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The Walking Dead ep 1.04 “Vatos”

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2010 by xymarla

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Episode 1.04 “Vatos” Airdate 11.21.10

Directed by Johan Renck, Written by Robert Kirkman

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You can read my write-up over at Badass Digest! It’s in response to Devin’s post, which you can find here. Hope you enjoy it!

The Walking Dead ep 1.03 “Tell it to the Frogs”

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2010 by xymarla

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Episode 1.03 “Tell it to the Frogs” Airdate: 11.14.10

Directed by: Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Written by: Frank Darabont, Charles H. Eglee and  Jack LoGiudice

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You can read my write-up over at Badass Digest! It’s in response to Devin’s post and Henri’s post. Do me a solid and check it out!

Review of The Walking Dead episode 1.02 “Guts”

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2010 by xymarla

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Episode 1.02 “Guts” Airdate 11.5.10

Directed by Michelle Maxwell McLaren, Written by Frank Darabont 

Previously, on The Walking Dead: the pilot episode, “Days Gone Bye,” reviewed here.

The Walking Dead‘s second episode of the 6-episode season is titled “Guts,” and let me tell you, on that score, the ep does not disappoint. As far as gore, kick-ass action and a few moments of breath-holding suspense, “Guts” is a perfect episode. However, as I said last week, The Walking Dead is *supposed* to be about believable characters making relatable decisions. While I understand and appreciate Darabont’s choice to introduce new characters who aren’t in the comic book to the universe, homeboy’s going to have to try a little harder than Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) and T-Dog (IronE Singleton).

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Allow me to repeat: new characters MERLE DIXON and T-DOG are in this supposedly racially charged episode. ughh. Continue reading

It’s Recommends Day Wednesday!

Posted in A+ Review, Film Review, Horror Movie Review, Recommends Day Wednesday with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by xymarla

As I watched Slither with the hubs for the umpteenth time on Saturday, reveling in the brilliance and the carnage, I was suddenly struck by a cold flash of panic. “Oh my god,” I muttered, chewing on my bottom lip, wringing my hands, prostrate with chagrin.

 “I forgot to put Slither on my Top 50 List.”

Now, as it so happens, after days of self-castigation and a vow to put things right as soon as I got back to my computer (Marla’s been on vacation!), I realized that, no, I actually had NOT forgotten to place Slither on my Top 50 Horror Movies of the Decade list. I also, in case you were wondering, did not neglect to include it on my Top 10 Halloween Must-See Movies list. Apparently, I’ve written about Slither all up and down this blog, so I have finally acknowledged that my misplaced anxiety and guilt are due to the fact that this mother needs a post of her very own! And so she shall have. Continue reading

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! Forecast shows 6 more weeks of winter and lots of Needle Nose Ned references all day!

 Get your shovels ready because we’ve got loads of scoop today, my lovelies! 

 

LOST returns today and the internet has ‘sploded with news, questions, spoilers, interviews and theories. Like this. And this. And this. And this. And also this

 

Oscar nods were announced today, containing few surprises and plenty of snores. Continue reading