Friday, December 4, 2015

Final Thoughts On Superman vs. Batman: Dawn Of Justice

So I watched the trailer last night and watched it again not too long ago to maybe absorb what I may or may not have missed and while my initial reaction was...well...underwhelmed, I unfortunately remain underwhelmed. Let's talk about the positives. For starters I'm still liking Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. We've seen the brooding, cold, calculated Lex Luthor. Superman's elder who's fixated on power and control. Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor is less of a physical presence and more of intellectual titan. His first appearance on the screen he's visibly small in size and stature to both men, his voice is higher pitched and he's much more jovial than either of them, however he is completely self-absorbed and is delightfully devious. I think I will enjoy this Lex Luthor...and that's about the ONLY positive I have to say.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Strange Review: The Gift

Good Gravy was this a damn good movie! I happened on this little gem when I caught the trailer when trying to watch a video on Youtube and two things stuck out to me: 1) Jason Bateman was FINALLY in a serious drama and I've ALWAYS said Jason Bateman would be AWESOME in a serious drama (Newsflash, he kicks ALL kinds of ass in this) and 2) From what I gleamed from the trailer this was gonna be one of those REAL thrillers, a real slow burn that when it gets there IT F*CKIN' GETS THERE! Well, this movie F*CKIN' GETS THERE and it gets there HARD! Quick summary, Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall plays Simon & Robyn Callum, a couple who just moved to Los Angeles to start over and because of Simon's new job. While out buying stuff for the house, Simon runs into Gordon a.k.a Gordo played by the film's writer and director Joel Edgerton.

Upon meeting Gordo, Simon has no clue who he is, but starts to remember, with some coaxing that Gordo is someone Simon knew back in high school. Gordo is a kind of social awkward guy and he starts bringing gifts over to Simon's house and showing up uninvited. After awhile, it becomes clear that there's more to the story than just a few gifts. That's ALL I can say without spoiling anything! Honestly, this is the kind of movie I adore! Once again another CHARACTER driven story that doesn't require big budgets and CGI, NOPE, just great characters and a good story. Everyone brings their A Game here and it shows.  Jason Bateman, who normally plays the social awkward guy is AMAZING here. This whole movie is GREAT from start to finish. Honestly, if you like slow burning thrillers that don't turn into sh*t by the 3rd act, you'll LOVE this. Can't recommend it enough! Okay, on to some spoilers!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Strange Review: Coherence

The term "indie movie" gets thrown around a lot, but no one can quite explain what exactly constitutes an "indie movie". After all, many a movie with small budgets and unknown actors manage to break into the mainstream: "The Blair Witch Project", "Paranormal Activity", "The Babadook", "It Follows" the list goes on and on, and while those films may have gotten where they are by excellent word of mouth, a realistic mystique or an endorsement from an established Hollywood mucky-muck, this film has none of that going for it. You'd think that'd hurt it but "Coherence", at least to me captures the full essence of what people mean when they say "indie movie". No, it's not dealing with themes of sexuality, no it's not a coming of age story like so many indie movies are and no, it's not a horror movie.

"Coherence" is a down-to-earth sci-fi/mystery film that manages to do SO much with so VERY little. The driving force of this movie isn't action sequences or well known actors (bare in mind the only "well known" actor in this film is Nicholas Brendon, and if you didn't have to Google him, then understand that you're in the minority) the driving force of this film is the characters. I came across "Coherence" completely by accident on IMDB of all places. I can't exactly explain how I came across it, but I did and just from a brief synopsis of the plot "Friends at a dinner party endure strange occurrences during a meteor shower", I knew I had to learn more. I went into this movie as cold as I possibly could and enjoyed every minute it. If you haven't seen "Coherence" I REALLY suggest you check it out, it's slow burning but it's all for a reason and you won't be disappointed if you're looking for a good sci-fi/mystery that doesn't get bogged down in science jargon that it can't tell a good story. To say more would be to give spoilers so I won't, go see "Coherence" now! After the break I WILL be talking spoilers!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S06E10 "Game Over, Charles" Review

Here we go, here we go...the moment we've all been waiting for, the moment I. Marlene King has advertised, "The 100% No Fooling, Undeniable REVEAL OF "A" a.k.a Charles DiLaurentis. So today is July. 17th and at the moment I'm writing this we're 3 episodes away from this episode but I'm writing my thoughts now so that you all can see the train of thought I have going into this. Whether or not we want to believe Shana as the "A" of Seasons Three & Four is another story completely (which will never make much sense, unless Charles befriended Shana, but even then,,,) but Charles has been "A" for Season Five & Six and has managed to capture The Liars and hold them for 3 weeks in a bunker. Needless to say Charles is the most accomplished "A".

