One of the most awaited movies next year released its poster. Yes, I am referring to I Am Number Four and you can see the poster below.
Disney and DreamWorks have released a new poster for Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso's new sci-fi flick I Am Number Four. The film, which centers around nine aliens hiding on Earth from the destroyers of their home planet, stars Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, and Callan McAuliffe and is due out on February 18th, 2011.
Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events-his first love (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.
You can check I Am Number Four Movie News and Spoilers HERE
Debates are everywhere on what really happened in Inception. Well, good for us, Nolan answered some of the intriguing theories in an interview. ReelMovieNews brought us a part of it below.
Argument # 1
What’s happening in the movie: After the first extraction fails, Cobb spins his top to check if he is in a dream. It falls over.
“The Ending Is Not a Dream” Argument: This establishes context for the audience—the movie is not all a dream.
Nolan’s Comment: “This gives Cobb a base-line reality. But he’s an untrustworthy narrator.”
Argument # 2
What’s happening in the movie: Saito says he’ll clear Cobb’s name if he takes the job. He asks Cobb to take “a leap of faith.”
“The Entire Movie Is a Dream” Argument: The phrase “leap of faith” occurs over and over. It’s an artifact of Cobb’s subconscious.
Nolan’s Comment: “I don’t think I’m going to tell you about this.”
Argument # 3
What’s happening in the movie: Cobb starts assembling his team and trains Ariadne in dreamweaving.
“Actually, It’s About Movie-Making” Argument: All the roles correspond. Cobb: director. Ariadne: writer. Eames: art director. Saito: producer. Fischer: audience.
Nolan’s Comment: “I didn’t intend to make a film about film-making, but I gravitated toward the creative process that I know.”
Argument # 4
What’s happening in the movie: Cobb goes to Mombasa to get Eames the forger and Yusuf the chemist.
“Or Maybe It’s a Meditation on Architecture” Argument: A beautiful pan across the rooftops of Mombasa.
Nolan’s Comment: “I wanted to show the potential for the real world to have analogies to the dream world. The mazelike city of Mombasa does that.”
“Actually, It’s About Movie-Making” Argument: Smash cuts, mysterious chases, implausible coincidences—the grammar of film is the grammar of dreams.
Nolan’s Comment: “I wouldn’t say that I tried to use the grammar of the film to tell the audience what is dream and what is reality.”
Argument # 5
What’s happening in the movie: Cobb confronts Mal in limbo, and Fischer is incepted in the hospital.
“The Entire Movie Is a Dream” Argument: Mal challenges Cobb’s reality. Faceless corporations? Chased around the globe? Really?
Nolan’s Comment: “For the ambiguity at the end to work, you need to see that Cobb’s world and the dream world are very similar. And you need to doubt Cobb.”
Argument # 6
What’s happening in the movie: Cobb washes up on the beach (full circle with beginning).
“Just the Ending Is a Dream” Argument: Saito honors his agreement. They build limbo to be their reality together.
Nolan’s Comment: “Uh…that’s not how I would have read the movie.”
Argument # 7
What’s happening in the movie: Arriving home, Cobb finally sees his children’s faces.
“The Entire Movie Is a Dream” Argument: The kids haven’t aged! And they’re in the same clothes! This is clearly all a dream.
Nolan’s Comment: “The kids are not wearing the same clothes at the end! And they do age! We were working with two sets of kids.”
“Or Maybe It’s a Meditation on Architecture” Argument: It’s the golden-lit craftsman dream home…with a house made of blocks on the dining table.
Nolan’s Comment: “The film is about architects. It’s about builders.”
Argument # 8
What’s happening in the movie: Cobb spins the top—it’s still spinning when the movie cuts to black.
“The Entire Movie Is a Dream” Argument: The top doesn’t matter—Cobb can finally see his children’s faces.
Nolan’s Comment: “The important thing is that Cobb’s not looking at the top. He doesn’t care.”
