Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We have just purchased our new 4K DJI OSMO with Z-Axis

We have just purchased our new 4K DJI OSMO+ with Z-Axis....

Check out a sample of the awesome footage that this rig is capable of...

Beginning this Sunday...all LIVE and Post episodes will be filmed in 4K!!!



#Dusk #DuskSeries #Darknesswillfall #vampire #werewolf #witch #magic #supernatural #paranormal #series #webseries #livestream #FacebookLive #FentonInAction #DieforMal #FallenAngel #Wolf #Majestic #Alchemist #DJI #OSMO #4K #ZAxis

Friday, July 7, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: Transformers: The Last Knight Review

                Two and a half hours of complete CGI B.S and that is being way too kind.  The equivalent of Michael Bay's wet dream, as opposed to his swan song, this final chapter (yeah right) of the once inspired, funny, and innovative series, ends up being a nonsensical, ridiculously illogical,  poorly acted, middle finger to common sense and scientific principle, not to mention, any fan of the franchise.  
                I will give credit for Bay's only success in this farce, in the way he ties the enterprise altogether.  However, he and Singer share the same disrespect for continuity and timelines, as each film seems to retell the history of the robots that are "more than meets the eye."   It's literally as if Barry Allen was the head screenwriter.  
              Long gone are the days of the cartoonish fun and spectacular effects, replaced by a disconnect and gratuitous glut of CGI, poorly timed humor, that feels disjointed and disingenuous, shotgun editing, and an utter disregard from character development or believable plotlines.   At least the Dinobots got a bit more screentime, although I don't think puppy like play time is what everyone expected, or wanted.
              0 out of 5 Kernels: Apparently even Transformers have a self-destruct mode, and it only took 5 films to find it.

#JustaQuickiePlease: Life Review

                Sony's not a prequel to their upcoming Venom enterprise is absolutely a prequel to their upcoming Venom enterprise.   Director Espinosa delivers to the screen a return to the claustrophobic, heart racing, edge of your street, science fiction horror genre that has been sorely lacking since such iconic thrillfests as the original Alien and the space vampire romp Lifeforce.  
                 This is a tale of terror that never quite looks like a tale of terror until the last act of the film.   Instead, what we get is an authentic voyage into the ill-fated lives of this effective ensemble that starts as bright as hopefulness can be and ends in an utterly disturbing dismay with a gut-punch twist.   Exquisitely filmed, with a nicely crafted script and a terrifyingly imaginative creature that truly gets under your skin as it malevolently evolves, Life nearly wins on every level.  
                 3 out of 5 Kernels: it may not measure up to the Xenomorphs, but Calvin is just as cool and creepy, so don't let the name fool you.

#JustaQuickiePlease: 47 Meters Down Review

                   Promoted as the next Jaws, this shipwreck is more hapless minnow than ominous great white.  Predictable, silly, and at times, downright boring, Moore's attempted comeback drowns in its own undeniably failed attempt at horror and drama.
                    You know it's going to be a bad day when all four of your CGI sharks, look identical to each other down to the very last detail.   Completely ignoring any principles of science, and with sharks who are more controlled by plot device than actual bloodlust, director Roberts seems to be in a desperate and relentless race, of one, to become the next straight to download, B-movie master.                              While Mandy is awful, her supporting ensemble is worse, all apparently competing for the prize of being either the most irritatingly stereotypical or exhaustingly stale.   Without a doubt, the only scary elements of this flick of finned fear were the price of admission and the seemingly endless runtime.
                   0 out of 5 Kernels; a toothless tale of terror.

#JustaQuickiePlease: John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

                  Ratcheting up the action and artful choreography, this sequel is an amusement park ride of kick assery but is sorely lacking in the humanity and intimacy of its predecessor.   This next installment picks off right where the last left off, with all of the gusto and bravado as a blockbuster bull in a china shop.   However, by credits roll, that is all this film is; nonstop, sophisticated and nearly eloquent action, and although that may appear to be enough, the absence of the original's substance and gritty indie feel truly lessens its overall value.  This next episode seems to fall victim to one of the vastly ignored rules of filmmaking in Hollyweird; sometimes a bigger punch isn't a better one.  
                 Reeves is an immense a presence as expected, owning every second of screen time.  The Matrix reunion, with Fishbourne, is a bit disappointing, but the best script writer on his or her most creative day could have never matched that hype.   The remaining cast is solid, not exceptional, but they compliment the story.
                 This is a movie of scenes, ones that make you literally have to catch your breath in their sweep and scope.   In totality, however, it falls into the company of most sequels; all unable to truly measure up to their firsts.  The set up for a third is brutally evident, let's just hope they return to their roots and give us a final chapter worthy of the Wick.  Although my vote would go to a prequel, so we can all bare witness to that impossible task.
                3 out of 5 Kernels; the most heartbreaking moments, watching that magnificent muscle car being torn to shreds.  It was nearly unbearable.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

             Dead Men may keep quiet, but Disney execs will tell a tale as long as it makes them richer; so, to add yet another installment to this slowly stalling franchise is a no-brainer for the wealthiest mouse in the world.  
             The first two were original stories with exquisite filmmaking complimented by an extraordinary cast.  The third, was a solid end to the trilogy, a bit long in the tooth, but exciting and engaging none the less.  That's when the good came to a world's end and the truly stranger tides swept us into muddy waters.  The fourth film was so bad, it felt like visual torture, utterly silly and incomprehensibly inferior in every way to its predecessors.  
             Did the fifth entry fare any better?  Only in comparison to the dribble that number four provided.  The most tragic element in the totality of this series is that the cunning, enigmatic, and iconic Jack Sparrow, Depp so carefully and imaginatively honed, is long gone, replaced by a clown; a ridiculous caricature of its former self, reduced only to ineffective comic relief.  Although this outing brings back many of the thrills and spectacular stunts and cinematography of the first two, the story is simply a regurgitation of the original film.   In addition, gone is the charm of Barbossa's' legendary villain, replaced by a ho-hum, uninspired baddie who relies too heavily on CGI and very little on charisma or personality.   The veteran cast barely "phones in" their performances while the newbies try their best to etch their own signatures on what feels like a failed attempt at a reboot.  Even the return of two beloved characters feels forced and uneventful by credit's end.  
             Hold on to your Tricorn, because a six is seriously hinted at.  Once can only hope that will be the last voyage of the weary Pearl.
              2 out of 5 Kernels; Sometimes it's just best to find safe harbor,  drop anchor, and be grateful for the oceans already charted.

#JustaQuickiePlease: Wonder Woman (2017) Review

                Superhero with a shield stops evil Nazi scientist from using a supernatural like weapon against the world assisted by a ragtag bunch of hooligans and one of the heroes dies in a plane crash.   No, it's not what you think, well, maybe it is.
                 Yes, it's DC's First Avenger, the very first action movie with a strong female lead, unless you count the Alien franchise, Rogue One, The Force Awakens, Terminator 2, Kill Bill, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xena, oh, and the original Wonder Woman series.   Without a doubt, visually stunning, but after that, it's pretty much a rewrite of Captain America with the only differences being an island, a touch of Greek mythology, and enough slow motion photography to make Zack Snyder wet himself.    Gal Gadot is an amazing Diana Prince, unfortunately, the writers and director absolutely fail her with this stale, unoriginal, and effects-heavy farce that reminds us why Marvel continues to rule the comic book cinematic universe.  The only saving grace, what little there is of it, is the relationship between Pine and Gadot, which looks and feels completely genuine.   The remaining cast is laden with lackluster, caricatures that bring very few laughs and insignificant value to the story or performances.  
              2 out of 5 Kernels: This could have been DC's big win, the start of a major comeback, instead it simply becomes the best of the worst.  Which is kind of like being excited about stepping in the smallest turd at the dog park.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

#DuskSeries won its first award!

