Wednesday, November 30, 2011

African Cats By Disney Nature Films

I cannot say enough good things about this breathtaking movie that had me laughing and crying. I have watched this so many times since it is my granddaughter’s favorite movie and each time I cry. The first time I watched it I was crying hysterically, so much so that my granddaughter asked me what was wrong.
This beautiful movie follows two families of African Cats. First one is Layla the lioness and her daughter Mara. Second is Seta, the Cheetah and her cubs.
I highly recommend this movie for the entire family to sit and watch. I give it an A+.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Once Upon A Time Spoilers

I grabbed this from TV Line and there are spoilers here so beware.

Did someone wish upon a star? Because ABC’s Once Upon a Time is back with new episodes this Sunday at 8/7c, and this time around the series is going to dive deep into Archie’s backstory – that is, the origin of Jiminy Cricket – by literally burrowing beneath the surface of Storybrooke. Here, we have a Q&A with Raphael Sbarge (who plays Archie) as well as some bonus scoop on Ruby/Red Riding Hood and a big loss coming in the winter finale (airing Dec. 11).
TVLINE | You’ve previously done a lot of straight drama, including 24 and Prison Break, as have Lana Parrilla (Regina/Evil Queen), Robert Carlyle (Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin)…. What drew actors such as you to this slightly off-center material?
Look, at heart every actor fancies himself a storyteller and hopes for that opportunity to be a part of a good story. And every actor who read this pilot said they fell completely in love with the story and the characters and the opportunity to kind of tell two stories – in a fantasy world and in a modern world. To then counterpoint them is just an actor’s dream. Before this show aired, I found myself trying to explain it to people and their eyes would glaze over, but I keep saying, “You’ve got to watch it!”
TVLINE | I found myself doing the same.
What’s so thrilling is that in the execution they’ve done something quite magical. I was equating it early on to Harry Potter or The Princess Bride, where there’s a magical quotient to the storytelling that is done in a very heartfelt and untreacly kind of way. I’ve watched now the first season of Lost, and this is sort of from that handbook, where they take a couple of characters and go out in the jungle with a suitcase and do a deep dive into who those people are, and then pull back and have everyone else there. It’s sort of a novel in a way, or a wonderful short story.
TVLINE | What’s going on in this week’s episode?
Essentially Sheriff Graham makes Emma a deputy, and then this sinkhole appears in town. Henry goes to try and figure out what’s in the sinkhole, knowing in his heart that there’s a clue about the other [fairy tale] world. Archie, being his therapist, is very concerned and follows him, and a journey ensues. What we also then do get a chance to learn about how Jiminy Cricket came to be.
TVLINE | I understand that Jiminy Cricket wants to “leave the family business.” What is the family business?
I’m not allowed to actually say what it is, because it will give some things away. But what they carved out is akin to the way [mythologist/writer] Joseph Campbell would talk about “a hero’s journey.” Jiminy Cricket wasn’t just a noble guy because he said so. What you get to see on this trip are the fire rings he had to walk through to get to a place where he could evolve to develop a sense of doing the right thing.
TVLINE | And he’s a human in this backstory, because I see two or three younger actors playing you at different ages.
Right, there are two other actors, and then there’s me, and then that evolves into Archie.
TVLINE | I’m not familiar with Jiminy Cricket lore, but I assume we’ll see how he became a bug?
That specific moment is actually captured on film, yes.
TVLINE | Why do you think Archie was fashioned as a child psychiatrist? Is it because Pinocchio in a way had Jiminy Cricket’s ear?
It’s interesting, because you’ve got a character named Jiminy Cricket and he’s a conscience – what the heck would he do in a modern way? Having him be a therapist was inspired, because in a world that is fraught with shades of grey, what a therapist does is sit with you one-by-one and essentially help you decide what doing the right thing is. He tries to help you find what your path is, without any judgment or any imposition of a particular philosophy. Obviously it has huge echoes to Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket in the original [1940] movie. In the original book, Jiminy Cricket was a ghost and didn’t really speak at all, but Walt [Disney], when he saw the first screenplay, wanted to bring the character to the foreground and make him more central to Pinocchio’s journey.
TVLINE | Is there a Pinocchio in Storybrooke? Is he someone’s mailbox or something…?
[Laughs] Well, we saw Geppetto in the pilot [in the jailhouse scene], but I’m not sure about Pinocchio yet. I can’t answer that question. But they are trying to tell these stories and reinvent them.
Once Upon a Time Bonus Scoop:
IN THE HOOD | Viewers this week will get another taste of Storybrooke’s Ruby, who thus far, save for some scenes in the Cinderella episode, has remained a mystery. “What you see is what you get with her,” teases Meghan Ory, who plays the diner waitress and her fairy tale counterpart, Red Riding Hood. As for Ruby’s tendency to dress and act in a way that draws attention — including, as we saw, from the doc played by David Anders — she says, “Yeah, you see little glances exchanged here and there. She might be a little bit in heat!” But will Ruby at some point cross a line and bait the wrong kind of creature? “I sure hope so!” says the actress. “I hope there’s a Big Bad Wolf in the near future.” Until things get hairy for the lass, TVLine hears that during an Episode 10 flashback, we’ll get a hint of Red’s past — specifically how it involves Snow White.
CLIFFHANGERS COMING | Two weeks from Sunday, Once Upon a Time will air its winter finale, and according to the synopsis from ABC, “Storybrooke mourns the loss of one of their own.” Asked to tease that twist, Ory at first quipped with a laugh, “Maybe Granny’s Diner closes down?” Pressed further, she was quite mum, explaining, “I know you want to know things but it would be like showing you your Christmas presents early!” She then allowed this much: “Let’s just say that it will be a very, very memorable episode. There are lots of cliffhangers, and it’ll be a good teaser to get you wanting to come back when we start [Season 1] up again in January.”

