There are lots of talk on who will be the sniper on Bones. Entertainment Weekly has this scoop!
Arnold Vosloo, who played a terrorist mastermind on 24, will wreak havoc on Bones.
The actor has been cast as this season’s Big Bad, an elite sniper named Jacob Ripkin Broadsky who is accused of assassinating a pivotal recurring character. It's unclear who he takes out, but Hannah's fate is still unclear, according to the writers. Hmm.
“We’ve got someone worse than the Gravedigger coming,” Bones creator Hart Hanson told EW. “If the Gravedigger is Evil Brennan, then this [guy] is Evil Booth."
"Remember, Booth was a sniper.”
Vosloo, who played the title role in the Darkman films as well as Brendan Fraser’s nemesis in The Mummy films, will appear in at least three episodes in early 2011.
Now that we know who the sniper is, any insights or comments?
You can check other Bones Season 6 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
I know that we are all curious on whether or not the idea of Tyler's transformation is final. Now, Entertainment Weekly gives us the answer!
According to EW, Michael Trevino has a message:
"It's official now."
He's speaking, of course, about the Lockwood curse and the fact that his character is now a werewolf. What does this mean? How does the actor feel about the transformation? Trevino spoke to Entertainment Weekly soon after "Masquerade" aired...
What comes next?
It’s at the point where the next few episodes are going to be about preparing for the next full moon that comes. You’re gonna see Tyler do more research, because now he realizes he’s not going to be able to stop himself — it’s just inevitable.
What will Tyler do when the full moon hits?
We have not shot that... I would think that he’s gonna go down to those old ruins were Mason was and probably do what he was doing and just lock himself up. And hopefully he doesn’t hurt anybody. He won’t be able to control himself, especially the first time.
Will Caroline and Tyler continue to bond?
I think that they will. You have two people who have a secret. Maybe she’ll, in the future, tell him her secret. Why does Caroline feel the need to want to help out Tyler? ‘Cause Tyler doesn’t really have anybody. He was just fighting there with Matt, and Jeremy seems to be having a little situation with Bonnie. It seems like Caroline is opening herself up to him. I would imagine he’d go to her for help or just to talk to somebody.
Will Tyler interact with Katherine?
Obviously, Katherine needs a werewolf. Maybe it would happen when this next full moon occurs and Tyler does the transformation. Maybe then she’ll be more aggressive in seeking him and using him. But this is just speculation.
With this development, what do you think of the current season of The Vampire Diaries?
You can check The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
I know you still have a question in mind: What happened to Sam? TV Fanatic discusses below.
Although the apocalypse was technically averted at the end of last season, the aftermath has not been a pleasant one. Everyone and everything seems broken and unnatural. The shattering glass title card of this season reflects the state of things to a tee.
Therefore I was pleased that this week's aptly-titled episode, “You Can’t Handle the Truth,” incorporated both a classic supernatural mystery and the all-important question looming in everyone’s mind: What has happened to Sam?
The brothers take on a case involving multiple suicides caused by an overabundance of harsh truths. This was a great way to involve a new case that would directly relate to the questions that have been concerning Dean for some time. Plus, watching that dentist literally drill a man to death doesn’t make me want to go to the dentist any time soon.
Dean’s distrust of Sam and need for help on the case cause him to call on Castiel. However, only when it appears that the root of the situation is a Weapon of Heaven does Castiel appear. I understand Dean’s frustration. I also understand that dealing with a rebellious Heaven might be a little time consuming and he can’t be on hand every moment the boys need him.
Castiel did at least help reveal that Sam is not Lucifer. I wish he could have stuck around a little longer, though, because I like when his character shows up.
When Dean ends up cursed, we get two of the funniest moments of the episode and one of the saddest for Dean.
First, Dean gives that classic look of smirking glee as he openly stares at a woman’s breasts. This womanizing and playful Dean has felt absent, especially with the weight of Sam’s problems and the thought of putting Lisa and Ben in danger. It was a hilarious moment that needed no words.
The second moment involves a plethora of truths as Bobby divulges some of his guilty pleasures. Who knew the gruff guy loved him some Tori Spelling and the occasional pedicure?
Yet it was his conversation with Lisa that led to the couple’s break up. Poor Dean. Their relationship was certainly strained from last episode and because Lisa was forced to tell the truth, it made it that much worse.
What had me the most excited was the moment where the Goddess of Truth revealed that Sam was not human. I knew he wasn’t succumbing to the power of the truth when Dean questioned him!
Sam tries to explain himself to Dean by exclaiming that he knows he’s changed, he just doesn’t know why. He’s become such a better hunter but something has made him feel nothing at all.
I was not expecting Dean to punch the crap out of Sam and then bam, credits roll. Ahh! How could the episode just end? As much as I wanted to know why Sam was acting so differently, I loved the cliffhanger ending. It was a great episode.
