Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happy Death Day, The Babysitter, Room 104

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Match of September

1. The IELD vs the Bar: No Mercy for the Raw Tag titles

2. Cody Rhodes vs Frankie Kazarian: ROH Title

3. Kassius Ohno vs Hideo Itami: NXT

4. Pete Dunne vs Wolfgang. NXT UK Title

5. Redragon vs Mustache Mountain: NXT

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

No Mercy 2017

For my quick thoughts on where things will go and my thoughts on the PPV.

Elias defeated Apollo Crews. Decent Kick Off match, Elias needed the win here, Crews still isn't ready, Elias needs to be on SD, i think he would do better there.

Miz defeated Jason Jordan. Miz & The Miztorage vs the Shield? Maybe! Jordan going heel, let us hope. Decent match.

Finn Balor beat Bray Wyatt. This is how Wyatt should have always been booked, as a monster. Maybe him vs Braun is next? As for Balor, i hope the Bray program is over, maybe he will be in a program with Jordan? Who knows. Decent match.

Alexa Bliss beat Emma, Nia Jax, Bayley & Sasha Banks. Seeds were planted for Sasha vs Bayley. Nia was protected. Alexa is in line to drop the gold to Asuka.

The IELD beat the Bar. GREAT match. I hope Cesaro & Sheamus don't feud again....well right away. Cesaro busted his ass in this match.

Roman Reigns beat John Cena. Great match, wwe has been delivering on ppv, and this match told a story. Cena will probably start up with Samoa Joe next, Roman looks to be feuding with the Miz.

Enzo Amore beat Neville. This match, this fucking match ruined the card, Enzo doesn't deserve a title. Fuck this match, hopefully he either turns heel, or he loses it back right away.

Brock Lesnar beat Braun Strowman, a tad rushed but enjoyable. Will Brock be back for Survivor Series? Maybe not til the Royal Rumble? Braun needs to destroy tomorrow night.

Brad's Status




Hey all, i am sick, so blogging it up instead of vlogging it up. Brad's Status is a charming and solid little flick, the type of film that is a better script than film, but the cast helps carry it, the entire cast, especially Ben Stiller, were all really good in this. It could have easily been a documentary on father's taking their sons to college tours, cause that basically is what the film is.

Portlandia Season 7




I am still under the weather, so i am blogging today, i binged season 7 of Portlandia! The show is still great, less serialized than last year, which i was fine with, but there weren't as manIy outlandish incidents with the more outlandish characters. plus not as much hipster/Portland humor.

ROH Death Before Dishonor

Lately i have been doing vlogs, but i am feeling like total shit, so i am back to blogging for my next few pieces. The Briscoes beating The Kingdom made sense for what happened later, but Jay turning i think should have happened here. Sure it is not as impactful but it would have given us a decent Kingdom vs Bullet Club match, and would further cement BC as faces. Speaking of BC, Maty Scurll vs Chuck Taylor was one of the best of the night, but best of the night went to fellow Bullet Clubbers The Young Bucks in their match with the Motor City Machine Guns, these two teams in a program with the Addiction is familiar but i never complained about Edge & Christian, The Hardyz and the Dudleyz having multiple triple threat feuds. Cody'd title defense against Suzuki was a bit underwhelming, but still rather solid. I don't like that Bullet Club is pretty much a face stable everywhere except ROH TV, Cody is a perfect heel, he needs to be on his own. Other matches, Punishment Martinez, is going to go far. Kenny King deserves the TV title win, If Jay Lathal is indeed leaving, then Silas Young's victory makes perfect sense, and it was a damn fine match.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

IT Review

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Match of August




1. Andrade Cien Almas vs Johnny Gargano: Takeover Brooklyn III

2. Sanity vs Authors of Pain: NXT Tag Titles: Takeover Brooklyn III

3.  Kushida vs Will Ospreay: WCPW World Cup Finals

4. Aleister Black vs Hideo Itami: NXT Takeover Brooklyn III

5. Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman vs Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe : WWE Universal Title: Summerslam

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Twin Peaks Finale

Force Friday II

PWP

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Logan Lucky





Steven Soderbergh has directed the best Coen Brothers film since Inside Llewyn Davis, but oh there has only been one Coen film since Davis? Well yes, but my point still stands. This film is about idiots, but rednecky idiots, it is very Raising Arizona, very! This might be Channing Tatum's best performance, hell it might be Adam Driver's best role, fuck it might be Daniel Craig's best role! They are all fantastic in this, i actually like Seth McFarlane again, Brian Gleeson & Jack Quaid steal their scenes, which is saying something since fucking everyone is great in this. Riley Keough finally has a good role, she has been in great films, but this is her breakout, i hated It Comes At Night and American Honey, plus she is a total babe!I thought the pacing was going to go off when Hillary Swank showed up, but her & Macon Blair i actually wanted to see more of. Soderbergh needs to do more films like this, not in the same vein or plot, but screwy comedies.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

I'm Dying Up Here




I post alot movies & shows showing realistic lives of stand ups, and how they are better than Funny People, i know, i beat a dead horse, but damn, I'm Dying Up Here is great! It is the best show, no one is watching, it balances humor and grit well. It is very Scorsese esque, and i am not saying that lightly. The cast is fantastic, their lives & stories are super gripping, you care for them! In the end, peace was found, and everyone seemingly started to live happy lives. If there is not a second season, then it ended on a perfect note!

