Aug 31, 2011

How Have I Missed This?

This has existed for over a month, and I'm just now getting around to seeing it?
I'm ashamed. I'm going to buy some Downy Unstoppables to make up for this gaff.
Forgive me, Amy Sedaris. I knew not what I did.

Aug 29, 2011

TV Review: The Hour (BBC America)

Why is The Hour, the new BBC mini-series currently running on BBC America (and just finished up across the pond on BBC Two), so amazing?  When the first trailer came out for it this summer, the best thing people seemed to say about it was that it looked derivative of great shows and that guy from The Wire was in it (and he was British). And, honestly, both of those things are true.  However, that doesn’t really paint the whole brilliant picture.

Bel and Freddie, sorting through clues to find the story.
On the surface, The Hour does something that many new shows are trying to accomplish this fall. Cribbing off the success of Mad Men, 50s and early 60s nostalgia has come back in a big way. However, the new slate of shows exploring this era have all added a twist. It

Aug 24, 2011

Needing A Lot Less Barrymore

Guest blogger Jennifer Love Bacon is back 
with even more anger and a soupçon of sass.

[Photo Credit]

To continue my trend of writing about mediocre movies released months ago that I’m just now getting around to…

Going the Distance was on HBO Zone this weekend and I just could not resist. Basically, it’s this generation’s Sleepless in Seattle. It was one of those movies that I couldn’t see spending 13 bucks on when it was in theaters, but I planned to watch it one day on TBS. Well, thanks to pay-cable, my plans came to fruition sooner than I thought.

Now, in all fairness, I missed the first 10 minutes, but it really didn’t seem to matter. I joined Drew and Justin after they “knocked boots” (as Kenny from Can’t Hardly Wait would say), and Drew mentions how stressful her internship is. Now, I don’t know how old Drew

Aug 18, 2011

The Good Wife: New Poster

Tantalizing... confusing.

So, the new poster for The Good Wife came out a few weeks ago, and it simultaneously invites new viewers and completely turns away old viewers. Sure, a sexy, airbrushed Julianna Margulies sounds like a good idea, but it kind of takes away from what Alicia Florrick (Margulies) stands for. All in all, I'm flummoxed.  On one hand, good for her. On the other hand, it seems like a confusing message. Maybe it's post-feminist. Maybe I'm backward-thinking for not recognizing a woman's right to be sexy and powerful. Why is a poster of a scantily clad lady making me think this much. Agh, brain freeze!

What do you think?!

Aug 16, 2011

Film Review: The Help

Hilly, Skeeter, Minny (with pie), and Aibileen
The Help is about a girl named Skeeter (adorable nickname!) who is really, really miffed about losing the maid who raised her (adorable lost youth!) and who wants a job with a big, fancy publishing house (adorable goals!). When she notices that the maids who work for her childhood friends are being mistreated, she decides to write (and I am using that term

Aug 7, 2011

Hit or Miss: Quick Movie Reviews!

Let's just get down to it. There are a lot of actually pretty decent movies out right now, and we here at Tableau Your Mind want to take you through our viewing catalog and let you know what you can miss and what movies should instantly make you want to hit up a movie theater. It's called Hit or Miss, and here we go:

Captain America doesn't like 'bullies'
Captain America: The First Avenger
Synopsis: The plot is mostly incidental, but basically Steve Rogers is a wimpy kid with a big heart and a lot of moxie who, when injected with a super serum, becomes the super buff Chris Evans Captain America. He then has to fight another super soldier, Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), who is also a mad scientist who stole a blue glowing cube (the Tesseract) from a dying Illuminati or something and is now using it to create super advance weapons. Also,
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