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I'll just leave this here this time. :) Good music and a message...

Summer vacation's come. I'm leaving in less than an hour and have yet to water the plants and clean the house... finna need to get a move on after this. I've posted 66 previously unfinished movie reviews from the past year since last weekend. 12 manga reviews. Caught up on some things but not all... but alas that is all there's time for this time around! Time to head North to that great wilderness that awaits again...

Will be living off the Earth for a few. Small steps, but maybe if we all took some we could turn this Earth to a new Earth that's both verdant and cool. The heat hurt us in June. We don't have any storms here, no earthquakes/​monsoons, and it's all too easy to forget still this emergency brews.

Real talk. From Chris Webby, from the Burbs and to you. Don't feed the hearth of our doom. Is it worth to resume? This corona gave us all a chance to emerge from this wound, with a clear mind, yet we're so disturbingly few. Who really see the need to change up, and search for a truth. That isn't just this same game we play where we purchase and use, and trash the world for a dollar. What a worthless excuse.

You can learn something too. You can earn other things, like true virtue/a snooze. Stop all hurting the world. Take a perch and be heard. With a word and a worthy while, we'll work through the herd, and change our leaders to lead us, not just stir the absurd.

Peace out.

Random GOG Giveaway: Eye Of The Beholder Trilogy

Before I leave I leave you with this. ;) And remind you of this.

Have fun.

Musicalish #294

Remember when these posts used to have just six or twelve? Good times...


Bad Boys For Life (2020)

Bad Boys For Life (2020)

I might be forgetting details in the prequels, but unexpectedly this one felt like the best one yet. If no more than by the way it starts. The Porsche. Lawrence still in his prime. Will a bit older and rougher but still that same dude: Bulletproof Mike.

Some twists you expect, some you don't. Sometimes the scenes transition perfectly, sometimes it's just a bit too fast. Sometimes you laugh, some­times you cry, but the cinematics, the personal drama, the party and that waterfront penthouse/ocean vibe - it's all there, and I love every second.

It's refreshing to see Rita back in the game too (never mind I thought she was Téa Leoni from the first one), and the main bad guy/gal duo are something else. Jacob Scipio's the perfect tough guy, and Kate del Castillo the perfect woman.

Apart from the occasional CGI that doesn't quite fly all the way (something with the burning building for one; something about the helicopter chase too) it's American action comedy as I just haven't seen it done in a long time. Not since the era of Lethal Weapon, Hollywood Cop, and of course the one and only, original Bad Boys.

Glad they got the third one out in time. Before the element of old and traditional versus new and improved totally took over.

I watched this in January btw. Bit late with this review...

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome


John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

John Wick is back at it again! Taking his art of violence to the next level, all the while innocent (and not innocent) bystanders get caught up in the crossfire.

It was a pleasant surprise to see some of the action cinema martial art world's more foreign faces along for the ride, both the so very violent (but awesome) Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman from Indonesia (maybe most known from 'The Raid Redemption'), as well as the exotic American action icon Mark Dacascos - who for some reason reminds me of Brandon Lee. Bruce Lee's son. Turning to Google now he looks nothing alike though. Maybe I've mistaken the name/actor earlier.

Overall this movie's an action feast unlike others, where although sometimes bullets have a tendency to miss even when it seems the shooter wouldn't be incompetent enough that they would miss all that easily, this is a minor grievance. The action scenes mix in occasional grim cynicalism and comedy in such a way that it's easy to distance yourself from the faults, and just enjoy the journey. And the choreography, of course.

Cause that's what it is. It's John Wick's journey. And it's a bad-ass journey. It's colorful, classy, and glassy - this time with horses, dogs, swords and even Halle Berry in the mix.

I love it! And I think everyone else in the room did so too (watched it on the big screen earlier this year), even though when it's over it feels like one of those movies you just can't praise after all. It's so RAW. It's so mindless. It'd seem shallow to say you love it but... what can I say. I love it. I love depth too, but these types of movies hold a special place in my heart as well. The action choreography is just so classy and creative it's crazy. It's a blast wave you're facing if you wave at the screen. Yupp. Straight out amazing.

The only bits that bug me a bit are the notably fake bits, like John's fall off the roof, the horse kicks, and the Indonesian fight bit where either the Indonesians were scared of injuring Keanu, or he just couldn't match their pace. Something's off with that battle. Maybe they'll perfect their craft until the next round.

There's also the fact that John jumps back and forth across the world so easily, without transition, even when that difficulty was supposed to be one of the focal points of the film. And he's sure forgiven fast. Inconsistencies.

I was really expecting this to be the finale too, but it looks like there's more on the way! I can't wait. Even if it's just a way to keep making money at this point it's gonna be one hell of a showdown.

 rated 4.5/5: almost awesome

The Gentleman (2019)

The Gentleman (2019)

British gangster movies have always felt a little off to me somehow. Violent, criminal, but never really as classy as the Hollywood ones. American Gangster. The Departed. Casino. That kind.

But those didn't have Matthew McConaughey, or Charlie Hunnam, or Hugh Grant. They might have had Colin Farrell, but not this kind of Colin Farrell either.

When they mix it up like this? Well then it's a different ballgame. Best of both worlds. The British richness of storytelling, their eccentricity, and the American ambition, and attitude, and all the nuances that make a character a character. Even if it's mostly Matthew. He is the character.

The Gentleman.

It's not just that though. It's the music too. The smoke and haze. The bits of comedy and darkness alike, like when Ray creeps out from the shadow to confront Fletcher when they're carrying the corpse from the freezer.

They leave us these little clues as well.

But where it excels is where most Hollywood movies have problems these days. With the script and narrative. With the details they leave out intent­ionally, and the ones they leave in, and how they play not only with words and nuances but also the very fabric of time and space itself. The fourth wall, even, if only for a short while with the intro.

I haven't felt as delighted, fulfilled and kindled by a movie in a long time as I did with this one.

The name suits it too. Calm, considerate and composed men, with class and intellect yet not without the mind to do what they have to. The ones capable of greater things. That's who they are. Gentlemen.

I went to a pre-screening of this one earlier this year btw. What a treat! Stood in line over an hour for the tickets but: worth it. Couldn't have chosen a better one to go to, and it was free too. Thank you SF.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome

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