Argument # 9
“Or Maybe It’s a Meditation on Architecture” Argument: The top itself is constructed—topologically, it’s a pseudosphere, every point curving away.
Nolan’s Comment: “The prop guys just made a top that would spin for a long time.”
“Actually, It’s About Movie-Making” Argument: The audience has to “take a leap of faith.” Nolan uses ambiguity as a storytelling tool. There isn’t just one answer.
Nolan’s Comment: “Oh no, I’ve got an answer…”
So the debate continues!
So what happened tot he mid-season finale of The Event? Well, again, they gave us more questions than answers! But still this is an impressive episode, that's why I'm looking forward to see the next episode on February 28.
TV Fanatic: Among other developments, "Everything Will Change" brought Sean and Leila one step closer to finding Leila's sister Samantha.
After attacking Berg, they searched his pockets and found a card and syringe. Of course, Berg refused to talk and Sean finally grew a pair and injected him with the medicine.
I found it pretty unnerving watching Berg change into a really old man right before our eyes. Before this man died, he told Leila and Sean where they must take him in order to save him: Willow Brook.
Leila and Sean knew that this is where they must head in order to find Samantha. Before they left, Paul came out of nowhere to give them fair warning. Why was he begging them to stop the hunt? Who is this guy?
When Sean and Leila finally broke into the facility, Samantha and everyone else were nowhere to be found. All that was left was a bunch of burned papers and childhood toys.
Obviously, this is the place where they were keeping the girls, but it's funny how Leila points to her name on the wall as an indication that this is where Samantha was. As if we all needed this clue to confirm everything we already knew.
The biggest cliffhanger had to be Sean and Leila finding a couple files, first on Paul and then on her father. They showed pictures of how both Paul and Michael never aged over forty years.
Wouldn't Leila notice that her pops never looked a day older? If this means Michael is "one of them," what does that make Leila? Half human? Do you think she has any powers?
Meanwhile, Sophia met with both Thomas and Isabelle for a nice cup of tea. This whole scene was a bit off, considering last week Thomas and Isabelle did try to kill Sophia. But Sophia's intentions were to find out Thomas' agenda.
Agent Lee probably is one of my favorite characters on this show. He's everywhere and into pretty much everything. The President and Blake worked closely with him this week to find the aliens, while he worked closely with Sophia to stop whatever Thomas was up to.
We know Thomas and Isabelle have a separate goal in mind. One that includes killing many people. What we don't know is: What in the world do they want?!?
My best guess would be sending a signal to their kind, telling them to come to Earth. This would make the whole idea of time-traveling, future humans irrelevant. Do you think Thomas is after mass destruction? Maybe a bit of global domination?
As much as I want to give the President some razzing, he's just as in the dark about all of this as the rest of us. He doesn't have the faintest idea what is going on in his country or the rest of the world. I don't know how he will eventually get Jarvis to talk, but that is his window of opportunity.
Yeah... so Jarvis painted the President into a corner, but this is Martinez's chance to really prove that he's the right man to lead our country. Hopefully, Martinez will learn to play a little dirty and get the answers he needs.
Overall, tonight's episode left us with plenty of unanswered questions. I can't wait for this thrilling show to come back from its hiatus (on February 28) so we can find out what happens next.
Any comments guys?
You can check The Event Season 1 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
Honestly, for me, "Chuck Versus the Leftovers" is just a filler episode. Of course, Timothy Dalton is back yet this episode failed to impress me. Nevertheless, here is what TV Fanatic thinks about this week's episode of Chuck.
If I were to compare it to last week's installment, which was much more of a stand-alone episode, I'd take Sarah and the crew fighting through Southeast Asia any day of the week. That is not to say that I didn't enjoy the the most recent hour, and that Dalton didn't continue to impress as Alexei Volkoff.
Which brings me to the first of the three aspects that make up the Chuck Triple Threat.
