Friday, February 14, 2014

"Hunt, Or Be Hunted."

Well I hope that everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day. Mine was....alright I suppose, considering all I did primarily was work, which wasn't too bad, although there are other things that I would have rather been doing. My red velvet cupcakes were a smashing success at the employee Valentine gathering; someone even told me that I could make a good deal of money cooking and baking for people privately; I might just consider that. Aside from doing some homework for grad school, I began watching the long awaited season 2 of House of Cards starring Keven Spacey and Robin Wright, both of whom deliver powerful performances that go beyond the believable; they are the characters. Wow did this show start off with a bang! I love it, and I love this show. If there is anything I've seen that embodies the teachings of Niccolo Machiavelli then it would be the main character, Frank Underwood (FU) in this show, and boy does he do it flawlessly. It's difficult for me to describe why I enjoy this show so much, but it is one of the best shows around. I won't spoil any of the show by summarizing the 1st season, but suffice to say that Frank's power and influence are continuing to exponentially grow, but so are the risks and his enemies as well. Tasteful, well written, good characters that are interesting and changing constantly as you discover more about them. Definitely two thumbs up and then some. If you like political dramas and thrillers, then this is for you. Just remember that Frank is always looking ahead ten steps in case you're like me and try to figure out what's happening before it even happens. For the Oscars tonight we have Best Film Editing: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, and 12 Years a Slave. It is difficult to predict this Oscar without having seen the film since it is more of a visual and thus technical aspect of the film, but editing is huge in order for a film to be successful. Given the technical glory I've heard about Gravity, I'm going to go with that winning the Oscar but American Hustle is also a possibility.

Season 2 House of Cards trailer 

Star Wars: Rebels (New character voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.; hope he doesn't kill it).

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