Sunday, September 30, 2012

Theater Whore: Dredd

In the new movie Dredd there is a drug called Slo-Mo which is also a good name for this movie. I’m kidding…but I’m also totally not. This is a reboot from that terribly awesome Sylvester Stallone version that was lightly based off of the comic book which started a few years before I was born. Judge Dredd was a character that growing up I had seen but knew nothing about. This movie was a chance to get new viewers into the guy and his world and it failed. But there were some good things about it. In the future America is a giant wasteland that looks like Florida will in 2014 called the Cursed Earth.

I am the lols.

In Mega-City one there are millions of people living piled on each other where Judges are the law. They have the ability to capture, judge, and execute people for their crimes. At the start Dredd played by Karl Urban chases down some guys high on the Slo-Mo drug where two of them die in a car wreck and he tracks down and kills the other using his magic gun. Its not really magic but however the judge tells it to shoot it will. Judge Dredd is assigned a trainee that had failed to become a Judge named Anderson played by Olivia Thirlby who is psychic.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I Want Macho Man Jordan's

Back in the day I used to buy a bunch of crazy ass looking shoes from Ross. They would only match, like, one outfit but I didn't care because they looked fucking cool. I was trolling the internets and came across these Jordan Aero Flight shoes dedicated to Macho Man Randy Savage. I swear if you don't know who Macho Man is there is close to no reason for us to be speaking to each other. If I like a girl I'm gonna just ask her who he is and if she shrugs lick her arm and walk away. Why would I lick her arm? Why wouldn't I?
He's dropping elbows in heaven now.
Macho Man was known for his crazy ass outfits and this shoe is no different. Do I own anything that would match this? No. Do I care? No. I will be buying these this holiday season and maybe get an outfit that matches it. I swear I would wear a damned black tuxedo with these and manage to pull it off. Because I'm Black and we can get away with that kinda shit.

The funny thing about my like of weird shoes is that I absolutely hate going to places like Footlocker. I'd rather get some damn near disposable shoes from Fallas than deal with the hard selling sons of bitches at Footlocker. I know what I want and the last time I went there they tried to sell me some $200 shoes when all I wanted was some $30 Converse. Just lead me to where these Macho shoes are or get an elbow drop from the top of the cash register. Oh yeah!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DVDiculous: Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap

I heard about this documentary Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap from an interview by the director rapper/actor Ice T. It is about the beginning of hip hop with the people who started it and its growth ever since then. Of course it starts off in New York where he interviews guys like Big Daddy Kane, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, Dana Dane, Marley Marl and Melle Mel. This is just a small example of the guys he talked to. He spends time with them on the streets and in the studio seeing their notepads and what type of environments they want to write in.

Hearing about the kinds of places and moods rappers need to be in to write is awesome. Some like Snoop Dogg says he has to be high and have good looking women around. Immortal Technique says that he exercises and almost starves himself to get into the mind frame to write. Some guys require silence. When Dr. Dre is interviewed he talks about how Tupac would just walk into the studio, hear a beat, record the song, and fifteen minutes later ask for another beat.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Theater Whore: Robot & Frank

This past weekend I went to the Sundance Theater that has been built up on Sunset Blvd. That place is ten times better looking than it used to be. Me and Miss E had to get away from this Africa like heat and saw Robot & Frank. This turned out to be a very good decision. Some of these smaller films, like Beasts of the Southern Wild, have been some of my favorite movies of the year. The night before I saw this movie I had heard a review and it sounded really interesting so I gave it a go. 

This movie is set “in the near future” and is about this old man named Frank played by Frank Langella who is starting to get worse with his mind. He forgets things and his temper jumps all over the place. Oh, and he is a thief. Not just because he is old, because we all know old folks steal, but because he used to be an actual thief. His lifestyle caused him to go to prison a few times for years and he missed out on a lot of his children’s lives. His son Hunter played by James Marsden gets sick of spending so much of his time visiting his father so he gets him a robot caretaker.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Theater Whore: Lawless

The world knows that I hate Shia LaBeouf. This isn’t, like, some secret that I’ve been keeping deep inside. Talk to me for five minutes and you’ll know that I hate this guy, possums, love red draws, and I have amazing legs. So given all that, I was hesitant to see Lawless fearing Shia would stink up the joint. Boy, I was surprised at the fact that I didn’t hate his guts, but this was one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. Don’t let the ads and poster fool you. This film is not about gangsters.

