Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Film Review - "Notorious"

A review of "Notorious" (the Hitchcock classic, not the recent biopic about the rapper) coming up after the jump:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Treme" - "I'll Fly Away"/Season in Review

Note: I've been watching season 1 of "Treme" on DVD over the past week or so. Here are my rather lengthy thoughts on the season finale as well as the season as a whole.

Spoilers for the entire first season of "Treme" after the jump:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Film Review - "Aliens"

Since this is a review of the sequel to "Alien", it will contain references to the events that took place in the earlier film. It does not contain any major spoilers for "Aliens", though. More after the jump:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Top 6 Screen Fathers

In honor of Father's Day tomorrow, I have compiled a list of my six favorite screen dads (three from TV, three from film). This is by no means a definitive list, and I left out plenty of great fathers. Click through to see it, and please feel free to mention your own favorite film and TV fathers in the comments.

Friday, June 17, 2011

"Friday Night Lights" Discussion Thread - "Gut Check"

No one commented on last week's post, but no matter: I'm still going to put them up in case any "FNL" fans watching on NBC happen to discover the blog and want to talk about the show's terrific stretch run. As always, I am here to discuss the show with anyone who wishes to.

This week's episode, "Gut Check", is just fantastic. Again, I'm not going to post spoilers here (that's what the comments are for if there are any takers), but just about everything in this installment worked. The storylines involving Coach, Vince, and Tami were my personal favorites.

Any thoughts?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Double Feature - "Election"/"Alien"

Note: The "Alien" review contains moderate spoilers. The "Election" one should be fine for everyone. Both reviews can be seen after the jump:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Review - "Passion" (Film of the 1994 Producion)

Note: This review contains a major spoiler regarding the conclusion of this show. I personally don't feel it will affect your enjoyment of it, but be warned. More after the jump:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

All Shows Ranked - Post-"Deadwood" Edition

Welcome to a new feature here at Screen Ramblings: my all-time TV show rankings. Every time I finish a series, I will place it on this list in the appropriate spot. The list is currently divided into three tiers based on series grade, but it's possible I'll add a fourth if required.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Film Review - "The Silence of the Lambs"

Note: No real spoilers in this review, but there is some discussion of the film's ending (in very general terms) as well as some analysis of the Lecter-Starling scenes. Read on at your own risk after the jump:

Saturday, June 4, 2011

"Deadwood" - Series Finale/Series in Review

Spoilers for the "Deadwood" series finale (as well as the series as a whole) after the jump:

Friday, June 3, 2011

"Friday Night Lights" Discussion Thread - "Fracture"

As I've previously mentioned, I won't be covering the stretch run of "Friday Night Lights" on NBC. I loved the final season, though, and for me this week's episode is where it really starts hitting its stride (not that it wasn't good before, since there hasn't been a bad episode of this show since season 2). I know there's at least one "FNL" fan reading, so anyone who wishes to can feel free to discuss the latest episode here (as well as your thoughts on the season so far).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Review - "Company" (2006 Revival Filmed for PBS)

I've been a fan of Stephen Sondheim ever since first listening to the soundtrack for "Sweeney Todd". Since then I've made it my mission to seek out as many of his works as I can: including the taped productions of "Sunday in the Park with George" and "Into the Woods". Into that mix comes this 2006 production of "Company": the first of these shows I've reviewed on the blog (but likely not the last). It is an utter delight from start to finish, and for me it stands right near the top of the Sondheim pecking order.