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Southland Tales Review Part II--The Film
When we left off in Part I, we discussed the ambition behind Richard Kelly's pet project and how it somehow made it to Cannes intact. We also discussed the culture and style influenced by Twin Peaks leading to this film's genesis as the possible apotheosis of the type of Neo-Horror American Gothic style of filmmaking that had been popular for nearly two decades at that time. But at the end, the film failed because of poor reception and telling half its story in a nearly inaccessible format. The background of the film gave it a high pedestal from which to fall, making its ultimate failing all the more catastrophic.  
Now, after nearly four years of in-depth research and binge-watching other series in preparation for this film, we at last look at Southland Tales itself, and see exactly WHY it failed... 

Part IV: The Review (Finally!) 
I've been buil
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L is for 'Let's Keep Talking About L is for Love'
Previously on Rushfan's journal feed:
This is officially my favorite joke that I've ever made in one of these journals.
Also previously, we talked about L is for Loud and how it holds up if we don't talk about the ending.  If you want to know what I thought of it but are too lazy to read the journal yourself, I thought it was a very good episode on its own.  But how does the ending affect the episode when you already know what's coming?  More importantly, what does Luna's bisexuality imply beyond the episode?
Now, I live in the United States, a country where LGBT themes are fairly controversial (for some reason).  As such, whenever things like this happen, we get equally strong but completely opposite reactions from both sides of the spectrum.  On the one hand, we have young, enthusiastic LGBT fans declaring this the greatest thing ever.  On the other hand, we have neo-reactionary hate groups declaring a boycott on the show and demanding that either the ep
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In observance of 200 Watchers! This review is dedicated to each and every one of you who took the time to watch little old me. And for this, I give you an epic review of what I consider to be among the pantheon of bad movies. Enjoy! 
The following contains spoilers for these listed works: 

