Media Update 1/27/22

Peacemaker

I have enjoyed John Cena since he first came on the scene. I watched his whole pro-wrestling career (until I dropped WWE for all of its scandals). His first forays into acting did not exactly go well mostly because he was given subpar projects. I knew he had the charisma to succeed and he finally started to do that with Trainwreck. Since then he has picked a lot of great projects and I was happy to see him in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. He hits it out of the park even more in this spin-off show. The show is really great at combining comedy, drama, and action in such a strange and refreshing way. From top to bottom it does such a good job. The co-star of the show is Danielle Brooks who plays Amanda Waller’s daughter. Jennifer Holland, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Steve Agee, Robert Patrick, Annie Chang, and more make up a stellar cast. I can’t wait to see where this goes. I recommend this show.

Kim Possible (2019)

I used to watch the animated show and I appreciated the mix of goofiness and action. People were down on this live-action remake but I feel like it did its best to capture the feel of the original while being its own thing. I would compare it to the goofy strangeness of the Scooby-Doo live-action adaptations. The weight of the movie rests on Sadie Stanley who has Kim’s easy optimism down. Sean Giambrone is doing a goofy voice to imitate the cartoon but he still captures Ron Stoppable’s dim-witted charm. Todd Slashwick is great at portraying the pathetic villainy of Drakken. Taylor Ortega plays the delightfully snarky Shego. Issac Ryan Brown plays a cute and likable Wade. Clara Riley Wilson plays a new character who is adorkable. The rest of the cast is made up of small parts from Alyson Hannigan, Patton Oswalt, Michael P. Northey, and a surprisingly tough Connie Ray. I recommend this movie.

Injustice

The video games and the attached graphic novels were really good, doing that whole DC Elseworlds thing. This takes it in an incredibly dark direction with things going about as bad as you can imagine (kind of like Apokolips War). I was amazed at how daring it got, actually. The movie is not very long but it is an adaptation of the early cutscenes of the first game but with some more dramatic twists. There is such fabulous voice acting in this (including some of my faves Laura Bailey and Gillian Jacobs). I recommend this but it is not for the faint of heart as it is a hard R.

Music of the Week:

Wet Cigarette – Being Gay is Good for the Environment

PARTY CANNON – I BELIEVE IN DANI FILTH

Tha God Fahim X Your Old Droog – Charles Barkley

BULLRIDER – POINTLESS PICTURE

Mash-up of the Week:

jashups – Do The Hustle Without Me

Weekly Update:
This week’s theme is “Big Screen, Small Screen”
I watched a ton of YouTube and Twitch
I watched more AGDQ 2022
I watched more The Mentalist Season 3

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