True Detective – Episode 2 (Night Finds You) – Now is His Watch is Ended

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

True Detective – Night Finds You

(Spoiler Alert) Jon Snow is still DEAD

First off, wow!!! Un-fucking believable!

This is probably the first time I’ll ever say this on a review but if you haven’t seen the episode, then don’t read this article because it will ruin your night or at the very least blow your fucking mind.

In the last episode of Three’s Company they find Mr. Roper’s body aka Casper on a bench, which he is dead as a ghost. Back at the office each law enforcement agency wants a piece of this investigation because each side has something riding on it. So, they have Ani (Rachel McAdams) be on point while Ray (Colin Farrell) is second on the case. I was very fascinated on the pairing between Rachel and Colin because both of them are equally good at what they do but both are equally fucked up. The dynamic duo lived up to my expectations as they were in the car having a contest on who was more “fucked up,” which believe it was a tie because Ray wasn’t going to get “Father of Year” as his wife is trying to get sole custody of his kid because of the tiny incident with kid, who bullied his son and Ani wasn’t going to get nominated at all for “Daughter of the Year” because of her hatred of her father and her porn obsession. I seriously thought this was the beginning of yet another beautifully fucked up relationship but as we get to the end, it’s more fucked up then Taylor Kitsch’s character.

In the jurisdiction nonsense for Casper’s investigation, Taylor’s character Paul Woodrugh gets an opportunity to prove himself once again trying to desperately get back to the CHP because without his job, his life is miserable. As we see with his unemployed white trash mom and his unempathetic whiny girlfriend, who wants to be in a normal relationship because she doesn’t get that he’s been in through some tough shit when he was in the service. Paul is not ready to share that part of himself with her because it’s too dark and evil, which he might just hate that part of himself even though it was one of the the reasons why it helped him get through those tough situations. But Paul doesn’t want to think about that and just wants to focus on his job because without it his life begins to unravel as we can see with Vince Vaughn character Frank Semyon.

In the beginning of the episode, Frank is having a midlife crisis in the early morning with his wife, Kissed by Fire played by the beautiful Kelly Reilly. We see how Frank became the man he is now with his papier-mâché story about his alcoholic father locking him down in the basement for a week as the rats try to eat him.

“It’s all papier-mâché.”

Or is it about all about the money? As we find out that with Casper’s death left Frank a very sizeable debt, which puts him in jeopardy with his bigger plan. But Frank is a man of will and he didn’t get to where he is in life by sitting on the sidelines as he puts it so eloquently,

“I’ll get it back. Every time.”

He gathers his troops to find out who took his money, making his thugs beat up suspects and meeting up old associates to find out more of Casper’s particular proclivities. Frank manages to find out that Casper had a “Fuck House,” which he makes Ray to check it out as they meet at up the bar because he’s a detective. But Ray seems to have a change of heart maybe because of the talk with his ex wife about how he used to be a decent man or the fact he might lose the only thing he loves in his life, his son. Or he’s just plain tired of leading a double life as he says he’s tired of it all. So, he doesn’t know why this relationship with Frank should exist anymore. But Frank doesn’t want to hear that shit. He wants fucking results because metaphorically he doesn’t want to be that kid back in the basement anymore with the rats chewing his hands. He can’t fail. He won’t let himself fail as he would go back to square one, to nothing.

This is the part of the article I would strongly suggest to turn back if you haven’t seen the show but if you’re a sucker for punishment, which you probably are if you read any of my shit, stop reading the rest of this.

Ray decides to go on Frank’s lead to Casper’s 2nd house where we can see in the foreground the same car that Casper’s body was transported in to the park bench. So, I immediately thought this can’t be good. As Ray starts to investigate Casper’s house, he sees evidence that something happen at this house with blood on the floor but before he could add anything up in his head, he gets blasted with presumably the same shotgun that Casper died from. Then the killer makes sure he doesn’t come back from the dead like White Walkers on Game of Thrones as he double taps Ray.

There were a lot of comparisons with Ray’s character and Jon Snow’s character in Game of Thrones, which if you didn’t watch the Season Finale a couple weeks ago, you should probably just stop read this article because you’re not going to like it either. Jon’s character died just like his father because they thought they were going the “right thing”, which usually leads to your death if your own a show where everyone is looking out for themselves. Another comparison is that both characters had all the opportunity in the world to walk away from their lives. A chance to live and go on a different path, but both characters had a sense of duty, which they had to fulfill because this is who they are down to the bone. Also, he was fucking killed by a guy with a Crow Mask!!!

