Review: 'American Horror Story' - 'Halloween, Part 1': Fluffer, nutter
I know I said last week I was getting out of the "American Horror Story" business, but I happened to watch tonight's episode on a screener. And while it's still not a show I remotely like, I did feel like "Halloween, Part 1" at least addressed some of the concerns I had with the show, toning down the bat-crazy, everything and the kitchen sink approach Murphy and Falchuk had taken in the first three episodes, actually turned Addie into a character instead of a creepy symbol, and generally did good work with the non-Harmon characters.
Tim Minear wrote next week's episode, so I'll at least be back for that, and maybe I'll keep these talkback posts going for the rest of the season. Since many of you have been enjoying the show a whole lot more than me, what did you think of this one? An improvement, or moving away from what you'd been enjoying?
Have at it.
1941 | Drama | NRSummary: Family epic that spans decades of the life of a Welsh mining family through the experience of its youngest son, who recalls his family’s economic struggles and the way their home town changed with the times.Director: John Ford
Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee
2013 | Drama | NRSummary: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.Director: Allan Harmon
Cast: Richard Harmon, Jaren Brandt Bartlett, Craig Bierko, Jill Hennessy
1984 | Comedy | NRSummary: An alien slave crashes lands in New York city while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.Director: John Sayles
Cast: Joe Morton, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez, Yves Rene
2009 | Comedy | NRSummary: The employees of the parks department of Pawnee, Indiana work out problems with bureaucracy, political conflicts and their own personal shortcomings in the show that cemented Amy Poehler’s star status, and helped define careers for Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, and Aziz Ansari.Director: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur (creators)
Cast: Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Chris Pratt
1973 | Animation | GSummary: With King Richard off to the Crusades, Prince John and his slithering minion, Sir Hiss, set about taxing Nottingham's citizens with support from the corrupt sheriff - and staunch opposition by the wily Robin Hood and his band of merry men.Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Cast: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Peter Ustinov, Pat Buttram
2008 | Drama | NRSummary: Paul Giamatti embodies one of America’s founding fathers in a fascinating recreation that goes from the Boston Massacre to Adams’ presidency and its aftermath.Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett
2007 | Drama | PG-13Summary: Inspired by a true story, Washington shines as a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.Director: Denzel Washington
Cast: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Forest Whitaker, Denzel Whitaker
1985 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: This ‘80s story dreams of leaving Earth as two friends create a homemade spacecraft, and find themselves exploring stars far from home.Director: Joe Dante
Cast: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Bobby Fite
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
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