Friday, May 31, 2019


I think Rocketman is a great twist on the biopic. Instead of doing the cookie cutter format or rock biopics, it incorporates musical elements. I'm a sucker for musicals and this goes a little extra, so it is very fitting for Elton John. 

Happy! Season 2

Jeff Goldblum, New Order, John Carpenter. All you need to know about the finale of the most batshit crazy & violent show on TV. Even better than season 1!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the American Godzilla film i wanted 5 years ago. That film bored me and it seems alot are upset that this is not more like that. I'm glad, this was awesome. I talk of blockbusters being epics, this might not have been the cultural phenomenon that Avengers Endgame was, but for a Kaiju nerd this shit was pretty fucking epic. This is how i wanted a big budget Godzilla film to look. "Boo hoo, i hate remakes", well go watch Shin Godzilla, the old films still exist and are still being produced, i love them but this is how an American  translation should have been. Watching it i felt like a kid seeing these films on a Saturday morning on Syfy or a Saturday Night on Creature Feature. If you want human aspects, it is still here, and the acting is good and has heart, but unlike the 2014 film, we don't have to wait an hour to see Godzilla. Giant monsters, fucking shit up and fucking each other up, all i wanted, and it is what i got. So stoked for Godzilla vs King Kong. Michael Dougherty clearly has love for the source material, and i'm just going to say fuck it, watch his Trick R Treat, it is a masterpiece, i hope this film leads him to more projects.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Dirt

The Dirt is a well acted flick and moves fast, but like many biopics, it is pretty factually inaccurate. I'm not a mega fan of Motley Crue but i have seen them in concert(mainly cause of touring with Alice Cooper) and i have seen enough rock docs, and Vh1/MTV specials. For a Netflix movie it goes there....or atleast squirts there, but i wish it had pushed the envelope further.

It's Bruno

For fans of High Maintenance, i highly suggest It's Bruno, on netflix. I honestly had not heard of it until today, but this is a hilarious series(with one semi serious episode). Each episode is about 15 minutes and there are only 8 episodes so it is a super quick watch.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Rim of the World

The Stranger Things/IT formula of nerdy 13 year olds facing off with monsters has become a favorite of mine. McG had made another fun Netflix movie(after the awesome Babysitter), in Rim of the World. No where near as awesome as those films/series but this is a fun coming of age sci fi flick. Starts off as a teen summer camp film but quickly turns into an alien invasion. It would play pretty well with Attack the Block aswell. Likable characters, touching moments, a good soundtrack and a overall fun flick.

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Perfection

The first 20 minutes of The Perfection is slow as fuck, the last 20 minutes is contrived as shit. Everything in between was pretty good though, there was a decent film in there somewhere. Wish it had been a bit more psychological.

Sunday, May 26, 2019


Brightburn was a great concept, the reverse Superman. But the execution....was not poor, it was just sub par. Great gore, some really creepy moments, but it just felt mediocre. The mid credit stigner was great though, a universe of evil DC inspired characters. 

Saturday, May 25, 2019


Well Olivia Wilde has made the new Superbad. Booksmart is the female version for the most part, hell it stars Beanie Feldstein, the sister of Jonah Hill. But take away the comparisons and this is a great and funny flick. Feldstein plays such an annoying character(on purpose) but i felt like all the characters were well rounded and each got their time to shine. One student might have one scene at the start but then in the third act you see their layers, perfect character development with so many characters in a film that primarily follows two girls. My girl, Billie Lourd steals the show in every scene she is in, followed closely by Skyler Gisondo. Coming of age films the last 3 years have been great, especially female led coming of age films.

Thursday, May 23, 2019


I was never a big Disney fan, but i will easily take classic animation over CGI anyday, with that said i wasn't super stoked for Aladdin. Will Smith takes some getting used to but the rest of the cast is great, plus visually the film is awesome.