I do have one minor complaint. I love the mystery of the show, so I’ve stayed away from any real spoilers. I’d rather not have the big reveal of a question that hasn’t been answered for 6 episodes to suddenly be simplistically revealed in the promo, no matter how cool it is. I’d rather wait for next episode to learn the full truth.
You can check Supernatural Season 6 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
Again there is no Penny on this week's episode of Big Bang Theory due to her accident. Evidently, the show is very different without her. She adds something into the group that no other woman can replace.
According to TV Fanatic, TBBT took a page straight out of the generic sitcom book and had Leonard sleep with Raj's sister, Priya (Aarti Moon), behind Raj's back. However, rather than lead to a possibly hilarious episode between the two rarely paired characters, it instead became a Leonard-Sheldon adventure.
It's as if TBBT is playing it too safe on its new Thursday 8:00 pm timeslot and has to keep going to their go-to guy, Sheldon. This time, Sheldon couldn't keep a secret unless he came up with a good alibi in the form of "The Irish Pub Formulation."
We're all about Parsons and he certainly brought plenty of humor to the episode, but we just can't help but feel like this show always has more potential. This episode didn't take advantage of the truly nerdy aspect of the character, and like we said earlier, didn't take advantage of Raj in the story.
All that said, the scene where the guys all were apologizing for various pranks they pulled was one of the funniest in the show's history. Just goes to show, even when they play it safe, we can sit around and watch these guys spit out The Big Bang Theory quotes and have us laughing.
Kaley should be back next week and we can't wait to have our Penny return. Sometimes, you don't realize what you had until it's gone. Turns out she was a vital element to the show.
You can find The Big Bang Theory Season 4 reviews and spoilers HERE.
What I like about this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy is the fulfillment of some spoilers which I've been waiting to happen for weeks already. In my opinion, this is another solid episode. TV Fanatic sums up the events on this episode.
Last night’s episode was different than anything we’ve ever seen before on Grey’s Anatomy. Like one of my favorite comedy shows, The Office, the doctors had cameras following and taping their every footsteps for a documentary called Seattle Medical.
In the beginning, I wasn’t sure that I liked this storyline/documentary, but as it progressed, I rather enjoyed it. In this day and age, this type of documentary publicity wouldn’t be so shocking and it brought more reality to what’s been going on in the show.
“These Arms of Mine” definitely wasn’t my favorite episode of the season so far, but it did bring an ending to the Mary chapter in Bailey‘s life.
I knew something bad would happen, but I really was surprised they killed Mary!
Mary’s poor husband had to deal with almost losing her in a mass killing, then going forward, with a surgery that ultimately leaves her in a coma. It goes to show you just how fragile life is and that you really never know when your time is up.
Callie and Arizona hit a rough patch after we learn that Arizona won the grant she applied for two years ago before she and Callie were ever an item. I can easily agree with both their points of view and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
Now that Callie and Arizona are off to Africa, will they be gone for long on the show? Do you think that Callie will ever come to resent Arizona for not staying?
Cristina still is not fixed. As much as we all already want her to be back to her robotic self, it looks like the trauma from the shooter really effected her the most.
Throughout the night, Cristina seems bland and unenthusiastic.
What happened to that spark we saw last week? I really hope this new Cristina isn’t permanent! Do you think the old Cristina will ever come back and if so, what will make those tiny sparks turn back into the flames of the old Cristina?
I really loved the high tech surgeries this week. We’ve never seen someone build a trachea, much less give a guy new arms, in one episode! Showing of their brilliance doesn’t hurt especially since the hospital has only been known for the shooting lately.
It really worked out well for everyone at the hospital in that respect.
Probably my favorite part from the episode had to be Alex and his terrible ability to hide how great he is not only in pediatrics, but with kids.
It was fun to watch him put up his big jerk front, but at the end of the day, we all know that Alex is a huge soft teddy bear. Who else would sing Justin Bieber to their patient and live in the hospital for thirty days to save this young girl's life?
As much as I want to not like Alex Karev sometimes for all the bonehead things he says and does, I can’t help but love him! Deep down, underneath all the B,S there’s an amazing man. I just wish there was someone I wanted him to be with!
It was always Izzie. Now who? April? That just feels forced.
Overall, tonight’s episode scored a solid four out of five stars. I really liked it, but this season still hasn’t really wowed me.
So what do you think of tonight's episode?
You can also check Grey's Anatomy Season 7 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
Another satisfied Mentalist fan in here! I really like what happened on this week's episode. TV Fanatic shares their insights about the sixth episode.
Later on, we find out he thinks there are two bodies in the casket and he is shocked to find out he’s wrong. I loved that scene. For as much as I like this man, he has an arrogant streak that needs to be taken down a peg sometimes.
I was happy to see Ayre Gross playing Dr. Saban in this episode, even though upon seeing him I figured he was the killer. I love his occasional appearances as Perlmutter on Castle. Although his character wasn’t nearly as quirky here, I still enjoyed him.
