Sunday, September 30, 2012

Doctor Who In Review: The Angels Take Manhattan

The midseason finale of Doctor Who is everything the other episodes in this season weren't and that's good.

This was everything that Doctor Who should be.

It kept you on the edge of you seat with your heart racing.

It also was "The Ponds" last episode.

Now, I know many people didn't like these companions, though I'm not sure why? Maybe it is because everyone wants The Doctor to have a companion that's more a girlfriend than a traveling companion. Whatever the reason, for me, I loved The Ponds and I loved Donna Noble, because they weren't all madly in love with The Doctor. They loved him, but they didn't want to sleep with him.

That said, I loved Amy and Rory's love for each other. It stood the test of time, many times.

I still loved Rory more than Amy, but I'm a girl...and hey, it was nice to see The Doctor with a male companion that wasn't

1. An idiot

2. Gay.

Not that I minded Captain Jack...I loved him and I miss him an Ianto like crazy...but its the "I want to bed The Doctor" thing that annoyed me with the previous seasons be it Rose, Martha or Jack Harkness.

Oh and note to the writers Rory was a freakin' nurse, he couldn't be that much of an idiot. I don't know why they talked down his profession in the show. Its a rather important job. (I don't know about the UK but in the US it is a pretty good paying job and hard work)

But back to the episode. I loved River in this one...she felt more likable than she was before. I also like that she said she would travel with him again, but the Tardis only needs 1 psychopath inside it! So maybe that Pond will be back again sometime. She is the Doctor's wife after all.

The Angels returned to their super scary bad ass selves in this one...And OMG baby Weeping Angels!!! Scarier than the big ones.

I'm seriously not going to any cemeteries in the near future!

I'm not going to give any spoilers for the end. (At least not directly)

But I am going to say this....Mr. Moffat you are a cruel and heartless man and I think I don't like you anymore. I may, in fact, like Uncle Rusty a bit better after this one...and The Doctor..I hate ENDINGS!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

When Cute Guys Wear Bad Clothes

I love David Tennant. He's a doll baby, and he can get away with wearing just about anything, no matter how ridiculous.

He's lucky that way.

However there are some outfits that are unforgivably bad. They make you wonder, who decided it was ok to be photographed in this. (Especially since it is a promo type shot and not a paparazzi shot)

This is one of those outfits!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Doctor Who In Review: Power Of Three

Last night's episode gave us a glimpse of The Doctor dealing with Pond Life and an alien invasion of the most boring kind.

It didn't really make for a super exciting episode, but  it did help set the scene for The Ponds departure which is really sad.

I think they are possibly the first companions that you see really consider leaving The Doctor at least in this way and you see how they manage their time with The Doctor and at home. More so than with the other companions in the new series, you got the idea of how long they were gone when they were living "Doctor Life."

To me the episode was dull, because the boxes took so long before they actually did something. I was almost as bored as the Doctor on a few occasions. (I think I might have nodded off 20 minutes in for a few)

Overall this episode is just another disappointment for me. There are three great actors and they are being utilized so poorly.

Oh and story arc? This one is so bleh....

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Doctor Who In Review: A Town Called Mercy

Episode three of Series 7 is A Town Called Mercy. After last week's episode, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was frankly very depressed with Dinosaurs On A Spaceship.

This episode was pretty depressing too, but it did give us some insight on The Doctor.

He's 1200 years old now. Dang! I wonder what year it really is on Earth!

For the most part, I enjoyed the Wild West plot and I liked Jax and the comparisons they make between him and The Doctor. They are very much alike, even in the crimes that Jax committed. I also like seeing the Doctor as more flawed, losing patience and ready to make sacrifices that you normally wouldn't see from him. I like that Amy brings out the good that's in him.

Again, I found too much death in this episode, and seeing The Doctor with a gun, wasn't right before and it still doesn't feel right now. It isn't who he is.

The ending was nice, better than Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.

So far, this series has had too much drama and not enough fun for me. The Doctor is getting to be a bit too serious and I think that is a bad thing. Matt Smith certainly could carry some more comic scripts and lord knows there needs to be something more amusing here...if we're going to recycle not to great aliens, why not bring back the adipose, at least they were cute!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Doctor Who In Review: Dinosaurs On A Spaceship

Episode 2 in the new series of Doctor Who is Dinosaurs On A Spaceship. It features Nefertiti and Riddel along with Amy, Rory and Rory's Dad.