The Glass Castle




I wasn't really aware of this film until about a month ago,  the trailer looked really good, but i figured a film like this could go either way. Then the reviews came in, it pretty much has everyone split down the middle, personally i thought it was great. The acting is phenomenal, the way the story unfold is great, and it shows the duality of man in a perfect way. Many of us hate mainstream way of life, yet this film shows the extremity of that. How this film is getting bashed is beyond me, i would assume this would be a shoe in for the oscars, but hell if Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close can get a nomination, i guess anything can, so here is hoping this gets some sort of nomination.

Landline





I really dug Obvious Child, and the follow up for Gillian Robespierre is good but cringe worthy at times. I say cringe worthy, not because it is bad, but because the situations that arise within the plot. The acting is good, the humor is spotty, the directing is good, but i wish it felt more 90s. To me the film basically white washes cheating, alot of the subject matter makes sense, but ultimately it feels like hipster mumbo jumbo.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Annabelle Creation




Ugh, well this is getting great reviews. It is not an awful film, but it is not one i enjoyed, it is atmospheric which is great, there are a couple cool tension build ups, and the child acting is actually good, add that with an awesome long take at the beginning and it should be great, well, no. The tropes are too much of the same, the story is tired, and in my opinion religious themes are out dated. You may ask yourself, but you watch all those Friday the 13th sequels, and they are the same, well yes, but they are also fun, this is not a fun film, not saying the Conjuring was either, but i loved that film, and a film that great, should not be dejected to spin offs like this and the Nun. Sure it is an easy way to make a universe, but did we really need this film? It didn't truly show the creation of the possession of the doll, it is way better than the first, but that is not saying much.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later




Holy fuck, now i loved First Day Of Camp, but this here i preferred. The film is to me the second funniest film right behind Anchorman. Andy(Paul Rudd) doing donuts, his deliveries, everything with Gene(Chris Meloni), Chris Pine stealing scenes, Ken Morino stealing scenes, you know what, this cast was on fire. The sight gags all worked, everyone seemed like they had a blast, and if you are a fan of the film, hopefully you had a blast watching it!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Match of June & July

Nikki Cross vs Asuka Last Man Standing

Omega vs Ishi US Title G1 Special

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sharkando 5





So this week was Sharknado week on Syfy, we had 5 Headeded Shark Attack, which was pretty much shit. We had Mississippi River Sharks, which was just as shitty. We had Trailer Park Shark, which started off awesome, but it too was shit. Then the shittiest of all, Toxic Shark, ugh Sharknado Week, atleast Empire of the Sharks saved it, as that was a blast, it was what i wanted the rest to be, fun & dumb. Then we get the main course, Sharknado 5, and it was just as fun and the last three in the franchise. Not quite as many cameos, but Johnny Mundo popping up was sweet, plus some American Werewolf in London love was tossed it, added with the awesome Indiana Jones opening and Back to the Future ending which perfectly set up the sixth one, and mother fucking Dolph Lundgren yo!

The Dark Tower




It seems to be a trend of bashing to the point, fun, blockbusters, this year critics bashed the Mummy, which i enjoyed, Valerian, which i loved, and now this, and this was a fun flick. I read the first book, enjoyed it, wish i had read them all as it seems to be full of King references, now i am not a huge fan of his books, but i love alot of the films based on his work. There are a few easter eggs in this film, and i read about some i missed, but with that in mind, who cares if it connects anything? This film is just a fun ride, great pacing, decent acting, i would gladly pay to see more in this franchise. Just sucks that blockbusters can't be blockbusters anymore, everyone wants the same cookie cutter shit, and that is aimed at mainstream critics, not the masses, the masses totally want cookie cutter, but anymore it seems critics want the same in their blockbusters, this here is a hell of a lot better than the critical darling that is A Ghost Story.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ozark





Ozarks had a good pilot, a really good pilot, but one that did not hook me. I was actually watching it with my mom, she wanted to keep on with it, so i watched it with her. Most of the episodes we slow paced but i admired the acting, plus the brushes with violence. The finale was pretty fucking great though, easily the best episode, and it made me wish all the others had been that good. The finale is even shocking at times, particularly right at the end.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Ghost Story





