Christopher Meloni showed off his extremely pointy fangs as Roman Zimojic, the Guardian of the Vampire Authority, in the latest episode of ‘True Blood’.
SPOILER ALERT: This entry contains information through the most recent episode of True Blood, “Authority Always Wins” (Season 5, Episode 2).
Another episode of True Blood is in the books, and for the second consecutive week, our favorite vampire drama didn’t disappoint. Tara continued to lose her mind, Terry’s PTSD-induced nightmares intensified and Emma turned into an adorable, pajama-clad werewolf! It was everything we could have hoped for and more.
There was some pretty significant plot development, too. Here are five takeaways from “Authority Always Wins.”
Posted by BG on June 19, 2012
Bill Compton, Eric Northman and Nora Gainsborough happily welcome the Vampire Authority during the ‘True Blood’ Season 5 premiere. (HBO)
SPOILER ALERT: This entry contains information through the most recent episode of True Blood, “Turn! Turn! Turn!” (Season 5, Episode 1).
Following last week’s Game of Thrones finale, I was crestfallen: It sunk in that I have wait 10 months until the Season 3 premiere. Life will have to go on without Dany, Tyrion and Arya, and I’ll have to cope with a dragon and Robb Stark hair-free existence. Though I’ll see less of Joffrey, I still went through the requisite stages of grief: Denial, uncontrollable rage, and finally, acceptance (It’s going to be okay. Isn’t it? ISN’T IT?!)
Thankfully, something happened to stunt my depression. True Blood made its Season 5 debut. And while shows like Game of Thrones and Mad Men prefer slow burn tactics, steadily building toward late-season revelations, True Blood favors a start-with-a-bang approach, introducing chaos from the onset and making sense of everything (or at least a few things) later.
“Turn! Turn! Turn!” was no exception. Here are five takeaways from our long-awaited return to Bon Temps.
Posted by BG on June 12, 2012
Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 Action News Team will return to the big screen in 2013.
It’s Wednesday, which means two things: 1) it’s more than halfway to the weekend and 2) the Wafels & Dinges truck should be stationed outside of my office. Unfortunately, the latter is not happening, which — much to my dismay — means that I’m without any delectable combination of waffles, ice cream, maple syrup and bacon. This also means I’m sad.
However, to remedy the situation, I’ve decided to release the second edition of Trailer Takes, a series of wholly unnecessary reviews of the latest movie trailers. They’re short, they’re sweet and they’ll (hopefully) take my mind off tasty treats like this, this and this.
Full disclosure: I’ve neglected to see any movies in theaters since the last edition of Trailer Takes. But as the inimitable Selina Meyer explains on Veep, “[Paying to see a movie] is like trying to use a croissant as a fucking dildo. It doesn’t do the job — and it makes a fucking mess.” (I realize that makes no sense. But that analogy should be applied to literally every situation.)
On to the trailers.
Posted by BG on May 23, 2012
I’m fairly confident that I’ve just discovered the greatest music critics in the world. No, really. Music theory has just been elevated to an unprecedented high, and, amazingly, it’s not the work of Rolling Stone, SPIN, Pitchfork or any other well-reputed music journalist.
In fact, it’s the work eight-year-old children. And they freaking rule.
After watching the above video, I am now determined to replicate the sequence from 0:44-0:54 in every conceivable situation. I’m also positive that I want these kids (and the blonde-haired girl, in particular) to dictate my opinion on everything. That includes sports, religion, politics and the meaning of life.
Click after the jump to watch two more videos of these little geniuses analyzing Azealia Banks’ “212” and Skrillex’s “Bangarang”. And have your mind blown. (more…)
Posted by BG on May 18, 2012
The gang celebrates the birth of Marvin Waitforit Eriksen during the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ finale.
SPOILER ALERT: The following entry contains information through the most recent episodes of How I Met Your Mother: “The Magician’s Code, Parts One and Two” (Season 7, Episodes 23-24).
So it ends. Season 7 of How I Met Your Mother, officially over. Monday’s two-episode finale saw Marshall and Lily have a baby, Ted reunite with Victoria and Barney successfully propose to Quinn, a development that — based on the season’s long-awaited final image — seems inevitably destined to fail. There was more plot advancement in a one-hour span than during the previous two years combined. That point is almost inarguable.
But something else struck me about “The Magician’s Code, Pts. 1 and 2”. For the first time in a long time, How I Met Your Mother was funny again. That, more than anything, was the biggest surprise of all.
Posted by BG on May 15, 2012
Jason Segel and Emily Blunt co-star — and eat wedding cake — in ‘Five-Year Engagement’.
Let’s be honest for a second: How many times have you read a movie review, talked endlessly about how great or terrible that film was going to be, and then never watched the movie? Probably countless times. It’s a tradition on par with buying high-end ingredients — like olive oil, or kale — and ordering pizza for dinner instead. In theory, you could cook a fancy dinner. But naturally you won’t.
Of course, this phenomenon is perfectly logical. Watching movies in theatres can be outrageously expensive (Fifteen dollars? Really?) and incredibly time consuming. Who has two hours to spare anyway? And who even likes kale? What is kale?
Needless to say, the brilliant minds at PPC have come up with a solution. Instead of exclusively reviewing movies, we’re also going to provide our trailer takes. This way, you can watch the trailer, read the review and have plenty of conversation fodder for your next cocktail apartment party. You (and we) don’t even have to spend 15 bucks!
Sure, this is an entirely pointless exercise. But it’s an ideal waste of 10 minutes at work. It’s the different animal and the same beast. You’re welcome.
Posted by BG on May 9, 2012