TV Series: Dexter 08x09 - Make Your Own Kind of Music

Are We There Yet? made clear that Dexter did not actually kill "brain surgeon" and he or she is still alive. The same time, Zach Hamilton turns out not to be a killer of those he was accused, on the contrary this young psychopath learned literally everything from Morgan and therefore followed the code. (I still can't get over his death)

Make Your Own Kind of Music is more relaxing episode, it does not suggest some important plot twists, but it explores many new things we might be guessing and did not believe. This episode takes look at three major points: Hannah & Dexter further relationship, "brain surgeon case"/Cassie's murder and Debra.

In Are We There Yet Dexter asked Hannah to stay to move forward together and she happily accepted the invitation. But this is never going to be easy, since Hannah is already chased by FBI. Dexter decides to take care of it himself, alongside many other problems he's to deal with. Dr. Vogel, as always, genuinely questions his ability to succeed anymore. He literally is starting to be human. As a fan of cold blood serial killer, I don't enjoy this much, but on the other hand, he seems more real now. 

Top 10 Female Performances of Last Decade

I love making lists, top tens, bottom tens and etc. This is one of my favorite ones Top 10 Female Performances of Last Decade. Why last decade? As a matter of fact, I have seen majority of the movies that premiered during 2000-2009, but I can't say the same about the ones which came out in XX century. So, it would be wiser to choose best from those I've seen. Here are, top female performances of 2000-2009:

Movie Review: Now You See Me [2013]

The closer you think you are, the less you'll actually see.

Now You See Me has been one of my most anticipated movies of 2013, because the trailer really sold an interesting story and great cast. Movie is about four magicians, called Four Horsemen, who robbed a bank during their performance in Vegas and rewarded the audience with millions of dollars. The whole idea of robbery was to bring a random man from audience to any bank s/he wanted and they'd get money from there. So, all this crime was happening live, watched by hundreds of people.

FBI starts investigation. But there is nothing to investigate, because if they do, this means they believe that it's possible to transfer a person from Las Vegas to Paris in less than three seconds. Four Horsemen are released from police office shortly after interrogations.

According to legend, four horsemen are people who are chosen  once in two centuries by a secret organization called The Eye. They aim to protect real magic. Chosen four are: J. Daniels Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco). Each of them have different magic talent, but they make a really good team. In the beginning of movie, some guy (probably Fifth Horseman) is secretly giving them invitation for meeting and when they meet, they get an assignment to make a biggest magic show ever done.

Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness [2013]

I've never thought I'd love Star Trek, especially with so much Hollywood happy ending.

I had such an anticipation for Star Trek Into Darkness the whole year, that I could most likely be disappointed after seeing it. Especially, when I am not a huge fan of sci-fi, unless they are scary. But my faith in J.J. Abrams totally restored last night. I saw the movie I wanted to see - a great action, catchy story and brilliant cast. 

Movie starts with USS Enterprise mission of rescuing endangered species from an active volcano. However, Captain Kirk's effort to save Spock's life at any price compromises the mission and nearly gets him booted from Starfleet. He could have been, if not a new villain that threatened safety and piece not only on Earth but in whole Galaxy. After attack at Starfleet HQ and killing Captain Spike, the Earth sends Enterprise to bring criminal to justice. Accordingly Kirk is still on board heading to uninhabited dark planet, where Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) is suppose to be.

TV Series: Dexter 08x08 - Are We There Yet?

Dexter is quietly going to its end. I don't know whether it's logical or good one, but it's the end. Hopefully, a lot interesting and intriguing things happen lately, so this might mean the most bad ass finale we've ever seen. Who knows!

Are We There Yet? suggest majors plot twists of this season, it questions everything we've believed so far and brings persons, we were forgetting, on the surface. Mostly this episode is about investigating of Cassie murder, Hannah and Dexter relationship and Debra's efforts to get rid of her as easily as possible. But there is even more happening in the end.

From previous episode, we remember that Zach is a major suspect in murders and Dex seems to be a lot disappointed, because he seemed to be liking him and the idea of being a mentor. We all thought that he deserved to be killed? Did he? Or just the writers tried to trick us? I've missed something before, Hamilton was so much fan of Morgan and he tried to be like him so hard that he would not kill anybody. It turns out that he started to follow the code by himself which is why he does not particularly fit the characteristics of Dex's victims.

Movie Review: Ordinary People [1980]

Robert Redford's directorial debut Ordinary People is one of the most controversial Oscar Best Picture winners of all time. Having beaten Raging Bull and The Elephant Man, you can often see this name with Crash, Shakespeare in Love and many others as the biggest statuette robbers. Well, I don't know what's going on those peoples' minds, but I hardly imagine better family drama that have marched on any awards.