So here is a film with a brilliant trailer, and a film with a brilliant premise, however one that is so full of itself that enjoyment is just as dead as any ghost. The plot of a man that dies, and watches his girlfriend mourn his loss and then move on and move out, all while refusing to leave and beginning to haunt other renters, is a solid idea on paper. The end of the film is even quite brilliant, sadly the film is one of the most tedious, pretentious & boring films i have seen. Let's have her listen to an entire song, let's watch her eat an entire pie, so on so forth, it get tiresome. It's worth checking out, but be warned, you may wind up being mocked for hating it, i am sure i will be.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Atomic Blonde




So first off, this has possibly the best soundtrack in years, i fucking loved it! Now, as for the film, i love John Wick, one of the Wick boys, David Leitch, directed this, and while yes, it is a film about a skilled shooter that is also great in hand to hand combat, it is still a different film than John Wick, and John Wick 2, which Leitch did not direct. It is more or less a harder edged Bond/Mission Impossible. as opposed to an assassins ball like the Wick Flicks. Charlize Theron is badass here, as she usually is, is super hot here, as she usually is, James McAvoy runs with his role, as he has lately, John Goodman & Toby Jones, in their smaller parts, are good. The action is great, awesome fights, awesome shootouts, and yes, going back to it, an awesome soundtrack.The script, kind of meh. It is a good film, not a great film, if you take away the soundtrack, it might not pack much of a punch, as the kick ass scenes don't happen until closer towards the end.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wish Upon




Well this was a script that felt like it was found lost from the 90s, given to someone to rewrite, they added in some 10's lingo, and boom, we have a shitty script. It is a fun script though, the film is bad, really bad, yet it is not boring. The camera moves, the DP did a good job, too bad the film is not one to brag about. The acting is pretty laughable, but fuck it, watch it with some buddies and mock it!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Dunkirk





Christopher Nolan started off doing small British flicks, Following, then hit it big in the cult circuit with Memento, not a bad way to go, but you better make some money, Insomnia, meh, you can do better.....Batman Begins! Yes sir! Kind of a one for him, one for them thing rocking out, better do one more for you, The Prestige, okay, i am not a big fan of this flick, but his next film for them is a masterpiece, the motherfucking Dark Knight, and you follow that up with Inception? A 1, 2 punch of awesomeness right there. Dark Knight Rises disappointed me but has grown on me and Interstellar really disappointed me, visually it is cool, and it is trippy in look & ideas but it doesn't do it for me, i think he was trying too hard to be accepted by Oscar, and now he has fully become an Oscar Bait director, Dunkirk. It is a good film, a really good film, but it needed to be longer, flesh these characters out. What happens in the film? Not much, in fact nothing really happens, two soldiers hide out, get into arguments with other soldiers, a family on a boat try to rescue other soldiers, an airplane flies around. Honestly the best part of the film was the score, the score is great! Nolan, i like you better with Jokers and Sleep Thieves!

Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets





This is easily Luc Besson's best work in 20 years, hell it might be his best work to date, yeah, i know there are alot of Fifth Element, Leon, & Nikita fans out there, but sorry, i love those flicks, but this here, wow! From the moment Space Oddity hit at the beginning, to the awesome credits/montage it just kept getting better & better. This is the film Avatar wishes it was, sorry, not sorry, fuck Avatar! The film is gorgeous, i wish i had seen it in 3D, wish i saw it in 3D Imax, wish i saw it in 3D Imax while tripping, the colors are amazing, so much detail in to every creature, spaceship, planet, buildings, it is beautiful! Speaking of beautiful, Cara Delevingne is a sight to see in this, a bad ass and breath takingly gorgeous! Dana DeHaan continues to be awesome in almost everything he is in, and with a Cure For Wellness, the dude is on fire this year, sorry most critics hated your films dude. Can i go back to beautiful again? This film is prisms in the eyes washed out by paint and pussy juice, it is bliss for visuals! Speaking of bliss for visuals, Rihanna, is as hot as ever and has a new aspect to her! So glad to see Clive Owen in a kick ass flick again, also Ethan Hawke, damn dude, you stole the show in your scene! It is like a video game, different levels for different portions of the film, each portion feels different because of the locations, and each location almost has it's own Boss baddie, and every sub plot is tied up. I can not stress enough how beautiful the film is, but it is not style over substance, this is a midunderstood sci fi film that will hopefully gain a cult following, ugh, now i want to read the comic!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Big Sick







I love Michael Showalter, i love where he came from, but i haven't loved the films he has directed, until now. Judd Apatow seems to enjoy producing TV/Films about stand up comedians. Sometimes they are way too cringe worthy such as Crashing, and other times they are just a dull film like Funny People. This here, seems more like Sleep Walk With Me and Don't Think Twice, and as good as those flicks were, they were not GREAT, this film is GREAT! The great, up & coming Kumail Nanjiani wrote & stars in this very personal film about family & love. The fact that the main character is based on his real life with(she also co wrote the film) helps drive the heart, and you can tell every line of dialogue in the film means something to him when he says it. Fantastic cast, simple yet heart string pulling story, when the film is funny, it is really funny, mainly from awkward moments of life, but it is super smart in the pay off. This is the best thing Apatow has produced in years, and the best thing Showalter has done since Wet Hot American Summer!

