True Detective – (Episode 7) Black Maps and Motel Rooms – The World needs Bad Men

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

True Detective – Episode 7 Black Maps and Motel Rooms

Spoiler Alert – Being in the closet might Kill You

With only two episodes left of True Detective, this episode did not fail to meet our expectations for the show because it was simply so entertaining and suspenseful. I was at the edge my seat this whole episode after the last episode with the sex party orgy, which I watched several times for clues about the case of course for the show. (You perverts) The League of Justice are dealing with the aftermath of what they did, which was saving a girl, grabbing information about secret land deals and killing a man with a butter knife. The mark of a good story, show or movie has always been when they kill a likeable character in order to better the storyline making the entire piece more believable and entertaining. This second to last episode of TD had everything you wanted in an episode including those devious plot twists.

Starting with the full-blown gangsta Frank Semyon, played by Vince Vaughn, who had the best performance besides from Taylor Kitsch because he finally embraced what he really is, which is a gangsta but still hates being called that. After beating and killing is former BFF, he finds out that everyone is out to get him from the start. He tells his boys to “lock it up” and “batten down the hatches,” cause Hurricane Frank is coming for everyone as he gets his ducks in a row. He tells his wife to go on an extended vacation because he has to clean house before he goes on his going away voyage. I loved seeing Vince being a tough guy in this episode even though I laughed each time he delivered a tough guy line. I can’t wait what he has in store for us in the finale, which I hope he starts wearing that “Fuck You,” grille. The other two gangstas aren’t feeling so gangsta at all because Ray and Ani are feeling like they have been played.

Ani is dealing with the fallout with being in that sex party being drugged, remembering a painful memory that she suppressed, which brought up some fucked up feelings. She shared those feelings with her holistic hippy spiritual nut of a father but he just regretted not taking those knives away from her. To make it worse the girl who Ani saved tells her that she wasn’t forced to be there. She liked having gross European men over the age of 50 gangbang her all over a weird cabin in the woods. She tells her family that they are not safe and need to leave ASAP Rocky.

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Meanwhile, Ray is still trying to be a good guy for change as he stops Ani’s sexual advances for him when she was high on molly, which was pretty impressive to see coming from Ray. But I guess I wouldn’t be turned on as well, after seeing Ani kill a man under 3 minutes. It’s like getting a hard-on watching Ronda Rousey beat the shit out of some under qualified competitor. Ray and Ani put the pieces together as he tries to present the case to the State Attorney but someone caps her with one of Ray’s guns totally making Ray and Ani as the fall guys. Ray and Ani are fugitives, which they have to rely on Woodrugh because he’s the only clean one now. But as all know now that Woodrugh has plenty of ghosts in his closet, which can scare anyone.

Woodrugh gets a sexted with a picture of his Marine buddy, playing Battlefield with their penises. If you didn’t understand that picture Brokeback Mountain as Marines and Woodrugh being a sergeant having to physically discipline his soldiers HARD. (Sorry, I had to.) As he gets closer in solving the case he gets black mailed with the pictures with his buddy. Woodrugh feels like his cover has been blown so he brings his trailer trash mom and baby mama to a motel room for old school romantic movies and room service. I believed Taylor Kitsch gave his best performance besides the episode with that wicked street gunfight, in which his performance tonight was so good. You could feel every emotion coming off him. This whole season he was running away from his demons. He even wanted to kill himself a couple of times this season, but in the end just like the rest of all of us. We all want to live. Woodrugh gets trapped by a secret catalyst security force, which he has to fight out again in order to survive. I don’t know about you but I wanted him to survive because it seems like he just had a really shit life and he was just started a family. But life isn’t fair and only bad men get away with it in the end.

I loved the homage to season one of True Detective as Ani tells Ray that he isn’t a bad man, which Ray replies that I am a bad man. In season one Martin asks Rust this question, which Rust replies giving the tone of season.

Martin: You wonder ever if you’re a bad man?


Rust: No I don’t wonder Marty. The world needs bad men. We keep the other bad men from the door.

We need Ray and Ani to figuratively be bad men including gangsta ass Frank to be really bad asses in the season finale, which is fucking 90 minutes long. (Amazing) They need to be tough as nail because the men at the door are bad as fuck. The world still needs bad men to keep other bad men from the door.

