you are likely to reach the point of exasperation long before Watson does.
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The family decides to don their cow boots and hats and head to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for some fun and adventure in the great outdoors. While vacationing on Lost Creek Ranch, they try their hands at a little cattle herding, skeet shooting and horseback riding; there are also some big firsts, a huge surprise and an actual face off between Jay and a foe – a cowboy named Hank.
Modern Family season 3 episode 2: When Good Kids Go Bad
Mitch and Cam plan a nice evening with the whole family to break the happy news that they’re looking to adopt another child. However their parade is rained on when they realize Lily may not take well to another baby in the house. Meanwhile, Claire and Jay are each consumed with proving a certain point
Modern Family season 3 episode 3: Phil on Wire
The growing bond between man, Jay, and dog, Stella, is grating on Gloria’s nerves; Phil and Luke embark on a new adventure involving a tightrope, but it’s Claire with the missteps, as she tries to teach the girls a life lesson; and Cameron chooses the most inopportune time to start a juice fast.
Modern Family season 3 episode 4: Door to Door
Everyone sets their eyes on a goal: Jay is determined to help Manny sell wrapping paper for a school fundraiser; Claire petitions the city for a stop sign to be installed at a high-traffic intersection; Mitchell is hell bent on proving a point with Cameron, and neither one of them will back down; Phil and Luke will stop at nothing to create a viral video sensation; and Gloria is desperate to find Stella after losing him.
Modern Family season 3 episode 5: Hit and Run
Jay is frustrated at work, Manny is stressed out about school work, Gloria would like to help but no one seems to want it. Phil and Claire run into Councilman Duane Bailey again, who is out campaigning for his second run, and he’s just as irritating as they remembered — so much so that Claire may give him a run for his money. Mitch and Cam get into a fender bender and the other car flees, which becomes the tipping point for all the men in the family who decides to take out their frustrations on the kid giving Haley problems.
Modern Family season 3 episode 6: Go Bullfrogs
It’s father-daughter time, as Phil takes Haley on a college tour of his old alma mater, and Claire, having a rare night alone, forces Mitchell and Cameron to take her for a fun night out with the boys — but ends up alone with one particular man candy who is anything but gay. Meanwhile, Gloria and Jay deal with a potential situation at home that may require having “the talk” with Manny.
Modern Family season 3 episode 7: Tree House
Hanging out with Shorty and his girlfriend, Darlene, makes Gloria envious of how much those two do as a couple, so she gives Jay an ultimatum to step it up for a night of salsa dancing or else. Meanwhile, Cameron take a bet a little too far when Mitchell and Crispin challenge him to get a hot girl’s number at the bar, and Phil builds a tree house for Luke, but ends up being the one to make a new friend.
Modern Family season 3 episode 8: After The Fire
After a neighbor’s home burns down, the whole family rallies and organizes a community drive to help do some good – though it’s not all good, as Jay throws out his back, Cameron does some posturing with a huge moving truck, Claire discovers that Mitchell and Gloria have been spending a lot of time together, and Luke and Manny get their hands on some of the donated toys.
Modern Family season 3 episode 9: Punkin Chunkin
When an old neighborhood kid returns to town as a hugely successful internet billionaire, it gets Phil thinking of what could have been. Jay feels Manny could use a little dose of constructive criticism, and Cameron is offended when Mitchell questions the authenticity of his colorful childhood stories. It all comes to a head at Thanksgiving with the family divided between the “Dreamers” and the “Pritchetts” — and nothing settles the score like a punkin chunkin challenge.
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For our American viewers who might not be familiar with the character and the adventures of Tintin, here is a small preview of who exactly is Tintin. A plucky journalist-adventurer whose stories have sold over 350 million books worldwide, After rocking the comic book world Tintin has finally got his own big-budget Hollywood movie. The Adventures of Tintin is already a great hit in Europe, where it opened in late October and where the character has the most fan following. While most Americans have never heard of Tintin, it will be insane to say that they are unfamiliar with the name of Steven Spielberg.
Now let’s talk about the movie The Adventures of Tintin, The film is set in the early-middle 20th century in an unnamed European town. His spiked hair cut and chubby face makes him look no older than 16. The titular Tintin (Jamie Bell) is already a respected newspaper reporter and a neighborhood celebrity. He also lives alone and owns a handgun. In this movie The Adventures of Tintin, the chance purchase of a model boat leads him to a mystery involving a treasure-laden ship that was lost at sea over three centuries ago. Together with his trusty dog Snowy and a drunken sea captain named Haddock (Andy Serkis), he sets off on a across the globe adventure that puts him against a despicable figure named Sakharine (Daniel Craig).
The Adventures of Tintin is cutting-edge film making with an old-fashioned culture. Spielberg as always has done a marvelous job with his evolution to animation, the unstoppable march of technology and the constant bar-raising of the 3D-animated genre has schooled us to expect dazzling color and detail, and Tintin dutifully delivers on that front, but what’s more impressive is the cinematography, which is astonishing.
Tintin, a young journalist, and his dog Snowy, are browsing in an outdoor market in a European town. Tintin buys a model of a three-masted sailing ship, the Unicorn, for a good price, but is then immediately accosted by the sinister Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine, and the mysterious figure of Barnaby, who both try to buy the model from Tintin, without success. Tintin takes the ship home, but it is broken during a fight between Snowy and a neighbor’s cat. As it breaks, a parchment scroll slips out of the ship’s mast. Snowy spots it but is unable to alert Tintin. Meanwhile, incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson are on the trail of a pickpocket, Aristides Silk. Tintin visits Sakharine in Marlinspike Hall, where he learns that there are at least two model ships.
