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  1. Westside Steve

    US military hangs their heads in shame

    True enough. Hyperbolic headings are coming place around here. WSS
  2. Actually that's a non story. It isn't like he used it as a slur he just quoted it like anybody else would. Yeah I he's an asshole but he didn't go all Cleve on the brothers. WSS
  3. Westside Steve

    US military hangs their heads in shame

    Hi JB. I don't know what your position is on Military intervention and occupation Etc in the Middle East. If it's possible to leave presidential politics completely out of this situation what would be your solution here? WSS
  4. Westside Steve

    I love this guy

    Kevin Smith Responds to IGN Comments: I hope the movie is released around here soon
  5. Westside Steve

    more tainted polls - this one involves Fox News

    Of course that kind of shit can easily backfire. If a pool is manipulated to show that big bunches of people hate candidate Jones and favor a trial then execution then the supporters of candidate Jones will be energized to defend him. Or claiming that candidates Smith is so far out of head there's no way anybody could beat him in the election. That could easily make his supporters wax a daisical and not worry about getting to the polls since it's apparently a done deal. WSS
  6. Westside Steve

    So whats wrong with Baker?

    That's the difference between an elite receiver and a journeyman. WSS
  7. Westside Steve

    Trash fans

    On the other hand officiating like we saw yesterday makes the entire NFL look like crap. Barely a step above Big Time wrestling. WSS
  8. Westside Steve

    Brady Quinn Homo Fan club.com

    Actually I'm the moderator of this particular page though the Administration has final say. The rules are pretty loose. Frankly none of us care about your troubles, but there is a specific subgroup of members who spend most of their time whining about how mistreated they are. You might seek them out. WSS
  9. Westside Steve

    So whats wrong with Baker?

    How many of the interceptions were tipped into the defenders hands? Receiver with the kind of notoriety our receivers have should catch anything that touches their fingers. WSS
  10. Westside Steve

    Brady Quinn Homo Fan club.com

    Who cares? Seriously? WSS
  11. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/08/14/kamala-harris-pitches-a-red-flag-law-targeting-white-nationalists/2009237001/
  12. Westside Steve

    Story time . . . Swamp draining ( . . . )

    🤣😎 yes it's pretty vast and uncontrolled kind of like V ger. Or the Urantia. WSS
  13. Westside Steve

    Story time . . . Swamp draining ( . . . )

