Saturday, December 30, 2017


It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? Written by Amitash Balekar (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

So I finally got around to seeing SUICIDE SQUAD. Not really the comic book guy anymore many of these characters were unfamiliar to me. That said I felt the film did a rather well job of introducing these character to members like me in the audience. When it came down to the story it seemed rather plausible in the Gotham for something like this to occur, but it was clear Will Smith character Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s character Harley Quinn were talking the spotlight. I felt SUICIDE SQUAD was an entertaining and action packed film ride that really only hyped me up for the coming films. So for SUICIDE SQUAD I give it 3.25 out of 5.

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Welcome to another Able Abe Studios Art Share. This piece is entitled " On the Spot". If you have a better caption please leave a comment in the comment box below. ...GO!!!

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Saturday, December 23, 2017


After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

So I don’t know how many people are up on these JACK  REACHER films, but I have now watched my second one JACK REACHER: Never go back. I’d have to say I’m still kind of impressed. These action laden films of the guy that just can’t be beat reminds me a bit of the JOHN WICK series, but in this case JACK REACHER is an ex Major out to help those in trouble. Being a fan of Tom Cruise for a while, but not everything he has done film wise I think these JACK REACHER film are a good look. The film is kind of a who done it cover up expo with some emotional play, which I thought gave the Jack Reacher character a bit more dimension. So for JACK REACHER I give it 3.75 stars out of 5.

Thursday, December 21, 2017


Welcome to another Able Abe Studios Art Share. This piece is entitled "Farewell" if you have a better caption feel free to drop it in the comment section below ...GO!!!

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Monday, December 18, 2017

MOD MAN season 2 #10 KIDNAPPED

The night Malcolm and his team ventured into the city of Trujillo, Peru they got to see a city on the verge of a becoming the next hot spot for travelers. Their guide Hector took them first to a fantastic restaurant that served high end Peruvian dishes, which the team was caught speechless for words to describe the food. They also happily throughout the night continued sipping on Toro Perfecto tequila. 

They then took a drive through the more scenic areas of Trujillo Hector took Malcolm and his team to a popular discothèque where they enjoyed more merriment as they were infused into the vibrant club scene. The music was loud and it made everyone want to move getting on the dance floor. In some ways the scene reflected what Malcolm had known in America, yet the styles of dancing and mass collection of people gathered was unlike anything he had ever scene. 

As the night continued they were lead by Hector to another well known party spot and again the music was energetic and the Peruvian people were gathered in numbers. Malcolm took notice of the Peruvian women who were all about. These were independent, sexy women that moved so well it was hard for Malcolm take his eyes off them. 

The slowly night crept to a close and Hector guided the team out before the last call through the crowd to the Toro Perfecto vehicle parked in the open garage area outside of the first club. Nicole was the first to notice that a pair of men seemed to be following them, but maybe it was just a coincidence till two other men with guns jumped out ahead of the group just as they were walking up on the vehicle they came in. The two men with guns in front and the two men in back were speaking Spanish to which Hector was the only one who could fully understand relaying the message that they were demanding everyone get in the vehicle first giving up their phones and having their wrist tied with zip ties. 

Everyone’s face was filled with shock and a dreadful concern. The presence of the men holding the guns made the tense situation even tenser as one by one they gave up their phones, had their wrist bound and were forced into the vehicle. One of the four men then drove the Toro Perfecto vehicle out of the open garage and followed another vehicle with the 3 other men out of town. 

They drove in silence Malcolm and his team wondering what was going on and where they were taking them. At a certain point the array of city lights disappeared and all one could see out the windows was black. The younger members of Malcolm’s team were fearful for their lives as Malcolm trying to figure out what was going on helped keep them calm by continually saying “Everybody is going to be alright.” 

Malcolm then questioned Hector to what was happening, to which Hector told him they were all being kidnapped for ransom by the local cartel who had for years tried to get a piece of Mr. Arguello’s tequila empire having failed on their own to find a market for their lesser known brand tequila only reaching a market in Peru and other parts of South America. Hector continued saying that they were being taken to a hideout which when there the cartel would contact Mr. Arguello and make their demands or else one by one the kidnapped members would be taken care of. Malcolm asked what the meaning of “taken care of” might mean? In the back of his head he had an idea, but just wanted to get to the gravity of the situation. Malcolm the whole time hoping Mr. Arguello would give them what they wanted as he looked at the terrified faces of his team. 

