In this weeks installment of “Your Average Joe” I am going to talk about the television show “Castle”, the upcoming movie “5th Estate” and Miley Cyrus’ new-ish album “Bangerz”
I have been a dedicated viewer of this television series since its first season as I am a big fan of Nathan Fillion. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Serenity and especially as Captain Hammer in Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog I have admired his versatile ability but also his inherent humor and silliness that I relate to. To my great joy therefore I was not disappointed when initially watching Castle. However, as the show has gone on I see a looming problem that has already begun to manifest itself. The show has no where else to go and therefore they are repeating themselves. With this season they attempted to add diversity by sending the love interest and main character, Kate Beckett, to Washington D.C. to be a federal agent. This lasted for three episodes because it isn’t like she can leave the show, or be gone from any of the episodes as she is the foil to the character of Castle.
— With all this in mind my assessment is that I am still entertained by this show, but my interest is starting to fall as the show is becoming predictable and repetitive.
Bangerz– Miley Cyrus has been on the news and entertainment shows quit a bit recently because of her performance at the VMA’S but that is not what I am going to talk about. I could care less that she danced the way she did. I am no Miley fan, I was too old when she made her debut on the Disney channel resulting in having never (willingly) listened to her teen-bopper music, and liking it even less when I did hear it. To my great surprise I really liked the few songs from Bangerz I heard on the radio. I decided to give the album a chance and listened to the songs with an open mind. Though it makes me nauseous to admit, I really liked it and even purchased the entire thing from iTunes. The album has a variety of quality beats and addictive rhythms with story-esque lyrics that are more mature sounding than I would have ever expected from her.
— This album is worth at least one listen (with an open mind) because of its universally understandable and relatable songs with beats that’ll stick in your head.
5th Estate- The movie 5th Estate comes out this Friday (October 18). This movie is my pick of the week for a must see. The casting of the movie is chocked full of quality actors such as Benedict Cumberbatch (the new phenomena in America from Sherlock and Star Trek into Darkness) Stanley Tucci (Devil Wears Prada) and Laura Linney (Hyde Park on Hudson) to name only a few. This movie is based on Julian Assange, the Albino looking guy who is the founder of WikiLeaks and is now a refugee from the American Government. Assange has been quite vocal (from China) about his anger about this movie. He wrote to the man playing him, Benedict, to tell him essentially that his movie is going to suck. Assange also wrote two general press releases and did an hour long interview via Skype with entertainment journalists to try and dissuade people from seeing this movie. Why is this guy so desperate to not have his story told of his life during this time? Of course it is a movie so it isn’t going to be 100% accurate but it is based on true events off of a book that was written by the man that was with Assange for 3 years during this time. Assange’s extreme aversion to this movie is very intriguing.
— Though I have not yet seen the film, all the actors are top notch and the true events it is based off of are little known and very interesting/ relevant to the world we live in. This movie is my pick of the week because I think it is really going to be quality, intense, thrilling and fun.
All right, i’m adding this new section to all of my posts –
DID YOU KNOW … ?
———Did you know that Tom Hanks is the third cousin to President Abraham Lincoln?!————-
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