Saturday, December 31, 2016

Worst Movies Of 2016

Wow! There were a lot of bad movies that came out this year! I could have easily made this a top twenty worse movies of the year but settled on twelve s it matched my Best Movies Of 2016 list. Some of these movies, if marketed as comedies, would have gotten a far higher rating from me.

"This movie wasn't hot garbage but I would never tell someone to watch it no matter how much they liked the first one. This takes place twenty years after the first and in case you're wondering, Vivica Fox is not still a stripper. She a nurse now. Yay her...I guess."

Best Movies Of 2016

This is a list of my twelve favorite movies of 2016. It started off really rough with good films being few and far between but started to pick up towards the end of the year. While quite a few of these are blockbuster superhero films there were some really good small films that came out this year that you should check out. I ended up seeing close to 40 new movies which sounds like a lot but I usually see closer to 70. If you disagree with this list go get a hobby. 

"I got to see La La Land with Cam at the Arclight over on Sunset and I have to say that this movie made me all kinds of happy! Just pure happy! This is why movies are made and why I go to see them. I love when a movie makes me feel something strongly whether its joy, excitement, or laughter."

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Ross Radio Show 173

People say there is no good rap music out these days. While most of it is in Canada there are some really good mixtapes and albums out there if you loo for them. I decided to put one together from artists and songs that I have played the hell out of this year. Royce Da 5'9” Savages and Dead President's Heads. Talib Kweli Attack the Block and Letter From The Government. Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram) Lights On and Fell Into The Sun. Killer Mike Ric Flair and Run The Jewels Blockbuster Night 1 and All Due Respect. Click here for previous Ross Radio Shows.

Theater Whore: La La Land

La La Land 10/10

I got to see La La Land with Cam at the Arclight over on Sunset and I have to say that this movie made me all kinds of happy! Just pure happy! This is why movies are made and why I go to see them. I love when a movie makes me feel something strongly whether its joy, excitement, or laughter. I'm not into being sad. I know. Weird, right? Cam says she would for sure call this movie a musical while I think its just the way older films were made where all of a sudden people would just start dancing and singing to express how they feel. Hell, I do it with Cam and my cousin Jasmine. I'll just make up songs or dance like an ass because I am excited or on a food high which strikes just before getting the “itis.” If this movie doesn't cheer you up maybe you shouldn't have come right after a funeral.

Friday, December 23, 2016

My Song Of The Week: Shine

I did this remix of Rihanna's song Diamonds and called it Shine. This was a fun one to play around with and helps me continue doing remixes of artists I don't like all that much. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.


Theater Whore: Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea 9/10

This will have some spoilers. Last night Cam and I went to see the movie Manchester By The Sea. I wasn't quite sure what this movie was even about but I like some of the cast fine so I wasn't opposed to checking it out. We went to the Arclight over in Culver City which was the first time for me at that location. Its not close to as well set up as the one over on Sunset but its ten times better than The Grove. That place is the devil. This movie is about a guy in Boston named Lee Chandler played by Casey Affleck. He is a janitor for multiple apartments and just goes about his day cleaning up and fixing folks shit. One night he gets hammered at a bar before getting into a brawl.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

My Song Of The Week: Given Hell

I did this remix of All American Rejects song Gives You Hell. This is one of those songs that even if you don't know it you know it. I really like the way this came out and have listened to it about eight times already. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Review: London Has Fallen

London Has Fallen 3/10

I read my review again for the movie Olympus Has Fallen from a few years back and apparently I really enjoyed it. I just watched London Has Fallen tonight and can not say the same thing. This movie is about terrorists getting revenge and the reason why seems amazingly justified. The bad guy is at his daughters wedding and it gets bombed killing a bunch of folks but not him. He decides to attack all these word leaders including the president Benjamin Asher again played by Aaron Eckhart. Of course there to protect him is Mike Banning played by Gerard Butler. Instead of ignoring his wife like in the first film she is pregnant so that means there is one more dangerous mission.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Review: The Iceman

