Monday, December 31, 2012

American Horror Story: Kit Walker Catch Up

Good Monday to you all! 2012 is winding down extremely fast - and I'm afraid I've let December completely slip away from me. I can't believe the holidays are pretty much over! Today, on this last day of the year, I've got a massive, pic heavy, American Horror Story post. It's time to play Kit Walker catch up. Kit Walker catsup is my favorite brand of catsup!

Evan Peters as Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E05 I Am Ann Frank Part 2
Kit thought that was a dumb joke. I'm sorry, Kit. Please don't judge me. 

Evan Peters Kit Walker Grace Lizzie Brochere American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Grace AHS Asylum S02E05 I Am Ann Frank
So when I last looked in on poor, tortured, Mr. Walker, things in AHS land were vastly different. We didn't know who Bloody Face was (at least - not officially. I think we all smelled the rotten stench coming off creepster Dr. Thredson), Grace and Kit were both alive and in Briarcliff, and Sister Jude was running the show. Oh how things can change in five episodes...

Evan Peters as Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E05 I Am Ann Frank Part 2
Yeah, five is a lot. Of course things have changed. Let's pick up where I left off, shall we? Kit got a reprisal from the planned sterilization, presumably because of his weepy chat with Sister Jude. Grace wasn't so lucky. Except, before The Devil and The Mad Scientist could get their hands on her womb, the aliens showed up and whisked her away.

Evan Peters as Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E05 I Am Ann Frank Part 2
When next Kit saw her, she was a bloody mess with some vocal chord issues. But she did manage to whisper-scream that Alma's alive. It just so happens that at that exact moment, the coppers show up to arrest Kit for killing Alma.

Evan Peters as Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E05 I Am Ann Frank Part 2 Grace
Which was weird, right? He had already been arrested for killing Alma. Except now they have a recording of him saying he did it. So the cops get to have him rather than the mental institution. I guess.

Evan Peters as Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E05 I Am Ann Frank Part 2 Arrested
Anywho, Kit doesn't put together that Thredson did all this stuff intentionally. The canted angle of the shot below means that Kit is confused and afraid. I think that's one of my biggest peeves with this season. They're using the direction to convey things the actors should get to convey. I'm incredibly weary of the screeching door noises and ridiculous camera angles. We get it. People are getting mind fucked left and right. Let us actually SEE them.

Evan Peters as Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E06 The Origins of Monstrosity
Kit getting out of Briarcliff means a brief costume change! Huzzah! Something new and interesting to screencap. I was totally bored with Kit alone in a dark cell wearing that blue shirt. I'm guessing they're bored of it too. Hence the decision to shoot him and Grace from every angle imaginable.

Evan Peters as Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E07 Dark Cousin
Kit starts getting legit freaked that he's going to be sent to the electric chair. Sure. That would suck. This is also the episode that Frances Conroy came back. The angel of death thing was a pretty cool idea. Even if they used her a little inconsistently. Her conversation with Jude was one of the best scenes of the season.

Evan Peters as Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E07 Dark Cousin
But back to Kit. He smashes his attorney's face (that was his attorney, right?) and escapes into the night! (It was probably day...)

Evan Peters as Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E07 Dark Cousin
And then makes the stupidest decision ever and goes back to Briarcliff. Like, COME ON. I know Kit's a shining beacon of moral righteousness, but seriously!? His brilliant plan is to sneak in, find Grace, and sneak out again? Yeah - because sneaking out worked so well the last three times they tried.

Evan Peters as Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E07 Dark Cousin Grace Dies
So shocker, it doesn't work. Grace is shot and killed. Which is pretty much the worst outcome possible. And Kit is apprehended and once again locked up in Briarcliff.

Evan Peters Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Alma AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night Britney Oldford Alma
Now that they've got him, they dope him up and just... keep him. Forever. I suppose. But doped up Kit gets to have some dreams that mean more variation in screencap land. So fine. We get to see some nice Kit/Alma stuff and it's adorable. Maybe Alma will be okay and this will all have a happy ending.

Evan Peters Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Alma AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night Britney Oldford Alma
Alma morphs into Grace and Kit's equally happy to see her. How soon he forgets Alma!

Evan Peters Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Grace AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night Lizzie Brochere Grace
They also have some cute, pregnant, dance moments.

Evan Peters Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Grace AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night Lizzie Brochere Grace
And then we rejoin Kit in Briarcliff.

Evan Peters Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night 
Lana is also back at Briarcliff because she's got, possibly, the worst luck in the history of characters. She rightfully feels really terrible for how certain she was that Kit was Bloody Face. I'm glad she feels guilty - she totally sucked back in those earlier episodes.

Evan Peters Sarah Paulson Lana Winters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Lana AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night
Evan Peters Sarah Paulson Lana Winters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Lana AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night
And Kit, in all his adorable flawlessness, asks her if Thredson hurt her. Aww. I actually really enjoy the Kit/Lana team. They're an interesting dynamic. They're the two least crazy people on the show - including all the people running Briarcliff - and they're the most tortured by the writers. To see them team up in the quest for justice is fun. They've got a goal, they've got a plan, they've got a way in which to be proactive. I can dig it.

