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24, The Riches, Grindhouse

Well, thanks promo monkeys for giving away Martha attacking Logan. *grrr* Clearly she wasn't going to stop with just the kiwi throwing! And no, clearly NOT the most shocking thing to ever happen on 24. *tsks* Unless she broke out a hacksaw. And don't count Logan out yet. But OMGYAY for Martha/Aaron! *squee* And he looked quite trim. Apparently shacking up with the former first lady has agreed with him. Or kept him on the go.

So last week I hadn't noticed at all that the Russian ambassador dude is Denethor! No wai! And how much did I love Jack improvising with that belt? Now that is the Jack Bauer I know and love. :) But I'm sorry, I will never buy Ricky Shroder as any kind of a badass. Not even after NYPD Blue. Just never. Not gonna happen. Milo, go kick his ass!

And every time I see Powers Booth I just think of him as Reverend Jim Jones. In other words, scary batshit crazy. Right, yeah, let's go nuke as many people as we can. He's just a shade less crazy than the current POTUS.

Wow, this was a lot darker than I expected. I liked it. Very interesting premise. And miracle of miracles, the kids weren't annoying. Yep, I'll be watching again. Eddie's accent, as predicted, was all over the place. Minnie was excellent.

The show was sponsored by Grindhouse, and hee, now I'm definitely going to go see it. It totally looks like Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill. Rosario Dawson described it as "Quentin's badass chick flick." Yep, I'm sold! ;)

Also, as I was leaving Trader Joe's, they were starting to play "The Payback" by James Brown. (As featured in "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Why do I not own this movie?) So I had to go download it from iTunes when I got home. OMG, why am I picturing a super badass Sawyer video set to this? If I were only good at vidding, I would totally do that. Can't you just picture it? Sawyer, pushing those sunglasses down his nose? Playing pool? Boxing in prison? Swaggering? "I don't know karate but I do know ca-razy!" when he's bringing in Jin? And of course, giving his "new sheriff in town" speech? YEAH, baby.


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Mar. 13th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
I LOVE Eddie Izzard. I'm so excited for that show. Sadly, due to my inability to cope with the time change, I missed it. Argh! I caught the last five minutes and it looked good. I'll be watching next week, for sure, if we manage to get all our clocks changed by then.

I think I'll pass on Grindhouse. You know, I loved Pulp Fiction, but ever since then Tarantino just bugs me.
Mar. 13th, 2007 07:27 am (UTC)
What is your icon from, LOL?

And it's on FX, so it should repeat, I imagine. The Shield does. And OMG, I forgot to squee about The Shield coming back in a few weeks!*squeee

Ya know, I was totally going to give Grindehouse a miss (also feeling that QT peaked with Pulp Fiction) but I kind of love what he's trying to do, with the fake movie trailers and old movie ads and stuff. And since I LOVE Faster Pussycat, I feel obligated to go. And Rosario being a badass chick. Well, that just wins. She was my fave thing in Sin City.

Mar. 13th, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)
It's some photo shoot JDM did, I can't remember from where. There's some pretty ones of him sitting on the bed and looking cool, but I loved this one.
Mar. 13th, 2007 07:44 am (UTC)
Aha! :) He looks like he's channeling both Bond and Fred Astaire, LOL.
Mar. 13th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
And he's giving the finger at the same time..I swear every single hot guy has been doing that like crazy lately..not that I mind at all..it's that badass cool thing..I'm a sucker for it.
Mar. 13th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)
Just butting in to say that there will definitely be repeats. They showed it twice in a row last night and it comes on again either tonight or tomorrow night (I forget which) at 11 pm central time.

Mar. 13th, 2007 07:53 am (UTC)
LOVE Powers Boothe. He is so fucking owning that role right now. Every scene with him is so intense and scary. He's actually intimidating through the screen. That compared to Waynes very dull and weak scenes, hes a breath of fresh air. 24 needed a powerful presence as president again. Like Palmer and Logan.

Poor Charles. I hope hes not dead. Because if he was being a good guy, then wow what a lame ass way for him to die. I actually dislike Martha. But Aaron still kicks ass.

Yeah Jack's belt trick was funny. And i agree with you on that NYPD guy. His scenes where he was supposed to be intense or scary, were lame and underplayed. Like a mediocre spin off of Jack Bauer.
Mar. 13th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
I loathed Wayne in S3. Man, that was the worst plot ever the Palmers were saddled with. S3 is rerunning now on A&E and I just fast-forward through that story. Whew! So much better!