The story is about three of the Bondurant brothers who run moonshine. They are bootleggers in Virginia during Prohibition who are known for being the best at what they do. Shia is Jack Bondurant who is the youngest brother with huge ambitions that his cowardly ass behavior cant live up to. Jason Clarke is Howard Bondurant who is the closest to normal brother but when he loses his shit he really loses his shit! And finally there is Tom fucking Hardy as Forrest Bondurant who is the one who runs everything and is known to be immortal. Apparently there have been multiple instances where he should’ve been killed but survived.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Facebook Discussion About New Robocop

This is a discussion from my Facebook page that was started because of the post I did about how cool the new Robocop looks. Read and enjoy the nonsense.

Quinno: Agreed. LOL @ hit a corner at a brisk pace. "Its funny cause its true."

Dante: You could actually dance in circles around him as he cried Robotears.

Trixie: FYI I am not a "neo-nerd" and I think the Robocop costume is stupid! It's DUMB!
I also watched Wonder Woman first run, hate Chris Pine, and have the Ramones on my iPod.

Quinno: And to back up the "brisk pace" theory, I give u The scene in Robocop 3 where he fights the Ninja Terminator. Enjoy.

Dante: Why is Robocop just standing there like an idiot! He is breaking him down like molecules!

Trixie: Ha! Really Robocop is supposed to be like the Terminator, an unrelenting panzer. He's not supposed to be swift or sleek and he's not supposed to be matte black! Robots are SHINY!

Dante: They also resort to shooting someone's face off because they can move more than 2mph.

Trixie: Hey, Robocop don't need to move fast! He can shoot a guy's balls between a woman's legs through her skirt!

Quinno: LMMFAO@shootin between legs. (again) "It's funny cause it's true."

Dante: Yeah, and THATS not reckless whatsoever! He could've shot her pubes off with that nonsense. You cant train a cp to shoot someone's dick off.

Trixie: He's not a cop, he's ROBOCOP! He has pinpoint accuracy.

Dante: When you hold still. That ninja only got killed because he started moving slow. He could have dodged him all night. If you snuck up on Robocop you could tip him like a cow.

Trixie: Your argument about him being slow doesn't validate his ugly ass costume that looks like a Halo reject. He could be fast and shiny and silver. This is not about how fast he is, this is about how STUPID he looks, like he's in some space armor and not a robot.

Quinno: Robo-target practice.

Trixie: Don't show that to my city's mayor. He'll build a fleet of them from his own personal fortune to regulate smoking, trans fats and big gulps.

Quinno: I like the look of the new get-up. Just wish it was silver, instead of black.

Trixie: My issue is it doesn't look robot-y. I like that the original Robocop had obvious points of articulation and he looked pieced together, as much as 80s technology and SFX could make him look. The new one looks too human.

Quinno: Trixie: I see what u mean.

Dante: Yeah, because he needs to look and sound like Tick-Tock from Return to Oz. If you want a cop that’s just good at shooting things, allow me to introduce the LAPD! You don’t need a slow ass cop whirring like a defective blender protecting a city. You need something sleek, dark, and dangerous. No, not me. As for that clip with him shooting at the dude smoking, that’s just terrible ass programming! That is not an appropriate response! Look at the citizens running for their lives because Metal Man whipped out his piece!

Trixie: Not everything needs to be dark and dangerous. There can be shiny fun.

Dante: Because that’s what I want in law enforcement. We already have police that make us laugh. They're called bike cops.

Trixie: Now you're picking apart plot, not visual design. Terminators are shiny.

