Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Image Revolution (2014)

directed by Patrick Meaney

Seven of the hottest creators at Marvel comics left in 1991 to form Image comics. The company was extremely popular and successful for the first few years but eventually sales started to slag and internal disputes threatened to tear the company apart. One of the original four left. He was later replaced by another hot creator.

Original Seven - Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Whilce Portacio

Replacement Partner - Robert Kirkman

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Orange Is the New Black 2.07

Comic Sans

Vee's plan to sell homemade cigarettes to the other inmates goes into operation. Everyone seems to be on board except for Poussey.

Black Cindy gets the backstory spotlight. She used to be a TSA security guard at the airport in Pittsburgh. She took advantage of her position and stole stuff from bags she inspected. She has a daughter, Monica, who thinks they are sisters. The exact crime that gets her locked up isn't shown but there are plenty of hints dropped.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Rick and Morty 3.05

The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy

Rick takes Jerry on an adventure. Morty put him up to it. They go to a resort (with an immortality field) on a distant planet. Jerry is approached by some aliens who want to kill Rick and want Jerry's help to get the job done. The plan hinges on Jerry getting Rick to go on the Whirly Dirly roller coaster with him.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Atlanta 2.02

Sportin' Waves

Alfred and Earn get taken, individually. Alfred goes to buy some more drugs to sell and gets robbed by the dealer.

The next day Earn and Alfred go to (what looks like) an internet start up that wants to help Paper Boi make money. It doesn't go well. Alfred isn't feeling it.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Cowboy Bebop 1.21

Boogie Woogie Feng Shui

The Bebop travels to Mars after Jet gets a message from Pao, an old acqaintance. He quickly finds out that Pao is dead. He goes to visit Pao's grave. He meets Meifa, Pao's teenage daughter. They are chased from the cemetery and around town by two men who start shooting at them.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

NewsRadio 3.11


Dave tells the others that they can leave early on Christmas Eve if they get all their work done. He ends up taking pity on some of them and let's them leave early even though their work isn't done.

Phil gets Beth to help him with a demo for a radio advertisement. They get the job but then things start to go sideways.

Not much to see here or maybe I just wasn't in the right mood.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Orange Is the New Black 2.06

You Also Have a Pizza

I watched the Valentine's Day episode 2 days after Valentine's Day. How serendipitous. There is a Valentine's Day party at the prison. It is organized by the kitchen staff.

Larry comes to see Piper. She's happy to see him. She wants to talk about when she gets out. He isn't overjoyed to see her or to chat. He tries talking to her about corruption at Litchfield. They get into a fight and he storms out.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas
Directed by Peyton Reed

Scott Lang (Rudd) has been under house arrest for a couple years, ever since the end of Captain America: Civil War. He has had no contact with Hope Van Dyne (Lilly) or Hank Pym (Douglas). He has just three days to go until his sentence of house arrest will be over when he has a dream about Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), Hope's mother.

Scott calls Hank Pym but no one answers. He leaves a message and then sits down to watch TV. He wakes up in a van with Hope. She is taking him to see Hank, her father. They want to know more about the dream he had. He tells them and they become convinced that Janet is still alive. They think that Janet placed a message in Scott's brain when he was in the Quantum Realm.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Rick and Morty 3.04

Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender

Rick and Morty receive a summons from the Vindicators, a team of intergalactic superheroes. Rick doesn't want to go but Morty insists. Rick sabotages everything by defeating the bad guy the night before they are supposed to deal with him. Rick also sets up some not-so-elaborate challenges for the team to deal with.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Atlanta 2.01

Alligator Man

Earn is on probation for some sort of minor drug related crime. Alfred is under house arrest. Darius and Alfred aren't on speaking terms, even though they are still sharing a house. Earn is about to get evicted from the storage unit where he lives. Aside from the storage unit I don't recall any of this stuff from the end of season 1.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Cowboy Bebop 1.20

Pierrot Le Fou

Spike becomes the target of a super-powered hit man after he stumbles across him just after he killed some mobsters. Spike just barely escapes. He is badly injured but that doesn't stop him from accepting a challenge from the hit man.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Phil Silvers Show 1.09

The Eating Contest

A prime opportunity to get back at Company A drops into Bilko's lap when Corporal Ed Honnegan (Fred Gwynne), an eating champion, is transferred into his platoon. Company A happily takes the bet before knowing who will be representing Company B. Bilko subsequently learns that Honnegan only became an eating champion after he got a Dear John letter from his girlfriend, while he was overseas. Honnegan has gotten over losing her and no longer has much of an appetite. Bilko has to scramble to figure out how to get Honnegan back into the right mood for the contest.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Orange Is the New Black 2.05

Low Self Esteem City

The plumbing in the bathroom that the Latinas use starts backing up. This leads to other problems. Caputo gets an outside plumber to come in and evaluate the situation. Figueroa gets angry when she finds out about it. Her husband is running for office and as far as she is concerned Litchfield doesn't have the money to fix the problem.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Atypical 2.10

Earnest Shackleton's Rules for Survival

Sam graduates from high school. He decides that he has to start acting independently of everyone including his family. This leads to some funny moments and a tragic one. Maybe tragic is putting it a bit too strongly but it does cause Sam to lose his cool.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Rick and Morty 3.03

Pickle Rick

Rick changes himself into a pickle to get out of going to family family therapy. Beth decides to leaves him at home, and not help him change back into a human. Rick winds up in the sewer, thanks to a cat and some rain. As a pickle he doesn't have any arms or legs but he manages to kill some roaches and then some rats and transform himself into one super deadly pickle.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

NewsRadio 3.10


Lisa is voted cutest reporter in New York. She gets angry that she received the award. Beth and Catherine get angry that they didn't receive that sort of recognition.

Bill goes on a tirade about rap music, once he hears some of the lyrics. The fact that Jimmy owns a label that distributes rap music doesn't dissuade Bill. He gets Matthew to write him a opinion piece that he reads on the air.

Jimmy makes a phone call and gets Chuck D (of Public Enemy) to appear on air with Bill, who immediately backs down from the rhetoric he was espousing.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Cowboy Bebop 1.19

Wild Horses

Spike runs into Doohan, an old friend after crashing on a planet. Doohan fixes up the Swordfish, Spike's ship.

The rest of the Bebop's crew are high above the planet trying to catch some Space Pirates. The pirates turn out to be a little more competent than Jet and Faye are expecting them to be. They take control's of Faye's ship and turn it on the Hammerhead, Jet's ship.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Phil Silvers Show 1.08

Mardi Gras

Doberman is selected to be the platoon's Mardi Grad king. He wants Joy Landers, a local woman from the right side of the tracks, to be his queen. Bilko sends Henshaw and Barbella to deliver the invitation to Miss Landers. She laughs in their faces. This angers Bilko. He hatches a plan to make her want to meet Doberman and be his queen.

A calypso group at a Chinese restaurant? This one stretched things a little too far for me. I got a chuckle or two but for the most part this episode was a little too old school for me. I didn't buy the quick turn around. It seemed much too far fetched and dated for me.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Orange is the New Black 2.04

A Whole Other Hole

Chapman starts reclaiming her belongings, things that were hers. They were left behind when she was thrown in the SHU. Somethings she takes when no one is looking. Other things she takes out of other inmates hands. She runs into a problem when she tries to get her blanket back from Big Boo.