Grimm News

This is great news for this series that I am really enjoying.  IMHO, I think that it will do better if they leave it where it is.  My grandmother would say often "if something isn't broken, then don't try and fix it".

Here's a shocker. NBC's Grimm has taken on the Friday night "death slot" and won. The network has given the fractured fairy-tale procedural a full-season pickup order for its back nine AND a Thursday night tryout on Dec. 8 at 10 p.m.
When the show was scheduled, not only on show-killer Fridays at 9 p.m. opposite Fox's Fringe and The CW's Supernatural, but also with a late start, with the low-rated Chuck for a lead-in, and running up against the seventh game of baseball's World Series ... things looked pretty, well, grim for Grimm. Instead the show has gone on to beat all comers and turn into NBC's number-one new drama.
"We are very pleased to be making a full-season commitment for Grimm," announced NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. "This series is turning the traditional procedural drama on its head and is attracting a loyal following for us on Friday nights. We love where it's going creatively, and we're excited to deliver more episodes to our audience."
They apparently love it enough, in fact, to give it a shot at Thursdays. And why not? At worst Grimm gets some exposure, and at best it might prove to offer NBC another viable option in its troubled Thursday 10 p.m. timeslot.
When I talked to executive producer and co-creator David Greenwalt back in July about Grimm's being scheduled on the dreaded and crowded Friday nights, he was optimistic.
"We think we're in a great night, and it was The X-Files' slot, 9:00 Friday night. So we think we're in a great slot. We think there's plenty of room for everybody, and if we just make a great show, that they will come."
And they have. So far this year, Grimm has surpassed expectations, averaging 6.9 million viewers overall and 2.3/7 in adults 18-49, which has improved NBC's Friday night 9 p.m. timeslot "live+same day" by 50 percent in adults 18-49. The kicker came when the show managed a 2.1 demo rating against Game 7 of the World Series.
And Grimm has also done well with its DVR numbers. The show has grown 47 percent in 18-49 in Live+7, which is better than any other new fall drama.
So are you happy there's more Grimm to come?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Blue Bloods Season 1 "Thanksgiving"

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This was an excellent episode. I am so glad that Henry survived his heart attack with the help of Linda who was right there with him in the kitchen and saved his life.

Erin's possible boyfriend is not an art theif but was stealing the art to return it to the rightful owners--Israeli. The paintings he was stealing were painted during WW2 by prisoners of the Jewish concentration camps before their deaths. He was doing what I probaby would have done--giving these back where they truly belong.

Henry's favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and at least they all got to sit down and have dinner together albeit in the hospital cafeteria. That scene was touching and made my night.

