Archive for November, 2011

The last episode of Glee was a pretty big one for Naya Rivera’s Santana as she was outed and the repercussions will continue in this week’s episode, “I Kissed a Girl”. It airs on Fox at 8pm, here is the official description: As the race for McK.inley High President comes to an end, someone is caught trying to fix the results. Meanwhile, Coach Beiste gets up the nerve to challenge Sue Sylvester and things get complicated for Puck and Quinn.

You can check out a video preview for the episode over on 141tv. This season of Glee has been leaps and bounds better than last year as they try to recapture some of the magic of the first season.  They have been getting away from the gimmicks and have shifted the focus back on the characters.

What else is on tonight?

8PM

ABC: Last Man Standing/Man Up! (comedies)
CBS: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Holiday movie)
CW: 90210 (drama)
NBC: The Biggest Loser (reality)
HGTV: Getting the Most Bang for Your Offer (reality)
SPEED: Stuntbusters (docu)
SYFY: WWE SmackDown (wrestling)

9PM

CW: Ringer (noir drama)
FOX: New Girl/Raising Hope (comedies)
BRAVO: The Millionaire Matchmaker (reality)
LIFE: America’s Supernanny (reality)
MTV: Teen Mom 2 (reality)
TLC: What Not to Wear (reality)
TRU: Hardcore Pawn/Storage Hunters (reality)

10PM

ABC: Body of Proof (crime drama)
CBS: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (special)
NBC: Parenthood (drama)
ION: Flashpoint (crime drama)
FX: Sons of Anarchy (drama)
SYFY: Sanctuary (sci-fi drama)
USA: Covert Affairs (spy drama)

Posted on November 29th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on TV Tonight: Glee (11/29/11)
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Release Date: November 23, 2011
Studio: Disney
Director: James Bobin (The Flight of the Conchords, Da Ali G Show)
Starring: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, the voices of Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, and David Rudman (along with a bunch of cameos!)
Plot: On Vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brothers Gary (Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds.

To stage The Greatest Muppett Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million dollars needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary, and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their seperate ways.

Thoughts: I saw The Muppets earlier today and I’ll start off by saying that I was disappointed in it. I’m not a diehard Muppet fan, but I am a fan. This movie was such a love song to the past that I actually felt alienated because I wasn’t a diehard fan. It was like one long inside joke that I wasn’t a part of. And unlike Pixar’s movies or flicks like Shrek that are made for kids but can be enjoyed by adults, The Muppets is aimed directly at kids and was almost work to sit through. Don’t get me wrong, I did not hate The Muppets. The parts of the movie that actually focused on them was enjoyable and there were a lot of laughs and smiles to be had. The big problem was that the film took too long to get us to the actual Muppets that we came to see, and even still there was too much focus on the human characters and the newest muppet Walter. I usually love both Jason Segel and Amy Adams, but their characters and story just did not work here. They were more distracting than anything else.

If you have kids, I recommend you taking them to see this. The same goes for if you are a huge fan of The Muppet Show. If you are a passing fan like me, wait and watch this on Blu-Ray or Cable.

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Posted on November 25th, 2011 by Spark | Comments Off on A Contest that could take you places!
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ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Have you ever turned on the SyFy Channel on a lazy Sunday morning to watch one of those creature features it airs so regularly? Did you start watching it and realized it was much more horrible then the old Roger Corman z-movies? Did you make it to the end and find that a production company called “The Asylum” or “The Global Asylum” was behind it? Did you go onto there website and find that they specialize in mockbusters and creature a vs creature b movies?

Well, Zombie Apocalypse aired on the channel and was a The Asylum productio, but guess what, it wasn’t half bad. Really, it’s a standard zombie movie with survivors fighting there way to an island. It’s standard stuff and it had its one standard yesteryear star which was Ving Rhames. Ving plays the tough black dude role with very little emotion. He’s mean, he’s angry, and he gets to wield a chainsaw. This movie had decent effects for a Syfy film and it featured okay performances. The only thing that truly separates this film from other zombie films is the ZOMBIE TIGER at the end. Yes, that’s the big original twist and really, other than that, there’s nothing in this movie that you haven’t seen before.

