Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Gotham Grade: A+

Gotham Grade: A+

Holy Shite, Batman...best episode EVER!!!!!!!!

1. Frak Jared Leto...Jerome is DC's Joker!

You hear me Nolan, Snyder, Geoff...done deal!

2. So much Batmanness...so many geekgasms...

3. I will not kill...

If you didn't get full body goosebumps upon the utterance of that line...check your pulse...you may be dead...

4. The Riddler...no, really, the motherfraking Riddler...

I was half expecting Adam West and Burt Ward to run out in full regale to free Penguin from Nygma's highly elaborate, easily escapable trap...

Well, not so much on the easily escapable part...

But you get the point...

5. Bullock: "No one dies in Gotham"...

Cause he knew what was coming for Oswald...

6. Court is back in session...

7. I'm so excited evil Bruce is back...

Said no one who loves this show...

8. The final fight scene between Bruce and Jerome...

Still better than the entirety of D.O.J...

9. Looks like Jerome wasn't able to save face...

Ha...Ha...Ha...

If you didn't hear that in Jerome's laugh we can no longer be friends...

10. The countdown to the cowl begins...

NOW...

#Batmanhasarrived #Gotham #Fox #BestDCShowEver

Supergirl Grade: F-

Supergirl Grade: F-

Spoilers...as if anyone cared...

1. Livewire...

Proving bad cosplay is still alive and well in the DC Universe...

2. Bad guy and good guy pauses prior to attack...

Because you want to telegraph all of your intentions to your opponent...

3. Hey guys, let's not use the slow-mo technique during battle scenes anymore...

Unless we really want to highlight our piss poor choreography...

4. Because in DC's Danger Room rip-off Supergirl needs to leap over cement highway pylons...

I mean it's not like she can fly or anything...

5. Did they just outright steal the Star Wars Lightsaber Training Drones directly from the Disney lot...

6. Wynn...

When you need a high strung, stereotypical, over acting, nerd type in your show...

7. So, I guess every relationship scene with Alex is now supposed to possess all the maturity and depth of something right out of High School Musical...

8. There are moments this show feels like it is written like a first-year film school project...

And, those are the good moments...

9. Supergirl...

She is the liberal moral high road incarnate...

Tells James that he is unfit to be a hero...

Tells Mon-El he is unfit to be a hero...

Considers herself the "hero" even though she lets the homicidal villain (that she has been relentlessly pursuing, fearing she will cause mass death and destruction) suddenly go without consulting anyone or concern for any future collateral damage...

Because...reasons...

10. Thank's J'onn you did me a real favor and kindness in letting me go...

Even though you had no grounds to keep me imprisoned, in your little glass prison, while violating all of my constitutional rights in the process....

#DCWTF #Supergirl #CW #WCCB

The Dusk Series Official Summary

           Mankind, intoxicated by its arrogance and sense of entitlement, has insisted God abandon any intervention so man can evolve on its own. Humanity left to its own devices has fallen prey to the very supernatural powers once oppressed by divine authority. In order to maintain the fragile balance between reason and madness, agencies were created to protect the mortal realm, referred to as Top Side, from immortal threats called the Nocturne. Established first by the easily corruptible Templers, these institutions are now run by a clandestine group known only as Majestic and its enforcement unit, The Bureau. These two powers are dedicated to the governing of the Nocturne, creatures that include such horrifying entities as Vampires, Luna, Sorcerers, Telepaths, Seers, and evils indescribable by the tongues of gods and man. But, as the newest century has barely matured, a new and growing threat emerges. A long forgotten enemy has returned, hell-bent on fulfilling a treacherous prophecy that threatens all of existence, both dark and light. Will a cynical witch, with a forgotten past, a troubled psychic, and a vengeful bloodsucker be able to stop this rising dark tide? Or will our world, and any to come, face a judgment and damnation from a wickedness that redefines all that is known about fear?

At the edge of night, dusk’s legacy beckons, and darkness will fall.