Dante: Visually the new one looks cooler and more efficient. He could actually hide if he needed to. The other one looks like a walking flashlight. The face guard looks cooler. As for the Terminators, yes, they are shiny and then they went "This is ridiculous" and covered themselves with fake skin meat.

Trixie: Pshh. You talk about "neonerds" yet you're among the "grit nerds" who think something can't be cool unless it's dark and moody. Ex: Spiderman. Also, he's a cop, not special forces. There's no reason for him to hide. Last time I checked cops like to make their presence know with bull horns, flashy lights and sirens. He has no need to be stealth. He's not a Navy Seal.

Dante: Whaaa?! Just because new Robocop makes the older one look like a Zima can doesn’t mean I want everything dark and gritty. But it does help in certain situation. Bale Batman grit beats Schumacher. And I never wanted Spiderman to be dark. My main complaint is that he hasn’t been funny enough or lighter. Yes, cops make their presence known, but there are times when they have to not be loud as all hell. Sometimes they need to duck for cover or sneak up on someone.

Trixie: Tim Burton > Bale. Uniformed cops don't sneak up on people unless its on TV

Dan: The Ramones friggin rock, Sorry bub,

Dante: I like them as people. They are interesting dudes. Just don’t like their music.

Dan: Robocop, like a lot of Verhoeven stuff, cannot be remade because a lot of the underlying story and tension were very specific to the time period and what everyone was thinking at the time, kind of like Starship Troopers. You have to lose the essence of what made Robocop so cool back then in order for him to have any impact now.

The fact that this was pre internet is really important because the concept of multiple identities mingling in an artificial environment freaked people out. The big Frankenstein monster part of the story (where his humanity as well as the audience is horrified by its subjugation to some 'technology'). It's the internet era now. The computer is almost like an extension of our brain, so the horror within the character no longer exists like it did then.

Dante: I'll wait and see where they take the character. I like the design and the cast so far.

Dan: The action part of the story was also important because this was a time when no computer could even touch a man as far as competition and everyone was afraid that computers would make humanity obsolete. Now, we've been beaten left and right by them but are cool with it and temporarily have the confidence that technology won't surpass us and will still be our slaves instead of our masters. I mean, the feeling is still there, but everyone seems cooler with it now. Robocop was showing that computers even after technology tries to dominate us will somehow be beaten by our humanity because tech is always flawed. Take all that out, the story becomes thinner and thinner and Robocop basically become Robobatman, which ain't bad, but meh.

There was also the whole government versus privatization thing in the movie because of Reagan. That whole thread is also basically dead as well. Now, even the Dems are like, "yeah big gov is bad" etc.

So in summary, this cannot be Robocop. It is another superhero movie trying to capitalize on the branding, but doesn't really bear a relation to the original. This film could have been any number of superheroes in this role, It was just an aesthetic choice, not a story choice. If they're going to remake Peter Weller movies, they should do Buckaroo Banzai.

Dante: Or Leviathan. Which I think would be a cool boys name. He was just in Dragon Eyes which was a far better film than anticipated.

Dan: Damn, I thought he retired to be a professor or something

Dante: Oh, no. He's done something every year pretty much since I was a toddler. He was on Dexter a couple years back. "In 2004, Weller completed a Master's degree in Roman and Renaissance Art at Syracuse University and occasionally teaches courses in ancient history at the university. In 2007, Weller was finishing a Ph.D. at UCLA, in Italian Renaissance art history. He expects to complete his dissertation in 2012."

Dan: Okay, he's kicked our asses in many ways!!! He's a fucking demigod.

Dante: Holy shit! I just read he is the voice of Batman in an upcoming animated Dark Knight Returns based off of Frank Miller's graphic novel. That is gonna be amazing.

Dan: Tom Cruise was Maverick and jumped on a couch, Peter Weller was Robocop and got a doctorate. Tom Cruise - epic fail.

Dante: You're trying to get the Xenu people up my ass?! I'm still a fan of Tom Cruise. Like, the stuff he has put out since the 90's. Not all. But a lot.