The Iceman 5/10

I finally watched this movie The Iceman starring Michael Shannon as the real life serial killer Richard Kuklinski. I had meant to watch this for a while since I watched the documentary about the guy years ago on cable. This movie should have been way better than it was but it seemed like they were trying to make this lunatic somewhat a good guy and as if he were just doing bad things to get money to give his family a better life. They showed a few moments of him losing his shit at home but left out how he beat his wife played by Winona Ryder and would be evil as hell for long periods of time. In this it was more like he would lose his temper and some of the bad would get out for his family to see. This movie definitely had a Goodfellas vibe to it which wasn't helped by the fact that Ray Liotta was in it.

My Song Of The Week: Trouble

Almost as a dare on myself I did a remix of the Taylor Swift song I Knew You Were Trouble. Its at 75 bpm with some 150 thrown in. The beat is from a previous song I did called The Setup. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Review: Blade 2

Blade II 6/10

This movie did not age well. I recently watched Blade II again and can say that it has been well over ten years since I saw it. This came out in 2002 where we thought we had mastered the art of making CGI characters based off of real people look realistic when fighting. This one takes place a few years after te first film with Blade searching for Whistler who has been turned into a vampire. I think. I'm pretty sure he is. Either way, Blade's new partner Scud does not trust Whistler and Whistler is old as fuck and does not care for the work Scud does. Its mad dramatic, yo.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

My Song Of The Week: Punch Drunk In Love

I know it has been a hot minute since I did one of these but even though I have not been posting music on here I have been making songs like crazy. Over 20 of them since my last My Song Of The Week. Not even sure why I have been such a lazy ass about it. I wanted to make a song with acoustic guitars and it ended up turning into this remix of Drunk In Love featuring Beyonce and Jay-Z and became Punch Drunk In Love. Hope you like it. This, like most of what I make, is meant to be listened to with headphones on. Click here for previous episodes.

(bonus song) Dreamt

This song was done because of a podcast I listened to with Steven Kotler. He spoke of doing creative things as soon as you woke up so I gave it a try with a beat instead of writing like I normally would.

The Review: The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride 8/10

I finally watched the movie The Princess Bride from 1987. I know, I know. So soon, right? I only knew a few things about this movie like the guy from Saw was in this (Cary Elwes), Andre The Giant was in it, and Ruben from Dead Like Me (Mandy Patinkin) was there. So imagine my shock when Wonder Years is being read this story by Columbo. That is pretty much why I gave this a score less than 10. Whenever the movie would stop when Fred Savage would whine or complain I was yanked right out of the movie. It didn't need him or his grandfather and I wish there was a version without their little interludes.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Review: Zootopia

Zootopia 10/10

I watched Zootopia and this was one of the cutest damned movies I've seen in a long time. My grown ass was sitting here going “Aww...” a few times while watching. I'm not ashamed to admit it. This is about a bunny named Judy Hopps that wants to be a police officer when she was little and everyone straight out laughed at her. Her own parents are even tell her that its never happened before and she should just stay on the farm with them and her 200-something siblings. While protecting a sheep and another rabbit from a fox he knocks her down and scratches her face to remind her that his kind used to hunt hers. I was like “Oh,no he didn't just scratch this bunny! STOP SCRATCHING THAT BUNNY!

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Review: The Green Room

The Green Room 7/10

A while back I saw the trailer for this movie and while I know it came out in theaters I could not find a place nearby actually playing it. The Green Room was also Anton Yelchin's last film before his death. Or maybe it was that bad Star Trek movie. Either way, he and Patrick Stewart are the people I knew from other things. This is about a punk band that gets hired to play at a gig with some neo-Nazi's as the crowd. They go there and one of them witnesses a crime. The bad guys are like “Its cool, just relax...” and the next thing you know they are trapped in the green room with a big ass dude with a gun and a bunch of bad guys on the outside.

