13 items from 2013
They say never meet your idols, and I can appreciate the underlying wisdom in that, though it has always struck me as being a bit of a joyless and dour belief. Definitely a very British one, as well.
Statements like this tend to make my hackles rise. I know within my heart of hearts that even if my hero spat on my shoe, stole my girlfriend and then drop-kicked me into moving traffic, I would still rather take the chance than fear that they would not live up to my expectations. I don’t mind my bubble being burst every now and again, and – more to the point – what if “they” are wrong? What if by some stratospheric twist of fate the person you have revered for countless years actually proves to be every bit the legend you believed he or she was all along?
Following the Metallica: Through The »
- Mike Willoughby
No matter what you might think of their music now (pretty tepid), there's no denying that Metallica have always thought big and loud. And while at first glance the idea of them doing a 3D concert movie might seem a bit odd, it actually does fit their longtime goal of illustrating bold visions through their music. But does "Metallica: Through The Never" actually look good? Well, not really, but certainly there has been so expense spared. Slighty reminiscent of Led Zeppelin's "The Song Remains The Same" (though we doubt Lars Ulrich will go down in a hail of bullets), in mixing fantasy with concert footage, the movie finds Dane DeHaan playing Trip, a roadie sent on an urgent mission during a live sold out arena show for Metallica. But he winds up getting caught up in the apocalypse? A Stanley Cup riot? At either rate, if you ever wondering, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
20,000 Days on Earth, a documentary about the singer by the artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, creates a fictionalised 24 hours in his life in which he watches Scarface with his 12-year-old sons and drives Ray Winstone along Brighton seafront
I am sitting in a small estate car, which is tailing a black 1980s Jaguar Xj, in which Nick Cave is pretending to chauffeur Ray Winstone along Brighton seafront, eavesdropping on their conversation via a listening device. They are supposed to be discussing the transformative possibilities offered a rock star as opposed to those offered an actor – Cave has previously expressed the opinion that, unlike an actor, a rock star can never truly remove the mask they have created for themselves, even when offstage – but the conversation seems to have gone slightly off-piste. It has shifted from Cave's early career in Melbourne ("You never wrote a song on the beach? But you're an Australian! »
- Alexis Petridis
Review Billy Grifter 25 Apr 2013 - 07:30
Billy wishes the lights would go out in Revolution, but they stubbornly remain on. Here's his review of the latest episode...
This review contains spoilers.
It's a great title, The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, or it might have been had the lights been on in the first place. That said, I did notice a change this week, with Revolution moving from the mostly stupid to the generally boring.
What the writers of Revolution are entirely rubbish at doing is adding a plot element in that doesn't have an obvious use. That's well demonstrated by the appearance of the knife early in this one, where you know once Miles picks it up, and announces it's his, that it will end up killing someone before we're done. Once the story is told a few minutes »
Review Billy Grifter 10 Apr 2013 - 11:18
Billy actually finds parts of this week's Revolution to enjoy, though admittedly, they're few and far between...
This review contains spoilers.
In an oddly disconcerting way, there were small parts of this episode I liked, mostly because they focused on character interaction, and not highly improbably sword fights. I'll talk about them later, but first the writers have their first serious stab at explaining the loss of power, and come up very short indeed.
Electricity doesn't work because bad people have designed nano-robots, which only have two modes, one of which is to absorb power, and the other is to replicate. It doesn't take much analysis to realise that virus-sized machines couldn't absorb much power, even if there were 'quadrillions', and the laws of energy conservation mean that they'd have to convert it into heat or light, which we've not seen. »
Directed by John F. Showalter
Airs Mondays at 10 pm (Et) on NBC
“What’s a boyband?” — Jason
Every now and then, Revolution offers a reminder that this is a world unfamiliar to us. Miles, Rachel, and Aaron may know our existence in 2013, but the world has changed immeasurably.
This is the future, one where tiny robots with devastating power permeate the air. Yet for all the science-fiction elements, the plot is still very much driven by the oldest of dramatic tensions, that within and between families.
The inter- and intra-family dynamics are the most pronounced they’ve been to date. Save for a brief firefight and a brief sojourn to Monroe HQ, we spend our time here with various combinations of the Mathesons and Nevilles.
Miles and Rachel are battling for Charlie’s affections, »
- Kris Holt
The cause of the blackout, it’s an answer we’ve all been waiting for since Revolution’s premiere - and "The Song Remains the Same" provided it.