Dan: Dude, I am not going to comment on that statement, but you really need help. They have medicine for people like you.

Dante: Jack Daniel's isn't a medicine.

Dan: Tom Cruise was basically Maverick for EVERY role he played! I couldn't resist. He's Keanu Reeves but without the ability to do accents as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(moments later)

Dan: I'll stop, really.

Dante: He was awesome in Magnolia. And Tropic Thunder. Dude, he's Ethan Hunt!

Dan: Okay, I'll give you Tropic Thunder.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ross Radio Show 125

Once again I decided to make an all 90’s KROQ type show. If you wanna listen to the first ones I did just click here and here. I play Staind Mudshovel, Korn Falling Away From Me, Marilyn Manson The Beautiful People, Rancid Salvation, James Laid, Red Hot Chili Peppers Parallel Universe, Concrete Blonde Joey, The Smashing Pumpkins Mayonnaise, Tracy Bonham Mother Mother, Portishead Glory Box, Hole Miss World, Sugar Helpless, Elastica Connection, Helmet Unsung, R.E.M What’s The Frequency Kenneth?, Everclear Father Of Mine, L7 Pretend We’re Dead, Unwritten Law Cailin, Green Day J.A.R, Face To Face Disconnected, Butthole Surfers Who Was In My Room Last Night?, and Stone Temple Pilots Dead & Bloated. Click here for past Ross Radio Shows.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Neo-Nerd Rage: Robocop

Oh, they done pissed off the nerds! New images of the upcoming Robocop costume have been released and folks are upset with the new look to which I say, shut it. The new costume looks bad ass. And I’m sure that most of the people bitching didn’t even grow up with Robocop. It was something your dad watched. I grew up watching the films and the cartoon. Oh, you didn’t know there was a cartoon? Get out of my face with your nonsense.

When I saw the new look the first thing I said was “That looks pretty badass!” Some are saying it looks like Batman and I will assume they are the same kind of people that think all Black people look alike. Most of these complaints are from who I will refer to as Neo-Nerds. These are the ones that go berserk when they hear about a new Wonder Woman series but only watched the original on TV Land. Complain about Chris Pine as Captain Kirk but were born 30 years after the original show aired. Wearing their Ramones shirts because of how they looked and not acknowledging that they were a terrible band.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Bad Ass Mofo": Bill Duke

This weeks Bad Ass Mofo is someone I actually saw in person when I went to a job interview back when 97.1 was, like, a thing. And I shit you not, this dude is intimidating. Sure he may be damn near 70 years old but I dare you to try and trash talk this guy. Duke is a cool ass actor, director, and writer. I usually cant remember his name but I always know his face. And it always looks the same.

I dare you to tell him he's doing it wrong.

Some people know him from Car Wash, some from Action Jackson. Me, I know him and will always remember him from Predator. Hell, you can only imagine how many people, particularly dumb ass men, that tried shaving their faces with a dry ass razor. And before you ask, yes, I was one of them. Before he gets killed--fuck you! This movie came out when my old ass was a child! I don’t need to put a spoiler alert! As I was saying, he gets killed but he loses his shit beforehand and swears to cut his dead friends names into the alien. I believed him.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ross Radio Show 124

Its hot! I play Billy Idol Hot In The City, The Lovin’ Spoonful Summer In The City, Nick Gilder Hot Child In The City, Mungo Jerry In The Summertime, Glenn Frey The Heat Is On, The Power Station Some Like It Hot, Kool And The Gang Too Hot, and Jimi Hendrix Long, Hot Summer Night. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows. Yes, you have to sign in but come on. Its good music.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Stop It Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus' face bothers me. Everyone has that one actor, actress, musician, or whatnot that for whatever reason their face just bugs you. Its not even the fact that she looks like someone created a normal looking girl and then smashed it like Play-Doh out of boredom. Its not even the fact that her teeth would make me terrified to get a BJ from her. Nor is it the fact that her singing voice makes me want to lick a stove top. I thought I couldn't dislike her more and then she went and got that terrible ass haircut. I'm sure Stevie Wonder can see how bad it looks.