Now both of their Watch Has is Ended. Which, I not sure if Colin’s character is really dead or not, but it’s still pretty ballsy writing to kill off your lead character. It’s definitely going to affect the story and how the show proceeds now but that’s the mark of a good show or any kind of good writing. The writers are willing to kill off favorite characters in order for the story to live. I can’t wait for the next episode of TD, which I’m hoping Ray is still alive as the Night King of the City of Vinci.

Fu’s Observations:

  • Did Vince have morning wood during that really depressing story about eating rats? He did eat rats you know, you can’t survive for a week without food.
  • I loved how they talked about the SPRAWL. Last season of TD, they used as a term to talk about the vast network of families and land in Louisiana, which this season I believe they’re going a great job showing us how fucking BIG Los Angeles is because it is a SPRAWL.
  • If you’re torturing a dude, just go for his penis. He’ll tell you anything you want.
  • The car scene with Ray and Ani was fucking hilarious as we get deeper with Ani’s character on why she has to protect herself with all her knives. In the first episode, when we first see Ani’s character, there were a bunch of Eastern Philosophy books about being a warrior and self defense books. One of these books was the Hagakure, the Way of the Warrior.
  • Colin’s best lines:

“E Cig is like sucking a robot’s dick.”

“I’m not tight with anybody.”

“A good beating promotes personal growth.”

“I support feminism,” after learning the Ani can kill any men in a minute or less.

“We get the world we deserve”

  • I almost turned off the tv because of the TMZ shot of Paul’s scandal with the Hollywood actress.
  • I personally think getting a blowjob from patron should not be grounds for employee punishment.
  • But Taylor’s character won that argument with his girlfriend by using that great method of turning the argument into the another person’s problem: “You’re doing this, I’m not doing this.”   Winning the conversation by taking out all the responsibility from your side. Choose your battles guys.
  • Two great characters we got to see this episode is the Asian guy from Dexter played C.S. Lee and Pedro Miguel Arce from the underrated show The Strain, which I highly recommend.
  • I want Pedro’s “Fuck You” grille
  • Does Rachel McAdam’s character into all kinds of porn? Would she be down for Nugget Porn? (Let the Goggling begin)
  • Once again the bar singer, who could have been a cast member of The Girl, Interrupted, Lera Lynn sets the mood every time with her hauntingly beautiful songs at the bar. Check out the interview she did with Vulture on how her songs got on TD: http://www.vulture.com/2015/06/lera-lynn-true-detective-singer.html
  • “I’ll comeback and butt fuck your father with your mom’s headless corpse …”  RIP (Maybe) Ray Velcoro

Check out our TD Season 2 Reviews

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Fu’s Politically Incorrect Review – Halt and Catch Fire Season 2 (The ONLY reason why to watch this season)

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

Halt and Catch Fire Season 2

The ONLY reason why to watch this season of Halt and Catch Fire

Ever since its debut last year, Halt and Catch Fire was one of my favorite shows to come out of AMC, who created shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead. All these shows had the same thing in common with HCF, which was they were all unconventional, had good story telling and the characters were great. Halt and Catch Fire was about this group, mainly four characters that wanted to break from the norm creating something new and exciting. They saw something that was going to be a game changer but like all things that are worth it, they were going to have to face adversities along the way. At the end of season one of HCF, they accomplished their goal but it took a toll on all them causing them to break apart and separate paths. This new season of HCF, I’ve already watched four episodes of the show and this is the first review about it, which might be the last because I just feel it’s not a good enough show that it was last year to even watch anymore of it. For me at least, there’s only one reason why I’ll watch the rest of the season, which might be the saving grace of the show.

Halt and Catch Fire is set in the 1980s, when it was described at the time as the Wild West of computer design. As a nerd and geek like myself, any show about coding, computers and tech talk, I’m totally down with. But the difference between this show with another shows that are loosely based on computer designs, there was something cool and dangerous about it. Building computers back the day was like building rocketships. There was a feeling that you were making history. Plus, being born in the 80s, the show brings back fond memories, even though I was only a child, there’s a familiarity with the show. Like they play dope ass 80s music, which at the time I heard them, I thought they were dumb but now hearing a David Bowie song puts me in a great mood. What also puts me in a great mood, is good story telling which HCF had.

It’s essentially a group of outcasts trying to build a better version of a computer that would compete with the dominant IBM computer at the time. I’ve always liked the story of David and Goliath. The underdog taking on the giants even though they might not a chance to win, but they are still willing to try. This is why I liked the show because the characters know they are going up against a huge corporate monster but they just don’t give a fuck because they believe in themselves and their vision of a better computer. You feel for the characters and you want them to succeed even though they might fail miserably. But a story wouldn’t be great without the actors who play the characters.