Meanwhile, every episode has its Patrick Jane silly moment and this was no exception. Jane trying to run across the estate, while carrying a rolled up area rug on his shoulder, was comical. Of course, he had a perfectly logical explanation... in his mind.
He wanted to see if it was for the killer to carry Abby’s body off the estate and not be seen by security. Was it? “Not unless the culprit was a mountain gorilla.”
As for the Awww Moment of the Night? It goes to Rigsby. He notices VanPelt’s necklace and asks if it is a gift from her new boyfriend, O’Loughlin. When Grace confirms that it is, he simply replies, “He has good taste.”
It’s so nice to see him forgo a sarcastic comment and just be... nice. Even though these two are officially apart, I still look forward to the Rigsby/VanPelt scene in each episode.
The end was entertaining. When Abby’s mother requests an apology from Jane, he calls her a “self righteous, embittered, old bat.” Of course, he doesn’t know she’s listening. To Pauline’s credit, she agrees with Jane. She says she is embittered but admits that his “arrogant, callous, juvenile behavior” revealed the truth about what happened to her daughter and she thanks him. Somehow Jane’s “sorry” doesn’t come across quite as genuine - but he can be hard to read.
So what do you think about this week's episode of The Mentalist?
You can also check The Mentalist Season 3 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
Below you will see two of the most latest photos of Captain America in costume!
Entertainment Weekly gaves us our first look at Green Lantern a few months ago. Now, they've scored another comic book hero's costume reveal: Captain America.
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So now the speculations about Batman 3's title have ended. It will be "The Dark Knight Rises."
Christopher Nolan has finally broken his silence about the forthcoming Dark Knight sequel, announcing the film's title and ruling out a character who, up until this point, was thought to be a frontrunner for the villain of the piece.
Speaking to Hero Complex, Nolan revealed that the Batman 3 title will be The Dark Knight Rises, and in a move that may surprise some fans, he said that the film's villain won't be The Riddler.
That should come as a disappointment to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy -- thought to be favourites to win that particular part -- although the latter will still apparently appear in an unspecified role.
Nolan also announced that the sequel would be shot in 2D rather than 3D, thereby retaining the high-definition IMAX approach that served him so well on the first two films.
The Dark Knight Rises will again be scripted by Christopher and Jonah Nolan, based on a story by David Goyer.
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At last, here is another latest movie review from IGN. Make sure to read carefully before deciding if you'll watch Paranormal Activity 2!
Video cameras? Check. Spooky noises? Check. Vague nonsense about demons? Correct and present. Annoying characters with slightly wooden acting? Hello, sir. Yes, 2009's low-budget, hype-tastic horror-phenomenon Paranormal Activity is back, to once again make us stare furiously at a static screen and then freak out at the odd rattle of saucepans.
After notching up $195 million across the globe, the reigning champ of the found-footage horror genre was always sequel-bound. However, heavy hearts will remember that the previous title-holder was The Blair Witch Project. That movie's post-modern (and post-quality) follow-up Book of Shadows single-handedly chiselled "don't hack out a rush-job sequel" into the Horror Cliche Commandments, to sit comfortably alongside "don't go down to the basement."
Happily, Paranormal Activity 2 successfully bucks the sucky sequel trend (and even chucks in some basement-related fun to boot) being just as effective as the original -- mainly by being a straight carbon copy of it. With new director Tod Williams' taking an "ain't broke, don't fix" view of Paranormal Activity 2's horror-by-surveillance camera, it successfully grinds tension out of nothing but footage of an apparently empty room until letting rip with a solid shock from the unwelcome house guest.
The last we saw of the thing that bumps people off in the night, it was violently flinging Paranormal Activity's lead and all-round irritating berk Micah arse-first at his video camera. So it's a shock (and disappointment) to see him and girlfriend Katie alive and well towards the start of Paranormal Activity 2.
It turns out this is a prequel, with Katie being the sister of new lead character Kristi: wife of Dan, mother of toddler Hunter and step-mom to 17-year-old Ali, and it's their swish, Californian house where we're going to spend the next 90 minutes.
From here we tread over exactly the same territory as the first Paranormal Activity 2 movie -- complete with doomy thuds -- as the footage captures the splintering of the family's domestic tranquillity.
During the day, we get a bunch of exposition through their HD camera, and when night falls, we're treated to an endless cycle of CCTV -- the pool, the lounge, the stairwell, the bedroom -- often left staring at the screen like it's a magic eye puzzle. Is the curtain twitching? What the hell was that noise? When will something actually happen?
And when it does, it's well worth the wait. Armed with an arsenal of slamming doors and massive bangs -- sometimes together -- this still manages to outgun any of Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes' remakes. However, Paranormal Activity 2's secret weapon is the rising rumble that announces that pots and pans are about to be banged; John Williams might not be sweating the competition, but this signature tune still plays havoc with an audience's nervous system.
