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boy&horse hates fun… 2012-004 – Haywire

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Introduction

I really can’t say why this movie was made. There hasn’t been a dirth of Female Action Stars, that said I did enjoy this movie despite have absolutely no plot.

(from here, there be spoilers!)

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boy&horse hates fun… 2012-003 – Underworld: Awakening

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Introduction

Underworld: Awakening is a big-budget sequel to one of the better Vampire vs. Werewolf Franchises. Released early this year with moderate fanfare, the film was a moderate success.

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boy&horse hates fun… 2012-002 – The Divide

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This one ran a little long, so i had to split the vid in twain

Part 1

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Part 2

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Introduction

The Divide is another independent disaster film, that was the first in theater movie I saw in January of 2012.

(from here, there be spoilers!)

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boy&horse hates fun… 2012-001 – Beneath the Darkness

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Introduction

Beneath the Darkness is not a good movie, it is tedious, near impossible to get through and just tiring.

The film was an independent semi-horror suspense thriller that is never horrific (not even semi) suspenseful or thrilling. The story is trite, plodding and the characters are never really likable. Except for the villain; who is the only saving grace for this film. Dennis Quaid is fun to watch, channeling crazy like only his brother has in the past, but even he is not enough to carry what is little more than a made for TV movie, and had it been released to TV first, it might have gotten more of a pass.

As is, this tired effort is just boring.

In a word: Boring.

(from here, there be spoilers!)

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Orange Lanterns Unite: Kotobukiya Robocop Edition 209 Model Kit…

I have wanted one of these for lab defense for years…


…effective? Hell’s yeah…

…we were going to fire him anyway…

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Orange Lanterns Unite!


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Orange Lanterns Unite: KRE-O USS Enterprise…

Whoa mamma…

 

…this one has a teaser trailer…

…KRE-O is seriously making me reconsider my blind devotion to Lego…

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Orange Lanterns Unite!


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Black Lanterns Wail: RIP Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine. January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012

I know that most people my age really only know Ernest Borgnine from Laser Mission, or Airwolf, or at the very most The Poseidon Adventure.

But I’ll always think of Marty, the story of a heavy-set Italian-American butcher who lives in The Bronx, New York City, with his mother.

The first time I saw Marty was just as I entered High School, it wasn’t the first black and white movie I had seen and certainly not the oldest, but it was instantly a favorite.

I don’t know. What do you want to do tonight, Marty?

Is still one of my most used quotes.

My affection for Marty doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy the silliness of Laser Mission, or the over the top stupidity of The Poseidon Adventure, I just know that Borgnine had more in him than Mermaid Man. A short List of examples are:

I think we all have the urge to be a clown, whether we know it or not. The clown we see is a fascinating person, expressing pathos, poignancy, joie de vivre. It’s an opportunity to express one’s innermost feelings while hiding behind a mask.

 

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Black Lanterns Wail: RIP Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith. June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012

It may be hard to tell, but I grew up in the South. Texas to be precise, I know, strange isn’t it, but that is beyond the point. I was raised to understand believe only a few things:

  1. Gravy goes under the Chicken Fried Steak
  2. You deep fry chicken. Pressure Cooking is for the weak and lazy.
  3. Home Fries are not French Fries, but both are good.
  4. When you order a Coke, you then have to say what kind, i.e. Dr Pepper, Sprite etc…
  5. When in doubt Andy knows best.

Yesterday was a sad day, we lost our true Sheriff.

Andy Griffith was an institution, a member of the old guard that never seemed to preach to you. You knew what was right because it was something Andy did. He was a good Pa, and good Nephew and a good Friend.

But before he was Andy Taylor, he was a master story teller…

On Football:

On Shakespeare:

On Agriculture:

On Religion:

On American History:

When I was heading in to middle school, my dad sat my sisters and I down and made us watch two movies. He informed us that one was a comedy and the other a drama, and that both starred Andy Griffith. Prior to making the Andy Griffith show, he did not have an extensive career. He wasn’t a slouch, mind you, just a a really fast rise to fame.

The two movies in question were No Time For Sergeants, and A Face in the Crowd. Both are now considered classic movies with A Face in the Crowd being entered in the National Film Record n 2008.

I can tell ya, that I did not think much of A Face in the Crowd when I first saw it, but now I do enjoy it for what it is. No Time For Sergeants, I loved from the start.

As we get older, we start to see the pillars of our youth crumble to the ground. One such pillar fell yesterday, but I will always remember the whistling…

It’s time for me to pass this on to you folks

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