Monday, September 20, 2010

Two and a Half Men Season 8

5 second plot: Alan gets serious with Jake's best friend's mom. He burns down her house somewhere along the way. Charlie mainly does a lot of drinking. And an occasional prostitute. And Rose plays the married woman trick on Charlie.

5 second review: The show kind of lost it's subtle humor, didn't it? Charlie used to be fun and he used to date a lot of women. But now he's a skinny sad guy that drinks a lot. Alan can't carry the show on his own and Jake only finds his mojo towards the end of the season.

IMDb score: 7,2/10
Our score: 7/10

Friday, September 17, 2010

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 3 is fun for fans

5 second plot: Both sides seem ready to start talking about peace but there are dark forces at work and profits to be made. Fear and anger prevail so the fighting continues. The Sith are also fighting amongst themselves. Grievous is still losing battles. Pirates and bounty hunters are taking advantage of the Jedi's busy schedules. Ahsoka is growing up and growing strong. Anakin is becoming extremely powerful.

5 second review: If you're a fan of the movies, you will like this season. A lot of familiar faces pop up. The stories are smaller this season and they're not all about Anakin and Obi-Wan. Others get a chance to shine. And there are some exiting new developments.

IMDb score: 7,9/10
Our score: 8/10

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cave of Forgotten Dreams is amazing

5 second plot: Werner Herzog was allowed access to film in the Chauvet cave in France. This cave contains the oldest cave paintings in the world.

5 second review: The filmmakers didn't have a lot of material to work with and it wasn't easy filming in the very strictly regulated circumstances. So the quality of the film itself isn't top notch. But I'm still very happy someone decided to record this for everyone to see. Because the subject matter is fantastic.

IMDb score: 7,4/10
Our score: 8/10