Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Walking Dead, Season 3, Episode 10

 Last time, Rick saw Lori's ghost and freaked out. Daryl had left the group with Merle and The Governor was planning revenge against Rick and the others.

Rick sees Lori's ghost around the prison and he follows her around. Hershel is worried about him as he tries to get him to come to his senses. In Woodbury, The Governor is talking to Andrea and he tells her that he isn't fit to be the leader anymore and that he thinks that she should take over from him. Andrea talks to him about going back to the prison to see Rick and the others and he isn't too happy with that thought. Daryl and Merle are wandering around. Daryl is missing the group and he tells Merle that they should think about going back. Merle thinks that they will not want him. They come upon a few survivors who are fighting the walkers and they help them and send them on their way.

In the prison, the walkers are still finding ways inside and they are advancing. Rick is still in his dreamland and Hershel talks to him and manages to get him back to his senses. The Governor and a few of his men attack the prison and shoot Axel. There is a shootout and one of The Governor's men is killed but he doesn't seem too upset about it. He lets a load of walkers into the grounds of the prison and he goes back to the town happy. Rick is caught between two walkers when Daryl and Merle save his life. The walkers are all around the prison grounds now...

Another great episode. I am loving the evil Governor and it is good for Rick and the others to have an enemy to fight besides the walkers. It makes everything more interesting!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Walking Dead, Season 3, Episode 9

Last time on The Walking Dead, all hell was breaking loose in Woodbury. Daryl and Merle were pitted against each other as the crowd roared for them to be killed.Andrea saw Daryl and was shocked.

This episode begins with the Governor making Daryl and Merle face off. The crowd want them to fight to the death. Andrea tries to stop it but the Governor ignores her. Merle starts the fight by hitting Daryl. Rick and the others intervene and all hell breaks loose. Daryl and Merle manage to escape with them. Walkers get into the town and start to attack the residents. Rick's group argue over Merle. They don't want him to stay with them as he is dangerous. Daryl won't abandon his brother again and he decides to leave with Merle if they won't take him. Rick and the others don't want Daryl to go but he insists and he leaves them. 

In the prison Tyrese and his friends are chatting with Hershel and the other survivors. Tyrese tells them that there were 25 in their group but the walkers killed most of them. Tyrese and Sasha are the leaders and they want to stay with the group. Meanwhile, with Daryl gone, Rick and the others argue. Rick wants Michonne to get lost too. In Woodbury, the locals are getting anxious and they want to leave. The Governor won't let them and threatens them with violence if they go. Andrea is caught up in the middle of it and she tries to convince them to stay. Rick arrives back at the prison and tells the others that Daryl has gone. Carol is very upset to hear this.

Andrea talks to the Governor about taking charge of his town. He seems to have gone mad. He tells her about Glenn and Maggie being there and she is shocked. She wants to know why he didn't tell her. He is beginning to turn on her as he wonders where her loyalties lie. In the prison, Rick talks to Tyrese and Sasha about them joining his group. He doesn't think that it is a good idea. Hershel tries to talk him round but then Rick sees Lori's ghost and he loses it. The others are afraid of him as he seems to be cracking up...A great episode with lots of action. I can't wait until the next one!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Blue Steel Movie Review 278

Blue Steel is a 1989 thriller directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Ron Silver.

Curtis stars as new cop Megan Turner. She is on patrol when she sees some guy robbing a supermarket. She gets out her gun and she tries to arrest him but he ignores her so she shoots him dead when he points his gun at her. She is disciplined for this by her bosses because the robbers gun was not found. It has been taken by a guy called Eugene Hunt(Silver) who was in the supermarket at the time and saw what Megan did. He is a psychopath and he goes around shooting people for no reason. He manages to meet Megan and they begin a relationship. Megan is unaware that he is a nut job.

Bodies begin to turn up around the city and the cops find a bullet with Megan Turner etched into it. They think that someone is obsessed with her and that she is in danger. They have to take her back into the force for her own protection. She begins to realise that Eugene isn't all there and he scares her with his weirdness. She figures out that it is him who is the killer and she tries to tell her colleagues. Her co worker, Detective Mann(Clancy Brown) does believe her and she tries to get Eugene arrested but he has a good lawyer and he comes out looking better than she does. He kills her best friend and he stalks her but she can't get him. She and Mann are on his case and they begin to become close.

Megan tries to get Hunt on her own but he is elusive. He tries to kill Mann but Megan saves him but shooting Hunt in the shoulder. She chases him but loses him. Hunt becomes more and more deranged and hears voices in his head. Mann and Megan sleep together but Hunt turns up and he shoots Mann.
He tries to kill Megan but he can't and he flees. Mann is taken to hospital. Megan goes back on the job and she finds Hunt. She shoots him but doesn't kill him. They chase each other and she gets shot too.
Finally she kills him and puts him out of his misery.

This was a good thriller with a good cast. It wasn't brilliant, but it was entertaining and I liked the leads.
I will give it a 6/10.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Maniac Cop 2 Movie Review 277

Maniac Cop 2 is a 1990 horror sequel directed by William Lustig and starring Bruce Campbell and Robert Davi.

The movie continues on from the first one. Maniac Cop Matthew Cordell(Robert Z'Dar) plunges into the river in a truck and he is assumed dead(of course, we know that he isn't!). He still stalks the streets killing again. Officer Mallory(Laurene Landon) and her partner Officer Forrest(Campbell) are cleared of all charges. They both tell the Police Commissioner Doyle(Michael Lerner) that Cordell is still alive. He insists that they both see police psychiatrist Officer Riley(Claudia Christian) for evaluation. They both tell her that they saw Cordell and that he isn't dead. Another cop called McKinney(Davi) is seeing her too because of the death of his partner.

Forrest is killed by Maniac cop and Mallory knows that it was him. She is very upset as nobody believes her. McKinney is investigating the case. He thinks that maybe Mallory killed him. Commissioner Doyle doesn't want Mallory going public about Cordell. Officer Riley begins to wonder if Mallory is telling the truth. Cordell is spotted around the city and the cops find out that there is some huge cop going around killing people. McKinney suggests to Doyle that maybe it is Cordell. Mallory is going on a TV show to talk about Cordell. She and Riley are going to the show together when they are chased down by Maniac Cop and he kills Mallory. Riley escapes and now she believes that Cordell has not been killed. He is back.

Reilly talks to McKinney about Maniac Cop and she tells him that she saw Cordell. She goes on TV with her theory but ends up looking crazy. Doyle is not happy with her and he wants her suspended. A killer called Steven Turkell(Leo Rossi) is on the prowl for victims when he comes upon Maniac Cop. He knows who he is and he approves of what he does. He gives him a place to stay and he thinks that they are best buddies! The cops go undercover to find the killer. They catch Turkell and stick him in jail. Maniac Cop comes for him and there is mayhem at the police station. He takes his new friend to Sing Sing where he was attacked and made into the man he is. He wants revenge for what happened to him.
He lets out all of the inmates and they take over the prison. Doyle has to admit that he was responsible for Cordell ending up in prison. Cordell attacks the guys who attacked him and he ends up being set on fire. They think he is dead, but you know he will be back! An average sequel. I will give it 5/10.
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