This has been advertised as "the summer of answers" and we're coming up on a MAJOR doozie, the most important questions of the series, Who and Why? And the 2nd most important question, "Will any of this make sense?" I'm highly dubious on that question. Is Charles a character we've known and have seen before or is he a completely new character that the writers will have to introduce? I can't think of an episode in this series that has been more important than this one, but with this revelation comes a different series of questions, just what will Season 7 look like? Will The Liars befriend Charles as they did Mona or will someone take "The Game" from Charles? What does this all mean and I hope by the end of this review I'll have some idea of how some of those questions will be answered. And with all that out of the way, let's dive into "Game Over, Charles"...

Friday, August 7, 2015

The Strange Review: It Follows

So a few weeks ago, my wife and I had the pleasure to sit down and watch the much ballyhooed new cult classic "It Follows". I've heard Chris Stuckman and Jeremy Jahns review this film and they both claimed that despite not being scared, they enjoyed it. There's something to be said when a reviewers declare a movie to be the "Scariest film ever!" and other hyperbolic things like that. I'm gonna come right out and say it, much like "The Babadook", "It Follows" didn't scare me AT ALL, not in the slightest bit. That's not me being macho or putting on a facade, the film just wasn't scary and declaring this to be a scary movie in my humble opinion is mismarketing, it's actually a Thriller.

For those of you who don't know, "It Follows" tells the story of Jamie (or Jay, as she's called in the film) who is cursed to be followed by "It". "It" can take the shape of anyone and will do anything It needs to get close to It's victims. "It Follows" Jay as she tries to escape this curse.

This paragraph will be no spoiler as there is no way to talk about the film in depth without spoiling it. "It Follows" gets some brownie points for being filmed in my home town of Detroit, Michigan and actually making a reference to it in the film, but ultimately, it's not scary and my overall thoughts on the film is "It's not bad." and that's not entirely good. Saying "It's not bad." for me is like going to a restaurant, ordering a turkey sandwich and getting ham sandwich instead; Sure, the ham sandwich will do the same thing as the turkey sandwich, but it ain't what you ordered. This isn't to be entirely negative either, parts of the film worked, just the parts that REALLY needed to work unfortunately didn't. So if you're interested in an interesting movie that won't exactly scare you but entertain you for awhile, "It Follows" is entertaining, but nothing else really. And now for the REAL meat and potatoes...

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S06E09 "Last Dance" Review

The penultimate episode before all is revealed and we find The Liars barred from prom and breadcrumbs laid down for the 2nd half of this season which will leap 5 years after the reveal of "A" which will be an episode titled "Of Late I Think Of Rosewood". Not a lot happened in this episode but enough happened to warrant a review. So let's dive in.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S06E08 "FrAmed" Review

We're only a few episodes away from the exposure of Charles DiLaurentis as Big "A" but now a new player has been added to the board and the game has gotten far more interesting than what it originally appeared to be. I'm curious if I'm correct in thinking this but we'll see, let's get to the action.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S06E07 "Oh Brother,Where Art Thou" Review

We're back at it with what seems to be like a nothing episode, in fact most of the episodes up until the reveal of "A" will feel like chewing the fat. But for now, this episode was yet another stepping stone to get us in the right direction of where things need to be going. Not filler but no real major developments, okay so maybe a few. Let's get to the play by play and figure out what's going on.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S06E06 "No Stone Unturned" Review

Good morning, everyone, of course that depends on where you are in the world and in my case it is 5:25am here in Washington (State, not D.C.) and there is LOTS to get to this week that I'll have to cover on the weekend but before I slug off to work, I decided I'd best get my review for "Pretty Little Liars" up and running, a day late and a dollar short, just as it used to be. Not a whole lot of events to recap from the previous episode, except the revelation that "A" has boobs and The Liars now suspect Mona's friend Florida Ev...I mean Leslie Stone as "A", let's dive in and see what happens.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S06E05 "She's No Angel" Review

With apologizes to everyone, I know I'm late but I was so freakin' tired Tuesday & last night and so very much so looking forward to my day off that I just didn't feel like writing this or my review for "Hannibal" (which if it's not up later today will be up tomorrow). Anyways, with that outta the way. And so last episode, after digging through the trash for Aria's throw away pills, Spencer finally managed to get her hands on some real no foolin' drugs in the form of pot. Of course, this didn't go unnoticed as Ezra caught here and basically told her she's just running from having potentially murdering someone...again. And while The Liars aren't exactly back to where they were, they're okay with each other. We found out that Charles DiLaurentis did indeed exist at one point in time and is allegedly dead and that "A" is potentially a friend of Charles after he had spent time in Radley. Anyways, that's where we were, let's see where we are now.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S06E04 "Don't Look Now" Review

