IBEZA – “About That Life” Official Music Video



Artist: IBEZA
Song: About That Life
Directed and edited by: Jeffrey Brigham

Song Produced by: Tory Green
Song engineered by: Paul Bailey
Recorded at- Thomas Crown Studios

Camera: Lance Williams
Actors: Mark Ewing, Angelo Reyes, Yulia Burns, Marquita Bianca
Graphic design: Jasmine Mills
Make-up/Wardrobe: Monnica Johnson
Filmed at- Hampton Roads Studios

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Return of the A**holes of The Galaxy | This Week In Geek | Courtney Rose & Danny Donovan


Perhaps you’ve been wondering where my buddy Danny and I have been hiding? Well you see, sometimes our opinions are a bit too forward for some people to stomach so we have to go frolic someplace a little less supervised for a while until we’re asked to come back (since we’re actually beneficial to this site and stuff.) Anyways, here we are a year later and back on track to talk about things with you that pop culture is either doing right or doing completely wrong. So where do we start? Actually right where we left off…Daredevil!

By now we’ve given you enough time to finish the season, we know there are those of you that binge watch in a day and we know there are others that like to take their time. Daredevil season 2 was admittedly darker than the first especially with the introduction of Frank Castle a.k.a. “The Punisher” and the devious ninja clan known as “The Hand.” It also explored more raw magic elements and has seemed to calm down off the coattails of the events from the Avengers that we had previously seen during season 1. This time around was more focused on tying into the other Netfilx series of “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage” since the timelines are so close together. We also are rewarded with a costume upgrade that was much talked about amongst fans during the first season, nice to know the creators are listening to our feedback and acting on it.


I felt that during this season more areas were explored, for example we saw that Nelson & Murdock’s law firm was actually pictured working instead of just an empty office where the disgruntled employees spent their late nights before drinking while Matt is bleeding inside dumpsters. The relationship building between Karen and Matt was explored and even a glimpse at Claire Temple’s hospital shifts were pulled in again. It leads us to believe that things have gotten better since the capture of Wilson Fisk and that perhaps some normality has returned to the lives of Matt, Foggy and Karen but alas there was a s*** storm ahead!

The introduction of the Punisher and his story line throughout the season was filled with guns, brutality and one hell of a vengeance streak. There was even a puppy! Frank Castle certainly stole the show this time around with a rock solid performance by Jon Bernthal. I had a very large hesitation when he was initially cast but can honestly say I take back my doubts and give him a round of applause. (Check it out I said something nice! that’s what the people who own this site prefer me to do) The Punisher pulls Karen Page into another whirlwind spiral of chaos and shows just how damaged the relationship between Matt and Foggy has become once the introduction of Elektra was brought in.


Though I did enjoy the look that Elodie Yung brought to Elektra, I was battling between liking her representation and not. Sometimes I felt like the bipolar craziness was more forced rather than believable to the character, after all I admired the comics for Matt trying to love the crazy out of her. But as the season progressed I learned to like her more once it came to her rising up and helping Matt to bring down The Hand towards the season’s finale. All in all season 2 was fantastic between a near perfect representation of The Punisher, a “Hallway fight scene 2.0” which upgraded to a stairwell, and a very welcomed and surprising appearance of Vincent D’Onofrio as King Pin again. I feel like we can give Daredevil season 2 a solid 9 out of 10 stars and sit waiting for season 3 with much anticipation. Now I will hand this article over to Danny because I have a pile of artwork to do, oy!



And this is why Courtney is the nice one!

On the flipside of the coin, Daredevil and his Netflix-verse buddies were not the only things in nerd culture to blaze onto the scene. A little independent film, few people might have seen (and I feel sorry for the millions that did) Batman V Superman came out to a thunderous worldwide opening and then sharply fell off a cliff to be impaled on the jagged rocks below.
Warner Brothers unprecedented “day and date” release for such a wildly anticipated film, probably to counteract two things, one the potential for piracy cutting into the foreign market  since by the time a film gets through the hurdles of getting clearance to the Asian market it’s already in wide-release in other countries and watchable copies are available on black market sites that usually drive down ticket sales in Eastern markets.