However, Wayne was starting to grow on me a bit, since he finally seemed to be trying to live up to his brother's legacy. Remember how shady he was, always advising David to take the easy, expedient route? And now he's all Mr. Integrity? LOL. Anyway, agreed, he made a pretty ineffectual president. And Powers is one scary motherfucker. He's just itching for an excuse to launch those nukes.

I don't think Charles is really dead -- he's too good a character to just dispose of off camera like they did with Assad.

I'm not looking forward to the Jack vs. Ricky show. They could have brought in, oh, I don't know, Josh Brolin or someone. Just about anyone else would be more convincing as a macho field op.
Mar. 13th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
I own Lock, Stock and the soundtrack too..I'm cool that way. *smile*

24..AARON-MARTHA!!! Did you read my squee..Aaron looked so different, but still, AARON!!!

The Riches, I was expecting more laughs myself..and what I told the guy I work with about it this morning, it's dark..but the acting is GREAT.

And I'm so SO going to see Grindhouse too..Rosario didn't even have to say that, you can tell by the fact that Rose McGowan has a MACHINE GUN LEG.*smile* It's all little vingnettes..so it should be pretty damn good.

It's hard to make a movie look cheap..and that's what they are going for that very low budget with hardly any actors look..when they their budget is big and they have a TON of actors in it. I swear I don't think you had to be an actor to get in it..as long as you are a woman..you're in. *smile*
Mar. 13th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
I don't actually own the Lock, Stock soundtrack (but I do own the Snatch one), I just had to get that song asap when I heard it again. It's sooo good.

And yay for Aaron/Martha! That made me so happy, even if that's all we'll see of them this season.

Y'know, I had heard about the machine gun leg but that alone wasn't a huge selling point. But seeing the whole trailer and the cast and crew talking about it made me think it was going to be a lot of fun. And you're right, they're deliberately trying to make it look very low-budget and like this is a very old, scratched-up print. I hope it's fun, anyway!
Mar. 13th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Minnie's accent was much better than I expected it to be - and I love her voice in any accent! It's got textcha. And yes, the whole show was darker - I wonder if that's going to keep up to the same extent. HRM. WE SHALL SEE.
Mar. 13th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
Minnie always does a great accent. The first time I ever saw her was probably in Good Will Hunting and she had an American accent in that. And in Grosse Pointe Blank. I don't think I realized she was British until later!

I imagine there'll be some dark comedy but for now this is ... what show to compare it to? Six Feet Under? Sopranos? Big Love? Something HBOish.

I need some Eddie icons again! I do love him in bloke mode!
Mar. 13th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed The Riches last night! They have been totally promoting it as a comedy, which is kind of weird. Yeah, there are funny moments, but there are lots of dark ones, too. You are absolutely right about Eddie's accent. Where the hell is he supposed to be from? Seattle?
Mar. 13th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
The Riches was SO not a comedy but I definitely want to see more of it. I just realized something last night. Eddie in bloke mode reminds me of a young Oliver Reed! If that means anything to you, LOL.

And yeah, Eddie's accent. Oh well! I think the Travelers are supposed to be of Irish descent, right? And he's used to switching accents as the case may be. *fanwanks on his behalf*
Mar. 13th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
Hmm, how is it I barely know any of those names you mention in relation to 24?
Mar. 13th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
I just sent you an email with a recap! It was an S5 reunion of sorts.

Martha is Charles Logan's embittered (and kind of crazy) ex-wife, played by Jean Smart. Aaron is the kickass secret service agent whose life she saved last season and it turns out they got together after S5 so that rocked, kinda like Karen and Bill. Hooray for middle-aged love! Anyway, Aaron was trying to get Martha to cooperate with Charles but she couldn't resist stabbing Charles in the shoulder. Which, admittedly, he deserved.

I think that about covers it!
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Mar. 13th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
It's hit a midseason lull, definitely but hopefully we'll be back with some slambang action soon.

And ha, a Tom fan? I think he'll be teaming up with Karen to bring down the VP.
Mar. 14th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC)
So last week I hadn't noticed at all that the Russian ambassador dude is Denethor!

Even with John Noble's apparently patented snivelly snarl? *grin* They even managed to get blood dripping down his face (previous episode) in a way that mimicked the tomato juice running down Denethor's face. Probably unintentional, but it cracked me up.

Can Ricky Schroeder's character get killed soon please?

I really liked the pilot for The Riches too. Quite different from the lighter, quirky promotions, but good different. Too bad they couldn't let Eddie keep his own accent. But there seem to be little personal touches here and there (the kid's cross-dressing being most obvious), which I loved.
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