Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Well it has been 30 years since a Mad Max film has been released. It has been even longer since a good Mad Max movie has been released. Thunder Dome had very few great moments. The Road Warrior and the original Mad Max hold special places of awesomeness in my twisted little brain. Now we are given Mad Max: Fury Road. I finally had time to go see it.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
I know this film is both lauded and vilified. It is a throwback to bygone days and it is a genre travesty. It was both over and under hyped years ago. It really seems to be polarizing between horror fan. I know going in that this is not a parody, but a quasi-homage to the slasher genre of yesteryear.
I have dipped my toe into the Hatchet trilogy.
We open on a verbally abusive father and son out for a typical night of gator hunting. Well it all goes awry as something attacks them. Then……
It is Mardi Gras and this guy Ben has the blues because his girlfriend is gone. His buddies are trying to cheer him up with booze, beads and boobs. This has no effect and Ben decides to ditch the party to go on a creepy haunted swamp boat tour. His buddy, and token black guy, Marcus tags along with him. Off they go into the creepy haunted swamp along with an older married couple, a quiet and shady girl (Marybeth), an amateur porn director and his two boob flashing bim-bettes, and the tour guide who was an Asian guy with a horrible southern accent.
Along the way the boat gets stuck and the group of course gets to land. It is here that Marybeth reveals that this little patch of swamp is home to the murderous Victor Crowley, a ghost local legend. Except it is no legend and this Victor guy killed her dad and brother. (insert Victor Crowley backstory that involves a deformed kid, shenanigans, fire and an axe to the face) Marybeth is on a mission to get revenge on Victor Crowley by killing him. That sounds logical since he is a ghost? Now the little group is must escape the swamp with Victor Crowley, who is giant deformed muscly kill crazy freak show now, jumping out from behind any piece of foliage to dismember anyone he can grab.
Hatchet has all the benchmarks of an 80’s slasher: unkillable bad guy, a inane plot, BEWBS, characters you don’t really get to know or care about, dialogue that isn’t the greatest, attempted comedy hits and good old fashioned practical effect gore. A great job was done making this film feel like an old school slasher!
|The antagonist Victor Crowley|
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Just pushed through the original three Dragonlance novels (Dragons Autumn Twilight, Winter Night and Spring Dawning) or the Chronicles series. I guess that is what it is officially called. This is only my second trip through this series and damn did I forget how much I loved them.
Alright if you are one of the eight people who is a fantasy nerd and haven’t read these three books yet, then stop. Close this and go read them. You will not be disappointed.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
I haven't paid any attention to the WOW movie since I heard about it a while ago.
Now this pic is all over the place and now I'm paying attention.....well almost.
Sadly since this is video game adaptation movie I expect it to suck. The tons of previous video game to movies have all been drek, and I can't imagine this one being different.
At least this has the look of Mr. Ogrim Doomhammer seems legit.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
With the looks the interweb have been giving us of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool give me hope.
Hope that they can capture some of the crazy awesomeness of the merc with a mouth.
Here is hoping for the right mix of action and shenanigans.
You made a comic about a space raccoon and his tree buddy awesome, so it shouldn't be hard to make a movie about an insane deadly smart ass awesome. Right?
Monday, May 11, 2015
While I'm not a fan of the non-Russuan Russians (sans Man-o Wars and Doom Reavers) I do like Zerkiva's abilities. Now a new Zerkova shows up with a Doom Reaver bodyguard. Her model looks way better than the first and her re-sculpt. The Doom Reavers are great , until you get to the heads. The Orgoth face helmets and dreadlocks or helmet hair stuff is just kind of....well...bad.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Dead Snow, a little Norwegian film, is a ridiculous bloody good time. The plot is pretty stupid; group people go to mountain cabin for skinning and shenanigans, Nazi gold is found, evil undead Nazis rise from dead to retrieve said gold, insane amounts of crazy blood and death occur, and scene.
Now those pesky undead Nazis are back in Dead Snow 2 : Red vs. Dead.
First a disclaimer/warning/tip. These are not the shamblers we know and love. They don’t wander around for brains. They are undead. Now not all undead have to be zombies and vampires. The guys here are angry, killy and bloody undead. Everyone just lean back, let the typical zombie bit go, remember it is a film from another country and they have differing ideas on undead, and just enjoy!
It seems that those pesky undead Nazis are still not finished. When they get their gold back they continue with their original orders. They are off to destroy a small Norwegian town in response for anti-Nazi sabotage, that of course happened 70 years ago. Oh those poor unsuspecting townsfolk.
|Undead Nazis and they have a tank!|
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Granted it has been some time since there was time, and damn it I missed this!
We chose 30-ish point forces and went with the Mosh Pit scenario. We should ran this a long time ago just on general principle.
A ring of small pine trees are used to show the mosh pit boundary.
Borka and his pyg keg caddy
Dire troll Mauler
Kaya the wild one
Sentry Stones and Manikins
Borka tosses an empty mug to his faithful keg carrier and waves for another. Looking through the snowy forest he can vaguely make out a small ring of scrub pines. He has no idea why Calandra sent him up here to find this spot. Supposedly this was a scared spot for those irritating druids. If he was to take this area then so be it. Hopefully there would be some resistance to liven up this mission.
The sounds of several braying wolves suddenly fills the forest. Borka grabs and down another full frothy mug and smiles. It looks like it was going to be a good trip after all.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
This weekend was a hyped boxing match, NBA/NHL playoffs and a horsey race. It was also the opening of Avengers 2. I wonder what was the bigger and better event. Yeah it wasn’t really a question. It was Avengers 2.
Friday my special lady and I went to see it. Then Sunday I took the dual gribblies to go see it. After two viewings it is a damn good time.
I’ll skim the plot for those who haven’t seen it yet.
Hydra mop-up duty. Loki’s staff found. A.I. created by Stark. This is Ultron. Ultron wants Avengers gone and recruits Wanda and Pietro Maximoff to help.
A confrontation between Avengers, Ultron and non-mutant twins. Avengers have issues to squash. Ultron plan comes to fruition. Vision is created. Final confrontation between Avengers and Ultron killbot army...and scene.
Friday, May 1, 2015
A while back I rolled over another year on my birthday-o-meter. Hooray! I’m not dead yet!
I finally received my last gift. Thank you pre-orders that don’t ship until a week after release. What the crap is that? It might as well just be an order if you don’t ship it like the prefix says pre-. I’ll stop the rant before it gets going.
POP vinyl Lo Pan and Jack Burton are now added to my collection of these guys. Now if only they had an Egg Shen……
Unleashed the starter box. A descent amount of stuff and models all in one little box. The material the models are made of is both firm and squishy. Not sure if they will hold paint, but I hope they do. The razor boars can be of use along with the farrow model that is not Targ, but Targ.
The Unleashed book to go along with the set. Holy crap snacks this is more a tome than a book.
Finally a couple of animated throwbacks from Disney. The Sword in the Stone and The Black Cauldron. I have fond memories of the Sword in Stone and barley remember anything from the Black Cauldron except the talking dog monster and the skull faced villain that wasn’t Skeletor. Hopefully they will not disappoint after all the years.