Evan Peters Sarah Paulson Lana Winters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Lana AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night
And how cute was it when Kit asked her if she was really there? Aww.

Evan Peters Sarah Paulson Lana Winters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Lana AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night
They decide they've got to get Thredson. And as Kit says roughly a dozen times, Thredson is the only thing standing between him and the electric chair. So Kit doesn't want to outright kill him.

Evan Peters Sarah Paulson Lana Winters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Lana AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night
They DO find him, beat him unconscious, and hide him behind some mattresses. Which... stunningly, works for a bit.

Evan Peters Sarah Paulson Lana Winters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Lana AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night
Then they hatch a plan to use some Veritaserum (or whatever) to get him to confess.

Evan Peters Sarah Paulson Lana Winters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Lana AHS Asylum S02E09 Coat Hanger
Evan Peters Sarah Paulson Lana Winters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Lana AHS Asylum S02E09 Coat Hanger
And again, stunningly, it works. I mean, okay. Whatever. Lana goes in wearing a wire (Kit stands outside the door with a 60s style recorder) and they get the confession. Then Kit goes to hide it.

Evan Peters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Dr. Arden death
More canted angles! Yay!

Evan Peters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Dr. Arden death
This time, we're canted because the OTHER crazy doctor has shown up and wants to chat with Kit.

Evan Peters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Dr. Arden death
He points out that the aliens show up and abduct the ladies that Kit has just hooked up with. So he believes they're really studying Kit.

Evan Peters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Dr. Arden death
His doctor logic leads him to think that killing Kit will bring the aliens back. And he really wants to meet the aliens. I have a few problems with this plan. First - why wouldn't the aliens be listening? If I were an alien who needed to make sure Kit didn't die, I'd keep an eye on him. And I'd know the crazy doctor isn't planning to let him stay dead. But more importantly, why doesn't the doctor just give Kit a woman to sleep with? Then the aliens will come down and take her.

Evan Peters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Dr. Arden death
That's what Kit should be saying. Like - hey! How about rather than me die, I just get to have sex? Seems like a better option. But no. Kit's like, sure, kill me. Because I'm Jesus.

Evan Peters shirtless Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Arden death
Evan Peters shirtless Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Arden death
Dr. Arden kills him.
Evan Peters shirtless Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Arden death

Evan Peters shirtless Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Arden death
It looks painful. I feel like Evan Peters may have strained a neck muscle.
Evan Peters shirtless Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Arden death

Evan Peters shirtless Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Walker dead
And that's it. That's where we left Kit. There was also the tiny little matter of Grace returning nine months pregnant. With Pepper of all people. Did Kit secretly sleep with Pepper too? And now that Grace is back and not dead anymore, where's Alma? And if Grace had like a four day pregnancy, Alma should have had her baby oodles ago. Is there a baby Kit up in alien land? And why did they send Grace back? All this (or none of it...) will be answered when AHS returns in January for the last few episodes of the season. Am I looking forward to it? Eh... not really.

I miss Tate.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Another trailer post. Because I've been more excited about commercials for movies than I have actual television lately. 

Chris Pine as Captain James Tiberius Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Star Trek Sequel Trailer Chris Pine J.J. Abrams Chris Pine Star Trek Sequel
I was a huge fan of the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie. And let me qualify that by saying, I do not deserve to call myself a huge Star Trek fan in general. So I went into that movie knowing basically nothing about the universe or what was canon.

Chris Pine as Captain James Tiberius Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Star Trek Sequel Trailer Chris Pine J.J. Abrams Chris Pine Star Trek Sequel
As a person who takes her fandoms very seriously, I totally understand someone who IS a big Star Trek fan hating this slant on things. But I have none of those ties. So I thought the time travel/ new timeline thing was pretty much genius. Now, they can do WHATEVER they want.

Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov in Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Anton Yelchin Star Trek Sequel Trailer
I heart all these characters. And I was glad to see glimpses of them in the new trailer. The one teeny tiny thing I'm worried about is the tone. I love a serious movie as much as the next person - but there are some genres that can't step too far into the land of gravitas or I just roll my eyes. Sci-fi space adventures are one of those genres.

Zachary Quinto as Dr. Spock in Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Star Trek Sequel Trailer Zachary Quinto J.J. Abrams Spock Star Trek Sequel Into Darkness
So there's Anton Yelchin who I love most in Star Trek but he's also in a really great episode of Criminal Minds. Zarachy Quinto who I've decided I also love most in Stark Trek but you know - American Horror Story REPRESENT. Karl Freakin Urban (that's his legal name) who will forever be Eomer to me (and I met him once!! And I soooo badly wanted to bow and call him Your Highness. But my desire to not be fired won out.)

Karl Urban Leonard McCoy Bones in Star Trek Into Darkness Star Trek Sequel J.J. Abrams Karl Urban Bones McCoy 
Simon Pegg who will probably never find another way onto The Angst Report.

Simon Pegg as Scotty in Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Star Trek Sequel Trailer
Harold. Who will be called Harold until he dies - and it's totally his own fault so I'm not even going to apologize.