Tapping directly into those primal fears of home invasion and your darkest imagination of what all those creaks that rattle around your home at night are, Paranormal Activity 2 once again lets its audience fill in the gaps for it. And where it drops points for originality -- as well as a slightly rushed ending -- it picks them back up when it comes to raising the emotional stakes (cute baby and family dog trumps annoying couple, any day of the week).
It goes without saying, then, that if you sat through the first flick wondering what the fuss was about -- it's low on gore and slow of burn -- you should avoid this like a horrible, boyfriend-tossing demon. But for fans of Paranormal Activity, whose events are given a new twist by the action here, the latest set of tapes released by the California police department should be checked out immediately.
Now if only Kristi, Dan and Co. had bothered to take that advice...
So what do you think about this sequel?
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Fear not POTC fans! Keith Richards is still in on the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise! IGN.com has more on this news!
Memo to Disney: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards was already an infamous drug user when you cast him in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. But this well known fact -- fodder for comedians for years now -- is allegedly the reason why the studio is reportedly mulling cutting him from next summer's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
The Drudge Report claims studio execs are worried that Richards' racy revelations about his drug use in his new memoir, Life, will create a backlash against the fourth installment in their blockbuster franchise. "They very well could end up cutting Keith out of the new movie over this," suggests Drudge's source.
Richards played Captain Teague, the pirate father of Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). Depp based his performance as Sparrow in part on Richards, and was instrumental in him getting cast in the third film. (We'll see how Depp, the franchise's indispensable star, takes this news. Maybe a few days of him calling in sick will make the studio reconsider.)
For the sake of conversation, let's say this rumor is true. Maybe it's not Richards' past drug use that's the reason. Richards was quite effective in his cameo in Pirates 3, but his character is said to have a larger role this time around. Perhaps he simply doesn't have the acting chops for such an extended role and they need to recast it?
UPDATED, 10/28/10: Disney has addressed the aforementioned rumors via their official POTC Facebook page, saying: "Fear not Pirates fans, we are happy to confirm that Keith Richards will be returning as Captain Teague in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, setting sail May 2011!"
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TSL Rating: 3.9 / 5.0
Personally, I like this movie but definitely the ending could have been smarter.
CinemaBlend shares its own insights:
The short description of The Town is that it's about a gang of white trash Boston bank robbers, the women who love them and the FBI agents on their tail. The longer description gets a lot more tangled. Affleck takes the central role of Doug, a Charlestowne boy who tried to make good but got sucked into the same bank robbery career that's landed his dad (Chris Cooper) in jail for life. His volatile best friend Jim (Jeremy Renner, a standout in a crowded cast) is also his partner in crime, while Pete Postlethwaite's gangster boss pulls the strings and James's hard-living sister Krista (Blake Lively, stretching a bit beyond her reach) seems to lie wait for Doug to take her off into the sunset.
Except that Doug, under the guise of keeping up after a witness from their latest job, has fallen for posh Claire (Rebecca Hall), who of course has no idea Doug is the guy who held a gun to her head during the bank robbery a few weeks back. Their relationship is a major plot contrivance in a story that otherwise unfolds fairly naturally, but Affleck and Hall sell the romance, particularly once Claire gets wise and has to make her choice between justice and her beloved outlaw. Learning hard on her is ruthless FBI Agent Frawley (Jon Hamm), who's been after Doug's crew for years and isn't above faking evidence or being a general asshole to bring them in for good.
Yes, Doug agrees to "one last job" before trying to make his way out of the crime world for good, and yes, the entire story of a nice girl redeeming a criminal with her love rings off all kinds of cliche alarms. But the combination of fierce performances-- Hall and Hamm are also especially good) and well-directed action scenes propel The Town along this familiar path with gusto; Affleck and his cast prove there's always room for the same story told right. Behind the camera Affleck isn't just deft at handling hails of bullets, but infuses tension by playing with audience knowledge and expectations; one particular lunch scene, in which Claire meets Jim, is as nail-biting as any bank robbery. Occasional flashbacks and moments of lyricism don't add much to the otherwise gritty feel, but it's nice to see Affleck stretching out as a director, never settling for just a straightforward telling of his complex story.
Those layers of plot get the best of The Town occasionally--Lively's character in particular is wasted-- and the hard-boiled dialogue dips one too many times into clumsy plot exposition, but then, it probably wouldn't be a cops and robbers movie if it didn't. Affleck as an actor actually winds up being one of the weaker points, maybe a little hamstrung as the typical anti-hero, or maybe trying too hard not to outshine his co-stars (though the live-wire Renner would never have let that happen anyway). The Town never reaches the operatic heights of the movie to which it will inevitably compared, The Departed, but it's a solid improvement on the plothole-riddled Gone Baby Gone, and sports so many quality performances that miraculously don't drown each other out. It's probably time for Affleck to step away from the Boston criminals for his third film, but The Town is irrefutable proof that whatever he does next is well worth watching out for.
