Saturday, August 27, 2011

Community (season 1)

Every time I watch a TV show it's usually a sitcom because I wouldn't want to waste an hour or half an hour on a soap opera that had been running for eternities, reality shows where fame chasers grab the spot and legal dramas that still follow the formula and tries to grab you with cliffhangers in their promos. But hey I bought the first three seasons of Breaking Bad and the first season of Parks and Recreation. And there's a lot of catching up to do.

This is the first time I've seen a sitcom that doesn't relate to the usual-shmultzy high school sitcom. It doesn't poke fun at the misadventures the characters would experience nor does the show turn them into a whole and have a story per episode grouped together ala Glee who does all of the forms above.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

TV Shows catch up

  • 30 Rock
  • Archer
  • Arrested Development
  • Breaking Bad
  • Dexter
  • It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
  • Fringe
  • Game of Thrones
  • Mad Men
  • The Office (original)
  • Parks and Recreation
  • The Sopranos
  • True Blood
  • The Wire

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Movies You Should Watch Before You Leave School: Part II

I'm sorry if I haven't been doing much lately with my blog, but apparently I got to prepare for my finals and that is what I would be having in mind.

Due to the ongoing popularity with Part I , I've decided to do a second list on movies you have to watch before you head off to Uni, get a job or whatever future prospects you have. The list felt so original than other movies-you-must-see lists I've heard before. I am looking at you, the adoscelent, to watch movies that to me, are not trash, stand upon its time and will hopefully be put in some highly secured archive before the end of the world would actually happen.

And before I go into the list, these are the films I feel ashamed not to have watched.

Saving Private Ryan
The Usual Suspects
The Truman Show
City of God
Requiem For A Dream
Close Encounters of a Third Kind
Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back and Return of The Jedi
Annie Hall or any Woody Allen film
Resevoir Dogs
Taxi Driver
The Big Lebowski
Apocalypse Now
Let The Right One In
Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King.

Friday, August 5, 2011

America, Fuck Yeah! - Captain America: The First Avenger

B+ (7.6)

Captain America is not your average superhero film distributed from Marvel. It is also a war film set in World War II and thanks to its heavy pro-America tones, a propaganda film that is visually exhiliarating not interesting like The Battleship of Potemkin. It is one of the few warm-ups for next year's Avengers and of all the warm-ups I've seen, this is the best of the lot. Given how this will be the last warm-up, I'm officially ready for The Avengers.