Dalton is so fantastic at switching from a ruthless killer to a sympathetic sweetheart. Not only does he get me to kind of care about what will happen to Volkoff, but he also cracks me up in the process. I mean, going from wanting to shoot Chuck in the face, to kissing him on the cheek? Priceless. And the charades? I was losing it.
There were a couple of great physical gags tonight, as well. I could watch Chuck and Morgan at strip kick class for an entire episode. Unfortunately, there were other things to get to, like Morgan Kevin McCallister-ing himself, as he spilled a bunch of tacks on the floor and proceeded to jump on them.
Not that much all-out action in this one, as the only big fight scene came and went when the three assassins attacked Chuck and Sarah. It's always great to see Sarah take on multiple attackers at once, but I was more impressed that Chuck had already implemented the stripper pole kick into his fighting arsenal.
Oh, Mama Bartowski, how you torture us so. It has almost become evident, though, that she truly is good. It's not only that she's deep undercover anymore, but that Volkoff is truly in love with her that is making things difficult. She can't just leave him and his evil ways, or this guy will go on a killing spree, finding all of the Bartowskis.
The fact that Mama B sticks up for her family, telling Volkoff that she will end him if he hurts them or their friends, was more than enough for me. "I'm sorry. I hope someday you'll trust me," she said to Chuck. And, like young Charles, I already do. She's going away with this psychotic man that's in love with her just to protect her children. What else needs to be said?
I know it may have seemed obvious to some, but I was the only one who answered our Round Table question "If fear and cat images didn't work, what will bring back the Intersect?" with "Has to be that machine under the seat in Ellie's brand new car!"
Is anyone surprised that Chuck now has re-downloaded Intersect 2.0? It was a nice distraction for a while, but once they made the move to make Chuck a legit spy with kung fu, they weren't going to turn their back on that. They now have a new guy to do nerdy stuff while trying to spy... his name is Morgan.
Do you agree?
You can check other Chuck Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
Here is a good news for The Big Bang Theory fans especially the follower of Amy Farrah Fowler.
The girls are rising on The Big Bang Theory this season. The CBS comedy — which just upped costar Melissa Rauch to a full-fledged series regular — has rewarded Mayim Bialik with a similar bump. The former Blossom star made her debut as Sheldon's quasi-girlfriend in last season's finale and returned this fall on a recurring basis. Like Rauch, Bialik's new deal is for this season only and — unlike the show's central quintet — doesn't call for her to appear in all episodes produced. Still, her promotion brings the number of female regulars on Big Bang to 3, improving the balance between the sexes on the comedy series which has 4 male regulars.
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Before reacting violently, let me first clarify things. Kirsten Dunst confirms her appearance on Spider-Man reboot as a part of the audience and not as Mary Jane anymore. Yes, you got it right, she'll watch the new installment of Spider-Man.
"I felt like what we had during those films was so special, like me and Tobey and Sam," explained Dunst when asked how she feels about the decision to reboot the series. "It was such a unique experience, and also because it was these independent minds and actors and we were making this huge film, and it's great. All these kids are such huge fans, and to be part of a movie like that is very special, especially a good franchise. So to end on 3 I think is the perfect way to leave it."
But Sam Raimi's version of Spider-Man 4 almost happened before things fell apart. "Yeah, yeah, but also I feel like it was time. And sometimes they always want to push things for money reasons or whatever, and I think that it just didn't come together the way they probably had wanted or envisioned," offered Dunst. "I like Andrew Garfield so much as an actor, and Emma Stone, so I think they'll be great in the new version."
As for whether she'll check out the new Spider-Man cast in the upcoming 2012 release, Dunst answered without hesitation, "Of course I'm going to see the movie! Yeah, of course."
Thanks to ReelMovieNews, here is the first official photo of Hangover 2 plus its synopsis.
Warner Bros. has released the first official photo from The Hangover 2, starring Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha. The new image is very similar to the snapshots of the guys in the airport that were leaked last month.