The Review: Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man 8/10

Someone at work showed me the trailer for Swiss Army Man and the next day my cousin Jasmine mentioned it because she had seen it. We decided to check it out and I am so glad we did. This is one of those movies where if the trailer doesn't get you interested you should skip it. I saw it and was all in. This stars Paul Dano as this guy named Hank all alone on an island that wants to just die. He is just about to hang himself when he notices a man wash ashore. He slips and for real begins to hang before falling down and pulling the body ashore.

Theater Whore: Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals 1/10

A couple of nights ago Cam asked if I wanted to see a movie. Of course I wanted to so we went to the Arclight and imagine my shock when I saw how packed the theater was when we were choosing seats. All of the seats are good so we got them and I have to say my body was not ready for this shit fest that we were about to experience. Nocturnal Animals will go down as one of the worse movies I have ever seen in a theater next to Tomb Raider and Mr. Bean. The only thing that made it tolerable was trying not to laugh at things that should have been artistic and Cam's reaction to the most random things that made her crack up with laughter.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Review: 13th


I cant really give this a number rating for my review since 13th was a documentary. I cant even say that I enjoyed it because it wasn't a laugh fest in any sense of the word. This is a series of interviews talking about the 13th Amendment that states “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction” and how it was used to make freed Black folk into prisoners and in a lot of cases work. They listed some companies that use prison labor like McDonald's where they sew their uniforms, Wal-Mart with prison grown produce, Victoria's Secret (get that image out of your head, ladies), CostCo, Starbucks, and many more. The shit is depressing.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Review: Predator 2

Predator 2 – 7/10

Oh, so much cheese! A few people at work had mentioned Predator 2 and all I could recall about the movie was that at some point the monster fights a dude with dreads. While watching I realized that I had not seen this movie before or maybe it was on and I saw a few moments from it because when watching I had no idea what the plot was or who was in it. Danny Glover stars in this as a cop that would be fired immediately if this were real because he doesn't listen to shit anyone tells him and just happens to survive. He does. Most folks around him end up carved into pieces and left hanging like me when I plan dates.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Review: Goliath

Goliath 9/10

Some spoilers. I have seen the poster for this series from Amazon called Goliath at the bus stop for over a month and when ironing clothes for the week decided to give it a try. I hadn't heard a single thing about it and kinda didn't want to watch because of the vague poster and lack of advertising. I am so glad that I decided to watch this! There is a reason I didn't give it a perfect score and I'll get to that soon enough. This stars Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride. He used to be a part of a successful law firm in Los Angeles called Cooperman/McBride until something happened. A lot of things happened but two very big things happened to end this relationship. McBride is a half-assed father, alcoholic, but great lawyer when he needs to be. Thornton was great in this and I would say he carried the show but there are so many other strong characters it wouldn't be fair.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Review: Lucifer Season 2 (I Quit)

With the way TV is set up today with so many good shows (like Goliath on Amazon which I'll be writing about soon) or suggestions from friends and coworkers I no longer feel the need to force myself to power on through a series even though I don't like it the way I did with Stranger Things. That show stunk. Millions loved it, I could not stand that show. Westworld can keep its fan. The pilot was enough for me. With Lucifer on Fox I tapped out after four episodes into season two. I just can not keep watching a show where every episode feels the same with no forward momentum. And when there is its not surprising. Its more like “About time that happened.” I can see this series going one or two more seasons, not watching, jumping back in, and its right in the same spot except maybe Lucifer played by Tom Ellis is dating the lady cop and madness ensues!

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Review: Casablanca


I'm not gonna rate this movie because that would be ridiculous. That would be like watching Goodfellas again and going “10/10!” Some movies are just amazing or classic that there's no reason to slap a number on it. Casablanca is one of those movies. I had never seen this before. I know that is shocking to some people but I grew up on a steady diet of B-movies and shit I shouldn't have been allowed to watch. All's I knew about this movie was something about “play it again, Sam” and that there was an airplane at the end. That's about it. Had no idea it took place most at one location of that ze Germans were involved in any way. Seriously. I would have said the movie was about some detective helping some lady back in the day.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Ross Radio Quickie Show 26

