If Such A Thing Was Possible…..

June 29, 2013 at 2:33 AM (curious research, historic review, human life issues, legal issues, movie reviews, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)

Movie day returned, with only one selection this week.  We chose to view White House Down, as the action trailers made the film seem appealing!  Plus, having Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum in the film was not bad, either!

The movie starts with John Cale (Channing Tatum) getting to The White House to interview for the position of Secret Service Agent.  Cale has his toddler daughter with him, as he encounters Secret Service Agent Carol Finnerty (Maggie Gyllenhaal).  She is a former classmate of Cale’s, who believes him to be immature, and incapable of handling a job as demanding as that of one that protects The President of The United States!

Cale does interview for the position, yet he is denied the job. As he is exiting with his daughter, Cale notices that people are starting to run wildly within the building, then gunfire is heard!  No one notices a man dressed as a janitor walking to the center of The U.S. Capitol, as he drops a bomb, and it explodes!

Speaker of The House Eli Ralpherson (Richard Jenkins) was taken to an underground location, and Vice-President Alvin Hammond (Michael Murphy) was put aboard Air Force One.  As The White House itself was supposed to be secured, terrorists have invaded the most secured grounds on the planet.  The White House has fallen!

As the main building is filled with terrorists, Cale’s daughter, Emily (Joey King) gets away to hide.  She has a cell phone with her, and she wisely begins to video-record what she is seeing.  Yet, the terrorists learn of Emily’s presence, as they make motions to get hold of the young girl.  They then tell Cale to surrender, or they will kill Emily!

Now hyped to save his daughter, Cale makes actions to combat the terrorists.  He plans on how to get into the secured areas of The White House to rescue President Sawyer (Jamie Foxx).  Once with The President, both Cale and Sawyer plan to figure out what is happening, and how to rectify the situation in order to save the nation!

There are a few twists toward the end, with some unexpected moments!  Yet, this actually was a decent film.  Some of the of the lines were a bit cheesy, yet I suppose that was to come with the particular turf.  The film was good, for what it could give the audience!

White House Down (2013) Poster


I am jumping really ahead with potential postings for things I saw like Independence Day 2 and Transformers 4WOW!!!  Yet, on a more immediate note, trailers for fabulous films on the way include Blue Jasmine, The Conjuring, Despicable Me 2, Girl Most Likely, Fruitvale Station, Grown Ups 2, Let Me Explain, The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim, R.I.P.D., Red 2, Turbo, The Wolverine, and 2 GunsMovies, movies, movies!!!

Can U Keep Up???

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The Monkey Got ‘Em!

June 25, 2013 at 1:34 AM (animal activism, current news, health care reviews, legal issues, medical concerns, pet play, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)

It would have seemed to have come out of nowhere!  So said that officer; at least after he said ouch!  Certainly, it was something that he was NOT expecting on his day of routine traffic duty!

Last week, a police officer found himself dealing with an unexpected snap while on one particular patrol assignment.  It was last Wednesday afternoon, June 19, when Officer Keith Moore of Aransas Pass Police Department made a traffic s, atop of a speeding vehicle.  Officer Moore pulled over this rapidly moving truck to issue a ticket to the driver.  However, it was when Officer Moore proceeded to hand the ticket to the driver, he was startled, then stunned, as a monkey leaped from the back seat!

The monkey, a trained carnival animal which has performed at several circus events, jumped out of the rear seating area and into the front seat with the driver.  There, the monkey was able to bite the hand of the officer, who apparently had it extended into the car at enough length and time for a small simian snacking!  The officer was trying to get the driver to sign paperwork, and the monkey may have moved to protest!

Officer Moore will be alright from the minor incident.  The wound was superficial, and the animal is not rabid.  Nothing was said regarding the monkey needing to be vaccinated additionally, or it having any other medical concerns.  Some mention was made about the recent awareness of zombification due to bites by creatures, though those usually are dead.  Officer Moore need not have any worries…..????

Monkey attacks officer at traffic stop (KRIS)










Recall a lil’ “Monkey”….

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Fighting the Dead From Taking Our World!