#DuskSeries won its first award...

#DistinguishedInternetSeries...

My deepest gratitude to my amazing cast and crew, I couldn't or wouldn't want to do this without them! They are the heart and soul of this project!

So truly humbling and such an honor to be recognized by a panel of your peers!

Special thanks to Joseph Stamey for organizing such an awesome event!

And, Cory Willis (#OsiriusGreen) for all of his support and promotion!

Got to meet some remarkably talented people...

The legendary Papa Stro "Maestro" Rob Rellum...
(www.thestro.com)

The absolutely unflappable and undeniably talented MsESippi McQuown and her and Tornado Bait (www,tornadobaitband.club)

The magnificent minstrel Antler Hill (Neil Lee Gtriffin) (www,antlerhillmusic.com)

Visionary director and producer of the Carrington Event...
Rob Underhill
(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2247254/)

The new face of comedy...
Actor Vaughan Wilson from One Tree Hill and his new series Vaughan coming to Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and Roku...
(http://igg.me/at/vaughan2017)

Rising star...
Actor Ryan Williams...
The Vaughan Series co-star...

And, last but certainly not least...
The graceful and gifted actress Anna Elizabeth....
Of The Vaughan Series and the new dramatic indie film The Hopeless Journey (coming soon)...
Represented by Mary Grace of Canari Management, LLC.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/canarimanagement/


#Vaughan #Netflix #Hulu #iTunes #Roku
#HoplessJourney #Sundance
#CarringtonEvent
#Upallnightfilmfestival
#SteampunkMidatlantic
#Dusk #DuskSeries #Darknesswillfall #vampire #werewolf #witch #magic #supernatural #paranormal #series #webseries #livestream #FacebookLive #DieforMal #FentoninAction #HailtotheChief #BitchhasBite #FallenAngel

#DuskSeries won its first award!

#DuskSeries won its first award...
My deepest gratitude to my amazing cast and crew, I couldn't or wouldn't want to do this without them! They are the heart and soul of this project!
So truly humbling and such an honor to be recognized by a panel of your peers!
Special thanks to Joseph Stamey for organizing such an awesome event!
And, Cory Willis (#OsiriusGreen) for all of his support and promotion!
Got to meet some remarkably talented people...
The legendary Papa Stro "Maestro" Rob Rellum...
(www.thestro.com)
The absolutely unflappable and undeniably talented MsESippi McQuown and her and Tornado Bait (www,tornadobaitband.club)
The magnificent minstrel Antler Hill (Neil Lee Gtriffin) (www,antlerhillmusic.com)
Visionary director and producer of the Carrington Event...
Rob Underhill
(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2247254/)
The new face of comedy...
Actor Vaughan Wilson from One Tree Hill and his new series Vaughan coming to Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and Roku...
(http://igg.me/at/vaughan2017)
Rising star...
Actor Ryan Williams...
The Vaughan Series co-star...
And, last but certainly not least...
The graceful and gifted actress Anna Elizabeth....
Of The Vaughan Series and the new dramatic indie film The Hopeless Journey (coming soon)...
Represented by Mary Grace of Canari Management, LLC.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/canarimanagement/

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: The Space Between Us Review

               Another example of the continued Hollyweird focus on YA dribble and churning out yet another predictable, stale, and disingenuous tale of adolescent love and loss.  A kid born and then orphaned on Mars somehow is able to communicate, in real time, with a teenage outcast on Earth and then finds some ridiculously implausible way to travel to his homeworld to go on a sappy and silly journey of self-discovery.

              Asa Butterfield, most notably of Ender's Game, delivers his typical range of robotic naivety and nothing more while Britt Robertson provides us an unoriginal take on the bad girl with a heart of tarnished gold.  Throw in Gary Oldman with a Sprint-worthy "phone in" performance and  Carla Gugino traipsing through the movie without purpose or prowess and you have a truly snooze-worthy ensemble.   It's like they found a bunch of leftover effects and sets from the Martian and said, "what the hell," let's save some dough and make a chick flick for 12-year-olds.

            1 out of 5 Kernels; my daughter forced me to at least score it a one and seeing how she is 11 and the target audience for this farce, I figured I'd give them the Mulligan.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: A Monster Calls Review

                 Based on the novel by the screenwriter, this feature finds the remarkable balance that few other films come close to; a perfect blend of subtle character development, an exquisitely told story, and visuals that not only dazzle but perfectly accentuate an already stellar script.    This is Bayona' signature piece; a heartwrenching, yet thoroughly engaging tale of the family bond, pain of hopelessness, the deception of perspective, and coming to terms with loss.   If you were to separate the scenes and play them out of context, one would think the director's purpose was to mock convictions and  truth but in its proper totality we are treated to a modern day Aesop's fable, teaching us that there is always a story behind a story, a truth patiently waiting to be discovered behind our dogmas.  
               The entire cast is astounding with Weaver and Jones delivering utterly genuine performances.  It is, however, young MacDougall who owns this production, literally reaching into the minds and souls of the audience and methodically tearing out our collective innocence exposing our deepest sorrows.   His mix of naivety and bravery are both inspiring and tormenting to behold.   Neeson's portrayal is equally profound, as both comforting sage and relentless antagonist.    With a twist administered with a respectful care, this is how you define all that cinema aspires to be.

             5 out of 5 Kernels; it is only when the credits roll, that you realize, emotionally, you have been just as much a part of the story as each and every character.

Gotham Grade: A+++++

Gotham Grade: A+++++

3 hours of Burtony Battony Gotham Goodness...

Prepare yourself for the spoilers...

1. Mad Hatter:

No one can fight the virus...

Jim Gordon:

Hey, Harvey...

Hold my beer...

2.  Bullock is the Samwise Gamgee of this show...

3. Riddle me this...

What do peas, Elsa, and Enigma now have in common...

4. What Tabby did to Barbara was just shocking...

I can harley believe she did that...

5.  That Solomon Grundy reference was Gold..en...

6.  And...

That's how you make Fish-Ka-Bob...

7. That Selina scene though...

Devo would have been so proud...

8. How many times are we going to stab Alfred in this series...

9.  Yo, Ollie...

Now, that's how you do Ra's al Ghul and the Lazarus Pit...

10.  That last moment...

If you didn't pee yourself a little...

You are not a real Bat Fan...

#BatmanBegins #DarkKnightRises #Gotham #Fox #ThisShowisEpic #BurtonsBaby #HellerRules

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The #DuskSeries will be at #SteampunkMidAtlantic

Just confirmed!!!!!!!


#SteampunkMidAtlantic
#Dusk #DuskSeries #Darknesswillfall #vampire #werewolf #witch #magic #supernatural #paranormal #series #webseries #livestream #FacebookLive #DieforMal #FentoninAction #HailtotheChief #BitchhasBite #FallenAngel

Sunday, May 28, 2017

#MemorialDay2017

They gave us our freedoms...

