Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (Part 1 of 2)

The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (Part 1 of 2)
Well, I finally watched this crowd-funded documentary and it was worth it. It has some amazing footage never ever seen before. The doc actually gives you a clear reason (reasons) into why the Superman Lives movie fell apart. Spoiler Alert, WB has a ton of losing box office returns due to poor movies and Superman Lives was costing way too much to make. (Upwards of 300 projected) So, WB pulled the plug.
It was often reported that Burton lost interest in the project and left, but that was not the case. Burton was truly into the project and seemed to be into it with a full creative drive. And, somehow he was willing to work with John Peters again despite the fact they hated each other during Batman 89. Burton seemed to be drawn to Clark Kent/Superman being an outsider than anything else. I also think he latched on to the Lex Luthor/Brainiac thing.
The movie was going on full steam ahead when WB ran into some major bombs and the budget for SL was growing bit out of hand. Plus, WB still felt the burn from Batman and Robin. So, they pulled the plug in midstream. I think of the people working on the movie got 10% of their money from working on the project. I believe Burton did.
It is a great documentary with some great interviews from Burton, Kevin Smith and John Peters. Yet, there is no new interview with Nic Cage though, but you will see a lot with him in the documentary.
The documentary also goes into detail about the casting of Nic Cage and the issues fans had with said casting. I mean the documentary covers a lot of groundwork, but some of the best comes from Burton/Peters and Smith, because they all had their own competing views on what Superman meant for the story.
Overall, this doc is truly enjoyable with some wonderful insight into where comic book movies were in the 90s and where they were heading in the 2000s. Would Superman Lives be that connections between 90s and 2000 eras of movies? I am not sure. I am very happy that I got to see this crowd-funded doc. Not as much was known about this aborted project until now. So , check it out.

Grade: A-

Monday, November 23, 2015

Jared, 15 year foot longs

Looking a little puffy there, Jared.  I guess you're not on the Subway Diet anymore.

Well, Jared the Subway Guy will be going away to prison for 15 years. And, this guy was one of the worst people in the world. I still can't believe he bragged about seeking and finding the underage girls to another person, plus this guy had a wife and kids. When he would go on these tours, he would seek out these children like a predator and he loved it.
He was cruising in middle schools...middle schools.
Plus, his child obesity charity never ever helped fight obesity and just lined his pockets with the money. What a terrible person.
His lawyers tried to blame his horrible ways on his success and losing weight.
From, ((Bradford concluded that Fogle suffers from hypersexuality, mild pedophilia and alcohol abuse and dependency. 
"One of his problems was that he had an increased sex drive," he says. "The second problem was he had some problems with attractions to teenaged girls and also to young girls."  ))
That doesn't work. He knew what he was doing.

I hope you get a lot “alone time” with some of neighbors in prison.  

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Trump out Trumps himself sort of

First off, I need to note that I truly-truly dislike the Black Lives Matter movement, due to the fact they constantly ignore one of the major problems in the black community, black people killing black people. It bothers me that this powerful movement will not even bother addressing the far worst crime of black people destroying their own communities due to thug behavior. And, why attack far left leaning people that could be on your side by interrupting their speeches? I would take the leaders aside and let them tour east downtown or West Louisville to see who is causing all the damage to the communities.
However, the thing that is really bothering me today is the anti-race and religion vibe I am getting from the people supporting Trump. It started out as a joke, but now it seems to have turn a certain portion of the GOP into stark-raving mad racist. And, I cringed before at his statement about creating a Muslim database. He then doubles down on stupid statement by asking for surveillance certain Muslims. The man is anti-humanity and intelligence. Yet, not even the rich and powerful GOP folks can get their GOP candidates even close to him.
Then, you get this video of a Black Lives Matter dude getting beat up by Trump's people.
Of course, Trump being a stupid guy, again doubles down on what happened. From Yahoo, (("The man that was — I don't know, you say 'roughed up' — he was so obnoxious and so loud. He was screaming. I had 10,000 people in the room yesterday — 10,000 people. And this guy started screaming by himself," Trump recalled. )) (("At least a half-dozen attendees shoved and tackled the protester, a black man, to the ground as he refused to leave the event. At least one man punched the protester and a woman kicked him while he was on the ground," the network reported. ))
Here's the problem, Trump. This is something the far left has forgotten about too. You don't shutdown opposition by using muscle, you can destroy them by merely picking apart their ideas and beliefs. The Black Lives Matter movement has many issues, such as the one I addressed earlier to bring them down, but “roughing” someone that doesn't agree with you is just dirty and wrong. Just when it seemed the left were the only ones doing this sort of thing, Trump's people go on to prove there is real racism.
A good leader would have distanced himself from this shit and make a stance against. But, not Trump. While the Left is self destructing over PC issues and safe places, there is this mean vibe growing out of the right that I am really not liking.  It is interesting to see how flipped things have become. 
It always looks like Trump is squeezing out the most nastiest farts out of his bunghole.  And, each fart is followed by a demon being released onto the world.  