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TSL Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
This movie is a real surprise for me. Before, I see this movie as a lame one because its plot focuses on the creation of Facebook. I didn't find anything interesting on that subject matter before. I even asked myself, will it be like Pirates of Silicon Valley? But surprisingly, The Social Network turned out to be one of my favorites this year.
The story involving Mark Zuckerberg, Sean Parker, Eduardo Saverin and others is simply interesting and engaging. Plus seeing Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield 's razor-sharp performances makes the movie experience almost close to perfection!
About the story, the approach is in a unique way. It doesn't follow the usual continuous flow story approach, rather it includes flashbacks on the events pertinent to the current scene. Also, I was never bored while watching this movie. But I was disappointed when it ended in an instant maybe because I was already engaged, being a programmer therefore I can relate, and I know there are still more stories to tell.
If you are a Facebook user, you must watch this movie! If you are a programmer, well here is another college-dropout-who-becomes-billionaire-story that you must see. If you are an ordinary movie critic or fanatic, here is a perfect movie that is worth your money!
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After months of waiting, finally, the franchise finale of Saw hits the big screen! And thanks to IGN for this early review! So before watching the movie you can check the review below! 3D or not 3D?
Saw 3D, promoted as the Final Chapter in the series, picks up where Saw VI left off, with Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) having survived the trap he was put in by Jill (Betsy Russell), albeit with some newfound facial issues. And as you might imagine, Hoffman is none too happy with Jill and has plans for her.
Meanwhile, a man named Bobby (Sean Patrick Flanery) has become famous thanks to surviving one of Jigsaw's traps, writing a book and going on a shameless self-promotion tour, guided by his media savvy team. This makes Jigsaw none too happy, and soon Bobby finds himself within a new Jigsaw trap, where he must fight for the survival of both himself and those closest to him.
You may notice that I haven't mentioned Dr. Gordon yet – even though one of the most eagerly anticipated aspects of this film is the return of the main character from the original Saw, played by Cary Elwes. Well, that's where this film's problems begin. Elwes, you see, is barely in Saw 3D. He's in a couple of early scenes (including the crowd-pleasing opening that shows Gordon in the immediate aftermath of the first film), but then he completely disappears from the movie. It seems inevitable that he'll eventually return by the end, but he certainly has no impact on the story for the abundance of the running time.
Also baffling is how little Jigsaw, the real Jigsaw that is, appears in this film. Yes, John Kramer died in Saw III, but up until now, he's still had a decent amount of screen time in each sequel, via flashbacks and videos he left behind. This time out, Tobin Bell pretty much has a cameo, so little is he in this movie. In fact, I'm hard pressed to think of a film where the actor with top billing has as little screen time as Bell has here.
As a fan of the series, it was impossible not to be bothered by how little time was spent with either Jigsaw or Gordon, the characters that mean the most to the series at this point. And unfortunately, what we do spend time with doesn't have much impact. Like Saw III and Saw VI, the main scenario here once again involves a man walking room to room, encountering different people he could potentially save. Having just had a sequel cover this ground again (and do it very well – I found Saw VI to be one of the stronger installments in the series), seeing Bobby go through this type of thing again feels tired at this point.
On top of that, an early sequence, in which Jigsaw has one of his traps conducted in full view of the public, seems to raise the stakes on what Jigsaw is doing. While the scene itself -- involving three participants and three buzzsaws -- feels somewhat goofy, the idea of the traps being out in the open, on public display, is an edgy next step the movie then immediately retreats from.
How are the traps this time out? Decent, but again, a step down from Saw VI. One, involving having to physically pull a key from a very difficult place, is pretty effective. Another, involving crossing an area where the floor is almost completely gone, adds a nice bit of adventure to the vibe (and gave me flashbacks to Flanery's days as Indiana Jones). But at the same time, there's nothing truly memorable in the way Saw III's rack or Saw VI's carousal were. One exception: The best trap here is probably the one involving a car and a neat/twisted domino effect caused when it falls from a jack. By the way, I know this is nothing new in this series, but watching Saw 3D, I kept thinking how Jigsaw must have both the brilliance and bank account of Tony Stark, considering how elaborate, specific and complicated these traps are.
The 3D is used as you might expect it to be - which is to say, this is no James Cameron immersive experience. Instead, blades jut out of the screen, and there is some fun had with blood and guts literally shooting forward at several points. As always, Saw is a very visceral experience.
The cast is serviceable. Flanery has his moments as Bobby, who is hiding a secret of his own, while Elwes, in his few moments on screen, chews the scenery a bit. Costas Mandylor has always been a bit of an odd choice as the man who Jigsaw would pick as his successor, coming off more like a hulking henchman than a criminal mastermind – and the fact that here, it Is Hoffman leaving the videos almost the whole time, and not John, only underscores this, as Mandylor doesn't have the delivery to sell the thoughtful, "You will learn from this," tone that Tobin Bell brings. Also of note is Chad Donella, giving an amusingly bad performance as IA agent Gibson, who at one point yells at Jill that she's a crazy, crazy person who is being crazy.
