Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stop It Justin Bieber: The Reckoning Turbo Edition

Dashuh sent me an article talking about a petition that was started to get Justin Bieber the fuck out of the U.S. It takes I believe 70,000 to force the president to look at it and this has over 100,000 so far. Not to say that it will be taken under serious consideration but its crazy that this is a real thing. If this was put to a vote I for sure vote to have him removed. It would be nice to know I played a part in that.

We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”

This was posted on the heels of his arrest in Florida that involved charges of drag racing, DUI, drugs, and resisting arrest. Then just the other day he turned himself in while in Toronto for an assault on a limousine driver. At first they said it was his security that did the beating but witnesses say that Bieber was also involved in the attack. I've written a Stop It Justin Bieber post before but I think it was premature. He's done a lot more dumb shit since then. Here is a taste of how Bieber spent 2013. None of these are made up by the way.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DVDiculous: Metallica Through The Never

I got to watch Through The Never and I feel like such an ass for not watching it when it was in theaters because this movie is massive. Its a concert film and a crazy ass chase film combined. It stars the band Metallica of course and Dane Dehaan who you may know from Lawless and Chronicle. He's a roadie that is given the task of taking fuel to a stalled truck that needs to be at the concert.

This film manages to mix the story perfectly with the music. If you are a fan of Metallica you'll be happy. If you like seeing riots, hangings, and massive explosions you'll also be happy. The roadie, Trip, gets into a car accident and the next thing you know a bunch of people are fighting with cops and then this big son of a bitch shows up on a horse and starts lynching folks. Meanwhile at the concert...

Killed For Texting In A Theater

Imagine sitting in a movie theater with your spouse waiting to watch a movie. Minutes later you are shot and they are laying there bleeding to death. Not because some asshole thinks he's The Joker but because your spouse was texting during a movie and then threw popcorn at someone who thinks its fine to come to the movies with a loaded handgun. This happened in Florida recently when a married couple Chad Oulson, 43, and his wife Nicole Oulson were out to see a matinee of Lone Survivor.

At the Grove 16 theater in Wesley Chapel Chad was sending texts to his 3 year old daughter when Curtis Reeves, 71, asked him to put his phone away. Chad decided not to and continued. Reeves asked him a few more times before leaving to get a theater manager. He came back without a manager and asked Chad to stop. Next thing you know Chad throws popcorn at Reeves who shoots him. Nicole was injured, shot in the hand, because she was covering Chad at the time he was shot. A nurse who was there tried to give CPR while an off duty sheriff's deputy held Reeves there. Reeves who is a retired police captain has been charged with second-degree murder.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Rant Zone Episode 23

In this long awaited by no one but me episode I cover the Top 12 Movies of the weekend, Ride Along, Legend of Hercules, Anchorman 2, TheHobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, Justin Bieber gossip, and click here to order my books Lady Bug, The Enabler, and Morbid Curiosity. Click here to download this and previous Rant Zones

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ross Radio Quickie Show 9

In this episode I play some Pat Benatar songs I like such as We Belong, Shadows Of The Night, Heartbreaker, I Need A Lover, and Love Is A Battlefield. Click here for this and previous Ross Radio Quickie Shows

Theater Whore: Ride Along & The Legend Of Hercules

Ride Along 5/10

I have wanted to see Ride Along ever since I first saw the trailer for it. It stars Kevin Hart who I think is funny as hell (except for Let Me Explain where I laughed once) and I've been a fan of Ice Cube since I was a child. The two of them together seemed like it would be a great mix and for a bit it is. But this movie takes a turn and never gets back to what made the movie funny at times, which was the interaction between Hart and Cube.

Hart plays Ben Barber who is a security guard at a high school who wants to join the police academy. He spends his free time playing video games online which give him a ton of knowledge about guns though he's never held a real one. He wants to marry his fiancee Angela Payton played by Tika Sumpter who is just too damned cute. The biggest hurdle is James Payton played by Cube who is her older brother.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Nothing But Gossip January 23rd 2014

Tori Spelling's husband Dean McDermott has kinda admitted to cheating on her and has checked himself into rehab. He stated “I take full responsibility for my actions and have voluntarily checked myself into a treatment center to address some health and personal issues. I am grateful to be getting the help I need so I can become the husband and father my family deserves.” I smell a new reality show! He is also being accused of not paying the people who made his cookbook.

