Archive for May, 2009

My Bloody Valentine (2D)

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review with tags , , , , on May 28, 2009 by xymarla

I watched the new My Bloody Valentine this week.

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Well, correction–I watched most of it. I got hella bored about an hour into it and then fast forwarded to the last 15 minutes. So it’s possible that something REALLY interesting happened during that half hour or so that I just couldn’t bear to watch. I kind of doubt it. To be fair, Netflix didn’t send me the 3D version, so I’m sure if I had been one of these people:

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It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2009 by xymarla

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Matt saw the above graphic on the back of some lady’s crossword puzzle book at the airport yesterday! Extra! Extra! We’re starting this NDTD off with a BANG of riveting information, no?


Buffy movie – Joss? = dumbest. news. ever.

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Terminator Salvation

Posted in Action Movie Review, Film Review, Sci-Fi Movie Review with tags , , , on May 26, 2009 by xymarla

Terminator Salvation

You can read my review here!

Terminator Salvation: Bring on the Hotpocalypse!

Posted in Action Movie Review, Film Review, Sci-Fi Movie Review with tags , , , on May 21, 2009 by xymarla


Check me out (does anyone else hear that in Strong Bad’s voice?) on! This is not so much a request as a friendly command.

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2009 by xymarla

Hello internets! Did you miss me? You have so much to tell me!


The new Sherlock Holmes trailer looks pretty sweet, no?

This just in! Lars von Trier is a smug superior misogynist! Yeah, just kidding, nothing to see here.

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Dollhouse Renewed!!!

Posted in Television News with tags , , , , , , , on May 18, 2009 by xymarla

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I’m sure most of you know this already (I don’t like to blog on the weekends), but DOLLHOUSE HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR 13 EPISODES!!!

Which is more than enough time to prove accurate the theory my friends and I have formed. Scroll over to highlight the below hidden text if you’d like:

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Dollhouse End of Season Review

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , on May 12, 2009 by xymarla


Well, Friday marked Dollhouse‘s final episode of the seri…season! I mean season! We’ll most likely find out during the May 18 Fox upfronts whether we’ll get a chance to follow in season two the many intriguing plot lines left all dangly and enticing with the season finale, “Omega.” Here are the (mostly) non-spoilery questions I’m dying to have answered:

  • Will we ever find out Mellie/November/Madeleine’s full story?
  • What the hell is going on with Topher and “Dr. Saunders”? There’s definitely a provocative history there.
  • How’s Ballard going to manage his new position?
  • Exactly how big (and evil) is the Rossum Corporation?
  • What “girl” brought Boyd to the Dollhouse?
  • When oh when will we see Alpha again?
  • What’s going to happen with Victor next season?
  • Will I ever be as frosty awesome as Adelle Dewitt?

So many questions! Please oh please let them have the opportunity to be answered. In the meantime, here’s a brief recap of the roller coastery season.  (You can find my recap of the pilot here, my mid-season review here, and my brief review of the fantastic penultimate episode “Briar Rose” here.) SPOILERS BELOW!

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No News Day Tuesday This Week!

Posted in Blog News on May 12, 2009 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! FTC Fights Fraud! Also, no News Day Tuesday this week!

I’ve been reading this book called The Artist’s Way and embracing the time-consuming process it teaches. It’s supposed to help me reach my creative potential, and it’s been insanely helpful and really fun, but one of this week’s tasks is something that struck terror into my heart the moment my eyes fell upon it: this is reading deprivation week. I can’t read ANYTHING so as not to clog up these pretty brain pipes of mine with a bunch of other people’s words. Thus, no madcap scouring of all the genre blogs the internet has to offer this week, and in turn, no news to offer you, my lovely readers.

So here’s a brief list of some of the websites I typically peruse in order to bring you your Tuesday news:

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Stuart Gordon Retrospective: Castle Freak

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Retrospective, Retrospective: Stuart Gordon with tags , , , , on May 8, 2009 by xymarla

Something happened to me this week that hasn’t happened in many years. Something both wonderful and terrible. Something I thought I’d missed, but I was wrong.

A horror movie gave me a nightmare. That movie? Castle Freak.

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The thing is, I’ve seen this movie before. At least twice! And I do not remember having been quite so frightened. It REALLY scared me, you guys! It’s both odd and cool that, unlike one’s tolerance with alcohol, the more scary movies I watch, the more of a lightweight I seem to become. It’s pretty great, because the thing I like most about scary movies is being scared, and it would suck if that part went away. Still, yeeps!

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Posted in Comic Book Movie Review, Film Review with tags , , , , , , on May 6, 2009 by xymarla

Ahhh, Wolverine. You had the opportunity to be so ridiculously, hilariously, entertainingly stupid, and for some reason, you opted to be tediously, monotonously, and tiresomely stupid. I could forgive you for so many things—I was prepared to forgive you for so many things. But I cannot and will not forgive you for boring the shit out of me. 

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