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Not His Best

I have been watching The Righteous Gemstones on HBO.

I love a Danny McBride vehicle, but I have to say this is not as funny as it could be. (The first season of Vice Principals was amazing.)

The latest episode, Interlude, was probably the best this season. I love a good flashback episode.

Also, this one heavily featured Walton Goggins as Baby Billy Freeman.

Goggins stole the show in his performance as Lee Russell in Vice Principals and is doing so once again.

He is kind of playing the same type  of character in both shows, but he does it so well.

Thank God for him, he almost negates Adam Devine’s unlikability.

Edi Patterson is also enjoyable as Judy Gemstone.

I’m hoping the show picks up some steam.

Knowing the Danny McBride formula, at least we are in for a good cliffhanger ending to the season.

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Social Media Killed the Movie Star

I think social media is stupid, but the one thing it has managed to do, which I love, is expose celebrities.

Thanks to the fact that famous people don’t get how to use social media plus their complete accessibility, resulted in the unmasking of just how vapid they are.

I don’t really understand the obsession with Hollywood. From the start, it has been a cesspool of degenerates that were able to cover up their wrongdoings through crazy tough public relations people, buy offs and the public’s inability to contact them directly. (Though admittedly, they have made some great art.)

Well, thanks to social media, there is direct contact and the celebrities are not equipped to handle it. The publicists must hate their people using social media. Back in the day it was nice cookie cutter press releases, now it is just a shit storm waiting to happen.

Any illusions of mystery and celebrities living glamorous lives really fell apart.

It exposes just how vacuous and uninteresting these people truly are.

This is probably why these Gen Z kids don’t give a shit about movie stars and are far more into YouTube and TikTok celebrities.

Andy Warhol was correct with his future filled with fifteen minutes of fame for everyone. Now that this has come to fruition, maybe the new prediction will be we all become nameless nobodies that live normal lives as we did before the technological revolution.

Until then, let the demise of celebrity continue by their own social media handles.

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Kind Of A Drag

I recently watched the movie Dragged Across Concrete. I have to say I was sort of disappointed.

Mel Gibson was so good. Vince Vaughn was Vince Vaughn.

I love a male driven movie, but hated the ending as it was somewhat predictable.

Though there were some great little action sequences, I was expecting so much more.


Well because when the movie came out everybody was so outraged about it.

Misogynistic, racist, sexist, yadda, yadda, yadda, they all cried.

Of course hearing this, I assumed this movie is going to be great, a fun action film.

It was just not the level I expected. The only thing I realized is just how fake the fake outrage mob is.

Movies from the 1970’s would make these idiots go apoplectic.

I would say it was a solid little modern day Western. Thank God for Mel Gibson, he saves the movie.

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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 8.23.2019

Lets take a look at this week’s releases as per Rotten Tomatoes:

Angel Has Fallen(2019)
First it was Olympus, and then it was London, and now it’s Angel. Gerard Butler returns as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, who is accused of a presidential assassination attempt and must clear his name.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick
Directed By: Ric Roman Waugh
Ruth’s Review: I am most shocked that Gerard Butler is still landing leading roles. I just watched him in Hunter Killer. Amazing, only in America!
This faith-based inspirational sports drama follows a high school basketball coach-turned-cross-country coach who makes it his mission to help a young athlete achieve her dreams.
Starring: Alex Kendrick, Priscilla C. Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett
Directed By: Alex Kendrick
Ruth’s Review: I don’t want God to smite me because I am a person of faith and a believer, but this movie sounds like a solid argument for atheism.
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Summer Blockbusters, Allegedly 8.16.2019

Lets take a look at this week’s releases as per Rotten Tomatoes:

The Angry Birds Movie 2(2019) 72%
Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Awkwafina, and Nicki Minaj join Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and the rest of the returning cast as the angry birds reluctantly unite with their green pig rivals to take on a new threat to their existence.
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader
Directed By: Thurop Van Orman
Ruth’s Review: Looks super lame.


Where’d You Go, Bernadette(2019)
Richard Linklater directs this adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name about a hateful woman (Cate Blanchett) who suddenly disappears and her daughter’s efforts to figure out, well, where she went.
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson
Directed By: Richard Linklater
Ruth’s Review: I want to like this because I love Richard Linklater, but I can’t stand any of the actors that are in this.
Blinded by the Light(2019) 93%
This 1987-set musical comedy follows a teenager who discovers and becomes obsessed with the music of Bruce Springsteen, much to the chagrin of his conservative Pakistani family, and struggles to decide which path to follow.
Starring: Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir
Directed By: Gurinder Chadha
Ruth’s Review: This looks like complete garbage.
47 Meters Down: Uncaged(2019)
In this sequel to the 2017 thriller, four teen girls exploring an underwater cave system come face to face with a horde of hungry sharks and must decide whether to fight for their lives or flee. Good luck!
Starring: Sistine Rose Stallone, Corinne Fox, Brianne Tju, Sophie Nélisse
Directed By: Johannes Roberts
Ruth’s Review: I love that nepotism is alive and well in Hollywood. Maybe Stallone’s kid will be the new female action hero.
Good Boys(2019) 84%
A trio of 12-year-olds set off on a wild adventure to replace a broken drone and help one of them learn how to kiss a girl in this R-rated coming-of-age comedy starring Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, and Brady Noon.
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Retta, Will Forte, Lil Rel Howery
Directed By: Gene Stupnitsky
Ruth’s Review: I want this to be funny because it seems like it has some potential. Although this is another variation of Superbad I guarantee it will be funnier than the female rip offs they shoved down our throats.
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