Dear Mr Hastings [CEO of Netflix],
House of Cards is a show defined by polarity. At times, the individually brilliant pieces that constitute it manage to click together and deliver moments of audacious entertainment. Elsewhere, however, the gleaming machinery of plot and character hiding just beneath …
SPOILER WARNING for all of Sherlock so far.
Well, that was quite the ending, wasn’t it? Just when you thought John and Sherlock had parted, when all was seemingly lost…Moriarty turns up to reunite everyone. It was an ending that no one saw coming, and one that’s going to take a lot of explaining. Fortunately, we have at least a year before the next series starts, so we’ve got plenty of time to hypothesise. Here are three theories for how Moriarty survived his suicide at the end of Series 2.
Red Dwarf is returning and I’m excited! This unique UK sci-fi sitcom has pleasured me for hours with it’s slapstick and stomach cramp inducing one-liners. The first episode ‘The End‘ first aired in the UK in 1988 and is set to return for it’s tenth series in September this year with six new episodes.
The first episode is set sometime in the late 22nd century, an on-board radiation leak of cadmium II kills everyone except for low-ranking technician Dave Lister, who is in suspended animation at the time, and his pregnant cat, Frankenstein, who is safely sealed in the cargo hold. Following the accident, the ship’s computer Holly keeps Lister in stasis until the background radiation dies down – a process that takes three million years. Lister therefore emerges as the last human being in the universe – but not alone on-board the ship. His former bunkmate and immediate superior Arnold Judas Rimmer is resurrected by Holly as a hologram to keep Lister sane. At the same time, a creature known only as Cat is the last member on board of Felis sapiens, a race of humanoid felines that evolved in the ship’s hold from Lister’s cat, Frankenstein, and her kittens during the 3 million years that Lister was in stasis. – Wiki –
Red Dwarf’s co-creator, writer, director and executive producer Doug Naylor confirmed Red Dwarf X on April 10th 2011 at the Dimension Jump XVI convention. The four main characters; Rimmer, Lister, Cat and Kryten will once again be played by Chris Barris, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn. But as of writing this, there has been no news on whether Holly is set to return and who will play the insanely daft A.I.
Why in God’s name is Hollywood doing this to me? I used to love my childhood memories. Sitting around on Saturday morning, eating a big bowl of my favorite cereal, in charge of the remote because I the oldest (and the meanest) all the while allowing my mind to be shaped by animated characters. Now Hollywood has pretty much killed of all original ideas and has set its sights on those precious memories.
I used to watch Yogi Bear and the Smurfs and laugh at what I thought passed for jokes at that time. Now these are being made into live action movies. If they turn out to be as mentally scarring as the Marmaduke and Garfield movies, my childhood will be all but lost. Even a cartoon with a decent premise was messed up so badly that I literally left the theatre and kicked my car tires in frustration. (I’m looking at you, G.I. Joe)
What makes this memory-rape all the more painful is the fact that these evil bastards appear to be purposefully skipping some of the greatest cartoons of the 80’s. So, without further adieu, here is my list of the top three cartoons that should be given a live action treatment.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe