Hot damn, I think I found my pick of the season and we’re only two episodes in. As much-talked-about new series like Revolution, The Mob Doctor and Partners blow it IMO despite bigger star names and budgets in their cast/crew/creatorship records, the little comedic engine(/ingenue) that could- The Mindy Project staring Mindy Kaling- is absolutely killing it. I know we’re very, very early in the season (literally episode 2 for most of the new shows), but that’s how this game of television is played and most don’t get a second, third or fourth chance to survive the ever-daunting chop block. Just like the exec big wigs, I’m a split-decision guy and I’m ready to announce that as of last night’s episode, The Mindy Project is the one to watch.
My original review of the premiere of this puppy was all thumbs up athat one of my favorite characters of the iconic US take on The Office was starting up her own show with her unique brand of 20/30-something female humour. Without re-hashing the themes and motive of the show (again, check out my original article for those deets), I will focus on this newest episode as post pilot we get a slightly less boy-crazy and desperate Mindy with a bit more wit and backbone which is heavily welcomed, offering us a protagonist with a relatable perspective and purpose. She is the smart, sassy everywoman of today. And, she’s f-ing hilarious as hell while being her.
First off, sorry for that abortion of a title: best friend Patrick is the pun-er of the group so I’m left with consonance and desperate ploys for attention haha, bear with me. That said, while my lackadaisical word play leaves a lot to be desired, I most definitely have an opinion on this week’s premiere of Last Resort. A strong B+!!
The pilot was early leaked for those with torrents on their tips and in the know and it was most def worth the watch! Airing Thursdays at 8PM on ABC (quite the strong spot though typically one seen by comedies) this hour long modern look at a possible all out nuclear war put forth a bold first episode as shows across the board attempt to grab our attention and get us returning the following week. Donovan has already given a pre-describer of the show in his Fall Line TV Preview article so I’ll super summarize and just say it concerns the crew of a huge naval sub with all the missiles needed to hold the world for ransom and that’s just what they do as their own loved ones and government seem to want them dead. Okay, spoiler over, read on to find out just how sexy Scott Speedman is and who my fave female pic goes to- oh, and of course read my bitchiness about the numerous errors that kept these kids from an A grade.
Since the 64th annual Emmys air on ABC tomorrow, we thought it was the perfect time to share our predictions on who’ll walk away with the coveted statues. Will reigning shows like Modern Family and Mad Men continue their winning streaks, or will new upstarts like Girls and Homeland crash the party? For the first time, none of the big four broadcast networks has a series among the nominees for drama series. In fact, only two nominees in the comedy category air on a major network. It’s all about cable these days. Without further ado, check out all our predictions below. Which Homorazzi.com writer do you think will get the most correct? Sound off in our comments section with your thoughts.
Donovan: Mad Men
Patrick: Game of Thrones
Adam: Breaking Bad
Tyrell: Downton Abbey
Matt: Game of Thrones
Nic: Game of Thrones
So, I have to admit that I’m one of the “bad” gays who think that there’s such a thing as TOO gay, and honey boo boo child, Wil Heuser of Big Brother is among the many of the mo’s on TV right now who send shivers down my spine. Well-known for not being very eventful in the house this year- Season 14 of the hit reality show- Wil has been a frequently googled evicted houseguest for his many impersonation and comedic YouTube vids. Admittedly I’ve never watched any of his older stuff and likely wouldn’t have been searching up his new stuff until a friend of mine stumbled across this hilarious spoof released soon after his eviction in late August that mocks his fellow housemates for their idiosyncrasies and straight up insanities.
The reason this is so funny is not so much for the “brilliant and super insightful writing” but rather that he’s the earliest to post a first-person account of both watching the show now that he’s on the outs and being in there himself- you’ll see more than a couple jokes you’ve been makin’ for years about this show, posted for all the world to see. If you’ve watched this show at all this season you’ll want to see this- particularly if you hated its production, un-aging host Julie Chen or any of the loud and borderline nuts inhabitants/contestants. That said, if you love them and the whole series you’ll still absolutely get a kick out of this as Wil pulls off the perfect Ian impression, blinks his way through all of Frank “greatest one liners” (put in quotation marks because I’d argue he’s one of the dumbest people ever to nearly win this thing) and fake tans the hell outta himself to show JoJo just how ridiculous she looked.
Last week, another episode of Homorazzi aired on OUTtv and in case you missed it, it’s now available for you to watch online below.