Later, Tintin is shot at, then abducted by accomplices of Sakharine, and imprisoned on the SS Karaboudjan. On board, Tintin escapes and meets the ship’s nominal captain, Haddock. Haddock has been supplied with whisky by first mate Allan, who is working for Sakharine, and the captain is permanently drunk, and doesn’t know what’s happening on board his ship. Tintin and Haddock (and Snowy) eventually escape from the Karaboudjan in a lifeboat. Sakharine sends a seaplane to find them, but Tintin is able to capture the plane, and fly towards the (fictitious) Moroccan port of Bagghar, but they crash in the desert.
Dehydrated in the heat, and suffering from a sudden lack of alcohol, Haddock hallucinates, and starts to remember stories about his ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock(e), who was captain of the Unicorn during the 17th century. Sir Francis’ treasure-laden ship was attacked by a pirate ship, led by the masked Red Rackham, and, after a fierce battle and eventual surrender, Sir Francis chose to sink the Unicorn, and most of the treasure, rather than allow it to fall into Jackhammer hands. It transpires that there were three models of the Unicorn, each containing a scroll. Together, the scrolls will reveal the location of the sunken Unicorn, and its treasure.
In Bagghar, Tintin and the Captain find out that the third model ship is in the possession of the wealthy Omar Ben Salaad, but it is encased in a bullet-proof glass display case. Sakharine’s plan is to stage a concert involving famous diva Bianca Castafiore, the “Milanese nightingale”, whose penetrating singing voice will be able to shatter the glass case, allowing Sakharine’s trained hawk to fly down and steal the third scroll. After a chase down to the harbour, pursued by Tintin and Haddock, Sakharine finally escapes with all three scrolls. Tintin chases him back to Europe and arranges a police reception for him on the dockside. Haddock and Sakharine, who is revealed to be the descendant of Red Rackham, replay their ancestors’ swashbuckling sword fight, using dockside cranes, and Haddock is eventually victorious.
With the three scrolls in their possession, Tintin and Haddock find that the indicated location is Marlinspike Hall, and that the hall had been built originally by Sir Francis Haddock. There, in the cellar, they find some of the treasure, and a clue to the location of the sunken Unicorn.
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The Walking Dead Season 1 – Episode 1: Days Gone Bye
Episode 1 of the Walking dead season 1started with Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens in hospital (after being shot on duty) to find it abandoned with bodies strewn everywhere. He returns to his home to find it vacant but believes his wife and son may still be alive. He meets Morgan Jones and his son Duane who explain to him that the world has been infested with zombies. The disease usually started with an infection and high fever followed by re-animation. The creatures are attracted to sound and eat flesh to survive. Morgan tells him that he thinks there is a refugee center in Atlanta and Rick sets off in the hope of finding his wife and child. Once there, he finds himself surrounded by the undead with little visible hope of dodging but suddenly to his comfort he hears a voice over the radio. That’s it in the first episode of the Walking Dead season 1
The Walking Dead Season 1 – Episode 2: Guts
Rescued from his unstable situation, Rick meets a band of scavengers in the second episode of the walking dead season 1 who have made their way to Atlanta to get supplies for their larger group that lives in a makeshift camp just outside the city. They’re trapped in a department store with hundreds of zombies trying to break down the door to eat them. Tensions are high and Rick ends up handcuffing one of them, a redneck named Merle Dixon, to keep him from killing someone. They try to escape through the sewers without success and Rick comes up with a clever scheme to draw the zombies away from their location. They have to leave one man behind however.
The Walking Dead Season 1 – Episode 3: Tell It to the Frogs
In this episode of the walking dead season 1 Rick and his newfound friends return to their camp where he is reunited with this wife Lori and his son Carl. She’s very happy to see her husband alive and well but is more than a bit angry at Shane Walsh, Rick’s police partner, who told her he was dead. The returnees also have to tell Merle Dixon’s brother Daryl that they had to leave him behind. Rick is feeling some guilt over that and decides he’s going to return to Atlanta to rescue him. What they find when they get there is not what they expected. Back at the camp, Shane takes out his frustrations on one of the men who has been physically abusing his wife.
The Walking Dead Season 1 – Episode 4: Vatos
Search for Merle continues in this episode of the walking dead season 1, Rick and the others stumble across another group of survivors that kidnap Glenn and are willing to trade him for Rick’s guns. At camp, Jim has been digging a bunch of holes and everyone else wonders why. Their question is answered, that night, when zombies attack.
The Walking Dead Season 1 – Episode 5: Wildfire
In episode 5 of the walking dead season 1 Rick tries to make contact with Morgan to tell him his location. Back at camp, after the fight with the zombies, Jim has been bitten and is slowly beginning to change; Andrea mourns over Amy’s death; and Shane blames it all on Rick for leaving. Now that camp isn’t safe anymore, Rick decides that it’s time for them all to move out. He plans to take them to the C.D.C., a military base, to find a cure for Jim and, hopefully, more survivors.
The Walking Dead Season 1 – Episode 6: TS-19
Having been allowed into the CDC building, the survivors meet Dr. Edwin Jenner who appears to be the only survivor in the facility. There is plenty of food and drink and the surroundings are comfortable. A drunken Shane tries to reconcile with Lori Grimes, but she will have nothing to do with it. Dr. Jenner shows them how the infection works to reanimates a dead corpse but admits that he hasn’t been able to make any advance on defeating it. Despair sets in at the realization that there is no cure for the plague that has surrounded them. Jenner has his own plans for the future leaving the survivors only a few minutes to leave the facility. Not everyone chooses to leave however. the Walking dead Season 1 ends with the remaining survivors are out again with a new search start for other survivors and a cure to this plague.
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