The Virus Flynn unleashed on the terrorist encampment is to blame, as these tiny, self-replicating devices float in the air and only absorb electricity. It’s slightly disconcerting that an answer of such magnitude wasn’t treated with any kind of grandeur, but the reveal was also indicative of Revolution as a series: instead of posing supposed answers that are really just masked questions, actual answers are given. It’s a refreshing take on the usual genre staples.
It turns out the biggest story was just how much everyone hates Neville. It’s, chilling just how far Tom is willing to go to save his own hide. He’s okay using Jason’s feelings toward his mother against him and it’s »
- email@example.com (Nick McHatton)
Last week on Revolution, Team Charlie gained a new member and Randall put power back in Monroe's hands. In tonight's thirteenth episode, "The Song Remains the Same", Rachel finally reveals the cause of the black-out and leaves on a dangerous mission to restore power to the world. But why would Rachel abandon Charlie again? Read on to find out what revelations the Revolution writers have in store for us this week. »
Review Billy Grifter 3 Apr 2013 - 11:00
This review contains spoilers.
The opening scene of Ghosts sums up where Revolution is in the greater scheme of things. The cast stand around burying the plot point known as 'Danny' knowing that they're just as expendable. There isn't any emotion because he never really made it to character status, and so they just pay their respect by making the blank expression previously copyrighted by Tracy Spiridakos.
From this point onwards it degenerates into the same story we've seen at least eight times where they split up and go to meet people who aren't expecting them, and whom they've upset in the past, only to ask for their help.
This week the annoyed previous acquaintance was the really competent actor, Malik Yoba, who I personally »
New Revolution episode 13,season 1 intense spoilers & clips hit the net. Last night,NBC dropped the new spoilers and sneak peek,clip (below) for their upcoming "Revolution" episode 13 of season 1. The episode is titled, "The Song Remains The Same," and it appears that it will be quite intense and intriguing as Miles gets passionate with Rachel,the crew captures Captain Neville,and more. In the new ""The Song Remains The Same" episode, Neville will end up, facing major danger and hard choices. As Monroe doubts his loyalty, he will disown his own son ,Jason, and gets captured by Miles. Rachel and Charlie will start to slowly patch up their relationship only to be pulled apart again as Rachel suddenly has to embark on a quest to restore the power and her self-respect. Rachel will have to make a dangerous journey to the Mysterious Tower as it holds her only chance at redemption. »
Sneak Peek new images and footage from the action drama series "Revolution" and the episode "The Song Remains The Same", airing April 8, 2013 on NBC, starring Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito, David Lyons, Jd Pardo, Billy Burke, and Elizabeth Mitchell:
"...'Neville' (Esposito) faces danger and hard choices as 'Monroe' (Lyons) doubts his loyalty, disowning his son 'Jason' (Pardo) and getting captured by 'Miles' (Burke).
"'Rachel' (Mitchell) and 'Charlie' (Spiridakos) begin slowly patching their relationship only to be pulled apart again as Rachel suddenly embarks on a quest to restore the power and her self-respect.
"She must make a dangerous journey to the mysterious 'Tower' as it holds her only chance at redemption..."
- Michael Stevens
New Revolution episode 13,season 1 official spoilers,plotline revealed by NBC. Recently, NBC revealed the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Revolution" episode 13 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "The Song Remains The Same," and it sounds like it'll be pretty interesting as Rachel and Charlie try to patch up their relationship,Rachel takes off for the Mysterious Tower,and more. In the new,13th episode press release, Neville will face danger and hard choices. As Monroe doubts his loyalty, he is going to disown his son ,Jason, and gets captured by Miles. Rachel and Charlie will begin slowly patching up their relationship only to be pulled apart again as Rachel suddenly embarks on a quest to restore the power and her self-respect. Rachel is going to have to make a dangerous journey to the Mysterious Tower as it holds her only chance at redemption. Actors Zak Orth, Daniella Alonso, »
Back story! Angst! Time travel! Creative and grotesque ways to take down super-powerful demons! Tonight’s episode of Supernatural had it all, harking back to fan-favorite episodes like “In the Beginning” and “The Song Remains the Same” that brought Sam and Dean face-to-face with younger versions of their parents.
Spoiler Alert: Read no further if you haven’t seen the Jan. 30 episode, “As Time Goes By,” and if you want to stay away from teases about the rest of season 8.
“As Time Goes By” took us to the past with some new back story about John Winchester and his father, »
- Emily Rome
13 items from 2013
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