Ordinary People gives a close and precise look at up-class american family after the tragic death of elder son in boating accident. Movie tells a story of them dealing with guilt, love, alienation and regrets and all ups&downs they experience in family relationships. 

Calvin (Donald Sutherland) and Beth (Mary Tyler Moore) Jarretts were parents to two boys: Buck (who died in an accident) and younger Conrad (Timothy Hutton), who had an unsuccessful attempt of suicide after witnessing brothers death. After rehabilitation in hospital, he returns home with the hope of better days but nothing goes any good. Conrad is having bad dreams, does not sleep at all and his relationship with mother is ruining. Despite trying to distract attention with sports, he can't help strengthening family ties. This is when he starts seeing a psychiatric Dr. Berger (Judd Hirsch). 

Movie Review: Iron Man 3 [2013]

There are a lot reasons one should respect Marvel, Iron Man series is one of them. Despite me not being a huge fan of comics, superheros and world-saving flying guys, I've actually enjoyed any of its films. Iron Man 3 is another descent, well assembled action movie that took an entertaining two hours and eleven minutes of my Friday night.

Film gives a look at Tony Stark's rehabilitation life after Iron Man 2 finale. He tries to live a quiet life in his underworld, fixing, assembling, experimenting machines, while Pepper does an out job in the office. 

Before the real action starts, we see a flashback to 1999 when Tony accidentally met Aldrich (Guy Pearce) - a fan of him, who is actually good at inventing things. Start practically ignores him. So, he comes back to Iron Man's life in modern time. Meanwhile, a world is under imminent threat of terrorist attacks - more than ten blowups have totally ruined US security system. What is more, each of explosion turns out to happen somehow itself, without any actual explosives. Since Star has retired, he continues a non-hero life. But when he becomes next target superhero rises.

TV Series: Will & Grace [1998-2006]

Will & Grace is one of the series I've already recommended to watch. But I think I want to dedicate a full post to this very entertaining and hereafter one of my favorite TV-Show. 27 Golden Globe nominee, multiple Primetime Emmy winner show tells a story of Will Truman - a gay New York lawyer - and Grace Adler - straight interior designer, who's been best friends for ages and even at their early thirties they live together. This actually means that they mostly are single, with maximum relationship duration couple of months. First episodes of show escalate after Grace dumping her "longtime" boyfriend just before wedding and moving to Will's house. And here starts the story.

Will and Grace are two different persons with shared characters, lives and interests. They are totally supportive to each other, never date men if without approval and don't even think to get married. They enjoy being together. And yes, they are perfect in playing Taboo against any opponent.

Movie Review: V/H/S [2012]

V/H/S is a found footage genre horror movie that was supposed to be terrifying, but for no reason turned out to be crap. Uniting 6 different segments it tells six different horror stories recorded by the victims themselves.

A gang of outlaws is hired by unknown person to look for a VHS cassette in someones house and record all this on tape. They enter the house and find more than just a tape - a dead body and tons of tapes. Now you think that the dead body means something, right? Forget it. Nothing makes sense in this movie, even each segment separately. The "best" of segments (Amateur Night) gives a look at bunch of drunk youngsters who are killed by some supernatural creature. It is a little creepy in the beginning, especially the girl, who's strange behavior sells the whole story. This part  is also the bloodiest but it does not goes any further providing no scares at all.

This is followed by a story of married couple, who are staying at some hotel. Somebody is visiting them at nights, making a footage of everything she does in their room - stealing money and killing Sam (husband). And later she vanished with wife Stephanie.

Movie Review: Epic [2013]

Something called Epic is supposed to be epic, but instead this new animated feature is above average feature. However even more entertaining, than you think.

Oscar winner director of Ice Age, Chris Wedge, brought a well known and predictable tale of two worlds' interaction with each other - the visible and non-visible ones. 

Professor Bomba has been searching for tiny people in nearby woods for years. He has scarified everything to his job, including wife and a daughter, because he believed in success some day. After the death of his ex wife, their girl Mary Katherine (a.k.a. M.K.) moves to his house to get closer to dad. But he does not seem to be an easy person to get along with, his obsession makes him forget everyone except those tiny people who actually live in his mind. So, daughter who came home to be close with father, is upset, since she does not believe anything about mystical world around them and decides to leave. But she is accidentally transferred to the parallel world of those tiny people, her father has been looking for.

TV Series: Dexter 08x07 - Dress Code

Previous episode A Little Reflection gave some tricky points for this week's episode - Hannah was back, Dexter did not kill Zach, because Vogel suggested to raise him up.