A note about Jill: Saw VI seemed to end with her laying down the gauntlet and rising as a formidable presence of her own, prepared to fight for John's legacy. That being the case, it's sad to see her reduced to a running, screaming victim here, who doesn't seem prepared to face Hoffman at all.
I'm writing a lot of negatives here, so I should say that Saw 3D has its moments, and offers the basics fans of the series enjoy. And it is at least better than the low-point of the series, Saw V. But if this is the last film (though, no shocker, there is a door left open for another installment, should they ever decide to do it), it's a very weak way to go.
Saw V aside, screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have done much better work on this series than what they deliver here. And director Kevin Greutert brought a lot more energy and style to Saw VI than he shows in this film. Although maybe that's to be expected, given Greutert was pretty much forced to direct Saw 3D, while he was in the midst of planning to do a different film, and wrote that the experience was giving him nightmares involving, "the World Trade Center collapsing in slow motion, plane crashes, drownings, other bad s**t." A situation like that is not normally conducive to very good filmmaking.
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From the initial reactions of some viewers, I think they are not quite satisfied with this most awaited episode! TV Fanatic tells some more below.
Only The Vampire Diaries could kill off two students, transform one character into a werewolf, lock another inside a tomb and prompt the following reaction from this critic:
Indeed, it speaks to the show's credit that I found "Masquerade" to be a bit slow. I also found there to be more holes than usual, so while it remains one of my favorite programs on television, and while even a mediocre episode of The Vampire Diaries is better than almost anything else out there, I'm gonna spend most of this review focusing on the negative for a change.
First, there was a major question left unanswered: what does Jenna think happened to her? This woman plunged a kitchen knife into her gut last week. It's important that the series explains her reaction to this. Does she actually think she's suicidal? Was she compelled to believe it was a freak accident? Just a quick line or two on the episode could have resolved this issue.
(** Thanks to astute readers/viewers, I've been told that Jenna did make a comment about running into a knife by accident. I missed it. Thanks to all who pointed it out!)
Next, two students were killed at the party. Both served a purpose - setting off the werewolf curse for Tyler and proving how bad ass Katherine can be (Paralyzed from the waist down... and dead) - but this would result in major fall-out.
It still might, of course. There may be future investigations into these deaths, but I'd be surprised. It's hard to imagine the police questioning everyone at the party next week, trying to find the first girl's missing body, etc. I love how the show plays with serious stakes and isn't afraid to kill characters off - but at some point, it gets very hard to believe that there aren't more consequences to these actions.
Then, there was Elena's reaction to Katherine's supposed death. The best aspect of The Vampire Diaries is how it manages to make every twist and turn feel organic. It brings in new characters, reveals various alliances and plans, ends each week with a great cliffhanger... and none of it feels forced. It all fits together very well. For the first time, however, a storyline felt contrived.
I don't buy that Elena would give Stefan some lame reason for wanting to remain apart. Katherine is gone (more on that below). She was the reason they broke up. One can sense the writers just trying to come up with a new obstacles to get in the way of Stelena, one that feels less natural than typical storylines on the show. I hope these two get back together soon.
Finally, let's deal with Katherine's fate. I'm fascinated by the idea that the brothers actually need her and that the "doppleganger must be protected," as she put it. What does that mean? For what purpose? Who was the dude in the mask that kidnapped Elena? All major questions, all a result of Katherine needing to be placed in a situation where she could plead with Damon and reveal this information.
So I get that the show couldn't kill Katherine off yet. But it's still very hard to believe Damon and Stefan wouldn't do so. That had been their plan all along, and for very good reason. After all she's put them through, it felt like a storyline-related cop-out to just lock Katherine in the tomb. It's not something the characters would do - it's something the writers needed them to do in order to keep Katherine around.
Because, let's face it, does a single viewer believe we've seen the last of her?
So do you feel the same thing?
First of all, I want to disagree on the talks saying that Marty is the Greatest Survivor Player of All Time. In my opinion, bring him with Russell, Rob, Parvati or even Sandra, and he will appear like any other ordinary Survivor player. But if people will say that he's one of the luckiest of all time then I have to agree to that!
TV Fanatic: In my defense, I merely suggested that Marty’s place on top of the podium was possible after a very confusing tribal council last week. We now know that Marty had no idea what was going on. Rather, the young La Florians simply confused all of us with their big talk about Marty only to pull a 180 and plan to vote off Kelly B instead. Marty calls the La Florians bluff, doesn’t play the idol and still survives.
This week, Marty foolishly gives his idol to Sash (more on that later) who has told the audience that he plans on double crossing Marty. Then, completely unexplained, the young La Florians (Brenda, Kelly S, Jud, Sash) make another confusing move and vote off Jill instead. How lucky can this guy get?
Similar to last week, we remain in the dark on what happened at tribal council. Even though Sash had the idol, the La Florians still split the vote. Why? Just pick one, Marty or Jill, and put five votes on them. Why split the vote and risk that someone flips or screws up or does something unforeseen and neither is sent home. What am I missing here?
