Monthly Archives: October 2014

Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 3 “Four Walls and a Roof”

Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 3 “Four Walls and a Roof”

Rick and the others find themselves pitted against a group of nasty people, but may have a plan to gain the upper hand.

Not much to say about this episode without giving out any spoilers, but suffice it to say that if it wasn’t for Glenn, things could have gotten pretty damn ugly at one point (see picture above). Also in this episode, some promises are kept and things get gratuitously violent… in a glorious way!

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RealMericans we love: Ming-Na Wen

RealMericans we love: Ming Na Wen

Ming Na Wen is best known for her roles as Deb Chen on ER, June in Joy Luck Club and as the voice of Disney’s Mulan. She can also be found in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, and Street Fighter. And on Tuesday nights you can see her on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Remarkably, at age 50, she’s just as lovely and empowered as ever.

 

Ming Na Wen on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ming Na Wen on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Opening this weekend: Revenge of the Green Dragons [watch trailer, order tickets]

In the vein of crime classics like MEAN STREETS and INFERNAL AFFAIRS, REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang “The Green Dragons”. The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. From acclaimed Director Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, and legendary Executive Producer Martin Scorsese comes a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller, portraying the never-before-told true story of “The Green Dragons”.
Starring: Justin Chon, Kevin Wu, Harry Shum Jr., Shuya Chang, Geoff Pierson, Ray Liotta
Watch Revenge of the Green Dragons at a theater near you:

View Revenge of the Green Dragons trailer below:

Selfie Season 1, Episode 4 “Nugget of Wisdom”

Selfie Season 1, Episode 4
Selfie Season 1 Episode 4 Nuggets of Wisdom

Where is this party, and who is this pint-sized DJ on the right?

Henry and Eliza have a weekend challenge for each other. Kinder Kare Pharmaceuticals struggles to salvage the children’s multivitamin that put them on the map. Charmonique goes to her high school reunion. Watch Selfie Season 1, Episode 4 “Nugget of Wisdom” now on ABC.com

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Now playing in NY & London: Here Lies Love

Ruthie Ann Miles (center) and the cast of Here Lies Love. Source: herelieslove.com

FerdinandHere Lies Love is “a revolutionary musical experience from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim that’s being called ‘A LIFE-GIVING, ROOF-RAISING, BOOTY-SHAKING BLAST OF PURE JOY!’ (Vogue). This thrillingly immersive show retraces the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos from her meteoric rise to power to her descent into infamy and the People Power Revolution. An adrenaline-fueled, 360-degree multimedia spectacle, HERE LIES LOVE blends the passion of politics with heart-pounding dance beats for an exhilarating and completely unmissable event. Alex Timbers (Rocky, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) directs this never-seen-anything-like-it production. POWER TO THE PARTY!”

From what I hear, they didn’t bother to install seats in this theater because audiences feel compelled to dance for the duration of the 90 minute show.

Here’s how you can see the show:

NEW YORK:

The Public Theater through January 4th, 2015
425 Lafayette Street, NY, NY 10003
Sun & Mon: 2 – 6 PM, Tues – Sat: 2 – 7:30 PM
212-967-7555
(10am – 7pm)

LONDON:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/here-lies-love
National Theatre
South Bank,
London, SE1 9PX.

Box Office 020 7452 3000

Hari Kondabolu – Waiting for 2042

Hari Kondabolu‘s latest comedy album Waiting for 2042 is now available for unlimited streaming with Amazon Prime. With Spotify, it is available for free listening until the end of October. What’s the significance of the year 2042, and why is Hari waiting for it? Who is the guy pulling him in a rickshaw?

To find out, listen now!

Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 2 “Strangers”

What is Michonne without her sword?

Quirky, funny, scowl-y, and as sharp and dangerous as ever. This is what stood out to me in tonight’s The Walking Dead episode–that when something so iconic to a character is removed, there’s a moment of disorientation…dismay…and then, in the aftermath, you realize what the character can so much more BECOME. I am very much anticipating what else we will see from Michonne. She IS a weapon with ANY weapon.

There’s so much to get into with this episode, but it would all be spoilers. Suffice it to say we had some nice downtime; nice moments of inter-character catch-ups; the introduction of a new character; hugging!; and yet another character who proves he makes a way better Mom than Lori ever was….if only he could breastfeed with those manbreasts. =O

An old mantra from one of my other most favorite TV shows of all time sprang to mind mid-episode and rang clear and true as a bell. “Trust no one.”

Let me rest it all with this: “Strangers”, episode 2 of The Walking Dead Season 5, took us to new heights of revolting grossness. Wait for it! It’ll be there. Hang in there. And don’t puke.

p.s. Rick was right.

Watch it (again, or for the first time) on Amazon, iTunes, or Google Play:

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Selfie Season 1, Episode 3 “A Little Yelp From My Friends”

Eliza Yelp-stalks a co-worker. Henry takes in a houseguest. Watch it now on ABC.

 

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Walking Dead – Season 5, Episode 1 “No Sanctuary”

The Season 5 Premiere episode of The Walking Dead delivered everything I wanted: intense suspense; fast-paced, gritty action; a seamless continuation from the Season 4 finale; and a strong leap forward in the overall storyline that sets a promising foundation for the rest of the season. But nothing was more satisfying than the emotional fulfillment we were rewarded with the long-awaited reunions of several of the characters. My greatest wish-fulfilled moment was one scene that I must have re-watched over a dozen times in the 24 hours since it aired. When you see it, you’ll know why I’m such a ‘shipper for these two. There! I said it.

The episode ended for me with a feeling of such powerful strength and purpose. I’m not sure if Scott Gimple and Greg Nicotero will allow us too many moments of utter happiness and deep satisfaction as the season rolls out, but THIS premiere episode was definitely one of them. Enjoy the feeling while it lasts! If you’ve got it on DVR or On-Demand rewatch, rewatch, and rewatch again!!! If you don’t, you can always download the premiere from Amazon, iTunes, or Google Play:

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Selfie Season 1, Episode 2 Untag My Heart

Henry’s assignment for Eliza involves developing meaningful relationships with others. Henry discovers Facebook.

Watch Selfie Season 1, Episode 2 “Untag My Heart” on ABC.com

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