Sunday, November 26, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: Leap Review

A tale of two Erics and neither of them are good.  Directors Eric Summer and Eric Warin bring us the story of a young French orphan desperate to fulfill her dream to become a world-class dancer.  Filled with contradictory morals, poor GCI sequencing (the animation can be so hackneyed that many times the vocals outpace the graphics' ability to portray them), flawed humor, and stale, stereotypical performances, this predictable yarn follows all the fable staples as unentertainingly as possible.  As both a musical and comedy, it falls short, even missing the mark when it awkwardly attempts to manufacture suspense.   0 out of 5 Kernels: ninety minutes of sheer boredom.

#JustaQuickiePlease: Valerian Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review

What if you took all of the wondrous imagery of a Luc Besson film; his inspired costuming, stunning characterizations, avant-garde effects, bordering on sheer artistry, and unorthodox humor and performances, and quickly and efficiently placed them into a more than two-hour snorefest that is nearly intolerable to sit through.   With mind-numbingly boring portrayals by a supposed A-List cast and story that drolls on and on when it could have been told rather expeditiously, with far more effect, this film falls epically short of the hype presented ad nauseam prior to its release.  I can only hope the French comic series this was based on contains a far better story than what was delivered to the silver screen.  Unlike Besson's Fifth Element, which bombed at the box office and then quickly became a cult classic and modern fantasy masterpiece, and deservedly so, this outing is best left forgotten among the Walmart and Best Buy discount bins.  0 out of 5 Kernels; the equivalent of painting a turd gold and pretending that it alters the fact, that it is in fact, anything more than, a pile of sh#$. 

#JustaQuickiePlease: The Hitman's Bodyguard Review

Deadpool and Nick Fury kill a bunch of people while setting a new record for the sheer number of times the word MotherF@$ker is used.  Oh, and Wade is dating Elektra, can't fail to mention that.  Now you have an exact idea of what this movie is.  Fun, funny, action-packed, without offering an iota of an excuse for its gratuitous violence, profanity, and shenanigans (oh, how I love using that word), this has all the style and substance of a wild rollercoaster ride, without attempting to be anything more or less.   Reynolds is unashamedly, well Reynolds; Jackson is Jackson, Oldman becomes every villain he has ever portrayed, and Hayek plays her role, so, over the top, it defies gravity.  With all that said, it works; predictably, shallowly, and shamelessly designed to entertain and thrill and not a thing more.  It is, quite simply, simple; designed to challenge the limits of every stuntman involved and blow up as much crap as possible, with the only standard being, that they capture, precisely, each and every the slow-motion walk away.   Translation, it is a testosterone filled joy ride in a rocket car.   Bonus, look for an absolutely subtle yet obvious nod to Ryan's man-crush, Jackman towards the end.  3 out of 5 Kernels; I truly believe Reynolds is the Merc with the Mouth and just makes these movies to pay the bills in between spandex wearing gigs.

#JustaQuickiePlease: Justice League

Well, it's official, not even the almighty Whedon can save the DC cinematic universe.  Congrats, Snyder and Warner Brothers, you have single-handedly and so thoroughly ruined this genres' two most potent icons, you just gave Clooney a definitive pass and made Batman and Robin nearly watchable...nearly.  This is an absolute mess of a film possessing; an irritating predictably, nullifying any real tension or suspense, ill-timed and forced humor, water downed characters, so much so they nearly drown in their own ineffectuality, chaotic action scenes, that confuse rather than impress, and excessively, almost laughably so, bad CGI.   With more plot holes than spoiled swiss cheese and a complete disrespect for the source material, this film fails from scene one and doesn't stop, with a feral relentlessness, until the two ridiculous end credit scenes roll.   Yes, we finally get a heroic Superman, but by this point, who cares.  In addition,  Batman is reduced to an unwatchable fool, rivaling West's parodical incarnation without intention.  Let's not forget about the gratuitous focal points on Gadot's posterior, the annoying surfer boy persona of Aquaman, and a Flash who is more Urkel than Barry.   I was truly and fully waiting for his catchphrase to be, "Did I do that?"   There is no doubt the final manifestation of this flick was haphazardly pieced together in a failed attempt to somehow please both the fans and studio executives who obviously possess a marked disdain for the genre and product as a whole.  0 out of 5 Kernels; it's so bad, not even crying out Martha will save you.