The other thing, probably the most important thing, is that this was a terrible, terrible film. A self-aware dumpster fire that there are very few redeeming qualities about. I do pity Henry Cavil who looks like The Man of Steel brought to life, but in two outings he’s not been given much to work with. Instead of being a shining beacon of hope that serves as a Yin to Batman’s dour Yang, he is this mopey emo God that you don’t really care about, and if you feel anything toward him it’s mostly pity that he’s the only one in this universe that seems like he wants to do anything heroic.

I won’t go into a full review, as there is already one on this website, and anyone who follows me or Courtney on Facebook/Instagram/whatever probably already has heard our problems, but instead let me encapsulate the major flaw. No one had the patience to introduce these characters properly, and in doing so made the Justice League a bunch of uncaring assholes for sake of getting as many super-heroes on film prior to the Justice League movie.
This film was very much a response to Disney’s success with the Marvel brand. As much as Snyder and the Warner Bros execs want to pretend they are not copying Disney’s formula they very much are, just badly. They left money on the table being  too timid to take chances on building franchises on lower-tier characters however Disney was able to turn a profit on a film about a guy who shrinks  the size of an ant.
Fox’s Deadpool has made just as much money domestically as BvS, with a smaller budget of $57 million opposed to Warner Bros budget of over $250 million, plus advertising..  Despite the film taking over two years to get made, much of it feels rushed and disjointed, despite the original cut being over four hours long, the truncated two and half hours of what adds up to putting 4 distinct comic book  timelines in a blender and hitting  puree.

The rush for release was also in response to Disney’s Captain America: Civil War. (Which I am willing  to eat crow, because a year ago I said they’d never do Civil War, but much like Age of Ultron it seems to be more in name only and not tied to that ridiculous Mark Millar storyline.)

Disney won the release date war, Warners moved up their super-powered beat down film by a month, hoping  that it’s franchise  juggernaut could slow Disney’s runaway train of blockbusters. But with the meta critic scale showing Civil War’s handling of an overstuffed cast was  done more deftly than WB’s does not show “studio bias” as so many in fan press like to claim but a “bias for decent storytelling”. It’s often said, that any time one adapts a large story to the slapdash ADHD world of TV  and film, often times nuance gets lost because they want to move from ‘big shot’ to ‘big shot’. Much like in the early 90s Image Comics that were chock full of pretty pin up pages but very little narrative  that leaves  them scarcely remembered outside of nostalgic whimsy of the allowance money spent on their potential during our more innocent days.

While time will see, when it’s released in a few weeks on May 6th if the film has legs where BvS did not but with the positive reaction going into the film and the excitement for what will come after it’s hard not to see that Disney will cement itself as the studio of the “Summer blockbuster”. The studio understands, just like the comics it adapts, it’s not enough to have a pretty package but you have to be emotionally invested in who these characters are and why they do what they do. That’s what keeps you coming back.
Recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live ,we were treated to the Doctor Strange teaser trailer, staring Benedict Cumberbatch (spellcheck’s worst nightmare)  headlining an all star cast of heavyweights. As I am wont to do, after these film trailers are released (BvS, Civil War, Dr. Strange) I like checking out the YouTube reactions.  The reactions, while understandably confused in giving credit to people like Chris Nolan , for the types of storytelling  tropes comic books have been doing for decades before he picked up a camera, largely the response is “I don’t know much about Doctor Strange but I look forward to learning more about him.” and that is the key. Making people care enough to be invested. Creating fans that in turn become repeat customers.

