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ER “When Night Meets Day”

This past weekend, I was watching ER‘s season 9 episode 21, “When Night Meets Day.”

What I really liked about this episode is how it doesn’t follow the traditional chronological timeline of a TV show episode.  The episode cuts back and forth between the day shift and the night shift.  What I really liked was how the spliced everything together, which made the emergency room scenes even more intense.

X-Men Apocalypse Movie Review

Probably the biggest draw to watch X-Men: Apocalypse was Olivia Munn.  After all, I feel in love with Munn’s fast talking, smart and sexy economist-TV anchor combo in The Newsroom.  There was the extra attraction of seeing Sophie Turner in a role besides the one she’s held in Game of Thrones since 2011.

Yet, the latest installment of the X-Men movies wasn’t as fulfilling as I was hoping.

The story of an ‘ancient’ mutant coming back to life to the period in which this installment was exciting just for the fact that we got to see how Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Scott Summers/Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) ended up joining the X-Men prior to the 2000 movie.  We also got to see some of the character development of Scott becoming the rule follower we all knew, the love interest between Scott and Jean bud, a glimpse of how Wolverine escaped, and how Professor X lost his hair.

There where the usual explosions thrown in there, some Magneto conflict, and of course a huge fight towards the end.  In other words: the usual recipe for an action movie with a few other minor themes thrown in to help round out the movie.

Movies like this, I believe, rely on the series name as well as well-known actors to bring in an audience.  Also, The Avengers movie, it’s prequels and sequels have made it hard for superhero movies to be a hit now.  That’s probably another reason why I didn’t enjoy the movie.

Here’s the biggest problem though: it is harder to keep a film series going after a certain point.  In the case of the X-Men series, the 2006 movie was an initial ending of the original trilogy.  Yet, when X-Men: First Class was released, opened up new possibly leading up to 2006.  And X-Men: Days of Future Past also enables the studio that owns the rights to the films to continue the series past 2006 with the original X-Men movie cast.

I will admit, this was my favorite scene:

 

What I liked about this scene is that it ties in the simulation room we saw in the X-MenThe Last Stand and the training session we saw in First Class.

X-Men: Apocalypse‘s story line was probably chosen just as the next logical story in the X-Men universe.  We’ll have to wait to see what the next X-Men movie has in store for us.

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The Official Gilmore Girls Trailer

The official Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life trailer has hit folks:

Here’s what everyone atwitter about so far:

  • Why is Kirk at a Friday night dinner
  • Why is there a pig running through town
  • IS EMILY WEARING JEANS AND A T-SHIRT?
  • Why is this Rory’s time to be rootless?  [Seriously, in the series finale, she was an embed on the Obama campaign]
  • Is Rory no longer doing journalism; cause don’t forget folks, she wanted to be the next Christiane Amanpour
  • Is Lorelei in therapy
  • WHY IS EMILY WEARING JEANS AND A T-SHIRT
  • Is Rory or Paris teaching at Chilton (my bet would be Rory)
  • Which guy is Rory with and is Logan working in London again?
  • WHERE DID EMILY BUY JEANS AND A T-SHIRT FROM
  • Are Lorelei and Luke together, and is that why we saw Lorelei hiking?

Clearly, we got a ton of info in a 2 minute 20 some second video, but what else would you expect from a clip for this show.  After all, for an average script for a typical hour long show is 55 to 60 pages, where as Gilmore Girls script ran 70 to 80 pages due to the fast pace talking.

We’re getting Gilmored Again

Possibly one of the greatest things is happening this November: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the LIfe.  It’s been, like, nine and a half years since the original series ended.  The reboot then is a treat best served after Friday night dinner at the Gilmore’s.

For those of you who are fans of the series, here’s a 2 minute featurette just for you:

Now that we’ve relived a few of our favorite moments, and got to hear what some of the actors of the show think, here’s what we know about the series on Netflix.

There will four 90 minute episodes.  Each episode will take place during one of the seasons and in this order: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

Thankfully, if there is an Easter Egg hunt this year planned by Kirk, we know he has learned his lesson:

You asked. He answered. Kind of. Dear Kirk Volume #1 is now available at townofstarshollow.org/updates.

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We know from IMDB’s page for the show, that pretty much all of our favorite characters are back, including all three of Rory’s love interests.  Yet, the following Instagram has people wondering if Lorelai is pregnant or if Rory is pregnant.

Pop-Tart appetizers to hold us over 'till the pizza comes. And one apple.

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Personally, I’m hoping that we’ll have some more Babette and Miss Patty scenes like this: After all, these two ladies do have a way of entertaining us.

Granted, we’ll only have four episodes of Friday night dinners:

After all, we all know Friday night’s alright for fighting.  Granted, with Edward Hermann’s death being written into the show for his character Richard, I’m sure that’ll be brought up during a Friday night dinner.

Granted, I’m sure like the original series, there’ll be some PG-13 moments:

And with Amy Sherman-Palladion – the wonderful woman responsible for the series – writing these four episodes will, they will be some of the most amazing things out there.

The movie design of the Power Rangers as covered by Entertainment Weekly.

Power Rangers Movie Reboot

One of the movies I’m personally looking forward to coming out in 2017 is the reboot of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  The reboot, Power Rangers, isn’t going to resemble the 1993-96 TV series nor the 1995 movie.

For those of you who haven’t watched the trailer, check it out:

Some of the things we know, so far, as curated by Screen Rant is as follows

These Rangers aren’t the first
The movie design of the Power Rangers as covered by Entertainment Weekly.

The movie design of the Power Rangers as covered by Entertainment Weekly.

In the trailer for the movie, it is inferred that Rita Repulsa has killed at least one ranger prior to the movie.

A darker, more serious yet fun film

Some are comparing the remake as a bit darker version of the original movie and TV series.  Between the costumes -Rita Repulsa’s is creepier, right? – and the more thriller movie based music, it doesn’t look like the same old Power Rangers  I grew up with.

I’m fine with this, cause it seems like the script has brought in elements of The Breakfast Club in the movie.

Stand alone from canon

For anyone who has seen the series knows that the show followed one story arc from the first season through Power Rangers in Space.  After the final episode of Power Rangers in Space aired, each of the following season/series followed it’s own.

In this case, the movie is acting as a complete reboot.  Which will give the studio that owns the film enough room for possible sequels, which are planned.

Jason & Kimberly Love story…at at least a kiss

As we saw in the teaser trailer, Jason and Kimberly share a kiss.  Considering this is a reboot, and there’s no Tommy in the picture, there is no surprise that there is some room for the writers to have fun with the story line, right?