Taken


10pm (est)   NBC  stars Clive Standen (Vikings)  Jennifer Beals , Gaius Charles   (IMDB)

Taken the tv series is a prequel to the movie series, that made Liam Neeson an action star in his mid-50s.

Its  the origin story of Liam Neeson’s Taken movie character Bryan Mills. to which we meet at 35 years of age, a former  green beret and yes ladies the character is single!  Although it’s a genesis series depicting the evolution of the character, it does take place in present time, and how the hero became the hero, before he had the full ‘particular set of skills’

Star Clive Standen a martial arts master who is best known as Rollo in the History series Vikings first had to shed some of his bulk of Rollo’s 220 pounds before filming.

Besides the trailers I was able to see the opening scene before the premier of the show, and between the two it looked like it was worth a watch (even if you are not in Vikings withdrawal) and a good action show. The first movie was pretty cool but then there were the sequels.

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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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The Nice Guys


2016 R      Mystery comedy drama  DVD   stars; Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe   1:56

a private eye teams up with a bruiser for hire in this 1970s Los Angeles set ‘noir-ish’ mystery.

The two investigate a missing persons case and a porn stars suspicious suicide while stumbling (literally) into a conspiracy.

Ha! Nice shot through the hot tub. Loved the (what I supposed was) stock footage, of ads and a preview of the wood panel station wagon. If this wasn’t stock footage then damn did they do a great job with the vintage set and costumes for those parts! (Honestly for the whole movie but what was supposed to be on TV they were watching was awesome.  Oh wow I didn’t know Matt Bomer was supposed to be in this, and almost didn’t realize it was him, but then again it was that awful wig.  There’s some good dry wit or just plain dumbass goofiness like the bathroom scene. Though I wasn’t crazy about Kim Basinger, her acting did not seem good, or shall Isay believeable. Not a good villain on her part.

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War


2016  PG-13  Action, Fantasy  1:54  Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt

Prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. Here Ravenna has a sister Freya (yes as in the Norse Goddess) whose grief leads her to unleash her icy powers (queue ‘Let Go Let it snow whatever the name of it is..)

She is feared in her kingdom  where the only rule is Do not love.

“Do Not Love….it’s a sin. Love is a lie, it is a trick played by the cruel on the foolish and the weak. Cast it from your mind never let it render you frail of mind or of will.”

She saves the children from ‘suffering’ and they are trained to become her army. Just one problem, her 2 best warriors fall in love…

Wait if this is a prequel then how the hell is Ravenna in Snow white and the Huntsman when here she is supposed to be dead? did someone make a consistency error; AHHH that’s how!

Whoa! a river of molten gold, why not just throw the ‘mirror’ in that so that it melts.

I swear its a live action version of Frozen and for that alone it gets a            D!

 

Available in DVD, Blu-ray, 4K & Amazon Video here

Classic Cuts~ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles :Out of the Shadows


Welcome  to Multi-screen Mo_T_Vision’s new signature series,  Classic cuts

you can find my criteria for choosing the titles here

 

TMNT

Having watched the original versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the 1990s hearing the way the new turtles speak, just irritates me. I thought they sounded more ‘surfer’/stoner speak in the ’90s but maybe not as much as I thought, unless the cartoon made them sound more like that.

I didn’t know the movies were originally based on comics, I thought it was a movie and cartoon before it became a comic.

The original starred Judith Hoag  as April O’beil and Elias Koteas as Casey Jones while Corey Feldman was the voice of Donatello  & James Saito played Shredder

Enjoy the original 1989 movie via amazon 

 

The Secret of the Ooze

1991

the 2 mutated creatures are a snapping turtle with spikes and I guess a werewolf.. which looks more like it should be in a movie version of the arcade game Rampage! Which Co-starred Ernie Reyes Jr. The Secret of the Ooze

Between the 2 originals I can see why they updated them. Though I refused to see the new one when it came out,

maybe now I will as I hear good things about the sequel besides ‘Arrow’ actor Stephen Amell is in it.

Here’s the amazon link to watch

 

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3…

1993   PG    1:36       Paige Turco as April O’Neil

I didn’t remember that there was a 3rd movie, so I guess while I’m on a Turtle tear I should see if I can find a copy

Was this subtitled “Secret of the Samurai”? If not, no idea where that came from

An old mysterious scepter causes April to switch places with an ancient Samurai, so our Turtle friends have to travel through time to feudal Japan to rescue their friend.

Japan 1603 which at first just shows a red sun in the background and for too long as well, then leads into a fight that fades from a red hue to full color.