The only thing we know is Marty was annoyed with the result of the vote. The logical guess has to be that the idol deal that Marty made with Sash included Jill’s safety as well. So the young La Florians decided to double cross Marty…by voting Jill out?
Brenda’s rationale for not trying the ask-for-the-idol plan was that if they doubled-cross Marty and sent him home there was no way that Jill would trust them. How is double-crossing Marty AND leaving him in the game a better scenario? Do the young La Florians think this is The Godfather and Marty will be loyal to them by submission? I hope we get an explanation to this rationale.
Marty’s rationale for giving the idol to Sash was funny, but not very bright. “I've got to give the idol to somebody,” Marty said. “So I'm either giving it to Jeff tonight or I'm giving it to Sash.” Yes, Marty, physically these are the same acts, but the result is not the same. Give the idol to Jeff and you’ve made it to the final twelve no matter what. Give it to Sash and you’re betting on the word of someone who just voted out his own kind over you. Not exactly the most trustworthy group.
He further justified his move by leaning on the ridiculous promise by Sash that if La Flor lost the next immunity challenge, Sash would give him the idol back. Marty believed that giving the idol to Sash would guarantee that he survived two more tribal councils and thus could possibly make the merge that way. Perhaps Marty is not a strong numbers guy.
The only way two tribal councils matter more than one is if they merge at eleven players. Historically, with a 20 person start means that there will be a final three, not a final two. This means an odd number of jury members. Thus, if there’s a merge, it’ll be with twelve people left or ten and Marty needs to survive either one tribal or three.
Playing the immunity idol at last night’s tribal council guarantees he makes the merge if it is done with twelve players remaining and leaves open the possibility of La Flor winning the subsequent two immunity challenges to survive to ten players. It is a pretty simple concept. Give the idol to Jeff and you’re alive no matter what until your tribe loses an immunity challenge. Give the idol to Sash and you’re putting your game in another man’s hands.
Any violent reactions?
You can check Survivor Nicaragua Reviews and Survivor Redemption Island Spoilers HERE.
If you are interested the story of Hannah then you will like this news because reports say that such story will evolve more on the next episodes of Bones!
We hate to break it to you that Katheryn Winnick’s stint as Booth’s lover (and Brennan’s new BFF) doesn’t actually have an end date, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“We don’t know how long she’s going to be with us this season,” says executive producer Stephen Nathan. “We want to keep it open. Hannah’s story is still evolving."
"At this point we don’t know how exactly we want to wrap it up. And even if she does go away, we want to leave open the possibility that she may come back.”
Guess that rules out her being taken out by the sniper?
It's very much unclear, but there's also this tidbit:
“I’m working on an episode now where Brennan and Hannah’s friendship is tested,” Nathan adds. “It relates to something that happened between Booth and Brennan at the end of the Brennan-centric episode. It creates some significant friction between Booth, Brennan, and Hannah that has to be worked out.”
You can check other Bones Season 6 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
Glee will return on November 9 and in this episode we will see the first appearance of Darren Criss as Blaine!
Of course, the world wants to know: will he also be a boyfriend to the lonely young Mr. Hummel?
In a new interview with E! News, Criss says he isn't being coy when he says he truly doesn't know the answer to that question. But he's very excited to talk about Blaine in general. Here's how the actor describes the character:
He's kind of an out-and-proud student... I really hope he ends up being a really positive role model and source of strength for a lot of people, gay or straight - for any teen, really.
[Blaine's] a guy that [has] seen some hardship and where we meet him he's a very strong, collected guy, and he's really analyzed the things that have happened to him and has defined himself because of those things and a lot of the struggle that other characters go through, he's found a way to empower himself through that. Having a character like that show up where we are in the show and where we are in our society is pretty cool.
Criss also confirms the student will sing and dance often, while admitting there's no set number of episodes in which he'll appear.
Any comments or insights?
Hey Vampire Diaries fans, we will introduce two new vampires! Check them out below:
Entertainment Weekly confirms that Trent Ford and Daniel Gillies (both pictured) will also appear in Mystic Falls next month, taking on the roles of vampires Trevor and Elijah.
“They have deep ties to Katerina Petrova,” says producer Julie Plec. “They will be heavily featured in November Sweeps episodes ‘Rose’ and ‘Katerina’.”
Ford has appeared on an episode of Smallville and recurred years ago on The West Wing as the boyfriend of the First Daughter; Gilles most recently guest-starred on True Blood and NCIS.
So any comments about this development?
You can check The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
This week's episode of Criminal Minds is their Halloween presentation! "Devil's Night" is heart-stopping and gruesome with a twist of drama! TV Fanatic adds more:
When you're Criminal Minds, unquestionably a show that's hard to stomach (in terms of subject matter, not quality), and Halloween is your medium, you have to step it up.
