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Well, here I am halfway through the second season of this adventure I’ve set for myself, and I find myself wondering if this show is deliberately shooting itself in the foot. Now, to be fair, I never read books this series is based on; an ex of mine did, and she enjoyed them, but she also believed dogs were evil killing-machines. So suffice to say, my motivation to do so has been low. However, I DO know that this show came out in 2008, three years after the book Twilight came out, and I’m seeing some similarities in story-telling.
So this article is a fair bit late in its arrival. This is in part due to a sudden spike in my work schedule, but also because it has taken me this long to even attempt to martial my thoughts about the first season of this show into a coherent article. By which I mean, I’ve hopefully generated enough thoughts to actually write something with enough substance to constitute an article.
The first run of “Survival Log” has begun, and since I’ve hit the halfway point of Season 1, I figured it was time for a milestone article. And I’m not sure what surprises me the most: that I’ve gotten this far in only a couple days, that I’ve been sober for all of it, or that so far I’ve actually enjoyed the show.
I am a glutton for punishment. One kind of has to be to perform their duties as a contributor at our particular website. In my quest for hidden gems and noteworthy indie films, I’ve had to wade through a LOT of junk. And somehow, I enjoy it. I love movies that have no right to be as good as they turn out to be (aka pretty much anything from Ross Patterson). And sometimes a movie that turned out absolutely awful can be fun for all the wrong reasons.
A party of potential FBI profilers embark on a final test to make it into the Bureau, but of course it’s not a movie unless one of them is secretly a SERIAL KILLER! In a modern re-telling (well…kind of) of “12 Little Indians,” out group of…characters (not quite heroes) must figure out which one of them is the Puppet Master aka Bad Guy before their evil plan ends in all of their deaths.
The follow on to The Protector (there given a glowing review by Boman), once again somebody has had a large enough break from sanity to steal an elephant from Tony Jaa. But instead of a woman and an old man (who were totally evil and deserved it), the bad guy this time is RZA (thereby negating one of Boman's "double bonus" points he gave the first film) and his crew of bloodthirsty pit fighters straight out of Bloodsport. Violence and acupuncture wielding pixie-girls ensue.
I...don't even. Peter Quill AKA "Star Lord" starts this film on a simple job to recover an artifact a-la "Raiders of the Lost Ark." However the journey (stupidly so) spirals out of control on a quest of galactic significance to save...everyone (?) from the threat of Ronan the Accuser.
Lake Bell stars as Carol, a voice coach who suddenly finds herself in a position to start being a competing force in the industry of movie trailer voiceovers. But her competition is an arrogant father who's been a staple of the scene for decades, his protégé, and the fact that this work has been dominated by males since its beginning.
Josh Brolin plays Joe Doucett, a man who wakes up one morning to find himself trapped in one small room. After being held captive for 20 years with no reason or contact from the outside world, he is suddenly released, and challenged to find out who imprisoned him, and why. A Spike Lee remake of the 2003 Korean classic by the same name.