Tonight’s episode of “The Walking Dead” had a ton going on in it. Some good, some bad, but all of it super intriguing.
Dale is dead and the group is trying to press forward which is proving a bit more difficult than it should be. Not only is the group’s glue gone, but seemingly so is its plan for the future. Tonight’s “The Walking Dead” uses that to set the basis of confusion for the entire episode.
Apple beginning to see things in 1080p, but they’ll need to provide more to convert physical media fans
Yesterday’s announcement of the new iPad was big news with the technorati. The best news to come out of Apple’s new product announcement, though? They’re bringing 1080p to their customers.
This is a new video column I plan on doing on a weekly basis, and maybe even more than once a week depending on the quality of YouTube awesomeness available. But, it’s called It Came From YouTube! and it’s to showcase videos I find funny, interesting and downright entertaining.
I’m a big fan of commentary tracks. I like hearing the filmmakers and actors discuss the rhyme and reason behind scenes and the such. Currently, I’m going through the special features on the “Game of Thrones” season one Blu-ray, and this little bit of commentary from the third episode is a real gem. Listen to Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) sing the show’s opening theme:
Ah heck yeah.
Ridley Scott owns a piece of my science-fiction loving heart. “Blade Runner” and “Alien” are two of my favorite films of the genre. And although I wasn’t a huge fan of some of Scott’s most recent offerings (“Robin Hood,” “Kingdom of Heaven“), I am beyond stoked for his upcoming “Prometheus.”
Scott’s going to debut a new trailer for it at WonderCon in Anaheim, Calif., and once that’s done it’ll be available online for all to see.
A guy in Michigan is suing his local AMC theater because they said “no way” to him bringing in his own snacks. The plaintiff, Joshua Thompson, said he decided to forgo the theater’s concession prices in favor of saving some money.
I’ll make this brief: “Terra Nova” was an ambitious television show that had a lot going for it, especially Steven Spielberg, who was a producer for the show. But, to be perfectly honest, the show was never really any good. At all. And there was nothing Spielberg could do to save it.
It’s no surprise Fox canceled it after one season, especially since Fox is dedicating itself to more lucid dramas like “Touch.” And calling “Touch” lucid is a magnificent stretch.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room first: They killed off Dale! What?!
Dale was a great character, fueled by some fantastic (mostly) acting by Jeffrey DeMunn. So seeing him go out in the fashion he did is both sad and upsetting. I’m not upset with the writers, I’m just bummed to see Dale go. He’s such a great character in the comics, and I was hoping to see his and Andrea’s relationship happen (in the comics, they become a couple). Alas… It will not be, unless the writers are pulling our legs with some lame “nightmare” stunt. But that’s not the case, since the preview for next episode shows his funeral.
Above all else, Dale was the voice of reason. He held unpopular views, but even unpopular views need to be heard out. The group lacks a moral compass now, and it’ll be interesting to see who will fill that void, if anyone. The group might not realize it now, but they’re lost without Dale. And his death will make for an interesting continuation of the series.
I’m going to miss Dale.
With that said…
My usual reaction to celebrity deaths is “meh.” I don’t know why, exactly, but maybe it’s because the celebrities people make a big deal about are the ones who usually did themselves in.
But this morning, I read on CNN about a celebrity not many people have heard of, and how he died yesterday. I know it’s contradictory to call Ralph McQuarrie a celebrity, yet also say not many people have heard of him. Thing is, millions of people have seen his work and likely just didn’t know it.
The “Harry Potter” films are cherished by many people. And those people have spent millions on just about anything Harry Potter, from fake wands to LEGO merchandise. So what’s another $350?
That’s how much the preorder for the upcoming “Harry Potter” Blu-ray collection is currently going for on Amazon. Sure, it’s 31 discs (yes, 31) but it comes in a pretty cool collector’s box. It’s worth it, right?