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Hardware / Re: TeeVee's
« on: July 20, 2018, 08:44:14 pm »
Well, I finally upgraded to a 4k TV....but it was out of necessity because my last TV didn't turned out to be a POS that didn't make it a year and a half before I was having issues with it and then maybe 3 months ago the entire screen was washed out. I could still watch certain things that were "lit" well in scenes. But if it was a night scene, it was impossible to see anything. So yeah, my TV arrived today. Still getting the lay of the land. Checked out a couple of 4k videos. Color me impressed.

Off-Topic / Re: Politics
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:30:01 am »
I've been livid the past week ever since that treasonous Summit between Adolf Drumpf and Putin. He sold us out and now we have to deal with the fact that he is inviting Mr KGB to the White House. This is unreal and has me deeply concerned, especially with the inaction of the GOP on Capitol Hill. Seriously, what the f*ck are they thinking to do nothing about this. Were is the outrage. Look, I expected this from Adolf and the GOP. My rage is in the fact that those spineless cowards are choosing not to do anything. Look at it this way, the American people are adrift out in the sea....we are drowning and just out of reach on a boat are the GOPer's and Adolf, hording and refusing to throw us life jackets to save us. Instead, they are using the life jackets to sit on as they laugh and drink their champagne as they mock those drowning.


Breaking Bad Comic Con 10th Anniversary Panel | SDCC 2018

Watching this right now.

Television / etter Call Saul (Season 4 - 2018)
« on: July 19, 2018, 07:27:44 pm »
Better Call Saul Season 4 Comic-Con Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Man, I can't wait for Season 4 to drop. Out of all the shows I watch, THIS is the hardest and longest wait of them all.

Short Films / Re: Nathan Fillion in Uncharted
« on: July 19, 2018, 07:06:05 pm »
Nathan Fillion Solves Wood Puzzles While Telling Us Why He Loves Uncharted

I actually do wonder if Chip and I were ever at SDCC at the same time and missed each other.

More than likely.

I don't miss going to Comic Con anymore. I'm done with everything you just pointed out. It's just too much and other than the free swap changing year to year, nothing else does. I'm content to just watch Live Coverage from the comfort of my home.

Comic Books & Art / Comic Con 2018 (July 1922 Preview Night July 18)
« on: July 18, 2018, 05:06:54 pm »
Sideshow Live from San Diego Comic-Con 2018!

It's Comic Con time. Been watching the Sideshow Booth live from the floor. A lot of cool looking statues. Posting the video of the Live feed. Tomorrow is when we get wall to wall coverage of Comic Con.

Music / Re: Drum Gods: Past, Present and Future
« on: July 18, 2018, 05:03:00 pm »
Hot Drum Solo by 13-Year-Old Daniel Varfolomeyev!

This kid is really good.

Aaron Paul Discovers Bryan Cranston Living in Breaking Bad RV // Omaze

5 minutes of awesomeness. They are just so f*cking good together every time they get together and make one of these viral shorts.

Now Playing: Movies / Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:41:16 am »
Bohemian Rhapsody - Trailer #2 (2018) Rami Malek, Mike Myers

The second trailer is even better than the first one. This is looking really good and what about that final shot? Wow! They actually recreated their infamous Live Aid performance. Can't wait for this movie.

Short Films / Re: Nathan Fillion in Uncharted
« on: July 16, 2018, 06:58:09 pm »
Is there anything Nathan can't do? Seriously....make this a legit franchise with him in the role. It will make loads of money. Now, which studio is gonna step up to the plate and make this happen?

DVD's & Blu-rays / Atomic Blonde (2017)
« on: July 14, 2018, 08:32:15 pm »
Atomic Blonde (2017)
4 Stars out of 5


So, how do you actually make an 80's flick and not have it look anything like you expect an 80's flick to be when it's set in a very visual decade? Ya set it in Berlin. I had no idea going into Atomic Blonde that it was going to be set in the 80's. I can't remember if the Trailer at the time it dropped, if it ever made it clear what decade it would be in. I remember watching the trailer, but it went by so fast that as soon as it ended, I forgot about it. But the one thing I have been hearing a lot about was that this movie had to be seen, so my expectations were kinda high going into this and it doesn't disappoint. If I had to describe Atomic Blonde, it's basically a female version of Jason Bourne, which means this movie is gritty and violent. There are plenty of action scenes here, but it's one fight scene in particular that will leave you begging stunned in all it's glory.