#JustaQuickiePlease: War for the Planet of the Apes Review

Reeves continues to amaze with the impeccable way he effortlessly and wonderfully bestows his talent and vision to the masses via his cinematic ventures.   This time with his take on the third outing of the Ape's legacy.  Keeping the mythos intact, Matt weaves an intricate and stunning tale embracing his own originality while protecting and embellishing upon the chronology of the tale.   Caesar's story comes to its end, however, we quickly realize the build-up to an inevitable reboot of the franchise's origins looms with four decades worth of anticipation.  This is truly Serki's finest role, taking the renowned character actor beyond his CGI incarnation to something deeply sincere and authentic, connecting with the audience in an almost supernatural way.  Harrelson's villain convincingly epitomizes the evil that this series has worked so diligently to expose, a distinctly human carelessness and entitlement that the original author always believed would eventually lead to its own extinction.  In other words, we are the weapon of our own destruction.  With a well-crafted script, stellar performances, and stunning visuals, that immerse the viewer in both this prophetically tragic dystopian future and allegorical manifestation of the horrors of war and its resulting desperation, this third outing is both hard to watch and impossible to turn away from.  4 out of 5 Kernels; the primates, again, reign supreme on the silver screen.

#JustaQuickiePlease: Thor: Ragnarok Review

Three time's a charm; and never has that expression had more weight and significance than in describing this latest outing for the God of Thunder.   The first in the series was fun and engaging.  The sequel was disappointing at best, with only slight moments of entertainment emanating from the, far too few scenes, that Hemsworth and Hiddleston shared.  The third, however, not only redeems the Nordic franchise but surpasses all expectations, becoming one of Marvel's best cinematic ventures to date.   With a perfect mix of potent levity, thrills, and storytelling, Ragnorak proves once again why Marvel lords over the genre with a sovereign predominance.   The simple truth, they know how to tell a good tale; successfully fleshing out their canon, time and time again.   Chris and Tim are pure magic again, Ruffalo's Banner/Hulk is awe-inspired, and Blanchett's Hela competes with Hiddleston's Loki as one of the best villains the comic book empire has incarnated to date.   However, it is director Waititi's Korg that absolutely steals the show, inserting his dry and sharp humor with a surgeon's precision and timing.  Unlike, the continuing DC disasters, Marvel is able to reboot and combine classic canon with a near perfection, this time seamlessly combining the apocalyptic Asgardian saga with the much anticipated envisioning of Planet Hulk.  Although we, as Fanboys and gals, always want more, the introduction to this beloved behemoth's greatest story arch was well crafted and executed.  Following on the heels of the epic silver screen win with Guardians 2, this triquel doesn't just enhance that victory, it one-ups it, with the ferocity of the unjolly green giant himself.  Look for some truly cool Easter Eggs, tying off of a few annoying loose ends, the first time Goldblum and Neil have been in the same film together since Jurassic Park, and, finally, the cameo of all cameos.  5 out of Kernels; A truly mighty effort that wields powerfully funny and exciting results. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Marvel vs. DC Dance Off

#Marvel vs. #DC Dance Off at #HeroesHopeandSmiles for #HurricaneRelief...

Special thanks to Neil Lee Griffin and his wife Jessie of Antler Hill...
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To our tireless and talented photographer, Omar Luna of OMAR LUNA Photography...
And, our amazing and selfless cosplayers...

Anastasia Lawrence...#GothamsSelina
Lacy Homola...#BlackCanary
Luke Wharton...#GreenArrow
Rick Lawrence...#DarkArcher/#MalcolmMerlin
Dennis Walls...#Penguin
Charles Debruhl...#KidFlash
Donnie Goble...#CaptainAmerica
Brittany Goble...#WonderWoman
Cece Lynn...#Supergirl
Bridget Quinn...#BlackWidow
Ellise Sherman...#Domino
Kole Worley...#Deadpool
Kyle Peckham...#Beastboy
Ashley Pump...#MsMarvel
Jessica Rossmann...#Batgirl
Jason Thomas...#Thor

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

#Beyourownherocosplay @ #JacksonvilleComicCon

One week away!!!

#beyourownherocosplay will be hosting and judging the Cosplay Contest on Saturday, November 4th from 10am until 5:30pm!