The ones we waste, take so readily for granted...

On this Memorial Day...

Use that freedom with purpose...

Donate to a charity that supports our veterans...

Contact the VA, and see how you can volunteer...

Walk up to a veteran, soldier...

And, thank him or her for their service...

Assist at a soup kitchen...

Donate clothes to a homeless shelter...

Call a friend suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety...

For no reason at all...

And, see how they are doing...

Tell them how much you care and that they are not alone...

Reach out to an enemy in forgiveness...

Seek forgiveness from someone you have made an enemy...

Walk away from a ridiculous political debate and save a friendship...

Hug your kids and tell them how proud you are of them...

Spend a few extra minutes of attention on your spouse...

Do something that will earn your legacy...

Demonstrate that the sacrifice made for your liberty...

Was not in vain...

Memorial is not a state of mind...

Or a Facebook post or Tweet...

Memorial is an act...

Renewing itself, every hour, day...

With every act...

Memorial isn't simple remembrance...

It is living a life that is worthy to be remembered...

Thank you to the US Soldier...

Your blood, sweat, and tears...

And, the tears shed by your loved ones...

Will NEVER be forgotten!

https://www.facebook.com/wwp/videos/4097687396543/

Friday, May 26, 2017

Arrow Grade: C

Arrow Grade: C

I know...

I can't believe it either...

Oh, and spoilers...

#Arrow #CW #Deathstroke #HeresHoping

1) Writers...

I am severely disappointed...

In the fact that you weren't able to feature any dirtbikes on the island...

You are seriously slipping...

2) Hey, guys...

What can we do to really piss off the few, remaining fans we have...

Oh, I know...

Let's kill off the most interesting character on the show...

Now, that's thinking with your head...

3) While we are at it...

That conveniently placed random landmine was conveniently placed...

4) Okay...

I gotta admit...

The Canary face off was pretty cool...

And, we got to see Lance do something...

We all wanted to do since Season 1...

5) What is there a place where you can just rent ninjas...

A Ninjas'R" Us if you please...

Or...

Like a Uhaul for Ninja Assassins...

$19.99 for a truckload...

Plus mileage, gas, and missing appendages...

6) So wanted to see Wild Dog in his full Casey Jones duds facing off against Shredd...I mean Adrian's Foot Clan...

C'mon...

You know you thought it to...

7) So, Adrian is pretty much Oliver's Joker...

Pretty much...

We steal everything else from Batman...

Why not go balls deep...

8) Did I miss something...

How long did it take Oliver to get the island...

For Adrian to have planted a gazillion bombs on every square foot of it...

Boy...

He really got full value from those Rent a Ninjas...

9) I so wanted Dolph to look Oliver straight in the eyes and say...

I must break you...

And. if you don't get that reference...

You are probably wearing a man's romper playing with your fidget spinner...

10) Why was this not just 30 minutes of Deathstroke doing stuff...

Cause, we all wanted to see 30 minutes of Deathstroke doing stuff...

Bonus)  So, we finally had a show worthy of the first two seasons...

Don't screw it up, writers...

Just get your s@$t together...



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Flash Grade: B-

Flash Grade: B-

That ending though...

Oh, and spoilers...

1. Shot in the back...

Iris is to blame...

Savitar never knew...

She had aim game...

You know you Jovi'ed the hell out of that in your head...

2. She literally told Cisco to....

Let Her Go...

Well played, Frost...

Well played...

3. Did anyone believe Phantom of The Flash really was turning into a good guy...

Anyone...

Thought so...

4. Thank you, Cisco...

For finally doing what anyone in the real world would have done...

Totally "Death Star Thermal Exhaust Port" the bad guy's plan...

5.  Oh my gosh...

H.R. was really Iris...

Who would have guessed...

After the extreme amount of telegraphing they did prior to actually doing it...

6. Okay...

Barry as Red Megatron was pretty sweet...

7. C'mon guys...

We all know she wants him because his name is Vibe...

8. Three speedster tag team was...

Speederific...

9. What is it with DC and momma drama...

Was Hamlet, Oedipus, and Freud the first DC writers or something...

10.  If he knew he was going back to the Speedforce...

Why mail the invitations...

Kind of a dick move Barry...

#BringBarryBack #CW #Flash

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Supergirl Grade: F

Supergirl Grade: F (for thank Frak this season is over)

This episode was so stupid it was nearly painful...

Oh, and spoilers...

#Supergirl #CW #DCWTF

1.  Liberal propaganda show contradicts itself at every turn...

We can win over the enemy's hearts and mind without violence...

Rhea cannot be won over and instead betrays Kara at every turn...

And, nearly destroys the earth...

Until Kara resorts to killing her...

Allowing alien refugees into the city won't cause any issues...

Every issue is the result of some alien refugee...

Women aren't stereotyped in this show...

Evil Daxam Queen's entire plan revolves around a wedding...

Alex goes from being a total bad arse to love struck teenager...

Do I need to continue...

2. The D.E.O...

Protecting the world from malevolent aliens...

And, doing one fine job...

Fine, indeed...

3. Did Cat miss anyone during her name dropping bonzana...

I lost count...

4.  It's funny...

The day after the alien invasion...

Looks pretty much like every other day in National City...

5. Damn...

How in the hell is the Catco building still standing...

6.  A true Happy Ending...

Mon-El is gone...

7. Lead is not harmful to humans...

I guess that whole paint thing was just another one of those Jenny McCarthy conspiracies...

By the way...

How did that concentrated lead cloud released in the confined space of Lena's office not kill Wynn, Lena, and her dear ole mum...

Oh, that's right...

Realism and accuracy are the real aliens on this show...

8. Kara can now beat Superman and resist Kryptonite...

She has officially transcended...

And, taken on the true power of the plot device...

9.  Hey...

Our stunt choreography really sucks...

What do we do...

Cue, the slow motion camera work...

And, then use it ad nauseam...

10. Oh no...

Superman is under mind control again...

How utterly unexpected...

Bonus.  Let's flip it shall we...

Clark and Jimmy are speaking...

Clark: Men are superior...

We think more clearly...

We don't act out of emotion...

And aren't passive aggressive in our friendships...

Jimmy: Thank you, Clark...

It's so true...

And you are a great mentor...

There literally would have been riots in the streets...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hmlPtRu1SQ

Gotham Grade: B-

Gotham Grade: B-

Not their best episode...

A bit too much corn in the stew...

Oh, and spoilers....

1.  Did we just outright steal the courtroom scene from The Dark Knight Rises...

Cause it feels like we just outright stole the courtroom scene from the Dark Knight Rises...

2. He's like Bane...

If Bane was really into RenFair...

3. Well...

Jim did Ax for it...

Wow...

I really went there...

4. Evil Lee....

Still as boring and annoying as regular Lee...

5. The boys are back in town...

6. Katherine really lost her head at the end there...

Didn't she...

7.  Am I the only one who thinks the GCPD is utterly useless...

No we all know why this town needs an Enema...

Oh, how I miss Jerome...

8. Tell me again...

How in the hell Harvey knew where Jim was...

9. Uh...Jim...

You could have pulled all the pins...

And, Bane...err...I mean Barnes...

Would have gone buh-bye...

