Saturday, December 26, 2015

Jessica Jones 1.06

AKA You're a Winner!

- Luke Cage returns, needs help finding someone
- in the end Jessica is forced to reveal that she killed his wife
- Interesting developments in the original case involving Hope and Jeri; abortion; jail house violence; salvaging fetal material
- Killgrave moves into Jessica's childhood home
- No Patsy Walker
- still enjoying it; still doesn't feel too long

Friday, December 18, 2015

Jessica Jones 1.05

AKA The Sandwich Saved Me

- still good, still dark
- nice use of flashbacks as exposition
- I didn't really think their attempt to kidnap Killgrave would be successful, way too early in the season for that
- loved the moment when the episode title enters the story; it was probably the only light moment, I had to laugh
- David Tenant is chilling

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Jessica Jones 1.04

AKA 99 Friends

- still not perfect but I really liked this episode
- big focus on Jessica's paranoia about Killgrave
- the cop comes back, looks like he may be a future love interest for Patsy Walker, or maybe he will get killed
- support groups
- someone tries to kill Jessica, completely unrelated to Killgrave but ties back to something that happened in the 1st episode
- freaky scene with little girl who was under Killgrave's control
- no Killgrave or Luke Cage

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Jessica Jones 1.03

AKA It's Called Whiskey

- Still enjoying it but Daredevil set a level of expectations when it comes to the fight scenes that this show has yet to rise up to
- the other major problem is with the Luke/Jessica relationship; it just feels as if they are going through the motions but I just ain't feeling it
- favorite moment was when I finally made the connection that Jessica's friend Trish is none other than Patsy Walker (aka Hellcat in the comics); blew me away, can't wait to see what they do with her
- really liked the scene where Jessica trails the cop to the apartment where Killgrave is staying and the confrontation that follows
- I also like how they are slowly revealing Jessica's past; in this episode its the reveal that Killgrave made her kill Luke's wife/girlfriend
- I'm still digging it and still watching, hard to say overall how it compares to DD at this point
- David Tenant is great; also like the whole story with the firl from episode 1 who is now in prison for killing her parents

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Jessica Jones 1.02

AKA Crush Syndrome

- not quite as dark but still on the dark side
- Luke Cage: both how he was introduced (ep 1) and his controntations with Jessica in this episode seem a little forced; his acting isn't quite doing it for me but I'm curious to see how the relationship evolves and is portrayed
- the meeting with the former bus driver who is missing both kidneys taken by Killgrave
- the tension: really starting to feel like Killgrave could strike at any time
- last two scenes: (1) introduction of Killgrave, don't see his face, just hear his voice; lives up to his reputation; (2) last meeting between Cage and Jessica; him laying his cards on the table

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

- murky for much of the movie; 3-D?
- pacing was kind of nuts; too much happening too quickly for me to get emotionally invested in it
- too gimmicky
- too much joking around, I expected something a little more serious; every scene involved jokes and wisecracks
- lacking in balance
- I would have preferred a movie that was more tightly focused and didn't have quite so wide a scope
- I was confused for much of the movie if there even was a plot
- it might have worked if these characters had been previously established, like the Avengers
- overall if was just too fast, everything happened way too fast

Friday, November 20, 2015

Jessica Jones 1.01

AKA Ladies Night

- dark, powerful
- not great but still there is a lot here that I like
- use of PTSD; hallucinations
- the ending: everything is good and then it isn't; she starts to run and then she turns and decides to stand her ground
- very impressive

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Star Wars: Clone Wars 2.03

Children of the Force

- Cad Bane lives! escapes! kidnaps children with Jedi potential
- captured by the Jedi; tortured by Jedi; leads them to __________
- Anakin goes to see Palpatine
- Cad Bane escapes
- Holocron and children recovered
- How is it that Palpatine is able to get away with it?
- Anakin's impatience is frustrating for me to watch
- where is it all leading?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Star Wars: Clone Wars 2.02

Cargo of Doom

- Cad Bane has the holocron and the memory crystal
- Jedi master tortured to death
- Anakin Skywalker uses walkers in space for an attack on Separatist ship
- Cad Bane wants to unlock the Holocron and knows that he needs a jedi to get the job done
- Anakin wants to recover the Holocronand rescue Jedi Master Bolla Ropal
- Bane more successful that Skywalker; what happened to Bane? Disguised as clone trooper?