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


Monday, January 30, 2017

The Dusk Series Official Banner and Poster




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#JustaQuickiePlease: Split Review

After a series of dismal failures, the once hailed, modern Hitchcockian director, M. Night Shyamalan is back doing what he does best, crafting edgy, compelling, and disturbing suspense thrillers.  His first small step on the road to this recovery was The Visit with its stellar performances, twisted script, and indie feel.  He follows that success up with this incredibly imaginative, disconcertingly ominous, and purposefully claustrophobic examination of abuse, societal and self-ostracization, mental illness, and, eventually, survival.  McAvoy is a true thespian.  His performance is sheer genius and entirely believable.  Anya Taylor Joy (Morgan) is perfectly cast as the outcast desperately trying to avoid society because of a gut-wrenching trauma.  The remaining cast is solid, not outstanding, but they flesh out their respective roles effectively enough.  Shyamalan forces the audience to face some seriously dark issues, just as much as McAvoy's conflicted character does to his hapless hostages.  And, as cliched as this may sound regarding this particular director, it has the best twist of his entire cinematic career.  In the end, this is a story of becoming; evolving based on multiple factors and the accountability to the choices made during that metamorphosis.  Pain, internalized, that mercilessly presses one soul to rise as a hero while another falls deeper into a horrific madness.  4 out of 5 Kernels: All the signs show that this film will become an unbreakable compliment to this director's resume, and it doesn't take a sixth sense to realize that.

The Dusk Series Intro Video and IndieGoGo Campaign Launch





A groundbreaking new web series called Dusk filmed entirely on Facebook LIVE. That’s right Facebook LIVE…what you will see will be happening in real time. It's a 14 episode horror/action/dark comedy series debuting February 19th, 2017.

The story of a cynical witch who works for a clandestine agency charged with protecting the world from supernatural forces.  While investigating a murder, she is forced to make some dangerous allies to uncover a sinister agenda and battle an evil which appears to have no equal, all the while she begins to discover a past that has been hidden from her and, for good reason.

As you can imagine, this is a highly ambitious and incredibly challenging project, but we have the amazing cast and crew to make it happen!

Filmed entirely in Charlotte, NC and professionally choreographed by Devil May Care Cosplay and Productions...this will set a new standard in web broadcasts!

If you enjoy anime, the supernatural, vampires, werewolves, magic, betrayal, and a deep, rich story...you will LOVE the Dusk Series!
As you can imagine, this is a highly ambitious and incredibly challenging project.

You too can be part of something revolutionary!

Check out our IndieGoGo campaign @ https://igg.me/at/theduskseries/x/15274590
and the remarkable perks we are offering to our supporters.

Follow our Facebook page…@ Facebook.com/Dusk Series to keep updated on all of our progress and to view the LIVE broadcasts when they debut.

The series trailer will be released on 2/12/17 with first pre-recorded episode debuting 2/19/17, and our first LIVE episode on 3/12/17.

Follow us on Twitter @theduskseries and on Instagram @duskseries.

Because come this February…Darkness will fall…

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

#JustaQuickiePlease: The Accountant Review

A cerebral action movie?  Does such an animal exist?  Apparently so, as the Accountant accomplishes the impossible task of proving a film can possess both brain and brawn simultaneously.  The thoroughly imaginative and sophisticated story of a traumatic childhood, told through engaging and compelling flashbacks, reaping a lethal and conflicted eventuality with two of the coolest twists to visit the silver screen.   I have to admit, I was significantly concerned when I realized that this script would explore autism in the manner in which it proposed.  However, both the writers, director, and Affleck, himself, utterly impressed me with the respect and creativity they demonstrated in their formulation and performances.  In fact, Affleck's portrayal and evolution of his tormented character only showcases how truly talented the actor is.  The remaining cast is good, not great, which is the only downside to this otherwise conscientiously crafted production.  Don't expect this to be a right out of the gate punch fest.  Instead, the finitely choreographed combat sequences compliment the story, moving it forward rather than dominating it.  In the end, this is a tale of redemption and familiar bonds, told in an authentic but understandably unconventional, albeit controversial way.   4 out of 5 Kernels: the numbers add up, and The Accountant's balanced mix of drama, excitement, and thrills is an equation for cinematic success.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Arrow Grade: D-

Arrow Grade: D-

The only spoiler is the fact that the writers appear to have completely given up on this once amazing show...

1. Let's start with the pros...

No Dirtbikes...

Diggle doesn't wear that God awful helmet...

Okay, done...

2. If you are going to try to hide the fact that Talia is Prometheus maybe not have her show up in a flashback in nearly the same fraking outfit...

Just saying...

3. The most interesting version of Laurel yet...

Yeah, let's give her one episode and call it a day...

4. And Felicity's purpose on the show is...

No, seriously, it's a legitimate question...

5. This is how a script is crafted...

1 Introduction
2) Flashback
3) Cry talk
4) Oliver blames himself for everything
5) Felicity does something unnecessary and condescending
6) Flashback
7) Team snowflake whines about something
8) Flashback
9) Knockoff Casey Jones tries to act tough
10) Flashback
11) Badly choreographed action sequence
12) Flashback
13) Someone regrets something
14) Credits

Rinse and repeat...