HCF has an underrated cast lead by Lee Pace (The Elven King) who plays Joe Macmillan the boss’s son of IBM, which is now the leader of this rag tag team. I loved his character because he is willing to do anything or step on anyone to fullfill his goal and shit on his father. I loved his character like Cameron Howe played by Mackenzie Davis, who was punk before punk had a name. Together they are more of a destructive couple than Sid and Nancy. But we love that shit but to balance that craziness we have the normal husband and wife duo of Gordon and Donna Clark, which could have been neighbors on Leave to Beaver but at end of the season begin to unravel and turn into their bat shit crazy counterparts. Who wouldn’t love this show, but it all changed when they accomplished their goal.

Once they built the computer they always wanted, Joe ran away to get married and in the process became normal. While Cameron built her own shit, a company called Mutiny to create a never been done online gaming community, which is cool but she’s not that crazy anymore. She is trying to be a leader to a group of programmers at Mutiny, which she was to show she has her shit together with Gordon’s wife Donna. The Cameron and Donna duo is fun, but nowhere exciting as it was with Joe. Meanwhile, Gordon is just a stay at home, cokehead dad, which was fun for a second then he stopped. As you can see, I think we should get the band together even though they were dysfunctional as fuck and wanted to kill each other every single second. At least, it was watchable, which I can’t say the show is now. I would call a Mutiny if I were its showrunners. Which brings me back to the ONLY reason why to watch HCF? Joshua Hoover.

I know what you are thinking? Who the fuck? Joshua Hoover is a great up and coming actor, which you’ve probably seen him in those Mountain Dew commercials with the dancing Moose head in the background. I know right, you already love this dude. Granted, I am good friends with Hoover (probably not after this review), which doesn’t sway me from the fact he’s the only reason why to watch this season of Halt of Catch Fire. Joshua plays Bodie, one of the programmers of Mutiny, in which he basically steals every scene he’s in. I don’t know how times this season I was about to fall asleep during the show, then Bodie came out of nowhere with his underwear waking me up from my slumber. 

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Here’s further evidence he’s saving the show. There was a scene last episode with Cameron and Tom Rendon, a new programmer played by Mark O’Brien is in the closet together playing first version of Call of Duty, when they have a great idea and are about to make out, which at this point of it was dozing off, when Bodie came out of nowhere to figuratively shoot both of them dead with his toy gun, which I shouted to the tv, “thank god.”

The show is boring and maybe you can get those crazy kids back together to save the show but right now the ONLY reason to watch the show is Bodie aka Joshua Hoover. You may want to disagree with me but watch every episode this season and the one episode he wasn’t in, didn’t you wanted to kill yourself because it was so boring. After you re-watch those episodes, check out his Mountain Dew with the dancing Moose and tell me you don’t love this dude.

Check out our Season One Reviews for HCF

1984 (We are the Future)

Giant (Pressure makes Diamons and weeds out the Timid)

214s (Here’s to the Crazy Ones)

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Fu’s Politically Incorrect Review – True Detective Season 2 Ep 01 (Don’t f*ck with a man wearing a Bolo Tie!)

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

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(Spoiler Alert) There is at least a long minute of Taylor Kitsch’s naked ass, which might be a good thing for some. 

First off, I was the huge fan of the first season of True Detective with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson which I thought so perfect that it could have stood just for one season but like anything good the industry, Hollywood has to continue on making it because the public demands it. So, when I heard that TD was coming back for another season, I was totally psyched for it but then I heard that Matthew and Woody wasn’t going to come back, I wasn’t sure I would be into it even though I love the writer, Nic Pizzolatto, the performances from from Matthew and Woody were too good to follow. But after watching this new episode of True Detective, I was glad that I was so wrong. 

The first episode, The Western Book of the Dead, is all about the disappearance of a city manager and ignites an investigation involving three police officers and a career criminal, who is moving into a legitimate business. This is where we meet the Bolo tie wearing motherfucker, Ray Velcoro played by Colin Farrell, who in the beginning of the episode we find out that his wife got raped but someone tracked down the rapist for him, which was Frank Semyon played by Vince Vaughn. This is where get the connection between the two. Before that there was no other connections between the other main characters. Vince did Colin a favor, which Colin has been in his debt ever since. That’s the only bond or connection they have in common because they are the total opposite from each other because one is supposed to a righteous cop and the other an evil criminal.

Colin plays Ray wonderfully, as a torn soul who tries to be a good cop and a good father at the same time but is failing miserably at it because he is an alcoholic doing the dirty work for criminals, scaring his ginger headed kid by beating up parents of bullies. Meanwhile, Vince is a clean businessman or at least trying to look that way. He has a loving wife and doesn’t really partake in any vices. He seems like a good guy for the moment even though he has a jaded past but I guess he is trying to put it in the past because he is trying to have a family. The other characters are not so lucky to runaway from their past. 

