Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Review May15

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Review...

A recent transatlantic flight allowed me to catch four movies I have been meaning to watch. Thank you very much, United Airlines! Three of the four movies had sub-par reviews when there were initially released, so I hedged my expectations. But all three of them were exceeded expectations. Maybe the lesson here is to take reviews with a grain of salt (except reviews you read here at Tuesday Night Movies. Those are written in stone, digital stone). The first of the four movies was Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Despite wanting to see Anchorman 2 in the theater, it slipped past me, which is surprising because of how much I enjoyed the first movie. I don’t quote it as often as some of my friends, but I still think it and star Will Ferrell are great. Anchorman 2 was mostly good, but a little bit of a let down towards the end. My enjoyment of the movie was a bit uneven. I really liked the idea of the current 24 hour news cycle being the byproduct of Ron Burgundy and company. And I absolutely loved any scene involving Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig. Their two characters, Brick and Chani, stole the movie in my opinion. Any scene they were in had me laughing perhaps a bit too loudly for a crowded airplane. My absolute favorite scene in the entire movie occurred early on, when we catch up to see what’s new with Brick since Ron saw him last. There’s no scene in Anchorman 2 that captures the magic of Afternoon Delight from the first movie, but Brick’s eulogy at his own funeral might have been the closest Anchorman 2 got. I also really liked how much Ron’s son Walter emulated his dad. Whether it...

Orphan Black – S2E4 – Governed As It Were By Chance – Recap...

When last we left Clone Club, Sarah was in the midst of getting kidnapped by Men in Black (and made to drive his car) when a large truck came crashing into the passenger side. It turns out that truck was driven by none other than grizzly beefcake Cal. Sarah is okay but Men in Black appears to be dead. Cal wants to call the cops, but Sarah insists on no cops. Instead she decides to artfully hide the car with some tree branches. ‘Cause, sure, that looks like a totally natural car-shaped bush on the side of the road. Sarah tells Cal that she and Kira are going to leave, but Cal says he’s invested now and asks her to tell him what’s going on. Later we see the three of them take off in Cal’s camper. Back at Ranch Prolethean, we see Helena coming out of her sedative stupor. She’s still in her wedding dress and is clearly creeped out by the ring on her finger and her new, unasked for “family.” Still in her character shoes, we see Alison waking up after her disastrous musical performance with her arm in a sling. She then proceeds to throw up. When someone walks into her room, she thinks she’s in the DYAD Institute and demands to see Dr. Leekie. But, as it turns out, Alison is somewhere much worse: rehab. Back at Ranch Prolethean, Art is taking photos from the outside while, inside, one of Big Love’s wives tells him that she doesn’t think he should’ve brought Helena there. In the camper, Sarah tells Cal that Men In Black is working for a corporation. Cal asks her if she’s scamming corporations now.  She has Men In Black’s phone and gets a text from Rachel...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 19 May14

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 19...

Billy and Dave preview and give their picks for new comic books coming out on Wednesday, 5/14/14. Dave has reached Forever Evil in his Justice League reread. Will he catch up before Forever Evil ends? Billy talks about his marathon Superior Spider-Man session on a transatlantic flight. The guys discuss their thoughts on the new Comixology app following Comixology’s buyout by Amazon. http://ia902502.us.archive.org/35/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode19/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Orphan Black – S2E2 – Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion – Recap...

Welcome to my v-e-r-y late recap* of Episode 2, Season 2 of Orphan Black, wherein we find out that Mrs. S. puts both Ss in badass and Felix coins the term #cloneclub much to the delight of BBC America’s social media manager. The show starts off by confirming that evil Eastern European clone Helena is definitely alive before switching to a meeting between Sarah, Art and Felix as they try to figure out how to get Kira back. Felix has managed to procure new clone phones with plastic neon green covers and somewhere some Etsy shop is reaping the benefits of Clone Club’s first rule of Clone Club: matching phone covers at all times. Just then, Kira happens to call Felix, Art tracks the call, and Art and Sarah are off to Kira’s presumed location. By the way, does anyone else want the opening credits to have Tatiana Maslany’s name repeated 8 times? The woman deserves it! We cut to an expository scene establishing that the religious Prolethean group (of which Helena is a part) is planning something sinister on a farm somewhere. Then we see Alison doing her best impression of Holly Golightly at Aynsley’s funeral, where all of her fellow Pleasantville soccer moms loudly gossip about “her nerve” in showing up. To recap, they don’t know that Alison was actually at the scene of Aynsley’s death, only that she slept with Aynsley’s husband. As Alison and her family are getting ready to leave the funeral, Alison catches a glance of husband Donnie’s phone and realizes—he’s actually her monitor, not Aynsley after all. Whoops. At Dr. Leekie’s lab, Cosima and Delphine are being welcomed into the fold and both vowing that they are not colluding with Sarah. “I just want to make crazy...

Game of Thrones – S4E4 – Oathkeeper – Recap...

Hi everyone and welcome back to Tuesday Night Movies’s recaps of Game of Thrones. Sorry for the delay between entries. I was vacationing in Portugal and Spain, and am now playing a bit of catch up. In this recap, you can expect to find SPOILERS for this episode and previous episodes, but no SPOILERS of future events. I haven’t read the books. If you have read the books, I simply ask that you please keep any spoilers of future events in the show to yourself. Thanks! SPOILERS for Oathkeeper follow after this photo of Littlefinger sitting atop the Iron Throne. The episode begins with the captain of the Unsullied (Grey One? Grey Worm?) being tutored in Westerosi as a Second Language from Dany’s Executive Assistant/Head Fly Girl. I get the feeling that despite him being a eunuch, he’s hot for teacher. After his tutoring session ends, he leads a team of Unsullied into a union meeting held by the local slave chapter. Things aren’t going well for the “Let’s revolt” side until Dany’s men drop bags and bags of swords at the slaves’ feet. It’s amazing how bags of swords can sway a vote. After the successful slave revolt, Dany decides to match the number of children the slave masters nailed to mile posts with the slave masters themselves. Why did the slave masters nail those children to the posts in the first place? Was it to show Dany how little they considered the slaves? To show her their strength as masters? As a warning as to what they’d do to her? Wow, Dany standing atop the temple surveying her new city looks like History Channel level CGI. What’s up with that, HBO? Jaime, aka Westeros’s first Cyborg, is training with Best Line Bronn....

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast 18...

Special guest host Nick fills in for Dave this week on the Tuesday Night Comics Podcast. Billy and Nick discuss new comic books being released on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, their anticipation of IDW’s Jack Kirby Artist Edition, and Nick gives a spoiler-free review of Amazing Spider-Man 2. http://ia601301.us.archive.org/27/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode18/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Image Comics Humble Bundle...

Image Comics is currently running a Humble Bundle sale to raise money for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Pay what you want and receive DRM-free digital copies of East of West Vol. 1, Fatale Vol. 1, Lazarus Vol. 1 and Morning Glories Vol. 1.   If you donate more than the average donation amount ($9.62 at the time of this writing), you can also get Saga Vol. 1, Revival Vol. 1 and Chew Vol. 1. And if you’re feeling extra generous, donate $15 or more dollars to unlock all the above, plus The Walking Dead Vol.1 and the newly released The Walking Dead Vol. 20! That’s 48 comics in total for only 15 bucks!! This is way to get some truly excellent comics at a low price and help raise money for a worthy charity. Win-Win! Click here to head to the Image Humble Bundle Sale. UPDATE: Image has added more books to the Humble Bundle! If you donate above the average donation, you will also receive Saga Vol. 2 and Manhattan Projects Vol. 1!...