Sunday, August 20, 2017

My Song Of The Week: Random Remixes


I have been working on some more remixes the last few nights. I did a remix of Foreigner Double Vision, Rancid Ruby Soho, and The Eagles Hotel California. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Review: The Defiant Ones


The Defiant Ones 10/10

Perfect! I watched the documentary The Defiant Ones on HBO Now (which is a great app but set up terribly) and loved every damned hour of it. It is set up in four parts chronicling the lives and careers and how they crossed paths of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Also proud that I now know how to pronounce the name Iovine and what the hell a music producer even does. Before watching I thought they were just kinda names attached to things that don't really do anything but lend their famous names. This starts off at the end and works its way back around in such a clever way that I didn't get annoyed that the story switched up.

My Song Of The Week: That's What You Get


A few days ago I decided to try making a dance song. Some long ass song where the beat is loud and changes up. Then I found a clip from a song that fit and ended up adding a few more. I ended up adding The Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, and Bon Jovi. Its weird but I like it. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Theater Whore: Atomic Blonde


Atomic Blonde 1/10

There will be some spoilers. I was so excited to see this movie based off of the trailers and finally got my chance today. Atomic Blonde is a dumpster fire. If you wanna see Charlize Theron punching people, shooting people, stabbing people, and getting her ass kicked then you'll love this movie. It takes place in 1989 aka the 80's which I was not aware of. That means that every single fucking scene has a new song that starts playing. It was cool for two songs but by the end you start hearing different versions of the same songs being played. It wasn't cool. Speaking of which, this entire movie seems to scream “Isn't this shot cool?! Look at that lighting! Oh, did you see that?! Wasn't that cool looking?! Everything looks so cool!”

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Review: Star Wars Rogue One


Star Wars Rogue One 2/10

I did not enjoy this movie. Full disclosure and as some of you may know, I did not grow up watching Star Wars. Knew what it was, had some toys, but did not see the movies until I was older and watched them in in order of Episode 1 through Episode 6 which Star Wars fans say you should never do. Too late. I did it. I was also confused waiting for that Black Storm Trooper to show up and then realized that I was watching the wrong movie. Either way I was already in and forcing myself to finish this one. I won't bother listing who is in it or anything like that because I don't feel like it. The basic premise is a girl's father helped create the Death Star, he leaves, her mom dies, she is abandoned by someone that was supposed to take care of her, she is arrested, she is forced to care about the war, she joins the war and helps them win.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

My Song Of The Week: Skin Tight Jeans


Tonight I did a remix of Katy Perry's Teenage Dream titled Skin Tight Jeans. I'm not a huge fan of her but I'll be damned if she doesn't stay on tempo perfectly. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My Song Of The Week: The Mixes


Here is a set of some of the remixes that I have done over the last few weeks. I've done some other songs that I'll load soon. This contains Set My Soul On Fire which is a Muse remix, No Can Do which is a Hall & Oates remix, a Game of Thrones remix called The Throne, and I Just Wanted To Hold which is another Muse one. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Theater Whore: Baby Driver


Baby Driver 10/10

If I rated movies higher than 10 Baby Driver would have been the first to get it. I fucking loved this movie. I decided to check this out today because I was just sitting here and was gonna dick around when I remembered that I had wanted to see this in theaters. I figured that I'd like this because I like Edgar Wright's previous movies but I had no idea that I would not want this movie to end and want to see it again as soon as it was over.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Review: Black Mirror Season Two


Black Mirror Season Two 9/10

I swear, this show Black Mirror managed to jack me up every single episode. Just when I thought I knew where the story was going I would not only be wrong, but wrong and left feeling like an asshole. There are some episodes in particular that made me feel stupid for feeling a certain way the entire episode until the last ten minutes. This season had three episodes just like the first as well as a bonus Christmas episode that I'll include. I am so glad these are all on Netflix. From talking to folks that are afraid to watch this show its because of that pig episode in the first season. Come on, people. That is the very first episode of the first season. They ain't all that bad. I mean, it was a crazy good episode but fucked up. There will be some spoilers, you babies.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Theater Whore: Spider-Man Homecoming