My apologies to everyone who was expecting this review at the usual time, unfortunately/fortunately with my current employment situation I come home frequently tired and though I do watch the episode, I am too tired to review it and even now I should be getting my rest as I have an EXTREMELY busy (and prone to be frustrating day) day tomorrow. So with that out of the way, let's get to the episode proper.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S06E03 "Songs of Experience" Review

I seriously need to start writing these intros AFTER I finish the previous episode, it'll maintain my train of thought. Anyways, last episode, Sara put some serious doubt into The Liars (namely, Emily) about Andrew's guilt and while Aria is out for blood and Hanna is looking to move on (more or less) Spencer and Alison are determined to solve the mystery of Charles DiLaurentis. Of course, Alison's father was no big help, and this only makes Spencer and Alison more dubious on the notion that there is no Charles DiLaurentis. So what's next for The Liars and Andrew "Walking Tall" Campbell, let's find out.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What "Wayward Pines" Did Right!

Okay, Kiddos. Very rarely do I get to gush about something on TV unless it's "Hannibal" (which is currently the best written show on TV right now) but I've taken to watching "Wayward Pines" and in their most recent episode titled "The Truth", I have to admit I was EXTREMELY impressed with how it was handled and the impact it had on me. This isn't a review but it will contain spoilers, so if you haven't watched "Wayward Pines" up until episode 5, PLEASE GO give it a watch and come back.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S06E02 "Songs of Innocence" Review

The 2nd episode of what's shaping up to be a pretty dark season of the penultimate season of "Pretty Little Liars" and already they're establishing a few things in terms of where at least this half of the season will go. But The Liars are now free from "A" A-Hole (yes, that's what I'm officially calling it). We've caught up on the goings on, and now here we are, let's get to the action.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Batman: "The Court Of Owls" Review

Ever since The DC Comics Reboot after the events of "Flashpoint" which resulted in The New 52, I've been shying away from The DC Universe more and more (sadly, the same can be said for it's attempted cinematic universe as well). But while I've been staying away from DC Comics, I've still had my eyes and ears to the "streets" to remain informed about the latest goings on. This brings me to everyone's favorite from The DC Universe, Batman and The Court Of Owls story arc that was introduced in The New 52. In my humble opinion, this story was crap, granted this is my opinion, therefore it's subjective crap and not objectively crap, which is good for people who liked it. I did not and I'm going to explain why.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S06E01 "Game On, Charles" Review

The day is currently Apr. 14th. I started writing the opening to this review early because I wanted to capture my current thoughts on where Season 5 ended and where this Season begins. I have to say this will probably be one of the oddest season premiers this show has ever had. We're not starting with The Liars in a place we're familiar with anymore, we're starting with The Liars in the clutches of "A". "A" has officially won and has The Liars in his dollhouse. But The Liars aren't without hope, Det. Tanner is now fully aware of The Liars' innocence as well as Alison's, and she has joined forces with Toby & Caleb and has discovered part of "A's" monitoring equipment. Also, Spencer managed to stumble into "A" room and discover some film reels of a one Charles DiLaurentis. Of course, Spencer was the one who cracked the code and discovered "A's" true name as Charles. But they're still in the bunker, still in the dollhouse and still in "A's" clutches. How will this last for 1 more season after this? I. Marlene King revealed that this season will see a 4 year time skip, I guess bypassing all the college years. Will The Liars find out who "A" is and what EXACTLY their motives were or are? All that remains to be seen. We now take you to, Season 6.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Following S03E14&15 "Dead or Alive" & "The Reckoning" Review

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Here we are, kiddos, that's all she wrote! The series finale of "The Following"! Who knew this run would end so early? I had my suspicions, but I thought it'd at least survive for a 4th Season. But as I've said before, it's better for a series to get canceled while it's still good than for it to stick around long enough to become "Dexter". And given the serialized nature of "The Following" and the fact that each season is more or less a self-contained story, and Joe Carroll is no longer with us, it's not like "The Following" is ending with MAJOR plot points left unfinished. If the series had ended in Season Two, that'd be awesome. But here we are at Season Three and The Series Finale, time to take us home.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Following S03E12 &13 "The Edge" & "A Simple Trade"

