Sunday, May 27, 2018

Batman Ninja

DC has delivered their best animated film in years, a mixture of Batman bullet points & anime love. I'm not a huge anime fan, but i do like some, this here pays perfect tribute. Not only does it show love to anime, but also kaiju flicks & giant robts like Ultraman, Gundam & Power Rangers. This is easily the most batshit Bat oriented film, show since probably Batman & Robin. Monkeys playing flutes, time travel, Joker losing his memory, all surrounded by violent acts of gunshots, swordplay & awesome martial arts? This is not the Batman film we deserve, but it is the one we need right now!

Thursday, May 24, 2018


I was weary when Ron Howard took over as the director of this film. I respect him, but i am not a huge fan of his films, i didn't trust him to make a great film, or even a fun film. He did both, Solo is a blast, it is probably my favorite Star Wars film since Force Awakens. Alden Ehrenreich i found cringe worthy in the trailers, i was mistaken, it plays out a hell of a lot better in the full film, he gets the smirks down, and the deliveries down, he becomes Han Solo! The meetings with Chewie & Lando are great, plenty of nods with both characters. Lando is great, duh, it is Donald Glover, hell the entire cast is great, everyone seems to be having fun, Woody Harrelson is playing the role he has played for years but in a SW film. Paul Bettany is a damn fine villain.  The film is pretty much non stop, fast paced, not a lot of filler, the jokes work, and there aren't too many, it is like watching a live action comic book, pure fun. I didn't want a sequel, now i do, i want to see more of these adventures, like will Han ever find love? Will he have a child? All these questions and more in a galaxy far, far away! Oh and Darth MAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Making Fun

As a toy collector i was initially put off my Pop Vinyls, then i saw a Ramona FLowers & a Alex De Large and i began buying em all the time. Before that i had bought the Funko distributed Reaction Figures(made by Super 7) and i have a couple Funk bobble heads. Now i love the company, especially their Pops, and a doc is out about them? I was stoked! It is hitting Netflix? I can't wait! Well the doc is certainly charming and entertaining. It shows the passion of the founders, those that work there now, and the fans that collect around the world. I wish it had covered a bit more of how they designed there first toys, but if you want a fun doc about nerds like us, check it out!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


I grew up with this show, i loved this show, to me it was a reflection of a real family on tv, oh plus they had amazing Halloween episodes. The new batch, is hit & miss, when it works it is great, when it misses, it surely sucks. The cast is having a blast, which is the main thing, the political undertones are a a bit annoying. The right wing vs left wing was fun at first but some was too far right, some was too far left, but hey, atleast the show has smarts. It did tackle issues in a perfect way as usual, and some were pretty powerful. The nods to the originals were good, especially the fact that they wink at how good their halloween episodes were, but hey, i'm biased!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Simpsons Season 29

Simpsons has become great again in recent years, this year, things looked somewhat dim at first, but damn if most of the second half wasn't great. The Moe episode with his family, the New Orleans vacation, the mind of Bart on his death bed with the ways many characters die. I almost with it had been a series finale, it was that good and it felt like a gift with the deaths of our characters plus cameos from characters that have died the past 30 years. A truly great season finale!


Say what you will about Netflix ruining film, killing theatres, etc, cause films like this make a perfect netflix movie. While yes, i love seeing dysfunctional family dramas, quirky indies & road movies at the art house, every one and a while you come across one on netflix that is brilliant. Kodachrome is that film. Terrific performances by Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis & Elizabeth Olsen. It has brilliant ideas about the power of music, tastes in music, film vs digital, okay, yes, hipstery a bit, but all shit i relate to! I hope this gets some Emmy attention, please netflix, i know you may want your films to be up for Oscars, but you're a television station, embrace shit like this for best TV movie!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Deadpool 2

I enjoy the Deadpool comics, they're meta, violent, right up my alley, the film i was weary on, i thought the humor would feel forced, and i was surprised that it actually worked, upon other viewings, the humor wasn't as strong but it was still a solid flick. Deadpool 2 however, the humor is super forced, and i hated the first act.  I hated it up until they met Fire Fist, from there the humor works better, except on Deadpool's end, his was still forced down are throats like a raging cock. I wish Domino had evolved a bit past luck, but i am okay with her character. The remaining X Force characters that bit the dust(sorry, too soon Infinity War?) seemed to be the writers trolling the audience, however it didn't work since most of the audience didn't know these characters. Hell make up new ones to kill off, oh well, i shrugged it off. I love Cable, he was great, a little Terminator, a little Looper, i dug it. My audience was laughing their asses off at everything, everything, just cause it is in Deadpool doesn't mean you need to laugh, ugh modern nerds, love em, hate em, never forget em! People that find this film edgy, have no idea what edgy cinema is. The same folks that laugh at the "edgy" Human Centipede joke, most likely haven't seen the film.With all of that said, i enjoyed the film, i think the action was good, the characters were good and i liked the plot, my main issue was the humor, but i did enjoy the mid credit stingers!

