Category Archives: TV

Jessica Jones Season Two Trailer #1 (2018) *Alias Investigations Re-Opens*

Jessica Jones Season 2 was filmed back-to-back with The Defenders, so it’s no surprise that it looks like it’ll be the next foray into the MCU/Netflix-verse.  Season one of the show stands right next to Daredevil’s first season as the best of the Netflix series, but it also used Jones’ most powerful storyline and only real villain in David Tenant’s Killgrave.  It looks like season two will find Jones questioning how she got her abilities and, if I were to venture a guess, drinking a lot and throwing people through walls.  How many doors will Alias Investigations go through in season two when Jessica Jones Season Two premieres on Netflix on March 8, 2018?
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My Favorite Scene: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 (2017) “Twin Suns” SPOILER WARNING

It began on a backwater planet with twin suns, and it was there that the decades-long duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul finally ended in Star Wars: Rebels Season 3.  (I slapped a spoiler warning on this and I meant it, so don’t come crying to me if you’re not up-to-date.)   Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 (2017) “Twin Suns” SPOILER WARNING

Denzel Washington’s 10 Best Movies

Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington and Tom Hanks are, in my mind, the two best actors of their generation.  Both started in TV, Hanks in comedy with Bosom Buddies, and Washington in drama on St. Elsewhere.  Where Hanks’ career has exceeded Washington’s is not in talent, it is in project selection.  Washington elevates anything he’s in, no matter how mediocre, but he’s unfortunately had stretches of his career where he’s picked projects way beneath his astounding talent level.  Lately, though, Washington has been on a roll balancing commercial successes like The Equalizer and The Magnificent Seven with astounding dramatic performances in films like Flight and Fences.  Like the best actors, there is no limit to what he can achieve if paired with the right cast, project, and director.  He can be eminently likable, intensely despicable, sympathetic, heroic, noble and fallen all with an ease that lulls the audience until he turns it up and he grabs the screen by the throat and sears a moment into your mind forever.  Glory, Philadelphia, The Hurricane, Flight, Fences, all of these films have moments that transcend what even great actors can do, and you realize that you’re watching someone whose work will be remembered as long as they’re showing films.  He’s that good, and he keeps getting better.  Washington is also a talented director, helming Antwone Fisher, The Great Debaters, and Fences
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My Favorite Scene: WKRP in Cincinnati Season One (1978) “Turkeys Away!”

I cannot believe it took me until year five of Killing Time to feature this during Thanksgiving week.  WKRP in Cincinnati was not a great sitcom (it would qualify as one today given the lowered standards) in an age of classic sitcoms, but it was a solid show.  It does, however, have one of the all-time best Thanksgiving moments in TV history.  The country’s most inept radio station decided to hold a turkey giveaway as part of a Thanksgiving promotion and the station manager decided to jazz it up by having the turkeys dropped from a helicopter onto the waiting crowd below.  Unfortunately for the manager, the crowd, and the turkeys….he was ignorant of a simple fact he learns (read below) by the end of the episode.  Happy Thanksgiving week, readers!

WKRP in Cincinnati

Every Lightsaber Duel From Star Wars: Clone Wars and Rebels!!!

So how bored are you at work this fine Monday?  A YouTube user by the name of James has put together a 90-minute mash-up of all the lightsaber duels from the six seasons of Star Wars: Clone Wars and the first two seasons of Star Wars: Rebels.  I’m kind of happy season three isn’t in here for people who haven’t caught up yet, because season three, for those not in the know, kills off probably the biggest character in SW canon that the animated series have been allowed to slay.  The fight choreography for the duels just keeps getting better as the series age.  My personal favorites are the duel between Maul, Savage Oppress and Emperor Palpatine, and-of course-the epic reunion duel between Ahsoka and Anakin (now Darth Vader) at the close of Rebels season two.  Chill out, check for your boss, and burn the rest of the work day watching lightsaber duels.  The Last Jedi is almost upon us!
Darth Maul vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Clone Wars