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I should have know there was something up when "The Following" schedule showed some doubled up episodes. In case you haven't heard the news already, "The Following" has been officially canceled by FOX. At first I was surprised but after giving it some thought, I realized it was for the best. The show has 2 Seasons in the hole and a 3rd about to wrap up and while Season 2 got better later on, it was pretty much the show's last hurrah. Not to mention with Joe Carroll being executed (c'mon, that REALLY should have been the finale) it was unrealistic to think "The Following" would survive. But I'm here until the ship goes down and covering episodes 12 and 13. Let's dive in!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Following S03E11 "Demons" Review

I never thought I'd see the day when Joe Carroll was executed but, it happened. Kudos to the writing team for having the guts to kill off such an important character and while his presence is still there in some capacity, he's not around physically to cause his own joyous and sarcastic brand of mayhem. Granted, having Joe around, the writers would have to think of more convoluted ways to keep Joe alive and they'd have been less and less believable as the series went on, so Joe's death was necessary. Now Theo's taking hold as the main villain but will The Bret Hart of serial killers last? Let's get to the action!

Gotham S01E22 "All Happy Families Are Alike" Review

Here we are folks, The finale of "Gotham". When this project began I considered it an misbegotten project that appeared to be destined for failure. I didn't say what I said out of spite or hatred for the project, but a prequel series about Batman without Batman...c'mon, need we look any further than "Birds Of Prey"? But DC has been killing it in the TV game, what with "Smallville" ushering it in and now Green Arrow, Flash and John Constantine (of all people) have their show, so why not a Batman prequel TV show? Since "Gotham" began airing, I've pretty much said the same thing I've always said "It's a mediocre cop drama with Batman bits sprinkled." and thus far "Gotham" hasn't done anything to make me retract that statement. And I hold by that statement and I'll add "If this had nothing to do with Batman, this show would've been canceled in a few episodes.". But it's been declared that "Gotham" has been renewed for a 2nd Season, is this something to look forward too? Well let's dive in:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Let's Talk About The Riddler

Let's talk about The Riddler. I've been threatening to do this for awhile now but after seeing how The Riddler in FOX's "Gotham" broke bad, my jimmies have been EXTREMELY rustled about portrayal of The Riddler in live action media. Needless to say, THEY'VE SUCKED!! The Riddler is actually my favorite Batman villain. Heresy, I know, mostly because everyone is a fan of The Joker (especially after Heath Ledger's iconic portrayal of him) but for my money it's always been "That Green Gentlemen". My love for The Riddler stems from my love of riddles, cryptic stories, puzzles, mazes and things of that sort. Hell, The Sphinx has always been my favorite mythological creature because it asks you riddles. Anyways, I am writing this article to pitch my idea for crafting the perfect live action Riddler. So let's dive in!

The Following S03E10 "Evermore" Review

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Monday is a busy day for yours truly and here we are with the 2nd review of the day, "The Following". Last week, The Bret Hart of Serial Killers, Dr. Strassus' star pupil Theo reached out to Joe Carroll in order to obtain a code, for what? I assumed it was the rest of Dr. Strassus' students, but in actuality, it turned out to be something different. Anyways, because of Theo's house call, Joe was able to obtain a pair of sunglasses to fashion into a crude shank. Now we come to the fruition of that and boy do we have a lot to talk about.

Gotham S01E21 "The Anvil Or The Hammer" Review

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So last week's episode concluded with Barbara entering into Christian Grey's oops, I mean The Ogre's 50 Shades Of Grey room, quite the cliff-hanger, NOT. In other news, Penguin finally managed to set up Maroni at his favorite bar.  Meanwhile, Edward Nygma finally broke bad by stabbing the boyfriend of Ms. Kringle. I've been saying for awhile now that this show needs to do something balls to the walls crazy if it's gonna get renewed and with one episode left, it needs to do that now more than ever! Does the penultimate episode bring certain events to a head? Let's get to the play by play.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A "Grimm" Dilemma Part Two

So I've written about my issues with "Grimm" before, but I think now is the perfect time for a very unfortunate "I told you so.". "Grimm" has been on NBC for all of 4 Seasons and it has been renewed for a 5th (somehow) and yet with those 4 Seasons...nothing has happened. Yes, I understand Adalind got pregnant and had a super baby, Wu now knows about Wesen and Juliette is a Hexenbiest, yes, those things did happen...but...ultimately those things mean nothing and I'll explain why.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Following S03E09 "Kill The Messenger" Review

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Review number 2 today (Gosh, Mondays are gonna be really busy for me, aren't they?). But I think I have a lot more good to say about "The Following" than I did about "Gotham". This episode saw a few things come into play that I'm actually pretty excited about, but we'll see as this curious season progresses. So let's get to it, shall we?

Gotham S01E20 "Under The Knife" Review

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Howdy Kiddos, sorry for doing these reviews the day after but I got tired, so sue me. Anyways we're back at it with "Gotham" and while Fish Mooney didn't return in this episode (Thank God!) unfortunately, Jim Gordon's dumb as four rocks Ex-Girlfriend appeared in this episode now being targeted by Christian Grey's much more sadistic little brother, The Ogre...a storyline which I'm surprised is still going on. A few things happen in this episode and we'll get to those things now.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mortal Kombat X Story Mode Review

 So at this very moment (March 3rd), the trailer for Johnny Cage and his now ex-wife Sonya Blade has just been released. I figured I should start writing my thoughts on this game before it's released so I don't have to try and remember the time when the game wasn't released. I have never been more excited for a game in my life! And this includes wrestling games. "Mortal Kombat" for me was a coming of age almost, not just for the graphic violence but for the middle school watercooler talk of having beaten it. I have been madly in love with "Mortal Kombat" since 1992's Home Console release (via Sega Genesis), I loved the characters, the violence and more importantly, the storyline!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Following S03E08 "Flesh & Blood" Review

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Part two of the many reviews I'll be writing today. So "The Following", as of last week, we've gotten to know The Bret Hart of Serial Killers and Dr. Strassus' best student, Theo Noble (his last name being confirmed in this episode), and from what I've seen, aside from being extremely proficient with technology, he hasn't shown any finesse in his killing or covering his tracks. This episode doesn't exactly help Theo's case, but let's get to it when we get to it;

Gotham S01E19 "Beasts Of Prey" Review

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Sorry for the tardiness, Kiddos. I had a job interview today so I had to go to sleep early last night, but last night I did get to watch "Gotham" now back on FOX! Oh and by the way, HAPPY "MORTAL KOMBAT X" DAY! Yes, the long awaited sequel to 2011's "Mortal Kombat" is out now and I'll be reviewing the story mode (as a movie) a little later on today, but for now let's talk about "Gotham". A few things to get into but for a quick re-cap, Alfred got stabbed, Jim Gordon is elected President Of The Policemen's Union and Fish Mooney is still trying to escape The Dollmaker. Are we all up to speed? Yes? Let's dive in.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Following S03E07 "The Hunt" Review

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So sorry again for the tardiness, kiddos but it was late, I was tired and I wanted to talk to my wife instead of write a review, sue me. Anyways, we're carrying on with "The Following" as Joe Carroll's execution draws near and near, "The Hunt" for the mysterious Theo continues with Ryan & Co. meeting an old friend. So let's get to the review.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Following S03E06 "Reunion" Review

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WOW! Wow what an episode! Some stuff I saw coming, some stuff I didn't see coming and of course our man, Joe Carroll is back to his old tricks. I have to say with what happen during Season 2, it's good to finally see this season go in a MUCH better direction. I was curious how they were going to follow up after Joe Carroll's Blood Cult, but this is looking very Dexter Season 4-ish. But we'll get to all that and more! Let's dive in.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S05E25 "Welcome To The Dollhouse" Review

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And here we are kids & kiddos! After 120 episodes, 9 kills, 1 reveal of "A" (Mona) and a MAJOR bullsh*t reveal (Shana), we have come to the moment we've all been waiting for. With The Liars now sporting orange jumpsuits, Big "A" finally reveals themselves to The Liars. Could the stakes BE any higher than now? Was this reveal disappointing, senseless or was it totally worth the wait? All that and more after the break!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Following S03E04 & 05 "Home" & "A Hostile Witness"

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My apologizes for the tardiness of this review, I was playing "Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks" with Kimmy and couldn't really sit down to do this because well...playing video games with the wife or review a TV show isn't much of a contest. But this is likely going to be a long review requiring my full attention because today is a double dose of "The Following", I suppose to make up for the previously announced but then revoked 2 Hour premier it was supposed to have. Anyways, last episode Ryan & Company managed to kill Neil "The Boxman" Perry and my new favorite duo of Daisy & Kyle installed cameras in Max's apartment all the while Mark is none the wiser but his better half, Luke is catching on that there maybe something else afoot with these two. Let's dive in!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Comics & Feminism Pt. 2: Thor WITH BOOBS!!