Thursday, May 17, 2018


*claps hands* That is the Lucifer i have wanted since the start. This isn't a perfect show, it is formulaic, but it is a fun series with likable characters. The would push towards fantasy, such as Lucifer going to hell, only to have it just be a glimpse of his world, they'd push towards fantasy with Lucifer losing his wings and being left in the desert and for the show to pick up where it did the week prior. Chloe & Lucifer's relationship would develop and then revert back to mistrust the next week. But on the season/series finale, everythign paid off. Chloe was accepting Lucifer, they were together, Maze & Linda rekindled, Ella grew, Dan grew, Amenadiel & Charlotte(while not in the finale) grew. Pierce became the big baddie, and holy hell, was this finale well paced, well written, full of the show's trademark humor, but with fantasy, The show was a slow burn leading up the Lucifer going full archangel and annihilating Pierce's goons from his Sinnerman gimmick, to going all groot and using em to protect Chloe, to going full on Devil to punish Pierce. Will it come back? Who knows. Maybe the CW will take it to mesh with their DC shows, maybe the DC streaming service will pick it up? If not, it ended on a great note, i loved it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay

The live action Suicide Squad has a great look, a great soundtrack, just a shitty script. I think the haters of it just wanted to love Suicide Squad so that latched on to the new animated film Hell to Pay. I think those that supported Squad without limits wanted pitch a Squad flick to the haters so they too latched on to Hell to Pay. For an animated flick it isn't bad, but not on par with DC animation of say a decade ago. It is better than the last few, but that isn't saying much. For me, a fan of the Suicide Squad New 52, i am still longing for a really kick ass flick full of violence, macabre humor and Harley Quinn. But honestly until then, i will take the live action flick. Give it a rewatch, remember when comic book films were cheap & campy? Well Squad wasn't that, but it had more of a vision than most 90s & 00s comic flicks. The animated film has the heart, it just needs the brain.


Andre Niccol is an interesting director. All of his films are unique, and alot share the same tones, but none am I in love with. Gattaca is probably his best work by far, S1m0ne had its moments. Lord Of War is underrated but one that doesn't feel like one of his cyber films. In Time is probably my favorite work of his, probably his second most underrated, and second best crafted. The Host sucked, and i never saw Good Kill, but now he has his netflix original. Anon, a film with two great leads, but two great leads that don't do a whole lot, in fact most of this film doesn't do a lot, it feels super contrived, is pretty boring at times, and just feels derivative & tired. It isn't a bad film, but it is one that along with the new Cloverfield, might send netflix in a cheaper direction. If any director with a filmography pitches an idea to netflix, chances are it is going to get picked up, hell i'm glad this was a netflix flick, i honestly might feel less kind towards it had i used movie pass or actually paid.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell

I love the Tremors franchise, the first is great, the next two are dumb fun, the fourth isn't good, neither is the fifth but they are passable in being Tremors flicks. The latest is a  clustered, contrived & forced flick, that is still a enjoyable film, is the worst in the series by a large margin. It feels like a Syfy channel movie, atleast when Syfy flicks were pure shit. Put this on there now a days and it would be laughed off, and not the same way as Sharknado, no, it would be laughed off from not being on par with Ghost Shark. I am not sure if i would have enjoyed it more or thought it was worse had this played in theatres. As much as i hate that everything is a tv show these days, please give us that Kevin Bacon series, it would be far better than any of the film, save the original!

Sunday, May 13, 2018


Barry is a good show, not a great show. It is a good show with great moments. It can be funny, but like many sitcoms these days, it is stripped of humor at times, not as bad as Atlanta, but still not a pure sitcom. The great moments come from the violence, and this show has plenty of violence. It comes at shocking times and hits hard. The cast is good, Bill Hader is great as a tortured vet/hitman that wants to move on and be an actor. The best moment of acting is from his breakdown after shooting his best friend, who in turn was freaking out over shooting someone to save their own lives.The way the show ends is almost a perfect way to end the series, that shit can remain the same, or it can be kept quiet. I am not sure if i will watch a second season, but the first was definitely good. 

Silicon Valley Season 5

A once brilliant series started off in a very poor way. The jokes & plots began to feel like network sitcoms plots, but slowly, the show returned to it's former glory. When this show is great, it is truly great. I see one more season, cause each season they seem to gain another victory, and this season was their biggest!