CarnivaleThe Original Twin Peaks Series as well as the spinoff film Fire Walk With Me Lost HighwayMulholland DriveDonnie DarkoThe Southland Tales prequel comics 
Southland Tales is a monument of bad filmmaking. It is not just a bad film--it is a DISASTER AREA set to film. It is the most bafflingly bad film of our modern film culture, with a star studded cast and massive budget but no substance or script. It is an attempt at the grandest artistic gesture in a new multimedia experience which fell flat due to either its scale or poor strategy. It is a cautionary tale about the dangers of strong ambition and excessive hubr
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L is for 'Let's Talk About L is for Love'
Before I start, I want to try something.  *ahem*  L is for Love.
Yeah, that's what I thought.  For those who haven't seen this episode yet, there will be spoilers left and right.  Spoilers here, spoilers there, spoilers everywhere.  Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers.  Don't say I didn't warn you.
When this episode first aired, everyone went absolutely nuts over it.  Fears that the episode would be mediocre were quickly assuaged, and the fandom got a bunch of brand new ships, which of course meant a crapload of fan art, fan fiction, and fan gushing.  Most of this was a reaction to the last twenty seconds, in which it's revealed that Luna's crush, Sam, is actually a girl, thus confirming that Luna is a lesbian, or at the very least bisexual.  It doesn't take a genius to figure out why people freaked out.  That ending scene pretty much overshadowed the rest of the episode, to the point where everythi
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What's Taking Me So Long?
Hey everyone, Clayton here and what the hell is taking me so long with my content you may ask. Yeah, I said at the end of my Mid-Year Catch Up that I was gonna introduce a new segment called "Compare and Contrast" and my first episode would've been on "Spider-Man 3" vs "the Amazing Spider-Man 2", and I said I was goiing to do a review of the 2017 remake of "Beauty and the Beast" and why it isn't as awful as everyone keeps making it out to be called: "Is Beauty and the Beast 2017 the Worst?". But there has been trouble with the former as my laptop shut down on me and lost most of what I wrote without autosaving, so I'm debating whether or not I might just scrap it. And if do, I will give it to Spongey444 to use for one of his Movie Battles. But there are two reasons as to why this has been through delays:
1. I recently got a new job and have been learning the ropes and that's been sort of taking up my time
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No More Drama
I wanted to forget about this whole drama situation as soon as possible, but there seems to be someone that's leaking something I said about a month ago, so this is it. This is the last time I will ever be bringing up this drama on my page. 
Before I begin, I should address the elephant in the room: me not talking to SolanumLycopersicum. Contrary to popular belief, no, I'm not doing this because I want to "stay popular" or because I'm mad at him. Both of those things could not be further from the truth. The reason goes a bit deeper. I share this page with my parents (they mostly read the movie reviews, since they wouldn't exactly get the jokes behind the satires) and when they saw all the drama and accusations that came to my page during my break, they were saddened beyond belief. My mom in particular, after learning of the whole situation, told me that I would be better off not conversing with Darko anymore, and, after thinking about it for a really long time, I agreed with her.
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PSX Quest
So, on Challenge Accepted, I did a complete playthrough of Spyro the Dragon and then I did a complete playthrough of Crash Bandicoot, getting 100% (120% in Spyro's case) in both of them. But other than that no special challenges... on the surface. Because these are the first in me trying to play, beat, and 100% (as much as possible) every video game in the PlayStation 1 (PSX) library.
Why? Because I can be a madman, and also what I do in my spare time is my choice. Yeah, this isn't going to hinder anything else. All I have to do is record myself playing through the game, compress the footage, and upload it. Unlike, with my other videos/series, there isn't really editing involved here. And that means that the entire playthroughs are going to just be one video, period. This is because the important part is just having the whole thing filmed as one, and also the amount of time it takes me through any individual game is an important thing that I want to keep track
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If you were to ask me what my favorite superhero (Or at least favorite Marvel superhero) was as a kid, it would be hands down Spider-Man, whom ever since his film back in 2002 (And adding in the phenomenal 2004 sequel) has been one of my favorite characters of all time because he has been the Marvel protagonist that I can relate to the most, as he's a common every-man that just happens to have the power of spiders. He's definitely a tragic hero, but unlike Batman, he's not a super serious person, since he does offer a sense of humor. There's a reason he's up there with Iron Man (Who's my current favorite Marvel superhero), Captain America, and The Hulk as some of Marvel's biggest characters. But as great of a name he is, sadly after Spider-Man 2, poor Peter Parker has went a downhill spiral when it came to his films. Spider-Man 3, while not awful by any means, was a big letdown where despite some great concepts and some good action, it's a cluttered and unfocused mes
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Well, my friends, it's time once again to give my first impressions on the latest DCOM/Pilot combo! Let us get into it

 

DESCENDANTS 2:

 

I couldn't wait for this to air simply due to insane amount of advertising, to the point of having clips and trailers that more or less spoiled most of the film. I know this is a cash cow but man did they really want this to be a hit especially with the ratings trouble they are having lately.

 

But ignoring that, how is this sequel? …Eh. Yeah, pretty disappointing as I expected an improvement but I'd put this on par. It's more respectable but the writing is a bit worse. On a technical side, it looks about as good and the acting is the same “good for what they have” stuff.

 

This one just confirmed that this idea is better as tv show, because at times it feels like a few episodes stitched together. There's a share of pointless subplots that go nowhere like the ever so popular “girl isn't let into a sport” cliché, and Carlos liking this girl.

 

They are established, dropped for an hour, and resolved. It's that kind of subplot writing. They don't fic the character focus problem. They almost try but Jay and Carolos are no deeper, and Mal/Evie get all the “depth”.

 

Speaking of, ala Despicable Me 3, The Mal wanting to maybe be evil thing isn't that fleshed out. It'given some time but it's resolved in a kinda meh way. The climax is also very weak and some elements are rehashed like the structure of act 3 for example.

 

On the flip side, there's less cringe-y stuff most for the most part. The songs are fine with the opening number being my fave, as pointless as it was. However, none are in classic style ala Evil like me, and they all go on too long just to pad the runtime.