The Simpsons

It may have ended a week ago, almost 2 weeks ago, but i just realized it was the season finale. And what a finale, and what a season. This might have easily been the best season of the Simpsons in 15 years. So many great episodes, so many great moments. 30 seasons, it is just insane to think that not only a sitcom, but a animated sitcom at that could last so long. There were only a few misses, but almost all of this season could be counted as the shows best, disagree? Still say it sucks, congrats you're a jaded fan, go sign your Game of Thrones petition and boycott Robert Patinson some more.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Game of Thrones

2011, I tried to watch a show on a bootleg site, it was good but said site was crap so i gave up. Three years later i really really really wanted to see this one episode of this one show, True Detective. I was just going to bootleg it but my buddy gave me his HBO Go Password. I was like cool, i'll be able to watch True Detective and even True Blood as they air, at the time i was borrowing True Blood dvds every year. Well during a blizzard i decided to rewatch the pilot of Game of Thrones....and wound up binging the first 3 seasons within a month or 2. I was all caught up for season 4, and i loved being able to watch it "live". Season 5 i then had the thrill of the wait, i was a fan from that point on in 2014 and i never went back. A few episodes of season 6 just really did nothing for me, but the last few blew me away, season 7 might have been their best. Then begins the 2 year wait. We had two episodes of dialogue and character bonding, we had an all out war, then we had episode 4. After that it became clear that the final episodes would be all hell breaking loose, and it did. I loved it, i loved the hate it got. Whether it coming from "nerds" that weren't nerds a decade ago, douche bros, or old bitter nerds with their get off my lawn/this is not my book mentality. Alas we reached the end, alas our watch has ended. Loose ends were tied up, well for the Starks. I loved where they ended up. I loved where all the characters ended up. As a finale, it was perfect, but as far as retaliation goes for last could have been a hell of a lot better. Hell if they added 30 minutes, but fuck it, the finale left me pleased, and thanks to everyone involved. This show was a true cultural experience.

John Wick Chapter 3

John Wick keeps getting more over the top with each chapter, also each entry gets more beautiful. The violence & action along with the choreography and paired with gorgeous set designs makes these films. The first 30 minutes or so is non stop, and honestly after that most of the film is the same way, save for a few scenes explaining more of the High Table's rules. This is truly in my opinion the best action franchise going, and honestly it is probably my favorite action franchise of all time.

Thursday, May 16, 2019


So Llamageddon, the film that cost a million bucks to rent on Amazon(and is now only $3) is a film that wants to be bad, but in doing so it gets lost in parody and becomes just plain bad. Terrible audio, forced dialogue...i felt like i was watching one of my own movies, but i was still highly entertained.

Dragonball Super: Broly

I should say, this isn't my cup of tea going in. I watched DBZ as a kid, but never got into it hardcore, that goes for most anime. Akira, Mindgame, High School of the Dead, Vampire Hunter D, i have seen. I have been up to speed on Dragonball through friends and memes and i'll watch it if i am flipping through.I heard nothing but great things about Broly, so i checked it out. Starts off cool, bu i think i would have dug it more if i was a diehard. The final act i will say is pretty fucking awesome!

Sunday, May 12, 2019


While it isn't a perfect companion piece to Bonnie & Clyde, Netflix has atleast delivered a solid one. Well shot, fine acting, tight script, this is damn fine "adult" piece of cinema. I always see writers complain that movies aren't made for grown ups anymore, but once one is made, it is a Netflix flick. I complain about Netflix killing the theatre but atleast they fill the void.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Detective Pikachu

I thought the idea of Detective Pikachu was dumb, but this was a blast. In a time where blockbusters want to be epics(and succeeding) it is refreshing to have a simple and fun flick. Full of heart and good humor, plus Justice Smith makes up for his cringey acting in Jurassic World. This film makes you feel like a kid, this is a franchise i want to see more of! Oh plus Psyduck, my favorite Pokemon, was heavily featured

