Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thoughts On: Fantastic 4 Teaser Ripoff

           The first look at the Fantastic Four reboot is out. I was less struck by what was shown, and more by how it was shown...that is, this teaser seemed very thoughts...

Teaser for Interstellar + Teaser for Man of Steele = Teaser for Fantastic Four:
Well what do I mean?...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

3 Thoughts On: Star Wars Snub

Star Wars george lucas jj abrams lightsabers           Days ago it came out that George Lucas was totally shut out of the making of  The Force Awakens. This has caused a debate as to whether this was the wisest move (the movies quality could be at stake...right?). Should his ideas for Episode 7 have been considered?... no, here's why...

1. The Prequels:
Maybe if one of the prequel movies was bad, then I would definitely have put Lucas on Episode 7's Jedi Council...but all three were bad. Anyone who has heard Belated Media's version of Episode 2 will tell you that George Lucas could have...and should have...talked to

3 Thoughts On: The X-Files Reboot

           This could be the greatest idea since sliced bread if done correctly...or not. Despite how bad X-Files: I Want To Believe was, we all lined up to go watch it. Why? because Mulder and Scully together again is always going to be something we want to see. A series reboot will be no different. So long as Chris Carter can get the two of them on screen again, all the fans will follow. But say the new rumored series wanted to actually be's how they might go about doing that...

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Forget the Old Story:
This show was two of the week, and alien conspiracy subplot. But lets face it, the alien aspect of the show got so carried away it left a lot of fans confused. The last season of The X-files basically became the blueprint for what Lost would turn into. No fan tuning in to a new X-Files season will want to pick up where any of the alien invasion plot left off because most fans won't remember the details surrounding it. Plus the show would be risking any hope of snagging new fans with a confusing plot like that.

Don't Start off With or Include Other Agents:
The whole reason anybody will tune in is to see Mulder and Scully again (ok and Skinner), There should be no passing of the torch aspect to this show... so don't bother us with...
1. New young agents
2. Annoying doubtful supporting agents
3. The liquid metal Terminator
4. Agent Reyes

Keep The Intro Sequence, The Music, and the Location Font:
If that whistling theme isn't exactly as it was, I won't watch the show. I would say keep the entire credit sequence, the only thing that needs updating are their badge photos. The in show music should also be exactly the same, no exceptions...and every time theres a new location, I better see that white writing on the bottom.

           So there you have it, all you need to make The X-Files ready to fight the future (see what I did there?).

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thoughts On: The Walking Dead Season 5 B... What's Next?

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A rumored screenshot of the upcoming Walking Dead
Leftovers cross over...
           The second half of The Walking Dead season 5 is on the horizon. This is a show that has had it's ups (Woodbury attack, both of them) and downs (the farm). Season 5's first half was enough to keep me watching, especially the Terminus opener. After that, the show killed off characters I felt should have lived (longer) and further reinforced my expectation that Rick has to bail everyone out. That said, I don't want Rick, Daryl, or Michonne to die just like every other fan. Considering I've never opened the graphic novel, and considering I've successfully avoided all spoilers, here are my thoughts...

Friday, January 23, 2015

3 Thoughts On: American Sniper

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The original members of the SEAL team,
fortunately there was some recasting...
           Despite what your opinions are on Kyle, the War in Iraq, the previous administration, Bigfoot, or the Loch Ness Monster the Oscar gods have determined that this movie is worth a watch... Here's where it stands...

The Bradley Cooper Effect:
In 10 years Cooper has gone from losing the girl to Owen Wilson, to getting his third Oscar nomination in

Monday, January 19, 2015

Thoughts On: House of Cards Season 3...What's Next?

One of many cameos that definitely (never)
happened on House of Cards...
           The Oscar predictions are coming...but while you wait...some thoughts on House of Cards, which is a month away...This show is based off a 1990 British drama, which is based off a 1989 book series, that said, I have intentionally avoided looking either up so as not to ruin what will surely be a great season. I really didn't see Frank becoming President this quickly...and I really didn't see him getting on the previous President's good side after he was really super not on his good side. Here are my thoughts on the upcoming season...and Cashew better survive this season...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thoughts On: Golden Globes 2015

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Do you see it? Anna had the Golden Globe all along...
           I'll keep this brief. The 2015 Golden Globe Awards weren't that great. Yes these are usually long, but this one felt pretty darn long...and Margaret Cho's North Korean persona was kind of uncomfortable. Anyhow, despite all this, there were three thoughts I came away with...

1. Random Screen Guy Blog Predicted (just barely) that Anna From Downton Abbey Would Win the Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama: 
Even though I called it...I didn't think

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Thoughts On: Golden Globe Predictions

           The Golden Globes are upon us...Lets just get to it...
Long live the McConaissance...

Best Television Drama:
All these shows did well, but... House of Cards was next level in its second season and should win. Downton Abbey for example, forfeited any hopes of ever winning when they lost Mathew Crawley in season 3... Game of Thrones had a good season, but Tyrion's never-ending jail time won't be enough to bring home the gold...

Best Actor, Drama:
I would love Kevin Spacey to win this, but he won't. Spader won't

Thursday, January 8, 2015

3 Thoughts On: Ant-Man Trailer

Ant- Man trailer Paul Rudd Honey I Shrunk the Kid
You get the idea...
           Now...a grateful exercise in free speech on the new Ant-Man trailer. Let me start by saying that I have no background information on this Marvel character, I've never read the comics, and will be treating this trailer like any other... That said, here are my thoughts...

Bad Guy Does Good:
Can't say I've never seen this one before. Guy with bad yet...redeemable skills, is used for good. I'm talking to you cast of The Dirty Dozen, Sean Connery from The Rock, Chris Hemsworth from

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Thoughts On: Movies Set In The Future

Looper Joseph Gordon Levitt Gary Oldman Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Jason Clarke Terminator Genysis trailer
A screenshot from the upcoming film...
Dawn of the Planet of the Machines: Closing the Loop...
           2015 is finally here...and with it have come countless comparisons to the Back to The Future II timeline. No flying cars, no hydrated pizza, and no Mr Fusion. Instead of writing my own thoughts on the 2015 timeline comparison, I thought I'd stay ahead of the game and look at movies down the line. Maybe Back to the Future promised you hover boards, these movies predict a whole lot more. In order from most recent, here are my thoughts on these movies... set in the future...

Inception, 2016:
You thought the Sony hack was bad?

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Thoughts On: Walking Dead Expendability List

           Many come and go on The Walking Dead. Who will be next to join the undead once Season 5 B rolls around? Who knows... I do however, have an order in which I would like my survivors to go. Here it is, beginning with those I find the most expendable...
The Walking Dead Rick Grimes Daryl Dixon Boba Fett Star Wars
A possible, probable, unlikely screenshot
of Star Wars: The Force Awakens...

1. The Priest Gabriel, Eugene, Tweedle Dee (C) and Tweedle Sneak Out Of The Church And Bail Out On The People Who Pretty Much Saved My Life:
Both refuse to fight, and Eugene wasted hours of my life on a mission to nowhere... and his mullet exists...

2. Anyone In Eugene's Group, What Are Their Names Again?:
After punching out Eugene, Abraham's "fall to my knee's and check out" response just made time, What, did he forget his lines? His