3/23/2015

Update for March 2015

I haven't done any of these updates in months, but there's so much I wanted to cover, that it felt needed this time around. Let's begin with the tragic news that I saw yesterday, on the passing of AJ Pero.

AJ Pero- the drummer of Twisted Sister and Adrenaline Mob passed away yesterday at age 55. I grew up on Twisted's music, and there's no denying his drumming was awesome. I had the pleasure of meeting him way back in Oct. 2007 at a Chiller (see pic below). He was such a nice guy. The last I heard the cause of death seemed to have been a heart-attack. I was deeply saddened to hear this news. Still am. May he RIP.
 

Let's talk TV shows. But, WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD!!! All thoughts/ reviews are followed by a rating of the season so far out of 4 stars.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- THE best TV or movie take on the Turtles continues to be just that. The last two part episode with our heroes, teaming up with a new group of mutant heroes, to save the mutated New Yorkers from Dimension X was, in short: AMAZING!!!
The Walking Dead- Let's be honest here. Most websites spend their time kissing the ass of this show. This is NOT most sites. I think that this half of the season has been awful. A complete snoozefest. However there are bright spots here and there. I am LOVING seeing the beautiful Alexandra Breckenridge on it. Carol is THE best character on the show. The episode where they found themselves in that place full of zombies was great. I cheered on the death of Noah! HATED that character. And, last night's mostly excellent episode proved what a badass Rick is! And, what the fuck is up with Michonne?!
**1/2
Bates Motel- We are only a few episodes in of this season, and it may just be the show's best yet. Norman going full "Psycho" is awesome! The creep factor is very high and so is the undertones of incest.
***1/2
The Flash- Man, how good is this show?! And, that last episode with Wells killing Cisco, but then it being reset by Barry going back in time is ALL KINDS of awesome!!!
***1/2
IZombie- Here is a show I had VERY low expectations for. Based on a Vertigo title I never read, but now want to, this tale of a pretty  girl who is a zombie and solves crime via brain eating had a fun first episode. Of course, the fact that Rob (Veronica Mars) Thomas is behind it, helps. I'll give it two more episodes to see if I stick with it. But, I think I will.
**1/2
Arrow- Man, it's just DC heaven! I LOVE what they are doing with Thea and her dad! I LOVE the whole Raa's Al Ghoul/ Arrow thing, I LOVE Nyssa. Maybe she can finally help Laurel be a good Black Canary via her training her... maybe!
****
Grimm- All I have to say is that Juliet as a Hexen Beast is everything!! This is THE best thing they ever did with her, and this season may end up being their best season, yet!!
****
12 Monkeys- I never saw the movie (I know, I know), but this show is AMAZING!! Smart and thought provoking, serious sci-fi, at it's best. It has a GREAT cast (a couple from Nikita) and some of the best writing on TV. Also, Amanda Schull (right) is a goddess!!

****

Here is some horror and porn news for you!

31- Ginger Lynn returns to work with Rob Zombie again, in his upcoming "31". You may recall she was in The Devil's Rejects, in Captain Spaulding's dream. The gorgeous MILF porn goddess is a super welcome addition to the film!!!!
True Detective- I have heard much about this show. I think I failed by not watching it. I need to correct this. The next season, which will be it's second one, will have two porn stars do cameos in an orgy scene: Amia Miley (insert, left) and Peta Jensen (larger pic, left). Peta is already a favorite of mine after having met her at AEE in Jan. And, I am definitely a fan of Ms. Miley, as well. She is stunning!!! True Detective isn't a horror series, per say, but from all I hear, it may as well be one. Gonna try and catch with it, so I can watch it next season!

Finally, let's talk comic books! In particular two awesome new Marvel titles. These reviews are out of 4 stars, as well:

Darth Vader- The Sith Lord gets his own monthly title with good art and a fast paced story. The second issue was especially good, as we saw his take no shit attitude.
***
Spider-Gwen- This is my favorite new title, since Superior Iron-Man. This Gwen Stacey is from an alternate universe, where she is Spider-Woman after having being bitten by a radioactive spider, and Peter Parker is dead. The character is so popular that she has been given this excellent book, with fun, quirky writing by Jason Latour and beautiful art by Robbi Rodriguez. This universe offers a fresh on fun take 0n Spider-Man characters like Mary Jane, Frank "The Punisher" Castle, Kingpin, the Vulture, an evil Matt "Daredevil" Murdock, and, of course, Gwen, herself. A must read!
****


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