Spider-Man Homecoming 9 ½/10

Oh, I had all of the fun watching Spider-Man Homecoming! There will be some spoilers in this. I'm not gonna review this like I do other movies and cover it completely or anything. This movie is everything that as a fan of Tom Holland in Civil War and rated Holland as the best Spider-Man that I wanted. He was nerdy, he lacked confidence, had a great support group, and wasn't hated by everyone. This movie also had a really good supporting cast. It wasn't just about Spider-Man struggling with his powers and being hated by everyone in the city. He was an actual friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man which is something all other five films failed to do. People would see him and get hype and then ask him to do tricks. It also showed that crime is not always happening and sometimes there isn't even when Spider-Man thinks there is.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Review: Castlevania


Castlevania 8/10

I decided to take a break from watching the second season of Black Mirror and feeling weird an check out the new Netflix Castlevania series. I played the video game back in the 80's but I'm not married to it and didn't follow it throughout its many incantations. I say this to point out that I have no idea where the story went so I'm not upset whether or not this one stays true to whatever happened in the games. This starts with this lady finding Dracula and trying to convince him to learn more about humanity and he'll teach her science. It works but backfires when the church burns her ass at the stake. Dracula finds out and he is like “Fuck everything!” and gives folks a year to make peace with their god before he returns and kills them all. He does. Its violent as fuck.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Review: Okja


Okja 10/10

There will be a lot of spoilers in this. I need to stop saying that and just say don't read movies reviews until after you've watched shit if you are worried about it being ruined. I gave it a 10/10. Watch it. I loved this fucking movie! Okay, I had no idea what this movie was about before I started watching it. Coworker said she could not watch it because of it making you not want to eat meat anymore to which I responded watching Super Size Me and wanting McDonald's and eating a burger while watching Food Inc. You can't stop me from eating meat. I saw a big pig with a city on its back with a little girl and the title Okja. That was the extent of my knowledge of this movie. I was excited to watch it and not even sure why but I am so glad that I did.

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Review: American Gods Episode 8 "Come To Jesus"


American Gods Episode 8 “Come To Jesus”/Season 1 Review 9/10

I am late writing this, I know. This is going to be a review of the final episode of season one of American Gods as well as the entire season. Some of you may be confused as to why I gave this season a 9 out of 10 considering I was all over this show like a cheap suit. Well, it was because of the seventh episode which was hot garbage and had about four seconds of footage that was relevant to anything. In a show that features only eight episodes you can not afford to have one that useless.

Episode eight starts off finally showing the story of Bilquis' fine ass and how she rolled before shoving men and women into her vajayjay in hotel rooms. Oh, this is told by Anansi by the way who I like even more after reading Neil Gaiman's “Anansi Boys.” He is talking to Mr. Wednesday and Shadow. Bilquis, the Queen of Sheba, is running shit back in the day and having cuddle puddles with dozens of men and women. Guys try to step up and bone her and she is all like “Bring it.” They do and then an eclipse happens and the next thing you know they all get melted and sucked into her lady parts. Its wild.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

My Song Of The Week: Branded


Late at work I started working on a song and it ended up coming out better than I had anticipated. I had fun with this one. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.

 

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Review: American Gods Episode 7 "A Prayer For Mad Sweeney"


American Gods “A Prayer For Mad Sweeney”

Wow. After six incredible episodes American Gods finally put out an episode that was not just uninteresting, but bad. “A Prayer For Mad Sweeney” was one of the most uninteresting hours of television I've seen in a while which sucks because it seemed to begin as if it were going to be pretty awesome by showing the work of Ibis an Jacquel. But no. It starts off with them working in the morgue and then switches to this long boring ass story about some woman in Ireland named Essie McGowan in the past that is played by Emily Browning.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ross Radio Show 175


I was talking to Miss Jackie the other day and she said I needed to do a show featuring Run The Jewels so here it is. This is by far my favorite rappers right now (followed closely by Royce Da 5'9”). I play Blockbuster Night Part 1, Lie Cheat Steal, All Due Respect, Talk To Me, Legend Has It, Nobody Speak, Get It, and Call Ticketron. Click here for previous Ross Radio Shows.