10.  We can all honestly say...

The butler did it...

And, he was...

SAVAGE...

#Gotham #Fox #BatmanBegins

Monday, May 22, 2017

The #DuskSeries Episode 8... The Hunter Becomes The HUNTED

The #DuskSeries Episode 8...

The Hunter Becomes The HUNTED

Filmed LIVE!

An immortal Hunter takes a dangerous...deadly risk...

https://www.facebook.com/duskseries/videos/1357306897692935/

Introducing...Dayna Verhey as Valkyrie

Starring:
Megan Rogers as Maleficus
James Hurley as Fenton Rivers
Jonathan Thompson as Gabriel
Cinematography/Editor...Tyler Suggs
Written and Directed by Ronald J. Rossmann
Music by Isaac Moore

Filmed entirely at Brooklyn's Boxing Gym in Lake Wylie, SC...www.brooklynsboxinggym.com

#Dusk #Darknesswillfall #vampire #werewolf #witch #magic #supernatural #paranormal #series #webseries #livestream #FacebookLive #TeamFenton #TeamGabriel #DieforMal #TheHunter




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Gotham Grade: B

At this point, we are literally trying to out Burton, Burton...

Oh, and spoilers...

1) Dime to dollars...

Ivy snuck some catnip in there...

Somewhere...

2) Jim's got...

Two phones...

One for the court...

And, one for the Penguin...

C'mon...

You know you sang it in your head...

3) Super secret society does not invest in security cameras for their meeting areas or homes...

4) Firefly really lit him up...

Ha...

I miss Jerome...

5) The Court of Owls is single handily keeping Party City's Mardi Gras section relevant...

6) That Bruce training sequence...

Batbumps...

Total, batbumps...

7) Please, Jim...

For the love of Gotham...

Stop, trying to prevent Lee from leaving...

8) Can we just call him Bane...

Because we all know he is Bane...

9) I just have one question...

When does he get the car...

10) Here we are...

Face to face...

A couple of Gotham loons...

We are two of kind...

Looking to commit crime...

He was once my bro...

Now, he's my foe...

Together...

We really rule this show...

Together...

Even Jim Gordon knows...

By the way...

If you got that reference...

You are awesome...

#Fox #Gotham #BatmanBegins #Riddler #Penguin #CourtofOwls

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: B-

GHOSTRIDER

IS

BACK!!!!!!!

Oh, and spoilers...

Wait...

That was a spoiler...

Shoot...

Moving on...

1) Excessive cloning of bad guy is excessive...

2) Marvel's Matrix quickly became S.H.I.E.L.D's The Hunt for Red October or Disney's Deepwater Horizon...

3) Why didn't Phil just use his shield to wipe them all out...

Is his arm powered by Plot Device...

4) Didn't they already do a thing called My Super Ex-Girlfriend...

5) Well...

Aida gave a whole new meaning to "banging him"...

Didn't she...

6) So...

Basically, Aida IS the X-men at this point...

Sorry, X-Women...

TRIGGERED...

7) Well, Fitz...

That escalated quickly...

They do say...

Once you go geek...

Her psycho behavior will peak...

Don't they...

8) Ultron called...

He wants his storyline back...

9) Sheesh...

May really laid the hammer down...

Get it...

Get it...

Whatever...

Moving on...

10) They were drowning in water...

And, sexual tension...

#ABC #Marvel #Agents #AgentsofShield #Shield #Aida #Framework #Ghostrider

Arrow Grade: F (for FAILED this series)

You know it's getting bad when you start missing the dirtbikes...

Oh, and spoilers...

1) Oh my God...

Adrian tried to drown Diggle and Oliver in Nestle Quik...

2) While we are at it...

So, for that trap to have worked...

Dig and Ollie would have stopped in that exact space for no apparent reason...

And, somehow, Adrian had a premonition that they would stop in that exact space for no reason...

Resolution: Adrian is, in fact, a really pissed off Professor X who fixed his spine with Felicity's tech and had a really successful Rogaine experience...

Like, really successful...

3) We just discovered Oliver's father was a bad guy...

The first few episodes of Season One...

4) He hadn't worn the suit in so long...

The hood shrunk...

5) All we would have to do is use T-Sphere's and Dinah's Canary Cry and we would actually SAVE Central City...

6) How in the HELL did they get a crate, that large and filled with concrete, into Oliver's office...

Oh, that's right...

They used that new shipping service...

P.D.E...

Plot Device Express...

They deliver anywhere...

But their best customers are on the CW...

7) Secret death video quality is like 4K...

And...

That was the clearest security camera footage in the history of security camera footage...

8) Speedy's back...

And...

9) So, we are all just supposed to believe Mr. Terrific was able to disarm that biological weapon with that much ease...

Is that what we are supposed to do...

Really...

REALLY...

10) Oh my God, Ollie's dad just drowned that guy in a vat of Nestle Quik...

No wonder Queen Consolidate's logo was a bunny sipping milk through a straw...

Right...

#CW #Arrow #FaileditsFans #Dirtbikes

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Flash Grade: C

Flash Grade: C

A forgettable filler episode...

In more ways than one...

Oh, and spoilers...

1) This episode brought to you through the combined efforts of the writers of all the 90's TGIF sitcoms...

2) So, if we help Caitlin...

Iris dies...

If we don't help Caitlin...

Iris lives...

Flash still has his powers...

Wally is still annoying...

Yeah, left me scratching my head too...

3) So...

Killer Frost is innately evil because...

No really...

Why is she evil...

Because she has cold and ice elemental like powers...

Well...

Iceman isn't evil...

Frozone isn't evil...

Frosty the snowman isn't evil...

Elsa isn't evil...

But...

Mr. Freeze and Captain Cold are...

Yeah, they were evil, to begin with...

Why am I having this argument with myself...

Let's move on, shall we...

4) We could have distracted Caitlin, found Savitar, taken him out, and then brought Barry's memory back...

But then the plot device gods would have been very angry...

5) That poor Potter dude can't catch a break...

6) You realize everyone died in the fire by the time Barry and Wally got to them...

Right...

7) While we are at it...

Can you imagine the conversation the security guards had when dime store Heatwave entered the building...

Hey, who's that guy with the flamethrower on his back...

Must be from Dominoes...

What...

Dude, it's fine...

He's wearing a FLAMETHROWER...

Shut up, I'm watching my stories...

8) The only authentic element of this episode was the courtroom scene...

Psychopathic pyromaniac guy is found innocent...

Despite overwhelming evidence...

Because of an idiotic judge...

9) Wait...

Was amnesia Barry...

A better lover than regular Barry....

10) If he had amnesia...

How did he remember how to put on the suit so fast...

#CW #Flash #Savitar

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Gotham Grade: A+

The greatest riddle is why anyone would not watch this show...

Total Batgasm...

The homages to the classics were epic this week....

Oh, and spoilers...

#Gotham #Fox #BatmanBegins #CatwomanLives

1) Was waiting for the Penguin to shout out to Ivy...

North, Ms. Teschmacher...

North...

2) That Selina scene...

HOLY MICHELLE PFIEFFER, TIM BURTON...

3) Okay...

The Riddler is my new favorite villain of all time...

4) Lee has officially become the Laurel and Maggie of this show...

5) Having Fries on your side is a cold comfort....