Rachel McAdams who plays Ani Bezzerides, a workaholic detective, who seems like the only thing that is right in her life is her work, which I can also tell from the other character, Paul Woodrugh a CHP officer played by Taylor Kitsch. But Rachel McAdams performance is so fucking amazing enough though she doesn’t really do much in this episode, but with every movement she does is so intense. She delivers each line with such directness and emotion, plus I like her as a dirty blonde. I’m glad she is going for more gritty roles where the characters aren’t that uprighteous but then again she was an evil bitch in Mean Girls. She has the same characteristics as Colin’s character, a dysfunctional family and has a bit of drinking habit. But still I was wondering where was the connection with these four characters?

Then like all good writing, the answers arrive but not all of them as Woodrugh finds the man that everyone was searching for, dead sitting on a bench in the middle of nowhere, his eyes burned with acid. The four finally meet up, getting to size each one up, which this is where our new adventure begins with True Detective. At first, when I heard it was going to be based out in Hell-LA I was a bit skeptic because I loved the scenes in Louisiana because they were so frightening and mysterious, which as an LA native like myself, who’s been in the good and bad parts of Los Angeles, I thought there was no mystery left in this city. But I’m glad that this show has a chance to prove me wrong, because this season of True Detective looks to be good if not better that its predecessor.

Fu’s Observations:

– Don’t fuck with a man with a Bolo Tie. Bruce Springsteen wore one, which if it’s good for The Boss it’s good enough for me.

– Why did Colin put on the ski mask? It’s not like the meth head was going to identify him in a lineup unless he wore the Bolo tie.

– “Aspen Conroy? Is that a boy’s name”, I feel like that could be a dude’s name working a ski resort.

– Is it wrong that I laughed my ass off when Colin beat the shit out of the bully’s parent? “I will fuck your dad in the ass while your mom watches from the lawn.” – Classic

– Did Vince Vaughn’s character look like he constantly wanted to take a shit?

– Casper’s house of naughty art paintings and dildo sculptures was fucking amazing. I want to throw a Tupperware/Stripper party there minus the Tupperware.

– The first scene where Rachel Adams is getting ready for work trying to not have a conversation with her male hook up was about Ass play right? Because if it was, she gets more “brownie points” with me. Sorry I couldn’t resist.

– Why did Taylor need to take a pill to be in the mood to fuck that hot brunette? Unless, it was a pill to make her to shut her mouth cause she was super annoying.

– Did everyone feel like the guy they were looking for was definitely dead right? His name was Casper for fucks sake, the friendly/dead ghost. 

– This new season’s theme song, Nevermind is absolutely perfect from the great Leonard Cohen. The ending song, All The Gold In California, courtesy of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis is wonderfully haunting.

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After You’ve Gone

Haunted Houses

The Secret Fate of All Life

Who goes there?

Episodes 1,2 & 3 Philosophy & Ethics

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Fu’s Politically Incorrect Review – Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale (Spoiler Alert All Men must Die) – Mother’s Mercy

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

Last year, I wrote reviews for Game of Thrones for Season 4, but I felt I didn’t enjoy the episodes I should have because I worried about taking notes during the episode, so it took some of the joy out of it. So, this year I wasn’t going to write any reviews and just enjoy the season but I couldn’t resist saying anything about probably the best tv I’ve ever seen in a while.

Let’s start with the true king to the throne, Stannis Baratheon, who burned his daughter alive, which was probably the most fucking up thing I’ve seen this season and it’s hard to shock me on Game of Thrones. His gamble did not pay off as half his men left him and his sidechick, Red Witch, left him to get his ass kick by the Boltons. But his shitty day didn’t end there for his wife’s guilt was too much for her, taking her own life as Brienne of Tarth finally got some of her honor back as she slays and ends the life of Stannis. He was so close but so far from his destiny.

Brienne wasn’t the only woman to get back her honor as Arya Stark finally checks one off the list by killing lazy left eye. But she had to lie to the Many Face God to do so, which she had to repay the debt with another life. I thought she was about to die then Herbal Essence took his own life. Then it got confusing as fuck as Arya is told no one is anyone then she goes blind. Was it a form of punishment or is it part of her training? 

The Mother of Dragons storyline was kinda of a let down this episode, after the last episode took her a step fowards to her destiny by riding her dragon to escape from the Men with the Iron Masks. She is stuck with her lazy ass dragon and gets surrounded by dudes with ponytails. The best part of this storyline is that Tyrion is in charge again and reunited with Uncle Fester.

Meanwhile, the brother and sister duo of Cersei and Kingslayer is in control of nothing as their real daughter is poisoned by the Sand Vipers, while Cersei has to do the Walk of Shame in front of the whole city. If Lena Headley doesn’t not get an Emmy for that performance I think we should ban the Emmys because she went for the full range of emotions in that performance. It showed her frailty and her strength in one long scene as she tries to get back to her son. The balls to do that scene is another reason why G.O.T is one of the best shows on TV. The producers and writers are willing to do anything for a good story, including killing our favorite characters.