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Match of April

1. Johnny Gargano vs Adam Cole: NXT Title: Takeover

2. Kofi Kingston vs Daniel Bryan : WWE Title: Wrestlemania

3. Matt Taven vs Jay Lethal vs Marty Scurll: ROH Title: G1 Supercard

4. Nick Aldis vs Marty Scurll: NWA Title: Crockett Cup

5. Kazuchika Okada vs Jay White: IWGP Title: G1 Supercard

6. Tony Nese vs Buddy Murphy: Cruiserweight Title: 205 Live

7. War Raiders vs Aleister Black & Ricochet: NXT Tag Titles: Takeover

8. Guerrillas of Destiny vs PCO & Brody King vs The Briscoes vs Evil & Sanada: ROH & IWGP Tag Titles:  G1 Supercard

9. Kota Ibushi vs Tetsuya Naito: Intercontinental Title: G1 Supercard

10. Zach Sabre Jr vs Hiroshi Tanahashi: British Heavyweight Title: G1 Supercard

11. Velveteen Dream vs Matt Riddle: North American Title: Takeover

12. Dynasty vs Harts Foundation: Tables Match: Fusion

13. Tom Lawlor vs Jimmy Havoc: MLW Title: Battle Riot

14. La Park vs Penta: Fusion

15. Flip Gordon & Lifeblood vs Bully Ray, Shane Taylor & Silas Young: Streetfight: G1 Supercard

16. Dragon Lee vs Taiji Ishimori vs Bandido: Junior Heavyweight Title: G1 Supercard

17. Jeff Cobb vs Will Ospreay: ROH TV Title & Never Openweight Title: G1 Supercard

18. Johnny Gargano vs Roderick Strong: NXT TV

19 Cesaro vs Cedric Alexander: Raw

20. Sami Calihan vs Mance Warner: Fusion

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile

As someone that has read alot of true crime books and researched serial killers i was stoked for this film, i was even more stoked for Zac Efron being cast as Ted Bundy. I was let down when Netflix bought the rights, i wanted to see this in theatres. After going to my annual Cinco De Mayo celebration and going for a relaxing walk in nice weather my night revolved around watching this. The film it self was well done, i just wish it was longer, so much of it feels rushed. I didn't want a slasher, i wanted a film that was a character study. Note, we didn't get a slasher, we did get a character study, but i wanted to follow the character. It was more or less about his captures, his escapes, his loves & his trial. You know, while typing this it made me like the film even more. I almost wish Netflix had been involved since the beginning, make it a 5 part mini series. I wasn't disappointed by this, i just wanted more of what i saw. Perhaps we will get an extended cut on dvd some day.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Triple Frontier

I really wish i had seen this in theatres. Good cast, simple plot, great action sequences, this is the type of film made to be seen on the big screen, but alas it is a "video store rental" in the world of Netflix. It seems like a 90s action film or 00s for that matter. Not over the top like the 80s, not stylized like modern action. Just men on a mission, kicking names and taking ass.

Long Shot

Jonathan Levine has rebounded from Snatched, a film that i nearly wrote him off over. He has done alot of great films, everything from horror like Mandy Lane to the modern Christmas Classic, The Night Before. Take the raunch of Night Before and mix it into a safe Hollywood film, and boom you get Long Shot. The story is basic but with the right cast and crew you can make a sappy rom com in to a legit funny summer film. There are pacing issues as it is longer than it should be, but fuck it, Charlize Theron is a babe and Seth Rogen is brilliant.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Unicorn Store

The trailer for this didn't do much, but if i am a fan of someone and they direct a film, i usually check it out. I heard alot compare it to Garden State, what the fuck film were you watching? I love Garden State, this isn't Garden State. That isn't a knock on this film, this is a whimsical, funny, cute & touching debut feature. Brie Larson is adorable in this film and she directs a great film film, and creates a star in Mamoudou Athie, dude is perfect. Ya'll want that film with Larson & Samuel L. Jackson? No not the one that is breaking records, no not the one that is the origin not Skull Island, this is the film!