Probably one of the most popular science fiction series to date, Stargate SG-1
, is coming to an end. With that, it's time for me to pick it up. I've seen episodes here and there, but always like to start fresh from the beginning. The first disk is already waiting for me. If you're wondering why I haven't been watching it all along, it's because I hate picking up new series, which get you addicted and then make you wait for season after season. I have enough TV addictions, so I try to stay away from new series.
Season 5 of Dead Zone ended this week. While I hate to see it go on its annual hibernation, I have to admit that this has been the worst season to-date. Not that it was horrible, but when you consider where the previous seasons left off, you just find yourself missing out on a lot. I think I speak for all DZ fans when I say, we want more Stillson! Well, honestly, I'm sure we can all live without Stillson, but we want to know more about the apocalypse. I can't remember if it was last season or the season before that -- I have a horrible memory when it comes to these things -- but one of the past two seasons ended with the idea of the apocalypse just dangling in front of you. This season picked up and there was no mention of it. The most we got was a comment here and there about how Bruce knows about Johnny seeing the apocalypse. There is hope for next season, tho, seeing the way this season ended. Hopefully, the writers will take all of this feedback the community is giving them and give us what we're hungry for. Then again, I was probably just as hopeful at the end of last season and look where that got me
I sped thru season 7 of South Park
pretty fast. Another great set, too. Matt and Trey do a great job of keeping with the times. It's interesting to watch the episodes and think back to what was going on politically at that time. I think my favorite episode was South Park is Gay
, which is a play on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Just finished the first season of Profiler
. I have to admit that it wasn't as good as I originally remembered, but it's definitely worth watching. The last 10 minutes made it seem like they were about to finish off the main antagonist, Jack of all Trades, but of course, he escaped. One thing I like about it is how Jack grows with the season. I'm interested to see how things go from here in the next season.
While I'm not sure how to classify this one, Invincible
was a great movie. I've been waiting for this one to come out. I don't know if I should really be saying this out loud, but I actually like Mark Wahlberg as an actor. I'm not really sure why, but I do. Besides that, if you have any interest in seeing this movie, do it -- even if it's the slightest of the slight interests. My girlfriend saw it with me and she said that it was a lot better than she expected it to be. Supposedly, the movie was 2 hrs long, but I didn't notice it at all. When the credits did roll, I was wondering why it was cut so short. I felt like there was so much more I wanted to see. As a matter of fact, that's my only real complaint. I wanted to see more. Admittedly, I don't think there's all that much that could've been shown, but I just wasn't ready for the movie to be over.
As usual, another great South Park
season. This season was all about Kenny... or, lack thereof. Kenny died at the end of season 5 and just never came back. Well, almost never. He finally did come back at the and of the season, but I kind of figured it would happen eventually. I do have to say that my favorite episode was probably, The Biggest Douche in the World
, which is ragging on John Edward
Well, unfortunately, I just couldn't make it thru every episode of Peacemaker. I got to the third disc and realized that I was paying less and less attention to it. I guess it's finally time that I admit to myself that the only anime I really like is the extreme anime -- extreme action, adventure, horror, and science fiction. Every once in a while there'll be a gem, but my interest in looking for those gems is fading. I'm always open for suggestions.
If you like Trigun, I suspect you'll like this one. Not quite as funny, but it's the same style, only set in the latter part of tribal Japan -- I think that's about right.
Brick is a movie that I wanted to see a few months back when it was at a small, independant movie theater back in Alabama. If my memory serves me correctly, I missed it because I was driving back from New Orleans. Either way, it was something I wanted to watch. Now, I admit, most movies you'll catch at indie theaters aren't usually all that great, but it's always nice to be able to point out the good movies to those who haven't seen them. I'm not saying that Brick was an Oscar winner, but it was surprisingly good. The trailer left me a little questioning. I wasn't sure what to think of it -- it was one of those trailers that has equal good and bad and the fact that trailers typically give you all the best parts, you worry that you're going to be disappointed. Well, I wasn't. This is another reason why indie movies are especially good -- you go into them with lower expectations and can sometimes be easily surprised. For instance, the main character, Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), seemed to be one thing in the very beginning, but turned out to have a completely different persona. I found myself cheering him on fairly early in the movie. I think a lot of others will, too. Give it a shot.
By the way, if you don't know who Gordon-Levitt is, he was the boy from Third Rock from the Sun, only this time he doesn't look so childish. As a matter of fact, there were quite a few places where I saw a big resemblance to Heath Ledger, believe it or not.
Now that the last disc has been released, I've finally finished Samurai 7
. This was an action-packed series that was supposed to follow Seven Samurai
. I honestly couldn't speak to how closely it follows because I have yet to see Seven Samurai; but, it was recommended to me by a fan of the movie. I may have to bump Seven Samurai up a few notches on my movie list, now that I've finished Samurai 7 to see how they compare. Whether you've seen the original movie or not, this is worth a shot, if you're into anime.
I just saw You, Me, and Dupree
today. I have to admit that it was better than I expected, but nothing to get all that excited about. I'd say it's a renter (which it might have to be, if you've waited this long to see it). I was just in the mood for a movie and there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of good stuff in the theaters right now.
was a fantastic movie!!! I saw it last week and I loved it. One thing I could never do is crawl thru some of the tight spaces depicted in the movie, which is one of the reasons I wanted to watch it -- in hopes that it would add to the horror of the situation. If you haven't seen it, check it out.