I Want To Like It

The Righteous Gemstones is Danny McBride’s new comedy series coming out on HBO.

I want to like it, but it looks like it could be hit or miss.

Of course it has Danny McBride being Danny McBride, which is what we all love.

However, I can’t stand Adam Devine. I don’t get the casting choice when there are so many other comedic actors out there.

I will be watching but with some hesitancy. Lets hope it is more Season One of Vice Principals than Season Two.

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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 5.17.2019

Summer movie season is here again. Lets take a look at this weeks releases as per Rotten Tomatoes:
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum(2019) 98%
Keanu Reeves returns as John Wick in the third — and presumably final — installment in the franchise (TV spinoff notwithstanding), which sees the unkillable assassin extraordinaire on the run from pretty much everyone with a gun. Or a sword.
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos
Directed By: Chad Stahelski
Ruth’s Review: I love these movies. I’m praying that this does not jump the shark. Keanu Reeves is like the best-worst actor. You have to love so many of his movies but at the same time he stinks. These are great action movies. Lots of guns and lots of fight sequences. I hope the rotten tomatoes score is accurate.
A Dog’s Journey(2019) 67%
Need more wholesome puppy tales in your life? Then clear your schedule for this sequel to 2017’s A Dog’s Purpose, which reintroduces audiences to the Josh Gad-voiced retriever named Bailey and whisks everyone away on a new adventure.
Starring: Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau, Kathryn Prescott
Directed By: Gail Mancuso
Ruth’s Review: I get that this is a family movie but it looks God awful. The plus is that at least you don’t have to look at Josh Gad. This is super corny.
The Sun Is Also a Star(2019)
Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton star in this young adult novel-based teen romance about a young couple who fall in star-crossed love just as one of them is struggling to fight against the deportation of her family.
Starring: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, John Leguizamo, Faith Logan
Directed By: Ry Russo-Young
Ruth’s Review: Oh help me Rhonda! Another stupid movie developed from Young Adult novels. I see Y.A. and I tap out. Love how they throw in the deportation thing during the Trump-era. By the way, I had no idea that John Leguizamo was still at thing. I will never forgive Brian De Palma for casting him in Carlito’s Way, he ruins it.
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Now Apocalypse

Now Apocalypse  is probably one of the best new shows I’ve seen in quite some time. I recently watched the entire season in the course of two days.

I was hesitant to watch this because they marketed this so poorly, they did it no justice.

My best friend in high school introduced me to the Gregg Araki trilogy which was mind blowing at the time. Araki, who also wrote and directed this show does not disappoint.

Lots of gratuitous sex and very dark comedy, what’s not to love?

Unfortunately, it does not look like there will be a second season. This is not surprising considering the combination of the poor advertising for the show and the fact that it is not comic book based or Game of Thrones-esque nerd garbage. (I watched the show till they killed off the best character and actor, King Joffrey played by the amazing Jack Gleeson.)

If you enjoy actual interesting, non-derivative, original content, you should watch Now Apocalypse.

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