Sunday, July 7, 2019

Reading My Stories Online

I thought I'd read my stories on Youtube, and I'm looking into uploading them as podcasts. Just in case anyone wants to listen and drive or something, or for whatever reason doesn't want to read them.

It's an idea I've had for awhile, but I'm just now getting to it. 

First up: Fire Flower


Thursday, June 6, 2019

X-Men: Dark Phoenix - Quick Review


Another Dark Phoenix Movie

I'm off to bed but thought I'd leave a quick review here. The latest X-Men film, Dark Phoenix, was a bit of a dud. Not the worst movie ever, just kinda blah. Some movies feel insulting, or piss you off, this one doesn't really. It's just blah.

For big supers fans, I know you'll watch it anyway. For others, this one is easily skippable.

The 3rd X-Men film, also featuring Dark Phoenix, was better.

Also, what's with every big CGI film being set in the dark? Is that easier? Cheaper? Godzilla was that way too. So much darkness.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Godzilla King of Monsters (2019) - Review

Yay Big Monsters!

So I just got back from the latest Godzilla flick and I must say I had a really good time.

SPOILERS

There are people in this movie and I guess they did a good job, I dunno, in a Godzilla flick I'm looking for monster action not human drama. So this movie did not disappoint.

Freaking King Gidora wakes up and summons Rhodan and a bunch of other monsters, but mostly Rhodan. So Godzilla shows up to regulate that nonesense and gets his butt kicked. Of course. You always gotta lose the first fight so you can come back for the rematch.

The rematch is in New York and it's Gidora/Rhodan versus Godzilla/Mothra. Yeah. Mothra is in it. Sweet.

Mothra whips Rhodan's ass, but is beat to crap. Godzilla loses to King Gidora until 'Zilla gets all pissed and goes nuclear. Firing off bursts of radiation that fry King Gidora.

Boom. Godzilla wins and all the other monsters come to kneel at his feet.

Add in a whole bunch of blatant King Kong v. Godzilla teasing and that's the movie. Plus some people talk and stuff.

I highly recommend this for any giant monster fan, any sci/fi action person, but honestly you know who Godzilla is and if you liked any of his past movies then this one will hold up well for you.

Fun note: I walked in slightly late, the previews were over and just as I step into the theater the Godzilla roar is playing over the speakers to open the movie. Sweet.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Stuart J. Whitmore Sampler

Check it out on Amazon


My buddy Stuart released a sampler of his work, on sale for 99 cents. There's quite a bit of stuff in there for the price. There's a bit of scifi in there, some fantasy, all full stories. 5 in total. It's worth a look.

Here's the link:

www.amazon.com/dp/B07SCWLP78

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Royal Rumble is This Weekend

Becky. The Man. Most 'over' wrassler in the US right now.
As you might know, the winner of this weekend's Rumble gets their choice of a title shot at Wrestlemania.

I'm hoping Lynch wins the Smackdown Women's Title from Asuka, then enters the rumble later in the evening, wins that too, and then demands a shot at Rhonda's Raw Women's Title.

So at Wrestlemania it'll be Becky Lynch v. Ronda for the unified Women's strap. That would be the main event. The first time ladies have ever main evented at Wrestlemania. They deserve it too, none of this double standard shit, it's the hottest rivalry right now and the two hottest stars.

If not, then we'll likely get a 3 way with Ronda, Flair and Lynch for the main event. With Ronda's title on the line. This would probably be better, because any match with Flair is a classic right now. Ronda and Lynch are good but in ring there's nothing better than Flair. There are some people in Japan, like Omega and Ibushi (Golden Lovers), and maybe Pentagon out of Mexico, but in the US scene it's Flair at the top of the mountain.

It's strange to think those 3 ladies are more over than, say, Lesnar versus Braun Strowman but that's the reality.

They also got a guy out with leukemia right now, Roman Reigns. He has a high chance of living, he's been in treatment for like 6 months. When he comes back, or even steps out onto the deck, he'll be the most over guy evar.

It's because people hated him. Boo'd him for no reason. He was the good guy pushed by the company, but he was legit the best performer. But people in the last few years are disgruntled, boo happy. They don't want to get behind anyone. They want to be contrarian. The late 90's was that way, that's how we got Stone Cold. The anti-hero.

I think if Roman came back though, the guilt of having boo'd him could drive a pure baby face run the likes of which we've never seen.

Wrestling, Jan through April, is the best of times. If you never watch wrestling, or never know where to start, start with The Royal Rumble and watch through Wrestlemania. That's the height of the wrestling 'season'.