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After 8 long years… How I Met Your Mother





This Is Your Last Warning.


Just kidding, this is your last warning.


Are you sure?


There is no turning back now…




Over 8 years ago we all sat down and tuned in to CBS for their new sitcom about a guy telling his kid’s the story of how he met their mother. In those eight seasons we’ve shared in Ted’s heartbreak as he sought out love with one wrong woman after another and each time we’ve always thought, “could this be it? Could this be the woman Ted has been looking for? His soulmate?” Every single time we’ve gotten out hopes up and each time they’ve been dashed. Well if finally appears as if our waiting has paid off because this woman is a bassist, has a yellow umbrella, and is headed to Farhampton.


For weeks now there’s been talk of finally meeting The Mother but after so long it was hard to believe that they were actually going to make that move. Because of that I watched the entire episode on the edge of my seat just waiting for them to cut to the credits and leave us hanging. Thankfully this fabulously lovely young lady stepped to the ticket window instead. It’s going to be a very long summer.

But who is this mystery woman, in real life that is? Well she might look familiar to many as she was most recently on Broadway in the musical production of Once.

However, if you are like me and it’s been way too long since you saw a show on the Great White Way, you might recognize this young lady from 30 Rock as the incredibly obnoxious ‘Sexy Baby’.

Her name is Cristin Milioti (I do love how HIMYM is not even listed on her IMDb page yet) and in my own humble opinion, she’s perfect. However, I think it would be wise for us all to take this with a grain of salt. How many times have we been certain that the evil writers had given away who the mother was only to have the rug yanked out from underneath us? So until next fall comes around the the final season of How I Met Your Mother gets underway with Robin and Barney’s wedding, it’s probably best to just assume it isn’t her. As many people of the internet have already pointed out, the credits just have her listed as ‘the girl with the yellow umbrella’ so there’s nothing stopping her from handing off the umbrella as she gets on the train or something.


Oh who am I kidding? It’s the mother!! We’ve finally met the mother!!

Now to settle down and dream of what an entire season of Ted dating the mother would be like. Could the series finale be a Ted Mosby wedding? Will the goat be there? So many questions, so many months before we get answers.


Grizzly Top Ten: Best Thanksgiving Movies

For me Thanksgiving has always been about Detroit Lions Football, good food, and family. Probably in that order too. But that’s not to say that there aren’t some fond memories of the occasion watching something other than Football. The following list of films are those that are, at least in part, dedicated to the 3rd Thursday of each November. Now being sandwiched in between Halloween and Christmas, the 2 days that have inspired the most movies doesn’t leave us with the widest selection, but there is no shortage of quality.

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‘Muppets’ Sequel in the Works, Segel Not Writing

A sequel to the November hit musical, The Muppets, is moving into development after an announcement from Walt Disney confirmed the film. Director James Bobin and screenwriter Nicholas Stoller will be returning, but it seems as if Jason Segel won’t be returning for another round of writing for the sequel. This isn’t to say that he still won’t co-star, but he cites his commitments to “How I Met Your Mother”, as well as other projects he’s working on, as the reason he’s not returning as writer.

Now, Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel have been collaborators for quite a long time. Stoller directed Segel’s screenplay for Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and then took over as writer and director for the spin-off, Get Him To The Greek. Both of those films are absolutely hilarious, so I have no fear that The Muppets sequel won’t be great. My hope is that Segel will return to star in the sequel, and that Bret McKinzie will also return as composer. I mean, the guy won an Oscar for “Man or Muppet”, he probably has a pretty good incentive to come back, right?

Images: Disney, The Muppets

Grizzly Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

The world of espionage, spies, secrets, and traitors isn’t necessarily what the James Bond movies make it out to be, quite the contrary actually. The car chases, gunfights, sexy sidekicks, and dry martinis aren’t the job. Instead, the world of a spy consists of endless amounts of research, chain smoking, and a lot of talking. The conversations, though, can be as heated, if not even more so, than your run-in-the-mill gun battle.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which is based on the novel of the same name by John Le Carre, follows retired agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman), who must come back to work to find a Soviet spy that is hidden in MI6, nicknamed the Circus. The man in charge, Control (John Hurt), is convinced that a mole is hidden within the Circus after he does some intensive research and studying with information that he’s been given from a reliable source.