6. Why does the DC Universe even have secret hideouts...

I feel like Inigo Montoya everytime they use the word secret...

I'm all like...

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

7. Let's keep the supernatural hero as obsolete as possible because we know if we truly use him every episode would last about 11 minutes...

8. Yeah, let's do something wildly original...

We will have this woman with an inexplicably convenient sonic scream replace Black Canary...

And even better, she looks just like Laurel except she will be totally hardcore...

Like soap opera level gangsta...

9. The Arrowverse...

Where scientific fact, the legal system, and military protocol have absolutely no bearing...

You know like DC Legends of Tomorrow...

But with lots more leather and dirtbikes...

Oh yes, the dirtbikes...

10. Remember that cool new hero the Vigilante that was introduced at the beginning of the season...

Yeah, apparently no one else does either...

#Arrow #CW #WCCB #DChasfailedthisshow #DChasfaileditsfans

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

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

Warning spoilers...or are they spoiler decoys...

1. May is the chosen one...

We all knew it...

Frak you Keanu...

But does that make Fury Morpheus...

2. Let's move all of your super secret stuff to my military installation where it will be safe...

Marvel's version of famous last words...

3. Fitz is getting all Ex Machina ain't he...

4. Think Coulson isn't the sexy beast of all sexy beasties...

May's LMD is willing to do whatever it takes to get all Fifty Shades of Chrome with him...

5. Ratcliffe is a cowardly scientist who only looks out for himself...

Has nobody on the S.H.I.E.L.D team ever seen any of the three Mummy movies...

6. The soft side of Mack...

Glad that's over...

Now get back to some serious arse kicking with your awesome W.O.W Shotgun...

7. Don't worry Fitz...

It's not the first time that getting some head ruined a relationship...

BOOM...hell yeah...I went there...

8. And, suddenly A.O.S has become the prequel to Battlestar Galactica...

Everyone is a freaking Cylo...I mean LMD...

9. The first totaly believeable villian in the Marvel Universe...

A member of Congress...

10. Only a guy with a flaming skull and the sexy terminator lady could make the Inhumans the most boring part of this show...

#Marvel #MarvelAOS #AgentsofShield #Savethisshow #ABC

Thursday, January 26, 2017

DC Legends of Tomorrow Grade: F-

DC Legends of Tomorrow Grade: F-

To call this show idiotic is an offense to ignorance...

1. The writers got so far up George Lucas' arse that they could count the fillings from the back of his throat...

2. Okay, writers...

Let me try to explain to you the paradox of altering timelines...

If Poor Man's Colossus and Ray were truly inspired by Lucas...

And if he never made the films that inspired them...

Then they would INSTANTANEOUSLY disappear...

Because those future selves would not exist...

They would have never joined the team...

Which means everything the team had done up to that point would have been altered...

So, the events that took place up to that point would have changed...

And then Rip would not have disappeared...

So, he would have never interacted with Lucas....

Which means the Legion of Doom (it literally hurts me to call them that) would have never interfered...

Lucas would have never left filmmaking...

And then we would the DC's equivalent of Groundhog Day...

Are we clear....

What, you don't care...

You are just waiting to be canceled so you can be put out of your misery...

Ok, moving on...

3.  Hey, Rip...

Can I please borrow the Spear of Destiny to alter reality so this show will never have existed...

4. So, let me get this right...

Two League of Assassin alumni can't shoot straight with a laser gun...

That actually makes perfect sense...

After all, this is a George Lucas tribute...

That was just their homage to Stormtroopers...

5. Again, let's keep the nuclear guy's two parts separated with an asininely unnecessary side story....

Because this episode, as well as every episode before that, would have lasted 5 minutes if they didn't...

6.  Congrats writers...

You managed to make the last interesting character on your show, Mick, completely boring...

Kudos...

7. How exactly did Vixen qualify for the Justice Society of America...

Are fighting skills not part of the entrance exam...

8. To mention Howard the Duck in this show is an insult to the film quality of Howard the Duck...

9. Sara...

Please go back to Arrow...

At least you can save one show...

10. Reverse Flash needs sidekicks because...

No seriously....

I need a fraking answer here...

#CW #WCCB #Legends #DCLegendsofTomorrow #LegendsofTomorrow #DCHatesTheirFans

Flash Grade: A-

Flash Grade: A-

Spoilers so good...they may cause a paradox...

1. What exactly does the S.T.A.R. Labs Museum showcase...

How it nearly destroyed the city and put thousands of lives in jeopardy...