In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy “The Hangover,” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.
Hangover 2 will hit the big screen on May 26, 2011.
So what can you say so far on the second installment?
Hey Twilight fanatics. I know you are all waiting for the first official photo of Breaking dawn. So here it is...
Director Bill Condon celebrated the holiday weekend by giving thanks to all of the Twilight fans out there who are responsible for him having such a high profile (and profitable to be sure) job right now by releasing the first official image from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I. Drum roll please...
Yeah, okay it's not what we expected either, but it's the thought that counts, right? This feathery image is no doubt a reference to the intense vampire lovemaking that is said to occur in the next chapter of the wildly successful supernatural teen drama franchise. Looks like they're sugar-coating the thinly-veiled abstinence parable here, however, those of you in the know will probably see the image above in a more ominous light.... click the thumbnail to view larger!
I think its up to you on how you'll decode the image.
A one of a kind actor bids farewell today. Actor Leslie Nielsen died Sunday at the age of 84. IGN provides more info below.
Associated Press reports the actor passed away from complications from pneumonia at his Fort Lauderdale, Fla. home.
The Canadian-born Nielsen began his career as a journeyman actor in numerous dramas, his biggest early roles being in the 1956 sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet and as Col. Francis Marion in the Disney television series Swamp Fox.
A few years after co-starring in the 1972 disaster classic The Poseidon Adventure, Nielsen would find a whole new career -- and generations of new fans -- as a comedic star when he played Dr. Rumack in Airplane! and its sequel. Nielsen's expert deadpan delivery -- epitomized by his classic line, "I am serious. And don't call me Shirley." -- redefined his identity as actor, and from there the comedy floodgates opened for him.
Although it was a failure when it began as the TV series Police Squad, Nielsen's stint as bumbling cop Lt. Frank Drebin found greater success on the big screen in The Naked Gun film series.
Nielsen played similarly bumbling, befuddled old men in comedies such as Mr. Magoo, Repossessed, Surf Ninjas, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Spy Hard, 2001: A Space Travesty, Scary Movie 3 and 4, Superhero Movie and Stan Helsing.
Personally, I love Nielsen on the Scary Movie series.
For The Walking Dead fans, below is an early Christmas gift for you.
AMC announced today the renewal of “The Walking Dead” for a 13-episode second season. Since debuting Sunday, October 31, “The Walking Dead” has broken ratings records, with the series reaching more Adults 18-49 than any other show in the history of cable television.
Today’s announcement also includes Fox International Channels’ (FIC) global renewal for a second season, following record-breaking premiere ratings in 120 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and The Middle East. “The Walking Dead” was the highest-rated original series premiere ever to air on FIC simultaneously worldwide.
But before looking forward to the second season, what do you expect on the first season's finale?
On the succeeding episodes of Supernatural, some characters will return!
On this Friday's "Caged Heat", Meg kidnaps Sam and Dean. But the former's lack of a soul will actually come in handy, as he remains relaxed throughout the ordeal and eventually strikes a deal with this foe:
They'll help her track down Crowley... as long as she tortures him for information.
Then, on the December 10 episode (titled "Appointment in Samarra"), Dean will make his own deal. With Death.
Portrayed again by Julian Richings, Death will tell Dean that he can help get Sam's soul back - as long as Dean spends a day in his job. But does Sam even want his soul back?
No. While his brother will be making a major sacrifice this week, Sam will be seeking out Balthazar in order to receive a spell that would permanently keep his soul out of his body.
Such a spell will require the blood of Sam's late father, however. Who will Sam decide is the next best option? Sorry, Bobby.
So what do you think?
You can check Supernatural Season 6 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
People say that when you are up against zombies, the basic rules are: Aim for the head, and act quickly and accordingly. But I think in this week's episode of The Walking Dead, problems occurred and they are devastating. TV Fanatic explains them below.