When the forementioned fight starts off, I wasn't acutely aware what was happening at first. You're watching the fight unfold and then after a few minutes, I realized "hey, this is a one shot/one take scene. As the fight goes onward, you really become even more impressed by what you are witnessing. The amount of choreography and rehersals that went into this had to have been weeks because everyone had to hit their marks precisely: the actors, camera man, stunt men, crew, you name it. One wrong move and it would ruin the take. Now, this is what I perceived it to be. I couldn't recall any "cuts" off the top of my head. But what's kinda making me think it had to be some sort of "trick" is that as the fight continues on,  Charlize Theron is taking a massive beating, her face is a mess....bloody and all. So I don't know how or where that was coming from during this one shot. Obviously they are going beat her up to a bloody pulp. So, I'm really curious how they did that.

Anyway, the story is good. The twist keep you guessing to the very end and even I kind of didn't see it coming because we are lead down different roads before we arrive at the end. Yeah, I highly recommend checking this out. Fun movie and a greatest hits soundtrack of all the 80's biggest songs you know, love and remember. If it wasn't for the songs and the Berlin wall, I would never remember when this  was taking place. Flick looks "dated", but current if that makes sense. It seems modern. 4 Stars out of 5.

Music / Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« on: July 13, 2018, 07:53:09 pm »
Jump - Van Halen but it's a complete **** show

This is f*cking hilarious! I don't know what's funnier...Dave's nonsensical singing or Alex's drum fills.

Television / 12 Monkeys (Season 4 - The Final Season - 2018)
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:44:40 pm »
12 Monkeys (Season 4 - The Final Season - 2018)


OMG. I misspoke when I said that Season 3 was one of the best seasons ever for a series. Honestly, Season 4 makes every thing I thought about last season seem quaint by comparison. Okay, not really. Season 3 rocks...but Season 4, the Final Season just blew my f*cking mind. Every episode, and I mean EVERY episode this season was better than the last. I've never quite experience anything like Season 4 before because everything was ramping up from the very beginning and it wouldn't slow down or let up until we reach the very end of the series. With the writers/showrunners knowing full well this would be the swan song, they would be able to craft a truly epic story, tie up all the loose ends and revisit fan favorite characters from the past who were no longer around and it was fantastic. I can't say enough good things about the series and more importantly this season. There is so much to talk many memorable moments to savor. There were a couple of scenes that I'm gonna forever be grateful to have witnessed (get it?)  ;D. When are you ever going to get the chance to see Jennifer Goines singing Pink's U + Ur Hand to Hitler of all people and not stand up and cheer for it. It has to be seen to be believed.

Emily Hampshire performance the entire series is the reason why I tuned in for each episode and why she is easily my favorite character. But the entire cast is just superb. Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Barbara Sukowa, Todd Stashwick, Alisen Down, Kirk Acevedo and later Brooke Williams just delivered every time they were on screen. Can't forget Tom Noonan either. I won't be able to think of him in any other role now after his turn as The Tall Man. One last thing, I gotta point out that the writers did an amazing job, not only in keeping everything in line and making sense, but the ability to deliver a Series Finale that didn't disappoint one bit. It's very rare that we ever get to walk away from something so good and being let down at the very end. There is so much to talk about....but in the off chance that anyone that stumbles across this thread that hasn't yet watched it, I won't spoil it for ya. Please, go watch the entire season and then come back.

As a writer myself, the one thing I was looking forward to most was the Epilogue. Why? Well, when you watch something like this that is so good, I have a tendency to want to write "my ending" or how I want to see it play out. Happy to say that I was damn close. Nearly 95% of what makes up the epilogue is what I wrote down for myself. The 5% I didn't get? Well, watch the series, come back and post here and ask me about it and I'll gladly tell ya. I'm definitely gonna be picking up the eventual DVD Box Set for 12 Monkey's. 10 Stars out of 10.

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