Thursday, December 27, 2012

TV in 2012

Top 5 Shows I Watched in 2012:

 1. Breaking Bad - I got into this show in the summer and was instantly watching it as much as I could on Netflix,  I am now almost all caught up on this season and cannot wait to see how the show ends. It was so good I was almost sad with each passing episode because I knew that meant I had less to watch. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul make this show a pleasure to watch.

2. The Walking Dead - Season 2 started pretty slow but really heated up towards the end and the group leaving the farm. This season has been a non stop thrill ride, they are not pulling the punches any more and going full on epic each and every episode. You cannot get attached to anyone because the show is not holding back and will kill off your favorite character in an instant. If you like tension, this one is for you.

3. Curb Your Enthusiasm - Larry David continues to impress and make me laugh to no end and this latest season of Curb was just as good as his others. The long time in between seasons can be hard  but whenever the show comes on I just love it. My favorite comedy show on TV! I know the show technically ended a few months before 2012 but I watched most of it in 2012, sorry schmohawk)

4. The League - The League isn't the type of humor that everyone will get or like, but I still enjoy this raunchy and smart comedy about guys who love to hate each other and all play in a fantasy football league. The show constantly is one upping itself in how funny (and sometimes gross) it can be. If you play fantasy football you can relate to these guys and how they obsess over every win and loss.

5. Girls - I love this show because of Lena Dunham, she really pours her soul into every episode. She stars and writes most episodes. This is a somewhat realistic portrayal of 20-30 year olds out of college trying to make their way in the world. The show can be hilarious (see Adam Driver as Dunhams on and off again possible boyfriend) but also shows that not everything about growing up is a joke. Look forward to seeing where they go with the show.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The World Can't End!

The world can't end because I need to see This Is The End ! I mentioned this movie back in my December 29, 2011 blog about upcoming movies I was looking forward to coming out in 2012. The movie has been pushed back a few times and now is set for 2013. This is what I said in that blog, when the movie was being call "The Apocalypse" :

The Apocalypse - 2012(?) -- I seriously have no idea what this movie is about besides that is being directed by Seth Rogen and starring Mr. Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson. All it says on imdb is "Two guys take on the end of the world." If this comes out in 2012 I am there.

Now we have a poster and a great trailer that Seth Rogen (who is also making his directorial debut and starring in the film) has  released just in case the end of the world does happen tomorrow, then at least he will have shown some footage of the movie.

With a cast like Rogen, Franco, and Hill I am still psyched! I feel that it is even better that they are playing themselves. If you ever saw Knocked Up, many of my favorite scenes were just all the guys (including Hill, Jason Segel (listed as having a part in the movie and mentioned in the trailer) , Rogen, and Baruchel) are just hanging out basically being themselves.

This just means the world will not end. I must see this movie!!!!

Watch the trailer below (NSFW).

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tim Burton's new video

I know I get on Tim Burton for not really having an original idea, at least since 2005 Corpse Bride, not like that was a great movie but at least it was his . We could look at his long line of remakes or re-imaging of older properties (ok, we will):

Batman and Batman Returns (comic book and TV show) (1989 & 1992)

Ed Wood (based on actual events, Plan 9 From Outer Space) (1994)

Mars Attacks! (cards and comics) (1996)

Sleepy Hollow (book, cartoon, movie) (1999)

Planet of the Apes (tons of movies before) (2001)

Big Fish (based off a book) (2003)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (book and movie) (2005)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (long standing musical) (2007)

Alice In Wonderland (book and movies) (2010)

Dark Shadows (TV show) (2012)

Frankenweenie (remaking his own short story) (2012)

Ok so I haven't seen Frankenweenie yet but I have heard good things. I am in no way saying I do not enjoy his remakes or re imaginings just saying Mr. Burton I want some original stories. I have really liked his Batman movies, Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood, and Sweeney Todd. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, and Alice In Wonderland were pretty good and I didn't care for Mars Attacks!, Planet of the Apes, or Dark Shadows.

We know you can do it, look at Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, or even Nightmare Before Christmas (based off his story) those are great movies. We know you can remake stuff but I would like to see what you can do with some material you make yourself. Take for example this Killers video I found out he directed. He has his old pal Winona Ryder back in it and I really like seeing Burton doing something new. Hope we can get more movies from his mind soon. I really dug this new video.