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How I Met Your Mother Series Finale Review: And That's How I Met Your Aunt..
Yep kids, it's all over.. The show that spanned over nine years and nine seasons came to a close last night, but was it a truly satisfying ending?
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The New Classic is available to purchase in-stores and iTunes.
Monday, April 21, 2014
1. Tyrion's arrest.. Trust Joffrey to cause Tyrion grief even after he's dead. Tyrion has drawn the short straw several times but now more than ever; blamed for murdering his tyrannical nephew, who I'm sure he would have gladly killed, but is nonetheless innocent. After the Red Wedding I wouldn't be surprised if George Martin has Tyrion's head on a pike for a crime he didn't commit. I thought the emotional farewell to Podrick was well done, another of Tyrion's allies fleeing the city.
2. Sansa's escape.. Finally the poor girl is out of Kings Landing, but is she better off in the hands of Petyr Baelish? I think not. Baelish is a schemer, and a ship off the coast of hostile territory with an unpredictable gambler and opportunist is no safe haven.
3. The new king.. All hail King Tommen. His grandfather must certainly be satisfied with a king that is younger, needing to learn, and therefore much easier to manipulate. This was made clear when Tywin casually slipped into the conversation that a wise king knows to listen to his councilors and advisers even after coming of age.
4. A rekindled romance.. It seems that Jamie isn't taking no for an answer, but seriously right there next to Joffrey's body is still a touch distasteful. I would expect two twins with three inbred children to have higher standards.
5. An alliance with the Martells.. Someone is not what they seem in this situation. I doubt Oberyn will support the Lannister's at Tyrion's trial. It's not impossible, but I doubt it. There's no way Oberyn bought Tywin's denial of involvement in his sister's death.
6. Arya learns a lesson from the Hound.. The Hound gets more vicious every time we see him. What a bite this episode, robbing a farmer and his daughter of their last silver after they sheltered him from a storm, fed him and offered him the silver for a months work. His excuse to Arya; they're weak and won't survive. It's a shame, but the truth of the matter is kind people in Westeros never fare well with Lannisters and Boltons around, not that this justifies what he did.
7. Sam says farewell to Gilly.. Another character sent away for their protection; Shae, Podrick and now Gilly. Is this a way of removing minor characters from the show or a legitimate plot device.
8. Davon finds a way.. After being badgered by Stannis for lack of forces and gold he came to a sudden realization while reading to Shireen. He had Shireen write a letter in the name of her father to the Iron Bank. I hope this pays off, otherwise he might find himself back in a cell.
9. Maneuvers at Castle Black.. In the face of Mance's invasion the Knights Watch decided to deal with the mutineers to prevent Mance learning that their forces are depleted. There is no way they can defeat Mance at present and all this will do is delay the inevitable. The situation at the Wall is clearly dire, and there is no telling how it could pan out at this point.
10. Daenerys arrives at Meereen.. The climax of the show saw the rulers of Meereen underestimate Daenerys Targaeryn, disrespectfully taunting her with a champion. Daario Naharis dealt with him swiftly and then a message was delivered to the people of Meereen. It was a very symbolic gesture; catapulting unlocked slave collars into the city. This gesture was symbolic of her purpose, to deliver freedom to the slaves of Meereen. Judging from the walls of Meereen, I am unsure if Daenerys can take this city, but then I thought the same of Yunkai last season and it fell to her will. She will most likely find a way and I look forward to seeing the siege play out.
Conclusions.. This episode saw many chains broken. Sansa Stark escaped Kings Landing which had become her prison, albeit for a potential new prison. Tyrion freed Podrick from his service. Jamie unchained his lust for Cersei. Tywin is now free to exercise power over a young and inexperienced monarch. Daenerys is ready to break the chains of every slave in Meereen. There will be consequences for all of these liberations, and only time will tell what they will be.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Lana Del Rey has hit audiences with another tease from her upcoming album Ultraviolence set for release later this year, the exact date unannounced. I have mixed feelings about this track. The song at first seems to be about adventure and freedom on the West Coast of America, but then evolves into a tale about young passionate love.
The West Coast setting creates an atmosphere and a visual metaphor. The West Coast of America conjures images of Hollywood, the beaches of LA and a land of icons, fame and parties. In short a place of adventure and passion. This is how young love is supposed to feel, an adventurous and passionate pursuit. Del Rey uses this image to set the tone for the song and create a liberating atmosphere. Destiny is before us, like the expanse of the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast.
I'm not that impressed though. West Coast is a step down from the quality of some of her former work and I feel like the melody is trying to hypnotise me but it isn't working. That being said, it isn't that bad, just average.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
|Sony Pictures Entertainment|
The film opens with Spidey swinging around town and dealing with crime. It picks up right were the previous film left off as we then see flashbacks of him making the promise of staying away from Gwen to her deceased father. But it's a struggle for both, as Peter (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen played by the beautiful and talented Emma Stone graduate from High School and try going their separate ways. But the two who share a bubbling and witty chemistry on-screen end up being in each others faces with Gwen making the drastic decision to attend Oxford and leave NYC behind.
|Aww, Gwen (Emma Stone) and Peter (Andrew Garfield) can't help themselves around each other.|
But one baddie isn't enough for Spidey to face with the sequel also marking the return of Peter's best friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) who eventually becomes the more uglier than ever Green Goblin.
|Jamie Foxx brings his cool to Electro.|
|Garfield proves himself a more worthy Spidey this time around.|
Also, If you were thrown-off by the trailer making the film look videogame-ish, the film does surprise and deliver a massive visual and audio treat alongside some well-used 3D to complement it. So yeah, this is one of those films to spend the extra dollar on.