When you have  brand like DC or Marvel, or Star Wars or Star Trek, the point is to connect with the audience and take their imaginations on a wild ride so the next time they see something come from your production even if it’s a little weird (ie: Guardians Of The Galaxy or Ant-man) they are more willing to give it a chance as “they haven’t steered me wrong yet!” Which is a metric I feel WB has failed to achieve. They have a chance to get people back with the upcoming Suicide Squad, but they also run the risk of their villains becoming more heroic than their heroes.

So there you have it another peek into the minds of the Internets greatest celebrities, Danny and Courtney (funny, no one really cares who we are but they care about what we have to say.) If we don’t destroy the fabric of space time with our opinions again we shall be back next week with more stuff and thangs.

Batman v. Superman Spoiler-Free Review

Let’s just get right down to it: this film is a mess; a mess that a lot of people will no doubt enjoy, but a mess all the same. Does this mean that it’s a bad movie? I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s bad, but it’s not that good either. The film currently holds a 30% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 250 critical reviews. It also holds a 73% fresh rating from the audience based on over 150,000 user reviews. Where do I stand? Somewhere in the middle. It’s not as bad as the critics are making it out to be, and it’s not as good as the audience is making it out to be. So what’s the problem? After all this is a movie pitting Batman against Superman, and to be fair it does live up to its title. Batman and Superman do indeed fight, and we do get our first glimpses at the dawn of the Justice League. We get to see Lex Luthor begin his journey as a major villain, as well as an epic battle between his deformed creation Doomsday, and our budding Justice League consisting of Batman, Superman, and…oh yeah, Wonder Woman. She’s in this movie, too. Hence we reach our problem: there is simply too much going on in too short a space of time.
The pacing is all over the place. This film contains character development that should be happening over the course of an entire movie, happening in one act. We jump from scene to scene to action sequence to action sequence with hardly any connective tissue. It’s as if a child was allowed to set the pacing of the film; everything has to happen now, now, now! Who’s to blame for this? Zack Snyder? The editing team? The studio? Probably all three. Warner Brothers wants their universe to be different, and that’s good; we need variety. The Avengers and the Justice League shouldn’t be the same aesthetically or tonally. However, Warner Brothers could have taken their cues from Marvel in one area: structure. Marvel spent several years giving us time to meet its heroes and more importantly, to care about them. Stan Lee once said, “every comic book is someone’s first.” What he meant by that is you cannot depend on someone having kept up with everything that has come before your issue to know what you’re talking about or to care. You have to lay some groundwork. It doesn’t matter if we’ve just seen three Batman films, if people know Wonder Woman from the comics or old TV show, or if there’s been a slew of DC animated films featuring these characters. You have to make me care about YOUR Batman. You have to make me care about YOUR Wonder Woman, about YOUR Lex Luthor and YOUR Doomsday. How do you make the audience care? Time. You have to spend time with these characters. You can’t just throw them all in a blender and set it on high. As flawed as The Dark Knight Rises was, when we reached the final sequence of Batman flying the bomb away and (seemingly) sacrificing his life to save Gotham, it’s an intensely emotional moment. Why? Because we’ve spent three films with the character. We CARE. Everything was so rushed in this film that by the time the titular characters finally come to blows, it’s no where near as satisfying as it should be.
Now, having said all of that, do I hate this movie? No. As I said it’s not a bad movie; it’s just ok. But a movie like this shouldn’t just be ok. It should be good. Really good. Visually, it is. It’s a very pretty film to look at some of the time. The action sequences, while not carrying the narrative weight they should, are well executed and fun. Ben Affleck as Batman is easily the best thing in this movie, and I can’t wait to see him in Suicide Squad later this year. Henry Cavill as Superman is more or less the same as he was in Man of Steel. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor doesn’t even bother to chew the scenery so much as devour it whole and then steal off of other peoples’ plates. Gal Gadot is appropriately badass as Wonder Woman despite the fact that her character probably could have afforded to sit this one out. The final battle is pretty spectacular to watch, and even manages to throw a curve ball that I honestly didn’t expect. Maybe if they’d done a better job building to it, it would have mattered more.