Another wonderful episode from this outstanding series.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fringe Season 4 "Wallflower"

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I was sitting watching this episode and to be honest, I was a bit confused. This didn't seem like a fall finale episode and then I read an article that said due to the World Series the fall finale was pushed to January. Well that answered a lot of questions. Don't get me wrong, it was a great episode but didn't have the punch that a fall finale episode would have.

Peter needs and wants to get back to his universe. He know that he will never be accepted here especially by Walter or Nina for that matter.

The end of the episode did surprise me a bit when I saw Nina standing over an unconscious Nina and having this cold look to her. Poor Nina was not only abused by her step father but now it seems by Nina also. Nina just cannot catach a break.

I hope the fall finale will show Peter trying to get back to our universe and then everything will be as it should.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NCIS Season 9 "Engaged" Part 2

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They certainly picked the right episode for the November sweeps.

This 2 part episode and especially last night was just stunning. My husband and I watched this in complete silence and then I looked at him at the end of the episode and remembered that he was in the Marines back in the late 1960s. NCIS is the only series that he watches every week along with Fringe.

That scene with Gibbs at Arlington was just so powerful and awesome that it took my breath away.

I also liked the scene where Gibbs went into the interrogation room and brought the pack of cigarettes with him. I thought for sure he was going to burn that terrorist and I wouldn't have blamed him if he did. What he and others did to those 2 little girls was horrific.

Tony has something eating away at him and i don't think we have yet learned what that is. Loved the scene in the chapel when he was talking to God.

Ziva shone in this episode. It really upset her so much because that Marine died and she held his hand and talked to him until he died. That scene made me cry. Also when she was talking to those 2 little girls who had been tortured she was wonderful with them as was Gibbs.

I can see why this series is still the number 1 drama on TV. It has earned that right!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Grimm Season 1 "Beeware"

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This episode gave me the willies and I am saying that because I hate bees and this episode had bees in droves and we even got to see the queen bee.

According to her she was trying to protect Nick and warned him of the evil that is coming his way. I tended to believe her.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Once Upon A Time "Read Before You Sign"

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The title of this episode couldn't have fit it any better.

We meet Cinderella and learn of her back story on how she made a deal with good old Rumpelstiltskin only to find out that the deal she made with him was turning her child that she was carrying over to him. See, she should have read before she signed. This also carried over to Storybrooke. She was unwed, pregnant and lo and behold good old Rumple was waiting for her child to be born because of a contract he signed with Ashley's boyfriend's father. Sound confusing well it was a bit.

To make a long story short, Ashley/Ella short for Cinderella, got help from Emma when he child was ready to be born. Emma has guts and courage and isn't afraid of anything or anybody. She made a deal with Mr. Gold/Rumple so he would leave Ashley and the baby alone but in return she owes him a favor. That I don't like one bit. Making a deal with him is like making a deal with the devil himself.

Then we see that evil Regina is sleeping with the sheriff of all people. The same sheriff who last week was kissing Emma. This could be one of two things. Either he likes Regina and Regina is in cahoots with him to get to Emma or he simply lies Emma and is sleeping with Regina because she demands that he does.

Upcoming episode looks fantastic!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Supernatural Season 7 "Time For A Wedding"

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This episode had me ROTFLMAO! As soon as I saw the bride come down the aisle and Sam acting all gooey, I knew we were going to be in for one heck of an episode and I was right. The bride turned out to be Becky! That alone made me scream with laughter. I knew right away that a spell must have been cast.

Poor Becky who is still looking for love even if it means drugging Sam to get it.

The best lines of course came from Dean. I thought he was going to have a brain hemorrhage when he saw that it was Becky. And then what does he give them for a wedding gift, a freaking waffle iron!!!!!

Turns out that Becky was giving Sam a drug and in return for that Mr. Old Demon wants her soul. She didn't give in and in the end they pulled a fast one and got Becky free but then who shows up--CROWLEY! Actually it was Crowly who sets her free in a twisted kind of sick way that only Crowly can do.

So Sam and Becky have their marriage annulled and all is well for the Winchester brothers once again--as well as it can be given what they have to do and the lives they live.