Felt like playing some jams from the 90's which is turns out made some of the best music. I play Blackstreet Don't Leave Me, Keith Sweat Make It Last Forever, Tony Toni Tone Just Me And You, Jade Don't Walk Away, Johnny Gill Rub You The Right Way, Joe I Wanna Know, Silk Freak Me, and K-Ci & JoJo All My Life. Click here for previous episodes.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Theater Whore: Nerve

Nerve 6/10

I was so close to giving this a 7/10 but the more I thought about the movie Nerve the more the ending didn't sit right with me. This will have some spoilers by the way. Jasmine suggested I check this out and I couldn't quite remember what it was until it got started. I remembered the trailer and whoever made it needs to be fired because it really didn't serve this movie justice. Its not as bad as that trailer was. This stars Emma Roberts as Venus Delmonico. She's living at home with her mom played by Juliette Lewis and she wants to leave New York and go to art school in Los Angeles but since her brother died her mother is in full “No one leaves me alone!” mode.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Theater Whore: Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange 9/10

There will be some spoilers. I can never claim to be a fan of Doctor Strange. Never bought the comic books but have watched an animated movie and knew his basic story. Some asshole doctor gets into a terrible car accident that ruins his hands and in desperation heads into the mountains to get cured and ends up learning magic instead. That's pretty much what happened in this but so much more. So much more! I didn't give this a 9 out of 10 because I was surprised by how much I loved this movie. I did because this is a cool ass movie and one of my favorites of this year and Marvel movies in general. By the way, I saw this in 3D at the Arclight in Hollywood and I would suggest watching this in 3D if you can. I'm not usually a fan of them but with a movie like this it worked great.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Theater Whore: Jack Reacher Never Go Back

Jack Reacher Never Go Back 2/10

Spoilers. I finally got around to watching Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and I kinda wish I hadn't. Everything I loved about the first Jack Reacher movie. The acting, the music, the story, the fights, none of it grabbed my attention at all whereas with the first film I've watched close to ten times since the first. As I watched this I just kept asking myself “When is this ending?” I'm not kidding. This movie was just not good.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

My Song Of The Week: Tiger Driver '87

I did this song Tiger Driver '87 at work today. I wanted to make a song using a mandolin in it because I never have before and I really like the way this came out. Why does it have that title? Not sure.There are two songs this week because I forgot to post one last week. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.


My Song Of The Week: Jump Back

I did this song Jump Back over two shifts at work. It went through so many changes before I settled on the right level of drums and trying to figure out when to drop things, take others out because they were off by half a second, and editing the track to match with what I was doing. I used the song Panama by Van Halen which is one of my favorites from them. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Theater Whore: Moonlight

Moonlight 9/10

Last night Cam called and asked if I wanted to go see a movie. Of course I said yes and asked what she had in mind. She said a movie at the Arclight called Moonlight. She said I could see what it was about but I always have fun going in blind with her so I just decided to see it not knowing what it was about, who was in it, or anything. I am glad I did because this ended up being an incredible film. There will be some spoilers but I think in this case and with this movie even if you know a bit more that you should still check it out where you can.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

My Song Of The Week: Usurper

I did this song called Usurper because I wanted a sort of royal hip hop beat. I'll eventually ruin it by rapping over it. I keep staying within the parameters of 100 to 90 bpm because that is what I grew up with. Leave me alone! I like the way this one came out. I made about four songs last week so I'll see if I can keep that pace up this one. Click here to check out previous My Song Of The Week.


Ross Radio Quickie Show 25

Its been a while since I have made an episode (Miss Jackie reminded me that people actually like this series) so I decided to play some fun songs from the late 70's and early 80's like Zapp & Roger Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing), The S.O.S. Band Just The Way You Like It, Chic Good Times, Chaka Khan What Cha Gonna Do For Me, Rose Royce Car Wash, and Peabo Bryson D.C Cab. Click here for previous Ross Radio Quickie Shows.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Review: Westworld Pilot

Westworld Pilot 2/10

Well that was disappointing. I am fully aware that this was the pilot or first episode of Westworld on HBO but I was really hoping for the show to be more interesting than it was. This show is about a place you can visit that is full of androids that act out a wild west town. You can go there and tour, bone some robots, wreck shit, or fight for the law. Some of them start to act weird and the folks behind the scenes attempt to fix this without the visitors finding out too much about it because that would be bad for business.

