Directed: Brian De Palma
Starring: Sissy Spacek, Amy Irving, Piper Laurie, John Travolta
An outcast at school gets made fun of at school and prom, but has her revenge.
This was another movie that I decided to watch in my group of spooky movies around Halloween that I hadn’t seen in years. I remembered her mom being completely psycho and her freaking out on everyone at the end. I also remembered being scared to death at the hand that came out of the grave during the last scene. I didn’t realize it until recently that was the first movie to have that happen, and so many movies have ripped it off since then. I know that when I watch anything near a grave site, I expect it to happen, most likely due to this movie.
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Just in time for Halloween. Spooky movies!
Directed: William Friedkin
Starring: Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow
Young girl gets possessed by the devil and needs an exorcism to rid her of the evil.
When I first saw this movie, I was in junior high spending the night at my friend’s house. Her family is extremely religious and hated any movie that had swearing in it, let alone violence. We would rent horror movies all the time to watch in the living room during sleep overs. We just had to turn the sound way down so her parents wouldn’t wake up and see what we were watching. I will always remember the scene where Reagan is stabbing herself with a crucifix while shoving her mother’s face in her crotch as being so revolting, but I was so sure we were all going to hell if my friend’s parents found out what we were watching. They never did, but I think I was too busy being frightened about being caught so I couldn’t be frightened by the movie. I remember thinking the movie was good and creepy, but it wasn’t scary. That changed after watching it again.
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Brothers and Sisters
I did not understand Robert getting so angry about Kitty being pregnant and not telling him when they barely had a moment to talk all day. Then, the show surprised me, and actually made me understand. I thought they were both getting super fussy and acting childish, but then I saw the mess of trying to deal with all of that while running for President. I knew it would be hard enough for him to run unmarried, well now engaged, and then to have a child out of wedlock. Oh the horrors from decades ago! I did spend a good amount of time just staring at Rob Lowe and wondering how he can look like he hasn’t aged in years. It is amazing.
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Art Isn’t Easy
This episode brought out my hatred of home owner associations and trying to make everyone the same. That is why I loved The X-Files episode where Mulder and Scully played a married couple in a super strict neighborhood and he would drive people crazy by putting out pink lawn flamingoes. I miss that show, but back to this one! I was all on Lynette and crazy sculpture guys’ side with putting whatever stupid thing they want in their yards. I had to remind myself that they really don’t have anything better to do on the street when they were outside gawking at it 15 minutes after they had assembled it. I thought it was ugly and noisy too, but I’d just ignore it if I lived there. Or maybe I would point and laugh.
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The Dark Defender
When the series started, Dexter talked about having no emotions. He play acted that he had them, but he really didn’t have any. At the end of the episode when he was going off on one of the guys that killed his mother, there was rage. When he had killed all those other people, he did go after bad guys, but that was only because Harry told him they were okay to kill. It was way to direct his urges into something “productive”. There was so much emotion when he was yelling at that guy, that it was a little scary. Then when he collapsed on Lila’s lap back at the hotel, he seemed drained. Maybe it was the first time he remembers feeling anything since his mother died.
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Men in Trees
Starting this Friday, Men in Trees will be moving to 8/7c and 20/20 will be moving in its old spot at 10/9c.
Premieres: October 30
Cast: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson, John Hensley, Kelly Carlson, Roma Maffia
Last Season: Julia and Sean divorced so he decides to move to L.A. to start over. Christian follows him there.
This Season: They become the little fish in the big sea after being the big kids in Miami. Christian and Sean become consultants on a TV medical drama with Oliver Pratt as the producer and Bradley Cooper as one of the actors. Kimber and Matt follow behind them with their kid in tow. Julia shows up with her new lesbian lover.
My Take: I still haven’t made it through last season since I was getting bored. It turns out that Matt Roush from TV Guide agreed with me on last season, but likes where it is going this season in Hollywood. He says that it lightens the dampering mood over the past couple of seasons and brings the show back to its freaky fun time. That is enough reason for me to give it another shot.
Sources: TV Guide , Futon Critic
Both Reaper and Dirty Sexy Money were picked up for three additional scripts each. Back To You was picked up for a full-season order too. The only new shows that haven’t received full order pick ups or orders for additional scripts are Aliens in America, Life Is Wild, Big Shots, Cavemen and Women’s Murder Club. There is hope for Aliens in America where industry insiders expect it be picked up for additional episodes soon.
Dan in Real Life
Directed: Peter Hedges
Starring: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche
Synopsis: Advice columnist can advise others, but makes a mess of his own life.
My Take: While the storyline isn’t very original, the performances look good.
RT Score: 62%
RT Consensus: The fine performances elevate Dan in Real Life beyond its sentimental plot.
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ABC has given Pushing Daisies a full season order (yeah!), while also ordering three more scripts for Carpoolers (yuck!) and six more episodes of Samantha Who? Pushing Daises has won its timeslot in adults 18-49 since it premiered. Carpoolers has kept or built on its lead in from Cavemen, which thankfully has not been asked for additional scripts, but unfortunately has not been canceled either. Samantha Who? had the most watched new series debut and kept most of its audience in its second week.
Over at CBS, four additional scripts have been ordered for Moonlight, which has moved ahead of Women’s Murder Club in that very much wanted adults 18-49 demographic. I find the show goofy, but it is entertaining enough to watch on the computer while I’m half paying attention, doing something else.
For those that don’t know, JJ Abrams is making the next Star Trek movie about the original cast when they were younger. He has finally finished casting it. The link to TV Guide shows pictures of everyone since I recognize most of them, but don’t recognize all their names. I love that they have the guy from Shaun of the Dead as Scotty.