Saturday, July 21, 2018
I started watching Justice League. It has the feel of a B version of Avengers Infinity War. It's like they knew it was coming, so they compiled this movie to beat their release. The CGI is very bad. The main villain looks like a video game character. Some of the early action has real choppy editing or just looks fake. Finally, the script. What's your super power? I'm rich. Surprised he did not ask what his meta power was. Sorry I did not warn you about this while it was in theaters.
It looks like Trump might have his own recordings. Just like Nixon. They are not exactly his tapes. It seems his lawyer did his own recording. It would not surprise me if Trump does not have his own tapes. Can't wait for more to be released.
I just read that the war on poverty is over. Guess they forgot to tell the homeless I see everyday. This us just a ploy by the rich to stop programs that help the less fortunate. They are trying to force the elderly, the handicapped, and certain others to take the jobs the immigrants used to do for the same low pay.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Trump is trying to back out of what he said. It's another lie. We all know that he loves Putin. He will never speak evil of him. If you are waiting for the Darth Vader/Emperor sequence from Return of the Jedi, don't. This is more like Darth Maul and the Emperor. Or Jar Jar and the Emperor. He thinks Potato - Pot ah to is going to make people change their minds. I guess the slow witted base of his and the evangelicals.
I went to see Crazy Rich Asians last night. It is one of the best films I have seen this summer. Constance Wu's performance is like Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman. The casting for this story was fantastic. Akwafina does an awesome job as her best friend. This movie has comedy, drama, and romance. I hope people go see this movie. It is part of a 3 book series. Hopefully, we will get to see these characters a second time.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Trump had a press conference or what passes for one now a days. He claims he misspoke on one word. Would vs. Wouldn't. This was whether he thought Russia was involved in meddling. First of all, Putin is not next to him. He would never make that statement in front of him. Second, what about all the other gushing he did? This is just another gaslight by a master flim flam artist. To me, he is still Benedict Trump. The Benedict Arnold of our time!
Equalizer 2 was a great movie. It was not just a retelling of the first story. That stuff was more of a side story to the main story. It had action, humor, and drama. If you liked the first one, this one should satisfy you. If you did not see it, you can still see it. It is not dependent on the first one.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Trump went on international TV and declared his appreciation of Russia and Putin over our own Intelligence and news organizations. I don't think any president has done anything so treasonous. Even his handlers/minders in Congress were scrambling to make sense of it. You had his die hards that will never turn on him, probably Putin also. You had the middle of the road politicians who waffled about it. Then, you had the one that were deeply disturbed by it. Will they do anything about it? I doubt it. They act like they have no power. They are supposed to be a check to an over reaching president. We know the leaders of the two houses are very appreciative of Putin. I think they will quash any response to the president.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Trump had his Treason Summit with Putin. They probably discussed how Putin can screw up 2018 in Trump's favor. Trump probably gave him secret access to do that. Then, he'll come out and tell us he asked about the hack. Putin will deny it. He'll call the indictments of his military personnel fake news. As a peace offering, Trump will loosen sanctions.
I went to see the documentary about Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. I found it very interesting. He is definitely lacking from TV today. Kids need his message. Our current one of hate and derision is not helping anyone. They even had a clip blaming Mr. Rogers for adults feeling entitled. I doubt they are talking about the rich. They are the ones with that problem. They are talking about the poor. Surprised Jesus taught so much hatred about the poor and infirm. Oh wait, that's not in the bible, it's in the Capital Bible with the Capitalist Jesus.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
The big baby Trump blimp flew over London, yesterday. I hear it may follow him to Scotland. That would be great. They are welcome to come to America and fly it. Just be careful where you do it. His base can be a little touchy and they tend to carry a gun.
As a father of 5 adopted Chinese girls, this immigration crap worries me. Trump is a racist and a bigot. He does not care much for minorities, especially if they are not white. I have heard they are even going after legal immigrants. This is ridiculous. At the same time, he hires them at really low wages for his properties. You see the kind of scum he is. His daughter has sweatshops in China, but wants to push for women's rights. Does that make sense or she only addressing white women? Only time will tell.
Friday, July 13, 2018
I bought a ticket from Fandango for Skyscraper. When you do, you get it electronically. At the theater you show your phone and they scan it. No standing in line to get a ticket. I love it. Last night, I stopped to get a bite to eat. I pull out my phone and I realize I am nearing 15% power. I quickly turn off the phone. I thought that I would just get in the car and give it a little charge. When I get in the car, I look for the line. It is not there. Now I am getting worried. At the theater I pull out the phone and turn it on. It takes forever to come on. When it does, I try to bring up the ticket. The phone goes white. It's thinking. I want to throw the phone. Sweat beads on my forehead. The sun is blaring. The ticket appears. I run in to get scanned. It works. Phew!