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#JustaQuickiePlease: The Mummy (2017) Review

After watching some films, one sits back, as the credits roll, and simply asks the question why?  Why would someone think that was a good idea and actually spend millions of dollars in a seemingly absurd attempt to bring it to cinematic life?  This is a prime example of just that.  In addition, how many times has Cruise sold his soul to remain relevant, as any iota of talent seems to be determinedly void, ridiculously miscast in every single role of late?  This is, by far, hands down, one of the most pathetic and disastrous remakes of our time.  In one fell swoop, Kurtzman, manages to wholly destroy any credible as a director he had or has hopes to earn with a universal flop, pardon the pun, that turns an already tough to convince horror concept, especially among this current generation, into a literal caricature of itself, while at the same time, making the Fraser outing appear to be a cinematic masterpiece in comparison.  Boutella's undead diva is as ridiculous as they come, overselling every scene like a used car salesman trying to make up a deficit the last weekend of a slow month.  In addition, Wallis fulfills her role as the stereotypical female sidekick trying way too hard to not be the stereotypical female sidekick in a nearly glorious silliness.  I won't even begin to wonder how much this studio paid Crowe to play a Jekyll/Hyde incarnation that unintentionally and immediately parodies itself.  Okay, some of the effects are cool, as they would be in any recent Playstation or Xbox game, so nothing notable there.  With a goofy twist at the end that feels absolutely fitting, this is yet further proof as to why box offices numbers continue to drop and how truly disconnected Hollyweird executives are from reality.  0 out of 5 Kernels; some things should just most certainly stay dead and buried, Tom's career for starters. 

#JustaQuickiePlease: Stephen King's IT (2017) Review

With the exception of a rare few, Stand By Me being the most notable example, most of King's novels, for some odd reason, have not translated well to either the small or silver screens.  In addition, as many know, unless one has lived under a fairly large rock for the last decade or so, this is not the first outing for one of the horror master's most iconic stories.  The initial was a TV mini-series, boasting a fairly all-star cast for its time, including the legendary Tim Curry in the notoriously gruesome role of Pennywise the clown.  Despite, its 90's limitations on effects, the performances and storytelling were surprisingly powerful, and, although Curry now strangely despises the portrayal, his villain was quite terrifying.   So one would think, seeing how King's film legacy has been so spotty at best, that taking the huge risk of rebooting a win would be somewhat nonsensical.  However, this cinematic retelling does what few "re-envisionings" have come even close to accomplishing.  Not only is it a true testament to its literary source, but it is also a truly masterful film, combining utterly engaging and authentic performances, with a remarkable script, stunning cinematography, and quite frightening effects that wholly disturb without becoming cumbersome or lessening an otherwise incredible production.  The young cast is stellar, flawless in their genuineness, harkening back to what Reiner captured with the aforementioned Stand by Me, and, dare I say, improving upon it.   Although Bill SkarsgĂ„rd's incarnation of the demonic clown is inspired and should be sincerely lauded, it is, however, Lillis and Wolfhard (Stranger Things) who determinedly occupy center stage with their remarkable portrayals.  All of this well earned praise is only further astounded by the fact that this is the work of a relatively unknown director, Andy Muschietti, who has, in one outing, wholly proved his credibility as an artist and visionary.  Overall, the best King film on the market and one of the best horror flicks to arrive within the last two decades.  5 out 5 Kernels; let's hope this is the beginning of great things to come for this author's future theatrical prospects and that the upcoming sequel will be as formidable as its predecessor. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: Colossal

I think this film lasted all of two weeks in the theater and what a sin that was.  Mix an Indie feel with a love for the Godzillaesque monster movies of our youth, a well-crafted script that is filled with heart and subtle surprises, and stellar performances from its cast and you have one quite remarkable little flick.   In addition, this director is able to shift from light hearted, to heartfelt and hopeful to outright dark, with a fluidity rarely seen in cinema today.   It's hard to label, as it would diminish the totality of the production, so think something between a dark comedy and conscientious drama with a smattering of surprisingly sophisticated effects that enhance not overpower this thoroughly engaging and satisfying take on an utterly unique science fiction concept.  Hathaway is brilliant,  Sudeikis is genuine and unnerving, and the remaining ensemble compliments each other with a definitive sincerity.   In a quagmire of the wrote and repetitive, it's refreshing to find a clarity of creativity and true talent.  4 out of 5 Kernels; this was truly a colossal success.