Fu’s Observations:

  • Ray “You want me to roll a joint?” Always
  • Ray telling she’s out of his league. Agh, dude don’t you have a crazy hot brunette wife?
  • How much do you love Frank’s wife commitment to this relationship? Dude is dead on the office floor, honey you need to go on a trip.
  • Frank “I found a brand new orifice so I can fuck myself.” – Classic
  • Difference between a pimp and a whore? – A whore can still have integrity
  • “You fucked up being alone in this room.” – I’m going to say that every time I’m alone with anyone, totally scare the shit out of them.
  • “Look me in the eyes, I want to see your lights go out.” Hardest gangsta line I’ve heard from Frank.
  • I can see Frank working at Applebees but I would always be afraid he wouldn’t come back with my bottomless refill of fries because he is always checking out for gas leaks trying to blow up the restaurant.
  • Is being a captain on a ship on Frank’s wishlist along with automatic weapons and unregistered cars?
  • How hot was that fake fireplace in that motel? I want the same fake fireplace the next time I have awkward sex with a person I totally don’t know.
  • The kidnapped girl totally shut down Ani: “You were put on Earth more than Fucking.” To which she replies: “Everything is fucking.” In your face knife girl!
  • 3 hugs in one day is a record of Ani but not killing a man under 3 minutes because she can do that in her sleep.
  • Woodrugh was the toughest closet war veteran I’ve ever seen. RIP Paul Woodrugh

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True Detective (Episode 6) Church in Ruins – Don’t bring knives to an Orgy

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

True Detective – Episode 6 Church in Ruins

Spoiler Alert – Don’t bring knives to an Orgy 

What a comeback from last week’s boring episode of True Detective. This episode had everything you wanted in an episode of TD. For example, it had Frank being what he hates being called a gangsta, Ray being his old wild threatening abusive self again, and tons of T & A. Plenty of people were disappointed including me with last week’s episode after that insane standoff that killed a shit load of people but TD followed it up with a so-so episode that made a lot of people wonder if the writers blew their load early in the season but once again I was happy to be proved wrong again. True Detective is back on track being one of best shows on tv because they aren’t afraid to kill a man with a butter knife in a middle of an orgy.

We will get to the awesome sex party orgy in a second but we have to start off where the last episode left us, which was with Frank and Ray being “Friends” having a normal cup of coffee where they were about to kill each other because Frank gave the wrong information to Ray about his wife’s rapists. But the two men came to an understanding that they didn’t want to die in Frank’s breakfast nook in Glendale. Both men showed their sensitive and violent sides this episode as they acted like nurturing fathers as well as calculating killers. As Frank consoles a young kid, who’s father has recently died. It was nice to see this other side of Frank being nice to a kid, who wasn’t his. Maybe it will change his mind about adoption but his main concern this whole season is gaining back his empire as it leads him to a girl, who might know where that video recorder is but in Frank’s desperation he gets mixed up with the wrong kind of crowd as the Cartel kills the girl because she was working with the cops. Speaking of desperation Ray is finally had enough being on the straight and boring path.

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As the old Ray that we loved in the beginning of the season comes back in full force this episode. After finding out that he killed the wrong rapists, Ray decides to find the real rapists in jail already, which he tells him that he his lucky that he’s behind bars because he was going to fuck him up in a hot minute. Ray was so pumped up that he was going to kill another rapists that he needed to celebrate to let off a little steam. After he came down, he had a bit of clarity about his son, which he thought it was better for the kid that Ray wasn’t doing to be in his life because it was having a negative effect on the kid. So, he comes to understanding with his ex that he would stay away if she doesn’t tell the kid the truth about his real dad, which is probably the guy from Harry Potter. Speaking of whores and wizards, Ani gets caught up in an undercover operation with Ray and Woodrugh, where she pretends to be a high price hooker in a sex party.

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First off, Ani cleans up nicely after a scene with her sister playing with knives looking tougher than Taylor Kitsche. She gets to the party looking like hot dime piece but people always forget that she was a Mean Girl back in the day. Security drugs Ani along with the other girls in order to put them in the mood for the weird sex orgy. Ani tries to stay focus but the drugs start to take effect but not before she finds her missing persons and the boys find clues about land deals with Vinci. The Three Amigos getaway unharmed but unfortunately Ani had to kill a man, which wasn’t the worse part as we could see that she has some underlying issues with her past with a guy that looked like Gallagher the comedian, who murders watermelons. This episode totally killed the last episode, which I hope it continues to rock.

I super glad that True Detective is back on track and with ONLY TWO EPISODES LEFT, I hope it all goes down with a BANG!!!