 

I do respect what they are tried to do, this is more toned down and somewhat character driven, with more talking moments. That does create a problem in that it can get pretty dull and uneventful, especially with the other writing problems.

 

But I do respect it in that regard. This has a few many issues than it knows what to do with, which is a shame as I like some, like Uma's motivation and “arc”. Oh, and there's a tease for a 3rd which I bet wil happen.

 

Between HSM 2 and Cheetah Girls 2, I'm not sure how Kenny is with sequels. This more in line with Cheetah quality wise. Overall, just like the first, it's...okay. Has good ideas and aspects, and some heart, but some weak writing. Also, Jay is still useless.

 

(Oh and you can't tell me that Mal/Evie song wasn't totally romantic. I ship it)

 

RAVEN'S HOME:

 

With the success of Girl Meets World, we all knew this was coming. With all the nostalgia for Raven, I knew this would happen. I don't have a lot to say so let's get into how this pilot is.

 

Not enough Corey, 0/10

 

Jk.

 

It was fine. Not too much better/worse than expected. Not exactly great but not the worst. For a pilot for a show like this, I did it's job. It did have more of the spirit than I expected. It has some of the humor, mostly with Raven of course.

 

It's neat to see them grown up, even if the timeline is confusing. It kept the formula: Raven has a vision, tries to prevent ti but only just makes it happen. A tad lazy but hey, the fans will like that. I did laugh a few times, and man Raven and Chelsea have not aged too much.

 

There was a few too many new characters with both sets of kids and some jokes bombed. Like the running gag about dabbing. I am not kidding. From the promo,

 

i wondered why Brooker is a physic even though it skipped a generation before. This doesn't explain it but I find it interesting how he can't tell Raven as he doesn't know she is physic, somehow. They are both physic but can't tell each other.

 

That's an interesting I think could work. Everything else is standard but this could be interesting down the road. On a side note, Mom is alive, but no word on Victor or most importantly, Corey. I really wanna know if Corey in the house is canon.

 

Or if they'll make an anime joke. Hey, they referenced dabbing so why not.

 

Overall, it's fine. Not the best, but not the worst. It has some of the spirit and some good jokes, along with some lamer stuff. It's no disgrace at least. Will it become better? I have no idea, I can see it go either way. Girl Meets World got better than flip flopped a lot so maybe they can learn some lessons.

 

If not, at least we still have Andi Mack. Oh and the show runners of this show are the Randy Cunningham/Best Friends Whenever guys. Huh.

 

So there you go. Average sequel, Passable pilot. Can't say I expected a ton so yeah. Can't say I expected a ton so yeah. See you tomorrow for the return of Milo Murphy. (And maybe thoughts on all the SDCC stuff).

 

Bye.


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PPG Season 5 Scorecard
And now we get into the  ever so infamous Chris Savino era. This season is...yeah, flawed. To be fair, it's kind of half and half. There  are 5 above good and they were pretty enjoyable, with some being willingly to experiment  especially Gnomey. (Even if the story isn't exactly perfect).

On the other hand, there were some bad/meh ones (Toast of the town being the worse, I almost gave Sweet N sour a higher rating due the rating but...eh). And most of the good episodes weren't really that good. They were fine but nothing really stood most of the time. The main issue being the pacing, being too slow to do a lot with the plots. That energy from before is gone in a lot of this season.

Leaving most of them to be just fine. Hence my Decent rating, that's how this season is, mostly just fine with a few duds and gems. Not bad but not great either. Will Season 6 improve? We'll see.

(Oh and i love that episode that's pretty much PPG's Sailor Mouth)

And that's all i got, bye.
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Well, my friends, it's time once again to give my first impressions on the latest DCOM/Pilot combo! Let us get into it

 

DESCENDANTS 2:

 

I couldn't wait for this to air simply due to insane amount of advertising, to the point of having clips and trailers that more or less spoiled most of the film. I know this is a cash cow but man did they really want this to be a hit especially with the ratings trouble they are having lately.

