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Review: The Day of the Doctor a.k.a. Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, or Three Steven Moffat Stunts That Disappointed Some Fans

A nod to the classics.


After a long hiatus, the Doctor is back. This time, it's not just Matt Smith's Eleven. He'll be joined by David Tennant's Ten and John Hurt's… uh, Eight-point-five? Because it's Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, that's why.

John Hurt wouldn't even be here if Christopher Eccleston said yes.


Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. IMAX

The Hunger Games on YouTube


Like most proper trilogies, the second installment is usually the best.

Vanity Fair via Mediaite
Usually with the best hairstyles.


Heads Up Battle. Anti-Camcording Ads: Wally & Jose v. John & Randy

Camcording: not one of the best portmanteaus ever created. Somehow, combining the words "camera" and "recording" makes it sound redundant.

In the Philippines, anti-camcording ads are shown in cinemas, and because they are played alongside movie trailers, they cannot afford to be preachy, or else they lose the audience's interest and the ad campaign would have failed. So to drive the message home, they have to resort to comedy.

Now let's review the two anti-camcording ads, and discuss both their strengths and their weaknesses.


Micro: The Vampire Diaries. Season 5. Episode 6: "Handle With Care"

You've got to be kidding me.

Good fucking gracious! Nina Dobrev is playing three doppelgangers now—one a little bitchier than the other and the next one. The original one, Amarra, is a bit more gutsy, though, because of her overwhelming desire to be human and to die. She's a little croo-croo though. Props to Nina!

Best one-liner episode so far, too. 


Review: Thor: The Dark World


Frankly, I'm not at all excited about any upcoming Marvel Studios release... with the exception of The Infinity Gauntlet. Allow me to explain.

The film version better be this colourful.


Micro: Hello Ladies. Episode 5: "Pool Party"


Why we should feel sorry for Stuart Pritchard:
He is just naturally awkward. His ridiculous height isn't helping either. The saddest thing, though, is getting locked out of your own party. Yes, this is probably the saddest episode so far.

I think I've had a similar experience before.


Micro: The Originals. Episode 6: "Fruit of the Poisoned Tree"

It doesn't fall far from its branch.

And we're back to the vampires' war, sans the witches hogging the spotlight of the story; the humans take that spot in this episode. Sing it with me: "I can see clearly now, the rain is gone..." Okay, the poem "A Poisoned Tree" maybe says it all better.

Two of Joseph Morgan's fine points: 1) his voice; 2) his accent.

But this is an episode to show Elijah's greatness.

Watch, little brother, and learn.


Micro: The Vampire Diaries. Season 5. Episode 5: "Monster's Ball"

James Dean, I get. Henry VIII... um, maybe just for the man-cleavage.

Yes, they also have those kinds of parties in that college. Har.

So, Silas is human/witch now? Did he really need to drink all of the cure (Katherine's blood) to be human again? But Elena survived Klaus in Season 2, so I'm not surprised Katherine made it through Silas. I wonder if another Stefan/Silas look-a-like shows up before the season ends. Please don't tell me Aaron (the new college guy, who's not too hot, but mysterious and cryptic) has a doppelganger, too.

"My bad taste in men has affected my choice of jewelry."


Micro: The Originals. Episode 5: "Sinners and Saints"

It's complicated.

It's time for a twist, and so comes the reveal of the backstory of "a witch in New Orleans is conspiring against Klaus..."—and we find out (through stories and flashbacks) that it's really about the witches' harvest and reaping ceremony, and how that all that ties to Marcel and the vampires, and also to Father Kieran and his niece and nephew, Cami and her twin brother. And not too long ago, I should add; just eight months prior.

Sophie got to enjoy a little of the bad boy.


Micro: The Vampire Diaries. Season 5. Episode 4: "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

Something tells me Bonnie's not going to stay dead for long.

This show really does funerals so well that they can just pull it off even without having a body to bury. Kidding aside, this is Bonnie's funeral, as the gang discovers her fate after she brings Jeremy back to life. Please do not make Jeremy her translator all throughout the season!

Even with Tyler, the gang's getting smaller. And where's Stefan? 


Review: This Is the End

Columbia/Mandate/Point Grey

Sorry to disagree with some of you, but while the premise of This Is the End may seem good on paper and in box office returns, in reality, it really isn’t.

The poster says it all.


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