Ha...

Get it...

Get it...

Oh, nevermind...

Moving on...

6) The facepalm will never be the same...

7) Jim cares for Barbara...

Even if some days it seems he Harley knows her...

Huh...

Huh...

Damn...

Tough feed...

8) Hey, look...

Butch is still relevant...

9) It was all so cool...

Until he put on that dumb owl mask...

Then it was all like...

Mardi Gras Diggle...

10) Oh...

It's so sad...

Bitch Bruce is dying...


Supergirl Grade: F

The Village of the Darned...

Oh, and spoilers...

Or, what I call giving you back the 45  minutes of time that would have been wasted watching this idiotic show...

You're welcome...

#CW #Supergirl #DCWTF

1) Worst fight scene ever...

And, Legends and Arrow are part of the CW...

So, that's an accomplishment...

Not one that you would want to brag about, though...

2) While we are at it...

How exactly does Guardian know when and where crimes are going to happen...

Before they happen...

3) News report on renegade alien shows camera angles where and when there were no cameras present...

4) No...

NO...

This show is NOT allowed to make a Batman reference in any circumstance...

NEVER...

5) WWLD...

What Would Lex Do...

6) Okay...

Can someone just get Mon-El a vagina and be done with it...

TRIGGERED...

7) Noticeable wire rig harness on the alien child is noticeable...

8)  How exactly again...

How did the Catco building not collapse based on the damage we all saw...

Oh, that's right...

It was built with plot device...

That stuff is indestructible...

9) What is it with family references instantaneously changing people minds in the DC Universe...

10) Did they just literally steal the Stargate...

Aqua Teen Hunger Force kinda beat them to the punch on that one...


Sunday, May 7, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Rarely does a sequel better its predecessor.  Even more uncommon, does a film follow-up match the quality of its forerunner.  But to have a second surpass its first; well that is the cinematic equivalent of a needle in a haystack.  James Gunn apparently never got that memo, as he has accomplished the seemingly impossible in crafting a movie that not only surpasses the original but is, without a doubt, the best Marvel movie to date.   Saturated with well timed and superiorly delivered humor mixed effortlessly with moments of sincerity that tugs at even the tightest of heart strings, Gunn creates a picture that reminds us of everything we used to love about going to the theater and the wondrous escape it provided.  Pratt, Saldana, Bautista, Cooper, Rooker, and Gillian all return in all of their illustrious, tongue in cheek, bigger than life glory with Russell and Klementieff effectively added to the ranks, rounding off this perfect ensemble.   However, it is Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) that steals every scene and provides one of the single, greatest openings in movie history.  With stunning effects that shock and awe from moment one and a story that has as much depth as it does thrills and levity, Volume 2 isn't just a film, it's a visual amusement park.  If that was not enough, Gunn tops it all off with a soundtrack that literally defines awesomeness.   Spoiler alert, I'll never think of Mary Poppins or David Hasselhoff the same way again.  5 out of 5 Kernels: for all it embodies, this is, without hesitation, the Star Wars for the next generation.

#JustaQuickiePlease: Pete's Dragon (2016) Review

Yet another one of Disney's "mad dashes to the cash" in the form of a live-action reboot.  Unlike the others, however, this is actually a 2016 live action reboot of a 1977 live action film, so there's that. The original was a charming, innovative musical, being one of the first feature-length movies to truly explore an extensive amount of animation mixed in with a stellar cast for the time.  This outing replaces that animation with CGI but leaves out all of the flourish and fun of its 70's predecessor. Instead, this incarnation attempts to create a more authentic story, about love, loss, and family that is entertaining but far too predictable, and at some points, stale and even sappy.   However, with that said, the cinematography is stunning, and the effects utilized to bring Elliot the Dragon to life, are both remarkable and believable.   Newcomer Oakes Fegley steals the show, and his performance is convincing and engaging.  The remainder of the cast, mostly current and former A-Listers, is good, not great, but still able to compliment Fegley's orphaned Pete.   My recommendation, watch and enjoy this fare but give the kids a treat and rent or stream the 1977 Disney classic.  You won't regret it. 3 out of 5 Kernels: A little dark for some young ones, with some tough subject matter and a few scary moments, but overall a pleasant fantasy for most of the family.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Arrow Grade: F

Arrow Grade: F

They literally found a way to involve a dirtbike in an episode that takes place entirely inside...

Oh, and spoilers...

1) Felicity wants to make a difference so she joins a clandestine group of cyber criminals...

Instead of reverse engineering the device that allows her to walk which could change the lives of millions of people for the good...

Thought, we forgot about that writers...

Didn't you...

2) Argus legitimately took Curtis' right ball...

Or, maybe it was his left...

How could you even tell...

3) Yeah, let's stay in the room that is filling with Methane Gas...

Like they're gonna kill us off...

4) Can we count the ways Oliver's wound would have killed him in this episode...

Maybe, the Arrow is really Logan's long-lost son...

5) Felicity admits she was wrong...

It only took us three excruciatingly long seasons to get there...

6) Lyla called out Diggle just like I did last week...

CW...

Send me my check...

7) Still waiting for the fact that Oliver is an admitted serial killer to actually have some kind of impact other than...

Meh...

8) So...

The Arrow Cave security wasn't good enough to keep Chase out...

Or anyone else, for that matter...

But becomes impenetrable once Oliver and Felicity are locked in it...

Seriously, the show makes my head hurt...

9) Flashback sex...

It was bound to happen...

10) The torch ignited the rising methane...

But didn't create a huge fireball that would have descended down to its source...

Cause...

Reality is not a character on this show...

But Plot Device damn sure is...

#Arrow #CW #FaileditsFans #Dirtbikes

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Flash Grade: A-

Flash Grade: A-

I have been saying it all along...

Commas...

Commas, people...

Commas, save lives...

Oh, and spoilers...

1) And, since we brought it up...

I am the future Flash...

2) First, we had Emo Barry...

Now, we have Phantom of the SpeedForce Barry...

3) Did MegaSavitarTron really have to say...

I rise, you fall...

Somewhere...

Michael Bay is frantically writing down the brief for his lawsuit...

I'm sure it will include explosions...

4) If Killer Frost knew exactly what was going to happen...

Because Savitar knew what was going to happen...

How, exactly did Vibe get the jump on her...

5) For the first time...

We have literal scientific proof...

Of someone having ice in their veins...

6) Why didn't Savitar just kill the Crazy Cat Lady Scientist...

Oh, that's right...

She was protected...

By plot device...

7) While we are at it...

Why are all the female scientists in the ArrowFlashVerse either chronically awkward or latently psychotic...

Sheesh, DC...

What...

Did you have a really bad break up with a smart chick or something...

8) Watching H.R. flirt is physically painful...

9) Does anyone in Central City not know who the Flash really is...

10) Okay...

Who else thinks...

The whole Caitlin Frozone ice bridge thingy was the coolest thing...

EVER...

#Flash #CW #Savitar #FrostisFrozonesDaughter



Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: C-

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: C-

Seriously, guys...

If not for the performances...

Oh, and spoilers...

1) Literally waited for Tank to meet Coulson as he exited the Marvel Matrix...

2) So, we basically did the whole Hydra Cap comic book thing through Fitz...

Didn't we...

3) I swear to you...

If the Russian Sub's name is the Nebuchadnezzar...