Dress Code brings great followups for each points. Starting with Hannah, Dex tries to understand the reason she is back and tries to trace her. It seems she is not hiding and actually wants that Morgan found her easily. Debra is worried about her sudden appearance in Miami and practically asks brother to kill her, however he seems to have different plans about ex-girlfriend.

Zach becomes bigger trouble having zero control over himself. It seems writers do not want him to be a bad person, he seems miserable in beating his dark passenger and therefore he totally hopes for Dexter's help. Hamilton is a little, confused kid, who does terrible things and hates himself for this reason and a serial killer is the last chance. Morgan has already decided to be "Harry" for him, to teach a code and make new himself.

Trailer: The Counselor [2013]

Director Ridley Scott comes back with a huge cast of Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Natalie Dormer. The Counselor tells a story of lawyer who finds himself involved in drug trafficking. Trailer looks really intrigue and beautifully crafted and whatever the story comes,  the cast of this caliber can make everything brilliant. We'll see, but before that, have a look at it:

Trailer: Thor: The Dark World [2013]

Thor: The Dark World international trailer was released today. Sequel to the epic movie Thor will premiere in early November, bringing a huge cast on the screen - Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and many others. The original one claimed a great love from fans and raving revews of critics. And I wanna tell you, the second one looks even more stunning in any sense. At least trailers are getting better and better.

Movie continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.

Have a look at trailer here:

Trailer: Diana [2013]

After release of a teaser trailer here comes the first official international trailer of Diana - a movie telling a story of world's most well-known, popular and favorite woman of all time. Director Oliver Hirschbiegel tells a hidden story beneath the surface, showing a real face, aspirations and feelings of woman who has been princes not only to United Kingdom but to the whole world. Film follows last two years of Princes Diana's life, her campaign against land miners and relationship with surgeon Dr. Hansal Khan.

Have a look at trailer here:

Movie Review: The Conjuring [2013]

I am writing this review being home alone, at night and just back from the screening of The Conjuring. If you read this, it means that I stayed alive.

The Conjuring is this year's most anticipated movie for me. Every year I have a great hope for every horror and mostly it's just another disappointment. However James Wan really managed to terrify a lot of people including me.

Movie tells a real story of Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warrens - spouses who have been investigating paranormal activities during whole their lives - and their one particular case, that was held in secret for many years because of its violate and unsolved nature. 

In 1971 the Parren's family moved to a new house, which ought to be a start of their new life, but they never imagined what "new" was supposed to mean. From the very first day they faced some unnatural and unexplained phenomenon, that disturbed everybody and especially their 5 minor children. Caroline Parren asks for help to Warrens and they start investigation which leads to a dreadful chain of events. 

TV Series: Dexter 08x06 - A Little Reflection

Have you tried to uncover why this episode is called A Little Reflection? Well, it's not about a mirror. You need to see it, because episode 6 is definitely about reflections from the past or present, from people around Dexter or others. I think A Little Reflection is not only the best of season but one of the mysterious ones during whole 8 years. It evolves in many different dimensions and comes down to very surprising and amazing end, which I am not gonna spoil. 

Dexter still chases the killer of Hamilton's girlfriend. In previous series This Little Piggy he has a guess that Zach Hamilton murdered father's girl. But having no prove, he continues to study him. Zach turns out to be easy to find, since he visits every crime scene, taking tons of pictures of blood and victims. Morgan knows what this means and one day invites him to closer look at murder scene. Fresh blood makes Zach to open his emotions to the most wrong person he could imagine. But Dexter finds out more about him, than he hoped - a thing that they both share - love and passion for blood and crime scenes. For the first time, Dex sees himself in someone. 

This helps him to get closer a lot and get a prove enough to kill him. Before putting him on his table, Morgan tries to understand why Hamilton is visiting Vogel, is this because of him being a serial killer? Or are there any other reasons?! Still, Zach finally finds himself wrapped into plastic...

Ellen DeGeneres to host the 86th Oscars

Three days ago, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected its new president, marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs. And now the producers of next award ceremony appointed the host of the show.

Ellen DeGeneres announced on Twitter that she is going to host 86th Academy Awards Ceremony on March 2, 2014. It will be her second time overseeing the biggest movie event of the year, after being a back in 2007 at 79th ceremony.
I am very excited about this, since she's been my favorite host of last decade. Can't wait to see Ellen on the stage, once more. Watch Ellen's first try at Oscars:

How do you feel about this news? 

Trailer: American Hustle [2013]

At last, the first trailer of David O. Russell's American Hustle has arrived. After last year's great success, with directing, best picture and four acting nominations, he brings another movie with lead co-stars Jennifer LawrenceBradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, adding some Amy Adams, Louis C.K., Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner.

The trailer and each actor look amazing, and especially Amy Adams, who can be once more major contender for any acting nomination. But before that, you may have look at it: