Friday B-Movie Pick: John Wick

November 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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John Wick

A cautionary tale set in the action genre. The teachable moment here is if you steal a man’s car, kill his dog, and don’t kill him, make sure he isn’t the retired top hit man for your father’s Russian crime family. Keanu Reeves plays the protagonist, John Wick. Lots of serious gun fu is this movie with a surprisingly good cast. It includes Willem Dafoe and Adrianne Palicki as other professional assassins. Wick seeks revenge and gets bloody satisfaction. Worth the popcorn and rental. Joe Bob would say to check it out.

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Star Trek returns to the small screen

November 3, 2015 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Science Fiction, Star Trek 

Yet another Star Trek series is coming in 2017 on CBS All Access.  Those last two words are the interesting part of that sentence.  The premier will be on broadcast TV, the rest of the series will be on their streaming video service.  My guess is that they figure that SciFi nerds are more likely to be cable cutters anyway.

The article really doesn’t say much about the show itself.  That’s pretty much limited to “… introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.”

This will bring the number of Star Trek TV series to an even half dozen.

  1. Star Trek
  2. ST: The Next Generation
  3. ST: DS9
  4. ST: Voyager
  5. ST: Enterprise
  6. ST: To Be Announce

The original series was  the best of the shows.  TNG was good when it wasn’t being preachy.  DS9 did it’s best work when it did what Babylon 5 did previous season.  I called ST:V ST:Lost in Space, which it should have been.  I liked Enterprise.  Especially in the third season, when they told some excellent multi-show story arcs.

If I had to guess, I’d say this new series will have more influence from the last two movies (third in the works).

Friday B-Movie Pick: The Halloween Set

October 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Tomorrow is Halloween, so let’s keep with tradition here.

Young Frankenstein
The Mummy
An American Werewolf in London
Innocent Blood

Let’s not forget Near Dark and Dog Soldiers, picks from October 2011, for a double header of vampires and werewolves.

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Friday B-Movie Pick: Ghostbusters

October 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Ghostbusters
It’s almost Halloween again, so we’re going with some of the classics. This 1984 classic is currently being remade. Personally, don’t think they will capture the spirit of the film, pun intended. Part of that spirit they will probably miss is the Libertarian theme to the movie, which the director admits was intentional.

Bonus films:
Innocent Blood
The Mummy

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Welcome to the Obama  Economy

October 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: economy, Obama Economy, Our Dear Leader, Politics 

“They Just Don’t Want A Job” – The Fed’s Grotesque “Explanation” Why 94.6 Million Are Out Of The Labor Force, or why the current BLS U3 number of 4.9 is a farce.  Here is a hint, it has to do with a record low workforce participation rate.

Wage Apocalypse for the American man: Typical male worker earned less in 2014 than in 1973.

Monday Book Pick: Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

October 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card

In honor of Columbus Day, today’s pick is an excellent alternate history novel.

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Monday Book Pick: Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Monday Book Pick, Pulp 

Doc Savage: The Sinister Shadow by Kenneth Robeson and Lester Dent

As my gentle readers may know, I’m a big pulp fan, especially of the Doc Savage novels. Most written by Lester Dent, under the house name of Kenneth Robeson. Will Murray proves himself as the modern master of the classic pulp with this mash up with Doc Savage and The Shadow. While I’m a huge Doc fan, I’ve read enough Shadow novels to do more than just hum the tune. Murray skillfully blends the styles of Walter Gibson and Lester Dent in this book. Stir in an over the top villain, who is completely and utterly ruthless, as an evil villain of the era should be, you have a story that Smith & Street would have proudly published.

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OBAMA SUPPORTERS SIGN PETITION TO NUKE NORTH KOREA

Mark Dice is at it again.  He’s on the streets of San Diego, asking people to sign a petition in support of President Obama’s plan to secure his legacy by liberating the people of North Korea by launching a nuclear strike at the heart of North Korea.

It is refreshing to see that there are a few sane people in San Diego who refuse to sign the petition.  For the most part, the Obama cultists sign it in order to support their Dear Leader.

Worst recovery since the Great Depression

September 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: economy, Obama Economy, Politics 

The so called “recovery” our Dear Leader has been ruling over is worse than most recessions.

Here are some hard facts on the Obama Economy

But no amount of adjustment can obscure how bad the recovery has been for most American families. By many measures, 2014 was the strongest year of the recovery so far; the economy added nearly 3 million jobs, the most since 1999. Yet incomes were stagnant across virtually all groups: young and old, married and single, rich and poor.2 Virtually the only group to see a statistically significant gain in income was immigrants, whose median household income rose 4 percent to just under $50,000. Native-born households saw their income decline 2 percent to just under $55,000.

The recovery has utterly failed to lift the fortunes of the poorest Americans. The official poverty rate was 14.8 percent in 2014, nearly unchanged since the immediate aftermath of the recession, and far above the prerecession level. Some 15 million children and 5 million seniors are living in poverty.

What we have is the worst recovery since the Great Depression.

Is this the change you were hoping for?

No Surprise Here

September 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Our Dear Leader, Politics 

According to a recent Gallup poll, 75% of Americans corruption as widespread in federal government.

The Obama regime has been all about the graft, fraud, and corruption. It’s standard Chicago politics transplanted into Washington, D.C.

Just how is that hopey-changey stuff workin’ for ya?

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