Monday, May 21, 2018

The Review: Train To Busan

Train To Busan 8/10

I just finished watching this zombie movie from the director of Psychokenisis called Train To Busan. I had seen it advertised on Netflix but never wanted to watch it until I saw his other movie. The same way that was Korea's first superhero film this was their first zombie movie and holy shit they did a really good job. Something I want to point out before I forget is that they do not fight zombies with guns. I know, it sounds crazy. There is not a gun seen until the last few minutes of this and American films need to take note. I love shooting movies as much as the next guy (Deadpool and John Wick are amazing) but in other films it becomes too easy to just shoot a problem away. Even with a detective show like Luther it is not gun heavy. I like that.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Theater Whore: Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 – 10/10

You should only read this if you have already seen Deadpool 2 or have no desire to anytime soon and don't mind spoilers because I will be spoiling the shit out of this movie. There will be no things I didn't like because this was awesome as fuck and everyone involved needs to be proud of themselves for making a movie that forced me to contain my laughter. I loved the first movie and this one was better for me in every sense. From action, story, and humor. There were also a ton of surprises that I'll spoil the fuck out of so if you don't wanna know stop reading now.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Review: Cobra Kai

Cobra Kai 10/10

This was an amazing series! Cobra Kai is a show I never would have checked out if K.N Parker had not mentioned how good it was. Click here to check out and buy his awesome ass stories and convince him to grow his hair out. This is a Youtube Red series and the first two episodes are available free. They knew what they were doing because they hooked my ass after just the first one. I have to point out that I was not a huge fan of Karate Kid. I saw the first two one time and never watched the remakes. Culturally this is one of those movies that never went away and is quoted by people and series. “Wax on, wax off.” All that. I thought this series would be a straight up comedy sort of mocking the original movies, but it is not that at all.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Review: Psychokinesis

Psychokinesis 8/10

I just finished watching this crazy ass South Korean movie on Netflix called Psychokinesis. I enjoyed this so damned much. More than I thought I would. What I liked the most was that in a regular length movie they managed to create a superhero origin story, go into his past, and his attempts to be a hero to his daughter and redeem himself. It is such a simple story but people will find ways to over complicate things. This is about a guy named Shin Seok-heon that works as a security guard stealing things from the break room when he can and then getting drunk and passing out at home. One day while on a walk he stops for some water and takes a sip not knowing that a meteor had crashed and contaminated the drink he had. He later discovers that he has telekinetic powers.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Steel Punch 4: Waking Maria Video Game Soundtrack

At the end of the last soundtrack I ended up inspiring myself to make a fourth. Steel Punch 4: Waking Maria may be the last for the Steel Punch series. What is Steel Punch? It is a video game that exists only in my head. I know what the levels and characters look like when I listen to the music but have not drawn anything related to it and likely never will. Click for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Review: Headshot

Headshot 7/10

I just finished watching this movie called Headshot on Netflix. Found it by accident which is how Netflix goes since they think they know what I want to see and hide what I really do. This is pretty much a long movie with a simple premise but that seems to be a thing with the few action movies I've seen from Indonesia. There is this weird ability to not know when to end the movie. I saw this because the guy, Iko Uwais, from The Raid and The Raid 2 starred in it and that dude can beat the shit out of folks with his elbows and knees. He washes up on a beach all jacked up after a flashback showing a prison escape that is prefaced on carelessness and police with bad aim.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Stop It Kanye West: The Final Fight Edition

There will be mistakes, there will be flaws in the way I communicate. Because we're human beings, we're flawed. I'm not media trained. I'm not studied in that. I'm not trying to say the right thing. I'm just trying to say exactly what I feel out of love.”

Which is why you should stop it. This is the fourth time I've written about Kanye West. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) West has been on a very public downward spiral for years now which has seemed to amplify in recent weeks. I started this off with a quote from him stating that he is not media trained because he is using it as an excuse for his behavior. Everything he says is covered by an excuse, or if you wanna be politically correct, a reason. It is because of drug use. It is because of stress. It is because he was scared. It is because his mother died. It is because of you, the public.

