House of Cards: Thoughts on Season 2

House-of-Cards-Season-2-Poster.jpg[1]Kevin Spacey and crew return for another season of Netflix’s original series House of Cards.  All 13 episodes of Season 2 were released on Valentine’s Day.  It took me a little less than a week to finally get into them, and a little less than 3 days to get through them all.  I’m going to do this review Spoiler Free to the best of my ability.

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Arrested Development, Season 4

arrested-development-season-4-poster-2In an uncharacteristic change of pace… I think I’m going to be able to pull off this review, Spoiler Free*!

*Freedom isn’t free.  There is one spoiler in this review… and it’s not really a spoiler, so much as a mention of the fact that a specific running gag that does not show up in the new season.

Arrested Development‘s long, long, long, awaited fourth season was released as an exclusive title to Netflix’s streaming service Sunday.  15 all new episodes, varying in length from 30-40 minutes.  If you haven’t heard of Arrested Development, stop what you’re doing right now… right now and go watch it.  Start at the beginning.

Don’t worry.  I’ll wait for you.

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Review Grab Bag (3-28-13)

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Time for another Review Grab Bag, full of stuff I just  don’t have 2000+ words to describe.  This month, we’ve got Envelope-pushing TV, Envelope-Pushing Streaming Video, an abomination of a toy from 1991, and a young adult novel about teens kidnapped by super-villains who are then forced to become super-villains. Now that’s variety, ladies and gentlemen.

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Mongolian Death Worm (2010)

mongolian-death-worm-1I’m pretty sure there’s something wrong with me.  There are dozens, possibly dozens of dozens–which I guess would be grosses–of movies I haven’t seen, but have access to.  I’ve been really interested in watching LooperEquilibrium, and I don’t even know how many other titles lately.  But did I watch any of them?  Nope.

Instead of popping in the copies of those movies into my Blu-Ray player, I chose to stay at the computer, and run through Netflix’s streaming offering for the first time in a few weeks.  I saw a bunch of movies I’ve been interested in, and a few series, including the exclusive House of Cards series…  but did I watch any of them?  Nope.

Because there’s something wrong with me, I’m telling you.  In the recently added section, staring me in the face was Mongolian Death Worm.  I’d never heard of it.  We don’t get SyFy ’round these parts.  But since there’s something fundamentally wrong with the way my brain fires, I overlooked over a dozen movies, and a dozen shows I’ve been waiting and wanting to watch… and I put on Mongolian Fucking Death Worm.

I went into this movie with three expectations:

  1. It would be hilariously bad.
  2. It would look hilariously like shit.
  3. It would be an unabashed rip off of Tremors.

I was right about one thing.  It’s an unabashed rip off of Tremors.

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