Battleship

Right up front? This movie is in the running for the dumbest movie of all time.

There are easily twenty to twenty-five points in the movie where you could look at what’s happening onscreen and list ten good reasons why whatever’s going on would be either impossible, improbable, incongruous, or idiotic. And that’s ALLOWING for the possibility of an alien invasion in the first place, I’m not even counting that…

Yup, this script was someone’s Jr. High creative writing assignment, but on the plus side? They blow a lot of shit up.

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TV Talk: The End of “Entourage”

This weekend, HBO’s “Entourage” concluded its eight season run. At eight seasons long, it’s tied with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” for the longest run in HBO’s history.

Does that mean it’s one of the best things HBO has ever produced?

Uhm, no.

“Entourage” was a series which fluctuated wildly in quality over the length of its run, much like its protagonist’s (Vinny Chase’s) career, although the two aren’t directly correlated. Entourage was a show that could never quite figure out why people were watching it, unlike say, “True Blood”, which knows exactly why people are tuning in and dishes out what they come to see in healthy portions each week. “Entourage” began as the Hollywood Fantasy – the dream of making it big, realized. It was always a “Dramedy”. But it was supposedly a comedy with dramatic elements (it’s in the Emmys as a comedy). Over the course of its run, however, it often diverged from the Hollywood fantasy and became somewhat of a soap opera revolving around the four leads, and instead of being a comedy with dramatic elements, it became a drama with comedic elements.

They weren’t changes I welcomed.

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