A Whole Lotta Random Topics

As the month of July is looming around the corner(starting next week),and WordPress is celebrating its tenth anniversary(as my blog recently celebrated my sixth anniversary on WordPress[after beginning in May 2005 at AOL’s short lived blog segment{before it got shut down}],and spending four years on MySpace{until a new regime and various viruses and Trojans drove everyone away from there,and the prickfaces at MySpace shut down the blogs over there}],as well as myself celebrating ten years of blogging),there has been several topics of late that have been surfacing,for here we go(with my views on them)…

* The Charleston Church Shootings: a sad tragedy that was caused by a gay looking rifle wielding 21 year old lunatic9with a really bad Moe Howard-esque haircut) that rose forth how racism still surprisingly lives on,and how one sided and completey blind and ignoring both the far right and right wing conervatives truly are(and that goes for all of you right leaning Libertarians[who are the Republicans’ and the Tea Party’s butt buddies],too).

* The Confederate Flag: a controversy that is now raging in upon whether to take it down and place it in a museum(for historical reasons) or completely do away with it,for it is that flag’s state decision upon what they should do with it and not any media outlet(who are overfrenzying as much about how this will affect past movies[such as GLORY and GONE WITH THE WIND] as they did with 9/11).

* Nationwide Gay Marriage Now Officially Legal: I’m surprised tha the Supreme Court quickly passed this law and didn’t wait for three to five years to pass it,since they possibly figured that if it’s legal for gays to marry behind prison walls(as well as living the gay lifestyle in both jail and prison) that it might as well as legal nationwide(outside of prison walls). This event will really make 2016’s Presidential elections very interesting(as well as seeing how many politicians(mainly the far right Republican ones) fall aside before the new President is officially chosen:I know that there’s a lot of hatred for Hillary Clinton,but I’m betting the farm that she’ll easily win).

* The TNA/Global Force Wrestling Merger: with all of the hate spewing,negativity fixated(sounds like Fox News[on a daily basis]) wrestling podcast hosts that are out there(such as Don Tony/Anthony DeBlasi and Kevin Castle)verbally praying for the deaths of both TNA and GFW(before it has even begun[and fully revealed itself to the wrestling universe-),this recent surprise merger of both Jeff Jarrett’s and Dixie Carter’s companies brings forth a lot of major interest,since GFW’s major Las Vegas TV taping happens in July and we might just see some talent exchanges between both companies and which talents might possibly be there at the Vegas event to help give GFW a much needed boost(after their recently poorly attended baseball stadium shows),and if GFW’s pilot show and its storyline will be well written or completely inept(which I’m really hoping that it’s not). It also tires me about how these podcasters verbally trash both GFW and TNA yet bow down to WWE/Vince McMahon,(AAA/)Lucha Underground,and Paul Heyman,for there’s other wrestling companies outside of WWE and Lucha Underground that exist to help keep the spirit of wrestling alive and mindless trash talking only makes the wrestling universe look pretty ridiculous,for either welcome this merger or leave the wrestling community.

* Early 90s and Late 00s/2000s Underground Horror People-Turned-Obnoxious Brownnosing Yuppies: You guys with your forum boards and extreme horror fanzines that existed in those mentioned time periods(with the initials BH and EF) and you all used to be such majorly cool folks,but you’re all now(via your film projects,magazine projects,and movie blogs(with the initials RC,ES,VJ,BBD,TGTN,and Mobius) are nothing more but complete scummy yuppies that brownnose every Nu Horror garbage film that comes down the pike,act all uppity and if your shit don’t stink,and don’t want to associate with fans that don’t hang out at Monsterpalooza and Cinema Wasteland(since Chiller Theatre is no longer the event to be),read Evilspeak magazine,post on Mobius forum,and bow down to Rob Zombie and Fangoria magazines,for it’s like INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS actually happened and consumed everyone as much as it did the guys in Metallica(who were once the 80s’ coolest metal band,which is now a Nu Metal/alt.rock garbage band),for I proudly don’t need to associate with people like that and I’m motherfucking proud upon who I am(and I feel very self special about it).