#JustaQuickiePlease: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Director Guy Ritchie decided to take Conan the Barbarian,  The Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, Assassins Creed, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and combine all of those plotlines and concepts into one film and then add in the most CGI PlayStation 4 graphics he could find.   So, you can only imagine how that worked out, and I would seriously recommend the imagining part over wasting one minute on this effects heavy, performance light, medieval disaster.   The cast oversells every line of dialogue as if they are paid by commission only and, like CW's Arrow with its incessant flashbacks, Ritchie spends more than half the film either rehashing or piece mealing dream sequences together in a futile attempt to make up for the absolute stale and predictable plot.  The real star of this flick is the sword, yes, the sword, which is too, a hodgepodge of borrowed ideas, lying somewhere between Final Fantasy, Star Wars, and Frozen, if you can believe it.    There are better adaptations of this twice told tale, as long as you multiply the twice by about ten.   1 out of 5 Kernels: got to give them credit for the best use of stylized contact lenses, that has to be some kind of record.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The #DuskSeries #RedddollCosplay and #BeYourOwnHero Cosplay will be at #FlorenceComicCon, Sunday, September 10th from 10am until 6pm!



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#JustaQuickiePlease: Marvel: The Defenders (TV Series 2017) Review

The producers of the first outing of Marvel's Daredevil brings us the cumulation of 5 seasons worth of gradually worsening story telling, mostly solid character development, and some of the most breathtaking fight scenes ever captured on screen (not counting Iron Fist).  The Defenders are, in essence, a Nolanesque take on The Avengers,  removing all the cool powers, tech, humor, and flair of the Whedonverse and replacing it with a dark, gritty, mostly realistic tone and feel.   What was once an inspired launch to a more hard core approach to some of Marvel's E-List heroes, has now become the typical cash cow, trading substance, and sophistication for a hurried product rampant with flawed progressive ideology, ad nauseam exposition, bland villains, and either overt predictability or outright unbelievability.   Daredevil uno and dos gave us two of the best comic features to ever grace the small, or silver screen, as well as, The Kingpin, Elektra, and Punisher fandom deserved.  Jessica Jones redefined what a comic book film or series is and gave us the most frightening bad guy in the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Cosmos.  The first half of Luke Cage provided a long awaited, well earned, dignity to one of my favorite printed heroes.  Then, without warning, the shark jumped itself, as the latter episodes of Cage became outright propaganda and delivered one of the most disappointing climaxes in geek history.   Kung Fu Justin Timberlake followed, um...I mean Iron Fist, which was mostly one dragon sized train wreck, rampant with horrific choreographer, frustrating redundancy, and the birthing of the infamous excess exposition.  The Defenders should have been the saving grace, instead, it provided a fitting bow to a crap package.  Luke Cage can't get hurt until the plot requires him to.  Jessica Jones can lift an elevator, but has a problem with the equivalent of the Hand's Yoga instructor.   Daredevil can best a stairwell full of thugs but struggles when it comes to one on one.  Then there is the Karate Kid, who is an annoying mix of Eddie Haskel, Ricky Shroeder, and that one Cobra Kai kid who got kicked out because he just couldn't cut it.  Add in the most vanilla villain they could conjure, and the fact that club dread's only real weapon is unending exposition, and you have an absolute profanity when it comes to concluding a story arch.   The only highlight is Elektra who can kill entire rooms of highly trained ancient ninjas but has a bit of trouble taking out her former beau...which wasn't predictable at all, total shocker.   In the end, the script was inferior, the action cool, and humor hit or miss, mostly the latter.   Let's hope The Punisher will bring us back to the glory days when Mike Murdoch first graced the Netflix stage.  Not to mention the set up for a possible Born Again plotline.  2 out of 5 Kernels: Still trying to figure out what exactly they were defending, and, especially, how a skyscraper haphazardly imploded without affecting a single building around it.