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Review: American Gods Episode 6 "A Murder Of Gods"


American Gods “A Murder of Gods”

Another week another kick ass episode of American Gods. This one, “A Murder Of Gods”, starts off not with some weird animated story or something from thousands of years ago but a group of people trying to get across the border from Mexico to the US. I kept wondering “Where is this going?” The group, men, women, and children, survive a river and just when they get to land one of them almost drowns in the water. A hand reaches down and pulls him out. The guy then starts walking on water because its Jesus! Like, for reals Jesus. It was nuts! Then a group of guys in trucks with guns with ironically (or not) bible verses on them shoot and kill them all including Jesus who dies in the most Jesus Christ pose ever.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Theater Whore: Wonder Woman


Wonder Woman 5/10

I decided to watch Wonder Woman despite saying I wouldn't. If you've read my movie reviews this is not something new. I tend to shit on movies and end up watching them. This movie has such a simple premise that it makes no sense to say there will be spoilers. It also has a lot of actors that I won't bother naming because there are a lot of “that guy from that film” character actors in this. The story is pretty much Wonder Woman, aka Princess Diana, played by Gal Gadot leaves Themyscira after a plane carrying Trevor Rogers played by Chris Pine lands there. She saves his ass and then leaves with him to see the world and kill ze Germans.

Monday, June 5, 2017

My Song Of The Week: Steel Punch 3 Ladies Night Theme


The other day I was messing around making a song and ended up trashing it and starting again and ended up making this. By the time I finished I thought "This is for another soundtrack!" This is the start of Steel Punch 3: Ladies Night. One day I will draw the characters for this video game that does not exist. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.

 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Review: American Gods Episode 5 “Lemon Scented You”


American Gods Episode 5 “Lemon Scented You”

American Gods continues to be awesome. Episode five, “Lemon Scented You”, was Shadow finally coming to the realization that the crazy shit happening around him is actually real. But first the episode starts off with this beautifully animated, I am assuming stop motion, short showing a tribe crossing from Siberia to America thousands of years ago led by a woman name Atsula. They worship a mammoth god named Nunyunnini. Over time the people end up in other tribes to the point where the god and the people are forgotten. This leads perfectly to the story of this episode concerning Mr. Wednesday and his fear of the old gods being forgotten.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Review: Blazing Saddles


Blazing Saddles 8/10

Blazing Saddles is one of those movies where I have heard a lot of gags and seen some of them in other films or referenced but never sat down and watch the actual film itself. I finally did and am glad I did because this movie had me laughing my ass off. It stars Cleavon Little as a prisoner named Bart that is made the sheriff of a small town. Why? Because they figured that as soon as he arrived that he would be killed and then they could then plow right through the town with their train tracks. I laughed my ass off when he arrived and as the town all whipped guns out on him he took himself hostage and went into the sheriff's station. He finds the Waco Kid played by Gene Wilder in his cell hanging by his ankles form the top bunk drunk.

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Review: I Am Not Your Negro


I Am Not Your Negro 9/10

This is not the land of the free, only very unwillingly and sporadically the land of the brave. I decided to watch this tonight not knowing what it was about or anything. I am glad that I did. I did not feel that same sense of hopeless dread I did after watching 13th. I couldn't even rate that movie. This movie, to me, is about American history as much as it is about the history of Black people in America. James Baldwin even points out that his ancestors did not ask or want to come to this country. This is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. Don't let that turn you off if you are someone that doesn't enjoy him. He doesn't distract from this whatsoever.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Review: War Machine


War Machine 3/10

Damn I wish this movie could have made up its mind. War Machine debuted on Netflix tonight and I was really looking forward to seeing it. It has a great cast with people like Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Keith Stanfield, and Emory Cohen. So many good people but it seemed like this movie couldn't decide if it was a satire or not. It bounced back and forth so many times that when something seemingly funny happened it was jarring compared to what was being said. The best part of this was the first fifteen minutes and the last half hour because it picked a tone and stuck with it. I would love to see two different versions of this. One comedic and the other as a serious war movie because the actual battle, the last half hour, was done really well. This movie just points out the silliness of the wars this country has had in the Middle East. And someone please tell Pitt to stop using that voice from Inglorious Basterds. This was long and disappointing.

Click here for previous The Review.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Review: American Gods Episode 4 "Git Gone"


American Gods “Git Gone”

Oh, American Gods, you got me good! I thought that this week, episode four “Git Gone” was the first misstep of this series and that you would have a blemish on your record. I was so damned wrong. This picked up right where the previous episode left off with Shadow Moon's dead wife sitting on the bed in his hotel room. How did she get there? What did she do? What the hell is she?! Before any of that gets answered we get taken back in time to before she even met Shadow and what kinda person she was. Turns out she was pretty damned miserable.

