Saturday, January 26, 2019

The Kid Who Would Be King

In 2011 Attack the Block blew me away, i waited 8 years, the trailers for The Kid Who Would Be King didn't impress but damn, this was a fun flick. Good cast of kids, cool imagery, super fast paced action, easily my second favorite King Arthur film after Holy isn't really my thing but i did the history regardless. I just hope it isn't another 8 years for another Joe Cornish film.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Good Place

Season one of this show was great, season 2 was even better, season 3.....cemented it as the best sitcom on tv. It is bonkers & hilarious like Community, and it is refreshing to love a FUNNY sitcom, cause most sitcoms are not funny. Louie, Atlanta, those are dramas in disguise. And holy hell, JANET, Darcy Bethy acting on a sitcom in....maybe ever?! The episode where she portrays everyone was purely and simply brilliant! And that finale....heartfelt as fuck, yo!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

I had to update my top 50 of the year, i added in favorite animation in order to take away SpiderVerse(a perfect film) in order to put in this, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. The best in the franchise since the first? Perhaps the best in the franchise, period. This is how more low budget horror should be, it is light and fun yet not overly comedic, dark yet not overly serious. Plus it has tits, tits in horror is an important thing! Speaking of important things in horror, it is loaded with gore, really good gore. I had given up hope for this series but S. Craig Zahler(Brawl in Cell Block 99) brought a fresh script and the directors of Wither created a sharp film with a likable cast of characters.

Thursday, January 17, 2019


While no where near as good as Unbreakable and Split, i quite enjoyed Glass. Each act feels different, we get a 90s esque psychological thriller, act 2 has the deranged mental hospital, and the last act we get an X Men film. It has flaws and has a few pacing issues but dammit if James McAvoy doesn't captivate,  this is truly his film once again!

Thursday, January 10, 2019


Replicas is a film starring Keanu Reeves, trying to be Nicholas Cage but giving odd deliveries along with everyone else in the film. Reeves keeps your attention, the rest of the cast, while it is well put together, brings nothing to the table. The plot makes  no sense, but you know what? I had a good time with it. I love bad movies, now i might not have loved this, but i'd be down to watch it with friends and some beer or at midnight and to mock it.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Favorite Films of 2018

American Animals
Anna & The Apocalypse
Animal World
Assassination Nation
Avengers: Infinity War
Bad Times at the El Royale
Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Best F(r)iends
Bohemian Rhapsody
Christmas Chronicles
Creed II
Death Wish
Eighth Grade
Green Book
Heavy Trip
How To Talk To Girls At Parties
I Think We're Alone Now
Last Movie Star
Last Sharknado: It's About Time
Leave No Trace                           
Mid 90s
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Never Goin Back
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
Quiet Place
Ready Player One
Santa Jaws
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Sisters Brothers
Skate Kitchen
Sorry To Bother You
You Were Never Really Here

Isle of Dogs
Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse

Friday, January 4, 2019

Favorite Series of 2018

I wish Deadly Class had more episodes, it would have probably snuck into the top 5, that pilot was amazing.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina(Netflix)
The Good Place(NBC)
Cobra Kai(Youtube)
Santa Clarita Diet(Netflix)
The End of the Fucking World(Netflix)
Haunting on Hill House(Netflix)
Room 104(HBO)
Ash vs the Evil Dead(Starz)
It's Always Sunny(Fxx)
High Maintenance(HBO)
F is for Family(Netflix)

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Escape Room

It isn't the first great film of 2019, but it is the first fun film of 2019. Escape Room isn't anything grand,but it is a good time,  it borrows from films like Hellraiser, Saw & Cabin in the Woods, no i'm not comparing it to them, just simply saying there is inspiration. In fact that our nods to a few horror flicks in it. But if you want a dumb & fun flick, then go smoke a bowl, buy yourself some candy and enjoy it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Favorite Matches of 2018

1. Andrade Cien Almas vs Johnny Gargano: Takeover Philly
2. Mustapha Ali vs Buddy Murphy: 205 Live
3. Kenny Omega vs Cody: G1 Special for the IWGP Title
4. Kenny Omega vs Okada :Dominion
5. Tomassa Ciampa vs Johnny Gargano : Takeover Chicago
6. Tomasso Ciampa vs Johnny Gargano: Takeover Brooklyn 
7. Johnny Gargano vs Tomasso Ciampa Takeover NOLA
8. Adam Cole vs Velveteen Dream vs Lars Sulivan vs EC3 vs Killian Dain vs Ricochet
9. Aleister Black vs Andrade Cien Almas
10. Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly vs Roderick Strong & Pete Dunne vs Authors of Pain
11. WaR Games: Takeover Wargames
12. Aleister Black vs Johnny Gargano: Takeover Wargames
13. Tomasso Ciampa vs Velveteen Dream: Wargames
14. Cody vs Nick Aldis: NWA Title. All In
15. Adam Page vs Joey Janela: All In
16. Tomasso Ciampa vs Aleister Black: NXT for the NXT Title
17. Jimmy Havoc vs Tom Lawlor: MLW
18. Ricochet vs  Velveteen Dream: Takeover
19. Undisputed Era vs Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan :Takeover
20. Pete Dunne vs Kyle O'Rilley :nxt TV
21. Pete Dunne vs  Zack Gibson: NXT UK
22. Mustache Mountain vs Undisputed Era: NXT UK
23. Guerrillas of Destiny vs Young Bucks: IWGP Tag titles. Fighting Spirit Unleashed
24. Cody vs Juice Robinson: IWGP US Title. Fighting Spirit Unleashed
25. Jay Lethal vs Jonathan Gresham: ROH Title. ROH TV
26, Jay Lethal vs Flip Gordon: ROH Title. All In
27. Hideo Itami vs Buddy Murphy vs Mustapha Ali : 205 Live
28. Miz vs Daniel Bryan: Summerslam
29. Ricochet vs Tyler Breeze: North American Title, NXT TV
30. Cedric Alexander vs Roderick Strong :205 Live
31. Mustahpa Ali vs Drew Gulak : 205 Live
32. Buddy Murphy vs TJP vs Tozawa vs Kalisto: 205 Live
33. Jay White vs Hangman Page: Strong Style Evolved
34. Golden Lovers vs Young Bucks: Strong Style Evolved
35, Randy Orton vs Bobby Roode: Fastlane
36. Mustapha Ali vs Buddy Murphy: 205 Live March
37. Gaunlet Match. Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins vs John Cena vs Elias vs Finn Balor vs the Miz vs Braun Strowman: Raw
38. Mustapha Ali vs Jack Gallagher : 205 Live
39. Johnny Gargano vs Andrade Cien Almas : NXT TV
40. Adam Cole vs Aleister Black: Takeover Philly
41. Cedric Alexander vs Mustapha Ali :205 Live
42. Johnny Gargano vs Velveteen Dream: NXT TV
43. Royal Rumble
44. Roderick Strong vs Tyler Bate: NXT TV
45.  TJP vs Tyler Bate: 205 Live
46. Cedric Alexander vs Gran Metakik: 205 Live
47. Bea Priestley vs Millie McKensie: Defiant TV
48. Drew Gulak vs Tony Nese: 205 Live
49. Roderick Strong vs Kalisto : 205 Live
50. Johnny Gargano vs Aleister Black. Cage,NXT TV