June 22, 2013 at 1:30 AM (current news, health care reviews, human life issues, medical concerns, movie reviews, social opinion, web gossip)

Like several film fanatics, I was hyped about getting into the cinema to view World War Z!  I had been previewing the trailers, and they all were exciting!  I was ready to watch was going down with the worldwide outburst of zombies, just how many people would be eaten, how much blood was going to be splattered, how many limbs would be flung, and how Brad Pitt’s character would attempt to save the world!

The film begins with Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) awakening his two young sons and his daughter for a regular day.  They get to the kitchen, meeting with mom, Karin (Mirelle Enos) for breakfast.  Afterward, the morning proceeds with The Lanes driving into central Philadelphia, where the streets are crowded, and police cars arrive.  There are sudden explosions!

As cars collide, and more fire outbursts, The Lanes begin to panic.  Suddenly, strange people with weird facial expressions and mangled bodies appear in the streets.  Jerry and his family drive into central Philadelphia, as his daughter, Rachel (Abigail Hargrove) has a panic attack!  Jerry tries to leave the Philadelphia area, wanting to drive to New York City.

Once in New York, Jerry had to leave his family to get supplies.  While he was away, Karin and the others were attacked momentarily, yet they escaped.  Meanwhile, Jerry is able to find out what is happening, and that a government experimental virus was accidentally released.  It caused the mutation of people with whom it came in contact into raging zombies!  The virus is spreading around the globe, and people are being infected faster than any cure is being found!

Jerry gets in contact with former co-workers at The United Nations, where he was a scientific investigator.  He works with them to create a remedy that will cure the plague that is mutating humans into zombies.  However, Jerry finds out that the infection is spreading faster than anyone thought, so he has to travel to Jerusalem, where government officials have prepared safety items that can help in his effort to get a cure together more quickly.

As Jerry believes he has found a safe spot in Israel while he is searching for this cure, he finds himself suddenly besieged by zombies!  While trying to escape a raging onslaught of undead attackers, Jerry is bitten by one of them!  He is then trapped inside of a zombie-filled building, yet one U.N. soldier who was not bitten sees Jerry, and is able to get him outside!

Once out of this building, Jerry locates an outpost of The World Health Organization.  Inside, scientists are working fervently to find a cure to end the zombification of human beings.  However, their efforts are inconsequential, so far.  Yet,  Jerry remembered that there was something that occurred in Jerusalem that gave hope for a possible cure to the effects of humans being transformed into zombies.  He kept that thought with him as he prepares for a greater battle to save humanity from it’s own destruction!

Poster of World War Z

July will blow up the big screens immediately with the releases of Despicable Me 2, Kevin Hart:  Let Me Explain, and The Lone Ranger, all on July 3!  That following Friday, July 5 will have The Way, Way Back and Stuck in Love!  More July films include Blackfish, Grown Ups 2, Hot Flashes, Killing Season, Pacific Rim, Red 2, R.I.P.D., The Smurfs 2, and The Wolverine!

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They will get ya!

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It Is Time to STAND UP For The Elephant !

June 18, 2013 at 10:15 PM (animal activism, curious research, current news, legal issues, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)

This is a totally terrible fact, yet it is one that needs to be recognized, immediately!  I am afraid that the message is not getting out fast enough, is not being dispersed with enough vitality, and that ultimately, enough of the people with the power actually might not give a damn!  It is frustrating, and it is saddening.

It would be hard to contest the statement that elephants are among the most magnificent of species on this Earth.  Native to Africa and Asia, there are roughly 264,000 elephants living within the wild areas of both continents.  These are estimate numbers, and these numbers are expected to decline.

Of course, and as with all things upon this planet, the major threat to the existence of the elephant is humanity.  A major issue with the horrific hunting of this awesome animal is the senseless killing of it for it’s tusks.  Gangs of hunters and illegal traders are in the practice of poaching elephants, specifically to barter the animals’ tusks on black market trade circuits around the globe for the high profit of the ivory.  Meanwhile, entire herds of beautiful, precious, and priceless animals have been murdered, so that someone, somewhere can enjoy that ivory.

Current studies are showing that there will be NO elephants living within the wild within twelve years, if the current rate of tusk hunting continues.  Some estimates are stating that the elephant will be extinct by the year 2020, a mere seven years away, if nothing is done to handle the madness that is elephant hunting and ivory trade.  Nations that include Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, India, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, as well as several other African and Asian nations are involved in the illegal, underground ivory trade activities which continue to threaten the existence of the elephant species.