First, Andrea refused to leave Amy’s side. It was great watching Amy “wake up” as a zombie and struggle to get at Andrea. I kept waiting for Amy to take a bite from her sister, but it was the gunshot to the head that surprised me. I was glad that Andrea was the one to finish off her sibling, but did she really have to be that close? It was a very risky move on her part, despite her need for closure.
Ed’s wife had to deal with the death of her husband, and she went to town on his head. The viewer discretion advised warning was definitely necessary here, as the repeated hits splattered parts of Ed everywhere. I wonder if she blames herself for his death or was simply taking out her anger over the abuse that she had received from him.
Finally, the group discovered that Jim had been bitten. We got a chance to view how a small zombie bite affected someone. Feverish delusions and zombie nightmares don’t seem like fun. I wish Jim had been around a little longer instead of playing crazy gravedigger one moment, and sick zombie victim the next.
As for Rick and Shane, the two were at odds over how to deal with the group. Rick wanted to lead the survivors to a Center for Disease Control, and Shane simply wanted to keep the survivors out of harm's way. Sometimes a little difference of opinion is a good thing, but not when it causes Shane to contemplate shooting Rick. Is he still hung up on Lori?
Overall, aside from the dramatic tension that seeped into the character driven moments, the story progressed along. The group of survivors finally moved from their camp and headed to the CDC.
The introduction of the CDC scientist added for some short background information on the zombie outbreak. I liked the video journal logs, but for some reason I kept thinking of the film, I Am Legend. I guess it’s hard not to make comparisons with other zombie/apocalypse movies.
Once again, the ending of these episodes had me glued to my seat. The looming darkness, lack of shelter and food, and the threat of more zombies added to the tension of the group. As the survivors panicked and Rick began to break down, I expected zombies to come around the corner. Instead, the haunting image of a flooding light encasing the group closed out the minutes. What a great cliffhanger.
So are you excited for the season finale next week?
You can check the Walking Dead Season 1 Reviews HERE.
At first I really doubt or simply don't like the Dexter-Lumen relationship, but after watching this episode everything changed! TV Fanatic explains the developments below:
Thanks to the two major developments that concluded "In the Beginning," I'm suddenly fascinated by the bond between this pair and the intrigue over how everything will end. Will Dexter somehow be forced to kill Lumen? Will someone else, such as Liddy or Jordan, take her out? Will Dexter propose?
The possibilities are endless and, with just two episodes remaining, that means we're in for a wild, suspenseful, surprising ride to what's been a generally slow season.
The overall creepiness of this episode is a major reason why it kept my captivated. Merely hearing the screams of those brutalized women was stomach-turning, as they did more than prove that Lumen isn't playing some long con with Dexter, which some viewers believed.
The photos and DVDs and Deb's subsequent reaction - combined with her lack of remorse over killing that Fuentes brother - helped to plant the seed for when Deb begins to suspect Dexter is a killer.
My guess is that this starts to take place next season, but might Deb actually understand or sympathize with her murderous brother once she discovers the truth? That was my first thought when we watched her study those tapes. How can anyone hold a grudge against the person responsible for killing the men that took part in such actions?
Or people responsible for killing them, I should say. Lumen and Dexter are team now, after all. The small touches here helped sell the idea of Dexter truly letting Lumen into his world, as long-time viewers must have been shocked to watch him teach her how to position the knife and even how to dress. If there's been one thing consistent about this show, it's been this ritual, always one conducted alone by the series' title character.
So it was fascinating and chilling to watch Lumen embrace it so thoroughly that she then approached Dexter afterward and took off his shirt. I really didn't think the show would go there, but I'm now glad it did. The bond between these two is unlike anything we've seen yet and unlike anything Dexter has experienced before.
In the minds of each of these characters, the other is a savior. But we all know the season won't conclude with them lying in bed, gazing happily into one another's eyes. Something major will go down soon and I can't wait to find out what that will be.