You Had One Job: Tom Hardy As Venom


Yesterday I heard that there was a Venom movie being made. My reaction was “Why?” Its not that I don't like Venom. He was cool when I was in junior high but its been years since I gave a damn about the character in any way. For those that don't know who he is I'll give a silly quick overview. Venom is an alien known as a Symbiote that attached to Spider-Man and once Spider-Man realized what it was he got rid of it and Eddie Brock, who worked with Peter Parker and hated him, bonded with it and became Venom. I wondered how this was going to tie into the new Spider-Man movies done by Marvel but worried because they were jumping the gun. I'll get into that later.

Then I heard that Tom Hardy, who is bae number three, was going to play him and I literally shook my head. He was supposed to be in that Suicide Squad movie but left thankfully and I was wondering when he would hop into one of these Marvel movies. I just didn't think it would be as Venom and I sure as hell didn't think it would be in Sony's grubby ass hands. See, the problem is that Sony finally released Spider-Man over to Marvel Studios which is why he was in that last Captain America Civil War movie played by Tom Holland. In the small amount of time he was on screen he was the best Spider-Man in film (click here where I rank them). These films will not be connected so...its just a Venom film? I'll pass.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Review: Man Vs. Snake


Man Vs. Snake 8/10

Whoever would have thought that a documentary about a 80's video game that I never heard of could be so damned good? Man Vs. Snake is about the quest to get the world record in this game called Nibbler. I grew up playing a lot of video game sin arcades as a child and never heard of this one. The modern equivalent of it is called Snake. In 1984 in the small town of Ottumwa, Iowa a 16 year old kid named Tim McVey (not the terrorist as they point out) spent two days playing the game and set a world record for it. He got a key to the city and everything. It was a big deal. The way the game is set up if you have enough lives you can take a break and just let the character die for a few minutes.

Theater Whore: King Arthur Legend Of The Sword


King Arthur Legend Of The Sword 0/10

What the fuck was this? The new movie King Arthur Legend Of The Sword should not have been made. Love Guy Ritchie for the most part and the movies he directs (I checked all of them to make sure this was true) but there is no way to defend this bullshit movie. It stars Charlie Hunnam as Arthur. He was raised by hookers after being removed from the palace as a boy. He comes back, gets the sword, then a lot of stylish looking shit that amounts to nothing happens. I'm serious. If I had waled out for an hour and came back it wouldn't have made a difference in understanding what was happening or what anyone was doing. This is over two hours of murky nonsense.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Chris Cornell Is Dead And It Sucks


My top favorite three groups of all time in order are AC/DC, Soundgarden, and Earth Wind & Fire. Of those three I have only seen EW&F live. I can't see AC/DC because the lead singer has been replaced by Axel Rose and fuck that. And I will never get to see Soundgarden because their lead singer, Chris Cornell, killed himself today. And it sucks. I have all of their CD's and albums even when there was Temple Of The Dog and when he started Audioslave with members of Rage Against The Machine. Cornell, and you will see everyone mention it, had one of the best voices in music. That shit was mad powerful and there has not been anyone that sounded like him or could get away with it without being called a copycat.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Review: The Place Beyond The Pines


The Place Beyond The Pines 10/10

There will be spoilers for this years old movie. I loved The Place Beyond The Pines. I don't know why I didn't check it out sooner. It stars Ryan Gosling who is bae. Eva Mendes who is co-bae. Seriously. This has just been sitting in my Netflix cue and I have been thinking of deleting it for no reason. Thank god I didn't because all I thought this was about was Gosling riding a motorcycle and doing crime with Mendes as his partner and Bradley Cooper hunting them down like some bootleg Bonnie & Clyde. I was super wrong. Gosling is Luke Glanton. He is a motorcycle stuntman that just breezes through towns. One day he is found by a girl he slept with, Romina Gutierrez played by Mendes. He drops her off at home and that is that. He ends up finding out that she had a baby and he is the father. He is upset that she was going to let him leave town not knowing that he had a son.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Review: American Gods Episode 3 “Head Full Of Snow”


American Gods Episode 3 “Head Full Of Snow” 10/10

This damned show, I swear. American Gods has been great every single week and it makes me so nervous because I remember feeling this good about The Flash and it ended up stanking in the second season and I haven't even touched the third one. “Its good! It gets better!” you say. Well, so are a lot of other shows on TV right now. I don't have the time to watch okay ones or wait for them to pick up. This episode continues the tradition of introducing new gods in really cool ways. This lady is cooking in the kitchen as her cat watched. I was just waiting to see her tumble fro the stool she is on. Someone knocks and she thinks its her grand-kids but its not.

