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  1. Side Effects - the latest film from Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike, Haywire, The Informant!, The Girlfriend Experience, Oceans 11, 12 and 13, Traffic, The Limey, etc.). with Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. A depressed woman goes through the usual pharma solutions and when they do not work she is put on an experimental drug called Ablixa by two psychiatrists. Her use of Ablixa has unanticipated side effects not only for her but for the doctors, and the story becomes a puzzle in which nothing is quite as it seems. Lots of twists and turns. The first half of the movie is superb and better than the last half - overall 7.5/10.
  2. Apparently the ratings for Game of Thrones continue to climb with each episode - the last episode ironically was titled "The Climb". For the fourth week in a row, HBO’s Game of Thrones hit a series high in the ratings. Sunday night’s 9 p.m. telecast delivered 5.5 million viewers. Across two plays, viewership also hit a new gross nightly high with 6.8 million viewers, surpassing the third season’s debut evening for the first time (premiere night had two replays instead of the usual one). http://insidetv.ew.c...limb-continues/ We are half-way through Season 3. The Climb was an exciting episode and despite the ascent up a cliff of ice, was one of the few episodes that did not end with a cliffhanger, although the brief glimpse of Danaerys and her army on the march looks to set up a major story line for next episode
  3. "Kissed by Fire" was another strong episode in what is shaping up as very strong season with one of the best one on one duels and with a flaming sword no less - said sword being kissed by fire. And maybe the best scene thus far in 3.5 seasons between Jaime and Brienne when we learn the back story of how he came to be called The Kingslayer and all was not as it seemed. The episode could easily have been musically themed by that classic 60's girl group The Dixie Cups - "Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married" with advertising spots by Hot Tubs 'R Us.
  4. I much preferred the 1951 original - The Thing from Another World. How can you go wrong with Marshall Matt Dillon as The Thing and Daniel Boone (Dewey Martin) as the crew chief??? And Howard Hawks carefully keeping the team film making going with many classic Hawks touches throughout. As this review points out pretty much every bloodthirsty alien picture that came afterwards in some way is indebted to the original http://www.bmonster.com/horror7.html
  5. Pickup on South Street (1953) - 9/10 Two thumbs up. Part of the Criterion Collection. http://www.criterion.com/films/446-pickup-on-south-street
  6. The episode was titled "And Now his Watch has Ended" - it should have been titled "Enter the Dragon(s)". It was easily the best episode thus far this season and IMHO ranks up there with some of the best in the series. Plus this was a very Varys centric episode with Varys the spy master and The Spider spinning his web - his back story and some insight into his motivations. I find Varys one of the more interesting characters and was happy to see him featured. The theme of the episode was revenge and betrayals - revenge is a dish best served cold (Varys) or served hot (with the Night's Watch and spectacularly with Danaerys) and planning for revenge is good (Tyrion) and may give you a reason to live (Jaime) or be considered just desserts (Arya Stark and The Hound). And as we saw revenge can be done quietly and with clever manipulation (Varys and Lady Olenna Redwyne, the Queen of Thorns and the matriarch of House Tyrell as played so well by Dame Diana Rigg). And sometimes revenge plans can go wrong as Cersei discovered when she tried to manipulate her father to act against the House Tyrell. And what revenge is being visited upon Theon and by whom and for what reason - the betrayal scene is great. All in all an excellent episode. If you just ignore Bran and the three-eyed crow as that story line would be glacial, if it sped up.
  7. The last episode "Walk of Punishment" was vast improvement over the prior episode. Mind you given the stultifying pace of the prior episode a video of paint drying may have been about as exciting. And the ending has a shocking twist that changes one character forever.
  8. The GOT episode last night "Dark Wings, Dark Words" has to rank as about a 9.0 on the DULL SCALE - one of the worst episodes thus far in the series IMHO. As one reviewer put it quite succinctly it was "a themeless pudding" of an episode that meanders all over the place. The sliver lining - it can only get better next week with "Walk of Punishment", eh?
  9. These week we had Ciarán Hinds (Julius Caesar in the series Rome) join the cast as Mance Rayder and next week...
  10. Let the Games begin... again. A good set-up episode for the season... lots of journeys and arrivals. The episode is titled “Valar Dohaeris” which means all men must serve and it is the traditional response to the greeting, "Valar Morghulis" -all men must die. Despite going head to head with the season finale of The Walking Dead the GOT season premiere was a ratings blockbuster. http://insidetv.ew.c...iere-ratings-3/
  11. And no guarantee that they will be able to land. 11:36 AM TwitterJim Jamieson @JamiesonCanucks RT @BradZiemer: Am told the #Canucks charter still planning 12:45 departure and will circle back if it can't land in Calgary.
  12. According to the Canucks twitter feed they are scheduled to depart at 12:45 pm. 12:45 flight. RT @BrieannKnorr: @VanCanucks has the team arrived in CGY yet? — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) March 3, 2013
  13. Canucks were supposed to fly out last night to play in Calgary but still here. 10:13 AM TwitterJim Jamieson @JamiesonCanucks RT @CBCLarsen: Bad weather in Calgary means the #Canucks couldn't fly out last night and have yet to leave Vancouver. Play at 5 pt.
  14. Two seasons on the Wet Coast... the rainy season and the wet season.
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