Friday, May 22, 2015

REVIEWS OF MOVIES I HAVEN'T SEEN: MAD MAX; FURY ROAD

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Okay, let's make this simple. This is one of those reboot/reimaginings that Hollywood is famous for. I personally do not care for them. Add to the fact that I like all three of the original films and consider THE ROAD WARRIOR to be in my permanent all time Top Ten list and you know I'm not watching this thing.
It reminds me of Zack Snyder's DAWN OF THE DEAD. Might have been a great flick...if you didn't call it that. This one seems to have gone the same way.
I hear he saves the equivalent of post apocalyptic Victoria's Secret models???
Really???
Now, I'm not sure if it's true, it's just what I heard.
My Max wouldn't waste his time. This was a man thrust into a situation. The world is on the verge and with one fell swoop, his world is shattered and he becomes a man fueled by vengeance. Even when that fire burns out he is still focused on just surviving a world he never asked to be a part of. He saves a group of people in one film and then a group of children in the next. It's about family. Max is all about protecting family.
Victoria's Secret Models???
Even if they aren't that, just saving the wives of the bad guy seems like a situation my Max would never even get near.
So, in the end, right or wrong, I see no reason to watch this.
I'm going to fire up The Road Warrior this weekend.
Such a good movie.

Watch this.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SHAMELESS PROMOTION

In the land of Sexploitation Cinema there is one individual that call truly call himself a historian.
Pete Chiarella a.k.a. 42nd Street Pete. No one knows more about 42nd Street in its heyday than Pete. Now it's time to share the love and head on over to Alternative Cinema to get your hands on some classic flicks for a bargain.

 Head on over to this link

ALTERNATIVE CINEMA

Type 42nd Street Pete in the search box at the top and let your eyes behold the wonderment of classic sexploitation cinema.

You can thank me later.

PEACE!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

RISE OF THE ANIMALS (2011)








First up, let's give credit where credit is due;

Directed by Chris Wojcik
Written by Chris Wojcik
Starring Greg Hoople as Wolf,  Stephanie Motta as Rachel and Adam Schonberg as Jake

So, from time to time I try out new ROKU channels with my ROKU box. Recently, there was a new channel that just said Watch Horror Movies For Free. I'm a big fan of free and I know that most of these have commercial interruptions, but I'm used to commercials so it's like a blast from the past for me.
I signed up for the channel and spotted this movie right away. I had heard of it before, but never sought it out.
I should have watched sooner.
With an opening sequence where a woman bashes her cat to death with a frying pan to a kid being devoured by a rabbit I knew I was in for a fun time. Both creatures where of the stuffed variety and the makers of the film didn't even try to hide it.
Into the animals going berserk scenario comes out hero and pizza delivery guy, Wolf. He is a huge nerd on his way to the movies with his buddy Jake. He just needs to make a final delivery on the outskirts of town.
The delivery happens to be at a huge party with nothing but girls drinking beer and having fun. Wolf and Jake decide to fake car problems and skip the movie. Jake gets lucky and Wolf gets to experience premature ejaculation with an old flame in the back of his car.
A huge win for everyone.
The next morning Wolf is eating old pizza and one of the girls sees a deer next to the house. It lets her get close so she decides to try and pet it.
The deer bites off her hand.
It becomes obvious that all animals are trying to kill all humans and now Wolf, Jake and Rachel are on the run from death and destruction.



RISE OF THE ANIMALS is really a fun flick. Sure, sometimes the animals are stuffed animals and terrible puppets in close up, but sometimes they are terrible CGI so it's a fair mix. The movie works because you get the up close drama of Wolf and company just trying to survive, but then there are scenes where a tanker is being attacked by some kind of tentacled monstrosity and it gets firebombed by a stealth fighter. The animals are everywhere and they must be winning if we are resorting to desperate action like this.
If you look past the sketchy effects and just enjoy a good old fashioned animals on the rampage flick this works really well.  I really liked that at no time do we get any explanation as to why this is taking place. It gave it more a sense of reality. That whole just staying alive aspect instead of trying to figure out the whys and wherefores. The important part is to still be able to suck oxygen.
Good flick, four years old. These guys need to make another one.
I'd watch it.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Um, Waitaminit....What???

EDITOR'S NOTE. THIS HAS SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS 2 AGE OF ULTRON. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS MEANS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE YOU MAY NOT WANT TO CONTINUE WITH THIS POST.

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What do you mean Quicksilver's Dead? I assumed he wasn't dead and now everyone from actor and director on down say that he is dead.
I'm getting tired of this nonsense. First you kill off Ben Urich in the new Daredevil series and now, Quicksilver???
Really?
Quicksilver is one of those standard Marvel characters that has been around forever. Heck, at one time he was 25% of the Avengers.
And now they kill him???
I'm going to go with it being the Marvel Universe and he isn't really dead.
That means waiting for the next Avenger movie.
Grrrrr! He better not be dead

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Issue 5 is coming in June!

