Saturday, December 16, 2017

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #100


In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Written by Paramount Pictures (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database).

After seeing the trailer to GHOST IN A SHELL my first thought was cool, but at the same time seeing Scarlett Johanseen as “Major’ the lead character came with some concerns. Having seen the original anime version of GHOST IN A SHELL and knowing how ground breaking that was to see it “whitewashed” was kind of disappointing. Of course, the choice to do that was to help make the film profitable by using a star to peak interest for those not familiar with the original. All of that said I thought this live version played well. It was entertaining, with a complex story that reflected the original rather closely. So for GHOST IN A SHELL I give it 3.75 stars of 5.



Friday, December 15, 2017

ART SHARE

Welcome to another Able Abe Studios Art Share. This one I have titled "Walk on by".  If you have a better caption please leave it in the comment box below ...GO!!!


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Saturday, December 9, 2017

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #99


Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter. Written by Jwelch5742 (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
Upon seeing the trailer for FENCES it brought me to tears, no joke, and with that I knew I had to see it. I didn’t get the chance to see it in the theaters, but I did buy my parents a pair of tickets so they could. Since then hearing all the Oscar buzz around this film and hearing it was first a stage play by August Wilson were all further reasons to see it. Upon finally seeing I was pleased by the complexities of the characters and the lives they lead. This is indeed a film about its characters and how their dynamic shapes their lives. So if you are looking for great action sequences or expansive set designs FENCES is not that. Yet if you appreciate interesting and revealing dialogue and complex story with strong acting performances this is it. So FENCES I give it 4 ½ out of 5 stars.



Thursday, December 7, 2017

ART SHARE

Back again with another Able Abe Studios Art Share. The title of this piece is "Won't hold back" if you have a better caption please leave them in the comment box below ...GO!!


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Monday, December 4, 2017

MOD MAN season 2 #9 UNDER THE KNIFE


It was now 2 weeks since Malcolm had created and posted an add looking for a roommate. He didn’t know how it would work out, but almost immediately he was taking calls from perspective roommates. Some were young, some old, some male, some female, some looking for just a place to crash for a few months. No matter who it was Malcolm would find some reason as to deny each of them finding himself in the same place he started. 


With the day for his surgery coming he still would attend team practices, although he didn’t play he was still highly involved with the team’s day to day and he would be till the end of the season. Yet there was a growing disconnect with his team and the sport he so love. 


He scheduled a time to talk with his coach to voice these growing doubts, which his coach explained he had heard that from several players through the years when they had been injured and were out for a period of time. The coach directed him to keep his mind right telling him he may not be able to play just yet, but if he kept his mind in the game he’d become a much-advanced player once he could. He also gave him the card of a therapist that could further help him through the journey of being an injured player. Malcolm took the advice and scheduled an appointment with the therapist as soon as he could. 


Back on the roommate search Malcolm then met with an interested prospect named Heath that seemed like a good fit. He was about the same age as his brother, he was employed as an art gallery curator and had a deposit and the first months rent ready as soon as needed. Malcolm showed Heath the grounds of his property as they talked on numerous subjects like family schools attended, places they’d traveled, to their future aspirations. Malcolm found him rather interesting and someone he could see being a welcome guest in his home.


Along the way Malcolm wondered if any of the prospects knew who he was and or even followed baseball, yet in the end the question would always come up to what Malcolm did for a living giving him the opportunity to share. Of all the people he interviewed no ones reaction was more than his current prospect, which endeared him to Malcolm, but Heath was a Cubs fan, which was a rival to Malcolm’s L.A. team. Upon the end of the tour Malcolm felt good about Heath and was ready to pull the trigger and choose him as his roommate. The two shook hands and sealed the deal taking his firsts months rent. 


A day before Malcolm’s surgery found his L.A. team on a 5 game win streak with a very slim chance of still making the playoffs. It also was moving in day for Heath to which Malcolm gave him all the instructions needed to maintain till he would be back from the hospital stay. Heath seemed ready for the move as Malcolm was still going through all the ups and downs of dealing with his injury. 


That night his L.A. team continued their streak as he lay in a hospital bed set for surgery early the next morning. He wanted to be happy yet happy for him meant being on the field. Overnight Malcolm dreamed of living life with a roommate. Come the next morning Malcolm went into surgery only seeing the text from his family wishing him well just before going under. When he awoke he was still groggy from the anesthesia barely able to keep his eyes open. He was in that state for nearly an hour fluttering between consciousnesses and dreaming. At a certain point he remembered flirting with a nurse who came to check up on him claiming she was his long lost love to which she played along telling him she’d always be with him, but for now she had to go. 


Hours later Malcolm was back to his normal self, but extremely tired so he lay in bed till the doctor came and told him that the surgery had gone well and that come the next day if all things checked out he could head home. Malcolm thanked the doctor for taking care of him and then slowly drifted back to sleep. 


In his incoherent state he dreamed of some bizarre things that included his family, his career, the dread of having a roommate, to some pleasant things like Candace or his new love nurse Edie. The one night Malcolm spent in the hospital was a long one, used to his own comfy bed and calm atmosphere, but he made it through a night that tested everyone’s nerves. 


The next morning he got the ok to go home from his doctor. As he prepared himself to leave, nurse Edie approached Malcolm giving him her number expecting him to call. By the time Malcolm was finally released his arm in a sling his new roommate Heath was there unexpectedly to drive him home, as Malcolm was in no position to drive himself. Then as they left the hospital Malcolm began to realize he would now begin the journey of recovery.




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Saturday, December 2, 2017

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #98


Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonization vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet, which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended, as a peaceful exploratory mission will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. Written by Nick Riganas (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database).

Having been a fan of the original ALIEN film I have been fascinated by a few other films that have told alternative storylines like ALIEN vs. PREDATOR, and PROMETHEUS. Each of these film have touched on how the Alien was created or its origins, but in each case rather than making things clear it made them even more confusing. So comes along ALIEN: COVENANT. My hopes for this film would have been that it would give more understanding of why and how the ALIEN exists so I was excited to watch. Upon viewing the film I found that answers were given, but not to the questions I had. That said I felt the film adequately told the story it had to share piecing parts from the PROMETHUES film in to give it a deeper story and also a plot twist. So for ALIEN: COVENANT I give it 3 ½ stars out of 5.



Thursday, November 30, 2017

ART SHARE

Back at you with another Able Abe Studios Art Share. This one is en entitled " It's Lit". If you have another caption please leave it in the comment box below. Enjoy!


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