We needed this break that we got from this episode since things look like they will be getting down and dirty once again.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Grey's Anatomy "Dark Was The Night"

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I really didn't think that Henry was going to die. I loved his character but I know the actor will be moving over to True Blood or something like that. That scene was beyond sad and I think they should have told Christina and Teddy should have been pulled immediately from that surgery. She was all happy and asking Owen a 100 questions. I don't think I could ever forgive him for that.

Jackson shouldn't have to take all the blame for what happened during that surgery to that woman. Callie was sitting there and reading a magazine and not paying attention. She did admit to Bailey what happened but let's see if she owns up to it if Jackson has any charges filed against him.

I cannot believe that Meredith and Derek did not get custody of Baby Zola! That really stinks and Meredith is in a very dark place over this to make matters worse her and Alex are up a creek with that mess when the ambulance they were transporting the baby in got hit. I thought for sure one of them was going to get killed.

Now we have to wait until January for another new episode to see how this all ends. I am not very happy about that.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

NCIS season 9 episode 8--"Engaged" Part 1

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This was a phenomenal episode and the first part of a two part episode.

When i first watched this episode I thought that maybe Shannon may still be alive and in witness protection since this dream was really the first dream we have seen of her as if she didn't die but I forgot that she said to Gibbs "You have to let me go" and then wakes up. It was a wonderful, heartbreaking scene and those of us who have followed NCIS since the beginning know all to well that Gibbs has had a real struggle on his hands concerning the fact the his wife Shannon and their daughter had been gunned down in cold blood. It is something that haunts Gibbs everyday and perhaps her spirit was setting him free at last.

Now Gibbs is on a mission to find the one service person who he thinks was not killed when that plane went down bringing home the bodies of those kiled in Afghanistan. He has proof that she was never killed and the first part of this episode ended with Vance telling him to go and bring her home. So Gibbs is off to Afghanistan and this will be where the second part of this episode starts.

Kudos to the cast and crew for another great episode from this wonderful series.

Grey's Anatomy 8x09 - "Dark Was the Night" Promo (HD)

This promo has given me goose bumps.

It's anybody's guess at this point on what is going to happen.

Grey's Anatomy Spoilers For "Dark Was The Night"

It seems that my favorite TV Drama will be pulling another 1 or 2 box of Kleenex needed to view this episode, so I am more than ready.

This is perhaps why Grey's Anatomy still is number 1 on my list of favorite TV shows.

In Review: The Grey's Anatomy Fall Finale Is Flush With High Drama
Matt Webb Mitovich
ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday at 9/8c will wrap up it fall run with an hour determined to keep you on the edge of your seat through a multi-pronged attack of compelling drama. And it largely succeeds.
As you can imagine, there isn’t much to say or tease, let alone reveal, about the screener I just watched, without spoiling the episode’s two “A” stories. And if you haven’t seen even the promos, you may want to stop reading now.
But if you have caught the promos, the episode is as intense as you may have anticipated. Let’s start with a reminder of ABC’s official synopsis for “Dark Was the Night” (indeed):
* Teddy puts her husband’s life in the hands of her peers when Henry is sent to the OR for surgery and she’s called away on another case
* Meredith and Derek receive the long-awaited news about Zola
* Callie and Jackson come under fire when their patient experiences post-surgery complications
* Meredith and Alex are involved in a life-threatening situation when they travel to a neighboring hospital to tend to a sick newborn
Starting with Mer-Der, the Zola news is delivered early in the hour, leaving the prospective parents to process it as the assorted dramas involving and around them unfold. And the Callie/Jackson crisis serves mainly to inject adrenaline into the Teddy/Henry story, since it is the cleaning up of Avery’s mighty mess that keeps Teddy thoroughly occupied as her husband undergoes surgery.
Turning to Meredith and Alex, you’ve seen the promos: During their ambulance ride from some ill-equipped tiny hospital to Seattle Grace — with a newborn in an incubator in tow, no less — something happens, setting the stage for a few acts’ worth of magnificent tension. Meanwhile, back at SGH, Derek and others are left to wonder how their crisis ultimately nets out.
That leaves the Teddy/Henry story, which is remarkably gripping not only because of our investment in the marrieds involved, but also due to the rather “unusual” circumstances under which Henry’s surgery must be performed.
It’s hard to single out performances in the episode without hinting at what’s ahead. It’s safe to share that Ellen Pompeo is afforded opportunity to cycle through a gamut of emotions, even in quiet as she sympathizes with the hysterical mother whose child she and Alex are to transport. Kevin McKidd does some nice, subtle work as Owen is presented with the tricky task of managing Teddy’s anxiety while keeping watch on the unorthodox goings-on in Henry’s OR.
Lastly, if an Emmy nom can be granted to someone for a 100-percent silent scene of surprise-slash-anguish… well, one of the cast members here is a lock.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Once Upon A Time Spoilers