Malcolm’s heart was racing, he had no idea of what to do, but he held firm and just analyzed the situation for any opening he could exploit. Soon the vehicles pulled up onto a house about 30 minutes outside of the city in the middle of what seemed like nowhere with darkness all around them. They were then lead into the house and forced into the belly of the house’s basement that was furnished with only a ratty old mattress and a small vent sized window. 

From the basement you could hear the creek of footsteps from above, the front door opening and closing and if they were very still you could hear the men upstairs talking. Malcolm continued to question Hector to what could happen from here to which Hector had no idea. Malcolm needed to show some form of leadership as his team was looking to him. So again he held the brave face as two men came down into the basement he tried talking with them only getting a strong punch in the midsection and pushed to the floor. 

As Malcolm lay on the cold cement floor the two men forcibly took Hector back upstairs shutting the door to the basement with a slam and clanking of a lock. The jovial day with a tour of the Toro Perfecto grounds and the venture into the city of Trujillo was now turning into a real nightmare that Malcolm had to now lead his team out of as the only person they knew and knew them and where they were was gone not knowing if he’d ever come back.  

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Saturday, December 16, 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Monday, November 27, 2017

MOD MAN season 2 #8 LUNCH DATE

It was now a matter of weeks since Malcolm had taken Summer to the Beckham dinner party, to which Summer had talked to him the next day thanking him for taking her. Since that last call Malcolm wondered if it was a result from his moody demeanor at the end of the night or the realization that she was hold up with another man. He wanted it to be the first option, but when he thought about it neither really put him in a good light. 

He refused to call her, but he did want to see her. To the extent he’d end up in places where he knew she frequented. Till he just couldn’t take it anymore and he called to his disappointment he got voicemail, and although he didn’t want to leave a message he did. In the message he played coy telling her he had been thinking about her and was hoping they could get together again soon and then Malcolm hung up. 

At the same time he was deep into the shooting of his next projects so his mind was occupied with many other things, but come the quiet moments he felt for some companionship yet still wanting to be reassured he needed to know whom this other guy was and who he was to her. Malcolm knew he shouldn’t be so caught up with the likes of a woman like her, someone he had only been out with once, but the attraction was strong, something he couldn’t just shake. Working helped keep his mind off of her as he focused on the project with intensity.

Then it happened, just an ordinary day he was between shooting and wandered off set to make a call when he saw her having lunch with a man. He had no idea what the man from Sony looked like so he watched how they interacted. Arms around her waist, touching her shoulder, holding her hand, to Malcolm these all meant that they were intimate at least mildly familiar with each other. 

Malcolm then gave her a call to which she didn’t answer, and why would she Malcolm thought. She was out with another man, seeing himself spiral out of control he continued watching the restaurant not knowing what it would lead to. He then found himself walking to the restaurant coming up with a reason on the fly to just be there after he had called her to be hung up on. He walked in past the Host and right up onto their table. 

Summer recognized him before he could say anything and introduced Malcolm and Enzo, the man from Sony. Without disrupting the scene much more than that the two men shook hands and that was that. He seemed like a nice enough of a guy, Malcolm’s studio was not yet the likes of Sony so no need in making a scene, but it did reframe the issue he had with her feeling she just took advantage of a situation he gave her, being they weren’t exclusive or even in a relationship. 

Malcolm then made his way back after an awkward 5 minutes of small talk to cover his impulse of curiosity. Back on set Malcolm was back in his focused role closing out the day on a solid note. Afterward he headed to the studio to drown himself in more work so as to not have to think about the actions he had set in motion by his intense desire for this woman. 

He then got a call, it was Summer. She wanted to explain how awkward it was seeing him and that she needed to get some things clear. The situation she had been in was that she was seeing Enzo for sometime, but it wasn’t going where she’d like. Upon going out with Malcolm she saw how she wanted to be treated, adored, and respected hoping they could explore that some more with at least another date. 

Malcolm asked about the status with Enzo, to which she replied he ended it that day having taken up back with his ex. Malcolm gave it some thought. He liked that she was now talking about it, but not that he’d be the rebound guy, So he told her how he felt about her and he’d love to start up with her that very moment, but he now needed time, she needed time, how long who knew now that the air was cleared they could move on, but just not right away. 