Fu’s observations:

  • Who do you think would actually win in a staring contest between Ray & Frank?
  • Ray isn’t Whistling Dixie. That rapists has a cheese grader to his balls in his future.
  • I love how Ray’s son watches Friends. Ray is totally Ross and his bitch wife is Rachel.
  • That was a huge mount of blow. People forget you can have a moment of clarity about your life after you drink, sort all the drugs and destroy your apartment.
  • Mexican Standoff with actual Mexicans
  • Does Frank’s Bucket List include avocado trees and Fuck You grilles?
  • Pure MDMA spray? That’s on my Bucket List. I need that my life ASAP Rocky!!!
  • Ani doesn’t get Art but ass play she’s all about it.
  • Ani was totally turned on at the weird sex orgy party right?
  • I wouldn’t be happy in that party because I couldn’t stay focus because there is too much T & A!!! That’s a titty and ass overload for anyone, high or sober!
  • Ani had better knife work when she was high as fuck. That dude did die under 3 mins or less.
  • Great outro song tonight with the band Black Angels “Black Grease”

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Ant Man in 4DX Review – Are $50 movie tickets worth it?

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

Spoiler Alert: Nobody got hurt during the 4DX experience

One of my favorite cartoons back in the day was Ant Man because he was not your typical super hero, even though he did have all the super powers of an Ant, but I liked how the cartoon did not take itself seriously because essentially it was a guy in an ant costume solving and preventing crimes. So, when I heard they were doing an Ant Man movie, I was super excited but then I saw the trailer for the movie, which I felt a bit disappointed that they didn’t go with the animated version of it with the goofy costume. But the nerd in me was going to see the movie regardless if wasn’t as true as the original, which I was pleasantly surprised on how fun the movie was, in which the 4DX experience probably helped with the overall experience. 

4DX allows a motion picture presentation to be augmented with environmental effects such as seat motion, wind, rain, fog, lights, and scents along with the standard video and audio. My mom was raving about it when she traveled a year ago telling me the seats moved. So, I figured Ant Man was a great film to try out in 4DX. The movie itself was fun and exciting. 

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The Ant Man costume wasn’t that bad at all, which I actually thought it was pretty cool on how effective and multi-functioning his suit was during the film. Paul Rudd did an amazing job as the wise cracking cat burglar turned super hero, who loves his adorable daughter. He is willing to do anything to be with her, so he was to help out Michael Douglas character by stealing another version of the Ant Man costume because it would do more harm than good. Evangeline Lilly plays Michael Douglas’s daughter, which I have been a big fan of hers ever since Lost and lately for The Hobbit. She is so hot and she’s an amazing actress, which she was the one of the reasons why like the movie, but of course the 4DX experience totally put me over the top. 

The prices for a 4DX movie is more expensive than your regular movie tickets. Two adults tickets for 4DX came out to close to $50 dollars, along with parking and concession snacks, it comes out to a very taxing day at the movies. But it was worth every dime because it felt like was watching a movie on a rollercoaster. The seats moved along with the action of the movie as water sprinkled on you anytime it was involved, plus you get a light and smoke show on top of the movie. 

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I thought the 4DX was amazing but is too expensive for any regular movie watching experience. It’s great if you have the money to splurge on expensive movie tickets but I think the 4DX is worth the money for special occasions. I would recommend watching Ant Man because it’s a fun family oriented movie and if you have the dough check it out in 4DX because it’s totally worth the expensive prices. 

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True Detective (Episode 5) Other Lives – Is it Back Slide City for the show?

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

True Detective – Episode 4 Down will Come

Spoiler Alert – All those dead people from the shootout will not comeback as White Walkers

After a thrilling episode, where three of our characters of True Detective got caught up in a Meth lab shoot out, where cops and innocent people died, it took a toll on all three. Now each one of them are dealing with the fallout due to that horrible event. It’s been a good season so far but tonight’s episode was kinda weak and boring like Jessica Fletcher, which was expected after that crazy shoot out but I hoping True Detective picks up again. I don’t remember the first season of True Detective having a dull moment. But I guess nothing good last forever as we can see in this episode with all the characters leading different lives.

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Frank had to move from his mansion because of his financial situation and now runs the club full-time. His wife is totally not on board with his decision but she is willing to stick it out because she is still in love with him. Up til now Frank has done everything for her, but I wonder if leading this old/ new life will jeopardize her life as well as his. But Frank is just trying to hold on to what he has keeping his friends close but even closer with his enemies as he tells Ray, who now works for Frank because he quit being a detective to follow one of his men because he doesn’t trust him. Speaking of trust I don’t Ray’s wife trusts him at all with his kid.