Its a Blacker!

Monday, May 15, 2017

My Song Of The Week: The Mixes


In addition to other songs I did this week I also did some remixes of songs. Blame It On My ADD (Sail by AWOLNation), Outshine You All (The Prayer by Bloc Party), She Don't Lie (Cocaine by Eric Clapton), and Take It Hip To Hip (Roam by B-52's). Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ross Radio Show 174


Miss Jackie tagged me in a post that had some cool ass breakdance songs and I was like “Damn it. I have the ability to mix these songs into a playlist!” So here they are. Pyramix Egypt Egypt, Afrika Bambaataa and SoulSonic Force Planet Rock, Debbie Deb When I Hear Music, Cybotron Clear, Planet Patrol Play At Your Own Risk, Newcleus Jam On It, Afrika Bambaataa and SoulSonic Force Looking For The Perfect Beat, Freestyle The Party Has Just Begun, and George Kranz Din Daa Daa. This is now one of my favorite episodes. Click here for previous Ross Radio Shows

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The Review: American Gods Episode 2 "The Secret of Spoons"


American Gods “The Secret of Spoons”

Oh, American Gods is back again with an awesome ass episode. As crazy as episode one was I was hoping the second wouldn't falter and it did not. While not as visually insane it was more linear and still really good. I'm also not gonna give another rating for this series until it wraps up and I can weigh it all together. This picks up where the last episode left off after Shadow was cut down after being hung and someone or something turned all the attackers into juice. He heads to Mr. Wednesday's hotel, where he of course is with some young chick, and tells him that he was attacked. Mr. Wednesday kinda plays it off coolly but tells him that just because he is not upset that does not mean he is not angry. Meanwhile...

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Theater Whore: Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2


Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 – 10/10

There will be spoilers! This movie is awesome! Miss Jackie and I headed to the Arclight over in Hollywood after some damn good food at Plan Check and checked out Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2. I have not laughed or tried not to cackle so much while watching a movie outside my house in a long ass time. This movie takes place a few months after the first one and it feels like it. The team isn't this well oiled machine that can do no wrong. It starts off with a massive battle with the team versus a creature that is arriving to devour a battery. During this time Baby Groot is making everyone laugh in the theater and Gamora and Quill are arguing. Drax is acting like a lunatic diving into the monsters mouth. They were hired by a race called the Sovereign who will give them Nebula in return. This all happens in the beginning of the movie along with a flashback showing Peter Quill's/Star Lord's dad with his mom before she passed away.

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Review: The Girl With All The Gifts


The Girl With All The Gifts 8/10

There will be spoilers. I watched this movie called The Girl With All The Gifts after seeing it on a list of tings that I should have watched and my cousin Jasmine happened to mention it to me so I decided to check it out. This movie is really good. Just full of me shouting at the screen! Yes, this is a zombie movie but its not like the dozens of other ones that have come out in the last ten years. This movie had me wondering what the hell was happening from the very start all the way to the end of it which was cool because sometimes when something is zombie related you find out how it started and its stupid or you find out it will never end ever and you call it The Walking Dead. Seriously, how are you people still watching that shit? There is a fungal disease that is affecting the world and turning folks into zombies aka “hungries.” There is no cure. Just don't let 'em get their juices on you or bite you and you're fine...ish.

The Review: American Gods Episode 1 "The Bone Orchard"


American Gods “The Bone Orchard” 10/10

There will be spoilers. I have wanted to watch this series American Gods ever since I heard it was being made. I loved the book (never read the follow ups which I will do this summer) and when I saw the trailer for this I knew they had gone all out. It stars Ricky Whittle as a newly released prisoner named Shadow Moon. He was arrested for assault a while back but is being released a few days early. He is told that he is getting out but its a few days beforehand because his wife was killed. He has some flashbacks of another prisoner telling him stories and life tips that will later become useful.