"Devil's Night" was a solid episode that certainly paid tribute to this time of year, albeit a side of it we would all like to pretend doesn't exist. Our setting? Detroit, Michigan.
We thought it only applied to October 30, the night before the big day, but apparently in Detroit, the three nights surrounding Halloween are collectively known as Devil’s Night.
In any case, it's flat out mayhem, with criminals taking over the beleaguered city, looting, breaking stuff, setting things on fire, the works. Makes you not want to live in Detroit.
Our latest UnSub, Kaman, has marked the occasion with grisly abductions and murders for several years now, meaning the BAU knows where and when he'll likely strike again.
The only question is whether they can stop him in time.
On the first night of his annual three-night killing spree, Kaman takes a victim into an seedy, empty warehouse and sets it, and him, ablaze. This is absolutely terrifying stuff.
Morgan figured firefighters and first responders could be potential UnSubs given the nature of these crimes, but a huge civilian organization throws a wrench into that idea.
In talking to the victim's wife, Rossi learns that the kidnapper's body has likely been badly burned, and that disfigurement allows him to blend in only at this time of year.
Kaman abducts victim #2, but panics and hastily burns him alive in a back alley after a police barricade thwarts his planned escape route. They know is identity. It's on now.
In a race to find and save the third and last victim before it's too late, the team makes its way to Jay-Mo’s, a restaurant owned by the father of Tracy, Kaman’s ex-girlfriend.
Before the accident that mutilated him, she and Kaman were together. Feeling abandoned by her has led, in large part, to the killing spree this UnSub's been on ever since.
As Kaman tortures Jay-Mo, finding her is what he cares about now. Hot on the trail, Hotch barely gets a badly-hurt Jay-Mo out of the place before it goes down in flames.
Closing in by the moment, police surround Tracy’s house with Kaman inside. With the home covered in gasoline, any bullets flying could risk innocent lives. Time for Plan B.
Hotch convinces Tracy to tell Kaman they had a son together, one he had never met until now. That detail is enough to end the tense standoff without further bloodshed.
This was all frightening and unsettling to watch, but very well-written just the same. The action moved along at just the right pace, and the resolution felt appropriate.
The strong episode also included a sweet sequence in which Hotch and Jack prepare for Halloween, with Jack deciding to dress up like his father – a real hero. *Sniff*
You can check Criminal Minds Season 6 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
This week's episode features an auction, characters-family interactions and lots more happenings which we are all waiting for. TV Fanatic enumerates them below:
A big theme of “The Match Game” was admitting what you are scared of.
For Savannah, it’s the unknown, such as her relationship with Dan. Marti is scared of love, although we really have no idea why she is the way she is. This topic provided a great moment between the girls, who once again proved to be the foundation of the show.
Savannah’s mom popped back up again and she was much more tolerable this time around. Although sending Savannah’s ex to do her dirty work was a little wrong, it just showed she wants the best for her daughter.
This episode marked another instance where we got to see some interaction between our characters and their families. Although it is interesting to get some back story, we don’t need to see it every week. This show is about the Hellcats and that’s who it should focus on.
I expected Vanessa’s anonymous bidder to be Red, which definitely would have been more fun. The quick banter and tension between these two makes for more interesting television than the sweet and romantic scenes with Derrick. This love triangle is dying off and needs some excitement - quickly.
Finally, some real movement on the Marti/Lewis front. Their sneaking around was awesome, but didn’t last for very long. Big step up for Marti to admit to everyone they are dating. Hopefully this relationship goes a couple episodes before any major drama goes down, although the previews for next week do not look too promising.
Overall, “The Match Game” was a pretty solid episode. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see any cheerleading, but the dancing at the date auction was hot enough to hold me over until next week.
You can also check Hellcats Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
We will not see NCIS next week but I'm sure it will return with a bang on its next episode!
Around the middle of next month, a main character is going to have a nasty, potentially lethal run-in with a deadly weapon - a development that opens many other doors.
“The shocking shooting opens a door to the past,” executive producer Shane Brennan says, “[and] explains a relationship which has kept fans guessing for several seasons.”
The NCIS team member in question is either Tony, McGee, Vance or Ziva. It's one of those four, meaning Ducky, Abby and Gibbs are off the hook. But the rest is a mystery.
Who gets shot is very much unclear, but it's very likely that Vance and Eli David are heavily involved in the story line. Beyond that, your guesses are as good as ours.
On November 9, Robert Wagner returns as Tony Sr. The shooting (and its aftermath) serves as the centerpiece of a special two-part episode airing November 16-23.
UPDATE #1: We used "team member" in the same sense as "cast member," not meaning to imply that it isn't Vance (though it may not be). Apologies for the confusion.
UPDATE #2: As per Entertainment Weekly October 28, McGee is NOT the victim. That leaves Tony, Vance, and Ziva in the running. Also this is not a traditional shooting.
The person will be wounded not by a gun, but by an explosive weapon.
So what do you think about this spoiler?