Beware of the Ides of March.

I sorta knew that this was coming eventually because like any person who tries to save everyone is eventually going to be hated by everyone. Jesus, Ghandi, Jon Snow, Batman, etc. After saving the wildings, his bros where not down with it even though Jon saved their asses a bunch of times. As Olly betrays Snow leading him to his death as the Men of the Watch individually stabs him as a traitor to the Watch, which is retarded because he protected the realm of men, all the men and women of the realm. As Olly gives him the last blow, Jon Snow falls back to which where he came from in the snow with his black crow blood surrounding him. As the screen goes black and silence fills up to the uncertainty of the future.

My heart broke and I couldn’t digest what I just saw. But I guess this is just one of the many reasons why Game of Thones is one the very best tv shows right now if not ever. The future of the realm is uncertain with the white walkers close to the WALL, Daenerys is off in the wilderness with a bunch strangers and King’s Landing is in disarray without a true king.  Whatever happens next we will always have that cave… RIP Jon Snow & Ygritte

Fu’s Observations:

– Stannis was a gangsta to the end, telling Jane Lynch to hurry the fuck up to kill him. Although, it would have been dope to see them battle but I guess it was a fitting ending for Crowned Stag.

– The Red Witch is going to to die soon right? 

– What kind of conditioner is Jaqen H’ghar use or does he go all naturally using the water of souls?

– Sansa and Reek escaped Winterfell by bobsledding on the snow right? Biggest question is did they create snow angels together or does it still hurt that Reek betrayed her family? 

– If Tyrion is in charge of Meereen, he’s going to get shitty drunk right because that’s how you get the best out of him. Ironically, that’s how you get the best out of me as well.

– Cersei is not going to be a happy camper finding out that some did an artist’s rendition of her on the Walk of Shame. It’s going to be everywhere in the town halls.

Also, she’ll be pissed that her daughter is dead. 

– I never trusted that little bastard Olly. He was too Sixth Sense for me. But I guess it was fitting that a bastard kills another bastard. At least, Sam is going to get an education and continue on breaking is vow to have sex with that underrated sexy wildling. 

– Where is Littlefinger in all this chaos. This is why I would be his character because just lets everyony kill each other until he is the only one left for the throne.

– Wars to Come, Hardhome, The Dance of Dragons & Mother’s Mercy were the best episodes this season.

What are your thoughts on the episode or the season?

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What books are your reading? What books do your recommend? – Delveintodem (BLW Contributor)

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THE SOONER A-LEVELS CEASE TO EXIST IN MY LIFE…THE BETTER!

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(For international readers, a-levels are college equivalents)

2 years ago, I was able to perch myself into a plush recliner, fresh coffee in one hand, my phone glued to the other so conveniently whilst fixating my eyes and all my attention to the TV screen. Want to know the best part? This time consuming ritual that I would partake in every evening, 2 years ago, came at little concequence. Why? Because 2 years ago I did GCSE’s and not A-Levels! The good days, if I had had an inclin into how consumptive A-Levels were I’d have ran for the hills, no doubt followed by another thousand reluctant teens. I feel like, if I read one book for pleasure, or watch a movie just one… Then I’ve already ruined my chances of passing my exams!

They told me to do some light reading… That was the first lie of A-Levels.

Why I would vanquish A-levels from my life before I would Labour Voters…

  1. The lies: they will tell you that picking your own subjects will render you eternally happy and you’ll be so amazed and joyful that you are studying what you want to that you won’t even think of it as work. 
  2. The pain: that burning sensation in your eyes from too much reading and gazing aimlessly at a computer screen? Yeah that will last you forever!
  3. The isolation: you will be so caught up in your work that you have to say a heartfelt goodbye to your social life and learn to have a relationship with your books. Me and Plato have grown rather close.
  4. The weight: this is applicable for both guys and girls. The ten kilo bag you’ll carry around with all your resources in, no room for your personal items. If your nose starts running and you had no space to pack tissues… There’s always your exercise book.
  5. The belittling: most students range between 16-18, yet one of my teachers still insists at shouting at me for being late, not doing my homework and for having an opinion. 
  6. The hatred: I’ll keep this short and sweet. You will end up loathing about 98.99% of the people at your school. But it’s okay because the chances are… They hate you too.
  7. The zombie look: the countless hours I have traded in to write an essay is ridiculous, I have the dark circles to prove it!
  8. The fire burns down: I can no longer read a novel without exploring the underlying meaning, I read The hungry caterpillar to my little brother, the most simply of stories, yet I found copious amounts of psychological interpretations…their validity? None.
  9. The hair loss: a product of stress no doubt, but I could really do without bald spots left, right and centre.
  10. The addictions: you have to find a way to curb your anger, mine comes in the form of addiction. Don’t worry, I mean caffeine… Mostly.

