Star Trek Beyond


2016   PG-13  Blu-ray      actions, adventure, sci-fi   stars  Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl urban Simon Peg  et al

 

The opening scene is funny I’m guessing its supposed to be sort of like those fluffy tribbles (is that what they were called?)

These are some sort of Triceretops looking things (or at least what they make me think of)  They look so big while Captain Kirk is talking to them, then one stands in front of him and well… the scene escalates!

Wait did I just see a walking string bean? Oh they actually have some green aliens in this one!

The villain Krall reminds me of the Dark Elf from Thor:Dark World and sounds really familiar. I probably knew while filming was going on who it was, but I do like when I forget especially when they are in make-up and prosthetic it’s fun to guess. First I thought the really tall guy from Lost, then I was like, no can’t be as this guy isn’t the right height.

RIP Anton Yelchin     he looks different in this one some how.. like he was more muscular or something. (he didn’t look as scrawny as he did)

After an attack by Krall’s ‘killer bees’ (which remind me more of the way a certain type of a group of birds fly) we have the fall of the Enterprise who’s crew lands on various parts of what I’m calling ‘pumpkin Planet’ (too bad we couldn’t see more than one planet in a movie) though depending on the part the characters land, looks like a different planet each.

There’s a part or 2 where you can tell it’s a green screen with the characters pasted over it  one in which  captain Kirk & the Black and White alien (their backs to us) driving away.

This is definitely NOT the best of the 3! Though I can’t decide if I liked the first one or the one with Benedict Cumberbatch in it better. (however I  remember more of the sequel)

And again we get some of the ‘classics’ that Bones is so crazy about!  They ride the wave of the bee hive in a loud and distracting manor to sabotage it

The movie goes a little meta with a solo scene of Spock with some package out looking an a picture from one of the original casts. (I guess this was supposed to be a tribute to Leonard Nemoy’s passing.

Oh Simon Peg got a writing credit for this, could that be the reason it wasn’t that great?   I give it a big fat

D

http://www.timeout.com/london/film/star-trek-beyond (I think it’s a review)

IMDB

 

 

X-men Apocalypse


The usual suspects Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicolas Holt, Even Peters,James McAvoy, Sophie Turner with McGuyver’s Lucas Till (was he in the past ones?)

I don’t have much to say about this, other than we find out how  Charles Xavier becomes bald.

The plotline stinks, why does it seem centered on Mistique to me? Wasn’t crazy about Angel though glad he now has the sharpened wings. And s a few days later I can’t remember much (nothing that matters) about it.

It’s set in the 80s and starts in Ancient Egypt during a transfiguration Ritual (why not just call Professor McGonagal?)

Some ‘Gods’ or shall I say priests with the masks of their gods as well as soldiers around are protecting the body.

One of these soldiers who is supposed to protect what is going on is in on a plan against the ritual, and upon attacking gets folded up into a ball.

Later Charles Xavier’s school is burning down and Quicksilver goes to save everyone, one being a french bulldog which love the face like it’s in a car and its jsut not letting go of that slice of pizza!

Amusing the movie makes fun of it self!! saying the 3rd one always sucks and honestly.. I’m VERY glad I didn’t waste my money on it seeing it in the theater! I waited for cable!  Definitely a poor (below poor?) outing.

and EssexCorp. What is the Essex corp? I never heard of that before or don’t remember .

Honestly I’m not crazy about this set of X-men films… I like the originals better, but then I do need to rewatch those for a Class Cuts installment

Hardcore Henry


2016    R   Blu-ray  1:35  Action Adventure Sci-fi  Sharlto Copley

Henry is a newly revived cyborg ‘alive’ for just 5 minutes when his wife is abducted by some power mad asinine jackhole! He’s running low an that’s on both battery power and knowledge of Moscow.

The movie gives you a first person point of view of the action as though you are in a simulator!

