November 26th, 2014
A sequel by definition is unoriginal, so movie sequels already have one strike against them. Strike two comes from studios saddling them with unoriginal titles.
- Cars 2
- The Expendables 3
- Paranormal Activity 4
- Final Destination 5 (If they’re on the 5th film, then how final is this destination? Just saying.)
Humdrum titles like these do not instill audiences with confidence that the sequels themselves will be any good, though they are a great source for teaching kids how to count. The origins and motives for uncreative sequel titling are covered in the first part of this article, as is the case for creative sequel titling, so Analyze That…
Sequel-Title-Itis Part 1
…before you Analyze This.
November 25th, 2014
Previously on Once Upon a Time… Emma became fully aware how without training and control her magic could harm her loved ones. More specifically, the Snow Queen was able to manipulate Emma against her parents and in many respect her parents against her.
We saw what turned the once light magic that filled Ingrid, the Snow Queen’s heart into black magic, it was the isolation she felt from her sisters, and how Ingrid risked everything to protect her sisters from public scrutiny. Yet in the end it was the outside influence of the Duke of Wessleton, that penetrated the bond of sisterhood, that saw Ingrid into the urn, and her sister to the throne.
“ONCE UPON A TIME”
Lastly, Regina and Robin Hood’s love for one another could no longer be held back, but at what cost to Robin’s first love Maid Marion.
Read below for our recap and review of this weeks 2 part special of “Once Upon a Time.”
November 24th, 2014
Beyond the Marquee
New episode airs tonight!
Tune into Disney XD tonight to see the second part of a STAR WARS story arc which began with last week’s “Empire Day” episode. Follow the Rebels as they continue to fight in their struggles against the oppressive Empire! Read on for more!
November 21st, 2014
My wife and I usually watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. together, a series that she initially didn’t want to watch at all. Now, however, she’s so into it that she watched the newest episode without me. Without me, the person who got her into it in the first place! (Same thing happened with Lost, though the roles were reversed.)
I was laid up by a cold and/or allergies (the jury’s still out) and didn’t watch the show until the following day. Nevertheless I had a heads up as to what to expect due to my wife’s unprompted bedside dialog:
“How you feeling? Can I get you anything? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is really dark. Maybe too dark.”
The series is definitely dark, particularly of late, and episode #8 is no different. With a title like The Things we Bury, how could it not be? The title refers to physical burials involving dead bodies and a buried wishing well, plus emotional burials of past traumas, some involving said wishing well.
Most of this darkness stems from Grant “is he bad or good” Ward and his “Conjunction Junction, What’s your Dysfunction” family. He seems to want redemption, but he darkens so much in this episode that I join my wife in wondering — is he redeemable?
November 11th, 2014
Previously on Once Upon a Time… Emma and Elsa realized that the Snow Queens intention was to create a new family, with the two of them as her specially selected sisters.
“ONCE UPON A TIME”- The Snow Queen
Meanwhile, through Belle’s insecurities, in terms of her knowledge about the whereabout of Anna, Belle faces the truth by telling Elsa the truth about Anna.
Regina had demanded that Robin Hood keep her out of his life, so that he could fall back in love with his first true love, Maid Marion.
Lastly, there was a huge can of worms presented when Grand Papi told Anna that Gerda did have two older sisters and that they had been erased from the public record. When Anna pressed him why, he said that Ingrid and Helga had disappeared in the royal garden, and that they were never spoken of or heard of again.
Click ahead for our recap and review of this weeks latest episode of “Once Upon a Time.”