 

But ignoring that, how is this sequel? …Eh. Yeah, pretty disappointing as I expected an improvement but I'd put this on par. It's more respectable but the writing is a bit worse. On a technical side, it looks about as good and the acting is the same “good for what they have” stuff.

 

This one just confirmed that this idea is better as tv show, because at times it feels like a few episodes stitched together. There's a share of pointless subplots that go nowhere like the ever so popular “girl isn't let into a sport” cliché, and Carlos liking this girl.

 

They are established, dropped for an hour, and resolved. It's that kind of subplot writing. They don't fic the character focus problem. They almost try but Jay and Carolos are no deeper, and Mal/Evie get all the “depth”.

 

Speaking of, ala Despicable Me 3, The Mal wanting to maybe be evil thing isn't that fleshed out. It'given some time but it's resolved in a kinda meh way. The climax is also very weak and some elements are rehashed like the structure of act 3 for example.

 

On the flip side, there's less cringe-y stuff most for the most part. The songs are fine with the opening number being my fave, as pointless as it was. However, none are in classic style ala Evil like me, and they all go on too long just to pad the runtime.

 

I do respect what they are tried to do, this is more toned down and somewhat character driven, with more talking moments. That does create a problem in that it can get pretty dull and uneventful, especially with the other writing problems.

 

But I do respect it in that regard. This has a few many issues than it knows what to do with, which is a shame as I like some, like Uma's motivation and “arc”. Oh, and there's a tease for a 3rd which I bet wil happen.

 

Between HSM 2 and Cheetah Girls 2, I'm not sure how Kenny is with sequels. This more in line with Cheetah quality wise. Overall, just like the first, it's...okay. Has good ideas and aspects, and some heart, but some weak writing. Also, Jay is still useless.

 

(Oh and you can't tell me that Mal/Evie song wasn't totally romantic. I ship it)

 

RAVEN'S HOME:

 

With the success of Girl Meets World, we all knew this was coming. With all the nostalgia for Raven, I knew this would happen. I don't have a lot to say so let's get into how this pilot is.

 

Not enough Corey, 0/10

 

Jk.

 

It was fine. Not too much better/worse than expected. Not exactly great but not the worst. For a pilot for a show like this, I did it's job. It did have more of the spirit than I expected. It has some of the humor, mostly with Raven of course.

 

It's neat to see them grown up, even if the timeline is confusing. It kept the formula: Raven has a vision, tries to prevent ti but only just makes it happen. A tad lazy but hey, the fans will like that. I did laugh a few times, and man Raven and Chelsea have not aged too much.

 

There was a few too many new characters with both sets of kids and some jokes bombed. Like the running gag about dabbing. I am not kidding. From the promo,

 

i wondered why Brooker is a physic even though it skipped a generation before. This doesn't explain it but I find it interesting how he can't tell Raven as he doesn't know she is physic, somehow. They are both physic but can't tell each other.

 

That's an interesting I think could work. Everything else is standard but this could be interesting down the road. On a side note, Mom is alive, but no word on Victor or most importantly, Corey. I really wanna know if Corey in the house is canon.

 

Or if they'll make an anime joke. Hey, they referenced dabbing so why not.

 

Overall, it's fine. Not the best, but not the worst. It has some of the spirit and some good jokes, along with some lamer stuff. It's no disgrace at least. Will it become better? I have no idea, I can see it go either way. Girl Meets World got better than flip flopped a lot so maybe they can learn some lessons.

 

If not, at least we still have Andi Mack. Oh and the show runners of this show are the Randy Cunningham/Best Friends Whenever guys. Huh.

 

So there you go. Average sequel, Passable pilot. Can't say I expected a ton so yeah. Can't say I expected a ton so yeah. See you tomorrow for the return of Milo Murphy. (And maybe thoughts on all the SDCC stuff).

 

Bye.


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