Monday, April 30, 2018

The Review: The Rachel Divide

The Rachel Divide 8/10

Jasmine introduced me to a world of some crazy shit with this Rachel Dolezal documentary called The Rachel Divide that is on Netflix. Holy shit, you need to watch this. Everyone knows who she is, right? The White lady that started living her life as a Black woman and telling everyone she was Black. I thought that there was nothing else to this story but I was so very, very wrong. There is more to it than I could have imagined. If you made this shit up it would sound unbelievable, and sure enough there is a lot of stuff concerning this lady that sounds straight up like lies on top of lies.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Theater Whore: Rampage

Rampage 4/10

I forgot I saw this. Yeah. It was that good. Rampage has a very simple premise. Some stuff from a spaceship crashes to Earth that some evil corporation was working on and it lands on Dwayne Johnson's friend an albino ape named George. George starts to get bigger and the military show up and take him away and there is a giant wolf that was also infected that eats the fuck out of folks. It ends up moving into the city where shit gets wrecked. Then an alligator shows up. The crazy thing is as much damage as the creatures do it does not even begin to compare to the mess that the robots in Pacific Rim Uprising did.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Theater Whore: Avengers Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War 10/10

I have been listening to reviews and many are saying “There was too much happening sometimes!” which I translate to “I had to pay attention and it hurts!” I saw Avengers: Infinity War a few hours ago and can not even begin to really describe this movie in a linear way. There are so many stories on many planets happening at the same time and they all come together so well. This movie was an amazing payoff for the last ten years worth of Marvel films. I fucking loved this movie so much. It had everything I wanted and a bunch of stuff that I didn't even ask for but loved anyway. If you went or want to see this because Black Panther was your introduction to this cinematic universe you will be baffled as hell watching this.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Gossip And Shit: 4/26/18

Allison Mack of Smallville fame is being monitored with an ankle bracelet while being investigated for being the “pimp” of a sex cult with her man Keith Raniere. She faces between 15 years and life in prison. They extradited her ass back to the U.S. Look it up. The shit is super messy.

Nick Gordon is in trouble for hanging with his girlfriend. Remember he was arrested for a fight they had but she did not want him to be arrested and blah blah blah. Crazy shit.

Sinead O'Connor has made a bunch of claims towards Prince and no one cares because, well, look who is saying it. Even if she is telling the truth her credibility rating is lower than my GPA.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Review: Batman Ninja

Batman Ninja 2/10

Well, Batman Ninja looked cool. That is about all the good things I can say about this clusterfuck of a movie. I read afterward that the dialogue is 90% different than the original Japanese and I'll check that out after the taste of this movie has washed out. Batman gets sent back through time and awakens or whatever two years after everyone else has. Lots of fighting happen, giant robots, and explosions. I really wanted this to kick ass but it just stunk. I can see people enjoying this but I just stared at the screen and asked myself too many times “Why am I watching this?” 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Review: Proud Mary

Proud Mary 1/10

When is this movie over? is not something I should ask out loud while watching something that isn't even 90 minutes long. Whoever did the trailer for Proud Mary starring Taraji P. Henson deserves an award for trickery because they managed to cobble together parts of this hot garbage and fool me into wanting to watch it. This is about a hit woman for a mafia that is allegedly very good at her job but seems super sloppy and reckless. She also has magic guns that go from silent to not when the scene needs it. Or just shitty sound editing. Some asshole kid that in other movies would be a victim you fight for stays alive in this and causes trouble that Mary uses bullets to make even worse. Seriously. Bullets are the period at the end of sentences in this. And by the way, no cops ever show up. Even in John Wick they do and they know the deal.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Theater Whore: Pacific Rim Uprising

Pacific Rim Uprising 2/10

This movie bummed me out and will have spoilers. In no world should a movie based around giant ass robots beating the hell out of alien creatures from another dimension be dull and feel long but Pacific Rim Uprising found a way to do it through a bad story, questionable technology, and super underdeveloped characters. I'm not saying the first film, which I loved and bought, was some Oscar worthy movie, but at least it had some heart to it. This movie screamed “Buy toys associated with this and look we have some kid here that you can relate to and holy shit is that a cute little robot that is the perfect size for your child of course it is because fuck you this is Pacific Rim Uprising!” I'm barely gonna say anyone's names because most of the people in this are just targets anyway.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Casting Slouch: Rebooting X-Men Franchise Part 3

This is the third and final installment of me trying to cast the X-Men reboot because the shit needs to be rebooted even though they are trying their damnedest not to. X-Men: Dark Phoenix comes out next year and I can not wait to not watch it. I'm not even mad that the guy directing it has never directed a movie before. Whatever. You just point and shout “Action!” right? The problem with these movies is that they are built around scenes and wondering how cool something will look instead of focusing on the story. It is hard enough just being who they are. You do not need world enders popping up in ever battle. And no one is new to the teams. They are a team al-damned-ready. Click here for previous Rebooting X-Men Franchise.