As I always say: That’s It For Now…

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Steven M.

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Of Spidermen And Halloweens

In the last few days,there’s been some news about both the planned resurrections of both the SPIDERMAN and HALLOWEEN series,for here are my thoughts about the insanity that’s surrounded around both of these franchises…

* After ditching Andrew Garfield from the Spiderman role that he played in the two flawed but interesting reboot films,the folks at Sony/Columbia also ditched their plans for both their solo Venom and Sinister Six films for yet another new re-start of the Spidey series without retelling the origin tale and keeping Peter Parker/Spidey as a teen,with three candidates up for the role of Spidey,who all look too pretty boy and too young to play Spidey but anything to keep the Spidey films going. And Sony is having a hard time to decide upon whether to have the new Spidey as either a new solo adventure or have Spidey join up with Captain America in the currently filming CAPTAIN AMERICA:CIVIL WAR,have him join The Avengers team,have him by Thor’s side,or have him by Iron Man’s side.  Sony,just make up your fucking minds already and quit toying with the fans(and fanboys and fangirls) about who to play Spidey and what new direction to take him in,before all of the fans lose major interest in Spiderman.

* HALLOWEEN RETURNS is the new title of the planned 11th. HALLOWEEN film,with both Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton behind the scripting and directing lens of this one with a brand new story that not’s related to Rob Zombie’s previous two films,meaning Bye-Bye to both Scout Taylor Compton and Malcolm McDowell.  Producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein and Malek Akkad have taken(and retooled) the storyline of the abandoned HALLOWEEN:ASYLUM(which was to have starred Donald Sutherland as the asylum director/chief,but it got cancelled[along with many other planned HALLOWEEN sequel storylines] to make room for Rob Zombie’s two HALLOWEEN films) ,which has Michael Myers alive and about to be executed in the electric chair,but with teen characters for Michael to play off against(after he escapes from the execution room). It may sound like more of the same,but I surely hope that this sequel does actually get filmed and released and not cancelled and axed like the planned Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer scripted HALLOWEEN 3[H3]/3-D  was,since it’s been six years that we saw Michael on the big theatrical screen and it feel like both Akkad and the Weinstein Brothers want to break the track record that the long wait between HALLOWEENS Parts 5 and 6 had,since they are notorious for their shady tactics(which is the less said,the better). Otherwise,this HALLOWEEN film will take place in another separate universe where the deputy of the original HALLOWEEN 2 is now the sheriff and his daughter,the grown child of one of Michael’s past victims,and her friends have to deal with the escaped Michael,meaning no Man In Black,Silver Shamrock/Coral Cochran,or the pagan cult(from Part 6) in this installment.  All I just ask is for it to be a good film,and nothing else.

That’s it for now…

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Steven M.

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June Opens With More Passings

We’re now in the second week of June and there’s now been fivecelebrity passings,with the likes of Betsy Palmer(the very first FRIDAY THE 13TH.’s killer Mom),Richard Johnson(THE HAUNTING,ZOMBIE,BEYOND THE DOOR),Ron Moody(actor in films such as OLIVER and DOMINIQUE),wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes,and horror cinema legend Christopher Lee(at age 93),for I’m sure that everyone is expecting me to go into lengthy discussions about these four greats but I haven’t got the time to do so,for go to this following site for all of the celebrity passing details…   http://www.critcononline.com

Otherwise,the only thing to say is that without these five greats the world is sadly now a much more superficial and suckier place.

JURASSIC WORLD(Where The Humans Become Buddies With Their Enemies The Raptors) Is Now In Theaters,For It Looks Too Lame And Too Dumb: I’ll Pass…

Steven M.

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Two Days Before June Ends…

Just two days before June comes around the corner,I just had to quickly add in a new blog entry since I’ve been short on blog entries lately,and nope: it’s not about how there’s way too many indie genre films that’ll run over the likes of Kentucky Audley(remember his short lived “Stop Indie Films” petition ?!  I don’t,either),Chad Clinton Freeman(who’s not doing a Pollygrind Film Festival this year),and all of the major indie film festival blowhards(that means and includes you,Sundance Cinema !!!) and how the major studios can’t stop them. And nope: it’s not about how the likes of Rob Zombie,Quentin Tarantino,and Robert Rodriguez are attempting to be the vast rulers of all things related to genre cinema,either. For it’s going to be mainly about three main topics of controversy: politics,reality TV “celebrities”,and wrestling.