When I first saw the previews I thought why not make more movies like this? In moderation of course! Maybe 1 a year or every 2.  I liked the angel how they did it, great with an action movie but how would it work if it were a horror movie? I think if you have the right story it would work well with! Heck why not do 1 more fast and furious this way?!?! give US our own car (doesn’t have to be the whole movie just give us a chance what it looks and ‘feels’ like to see what the drivers see driving that fast and maybe during a stunt.)

Oh and there’s a time you’d swear you were playing a first person shooter game as you see the guns out in front of you like some of those games show.

WTF is this dude with the magic?? Is he another robot?

Wish I got a chance to see it in the theater as I wanted.

 

Watch on Amazon or Get the DVD or Blu-ray   find more info on IMDB

 

Supergirl


While Supergirl was on CBS, the only episode I watched was the Flash crossover. being as I watch Flash I figured it might be a good idea to watch in case something carries over from the Supergirl episode. With this one episode..

To me in the coming attractions and even this one episode I really could not stand the actress that played Supergirl,to me she came off as insecure/self conscious and there was something else I  still can’t quite pinpoint what it is or was, I could barely watch crossover episode, even with Flash in it.  Also I wasn’t crazy about the overall pace and storyline of the cross over.

So maybe others felt the same way as I in one way or another, and so with the show

Now on the CW for season 2, I thought I’d give it a try (well when its posted to the free on demand channel)

I still can’t figure out why CBS had the show in the first place, especially when all the DC comics shows are doing so well on the CW.

before I get to Supergirl herself  I will say I definitely did not like the actor portraying Superman…in this. I do wish ‘Smallville’ would make an appearance in some way ..sorry I should say Tom Welling and anyone else from that show, After all, this is a multi-earth/dimension universe. Well so far no ‘Smallville’ but we get Dean Cain!!!

So far she still comes off as… maybe its not insecurity but awkward to me and that’s WHEN she’s Supergirl. This is even as I finish writing this up in March (of season 2 with the finale likely to air in May). I would think the ‘Awkward’ and anything I didn’t like about a character or actor would have subsided by now. I do in a sense like the actress, she’s cute Kara wise, even when she’s perky and I hate perky but for her it works. There is still a little something there that bothers me when she’s Supergirl. I will also say the show is a lot easier to watch than when it was on  CBS.

Well if I didn’t watch it before or skipped an episode here and there… I’ve been making sure  I watch each week now that the charming Chris Wood (Vampire Diaries, Containment) in blatant CW fashion has yet again recycled (or is it re-purposed) him into another CW show. For him I’ll watch and see how his story arc goes. Plus I’m waiting for more crossovers of the collective shows…

I heard something about a possible musical but I don’t recall if it was flash and supergirl (which sounds really annoying to me) or maybe the crossover (nope… thankfully)… but I think a musical episode would have been better with Arrow (as long as John Barrowman was in it)

I do hope we get a mini movie with all the heroes in one show (one epiosde) at some point…maybe a 2 hour TV movie special. That would work well as a follow up on (or lead up to) a crossover story or the best way is to finish a season, and even better use for a series finale!

Hello @CW @DC do you hear me!!!! I’ve got some ideas for your show(s)!!! Make.It. Happen.!!!!

(Can we make the #ArrowMusical happen?  I saw @Stephen Amell & @JohnBarrowman singing at SDCC   (San Diego Comic Con)…

Definately IMPROVED (and saved)

 

 

the CW Invasion ~ Heroes vs Aliens


Based on the 1988 comic book miniseries Invasion! event from Keith Giffen, Bill Mantlo, Todd McFarlane, and Bart Sears, the plot of the story is The Dominators descended on Earth to bring an end to the “threat” of Earth’s burgeoning meta-human community.