The Waiting Place

While a group of local sheriffs share stories on the job, the oldest veteran tells the others about an encounter that seems almost supernatural. Starring Joel King and Dave Meadows. Written and directed by Nick Albertson.

Second Place Winner at the 2015 International Indie Gathering in the Crime/Mystery Short film category.


The Traveler: A Project Hot Potato Film

Amy Finch isn’t very good at her job and it’s about to get her killed. She’s on the run from her evil boss, time cops, and even chrono-terrorists.
Yeah– really.  Time Travel kinda sucks like that. This is might be how the world ends.

A production between four teams of filmmakers from Hampton Roads, VirginiaProject Hot Potato is the competition thats really about collaboration.

Winning Team: BrainCo Productions (Part Three)
Most Valuable Actor: Vera Yatsula (Part Four)


You might be interested in hearing what these comedians thought about “The Traveler”

Watch The Great Hot Potato Roast Online NOW




And this didn’t happen.

Kris Shrader PCHP

Channel 757 Presents: Project Hot Potato, the Hottest Ticket in Hampton Roads!

Whatever you have planned for this weekend, cancel it! Unless you are going to be coming out to the Virginia Beach Central Library at 3PM that is! Because Hampton Roads is about to be rocked by an incredible creative event Project Hot Potato!


What is this deliciously sounding event? Will there be real butter or margarine? Well bunky, consider this your PHP Primer!

If all that was all TL;DR, we’ll break it down as thus, the project is a 4 part feature film comprised of 4 different film making teams, none of which are in contact with the other! After the screening, some of these amazing creative geniuses will be awarded prizes, you can check out the nominees here, see the stars of tomorrow… TODAY!


If you want to learn more about the 4 teams supreme check out this handy breakdown of who’s who and what’s what! Of course it’s not all lavish awards and touchy feely moments, (Mostly from Matt Wade, after a few wine coolers he gets a little “Bill Cosby”.) The Great Hot Potato Roast will lovingly poke fun at those poor brave souls that left it all on the line to bring you an incredible film brought to you by the comedy stylings of:

Quincy Carr,
John Small,
Chop Allen,
George Booker
Filmmaker and Project Hot Potato Vet, Jessa Gaul

Whether you laugh with them or at them, it’s sure to add to an already rollicking adventure, but as they say, (I still want to know who “they” are) “Wait, There’s more!”

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11160539_10206793533699749_1939121033_nThey will also be screening the new Skye Zentz music video for The Tide, produced by Jpixx As well as the trailer for the new film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Chris Abaya – HEARTLESS

What more could you want? Maybe a sneak peek at the genius those wise and fortunate ones that make the trek out to the show? Well never say I didn’t give you anything!

The party starts at 3pm! The only thing missing from this day of celebrating the best and brightest of the 757 is YOU. Don’t know where it’s at? Cool your heels Magellan, I got you.

Virginia Beach Central Library 
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA, US
(757) 385-0150


Be there, or forever kick yourself for missing this weekends hottest ticket!

Project Hot Potato 2015 Most Valuable Actor | The Nominees

Another year and all of the teams have turned in their contributions to Project Hot Potato.

PHP quick shotEach year, four Hampton Roads filmmakers are tasked with producing four different segments of the same movie. One of the hurdles that is placed in their way is a simple rule that states that “no member of the crew or cast can appear on more than one team.”  This leads to filmmakers either being lucky to run with their usual team or putting them in a position where they need to reach out an collaborate with creatives that they might not have previously.

On Saturday, April 25th– we will crown a winner for Project Hot Potato 2015, but there will also be another award winner:  Project Hot Potato’s Most Valuable Actor.

And the nominees are…

Michael Beckner Jr. | Friendly RunawaysMichael Beckner Jr.
Michael has earned an MVA nomination his first year with Project Hot Potato as a member of the Friendly Runaways.