My Song Of The Week: Transformers (ZERO) Soundtrack


Over the last month or so I have been randomly making songs for a movie that does not exist. With this Transformers (ZERO) I wanted to mix some hip hop, dubstep, trap, rock, and metal. It makes no sense but I like it. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Theater Whore: Colossal


Colossal 9/10

This fucking movie. I swear. I did not expect so many movies to come out this year that would blow me away out of nowhere. Free Fire did it. Now this one has. Colossal is a movie I heard a review about and thought nothing of it really. I knew the stars of it from other movies and TV shows but it didn't seem that interesting. But then I decided to say fuck it and check this out. This movie was nothing like what I was expecting and I am not going to spoil all of it because I want folks to see this and be as surprised as I was at things that happened.

Everything You Need To Know About The Kardashian's


Everyone knows who the Kardashian's are. Even when you pretend to not know you know you know who they are. At least one of them. I like this family the same way I like watching Fail Blog videos online. No matter how much I think I know where its gonna end it ends up somewhere far worse and hilarious. I am going to try and give you all a lesson on who these people are and why they are famous because people tend to ask why. After reading this you will be able to have interesting conversations at gatherings that don't end in arguments. Seriously. As silly as this shit may be it is far more interesting than your political views and talking about your wack ass job. We don't know your coworkers! I'll start with the man that got this party started.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

My Song Of The Week: The Pop


I made a album of remixes of classic songs titled The Pop. There is Party Line (Pink), Sit Back And Wait (Barenaked Ladies), Better Run (Foster The People), People Keep Talking (Alicia Keys), The Simple Life (Van Halen), The Last Time (Boston), Be There When You Wake (Blind Melon), Will She Stand Alone (Stone Temple Pilots), Falling (Phoenix), Life Taker (Weezer), and Movie Yourself (Yes). Click here for previous My Song Of The Week. For whatever reason when loaded as a playlist they get jumbled up Into alphabetical order. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Theater Whore: Get Out


Get Out 10/10

This will have spoilers because I have so much to say about the movie Get Out. I remember last year watching the trailer for this and going “I must see this movie with a White person!” I got my wish! They weren't with me but four White ladies were in the audience when I saw this at the AMC. They probably saw me and were like “Aw, fuck...” After twenty minutes of trailers (this movie theater needs to stop that) I was ready to jump, laugh, and think way harder than I planned on. This was directed by Jordan Peele and I am excited to see what he does next. At the start a guy looking for directions and scared to be in a suburban neighborhood is choked out and kidnapped and thrown into the trunk of a car by a masked man. This stars Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington. He and his girlfriend of five months Rose Armitage played by Allison Williams plan to go visit her family for the first time. Chris asks her if they know he is Black and she assures him that they wont mind even though he is her first Black boyfriend.

Monday, April 24, 2017

My Song Of The Week: Time To Be Gone


Last week I did a remix of Led Zeppelin's song Ramble On titled Time To Be Gone. This was far more difficult than I'd anticipated to remix. Trying to find a beat that stuck, removing seconds of audio to match it up. It was a mess but I like how it turned out. Click here for previous My Song Of The Week.

 

Who Should Be Batgirl?


There has been a lot of talk recently about a Batgirl movie written and/or directed by Joss Whedon. He previously worked on the Marvel movies The Avengers and Age of Ultron as well as creating the series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dollhouse, Angel, and Agents Of SHIELD. I actually gave up on watching most of those shows. Everyone is all “He is so good at writing women characters! Girl power!” and all that shit. I get it. To me its more important who plays Batgirl. And stop saying Emma Stone just because she has red hair, you non-creative bastards. He hair is actually blonde by the way. She dyes it red.