* Destination America Tosses Over TNA For ROH:  The fine folks at Destination America(a spin-off of the Discovery Channel) has decided to lay another whammy on both Dixie Carter(the spoiled and dolty[to the hilt] “Princess” of Panda Energy) and her wrestling company TNA by adding ROH(Ring Of Honor) to their television schedule that’s starting June 3rd. . Everyone in the IWC(Internet Wrestling Community) is wildly running all over the place in loudly crying “Chicken Little/The Sky Is Falling !!” when it comes to the latest tragedy to befall TNA(ala the far right Texas Republicans with their anti-Jade Helm 16/15[whatever the hell that’s called] stance: more of those bozos later),for TNA isn’t dead and it isn’t going anywhere until Dixie officially rises the surrender flag(which isn’t anytime soon). Maybe the Destination America ROH shows will hopefully give TNA that much needed shot-in-the-arm(or,as Princess Dixie says,”…Extra rocket fuel !!  Woo-Hee !!”),unless the wrestling community(along with the Destination America bosses[whom Princess Dixie referred to as “Dummies”]) get so extrmemly fed up with TNA’s head honcho Princess that they stay far,far away from it in massive doves(as much as they already are).

* Speaking of the dummy far right Texas Republican politicians,Texas has suddenly become plagued by severely heavy rainstorms and floods that have caused massive damage in that very state that they’re now begging President Obama for help. Karma is surely a bitch to deal with,isn’t it ?!   BTW: some dummy far right conservative radio talk show hosts are now blaming the rain and floods on Texas’ witches and gays,for didn’t their good buddy Chuck Norris karate kick those bag,bad witches and gays out of Texas already ?!

* Move aside:Jon and Kate Gosselin,for there’s now a replacement with the !( KIDS AND COUNTING family,whose main member Jon Duggar has been charged with both child molestation and fondling a few of his family members in their sleep. Add to the fact that the far right politicians are strongly supporting right wing Christian Jonny Boy,for I’ve got no time nor any yearn to further comment on that(nor any of those far right losers[both Jon Duggar and politicians-wise]).

See Ya All In June !!

I Don’t Know What’s Worse Right Now: Cameron Crowe’s Critically Trashed Celluloid Disasterpiece ALOHA(Check Out The First Eight Minutes On YouTube And You’ll See Why),Or The Latest Would-Be “Hipster” CGI-Enhanced 30 Minute Fest That Is KUNG FURY(Complete With Its David Hasselhoff End Credits Theme Song),Which You Can Also Catch On YouTube…

Steven M.

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Beyond Fanboy Road

With all of the current on-line fanboy mania concerning the recently released MAD MAX(4):FURY ROAD that is running wild on-line(if any of the haters think that this is really bad,wait until the new STAR WARS sequel gets released in December),if anyone is looking for my review of the film,here is the link to it…


Otherwise,that just basically covers it for George Miller’s fourth film with his post apocalyptic hero(with a fifth film now in the planning stages),for there’s something else that I want to quickly talk about that made me glad that I avoided to this year’s Las Vegas Wizard World convention,since the recent Wizard World Philly convention gave Lin Shaye an award as the Godmother Of Horror(?!?!?!  :O :O ),with all of the mindless fanboys(and fangirls) loudly cheering.  Just because the wife of  New Line Cinema company boss Robert Shaye appears in a few horror films doesn’t make her the queen of horror,ala Debbie Rochon(with Fangoria magazine pulling that similar tactic a few years ago),since Lin lacks the style and elegance that made the likes of Barbara Steele and Ingrid Pitt the top women in that very genre cinema,for any fanboy(and fangirl) that fully disagrees with me on that statement fully needs to get their heads examined. Otherwise,I will just say that I rightfully nominate Caroline Munro as the One and Only True And Real Godmother Of Horror.

