7 Days in Hell Probably the funniest thing I've seen this year. It gets better on every subsequent viewing, which is a good thing because it is random as fuck on your first go around. But wow, its insanely quotable, and I love how each day is basically a new skit. This might be Andy Samberg's best work, and Jon Snow is surprisingly adapt at comedy. I can't decide which side character was better: Will Forte, Michael Sheen, Fred Armisen, Karen Gilliam, and David Copperfield are all great in this. Go check it out ASAP if you haven't, its only 45 minutes long and its the perfect send up of HBO Sports/ESPN 30:30 Documentaries. A- Ex Machina Pretty good movie, but I was kinda disappointed by it. Everyone kept telling me it was all philosophical/deep as fuck, but it was more psychological, specifically in regards to how people objectify other people to get what they want. So that might have thrown me off a bit. The acting is all top notch, and Oscar Isaac effin' kills it as the macho boss with a God complex. That Alicia Vikander girl should blow up after this: she's like a fusion of Emilia Clarke and Natalie Portman. She has to pull off a bunch of different emotions and mannerisms in an unnatural way, plus she has to make you want to bang a robot, so props to her for pulling that off. The ending was kinda dumb, just because it was predictable. At least it wasn't an extended horror movie chase scene like Alex Garland's other movies (fucking Sunshine ugh). The movie ultimately is alot like Her, but with a much more pessimistic tone. Props to it for being a smart, well made movie, but I don't know if I'd ever watch it again (in a way it kinda reminds me of Chronicle in that facet). B+ Ant-Man Not great, but it's pretty good for something with a seemingly really dumb concept. If it wasn't for Paul Rudd's charisma or the fact that they made the movie a comedy, then it would have sucked hard. The killed it with the casting in this: Rudd isn't even the best part, freaking Michael Pena is (now where's my Latino Superhero, Marvel?). I'm also glad they casted Freckles from Lost, because she'll kill it in Marvel movies in the future. On the downside, the movie is edited kinda weird (and it would have been better if Edgar Wright made it) and Peter Russo from House of Cards has probably the weakest motivation for a villain ever. They also kinda suck at explaining why Michael Douglas or Freckles couldn't be Ant-Man in the first place (I know there's a good reason in the comics, but its not explained well here). But yeah, I didn't give 2 fucks about Ant-Man before this, and now I'm excited to see him (and the Wasp) in the future. B Also I started watching Spy online, and it was actually really really funny, but it cut out on me 40 minutes in. So I'll get back to y'all on that.
Hey aren't there Boredies from Australia on here? My little brother (he used to post here under Absintheparty66 or something) is stationed with the Marines over in Darwin, but he's on vacation over in Melbourne right now and is looking to party it up with people. He told me he thought there were Boredies from there, so he wanted me to ask on his behalf. He's a good kid, so message me if you wanna rage it up with a random American and I can connect y'all.
God dammit this is going to be awesome. And yet I just read that they haven't even finished the ending yet and its way over budget? Oh boy. http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/07/revenant-40-mil-over-budget-not-finished/
^ I think that post focused on Vernon too much when they are definitely pulling alot from the big Bell corruption case a couple years back, plus stuff about the City of Industry (which I live right next to and has always fascinated me since one family runs it). Really wish I could get a membership into these exclusive city governments now :/
I think the show is getting better, and that's all thanks to Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams, who I think are bringing it now. Plus they finally let Tim Riggins smile for half a second, and gave him some (man) meatier plot, so maybe he'll turn it around soon. But wow is Vince Vaughn wrong for this show. His fight scene was cool, but dude does not have the range for basically everything else. And it seems like his hot redhead wife does nothing but sit around, looking kinda seductive and mopey. At least the dream sequence that opened the episode was really cool. I want more of that.
Why is no one talking about the new Tallest Man on Earth album? Its great. A little repetitive on the 2nd half, but it feels like his most complete album yet. Usually I skip half the songs on his albums, but I dig everything here.
^ Yeah everyone is pushing me to buy a freaking house in a couple of months already. Which is freaking me out because A) I don't know shit about property management because I've never had money before and B ) I don't know how attached I am to Fresno yet. I went up there last week for work already, and it was just hot as fuck. Plus I didn't get to see any of the good parts like in North Fresno; just all the poor sections by the 99 that are getting bulldozed for the Rail. Of course, everyone tells me to just rent out a house then if I move, which sounds smart but like a lot of work, so hmm.