Williams H. Powers | BrainCo ProductionsBill Powers
Not a stranger to PHP as the director of last year’s Critic’s Award winning submission, William Powers is up for his first MVA nomination.

Nathan Emilio | Cocaine BeardNathan Emilio
Star and one of the creative minds behind Channel 757’s flagship production, Issues— Nathan has scored an MVA nomination in his second Project Hot Potato appearance.

Vera Yatsula | Cocaine Beard Vera Yatsula
Last year, Vera became the first winner of the MVA award. Paired with her Issues co start and creator, she has earned a second nomination for Project Hot Potato’s Most Valuable Actor.

See Project Hot Potato 2015 when it premieres Saturday April 25th at the Virginia Beach Central Library Auditorium.  Doors open at 2:30 and the show starts at 3PM.  Immediately following, Channel 757 will crown their winner for Project Hot Potato, the Most Valuable Actor, and a new category for Best Cameo!

When Irish Eyes Are Ragin’ | This Week In Geek| Courtney Rose & Danny Donovan

Well it’s about that time again… More like past time..  But we’re back for another installment. The new format’s working out it’s kinks and making sure only the top flight rants make it to you. So without further Adieu, I give you..


10577172_10152701608304388_1776910350662537766_n “It’s me, it’s me, it’s the Danny D!”

So while the lovely Courtney Rose is battling her ebola at the moment, (THANKS OBAMA!) I shall take stock of all that’s come down the pike lately in the nerdy world of doom, while sipping on my holiday elixir of booze.

It’s actually a pretty big week for news so I guess we should get right to the latest developments.  Folks recently got their panties in a twist over this variant cover for an upcoming issue of Batgirl.


Which depicts a re-imagining of the classic Alan Moore story “The Killing Joke” .  For those that haven’t read it, (if you haven’t I urge you to do so)  it showed a grittier, and more mature take on the world of the dark knight as was the style at the time. The Joker committed the ultimate sin, in attempting to hurt Batman and Commissioner Gordon. he shows up at the home of the commissioner’s daughter Barbra Gordon (unbeknownst to him, also known as Batgirl) and shoots her in the stomach at point blank range damaging her spine and forever putting her into a wheelchair, until she “got better” somehow during the New 52.


To make matters even more sinister it has been alluded that The Joker might have raped Barbra after he kidnapped her broken body, but nothing definitive has ever been admitted by the original creative team.


Sadly it’s a case of people reading too much into something. The artist of the variant, Rafael Albuquerque, has asked DC to pull his art due to the backlash it’s caused. The fact remains The Killing Joke is a very important part of the Batman mythos that should not be overlooked just because it’s subject matter makes people squeamish.

We now live in a society where everyone has a problem with everything and feel that just because a person creates art or tells a story that personally makes us uncomfortable they should go out of their way to undo it, so we can live in the nice happy fantasy land where nothing bad happens to anyone.

I feel DC caved under pressures by an ever increasingly offended society and it sets a bad precedent. Now everyone is going to face a harder and harder road when they want to push boundaries and make the art they want to make. The cover itself was more innocuous than the book it was paying tribute to. Yes, Batgirl is crying in fear because a scary man has a gun to her head, but she is like 19/21 somewhere around there, and you don’t have context as to why she’s afraid. Her father could be bleeding out in front of her for all we know off panel.

Just because a female character cries does not make her weak. Crying regardless of sex does not make one weak. what one does after the shock and sorrow subsides is where the true character is shown. Perhaps two seconds after that image was depicted she could have steeled herself up, elbowed Joker in the stomach and kicked his ass from here to Sunday, then saving whoever was also being threatened and getting them to safety.

Point blank, the art is not sexist, your idea of what the art depicts is sexist. STFU.


