05 July 2011

Why the fuck did I even watch this movie?

That... that "Las Vegas that looks like Reno with Poker Face and Tik-Tok" scene was fucking stupid. The Grover here? I would've guessed he'd know the most about god matters (that bribing the boatman scene? shit!) but noooo... he knows next to nothing. Annabeth? What a waste of airtime. She was next to useless. Percy? Well, at least you can act but the naivete that I loved from the book was GONE.

The only things I'm happy about are Melina Kanakaredes, Sean Bean, and Rosario Dawson. Everything else can suck it.

I should've stayed with the book.

The first one, "The Lightning Thief" is a pretty good book.

Here's a sign where you can tell that I am enjoying a book:

I love Mythology. VERY MUCH. I know a lot about it and when pop culture references them in books, TV shows, and/or movies, I want it to be faithful and consistent. With the movie "Clash of the Titans", apart from Sam Worthington, the EPIC deviation from the mythology of Io turned me the fuck off. I was so uninterested for the remainder of the movie. (And if you watched it, you'll know that they reveal who Io is in the first 30 minutes of the movie.)

The Percy Jackson books depend a lot on Greek mythology. After all "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" - Percy being a demigod and all. There's a camp where all the children of the gods go to train and stuff. There were kids of Poseidon (Percy himself), Hermes, Aphrodite, Zeus (but she died), and... Athena.

But you see... Athena never had a lover. Athena Parthenos. Virgin Athena. Hephaestus attempted to rape her but he failed in that and impregnating her. Yet in the first Percy book, one of his best friends is the daughter of Athena. And I didn't even gripe about that!

So there you go. It's a good book!

[The movie, however, is a piece of horse shit.]

Okay, I'm done nerding out.

… is seriously fucked up.

Let's face it, Glee Season 1 back nine sucked major ass. The season finale, "Journey" was decent enough to save face. Was I expecting much from the Season 2 Pilot? Not really.

Three new people: Shannon Beiste (Dot Jones), Sunshine Corazon (Charice), and Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet). SRSLY? Chord?! When I first heard about it, I thought it was his character name. And I thought, "Glee's off the deep end. Eh." He looks like a taller and blonder Justin Bieber. A taller twin brother. Charice is... well, Charice. [I voted for her during that kid talent search; the name escapes me right now.] Dot Jones plays the new football coach, replacing Cho - er, I mean Ken Tanaka. Oh man, she's 6'3".

Josh Sussman (Jacob Ben Israel) opens the episode interviewing the characters. Best part was "Did you know that there's a forum on my blog that's begging you to stop rapping?" Eh, Mr. Shue... exactly. Rachel/Lea (eh, I don't know where the line is anymore) is as obnoxious as ever. I seriously do not know anybody like her in real life -- if people tell you you're annoying, shouldn't you at the very least tone it down? I get all the "I don't care what people say" and all but when it starts to drive the persons you're closest to away? I like the Tina/Mike twist very much. They look so cute together. And I'm not just saying that because they're both Asian. Brittany's comeback one-liner came up short. In fact, ALL of her one-liners in this episode were meah. "... I was lost in the sewers"? "Stop the violence"? "Actually, I wanted to touch her breasts"? WTF. Not funny. What happened to the male duck?

I did laugh the fuck out at this one-liner:
"I've never had any balls in my mouth. Do you?" from Sam Evans. PERFECTION. And the looks on Finn's and Artie's faces. I had to pause and just giggle. And I find it cute that Artie's term of endearment for Tina is "woman". Haha, and mega "aww...." towards the end when he was watching Tina and Mike dance. :'(

Speaking of Sam Evans - dude, his real name is more interesting than his character name - Bieber doppelganger can saaang. "Billionaire" is... look at Puck's facial expression and that's what I thought. No disrespect to the Glee dudes but FINALLY someone who can legit sing and sing well. (Mark Salling + Guitar = FUCKING HAWT.) Charice, as we all know, can sing her face off. I was talking to a friend on YM while we were both watching and here's what she had to say:

"As a Pinay [Filipino - female slang], I am having secondhand satisfaction watching Sunshine upstage Rachel."

