I love “Gargoyles” discussions…

Monsters of New York

Note: This might be a tad optimistic of me, but since I’m working under the assumption that there are at least a few readers who haven’t actually seen Gargoyles, I’d much appreciate it if commenters would keep that big honking spoiler under your hats.  You know the one.  Thank you!

“You serve the human,  now you can serve me.”–Demona

Written by: Lydia C. Marano

Original Air Date: September 11, 1995

Introduces: Puck

Timeline placement: September 27-September 28, 1995

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Some more things to look forward to

I’ve been watching another show on ReelzChannel lately, called Naked Trailers.  It’s just a solitary host (no, he’s not naked) who actually bugs me a great deal with his pitifully lame jokes, but it’s basically just a show that screens trailers, unedited and uncensored.  Mostly it’s trailers I’ve already seen, but the other night, there were a few I hadn’t seen yet and really wanted to add to my list of films coming out soon that I want to see.

First up: Countdown to Zero.

Everyone seems to think that the whole 2012 dealie has to be a natural disaster.  You sure about that?  I have a feeling this movie will address that very idea.


8: The Mormon Proposition.

Anyone who knows me knows that I support same-sex marriage.  I also happen to have two very close friends who are Mormons and they, personally (and their families) have always been very respectful towards my beliefs, though this particular subject never came up.  It’s an extremely gray area.  What’s more, I watched the documentary For the Bible Tells Me So, which solely addresses the religious argument against homosexuality and it was both enlightening and very emotional.  I thought it would make me angry, but it didn’t, it just choked me up.  This film looks like it addresses the politics, the business side of the controversy, which is the appropriate next step.   I am eager to see it.

And, of course, the big kahuna: Nowhere Boy.

I am encouraged by several things in this trailer.  One, unlike several other biopics, the whole thing isn’t crammed with as many of the famous songs the musician in question is known for.  You don’t hear “Hey Jude” and “Let it Be” and “Imagine” all squashed together over montages of girls going insane over them up on stage.  Two, it doesn’t come over as predictable.  The word “Beatles” isn’t even uttered in the trailer, other than when the word flashes on the screen briefly.  By the looks of it, the movie is going to focus more on The Quarrymen before the birth of The Beatles.

Honestly, though?  I’m most excited by the casting of Thomas Sangster as Paul McCartney.  I recognized him in the trailer when I first saw it but couldn’t quite place his face.  After an IMDb search, I was stunned to realize that he’s the same kid from Love Actually (Liam Neeson’s son, Sam), Nanny McPhee (the oldest child, Simon) and the brief role as Young Tristan from Tristan and Isolde.  I’ve seen him in a few other things here and there, but I thought, even just from those, he was pretty great.  I’ve been hoping to see him in more things, and playing Paul McCartney in a film certainly seems like a step in the right direction.

New “Deathly Hallows” Trailer

My friend Jenna pointed me in the direction of the newest trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, screened during the MTV Movie Awards.  I wasted no time seeking it out.

Lots to take in.  It beats that previous, teaser trailer to a pulp.  Let’s take a closer look, eh?

That opening shot?  Epic!  Although I am slightly reminded of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers a little bit here.  Still beautiful.

Only one shot of 4 Privet Drive, but none of the “seven Potters.”  I wonder if they’ll include that bit?  I hope so.

Yikes!  Is that shot of Voldemort, then Harry, really from the end of the movie?  Seems like a pretty heavy spoiler.  Although who really doesn’t see that face-to-face moment coming?

Don’t remember the dude stopping the train.  But it was nice to see Olivander.

The Harry/Ginny kiss: the people behind them are Hogwarts students, in uniform, so does that make this a flashback?  A dream sequence?  It can’t be directly from the book, can it?  Unless it’s some sort of half-witted excuse for the “birthday gift” scene, which took place at the Burrow in the book.  Hmm.  Better this than nothing, I suppose.  But if they take the trio back to Hogwarts before the final battle at the end, I shall be peeved.

I like the shot of the grave, and the trio on the beach, particularly Ron and Hermione.  In the shots in this trailer, at least, they seem to finally have some chemistry and be acting like a couple.  GOOD.

I’m still not sure what to make of the shots of Harry just…lying on the ground.  It doesn’t ring a bell and I’m not sure what the purpose of it can be.

I’m also racking my brain to recall this bit with Harry pinned against the wall, looking all yellow – but nothing.  I’m left extremely curious.

And…what, do they stop to eat in a local diner and then get attacked?  This stirs something, some sort of memory.  Perhaps it’s after the escape from the wedding?

Oh, and would that be Rupert Grint getting to flex his acting muscles yet again?  Awesome!!!  I’m glad they’re including the fight between the trio and aren’t going to hold back on what Ron says or how Harry reacts.  GOOD.  Plus, the shot immediately after that – would that be Ron, running to stab something?  Excellent.  My favorite scene is probably in the movie, then!

It’s very clear that I desperately need to re-read the book.  I’m probably going to take the audio book with me on my long, upcoming, solitary road-trip to Vermont.  Lots to catch up on.

The movie should be good in some capacity.  It’s the last one, after all: I don’t think Warner Brothers or any of the people involved are taking it lightly and it shows.


TV Meme ~ Day 1

Day 01 – A show that should have never been canceled
Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 – Your favorite new show (aired this t.v season)
Day 04 – Your favorite show ever
Day 05 – A show you hate
Day 06 – Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show
Day 07 – Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v show
Day 08 – A show everyone should watch
Day 09 – Best scene ever
Day 10 – A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 – A show that disappointed you
Day 12 – An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times
Day 13 – Favorite childhood show
Day 14 – Favorite male character
Day 15 – Favorite female character
Day 16 – Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 – Favorite mini series
Day 18 – Favorite title sequence
Day 19 – Best t.v show cast
Day 20 – Favorite kiss
Day 21 – Favorite ship
Day 22 – Favorite series finale
Day 23 – Most annoying character
Day 24 – Best quote
Day 25 – A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 – OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 – Best pilot episode
Day 28 – First t.v show obsession
Day 29 – Current t.v show obsession
Day 30 – Saddest character death

Day 1 – A show that should have never been canceled.

Veronica Mars.
A show that not many people have seen or even heard of, and hence why it was cancelled, but it was an excellent show that simply suffered from bad luck. And idiotic planning. I first tuned into it when it moved from UPN to the WB/CW and the season premiere of Season 3 followed Gilmore Girls, which I had already become addicted to long before. The trouble with this was that it was at 9pm on Tuesdays, which, at the time, was the same time that House aired. No shit is was going to do badly! House was and still is one of the most popular shows on television! Hell, the Gilmores were up against American Idol. Even worse was that it was unceremoniously cancelled, without a conclusion and on an epic cliffhanger. It sucked and I felt severely gipped.

But I digress.

The show was awesome. A real modern Nancy Drew. Kristen Bell was the title character and she rocked it. Most people know her as Elle Bishop from Heroes or Sarah Marshall (as in Forgetting Sarah Marshall). One of my favorite episodes featured Ms. Mars doing a stint in the local jail (one of two cells) and she played the whole thing up like a 1920’s gangster. Awesome.

The mysteries she solved in the first two seasons were ones that actually had you stumped – right along with her – and when she solved them by the end of the seasons you were shouting victorious with her. The characters are well-rounded and believable as teens.

If you have Netflix, add this show to your Queue. It’s totally worth it.