Switching gears, let's talk about Marvel Comics and it's latest indiscretion. I've been rather lenient with Marvel, mostly because I'm a DC guy (not so much these days, until they turn Beast Boy green again, and while I understand that the "Mortal Kombat X" comic books are under the DC imprint, I am reading those for "Mortal Kombat" and not DC) and I'm a lot harder on what I love than what I also love (in this case, Marvel is like my step-son, sure, I care about him but he's not really mine). That being said, Marvel has wowed us with it's Cinematic Universe but on the page, Marvel's got some problems. One of those problems came in the form of a Norse Goddess with Boobs. Let's get to it;

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S05E24 "I'm A Good Girl, I Am" Review

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Holy crap was this a good episode with an excellent ending! My goodness, where Seasons 6 and 7 are going is anyone's guess, but one thing remains certain, "A" is a BEAST! So much to get too and so little time to discuss it, but we're gonna try to discuss everything we possibly can. Let's dive into "I'm A Good Girl";

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Comics & Feminism Pt.1: Killing The Joke

Let's talk about things Strangeverse. It's been awhile since I've talked about DC & Marvel comics and usually when I bring up my old pals at DC Comics, I have nothing positive to say...I regret that this time won't be any different, but lucky for DC it won't be getting spanked alone, as Marvel will be joining them. Now I'm a DC person which is why I mention DC more often and am a lot harder on them than I am on Marvel. I haven't forgiven DC for making Beastboy red, turning Starfire into a callous whore, turning Wally West & Huntress Black (because diversity) and basically giving it to the DC Universe full on in the ass with no lube. But now Marvel is doing so and while their offense is minor, it's nonetheless glaring. While better people than I have spoken to these issues, I figured I'd best chime in with my 2 cents with 2 articles. So let's get to it;

DLCs & Gaming And Why They Suck

Seems like today was article writing day for me as I have at least 3 articles in the chamber and a 4th coming tomorrow (the "Pretty Little Liars" review). That being said, while my next 2 articles are going to be rather scathing and grumpy, I've decided that to start thing off with a rather lighter article. This one having to do with video games and more specifically DLCs. I've been saying it for awhile that DLCs sucks (and I'm certain no one will disagree with me, after all, who likes spending money?), but I'm going to explain exactly WHY they suck and what can be done about it. So let's get to it;

The Following S03E03 "Exposed" Review

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Things are getting more and more interesting this season as everything is in a slow boil right now. Neil "The Boxman" Perry goes down for the count and we get a brief look into Daisy & Kyle's motives. More after the break!

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Strange Review: Gone Girl

This is going to be a spoiler filled reviewed, so if you haven't seen "Gone Girl", GO WATCH IT, it's good! Since this is a spoiler review I'm going to talk about "Gone Girl" under the assumption that you've already seen it, so I won't rehash plot points, just discuss them. The reason I'm writing this is because there are a lot of reviews out there and I have to say one review in particular made me go "Seriously?". While I won't be writing in response to that review, I will be writing my thoughts on "Gone Girl" as a movie and it's overall themes. Please keep in mind that this is a review of the movie, NOT THE BOOK! But considering the screenwriter is the author, I think it's safe to say I'm looking at a pretty reliable adaptation. LAST CHANCE!! And now, "Gone Girl".

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S05E23 "The Melody Lingers On" Review

Sorry for being tardy again, ladies & gentlemen, it's just I had some rather important business to get to yesterday and today that ate up most of my time. Nonetheless, I'm here now so let's gets started. Last week, Hanna's thuggery finally caught up to her and now she's rockin' an orange jumpsuit like Alison. There was some mess about Alison being offered a plea bargain if she named Hanna as her accomplice, Alison didn't take the bait but Hanna's locked up anyway. So let's get to the action.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Following S03E02 "Boxed In" Review

Good news & bad news, Bad news is "Gotham" won't be returning until April. 19th. The good news is "Gotham" won't be returning until April 19th, so that means I won't have to double up on reviews for awhile. Also some more good news, Jada Pinkett Smith isn't returning as Fish Mooney, HURRAH! Anyways, with that outta the way, let's get to "The Following". Man oh man the stakes are getting higher and higher and the psychos, crazier and crazier. Next to Hannibal Lecter, I'll say this Neil guy takes the cake, but I'll get to all that and more after the break.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S05E22 "To Plea Or Not To Plea" Review

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Hello Kids & Kittens, I'm back with yet another "Pretty Little Liars" review, didn't I say I'd be back to a regular schedule? Well, I delivered, didn't I? Anyways, we're now starting to get somewhere with this Season, with the police now building a case against Alison & her (supposed accomplice) Hanna "a.k.a Thuglife" Marrin. This episode was pretty good, but I'll explain all that and more after the break

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The KOTD Title & Judged Battles

In light of the recent title match, I'd like to pose a question to battle rap fans and specifically King Of The Dot fans, Is there a viable contender for the KOTD Title? That's not a snide question and that's not a question to be taken lightly. I'm asking this because for the many battlers that KOTD has, not many of them are interested in or strong enough to garner attention for the chain should they be a considered. But those are just the broad strokes, let me go in depth after the break.

