Jurassic World (2015)

Colin Trevorrow directs the latest installment in the sci-fi movie franchise. 20 years after the events that led to the demise of Jurassic Park, a new park has been opened on the same island. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) runs the theme-park and is ultimately in charge of giving the consumers what they want. Claire describes in the film that every 2 years or so a new dinosaur needs to be introduced because of waning public interest. The newest addition to the park happens to be a genetically modified hybrid named Indominus Rex. The creature was created to satisfy the need for something “bigger and scarier,” as instructed by their focus groups (if you haven’t already guessed, this was not a good idea). Read More…

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Joss Whedon directs the latest film entry in the juggernaut franchise that is Marvel Comics. The sequel to 2012’s The Avengers takes place sometime after the conclusion of last year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The movie begins with the team’s mission to find Loki’s staff, which leads them to an Eastern-European, Hydra fortress that unbeknownst to the Avengers also is home to genetically-enhanced twins, Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). (Note: due to comic book rights these mutant characters have a different origin story, plus on a side note it was a bit weird to see the actors playing siblings when last year they played a married couple in Godzilla). Read More…

Californians might be voting for the passage of the “Sodomite Suppression Act”

(Credit: Mariusz Niedzwiedzki via Shutterstock)

(Credit: Mariusz Niedzwiedzki via Shutterstock)

Yes…You correctly read the headline.

According to a Salon.com article, the above mentioned act proposed by a lawyer (someone should check his credentials or at the least his sanity) would punish “the abominable crime against nature known as buggery, called also sodomy” with a bullet to the brain (or death “by any other convenient method”) and also mandates a decade imprisonment plus permanent relocation from California for anyone who advocates LGTBQ rights to an audience that includes minors.” The initiative needs 365k valid signatures to make it to next year’s ballot. As absurd at it might seem the state might have to allow this debauchery to proceed due to the state’s 1974 Political Reform Act which sets procedures (including a $200 fee) that allows for citizens to propose acts for state ballots. Read More…

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015)

Robert Schwentke directs the sequel to Divergent (2014). Tris (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James), Peter (Miles Teller) and Caleb (Ansel Elgort) are now living with the Amity faction as they plan their next move against the tyrannical Jeanine (Kate Winslett). Tris is haunted by the death of her parents. She feels enormous amounts of guilt for having killed a friend from her former Dauntless faction.   Jeanine is on a mission to put an end to the Divergent population. She believes them to pose a threat to the basis of their society. Read More…

Top 10 Kelly Clarkson Covers

8th Annual ACM Honors - Show

Kelly Clarkson recently released her single “Heartbeat Song” on Monday. While I wait for her album to come out in March, here are some of my favorite covers of hers. Read More…

Disney’s “Frozen” is overrated

Disney’s Frozen is overrated.

Yes, I said it. Yes, I know it’s almost like saying Beyonce isn’t the greatest singer of all-time (hopefully the Beygency doesn’t read this blog). Read More…

Mom of Child with Special Needs says United Airlines ‘Humiliated” Family

ABC News. (yahoo news)

ABC News. (yahoo news)

I just read an article on Yahoo.com about a mom who claims United Airlines humiliated her family. The family of six was returning to Newark, New Jersey from the Dominican Republic when they were approached by a flight attendant about a safety concern. Elit Kirschenbaum’s 3-year-old daughter, Ivy, has Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and is a stroke survivor. The family bought Ivy a seat (in the economy section) because they were aware of federal regulations requiring anyone older than 2 to purchase their own seat. Read More…

Should obesity be considered a disability?

(Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

(Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Yesterday, I read an interesting article in the Chicago Tribune. The paper’s editorial board shared their opinion on the thought of considering obesity as a disability. The consensus was a resounding negative to the notion.

They write: Read More…

Damn you Taylor Swift and your Catchy Songs

Yes, I said it.

Yes, I damned Taylor Swift and her “stupid” yet great songs. I refuse… Read More…

Top 10 Songs of 2014

With the year coming to a close here are my favorite songs of 2014: Read More…


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