Fallout Review

No not another gamer review! Ha ha Fallout 4 is way outdated coming from someone who makes fun of gamers. You know me on here. I like and love films.

Mission Impossible Review. I did attempt a review at Ghost Protocol back in 2011 when I was taking more time to try to write movie reviews. I still do. Just not on here. Ha ha.

It is a Saturday morning. I am peacefully trying out new places of coffee in La Verne( My home). When I am here. I love it. I was traveling all week * like most weeks.

And here I come home. Here’s the real review from the latest of those critics:

” When Fallout begins, Ethan is on his own in Belfast, brought back into the IMF fold when he learns that his still-living nemesis Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) has influenced a group of disavowed agents known as the Apostles to try and wreak anarchy upon the world by detonating a trio of nuclear weapons. Ethan then works with his IMF cohorts along with the enigmatic MI6 agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) and a mysterious CIA agent named August Walker (Henry Cavill) to stop the Apostles at all costs. The plot, as is often the case in Mission: Impossible movies, isn’t intricately detailed because it doesn’t need to be; instead, it partially functions as a clothesline on which to hang an impressive amount of jaw-dropping, relentless action sequences..”(Find this at https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/mission-impossible-fallout-is-dark-knight-series-1130069)

I feel like I had this thought at least a decade ago..and since then it has been developing. One man cannot change the world. One conversation with one very influential person in my life( at the moment of talking about movies). This person made a connection between the film Chinatown( 1974) and how in that film( and in that era) the one man army didn’t work. One man( J.J. Gittes) can’t change the corrupt system of Los Angeles politics…

But now films have evolved with the hero being the only hero in the midst of the complexities that follow with working with others, or in most cases, being notorious for not working with anyone. Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer being my two favorite references to one man leaving Chinatown behind and taking down the system by themselves.

Mission Impossible is one franchise that has gotten better and better with each new installment. I still like wearing my to tight muscle shirts to be Vin Diesal in Fast and Furious but nothing compares to all that these Mission Impossible films bring.

My review of this film is no review in the way you would read a breakdown…it is just to much fun and to well done not to see.


Are these movies closer to real life events possibly taking place? Do we feel like impossible is trite or hackneyed, just like the other words you are sick of hearing?

Ilsa shows up in Paris and says, ” You must be new.” She says this in response to August Walker’s, ” Hope is not a strategy.”

I think we don’t have to understand the dynamics of the government doing crazy things to keep us safe. We all know we don’t get it all and in other genres of this ” hero” saving the world those lines are beyond blurred because the greater good is the mission( no matter the cost).

I appreciate that we will never know for sure and that this is just a movie. But for me I have never viewed movies as always a waste of space..or a waste of time..or solely for the reason of getting my stress out. I never walk away without taking notes. It drives me crazy too because If I blogged it all you would hear a lot. I love stories.

Go see this movie..


The TV on

Day like now,
Wish I was stronger
TV growing stranger.
Lasting for the longer,
This show has its strangest
Of things,
But you were still the last of
The rest to come.
Wish you had more to give,
Wish you had less to throw away
Cause that’s all gotten in the way.
Wish you called a little more
Or am I the one saying sorry to
I know you assumed I had the zoom in on
I had this camera set to do whatever it takes
To get that shot,
That center fold picture of Ya.
I know it seems like your body is
All that matters,
Cause it is.
It is the drawing on the table,
And the lack of my stable that
Got you to go and get new on us.
I know you aren’t stronger
Than anyone else,
Just weaker than you want
To be.
TV still the strangest of
And you’re still the rearrange
In this relationship thing.
TV still on,
Cause that’s all that matters.

Apes Verse Humans..in getting ready for the Dawn

In my post of my favorite top ten movie moments I mentioned the Tim Burton/Mark Whalburg Planet Of The Apes that was in theaters 13 summers ago. That means that I was 15 years old working at McDonald’s working on draft one of the original Ruckus Journal. Tim Burton tried to resurrect the story and I don’t think it was maybe as bad as others would say. Tim Burton is one of those very esoteric kind of guys that I think makes things that are more cool and entertaining inside of his mind, rather then what people really want to see. But, as I prepare for the early showing of the new Dawn of the Apes I reflect a little on evolution, war, humans and what I see the main message to be.

Three summers ago marked the redo and reboot of The Planet Of The Apes. Tim Burton could have made a sequel and using Marky Mark actually wouldn’t be a bad idea. It did end with Abraham Lincoln having some kind of Ape face which then added a very cliffhanger suspense to everyone and that would involve some warped time travel.


The 2011 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes combined some rather moral and ethical questions all centered around the ever so faulty relationship between human DNA and the capability of Apes. In ignorance humans assume they are the top of the food chain. We overstay our welcome here on planet earth and don’t welcome any other foreign deity or  any half breed human or any kind of Alien. This is the train of thought for all these films. When humans get invaded and humans are threatened then humans do whatever they can to survive and defeat the “enemy.” In politics the enemy is the Middle East or Russia or some kind of terrorist in between all of that. Thanks Jack Bauer!

But for the Planet Of The Apes franchise the message is that we don’t get it. We don’t get the powers of science and evolution and in one sadistic way and for the entertainment factor us humans get what they deserve. The scientist that take their discoveries all to help others. If you remember James Franco’s dad that got cured from his impending memory lapses. And the humans take it and try to be the not so selfless mercenaries. It all becomes about medicine and science making a profit out of something that is compromised and dangerous.

This explains the pride you have seen in Jurassic Park and soon to come Jurassic World. This thinking is the source of many science fiction films.

Apes verse humans. Could it really happen? Can evolution actually backfire? Or who is the one to blame? Us not so perfect humans can easily mistreat nature and animals. If Micael Vick almost loses all he had worked for by setting dogs to fight each other then it seems that it does matter how we treat animals. The undertones of Noah( just released in March) had some interesting undercurrents of taking care of the earth..even more so then recognizing the creator Himself.

You don’t have to paint your face and go to war but I think its clear that Hollywood is always in the time machine and wants to try to predict bits and pieces of “the end of the world!”

I know the end of the story. I don’t know if Apes are part of the end-time plan but I know the humans, well Jesus died and bled for them.