This Past Week Was Chock Full

As the end of January is nearing this coming Saturday,there’s been quite a few interesting things that have happened in the last few days,mainly two which I’ll cover…

* Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial film,the Chris Kyle biodrama AMERICAN SNIPER(with Bradley Cooper as Kyle) has scored over $200 million in less than two weeks,making that film a mega success early in the year as well as gathering its own share of controversy raging from prickfaces claiming that Chris Kyle was a ruthless cold blooded killer who frequently lied(including claiming that he lied about punching out Jesse Ventura),to the likes of Michael Moore and Seth Rogen saying that U.S. military snipers are cowards. I may be a strong liberal(with a few conservative beliefs) but I am pro-American and I detest those anti-Kyle assholes(who are as loony as those pro-guns[even though everyone has the right to own a gun,as long as they use it correctly and wisely],pro-Republicans/conservatives/Tea Party nutcases) who are trashing Kyle’s good name,since Kyle is an American military hero no matter what in doing a job that most Americans wouldn’t do,and Jesse Ventura is an absolute shitbag who coldly sued Kyle’s widow Taya for millions(and won it[ from a jury full of equal assholes that were in his favor]),for hopefully Jesse will get his comeuppance sooner or (as will those jurors),since Jesse wouldn’t survive(and live through) two minutes in the fighting rings of both the UFC and (the original) ECW,and the way the WWE is so feminist driven now(thanks to Stephanie McMahon placing behinds-the-scenes women in charge) Jesse(nor his smarky attitude) wouldn’t be given a full fledged welcome back to the WWE anytime soon,otherwise the monstrous success of AMERICAN SNIPER both Owns and buries Jesse Ventura. And as far as both Michael Moore and Seth Rogen go,I could care less about what they’re saying since they’ve got the right to say what they want and they are just looking for attention since their careers haven’t fared well lately(with the catastrophe surrounding THE INTERVIEW’s botched release,and the failures of Moore’s recent films).

* Last night’s Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View was the tipping point in massive fan anger against the WWE that started with the company endless burials of Daniel Bryan(despite his triumphs in briefly wearing the WWE title belt) and the expected win of Roman Reigns caused many fans to post throughout the Internet the hashtag #CancelWWENetwork  and literally did both cancel those Network subscriptions and continue to rage out against the WWE,for these folks should know that it was predicted months ago that Reigns was going to win and get the big monster push,Daniel Bryan’s Rumble loss was expected since he’s still recovering from his recent surgery,and yes: the WWE’s many storylines have been truly awful of the last year-and-a-half(such as the bad underusage of Sting,and Brock Lesnar booked in the worst WWE title run since Shane Douglas’ late 90s ECW title run),for people just need to calm down and relax since time does properly work things out and Roman Reigns will eventually turn heel and become a possible Paul Heyman Guy(with Heyman transforming Reigns into a silent Goldberg/Brock-esque indestructible machine) as WrestleMania 31 slowly closes in,otherwise the #CancelWWENetwork movement  sorely needs to go #GetAGoddamnMotherFuckingLife .

That’s it for now…

El Roth Triumphs At This Year’s Sundance Film Festival,As His New Film KNOCK KNOCK(A Thriller With Keanu Reeves) Lands Both Rave Reviews And A Distributor In Lionsgate(Via A $3 Million Acquisition),And His Delayed THE GREEN INFERNO Will Receive Its Theatrical Release This Coming August/September,Making This A Good Year For The Auteur Behind The Failed (Las Vegas-Based) Goretorium

Steven M.

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This Year’s Oscars All White ?! Hold On There A Minute…

In the midst of those rascally trouble making Islamic terrorists causing trouble in France and other European countries(over the criticism of their Islamic idol Mohammed),this year’s Oscar nominations were just recently announced,for the same routine expected nominees and the same many great Oscar worthy performances that were virtually ignored,but the main thing that I noticed was how many people(many who happen to be white) have heavily criticized the Oscars for nominating many white that are white,bringing forth the on-line hashtag #OscarsAreWhite .

Just how can this year’s Oscars be all white when there’s a few black people that are being nominated,most noticeably Oprah Winfrey,who’s up for the Best Picture award for co-producing SELMA,for if both she and SELMA win it’ll turn the Oscars fully black. For I surely don’t want to hear this silly stuff about the Oscars overlooking black people this year when it should instead be about the ones(of every nationality) that got overlooked(after giving their all into their acting and filmmaking that were deservingly Oscar worthy),and yes the Oscars are about as out-of-touch and out for their own special interests as the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards,the Fangoria Hall Of Fame(which inducted Rob Zombie during his first year of filmmaking but virtually ignored Herschell Gordon Lewis[the 80something Godfather Of Gore]),and Jan Wenner’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame(which still has an awful lot of musical artists with 25-50+ year careers that are truly deserving of inductions).