As Ray is fighting tooth and nail with his wife for custody for his kid, in which his lawyer tells him he needs to make more money because lawyers don’t come cheap. But Ray gets an opportunity from the attorney general to help find the real killer of Casper along with the old crew of Ani and Woodrugh. The attorney general promises him that if he does this job, he will not lose his son. For Ani and Woodrugh they want to solve this case in order to go back to their old lives as detectives.

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After the fallout of the shootout, Ani isn’t a detective anymore having to be repositioned to another post in the department as evidence locker nanny. As for Woodrugh, not also is he dealing with the shootout incident, he is also still dealing with that sexual harassment incident with the Hollywood actress. Not to mention he has to deal with his new family and his crazy ass mom. But all these characters are willing to do whatever it takes to get back to their old/new lives because they all believe they deserve more.

The fans of True Detective also deserve more, which I’m hoping that this episode was just a bump in the road for what has been a stellar season of True Detective with excellent storylines and amazing acting. I understand that season one set the bar pretty high but I have hope that the rest of the season can rise to everyone’s expectations. I really hope it isn’t “Back Slide City” for his show.

Fu’s Observations:

  • Nobody is excited to move to Glendale
  • Damn it Ray, not the mustache!!!
  • What is that recorder for? It can’t be for Ray’s son because he wouldn’t understand any of existentialism ideas he’s talking about unless he put them in Justin Bieber examples. Like why is he famous, he’s not talented at all?
  • The sexual harassment meeting for Ani was hysterical. “I really like big dicks, not length but girth. I really have trouble handcuffin that thing. It’s a safe circle isn’t? – Hell yeah it is. Let her share.”
  • I loved Frank’s art piece of the anaconda and the crocodile.
  • The Mexican version of the Cisco Kid
  • “Blue Balls in your heart.” I’m Chinese, then stand in front of a tank.” – Classic Frank
  • Frank hates the word “gangsta” and “infertilization.”
  • I can see Frank as an Organic Farmer that hates to grow anything
  • What the hell Woodrugh’s mom buy with 20 grand? Definitely not a new trailer trash RV.
  • Did Frank really set up Ray with the wrong rapist? Lucy we need a talk…

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It’s alright to Sell Out – Halt and Catch Fire Mid Season 2 Review

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

Halt and Catch Fire Mid Season Review

Spoiler Alert: Nobody admits it, but everyone sells out.

I’ve been a big fan of Halt and Catch Fire ever since it’s freshman season last year, but in its sophomore showing it has not compared to their first standout season. I watched in eager anticipation the first three episodes of H & CF but I was let down because the core group of characters weren’t showing their “A” material during the episodes. Plus, they were all separated with the exception of a few characters but the best part of this show for me at least was when all the characters interacted together creating an interesting storyline. The main four characters are good by themselves but when they are all connected they push themselves into great characters, which in turn creates a great show.

I wasn’t a fan of Halt and Catch Fire anymore.

I was so disappointed with the first three episodes, I decided not to watch it until I talked with an actor who is actually on the show, Joshua Hoover, who plays the wise cracking but lovable character Bodie. He told me that I would actually like where the season was at but I was still skeptical. After watching episode 7, which I totally skipped the last three episodes, I was happy that Josh was right and I was also happy that I was a fan of Halt and Catch Fire again.

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Thank Satan for pre-episode trailers telling you what the hell happened in the last couple of episodes. I felt like I knew what was going on with the characters. Like, I think Donna had an abortion at Planned Parenthood or she just got a bunch of condoms, which is a cheap and annoying way to get contraceptives. Her husband, Gordon, has mental and health issues but seems like he is in a good spiritual place getting back together with his nerd crew creating a better version of a portable computer. I’m not sure if Donna told Gordon about the pregnancy but I like how these kids aren’t the boring husband and wife team anymore. It’s super dull when you see people, who have their shit together. This is why I love Joe and Cameron.

Last year, if you put Joe and Cameron in the same room, I would watch them for hours because they were so entertaining but this season they are the polar opposites of themselves as Joe tries to settle down with a normal chick and Cameron actually getting her shit together creating her on company. I was so bummed that these wacky kids weren’t together trying to destroy each other’s lives but fate stepped in to bring this once crazy couple back together. Not as a couple but for a partnership as Joe tries to pitch Cameron to sell Mutiny because it would be beneficial for him and Cameron. It would have been really easy if Cameron just took the offer from Joe, which would have shorten up the season of H & CF, but Cameron still hates the shit out of Joe creating one of best scenes this season as Cameron acts like a Captain of pirate ship. Standing on a filthy congested worktable with Joe’s offer, parading it to the Mutiny crew as if it was a piñata waiting to be destroyed, which in typical Cameron fashion leads the revolt of any disgusting greedy hands of any corporation ruining what she and her merry men of geeks have created. She rips up Joe’s offer right in front of him giving him the Big Sean,

“I don’t F*ck with you!”