Monday, August 21, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: Ghost in the Shell (2017) Review

This film has come to represent so much.  For me, it is undoubtedly, the Blade Runner of a new generation.  For the world, it was an example of the power of censorship by the easily offended, ridiculously hypocritical, ignorant and entitled social justice warriors who inundate and contaminate every avenue of the web in all of its incarnations.   Visually enchanting, majestically filmed and scored, this live action remake not only honors the original anime but takes it to new and stunning levels.   Johansson is perfectly cast, as the strangely stoic and mechanical, yet deeply disturbing and mesmerizing Major.  Her supporting cast is equally remarkable, as they easily, organically bring their individual characters to illustrious life. The story isn't new, not just because it is a retelling of its animated predecessor, but the idea itself has become an overdone action fare staple.  However, it is masterfully told, unbelievably making it feel fresh and unique.  The action is breathtaking, as are the effects, which blend seamlessly into each scene, enhancing instead of overwhelming the plot.   Sanders may have failed with his Snow White sequel, but there is no doubt, this will quickly become his swan song.   4 out of 5 Kernels: This is what filmmaking should look and sound like, creating a total experience that inspires the imagination and occupies all attention.

#JustaQuickiePlease: Kong: Skull Island Review

So, we tried to have a cinematic genius like Peter Jackson, make a good King Kong film, and failed. What do we do now?  I know! Let's have an indie comedy director, with two whole films to his name, try his hand at it.  What could possibly go wrong?   Umm...how about two hours of disappointment.  However, if Ray Harryhausen ever dabbled in CGI, this would be the film he would make, as the effects are the only star of this feature that actually delivers.   What, in essence, is the cast as Marvel's Avengers 2.5, this stellar cast should have brought us epic performances as enormous as a skyscraper-sized ape.  Instead, the acting is stale and disingenuous, riddled with poorly executed Bathos style humor meant to defuse tension but instead quickly becomes counterproductive in setting the right tone of tension needed.   Even when these behemoths battle, we don't really care who or what gets caught under foot, or tail for that matter, because the character development is so superficial, every portrayal feels undeniably stereotypical and predictable.  I will give some points to the writers for their attempt at a modern take on Moby Dick, making the King of Monsters Sam Jackson's white whale. Instead, his performance is so over the top, it borders on silly,  diluting any symbolism or merit.  There is a very cool end credits scene leading into a bigger universe, which now seems to be a moral imperative for any and all productions these days.  However, Godzilla was just slightly worse than this monster foray, so a clash of these titans, maybe more hype than horror.  2 out of 5 Kernels; Please let this be the last reboot of Mighty Joe's bigger cousin, or are we going to have a freshman film school student direct the next one and really kill the franchise.
It's Here!!!

It's Here!!!

The first, of two, #SeasonTwo #Trailers...

https://www.facebook.com/duskseries/videos/1460345167389107/

Debuted today @ #CharlotteComicon #BestOneDayCon
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Special thanks to Superhero Tyler Suggs and our amazing cast and crew for their remarkable work....
4 locations, 2 states, in 14 hours....

The next trailer will be posted in October.

Original music score composed and performed by Neil Lee Griffin of Antler Hill.
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

#DuskSeries...A major milestone!!!

A major milestone!!!

Thank you fans!

You have made our series a bigger success than we ever could have imagined!

Wait until you see what we have in store for you in #SeasonTwo!!!!

#1000





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Sunday, August 13, 2017

#CharlotteComiCon and #DuskSeries #DVDRelease update!

As we broadcasted at #CapeFearCon today, we have pushed back out our official DVD Release until October 31st, 2017.

We did this to ensure the highest quality production for our loyal fans and followers, and to guarantee, we are able to fill the DVD chock full of special features.

The DVD will NOW include:
Interactive menus
The full collection of LIVE episodes
The Majestic Cut (full length, polished, feature version of the series with soundtrack by Neil Lee Griffin and special effects)
Theme song by Neil Lee Griffin
Mal's Theme (featured in Season Two) by Amos Holt
Majestic Cut with Ron Rossmann and Tyler Suggs Commentary
Majestic Cut with Dennis Walls, James Hurley, and Megan Rogers Commentary
Gag Reel (s)
James Hurley Interview
Dennis Walls Interview
Original IndieGoGo Video with cast interviews
Unused footage and pics from Season One
Season Two Trailer and Title Sequence

However, fans can still PRE-PURCHASE the DVD at Charlotte Comicon Summer Show August 20th 2017....

We will have 150 pre-sales available!

Pre-Purchased  CHARLOTTECOMICON orders will receive the following:
A signed print of their choice
Exclusive access to online footage, not on the DVD
A chance to win our full-size con banner signed by the entire cast (email address required)
The first sneak peek at Episode 15 (Season Two) in February

The www.facebook.com/duskseries site will go live with its Pre-Orders on Oct.1!

