CT’s First Anniversary – Year in Review: Reviews

As we celebrate our first anniversary we are taking a look back at our 10 biggest hits in Features, Reviews and News. Next up is Reviews! (Warning: Some spoilers from Season 2 of Game Of Thrones below).

1. ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’: A Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need

“While the film adaptation highlights the book’s important themes and may inspire viewers, especially kids, it also falls back on trite Hollywood conventions.”

2. America Isn’t a Country; It’s a Business. So Pay Me, Motherfucker: ‘Killing Them Softly,’

“While it will no doubt be frustrating to some, the screenplay doesn’t really have a structure; it’s a film told in short vignettes, with dialogue exchanges ranging from the subject of prostitution to stealing and smuggling pure bred dogs to Florida in order to make a profit (and to possibly engage in sexual acts with said pure bred dogs en route).”

3. Nothing To See Here: ‘The Watch’

“In the back of my mind, I was hoping to relive the same kind of joy that Ghostbusters brought to me as child (and still does today), but I quickly realized that The Watch is simply another good idea executed poorly that wasted both its talent and budget.”

4. Rewind: ‘Arrested Development’ – ‘Top Banana’

“While G.O.B. is the most irresponsible, immature, and the least intelligent of his siblings, his family’s lack of respect for him has likely locked him in this state of arrested development. G.O.B never received the emotional support people need to mature.”

5. ‘Game of Thrones’ – Season 2, Ep. 3 – ‘What Is Dead May Never Die’ Review

“Game of Thrones continues its excellent run. The directors and writers have a wonderful feel for translating Martin’s words to screen. The show is worthy of feature films, but HBO has given the audience the perfect translation. As the story advances, it’s even more clear that this season in particular could spell doom for anyone on screen.”

6. ‘Game of Thrones’ – Season 2, Ep. 8 – ‘The Prince of Winterfell’ – Review and Recap

“Its pains me to say that this brave, honest, noble, and truly kingly man is unlikely to survive this story. It just doesn’t seem likely given the way these types of characters exist within this story. And that just sucks.”

7. ‘Game Of Thrones’ – Season 2, Ep. 1 – ‘The North Remembers’ Review

“It’s clear that despite the heavy underpinnings of fantasy drama that’s inherent to the series, Season Two is lighter in tone, even humorous. Humor is a welcome addition to a show that at times is so steeped in treachery, it’s almost frustrating.”

8. Shakespeare in the Model Home: ‘Arrested Development’ Rewind: ‘Marta Complex’

“We all know how the Michael/Marta story eventually plays out (and if you don’t, you don’t know a lot about TV. Also, where were you a decade ago?). In the end, Michael loses the beautiful Colombian woman and is stuck with his family—a rather un-Shakespearian ending in which no one gets married or commits suicide.”

9. ‘Game of Thrones’ – Season 2, Ep. 7 – ‘A Man Without Honor’ – Review and Recap

“Robb is a true and compassionate king. If this tells me anything, it’s that Robb’s compassion doesn’t bode will for him in the long run—Martin seems to enjoy killing off the noble.”

10. ‘Game of Thrones’ – Season 2, Episode 6 – ‘The Old Gods and the New’: Review and Recap

“Theon then beheads Rodrik – but not well. In fact it is horrifically violent and poorly done, taking four-to-five cuts and a kick to complete the job. Pretty much sums up Theon doesn’t it?”

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