Sunday, February 7, 2016

X-files update

I wasn't taken with the first two episodes of the new outing of the X-Files, but the third episode was much better, more like the old early X-Files was, before it got too silly with cancer man and all the conspiracy stuff. Fingers crossed for the rest of the series.

I've just about given up with American tv series.

 I have just about given up with American tv series.  Seriously what is it with them.  A 12 part series take 18 weeks because theres a gap of a week or two every few episodes.
 Then theres the false danger/cliff-hanger bullshit just before every advert break, you know the sort of stuff. Dramatic music, Fred climbs over the edge of a small drop, noise of something falling.  Harry starts shouting "Fred! Fred! Are you ok, what happened, are you alive?"  Then long dramatic pause and Fred sticks his head up and say "Yes I'm ok, my shoelace snapped" or some utter crap nonsense rubbish.  Don't they realise if the program is so boring they need that it's time to stop making the program.
 Then we have the "catch-up" shit after every advert break, the first five minutes of the next segment is showing what happened in the shit fake exciting climax before the adverts... What the fuck!  How long do they think peoples memories are, even a fucking mayfly with Alzheimer's disease can remember what happened before the bloody adverts! It was four fucking minutes ago for Gods sake.
 Now the latest craze is replacing the stars, One series I watch (or used to) has changed both the stars three times, each time for the worst. Come-on guys give it up.
 Rant over.....

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

X-Files returns

 The X-Files has returned after I think 14 years. Staring Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder, and Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner (all from the original series)
 The story more or less picks up from where the old series finished.  It's too early to say if it'll be a success like the original series.

Space Cop 2016 (film review)

 "Space Cop is the story of a cop from the future of space who travels back in time to the present and is teamed up with a cop from the past who is unfrozen in the present. Together, they must defeat evil aliens with a sinister plan." IMDb

 To be honest I don't really know where to start with this film.  It stars Rich Evans as Space Cop and Mike Stoklasa as Detective Ted Cooper.  The plot is a Judge Dredd type cop from the future goes back in time to 2007 and ends up teamed with a detective who was frozen in the past to catch aliens.
 The film is listed as a comedy sci-fi... Well it's a bit sci-fi but I didn't see much comedy.
 Acting was bloody awful, special effects had been outsoursed to India? at least thats how they looked, George Lucas would wet himself laughing if he saw how poor they were.

Waynes rating  1/10  save your money it's crap.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Project 12 the Bunker 2016 (film review)

 "The Russians scrap a dangerous scientific project designed to change the course of history. A manhunt ensues after they unsuccessfully attempt to exterminate all the scientists involved in the top secret project." IMDb

 The film reminded me a lot of the film Outpost (2007) and it's follow up's.
 The basic plot is a secret weapon hidden in an underground Russian bunker, a small group of mecenaries and a Russian who was part of the project go to recover it.
 The sets were pretty good and the acting fair, the film doesn't have the usual low busget feel, it's more like a proper Holywood version.
Staring James Cosmo, Joaquin Sanchez, Natasha Alam, Eric Roberts, Timothy Gibbs and Tony Corvillo.

Waynes rating  6/10 a fair movie better than many of a similar style.

Friday, January 29, 2016

I wouldn't say it's rained a lot lately... But...

 I wouldn't say it's rained a lot lately... But...  I've seriously considered making an ark!
 Indeed I even got a bit of wood and started carving, but then I remembered what happened to the wooden boat I made in woodwork in school.... It floated nicely.. upside down.
 I also thought about the business of collecting all the animals, but then theres over a 1000.000 species of ant, and that's without the hassle of keeping the bloody anteaters away from them, and I'd need more ants for the anteaters to eat.  You see what I mean, it's a total pain in the arse!
 Then theres mount Ararat, I mean suppose I end up on the top of that like the last ark is supposed to. It's in Eastern Turkey for a start, so a bloody long walk home (and that's without the wet bits) and have you seen it?  It's huge, it's nearly 17.000 foot above sea level.  Fair enough landing on the top of a pointy mountain, that's dodgy enough for a start, but how the hell am I going to get the elephants and giraffes down the bugger, they are not noted mountain climbers, indeed theres no record of one scaling Everest ever!
 So I've had a bit of a think and basically I've decided sod it!  I'll dust off my armbands and bollocks to the animals.... That'll save so much work....

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hyena road 2015 (film review)

 "Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems." IMDb

 Set in Afghanistan with Canadian soldiers, and staring Rossif Sutharland and Paul Gross and filmed in Manitoba and Jordan.
 The setting look pretty good and for a war film they actually got the weapons muzzle flash right... there isn't much of one in the real world.
 The film revolves around a small patrol of soldiers and the conflict between various groups of Taliban, with visits to the main base control room.
 I found the film quite watchable, it reminded me a lot of the series Generation kill (2008) which itself was good, although this portrays the Canadian soldiers as more professional, the American Marines in Generation kill were portrayed as being a bit "gung-ho" and wild.

Waynes rating 7.5/10  Worth a watch.