"Isn't she scary? Isn't she terrible? Isn't she frightening? Like she's been hit by a bull."

Its not as if before she got it she was this fine piece of ass. Because she wasn't. When she had that long, brown hair I just imagined that she had to be tackled and thrown into the bathtub like a cat. Hissing and biting the entire time while her father shook his head as his achy breaky heart...broke. Okay, that joke was bad. I haven't had a meal in like nine hours. Leave me alone. Here's a photo of her before she got that terrible haircut.

Mindfuckery Is Afoot!

This game came out with characters from Street Fighter and Tekken a while back and there was this one chick character that I saw and was like “Whoa, that is a fresh batch of hotness right there!” Oh, shut up. I can see you reading this with your judgmental eyes at the fact that I think a cartoon character is bonable. Well, damn it I can’t help it. I grew up looking at female cartoon characters and imagining them naked. Does that make me a sick person? Quiet. Now, the thing with this character, whose name is Poison by the way, is that it is not a female. That’s right. Poison is a man, baby!

This is what happens when you don't tip.

Now how did this happen? How did we get to a place where my penis discovered it would be battling against itself knowing that it found a transvestite, or futanari, hot? Well, years ago this character debuted in Final Fight named Roxy as a hench…person. Like most old fight games gangs of prostitutes would roam the streets beating people’s asses. But when it was coming out here in the U.S they were like “Punching women is bad, right?” and said “Oh, this is not a girl. This is a trannie so it’s totally okay to pummel it.” There has been debates about this chick…dude…person since the early 90’s.

Ross Radio Show 123

I wanted to play some 80’s songs that you probably haven’t heard in a while. Violent Femmes American Music, X Johnny Hit And Run Pauline, The Vandals Lady Killer, The Dead Kennedy’s Holiday In Cambodia, The Pretenders Mystery Achievement, The Flying Lizards Money (That’s What I Want), The Clash Clampdown, English Beat Mirror In The Bathroom, Jam Town Called Malice, Joe Jackson Steppin’ Out, The Fixx One Thing Leads To Another, Jo Boxers Just Got Lucky, and Siouxsie & The Banshees Peek-A-Boo. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Theater Whore: Premium Rush

The streets of New York City are full of lunatics on bikes that dodge in between cars and have little regard for the rules of the road or personal safety! That's what I learned from watching Premium Rush. Yeah, they have couriers like that here in Los Angeles but its concentrated in a very small area Downtown. I had heard about this movie being good and I checked its numbers at the box office and it didn't add up. I had not heard anything bad and wondered why no one was seeing this and it turns out that people have stopped going to the movies for the past few weeks.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Wilee, a bicycle messenger who is the ebst in the city. Regardless of that he does not make a lot of money. To him its not about that. Its about riding his no brake having ass bike through the city. At the end of his shift he gets a call to deliver a package that has to be there are 7pm. He gets the envelope which is at his former college where he studied to become a lawyer and is stopped by a guy you just know is bad played by Michael Shannon. Wilee leaves his ass in the dust and races off to deliver his shit.

Monday, September 10, 2012

"Bad Mamma Jamma": Pam Grier

Its taken me so damned long to find a Bad Mamma Jamma for this week. I checked and my last one was in January of this year. That is ridiculous. Now, there are some young girls that are kicking ass in films but not enough to warrant an entire blog dedicated to them. Its all about consistency. This weeks BMJ has been making pants tight and wet from fear for damn near forty years. I present to you the beautiful and talented (inside joke) Pam Grier!

Yes, please!

Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Grier moved to Los Angeles where she worked as a receptionist. Jesus, can you imagine seeing a receptionist that looked like her? She was discovered by a director and starred in her first film, The Big Doll House. If you have not seen that film…wow. There is so much badness it turns around and becomes amazing. And she is not afraid to show her goods. I had to try to not find pictures of her boobs. Eventually she gained fame in starring roles in Coffy and Foxy Brown. These films made every Black person think they could do karate with hilarious results.