I'm done...

4) They beheaded Aida before she fully "fleshed out"...

And, yet she survived...

Oh, I know what saved her...

Plot device...

5) Simmons really took his Freedom...

6) Does anyone else believe that they are going to use the Human Sized Easy Bake Oven to bring Hope back to Mack in the real world...

7) Couldn't they have just landed and remained cloaked to save power, instead...

8) The official Best line of the Series...

Coulson gets shot in the chest and says...

This feels all too familiar...

9) We all know when this is all over...

May will with Phil...

10) Bringing Tripp back for a few episodes...

Is the Fangirl equivalent of blue balls...

Not cool, Marvel...

Not cool...

Bonus:  Not only did the machine make Aida a human...

But, it apparently gave her the powers of Nightcrawler...

Seriously, what was up with that...

#Marvel #ABC #AgentsofShield #Aida #Framework #AgentsofHydra

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Gotham Grade: A+

Gotham Grade: A+

Goosebumps...

Freakin' golfball sized goosebumps...

Oh, and spoilers...

1) RA's

AL

GHUL...

2) Bruce...

You have to become Gotham's protector...

BATGASM...

3) With each villain, they just keep getting better...

Ladies and gentlemen...

Poison Ivy...

4) Penguin really did get his freak on...

Do you think Gabe got the point...

Or all of them, for that matter...

5)  Well...

At least Ivy got a free year's worth of fertilizer out of that deal...

6) Barbara...

She may be Harley...

Maybe she's not...

Either way...

She makes cray cray look sexsay...

7) Lee...

You're crazy Jim...

Destroying everything you touch...

Now, leave me alone to mourn by psycho ex-husband who was determined to murder me...

8) I want Judge Judy to guest star on the Court of Owls...

9) Things never go well when Jim gets into a limo...

His prom must have sucked...

10) Well Dressed Mutant Ninja Psycho...

Well Dressed Mutant Ninja Psycho...

He'll cut your head off...

Owl Power...

C'mon...

You know you sang that in your head...

#Gotham #Fox #BestShowonTV #DC #BatmanBegins


Supergirl Grade: F

Supergirl Grade: F

Let's just get to it...

1)  We came this close to having an Alex free season...

This close...

2) We went from Gilmore Girls with Capes to Veronica Mars of Krypton...

And, now...

Daxam Crest...

And, if you got that reference...

You are so freakin' old...

3) Lena Luthor...

Dirt thinks she's dumber than it...

4) So, how exactly again did Dollar Tree Saw figure out how to beat the D.E.O in a single year...

Oh, that's right...

It's the D.E.O...

My 9-year-old could beat their security...

5) They have a mind wipe machine...

SPHINX...

If you got that reference...

You are super special awesome...

6) Maggie...

Officially the most annoying character on the CW...

And, that's quite the accomplishment...

7) Mon-El...

His superpower is runtime filler...

8) It's Season 2...

Or what I like to call...

Who gives a frak...

9) American History X can block J'onn's mind reading powers...

Cause...

We're the writers for Supergirl...

If logic was a religion...

We'd be agnostics...

10) National City Prisons...

S.T.A.R Labs designed our security...

And, we only employ one guard...

And, apparently, house one prisoner...

But, our police department has Alien Tech that can create holograms and bypass locks...

Keep defending this show you fanboys and gals...

Keep on defending it...

#Supergirl #CW #KryptonitefortheFans #DCWTF

Monday, May 1, 2017

The #DuskSeries Episode 7 (Live)

The #DuskSeries Episode 7 (filmed Live)...

Her Bite is Far Worse Than Her Bark...

https://www.facebook.com/duskseries/videos/1336662963090662/

The team meets with Celeste, the Luna. Will the bitter She-Wolf reveal more questions than answers?

Introducing...Madison Smith as Celeste

Starring:
Megan Rogers as Maleficus
James Hurley as Fenton Rivers
Jonathan Thompson as Gabriel
Cinematography/Editor...Tyler Suggs
Written and Directed by Ronald J. Rossmann
Music by Isaac Moore

#Dusk #Darknesswillfall #vampire #werewolf #witch #magic #supernatural #paranormal #series #webseries #livestream #FacebookLive #TeamFenton #TeamGabriel #DieforMal #BitchhasBite

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Arrow Grade: D-

Arrow Grade: D-

Seriously, what the frak happened to this show...

Oh, and spoilers...

1) DIRTBIKES...

2) So, we are just going to ignore the fact the emo chick killed an innocent guy in the elevator...

Is that right...

Love Felicity's consistency in her value system...

3) And, while we are on that topic...

Yeah, I know I gave you shite about everything you did...

Watched your actions nearly destroy everyone around you...

But, I'm still gonna do it...

4) You know this show is up crap creek...

When the most poignant moments involve a character named Wild Dog...

Who uses the word Hoss like he's getting paid by the utterance...

5) We are just glossing over the fact that Oliver is an admitted serial killer...

Is that what we are doing...

Okay, moving on...

6) Mr. Terrific...

His superpowers are bad timing and awkward pauses...

But, he is like Super Saiyan when it comes to those things...

7) Diggle has been a vigilante, working above the law for years...

Beats up suspects...

Could care less about due process...

But, let's talk about Lyla...

8) Arrow Season 5...

The year of contradictions and questionable morality...

This is a superhero show...

Right...

9) Focuses a good fifteen minutes on an outdated video game...

That is the level of writing we are dealing with...

Any wonder how we got here...

10)  This show has the same priorities that Legend's does...

Let's use the meta-human with a sonic cry that can pretty much incapacitate or destroy anything in her path...

As little as possible...

Apparently, the next member of Team Arrow should be...

Plot device...

Bonus:  No Flashbacks...

#Arrow #CW #FaileditsFans

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Flash Grade: B

Flash Grade: B

Apparently in 2024...

Barry Allen becomes Eric Draven...

Oh, and spoilers...

1) That is one cold hearted beeotch...

2) Wally West is to Barry...

What Turbo Boost was to K.I.T.T...

And, if you understood that reference...

You may have an unhealthy obsession with David Hasselhoff...

3) Cisco went all Terminator 2...

4) Tell me again...

How the slutty girls in the audience got H.R.'s personal cell phone number...

Is it listed in his books or something...

5) Takes them an entire episode to invent one piece of tech...

Can rebuild S.T.A.R Labs in five minutes...

6) Happy endings...

We are a team again...

Everyone has closure...

Wally is still a vegetable...

Did we all just forget about that...

7) Emo Barry is Emo...

8) Barry didn't think to look away from Top...

It may be the future, Flash...

But you have fought these guys before...

9) Mirror Master can now bend entire buildings without any effect on the actual structure or residents...

And, then they return to normal without a single window broken...

Wow...

Apparently, he can bend reality and common sense too...

By the way...

After future Flash went AWOL...

Did the police just give up too...

Cause it looks like they just gave up too...

10)  By the way...

Savitar is Ronnie...

Send me my check...

#Flash #CW #WhoisSavitar

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: C-

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: C-

#Marvel #ABC #AgentsofShield #Aida #Framework #AgentsofHydra

Fans: You're not going to copy Ultron with this story arc are you...

Writers: No...

Of course not...

The two are totally different...

Ultron became evil after surfing the web and realizing humanity was inferior...