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Death Kiss

Remember around the time of Death Wish 4  when Charles Bronson did a string of Death Wish esque films? Or atleast were marketed as such? Well what is one got made, but now a days, and it starred a man that looked just like Bronson? Well, that is what this is, and it is honestly a blast. It has right wing politics which seem to be done tongue in cheek, but with Danny Baldwin it is hard to say. Regardless this was a fun send up of Bronsonploitation films, it has heart, it feels cheap, but the heart & the cheapness work well in this field.

Assassination Nation

So i saw this months ago, posted this to Facebook but never did on here. 

Assassination Nation is a a funny, disturbing, gory, beautifully shot, perfectly scored masterpiece of social & political satire! As it stands, easily my favorite film of the year. Hyper kinetic chaos mixed with gorgeous colors and oh so perfectly shot! This seems like a film destined for cult status but fuck a duck if it isn't an important film for people to see

Match of December

1. Ricochet vs Tyler Breeze: North American Title, NXT TV

2. Johnny Gargano vs Aleister Black. Cage,NXT TV

3. Brian Kendrick & Towza vs Jack Galagher & Drew Gulak. Tornado Tag, 205 Live

4. Golden Lovers vs Tanahashi & Will Ospreay

5. Asuka vs Becky vs Charlotte. Womens Title, TLC

6. Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins. IC Title, TLC

7. Daniel Bryan vs AJ Styles: WWE Title, TLC

8. Zack Sabre Jr vs Jonathan Gresham: Final Battle

9. Rush vs Rich Swan: MLW TV

10. Dragon Lee vs DJZ: MLW TV

Most Anticipated Films of 2019

1. IT Chapter 2

2. Jay & Silent Bob Get a Reboot

3. Star Wars Episode IX

4. John Wick 3

5. Glass

6. Happy Death Day 2 U

7. Avengers/Cpt Marvel/Spider Man Far From Home

8. Terminator 6

9. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

10. Godzilla: King of the Monsters

11. Fighting With My Family

12. The Irishman

13. The Joker

14. Pet Semetary

15. Shazam

16. Rambo

17. Under the Silver Lake

18. The Beach Bum

19. Us

20, Hellboy

21. MIB 4

22. Peanut Butter Falcon

23. Shaft

24. Adams Family

25. Lion King

26. Rocket Man

27. Alita

28. Artemis Fowl

29. Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

30. Chaos Walking

31. The Kid Who Would Be King

32. JoJo Rabbit

33. Parasite

34. Lucy in the Sky

35. Ford vs Ferrari

36 Gemini Man

37 Nightmare Cinema

38. Don Quixote

39. The Current War

40. Zombieland 2

31. You Are My Friend

42. Knives Out

43. New Mutants

44. Flarsky

45. Jumanji 3

The Mule

I never got to see The 15:17 to Paris, it looked awful and the reviews did it no favors. Was my Eastwod kick finally up? Yep! Then along came the Mule, the trailer looked great but again reviews weren't favorable, but still 40 some percent better than 15:17. The Mule is in my opinion his best film since American Sniper, if not Gran Torino. Much like Torino it involves a racist with a heart of gold, but instead of being a quasi vigilante film it is a drug film. Great cast, great soundtrack, and a great flick.


It dawned on me last night that i had seen 30 films from 2018 for the first time in the month of December. If only i had 31, a film a day....then i kept seeing folks say that Black Mirror's Bandersnatch was a film, and holy shit, it hit my 31 mark! The film is a total gimmick but what a ride, i loved choose your own adventure books as a kid, so lets base a choose your own adventure film about the making of a choose your own adventure game based on a choose your own adventure book, and lets drip it with conspiracy theories, psychedelic drugs and throw in a damn fine soundtrack. A soundtrack you can change, drugs you can or can not take, theories that could easily be avoided. Bravo netflix, bravo Black Mirror, this was a cool experiment.