Dumbass Justin Bieber was arrested for DUI, speeding (doing 60mph in a 30mph area), resisting arrest, driving with a expired license, and drag racing. When arrested he blew a .04 which is half the limit it takes to be arrested. Not bad. Except for the fact that he isn't old enough to drink here. He was also high on weed and codeine. He reportedly said “Why the fuck are you doing this? What the fuck did I do? Why did you stop me? And then when a cop tried to search him he shouted “I ain't got no fucking weapons, why do you have to search me? What the fuck is this about?” Welcome to America, bitch. This asshole's bail ($2,500) was set at far less than he just spent at a strip club ($75,000) a few days ago.

Also being reported, his crew blocked traffic so that he could street race. A part of this crew apparently is his father, Jeremy Bieber who is 38. Rapper Khalil was also arrested since he was the one racing Bieber.

Should Gal Gadot Be Wonder Woman?

A while back I wrote a blog defending Ben Affleck playing Batman here in the upcoming Superman movie. I'm still fine with this but then I heard that they were going to add Wonder Woman to the mix and my eyebrow went up so fast that it hurt. There is always a problem when it comes to Wonder Woman films which I wrote about before here.

Wonder Woman is an iconic character that has had highs and lows in the comics, a cool series back in the day, an incredible resurgence in cartoon, but has struggled in terms of a movie or new series. Hell, the latest attempt at a series was so bad that it didn't even get a chance to air after the script and images of it got out. Honestly the best version of a live action Wonder Woman since Lynda Carter was Kimberly Kane in a porno!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Who Is The Best Punisher?

In continuing with this series of blogs about Who Is The Best? I was trying to find a character that has been played by multiple people and it hit me: The Punisher. I've seen every version of the films based off of the character and none of them have been great. One was okay but none great. The best Punisher related film to come out was a fan film that you can watch on Youtube called Dirty Laundry. It isn't long but its pretty damned amazing. Kinda like my...tongue.

Since there have been only three versions made film wise this won't be as long as my other posts. Honestly, you don't need to read much about this character. Former war vet, family gets killed, he goes crazy, kills people that do bad. He's like Batman if Batman lost his goddamn mind. Which has happened in various comics and realities. A crazy Batman is good for no one.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Stop It Madonna

You know that thing that people do now when they fuck up huge and instead of just saying that they made a mistake and are ignorant as fuck they go on the offensive? I was just talking to my friend about this. No one wants to admit they loss or made a mistake. This time it was Madonna. This crazy old lady has been on a downward spiral for over ten years now and it is culminating with her use of the n-word to describe her son, Rocco.

After she said this bullshit she got pissed that people were getting upset by it by saying “Ok let me start this again. #get off of my dick haters!” This is a 55 year old woman saying this to people who are understandably upset by what she posted to millions of people. I'm not saying that she shouldn't support her son. But did she really need to refer to her not Black son as “disnigga”? No. She didn't. Then she did the thing people do now. They rage against people raging at them, their people get to them (meaning sponsors and such), and then they have an epiphany.

I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N-word on Instagram. It was not meant as a racial slur. I am not a racist. There's no way to defend the use of the word. It was all about intention. It was used as a term of endearment toward my son who is white. I appreciate that it's a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me.” 

Who Should Be Dr. Strange?

Word is going around that a Dr. Strange film is in the works. Of course more important than who is directing, writing, or producing it is who will be playing the lead character. Some are reporting that it may be John Hamm, which isn't the worst idea ever. It's fine. It's fine. He is funny, has a great personality, and most people man or woman wouldn't kick him out of bed. Another name being thrown around far more than I am comfortable with is Johnny Depp. This...I just can't handle seeing Depp playing Dr. Strange.

Nothing against Depp as a human, but I'm sick of him being weird. With all the stuff hes done with Tim Burton, all the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies, and that terrible Lone Ranger flick he just doesn't need to be attached to anything involving magic in any way. Years ago, because they have been talking about this film for decades now, I thought Robert Downey Jr. would be a good Dr. Strange. This was of course before he popped up in Iron Man where he was pretty damned good.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Theater Whore: Anchorman 2

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 8/10

I finally got around to seeing Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and my god this movie managed to be even funnier than the first one. This movie starts and ends with a shark attack that is funny as hell. I am gonna have to see it again because I was laughing so hard during one joke that something else would be said that I would miss it.