The Little Hours





This film has an amazing cast and a cool concept, it seems like a comedic version of the Devils, yet in a super zany way ala Wet Hot American Summer. Most of the funny moments were in the trailer, so i was underwhelmed by the humor, but it is still a really good flick. Fuck you Dave Franco, fuck you, Allison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Jemima Kirke, ugh, fuck you Dave Franco! I am joking, but damn, lucky bastard! The flick has a better witch scene than the Witch, and some of the hottest chicks in Hollywood with a super talented cast!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

War For the Planet of the Apes





So the original Planet of the Apes films are some of my favorite films, i rank it right under Star Wars as my favorite sci fi franchise. I absolutely love the series, sure each one may not have topped the last, but overall, they are all great. Tim Burton, fuck you, yours sucks, but luckily Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out, and it was really fucking good. It was a remake of sorts of Conquest for the Planet of the Apes, along came the sequel, Dawn and it was just as good, it was basically a whole new story, so we all knew it was not trying to be the originals, which is for the best. Now we get War For the Planet of the Apes, and this is a great fucking film, GREAT. The dynamic with the apes is great, they are genuine characters, and the subtitles really brings a new touch, as the first half, is basically just them searching for Woody Harrelson. The comedy is funny(Steve Zahn is what Jar Jar should have been) . The film looks beautiful, it is masterfully shot, and shows how good blockbusters can be.There is alot of heart here, human wise, apes wise, everything works. Lots of sweet nods to the originals, the end having their new home sets up the main city from Planet of the Apes, the music is far more in tone with the originals, hell even if it wasn't a nod, it still sounds great, plus the coolest easter egg of all......NOVA!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Baywatch




The trailer for this looked hilarious, the reviews were awful, it took me a couple months, but i finally saw it. It is bad, but not terrible, the Rock & Zac Efron are good in their roles, and have chemistry, but it is so poorly edited that it comes off as awkward. The script is awful, it has funny lines, but the timing is off. Regardless i was entertained.

Okja








                                                                                                                                                                In 2007 I saw Joon Ho Bong's The Host and it blew me away, and it is a kaiju that truly gets better each time you see it. So i checked out his other films, all were very different, but then along came Snowpiercer, and holy fuck, that is a masterpiece of comic book/sci fi cinema in the last decade. I became super stoked for Okja, and the film does not disappoint. Great acting from Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, and the lead, Seo Hyun Ahn, but the scenes are stolen by Jake Gyllenhaal, he is fantastic in this as the charismatic villain. ALl the notes are hit, it pulls at the heart strings, it has awe & wonder, it makes you think, and it is super stylish, and very fucking cool.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Spider Man Homecoming





The Sam Raimi Spider Man flicks have wonderful villains, great actors in  the roles, and great performances in said roles. Mark Webb's Spidey flicks had great villains and great actors yet the performances were off. Jon Watt's had a great villain, a great actor and a great performance. You see the sides of the villain in most Spidey flicks, and there is the conflict with in them. The Raimi series had great supporting characters with J Jonah Jameson, the Webb flicks did not, the Watt series, thus far has some really fun characters. Raimi had awful love interests and terrible performances, Webb had the opposite of it, Watt's is in the middle, Lisa is so so but MJ is the shit(no, not Marry Jane).Tobey Maguire was terrible, Andrew Garfield was amazing, Tom Holland is pretty fucking good. Where as Tobey was a stereotypical nerd, Garfield was a true version of what a Spidey fan would be, semi awkward, around the popular crowd, yet cool around the cool peeps. Holland, is a lost underclassmen, and he plays it well. The soundtrack was awesome, thw nods were well done, honestly, i am stoked for the Spidey Verse that crosses the MCU.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The House





Will Ferrell is not that funny, pre Anchorman was a good time, Anchorman is brilliant, as it his other McKay films, small parts like in Wedding Crashers & Zoolander, fuck yeah, a film about a casino, um, this could have come out in the 00s along with Blades of Glory & Semi Pro, atleast it would have been relevant.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

King Arthur



Guy Richie is an odd one, Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels was a solid debut, he then made a even better film with Snatch. He met Madonna, hit a rough patch with Swept Away and tried to reclaim his crime roots with Revolver but failed, and with RockNRolla, which was a decent film, but then he became a blockbuster director. I only saw the first Sherlock Holmes, but wasn't a fan, Th Man From UNCLE i was bored to tears with, and i was with King Arthur too. Visually it looked cool but the film did nothing at all for me. I will keep my King Arthur with Monty Python!