Enough from me Spidey fans, now follow your Spidey senses and watch the film! Be warned, if your an emotional sort please take some tissues with you.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro hits Australian cinemas Thursday, April 17.
U.S. theatres will get the film May 2.
Monday, April 14, 2014
1. Bolton family drama.. For the first time we see Ramsay and Roose Bolton in the same room. The dynamic to me is the antithesis of the bastard son and father relationship shared between Ned Stark and Rob Snow. Rather than affection all these two share is mutual disappointment in the other, as well as a considerable dose of malice and cunning.
2. The shadow of Theon Greyjoy.. The prince of the Iron Islands is a mere shadow of his former self, reduced to a shell after the tortures he suffered under Roose Bolton. I personally believe Theon is getting everything he deserves for betraying the Starks and ultimately causing the destruction of Winterfell.
3. The departure of Shae.. It had to happen eventually, Tyrion and Shae have been together by one of Cersei's spies. Really this couple is one of the only pairs who are together because they love each other. It was a shame to see Shae leave, she was a very interesting character. However I believe she will return later on. My belief comes from her reluctance to leave despite the danger, only until Tyrion stated he did not believe she was fit to bear his children and called her a whore. If she doesn't return out of her own will she will meet her end as a prisoner of the Lannister's. Cersei and Tywin seemed very determined to apprehend her.
4. Melissandre and human sacrifices.. It seems the insanity of Melissandre continues and Stannis Baratheon is only too happy to oblige. This week they sacrificed relatives of his wife to the Lord of Light and called it cleansing. Seriously is everyone brainwashed by her craziness. The only one talking sense in that place is Davos Seaworth. I did though find Melissandre's conversation with Shireen very intriguing, and I am curious to see if there will be further interaction between these two.
5. Bran's vision.. I was left a little confused. The images were of a northern tree with the face of the old gods, the three eyed raven in a dungeon and dragons over Kings Landing. The raven also told Bran to go north and he suddenly knew where he had to go. I'm not entirely sure if he was referring to one of the locales in the images or just the north. At present I believe he was told to go north and the images are predictions of some kind, but we shall see.
6. The royal wedding.. After the red wedding I don't think any Game of Thrones fan will take a Westerosi wedding lightly. From the moment they began to walk up the aisle I anticipated that something would happen at the wedding, although my guess was wrong. At first I presumed Shae would be brought out and decapitated like Ned Stark, as some sort of sick offering from Joffrey to Margaery, but this was not the case. MAJOR SPOILER ALERT. After humiliating his uncle, and distastefully ordering the re-enactment of the War of the Five Kings, Joffrey Baratheon finally got what was coming to him; death by poison. I'm surprised it took this long, but I am so pleased that an evil character at last paid for their crimes. This Lannister paid his debt tonight. As a bonus his death gave Sansa Stark the perfect opportunity to escape. The only fallout of Joffrey's death is that Tyrion is going to get the blame. Let's see how this unfolds.
Conclusions.. It was a much better episode than the premiere, and for the death of Joffrey, this episode has earned this rating.
Check out the promo for next weeks episode below:
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
On the 29th of March, ENCLOSURE was loaded onto an experimental cube called Sat-JF14 and launched into space! Fans from around the world could download an app which enabled users to track Sat-JF14 movement in real time! Once Sat-JF14 hovered in the geographic region of fans, the album was unlocked and was able to stream for free. Fans also could chat to one another via the app! This ceased on the 7th of April and is now available to purchase around the world!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
1. Jamie Lannister returns to Kings Landing albeit without a right hand..Tywin Lannister gifted him a sword of Valyrian steel, one of two swords smelted from that of Rob Stark. It is clear that Tywin Lannister believes his son’s days in the Kings Guard are over, but Jamie is determined to retain his former grandeur and status. Unfortunately at least in the foreseeable future, he will not retain Cersei as his lover. She believes he left her, and stayed away too long, thereby painfully destroying the affection she felt for him. I don’t think this will last. Jamie is too determined and prideful for that and Cersei is only attempting to make him feel as she did when he was away; alone. Also old habits die hard.
2. Margaery Tyrell is apprehensive about her blood thirsty husband to be.. Preparations for the royal wedding continue in Kings Landing. She is cautioned by her grandmother, who remains as witty as ever while they search for a necklace to complement the bridal gown. This is a royal match I eagerly await. Margaery can play the game far better than Sansa Stark ever could. She seems to have the intelligence and cunning required to handle King Joffrey, who I suspect will collect more heads this season, unless by a stroke of luck he loses his own.
3. Sansa Stark mourns the loss of her family.. Tyrion’s genuine attempts to comfort her are futile, and she finds solace in a private spot out in the garden. It is however not so private, as a man sympathetic to her plight appears and hands her a necklace, the last piece of fortune in his family, whose successes and future have been destroyed. Rewind, didn’t Margaery need a necklace for the wedding, supply and demand folks. Let’s see where this plot line goes. I would like to see a stronger Sansa Stark emerging from this situation; right now she is sealed away within her own thoughts.
4. Brianne of Tarth reminds Jamie of an oath made to the enemy.. Brianne of Tarth reminds Jamie of his oath to Catelyn Stark; to return Arya and Sansa to her family. Jamie expresses acknowledgement of this oath, but does not see how he can fulfil it, assuming Arya to be dead and estimating Sansa is safer while in the care of his brother. I wonder if anything romantic will happen between this humorous pair, but I doubt it.
|Shailene Woodley (Tris) and Theo James (Four) actually have chemistry,|
that may likely spark yet another fan girl craze.
Divergent is now playing in the U.S. and will hit Australian cinemas on Thursday.