Post by Ubiquitous
"Things Have Changed". I began to watch "on demand" but gave up because I
forgot pretty much everything about the first season (which doesn't matter
b/c they seem to have ditched it) and the audio was too low. So, I guess
Pandora and Alex and the alien guy no one liked work for the space cops now
and run their own starship?
Yes. They clearly decided to *explicitly* copy "Star Trek" in season #2.
So far, it has not worked out IMO...
I *just* started watching Pandora again yesterday. It was between
Pandora or Charmed, and I went with Pandora. It's been over a year
since I last watched an episode. I picked up with season 1, episode 9
and made it about half way through. Even though a year went by, after
the recap I felt sufficiently brought up to speed to jump right in
again. I'll finish it off today.
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
After f***ing around all day Saturday, I actually had to get some work
Die Another Day (Showtime) - So how do you know it's an early 2000s
James Bond film?! - Because you can see *every penny* on screen!!!!
I'll bet this is one of the Bond films Adam really hates, but if all
you're looking for is an "action spectacle!!" with numerous explosions,
and such, this is your film!! There's no broody thinking involved with
I actually like the opening sequence where Brosnon-Bond seems to
pretty single-handedly destroy a sizeable corner of North Korea! (I have
no idea how much just *this* sequence cost to film, but it's probably
equal to the GDP of several small nations!)
Does this film sport the single most forgettable Bond theme song?!
I wish it was forgettable. That so called song is like nails on a chalk
board. Once you hear it, you can't unhear it.
Madonna pretty much lays an egg with this one - then, worse: we're
subjected to her actually appearing *in the film*, as a flirty
This does sport a couple of pretty hott "Bond Girls" - Halle Berry,
of course, but also Rosamund Pike fills out a sports bra pretty well in
the final sequence!
I originally saw this one in the theater, and I do remember rolling
my eyes at the sequence where Brosnon-Bond drives his Aston-Martin
through the melting "ice palace" in order to save Jinx (Berry). The
final sequence in the disintegrating airplane is also over-the-top.
I had actually forgotten than Judy Dench played M in the Brosnon-Bond
films too - it would have been nice if they had snuck some reference to
that into the first Daniel Craig movie (if they did, I missed it...) -
As far as I recall, they never did. As much as I like Judi Dench in the
role, at the time I did *not* like the idea of rebooting the series but
keeping an actor in the same role. But she's so good it's hard to not
like her in spite of the awkward continuity issue it raises
and that John Cleese actually played Q for a while!
Yes. It was a sad coincidence that he was brought in to replace the
original Q, then the original Q died in a car accident and Cleese was
already in place.
When Michael Madsen showed up, I thought for sure he'd turn out to be
the secret villain, so it was a pleasant surprise when they went against
expectations on that.
The role *should* have been played by Joe Don Baker.
I rewatched "Who Wants Me Dead?" (aka. "Long Lost Sister") with Karynn
Moore and Jade Harlow on LMN because I couldn't remember exactly how it
Killer Competition (LMN) - *Nailed* it.
If you've got Cristine Prosperi in the cast, and she's not the
"heroine" (here that's Jacqueline Scislowski...), it's pretty much
guaranteed that she's the villain! (They even sort of telegraphed it in
Luckily, there was a "twist" so it wasn't quite that simple. But this
one suffered from a "Conservation of Characters" problem - there weren't
that many characters, so it was pretty clear who all were the villain or
Still, at least somebody let Prosperi play EVOL!!!1! for the first
time since "early" Imogen on "Degrassi:TNG"!! I'd like to see them put
her in a movie where she can be EVOL!!1! the whole time! - Afterall,
they've started to let Brittany Underwood do that quite a bit! (e.g.
see: this coming weekend!).
I then put "Christmas at Graceland: Home for the Holidays" on as
background noise before going to bed - it stars the improbable
combination of Kaitlin Doubleday and Adrian Grenier!
Recorded for later: Pandora, and Holly & Ivy (off Hallmark M&M, and
starring Mona Vanderwaal!!).
The Undoing (HBO) - "The Missing" - Episode 2 of this David E. Kelley
miniseries switches gears and takes things up a notch. At the end of
last week it was revealed a woman was killed, probably murdered. This
week Nicole Kidman can't seem to find her husband (High Grant). He went
to a "conference" and left his phone at home. He mysteriously
disappears just as the police start to take a closer look at him as it
relates to the dead woman. This show has definitely caught my attention
Blackout (TMC) 14 minute short film about two strangers who meet at the
last sunrise ever. It had an interesting sci-fi premise but turned out
to be a waste of time. Even at 14 minutes, it's not worth it.
L.A.'s Finest - "Déjà Vu" and "Farewell..." - I caught up on the last
two episodes. They were OK.
Family Guy - "Cutawayland" - Already covered.
The Last Starfighter (blu-ray) The classic 1984 sci fi movie about a
young man living in a trailer park who is recruited, after the getting
the high score on a video game, to save the galaxy. It got a new
blu-ray upgrade and I eagerly watched it. It holds up very well. And
another movie with a famous line, "What do we do now? We die."
Kin (4K Disc) 2018 sci fi movie about a young teen who finds an alien
gun that only he can use. His fresh out of jail older brother takes him
on the run after their father (Dennis Quaid) is murdered by a local thug
(James Franco). It holds up well enough. They definitely set up a
sequel that I hope gets made.