John Cho as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Star Trek Sequel Trailer
AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH. AHH!!

Benedict Cumberbach Star Trek Into Darkness 2012 Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Sequel J.J. Abrams Khan? John Harrison Star Trek Cumberbatch
I did a whole Benedict Cumberbatch post once. Which was really a way getting round to the magnificence of Sherlock. But look up awesome in the dictionary and there's a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch there.

Benedict Cumberbach Star Trek Into Darkness 2012 Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Sequel J.J. Abrams Khan? John Harrison Star Trek Cumberbatch
I'm trying so hard to not have insanely high expectations for this sequel because part of why I loved the original was that I went in expecting nothing. But Star Trek + J.J. Abrams + Benedict Cumberbach just seeeems like it should equal amazingness.

Zachary Quinto Zoe Saldana Dr. Spock Uhura Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Star Trek Sequel Trailer Zachary Quinto J.J. Abrams Spock Uhura Star Trek
Benedict Cumberbach Star Trek Into Darkness 2012 Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Sequel J.J. Abrams Khan? John Harrison Star Trek Cumberbatch
Look at that hair :)

Chris Pine as Captain James Tiberius Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Star Trek Sequel Trailer Chris Pine J.J. Abrams Chris Pine Star Trek Sequel
Anywho. I'm excited for this one. Chris Pine is lovely to look at too - I feel I should mention him considering he's the star and all. He's also got a super great voice - which BMW and Dreamworks seem to have noticed...  But mostly it's the Cumberbatch I'm looking forward to seeing.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Vampire Diaries: Elena's Sired To Damon Part 1

I've been gone for sooo long! I'm such a bad blog haver. But people have been leaving some nice comments on the American Horror Story posts - so I figured it was time to come back. I'll get to the insanity that is AHS soon - but I can't can't can't ignore the twisted sexy Delena stuff Vampire Diaries has been doing. 

Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex 
So. First Elena and Stefan broke up. And that sort of bugged me because it felt forced. Like they were thinking, okay, we've had enough of the Elena/Stefan side of the triangle for a while. Let's switch sides. And it especially bothered me that Stefan was the one to do it. Like - Elena doesn't have enough going on with the whole being a vampire/her brother wants to kill her/her surrogate dad is dead thing, he has to add that. It just felt inconsistent with the boringly-dependable Stefan they've always written. In hindsight, it would have made more sense if Elena had flat out dumped Stefan. But that's not really what happened.

Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex
Whatever. Who really cares how much sense it makes if it means Delena fun? So Damon and Elena run into each other at The Miss Mystic Falls ball pageant thing - because ball pageant things are still really important - and Elena tells Damon that he's the reason her and Stefan broke up. I loved this moment. This was probably my most favorite moment of this whole little storyline so far. Because, as I've said dozens of times, Ian Somerhalder gives good face. His hopeful sort of are you screwing with me face was totally adorbs. Adorbs enough for me to use the word adorbs.

Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex
Of course they're interrupted. So it's not until the final scene of the episode that we get to see them discuss this whole Elena finally chooses Damon over Stefan business. Cue the Ed Sheeran.

Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex
Elena and Damon share a nice, romantic, vertical dance. It's adorable. Meanwhile, Steafan and Caroline - who is TOTALLY team Stefan - are having a little chat of their own. Caroline's practically beside herself with frustration that Elena and Stefan broke up. Which I found amusing. I really do sort of ship Caroline and Stefan. I mean - Caroline and Klaus is fun too - more on that soon - but I think Caroline and Tyler have become my least favorite Caroline option. Mostly because Tyler's only fun when he's tortured and scared. And that hasn't happened since, like, season two? Anyway... I digress.

Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex
Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex
Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex
While Damon and Elena continue dancing and making out to Kiss Me, Stefan and Caroline continue playing Sherlock to Kiss Me. The music is definitely far better suited for the Delena half of the montage, but whatevs.

Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex
Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex
Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex
Yeah - there's some super speedy vampire foreplay. I can dig it.

Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex
And then finally finally finally after four years of Stefan Stefan Stefan boring boring boring - Delena!! Like FOR REALZ. With a Z. There's the tiny hiccup of Elena being sired to Damon - but come on. I'll pay you to sire me to Damon. Is this really a problem? Screw free will!

Nina Dobrev Ian Somerhalder Elena Gilbert Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries My Brother's Keeper Season Four Delena Elena sired to Damon Delena sex
They get into this in the next episode - but it is super angsty that as soon as Damon gets what he wants, he learns it's got this layer of falseness to it. Like he hasn't actually been chosen over Steffan. Like he's cheating in some way. I do really wish they'd give them more than one scene of happiness. Like - I'm not asking for the moon here. Just one full episode of Elena and Damon happily a little happy couple.  Just ONE. Come on!

Anyway. So that's that. Elena and Damon have hooked up. A good time was had by all. Next! Tackling the siring issue during World War II. Because they want to stick Ian Somerhalder in a uniform. I see your true motives, TVD. And I don't mind one bit.