Friday, October 7, 2016

10 Reasons Why You Should Have Watched Luke Cage

For all the people that keep on saying “The comic book movie/TV show bubble is gonna burst!” I feel bad for you because shows like Luke Cage are being made and better than most things on TV. If this was one of my The Review posts I would give it a 10/10 just so you know how I feel about this series. People are saying this is the best series Netflix has done while I would say this is one of the best pure seasons of a television series.

A fast version of describing this show (though there is so much more than this) is that a man is locked away in prison, gets experimented on, gains the ability of being super strong and bullet proof, and fights crime when it presents itself. Sounds cheesy as hell but trust me, its not. Well, it is but this series makes it work. In this 10 Reasons Why You Should Have Watched Luke Cage which will be full of spoilers I am gonna explain why you should have watched this and still have the chance unless you're an asshole that thinks superhero related entertainment is stupid.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

My Song Of The Week: Tell Me When To Jive

So on my lunch break at work I started working on a beat at 106 bpm which is odd as hell for me and something I'd not done before. I wondered what songs had the same bpm and found The Bee Gees song Jive Talkin' and E40 Tell Me When To Go so I did those two to this. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Theater Whore: When The Bough Breaks

When The Bough Breaks 2/10

If this was a comedy I would have rated this a 10/10 because I laughed my ass off so many times while watching this. When The Bough Breaks is like those 80's and early 90's films tat stopped being made because there was nothing left to say. Basic story of a crazy ass woman attacking a couple because she wants in. When I say this movie hit every note in a cheesy ass supposedly thriller I mean that hit every note and even the ones you didn't know were there. This will have spoilers and if that upsets you chances are you planned on seeing this shit show and you should be happy I'm saving you money.

My Song Of The Week: The Natural

This is a song called The Natural I started working on early this morning. I wanted to do something using an acoustic guitar with a simple hip hop drum beat and bass. I like how it came out at 100 bpm.

The Review: Imperium

Imperium 6/10

My cousin Jasmine had mentioned this movie called Imperium to me starring Daniel Radcliffe so we watched it the other day. He plays an FBI agent that goes undercover to find out about some white supremacist groups that have this poison and may be using it to start a race war. Its based on a true story so he is in almost every scene. He is just a dorky ass dude who has his boss played by Toni Collette ask him to do this and helps train him on how to be trusted and get information. It involves changing where he lives, shaving his head, and getting a big ass tattoo on his arm which I would have been like “Yeah...but no.”

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Theater Whore: The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven 9/10

Some spoilers. This movie had no right to be as good as it was. I'm not saying I expected it to be bad because I am a fan of Antoine Fuqua and have seen Training Day over 50 times but damn this was a really entertaining movie. With such a large cast everyone got the right amount of time to get their personal stories across and even the ones that didn't get a super deep one were still great. This takes place in the 1870's where Bartholomew Bogue played by Peter Sarsgaard is mining and just running people out of the town of Rose Creek. He is a total dick. I mean, there is nothing good about this guy. From attacking people in a church to burning it to the ground and then shooting people dead in the street...within five minutes. This isn't some shit he did over a week long period. He wastes no time establishing himself as a terrible human being.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Theater Whore: Don't Breathe

Don't Breathe 5/10

There will be super spoilers. I finally got to see the movie Don't Breathe. I'd wanted to see it since the creepy a trailer came out but over time lost excitement when I realized what was happening. I was watching a new thriller (not horror like people keep saying). And in new thrillers I tend to hate the “victims” so much that when they are killed I don't care all that much. This stars Jane Levy as Rocky. She the girl. Dylan Minnette is Alex. He the kinda nerdy guy that may survive. And Daniel Zovatto plays Money and he has cornrows so automatically he has to die. That isn't really a spoiler its in the trailer.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Steel Punch 2: Gideon's Revenge Level 5 Music