Aida went nutty after reading a book and then realizing humanity was inferior...

Fans: But Ultron tried to make himself human just like Aida is attempting to do...

Writers: Yeah, that's why we ripped off the Matrix...

Fans: Wait...

What...

Writers: Did you see the trailer to Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2...

Fans: Dude...

IT WAS SO AWESOME...

But weren't we talking about something else, though...

Writers: I am Groot...

Oh, and spoilers...

1) So, Aida built in the ability to not only make Daisy an Inhuman but the possibility for her to acquire the same powers she has in the real world...

Who programmed this chick...

The same guys who came up with Windows 10...

2) Good Grant is Boring Grant...

3) One newscast turns the entire world against Hydra...

Love the utter believability of this entire season...

Didn't Supergirl already do the same Shtick with Myriad...

4) After I kill Coulson...

Then I go after Mouse and Squirrel...

C'mon guys...

You know you thought it too...

5) Mace gets a building dumped on him...

Dead...

Aida flies out of a fifteen thousand story window...

She gets a flare up of eczema...

Huh...

6) Because of my programming...

I can't kill humans...

Until I kill humans...

7) Entire world monitored and controlled by Hydra...

Simmons can park a Quinjet on an oil platform with zero cloaking...

Cause...

Writers: She's not the female version of Ultron guys...wait...what...

8) Apparently...

Amazon Shipping is the main security arm of Hydra...

9) We already ripped off the Matrix...

Why not steal a little from V is for Vendetta too...

Who's going to notice...

10) Why does evil Fitz remind me of this bit...


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Gotham Grade: A

Gotham Grade: A

It's back...

The second half of Season 3...

Or, as I like to call it...

Batman begins...

Oh, and spoilers...

1-5.  Three words...

Ra's...

al...

Ghul....

6. That street fight scene, though....

7. THE RIDDLER...

8. Penguin is back...

And, we didn't think he stood a ghost of a chance...

Get it...

Get it...

Okay, moving on...

9. Foxy...

Solving riddles...

The Foxmaster

Foxman...

The Foxinator....

Foxmeister...

What did the Fox say...

Fox-o-rama...

And, if you got that reference...

You remember when SNL was actually funny...

10. Cliche evil twin storyline is cliched...

#Gotham #Fox #DC #Riddler #BatmanBegins #PenguinsBack #BestShowonTV

Supergirl Grade: D-

Supergirl Grade: D-

If it wasn't for Legends...

This would be the worst DC show on the CW...

Oh, and spoilers...

1. Supergirl's only weakness is Kryptonite...

And, nanobots...

And, aliens with lasers that shoot out of their foreheads...

And, cyborgs from Cadmus...

Wait...

What were we talking about again...

2. We went from Gilmore Girls with Capes to Veronica Mars from Krypton in one episode...

3. Mon-El...

The real super girl of the show...

4. Alex free episode...

We had an Alex free episode...

Well, for the most part...

5. Oh good, they brought the Guardian back...

Said, no one...

EVER...

6. Wynn and that Alien chick...

Proving being a geek is sexy on a universal scale...

7. Worst death scene ever...

Well, next to this...



Hey, wait...

That guy looks awfully familiar...

8. If any woman is wearing a Bluetooth device of any kind in National City...

Run like hell...

9. Snapper...

Again, proving the only honest reporter is a product of fiction...

10. BFFs with a Luthor...

What could possibly go wrong...

We all know...

So, don't expect us to be surprised...

#Supergirl #CW #DC #ThisShowisFanKryptonite

Monday, April 24, 2017

The #DuskSeries Binge Reel is here!

The #DuskSeries Binge Reel is here!

Episode 1 was pre-recorded and episodes 2 through 6 were filmed LIVE and streamed to our page.
Now, you can catch up and be ready for the premier of Episode 7 on Sunday, April 30th, at 7 pm...

Don't forget, we are also featured on Stareable, promoting the best and brightest of independent web series...

Please visit http://stareable.com/series/view/the-dusk-series to REVIEW the Dusk Series so we can branch out to an even larger audience!

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#Dusk #Darknesswillfall #vampire #werewolf #witch #magic #supernatural #paranormal #series #webseries #livestream #FacebookLive

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: C

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: C

Still, can't get passed all the glaring plot holes that seem to increase by the episode...

But the remarkable performances of the cast keeps me watching...

Oh, and spoilers...

1. Why would Aida even allow Terrigen Crystals or Inhumans, for that matter, to exist in her Matrix reboot...

2. This whole world had to be created based on Neo...I mean May's inability to exist in it without conflict or none of this will ever make any sense...

3. Ratcliffe told Daisy he installed an escape from the framework...

Bet it's Jackson waiting for them with a handful of red and blue pills...

4. How could Fitz turn so evil...

Have you seen Madame Hydra...

If you were a geek who scored a super hot robot girl...

You'd probably open up an amusement park in Hell to keep her...

5. Grant said he was sorry...

Simmons had the same reaction we all would have...

6. Cliche of building collapsing on hero was cliched...

7. So, let me get this straight...

May was perfectly fine with all that Hydra has done...

It's a Nazi organization...

Tortures and kills innocent people...

Oppresses the entire world...

But suddenly get's pissed because they blow up a building full of kids she never knew were even there...

Really...

REALLY...

Apparently, the greatest enemy to Aida's framework is...

Plot device...

8. Daisy is going to become Quake in the Framework...

Cause it makes as much sense as everything else this season...

9. And, while we are on topic...

If Aida created and controls the Framework...

How again, is she unable to track all of this stuff going on...

Damn you, plot device...

10. The crazy Irishman from Braveheart is Fitz's dad...

I guess they finally took his freedom...

#ABC #Marvel #AgentsofShield #Framework #Aida

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: Passengers (2016) Review

The director of the Imitation Game brings us his first attempt at the Science Fiction genre with this Chris Pratt vehicle that is an enjoyable and engaging mix from start to finish.  Lawrence is okay, her range being limited to Mystique and parts not related to Mystique.  For the lion's share, her performance is deeply homogenized but Pratt is still able to bring out the best in her, although there isn't much to work with.   The remaining but limited supporting cast is solid.  Fishbourne is more subtle than normal but it is Sheen's android bartender that steals the show.  Somewhere between the Shining's Barkeep and Sam Malone, his portrayal is quiet but potently entertaining.   The special effects are top shelf, believable and yet awe-inspiring at the same time, highlighting, not overwhelming, a compelling story about isolation, fate, and resolution.  In the end, this film delivers an interesting, albeit not necessarily original, take on the lost in space concept.  And, I must admit, I wasn't exactly sure how it was all going to end up, so any flick that can still surprise me earns extra kudos in my book.  3 out of 5 Kernels; Starlord meets Castaway, of sorts, with a hint of live action Wall-E blended in for good measure.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: C

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: C

Again, love the series...

Not so much the HUGE plot hole...

Ada decides to make a utopia that is, instead, a Hydra nightmare...

Makes absolutely no sense...

Like DC Legends of Tomorrow level no sense....

Unless the key to everything is May...

Then this Marvel Reboot of the Matrix might be a bit more palatable...

Oh, and spoilers...

1. At least Jemma no longer looks like she is auditioning for the new Beetlejuice sequel...

2. Phil Coulson has suddenly become the physical embodiment of Facebook...

But you must try his soap...

