Rolling the Ball

The Avatar Awards Nominees for blogging  will be being announced between this week and next, the announcement will include the URL as well as a Poll to vote for that category.

Also next week I am on ‘vacation’ so I will be scheduling some posts to publish next week, a book review, tv and maybe a movie review or 2  least.  Send in your nominees for actors, Movies Music and so on.

TV

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Game Of Thrones Adds Richard E. Grant
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Addition to Fall Preview

November 1st  The Librarians  8pm 2 hour season 2 premier

SuperGirl -doesn’t look so super as far as the CBS season preview. It definitely doesn’t stack up to Arrow’s action or Gotham’s storytelling. I won’t even mention Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  being as Marvel is the King Midas of Comic adaptations well Minus that new garbage called Fantastic 4, I knew it wouldn’t do shit but then it wasn’t from Marvel Studios. The jury though I I think may still be out on Agent Carter, the midseason mini-series while agents is on hiatus. I think I heard mixed reviews and that the ratings were a bit low but will have another season. My question is, was it because it’s a woman character it was based around t as a ‘superhero’ or was it due to the dreary looking era in which it takes place?  A few of the comic series I hear of  on Netflix (or wherever) a few look better for network tv than supergirl .  If you have a DVR record this and watch when there’s nothing better on, like on holidays or during Hiatus.

Movies

An Angry Birds movie will be out May 2016

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2007 NR 1:28  Comedy

Director John Cosgrove’s debut stars Mike Vogel, Breckin Meyer, Mena Suvari, Callum Blue, Mark Pellegrino & Marsha Thompson, Andrew Lee Potts and Sonja Wagner

The hip Black Cat coffee house in London’s staff and clientele find their lives, jobs and relationships intermingling . Trouble begins when Rachel fires her chef boyfriend, to which gets them backlogged with orders. Drama ensues for each character one of which whose grandmother is there for her day out of the nutter house. Another (Breckin Meyer) is a wouldbe novelist trying to get his book published. Rachel as already mentioned has relationship trouble, even the diners have their own dramas going on. Sonja Wagner’s character is there with her controlling,possessive,  macho acting (but definitely not looking) boyfriend who gets jealous at anything. All situations are more or less funny but my favorite is the stoner characters played by Vogel and Potts.  Potts’ character’s stoner paranoia and the nutty grandma thinking he’s her husband. The best way to sum things up is forget about coffee , it’s a nut house with the beautifully decorated  not so padded walls (I love the Pillars and that big Dresser), there’s more misfits here than in a federal prison   C+

Invisible Review for the

The Invisible Man

1933 NR 1:11 b/w    Claude Rains    Cast   via DVD    1st watch (and likely will again)   Please Highlight starting here

Scientist Jack Griffin played by Claude Rains becomes invisible after an experiment goes awry and so hides out  in the Lion’s head inn . When employees and the tenants fail to give him peace he terrorizes the british village of Ipping. It’s too late  when he looks for help  thanks to an ingredient in the drug that helped make him invisible, which also makes one a homicidal maniac.The woman from the inn that shows the Invisible man his room, cracks me up. The hysterics and she looks like she should play the witch in Hansel and Gretel.

How did they make the Invisible man Invisible in this? You’ll have to rent it and watch the special features on the disk, its worth it.  Its so weird to see when the invisible man has only a shirt or only pants on,  so how did they make him invisible? There’s no blue or green screen in those days, I have to say this is definitely one of the classic movies that all should watch, especially those who grew up with the CGI FX.  (Yes depending on a movie’s budget depends on how good the graphics are but some are still crap looking for instance the 2015 version of Fantastic Four, I saw the Human Torch and the older one looked much better. If you are going to do something firey, just film some variations of real fire then paste it in. Don’t try to create it from scratch you can tell!

I think I’d have to say my favorite pars is the ‘haunted’ shirt (where the cops go to his room) and pants part (toward the end, when you ‘see’ him skipping! Oh and everytime he came out with that maniacal laugh. I’d hear it and would give me a tickle,guess that’s my morbid sense of humor getting the tickle.

The Invisible man  is a metaphor for the outcast      B+

Here’s a taste of a few of the quotes 

Felt a chill in the air this morning. Autumn’s on its way. Almost time. #CrimsonPeak pic.twitter.com/OaKE4Arxar

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Miscellany

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Vids

Hell’s Club     a Movie Mash-up

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