Monday, November 14, 2016

GOOD RIDDANCE 2016



Well, I couldn't wait till December... I'm feeling too 'wound-up' to stay quiet. So, I'm going to write my last post of 2016 now. I'm not sure at this point, if I will return.



LAND OF THE GIANTS.....

There was a time when imagination and originality in movies and tv shows were the rule, not the exception. Yes, remakes and sequels existed, but they were not as common as they are now.

When I was young, I remember watching a tv show called LAND OF THE GIANTS. I was instantly transported to their world every week, and I was more than happy to do so.

In late 2016, episodes started airing on ME TV.

The complete series was released on region one DVD by FOX. As I write this, it's out-of-print and selling for obscene prices.

I think there may have been some mass market paperbacks, but I'm not positive.



At least three model kits were released. The SNAKE kit was released by AURORA, and later reissued by POLAR LIGHTS. A small scale kit of the SPINDRIFT was released by MOEBIUS MODELS, and a bigger kit by POLAR LIGHTS.


Screengrabs from an episode of the BIG BANG THEORY ( November 2016 ).

SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK.....



I needed some escapism and got it from this episode of the BIG BANG THEROY.

Kaley Cuoco's character gives Johnny Galecki's character a good spanking... A lucky man indeed.


Screengrab above is from Atom Egoyan's movie called EXOTICA...

EVERYBODY KNOWS.....

I love the sight of Mia Kirshner's character dancing to Leonard Cohen's song EVERYBODY KNOWS. She does this in a movie called EXOTICA.



EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED.....

They've changed things forever, and we will NOT forgive or forget what they've done to us.

QUOTES BELOW BY JOHN OLIVER ( NOV. 13, 2016 ).....

"It is going to be too easy for things to start feeling normal. Especially if you are someone who is not directly impacted by his actions. So, keep reminding yourself, this is not normal. Write it on a post-it-note and stick it on your refrigerator, hire a skywriter once a month, tattoo it on your arse, because a KLAN BACKED MISOGYNIST INTERNET TROLL is going to be delivering the next state of the union address and that is NOT normal. It is FUCKED UP!... And the only thing that gives me one degree of comfort, is that I think part of trump might be realizing that now too"



CLICK LINK BELOW FOR JOHN OLIVER's GOODBYE TO 2016.....

John Oliver's last episode for 2016 ( YOUTUBE )



Being a BIGOT is now socially acceptable. There is NO justification for allowing that ABOMINATION to take office.

Abraham Lincoln is spinning in his grave. And Edward R. Murrow is also spinning in his grave. Why?... Because with few exceptions, journalism is now DEAD in our country and most of the world.



We need to KEEP FIGHTING!

"The future hasn't been written yet"

They've stolen our votes, but NOT our voices.....

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

YOU'VE ELECTED A NEW HITLER... NOW WHAT?



"Be careful what you wish for".....

A fascist will soon be in charge of the United States.



With any luck he'll be eliminated, or drop dead, or get impeached, or the remaining democrats, independents and sane republicans, will make his time in office a living hell.

Everyone that wasted their vote, or voted for him, has blood on their hands. Your actions will come back to haunt you.



To all the "whiny little bitches" that think we're going back to the so-called "good old days", you're in for a rude awakening.



PUTIN'S BITCH did NOT win by a landslide ( it was a very slim lead ).



How many votes did NAZI TRUMP buy?.... He was correct, "THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED", and he's living proof of it.



UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 10, 2016.....

Our votes were STOLEN! The true winner was Clinton! She WON the popular vote!... NOT HITLER JR.!



What the hell is the point of the public voting for president, if the votes are voided by a handful of INSANE ASSHOLES?!.... The ELECTORAL COLLEGE has NO legitimate reason to still exist!

I'll be back in December, maybe.....

Thursday, September 29, 2016

WELL SAID.....



I love JEEP's new tv commercial called FREE TO BE.

Laugh all you want, but this commercial put a BIG smile on my face, and made me feel genuinely good. That's one of the things a tv commercial should do.



The song in the JEEP commercial is performed by Cat Stevens - now called Yusuf.

The first time I heard IF YOU WANT TO SING OUT, SING OUT, was while watching a movie called HAROLD AND MAUDE. I may have been young, but I still have fond memories of both the movie and the song. I also remember how that song made me feel ( it still has the same effect on me ).



They may not have intended for the commercial to be a 'subliminal jab' at the beliefs of NAZI TRUMP, and all the other right-wing lunatics, but that's what it felt like. I'm happy they chose this song.

Plus, let's not forget the way Mr. Stevens was treated by our government ( in the recent past ).



To the real MAD MEN that made this tv commercial for JEEP.... THANK YOU!, and well said folks, very well said.

I'll be back in December. Let's hope our country and the world, can survive whatever happens in November.....

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DOLLAR TREE DVDs: THE BRASS TEAPOT



Alice and John are a young married couple. They're living from paycheck to paycheck in a crappy rented home. Despite all their financial hardships they genuinely love and care about each other.

One day, John gets fired and things get even worse.



On a lonely rural road, their car gets t-boned by a flatbed truck. A dazed Alice gets out of the car and walks into an antiques shop. Minutes later, Alice steals a teapot from the elderly woman that owns the store. She runs to their car and tells a bewildered John to put the pedal-to-the-metal.



Soon after, they discover this is no ordinary teapot. So what makes it special?... It spits-out money! But, it doesn't come easy. They only get a payday after experiencing physical and emotional pain.

They get two unwelcomed violent guests, and then a man shows up at their new expensive home and warns them about the teapot.

Alice turns into a very nasty person and they end up in a very dark and ugly place in their lives.

Will they destroy themselves and everyone around them?... I'm NOT going to tell you.

When was the last time you gave a shit about the characters you were watching on screen?... Well, I gave a shit about Alice and John.

THE BRASS TEAPOT was written by Ramaa Mosley and Tim Macy. It was also directed by Ramaa Mosley.

It stars, Juno Temple as Alice, Michael Angarano as John, Alexis Bledel as Payton, Ben Rappaport as Ricky, Billy Magnussen as Arnie, Cristin Milioti as Brandi, Alia Shawkat as Louise, Bobby Moynihan as Chuck, Steve Park as Dr. Ling, Lucy Walters as Mary, Jack McBrayer as Joe, Debra Monk as Trudy, and a lot of others.



I never paid much attention to Juno Temple before, but I was really impressed by her. Plus, as an added bonus, she looks really cute in this film.



The region one DVD was released by MAGNOLIA HOME ENTERTAINMENT. I purchased it for ONE DOLLAR ( at DOLLAR TREE ).



The DISC EXTRAS are.....

COMMENTARY ( director Ramaa Mosley and executive producer P. Jennifer Dana ).

PROLOGUE / ALTERNATE OPENING

DELETED SCENES

UNCOVERING: THE BRASS TEAPOT

INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR RAMAA MOSLEY

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL ANGARANO

AXS TV: A LOOK AT THE BRASS TEAPOT

Optional English and Spanish subtitles

Plus TRAILERS, for KISS OF THE DAMNED, SHADOW DANCER, TO THE WONDER, VENUS AND SERENA, AXS.TV, and THE BRASS TEAPOT.



A tremendous job by everyone behind and in front of the camera, and I sincerely mean that.

I'm very happy to add this to my movie collection.

This movie put a BIG smile on my face for many reasons, and I think it's a crime that it's not more well known.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

QUARRY - EPISODES ONE & TWO


Screengrabs from QUARRY: YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER

QUARRY: YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER & QUARRY: FIGURE FOUR.....

Quarry just got back from Vietnam.

After only a few days back in the states, he's greeted by disdain, betrayal, and death. Not the best welcome home, is it?


Above, my three favorite QUARRY novels... so far.....

I've only read five QUARRY novels - by Max Allan Collins - but that was enough for me to get hooked. I'm happy to say, that I love this show just as much as I love the books.

The show's characters feel genuinely human.


Screengrabs from QUARRY: YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER

QUARRY is an absolutely beautiful looking show. I repeat, the camera work is amazing.

Even the music in the show, fits the mood perfectly. I loved listening to YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER, sung by Otis Redding, and the Spanish language version of WITHOUT YOU - SIN TI - performed by Harry Nilsson.

Plus, most of the props seem to be period correct.


Screengrabs from QUARRY: YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER

The first two episodes were written by Graham Gordy and Michael D. Fuller. Both episodes were directed by Greg Yaitanes.


Screengrabs from QUARRY: FIGURE FOUR

QUARRY stars, Logan Marshall-Green as Quarry, Jodi Balfour as Joni, Peter Mullan as the broker, and many others.


Screengrabs from QUARRY: FIGURE FOUR

QUARRY airs on cable channel CINEMAX, and NO, I don't have cable. However, as of September 2016, the first two episodes were posted by CINEMAX on YOUTUBE for free!... So watch them while you can!


Screengrabs from QUARRY: FIGURE FOUR

One last comment.... To the handful of professional 'critics' that bashed this show, you were all born with the attention spans of five year olds! Go home and watch your GLEE DVDs, you bunch of FUCKING PUSSY RETARDS!