Dead Poets Society (1989)

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I have been told a million times in my life, Savior, watch Dead Poets Society.  Always meant to, never got around to it. Finally as I am flipping around Netlflix there it is. So I pop that bad boy on and away I go. At first I was a bit bored and couldn’t really get into the whole all boys boarding school thing. Enter Robin Williams character. At this point the whole movie turns around.

This isn’t the role I am used to seeing him in, but it was wonderful. At this point the students really start coming out of their shells. The students go from little rich brats you want to punch to actual characters thinking for themselves. They are learning poetry, discussing ideas defying their parents and the school itself. It is simply a movie you must experience to truly appreciate. I had always heard it was great, but I never understood why until I saw it.

Of course the entire movie isn’t happy and sunshine. There is love with a local high school girl, and I am pretty sure this was the start of Kurtwood Smith being Red Forman. The characters of Red and Mr. Perry are quite similar but Mr. Perry faces a personal tragedy that will show the true range of skill Kurtwood Smith has as an actor. This is also one of the roles that gave  Robert Sean Leonard of house his start.

This movie is still mentioned in many circled as one of those cult classic all time greats, but never seems to pop up as one of the best for any of the actors I’ve mentioned, and I think that is simply a travesty. If you have access to Netflix and haven’t seen this, now is the time. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Rick and Morty, season 2

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Picking up where season 1 left off, with planet earth frozen in time except for Rick, Morty, and Summer who have to clean there house after a crazy ass alien party got out of hand and discover there uncertainty can shatter the fabric of reality. Yep, this series not only continues to be funny, heart felt, gross, and cleverly thought provoking but finds a way to up the anti. Some of the adventures we get in season 2 are an encounter with Rick’s all encompassing ex alien girlfriend, Beth and Gerry getting caught in a struggle for survival at a couple’s therapy session of genetic monsters created from there angry spiteful feelings for each other, and Rick and Morty taking part in another world’s Purge…in robot suits! If you enjoyed the first, you’ll love the second; I can’t wait for the third season to hit Hulu. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Spyro The Dragon Remastered

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As a young Savior I enjoyed dragons. Posters, little figures, stuffed animales. Had a bunch of them. Then I played the first Spyro the game. The 2nd and third were solid enough but the first always has a special place in my heart. So hearing about a remaster to come to PS4 later this year according to gamespot and others really brightened my weekend. Supposedly it will include the original trilogy we will see what it brings as a lot of details aren’t available. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Rick and Morty, season 1

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This Adult Swim show has quickly become a pop culture phenomenon and I give it credit, this show is one of those rare times the show deserves a lot of the praise. Rick Sanchez is a crude genius, a mad scientist, and a raging depressed alcoholic living with his estranged daughter, horse vet Beth and her lame ass husband Gerry with there two kids Summer and Morty. Poor whiny, simple Morty keeps getting dragged into these strange adventures involving monsters, aliens, and freaky science. And these are crazy ass adventures whether there’s a love potion that turns people into fleshy abominations, incepting the school principle and encountering a deformed guy in a green Xmas sweater with swords for fingers and a affinity for the word “bitch”, and a monotone bird person (literally that’s the guy’s name, bird person). Besides a crap ton of crass dark humor and cool trippy designs, their are a lot of deep questions to be asked and I have to admit, I found myself really thinking hours after watching the episodes. There is a lot of cleaver messages and surprisingly deep characters. I binged the first season overnight and couldn’t get enough. It’s a quick watch but well worth it and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Black Panther Opening Weekend

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Much to the surprise of literally nobody on Earth Black Panther Spent opening weekend Smashing records. The specific numbers can be found here for those that want the details.  I haven’t been able to see the movie as of yet, sadly the usual tradition me and @torstenvblog have of hitting the movies opening night has been complicated by our local theater suddenly closing last month on us at the worst possible time for comic book fans.

That being said the reviews for this movie have been superb, and my social media has been exploding with excitement. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

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Assassin’s Creed has always had a issue with replay value and annoying moments. It also a complex spanning through time and plays with a web of historical myths and conspiracy. Well, what happens when you say screw all of this and make a fun game?We play as Edward Kenway, Conner’s grandfather from Assassin’s Creed 3 , a poor ex soldier turned pirate with dreams of fortune. One day he chases a kills a hooded figure with a arm blade and well, he falls into a this Assassin’s world, thinking he’ll get an assload of money out of the deal.

As bland as I’m sure I’m making this sound, the story is alright but as connection to the series, there is shit to nil. This a pirate game through and through with some Assassin’s Creed tropes thrown in like the wrist blade, leaps of faith, and Eagle Vision. So if you were really invested in the previous stories, you may find yourself disappointed here. I will say though I found this to be the most fun I’ve had with the series. The combat is perfected and the response time is great, leading to some epic combat and even the inventory setup is simplified for weapon use during. Naval combat and pirating is amazingly addictive. I drooled the first time I ever swung and did a aerial assassination with my hidden blade boarding another ship. Also we get four legendary ships to hunt, whaling expeditions,  new Far Cry style crafting options, freeing slaves from plantations and underwater adventures. And visually it is a beautiful game to behold. All this being said, I love this game but I almost can’t say it feels much like an Assassin’s Creed game to me but is that a bad thing? That’s for you to decide but I highly recommend playing it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Golden Exits (2018) — Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews

Everyone knows everyone when you’re in New York. Nick (Adam Horovitz) is getting older and with that, he’s starting to realize that his days may be numbered. He lives with his wife Alyssa (Chloë Sevigny) and together, the two have forged something of a relatively comfortable existence. They have no kids, but for the most […]

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