"Bad Ass Mofo": Idris Elba

This weeks Bad Ass Mofo is one of those actors that come along once in a while that every man wants to be. He may be the nicest man alive in reality but in movies and TV shows he is a damned beast! I was watching the second season of Luther and I forgot what it was like to wait for him to lose his shit. He was born Idrissa Akuna Elba and an only child but still managed to turn out awesome. He’s did everything from tire fitting to working as a DJ, which he still does. Born in Hackney, London, England, you wouldn’t know it from some of his roles like that of Stringer Bell on The Wire.

Someone's about to get extra body holes.

It would be really easy to hate a guy that is talented, handsome, and funny. Yeah, we all want it and hate when others have it. But he seems like such a cool guy you cant hate him. I had no idea but he was this one dude I remember from an episode of Ab-Fab where during an orgy he sprayed his tongue with stiffening spray and it wouldn’t go back in his mouth. Other shows included like I mentioned The Wire, The Big C, The Office, and Luther which he won a Golden Globe for.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Stop It Kristen Stewart

I don't like Kristen Stewart. No, its not just because she ruined the Twilight films every time she zombied her ass onto a scene or because she always has a look on her face like she just smelled a mouse fart. Its because she is making everyone's life difficult because she had an affair with the director of that terrible ass Snow White & The Huntsman film, Rupert Sanders. Now its time for the promotion of the next Twilight film and she and her former boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, cant be in the same place at the same time. Also known as “Pulling a Clark Kent.”

Ooh, I'm tellin'!

Now, I don't have an issue with affairs. I encourage them if you're unhappy. Affairs have kept more marriages together than apart if you ask me. Also, if you have never cheated you've never dated anyone more than three years. I'm just saying. Anyhoot, Kristen got busted by the photos up there and issued an apology to Pattinson.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Theater Whore: The Watch

“You can not kill someone and take their skin! That is not cool!”

Has anyone else even seen this movie? I mention it too folks and they’re like “The what…?” I decided to see it because I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but there is fuck all playing in theaters right now. Pickins is slim! Out of the cast of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill each has made me laugh my ass off at some point. Then there’s this new guy Richard Ayoade joining. Now what is this film about? A murder that inspires someone to start a neighborhood watch to find the killer and protect their friends and neighbors.

Yep. Neighborhood watching. 

Stiller as Evan Trautwig has been working at Costco for over a decade and loves his plain and simple life and his wife who thinks their small town in Ohio is dull. She leaves for vacation and during the night the security guard gets his skin ripped off. Evan has a speech at the high school football game and is joined by Vaughn as Bob, a married guy who acts like a frat boy who has a daughter. Look. Its Vince Vaughn playing every role you’ve seen him in and its amazing. Jonah Hill is Franklin, a guy who failed the mental and physical exams to be a cop. And finally Richard Ayoade as Jamarcus. When Jamarcus arrives Evan is happy because he tries to have friends of every race as evidenced when he joins a cleaning crew and happily meets a Black person.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thirty Thirty Rules

A few nights ago I was watching this channel called ION. Late at night during their cartoon segment, Qubo, they play cartoons that were out when I was little. He-Man, She-Ra (who I'll talk about soon), Ghostbuster's, and Bravestarr. Now, I have always loved the Bravestarr cartoon but not because of the main character. Sure, he had the ability to have the eyes of a hawk, ears of a wolf, strength of a bear, and speed of a puma. That's groovy and all. But his fucking horse/partner, Thirty Thirty, was the main reason anyone had to have been been watching this show! That dude ruled!


He has a giant gun named Sara Jane. I prefer to call it the Funeral Starter. That thing was massive. Look at it! No! Don't you dare turn away. You look at that gun and acknowledge how awesome it would be to own it. Nevermind how cool it would be to have a friend like Thirty Thirty. Even his name is tremendous. Just knowing that at any moment if I need him to he'll bust out this fucking room clearer and laser shotgun cannon blast anything that's in our way makes me happy. I want to be friends with this beast. There was one episode where some stupid goat kid found his gun and the damned thing was set to go full blown megaton.