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Afterwards though, a couple of peeps from Mutiny get a second chance to rethink Joe’s offer literally putting the pieces together finding out that Cameron owns the majority of the company. After a really compelling speech from Joshua Hoover aka Bodie, who usually plays the wise cracking jokester, he goes all Daniel Day-Lewis telling Cameron we don’t all want to drink from that broke ass milkshake anymore, effectively saying, “bitch, we want to get paid.” The crew wants to put it to a vote on if they should sell Mutiny. But in end of the episode Joe tells Cameron that his boss is a prick and he would ruin Mutiny. Cameron changes her mind on selling the company but I want to point out that “selling out” sometimes is a good thing.

I know that Cameron didn’t want to sell Mutiny because she as a great vision for the company but sometimes you have to play the game in order to get or pursue the thing you really want in your life. For example, in the case of Gordon he created that soul less portable computer for Cardiff Electric, which was his vision but it was sorta disfigured because of the amount of people who wanted to change it all because of money.

Money, I believe ruins all creativity.

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To create in a hurry just because there is a deadline and you have to meet expectations because of the almighty dollar, absolutely ruins the original vision of your project. I believe you should “Sell Out,” doing what you have to do in order to do the things you really want to without giving a fuck about what other people think or their input because you don’t have the pressures of making a profit. When Gordon “sold out” getting his last check from Cardiff Electric, he finally took some time off figuring out what he really wanted to do, which was to create a better version of a portable computer but the way he wanted to do it without the bullshit pressures of meeting a quota. He finally created something he was proud of all because he sold out. You gotta play the game in order to get out of the game, making your own space for you to peacefully create the vision of what you think your life should be regardless of what people think and without the pressures of money. I’ll tell you right now, I can’t wait to sell out. Where’s that dotted line, here’s my soul.

With that being said, I super glad that Halt and Catch Fire is back, kicking ass and taking names. I’m hoping the following episodes are just as interesting as the first season but I have a feeling that they are going to be because they’re going to “sell out,” in order to please their fans.

Halt and Catch Fire airs every Sunday night on AMC

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Mr. Robot (Episode 3) Bug – Why aren’t you watching this shit? Seriously?

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

Mr. Robot Review – Episode 3: Bug

Why aren’t you watching this show? Seriously?

After two great beginning episodes from Mr. Robot, I was waiting for lull or a not too exciting episode because usually a show has one or two episodes like that, where it’s hard to watch the episode because nothing is going on. But with episode 3 of Mr. Robot, the shit got real with Elliot and Mr. Robot. As his perfectly protected world or as he calls it his maze, gets shattered by the news that Evil Corp actually knew that they were responsible for killing his father and they didn’t even care. Mr. Robot wants Elliot to get on board with F Society full-time because they want to take Evil Corp down. The story line between Elliot and Evil Corp wasn’t even the best part of the episode, which the credit goes to the scene stealer Martin Wallstorm, who plays Tyrell Wellick, Evil Corp’s new security manager that wants to be the youngest CEO to ever work for them, but just like Elliot and Mr. Robot, there’s something a bit off about the guy.

If you are a big fan of American Psycho like I am, I loved the portrayal of Christian Bale’s character of Patrick Bateman that psychotic mass murdering stock manager, which I loved the homage that the show did with Tyrell talking to himself in the mirror acting like Patrick Bateman. Tyrell is trying to pump himself up because he wants to get the CEO job at Evil Corp, but gets cut down when his boss tells him that they already found a candidate for the position. Instead of showing any kind of emotions, Tyrell bottles it up and takes it out on a homeless man. Just like in American Psycho, Tyrell beats the shit out of the homeless man after paying him money. Then he goes after the receptionists for his boss to get more information from him by having intercourse with him. The crazy twist was that he has a hot wife that loves BDSM. Tyrell is going to be another interesting character to watch this season.

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I am so impressed by the few episodes I’ve already watched of Mr. Robot, which I cannot wait for what happens to these characters. If you haven’t seen any episodes of Mr. Robot, then do yourself a favor and check out the show. The characters are great along with the solid storylines but you might even learn a thing or two on how to protect yourself from being hacked. This show gives out great tips on how to prevent identity theft. In this day of age, we are all connected as put all our information in the internet, where everyone has access to it. Mr. Robot shows us how unprotected our information is on the net and how heavily we rely on technology throughout our daily lives. It really makes you think on how much you want to put yourself out there on internet for anyone to steal your information.