These are just a few of the things I’d love to banish from my life, the only light is after the toils of A-level, I finally understand why adults wish they stayed young. Growing up, I think, starts at sixth form, college or your countries equivalent. I’d give anything to fast forward to retirement or backtrack to adolescence. 

For most people, summer is what is getting us through! I can’t wait for this summer! 

The relatability is uncanny 

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#WCW – Scarlett Johansson, Lucy (Film Review) – Realizing your Full Potential

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WRITTEN BY RYAN FU @FU_BEATZ

Scarlett Johansson stars in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman that gets accidentally caught in a dark deal, who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. I actually saw this film last weekend but I just finally had the time to write a review on it, but basically I thought it was an enjoyable film with good performances by Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman but some of it seemed pretty unrealistic, but what do you expect from watching a science fiction movie. It did have great philosophical ideas like what if you had the power to know everything? Would you try to know everything or would you be too scared of it? 

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After Scarlett becomes a drug mule for the mob, she winds up with superpowers after an experimental drug called CPH4 overloads her brain. She begins to start using more and more of brain, gaining more knowledge and superhuman capabilities. Since, basically she is one of her kind, she needs the help of Morgan Freeman because he is the best known for his brain research. Scarlett tells him that she gained the ability to access more parts of her brain but she fears that she has a limited time on her hands, so she needs guidance from him on what to do? Morgan honestly tells her that she should try to learn everything she can and pass it on to the next generation because Morgan believes that is the greatest gift that humans can give to one another, which I totally agree with because as I always say, “Knowledge is Power.”

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She gets more of the experimental drug and takes it all at once like some college sorority chick after finals. She begins to transform and extract vast information like a super computer. As she gets closer to 100% brain capacity she begins to travel through time and space, moving into the past and the future, stopping and reversing as she wishes. When she hits her peak, she vaporizes into thin air leaving only her clothes and a reminder of what she learned on a USB storage stick to give to Morgan Freeman. 

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Once again, I totally enjoyed the movie, which I thought Scarlett and Morgan did a terrific job but some of it seemed pretty unrealistic but what do you expect when you’re talking about something nobody has ever really experienced before. Which lead me to this question? What if you did have the power to know everything? What would you do with it? Also, the movie brought up interesting questions about the human race as such as what we’ve done the last 2 billion years. We’ve accomplished a lot but are we not realizing our full potential? We still act like animals, fighting among ourselves for meaningless things. It just makes you think, what are you here for in life? Are you just here just to go to school, get a job, get married have children, pay a mortgage then die? Or are you here on Earth in this Universe to do something more in your life? These are the questions you have to ask yourself or just bask in the glory of ignorance and just enjoy the ride.

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The Reality of Reality Tv – Being on the Inside (An Interview with a Reality TV Producer)

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WRITTEN BY OUR ANONYMOUS INSIDE MAN….OR WOMAN

Hmmm, how should I set this up? Do you watch TV? Do you watch “Reality” TV? If you are an American, odds are you do, and odds are is that you love it. Odds are also that you believe what you are watching is fact and not scripted. Well, take it from somebody who knows, 90% of Reality TV is scripted scenes performed by very bad actors. Yeah, yeah, you claim you already know this, but do you? Do you know the extent Reality Producers go to make their so-called “Reality”? No you don’t. I do, cause for 5 years I have been working on Reality TV crews. Now I cant tell you what department, or my gender cause for every gig, one must sign paperwork basically saying the production company can sue you if you make public what goes on set. I thought it was time I start to share some of my experiences to the public so at least they know what kind of garbage they are truly watching.

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Lets start with a restoration car show I worked. You’ve seen these shows. Their is a shop ran by friends and families. They get clients who want to fix up an old classic car. Sounds simple enough, but that’s in real life, this is Reality TV. First off I discover that the business is not even owned and ran by who the show’s claims. Nope, the real owner is not even on screen. The producers found this shop (it is an actual restoration body shop) and put in their cast. Speaking of, the main cast knows very little about fixing up cars, but they are presented to have this knowledge. I get to the set and I notice some off screen workers fixing up the last details on this sick ass classic car. These workers stage seats in front of the vehicle, the producer calls over the camera crew and the cast. ACTION! With direction coming from the producer, our so called experienced body shop owners pick up the seats and place them in, then they talk about working all night, the vehicle is almost ready and that they are stressed out because the deadline is soon upon them. HA! Really?

