Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I'm Getting Tired of True Blood

Coming from a person, who has sat through ever Oscar nominated movie of all time (in the major categories, and documentaries), I can honestly say, that Season 2 of True Blood is a downward spiral. Here's some reasons why:

1: Maryann is the most annoying, unnecessary character in history.

She is absolutely, annoying to the point of wanting to slap her face and put her on Fox news. She adds nothing to the show except to torture Tara, Sam, and anyone who seems to cross her path. No wonder True Blood got shut out at the Emmys....

2: Why put new characters in, who add NOTHING to the show?
Beyond the fact, that the vampire hating church, is clearly a rip off of the fag-hating Westboro Baptist Church, why put Sarah (the preacher's wife), in a sexual affair with Jason? Why is the preacher's sexuality ALWAYS in my head? I mean, from the way it looks, he wants Jason more than Sarah does. I also don't understand why we are forced to see Jason in a church.

3. Tara has a love life.
When Tara had a sultry, love affair with Sam, it was plausible, since the two were desperate and someone could believe the two would hook up. But, her relationship with Eggs (!), is pointless. Why is she even attracted to him? I thought Tara was desperate, but to the point of falling for a man who simply plays the guitar, is completely ridiculous. Plus, it seems like he has a past relationship with Maryann (the show's X factor), so it's just something I don't like. Tara is my favorite character on the show, or was during the first season, now I'm becoming more comfortable with Jessica.
4. Did Sookie lose all of her brains and did Bill gain them?

It seems like between Season 1 and 2, Sookie has had a lobotomy, and Bill has gained more "smartness". Bill is now all knowing, and Sookie is more like a dog being dragged around by her master. Like last episode, did Sookie actually think she could waltz in the vampire church, not in disguise, and get away with it? Uh, no. Also, WHAT is up with the former flapper girlfriend of Bill's? Is she really going to be a point of the plot of the show? I don't think so...

I am only going to give this show one or two more shots to regain it's excellentness. If not, oh well, I'll just have find something else to watch. And I don't know how many times I roll my eyes when this comes on the screen.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Last Movie Seen - Mysterious Skin (2004)

Mysterious Skin (2004 - ????? time)

10/10 - What exactly makes this my favorite movie of all time? Well, I can't answer that. The story revolves around two male teenagers who are linked to each other through a horrible incident in their young days; one deals with it, by thinking he has been abducted by aliens, and the other becomes a gay, male prostitute.

This is no kids story, and many viewers will find it extremely hard to handle. Joseph Gordon Levitt delivers, perhaps my favorite Actoring performance in history.....plus, it offers four exceptional Supporting Actress performance, from Michelle Tractenburg (a worrisome best friend, Mary Lynn Raskub (a lonesome, homely girl who thinks she has been abducted by aliens), Lisa Long (Brian Lackey's mother), and Elizabeth Shue (Neil McCormick's mother).

When I watch this movie, I am always into the story, and, the mystery....

A masterpiece....not for the closeminded or squeamish.

Last Seen Movie - The Deer Hunter (1978)

The Deer Hunter (1978 - 7th or 8th time)

10/10- A movie that is as entertaining as it is depressing. The wedding sequence lasts practically 80 minutes and that's not necessarily a good thing, but it's a good way to set up our story. And beyond getting hot and bothered eyeing Robert De Niro , and seeing an incredible performance from Christopher Walken. Overall, a masterpiece of a movie.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Last Movie Seen

Bruno (2009)

3/10: Let me tell you, the unexpected scenes of penises was what got this 3 rating. Overall, a horrible movie that really shows how stupid this country is becoming.

My Mood In Pictures

I feel energetic, and ready for some big changes.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tara Thornton - The Supporting Actresses

My recently new addiction, is True Blood. A brilliant drama about America's upheaval while living among vampires. It's got alot of things I love: crazy Cajuns, mind reader/psychics, and sex & violence play a major part in the show, which is should. Twilight, this isn't.

The first person that literally grabbed me and punched me in the face was
Rutina Wesley

as Tara Thornton

Tara Thornton is the best friend of the soul of the show, Sookie Stackhouse (Best Supporting Actress 1993, Anna Paquin). Tara is one complicated young woman. Her mother has verbally and physically abused her since her birth. Her mother, Lettie Mae, is a hopeless drunk.
As the show progresses through the first season, Tara starts to have an awkward affair with the manager of her job, Sam Merlotte (Sam Trimmell). Of course, the relationship fails because Tara hates everything. Her mother tells her that a "demon" is inside her body, and that's why she has been a neglectful and violent mother for so many years. She has the "exorcism", yet Miss Janette, the voodoo goddess (who later turns out to be a phony), tells her she has a demon inside her also, so Tara has an exorcism. Yet, Tara sees Miss Janette working at a pharmacy, realizing she is a fake.

Ultimately, Tara becomes hopeless again, and hits a tree, while drunk driving. She gets arrested and her born again Christian mother tells her she cannot come back to her house. Then, enters a mysterious 40-ish woman, Maryann, who offers to help Tara out with her problems.

True Blood is perhaps the best TV show airing today (it didn't get nominated for any Emmys!!), and hopefully, Tara will be able to escape Maryann's "mysterious" hold on her, and will hopefully, be interacting more with Sookie and Bill, who are arguably the most interesting on the show.