This movie is better then the Day of the Dead remake (which also starred Ving Rhames) and other low budget zombie films, but it does not meet up to the standards of the great zombie films. In all honesty, this film is best viewed if you want to turn your brain off for 90 minutes and have some fun watching zombies eating humans. With that said, it’s better then the average SyFy film but don’t expect anything truly spectacular here.

**

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Guest post written by Ruthie Bilson.

This Thanksgiving is going to be especially special because this is my first Thanksgiving with my husband. We dated for a few years but his family lives so far away that we never got to spend a Thanksgiving together. That changes this year though!

I’m not what you would call a seasoned veteran of the kitchen, but I like to think that I’m not completely hopeless when it comes to cooking. I’ve been using our clear internet service to gather all sorts of classic recipes to fix for our Thanksgiving. We’re going to have our own little dinner on Thanksgiving night and are going over to my parents for lunch that day.

I really think that my delicious apple pie is going to be so great. I found the recipe online and it’s one of my favorite desserts so I knew that I had to fix it for our meal. I might even make another one for me to take to my parents’ Thanksgiving lunch. In my book, you can never really make enough apple pie for a family gathering.

Posted on November 22nd, 2011 by admin | Comments Off on Scrumptious apple pie for our first Thanksgiving together
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A VERY HAROLD AND KUMAR CHRISTMAS
This is a strong comedy, unfortunately, like The Hangover Part II, it weakens itself as being apart of a very strong franchise. It is hard to believe that neither John Cho, Kal Penn, or Neil Patrick Harris have been able to explode as silver screen stars. The film features some hilarious running jokes and will please fans of the series. However, the film drags on in places and the usually hilarious NPH appearance (though they do poke fun of his personal life in a great way) is a little too short as he barely factors into the film’s plot like he did in the other two films and is regulated to more an “extend cameo” role.

Needless to say I saw this sober (I don’t smoke) and it would probably be much funnier under the influence unlike the other films, which were hilarious even if you were sober. Oh yeah, the 3D and Christmas settings were un-needed but I believe that’s part of the joke. All in all, this is one of the more solid comedies I’ve seen all year even if it’s weaker then Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Harold & Kumar Escape Guantanamo Bay.

***½

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Posted on November 22nd, 2011 by Quantum | Leave a Comment
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I know I’ve been talking about How I Met Your Mother a lot lately, but the show has been on its game week after week. The sitcom has a great balance of funny and touching real life moments with a cast that I want to be friends with. Tonight’s episode airs at 8pm on CBS; “Ted and Barney make a life-altering decision; and Robin tries to talk Lily and Marshall out of moving to Long Island.” It’ll be nice to see some action on my old stomping grounds, Long Island. I’ve said for a long time that I’d love to see the show shift focus from the City to Long Island. I can picture the cast and show growing into a more traditional sitcom and could this be a hint that they are moving in that direction?

What else is on tonight?

8PM

ABC: Dancing With the Stars (reality competition)
CBS: (8:30PM) 2 Broke Girls (comedies)
CW: Gossip Girl (drama)
FOX: Terra Nova (action drama)
NBC: The Sing-Off (reality competition)
LIFE: Undercover Christmas (TV movie)
VH1: Basketball Wives LA (reality)

9PM

ABC: You Deserve It (game show)
CBS: Two and Half Men/Mike & Molly (comedies)
CW: Hart of Dixie (drama)
FOX: House (medical Drama)
USA: WWE Monday Night Raw (wrestling)
A&E: Hoarders (docu)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (reality)

10PM

ABC: Castle (crime drama)
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 (crime drama)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams (news showcase)
A&E: Monster In-Law (reality)
FOOD: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (docu)
SYFY: Scare Tactics (prank)
TLC: Cake Boss (reality)

Posted on November 21st, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on TV Tonight: How I Met Your Mother (11/21/11)
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