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True Blood series finale: Bill never got to go to Six Flags (review plus spoilers)

August 25, 2014 Leave a comment

So in the end, Soookeh killed Beeeel. It was fitting that she did so, though I thought it was highly unfair that Bill felt she had to use her fairy power to do it for her sake. It’s who she was, why should she give it up? Makes life more interesting I’d say. I did get sad during their farewell, but then she staked him (sans Fairy power) and that was that. At least True Blood had the guts to go that far. So many series finales just leave things hanging. Put a stake in it and be done already!

I could have wished that somehow Sookie and Eric had kept up their dalliance, but evidently he wanted to appear in infomercials and she wanted to get pregnant with some man’s baby. Couldn’t even see the poor dude’s face, that’s how much he mattered to the story.

My favorite part:

Eric getting down

So it’s the end of the series. It had a lot of issues there towards the end, but was still escapist fun for me. I’m actually reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels since I hadn’t gotten around to them before, and I must say the first two made my time at the airport way more interesting last week. I look forward to continuing the series.

Bye, True Blood. It was fun.

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Movie review: Pacific Rim (spoilers possible) – oh, and a little True Blood (major spoiler)

July 21, 2013 2 comments

Believe it or not, I hadn’t made a trip to the movie theatre since spring. Yes, summer is the time for blockbusters, but until a couple of weeks ago there really wasn’t a flick I wanted to brave the large crowds to watch. Until, Pacific Rim.

If you’ve ever watched anime or even Godzilla, you’d get the “drift” of this movie very quickly. Large alien creatures (Kaiju) want to destroy the Earth, and large robots with human handlers (Jaegers) are created to fight them. Right there would be enough for me to watch this. Add the fact that Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) directed this movie, and I’m sold right then and there.

Pacific Rim is what Transformers was trying to be, but didn’t quite get there, in my humble opinion. I wonder how much better it would have been in del Toro’s capable hands instead of Michael Bay’s. Hmmm… food for thought.

Starring Idris Elba (Prometheus, Luther), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and of course, Ron Perlman (it is a del Toro flick after all), Pacific Rim is worth a 1st and even 2nd viewing at the theatre. I plan to watch it again very soon.

Here be major True Blood Spoilers! (below):

Robert Kuzinsky (Chuck Hansen) is currently starring in True Blood as Warlow/Ben. He’s the only half fae/half vampire that can hang out during the day. I know Sookie was promised to him long ago, but damn it, she should be with Eric! He’s kind of busy with the vampire killers, but at some point things will calm down again. Maybe next season.

What Maisie Knew – Official Trailer (and some Askars goodness)

March 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Alexander Skarsgard

As it will be a while before we see Eric Northman doing the dirty down in Bon Temps again, here is a trailer for Alexander Skarsgard’s new movie “What Maisie Knew”. It also stars Julianne Moore (always one of my favorites), and Steve Coogan.

What’s interesting about this film is it’s a modern adaptation of a Henry James novel. Ever read Portrait of a Lady? That’s the same guy. Sometimes  modern adaptations work (Clueless is one), and sometimes they don’t. I think this one will be one of the workable ones.

True Blood season finale sneak peeks

August 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Can’t wait until Sunday night! Eric needs to ditch Nora and get back with Soookeh (I’m saying it in Bill-speak). All will be right with the world then.

 

True Blood Panel at Comicon 2012 – possible spoilers and some hand walking

July 16, 2012 Leave a comment

I really wanted to go to this panel to bask in Askar’s wonderousness, but alas, already took my vacation time for the summer. My favorite part in the video was listening to Kristen Bauer (Pam) talk about how hard it was to do the scene when Eric releases Pam, because there’s genuine love behind their sometimes hateful relationship. I got pretty misty-eyed watching that scene last week also, so there’s that.

Least she gets to keep Fangtasia. It was cooler with Eric around, no doubt about it.

I wasn’t going to do this, but… here’s the Season 5 preview trailer from Comicon. Spoilers abound, so beware:

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The Number 1 reason to watch True Blood

June 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Ahem:

Alexander Skarsgard

I’m not overly fond of the black tank tops Eric Northman tends to wear, but man, he’s smooth no matter what. I’d say in the vampire universe he’s the top of the charts, followed by Gary Oldman *swoon*:

Gary Oldman as Dracula… excellent movie. Well, except for Keanu and Winona anyway.

I don’t know how she resists, for real. Do you?

I’m really enjoying the HBO Go app for the iPad and XBox 360. Some of the content goes back 10 years + to my old favorites. Full seasons of Sex and the City, The Sopranos, and comedy specials, unedited, all great things. It’s also cool to watch shows I missed the first time around, like the Generation Kill miniseries. Normally I’m not one for war shows, but this one is pretty decent. The creators of The Wire also made it, and Skarsgard starred in it before he got the part in True Blood. I swear, to hear him speak you’d be 100% convinced he is American instead of Swedish.

The story behind Generation Kill is pretty simple: a Rolling Stone reporter is embedded with a unit of the 1st Recon Marines during the first wave of the assault on Iraq in 2003. Generation Kill chronicles his experiences with the men, and not just the good times either. It’s not as harrowing to watch as Saving Private Ryan, but there are scenes of gore (come on, it’s HBO after all).

Sure, he’s amazing to look at, but homie’s got his acting skills down too. He ain’t just a pretty face and body 😉

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