On a sad note: a few months after the closing of Los Angeles’ beloved Hollywood Book And Poster store,its owner Eric Caidin passed away a few days ago from a heart attack(while watching a noir thriller at one of his film festivals). I wasn’t a friend of Caidin,but I did highly respect him for all of the good that he did for the genre community,both celebrity-wise and fanbase-wise,for many years since 1977,and it’s sad to see that he never got to see his plans of re-locating his famous store to Burbank(the home of the Monsterpalooza conventions) come to full fledged life. He’ll be sadly missed by many.

The New POLTERGEIST Remake/Reboot Is Coming Out This Friday: We’ll See If It’s Any Good(Since Sam Raimi Is Producing It[And It Looks Like It’ll Have A Few Chilling Moments Of Its Own{With The On-Line Poster Art Mainly Centered Around The Creepy Looking Clown Doll}]) Or If It’s Just Another Gratuitous Remake

Steven M.

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Non-Chainsaw Related Texas Lunacy

We’re already five days into May,and fresh from Pamela Geller’s recent Draw Mohammad art exhibition in Texas that drew out two maniacal Arizona Middle Eastern gunmen to shoot at people(before getting themselves down by the police),now comes words that Texas governor Greg Abbott has been joining the likes of Senator Ted Cruz(who makes his home in Texas,yet is a born citizen of Canada),right wing conspiracy theorist nutcase Alex Jones,and ex-martial arts champion-turned 80s action star-turned conservative voice Chuck Norris(who’s getting very senile[and is brainwashed by his younger,ultra conservative wife Gena]) has now joined in on their fight against President Obama’s purposed  Jade Helm 15 military training project that is to take place July 15th in a few states,including California and Texas.

Since the claims about ISIS’ proclaimed involvement in the Draw Mohammad shooting has turned out to be false,Pamela Geller proudly proclaiming that she is a right wing conservative who won’t take accountability for the tragedy happened at the exhibit(although it’s Not her fault that it happened),and the far right in Texas and nationwide strongly believing that President Obama is using Jade Helm 15 has an excuse to proclaim martial law on the U.S. and lengthen his Presidential term,as well as cancel next year’s Presidential elections. I fully call out Bullshit(!!!!) on all of this conspiracy hoopla from the far right….Absolute Bullshit,since the far right conservative has gotten extremely loony since President Obama first brought in his plans for his good intended but deeply flawed(and very costly) health care system,alias Obamacare,and they have been verbally gunning for his hide since. This is just the far right’s excuse to not only attempt to get President Obama impreached from office but to also fully overturn our nation by taking the state of Texas into a military rebellion against our government(with their very own state Nations Guardsmen) that’ll only bring forth an extremely dangerous second Civil War that’ll be their fullest attempt to rid our nation of all of the social freedoms and ideal notions of liberalism,something that is extremely frightening and will only threaten the safety of every single one of America’s citizens,no matter what their nationality,religious background,sexual preferences,or  personal political stances are. I was born and raised as an American citizen by my parents(even though I’m half Indian) and I’m proud to be a strong American and I boldly refuse to allow to let a handful of far right lunatics attempt to ruin not only my day,but the days of every other single innocent American life(including the good and wonderful citizens of Texas[who I heard despise their far right state government{and its sheer maniacalness}]) who don’t deserve to hear such abrasive,conspiracy lunacy driven verbal crapola.

All that I’m saying is that the likes of Governor Abbott,Ms. Geller,Senator Cruz,Alex Jones,and their far right compadres all need to stop with this bullshit at once,otherwise if the government gets strong world of this they all just might face serious arrests and charges of treason,with the exception of Chuck Norris(for being senile,and easily led[by these far right tools]).

MAX MAD(4): FURY ROAD In Theaters In Two Weeks: Hopefully It’ll Be As Mightily All-Too-Incredible As Its Trailers

Steven M.