With these pertinent developments, what do you think will happen on the succeeding episodes?
You can check Dexter Season 5 Reviews HERE.
TVD fans, here is the latest spoiler from producer Jule Plec. The focus, of course, is the future of Tyler and Caroline.
"They’re gonna go through hell and back with each other."
What, exactly, does that mean? How will the relationship between these two progress? Zap2It asked those types of questions to stars Candice Accola and Michael Trevino. Excerpts from their answers are below.
Accola, on where Caroline and Tyler stand: I think it's a beautiful parallel for both of these characters that are kind of embarking on this new part of their lives in such an extreme supernatural way.
Trevino, on what his character is thinking these days: Why does she stick around? Why is she caring for Tyler, this douchebag jock?
But what about Matt? Says Trevino: Now we have this triangle. Tyler and what he's going through, and what he's going to go through, and Caroline and Matt. So for a few episodes I think there's going to be this trio, this dynamic of questioning and wondering... You're going to see Matt investigate some things.
Accola, on Matt/Caroline: There are certain experiences that happen in someone's life that bring people together that wouldn't normally really have anything in common. And as much as you can try to relate, and try to relate, sometimes you just can't. I think that's going to be a big obstacle in the Caroline/Matt relationship.
So what do you think about this spoiler?
Here is the latest spoiler fresh from TV Guide!
Former Melrose Place star Thomas Calabro, who just signed on to appear as a murder suspect on Castle, will also appear in a January episode of NCIS, TV Guide reports.
He'll play Sam Feeney, a charismatic businessman who runs a high-end billiards club, and a former military officer tough enough to handle the regulars who get out of hand.
Good to see Michael Mancini's keeping busy these days. Should be a fun episode to watch. For more on TV's #1 show, check out our lengthy NCIS review from last night.
Did you ever wonder where is Naomi? Well, she is coming back! When? Read the news brought by E!
Fans have been wondering this about Audra McDonald's character these past few weeks, but E! notes that Naomi has been overseas tending to William's estate and foundation.
In real life, Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy show-runner Shonda Rhimes tweeted that McDonald is "taking a break to be a mom. She'll be back." Back December 2, in fact:
Naomi's return to Oceanside/Pacific comes just in time for Addison to decide she wants a baby with Sam. Do we need to explain the reasons this could be uncomfortable?
Sam and Nae were married. Addy and Nae were BFFs. Addison can't have children. Naomi is a fertility specialist. This is all just us speculating, but ... yeah. Awkward.
With Audra McDonald admittedly having issues with shooting in L.A. and living in N.Y., some fans have speculated this season may be Naomi's last on Private Practice.
So what do you think about this news?
Another job well done for NCIS! I have a lot to say about this episode but I don't know where to start so maybe you can check TV Fanatic's insight below.
Whereas "Enemies Foreign" focused primarily on Eli, "Enemies Domestic" revealed the link between the Mossad shot-caller and Vance, the target of an assassination plot himself.
Not the first of its kind, it turned out.
Before dissecting the plot details, special mention should be made of the acting and makeup work that sold the flashbacks (primarily 1991, with one 1999 scene) so immaculately.
Rocky Carroll and Michael Nouri (Eli) looked so believably like themselves two decades ago - thinner and more fresh-faced, plus different facial hair - every scene was convincing.
The would-be-directors and Michael O'Neill (as McCallister) acted younger, too, which really sealed the deal. The actors and entire NCIS crew deserve recognition for this episode.
In the aftermath of the safe house explosion, everybody was pointing fingers. The Palestinians were dead or captured, so it had to be a leak. But was it on the Israeli or U.S. side?
Suspicions and tension were running high, leading Liat to mislead Ziva about a clue left outside the safe house by Eli, a trick Ziva quickly saw through and was not happy about.
As both tracked Eli to the nearest synagogue, Ziva called for him to reveal herself - as "abba" - and after a skirmish with Liat, he emerged, agreeing to return with his daughter.
