Zombies? Game of Thrones S1 Finale & More This Weekend

My viewing habits lead me into some of the most interesting places. Below is what I invested time in this past weekend.

Pontypool – A 2008 film billed as a zombie movie on Netflix, Pontypool is … interesting. A unique take on the genre that uses zombie in the loosest sense of the word. It is more along the lines of The Crazies, I suppose, a George Romero film about a virus that breaks out in a small town. Same thing here, except the virus is spread by words, terms of endearment. Nearly the entire film takes place in a radio broadcast booth with three main characters and it isn’t until near the end when we start seeing more of the infected folk. Not really a horror movie, but suspenseful if you aren’t hungry for a lot of action.

Game of Thrones – Season 1, Episode 10 (season finale) – Fire & Blood – I finally finished the first season of Game of Thrones from HBO. If you have read my earlier post on the series, you already know how I feel about it. The season finale was fantastic and I’m tempted to sign up for HBO just to watch the second season that premiers in April. A must own.

Misfits, S1:E6 The Virtue Group – I finally watched the season one finale of Misfits. Misfits is one of those shows that you could go either way on – either love it or hate it. I suppose it could depend on your sense of humor, too. For me, I loved the show. Highly recommend you watch this one, especially if you are a fan of shows from “across the pond.” The finale was great and at last revealed just what Nathan’s power is. And that cliffhanger … a grave situation still played with humor.

The Walking DeadS2:E13 Beside the Dying Fire – The season 2 finale of The Walking Dead … wow! It made up for the entire Lori/Rick/Shane love triangle that bristled some viewers backs all season long. Hershel’s farm went up in flames, a huge herd of zombies trampled over our cast and at the end … a surprise character for next season appeared! I didn’t really care for the show early in the season, and it wasn’t until the last 3 episodes that things picked up and got really good.

Bread Crumbs – Reviews say this is a take on the Hansel & Gretel fairytale. If that is what it truly is, then it really didn’t focus on the brother and sister very well. This is a move about an adult film crew that heads out into the woods and a cabin to film a porn stars last big “hurrah.” They come across a young brother and sister who are a bit off kilter and begin to torment and torture the crew. It has potential, but is lacking in the execution. Wouldn’t hurt to watch it if you have absolutely nothing else to do, but don’t expect too much.

 

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