It is hard to write a review about this movie without just quoting lines from it. If you see it you can't be a sensitive person, particularly if you're Black, because there's a scene at a dinner table that is hilarious but full of so much offensive material. But I'm not sensitive so whatever. The movie takes place years after the first and Ron Burgundy and Veronica are now married with a child. She gets promoted and he gets fired and he makes her decided if it will be him or her career. She picks the new job and he loses it leading to divorce.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Theater Whore: The Hobbit The Desolation Of Smaug

The Hobbit: the Desolation Of Smaug 3/10

I decided to watch The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug because I hate myself. I am not gonna sit here and attempt to name all the dwarfs in this because even after two films my brain calls them The Leader, The Human Looking One, and the rest. Oh, Bilbo and Gandolf. So after the last film where they walked a lot and finally got to the dragon only for the movie to end with a image of the dragon's damned eye, this one makes you wait another 100 minutes to finally see the dragon again!

So this movie. Sigh. What can I say about it? It was pretty, loud, and long. Sounds like one of my ex girlfriends! Hi-yo! See what I did there? Ask me why I'm single again? So this movie features all the same dwarfs and none of them ever die even though they should've many times over. I'll just post some comments from my Facebook page regarding this film.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Nothing But Gossip January 15th 2014

Justin Bieber thought it would be a good idea to egg a neighbors house. This is a neighbor that he's already had issues with so it makes even more sense. The neighbor recorded it on video (can't see Bieber or his friends doing this but you can hear them) and it has cost about $20,000 in damage because rich people own expensive shit. Wonder what's gonna happen?


A dozen police cars with a search warrant have raided Bieber's home! Why? Because in California (perhaps elsewhere) if you do something bad and its over $400 it's a felony. So the police show up and start looking for shit connected with the case. I guess a bunch of eggs or something. They also got access to his many cameras around his home which would show if he left the house around the time of the incident or not.

While conducting a search through Bieber's home his friend Lil Za was arrested for possession of Xanax and MDMA (Ecstasy). And then he got arrested again while in jail for damaging a phone! His bail was set at $20,000.

He got soft lookin' lips tho...

Ciara is pregnant with the child of rapper(?) Future. I have honestly never heard a sound come out of this guys mouth. This will be her first child but it will be his fourth. And by his fourth I mean his fourth with a fourth woman. Come on!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ross Radio Quickie Show 8

In this episode I play some of my favorite Robert Palmer songs. Some Like It Hot, Addicted To Love, I Didn't Mean To Turn You On, Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley, and Simply Irresistible. Click here for this and previous Ross Radio Quickie Shows

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Nothing But Gossip January 5th 2014

Raven Symone is now out of the closet and continuing to help deplete my Spank Bank. Seriously, I am starting to think that being apart of my economic recovery causes lesbianism. And by economic recovery I mean my penis.

Beyonce has a song called XO where at the beginning she uses audio from the Challenger explosion. NASA (who at this point is irrelevant) is pissed so B was all like “The song 'XO' was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones to remind us that unexpected things happen.” That's like showing me pictures of people having heart attacks and saying it will help me get over my brother's death. Just say you liked the audio and wanted to use it. Weirdo.

Actor James Avery died on New Year's Eve after troubles from a heart surgery. Many may remember him as Uncle Phil on Fresh Prince of Bel Air or as the voice of The Shredder. He was 68 years old.

Rose McGowan (the chick that dated Marilyn Manson and was on Charmed and used to be super hot) saw an old man get sucker punched in Venice when she dude knocked him out and escaped. This was a new example of the “Knockout Game.” She says he was on a skateboard and got away and was masked. Here is a picture of the suspect.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Theater Whore: Nebraska

Nebraska 6/10

The other night Cam called and asked me if I wanted to check out a movie I'd never heard of which seems to be the case the past few months. It is a movie called Nebraska and is about a son and family dealing with a father that is suffering from what for all intents and purposes Alzheimer's. I had no idea that this was in black and white and actually didn't really mind. I'm an adult. I watch movies that aren't in color, have subtitles, and don't always have explosions

David played by comedian Will Forte goes to deal with his father Woody Grant played by Bruce Dern who can't seem to keep his ass at home and keeps wandering around town. Why? Because he wants to go to Lincoln, Nebraska because he thinks he won a million dollars from a sweepstakes. No matter what anyone tells him he thinks he now has this money to get a new truck (he doesn’t drive anymore) and a compression machine (he hasn't had one since 1974). His mother Kate played by June Squibb is pissed that David is wasting his time with his dad and not helping her out.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Ross Radio Quickie Show 7

In this episode I play a few of my favorite James Bond theme songs. Shirley Bassey Diamonds Are Forever, Tom Jones Thunderball, Duran Duran A View To A Kill, Tina Turner Goldeneye, and Shirley Bassey Goldfiner. Click here for this and past Ross Radio Quickie Shows