Or how the guy who ran turned out to be a murderous madman...

Marketing that might be a bit of an issue...

2. So, we screwed up the past enough now...

Let's focus our destructive time travel powers on the future...

3. Iris and Barry's loft...

Imagine if MTV's Cribs existed in the DC Universe...

4. I think Cisco just out douche bagged the old Harrison Wells...

Impressive...

5. Vibe has a female counterpart...

Will he destroy her or just date her...

6. Really...

A snowflake necklace to repress Caitlin's powers...

Hey, writers...

Disney doesn't own DC yet...

Can we stop trying to make Frost more and more like a BDSM Elsa...

That would be great...

7. Never have supper at a West household...

Adopted or otherwise...

Crap always hits the fan right after one of their dinner parties...

8. Here's a great idea...

Let's get the guy who hates Metas, detests Barry, and was once Dr. Alchemy to be part of our team and thereby have access to all of our secrets and weapons...

That couldn't possibly bring about the return of Savitar...

The evil plot device strikes again...

9.  H.R. was trying to go all Call of Duty on the god of speed...

10. Can we address the 300lb gorilla in the room...

I mean on the news feed, please...

#Flash #WCCB #CW #DCWin #TrialoftheFlash

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Supergirl Grade: F-

Supergirl Grade: F-

This show has become so idiotic...Zoolander approves...

1.  Official series name change...

Alex Danver's Love Life (and some Supergirl to fill in the gaps)...

2. Alien world's atmosphere is too dangerous to Martians because of the amount of glass fragments in the air...

But perfectly safe for D.E.O agents who wear nothing more than standard issue tactical gear...

Cause...Frak science...

3.  A Yellow Sun Grenade...

Really...

REALLY...

4. Thanks, Kevin Smith...

It's nice to know nepotism is alive and well...

5. Alien scientist disguised as a human on earth feels the need to remain in human form on his own world...

6.  Enemy Mine called...

They want their storyline, sets, and aliens back...

7. Stereotypical female villian is stereotypical...

8. The Guardian...

DC's version of Ironman minus anything that makes Ironman actually cool...

9. DC knows how to write women...

Latest example...

A once bad arse female D.E.O agent participates in, what can only be described as. utterly unbelievable giddy pre-teen girl talk with her Superhero sister where all of her subordinates can see and hear...

This show is literally the epitome of Progressive hypocrisy...

10.  Apparently, all you need to get pass the D.E.O security is a name...

Doesn't even have to be yours...

Or spelled correctly...

CPI and ADT must not exist, at all, in the DC Multiverse...

#Whataletdown #WorstshowownCW #Supergirl #CW #DCfaileditsfans

Gotham Grade: A+

Gotham Grade: A+

Best episode to date!

1. Hey, writers...were we deliberately trying to set a record for cramming the most Joker storylines into one episode...

Cause I think you may have achieved it...

2. Barbara Kean...

If Tom Cruise and Charlie Sheen had a daughter...

3. Dwight wasn't able to save face now, was he...

4. Lee can forgive her Mafioso father in law but Jim Gordon is somehow beyond her mercy...

5. Bruce and Selina...

Still a better couple than Twilight...

6. The Ledger smile...

The Nicholson laugh...

That Hamill voice...

Jerome is the Joker of all Jokers...

7. Was it just me...

Or does Jerome and Lee have chemistry...

Nah, maybe that's just the Smilex gas talking...

8.  It's official...

BATMAN is in the building...

9. Kane Chemicals...Kane Chemicals...

C'mon Heller...you gave us Jerome...

Now bring in the Ace...

10. That moment you realize that the worst psychopath has just be resurrected, caused a city-wide blackout, and has hundreds of lunatic minions raring to go....

Even Jim Gordon wishes they would hurry up in bringing Batman on...

#DCWin #Gotham #Fox #Jerome


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came out and supported everyone and everything going on. We appreciate you!

And thanks for having us back Shelby Comic Con!!! Always a pleasure!

The Batman with Scarecrow of the South - Neil Lee Griffin


Thursday, January 19, 2017

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

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

The only spoilers for this show are the steadily dropping ratings...

1. Was it just me...

Or did anyone else hear the Terminator soundtrack running through your head when May discovered the exoskeleton under her wound...

2. Fitz is saving Aida's head...

Insert your dirty joke here...

3. Why do I have the unmistakable urge to call Chris Hansen everytime Talbot enters the room...

4. Of course, right in the middle of an inescapable firefight...

Marvel finally honors The Patriots canon...