^ So now that I have a real job that I have to commute an hour in traffic for, I gotta check out more podcasts. The Filmdrunk Frotcast is obviously my favorite, but they only have it once a week. I've been listening to the Deadcast one and its boring because its just the 2 guys (who aren't even in the same room). My friend always tries to get me into the Joe Rogan one, but its too far out there for me. What the hell would I like the most Marty, give me recommendations. I'm not a big Bill Burr or Marc Maron fan, so those are out. Same goes for Opie and Anthony. I dig the movies/tv and sports oriented ones the most.
I finally get into this show... AND THEY FUCKING CANCEL IT A WEEK LATER AHHHHH http://uproxx.com/tv/2015/06/hannibal-has-been-canceled-by-nbc/ Sounds like it could find a new home soon though. I'm just mad because I look like an idiot for spreading the gospel about it so hard the last couple of days. BTW I'm on Episode 8 of Season 2... almost caught up. It just gets better and better too. My only criticism is that sometimes its kinda funny how formal and classy everyone talks all the time. Like its a 1950s thriller or something. No one talks like these people in real life. It flies 100% of the time when Hannibal spouts of his shit, but thats because he's freaking Hannibal. Its funny whenever Will or Jack Crawford start spouting off philosophical stuff. Doesn't bring the show down for me, its just amusing i think.
That first episode was dogshit. Like a parody version of the first season, but with everyone trying their hardest to talk like Rust Cohle. Everyone was just so so so SERIOUS and SAD. There was no hook or anything close to as cool as the first season. Actually the brass knuckles part was cool, but mostly because of how over the top hilarious it was (which might not have been the intention). I heard that Vince Vaughn never gets one of his motormouth monologues in the first 3 episodes, which just sounds like a total waste of casting the dude. Obviously I'm gonna stick with it for a bit, but not a good start. BTW fun fact: my new job is working on that California High Speed rail in Central California. Am I Vince Vaughn? Would Coop have to quit BASEketball too? BUT WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN BASEL?
Fuck this show. Just felt like the Walking Dead at the end. Everyone's lives just got worse and then they off'd the best character. Also why the hell was the Cersei scene so long? They spent 10 minutes on her walking, but didn't wanna show a legit battle between Stannis and Roose? Lame.
^ Sounds like a dumber Orphan Black. No thanks. Jurassic World http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/06/jurassic-world-combines-exciting-dinosaur-action-with-obnoxious-little-kids-crying/ http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/06/jurassic-world-review/ Both Uproxx reviews gave it a C+ and say its the 2nd best Jurassic Park movie. I think thats way too high, but maybe that’s because I loved the first one so much, and this was just a shittier, faker looking remake. This movie was probably worse than Jurassic Park III, which I mostly hate because I don’t remember anything about it, except for the cool ending, which was basically the jumping off point for Jurassic World (talking to Raptors and having the military show up). Probably the worst thing about Jurassic World is that it suffers from Prometheus syndrome: the cool concept sucks you in, but apart from Chris Pratt, every character is a fucking idiot (except for the kids for the most part, who probably would have been fine without the stupid adults around). Seriously, every dumb character doubles down on their stupid hardcore belief, and just makes everything worse. They also try to shove down a bunch of different lessons down your throat that don’t really make any god damn sense. Fiendish Dr. Wu was right: why are they complaining about genetically modifying the Dinosaurs even more, when they’ve been doing it for 22 years (and without giving them the Feathers and stuff that they’re supposed to have)? And if 2 people die right off the bat, then maybe its probably time to stop using non-lethal weapons to bring down your camoflauged, insane super beast (for the purpose of saving $22 million against closing down the park forever? That’s a bad cost-benefit analysis folks). But whatevs, they keep listening to dumb Bryce Dallas Howard the entire time anyway, even though she’s clearly completely incompetent at everything she does in this movie. I guess her only win in this movie is that they shoehorn in probably the worst romance I’ve ever seen in a movie? Poor Chris Pratt and her have 0 chemistry or connection, and its painful to watch, but i guess it hymanizes her or some shit. Basically this movie is just one big typical horror movie, and I expected more from it because they kept introducing cool ideas, but then just gave up on them to focus on all the stupid, stupid decisions so that they could force the dinosaur fights. And the ending just feels like a dinosaur fight scene choreographed by a little kid who just wanted to smash his toy dinosaurs together and see what happens. Its cheesy and predictable too. I can’t wait til the Honest Trailer comes out for this. Final complaint: for a movie with so, so, so much blatant product placement, they definitely missed out on a chance to make hot annoying ginger rock some adidas track shoes or something. No effin way could she out run FREAKING DINOSAURS IN THE JUNGLE while wearing those huge heels.