January 22

Not much going on. I did find out recently that Fox is making another X-Men movie after Apocalypse (for you X-Men movie fans.) It centers around Gambit and the details of it are not exactly out yet but should be around or after X-Men Apocalypse. That’s..kinda it really. lol

Pennies

So this week we talked about why pennies are useless in our currency and just in general. Or a few of us did at some point in the week. And funny enough, John Oliver did a segment on pennies and his own views of it that simply just reinforce just why they are useless. Rather funny. Mind you, Oliver is blunt and honest in his words if you don’t generally watch him, also curses. Just be aware if you don’t like that sort of thing.

January 8th, 2016

I don’t really have much at all to say this week. But it was a good week so far, despite a machine literally eating my metro-card and trying to find my way home downtown with that happening. Was not at all entertaining.

Creed Review (video inside which -could- be a spoiler.)

I got around to seeing another movie as well when I was seeing Star Wars. The movie Creed is a film that takes place after the old Rocky movies but is more so a spin-off than it is continuing Rocky’s own saga. Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as Rocky Balboa along with rising actor, Michael B. Jordan plays as Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed. For those who don’t know the Rocky movies, the old Rocky movies followed a boxer in Philly named Rocky Balboa who became a heavy weight champion from street club bum. Apollo Creed was his first real victory in the ring of the actual big leagues who eventually became Rocky’s best friend and even trainer in one film.

The movie Creed follows Adonis as he, like Rocky in his youth was given the opportunity to become a fighter and make a career out of it. Many obstacles stand in Adonis’ way, especially that of the family name of Creed on his shoulders but Rocky Balboa, the aging and retired heavy weight champion, learning that Adonis is a part of Apollo’s bloodline, he takes the responsibility of a trainer to help Adonis get to where he wants, as a favor for his late friend and because he sees greatness in Adonis’ future.

This movie has to be one of my favorite movies that I’ve seen all year. It’s inspirational, dramatic but still has it’s nice moments and nods to the Rocky franchise. The acting is good and it’s nice to see Stallone take the role of Rocky Balboa once again, even if he isn’t doing what Rocky did best in his own movies. Now we see him in the role of his old mentor and now as a mentor for a new rising star whom I gotta say, is a pretty good character and I honestly hope they do more with Creed.

It also had many memorable scenes and actually a pretty great one too. This one is basically when Adonis is training for his big fight and honestly, is among my favorite scenes from this movie. You feel for the character and his struggles, just from the soundtrack alone. It’s a great film and I actually would rate it a 10/10. My girlfriend and I both enjoyed it and if you plan on seeing it, I hope you do too! As for that scene, check it out if you wish!

Star Wars The Force Awakens: Spoiler-Jihad Review (It’s been long enough anyway!)

So, during the beginning of winter break, I got to see Star Wars The Force Awakens for the first time after much dread and at the same time, anticipation for what I was gonna see. Would it be as good as the original trilogy? I didn’t think so in the back of my mind. Was it better or worse than the prequels? Well, George Lucas wasn’t writing the dialogue so that’s a plus one in my book personally. For those who haven’t seen Lucas’ writing in action, here’s a prime example:

This constitutes as romance dialogue in his book, people. Just saying. Now do I think he’s a terrible world builder being the father of Star Wars? Well…no. However I do not consider him in my honest opinion a good writer and when I heard he wasn’t writing this new movie, that actually gave me a bit of hope to say the least. But let me get to why you’re actually here for this post. If you don’t want spoilers, please do not read any further in this review and check out @ryanshollenberger  for a spoiler-free review. And likely a shorter one than my own for those who don’t want to shift through too much text. It’s definitely worth a read too!

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