The possibilities, according to Control, are “Tinker” who is Percy Alleline (Toby Jones), “Tailor” who is Bill Haydon (Colin Firth), “Soldier” who is Roy Bland (Ciaran Hinds), “Poor Man” who is Toby Esterhase (David Dencik), and “Beggar Man” who is Smiley himself. The beginning of the film reveals that there’s a Hungarian general who knows the identity of the mole. Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) is sent to retrieve the information, but the mission goes bad, alerting the Soviets of MI6’s suspicion.

This leads Smiley to be forced into retirement by Control, who soon after passes away. Smiley is then brought back and given some very valuable information by a man named Ricki Tarr (Tom Hardy), a rogue agent who travels around the world searching for information that may benefit the MI6 during the Cold War. Smiley listens to his story, and considering the failed Hungarian mission, as well as a successful Soviet operation named Operation Witchcraft, he pursues it further, enlisting the help of fellow agent and apprentice, Peter Guillam (Benedict Cumberbatch).

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a beautiful, intense, and sometimes extremely confusing spy film that trades in the usual action for something much more effective; edge-of-your-seat dialogue. The constant interaction between the characters keep things more than exciting, and the sometimes puzzling narrative is both saved and clarified by the use of conversation that literally had my heart racing. Gary Oldman’s flawless performance as George Smiley is a cinematic revelation. His calm and collected manner is sometimes eerie considering the situation, and the one time that he does raise his voice, it’s almost enough to frighten the viewer, especially considering the context.

Tom Hardy and Colin Firth are also absolutely amazing as spies who know things that everyone else wants to, but Mark Strong is surprisingly strong in his rather short but extremely necessary role. Personally, I’m a huge fan of his. I think he’s able to adapt to his environment extremely well, with enough diversity to successfully play both a bad guy and a good guy, sometimes in the same movie. It’s Tom Hardy though, that has probably the most screen time in the entire film besides Oldman, which is surprising considering how little he is shown in the trailer, and how far down he is in the opening credits. I’m not here to complain though, after his performances in Inception, Warrior and RockNRolla, he’s most definitely solidified himself a spot in being one of the best young actors in Hollywood today.

The direction by Tomas Alfredson is gorgeously mundane, and I mean that in the absolute best way possible. He recreates the 70s film style so well here that I felt as if I was doing a double feature with Marathon Man. You might recognize his name as being the director of the equally as fantastic vampire love story, Let The Right One In. Alfredson seems to have a knack for creating films with little action that are almost as exciting as a Transformers movie.

The film also plays as a retrospective, taking snippets of certain scenes and placing them in other scenes, which then leads them to go back to that original scene, but instead it moves forward a little bit. This allows the film to literally be a puzzle, with pieces being filled in left and right until the finale where everything is in place and the universal “aha!” moment is reached. Instead of me trying to explain it, think of it as an episode of How I Met Your Mother, how they flip back and forth between the present and other important times that relate to the story being told. You all know what I’m talking about, let’s just move on.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is brutally violent when it needs to be, dryly funny at times, but it’s also a fantastically plotted film that requires quite a bit of attention from the viewer. I’ll be honest, this and Warrior were the only two films of the year where I didn’t look at my watch once to see how much time there was left. For a two hour film consisting mostly of dialogue, that’s pretty damn good if you ask me.

5/5 Grizzly’s

The Urban 30 Weekly Update! Season 5, Weeks 10-11

All right, so I’ve fallen a little behind on the Update so this week your lucky enough to get the Bi-Monthly edition! Which is good, because there is so much happening in the world of the Urban 30 right now that it never hurts to read weeks at a time. At least that’s how I’m rationalizing it.

The Urban 30 mourns the loss of Vaidan, which happened last week during Freak of the Week, Part 2 (Check for the link at the bottom if you missed it), and tries to move forward, whether it be through kicking the crap out of some bad guys, investigating cases, kicking the crap out of some bad guys, team building, or kicking the crap out of some bad guys.

Here’s the weekly rundown:

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