Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ross Radio Show 167

I felt like playing an assload of 80's songs. The Fixx One Thing Leads To Another, Level 42 Something About You, New Order Bizarre Love Triangle, Thomas Dolby Hyperactive, Bronski Beat Smalltown Boy, Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out with Him, Crowded House Don't Dream It's Over, Psychedelic Furs Heartbreak Beat, Billy Idol Eyes Without A Face, General Public Tenderness, The Jam A Town Called Malice, The Human League (Keep Feeling) Fascination, Split Enz I Got You, XTC Senses Working Overtime, Talking Heads And She Was, Wang Chung Dance Hall Days, and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark If You Leave. Click here for this and previous Ross Radio Shows.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Theater Whore: The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner 7/10

Well, I'll be damned if I didn't enjoy this movie, The Maze Runner. I decided to check this out because there aren't many movies out that I want to see that I haven't already and this was number one at the box office and didn't look too terrible. Plus, I've already see the other teen movies based off of books like Twilight, The Hunger Games, Vampire Academy, and Divergent and figured that this couldn't be any worse.

There will be spoilers.

This starts off crazy. A 16 year old kid named Thomas played by Dylan O'Brien wakes up in a lift and shows up surrounded by a bunch of laughing dudes. My worse nightmare on film! He immediately takes off running before being stopped. People try to explain the rules to him as simply as possible. No one remembers their name at first, they call where they live the Glade, that big ass wall is a maze, and in that maze is death. So don't go there.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Theater Whore: A Walk Among The Tombstones

A Walk Among The Tombstones 4/10

I was excited to check out A Walk Among The Tombstones starring Liam Neeson. I had heard that this movie was rather sow and took time to pick up but I don't mind that. I like a good, slow build. But this movie was a chore to get through. Neeson is a former cop turned private investigator with a past that involves drinking and a mistake he made. He is helping a drug dealer for the killer of his wife as well as a young girl that was kidnapped. 

While this movie has its moments, like the end, that doesn't make up for the amount of plodding and unnecessary characters introduced just to make this even longer. When I saw that the author of the book did the screenplay as well I sighed knowing that I was in for a film that needed to be taken out of his hands and edited. It wasn't. This would be a good film to have in the background while you cleaned. It does not require you paying much attention.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Demand It!: Hand Of God

Amazon has a series of original shows where they have just the pilot and you go online and vote for which ones you want to watch as a regular series. The one I watched and fell in love with is called Hand Of God and it stars Ron Perlman as a corrupt ass judge named Pernell Harris. This guy is dirty as hell and proud of it.

One day he is found bathing in a parks lake by police. They are trying to keep the whole thing covered up but he is clearly not handling his sons attempted suicide well. His son witnessed his own wife being raped while he was forced to watch. Pernell refuses to let the slow wheels of justice grind and decides to be saved at a small church run by Paul Curtis, a washed up soap star, played by Julian Morris. This guy is obviously dirty as well and gladly accepts Pernell's $50,000 “donation.” He gets a visit from Pernell's wife Crystal Harris played by Dana Delaney who grabs his dick and threatens him. She is not fucking around and will do whatever she needs to to make sure Pernell stays clean in the public eye.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Demand It!: I Know That Voice

I Know That Voice

I watched this documentary called I Know That Voice on Amazon a couple of days ago. This had been floating in the back of my head ever since Andrew Kishino (himself a very accomplished voice over artist) had mentioned it a while back. I'm so glad that I watched this because it taught me a lot about voice over work as well as pointed out that it's not as easy as just being able to do an impression of a character for your friends and family.

They of course cover the history of voices in animation including the king himself, Mel Blanc. It is incredible how many voices he was able to do like Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote (my favorite cartoon character of all time), Porky Pig, and Daffy Duck just to name very few. Mark Hamill who is best known as the voice of the Joker from multiple animated Batman films is interviewed as well as those who have followed him.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nothing But Gossip September 17th 2014

During a concert in Australia Kanye West told the crowd that he was not going to continue until everyone stood up. Two fans did not so he refused to start. One of the fans lifted his fake leg in the air. Kanye said that he was cool but what about this other fan that wouldn't stand up? Well, turns out he was in a wheelchair. The fans told Kanye this but Kanye sent one of his guards to make sure. Then he played his horrible music.

You know that actress Daniele Watts that caused that huge stink over a policeman asking her for her ID and pulling the race card and the “Do you know who I am?!” card? Well, TMZ had published new photos have come out showing that she just may have been fucking her boyfriend and not making out in the street like they said. She thinks she is making some form civil rights type stand when in actuality she is looking for attention.

Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson is barred from playing any more games until his child abuse case is settled. He recently beat the shit out of his kid with a switch. Ah, switch. I remember you well. It was the weapon of choice for grandmother's. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Badass New Batmobile

Whenever there is a new Batman related anything, more important that who is playing him is what the Batmobile will look like. They recently released a new image for the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice movie and I'll be damned if there haven't made an even cooler Batmobile. I read some people online complaining that Batman doesn't use guns. Oh, ye of selective memory. Offhand I remember wanting to shoot the guy that killed his parents with the same gun. Even in that terrible Tim Burton Batman the Batplane had machine guns. I think this is based more off of Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns where Batman realized that his old ways of just capturing and locking criminals up wasn't gonna work anymore. I can't wait to see this thing in action.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Theater Whore: The Drop

The Drop 9/10

Cam and I got to check out The Drop over at the Arclight which is becoming one of two theaters that I will go to next to The Sundance. I had wanted to see this movie since I recently read the book and loved it. It doesn't hurt that the cast is great. The story has a very basic storyline that you have probably seen before but the cast makes this movie work like crazy. Even the stuff that was left out of the movie was the stuff that wasn't necessary to understand everyone's motivation. Tom Hardy stars as Bob Saginowski. He seems to be a very nice guy that has a plain life working as a bartender at his cousins bar.

James Gandolfini is Cousin Marv who owns the bar. Well, he used to. Now it is what's called a drop. When people place bets different places hold the money for the night. Marv and Bob used to be in a gang until these guys moved on in and were far tougher than they were. Marv seems jealous of Bob since the gang leader, Chovka plated by Michael Aronov, doesn't appear to respect Marv. Shit gets hairy when two guys rob the bar and Bob tells Detective Torres played by John Ortiz about a watch on one of the guys arms. They later get a bag with the stolen money and the arm in it.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Babbling Old Man: Paper Moon & The Ice Pirates

So I watched this new film called Paper Moon with Ryan O'Neal and his daughter Tatum O'Neal with Beastman and H. I had kinda heard of this film in that I knew that Tatum had won an Oscar at the age of 10 and...that's about it. It's the story of a con man named Moses Pray (I say flim flam man) that goes around to the family of people who recently died and saying that they ordered a specially made bible right before they died and collecting the cash from them. Its a pretty shitty way to scam folks.

Moses heads to a funeral of a woman and as soon as he gets there this lady is like “Hey, you look like this little girl so she must be your daughter and you should take her to her family because you seriously have the same jaw as her so take her to St. Louis!” The little girl, Addie, goes with him and eventually starts running these scams with him. They start with charging more for the bibles, running cash register schemes, and eventually getting around to robbing a bootlegger. Bad idea. When they got to that point I knew that someone was gonna get their ass kicked.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Babbling Old Man: Samurai Cop

I watched this crazy ass movie that I heard about called Samurai Cop. He's hardly a cop and barely a samurai. This move was made in 1991 and fucking insane. Some of the worst acting, action, sex scenes, and music I've ever seen...and I loved it. I loved it because it was just so bad that I had no choice. It's like a silly pet that just lets the Frisbee hit it in the face every time you try to teach it to catch. I wrote a series of tweets while watching this nonsense. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Theater Whore: Let's Be Cops

Let's Be Cops 6/10

Finally got to check out the movie Let's Be Cops starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson. While there are parts of this movie that are funny as hell it makes the same mistake a lot of comedies involving police do in that there is always a part where it becomes too serious. Sometimes its for a moment but other times, like in this one, it gets serious and stays there for too long and then it isn't that entertaining anymore. Keegan-Michael Key shows up and is funny as hell as well as Rob Riggle. Both of them are funny no matter what they do. There's no need to rush out and see this. You'll laugh just as hard when it's on cable.

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Ross Radio Show 166

Felt like playing some good old school music. Newcleus Jam On It, Midnight Star Electricity, Nu Shooz I Can't Wait, Kurtis Blow Basketball, World Famous Supreme Team Hey DJ, Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three Request Line, and Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love. Click here for this and previous Ross Radio Shows

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Theater Whore: Chef

Chef 8/10

Mala and I went to see this movie Chef that has managed to sip right past me when it came out a few months ago. The only thing I knew about this movie was that Jon Favreau was in it and there was food. So I made sure that we got full at the Arclight Cafe before seeing the movie (I'll be writing about that on my food blog soon). So we headed inside and checked out what turned out to be a really good film.

Favreau wrote, directed, and starred in this as Carl Casper, a professional chef that is stuck in a rut. He wants to be more creative with what he is making but the guy who runs the restaurant, Riva played by Dustin Hoffman, reminds him whose place it is and to calm his shit and just make what he's told. Molly played by Scarlett Johansson who is the hostess and everyone is getting excited because a food critic is coming. His sous chef Bobby Cannavale and line cook John Leguizamo are incredible in this and I laughed every time they were on screen.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nothing But Gossip September 2nd 2014

Someone hacked into Apple's iCould and stole a ton of naked ass images of celebrities including Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, and Jennifer Lawrence. The FBI is now involved but the pictures have been flying all over the internet. There are more women named but I don't know who the hell they are.

Suge Knight is recovering after being shot six times at a Grammy party thrown by Chris Brown. No one is talking even though they may or my not know who the shooter is because street justice is still a thing.

Speaking of Brown he just plead guilty to that assault case in D.C. He just wants to move on with his life. I mean, look at this picture of him maturing!

Comedian Joan Rivers is on life support after having surgery on her vocal cords.