The Following S03E01 "New Blood" Review

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I've said it since Season 1 finished and Season 2 concluded, I've done myself a massive injustice by not reviewing or sticking with the series in it's stop & go 2nd Season but this time I hope to remedy that by reviewing the 3rd Season. And while this season threatens to be Joe Carroll-less (and let's face it, he makes the series), it's still a show about serial killers and that keeps my attention. Thus far the previews looked promising and the panel at comic-con got me interested. So will this season prove to be better than the 1st and 2nd? Will this new chapter be more promising than the previous? Well let's find out as we welcome the "New Blood"!

Gotham S01E18 "Everyone Has A Cobblepot" Review

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My apologizes everyone, lots was going on previously and I was unable to deliver to you the constant "Gotham" reviews on a regular basis that being said, that's all taken care of! So last week and the week before we've established a few things, "Gotham" is laying down bread crumbs for the inevitable arrival of The Joker (for better or worse) and Fish Mooney is held captive by The Dollmaker and is a Mary Sue. Before I continue I'd like to share my thoughts on the previous episode. For starters, Penguin is our main character and is a character right from Batman Mythos, Fish Mooney is a character created for Jada Pinkett to chew the scenery with. Now while Jada is the top billing actress here and that's the ONLY reason her character hasn't bitten the dust, Penguin is the character we actually care about and I find it pretty awful that while Fish's story is moving ahead, Penguin's story is in a death crawl.

For a character who started off geniusly conniving his way to being Falcone's right hand man and saving grace, he's now becoming a punchline, a joke, a character who's barely getting by on the skin of his ass and needs help to run a club. This is getting frustrating as I've been waiting to see The Penguin become truly unhinged. He had a wonderful moment where he set Frankie up and stabbed him, that was great but ever since then he hasn't many moments like that. I'm waiting for the time when we'll see the capable, polite and well mannered but extremely dangerous arch villain come out. With this episode titled "Everyone Has A Cobblepot", I'm hoping the focus will be on The Penguin and less on Fish "Who Gives A Crap" Mooney. So clean up time, Alfred got shivved, Penguin's club is going down the tubes, Fish Mooney..., and Alfred's buddy (Reggie) sold him out to Wayne Corp, and now they're preparing to move on Bruce. All up to speed? Excellent! Let's get to it!

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Strange Thing About Numbers

Here's a strange article but one I just have to write because 1: I want to be the first to say it and 2: I just wanna get it on paper. So what's this article about? Well it's about something I've been thinking about for awhile and that's the nature of numbers, mathematics and things related. Let me start off by saying that this won't be a heady article, and by heady I mean it won't be exactly deep and you won't have to think too hard. Keep in mind, I absolutely suck balls at Math...so there won't be any in here, just a few things to think about. Let's get to it.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Power Rangers Short Film & Why I HATE It...




So yesterday I was turned on to the video above, a "Power Rangers" short fan film starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff as Rocky & Kimberly and directed by Joseph Kahn, a music video director who also directed the film "Detention" starring KOTD Founder Organik and Grindtime staple Dumbfounded. Before I completely tear this film asunder, let me say that the production quality of this is STELLAR! The costumes are amazing, the choreography is fantastic and the effects are awesome! Everyone involved in this project should feel very proud of themselves. That being said, this is an abomination, and I'll explain why after the break;

Pretty Little Liars S05E21 "Bloody Hell" Review

Howdy ya'll! Unfortunately, I missed the deadline for 2 of my "Gotham" reviews and I'm kicking myself in the butt for having done so, but things have cleared up and I should be back regularly doing the "Pretty Little Liar" reviews! So here we are, with my favorite English expression, "Bloody Hell."