Staying with the DC path, Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa, who will be playing Aquaman in Zak Snyder’s Batfleck driven shitstorm Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice stirred controversy while autographing promo posters at a local convention signing the poster:

“Fuck Marvel, Jason Momoa”

This of course sent the various fan camps in a tizzy, some going as far as calling Momoa, “unprofessional.” In all honesty, it’s just shots fired across the bow in the marketing rivalry between the two studios. (Warner Bros. and Disney respectively) I for one don’t find it unprofessional I do find it stupid. Don’t get me wrong, Marvel actors have said similar things about their competition with little blowback.


This again is another showcase as to where we have become a really sad, weak little society of fucking wimps that can’t handle a little trash talk. That’s the fun part of competition, egging on your opponent trying to throw them off their game… There’s a saying that says “If you can’t stand the heat, you’re going to be really uncomfortable when I tell you to go to hell..” or something like that.. I’ve never been good with sayings.

The difference between Warner’s trash talk and Disney’s trash talk, is that they’ve delivered. On a number of occasions, they’ve taken their least known properties and made them stars, whereas Warner Bros. can barely get their MAIN characters right. Man of Steel was fine, and to be honest (and when am I not brutally honest) The Dark Knight was the only good one of the Nolan Batman films. And that was just because of Ledger.

I enjoyed them for what they were, but they were mostly a pantomime of what Batman is. Very few people outside of comics understand that. Paul Dini is the only person to bring the real Batman to the mainstream in the amazing Batman: The Animated Series


Whereas Marvel has over the course of 11 some movies built their universe bit, by bit… Making Marvel a viable brand in the marketplace, Warner Brothers has not. Let’s face facts, the nearly billion dollar grossing Guardians of the Galaxy, and Oscar-Winning Big Hero 6, largely benefited from people willing to take chances on a film because of the quality they’ve gotten from other Marvel Studios films.

Warner Brothers has had one Superman movie, that did considerably well, (though not well enough to get a solo direct sequel it seems as Man of Steel 2 won’t hit theaters until 2018, 5 years after the original) Three Batman movies, which honestly no longer ‘count’ as Batman is being rebooted to fit into this new universe, and a string of films that never set the world on fire such as Green Lantern, Jonah Hex, Halle Berry’s Catwoman, etc.

So Dawn of Justice is truly the first film that will show whether it can stand toe to toe with Marvel Studios, universe against universe. I for one, am excited about it. The greatest thing about comics are the great debates of the time! “Can Superman beat The Hulk?”   “Which company is better?” this is what competition is. Your best, versus the other guy’s best. Sometimes you’ll win a battle, sometimes the other guy does. It’s all about challenging people to make you continue to produce the best possible work.  This sissy-mary “I hope we all win” BS is why we get the crap we get now.  No, your competition is your enemy! CRUSH THEM! Have them driven before you and hear the lamentations of their women!


Marvel is going to come out strong with Age of Ultron, and Captain America 3, (now with Spider-man flavor!) so Warner Bros needs to find something to prove they can hang. These sad, brooding “we’re not making comic book movies, comics are for kids, look we have that brrrraaaaaaam noise from Inception and no color! We’re for grown ups” style of filmmaking isn’t going to cut it anymore. The audience now has a choice. Bring your best! You know Patton Oswalt said it better than I ever could so let him go.

Patton Oswalt Talks DC, Marvel, Star Wars & More!

Before we move onto the house of mouse, let me finish the DC portion of this blog touching on the “new looks” of the DC Comics coming this summer.  After Convergence, the storyline that is going to un52, the New 52 we’re going to see our beloved characters getting a costume change once again.

action-970x545-127078 “Superheroing doesn’t pay the bills so The Man of Steel becomes the new spokesperson for Levi’s jeans”

In an attempt to continue the hipster notion that “super-heroes are dumb and you are dumb for liking them” DC has decided to “upgrade” several of their iconic characters to more mature looking outfits.


Batman will go from the caped crusader to looking like someone who really likes Ben Edlund’s “The Tick” and Japanese anime. I suppose he couldn’t take the comparison’s to Tony Stark so he decided to get himself a bitchin’ new armor. Which is a bit more high tech than his former side-kick chose.