Match of June

1. Cody Rhodes vs Christopher Daniels ROH: Title Best in the World

2. Kushida vs Marty Scurll TV Title: Best in the World

3. Okada vs Kenny Omega IWGP Title: Dominion

4. Matt Riddle vs Keith Lee World Wrestling Network Title Evolve 87

5. Zack Sabre Jr vs Matt Ridle  Evolve 86

Book of Henry





I wanted to love this film, i wanted to adore this film, yet Collin Trevorrow's return to small scale filmmaking simply failed. I wanted another Safety Not Guaranteed, i mean, i know the plot wouldn't be the same, but a film where you leave and think, wow, this guy has it. Perhaps balancing Jurassic World and Episode IX was too much, i loved Jurassic, so perhaps his talent is in blockbusters. It has a great cast, yet all the roles seem flat. It is oscar bait, yet oscar bait so needy that it tries so hard and fails that recovery is damn near impossible.

Phoenix Forgotten




Back as a teen, i think i really would have loved this, as a kid i loved the UFO Abduction specials on FOX, as a teen i read up on that shit online all the time. I wish this film was great, it is fine, but that is about it. The acting is meh, the plot is forgettable.

Rough Night





Take a great ensemble cast, take the Hangover, add in a female twist, drop it in Body(amazing horror film, look it up) and then take away the brilliance of Body, the humor of the Hangover(fuck you, i like em) and then watch the cast do their best to make it work. Thankfully it has a good cast, it isn't very funny, yes it is dark humor, but i love dark humor, and part of it is, not everyone can do dark humor, but even if you could, it still may not have worked. It is worth the watch, but it is not one i really liked.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

GLOW




I remember watching GLOW tapes back in the day, i became a fan after hearing that Ivory started there. The style was a head of its time, little edgier, shot as a series, was almost a feminine Lucha Underground. The Documentary was fantastic, and now the show, whoa, great cast, great, edgy humor, dark humor, witty humor, amazing chemistry & timing, likable characters, cameos from wrestlers galore. Where as a show like Daredevil is to cater to nerds, this is to cater to marks. Now yes, marks can be nerds & non nerds, but nerdom is mainstream at the moment, being a mark is not. Yes wrestling is acceptable again, but now, more so than ever, it is like a secret handshake. Whenever i see a baseball or football flick, i feel envious for now being able to love the source, but this here, this is my shit. It is one of the best new shows of the year, no, best seasons of any show of the year!Mark Maron steals every single scene he is in, and the casting of such strong women is another step in the right direction! Even if you are not a mark, check it out! If you liked Whip It, check it out, if you like Orange is the New Black, check it out, if you hated those things, check it out! It is just, too SWEEEET!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Edgar Wright Ranked











My love of Edgar is strong, i fucking love him. In 2004, he directed my favorite film of that year, Shaun of the Dead, in 2007 he directed a fake trailer in my favorite film of that year, Don't, for Grindhouse. 2010 he blew my mind & my load with Scott Pilgrim, and yes, it was my favorite film of that year. 2013, he did it again, my favorite film of the year, was, you guessed it, The World's End. Is Baby Driver my favorite of the year? It is hard to say, but here is where it is ranked.

1. Scott Pilgrim Vs the World
My favorite comic of all time, is Scott Pilgrim, almost all of my film crushes are in the film, it is a perfect adaptation, nay, a perfect film. I saw it at an important time in my life, a time where i was destroyed, and i saw it at the premier at San Diego Comic Con, it blew me away. I have seen it like 8 times in theatres, and when i watch it at home, i quote it, well it happens for most of his films, and i even tear up. It is a beautiful film, with a beautiful cast, beautifully written, and i hope people see just how damn brilliant Wright is when it comes to these type of films, ahem Marvel, go fuck yourself over Ant Man. Also i met Edgar that weekend.

2. Shaun of the Dead
Whoa, okay, so i saw this when i was 16, I had just started making short films and i was obsessed with George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, along comes this British flick that had been jizzed all over on Aint It  Cool, and i had to see it. It quickly shot to my top 20 favorite films of all time list, and has not left that list.

3. The World's End
Take Simon Pegg, turn him into a pervy, drunk ass, let him get raucous, add a killer soundtrack, bar hopping and robots, no, not robots, blanks, and you get an amazing film. I was weary when i first read about the project, but when i saw it, holy shit, the alcohol content may have gone up, but so did my pants. What an awesome flick, and 2013 was full of awesome genre films, and this one came at a time when i had some other bad shit going one, along comes Edgar to cheer me up!

4. Baby Driver
Maybe this will rank higher some day, but at the moment, it is right here on the lower half, but that is not a bad place to be. Wright is my current favorite filmmaker, the dude is brilliant and so was this film. I love Drive, but what if Edgar Wright had helmed it? Well perhaps you take the soundtrack being a character from Guardians of the Galaxy, an odd love with sweet black & white scenes ala Natural Born Killers and toss in a bit of Kingsman, and you get this non stop, fast paced piece of celluloid.