Fu’s Observations:

  • How much did the homeless dude get paid to be a punching bag? If its more than 10 Gs, then sign me up
  • It’s crazy how easily you can change your hospital records. I would add cannabis on my daily medication.
  • Elliot trying to act normal was uncomfortable to watch. – “I’ll watch Marvel movies, like people’s instagram posts and drink vanilla lattes.” – This totally describes me.
  • I loved the Fight Club moment when Elliot does not want to tell his gay boss what he does after work. – “First rule of Fight Club…”
  • Christian Slater is the shit – “This place is a shit hole. I don’t even like redheads…they make my dick soft. I love Apple Tinis.”
  • “The violent get violent because they cannot communicate.”
  • Steal my sunshine was the fucking song back in the day!!! Plus, the video was cool – Check it out below.

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7 Days in Hell Review – Reasons why you need to watch this movie now!!!

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

7 Days in Hell Review

Spoiler Alert – Andy Samberg does kill someone…kinda.

First off, congrats to Novak Djokovic for winning his third Wimbledon title and Serena Williams for dominating the women’s tennis game earning her 100th Wimbledon title or whatever it is because she’s just kicking everyone’s ass. That just happened last weekend, which a lot people watched these great athletes be the very best at their sport at a historic and timeless tournament called Wimbledon. Everyone knows that tennis is seen to be less aggressive than other sports, where finesse and agility is valued more than strength and power. The game of tennis is seen to be more of a classy and respectable sport to play just like the historic and strict Wimbledon tournament, where the players are expected to follow strict rules down to their all white uniforms and all players must show great manners because Wimbledon is seen to be the royalty of the tennis game, which sometimes actual royalty like the Queen of England checks out the games. So, when I saw the trailers of 7 days of Hell starring Andy Samberg and Kit Harington, I had to see the HBO made for tv movie because it fucking breaks not also all the tennis rules and all the rules in general. Here are the reasons why you need to see this shit immediately.

  • Andy Samberg, who plays Aaron Williams the adopted brother of Serena and Venus Williams. He is an absolute maniac with his button down sleeveless Jordache tennis attire. He’s literally from the streets. He does all the drugs and bangs all the girls & guys he wants too, plus he fucking killed a man during a tennis match. This might be the best performance I’ve ever seen from Samberg, plus that “Fuck Tennis 4 Ever,” tattoo is fucking amazing.
  • Kit Harington, who is primarily known from the acclaimed fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, plays the very serious Jon Snow. It’s simply amazing to watch him playing someone funny or at least a character, who is totally ridiculous that he is laughable in every scene. He plays Charles Poole, a young tennis prodigy that has a child’s brain that’s been damaged. To see Harington go all out putting himself out there trying to funny was so great.
  • The chemistry between Samberg and Harington is comedy gold. It was like watching two drunk infants fight. They were both willing to anything to get a laugh. And I mean anything.
  • The color commentary was hysterical as well with the likes of Serena Williams, David Copperfield, Chris Evert, John McEnroe and Jim Lampley.

If you are still not impressed by the reasons I’ve given on why you should watch 7 Days of Hell? Well, I thought the best part of the movie was the banter between Harington and the Queen of England was too fucking much. It’s just a ridiculous and fun movie to watch. Plus, if you ever played competitive tennis before like I did, I always wanted to do all the things that the characters did in the movie but I would have gotten in trouble for it. Also, if you aren’t a tennis fan at all, I think it’s still a great movie to watch and maybe it will turn you into a fan of tennis or at least a fan of denim button down sleeveless jackets.

Fu’s Observations:

  • Air Guitar – Everyone has done that with their tennis racquet after every point.
  • The Reverse Blindside
  • Aaron Williams lost 1996 Wimbledon & killed a man.
  • I loved Aaron ‘s under wear line A- Willi, Sac Flop
  • The Digital Orgy was amazing
  • Cocaine in his water bottle. How come I never thought of that?
  • Jim Lampley, “I hate watching tennis.”
  • Poole feeling the pressure, ode to the Blair Witch
  • “Sometimes my dick is a fucking dick.”
  • “I’ve seen too many too many dead bodies on the tennis court.”
  • The Queen of England voice messages were hysterical – “Fuck nut. Stupid Fuck Slut, don’t let us down anymore. I’ve been drinking.”