And the celebrity passings continue in 2015,as we’ve sadly lost the likes of Rod Taylor,Anita Ekberg,Taylor Negron,genre producer/scriptwriter Brian Clemens,Donna Douglas(BEVERLY HILLBILLIES’ Ellie Mae),filmmaker Francesco Rosi,and Samuel Goldwyn Jr.(the father of actor Tony Goldwyn).

Other than that,I’ll see you all on the next blog entry…

Republican Rep. Joe Walsh(No Relations To Eagles Musician Joe Walsh) Pledges For ISIS To Decapitate The Folks At CNN And MSNBC,For This Major Dumbass Needs To Know That ISIS Doesn’t Discriminate Against Any Political Agenda And That Includes The Fox News Folks,Republicans,Tea Party Members,Conservatives,And Libertarians(Amongst The Liberals,The Folks At HLN,The Independent Party Members,And The Democrats),Since ISIS Hates Everybody That’s Not Into (And Doesn’t Support) Islam (And The Radical Idiots That Kill Those Who Oppose Their Twisted Views)

Steven M.

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2015 Is Here

Well,2015 is finally here and I’m not going to sit here and talk much,other than that I’m not posting any 2014 retrospectives nor and Best And Worst Of lists,since the only three films I really like in 2014 were DELIVER US FROM EVIL(which was a real surprise),THE BUTTERFLY ROOM,and HAUNTER(both super underrated features that never got the fanboy horror news websites love: maybe because they both were actually good),and everything else was basically just Meh !! With the worst film of 2014 being the majorly super overrated X-MEN:DAYS OF FUTURE PAST(and I really love both the X-Men and Wolverine),as super overrated as anything by Rob Zombie,and the Major Disappointments being WOLF CREEK 2(the first one I loved,but this wanted to be such a Rob Zombie wannabe film),THE DEAD 2(great first film,terrible sequel with equally terrible characters),the theatrical ghostly duo of OCUCUS(which at least tried to be different) and Hammer Films’ THE QUIET ONES,and the super sucky finales of both SALEM and AMERICAN HORROR STORY:COVEN,and COVEN’s bad underuse of Kathy Bates,whose immortal and sadistic Ilsa-esque racist villain opened the door for what could have been some great potential storylines,for the Oscar winning Bates could have killed some of the witches,took their powers,and attempted to become the new Supreme,leading to an all-out battle finale between her and the other witches,which instead was used for their climatic duel with The Axeman and Bates was reduced to just being the reluctant sidekick(and [later] victim) for the uber fat black chick from PRECIOUS. And SALEM started off as a super violent take on Salem’s witch trials but soon descended into attempting to make Janet Montgomery as the 21st. Century’s new Jane Badler. Otherwise,TV Horror pretty much dominated 2014 with great turn on Seasons 4 and 5 of THE WALKING DEAD,and the equally superior shows that are PENNY Y DREADFUL,(the sadly short lived) DRACULA, and HANNIBAL(which expands upon a pre-imprisoned Hannibal Lector,with swift plot twists).

Otherwise,the only three films that I’m looking forward to this year are MAD MAX(4):FURY ROAD,PHANTASM(5):RAVAGER,and (of course) STAR WARS:EPISODE 7; THE FORCE AWAKENS(it’ll hopefully be an awful lot better than its ridiculous subtitle,and it’ll hopefully deliver).

That’s it for now…

In Theaters This Friday: THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH; The First Film Was A Big Disappointment,For Hammer Films Will Hopefully Deliver With What Looks Like A Much More Superior Sequel

Steven M.

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Some Quick Words…

Everyone already knows the news about what happened with the canning of THE INTERVIEW’s nationwide release,for instead of ranting about it I’ll just post a link to a petition to get it released…

http://www.change.org/p/sony-we-the-unsigned-support-sony

And all of my condolences to the families of the two cops that were killed by that madman(who shot himself to death) over this past weekend,for I just hope that this insanity of cops and vigilantes killing suspected folks and people violently retaliating that only gets innocent people hurt(and killed) will end in the new year.

Merry Christmas,Happy Hanukkah,And Happy Holidays !!

Steven M.

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Phil Brooks “Punks” The Wrestling,Internet,And MMA Universes

In the last week-and-a-half after leaving the WWE In January(the day after Royal Rumble 2014),CM Punk(alias Phil Brooks) has literally rocked the universes of wrestling,the Internet,and MMA in not only breaking his silence on his good pal Colt Cobana podcast(that aired on Thanksgiving Day) and delivering an amazingly compelling and riveting expose on his life in the WWE after he re-signed with them three years ago,exposing the rumored brutal schedules that the wrestlers in that federation have to undertake without taking any medical or overexhaustion breaks(unless their injuries are very severe) and the way both Vince McMahon and his son-in-law/part time wrestler/WWE CEO Triple H treat their employed athletes.