I don't know why the PM of Britain even bothers to visit with Trump. He's Putin's henchman. He insults everyone. But, they still come back for more. I don't even think the Queen should visit with him. In the future, it will be viewed as visiting Hitler would have been. I really wish Mueller would hurry, but hopefully the elections in November will turn the tide. If the Democrats or real Republicans can get elected, then his protectors would not have the votes to continue putting up smokescreens.
I saw Skyscraper. It was good. I didn't feel like I wasted my time. If you really think about the plot, then you would come up with so many questions. The action was so so. Nothing really special. If I had paid for it, I would have been disappointed. My expectations were pretty low. I really wish Dwayne Johnson would get up with a great director and a great script. He's like the B version of Bruce Willis or Arnold.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Trump is trying to get our NATO partners to spend on defense. Why? Are we gearing up for war? How much stock does he own in defense companies? I think we spend way too much. Now he wants to spend more and get them to spend. All of this and he is making friends with Putin. NATO would feel he is the reason they would spend on defense. They are nervous of what Putin is already doing and what he has planned for the future. Trump is his number 1 lackey. He is a puppet on a string. He's just too stupid to realize that. Money can blind the weakest into doing anything.
Tonight is Skyscraper. I guess I will like this. I am setting my priorities pretty low for this movie. It looks like a cross between Die Hard and Inferno with a dash of San Andreas. I would say that it looks skewed towards the latter films, from what some of the people at last nights movie had to say about it. I say it's a popcorn movie. If your going in for a message or even a story, you miss why this was made. It was made to show off stunts and computer effects. The story is a small part of it. It probably took them many writers to come up with the story. It will show.
Just playing on the title of the film. This movie will probably get rave reviews. It's a small social satire. It has things that the preview does not show. I enjoyed it. It's not for everyone, but it is something different during a summer of sequels and reboots/remakes. The acting was great. It should make you think about society and our role in it.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
So did you tune in for Trump's dog and pony show? It was too predictable for me. You knew it would be a white guy. I knew it would be the one that supports the fact that Presidents should not be investigated. Wonder why Trump would lean that way? Dipshit McConnell is telling everyone to be nice to his pick. Aren't we coming up on an election in November? By his own rule we should wait until the people have their say. Call your senators. Republican and Democrat. Tell them to follow the McConnell rule of no votes on an election year!
Monday, July 9, 2018
I am still watching the Vietnam documentary by Ken Burns. It is on Netflix. If you have not seen this, you need to. It gives much more insight into the war than school did. I also see where history seems to be repeating in our country. It seems that when Nixon won, he did so by using dirty tricks, just like Trump. Of course, Roger Stone is affiliated with both of them. I like the fact that the story is told from many angles, not just the American angle.
I saw Ant Man and Wasp on Saturday. It was great. It built upon the first movie. I felt it was a more complete film. I wanted more at the end of the first one. It had action, comedy, and drama. If you do go see this, stay until the very end. There are 2 post film scenes. One is at the very end of the credits. Before bed, last night, media outlets were already saying this was a bomb. I don't see how. It made more money than the first one did. Sometimes, I think there are groups that thrive on killing popular things. Believe me, it was more exciting and fun than the Man of Steel. I'm trying to rewatch it. It has been so boring. I'm surprised DC let him make Batman V Superman.
Friday, July 6, 2018
I got to work early. I come in and try to exercise before working. Usually, I'm the first person here. Sometimes that can be scary. We have homeless people that hang out or sleep in the area. Depending on the person, they can be aggressive if you don't give them money. No homeless this morning. When I tried my key fob, the door did not open. Turns out, an email went out late yesterday telling people about it. I did not receive that email. Eventually, someone came to unlock the door.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
The first half of Ocean's Eight, I kept nodding off. It was not because of the movie. I was just tired. Luckily, I had to annoying movie goers to keep me awake. These two sounded like they were eating popcorn through a megaphone. One had a laugh like a evil character from a weird movie. The other one finished his popcorn and then started chewing ice.
Overall, the movie was good. It was just like the other Ocean's movies. If you liked them, this is a must see. The women did a great job. It really does not cover any new ground. Like I said, it is just like the other Ocean's movies.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
I'm at work. No family to do things with. I figure I will do a little work and maybe go see Ocean's 8. I doubt I will be going to any firework shows. My neighborhood will take care of that. Someone on the block always has to light them off. When out dog was alive, it would scare the hell out of her. I hear there may be rain and it is hot.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
I saw the First Purge last night. It was good. It starts slow, but picks up steam from there. If you like the series, it does not disappoint. I here that USA are doing a 10 episode series with The Purge. It should be good. I bet we will here Trump minions complain about this movie. As for him, I hope he does not see it and think that is a great idea. It's a movie that would play to his base. I heard one guy last night that it focused too much on the victims. I didn't understand that.