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories was a good film that seemingly has gone under the radar. It started off really well, with a reality show that debunks haunting. The first segment has a great aesthetic and some genuine good jump scares. The second segment begins in a super creepy way but the end result seems like a joke. The third segment begins pretty good, and ends in a surreal way but it doesn't seem to know what to do with the surreal nature. and the film then turns into an entirely different flick. I love the aspect of the human mind and subconscious thoughts but the film felt like David Lynch lite, kinda of like someone that wasn't too familiar with Lynch but wanted to make a film that resembled his work. It was good, it was entertaining, but it needed to decide what type of film it was, and run with it.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Cobra Kai

I love the original Karate Kid, the sequels are okay, but the trailer for Cobra Kai kinda left me luke warm at best, fuck a duck, was i ever wrong. This is a kick ass, awesome show drenched in nostalgia, badassery, and gives no fucks. The characters are super developed and likable, it gives perspective as to who is a bad guy and who is a good guy. Was Johnny the bully in the original? Maybe, if you see it through Daniel's eyes, but through his own, Daniel was the antagonist. We see that happen with Johnny's son, and Johnny's neighbor, one starts as the heel, the other the face, then they switch roles, but do they really? No, it is all about perspective. The humor is great, whether it be in nods to the original or Johnny's un pc way of life, but it isn't too funny where it is forced or distracts from the plot. The plot is the driving force, and the writers do an amazing job presenting developed characters going to a setting to have a show down, this is a better built fight than anything from this years Wrestlemania. The way the finale ends is perfect, fucking perfect. With only 10 thirty minute episodes, this is a fast watch, none of the episodes have bad pacing and it is a quick binge. So many shows, even ones i like, i'm all, meh, i could care less if it comes back, no sir, not this horse, i can't wait for this show to return, it is fucking FANTASTIC!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Atlanta Season 2

Wow, just wow, what a powerful season. From Get Out esque episodes, to confederate frats, to childhood bullying & suicide, this season had many MANY great moments. The first season was a drama disguised as a sitcom with moments of weirdness & surreal absurdity. Season 2, two years later, the show knew what it was, had won awards, but stayed true to itself. More social commentary, surreal episodes, and it pretty much stripped itself of humor, this isn't a funny show, it has funny moments, but that is about it, this here, is a powerful show. We'll get episodes focused on supporting casts, episodes that have nothing to do with others, and total flash backs that bum the fuck out of you. Even if they take off another 2 years, so be it, the show is great. The finale wasn't the best of the run, but that is the brilliance, it set up season 3. What will happen next? FX has found their new Louie, nay, it may have dethroned Louie. Thank you Donald Glover!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Avengers Infinity War: Spoilers

It just dawned on me that i forgot to post my thoughts on the third Avengers flick. I saw it the night it came out, then once more yesterday, so there is a start on my thoughts, i've seen it twice. This is an epic film, remember the awe you felt watching the first Avengers? You get that here! While post Avers films have been great, none have felt this large, not even Civil War, hell to me the closest is Guardians 2, but here we get the Empire Strikes Back of the MCU. By that, i mean it ends on a down note, nay, it starts on a down note. From the opening scene we are greeted to deaths of characters, the set up happens fast and our characters are split up into different factions. We get an Earth team, mainly in Wakanda, we get two outer space teams, one on Knowwhere & Titan(well on  Titan two teams form another), plus one last team on Nidavelir. The character interactions are fantastic, Iron Man & Doctor Strange, Iron Man & Starlord, Starlord & Spider Man, Spider Man & Dr Strange, Thor & Rocket, are all highlights. As i expected, the Guardians steal the show, in particular the dynamic between Starlord & Gamora, Rocket's depth, Mantis' background shenanigans, and anything involving Drax. The battles are great, all of them, the surprises are welcome, and the deaths can pull the heart strings, and all the actors run with it, Rocket watching Groot die, Peter Parker hugging Tony Stark. Thanos is one of the best villains in the MCU, only bellow Loki, but definitely more villainous than him. He has layers and lucked out to be portrayed by Josh Brolin. He has a great idea, just a terrible way of getting his idea across the galaxy. Where does part 4 leave us? Where does Ant Man fit in? Will Venom pay any reference to this? Will the tv series be effected? Find out, next year, Same Cpt. Marvel Time, Same Cpt. Marvel channel!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Match of April

Johnny Gargano vs Tomasso Ciampa
Adam Cole vs Velveteen Dream vs Lars Sulivan vs EC3 vs Killian Dain vs Ricochet
Aleister Black vs Andrade Cien Almas
Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly vs Roderick Strong & Pete Dunne vs Authors of Pain
Cedric Alexander vs Mustapha Ali
Seth Rollins vs Miz vs Finn Balor
Cody Rhodes vs Kenny Omega
Marty Scurll vs Will Ospreay
Buddy Murphy vs Kalisto
Golden Lovers vs Cody Rhodes & Hangman Page
Okada vs Zack Sabre Jr
Will Ospreay vs Sammy Guervara vs Shane Strickland vs Adam Brooks
Sami Calihan vs Eddie Edwards
Suzuki, Brian Cage & David Starr vs Juice Robinson, Tanahashi & Sami Calihan
Cuerno, Drago & Aerostar vs Andrew Everett, Dezmond Xavier & DJZ