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Let me explain this so-called deadline. For this episode one family member is giving another family member a surprise birthday gift- a fixed up classic car. Who wouldn’t want that? The gift will be delivered at a birthday party…Surprissseeee!!!! Ok, this sounded real to me. Until I found out that the two family members aren’t really related. In fact they have never met each other. The first time they will meet will be at the birthday. Can you say “casted”? That’s right, someway, somehow, the producers pulled these 2 people out of their asses. I was actually amazed cause up until the point I found out I believed it and thought the gift was very thoughtful. Shame on me.

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I saved the best for last. At the shop the crew is packing up to go film the presentation of the car at the birthday party. The cast is getting in their cars and taking off. So I’m thinking how come they just don’t drive the gift over. Well that’s cause a tow truck drives in to take over the fixed up classic car. Was the tow truck being used cause they don’t want to damage or dirty the birthday gift….uhhh no. Its cause the classic car/birthday gift doesn’t even RUN….I just laughed. We all get in the van, and the tow truck does its thing. Once we arrive at the party, the people their are friends of our show’s cast and do not even know the two family members. No they are just there to look cool. The way the last scene was filmed was classic. Since the truck didn’t run, the producers had a problem…or did they?

In the front yard, the two fake family members were placed in the front yard. Down the street 2 of the show’s cast were placed in the classic car that didn’t run. Behind the car were a bunch of crewmembers ready to push. That’s right, push. I then observed the camera crew discuss how this scene was going to be show with tight shots, then a wide shot at a certain moment. After final discussions….ACTION!

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With all their strengthen, the car was pushed and picked up momentum to the point it went slowly down the street by itself. The cameras stayed tight while the car was being pushed, then when the pushing crew let go and got out of the way, the shots went wide…beautiful I thought.

Inside the car the show’s cast were screaming and honking the horn, while on the front yard the two family members looked in amazement. The birthday casted family member put on a very surprised and happy face, and when the car pulled up and stopped right in front of them (a total accident), glee was felt through out the scene. What a gift!

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I’m not against Reality TV at all. What I am against is how it’s presented to the public as real or even documentary like. I wish they were just honest about it. Look at Tru TV’s show Operation Repo. In the beginning credits, in small font, it states actors are used on the show. The director decided to do this from day one because there is no other legal way to make a show. He got shit from his peers for this. They did not like the fact he was showing the public how Reality TV is really produced. Did it hurt the show? No way, it is one of the most successful Reality shows ever.

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From time to time I will share my experiences so at least some of you will know that you are being played. Here’s a little teaser. A few years ago I was on the set of a big hit show, where the host got into a verbal argument with a guest. I thought it was real, the guest thought it was real…until cut was called. The guest went up to the host to apologize and make sure they were still cool. The host responds, “Ah, don’t worry, it’s only for the show”. 

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2014 has been a good year for fashion but 2015 will be Better!!! (Fashion Designers of 2015)

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WRITTEN BY PHOEBE PRICE @PHOEBEDENISE

2014 has been a good year for fashion but 2015 will be the best ever. Designers are showing us their artistic ability and it’s showing in how pieces are design and made.  The future of fashion is ahead and here are some of my tips for bringing out your fashionista in 2015. Clover canyon is one of my favorite designers and I have been wearing a lot of their designs but their future is bright and its a label to watch if you haven’t heard about them yet this year they will be bigger than ever. Bright, Fun pieces you can wear all year long. They have lot of two-piece outfits that you can mix and match their pieces up and 2 pieces are the hottest outfits going this year. They also have great dresses and pants suits with bold and fun patterns they make sure you definitely stand out in a crowd. Clover canyon makes all shapes and sizes so there is something in their collection for anyone.

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The next designer is Milly their 2015 is all about ankle puff skirts with beautiful colors mixed in with enchanting flowers. Pairing with royal blue stripe crop shirts and solid bright colors or black is what you like they have a black and white ankle puff skirt with solid black crop sweater. Designs like this will make you the fashionista you want to be.  If Peach is your color they have a ruffle skirt you could wear all year long and be envied every day of the week.

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My 3rd designer to watch is Alice and Olivia they are young hip designers that are constantly evolving with their designs and fashion. Alice and Olivia 2015 collection has amazing skirts with beautiful designs in Orange, blue, teal, whites, blacks and red tones. They are working with silky tracksuits black with burgundy tones. Looking forward to see where the line goes next.

