Archive for September, 2011

Spoiler Alert: (If you DVRed the ABC network finale for All My Children and have not watched it, or were planning to watch it this week via Hulu, than skip down to the Talking Dead news…) After 41 years of storytelling in the fictional city of Pine Valley on ABC, the network sends the show off in a depressing way. Sure, the series *might* be continuing online thanks to Prospect Park, but it will be a very different show with lots of new faces in the mix. I look forward to seeing how the show changes and grows online in ways broadcast TV held it back.

But lets focus on the finale and the fact that it ended on a cliffhanger. Who in their right mind thought that would be a good idea? After 41 years of stories, I think the audience deserves an actual finale. This is where the characters are as we close this chapter of their lives. We did not need a “Who did JR shoot?” mystery to cap off the series. Nor did we need  unresolved issues of who is the mystery woman that David Hayward brought back to live, or will Erica and Jackson make up? The ending felt rushed, choppy, and worst of all, incomplete. I truly hope that Prospect Part treats All My Children with the proper respect that it deserves, because ABC has not done that in the past few years.

I love The Walking Dead. I’ve followed the comic since close to the beginning and I dig the series (even thought I feel like the season finale was a major miss step in an otherwise awesome season). But I honestly have no desire to watch a bunch of people sit around and talk about the episodes. AMC has announced The Talking Dead, a live talk show hosted by Chris Hardwick that will feature people talking about the episode of the show that just aired. Um… okay. Instead of wasting money on useless things like this, it would have been nice for AMC to not slash The Walking Dead‘s budget down or push out showrunner Frank Darabont. Please just focus on the show and making it as good as possible instead of trying to milk the brand for any pennies that you can get out of it.

Posted on September 24th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on TV Bits: All My Children, Talking Dead
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My husband and I have a little girl. For years, we said we would never let our future child watch television. We always thought parents who let their children watch television, didn’t care about spending time with their children. We thought these parents were just neglecting their children. Well, then we had a child. The television has nothing to do with caring for or watching your child. Sometimes everyone just needs a few minutes to rest and relax and not have to think about things. We decided our directv tv was not doing any harm to our child and to be honest it was helping keep us sane. I love my child more than anything on this earth, but the thirty minutes a day she watches television gives me time to recharge my batteries. Of course, I know too much television is a bad thing. However, I have gone from thinking children should never watch television to understanding and believing everything is fine in moderation. My advice to all the parents-to-be out there is to never say you would never do something because likely you will be eating your words.

Posted on September 24th, 2011 by admin | Leave a Comment (1)
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Is the Merc with a Mouth finally getting his own spinoff film? Maybe. Total Film talked with X-Men movie producer Lauren Shuler Donner and she told them that the Deadpool solo movie is back on track with Ryan Reynolds set to star in it. Donner went on to say that they are hoping “redeem him” after the crapfest that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While I loathed the horrible prequel, Reynolds still shined as the wisecracking Wade Wilson — even though they otherwise wrecked the character when he finally became “Deadpool”, if you want to call that thing at the end of Origins Deadpool. With a stylistic director, an upbeat comedic tone, and a R rating due to a bloody good time I could see the film being pretty awesome. Just please let it be its own thing and not a cameo fest like Origins.

While making the press rounds for her latest film, Johnny English Reborn, Scully herself Gillian Anderson is reigniting rumors of a third X-Files film being made. She told an Australian TV program that she hopes that the movie moves forward and that a script is being written. 2008’s The X-Files:  I Want to Believe wasn’t a huge blockbuster but it did pretty well and was made for a relatively low budget of 30 million dollars. Keeping the costs down and doing a new film focusing on Agents Scully and Mulder (David Duchovny) would be a smart move for 20th Century Fox. We are far enough removed from the series that they could do pretty much anything storywise. And I hope that they would reach for the stars (pun intended).

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9/11 has become synonymous with being one of the greatest atrocities the world has ever seen. In talking with people I have likened it to being the Pearl Harbor of my generation, which is true in many respects. I don’t think I can name one single thing prior to 9/11 that sticks in my mind as much as of this. There certainly are other events, such as the Oklahoma and Bali bombings, but not something of this magnitude and of this significance. I have a very personal connection to the USA, I have family out in New Jersey across the river from New York. I have visited New York twice and was there one year prior to that fateful day. I’ve seen what those magnificent buildings looked like and feel saddened that I will never see them when I visit next.

I think that Hollywood has sort of stayed away from the subject of 9/11. To my own knowledge there have only been two scripted films about that day. Paul Greengrass’s excellent United 93 which showed the strength of human spirit and character can overcome the most deadly obstacles even with the most saddest of endings. Oliver Stone’s severely underrated World Trade Center showed the strength of mankind’s will to survive under the most extreme of circumstances. There have been countless documentaries focused on both the good and bad sides of this day.

There are even a few movies currently being planned but they seem to be more focused on Osama Bin Laden and his death. Yes this was a great moment when they finally caught him but why waste the time on someone as evil as him when you could be doing something on the four hundred brave firemen, police officers and EMT’s who went above and beyond the call of duty that fateful September day. Even something about the people inside the buildings who sacrificed their lives so others could make it out of the doomed buildings.

Hollywood seems more focused on doing something based around the response to 9/11 than actually tackling the events of that day. I know it’s a tough call to make but I believe that now is the time. Next week we will be ten years removed from September 11th. I think enough time has passed that we can slowly start to show what happened that day. Don’t show what happened after or before, show how bravery, courage, kindness, determination and the will to live shone through that terrible dust cloud that engulfed New York to lighten it’s darkest hour. I believe that would be the true way to honor those who perished that September morning. It could even be a way to inspire people in today’s world which changed after 9/11. We must never forget the people who were lost that day. I feel that the politics always seem to overshadow the real heroes of 9/11, and this is something that must be corrected.

Posted on September 7th, 2011 by Kris Greet | Leave a Comment (1)
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I’m not sure if it is all of the resurfaced talk about a Ghostbusters 3 movie going into production or just font memories of The Real Ghostbusters (anyone know where I can watch that online?), but I have been itching for new Ghostbusters story.  Enter IDW with an all new Ghostbusters ongoing comic series! Written by Erik Burnham with art by Dan Schoening, the series will hit stands on September 28th, 2011.

IDW’s official description:

Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or any of your family ever seen a spook, specter or ghost? If the answer is yes, call the professionals! Psychokinetic energy is on the rise again, business is booming for the boys, and Ray is troubled by what could be a prophetic dream… Is this an ill omen of an upcoming apocaplypse, or just a little indigestion? These questions and more are raised in the first issue of the all-new, ongoing Ghostbusters!

Posted on September 5th, 2011 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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