Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hannibal S02E13 "Mizumono" Review

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There are some Season finales that come along where you kinda have a solid idea of where things are going to go and how it'll end. Hero catches the bad guy before the 40 minute running time is over, the bad guy pulls a trick out of his hat, all hope is lost and then the cavalry comes and all is good...yeah, this was NOT that kinda finale, what this was, was an ABSOLUTE MIND F*CK of the HIGHEST ORDER and I have to say of all the finales I've seen this was by far the bleakest, spoilers abound!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hannibal S02E12 "Tome-wan" Review

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And there you have it folks...this show has taken a left turn into...into...the depths of the human soul? The pit of Hades? The fractured mind of a psychopath? All are acceptable answers but GEEZ, I mean you wanna talk about laying the tension on THICK, this episode was so thick with tension I felt my eyes strain. Lots to discuss and it will be, enjoy.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hannibal S02E11 "Kō No Mono" Review

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Okay, at this point what do I even say? Where do we go from here, guys? Honestly? This show has gone from batsh*t crazy to batsh*t crazier to "I don't know what the hell is going on, but I love it anyway." to out and out mindf*ck territory. Since Will Graham's release he's been coupled with Hannibal and was slowly transforming into a murderer, much to Hannibal's delight and with the death of Freddie Lounds, it seems our boy Graham had truly crossed over...and then this episode comes along and well...

Monday, May 5, 2014

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze" Retrospective

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And here we are, the sequel to the first "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". The common consensus among 90s kids like myself is that this film was a good movie, and while I'm not saying it's a bad movie, I am saying that it pales in comparison to the first film. This was the film in the Turtles trilogy that I had the hardest time remembering, I did remember aspects of it (such as Vanilla Ice's unforgettable cameo) but other than that this film just didn't stand out to me much. But I'm not going to insert my subjective reasons for not holding this film in high regard, I am instead, going to hold this film up to it's predecessor and see how it stands and provide some objective reasons why this film just isn't what people think it is.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Retrospective

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The First Turtles movie came out in 1990 during the run of the much beloved animated series that debuted in 1987 and continued until 1996. With a cartoon MUCH beloved by it's fan it was ONLY logical that a feature film would find it's self in production one day. Back then these things were looked on with MUCH anticipation, nowadays they're looked upon with scorn and pity for it's fan base.  The film was directed by Steve Barron in one of his first feature film directing gigs and this film also features the first gigs of MANY names we know in the film industry, specifically Sally Menke, who, 2 years after became Quentin Tarantino's primary editor on ALL of his films.

Hannibal S02E10 "Naka-Choko" Review

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Okay, so I'm about 80% sure of what Will Graham's plan is regarding the "good" Dr. Lecter, however his methodology in going about doing that is...well...not the best. That being said, a lot of great imagery in this episode and the moment I've been waiting for MASON VERGER!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Retrospective Intro

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HELLO! How are you ? I'm fine, thank you for asking. So you're all probably wondering what this is ? Allow me to explain, well this was originally going to be a one shot video for more exclusive content on my blog, but thanks to the "good" folks at Blip.tv for screwing me over, I have to write these as articles. That being said, lately I've been going back and watching some movies of my childhood and I was reminded on just how exciting and awesome The "Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtle" movies were. So I decided to deconstruct each movie an article and explain just what was so great about them and point out some of the bad things.

I have to preamble this by saying I don't expect people to agree with me, but I'm at least hoping you listen to my points and consider the following. Considering the time these movies came out, these were REALLY ballsy attempts at bringing family friendly cartoon characters to the big screen, and not to mention accurately interpreting them. In this day and age where just about everything is being inaccurately adapted for the silver screen the complaints you'd have for these movies pale in comparison. BUT don't take my word for it, watch this review and make up your mind afterwards. Oh, and I won't be reviewing The "TMNT" movie, considering that's a CGI reboot and doesn't flow with the continuity of the original trilogy and I won't be reviewing the live action TV series either, at least not in this series. Hopefully, I can finish this before the wretched Michael Bay produced reboot comes out...ugh.