Summer could understand she wouldn’t want to be the rebound either. So they made a pack to give it 30 days of searching and bettering themselves till the day they’d meet and take up like it was their first meeting and seeing if their chemistry was real. Upon getting off the phone with Summer Malcolm marked his calendar to count down the days till his second first date with Summer. 

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Monday, November 20, 2017


While Malcolm was still at student at University of Texas and the baseball season had been over for sometime and the holidays were approaching. Malcolm had decided come the Thanksgiving break he’d forego the trip back to California and wait till the Winter break. The decision didn’t sit well with his family having not seen him for sometime, the news that he’d be home for Christmas seemingly made things alright being Christmas was his mother’s favorite holiday. 

Upon making that choice Malcolm wondered who he’d spend Thanksgiving with wondering if he’d try his hand at cooking trying to re create a dinner on his own, maybe venture out to a restaurant, or join in on someone else’s Thanksgiving day? The question loomed large as he realized he might have made a mistake not going home. He could count all the Thanksgiving days he didn’t share with his family on one hand so when the topic came up with Candace as they were talking in the dark room approaching the break she didn’t give it a second thought to inviting him to her family’s get together. Malcolm was gracious in his gratitude for her inviting him and immediately began questioning her on how her family celebrated Thanksgiving Day. 

Candace told him the story of last years get together, which called for the family that was still local to meet at her parents house. This meant both sides of grandparents, as they were still vibrant in there old age, it also involved her mother’s best friend and her husband, Candace’s younger brother, and her Dad’s single business partner. The house would be filled with the same culprits this year with the addition of Malcolm. 

Candace went on that it was really easygoing day of feasting on delectable food, football, and the oddball stories her dad would tell to get a laugh. At one point Malcolm had a question what her family would think of him coming to thanksgiving feeling that it could be misread by her family members and guests to which Candace told him “We’ll just have to make sure we don’t get caught.” she said with a wink and a smack on his backside. Malcolm had to smile as things with Candace were still a bit unclear to what they meant to each other at that time, yet what was clear they enjoyed each others company. 

So as the two were leaving campus for the break Malcolm asked if he should be mindful of anything come Thanksgiving day’s dinner, to which she only told him to dress nice, but not too nice and maybe bring a bottle of wine for her mother. The heads up was good to know for Malcolm, which in the days in-between researched wines and purchased one that had high ratings all across the board a Diamond Heart pinot noir and put together an outfit that would make his mother proud. 

Before leaving his house the day of Thanksgiving Malcolm called his family back in California wishing them well, then he turned his attention to the day ahead of him. He knew there was really nothing at stake as he and Candace were merely friends, but meeting the parents was always nerve racking, yet meeting the entire family was definitely putting Malcolm on edge. 

Candace stopped by to pick up Malcolm and the two drove out to her parents house. Along the way she share little antidotes about each family member so by the time they reached the house Malcolm was feeling as if he had a sense of everyone in their own special way.

Upon entering the home the smell of scrumptious Thanksgiving food being prepared filled the air. One by one Candace greeted and introduced Malcolm to her family. The welcome was heartwarming, as Malcolm felt welcomed like he was part of the family. Candace had Malcolm give her mother the bottle of wine he had researched before taking Malcolm out and showing the bit of property her family owned finding that moment alone to be their usual selves. Candace even showed Malcolm her room still pretty much like she left it before moving out after high school. The walls of her room were covered in boy band posters, stuffed animals everywhere and school photos from throughout the years. 

Malcolm then joined up with the men in the den watching football and sipping bourbon and soda. Candace’s dad sidled up next to Malcolm hearing he was the starting centerfielder for the Texas Longhorns baseball team he shared the memories he had playing ball as a crafty second baseman. 

When it came dinner Malcolm was set next to Candace as her father gave grace and everyone began to dine. Numerous topics of a mild manner were discussed at the table as one question was offered to Malcolm to how his family held Thanksgiving? Malcolm then shared how at the table while eating everyone would one by one share what they were thankful for that year. Candace’s father liked that idea and started the trend in their family giving everyone the chance to share. 

At the end of the night after a whirlwind of deserts and family banter Candace opted to take a drive with Malcolm taking him to her favorite spot to just watch the stars. They then looked at the stars and talked the night away before heading back to Malcolm’s and getting cozy grateful to share together in a Happy Thanksgiving year.

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