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Recap of Smallville’s 200th episode “Homecoming!”

Posted in A+ Review, Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2010 by xymarla

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MAN OH MAN what an ep! Read my recap of the stunning milestone episode over at Watchtower!

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Recap of Smallville episode 10.03 “Supergirl”

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by xymarla

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Check out my review of “Supergirl,” the third episode of the final season of Smallville, over at Watchtower!

Recap of Smallville premiere “Lazarus”

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2010 by xymarla

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Check out Watchtower for my recap and analysis of Season 10 premiere “Lazarus”! It was awesome, bee tee dubs.

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Marla's face to melt in tragic explosion of awesomeness tonight!

YES! That’s right! I’m seeing Piranha 3D this very evening and I’m CRAZY! EXCITED! Reviews are crazy good, box office numbers are decent and a sequel’s already in the works!

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Loads of casting news for Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class here, including the news that Mad Men‘s January Jones will play the ultimate ice queen and forever Marla girl crush Emma Frost. Jones certainly has the right look, but I’m not convinced she can actually act. Maybe there’s more than petulant Betty to Jones’s repertoire. I hope so, because I REALLY don’t want this movie to screw up Emma Frost. Read my review of Vaughn’s Kick-Ass here.

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io9 gives us a great preview of all the fall genre movies. I’m so excited about some of these!!! And markedly less so about others. What are your thoughts, readers?

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AUGHHH!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!!!! AMC has revealed that The Walking Dead premiere date is October 31st. Halloweeeeen! You can check out the awe-inspiring trailer here. Continue reading

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Marla's leaving ALL of you for Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

That’s right! Expect tomorrow’s review of Inception to go something like this: OMG SQUEE MARLA + JGL=TRU LUV 4EVS!!!!!!!!!!!! 

In the meantime, le scoope! 

  

The first full cast pic of The Walking Dead is so damned awesome, I can scarcely stand it. You can read the lineup of writers and directors for each episode at the link. Frank Darabont will have lots more involvement than previously suspected, thank goodness. (Read my review of Darabont’s The Mist here.) 

 

Longtime showrunner Eric Kripke (who’s stepping down next year, although staying on as Executive Producer) teases what’s next for Supernatural‘s sixth season. (Read my review of Supernatural here.) 

 

You can see Ryan Reynolds in his computer-generated Green Lantern suit here. Why CGI? In order to show off all the glowy energy Green Lantern emanates. Still, kinda dumb.  Continue reading

Smallville Season 9 Episode Guide and Review!

Posted in Television News, Television Review with tags , , , , on May 27, 2010 by xymarla

This one’s long and scoopy, my friends! Check out a detailed Season 9 episode guide and report card, with links to character, crew and comic origins, as well as Season 10 predictions and loads of pics! Get it all right here at Watchtower!

Why Twin Peaks Is the Greatest Show in the History of Television

Posted in A+ Review, Random Tidbits, Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by xymarla

Twenty years and one week ago, Mark Frost and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks premiered on ABC and changed television forever. I was eight years old and only peripherally aware of the revolutionary series. I recall watching an early ep and feeling strangely drawn to it, but being tied to the TV whims of my parents, I never saw another episode until college—at which point I became completely consumed and have cycled through the series on a continual loop ever since.

Other, more intelligent writers than I have expounded on what makes Twin Peaks so brilliant, so compelling, so avant-garde and yet so timeless. I’m a shallow lady, however, indulging in shallow delights, and so will merely present to you my superficial reasons that Twin Peaks is the Greatest Show In the History of Television.

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