xlivvielockex: (Review Time)
After talking to Roz about Looper, I think I need to put my thoughts down in a way that allows me more room than Twitter.

Here is the official synopsis of the movie: “In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self.”

But that is just the tip of the iceberg. At its heart, Looper is a movie about mothers, though the trailer would lead you to believe otherwise.

SPOILERS!

This got really long )
xlivvielockex: (Fangs and Shades)
Before I begin my review, there are a few things I need to get off my chest. First off, I LIKE the idea of remakes. (Notice IDEA). They offer additional source material to draw from for fannish activities, they bring new people to fandom, and they rekindle interest in the older source material. Sometimes they are horrible (Starsky and Hutch), sometimes they are decent (Charlie's Angels), sometimes they are awesome (Star Trek. The whole AU idea is genius). So when it comes to remakes, I am not one of these people who screams NO! (Like with the possible Buffy remake). As a HUGE fan of the original Fright Night, I know a few other fans were not happy with the remake or even the suggestion of one.

Second, the elephant in the room. Marti Noxon wrote the screenplay. And while she gets blamed for the attempted rape in Seeing Red, at the end of the day, Joss had to approve that storyline. I'm not absolving blame from Noxon in the slightest but I think several reviews I have read are trying to use their dislike of Noxon from BTVS to color their review of Fright Night. I'm not.

For those who want to remain spoiler free I will just say this GO SEE THIS MOVIE )
xlivvielockex: (Review Time)
Because the pilot for Fringe is being reworked, I'm going to save my review until the new one is out. I'm hoping they will fix a lot of the issues I had with it. So until then, I present Raising The Bar.

I should start this review out not by singing the praises of Stephen Bochco because to be honest, enough people do that for him to begin with. No, this review begins with a confession of sorts. I’ve always been very loyal to actors, producers, and writers that I think do a good job. And while I think Bochco’s work speaks for itself (NYPD Blue, Doogie Howser, M.D., Hill Street Blues), there are two reasons I tuned into Raising The Bar. They very obvious one of J. August Richards, a man that I fell in love with during his run on Angel, despite what a horrible stereotype his character was.

And the second one might surprise you. If you are anyone but Nikki.

Raising The Bar...not so much )

Review of Soul Stealer : Review of Leverage : Review of Pretty Handsome : Review of True Blood : Review of The Middleman : Review of Book of Daniel
xlivvielockex: (Review Time)
Well, I’ve reviewed fics and shows before but I think this is the first time I have ever said that people need to go out and get a graphic novel. As in, don’t wait to finish reading this post, go right now to your local comic shop, Amazon, whatever and order your copy of Soul Stealer NOW. Go ahead, the review will still be here when you get back.

Review of Soul Stealer )
xlivvielockex: (Review Time)
I know that the last couple of reviews have been lukewarm at best but today, today I bring to you a double scoop of awesome covered in awesomesauce. That is the new show Leverage.

I will say from the get go that if you aren’t a fan of Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, or Thirteen, if you felt the plots were too confusing, then this is not the show for you. I will also say that I felt Christian Kane was okay in Angel but nothing extraordinary. So you don’t have to worry about this being biased Angel-fangirl squeeing.

Watch this now! Spoilers ahead )

And because I can't put it off any longer, Fringe.

Review of Pretty Handsome : Review of True Blood : Review of The Middleman : Review of Book of Daniel
xlivvielockex: (Review Time)
While I get all of the stuff sorted out with Fringe, I thought I would go ahead and review Pretty Handsome, the newest show from the guys behind Nip/Tuck, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

Very long review. LOTS of spoilers )

Tomorrow, Leverage, a new show with Angel alum, Christian Kane.

Review of True Blood : Review of The Middleman : Review of Book of Daniel
xlivvielockex: (MM: Wendy Gun)
So, I was going to review Fringe today instead of Pretty Handsome because [livejournal.com profile] nikkiwawa79 asked me too. I spliced up Fringe for YouTube, zipped it up for Megaupload, set things to go and went to bed. I woke up this morning to find SIX emails from YouTube saying Fox was blocking my video for copyright infringement.

While okay, yes, I was being a naughty girl, what amazes me is that they yanked the videos SECONDS after going live, if the email timestamps are any indication. I didn't even name it Fringe or anything close. Even the file names were altered. I don't know how a robot could catch it then. Could it really be some person Fox pays to monitor every new video that comes out every minute? Crazy.

I thought okay, well, still got my MegaUpload going and went to do some work. During sometime between 6am and 9am, my computer reset itself and I lost hours and hours of uploading. Super fun.

Fringe, for the moment, is jinxed. I still have everything ready to go for Pretty Handsome, so sorry Nikki. If anyone has any other sites where I could upload Fringe to watch without putting an imbed player on my website and eating up brandwith, that would be fabu. I am just going to toss it up for uploading in a zip on my webspace tonight.
xlivvielockex: (Review Time)
I should preface this review by saying that I haven’t read any of the The Southern Vampire books by Charlaine Harris. So I am going into this review, watching this show, with no previous knowledge of the characters.

Spoilers ahead )

Tomorrow, Pretty Handsome from Ryan Murphy

Review of The Middleman : Review of Book of Daniel
xlivvielockex: (MM: Cow Squirt)
With more time on my hands and a whole bunch of screeners for new shows on my computer, I thought I would start watching and reviewing them. Up first though, is a new show, already on a network and available for free to watch online. The Middleman.

The Middleman: Comedy/Action with GOOD writing )

Tomorrow, True Blood, the new series by Alan Ball.
xlivvielockex: (Abomination)
Earlier this week, V and I were talking and he asked me if I had seen the short lived NBC show Book of Daniel. When I said I hadn’t, well, I thought the bitch was going to pop his head clean off. Keep in mind; this is the guy who recommended Rome to me. I got how many of you just on my f-list addicted? Not to mention people in my real life.

Review, somewhat spoilery )

PS To those that haven’t seen Rome, go get it. Now. LOL (And I am also going to start watching FNL this week so might expect a review from me.)
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