Back at NCIS headquarters, Eli revealed to Gibbs what happened in Amsterdam and we slowly put together the pieces of Vance's first assignment and their current situation.
Right out of college, Vance was recruited and sent to hunt down a Russian operative. Little did he know, he was a pawn sent on a suicide mission orchestrated by McCallister.
What McCallister didn't count on was Eli David saving Vance's life.
As he battled for his life in surgery, Leon had a "moment of clarity." The person who tried to take out Eli David and himself was someone who had it out for him his whole career.
Riley McCallister wanted him killed in Amsterdam in 1991 so that his area of expertise, the former Soviet Union, would return to prominence, fast-tracking him to the directorship.
Enter Eli David, who helped Vance evade the Russian and take out his hit squad - with the same EID-rigged trap that nearly felled them in 2010 - to boost his Mossad credentials.
This foiled McCallister's plan, as Vance's career was the one on the rise after that event. Making matters even more complicated was McCallister pointing Gibbs toward this case.
Did he want to Gibbs to believe the same Russian was coming after Vance now for revenge. Did he simply not know that Gibbs personally killed the Russian, Anatoly Zukov, in 1999?
Either way, McCallister's attempt to frame Eli and/or the Russia spy backfired when Gibbs broke out Rule #9 - "Never go anywhere without a knife" - at Vance's hospital bedside.
Sure enough, a vengeful McCallister appeared to finish Vance off in person by upping his meds to unsustainable levels. But before he could, Vance stabbed him in the stomach.
It was a terrific Vance episode, past and present, as he's always been such an enigma. Delving into his past proved more interesting and complex than we could have imagined.
Moral clarity is so hard to find in their line of work. Beyond the plot to kill Vance, which is extreme, conflicting motives abound, even among those purportedly on the same side.
Any doubts about loyalties between Vance and Gibbs were put to rest early on last night, but with Eli David in the mix, the line between allies and adversaries becomes muddled.
Eli's role was significant, but secondary, though the concluding scene between Ziva and her father likely made more than a few eyes water. They left things on the perfect note.
All is not forgiven. No one is pretending it's going to be easy going forward, or that their relationship may ever be fixed. But the desire is there, the bond is there. It was a step.
So do you agree that this is a superb episode?
You can check NCIS Season 8 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
This week's episode of Glee is one of my favorites! Why? Because it delivered laughs, tears and solid performances - along with cohesive storylines that actually built on previous installments and provided legitimate character development.
TV Fanatic: Heck, "Furt" even concluded with an intriguing cliffhanger. When was the last time that happened?!? Overall, with one exception, this was one of the best episodes in show history.
Let's get the negative out of the way: you won't find a bigger Sue Sylvester fan on the planet than yours truly, but the entire concept of this character marrying herself was simply... stupid.
It didn't make a lot of sense, it wasn't very funny and it was a waste of Carol Burnett as Sue's mother. I wish the show had come up with a better way to incorporate this great guest star, as opposed to burying her within such a disappointing B plot.
Now, on to the good stuff...
I'm not the only writer who has been critical of Glee for delivering stand-alone episodes that were more focused on delivering a message than a storyline that felt organic to the show and the characters we grew to love last year. At times, the students have felt like pawns in installments that served as tributes to major artists or PSAs regarding Topics of the Week.
I gave "Never Been Kissed" a poor review, for example, because I thought it was a contrived attempt to simply tackle the current, tragic issue of bullying.
But "Furt" made me glad to take those words back. It continued the angle of Karofsky harassing Kurt, making this into the first real development of the season that lasted beyond one episode and led to a major consequence: Kurt leaving William McKinley.
This opens up a number of intriguing possibilities, as the group will actually be competing against him at Sectionals, while also making good use of Blaine and ensuring more of Darren Criss next week.
So what do you think?
You can check Glee Season 2 Reviews and Spoilers HERE.
