Mad Max: Fury Road Review
It's been thirty years since Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome in 1985. 2015, right on time.
If you didn't know much about George Miller's work then it might confuse you, if not baffle that this R-Rated Action/Sci-Fi film was made by the same dude who made the Happy Feet movies or contributed to Babe and directed the sequel to that film. It's certainly how I was introduced to Miller himself...well, at least just the first Babe film as I never saw the sequel he actually directed himself. And I did see The Witches of Eastwick on HBO at one point.
Mad Max in particular, even when I never saw the films, I was always aware of a couple of things about them such as one, they had Mel Gibson. Two, they're post-apocalyptic films that had a huge influence on pop culture in general. And three, the Beyond Thunderdome jokes form Linkara and Spoony. Though I propose "going down Fury Road" to replace it. And it's funny to see how MRAs flat out decided to boycott the film because, and yes this is a stupid re
Death/Rape threats is Online BullyingDeath/Rape threats have been around for a long time on the Internet.
The majority of these threats are from either immature preteens or psychopaths. Most are unknown and are unable to track down, we refer to these people are trolls and are best ignored. The topic around the time was called ‘Online Bullying’, we are only hurt if we let them hurt us or keep feeding them by continuing the argument. Even with online gaming you get a little shit yelling in your headset how they’re gonna find you and rape you in your sleep. Does anyone take these threats seriously? No, it’s taken more of a pathetic joke and is ignored because of the immature nature of the idiot on the other line.
Unfortunately when a feminist get’s a death/rape threat they treat is as proof of sexisum, It’s not, it’s proof that idiots still exist. They use this as an excuse to get more attention and power. When a Troll attacks anyone else it’s ignored, but when a troll attacks
The Babadook Review
You know, 2014 did seem like a good year for Horror films. Oculus, Honeymoon, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Creep. However much of these came from the independent film world as opposed to Hollywood churning these out. Which is fine because indie Horror films have been getting better with each passing year. The king of these however has to be the Australian Horror film The Babadook.
I was first introduced to this film when I read it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014, last year. I looked at the trailer and it seemed promising enough. So much so that it latched onto my most anticipated films of that year next to Godzilla and Guardians of the Galaxy. The problem however came from distribution. IFC got the US rights to distribute the film but apparently their distribution methods kind of suck and my local theater or any other one that I could go to had the film. But what kills me is that Saving Christmas was often ordered for more screenings than The Babadook. Something I
That Guy with the Glasses gets Toons These DaysI always wanted to make a press release!
Dtoons Productions has entered a content deal with Channel Awesome, where its animated cartoons will appear on the entertainment review site That Guy with the Glasses.
As part of Channel Awesome’s Talent Pickup, Dtoons will provide a minimum of two videos a month to the site, for a total minimum of 24 videos annually. The majority, if not all videos, will be episodes of Toons These Days, Dtoons satirical animation review show. Though the series is set to debut on October 21st, new episodes will roll out first on our website (dtoons.com/conroy) on Monday, December 15th, followed by its appearance on TGWTG.com on Tuesday. Its YouTube debut will then be on Thursday, December 18th, and will be posted on Newgrounds on Saturday. This release pattern will be for all new episodes.
Toons These Days debut episode on the site will be “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”, originally posted on November 14, 2011. The release schedule
Inside Out Review
Everyone asks each other “What goes on in your head?” And if your response happens to be, “Little people control what I think”, that’s a trip to the mental hospital. Though it can happen in a Pixar movie.
For quite a while, it seemed like Toy Story 3 reached its peak. Cars 2 was essentially a film nobody wanted but it’s John Lasseter’s pet franchise. Brave was met with a “meh” response so to speak. I know my opinion on the film lessened a bit with the mother and daughter elements being its strong component that makes it watchable but even then, it can border on mediocre from time to time. And I haven’t been hearing kind things about Monsters University which also kind of screamed “mediocre” to me and it didn’t help that I didn’t have much of an interest anyway. Make no mistake, Pixar has had some weak films before during their “prime years” (A Bug’s Life comes to mind the more I think
Guardians of the Galaxy Review
(Caution: Spoilers Below)
A friend of mine has once told me, if I had told him in 1985 that Rocket Raccoon would get his own movie someday, he would have laughed in my face. Given that in 1986, there was Howard the Duck, had I been alive in that decade, I probably wouldn't have heard the end of it. The point I'm getting at is that of all the properties Marvel did not sell the movie rights to any major Hollywood studio, this one would seem confusing to most. Basically the whole project had kicked off when Nicole Perlman was presented with potential properties to make a franchise out of, she picked Guardians of the Galaxy much to the surprise of the producers as she is a huge fan of Science Fiction and this seemed to fit her interest in the genre. This particular title has an interesting history. The team first appeared in 1969 in a one-off book but eventually had a series run in the 90's but soon languished in obscurity when it was cancelled but after 2006's event comic Annihilation, th
Till When?They are only ideas,
how they flow out,
forming for others to see,
for the most part,
is out of my hands,
I don't know how the mind works,
when it sees something,
the mind just warps it,
into something that only fiction,
which at times,
can't always be the answer,
but how so could there anymore to that,
that's how the mind works,
asleep or awake,
ideas just flow,
having us ponder on every little thing,
give us dreams to seek out,
or nightmares to run away from,
they are ideas,
begging to come out,
but when being only one person,
with limitations not many would say out loud,
it has to be known now,
that a few ideas are going to be lost,
because the reflexes weren't fast enough,
it has happen to a lot of people,
so don't you say others,
from birth to the grave,
of ideas of breaking and mending everything around us,
knowingly or not,
we do it,
on a wistful matter,
or a logical matter,
depending on which side of the brain,
having us think
Kingsman: The Secret Service Review
A great man has recently said, "manners maketh the man." And indeed they do.
Do you miss the days of spy films like maybe the Sean Connery - James Bond films or even the Roger Moore films, Daniel Craig not doing much for you I suppose? Not even The Bourne Identity films? Well, it's your lucky day because Matthew Vaughn crafted a film along those lines and being Matthew Vaughn he cranks it up to eleven. Big time.
I have to imagine that after doing X-Men: First Class, given that he used the 60's Bond films as an influence, he felt the need to make another film along those lines and an X-Men sequel apparently wasn't going to it but upon discussing everything with Mark Millar (whom he previously collaborated on Kick-Ass), he'd had to have brought his own comic The Secret Service as a jumping on point and as soon as he saw it, he immediately wanted to make it into a film and managed to get 20th Century Fox to greenlight the film.
That's the kind of thing I imagined as to how it exactly went