I can already see why I forgot about this. It doesn’t even look like the turtles from the first two movies. Whoever is in the costumes could not have been pro martial artists it looks more like something that would have been made for Syfy channel when it first came out! (Watch the 2 previous movies you will see what I mean. Like if you watch Donatello with the Bo staff, doesn’t look like he’s twirling it but just shaking it from side to side (WTF?!?!) Most of the movie is just a bunch of cheesy poses. Also their faces and heads are not the same shapes nor are they the same color I think they are lighter from the original, plus where I think the original suits were more mate these are glossy. Then there’s splinter, definitely has got to be a new suit or animatronic (I think the later as I don’t think there was a fully head to toe shot of him). Talk about looking like a sewer rat! This one does, the previous incarnation of the character looked cleaner and less frazzled.

splinter…Lampshade…”he made another funny”

as my friend Rich (from youtubes’s The B.A.R.) would say.. another to toss in the pit of eternal stench.

An old mysterious scepter causes April to switch places with an ancient Samurai, so our Turtle friends have to travel through time to feudal Japan to rescue their friend.

Japan 1603 which at first just shows a red sun in the background and for too long as well, then leads into a fight that fades from a red hue to full color.

I can already see why I forgot about this. It doesn’t even look like the turtles from the first two movies. Whoever is in the costumes could not have been pro martial artists it looks more like something that would have been made for Syfy channel when it first came out! (Watch the 2 previous movies you will see what I mean. Like if you watch Donatello with the Bo staff, doesn’t look like he’s twirling it but just shaking it from side to side (WTF?!?!) Most of the movie is just a bunch of cheesy poses. Also their faces and heads are not the same shapes nor are they the same color I think they are lighter from the original, plus where I think the original suits were more mate these are glossy. Then there’s splinter, definitely has got to be a new suit or animatronic (I think the later as I don’t think there was a fully head to toe shot of him). Talk about looking like a sewer rat! This one does, the previous incarnation of the character looked cleaner and less frazzled.

splinter…Lampshade…”he made another funny”

as my friend Rich (from youtubes’s The B.A.R.) would say.. another to toss in the pit of eternal stench.

Try the Cartoon, the first 2 season is on Amazon

Not only were there toys of various sorts (Remember the Pizza shooting  ‘Turtle Tank’ (or so I called it) was it the same as the Party Mobile?? Here’s one of  what looks like a new one with the Ghostbusters  (though my intention was including the older ones) Here’s one of the original comics

 

 

Its an all new Turtle!

The first time I came across the 2012-2014  ‘cartoon’ I have to grab a Ginger Ale every time as I got nausea everytime I saw it! For one CGI is not a ‘cartoon’ and these look like nothing but trash, like someone’s failed attempt using a new program, or an old apple computer (like 90s old). They are more an exercise for children to teach them their shapes rather than being characters. As for that theme song, (first time hearing this version) I’ve puked all over my monitor!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  

2014    PG-13      1:41      Blu-ray     Sci-fi     Action

Megan Fox & Will Arnett  William Fincher  Johnny Knoxcille (Leonardo voice) Alan Ritchson  as Raphael Tohoru Masamune  Whoopi Goldberg Will Arnett

I originally never intended to watch this one as I loved the originals so much; but after watching them, I can see why they were updated.  I originally boycotted watching this because they sounded like thugs and I couldn’t stand it, still can’t they should sound like surfer dudes period. Also because it should have been called the (Not so) Teenage Mutant Ninja TANKS because of the size of them. Well once I heard ‘Arrow’ Stephen Amell was cast in the sequel as Casey Jones, I thought it was a perfect fit! So needless to say I’ll be watching the sequel to this (at least) if only because “Arrow’ is in it, so I figured to give in and watch the update of the original movie or shall I say more like a reboot and see how it went, and if it would be as bad as I thought.

The start of the movie has a graphic novel inspired intro story. Shredder and his foot clan have their claws in the Burroughs of NYC from the cops to the politicians. Their diabolical plan is to release some toxin  from the spear of a building  and be the only ones with a antidote to bring the world to it’s knees.  We don’t actually get a look at the turtles ‘closely’ until around 15 minutes in when they are scoping out some security monitors with a little funny moment there.