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Ray Donovan Season 3 Episode 1 Review – The Kalamazoo (Bet on Ray)

Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan in Ray Donovan (Season 2, Key Art). - Photo:  Brian Bowen Smith/SHOWTIME - Photo ID:  RD_keyart_01.R

Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan in Ray Donovan (Season 2, Key Art). – Photo: Brian Bowen Smith/SHOWTIME – Photo ID: RD_keyart_01.R

WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

Ray Donovan – Episode 1 The Kalamazoo

Spoiler Alert – Mickey is terrific babysitter

I’ve been of Ray Donovan for the last couple of seasons now, which I never thought to do a review because I thought it was just a crime/thriller of a show with little or no philosophical questions I wanted to talk about. But then I saw the trailer for this new season, which was a different storyline for Ray as opposed to other seasons because everything in his life is either changing or dying. Ray has to either adapt or die. Also, the other characters of the show are facing new adversities this season. This season might be the best one yet for the show with the new storyline and the new cast members.

The show starts out with Ray’s former confidant and employer, Ezra Goodman played wonderful by Elliott Gould, essentially on his deathbed being visited by a creepy priest. Ezra confesses on his sins to the priest but is desperately seeking to talk Ray but it is too late as he passes away. Ray wouldn’t want to talk to him anyways because Ezra told Avi to kill Ray’s lover/reporter. Ezra was just looking out for Ray because the reporter could have damaged Ray, in which Ezra always had Ray’s best interest in mind as we could see with Ray’s flashbacks with Ezra. But in this season I don’t think Ray really does not give a fuck about himself or anyone else.

As we can see Ray is devastated by the death of the reporter along with Ezra’s death, he does on a downward spiral with drinking and cheating with his wife. He doesn’t want to be around his coworkers or even his family, but he is still willing to take on odd jobs as he meets powerful Andrew Finney. Mr. Finney is a well to do person, which shares similarities with Ray because they are both men of action and discretion. Ray takes on the job doing what he does making a great impression on Mr. Finney, which we can see this is going to be a focal part of the narrative this season with Mr. Finney and his family.

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Ian McShane and Katie Holmes are wonderful additions to the show playing Andrew and Paige Finney but the rest of the characters of Ray Donovan are worth the watch. As we can see that Mickey Donovan is still up to his old tricks making new friends, killing new people and having a good time at it. Ray’s wife Abby is absolutely losing it because her family is falling apart as she begins to drink like a fish. Terry is still in jail but Bunchy is running the gym, which I believe is a great storyline because he’s going to fuck it up in grand fashion. The characters are just as gritty as the show, which is another reason to watch the show. But really we just want to see Ray Donovan do what he does because he’s animal!

Fu’s Observations:

    • I loved the Kafka quote about, ‘In man’s struggle against the world, bet on the world,’” which if I had to bet? I would bet on Ray Donovan.
    • Ray is pussy slayer! You girls love the bad boys.
    • That new priest is defiantly going to die this season
    • I totally forgot how Katie Holmes is hot as fuck
    • I want that Katie Holmes family painting with the dog
    • Speaking of dog, is Abby doing to call the dog Ray?
    • Bunchy on Match.com – Do you put down on your profile that you’ve been raped by priests and really really like children like Jared from Subway?
    • Mickey is still the shit! I would have loved it if Mickey was my babysitter.
    • The Kalamazoo is the shit! Charcoal and gas with those crazy ass BTUs
    • Everyday is a beautiful day in California after you deal with the traffic and pollution. Hotel California is the perfect song for our love of California.

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True Detective – Episode 4 (Down will Come) – You’re worst self, is your best self.

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True Detective – Episode 4 Down will Come

Spoiler Alert – Taylor Kitsch gets naked again

I was wondering how long the run of great episodes of True Detective was going to last when we get a so-so episode. You know what I’m talking about, those episodes that nothing really major happens in the episode, where it’s usually the same story line to the previous episode, so there isn’t a progression in the plot. This is episode started that way until we got to that epic street war. This episode might have been called Down will Come but there was no let down with another great episode of True Detective.

The episode starts off with Frank still trying hold on to his current life with his wife. But in order to do that he has to go back to his former life has gangsta, which we could see him revert back to his old ways by beating up Santos getting his “Fuck You” grille letting people know he is still not a man to be fucked with. He is rebuilding his old empire in order to build his new empire. His wife doesn’t want to him go back to his old ways but Frank doesn’t not want to be poor again, so he is willing to do anything to hold and continue with his dream. But he has to be the old swearing and drinking Frank as we could see the tables have turned with Ray and Frank. Ray is starting to be responsible by drinking less and focusing on his job, which Frank likes but he recognizes that the best version of someone is usually the ugly side, probably because that side usually gets the job done.

“You’re wasting your talent. You’re worst self, is your best self.”