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A Quick Lengthy’ Blog Entry Before April Ends

This past weekend,I didn’t attend Las Vegas’ Wizard World debut event mainly because of both their Creation Entertainment-esque expensive prices(on celebrity autographs and photo ops) and that Paige(the person who I really wanted to meet the most) wasn’t there. Like the adult porn/fetish industry scene,I’m also losing my passion for genre related activity that’s been partially ruined by the 21st. Century fanboys(amid many of the majorly shitty genre films that have been made for the last 15 years),who are so damn snarky,rude,and very brownnosing upon every oncoming shitty genre film(whether it be big budgeted or low budgeted) that comes along the way. Are they thinking that they’re going to be handsomely paid for their asskissing efforts(which they surely won’t be),for they certainly do act that way.

Speaking of which, Robert Downey Jr. was doing his AVENGERS sequel promotional claptrap press tour in England when he got offended by questions about his private life and his past drug problems and political stances(that he once proudly attained in the 90s) from Martin Bashire-esque interviewer Krishnan What’s-His-Face(I can’t remember his last name,since everyone’s 15 Minutes Of Fame always goes so damn quick) and quickly walked off the set, for whatever happened to giving hilarious “Snappy Aanswers To Stupid Questions”(as set by Mad magazine long ago) ?!  Does every celebrity of the last 30 to 40 years always have to throw a hissy fit(like Quentin Tarantino did when Krishnan asked him if movie violence begans the world’s modern violence[which it actually doesn’t]) and get violent toward the paparazzi like Alec Baldwin,for it’s just sheer ridiculousness to me since a majority of those stars(of the last 30 to 40 years) can’t quite match up there with the glorious stars of the past(and mightily lack that unique aura that they had),for Robert Downey Jr. seems to be much more interested in being the $50 Million Dollar Man(via the success of both the IRON MAN films and THE AVENGERS,as well as that upcoming claptrap sequel),for he must really be saving those special personal questions for that mega bucks paying future Diane Sawyer interview,since she won’t be asking him about why he participated in the(largely forgotten) 1996 Straight-To-VHS video actioner  DANGER ZONE.

And also speaking of which,the recent tragic Nepal earthquake(that claimed thousands of lives)was largely ignored for the news of the upcoming AVENGERS sequel,how much more money FURIOUS 7 made,and Bruce Jenner appearing on Diane Sawyer’s interview show revealing about his gender change(from male to female),which I can side with him on since living for so long with that narcissistic megalomaniac millionairess Kris Kardashian can do that to a guy.

On to better things(of the cinema genre/fanboy universe kind): the pissing and moaning ,grumbling and complaining fanboys aren’t so happy with Jared Leto’s Joker look for SUICIDE SQUAD,saying that he looks too Marilyn Manson-esque. I can easily overlook that factor,since both Jack Nicholson and Mark Hamill are too old,Heath Ledger(with his Crow-esque Joker look) is dead,Javier Bardem won’t do comic book characters,and Tom Hardy wasn’t considered for the Joker role(since a Hardy Joker would have easily knocked it out of both the park and the universe). I’ve got some high respect for Oscar winner Leto,since he’s been slowly revealing how his Joker will be and what to expect from him in SUICIDE SQUAD,for if all goes well Leto’s Joker might even cameo in (the very dark and downbeat looking[from the way the teaser trailer portrays it as]BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN:DAWN OF JUSTICE).

And before I go,I’ve noticed that the AOL Entertainment section was covering on Jon “Bones” Jones’ current problems(that might land him in jail),for I thought that UFC/MMA was supposed to be a “real” sporting event,for the UFC’s head honcho Dana White has really let me down.   BTW:hardcore UFC/MMA fans(who are strongly anti-wrestling),I’m just only being tongue-in-cheek,since I’ve been watching and following UFC/MMA since the very debut of UFC 1(way back in 1993).

See ‘ya all in May(unless something happens that pulls me back in)…

Both FURIOUS 7 and PAUL BLART:MALL COP 2 Tightly Hold Onto #1 And #1 At This Weekend’s Box Office: Excuse Me While I Turn My Head Around To Avoid Puking

Steven M.

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