Sunday, September 25, 2016

Movie Reviews

The Purge Election Year-

I have surprisingly found these movies far better than I ever would have thought. They have continually had a very heavy political overtone to them.

This one doesn’t mask it at all.

Pulls in characters from the first two movies, but you needn’t had seen them to get this.

If you liked the first two, you will probably like this one as well.



Conjuring 2-

The first one was good enough that it made me pick up a book about the actual haunting as well as a book by the paranormal investigator couple.

The second one was entertaining, but not scary at all.

I knew nothing about the haunting they were dealing with in this movie. Even though it is supposed to be a very famous one that took place in England.

Entertaining, but a non scary, scary movie.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Hotel

I was in and out of my room many times yesterday. Each time it had not been cleaned. No big deal. 

But one time I notice they had restocked the item I had eaten from the mini bar. Odd. But maybe that's a different employee I thought. 

When I got in for the night sometime after midnight my bed was made room clean. 

I got up this morning and went to hop in the shower. 

No towels. 

Even the clean ones I had not touched had been taken. 

And the one coffee cup I used was still sitting there dirty. 

First world problems. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Movie Review

31-

The new movie from Rob Zombie is a return to something closer to House of a thousand corpses.

It is basically horror movie running man.

But it’s kidnapped victims who must survive against serial killer clowns.

It visually looked cool. Had some fun performances. And had a good classic rock soundtrack.

The Devils Rejects is by far still his best movie, but this one is well worth watching.

SPOILERS:
I would have liked it better and been far more surprised if he would have killed off Sheri Moon Zombie early in the movie.

And the final killer is what the Joker in Batman movies should be. Even more psychotic than Heath Ledger.


Jett’s School Fund Raiser BUY STUFF

It’s that time of year again where Jett and I bug you to buy stuff to help support his school.

This year rather than all sorts of things it is focused to a single product. One that everyone likes. Or at least should…

COOKIE DOUGH

There are a bunch of prizes Jett is excited about trying to win by selling a lot of items. His goal (realistically) is 35 items. So maybe you can help him get there or maybe beyond.

I will front the money for all orders and you can pay me on delivery.

So just let me know what you want by SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24

Jett thanks you for helping him.

Here are the options:

Chocolate Chip-
2.7lb tub (48 cookies) $14
48 pre portioned cookies $16

Sugar Cookies-
2.7lb tub (48 cookies) $14

Snickerdoodle Cookies-
2.7lb tub (48 cookies) $14

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies-
2.7lb tub (48 cookies) $14

M&M Cookies-
48 pre portioned cookies $16

Chocolate Chip Pecan-
48 pre portioned cookies $16

White Chocolate Macadamia-
48 pre portioned cookies $16

Triple Chocolate Brownie-
48 pre portioned cookies $16

Peanut Butter With Peanut Butter cups-
48 pre portioned cookies $16

Friday, September 16, 2016

Trailer


I’ve Been A Lazy Blogger

Because I have been out of the country.

I got to go to Zurich Switzerland for work. I was there for 4 days. The meetings went great and I managed to cram a ton of fun into the short trip as well.

When I returned to the office yesterday, every single thing on my desk was gone. Absolutely nothing there. I did find it funny, unfortunately I had way too much to do to be much of a good sport.

I asked where things were, was told that I sit on the 4th floor now.

I was lead up there to see my desk 100% recreated exactly. It was a great prank. I commend you Patrick.

I watched Captain America Civil War on the plane. I had heard so many good things about it, but I found it meh.


Monday, September 5, 2016

Movie Review

The Lobster-

Here is the summary from IMDB:
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into animals and sent off into The Woods.

It was certainly a very original movie. Dark and funny in parts.

Will not be for everyone. But if you like Spike Jonze movies, this could be right for you.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Movie Reviews

Wiener Dog-

Typical Todd Solondz movie.
Dark.
Odd.
Depressing.
Funny.

It is 4 stories that each involve people who own a wiener dog.
The second and third stories were my favorite. The last line of the third one was brillant.


Everybody Wants Some-

I don’t.


Filmage-

Saw this at the screening at Mad Art a few years ago.

There were things I had forgot.

This music documentary is so good. Watch if you are or are not a fan of The Descendents.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Reviews

Popstar : Never Stop Never Stopping-

Andy Samberg and the lonely island guys do an hilarious job making a mockcumentary of a poster. Modeled after Justin Timberlake (who has a small but hilarious role) and Justin Bieber, and I am sure many others.

Well worth watching.


Fargo TV Show Season 1-

I hate the Cohen Brothers. There I said it.

Yet friends of mine who know that still told me for years that I needed to watch the TV show Fargo. I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

Then a couple months ago a friend lent me the dvd. They sat on my table unwatched. I felt bad. I felt that I should return them. But since I had them I should watch it. But still I did not.

Then finally this week we watched it.

It was great.

Way better than the movie.

Super tense. Great performances all around, but Billy Bob Thornton was beyond amazing. He was truly frightening, and funny all in one.

If you were dumb like me and did not watch it when it was originally on, do so. Now.

Now on to season 2.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Movie Review

Welcome to New York-

I normally like Abel Ferrara movies.

This one bored me. I know nothing of the actual case this is based on. But this was just a rich spoiled asshole who thought money and power allow him to do whatever he wants. I wanted nothing but bad things to happen to him.

Not worth watching.

Reviews of Things I Watched

So far on Friday and Saturday I’ve watched quite a few things. We finally started watching the first season of Fargo. I had been told by man you my friends for years how great it was. But my hate of the Coen brothers and their movies stopped me from giving it a chance. We are two episodes in and it is really really good. Billy Bob Thornton is amazing. Way better than the movie was.

I watched a couple movies too:

The Houses October Built-

A found footage horror movie. A group of 5 friends rent an RV and try to find a truly scary haunted house over the week leading up to Halloween. Inspired by things like Blackout haunted houses, it does address the ever escalating demand for something more intense.

It does have some good creepy scenes, and some of the haunted house scenes are pretty good. There are some odd plot holes, and things that happen, that you shouldn’t think about logically.

But overall I found it entertaining, and if you like horror movies, well worth checking out.


Welcome To Leith-

A documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by white supremacist Craig Cobb. I remember seeing the trailer and thinking it looked very interesting.

It wasn’t.

One old white power idiot moves into a small barely an excuse for a town. Buys some plots of land, sells some to some other white power groups (who never move there). Has some “plan" to take over the town.

He acts up in some town meetings. They show some of the 24 people that live in Leith who hate him. He walks around with a gun and gets arrested.

I was utterly bored during this movie. And found myself thinking that the movie it should have been should have examined how the first amendment protects idiots too. And while I found Craig Cobb and his beliefs completely idiotic, idiots have to live somewhere too.

And I was surprised that a shitty house with no running water in the middle of nowhere couldn’t be that place.

Best thing about this movie is it’s poster design.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy Anniversary Blog

I started this dumb blog on this day back in 2007.

I don’t post nearly as much as I used to. I’ve thought about quitting more times than I can count. But for some reason I keep at it.

I still never really understand why people ever read it. But they do.

It has gotten me on guests lists for shows, music to review, some odd products to review and it is part of a UCLA study.

So I can’t promise it will be around for another 7 years, or even another year, but it will be around until it is just no fun to do at all.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Me and Brennan long long ago.

Movie Review

Imperium-

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is an FBI agent who goes undercover as a white supremacist skinhead to infiltrate and take down suspected terrorists.

Boring. Odd director choices. The plot felt rushed and lazy.

Avoid at all costs.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Last Day Of Summer Vacation

Today is it for Jett.

Tomorrow he starts middle school. Time sure flies.

Luckily he had an amazing summer. He got to go see his cousins in Oklahoma. Spend some time with grandma. Had the best nanny in the world. And he and I took a boys trip to Mexico.

We will spend this last day pretty low key.

It was a great summer. But it was too short.

Friday, August 12, 2016

I know I'm getting old

Past couple days saw girls who I assumed were in high school. But they were wearing wedding rings.

Bad judge of age.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jett is rad

It's our last day in Mexico. Jett and I started our day early.

After lunch we had no real plans. Jett had done the zip line again. And we spent time in the ocean and several pools.

So he wanted alone computer time. Do I got to go to the adults only pool. Met vacation friends. Since vacation Jeff is friendly.

Up next the steak restaurant.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

To My Smarter Friends

Ok I admit I am kinda dumb when it comes to this.

But as I was looking at the ballot for Missouri Governor,  Why is it there can be multiple Democratic and Republican candidates running?

Why does it not work the same way for the presidency?

Why even within the crappy two party system (At least what the media acknowledges) do we get only two choices?


 
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