Scandal: Season 1 was magnificent. So glad that I was able to watch the episodes over and over. Everytime I watch an episode over I discover something new that I missed. I recommend Scandal to anyone who likes great acting and magnificent drama. Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope is Phenomenal!
\u201CScandal Season 2\u201D continues with the intriguing and entertaining lives of Fitz, Mellie, Olivia Pope, Cyrus, and the other men and women strongly intertwined with their lives. I really enjoyed the emergence of the various love stories that were weaved into these characters lives. It was also both heartwarming but also heart string pulling to see the character of Huck reacting when exposed to the dynamic of family and love. Abby Whelan is also greatly transformed when the concept of love comes into her life. It was entertaining to see her get into an ultra- protective mode when someone she cares about gets into danger. Please know that I feel that many of the characters contributed to Season 2 in one fantastic way or another. Additionally, the profiles of Huck and Abby Whelan are still two of my favorite characters from Scandal. However, I have to admit that I also enjoyed the psychological growth of Harrison Wright and Hollis Doyle. The character of Harrison Wright shows a man who is willing to do what it takes to protect the strength of the Pope & Associates firm while conscientiously minimizing the potential harm that could be done. Wright is also brilliantly depicted showing concern and loyalty to his fellow co-workers, especially Olivia Pope and Abby Whelan. The character of Hollis Doyle is also superbly shown in Season 2 to be a man who has a heart. He is initially shown naturally being skeptical about what happens to one of his daughters but still caring about her well-being. A more multi-dimensional side of him emerges when he makes a tough love decision on what to do with his daughter because he is also concerned about one of his ex-wives. Scandal Season 2 is great for those who already enjoyed Scandal Season 1 and\/or like political thrillers set in the Washington D.C. area.
As teen melodrama, well, Carter's film is what it is; but for such a mainstream black-consciousness movie, at least it doesn't shy from addressing some touchy issues about masculinity, parenthood, and black attitudes to whites.
As a thriller it's solid three-star tension. As a Samuel L. Jackson showcase it proves a man can only coast through so many motherfuckin' or milquetoastin' turns before having to display his full and overpowering talent.
Tarantino is, in essence, a classicist who invests the bulk of his drama and tension in lengthy dialogue exchanges that are infinitely more compelling that his elongated sequences of cathartic violence.
Impolitic though it might be to suggest it, there's something extremely satisfying about the violence here-though, for my money, it resides less in seeing these racist thugs get their comeuppance, than in the director's staging of it.
Tarantino did it again. And Christaph Waltz is amazing and makes the movie. Its highly entertaining . Tarantino is one of the Best Directors out there today. I love him. He can take a very controversial and serious subject and make it amaze you and entertain you. The comedy edge is great. Waltz is the movie. The music score amazing. The acting and directing amazing. I cant think of anything negative about this great movie, except it is very violent. So be ready for that. Its NOT FOR SMALL CHILDREN. But violence in the movie is Tarantino's style.What a all around great movie!
Vudu is the way of the new technology for movies and it is great. No more scratched up DVDs wonder if they will play or not. If you loose the DVD you don't have to worry since you got it on vudu. You always have a copy of it. With vudu you don't have to worry if you got a player for DVD or Blu ray.\n\nAs far as the movie goes it was another classic hit for Tarantino. He hit this one out of the ball park. He put a different view on slavery and the way it used to be in a story that hasn't been told before. The critics are trying to make it a racist issue out of it but he shuts them down in interview's. Since the movie isn't like that at all. I would give the movie 2 thumbs up. The trailers tell enough and I wont tell about any of it. Due to ruin it for others. I do believe if you did watch it no matter who you are, you will enjoy it. If your a Tarantino fan it is a must have DVD for your collection.