So Supergirl kicks the whole thing off, however I don’t think I qualify it as cross over material. We just get what turns out to be a few time holes that pop into this scene or that and at the end (like the last 30 seconds…literally!) Barry and Sisco show up . For me that’s just a Supergirl episode, now if they had popped in half way through and participated more in the epiosde I would consider that a cross over. So as far as her episode goes, I’m not happy with it. If this were still on CBS I would chalk it up to that but sadly for me Barry and Sisco feel like they were just added to the story at the end and of course the time holes too. 

I will be re-watching the shows but this one I won’t as I do not recall anything in it having to do with the Aliens (aside from Supergirl herself and Mon-El)

 

I hope the Flash’s entry into the crossover event will be better.

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Westworld


2016   HBO  series   Sci-fi, Action, adventure, drama,Anthony Hopkins, Luke Hemsworth,  James Marsden, Ben Barnes, Diego Santoro, Clifton Collins Jr, Ed Harris

So in the first episode one of the people that work in (whatever you call) the room where they talk to the ‘Hosts’ for some reason the guy seemed familiar but I passed it off not knowing who the actor was (as in a movie I saw them in nor a name wouldn’t come to me)…

The first episode I wasn’t sure if I liked the show, but did find it sort of interesting; though no idea what the heck was going on at the moment. I just thought it was supposed to be some modern day western when I saw the coming attractions for it, that plus James Marsden is in it. I found who the a*hole is in the show and I quite like Anthony Hopkins character as a future candyless Willy Wonka type. He’s the creator of the West world which costs $40,000 a day! (is that to stay there? WTF how much are people making in whatever time they are in?)

There’s some guy in this he’s security I think, that seems familiar but I don’t think I’ve seen him in anything before oh well I’ll eventually figure it out or look it up.

There’s a lot of characters to keep up with, I can’t remember all their names I know the madame is Mae,Bernard one of the heads in behavior and I think that’s all I remember, plus Ed Harris’ character just known as the Man in Black. Could he really be this Arnold Ford’s partner in creating this world?

 

and I knew THAT guy looked familiar.

 

It’s quite an interesting show, and I feel as though there’s some hidden mystery to it. While watching things unfold I think the only characters I do like is Doris, Ford (the creator) and James Marsden of course besides Luke Hemsworth but he’s not in it enough to really get to like or not his character. As for Ed Harris I don’t like his character but at the same time I get the feeling we are supposed to be unsure about him.

as for Binging, I think a long marathon would be pushing it, maybe 2 episodes at a time or 3, but then again if you are in a hotel bored out of your mind cause they charge to much for anything worth watching, then definitely binge away!

Order or watch the show or one of the movies or book

Season 1 on Amazon Video   *

Westworld 1973    * Westworld 2000 choose your format    Book (I hope this is the right one)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 1 Review: An Old World Made New Again

Westworld: 5 Big Differences Between The Original Movie and The HBO Series

In Westworld We are the Robots

Westworld: More Evidence That Bernard Is A Robot

Westworld May Explore Medieval & Roman Worlds In Future Seasons

 HBO Renews Westworld For Season 2

Westworld: The Man in Black’s Backstory Revealed
Westworld: Is The Man In Black A Host?
Westworld: Is The Maze Unsolvable?

Doctor Strange


2016   PG-13      Marvel  115 minutes  Action/Adventure/Fantasy

stars       Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams  Mads Mikklesen, Tilda Swinton, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benjamin Bratt       imdb.com

 WOW! That Opening certainly beat DiCaprio’s bendy Inception!

 The shifty Scenery is more mind blowing than just bending.

So the cause of the accident that ruins Doctor Strange’s hand, he was driving not only super fast but talking on the phone as well. I honestly feel bad more for that car than the doc. However as far as the Doc’s hands go, I can relate in a way.. as I have been having a problem with my right since the beginning of 2016….to the point I quite often get very frustrated as I cannot pick things up, or write.

Well there is certainly a lot to take in during this movie as far as the scenery goes. There were times like those scenes with the moving walls I didn’t know what to focus on, or where to focus. For this movie it may be best to sit in a row more towards the  middle of the theater!