Yes, that is Dick “Nightwing” Grayson fighting crime in a stylish 3 piece suit, or he has decided to quit being a hero and become a security guard for Brooks Brothers, either or.


Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern is either going to challenge Brock Lesnar to a UFC prize fight or drop the dopest hip hop album in the galaxy.

ww “Fuck Comics, Dubsy’s moving to Mortal Kombat!”

Wonder Woman has decided to lose pretty much everything that makes her wonder woman for a more video game look. DC pretty much has come out of the gate with some of the worst things about non-comic fans getting into comics, thanks to our take over of the popular culture.

Comic Books are like the girl from “She’s All That”, she was always hot (even if not romantic comedy movie hot) but no one saw past the glasses and the overalls, until Mr. Sarah Michelle Gellar made her wear a tight dress and make up and now everyone wants to bang her. However, just like Laney Boggs, even though we’re gussied up and so damn pretty, we still don’t feel like we should be hanging with the cool kids.

So we change and adapt and do all the things we tell ourselves we shouldn’t do in our personal lives to win friends and get ahead. We’ve lost our way, we’re no longer counter culture, trying to shake people up and give them a refuge from the dulled wailings of the oncoming Idiocracy, we’re trying to be like them so they’ll like us, and only losing ourselves in the process.


You’re a Wonder, Wonder Woman, just as you are! As a lifelong reader,  I admit it’s become a chore to read the new releases every Wed. they’re so bland and shallow like the rest of popular culture. But then I’ll go back to reading the books I loved when I was younger and remembered what comics truly could be.

Stop “Taylor Swifting” comics, people! We’ve always been better than everyone else. Don’t dumb us down for movie folk. Challenge them to read and learn about actual characterization!

And speaking of dumbing down a property….


Josh Trank, the idiot that keeps Go-Pro in business, is still making the abomination that is the Fantastic Four movie. In fact, the sequel which was already greenlit (Thanks Obama) has already been pushed back now that a better film has taken it’s release window.

Trank is honestly, everything I hate about filmmaking. Don’t get me wrong I love the stuff we do at Channel 757 and the projects I am working on with my friends (Go Broisodes!) but Trank is the quintessential hipster, film school a-hole that you just want to punch, that people love for some reason, supposedly because they too, are hipster doofuses. And from all my years working in this business, these idiots are legion. ESPECIALLY once you get to L.A. (which is why I could never live there, as I’d be arrested for assault on a weekly basis)

I couldn’t make it through Chronicle. I really couldn’t. I got about 45 minutes before my eyes almost rolled out of my head with his shitty directing and terrible dialogue. I still refuse to see Whiplash, just because the non-Mr. Fantastic is in it, even though I love JK. Simmons.

So this is happening… Just try to ignore it. Hopefully it’ll go back to Disney soon. I take the words of The Immortal Bard, Shakespeare when thinking about this atrocity.

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” If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber’d here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to ‘scape the serpent’s tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.”


Fox will continue to earn my ire, as after so many bad X-MEN movies, (DOFP was the worst so far) we go once more into the breach for X-MEN: Apocalypse next year, taking my favorite era, the 1980s, one of my favorite villains, Apocalypse, and Bryan Singer’s whiny BS and finding a way to screw up gold on a plate.

It’s bad enough that Fox gave us the terrible Gotham show, and killed my beloved Firefly but it’s determined to destroy Marvel’s best franchises. I hope one day Disney swoops in and rescues them as they recently did Spider-man.

Before I sign off I’d like to point out that the opinions and language expressed within this column remain solely mine, and do not reflect the opinions of Tom White or Channel 757.  Tune in next week as the prettier one of this duo returns with a vengeance, as I continue to drink heavily and pray entertainment world gets better, before I get fed up with this BS business and become an assassin for hire. (my fallback position)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!