5. Hot Fuzz
Fun flick but this one doesn't connect as much with me, i enjoy it, it is fun, but not as fast paced or quotable in my opinion, but i think the action is awesome, and all the actors do a great job. This same year he did Don't, the fake trailer in Grindhouse, and it was a highlight of that film!

6. A Fistful of Fingers
I debated putting this one on the list, not because it is bad, but it doesn't feel like a true feature, but if you get the chance to see it, it shows true raw imagination & ambition, so basically his later films, just not nearly as tight. It might be on Youtube somewhere, that is where i saw it years ago.

I should also mention that Spaced is on my top 5 favorite shows of all time list, pure brilliance, and way a head of its time!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Silicon Valley Season 4




Damn, each season of this show gets better & better. This year we saw Richard go full blown ass, Erlich is gone, Big Head is a educator, Dinesh became an uber douche,  Gilfoyle stayed Gilfoyle, which is classic Gilfoyle, and Gavin was humanized. Haley Joel Osment as Feldspar was perfect, i hope we get more of him next season. The show is endlessly quotable, brilliantly written and continues to be the best show on TV,

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Snatched





Damn Jonathan Levine, damn. All The Boys Love Mandy Lane was a great debut, the Wackness was a great follow up, 50 50 was personal as fuck, Warm Bodies was flawed yet fun, The Night Before is a comedic masterpiece, you found your calling, raunch with heart. What the fuck it Snatched? Amy Schumer has become annoying as fuck since hitting it big, Goldie Hawn is past her prime, the script seems like something for Happy Maddison. This film sucked.

DDP Positively Living





Growing up, my favorite WCW guy was Sting, then during the Monday Night Wars it became DDP & Chris Jericho. DDP to me was WCW's Steve Austin, similar finisher, badass, cigar(instead of beer) dude was the shit. When he came to WWE I was super let down, I wanted him vs Austin, I wanted him vs Taker with out the stalked angle, I wanted him vs HHH, Tazz(shut up), Jericho, Benoit, Eddie, Angle, RVD, Edge. We got him & Christian, but he was pretty much midcard the entire time. His dvd shows this guy that has dyslexia, turning to sports and nightclubs, knowing he belonged as a rock star in wrestling, becoming an announcer, a manager and being larger than life for both positions. The midcard wcw wrestler became a main eventer, he became a champion. More than that he is a champion in life, the dude has saved lives and is so damn humble about everything. Thank you Diamond Dallas Page! FEEL THE BANG!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fargo Season 3





Fargo, the film, is brilliant,  the first season of the show, was better than anyone expected, season 2 went all unhinged, both seasons had great acting, as does season 3. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is fantastic, and Ewan McGregor is perfect here too. Sadly the plot was to be desired, the first episode & last episode were both great, but that was about it. Beautifully shot, amazing soundtrack, and wickedly edited. Not a perfect season but still a solid series.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Better Call Saul Season 3



Breaking Bad is possibly the greatest show ever made, every episode is damn near perfect. THe first season of Saul surprised many of us, it was way better than it should have been. Season 2 it was not as much about Breaking Bad, but finding itself, being its own show. Season 3, just became a prestige show, and it bored the fuck out of me. Great acting but the plot, very, very meh.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Beyond the Gates





What is not to love about this flick? The John Carpenter score? The Video Store? The VHS Game? It has good performance a simple yet smart script, inspired directing and some cool fucking gore. The gore is gorgeous in this, it helps that this is a colorful film(atleast in the VHS dimension). The Carpenter inspiration is not just in the score, but the film feels like a Carpenter flick, this and The Void would be a perfect double bill!

Orange is the New Black season 5



Damn, 2 years ago i assumed season 5 would be the end, that it would end in, maybe not peace, but with everyone living out the remaining years of prison in a safe environment. Season 4 changed all that, it was my favorite season, but i think season 5, as contrived as it was, may have topped it. The dynamics for the characters were huge, friends butting heads, enemies helping each other, and one of the most intense finales in recent memory. Seeing friends split up, seeing peaceful characters get assaulted, not knowing what the future holds. Where season 6 will take us, is anyones guess, but i am left wanting more. I would love if season 6 is the end, that everyone reunites, but if it ends bleak, i will love it, as the show knows how to handle bleak matter. The show knows what it is, and this season was the fastest paced in my opinion, And my poor Maitza & Flaca got split up, the line "I Love you" was so powerful, followed by the SWAT Team invading the bunker. Great season finale for a great season.