For those that don't know, Batgirl has been played by many characters in the comics. Four that are known. She was created in 1961 an her name was Betty Kane but six years later returned played by Barbara Gordon which is the one most know her as. She was played by Alicia Silverstone in that terrible ass Batman & Robin movie in the 90's but we won't talk about that. Yvonne Craig played her in the 1967 series. After being paralyzed and likely sexually assaulted by The Joker in The Killing Joke she returned as the wheelchair bound Oracle helping Batman and everyone including her own team Birds Of Prey. Years later she was able to walk again.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Theater Whore: Free Fire


Free Fire 9/10

There will be some spoilers. The new movie Free Fire was what I wanted and more. I saw the trailer for this last year and wondered where the hell it went. Well, it came out today and I used an AMC gift card I got for my birthday last month to head on over to the Century City AMC. I had not seen a movie here in years and they have really improved it. In the trailer its just a warehouse full of people shooting at each other. Guess what? That is a large portion of this movie. Just a bunch of folks shooting at each other. After almost 25 minutes of trailers the movie started. I shit you not. There were that many trailers and I could probably tell you about two of the ones I saw.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Theater Whore: Fate Of The Furious


Fate Of The Furious 9/10

There will be spoilers. This morning I headed to The Arclight (The Dome really) and checked out Fate Of The Furious. I hadn't been in that part of the theater in a long ass time. I have really liked this movies since the fifth one (click here, here, and here for previous reviews of the Furious films) and was looking forward to this one so much. I saw a submarine in the trailer and said fuck everything. I have to see this as soon as it comes out. The entire cast is back for this one as well as some surprises and great additions. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, the lovely Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese, Ludacris, hot ass Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, too handsome Scott Eastwood shows up, and magical beam of light Charlize Theron is the newest villain and by god she is evil as fuck!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Review: Kevin Hart What Now?


Kevin Hart What Now? 8/10

I am so glad that What Now? with Kevin Hart was funny. I did not enjoy Let Me Explain a few years back and thought that maybe Hart had lost his funny for me but this damn thing had me cracking up a lot. I recently watched Louis CK and Dave Chappelle's latest specials which were funny as fuck so this one had an uphill battle coming in. I laughed a bunch of times during this and was even into the short film at the start and end of this starring Hart and Halle Berry. How dare she still be so hot? Its a James Bond spoof where even Don Cheadle shows up and had me cracking up when Hart made fun of him as Black Iron Man. Its an actual good action film. Please don't make it a full film.

The Review: Set it Off


Set It Off 4/10

For months my cousin Jasmine has been asking me to watch the 1996 comedy Set It Off. This is about four women that decide to rob banks. They all have their own reasons. Jada Pinkett plays Lida “Stoney” Newsome. She is trying to raise money for her brother to go to college so you can guess what's gonna happen to him. Queen Latifah is Cleopatra “Cleo” Sims who plays a female Ice Cube. Vivica Fox plays Francesca “Frankie” Sutton. And Kimberly Elise plays Tisean “T.T Williams. What is with these damned names?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Theater Whore: Ghost In The Shell


Ghost In The Shell 2/10

In all the controversy surrounded the new Ghost In The Shell movie people seem to be overlooking the most important fact: this movie was dull as hell. Its a movie where every once in a while I went “Oh, that looks kinda cool.” Other than that it just felt like a convoluted mess. I was not a huge fan of the anime and recently watched one of them on Netflix having no emotional attachment. But I am a huge fan of Scarlett Johansson. I am also not plagued by having problems with one race portraying another. Yeah. I'll be getting into that soon enough. So I was the perfect person to watch this movie and give it a fair shake.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Review: Teen Titans The Judas Contract


Teen Titans: The Judas Contract 4/10

I don't know why the animated DC films keep getting worse. There used to be a thing where Marvel made good live action and terrible animated ones and DC had good animated ones and bad live action. Now DC is just batting out on both ends and it sucks. This new Teen Titans: The Judas Contract is their latest animated movie and it stunk and was confusing. It starts off with a flashback of the Teen Titans back when Starfire first joins the team. Not sure why this was needed but they did it. It then goes to the present with Nightwing hanging with the new team from the previous Teen Titans vs. Justice League movie except they have another member, Terra.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Review: GLOW The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling


GLOW The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling 9/10

I watched the documentary of Glow: The Story Of The Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling and I'll be damned if I didn't learn a lot of new information. Most documentaries are like “Wow. Its rough being Black. Oh. America sure did a lot of shady shit during World War 2. Damn. Sex used to be boring.” This one shows the history of GLOW from its very beginning to how they gathered a roster of young women and somehow got them to become wrestlers without telling them that they were auditioning for a wrestling based series.