This episode puts me on the fence. I liked it up to a point but then something happened that spoiled.

I'm probably the only person who can be turned off an episode because of one scene, but that happened to me here.

I was really enjoying this one, because it wasn't about evil aliens, though the plot reminded me a bit of Voyage of The Damned in some ways. I get tired of the same old same old. How many times can the Doctor defeat the Daleks, The Cybermen and The Weeping Angels?

What bothered me so much?

It involved the Triceratops.

That truly pissed me off and put me off the entire episode. I also didn't like the foreshadowing of what may happen to at least one of the Ponds.

I like that they know that their time with the Doctor is coming to an end..but the thought of either of them dying, (in Rory's case, AGAIN) well it just breaks my heart. I really feel attached to these two as companions.

There were things that I did like about this episode. The dinosaur for one...until that moment! Grrr. I loved Nefertiti! She was badass! And Rory's dad really helped you fall in love more with Rory.

So what did you think of the episode?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Movie Review: The Lorax

Blurb: The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually spectacular adventure from the creators of Despicable Me! Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. Featuring the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, and Betty White, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is filled with hilarious fun for everyone!
Buy: Amazon

Review:  The Lorax is one of the Dr Seuss books that I didn't read as a kid. Go figure, but the movie looked so amazing that I had to rent it, and I wasn't disappointed.

Like most Seuss specials and films it is full of fun music and a good message.

Ted is a young boy (voiced by Zac Effron) who will do anything for Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift) including hunting down a real live tree!.

See in Thneedville, there are no trees. Things are super modern and there is no need. There are artificial ones that do so much more. Hey, they go spring summer autumn winter and DISCO!

But like many things it is more than just a cute movie about a boy trying to impress the girl. When Ted finds The Once-ler he learns why there are no more trees. How greed can spoil everything and how lies shouldn't be the only way to make money.

The Lorax is a lovable curmudgeon as we see when he tries to persuade a young Once-ler not to spoil the forest.

The star of the show is Ted's granny (voiced by Betty White). How can Betty not steal the show? 

The movie had a great message for kids and parents alike. The animation was stunning. Even without glasses you can see the 3-D in the film. Everything is so vivid and well, just gorgeous. A must see for kids and parents!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Doctor Who In Review: Asylum Of The Daleks

Asylum of the Daleks was a pretty great way to bring back The Doctor after a long absence. Sept 1 from Christmas 2011 is a pretty long wait.

Daleks are the best alien to have The Doctor face. His oldest and most fierce enemy.

And they trick him.


But first, for those of you that haven't watched, I suggest you go to Youtube and watch the 5 minute clips of Pond Life, because that will help part of the Amy/Rory story make sense to you.

So now without giving away too much in regards to spoilers, for anyone that hasn't had a chance to watch.

Let's talk about the Daleks.

1. The Daleks that ship The Doctor/Amy/Rory off to the Asylum look like candy! Chocolate covered marshmallow Daleks! Tasty!

2. The Daleks weren't as kick assy as they usually are. I find it odd that a character that is so evil only gets a one episode story for 11, but when it was Tennant's Doctor they took up 2 and 3 episodes.

3. I loved how the dead Dalek's came back to life.

Now onto other things.

1. New companion is seen, though we aren't quite sure if it is going to be her as she is now...or if some timey wimey business will occur.

2. Amy and Rory seem to have taken on a life of their own. The Pond Life stuff really made me wish they had a show of their own, because they are so darn sweet together, plus Arthur Darvill rocks my world.

3. OMG all those Daleks. Nightmare time!

4. When did Dalek's start assimilating people like the Cybermen and erm..the Borgs on Trek?

5. Making them forget was awesome..I wonder if that will play a part in the series down the road.

6. I love the repetition of Doctor Who that we've been seeing in so many of the episodes.

Overall, I thought it was a strong episode. Lots of emotional drama for The Ponds. The Dalek's could have been more menacing, but still a good way to bring the show back! I have to say I love Matt Smith's Doctor, especially as the companions aren't trying to hump his leg at every turn like Rose Tyler.