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July 10, 2009

Day One – First Trailer

Filed under: Day One, trailer — Tags: , — Roco-D @ 1:21 pm

Here is the first trailer for NBC’s upcoming series, Day One.

It reminds me somewhat of a cross between “Heroes“, “Lost” and dare I say, “FlashForward” (well, the trailer for FlashForward). The framework seems clear enough – a disparate group of people have to work together to survive a global event. What isn’t so clear is WHAT took place? I hope they don’t go down the stereotypical “alien” route – if anything “V” has that covered. The ambiguity is intriguing however – it will probably lead me to watch the pilot and maybe a few episodes after that.

I’m not totally sold on the trailer, some of the ‘moments’ had me rolling my eyes. That said, Day One looks like it has potential.

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June 26, 2009

R.I.P. Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Filed under: News, music — Tags: , — Roco-D @ 9:48 am

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M5×78qBkD8

R.I.P. Michael Jackson. Some of his songs are, and always will be, amongst my very favourite.

June 20, 2009

Flash Forward – Global Event Trailer

Filed under: Flash Forward, TV Shows, trailer, video — Tags: , , — Roco-D @ 9:04 am

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCHCGThSIhY

Flash Forward premieres on September 24 on ABC.

June 18, 2009

Drake – Best I Ever Had

Filed under: music, up — Tags: , — Roco-D @ 8:55 am

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucK10T1Lg8Y

This is a great tune – so fresh, so clean, this one is big. The radio edit (above) is actually better – I’m not against cursing on songs but in this case it spoils the unedited version.

May 2, 2009

Lost: 5.13 “Some Like It Hoth” – Quick Thoughts

Filed under: Some Like It Hoth, lost — Tags: , — Roco-D @ 1:47 pm

My schedule was such that I didn’t get the chance to review this episode, however I did enjoy it. “Some Like It Hoth” reminded me, somewhat, of Season 3’s “Tricia Tanaka Is Dead”, in that it melded heart-felt moments with the funny. It also seemed a bit filler, although the Miles back-story was definitely a necessary component of this incredible season 5 arc.

Best scene: has to be the van ride with ‘match-maker’ Hurley, Miles and Dr. Chang.

Rating: 8/10

Flash Forward – The Next Lost?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Roco-D @ 1:33 pm

What Did You See - Flash ForwardCan “Flash Forward” really fill the void left by “Lost” when it ends next year? The buzz is certainly positive, and if ABC do pick it up for a fall air-date, it will have the opportunity to grab the fans attention.

The 5 buzz-teasers that were released the other day are fairly interesting. Nothing overly special..more like ABC testing the water, which is fine. Should the show get picked up, I’m looking forward to some more viral to follow up on this.

April 30, 2009

What I’m Listening To – Kanye West ft. Young Jeezy – “Amazing”

Filed under: music — Tags: , — Roco-D @ 5:35 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxpTQ9rJkYo[/youtube]

April 25, 2009

‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ Character Spot

Filed under: movies, video — Tags: , — Roco-D @ 10:33 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIpipVT1bzY[/youtube]

Yeah, I’m going to go see this — Wolverine always was my favourite X-Men character – throw in Gambit and how could I not want to see this movie? Plus, Keamy’s in it! Yay!

April 20, 2009

YouTube Evolves With Full-Length Movies

Filed under: New Media, News — Tags: , , — Roco-D @ 3:36 pm

In a move intended to strike back at the encroaching Hulu, YouTube on Thursday announced a series of partnerships that will enable it to stream a range of full-length movies and television shows.

The pics and episodes, which will be streamed on a separate section on YouTube as free ad-supported content, encompass a host of library titles from studios including Sony and Lionsgate and television networks as well as a number of indie pics.

The deal comes in the wake of a previous YouTube pact with MGM for television shows and full-length films and follows a pact with Disney for shortform excerpts of content from ABC and ESPN.

Sony’s James Bond tentpole “Casino Royale” and CBS’ new mystery series “Harper’s Island,” as well as pics including Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” and Richard Linklater’s “Slacker,” are part of the deals.

The move reflects YouTube’s increasing aggressiveness in attracting more advertising revenue through premium content while balancing it with enough copyright protection to make the studios comfortable.

Now that’s evolution for you. In the long-run, this will certainly strengthen YouTube’s brand and scope — building on its user-added content with more premium features.

I’m not sure I’d pay to watch movies on YouTube for a while yet though.

Source: THR

April 15, 2009

Lost 5.12 – “Dead Is Dead” Review

Filed under: Dead Is Dead, lost — Tags: , , — Roco-D @ 5:30 pm

I didn’t really have time for an extensive review, so consider this my initial thoughts from 5.12 “Dead Is Dead” *promise to self: once the season is over I’ll come back and post more thoughts on all of the season 5 episodes*

  • Really glad they showed us how Ben came to have Alex — I always knew that he rescued the child, as opposed to just taking her. The additional reveal that it was Widmore’s personal order to kill Danielle (and Alex) gave further credence to the idea that Ben is one of the shows heroes. I enjoyed seeing younger Ben stand up to Widmore’s demand to kill Alex. I am intrigued by Widmore’s later claim that the island did want Alex dead. If that’s the case then this further muddies the Island’s character — although there are perhaps many things we still do not know about life and death in relation to the ‘bigger picture’. Still, this was some nice vindication for Ben fans!

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