ALL pre-purchased DVDs will be shipped out Oct. 31st!

*Please allow 5 - 7 days for shipping*

We apologize for the delay, but know our fans will truly appreciate the final product and the time we are taking to ensure they have something incredibly special!

And, remember, we are still looking for the following parts for undisclosed characters...

Tall, blonde female with athletic build, mid-20s
African American female, athletic build, mid-20s
Stocky male who can relay an authentic Irish accent
Unique male, varying build, comedic timing a must
Assorted Male and Female Extras...
All roles are unpaid, must be willing to sign a waiver and NDA...
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Auditions will be from 4pm until the end of the con.

Our panel will be at 10:45am...so don't miss it!

We will be debuting the #SeasonTwo Trailer, introducing the cast from Season Two, hosting a Q&A with the entire cast, and a live performance by Amos Holt of his original composition, Mal's Theme!

Cast members will be selling and signing prints from 12pm until 3pm!



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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

#AfterDusk LIVE from #CapeFearCon

A very special...

#AfterDusk

LIVE from Cape Fear Con 2017!

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During the #DuskSeries Q&A Panel...

Saturday, August 12th @ 3pm!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: Spiderman: Homecoming

Marvel's Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  This is one of the worst examples of pandering to a fandom, and that selfsame fandom accepting an inferior product just for the sake of seeing their favorite character grace the silver screen.   What follows is, what I can only imagine could be the studio's thought process.  Basically, we introduced this guy in Civil War, and we have done his backstory to death, so, now we HAVE to give him his own film, to continue making ungodly amounts of cash.   I know, let's surround him with a lackluster storyline that no one will care about who is over the age of 16, or has that mentality, villains who are as interesting as watching grass grow, and a suit that looks so CGI it nearly parodies itself.  Returning to reality, one would think this would be a recipe for disaster.  Nope, not when it comes to Marvel fans who made a film like Iron Man 3 a cash cow.   The good news, after the credits roll, you will appreciate the first two Raimi films, as you already should have.  Holland is, admittedly, the best Parker yet, while at the same time, being the worst Wall Crawler to date.  Tomei was a ludicrous casting choice for May, not through any fault of her own, but for the complete abandonment of any decent or even tangible character development.   However, the award for the most phoned in performance goes to, and this literally kills me to say, Keaton, who delivers a bored Batman as any even more boring Vulture.   I pray, my beloved franchise has not lost its way, and by the looks of Infinity War, I may have nothing to worry about.  However, as far as the Web Slinger is concerned, I think a supporting role may be the best fit for the youngest member of this cinematic universe's Avengers.  By the way, love the Stan Lee cameo, as always, and major props for the best end credit scene yet, courtesy of the Cap.  2 out of 5 Kernels; Downey Jr. didn't want to do a fourth Iron Man movie, funny, because this felt an awful lot like it was, or at least Iron Man 3.5.

#JustaQuickiePlease: Power Rangers (2017)

The show that, literally, today's kiddies and their parents have grown up with, thanks to a two decade plus run that appears to have no end, finally makes its blockbuster leap to the big screen. Dean Israelite, director of the failed POV time travel flick, Project Almanac, takes the helm of this ambitious project bringing us his interpretation of Saban's cash cow.  A daunting task, as far as, the hype is concerned, but not as much in the realms of acting, special effects, or story, as this Saturday morning staple obviously never boasted a focus in those areas.  I am not a fan of the show, so I must tread lightly because for me, this franchise has always been the equivalent of bad cosplay meets worse fight choreography, topped off by juvenile performances.   I have to say though, putting my disdain aside, this was not a horrible film.  The story telling was basic and predictable, yes, but the acting was somewhat credible and the effects quite impressive.  It is an honest flick, playing to its target audience; fans of the show, and a new, young generation that can relate to its characters, or at least, identify with them.  At moments, it felt like this could be this generation's Breakfast Club with robotic dinos and Zentai Suits.   Would I see it again, no, however, that doesn't mean it wasn't a fun ride in the moment.  2 out of 5 Kernels; it may not "Go...Go" all the way to the bank, but with a fairly unknown director leading the effort, and a rabid fandom permeated with unrealistic expectations, what did they expect.

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!!!



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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...