What is a Hashi? The turtles fight (argue) more I think than they did in the original, Oh sh** what is that! Wait that’s splinter… HORRIFYING~ looking at splinter makes me nausea, couldn’t they have used the old costume or an animatronic creature? This one is just scary looking, and I’m usually the one that thinks the real rodents are cute, and can never understand and laughs at those who jump on tables when they see a mouse or rat. I guess this incarnation of Splinter is what they see!    I’m pretty sure in this he’s purely a motion capture creation. I think the  turtles may be so as well, or at least there was one point that made me think so. Now as for Shredder’s look… pardon the pun, but I do have to shred it and not in a good way! Shredder looks more like a robot than a person I can go on with he maybe thinks he’s a power ranger megazord, or even Edward Scissorhands (maybe he watched that movie way too much!)  Not sure who came up with the Shredder scissor-hands look, but WAY too much buddy. As they say less IS more!

So far the character ‘costumes’ are my only gripes, as well as the Turtles NOT sounding like the Turtles. Where’s all the goofiness especially from Michelangelo? He’s always been my fave now… it feels as if he’s a pod person. It feels there’s no heart other than who April O’Neil turns out to be. Also wasn’t that a new twist on the story or the actual comic origins of it?

Raphael seems overly aggressive for what seems for no reason. Donatello wears glasses, WHY?  because he’s the smart one of the group? What a cliche and Other than their masks and a little joking from Mikey all the turtles seem to be the same personality instead of very different individual ones.

What. The.  OMG it’s a wall of boomboxes (or should I say ghetto blasters.. was there a difference between the two or just depended on the music played by them?) Oh for SHAME Mr. Saks… tsk tsk.  between the bulk and adding other items to them even when they were ‘younger’  Donatello looks like a ghostbuster with whatever that is on his shell.

Hogoshai (sp?) is a great guardian spirit.

“Dashing through the snow in a 4 turtle open trailer, over hills we go, fighting all the way…”

WOW! Finally we get a Cowabunga from Mikey! The Turtles of the 90’s were so much cooler as far as personality. These ones just seem more like brutes they may as well be in the foot clan.  The best part of the whole film was the snow chase, which  I think should have came after the last scene (on the building)as a sort of game of keep away and the climax of fighting shredder wasn’t even a thrill, and likely after a few days to a week will have forgotten.

I think I still enjoyed the original 2 more, Raph’s speech didn’t feel genuine and sounded too forced.

Watch the Update via amazon 

TMNT 2: Out of the shadows

2016          PG-13      Bu-ray       1:52

Stephen Amell, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, WWE star Sheamus as Rocksteady

This I am seeing only because Stephen Amell is in it and plays Casey Jones. Wait, was that a batmobile I just saw?!?! (the scene when transporting shredder)

In the beginning I am so far loving Stephen’s Casey Jones, its definitely a nice transition to his usual Broody Oliver/Arrow acting.   and Wait Turtle Dumpster….dumbfounded but wait wasn’t it pizzas that it used to shoot? But then again Pizza isn’t an actual weapon unless you make the cheesy like a spider web and someone else already has that copyrite!

OH…MY…Gods!!! I know I was ripping on the last one for not being like the 90s ones that they were more enjoyable well.. except that very last one… but I meant it only as the personalities and a few other things but they are KILLING me with the 90s music  ‘All I wanna do is put my boom boom in your zoom zoom … Shake your rump!”  (that was killing me with laughter at the lyrics) and let’s not forget about Ice ICe Baby! (I swear that song wilkl haunt my generation for the rest of our lives!

What was the name of that villain that looked like a brain? or was it Brain? (or am I just thinking Pinky and the Brain…sorry)   ah its Krang!

and Almost fell on the floor laughing at the turtles reaction to Casey.. and they called him Friday the 13th! Called Them swamp things  that now live in an amusement park!  (one of my favorite parts of the movie and I think most of them came in the beginning)

So shredder is tasked to put together what I’m calling the ‘Space vase’ (because 1 I forget what it’s called and 2 honestly.. tell me that doesn’t look at least in a way like a freaking vase) and this turn I think I like Be Bop and rocksteady a bit more.

There’s nothing really memorable like the sleigh ride from the last one. Frankly as soon as it was over I still only remember some of the beginning parts (like the dumpster) and Stephen Amell lighthearted humorous parts

The rental surprisingly  includes some extras

Order for your library  or watch via Amazon video

Now I can complain about the reboots, but I did say it needed an updated, aside from the storylines which weren’t great but at least was an effort and I guess the sky needle part was cool but turtles playing leap frog? so stupid! As for the tanks.. I mean turtles… any chance they could at least lose some weight and shell if there’s another  movie?

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Old vs. New…

Thank you Chobot!! Dude! really thare’s barely any action and apparently this guy is paid by Hollywood to drink their brainless kool-aid!

I do agree with the fights of the old looking cheesy, but at least there was real fights (choreagraphed) and I agree that Leaf frog crap was stupid.