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Now Playing: Movies / Re: Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
« on: May 23, 2019, 06:41:07 am »
Teaser Trailer

It's just a Teaser Trailer, but it did enough to whet my appetite. "My name is Sarah Conner". That's all you needed to say. Now take my money!

Music / Re: KISS (The Replacement Lineup) - Discography
« on: May 22, 2019, 05:04:48 pm »
Welcome Back!

Da fuq?!

Would have been better if they all sang Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-barino instead!! 🤘😎🤘

Music / Re: Van Halen - Discography (The Sammy Hagar Years)
« on: May 22, 2019, 03:02:37 pm »
I heard last night that Dave was going to be doing a Residency in Vegas now that the VH Tour is DOA in 2019. Are there at least 20 people that will go to this thing? He's still going to sound like sh*t. More so than before because at least you had Eddie's guitar to drown him out.

Music / Re: Van Halen - Discography (The Sammy Hagar Years)
« on: May 22, 2019, 02:38:21 pm »
I haven't had time to listen yet. Maybe I shouldn't. I know that Dave, Ed and Alex are dicks and Mike can do no wrong. That's all I need to know.

Television / Re: Game of Thrones (Season 8 - 2019)
« on: May 21, 2019, 11:00:43 am »
GoT Star Slams Fan Petition For Season 8 Remake

I of course have been devouring every GoT Reaction video that pops into my YouTube feed just for the comments.

Now Playing: Movies / Re: Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
« on: May 21, 2019, 07:03:25 am »
Teaser Announcement

Full Trailer dropping this Thursday! Bring it! I can't wait!!

Music / Re: Guitar Gods: Past, Present and Future
« on: May 21, 2019, 06:46:39 am »
Paul Gilbert - I Own A Building (Behold Electric Guitar)

THIS is going on my playlist.

Television / Game of Thrones (Season 8 - 2019)
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:30:29 am »
Game of Thrones (Season 8 - 2019)
3 Stars out 5


So who will end up sitting on the Iron Throne at the end of what has arguably been one hell of a ride the last 8 years. That has been the one question every single fan of the show has been asking with each successive season and certainly one that has always been on my mind as I devoured each and every episode of what I consider to be one of the greatest series of all time. In the one does. But before we get to that. I have to talk about the other "stuff" that happens along the way in this truncated season of only 6 episodes. Sure, the last 4 episodes are of theatrical movie lengths, but how long or short an episode doesn't factor into whether Season 8 was a good season or a bad season. It doesn't matter. Story does. And this is where I have some issues with Season 8.

Given the amount of time we are working with, a lot and I mean a loooooooot of this season felt very rushed and at times it seemed the writers were actually very lazy in fleshing anything out or at least giving the viewer things we have been waiting years for and built up over time to a satisfying end. Case in point. If you have followed the exploits of all the characters, you are definitely one that has thought long and hard how Cersei Lannister would meet her demise. Maybe it's the fault of the viewer to take things to the extreme and craft your own way she should perish...but how can you not go to the extreme while watching Game of Thrones, which the entire series is built upon each and every season? So, no, it's now the viewers's damn well the fault of the writers and it was a cop out.

To have Cersei , along with Jaime Lannister get crushed by failing debris while King's Landing is being destroyed felt like a HUGE betrayal as a long time fan of the series. Really? This is how you want to give to the fans? Debris??? Given how horrible she was as a "Queen" and as a person in general, every one of my scenarios was based on the idea that she would get her comeuppance in the end, where the camera zooms into her face and we see in her eyes everything she has ever done wrong hitting her smack in the face as someone (take your pick) thrust that blade into her. Nope. We don't get that and we are deprived of that moment. Fail. There were other screw-ups that didn't give us what we wanted. Euron Greyjoy's demise also failed to deliver for me. But it was a misdirect at the time, so I didn't dwell on it in the moment. The way they left it, I was of the mindset that he would pop up down the road during Cersei and Jaime's escape. That never panned out and that's when it dawned on me how crappy his ending turned out to be.

With regards to The Hound and The Mountain. This was good, bad and funny as f*ck given what I was witnessing. They have been teasing their inevitable showdown for years now and this one probably near the top of things I have been patiently waiting for. The fight was just way too short to my liking. And yes, I still think it should have been bloodier....or more brutal than it was. Sure, stabbing Mountain over and over is "brutal", but not in the way fans, myself included have built their clash up to be. I always KNEW that neither one was going to beat the other. I KNEW they would end up killing each other in the end and that's what we got, which was someone satisfying. Now the funny of it all is how BLATANT they ripped off the final showdown of Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker at the end of Return of the Jedi.

