Trailer Time: Wish I Was Here (2014)

I have a huge soft spot for Zach Braff. I loved Scrubs until the MASH-like decline at the end and his directorial debut, Garden State with Natalie Portman had a huge impact on me. It was one of those convergences of your life experience and where you are colliding with a work of art and before you know it, you’re listening to the soundtrack for ten years.

This, written, directed and starred in by Braff looks like it could be heart-breakingly fantastic. I will watch anything Mandy Patinkin is in so I’d go on that alone. It also has his Scrubs brother Donald Faison, Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, Kate Hudson and the late James Avery among others. I’m onboard. Wish I Was Here opens nationwide on July 25, 2014.

Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman on The Late Show

Stephen Colbert has just signed a five-year deal to take over The Late Show when David Letterman retires next year. Said CBS President Les Moonves, “Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television. David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”

I don’t know why this never occurred to me, probably because I thought his contract with Comedy Central would preclude him, but this is perfect. It will be sad to lose the one-two punch of The Daily Show and Colbert Report, but he’s gone from a correspondent on the first to making the latter show every bit as good as the first. I think he’ll do a fantastic job. As a matter of fact, he’s the first in all these replacements whose show I would actually want to see. In a perfect world, he’d be going head-to-head with Conan for a generation, but this is a home run, CBS!

Killing Time – April 10, 2014

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 “Lost time is never found again.”
― Benjamin Franklin

I’ve been thinking about the site a lot this week (not only because maintaining it eats my free time like tasty snacks) and how different it is than what I had originally envisioned it being.  As it stands now, KT is a news site, more or less.  I’m doing journalism for the most part with some critical analysis thrown in for good measure.  And that’s all well and good.  I like being the guy who gets to tell you the cool thing I just heard.  Shorter pieces fit my schedule better.  I’m able to deliver 3-5 a day usually and this has varying degrees of success with the readers. Continue reading Killing Time – April 10, 2014

Trailer Time: How to Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer #3 PLUS New Poster (2014)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is THE animated film to anticipate this year with nothing coming out of Pixar or Disney.  The trailers have been nothing short of gorgeous, jaw-dropping animation.  New poster out to day for the film.  It opens in theaters June 13, 2014, and How to Train Your Dragon 3 is already scheduled for 2016.
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Movie Review: Paranormal Activity – The Marked Ones (2014)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

I think I’ve made it clear here in the past that I’m not really a fan of horror as a genre.  The “horror” I do tend to like is psychological in nature and not slasher in nature.  The only horror franchise I have any interest in is Paranormal Activity and the first three installments scared me silly, plus they had a narrative, overarching plot that tied together neatly.  That frayed badly in the fourth installment which was dull and muddy on how thing fit together with this tapestry of creepy they’ve been building.  I was looking to PA: The Marked Ones, a spin-off from the main series (which returns at Halloween) to get us back on track.

We are not back on track. Continue reading Movie Review: Paranormal Activity – The Marked Ones (2014)