And upstage, she did. Although WTF is that weird sorta choreography Sunshine was doing during "Listen"? Other than that, Charice held up well. And oh, Rachel? "Listen" was written specifically for the movie adaptation of Dreamgirls so shut the fuck up.

The other songs: "Empire State of Mind" and "Telephone". I don't have much to say about that apart from TOURIST SHIRTS FTW! XD And yes, that look/moment between Finn and Biebs was a wee bit slashy.

"What I Did for Love" is absolutely the WRONG song to close the episode with. Especially with her singing it right after Finn voices out her real intentions of keeping Sunshine off of glee club. It came across as conflicting. Finn said that everyone knows that Rachel did it for herself and she admitted to that. Then she goes on to sing "But I won't regret what I did for love"? Love for whom? Herself? I wouldn't put it past her. And her excuse was rather shallow, dear Glee writers. "I don't want other people coming between our family, messing up our closeness" or something to that effect. Remember, you're short ONE member. Without him/her you won't be able to qualify for Nationals. So she'd rather protect her spot in the light instead of helping her fellow gleeks reach Nationals. Girl, "the gift was ours to borrow"... and now, it's gone.

Overall, the pilot episode was so-so. Typical Glee episode. I was left so confused by the ending.

Britney Spears episode is coming next and I feel no shame in saying how EXCITED I am for that.

13 April 2011

  • Aahhh! Group date with co-workers lol. And I want Garcia’s dress! I love the girls’ makeup.
  • OMG that voice over about horror movies.
  • The only thing missing in that first murder scene is the Psycho theme song.
  • REID! WHAT EVEN IS THAT TWIRL YOU DID?! (Wait… so he was 14 when he was in CalTech, which is about 15-20 minutes away from where I live lol. Was he in a dorm? Did Diana stay with him?)
  • Er, the iPhone 4 has a front-facing camera. It could’ve saved your life there, girlie. And dude, that’s the future Dexter right there. Reid, Nokia N70 FTW!
  • Uh… is this Scream?
  • And yes, another dead unsub.
  • Dear Ashley Seaver/Rachel Nichols, your voice and bland line delivery reminds me of Quinn Fabray/Dianna Agron.

06 April 2011

  • Episode, y u quote, “I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye” five seconds in to the episode? ;__;
  • The episode title was almost insignificant.
  • I love how Rossi says “Strauss”. LMAO.
  • Garcia talking to Hotch. Making him smile. =D
  • After all these years, Reid is still using a Nokia N70.
  • Wasn’t Reid extra pretty in this episode?
  • Seaver was like, WRONG in almost everything she said. WTF. I think she was only right once… that the date means something to only the unsub.
  • Remember what I said about Morgan conversations? That last one with Hotch, “Where do you go?” Ah, such a moment.

16 March 2011

Proud of you, sir! :)

[I kind of prefer his treatment of Mosley Lane (5x16) better but this episode was pretty awesome too. Action, suspense, drama… what I liked the most was the pacing.]

Spoilers ahead.

My favorite part would have to be Garcia’s voice mail. JFC, I teared up. That’s what I love the most about Garcia. She fucking cares and she doesn’t hold back on her love. Also, Rossi putting the pressure on Seaver.

I kind of wanted more JJ. It was great to see her back commandeering the screen but I wish she had more screen time. (I just want her back, period. They need a proper media liaison… not that anybody’s doing a bad job. There was balance when JJ was around.) And oh, thank you for not forgetting JJ’s ring! I’m a sucker for continuity. Reid playing the little brother of the team was an awesome moment.

The one thing that did not impress me AT ALL was the ending. I saw that a million light years away. It was pretty obvious that they will go that direction. From all the hints TPTB gave towards keeping options open if Paget wants to come back and keeping Ian Doyle alive? As much as I love Prentiss, I would’ve killed her off. Same with Doyle. Put a period on it. That way, the show can go back to their usual unsub hunting ways. Have the loss of Prentiss (had she died for real) as a stressor. Now, they have that AND Doyle still at large to worry about. And maybe Declan’s (love that name) existence/involvement, too. This storyline might be just a means to an end so I don’t know, let’s see how this pans out.

If Prentiss were to come back… they could show her in a car shadowing Declan. Or finally killing that SOB Doyle. Either would be awesome, don’t you think? :)