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Ray is starting to be better human being as he picks up Woodrugh from a rough night of humping his Army buddy. Ray tries to console Woodrugh calling him a “war hero”, but it is very far from what Woddrugh thinks of himself. Ray shows a lot of compassion in this scene with Woodrugh as he is emotionally falling apart.

“Nobody knows how to be a good guy out in the world.”

He even shows compassion towards Ani telling her to watch her back because there are bigger things than the investigation at play. But it’s too late for Ani as she gets suspended from a bullshit complaint, which was probably brought on by the Mayor of Vinci because of last week’s episode of questioning his family. But you can’t keep a chick like Ani down for long, as she gets right back to her work. They get a lead on a perp, which they have info on and go on a raid on his place.

Before the raid, I thought it was going to be a standard smash and grab of perp but boy how I was totally wrong about that, as the raid goes horribly wrong as the criminals pull out semi-automatic weapons, shooting cops and innocent bystanders. It’s starting to look like a battlefield in the Middle East, where we can see in the scene Woodrugh is very comfortable with as he is in his element. But Ray and Ani are also up for the task at hand showing that they have grit and balls, as they finally get their perp but they unfortunately had to kill him before questioning him.

The episode started really slow but like a good book or a good glass rum, it starts off rough but it finishes off with a bang. I’ve been really impressed with this new version and season of True Detective, which I can’t wait how these characters will progress during the season. If it’s like its predecessor, I hope everything leads to a great finale.

Fu’s Observations:

  • Frank and his avocado trees – “I paid for Avocado Trees.” I can see Frank is gangsta farmer.
  • Frank using too much sugar. “ I haven’t lost a tooth once.” But Santos did with his grille. Frank still has that “Fuck you” grille right?
  • I love Ray’s Magnum P.I. mustache
  • Gay or Bi – Either way put on some put on some pants Woodrugh!!
  • Did Ani sleep with the entire police force? That’s hot!
  • Poor Detective Teague Dixon played wonderfully by W. Earl Brown. He really didn’t give a shit.
  • That was a high body count I’ve seen in a while for a television show and the most headshots I’ve ever seen. Drug dealers don’t have that deadly accuracy because they’re high most of the time.

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Mr. Robot Review (Episode 2) Ones & Zeroes – Why aren’t you watching this show?

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Mr. Robot Review – Episode 2: Ones and Zeroes

Why aren’t you watching this show?

Hey BLW fans, there’s only been a couple of shows that connect with me on a spiritual and philosophical level that Mr. Robot does. After finding out that producer of True Detective was part of the show, I started to notice some the in depth philosophical ideas that I loved from TD transferred to Mr. Robot. Ideas of control, power, and security are wonderful examined and dissected. I know how I raved about the show last review and there are tons of options on tv you can watch but check out Mr. Robot because it stays with you creating great conversation topics. 

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In the 2nd episode called Ones and Zeroes, our anti-hero Elliot is faced with a dilemma of taking an offer from Evil Corp or staying with All Safe, which the newly appointed head of security tells Elliot that All Safe will be fired as soon they figure out who hacked into their system. The genius of show begins with the first five minutes of the show with a perfect analogy of what power means to a man.

“Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank but give a man, a bank he’ll rob the world. The power belongs to the people who take it – the will to take is the only thing necessary.”

Rami Malek is perfect as the lead character for the show but his counterpart Mr. Robot played by Christian Slater is absolutely diabolically fun as the leader of the hacker group of F Society. He has major beef with Evil Corp because he wants to bring them down. Slater is a man of action as we can see with his speech about binary codes with Elliot.

“Are you a 1 or a 0? Life is not that binary. Life is either a 1 or 0. You either do something or you don’t. Are you a 1 or a 0?”

This show doesn’t shy from other controversial issues like suicide, drugs or sex. As Elliot takes a drug-dealing rapist of the street before he gives a speech to Elliot about the power of hating yourself.

“People walk around think they know what hate is but they don’t know until you know you hate yourself more. That is true power.”

I also love the fact he talks to a therapist about his problems, but he doesn’t divulge his high functioning morphine addiction or his part time vigilante hobby of blackmailing wrong doers on the internet. I loved Elliot’s speech about the illusion of choice. Do we all get options of a shitty choice or a shittier choice? Are we in control? Or our choices already decided for us? What’s the point?

The point is that Mr. Robot is a great show with great writing and acting. Also, the ideas of the shows stay with you well after the show is over. I also love the idea of Elliot is sorta like Dexter with his digital trophies of CDs of evil people who he put away. If you’re still not impressed by the show, then do yourself a favor and check out the show.

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