What’s that, you haven’t won any of our recent Blu-ray contests? Don’t get too down about that. Look at the silver lining: At our current rate, you’ll have plenty more opportunities. For example, one of you will take home the prize for last week’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ giveaway today. Let’s find out who won.
The fact that this season of ‘Community’ even exists is a bit of a baffling proposition. By removing Dan Harmon, the show’s creator and driving force, NBC left the series rudderless, and this season has been about finding its focus again. The best episodes have been simple, straight-up sitcom stories about students at Greendale. Rarely have the gimmick episodes had the wit or the originality of those under Harmon’s tenure. Last week’s ‘Heroic Origins’, however, manages to pull a gimmick that serves the story, instead of replacing it.
After last week’s rather uneventful episode, ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ gets back on track with its fourth installment, ‘The Magician’, as Season 1 marks its mid-way point.
For all the dark and twisted and shocking plot developments that ‘Game of Thrones’ rolls out on a regular basis, the part that I found most troubling about this week’s episode was the casual writing-out of a minor but endearing supporting character.
The need to announce the deaths of film legends never stops being depressing. This week, we’ve lost special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 92. Do kids today even know who he is, or why he’s important?
I know that I’ve said it before, but damn, ‘Hannibal’ is a good show. Naturally, as these things go, that means that it’s struggling in the ratings. After an initially strong start, viewership has dropped off to the point that its prospects for a second season are in doubt. This is why it’s so difficult and frustrating to get attached to a new series.
While so many gamers are still rocking the ’80s electro synth in the neon-colored neo-apocalypse of last week’s ‘FarCry 3: Blood Dragon‘, the flow of new videogames ebbs this week. Fortunately, pinball goes all ‘Star Wars’ on PCs, while mini Mario and Donkey Kong get moving.
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