    Leonardo DiCaprio Steve Allen and Don Strock.
  14. Westside Steve

    Joker review

    Joker Warner Brothers DC R 122 min Let’s face it if you were an actor and your agent gives you a call about an upcoming Batman movie do you want to play the Caped Crusader himself or the Joker? With the exception of the venerable Adam West just about everybody else who puts on the cowl and cape has been little more than a prop while the Joker, arguably the king of the Gotham City , eats up the screen played by many of Hollywood’s best including Jack Nicholson Heath Ledger and now Joaquin Phoenix. A little history, just because I like that stuff, is that in this version The Joker’s real name. In recent decades he was known as Jack Napier, a name actually created by Tim Burton in the 80s to pay homage to Jack Nicholson and Alan Napier who played Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred pennyworth in 1960. Also it seems to me that Legend has it that Batman at one point pulled out the Bat 45 and plug the Joker but I can’t find any actual documentation, not that it matters. This particular version, an origin version, creates its own narrative, that is somewhat ignoring past history, but actually leaves some key elements in place. The similarities are the Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne AKA Batman, is gunned down by somebody in clown gear. What has been added to the story is the pre-existing animosity between Joker and old man Wayne, who is portrayed here as something of a corporate prick. This time the main character’s name is Arthur Fleck, an extremely disturbed young man working at a rent a clown agency and taking care of his equally disturbed invalid mother. The poor bastard can’t get a break thanks to co-worker treachery and terrible luck. One of his fantasies is to become a famous comedian and a stint on stage during an open mic night catches the eye of a local talk show host (Robert DeNiro), ironically one of his heroes, who wants to bring him on the show not as a comic but as a fool to be ridiculed. That will be one of the many straws that add up to breaking the camel’s back. There’s been a great deal of hand-wringing on opening day as TV stations and pundits fall all over themselves decrying violence in films and the effect it might have in school shootings and such but I get the feeling Warner Brothers is laughing all the way to the bank. This film certainly paints Joker as a more sympathetic character than he has in the past if for no other reason than filling in the reasons he became a violent psychopath. The story itself didn’t move along as quickly as I’d have liked but it was an interesting and surreal take on the story. As far as the performance Joaquin Phoenix makes Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger seemed like they were playing it straight. Phoenix is one of the best in the business and here he’s given the ability to go as far over the top as he pleases. Marvel Comics separated themselves from DC by making some of their characters more charismatic and vulnerable then stoic do-gooders but have in recent years devolved into huge displays a special effects and explosions. This time DC has taken a dark turn and given one of its most famous players a chance to be a different kind of villain. It’s refreshing to see a bad guy whose main purpose is something other than finding space crystals to rule the universe. Joker is 100% onafide dyed-in-the-wool insane. I sincerely doubt Phoenix would agree to make this into a franchise but it will be interesting to see what DC does from here. B+ WSS
  15. Rambo Last blood Lionsgate R 89 min I’m not ashamed to say I love Sylvester Stallone. I’ve either loved every Rocky movie or at least enjoyed them, thought he was great in COPLAND and believe that PARADISE ALLEY is an uncovered gem. That being said have not been a huge fan of the RAMBO, JUDGE DREDD or THE EXPENDABLES (too many guys) series. One of the reasons here, and this is just one of my particular bugaboo’s, is that I rarely enjoy jungle or war movies. On the other hand I almost always love revenge flicks and the worse the bad guys are the better I like to see them get demolished. By the way I’m not really going to issue a spoiler alert because after all these years I think we all realized that anyone who messes with a friend or loved one of any character played by Stallone is in for a very bad end. No surprises there right? In this installment John Rambo is retired and living on a horse ranch in the Southwest with his beloved niece Gabrielle whom he has raised since being abandoned by her no-good biological father. One of her equally no good friends who has moved South of the Border informs her that she has found that father and invites her to come down to meet him. Against Uncle Rambo’s stern admonition she will sneak off to go meet with this guy and that’s when terrible things happen. After being soundly rejected by dear old dad she will reluctantly accompany her trashy friend to a disreputable Mexican Disco where she is drugged and kidnapped by a gang of white slavers. And here the battle begins. Our hero makes his way to the cartels headquarters where his niece at dozens of other girls are captive drug-addicted sex slaves where he will be attacked and beaten within an inch of his life. Even worse news the bad guys found his identification at a photo of his niece and decide to make her an example. Fortunately a mysterious woman named Carmen will rescue him and nurse him back to health at which point he returns to the bordello and kills a lot of mugs and retrieving the barely conscious girl. But remember these bastards have his ID and know where he lives and lead a small army to the ranch. Those familiar with Rambo’s prowess probably realize it will take a lot more then a small or even medium-sized army. Just saying. I won’t give any more actual details but when you see the layout of the ranch early in the show you’ll realize that will be a premonition of the climax. When you see my reasonably high grade remember that I am comparing this film to other action and violent revenge films, grading on the curve. There is certainly some sloppy dialogue and some loose ends along with some unrealistic situations a tendency toward Scandinavian style bleak plot turns, but one more time folks, this ain’t high art. This is Rambo killing a lot of some of the worst villains we’ve seen on film for a long time. Hell I might have even given it a higher grade had he spent a little more time on each one of these SOBs. PostScript. After I wrote my review I checked the critical opinions around the web. Apparently other critics hated and the audiences loved. Post PostScript just an odd and trivial coincidence that there are two Adrian’s and one Adriana listed in the credits. Yo. B WSS
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