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Update II

Update II
Well, I've been discharged from the hospital. I am not at 100%. but I hope to get answers from my doctor after I visit him. It was a bit disheartening to know that the professionals were puzzled my condition too. They figured out a virus had gotten into my body and weakened my heart. Now, I have to rebuild what I had before, but it can be healed.
Being under the drugs while they looked for problems was an interesting experience to say the least.
Anyway, I am back to blogging barring getting sick again, which could very well happen. But, only time will tell. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Sorry about the lack of updates.  I have had to check myself into a hospital due to my health getting bad.  I am doing better these pass two days.  I hope to come home soon.  I'll keep you updated.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Powers Boothe on Agents of Shield.

I'm watching one of the episodes of Agents of Shield, and a familiar voice and then a face pops up on the show. It is the character-actor Powers Boothe. Here's the thing; Powers was in the first Avengers movie. Powers played a member of World Security Council in The Avengers. However, Powers wasn't there for Captain America II, which is a good thing for him because most of the Council was killed off.
So, is Powers playing the same character from Avengers? Was his character a member of HYDRA and this is just him now being a bad guy? Many side actors from the movies have reprises their roles, what about Powers?
Have they address this yet? 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (huh?) (Still Greeking)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (huh?) (Still Greeking)

Like Paul Blart 2, was anyone really asking for another dose of Big Fat? Going back to the first movie, have tried watching that movie today? I have and I couldn't get through it. Yet, I kind of liked it back in the day.
Actually, I'd be interested in watching a movie about the behind the scenes drama that happened on the spin-off TV show. I find it funny, because not much is mentioned about the drama bts on her wiki page. Plus, the show is set in its own (Earth 2) universe it seems. And, I just didn't see how you could translate the movie to a sitcom format.

Things got so bad that even Nia begged the network to cancel her show. Wow. Now, I guess enough time has gone by for her do another movie. I just have to wonder if the same people are willing to see this type of movie again.   

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mother uses donation money to buy a car...

Mother uses donation money to buy a car...
I've been critical of my own community for a long time, but even this story shocks me because of the sheer balls on this woman.
It is a horrible thing for a parent to lose a child. I've seen it happen a number of times in my life time. It leaves a hole in your life that's for sure. And, I can feel for this mother.
From NY Daily News, ((Tyshawn Lee, who was walking to his grandmother’s house Monday afternoon, was “lured” into an alley and executed in what McCarthy called “probably the most abhorrent, cowardly, unfathomable crime that I’ve witnessed in 35 years of policing.” ))
From Ny Daily News, ((The boy’s mother, Karla Lee, has admitted using the money donated through GoFundMe to buy the car but insisted it was what her son would have wanted to keep her safe.
Big-hearted friends and strangers had donated more than $17,000 to a GoFundMe page headlined “Help me lay my baby to rest.” ))
Yes, she took the 17,000 that was meant for her son's burial and bought a brand new 2015 Chrysler 200 . She took the money and used it on herself. How callous do you have to be? Basically, she lied to the online public about the costs, because she never had to pay for them. Then, she took the money and spent it on herself. And, people don't see there is a major problem in the black community that goes beyond what Black Lives Matter?
We are fighting a culture within the community that thinks black lives don't matter. If you would have really cared about your son, you would have taken the donations toward a reward into finding her son's murderer, but something tells me that is considered snitching.
We focus on the curpt cops, which is right, but ignore the terrible violence being caused by our own people against our own people. Yet, the hash-tag movement tends to ignore this stuff. Instead of giving donations to these people, make up funding groups to bring more books and learning tools into inter-city schools, let's create funds to find the killers. 
We have to find and fix the problem from the ground up.   

Monday, November 09, 2015

Porkins Returns: Awakens

Porkins Returns
I love that the Internet makes some amusing parodies of certain things. Kevin Smith mentioned this poster on one of his podcasts. And, I always find Porkins humor funny. Basically, the sandwich poster is a parody of the Force Awakens posters of the name design.
BTW, would you want a Porkins action figure?
You know you would have been pissed at your parents for getting this guy. 

Here are the character posters for the movie.   

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Jem and the Holograms: Failed

Jem and the Holograms: Failed
From Huffington Post, ((None of the weekend's flops will garner as much attention as "Jem and the Holograms," though, which opened to $1.3 million to become one of the worst debuts of all time for a major studio movie opening in over 2,000 locations. Based on the 1980s animated series, the film opened on 2,413 screens, averaging $545 per screen, to take 15th place. ))
Well, this movie just shat all over the cartoon franchise. This movie was also crowd-funded too, but it seems not even the fans of the cartoon series even bothered to watch the movie. Part of me really takes comfort that no one supported this movies because it seems they took out all the magic and tech stuff and just made a shitty teen/pop movie despite the fact Jem is more of superhero/hero type of person.
Why take away all that and make a band movie?
Now here's the thing, the movie only took 5 million to make so they might make it back, but I doubt it at this point. With such a small budget, they still couldn't break even. And, I think the first trailer really hurt the movie. Plus, it only has 20% on RT.
I guess we'll get another reboot in another 10 years.

And, they didn't even bother to bring the theme song back. Really?   
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