‘The Rains of Castamere’ – Top 4 Lessons Learned

SPOILERS, SPOILERS AND MORE SPOILERS BELOW. JUST STOP NOW IF YOU AREN’T CAUGHT UP. After a brief hiatus and break from weekly recaps of Game of Thrones, I’m back for a more informal look at the big picture and important aspects from last week’s epic showdown at the “Red Wedding”. … Continue reading

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Is Simply Amazing (Spoiler free review)

Star Trek Into Darkness is a spectacular film and ride. It does exactly what it set out to do – entertain, drive the story and further develop the characters and relationships setup in Star Trek (2009). Director JJ Abrams seems to be developing an even better understanding of how to … Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ – Season 3, Ep. 7 – ‘The Bear and the Maiden Fair’ Recap and Review

This is G.R.R.M’s episode and that means one thing… SEX! As with previous seasons, sometimes HBO needs to go all in on a sex-centric episode in order to meet their season quota for breasts and butts. I expect the remaining three episodes will be filled with a significantly decreased amount … Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ – Season 5, Ep. 6 – ‘The Climb’ Recap and Review

Firstly – apologies for the delay in this recap. In the spirit of a true first world problems, I was in Hawaii the past two weeks and on a plane from Maui to Los Angeles when the show aired, then was exhausted from the overnight flight. I didn’t get to … Continue reading

‘Iron Man 3’ – A Dark Comedy Wrapped In An Action Film

Tony Stark is back for likely his final stand-alone film. All the major players also returned, however, Jon Favreau stepped away to allow Shane Black to direct. Black’s influence was almost immediately apparent in the darker comedic tone. Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is more sarcastic, although slightly more introspective. Suffering … Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ – Season 3, Ep. 5 – ‘Kissed by Fire’ Recap and Review

Wooooo boy, things are moving along swiftly! After last week’s climatic and epic ending, we had a bar set ridiculously high. Unfortunately, it was merely impossible to meet that criteria, but tonight’s episode was still pretty great. Dondarrion fights the Hound, loses, dies, and is brought back to life via … Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3, Ep. 4 – ‘And Now His Watch Is Ended’ Recap and Review

SPOILERS BELOW IF THAT WASN’T ALREADY OBVIOUS. HOLY CRAP! This season has been spectacular so far, but tonight’s episode was just freaking fantastic. We had more character revelations, just like the second episode of the season, and the motivations that they may inspire in our characters are likely to be … Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3, Ep. 3 – ‘Walk of Punishment’ Recap and Review

THERE ARE BLATANT AND CLEAR SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW. IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE EPISODE YET, COME BACK AND READ IT AFTERWARDS. “Walk of Punishment” pretty much covers the emotional ends of the Game of Thrones spectrum. Plenty of humor to start and finishes with a shocking ending. As Robb … Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3, Ep.2 – ‘Dark Wings, Dark Words’ – Recap and Review

After last week’s strong character episode, we’re catching up with the stories the show hasn’t covered yet. It’s another character episode this week, but this episode has one dominant theme – revelation. Our characters either realize a truth about themselves, reveal an important aspect of themselves, or in the case … Continue reading

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3, Ep. 1 – ‘Valar Dohaeris’ – Review

THERE ARE BLATANT AND CLEAR SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW. IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE SEASON THREE PREMIERE YET, COME BACK AND READ IT AFTERWARDS. It’s back! Game of Thrones returned tonight with a great premiere episode for season three. It’s hard to tell if I’m biased because I love the … Continue reading