For those that do not know I created a soundtrack for a video game that does not exist last year called Steel Punch. I have planned to design the characters for this nonexistent game but in the meantime I ended up making an entire soundtrack for the sequel titled Steel Punch 2: Gideon's Revenge. I assume that the bad guy didn’t die for real in the first not game. The first soundtrack was very much inspired by Streets Of Rage 2. Very game-like, beepy, techno, with some hip-hop tossed in and rock when I needed it.

The second is more metal and aggressive. I made each level with a feel to it to help me create the stages, the boss, and even the bonus level music. Something is wrong with me. I was listening to the soundtrack for the sequel a few days ago on the way to work and loving it but there was something about level five that bothered me. It just did not fit with the rest of the songs at all and came across as too light. So a few minutes ago I decided to change it up and make something that I liked way more. This is it. Hope you like it. 

My Song Of The Week: Checking Your Temperature

For my song of the week I decided to do another remix of a Katy Perry song. I took Hot N Cold and made Checking Your Temperature using an acapella version and beats at 132 bpm.

Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.


Monday, September 5, 2016

Stop it: Lena Dunham

When I first heard about this Lena Dunham story I told myself to wait a little bit because I knew that an apology would be coming up soon. For those that do not know who Dunham is she is a woman that I only pay attention to when her name is trending for some silly shit or when someone asks if I watched her series. This current situation involved New York Giants player Odell Beckham Jr. and a not interaction she had with him at the Met Ball. Here is what she recklessly posted.

"I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so amazing because it was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. He was like, 'That's a marshmallow. That's a child. That's a dog.' It wasn't mean - he just seemed confused. The vibe was very much like, 'Do I want to fuck it? Is it wearing a...yep, it's wearing a tuxedo. I'm going to go back to my cell phone.' It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie. I was like, 'This should be called the Metropolitan Museum of Getting Rejected by Athletes.'"

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Review: The Fall

The Fall 9/10

I am so pissed that I am just getting around to watching this movie. A friend sent an image from it years ago and I was supposed to create something (which I finally did) and we were talking about this movie and I decided to finally watch it and I am glad I did. The Fall was came out back in 2006 (or 2008 depending on who you ask) and is one of those kind of movie that make you happy that movies exist because there is nothing else that can be like this except for a fever dream. It takes place in early 1900's Los Angeles and it starts off with no sound. You just see a horse being rescued from a river while people are shouting and then pulling someone out. A stuntman is injured named Roy Walker and he is placed by Lee Pace. He is visited by this little girl named Alexandria played by Catinca Untaru who is there to have her broken arm fixed. He begins telling her a crazy ass story the next day.

My Song Of The Week: Eater Of Men

Another week another song. I actually made this beat last year for a song titled Manchester in honor of the street I grew up on. I love Hall & Oates (click here to see a Perler bead version I made for my best friend) and will be seeing them in concert soon. So when I was looking for audio and found their song Maneater I had to use it. I altered the beats per minute from 89 to 90 and found the right spot to place it.

Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.

The Review: The Widower

The Widower 7/10

I finally finished watching the three episode series The Widower. Cam told me about it and when she told me how short it was I checked it out. I know all of you love these long series like The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad but there is no way in hell I'm jumping into a show that is that far along. I'll just watch best moment clips and be fine. The Widower is based on the true story of a killer named Malcolm Webster that was all about poisoning, stealing from, and sometimes killing women after getting into relationships with them over a thirteen year time period.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Theater Whore: The Purge Election Year