Check out the image above this post. Yeah, that's Mutantis and he's gonna be the cover boy of Issue 5 of Divine Exploitation. I'm hoping for an interview with the creators as well. We shall see. I'm thinking of getting rid of the numbering for which volume of Divine Exploitation this is. I think just title and issue number should be sufficient. Can't put a price tag on the darn thing because Amazon shifts that pricing around what with Prime and all.
What do you, the reader think? Yeah, that one guy who buys all of these damned things.
Anyway, Stew Miller will have an epic Mutantis drawing for the back cover. There will be reviews and stuff inside as well.
As always, if you want to contribute contact me here and we can work that out. Contributors get two copies of the zine their work appears in. Contributors retain all rights over their work and can use it any where they see fit.
To my contributors to issue 4. My apologies, Your contributor copies are going out this weekend.
I'd put a picture on this post, but I'm at work and...wait a minute, let me try something;

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/ttb40xc5JEQ/maxresdefault.jpg
MUTANTIS!!! Ain't he pretty?!?!?!?!

Monday, April 27, 2015

I'm The Only One Who Hates The New Daredevil TV Show (And I'm Totally Fine With That)




So Marvel has kicked off their huge experiment with bringing some of its heroes to the small screen. The first one is Daredevil and I was so excited for this. I have read Daredevil for decades. He is one of my favorite heroes.
The show is fine. All the actors do a fine job. I do find Daredevil getting beat up every episode a little beyond belief, but it is a superhero show so you take that with a grain of salt.
Everything was fine.
Then I got to episode 12.
Wait, let me post this first.

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There, that ought to do it.

They killed Ben Urich. No good reason for it just bad writing that they try to excuse with some bull shit answer. I saw that and I was filled with rage. Why would they think a character as important as Ben Urich would be expendable?

I'm beginning to think I might not have a place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and that makes me sad.
I love the new Marvel movies, well., okay maybe not Iron Man 3, but a lot of them are great. But, this...
Yeah, I was done when they did it.
I won't be watching the last episode of season one. I see no reason to invest in Season 2. I will have to wait and see what they ruin with Luke Cage and Iron Fist, another pair of favorites for me.
When I saw this happen my first thought, after the rage, was why haven't I already heard an outcry about this? Do people just not care? Am I the only one this upset about it?
Apparently, the answer is yes.
It still makes me a little nauseous and sad to think about it.
Makes you wonder if the unstoppable Marvel Movie Machine has committed its first grievous misstep.
We shall see.
Well, you will, I'm not watching this anymore.
Seeya.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mixed Messages From Comics Alliance

I like reading about comic books and comic book related stuff. Two of the sites I visit the most would be Comic Book Resources and Comics Alliance.
I recently stopped reading Comics Alliance because they seem to despise anything that is done on television. The Flash, Agents of SHIELD things I really enjoy they just seem to go out of their way to slam on a weekly basis. It was just exhausting.
If you don't like a show that much why would you spend week after week writing about it? Just seems petty and mean spirited to me.
But, as I mentioned before, I do like reading about comic books and comic book related stuff.
So, I went back.
Then the Chris Sims thing happened.
I'm not going to go into it, just click the link if you need to know;

http://www.themarysue.com/sims-comics-alliance-dorazio-twitter/

Now, I am on Valerie D’Orazio's side with this so I was glad to see that he was being forced out of Comics Alliance. Sure, it said voluntary, but no one in their right mind would come back after that right?

Chris Sims column, Ask Chris came back yesterday.



To add to the mixed messages pile, editor of Comics Alliance, Jane Asselin published this article;



http://comicsalliance.com/avengers-age-of-ultron-renner-evans-treatment-of-women/ 

Asselin has been on a righteous indignation path as of late. The problem is that while it is wrong for Renner, Evans and Whedon to make fun of a fictional character, it is alright to bully a woman until she suffers PTSD as long as you apologize for it five years later. That tells me that Renner and Evans will be forgiven in five years? Why not sooner? They did apologize right away. Shouldn't they be forgiven sooner using Asselin's logic here?

Now for a Black Widow aside;

In this case we will just deal with the Cinematic version of the character.  In the three films she has been in so far, Iron Man 2, Captain America 2 and Avengers 1, we see a woman in complete control. Strapped to a chair in revealing clothing, berated by a god, hunted by the very government she is protecting, she is always in control. Sure, The Hulk makes her nervous, but I consider that intelligent thinking on her part. She is fully aware what her feminine charms bring to the table and uses them to her advantage. 
Her advantage.
At no time are any of the men yelling at her, flirting with her, hunting her, in charge of a thing.
I think the feminists that are vocal about this need to realize two things;
One, Black Widow is a fictional character.
Two, she doesn't need your or anyone's help.



End of the Black Widow aside.

So, I think it is time to permanently sever ties with Comics Alliance. No more visiting the site, freeing up some free time for me.  
Thanks Comics Alliance!

 

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