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So that was some of my favorite designers right now and now I will let you in on some of the best places to shop in 2015. Everyone wants designer duds on a budget so here are some tips. Did you know TJMax has a runway collection that a lot of clothes come straight off the runway but you need to know in order to ask to see what TJMax in your area that carries the runway collection. My next tip is consignment and vintage stores this is one of my personal favorite. To let you in on a secret one year I bought a dress at a consignment shop a Gucci dress that I paid $200 for and I wore it to the American music awards I got compared to Sarah Jessica Parker and the photos still runs to this day. So don’t think of consignment places being old and moldy because theses days people don’t wear the same dress over and over they sell it after a couple of uses so look for shops that carry high end brands. If your on a budget and want to wear the latest fashions here is a tip for you rent the runway you can rent the hottest and latest design from clover canyon, Moschino to Valentino prices can vary $10 to $500 depending on the look.  No matter if you wear designer duds to forever 21 whatever you wear wear it with confidence because your heart and soul is what shines louder than any fancy label you can wear. In fashion there are no mistakes what every makes you happy wear it with confidence.

Wishing you a very fashionable 2015!!!

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True Blood – Almost Home (Breaking Bill)

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Written By Ryan Fu @fu_beatz

Tonight’s episode of True Blood wasn’t that bad, especially when I had a choice of watching TB or the Breaking Bad marathon. I watched a couple of episodes of Breaking Bad reminding how much I missed this television series. I wondered if I would have the same feelings when True Blood finally makes its final departure this summer. Tonight’s episode was all about letting go of the past and enjoying every second you have time left on this Earth because it’s a short ride.

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In the opening scene of the episode Eric finds away to extend the ride a little longer by taking a bite of “The Cure,” Sara Newlin. He gets cured right away leaving Mr. Gus in happy place because he’s going to make new True Blood but not pure TB because it doesn’t make good business sense because it’s all about profit for him. Unlike, Sookie because all she wants is to make Bill feel better but I’m not sure Bill wants to be cured because he knows he has to stop this vicious cycle of pain and suffering.

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Other shit happened on the show like we finally found the reason why Tara kept trying to contact her mom, which was to tell her she was sorry for not killing her father because he caused so much pain for her and her mother. Tara wants her mom to quit punishing herself and to finally let go of her because she wants her to live her life. This was quite the opposite of Jason’s former flame, Violet because all she wants is to cause suffering to everyone.

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As we can see in a scene when Violet captures Jason and brings him to her awesome sex dungeon with Jessica along with the others. She ties up Jason, telling him the horrible things she is going to do to him along with his friends because she is still angry at Jason for betraying her. But lucky for them Hoyt comes to save the day by shooting Violet, causing her True Death. In the aforementioned paragraph above, I totally believe Bill Compton actually wants his True Death unlike the unfortunate Violet.

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I believe Bill wants this vicious cycle of pain and suffering to end because in his mind it won’t stop when he gets better. Throughout the season Bill kept reminiscing about his past lives, which he knows if he continues this path, it will only lead him to more pain. Unlike, the character of Walter White on Breaking Bad, Bill knows that he has to die because that’s the only way to stop all the pain and destruction. Walter White on the other hand, wanted to live for as long as possible even though he knew that it was going to cause more harm than good. This whole season I was on the fence if I actually cared about Stephen Moyer’s character, in which this episode opened my eyes about how deep Bill is. Unlike all the vampires, who are trying to do anything possible to live longer, Bill is alright with dying. In his mind, he has lived a long life and this ride has to stop eventually. There’s only two episodes left of True Blood, so I suggest you follow Bill’s advice and enjoy one of the best shows on TV while you can because it’s coming to an end. Also, please live your life to the fullest because once again, it’s a short ride.

Fu’s Observation:

  • Sarah is looking cute as a prisoner. Does anybody else remember Anna Camp from Pitch Perfect? I always will remember her barf, I mean her part in the movie.
  • Was anybody else asleep in that Tara big relieve scene? It was so boring, I’m just glad we don’t have to deal with her again and her boring plot line but it was cool to see a swagged out little Lafayette. Was he wearing FUBU?
  • I really can’t stand Sookie anymore cause she’s such a whiny mouse.
  • Poor, poor Violet. She was just a misunderstood psychopath with the dark heart of gold, which by the way was that a dildo prodding iron?
  • Jason is definitely going to fuck Hoyt’s girlfriend, which by the way this might be the first episode I didn’t see Hoyt brake down and cry like a little girl.
  • I always wonder why is Eric the only Vamp with the power of flight? Are the other bastards not old enough to gain that power because if Bill only knew that he could fly if he just waited a couple of years, I think it would possible persuade his decision about dying. Also, he could finally fly away from that annoying bitch!

CHECK OUT TB ARTICLES:

Fire in the Hole (You can’t run away from your past)

Death is not the End (A trip down memory lane)

Lost Cause (Lafayette & Pam are the only reasons to watch the show)

Karma (Coming Full Circle)

Maybe the Last Time (Get a piece of that Fairy nookie while you can)

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