During The Doctor’s research into getting his hands back, a file is taken from archives for him, on Jonathan Pangborn (played by

Bemjamin Bratt)   who was a former patient of Strange’s that was somehow paralyzed, and turned away by the doc; however he some how found a way to be able to walk again.

Surrender Control to gain control

Doctor Strange    ~ ‘What’s in the tea….LSD?  (after a trippy scene.)

Ancient    Have you seen that before in a gift shop?

No one knows how old the Ancient One really is,  only that she’s Celtic (me thinks Druid, is more likely)

There’s Sanctums in New York, London and Hong Kong that protect the world

They use the mirror dimension  to practice and observe as what happens there does not interfere with this reality, however dark sorcerers can be more powerful  in it

The infinite  multiverses = infinite dangers

 (no really? gods that sounds too much like the over done Spider-man  “With Great power…..” line)

There are mild funny instances  but not like the laugh out loud  ones we get from the Avengers movies characters.

Kaecilius: Mister 

Strange: Doctor

Kaecilius: Mister Doctor

Strange: Strange

Kaecilius: We’ll see

However they did the ‘moving’ sets practical, CGI or a bit of both I LOVE them! I hope the blu-ray will have a Behind the Scenes of how they did that in the special features. Plus I can’t wait to do some lay pause/slow motion to see it unravel slower. The make-up FX love the purple and ‘scales’ around Mads eyes (almost makes me think Captain Hook from Once Upon a time will show up and call him Gator or crocodile.)

Another Favorite is the Cloak of Levitation, it most certainly has a sense of humor of its own and those are the times the room was a well of laughter! (especially during a fight scene) Then there was that set of hand…errr make that body cuff.

Am I the only one, but does Dormomu, the face in the stars look a lot like Thanos to you?

Now THAT…Was an adventure! Though I’m not sure if I like this or Civil war better than the other, but then they are 2 types of movies.I’m somewhat speechless aside from the notes I took while watching the movie, so  I think I’m going to need another view as I think the first viewing put me into a shock of sorts.

 

Time Kills Everything

2 Easter Egg scenes- one with Thor and the other well you’ll just have to wait to watch!

PRE-ORDER from Amazon Video

 

For those of you with an Alamo Draft house near you as an Alamo Victory member I am a Victory member. This movie marked a milestone and I reached the Fighter Level which got me a free non-alcoholic  milkshake. So I ordered a Chocolate Peanut Butter one and found Bliss in a shake!I think they make it from scratch as there were chopped peanuts in it and not globs of peanut butter (or syrup) like most places do.

did you spot Stan Lee with Laws of perception book in hand

Doctor Strange’s Impressive Debut Leads to 14th Consecutive #1 Debut For Marvel Studios

THe Mystical Items of Doctor Strange

Is There a Captain Marvel Easter Egg Inside Doctor Strange?

Breaking Down Who’s Who in “Doctor Strange’s” Sanctum Sanctorum

Benedict Cumberbatch Teases Doctor Strange’s ‘Key Role’ in MCU Phase 4
Doctor Strange: How Infinity Stones Play Into The Movie

A whos who Preview

Benedict Wong Confirmed For Avengers Infinity War
Doctor Strange’s Mads Mikkelsen Sees His Villainous Character As A “Hero”
Mads Mikkelsen Talks Doctor Strange

 

Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange: Kevin Feige Explains How Science & Magic Mesh

How Ant-Man, Thor & Doctor Strange Set The Rules Of Magic And Science In The MCU

New Doctor Strange Character Posters Debut

Doctor Strange: Chiwetel Ejiofor On The Changes To Mordo’s Character

How Marvel Built The World Of Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange: How The Eye Of Agamotto Was Created

Doctor Strange: The Eye Of Agamotto Holds An Infinity Stone

Doctor Strange: How The Sanctum Santorum Was Created

How Color Brings Doctor Strange’s Team Together