Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Awareness has spread in recent years. Frank Baird created Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in 2001. According to the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes website, "What started out as a small group of men daring to totter around a park has grown to become a world-wide movement with tens of thousands of men raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexual violence education, prevention and remediation programs."
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Bollywood is the Hollywood of India, the primary difference is most of their films are musicals. Every genre has a musical counterpart, everything from romantic-comedies to action-flicks are made into musicals.
Imagine Dabangg 2, as a musical mash-up of Jackie Chan’s Supercop and Rush Hour, it has the over-the-top action sequences and the great comedy cop moments. It doesn't stop there though, it also gives you amazing dance sequences with a catchy musical score.
Dabangg 2 is the story of Chulbul Pandey, an honorable cop that fights against corruption. Salman Khan, often referred to as the Sylvester Stallone of India, stars as Chulbul Pandey and his performance is thoroughly enjoyable.
If you want to watch a film that literally has something for everyone, check out Dabangg 2. This is especially true if you think modern action films take themselves too serious and miss the campy cheese of yesteryear.
Troll Hunter For the last few years, amazing films have come out of Norway and Sweden (the area in general) consistently. Films like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Let the Right One In did so well internationally that Hollywood did big budget remakes. Troll Hunter is a Norwegian horror/adventure film that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Troll Hunter is about three students, who enter the Norwegian woods to film a documentary on a bear poacher who claims that he really tracks trolls for the Norwegian government.
I strongly dislike the self-shot movie, but there are a few exceptions. Troll Hunter is one film to make it work well. All of the trolls are computer-generated, and it is obvious from the beginning. However, the way the filmmakers incorporate practical effects makes up for sub-par CGI. When the trolls slam the ground, dirt explodes or if a giant pushes up against the trees, the actual trees move and bend.
If you are a fan of creature movies or just love fantasy check out Troll Hunter.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Combining dark comedies and slasher flicks from the 70s describes Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, starring Alan Tudyk (Frozen, Serenity) and Tyler Labine (Monsters University) as the titled characters. Together the two are hilariously brilliant and make the film fun from beginning to end.
Expecting to relax at their “vacation” cabin, Tucker and Dale’s trip turns into a nightmare when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids. The film quickly starts referencing redneck/hillbilly slasher flicks and never loses its edge as it embraces the comedic moments.
A great introduction to the slasher sub-genre, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is for both people who do not enjoy slasher flicks and cannot get enough.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
This week I was incredibly busy and I did not have time for a recap, I apologize. I did get to see this past episode and it was amazing! It had everything that I've come to love about this show in one episode! If I was going to pick an episode to recap and analyze it would be this one. So I still felt the need to post something, and what I came up with was why I think this show deserves a second season.
First of all this show has epic angel fights, who doesn't love epic battles between winged men and women. And the execution of the effects are blindingly brillant. I'd love to give a huge shoutout to the stunt coordinator and stunt team for their amazing work. To the visual effects team and their incredible eye for detail. This show has action and it is beautiful to watch. But wait there is more.
Action is great and sometimes that's all you need but Dominion also has an incredible cast that is so talented that it is mind blowing. From veterans like Anthony S Head to newcomers like Betsy Wilke, the entire cast is incredible and enjoyable to watch. You actually care about their characters and what happens to them. Like Noma....WTF! LIKE REALLY WTF. Which brings me to my next point.
These incredible actors and actresses have equally talented writers and directors. The story telling over all keeps you invested and on the edge of your seat. You actually can't wait til next week to find out what the hell is Michael going to do with all this death and what's Alex going to do with Noma.. like seriously what is going on there. I am very invested, sorry, back on track. Okay so yeah, fans of this show understand and I'm willing to bet if you give it a chance you'll get just as into as we are.
Over all this show has everything for everyone. From romance to violence to epic storytelling, Dominion is great and they deserve a second season. First all the amazing people working on the show need to keep their jobs and we the fans really want to see where this story goes and how the characters will change through the course of their journey.
SO PLEASE SUPPORT THIS AMAZING SHOW AND...
Friday, July 25, 2014
So Alex wants to save Claire's mom, Michael tells him the only way that'll happen is with the....dramatic music and gasp....the Aprocrypha....the what?!? I don't know what it is but it's got an Latin sounding name so it must be some kind of ancient angel killing weapon of epic epicness. Of course Michael doesn't have it but he knows who does. It's Uriel of course, I'm starting to think Uriel is some kind of archangel hoarder. Michael attempts to barter with Uriel for the epic sounding weapon-thingy. At first she is all in love with the painting he brought but then says she wants something else.
William disband his cult for the time being. However one of his followers is an idiot and gathers all of the other followers in the secret meeting place and of course David sent his guards in to kill them all. Dumbass. Meanwhile General Reisen and Claire summon Ambassador Arika. They discuss the fact that Helena's grand and great airforce is just two helicopters and one B-52 bomber. Arika doesn't deny this and admits to lying to David, General Reisen works out a deal similar to the one she made with David. I'm seriously thinking Arika has alot hidden up her sleeves and will say anything to survive.
The exorcism begins and it seems like every other exorcism. Michael holds onto the chain, keeping Clementine under control for the most part. After several agonizing minutes the angel spirit is purged and Claire us reunited with her mother. Yes Alex is the chosen one and he can save everyone!
David v. William, Father against Son and who will win. My money is on David cause the man is ruthless. So William pulls a gun on his father, whom replies with "...you were destined to be a curse, weak, useless..." David laughs at his son and believes he won't shoot. Then William beats David with the gun until he passes out. So David wakes up in the cult hide out, they initiate him by breaking his ribs. So......is he a convert or what? I'm happy he's still alive but William done messed up.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The impact on pop culture ranges from celebrities like Robin Williams naming his daughter Zelda Rae to Jimmy Fallon saying the game is his favorite. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World makes multiple references to Zelda games. Back in 2008 IGN.com released a film trailer for The Legend of Zelda as an April Fool's prank. The game has been referenced on shows like The Big Bang Theory, Psych, The Goldbergs, and even Jeopardy. Video game creators like Hideki Kamiya (Okami) to Peter Molyneux (Fable creator) have stated Zelda games as major influences on their own work.