The Purge Election Year 5/10

This will have spoilers. So close! They were so close to making a good Purge movie out of the three films so far (click here for the first and here for the second). The Purge Election Year is the most coherent of these films so far and I am hoping that by a fifth one they get their shit together and make something I can cheer for. They were smarter this time focusing on two groups of people coming together instead of a bunch of assholes that deserve to get purged in the first place. This starts off with a chick named Charlie Roan played by Elizabeth Mitchell being taunted by this terribly voiced assclown saying one of them will survive his purge. Eighteen years later she is running for President and blowing up the spot saying how the Purge is just a reason to kill poor people. Leo Barnes played by Frank Grillo is back and this time he is protecting her before the Purge. He's got her in a place on lock down because fuck it let's always wait for the last second, right?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Song Of The Week: Nights In Hollywood

I have made close to 200 songs but never just post them on here even though for the past year I have thought about it. I put some on Soundcloud but for the most part keep the to myself. I am going to start posting one a week for anyone to check out. This one is called “Nights In Hollywood” and it is a version of “Hollywood Nights” by Bob Seger. I used some hip hop beats, some dubstep, and other random stuff. This is at 150 bpm. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Review: Stranger Things

Stranger Things 3/10

Spoilers ahead. I finally forced myself to finish watching the new Netflix series Stranger Things. Yeah. You see where this is headed. I heard about how good this show was and the trailer was pretty cool looking. Everyone was talking about this show and I figured I'd check it out. I started a week ago and after five episodes had to take a break because I was just not enjoying it. I finished it today and had the same feeling I did throughout the season.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Theater Whore: Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad 3/10

This will have some spoilers. So I did it. I said I wouldn't see this movie (click here and here for those posts) and I did because I like to take one for the team sometimes. Suicide Squad is a movie no one asked to be made and it was so we have to deal with all of the whack posters, commercials, and bitching about how a directors cut is far better than what we're seeing in theaters. Hey. For sure that isn't a good defense. No one should be allowed to hold onto good material saying it makes the film better. Just release a good film. They didn't. This movie made me feel the same way Star Trek did after watching it. I was just like “Well, that was definitely filmed.”

What I kept hearing people talk about the most regarding this movie was how good Will Smith was as Deadshot, Margot Robbie was as Harley Quinn, and the soundtrack. I agree with one of those. Smith was good as Deadshot and if that was its own movie I would watch it because he made that character so interesting that everyone else seemed like ass by comparison. “Oh, you throw boomerangs? You have crocodile skin? You got a sword with your husbands soul in it? You're a six thousand year old witch? That sounds neat. I'm a dude good at shooting shit and I am far more interesting than any of you.” He doesn't always wear the mask but its fine because it looks kinda dumb in real life.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Theater Whore: Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond 5/10

This is so odd. I watched Star Trek Beyond despite not being a fan of the previous two films and it was mostly because I heard so much good about it. I was not in a rush to see this and was happy to wait for it to be on Amazon or something. So I watched it and while it is better than the last ones its still not great. The Enterprise once again gets attacked and destroyed by some bad guy that wants revenge for the wrong reason. Lots of crew get killed, they land on another planet where they figure out how to save themselves, and the end. This was not a bad film but ten minutes after I watched it I just asked myself “What was that about?” In each of these new films I like the beginning where they seem to be exploring or having fun on an alien planet and then it becomes explosion fest. This film is 90% fighting.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Theater Whore Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne 7/10

Last week me and Mala went to see Jason Bourne after filling our bodies with delicious bacon at Grub. This was a surprise trip to the theater because though I wanted to see this I wasn't expecting to opening day. It was early in the afternoon and I was surprised by how many people were in the theater. I am a huge fan of the Bourne films...except for that Jeremy Renner one which I haven't heard anyone say they enjoyed. I mean, seriously. That movie was a box of ass.

This takes place after the last time Matt Damon played Bourne. He spends his time punching people in the face and getting his ass kicked. I think he does it for cash. I don't recall seeing money change hands. Nicky Parsons played by Julia Stiles aka My 20 Year Crush shows up in Iceland still on the run from those Treadstone folks and hacks into their system. They find out that she stole some very sensitive information that will reveal some things to Bourne that would make him snap and kill all of their asses.