3. Is it me...

Or is Grant so much cooler when he is a turncoat bastard...

4. And, while we are on topic...

Why would Ada even allow Grant to exist in her Wunderland...

Or the S.H.I.E.L.D resistance...

Or Mace as the Patriot...

Or people who are subversives...

Or Inhumans...

Or...

Get the point yet...

Seems like she built in her own Thermal Exhaust Port....

Doesn't it...

5. Why do I get the feeling when May finally realizes who she really is...

She is going to go Super Saiyan Linda Carter all up in this place...

6. Okay...

Making Mack a wimp...

Is literally Geek Blasphemy...

Just stop it...

Stop it...

Somebody get this guy his W.O.W rifle, like yesterday...

7. How do we make tough Mace...

Why...

Bruce Willis style five o'clock shadow....

Of course...

8. Quantum level entity...

Acts like love sick pre-teen on Instagram...

It's like Ultron...

If he was trapped on I Carly...

9. How many of you wanted Daisy to get on the elevator and say...

Before we begin, does anyone want to get off...

Missed opportunity Marvel...

Missed opportunity...

10. Fitz has now become Marvel's most complex and brutal villain...

Literally, Hydra would have won everything if this guy was in charge...

Kudos writers, for making me hate the one character every geek could relate to...

#ABC #Marvel #AgentsofShield #AdasWorld #MaysMatrix #DontusetheSoap

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Song of Easter...

A single selfless act.
A death at the hands of friends.
A sacrifice for strangers.

Abandoned by a father,
Betrayed by brothers,
Yet forgiveness is shown even in agony.
And acceptance despite the deepest pain.

An anguish never repeated,
While all barriers were torn asunder.
And the earth trembles in respect.

A carpenters tool becomes a torture.

Splinters torment a tattered form,
In lashes that pierced flesh down to the soul.

Thorns burrow into a brow of peace,
As curses spew from pious lips,
While darkness occupies a sunlit sky.

A few last words shatter history's curse.

A battered form is laid to rest,
On a slab of stone fit for a king.

For three days fate has rested,
Among dancing demons and hate's harvest.

The immortal are forsaken,
An empty throne sits in a quiet sky.

A mother's tears dilute blood and sand.

The faithful tend to the duties of the dead.

A stone loses all its prowess,
As emptiness becomes a sign of hope.

A void brings a call to salvation,
And a task of grace is complete.

Cowardice turns to undaunted courage,
As life rises from a grave of sin.

A savior has proven his sovereignty.

The blind can see the marvelous wonder.
The deaf hears the call of promise.
The mute sing in psalms of worship.
The weak are frail no more.

One God, one Son, one single Sunday.
Man has been given a gift, unearned, undeserved, and irrevocable.

A salvation provided only by a single act of unimaginable love.

John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies. And everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die."

Monday, April 10, 2017

#AfterDusk Episode 6

#AfterDusk Episode 6

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#Dusk #DuskSeries #Darknesswillfall #vampire #werewolf #witch #magic #supernatural #paranormal #series #webseries #livestream #FacebookLive

The #DuskSeries Episode 6: Legacies (Filmed LIVE)

The #DuskSeries Episode 6: Legacies (Filmed LIVE)

The secrets of the Nocturne are revealed!

https://lnkd.in/ewA_EPv

Starring:
Megan Rogers as Maleficus
James Hurley as Fenton Rivers
Dennis Walls as The Chief
Jonathan Thompson as Gabriel
Cinematography/Editor...Tyler Suggs
Written and Directed by Ronald J. Rossmann
Music by Isaac Moore
Shot on location @ Optima Engineering in Charlotte, NC
Special thanks again to Keith G. Pehl, P.E and his wife Kathy!
#Dusk #Darknesswillfall #vampire #werewolf #witch #magic #supernatural #paranormal #series #webseries #livestream #FacebookLive

Our next Episode is April 30th @ 7pm!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: B-

 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: B-

Love the episode...

Hate the massive plot hole that subtracts from some remarkable performances...

And, kinda directly rips off another property...

Let's discuss, shall we...

Oh, and spoilers...

1. Super sentient artificial lifeform can create an inescapable utopia but instead, her "Framework" is filled with conflict and chaos that makes it incredibly fragile...

The Fanboys suddenly cry out...

But, she had to do that to contain May...

Ladies and gentleman...

It's official...

Welcome to Marvel's reboot of the Matrix...

Just waiting for Sam Jackson to become motherf$&king Morpheus...

2. C'mon Ada...

Does Grant have to be a screw up even in fantasy land...

That's harsh...

3. Fitz...

Is it safe...

And if you got that reference...

You just seriously Leveled Up...

4. If all zombies look like Jemma...

Bring on that damn apocalypse now...

5. Gotta love Tahiti...

It truly is a magical place...

Kudos on the full circle writers...

Kudos...

6. So wanted those guys from Hydra to totally go all Agent Smith on Skye...

Daisy...

Oh, whatever...

7. That Radio Shack escape button didn't work...

Who'd a thunk it...

8. If Ada knows everything that is going on...

Why then...

Is everything going on...

9. We all knew Fitz was eventually going to bang the robot...

We all knew...

10. That Hydra statue in the lobby, though...

Bonus: Vijay just can't catch a break can he...

Sister kills him in the real world...

Gets his arse kicked in the VR world...

What did this guy do to the writers....

#ABC #Marvel #Agents #AgentsofShield #AgentsofHydra #SupporttheShow #Framework

DC Legends of Tomorrow Grade: F to the Infinitesimal power...

DC Legends of Tomorrow Grade: F to the Infinitesimal power...

Wow...

Just WOW...

They exceeded even my expectations...

And, if you have read my earlier reviews, regarding this show, you already know that is NOT a good thing...

Oh, and spoilers...

1. The best part of the episode...

All of the Legends died...

The worst part of the episode...

All of the Legends didn't really die...

2.  Who else wanted Eobard to chant Kalimaaa when he ripped out Ray's heart...

C'mon...

Don't even act like you didn't...

3. So...

Tell me why again, the Reverse Flash Armada didn't just kill everyone and take the spear...

Oh, that's right...

Eobard's greatest enemy is...

No, not Zoom or the Black Flash...

It's plot device...

4. Still wondering how the Spear of Destiny had zero effect on the remaining CW Universe...

5. To sum up the last 2 minutes of the show...

Let's just throw a bunch of bullshite together that in some way or another references to time travel...

And, still not have it affect the rest of the CW Universe...

6. When did Laurel become the Fraking Yoda of the CW Universe...

7. Cliched bad guy speech....

Oh, Frak me....

Nevermind....

8. Dual Legends...

How can that much stupid exist in that finite of a space...

9. Like matter cannot occupy the same space...

Unless you are on this show...

Great Scott...

10. The Legion of Doom....

A bit overexaggerated...

The Trio of Temporary Inconvenience would be more fitting....

Bonus: Grandma Vixen is going to stay with the Legends and let the future be damned...

Was this supposed to be a plot twist...

Cause the whole honoring the integrity of time was never really an issue with this group...

Oh...

And how does Barry feel about these guys screwing up with the timeline without ANY ramifications...

This...



#WCCB #CW #LegendsinNameOnly #Legends #DC #LegendsofTomorrow #DCWTF