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S05E20 "Pretty Isn't The Point" Review

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Howdy, kids! Yesterday was my birthday so I took the day off, yes the "Gotham" review will be coming but it'll be coming out a little later (and boy, do I have somethings to say about that episode). For now we have "Pretty Little Liars" to get to and now we're finally getting to some real meat and potatoes this season, and with only 5 episodes left, we finally know what's going on with Mike, that Alison isn't "A" (as if we didn't know that already) and something big is bouts to go down, but we'll get to all that and more after the break.

Monday, February 16, 2015

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Review

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So I've treated to quite a treat a few months back. I remember awhile back while talking to a friend of mine about vampire movies, I said that "From Dusk Till Dawn" was one of my favorite vampire movies, and why wouldn't it be? What with Robert Rodriguez directing, Quentin Tarantino writing the script and acting in it, with all his unhinged craziness, George Clooney being a badass, a slamming soundtrack and Selma Hayek half-nude, is there any reason why this movie wouldn't be among my favorites, at least in the vampire genre? Well sometime ago I remember while looking up the sequels (that I didn't bother seeing), I came across the fact that Robert Rodriguez pulled an Oprah and was gonna get his own Network El Rey ("The King" in Spanish) and "From Dusk Till Dawn" was going to be adapted into a television series. I gave it a cursory glance, looked into the actors they got playing Seth & Richie, who was writing it and finally the cast, a few names stood out, Robert Patrick (T-1000, for all you Terminator fans),Wilmer Valderrama (Fez from "That 70s Show"), Don Johnson and one of my favorites, Jake Busey (son of noted actor and nutcase, Gary Busey). The cast looked stellar but I remained skeptical, how in the hell were they gonna expand that movie to last 13 episodes? I mean it's a pretty cut and dry story. I shelved the idea of watching as I was already stumped with "Dexter", "Breaking Bad", "House Of Cards" and a whole slew of other shows that I was watching at the time, but I kept "From Dusk Till Dawn" in the back of my mind until the time was right. After having watched it and giving it time to truly marinate, I have to say...WHOLE SH*T THIS SHOW IS F*CKIN' AWESOME! I'll explain all that and more (SPOILER FREE) after the break!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S05E19 "Out, Damned Spot!" Review

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And here we are once again with "Pretty Little Liars". This episode, not sure what to make of it...more red-herring-ing from the writers, *sigh*, is anyone buying this Mike is working for Alison crap? I sure as hell am not, even if he is working or Alison, I'm "sure" there's a "good reason" for it. Anyways, let's get to the review proper and see what's up.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Gotham S01E15 "Scarecrow" Review

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This episode oh boy this episode...the start of it wasn't promising at all, what with the opening detailing Fish Mooney's...capture...whatever. And unfortunately, Fish Mooney is a featured character in this episode. But all is not over and done with as we get a bit of business with The Penguin and the titular character The Scarecrow, all that to be reviewed after the break.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pretty Little Liars S05E18 "Oh, What Hard Luck Stories They All Hand Me" Review

So Det. Holbrook is back and of course The Liars are suspicious, but their attention is turned towards a new comer (...and with all the new comers this show has gotten at least one or all of them have to have some connection to Allison...damnit) Leslie, a "friend of Mona's" coming to aide Mona's mother with the Trial Of Alison DiLaurentis a.k.a Emily's Former Lord & Savior, Messiah Of B*tches, Saint Of The Shameless etc. etc. Anyways, last week we established that Lesbians are able to find each other, Mona may have possibly been given The Heisenberg Special, Hanna is a gangsta...and after being nearly frozen to death and physically and mentally harassed by an unseen villain, Ezra somehow gets it in his mind that Aria is missing out on school because of him...I'll allow that to sink in. Now that we're all up to speed, let's dive...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Gotham S01E14 "The Fearsome Dr. Crane" Review

So this episode started off with a bang and a hiccup. The opening featured probably one of the most elaborate murders on television carried out by the title's namesake "The Fearsome Dr. Crane". However, the hiccup came when the screen draining Fish Mooney placed a call to SalvaTORE (not Salvadore) Maroni (honestly...) and put him on to our man Oswald in regards to his working for Falcone. For those of us who bother to remember such things, a few episodes ago, after suffering from a massive jolt of electricity, Penguin let it slip that he had "important business with Falcone." when previously telling Maroni he had to tend to his sick mother. Of course, this could be explained away with Penguin having previously worked for Falcone and after suffering from being electrocuted you can't fault the man for being a little jumbled (although, that'd have been my excuse). But Oswald managed to explain it away. Anyways, with Gordon & Bullock having to watch their backs because they just sent Flass to prison, and Maroni now onto Penguin, we'll see just what happens, so let's get to the review.