Don't read if you don't want to be spoiled.

I think I know who is going to die.

Once Upon a Time': A character death, a character hook-up

darts-ouat.jpgSome key art and an episode description has been released by ABC for an upcoming episode of "Once Upon a Time." It has us very eager and excited, but warning: spoiler alert. If you don't want to be spoiled, stop reading right now.

For the Sunday, Nov. 27 episode, titled "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," the description reads as follows: "One of the town's residents begins to remember their fairytale past, and Storybrooke mourns the loss of one of their own. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world that was, the Evil Queen attempts to find a heartless assassin to murder Snow White."

That, coupled with the pictures we've included here, have us wondering so many things. First of all - Emma Swan kissing Sheriff Graham, can we talk about that for a second? Squee, right?!

But the "loses one of their own" part is no bueno - especially because we actually know who it is and we are pretty shocked. But no telling, we are sworn to secrecy.

The pictures also have us wondering if there is any significance to the darts. It's odd they'd be featured if they weren't significant, but we can't for the life of us figure out why they are.

And lastly, don't Ruby and Sidney (who is the Magic Mirror in Fairytale Land) look suspicious. They are definitely up to no good.

We can hardly wait! But before we even get to "Heart is a Lonely Hunter," we have "The Price of Gold" featuring Cinderella this Sunday (Nov. 13) and then "That Still Small Voice," which features a giant sinkhole opening up in Storybrooke on Nov. 20. So much excitement.

"Once Upon a Time" airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Terra Nova Season 1 "Nightfall"

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Pretty good episode and I was really surprised to learn that Taylor has a son and his son is living with the sixers. I was under the impression that his son had died.

I wonder what is in that box that Mira wanted back so badly and that nobody could get into nobody but Lucas.

That was a huge dinosaur that Mira was leading to Terra Nova. Yikes, I am glad they got power restored or that dinosaur would habe had quite the meal.

FRINGE - Bishop is Back

This is a new Fringe promo. Just awesome.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Once Upon A Time --Casting News

 I am thrilled about this and cannot wait for this episode.

I named my cocker spaniel Belle after the character in Beauty and The Beast.



Once Upon a Time Scoop: Lost Grad Emilie de Ravin Brings Belle to Life

Emilie de Ravin is bringing a whole lot of beauty to the already gorgeous Once Upon a Time.
The Lost alumna has been cast on ABC’s fantastical freshman drama, playing the fairy tale world’s illustrious beast lover, Belle, reports.
Details surrounding the role are being kept hush-hush, but Belle will appear opposite her burly suitor Gaston, and the two are said to have ties to Robert Carlyle’s skeezy Rumplestiltskin. De Ravin’s Once debut is slated to air in early 2012.
De Ravin — who played single mom-turned-feral island dweller Claire Littleton on Lost — has remained fairly quiet on the acting front since completing production on the ABC drama back in 2010, appearing only in a pair of indie flicks and the big-screen romantic drama, Remember Me.
Excited to see her back on ABC? Sound off below!

Once Upon A Time---"Snow Falls"

I was screaming with delight over this episode. Ginnifer Goodwin knocked it out of the ballpark. Who ever would have thought that at one time Snow White was a little hellion? Not me. I grew up with Walt Disney’s version so this took me completely by surprise. Well done and kudos to Ginnifer for this wonderful portrayal of Snow White and IMHO, a more believable version.
The writers of this wonderful series are amazing and going way outside the norm. They make me think and thinking is good.
I do have one burning question. Just what did Snow do to the evil queen that makes the evil queen hate her so and want revenge? I cannot wait until we get to see this because it will be an amazing episode.
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