That interview literally crashed the Internet as Colt’s podcast episode received millions of downloads and  re-cast on wrestling podcasts for the podcasts’ hosts’ evaluations,which matched those of the fans in ranging from frankly(and shockingly) exposing the way the WWE conducts business to being simply whiny and bitter.  Either way,that interview(along with a week later question-and-answer follow-up episode) was only the tip of the iceberg that Punk was going to later fully reveal.

This weekend(as of this writing),Punk revealed that he has signed a contract yesterday in Las Vegas with both the UFC and its CEO Dana White,with his debut match to possibly happen in mid Summer(during UFC Fan Fest season). This is something that comes as no surprise since Punk is not only an MMA fan,but also fights more like an MMA fighter than a wrestler,with his style having to force many of the WWE wrestlers to train and fight in Punk’s style(since Punk as a background in kempo,Maui Thai,and judo,and trains with Rener Gracie). Punk is also rumred to be also training with now ex-champion Johnny Hendricks for his impending future UFC in-ring debut,something that will not only bring in many fans,but will also financially gross an major amount of money,controversy,and much more money.

Punk has always been known as a wrestling talent who surely knows how to shrewdly manipulate and merchandise himself to both the world and the sports fighting industry,therefore gaining himself an enormous amount of publicity and wide exposure while doing so,as well as lots of unwanted scrutiny from the fans and the industry press as some people are predicting that his immediate move to MMA is going to be a monstrous failure. I highly disagree,since Punk already knows how to fight like an MMA fighter and I can clearly seeing him not only winning in his debut match,but also winning the UFC World Heavywight Championship title belt by the end of 2015(alias next year).

No matter what public scrutiny(whether it’s on-line or off-line) or controversy it will bring forth upon him,one has to admit that CM Punk has already carved out his future,a future that will bring him in both a major amount of money and fame,surpassing that of even Brock Lesnar.

THE HUNGER GAME(3): MOCKINGJAY PART 1 Is Number One At The Box Office For The Third Week,For I’ll Have To Check Out This Film,Eveen If The Last One(Part 2:CATCHING FIRE) Left Me Completely Cold

Steven M.

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December Ramblings (And Rumblings)

Well,December has just started,but I’ll just move onto other important things really quick…

* CM Punk recently went on his good buddy Colt Cobana’s podcast to discuss his reason for leaving the WWE,but I’ll save my word on that until the likes of Phil Raia,Don Tony and Kevin Castle,the MLW Radio crew,and the Wrestling Soup guys have their say on it. I’ll only say that I’m surprised that Punk didn’t announce his plans for an on-screen showdown with Godzilla.

* ex-Creed singer Scott Stapp has been releasing some YouTube videos lately,claiming that he’s down and out and that everyone is ripping him off,for it’s sad to see a late 90s/early 00s(/2000s) musician having gone from rich to pauper status and it sounds like he needs to talk to a therapist(with the erratic way he sometimes behaves in his videos) and he’ll someday hopefully get the help that he really needs.

* STAR WARS:EPISODE 7; THE FORCE AWAKENS Teaser Trailer: Wow !!!  Looks great,for I hope that it lives up to its promising look(complete with Andy “Gollum” Serkis’ deep toned voiceover).

That’s it for now…

Only 24 Days Till Christmas,And 30 Days To Go Till The New Year Of 2015(And The Arrival Of STAR WARS:EPISODE 7; THE FORCE AWAKENS In Nationwide Theaters) Begins

Steven M.

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No Turkeys This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving,courtesy of the situation in Ferguson(which has thankfully calmed down for the Holidays),I decided not to do an annual Thanksgiving Turkeys list of the year’s celebrity,political,and current pop culture turkeys since AOL has already done a similar list for this year(even if I don’t agree with some of their choices) and I’m too uneased about what’s been going on in Ferguson lately,as well as the rest of world(both on-line and off-line),for since 9/11 everything in life(both on-line and off-line,and anywhere you turn and go) has practically become a toxic envoirment and there is nothing else to do but to just be like Yoda in STAR WARS:EPISODE 2; ATTACK OF THE CLONES and watch everything around you collapse.

As CM Punk finally tells his side of the story upon why he left the WWE(with all of the wrestling podcast hosts slowly getting ready to nitpick on it during their shows next week) and Burt Reynolds is getting ready to sell his personal stuff in Las Vegas’ The Palms Casino/Hotel during an auction next month,there’s nothing else to do but to wait till both Christmas and the New Year(2015) come along and as far as it goes with Officer Darren Wilson(whose side of the story[of why he took down Michael Brown the way he did] doesn’t fully connect) he’d just better watch both his back…and his front,since karma is coming to get him(as it does everyone else).

The Official STAR WARS:EPISODE 7; THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Debuts On-Line On This Coming Friday(Courtesy Of Public On-Line Demand): We’ll See On Whether It Looks Good Or Meh(!!!)

Steven M.

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