Monthly Archives: January 2016
If your a fan of DBZ like I am, I think you will appreciate this link to an anime site with minimal to zero ads, hosting DBZ Super uploads. These uploads happen weekly every Saturday or Sunday. Don’t miss out and bookmark this page!
This movie seems to take a darker tone for a bit kinda similar to that of Afro Samurai. And as dope a series as Afro Samurai was, Resurrection F follows the evil henchmen of Frieza whom after years and years of floating around in space getting defeated by everyone without their once powerful leader Frieza, they go to earth in search of the dragonballs in order to resurrect their fallen leader. The movie makes about as little sense as any anime, especially for one of Dragonball Z’s caliber, so many things could have been done differently, Frieza could have been revived and left to take over the rest of the galaxy, he could’ve revived his father and brother King cold and Cooler, he could’ve wished to become stronger than Goku before deciding to take him on just recently after he’s reached a new level of super sayain. I mean Frieza had trouble with super sayian 1, now he wan’t to be revived and all of a sudden believes he can take on a newly realized super sayain god Goku & Vegeta? It’s just hard for me to believe this movie is anything but a filler movie just to revive lfie in the dragonball z fans, which it definitely did for me. If your a DBZ fan and haven’t seen this movie yet, check it out via the link below.
I know a lot of people fell out of love with dragon ball z, or just didn’t know where to pickup. In the somewhat out of order context we are presented the Dragonball Z series in the US, it is very easy to get mixed up, much like with the Star Wars films, with all the planets and universes, you can easily get lost in space and time. The dragonball Z universe has not been asleep. It’s quietly been developing on the back burner of Naruto and other anime. Even more newly updated than their TV series, we get like 2 new DBZ games every year just about, although none of these new iterations compare to the button-mash love of the Budokai series. But, we do have a newly releases DBZ: Xenoverse to look at. Although I don’t find myself as a huge lover of anime, though incredible as the artwork sometimes is, and after incoherently being sucked into the Naruto universe, I still have a hard time seeing any of these shows drawing that element of awesome as DBZ did for me as a child. I remember coming home from school everyday to catch DBZ on Toonami at 5:30. It became part of my daily routine! But enough reminiscing, The new Dragonball Z: Battle of gods movie which is directly related to the Xenoverse video game (good timing!), has added a new element to the DBZ world. Without revealing too many spoilers, the artwork is totally revamped. if you think that makes for betetr fight scenes your correct! And although I can go without the newly added 3d animation frames which only last about 5 seconds, but nonetheless the original action and awesome fight scenes are still intact. You can expect to learn more about the saiyan race and what has became of the citizens of earth following the Majin buu saga. If your anything like me you may have caught a few Dragonball GT episodes that add a bit of confusion to the timeline. “GT” is located in the future, so the newly released “Battle of gods” is a filler movie to kinda close that timeline gap and fill us in on where everyone’s been and what everyone’s doing. I rate this DBZ film a solid 4 and recommend it to any die-hard DBZ fans out there.
Below I’ve included a link if you haven’t seen it yet.
The Revenant was a nice movie for me. It lacked a lot of different aspects of civil war that didn’t really make sense to me sometimes. I’m pretty sure in the history of cowboy western movies, the factions with the guns although outnumbered by Native Americans, rarely cower and retreat to their barracks in many cases. I can recall a scene where an Indian chieftain upon presenting fur pelts to the french battalion. Although they were denied of the horses they expected to receive, they we’re offered guns, but did not take any. I imagine these would have greatly aided in liberating more of the Native American’s homelands but this was only an aspect that could have been. This movie is very dirty and gritty, I often wonder how the characters survived in freezing cold waters, rain storms, with soggy drenched clothing. Living conditions seemed unfathomable and generally unrealistic.Despite some of Leonardo DiCaprio’s racist roles, I commend him for his role in the Reverent. Pitted against all, including his own battalion at a point struggles to survive and spare the memory of his Native American wife and son. A classy display of miscommunications and misconduct in an era where the telephone didn’t exist, coupled with truly awesomely choreographed fight scenes, (some of the best since the movie “300” in 2007), in my opinion. (Despite the bear fight which looked terribly unrealistic), this was an excellent movie, and I would recommend it to anyone that likes that lone-wolf sense of adventure type genre. There are alot of moments that will have you clinging to the edge of your seat and at 2 hours and 30 minutes of playtime, it’s just long enough to satisfy your craving for justice while omitting you to want more as the credits begin to roll.
Just saw the Wayans brother’s “50 Shades of Gray” parody last night and I was not impressed. I mean at all, I wouldn’t even call this movie funny. I doubt there will every be another Wayan’s brothers movie that produces for me that gut wrenching laughter that makes your cheek muscles ache, as their late “Don’t Be a Menace In South Central.” Labeled as a comedy, this movie only made me laugh about a total of 4 times in the whole hour and 30 minute progression. Speaking of progression this movie was relevantly painful to watch. There was really no clear directive to any of the characters in the movie. It was just some people set in a place and this is how they discordantly operate with each other. Like any parody, they possessed some up to date mentions of events going on to add a sense of time. They joked on the death of Osama Bin Laden and in-sighted stabs at Kevin Hart’s movie career. Which was ironic for me, because although I haven’t seen ride along 2 yet, (and I’m still debating whether or not I will see it), I think I would’ve enjoyed watching Kevin Hart and Ice Cube more. Really, whether it be the poorly colored “The Weeknd parody character,” (weekday) or Mike Epp’s dry, insensibly boring, seems like he retired from funny (scenes), I think this movie deserves 1 and a half stars. The jokes were just clever enough to keep you thinking twice about making the walk from your seat to customer service for a $5 refund. I wouldn’t recommend watching this movie with any family members as it’s just really inappropriate and distasteful. Watch it at your own discretion when the kids are in class, and don’t spend more than $5 on it and you’ll be able to sleep at night.
Below here’s a link to an interview Marlon did with the Huffington Post about Oscars, I think it was a nice redemption shot, especially considering how distasteful his movie was for me. Definitely worth watching the 2-minute interview. You go make better movies Marlon!
It is today that we honor one of History’s most remarkable civil rights leaders. Martin Luther King day is an holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., which is actually observed on January 15th. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983. Some states resisted the holiday, but as of 2000, became recognized by all 50 states. Happy Martin Luther King day!
It’s Martin Luther King day and I thought a good way to recognize as we lead into black history month would be by reviewing a black movie I recently saw. (Beasts of No Nation) is an original Netflix film displaying some of the civil crisis going on in Africa. Starring Hollywood actor, Idris Alba, as the leading general of a force of refugees avoiding execution. This movie brings great awareness to those combatants in the African battle grounds. I would recommend this movie with a rating of 3.5 for good screenplay, acting, and an overall very interesting narrative of a young boy as he suddenly learns to put his survival instincts together with his intelligence to outlast the destructive nature of the pursuing war.
I found this movie here:
Ryan Coogler will be Marvel’s first black director as he undergoes the process of filming the upcoming Black Panther superhero movie. After directing “Creed” with Michael B Jordan & Sylvester Stallone, Coogler has gained some headway as a skilled movie director. I think it awesome to see more jobs like this outsourced to the black community and I think it’s a good fit for Black Panther. I’d definately like to see Marvel step up the ante’ in terms of production, being that I was somewhat turned off from the franchise once they released their (Ant Man) movie. I still have high hopes to see some more powerful superhero action movies come out and I can’t wait for a decent Static Shock film. Until then I can only stay hopeful.
For more info, watch this video from (Now This Entertainment).