Thanks, guys...no, seriously...thanks...

5. Geesh...

Mack really has a thing for Axes...

He's kinda like the Gimli of the team...

Only way taller...

6. Coulson's back in charge...

7. Well, Burrows career took a real nose dive...

Get it...

Get it...

Okay, moving on...

8. Does Daisy's range just consist of varying degrees of pout...

9. Countdown until Ms. Ultron kills Radcliffe begins...now...

10. Kidnapping May was probably the least sensical option to infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D...
I mean, it's not like there was a better choice...

Like maybe a high ranking science officer who wouldn't have warrior-like strength and persistence but access to all of the agencies secret files...

But there wasn't anyone like that available...right...

*coughs Simmons*

#MarvelAOS #AgentsofShield #LMD #ABC #KeepWatching

Gotham Grade: A-

Gotham Grade: A-

Is it possible that this show literally out Burtons, Tim Burton...

1. Jerome!

2. Who else called Clayface as Papa Penguin's doppleganger...anyone...anyone...

3. JEROME!

4. Hey, Penguin...That award went straight to his head...

5. JEROME!!

6. If loving Jim is wrong...Lee doesn't want to be right...

7. JEROME! JEROME!

8. Is Zsasz the most chill hitman or what...

9. JEROME!  JEROME!  JEROME!

10. Oh...and did I mention...

J...E...R...O...M...E!!!!

#Gotham #FOX #Jerome #BestShowonTV

Monday, January 16, 2017

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

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

So...where do we go after the guy with the flaming skull for a head...oh, I know...let's do Ultron 1.5...

1. Fitz...we all know you wanted to get busy with Ada...

We all know...

2. She's a robot...

He's got a robot arm...

Hey, it could work...who are we to judge...

3. New drinking game...

Take a shot everytime a robot overload comment, 80's sci-fi reference or Mack panic attack occurs...

You'll be drunk 15 minutes in...

Seriously, Marvel writers...seriously...

4. Radcliffe turns out to be a bad guy...

Nooo...that was totally unexpected...

The next thing you will tell me is water is wet...

5. So Radcliffe has a whole team of Adas at his disposal...

Start getting them some cool costumes and they can become...

The Ade-vengers...

6. The Darkhold...

The only book sought after more than the next Games of Thrones novel...

7. Marvel writers are apparently big fans of Westworld...

2 years until Season Two...we can't wait that long...

Ladies and gentlemen...Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: LMD...

8. Anyone else think Radcliffe just wants to watch May and Coulson get it on...

9. What is it with speedsters getting shot in the Marvel Universe...

Did Josh Whedon just hate Flash comics as a kid...

10. Quake and the Patriot...

The New X-Men...

If the X stood for Xanax...

#MarvelsAOS #Agentsofshield #LMD #ABC

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: Underworld: Blood Wars Review

We have officially come full circle in a franchise that has lived way too long past its prime.  What was once a sleek, edgy, and unique take on the vampire mythos has now become nothing more than an excuse to drain the proverbial well.  Beckinsale returns as the iconic Death Dealer, with an S&M fashion sense, but this time to protect the world against, prepare for the huge surprise, a Lycan leader hell bent on destroying what is left of the covens.   However, instead of attempting an iota of something new or original, this flick tries to poorly create a Lord of the Ring style saga or should I say outright steal it.  How you ask?  Let's sum up the last half of this movie, shall we.  A Gandolf styled female vampire, assists an Aragorn-like male vampire, with an ancient sword of the elders in a battle in a white tower.   Any questions?  Add to that, some of the worst GCI to come down the pike since Legends of Tommorrow hit the CW airwaves, and you have an epic disaster that is weak on story, sadly repetitive, overtly predictable, and tragically reliant on action sequences riddled with poorly produced slow motion effects.   Not to mention, editing that is so abrupt it nearly causes motion sickness.  But thank God, we have a lead female villain who spends most of the film accentuating her exposed cleavage because we wouldn't want to miss any stereotypes since it is obvious the director was going for the brass ring of cliched writing.  1 out of 5 Kernels; this film sucked in all the wrong ways.

Friday, January 6, 2017

HARLEen QUINzel Update: 1/6/2017

I am sad to announce that my involvement in the HARLEen QUINzel project has been reduced to screenwriter only.  I will no longer be playing Batman in the film or involved in any further promotions and marketing.  This was a decision I made, based on creative differences with the director.  It was a tough decision, but I feel that it will benefit the overall production.   I hope you will all continue to support this amazing feature length fan film and its incredible cast.

Thank you.