October 2015

These Halloween good wishes are brought to you by Michael McDonald and friends. Yeah, we’ve shared this with before but it’s still glorious. Happy Halloween, folks!

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Burnt

by Cap'n Carrot on October 30, 2015 · 0 comments

in Film

burnt-posterIt didn’t make me hungry. That’s an interesting response to have towards a film centered around food. Our story stars Bradley Cooper as talented chef, recovering addict, and all around asshole Adam Jones who basically blackmails the old friend (Daniel Brühl) he screwed over in his last job into hiring him as the chef for a mediocre London restaurant. Jones’ motives are two-fold. First, he honestly does want to make amends to those he’s wronged in the past. At least as important to him, however, is the chance to reclaim glory in the hopes of achieving the prestigious three Michelin star rating as one of the best restaurants (and chefs) in Europe.

I joke that the food on display didn’t wet my appetite but Burnt deals with a different side of the retaurant business by focusing as much on its burdens, costs, and obsessive personalities struggling to work behind the scenes as it does about creating the food. Even when the film puts the food first the perspective is always more about the presentation of the meal than the meal itself. Although the film constantly tells us that Jones is culinary genius it rarely shows us actual examples of this on-screen.

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After a summer cliffhanger and handful of following episodes teasing what happened, with “4,722 Hours” Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally reveals the truth about happened to Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) after she was suck through the monolith and transported to a barren world on the other side of the galaxy. Presented in an extended flashback sequence, the episode centers around Henstridge with other cast members only making token appearances through saved video on the scientist’s smartphone. However, that doesn’t mean Simmons is alone.

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MØ – Kamikaze

by Cap'n Carrot on October 29, 2015 · 0 comments

in Music Videos

Here’s Danish singer-songwriter with the official video for “Kamikaze.”

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Here’s the first international trailer for Jane Got a Gun, an upcoming western starring Natalie Portman as a desperate woman who must convince a former fiance (Joel Edgerton) to save her husband (Noah Emmerich) from the local gang that is hunting him down. Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Boyd Holbrook, and Alex Manette also star. Jane Got a Gun will open in theaters next February.

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Despite introducing both a new hero and villain while searching for a suitable candidate to merge with Dr. Stein (Victor Garber) and calm the unstable Firestorm Matrix, and spending most of the rest of the episode dealing with Iris (Candice Patton) and her family drama given the unexpected return of her mother (Vanessa Williams), “The Fury of Firestorm” hides its best moments on the periphery of the storyline of the week. Don’t get me wrong, I think Franz Drameh did a fine job as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson, and I like the look of the new Firestorm slightly better than the original (although it could still us a little more comic book styling), and I wouldn’t mind seeing Demore Barnes return as Tomahawk, but “Fury of Firestorm” saves its best for last.

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Playing on the classic version of the character while giving her super-hero alter-ego a thankless job in a modern media company, CBS’ Supergirl premieres with a solid “Pilot” episode that, while rough around the edges, manages to entertain and show room for improvement. Melissa Benoist seemed like an odd casting choice for Kara Zor-El, Superman’s older (but younger) cousin from Kyrpton sent to Earth to protect him as a baby only to get lost in space and show up years later, but has spirit and spunk that serves her well here. The episode has some nice winks to comic and TV history for both Superman and Supergirl including giving Dean Cain and Helen Slater cameos as the human couple who raised Kara on Earth.

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Lord Hater (Keith Ferguson) faces his greatest fear when he discovers his idol, the most evil villain in the history of the galaxy, has been been turned into a pretty nice guy thanks to the influence of a vagabond and his message of love and friendship. Seeing Major Threat‘s (Piotr Michael) transformation as his own possible future, Hater pulls out all the stops to bring back the villain’s old personality.

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Henry‘s (Jared Gilmore) love life plays a central role in this week’s episode, both in Storybrooke and in the flashbacks to Camelot, as his burgeoning relationship with Violet (Olivia Steele Falconer) will not only prove to be the final piece of the puzzle to releasing Merlin (Elliot Knight) but also break the young man’s heart in two different timelines. In the past Violet’s rejection gives the young man the heartbreak necessary to break the Dark One’s curse and back in the present, while his relationship goes much more smoothly, poor Henry’s heartbreak comes from the discovery of Emma‘s (Jennifer Morrison) treatment of his first love.

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The Force is strong with this one…

Star Wars: THE FORCE AWAKENS – Supercut of ALL trailers

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