DVDiculous: Dylan Dog Dead Of Night

While looking up this weeks Bad Ass Mofo I saw an image of a movie I had forgotten existed that came out last year called Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night. Now, within moments of this movie starting you get the same feel and tone of Constantine which I enjoyed. That was a decent enough film but was almost nothing like the comic book. Apparently just like this film. There are certain comic books that are from other countries that are translated to film like Scott Pilgrim, Judge Dredd, or this. People who love the comic hate this movie.

Damn you, Stormare.

Superman & Jimmy Olsen Vs. The Monsters starts off with this chick that I know is gonna annoy the crap out of me making a sammich and blood starts dripping on her plate. She rushes upstairs into her father’s creepy ass room and he is dead on the floor and some Muppet from hell dives out the window. Meanwhile Superman is sleeping and some guy threatens to kill him for taking incriminating photos. Superman talks the guy out of it, not worried at all about being shot because he’s too cool for that bullshit.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"Bad Ass Mofo": Peter Stormare

I have to apologize for not doing one of these for a really long time. Actually, no. I don’t. Hollywood needs to apologize for not having Bad Ass Mofos! You have no idea how far I need to dig just to find a tough guy in films or one that is just super compelling. While trolling the internets as I do I stumbled upon someone who manages to stand out and be memorable in any film he’s in no matter how small the part…Peter Stormare!

"Is she really trying to...? Yeah. Just shoot her."

Dude was born in Kumla, Närke, Sweden and I can only pronounce two of those three words. He started off doing dramatic theater doing Shakespeare and shit. People started to know who he was from movies like Fargo as the sleaze ball blonde and the nasty ass eye doctor in Minority Report. Apparently he was in The Lost World: Jurassic Park but I’ll be damned if I can recall that. I was too busy shitting myself thinking of scientist creating dinosaurs.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ross Radio Show 122

In this episode I play James Brown Soul Power, The Dramatics Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get, Rufus Tell Me Something Good, Michael Jackson Off The Wall, Cheryl Lynn Got To Be Real, Deniece Williams Free, Force MDs Tender Love, Blue Magic Sideshow, Al Wilson Show And Tell, The Gap Band Yearning For Your Love, Mtume Juicy Fruit, Tony Toni Tone That’s All I Ask Of You, and The Brothers Johnson Stomp. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.

Theater Whore: The Bourne Legacy

People know that I’m not a huge fan of Jeremy Renner. I was pissed when I found out he was in The Avenger’s but it turned out that he wasn’t so bad. He was half a robot the whole time so it wasn’t like he had to break out his acting chops or anything. When I heard that he was going to be in the next Bourne movie I was mad. I thought it was very racist that they cast him as Jason Bourne since some people already think all White people look alike but this was stretching it. I decided to see this movie because I don’t know if you’ve seen the box office lately, but shit is suh-low!

"I'm gonna kill it. I'm gonna eat it. Then I'm gonna wear it."

First off this isn’t about Jason Bourne. The movie kind of starts off as two different movies that eventually come together. The beginning is what The Grey should’ve been actually. Renner as Aaron Cross is hiking through mountains looking like Grizzly Adams and running from wolves because in movies wolves are always assholes. He gets to an outpost after hiking through snow for days where another member of his team, who is a total weirdo, gives him some meds. These meds are very important.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ross Radio Show 121

In this episode I play Minnie Riperton Back Down Memory Lane, Luther Vandross So Amazing, Bobby Womack Woman’s Gotta Have It, Billy Paul Me & Mrs. Jones, Troop All I Do is Think Of You, The Delfonics Ready Or Not Here I Come, Donny Gerrard Stay Awhile With Me, Rude Boys & Gerald Levert Written All Over Your Face, and Earth Wind & Fire Would You Mind. Click here for this and past Ross Radio Shows.