Monday, September 30, 2013

Reasons why I found Breaking Bad finale underwhelming

By s. Monday, September 30, 2013 , 32 Comments
After Breaking Bad finale was over I was left with immediate "That's it?" thought. While I don't necessarily believe the series finale has to be the best episode of the series, it should at least be one of the best finales that series had. Felina had nothing on Face Off or Full Measures. Hell, it wouldn't even be in my top 20 of the best Breaking Bad episodes.

Monday, September 23, 2013

My thoughts on 65th Emmy Awards

By s. Monday, September 23, 2013 , 32 Comments
(This is my new avatar, my attitude towards 97% of life and 99% of that ceremony.) 

If you didn't see last night terrible Emmy ceremony you really (almost) didn't miss anything.

Holy shit, you guys. I've been spending my nights doing bar exam tests - a futile and pointless exercise - but if someone told me just how terrible that ceremony will be I would have gladly do those instead of watching that crap.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

5 biggest and most shocking omissions among Emmy acting nominees this year

By s. Sunday, September 22, 2013 , , , , , 12 Comments
In less than two hours time 65th Emmy ceremony will begin. Unfortunately, just as with the Oscars, the actual winners are rarely the best ones among the nominees and the ones who actually deserve the award. I don't suspect it will change tonight, but they have a shot at awarding the best performance in TV since Ian McShane's turn as Al Swearengen in Deadwood - I'm talking of course about Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston. They did award him 3 times already and as much as I'm not a fan of giving the same person the same award year after year, Cranston is simply that good.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


By s. Wednesday, September 18, 2013 , , , , , , , 34 Comments
Let me just begin by saying Mud has the most heart I've seen in any movie this year. It's incredible that a story that is mostly based on characters talking and interacting, a story that unfolds so slowly and patiently on the screen, can be so gripping and affecting. But this is what Jeff Nichols does. His last film, Take Shelter, was also a slow-paced, very character driven tale. And while both films have many elements in common and I give a slight edge to Take Shelter, Mud is still among the best movies I've seen this year.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

There is a house in New Orleans...Are you ready for American Horror Story: Coven?

By s. Saturday, September 14, 2013 , , 25 Comments
It's almost that time of the year again - when we have something creepy and messed up to enjoy each Wednesday - Ryan Murphy's wonderfully spooky, brilliant show American Horror Story, which third season, entitled Coven, premieres on October 9th.

Previous two seasons, Murder House and Asylum were met with positive reactions and the latter with incredible acclaim - it is nominated in 17 categories at this year's Emmy Awards. As entertaining as the show is, it has it's problems, but with some fantastic stories rooted in New Orleans' history and terrific additions to the cast, Coven has a shot at being the best season yet.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Hunt

By s. Monday, September 9, 2013 , , , , , , , 36 Comments
There is a number of movies that genuinely infuriated me. Sometimes it's because they end up being disappointments when I wanted them to be great. Sometimes it's because they are a waste of my time. But there are actual great films that infuriate me so much, I'm angry just thinking about them weeks, months, years after seeing them. Those are the films that accurately show that the majority of human race is weak, contemptible and genuinely pathetic.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saturday TV Special: Hannibal

By s. Saturday, September 7, 2013 , , 16 Comments
Plot: The series is based on characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris and focuses on the budding relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham who has unique ability to emphasize with serial killers in a very unusual way and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a forensic psychiatrist destined to become Graham's most cunning enemy.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Scarlett Johansson lures you into a nightmare in the first teaser for Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin

By s. Monday, September 2, 2013 , , 15 Comments
After a year or so of having literally 3 stills from the movie, we finally got the first teaser for Jonathan Glazer's (very loose) adaptation of Michel Faber's novel Under the Skin. The first thing that strikes you is how incredibly surreal it all looks - the cinematography looks excellent, as does Scarlett Johansson as a mysterious woman who picks up hitchhikers...and they are never seen or heard of again.