Friday, June 16, 2017

47 Meters Down





Okay, almost one year ago, I said that the Shallows was really good but the ending sucked, and that SyFy ruined sharks cause they were so fun. Along comes 47 Meters Down, a flick that looked like it could on SyFy, nope, the films on SyFy should be in theatres, this should be on tv. I t is not boring, but damn, does Mandy Moore have zero acting ability, she is awful, and the script? What Script? Terrible, awful, some of the most idiotic & exposition driven dialogue ever. If you are going to show blood, atleast go R, come on Entertainment Studio Motion Pictures, yes that is the distributor. I can not wait for Sharknado 5. Give me those anyday, or hell, the Shallows, well...Sharknado! Okay, fine, Jaws!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Mummy






I grew up loving Universal Monsters, the atmosphere was perfect, black & white, gothic vibes, short & simple yet smart stories. The Mummy was one of the best, loved them and the other Universal Mummy flicks as well as the Hammer series. Then when i was 11, i saw the Stephen Sommers film with Brendan Fraser, and i thought it was awesome, as was the sequel. When Universal announced a Dark Universe/shared universe with all their monsters, i was hesitant. It made sense, but it felt forced as trying to copy Marvel, would the latest Wolf Man be involved? Nope. Would the Sommers series be involved? Nope. We are getting all new flicks, with Russell Crowe as Jekyll & Hyde, in what i assume to be the Nick Fury role bringing the monsters together. The film is being torn apart and i assumed rightfully so, the first trailer looked awful, the second one was better but i figured would still be crap. Upon watching it, what the fuck, i had a blast! This was one fun flick, fast paced, well humored, cool effects, The Tom Cruise/Jake Johnson dynamic seemed inspired by American Werewolf In London, and their chemistry worked. I know alot are weary of the series, but if they are even half as fun as this one, then i will be pleased!

Raw









The best way to describe Raw, well it is 3 hours of fantastic athletes in pre determined combat....oh wait, never mind, wrong Raw. Best way to describe the film Raw, is May meets Salo, with hints of Hannibal, through a coming of age filter. The film is not the most shocking film, like many claim it to be, but it does show quite a bit of gross out gore moments. Eating raw body parts of animals, eating fingers, eating brains, eating while making out, eating your self while fucking, eating cadavers, fighting and eating at the same time. Some of it can seem humorous, not because it is funny, but because alot of it is cringe worthy, moments such at infected skin being stuck on wax, that did it for me. I didn't love it, but I would definitely recommend it to people to watch. Normies may be too grossed out, or not be able to handle to subtitles, but even the cool cats might get a shock or a cringe, it has some balls, i dug it!

F Is For Family





Thankfully Rick & Morty saved the animated sitcom, sure South Park has always been great, but the ante was upped due to R&M, Simpsons improved aswell, and now we get F Is For Family! HOly shit, what a funny fucking series, take a 70s sitcom, show how it really was, make it over the top, have it be total un PC, and you have F is For Family. I just got into it, and binged the first 2 seasons over a week span, and it is worth it, hell if you are bored someday, it would probably take 8 hours to watch the entire series, and it is worth it!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

It Comes At Night *Spoilers*




A24 puts out some interesting films, and a lot of times, their trailers are amazing but the films do not live up, American Honey for instance is one of them, as is, It Comes At Night. The film is well made, well written, and well acted, however there is no pay off. Basically their son infects everyone through his sleep walking, he comes at night, so to speak. He sleep walks, gets infected, inflects everyone else, everyone blames each other, everyone kills each other, he leaves/dies/whatever, end of film. Like everything about the film, is great, except for the ending, the film's main moments, are in the trailer, the film has great build up, super tense & anxiety driven, but it is blue balls, you get jacked off but are not allowed to cum. Give us something, anything, hell, i don't need an explanation for the infection, but either show us a monster/killer or give us a satisfying ending, instead of one that just sort of end, oh, our son is infected, let us move on. I like the bleakness but here is felt a tad pretentious, it is as if some hipster saw his nerdy brother watching Cabin Fever and said he was going to make a art house version, that is all there is to it. It is worth seeing, but much like the Witch, it is a let down.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Gotham Season 3 Spoilers




Holy shit balls, Butch is dead, long live Solomon Grundy. Barbara is dead, Tigress will teach Catwoman, ALfred is dead, Love conquers all, he doesn't die, Batman is born, Mad Hatter is dead, the virus is dead, Penguin is in charge of the underworld, for now, holy shit.....what an amazing season, read all of that, that is why.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Leftovers





Wow, so in 2004 Lost changed my life, i have watched the entire series though over 10 times, i love it, Damon Lindelof ran a show that made me cry, i stuck with the show in all of its weirdness. Weirdness that went away in 2010, but then 4 years later, he brought a gift to HBO, the Leftovers. flawed characters, fucked up situations, riveting storytelling, then came season 2 and it went bonkers! How would it end? Well i was part correct, our character's families vanished but to their families, our characters vanished. I wish we would have seen the other world but how it ended, jumping in years, was great, it was poetic and it was touching. The episode before the finale could have been the finale, and the finale we got, was like a bonus. The season was super weird, super sexual, super broken, and it made the characters stronger. Some had their dreams & goals crushed, others had roadblocks. On Lost, Sayid went home, got married but in the end his heart belonged to Shannon,  folks found each other, on here, Nora went to the other world, found her husband, yet in the end, her heart belonged to Kevin, in both instances their reasons were not in their own hands, yet life found a way, on Lost it was their souls, here it was longing and refusal to give up. On Lost Jack & Locke argued over fate & the unknown, much as Laurie & Matt did here, plenty of parallels yet the show was its own beast. I will miss this show, yet it ended when it was still great!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Match of May

