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New Posts: Fringe Reviews

In Blogs, TV on November 1, 2010 at 3:17 am

I’ll be doing Fringe reviews for The Signal starting with the next episode this week. I have a post up there to catch people up on what has been happening.


New Post: Doctor Who Reviews

In Blogs, TV on April 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I’ll be doing the reviews for Doctor Who at The Signal. My first, for the Series 5 premiere, is up.

This Week on TV

In TV on January 18, 2009 at 11:23 pm

A quick reminder that LOST is back on TV this Wednesday. On ABC in the States and now on A up here. 3 hours of crazy, confusing fun.

Also, I heard someone’s going to get a new job on Tuesday.

Why I Love This Show: The Border – The Season 2 Finale

In TV on December 22, 2008 at 11:03 pm

The Season 2 finale rocked. Hard.

Easily the most shocking last 10 minutes I’ve seen. Huge explosion. Unexpected death. And a final shot that can only be challenged by seeing Locke lying in the casket at the end of the season 4 of LOST.

Why has The Border not been picked up by a network in the US?

Just When You Thought PC Couldn’t Outdo Himself…

In Apple, TV, Windows on a Mac on October 19, 2008 at 8:26 pm

I though Apple would have to make a new series of ads after Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” ads. They were useless in making Vista seem better but they showed that Apple’s ads were missing some “real” humans.

And then this happened. I will never again doubt Apple’s ad agency. To all those working on “Get a Mac” ad, I salute you. You are all amazing.

Screw Obama vs McCain. The computer industry is where you’ll find the best attack ads.

Well, At Least we Got it, Right?

In Apple, iTunes/iPod, TV on July 23, 2008 at 6:34 pm

I’m really hating iTunes right now. Not only because of Apple but because of other parties involved.

-Let’s start off with Apple. Wouldn’t you know that Canada has laws that forbid Apple to sell Apps with anything but a credit card. Apparently the same rule applies for the 2.0 upgrade… despite the fact I was able to give them $20 using a iTunes Card in January for that upgrade. I’m just glad I knew this before buying a $50 card…

Yeah, I actually didn’t know. Fun.

-Now for Nickelodeon and/or YTV. I’ll admit it. I love Avatar : The Last Airbender. I bought Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD… before they came on iTunes for about half the price. But that’s not why I’m annoyed. The series just ended on Nick in the States but the final episodes are rolling into Canada right now through YTV. Unfortunately, none of the latest episodes are available at iTunes Canada. Not even the ones that already aired. And I missed them. Fun.

The Doctor has arrived in iTunes. You can download series 1 to 3 of the new Doctor Who. Well, you could if you lived in the States. Despite the fact that they fund the damn thing, neither CBC or BBC offer Who in Canada or the UK. So much for our tax dollars at work…

*sigh* And what do we get? American Gladiators. It seems that it’ll be joined soon by other MGM shows on iTunes Canada, with entries for Dead Like Me (which rocked) and In The Heat of The Night appreaing, although no shows are available as of yet. Well, at least we got something, right?

LOST: The Movie? Not Exactly.

In iTunes/iPod, TV on June 30, 2008 at 12:47 am

I said I wanted to. So I did. I turned the lights off, put my speakers at full volume and rented Cloverfield from iTunes. I told myself I had to watch it at least once since it was produced by J.J. Abrams : Mr. LOST himself. So how was it? Well let’s start off by putting it this way : The movie starts off by referring to the “Area formerly known as ‘Central Park.'” Yeah.

It’s a monster movie, the monster being known by its codename “Cloverfield.” But unlike what you might expect, it’s not about the monster. After watching you will still not know why it’s attacking New York, where it came from or even what happened to it. The movie is about a group of people trying to escape it, shown by the point of view of their video camera. It’s not a movie version of LOST, though, even if it takes some elements from it. You know nothing about the monster and, at the start, you only see it in a few frames. The characters were just having a good time at a party (much like enjoying a routine Sydney-LA flight) when all Hell breaks loose. Much like every week on LOST, the movie’s ending leaves you wondering. On the other hand, it lacks any mystery to develop. Cloverfield is simply shown to the audience after a while without any understanding as to what it is. And again, you’ll never know or be given any clues to know more. It’s just there so live with it, OK?

Regardless, the movie is enjoyable and worth renting (or buying, if you’re into that) but be warned : no one’s kidding about the camera work. I was able to stomach it, but then again, I wasn’t watching it on a big screen.

I whine a bit more about the movie and its predictable moments but it’s mildly spoiler-ish. To read it, just click on the link right here. Read the rest of this entry »

Why I Love This Show : The Gruen Transfer

In iTunes/iPod, TV on June 24, 2008 at 10:16 am

I spotted a link for this show, of all places, on the iTunes Canada homepage. This is odd since it’s an Autrailian show all about advertising. The host chats with four people from the ad industry about how ads work and what happens if they don’t. They even get people to make hilarious mock ads for simply unsellable stuff such as Baghdad holidays or whale meat. The show’s fun to watch and it’s free. That’s easy to sell, isn’t it? Check it out on the iTunes Podcast Directory. It’s rated M and is, as they say in an Ausie accent, ” not recommend for persons under 15 years.”

Oh, God! Stop! NO!

In TV on June 11, 2008 at 3:34 pm

What’s worse than CBC losing the Hockey Night in Canada theme? Having CTV buy it and hearing it on anything that isn’t HNiC? Yeah, that’s bad. I’ll probably feel sad inside whenever that happens. But there is worse. And Stephen Colbert made it happen. View the clip here (starting at about 3:32) and feel your Canadian heart die a little. 

It’s coming.

In Apple, iPhone, iTunes/iPod, Mac, TV on June 2, 2008 at 5:08 pm

It’s that time of year again. The time where you start counting the days not as weekdays, but as days before or after the Keynote. Yes, it’s WWDC time and this year should be fun. With 3G iPhones, the App Store, iPhone launches across the globe (Canada included), a new .Mac service, movies coming to iTunes on both sides of the Atlantic and whatever else Steve might have hidden in a pocket, an envelope or on a Mac, I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen.