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Television / Re: ASH VS EVIL DEAD
« on: February 14, 2016, 04:40:18 PM »
Those are awesome.

Movie Reviews / 99 Homes ***
« on: February 12, 2016, 02:01:34 PM »
What started out as a very compelling and realistic look at real estate parasites falls apart at the back end due to a weepy pathetic performance from spider-wimp Andrew Garfield. I don't understand why he gets roles. His acting is the direct opposite of co-star Michael Shannon's perfectly understated performace. Aaron Paul would have been a better choice to play the down on his luck contractor Dennis Nash. Making Garfield's mumbling phoney Peter Parker repeat even worse, the director decided to shoot every one of his close-ups with a 24mm wide angle lens to "show the characters internal conflict." So I can't entirely blame Garfield for the movie falling apart. A silly and cliched morality tale ending did just as much to ruin it.

We start off strong, post the real estate bubble burst, as Garfield, son, and mother (Laura Dern) get evicted hardcore style. Garfield ends up working for the broker who evicted him (Shannon) who shows him how to scam Fannie May and Freddie Mac for big bucks. Garfield's lower lip trebles more and more as the movie goes on as he steals and cheats people out of their homes. First problem though is that we don't really feel any sympathy for the evictees. If you stop paying your loan back what is the bank supposed to do? Just eat the loss and give you a free house? Then for the first half of the movie Nash seems fine with getting rich, but then suddenly when his crazy mom (who doesn't have two dimes to rub together) doesn't like it, he feels bad. There's not much worse in a movie or show when a character feels the need to clean their conscious in an annoyingly public way when it does more harm than good. By the third act you end up hating Garfield way more than Shannon's heartless, but cool as ice con man. Shannon carries the movie and makes it watchable but Andrew Garfield just sucks. I hope he stops being cast in movies very soon.

3 homes outta 5

Movies / Re: Maltin Walks Out of Zoolander 2
« on: February 12, 2016, 01:20:53 PM »
Hah and he pretty much likes everything. Good to know. It would be tough to be a critic these days as 99% of new movies are shit.

Television / Re: ASH VS EVIL DEAD
« on: February 11, 2016, 06:22:02 PM »
Still working thru season one. Enjoying it alot. I especially like that it's a half hour with no filler.

Pro Wrestling / Re: CM Punk's 2nd Act
« on: February 10, 2016, 02:38:46 PM »
Ah dammit. Oh well. His odds were long anyways because of his age and destroyed body.

Pro Wrestling / Re: Daniel Bryan - Retired
« on: February 09, 2016, 10:57:09 AM »
I can only hope that the McMahon's feel some guilt for holding him back for so long. Because now there is no way to fix it. We just can't have a little guy as the champ. It's just never going to happen. Rey Mysterio had one of the shortest title reins in WWE history. Jeff Hardy held the big belt for only a month. RVD's time at the top was stolen by a weed hating cop. Eddie Guerrero killed by death. Benoit... the worst possible ending ever. Yet HHH has 11 title runs and John Cena has 15.

Television / Re: Who Could Geordi La Forge Beat?
« on: February 08, 2016, 05:58:29 PM »
True although it could be because his VISOR cost a million bucks and he was freaking out about breaking it. But the point stands. Grab his expensive glasses and he's yours. Poor Geordi, such an easy target.

Movies / Re: Kevin Smith
« on: February 08, 2016, 05:56:53 PM »
I didn't see Red State specifically because I thought it was fatty doing politics again. I don't know what his appeal is. It's a mystery, just like why people like Big Bang Theory. I guess it's one of those things that separates nerds from dorks. Nerds like Star Trek, dorks like Kevin Smith.

Television / Re: Who Could Geordi La Forge Beat?
« on: February 07, 2016, 02:27:51 AM »
He was not Scotty when it came to fighting, that's for sure. He did finally get ocular implants in First Contact, but before that he would suck in a fight. He could beat up most girls and children, but ALF could probably kick his ass.

Music / Re: On this day in 1990... Enjoy the Silence
« on: February 07, 2016, 02:17:00 AM »
It's one of those songs that I never get sick of.

Music / Re: RIP Maurice White, Earth Wind and Fire
« on: February 05, 2016, 09:57:00 AM »
Man another one gone. RIP to the ultimate funkmaster. EWF also wrote some super chill soft rock songs. I heard this one more than once in the dentist office.

Television / Making a Murderer
« on: February 04, 2016, 12:23:01 PM »
So is anyone else watching this excellent crime documentary on Netflix? As a true crime buff I have to say that this is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. It's as addictive and compelling as any fictional thriller. I don't want to give too many of my thoughts as spoiling it would ruin some of the fun, but if you haven't watched it, I can't recommend it more. Oh and if you hate cops, be prepared to hate 'em even more.

5 whodunits outta 5

News / Re: What shape is the Earth?
« on: February 03, 2016, 09:57:08 AM »
I think the term flat earther could apply there as well. Same with people who believe in UFOs or Yeti.


« on: February 01, 2016, 10:11:45 AM »
Thanks for putting all of these together. Very inspiring.

Music / Re: My Jams of 2015
« on: January 28, 2016, 09:52:35 AM »
I agree that Mad Max was the best soundtrack of the year. Looking forward to the rest. I forgot that Makeup and Vanity Set put out a new one this year.

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