1. Authors of Pain vs DIY: NXT tag titles, Takeover Chicago

2, Pete Dunne vs Tyler Bates: UK Title, Takeover Chicago

3. Keith Lee vs Donovan Dijack Evolve 84

4. Chaos vs Bullet Club ROH TV

5. Marty Scurll vs Matt Sydal ROH TV Title, War of the Worlds

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Alien Franchise Ranked




It has been two weeks since Alien Covenant came out, i waited to do a blog piece on it until i rewatched all the films, sans the AVP flicks.

1. Alien
John Landis said it best, the film is gothic horror, except switch out the castle for a space craft. It is still easily the best sci fi/horror genre bender you can find, the build up is very tense, the performances are great, and it is just an all around great film.

2. Aliens
Take Alien, up the ante by adding more, and put it more in a sci fi/action mode, you get Aliens, a tad more quotable, but doesn't quite pack the punch of the first, it is close, by like a knuckle.

3. Covenant
This film was great, i especially love the double red herrings with David/Walter at the end, and the end was so bleak it set up the final in the prequel trilogy to be amazing.

4. Prometheus
Fuck the haters, this was ALien trying to be different, and it was, and it worked for me.

5. Alien 3
This film could have had a industrial rock score, it looks filthy, it looks like a film of the time, it resembles the crow, i love the feel of it, and the ending closed it tremendously.

 6. Resurrection.
A lot hate this & the third one, i dig em, it looks like a comic, and it is weird. A crew of villains, a clone, okay, the clone is contrived, but fuck it, films have been milked for worse reasons. All i want now, is one that takes place after this, just a planet full of Xenemorphs, and non stop, balls to the wall action.

Wonder Woman





I really liked Man of Steel, and i did not hate Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad doesn't age well upon viewings. All three atleast let the directors take charge and put a vision on them, they look like comics, they just need better scripts. Enter Wonder Woman, easily DC's most cohesive and coherent film yet. Unlike BvS & Suicide Squad, the script is not a cluster, the story plays out really well. The film could indeed use trimming here or there, but it looks great and the film is highly enjoyable. Chris Pine is fantastic, as soon as he entered, the film took off. Gal Gadot, should shut up the haters after this flick, she nails it, the fish out of water scenarios are funny, but not in a hilarious sort of way, they are subtle, and they are well executed. The team they recruit to help take down the Germans are perfect in their roles as the ragtag men on a mission...men....men on a mission, the woman rules in it, there is something satisfying about watching a hot badass going around kicking ass in a poetic way. The villains are actual villains, and each get there own fair share amount of screen time. I hope for the best when it comes to DC, but i fear they may end up being cluster fucks, even if they do, atleast they will have this as their diamond!

Prison Break Season 5





The first season of Prison Break was contrived, yet fun and highly tense, the second season was a fun ride and switched up the genre. The third season went back to the roots but started losing steam. The fourth season should have wrapped up everything, but was pretty awful. The show should have stayed dead, as the fifth season was brought back for no other reason than to jump on the golden age of TV bandwagon, which is funny as the fourth season was on the same time as Lost and Breaking Bad. Meh, i hope there is not a sixth season, i'm out.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lucifer season 2





Season 1 was fun, it was a monster of the week show, without any monsters. The monster was the detective in Law & Order. It was not the serialized type we get these days, which was refreshing. I didn't expect there to be a season 2, alas there was and it was shuffled around, split up, and hell, there are still episodes on season 2, we will not see until season 3. The "winter finale" could have ended the season, and the finale they chose was perfect to end it. The show needs to embrace the sci fi/horror aspect more often, introduce hell on earth. Which judging by the final episode, we may be getting more fantasy next year, i hope we do! This is a fun show, with fun characters, and witty dialogue.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dirty Dancing




Well this remake was awful, awkward silences, zero chemistry, dull montages, off putting musical numbers, and the wrap around was stupid. Shortest review, but too the point.

The Simpsons




Well a lot still assume the Simpsons is crap, but in recent years it became great again. This past season was a mixed bag, very hit & miss, but i will say this, the shows use to sight gags & puns is as strong as ever. The season finale was one of the best episodes in years, it was pretty much a classic, vintage episode of the Simpsons, use of the townsfolk, a nearly a Treehouse of Horrors esque episode, Marge shockingly kicking Millhouse's Dog When He Didn't Pee the Bed.