Sheldon and Amy are simply perfect together! So what can we expect from their "relationship" on the next episodes of The Big Bang Theory? Below is the answer from Entertainment Weekly.
“We have an episode coming up called the “Helium Parasite Hypothesis,” it will be on in a couple of weeks,” Bialik told EW this week. “Amy starts to feel sexually aroused by someone. She doesn’t know what those feelings are. And Sheldon, we’re not sure if he is feeling jealousy, because he doesn’t know what those feelings are.”
Does this mean things are about to get a lot more serious between this pair?
"I think things are going to get more concentrated,” Bialik says. “They’re going to explore different aspects of the relationship. I can pretty much guarantee you’re going to see Sheldon in the same way you have always seen him. My character probably is going to stay the same. It’s more like, what does this relationship look like with these polarities?"
I'm really excited to see this episode!
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This Rapunzel movie is one of the most awaited this year. So does it satisfy the crave for another Disney Animation film? Well, below is the review from IGN:
Walt Disney Animation once again embraces traditional "princess" fare with Tangled, a cheeky retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Rapunzel. In this more action-oriented musical comedy, Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore) is a princess who was abducted as a baby and raised as a virtual prisoner in a remote castle by the evil witch, Mother Gothel (Donna Murphy). Rapunzel boasts 70 feet of magic, golden hair -- hair that keeps Mother from aging.
Having spent her entire life within the tower (with just Mother and the tiny, silent chameleon Pascal for company), Rapunzel is full of curiosity about the outside world. One day while Mother Gothel is away, Rapunzel is frightened by a surprise visitor coming through her window, the dashing, roguish bandit Flynn Rider (voiced by Chuck's Zachary Levi). Flynn is on the run from his brutish former cohorts, the Stabbington Brothers (one of whom is voiced by Ron Perlman), after escaping with a jeweled tiara they had stolen.
Following their meet-cute introduction, Rapunzel and Flynn make a deal. He will escort her through the wilderness to the kingdom, where she'll finally get to behold the annual festival of lights. (This festival, held on what is the unsuspecting Rapunzel's birthday, is in remembrance of the lost princess.) In exchange, Rapunzel will give Flynn back the stolen tiara she's hidden from him.
Tangled, renamed from Rapunzel seemingly in an attempt to not seem like another Disney "princess" flick aimed strictly towards girls, is a very funny, handsomely produced CG-animated toon that looks like a throwback to more traditional, hand-drawn animation but with the fluidity allowed by modern technology. Coupled with 3D, the end result is an immersive experience featuring the best of both schools of animation. Disney cartoons, though, are marked not only by their technical excellence, but also by the quality of their storytelling and characters. That's where Tangled is a mixed bag.
The repartee between Rapunzel and Flynn is clever and sharp, and there's good chemistry between them. Flynn is an extremely charming rogue, just pompous enough to laugh at and whose change of heart towards Rapunzel is believable and slowly earned. Mother Gothel nearly steals the show, with her overprotective tyranny being made to seem almost rational through some of her sly exchanges with the naive young princess. Mother also gets one of the film's biggest musical numbers, which Murphy nails.
Disney vet Alan Menken once again provides the music (with lyrics by Glenn Slater). While there are plenty of catchy tunes here, none of them are as truly memorable as those in Menken's The Little Mermaid, Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast. But it's still fun stuff that allows Levi to show off his impressive pipes opposite Moore. (I can foresee Tangled becoming Disney's next Broadway sensation a la The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.)
Tangled might not ultimately be a modern Disney classic like some of the aforementioned animated films, but it's nevertheless a lot of fun, full of humor, adventure, good music (especially the Mother Gothel number and a set-piece in a tavern full of cutthroats) and great production values. Tangled's biggest drawback is the overall formulaic nature of its story, as well as its cop out ending. Those mar this otherwise fine film and prevent it from being among Disney's best contemporary toons.
Given the review, do you agree?
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