Battlestar Galactica: Resurrection Ship, Part One

Picking up where we left last week, Starbuck saves the day by coming back to stop the two fleets from firing on each other. Adama and Cain agree to delay their showdown (and Helo and Chief’s execution) until after the attack on the Cylon resurrection ship. In the B plot, Baltar continues to reach out to Gina.

 

A note to first time BSG watchers; these aren’t the reviews for you. I plan to write about the show with the ending in mind. If you haven’t seen the show, you will be spoiled on stuff that happens at the end. You’ve been warned.

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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Over the years, I’ve had an up-and-down relationship with the Batman franchise. I watched the cartoon when I was kid, but I thought it was pretty boring. I don’t like the Tim Burton movies, but I don’t like any Tim Burton movies. I liked “Batman Forever,” and Val Kilmer is my favorite Batman, but I (wisely?) stayed away from “Batman and Robin.” I thought “Batman Begins” was one of the most boring movies I’ve ever seen, but I loved “Dark Knight.”

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

It’s rare to see a movie that has no redeeming qualities, but here it is in last year’s “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”

 

I can admit, with only a small amount of shame, that I’m a big fan of the books the movie is based on. Yes, they’re chick lit with a lot of the clichs of the format, but they’re fun and Sophie Kinsella has a good sense of humor and a light tough with both humorous and touching scenarios.

 

Unfortunately, none of that made it in to the movie.

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Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus (extended)

The fleet finds another ship out in the black, the Pegasus; at first it’s all hearts and flowers and good wishes, but as soon as Admiral Cain officially takes over, some dark moments from the Pegasus’s journey resurface.

 

A note to first time BSG watchers; these aren’t the reviews for you. I plan to write about the show with the ending in mind. If you haven’t seen the show, you will be spoiled on stuff that happens at the end. You’ve been warned.

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District 9

Some 20 years ago, a space ship fell out of the sky over South Africa. After days of no contact from the aliens, humans board the ship to discover a million sick and dying aliens. The ship is irreparably damaged, they can’t go home and their technology won’t work for us. What do we do with them now?

 

So begins “District 9,” an ambitious but flawed science-fiction movie.

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Battlestar Galactica: Flight of the Phoenix

Everything’s falling apart in this week’s episode. With a Cylon fleet closing in, the Galactica is falling under the influence of a sleeper virus that’s causing havoc on various systems (and crewmembers). Tyrol, looking to improve morale (and heal his Cylon-loving broken heart), starts rebuilding a viper plane from scratch. Finally, Roslin gets an updated (and grim) cancer diagnosis.

 

A note to first time BSG watchers; these aren’t the reviews for you. I plan to write about the show with the ending in mind. If you haven’t seen the show, you will be spoiled on stuff that happens at the end. You’ve been warned.

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Battlestar Galactica: Final Cut

One investigative journalist, D’Anna Biers, tracks down some footage of the riots on the Gideon that left four people dead (back in “Resistance”). She’s going to release it to the public, but Roslin and Adama convince her to make a balanced video of Galactica’s soldiers instead (with the promise of an all-access pass to the ship’s inner workings). Meanwhile, Tigh has been getting death threats.

 

A note to first time BSG watchers; these aren’t the reviews for you. I plan to write about the show with the ending in mind. If you haven’t seen the show, you will be spoiled on stuff that happens at the end. You’ve been warned.

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