In had been a month since our last episode so there was lots to catch up on in each of our lives, from summer pride fun to moving nightmares. In terms of gossip and music, we discuss Prince Harry‘s nude scandal, Carly Rae Jepsen‘s new album, the “Gangnam Style” phenomenon, and more. You’ll even learn which panel member found themselves almost naked during a recent drinking game a few weekends ago… You’ll have to watch to find out who that was.
There wasn’t much going on in the way of movies, but definitely lots to talk about in television with so many new shows premiering this fall. We also each talked about a “gay” indulgence we kept secret when we were younger. Overall, there’s lots of fun banter in this one and many different view points on the topics. Enjoy!
Mindy Kaling as the nosy and oh-so Forever 21 wearing and acting office gossip from NBC’s The Office is returning to TV in her own venture just as The Office comes to a close after 9 seasons this year. Not just the provider of some the BEST moments from this iconic and brit-ripped show, this talented chica was recently promoted to full exec producer of The Office and has in fact written 22 of the show’s episodes. Further, her collection of anecdotes and humourous life-based essays in Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? has proven her to be not just full of acting brawn but hilarious brain as well.
So, when I heard from Donovan’s article that she was starting up her own show called The Mindy Project, I was on-board and couldn’t wait to see what we were in store for. After some searching (it’s accessible on Fox’s website as they attempt to garner viewer interest), I was able to find an advance copy of the pilot of the show and had to tell my fellow mo’s about it. I will do my best not to spoiler but let’s be honest: it’s a comedy and I’m hardly explaining the origins of the island from Lost. So, click through to access the accurate trailer for The Mindy Project airing September 25th at 9:30PM Eastern Time and regularly Tuesdays this Fall.
BUT, not if you’re squeamish.
So, let’s get this out of the way: it’s not the BEST movie you’ll ever seen. In fact, most of Truth or Dare is pretty prototype and cookie cutter for a cabin in the woods/revenge film… however, if you make it past the first hour (and please don’t misunderstand, the first hour is a good first hour just not great) then you get some classic British twists that come part and parcel with the smartie filmmakers across the pond. Without ruining too much, I’ll recap this one as a college kids bound together by a secret who pay the price for being a collective mean girls group towards a odd duck from their school.
The movie isn’t nearly as bloody as a Hostel or Halloween and thankfully isn’t as simply written as those two, rather it’s a riddled whodunit that has you interesting in solving its mini mystery as much as the film’s angry antagonist. It’s set in the present day with pretty realistic characters that for the MOST part act as you or I would given the horrendous situation their in. There’s of course the typical “Girl, don’t go in the there” or “Christ, just keep running” moments that will have you clawing at the screen a bit but those are always hand in hand with thrillers but they’re not too many so don’t fret there. What there IS more importantly is more than a few surprises about motives and reactionary behaviours (watch it and that odd concept will make sense) that make this one a film worth the rent/download.
Violence: check. Terror: check. Confusing motives: check. Monstrous amounts of killing: check. It sounds like the basis for a good movie right? Right. It WAS a good movie, the first time around when A Serbian Film did it. Only the most thick skinned of reviewers and film buffs made it through the VERY tortured but brilliant serbian cult hit from 2010 (click here for my review of it) and therefore only we/they are able to see this 2012 British re-attempt for what it’s trying to not-so-subtly mimic. While remakes directly recreate and plot-inspired updates often nod their cap, I’m worried that Kill List thinks they’re getting away with this clear rip hoping that most of their viewers never made it to the nearly X-rated Eastern European counterpart. No, the plots aren’t identical but the path its fallen protagonist takes down to the very end itself is SUCH a copy of the 2010 original that you almost laugh at the horrific ending. Of course you won’t because it IS terrifying though.
My cinephile rant aside, there are redeeming and original aspects to this movie that make it absolutely worth a look. Where A Serbian Film was made so unviewable to many due to its obscene and extensive use of sex and rape, this one focuses more on the mystery of its purpose and motives and leaves sex aside (for the most part). A combination of the snuff mystery 8MM and the American horror of small town lore from Wicker Man, this British thriller seems less truly original in creation than it does a modern telling and patchwork of scary works that came before it. I’m not sure there’s anything a knowledgeable watcher would see and say is uniquely founded in this movie alone but again, that doesn’t disqualify this as a good one to watch. I know, I sound like a snob and that I think I know it all, but trust me: watch the bigger thrillers and you’ll see a lot of commonalities.