There's no getting around what they did here. From the "Vader" helmet the Mountain was wearing, to his unmasking to reveal a f*cked up visage, who looked exactly like Skywalker, albeit one on steroids and of the same complexion, I couldn't believe how ballsy both writers were. Sure, I get that you're off to write your own Star Wars Trilogy, but you don't need to life from existing Star Wars lore to finish GoT.

So, was Season 8 all bad? Yes and no. There were a lot of things I did like. I don't think it's as bad as everyone is making it out to be. It's got its problems for sure. The standout episode for me of course was the War against the White Walkers that had a very satisfying conclusion by having Arya Stark and her 'Needle' to kill the Night King. And this is kind of where the story itself goes off the rails with each subsequent episode being less than the previous due to characters, especially that of Daenerys. I dunno, I get that she was now paranoid with news of Jon Snow as the rightful King being spread to the people and usurping her own power. But her fall from grace was just too fast (also a product of having little time to write for). So her decent was unsatisfactory for me. 

The Finale though was a huge letdown for sure. By "ending", I don't mean just the last episode. It's the culmination of the last 3 as a whole that just didn't give me what I want. I did however have Bran picked as the one that would in fact become the new King. But he, nor Daenerys ever got to sit on the Iron Throne as she was murdered by Jon and her Dragon, out of anger lays waste to the Throne with his blowtorch rage. So, there was no Throne left. Banishing Jon Snow to the Wall....again, kind of was pointless. There are no White Walkers to defend against and just didn't make sense as a form of punishment. Bran is the King, what he says is law, so he could have, and should have given Jon a pardon. Oh, well, that's all for now. I'm sure I will come back to this thread over time as more stuff come bubbling up as I give Season 8 more thought. For now, this will do..........

Music / Re: Vinnie Vincent - Discography
« on: May 18, 2019, 05:54:17 pm »
So word on the street is that a whopping 6 people bought "tickets" to the Vinnie Con Job and apparently they have been given a full refund.

Told ya.

Vinnie is a f*cking douche bag. What is in that sick, depraved mind of his that tells him that it's okay to constantly lead his "fans" time and time again.

DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
« on: May 17, 2019, 06:40:24 pm »
Post Malone, Swae Lee - Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

And speaking of music, THIS was and IS the BEST song in the movie for me.

DVD's & Blu-rays / Re: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
« on: May 17, 2019, 03:11:03 pm »
How Animators Created the Spider-Verse | WIRED

THIS should have been on the DVD, or something similar to this. We don't get anything like this vid, which is a shame. Hopefully a tricked out Blu-ray Edition will.

Music / Re: Guitar Gods: Past, Present and Future
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:46:55 am »
The Game Of Thrones Theme Song | Custom Shop | Fender

I still say that the Game of Thrones Theme Song is one of the greatest ever for a TV Series and every time the opening hits, it gets me extremely pumped for the forthcoming GoT episode. So, to have these Rock Legends playing their interpretation of the song was damn f*cking cool to say the least. With that said, Kristian Nairn should have been invited to sit in for obvious reasons.

Now Playing: Movies / Re: John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
« on: May 13, 2019, 11:08:30 am »

That was awesome!!, EXCELLENT!!!

DVD's & Blu-rays / Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
« on: May 11, 2019, 08:27:37 pm »
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
5 Stars out of 5


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse more than live up to my expectations. It exceeded it. I knew that this was going to be a great movie just based on the Trailer itself. But man o man, what a joyous and fun movie this turned out to be. Immediately you are hit visually by the stunning animation that pulls from a lot of sources to give you a well-rounded feast for the eyes. If you are a fan of CGI, traditional 2D animation or the source material this comes from: Comic Books, you are going to absolutely LOVE this movie. But this movie is so much more than that. I do have to point out a couple of sequences that take place that I have NEVER seen in any animated film: TIME LAPSES!!! Seriously, this is when I knew the film makers were thinking outside of the box to make this as legit as any traditional live action flick.

As for the story itself. Love it. Really happy to see Miles Morales finally getting his own movie to shine in. You just absolutely love the kid and what he is taking on when becoming Spider-Man for the first time. There is a lot of heart here that will have you choking up at times. But there are plenty of laughs as well. Some funny sh*t that had me belly laughing all through the movie. Out of all the people that lend their voices here, the only one that I absolutely recognize was Jake Johnson who was perfectly cast as the older and sloppier Peter Parker / Spider-Man. I want a sequel just to hear more from him. But yeah, I was shocked to see that Nick Cage was in this. I wasn't really paying attention to the voice, but in hindsight, yeah, it's unmistakable. Love, love, love the Stan Lee cameo. I wasn't really looking for or expecting to see a cameo for him. It was a nice touch. Be sure to stick with the Closing Credits. One of the best....and funniest you will ever see and yes, stay for the post credit scene(s) that will have you howling in delight. OMG, so funny. Highly recommend this as a Buy for sure.

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