Alright, kids- Happy New Year. I hope you had the best holiday seasons...whatever it is you all celebrate and I hope the upcoming year brings all the fun stuff you all care about.
Here are my opinions about the TV shows and Films I've given a crap about lately:
MONK- I'm SO sad that this show is over. I'm a fan of quirky detective shows, and this one had it all.
Appealing characters- hilarious antics and clever mysteries- I don't remember an episode where I felt disappointed. That includes the finale. LONG LIVE MONK! (Alright USA- let's focus on continuing to make Psych the great show it's always been.)
NBC's Community - In the wake of The Office (Yeah I know it's still on- but it stopped being funny two seasons ago.) and the slow start of the potentially funny Parks'n'Rec- A new show rose up and once again had me tuning in to Must-See TV. Set in a bargain basement community college, it's ensemble cast continuously borders the offensive and the absurd, yet managing to make it ALL hilarious, led by Joel McHale (The Soup) and the legendary Chevy Chase! Watch this show if you haven't already. It's great.
I'll mention only a few of the films that I've seen-
Where The Wild Things Are-
I'll have to agree that this isn't really a kid's movie. It's about how a kid expresses his anger and frustration in his head. After I saw the movie I read the book again, and I'll tell ya what- they really projected onto that script- cuz, I didn't catch ANY of that when I read it. (All...ten sentences) it's a good watch though. And for what they tried to do with it, I feel they succeeded.
The Final Destination-
Let's hope so. The previous installments GREATLY surpassed...I'm not gonna waste time on this crap.
In case you haven't already figured it out- I'm a huge nerd. Not huge in stature, just in how much of a nerd I am. And one of the things I'm nerdy about is Star Trek. In the shadow of disappointment cast by the Star Wars Prequels, and amidst my general dislike for things re-booted- I of course was apprehensive about JJ Abrams' take on Roddenberry's legacy- and ya know what? I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the faster pace- the slicker looks- the ridiculously good-looking stunt casts....I didn't care. I dig how they respected the established continuity while boldly justifying a new continuity. Kind of like Ultimate Star Trek...Live long and ...you get it.
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and Up
Of the two animated pics i did see- these were the bests. they were great. They had heart- great animation and hilarious stories. I always expect great things from Pixar (and they always deliver) and Sony Pictures, I'm not sure what else they've done, but CLOUDY was done by the brilliant creators of the totally underrated CLONE HIGH so I was on board from the beginning. Way better than the usual Dreamworks crap-pile (Kung Fu Panda excluded. that movie kicked ass.)
Alright I'm sick of typing so HAPPY NEW YEAR and I'll catch ya all later.