The United Nations is observing that the demand for ivory is increasing among poaching factions within Asian nations.  Yet, it does not seem that any actually strengthened actions are being put into effect to counter the activities being made by these criminals against some of nature’s most magnificent of mammals.  The U.N. Security Council – Group of Experts has been monitoring Libya, specifically.  This African nation is where a major weapons trade could be occurring at the hands of rebel factions.  The source of income for these weapons could be African ivory!













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Comedic Calamity & A Satisfying Superman!

June 15, 2013 at 3:10 AM (comic book characters, current news, health care reviews, human life issues, medical concerns, movie reviews, music and entertainment, social opinion, tv reviews, web gossip)

This was one of those Fridays that we had been anticipating for a while!  It actually was a two-film treat, with one movie that was something of a comedic surprise, and the second being the blockbuster that we were yearning to watch for months!  I will say that I was happy with this evening at our area theater!

We actually started with This Is The End!  A witty film that features some of the currently leading comedic actors, the movie opens with Seth Rogen and Danny McBride getting together to hang out.  They hang out for a minute, then Seth hooks up with Jay Pharaoh to harvest their weed stock.  They proceed to talk about committing more mischief, yet Jay is not interested.

The group gets to James Franco’s house, where party activity is happening.  Rihanna happened to be there, and she bitch-slapped some guy!  Jonah was playing with some Spaniel dog that did not know how to bark, while most of the others basically were talking shit.  Other mischief occurs, then the group proceeds to serenade the girls at the party with their song “Take Fur Panties Off”!

As the madness continues, there suddenly is a giant quake!  Blue beams blast downward from the sky, and people are lifted away by them!  Cars begin to race and collide, as explosions occur, and the group gets back to James Franco’s house.  No one there knows what has happened, as Jay tries to describe what he saw.  Suddenly, there is another quake, so all of them run out of the house, which now is aflame!

Several celebrities have run outside.  The ground has split open, sucking in one guy, then Rihanna!  Kevin Hart and a few others fall into a hole in the ground.  Jay Pharaoh runs inside, turning on the television, where information is broadcast that a 9.7 quake has occurred in Los Angeles!

Suddenly, a helicopter crashes outside of the house, and a propeller strikes one of James Franco’s family paintings.   James Franco and Jonah Hill go outside, running amok. The group takes in what has turned out to be an evening of chaos, then they go inside to go to bed for the night!

As morning arrives, James Franco awakens, as Danny has cooked breakfast.  He did not know what happened the night before, thinking it all was a joke.  Suddenly, a strange man breaks into the yard, and the group argues about letting him inside.  The man is decapitated, and his head rolls inside of the house!  Now, everyone wants to know what is going on, so the group goes outdoors to see that Los Angeles has been set on fire!

James Franco video-records the scene, as Jay Baruchel and Jonah Hill declare that The Apocalypse has arrived!  They decide to have a get-high party, going indoors to jam to Gangnam Style!  The group proceeds to smoke weed and to come up with silly ideas, when Emma Watson suddenly breaks into the house!  She tells them that a zombie invasion has occurred!

Later, Emma is asleep, and the guys discuss flying the helicopter outside.  Someone needs to go to get supplies without being caught by the zombies.  Craig Robinson is elected to do this, and he does make it to a store to retrieve water.  As he gets the water, something chases him!  Craig runs, and the group now has no goods, with some creature outside of the house!

The group decides to dig through the floor to get to underground water.  Meanwhile, Danny leaves, as Seth and Jay wind up hanging onto the remains of the floor that has collapsed into the ground below.  Two barrels of water are salvaged.  Yet, Danny returns, becoming reckless and irresponsible, as he wastes supplies and becomes selfish.  The group decides to vote him out of the house, yet they give into weaker feelings, letting him stay!

Danny shows that he can cook, so they opt to keep him secured by putting him in the freezer!  The day progresses into night, as Craig and Jonah decide to go looking for more supplies.  While they are out, Jonah winds up being sexually assaulted by a demon, then finding himself possessed!  He now has super strength, as he goes after James and Seth!  The group manages to grab hold of Jonah to perform an exorcism, but a fire breaks out which burns down the house, and burns up Jonah!

Craig now decides to volunteer himself for sacrifice, allowing the group to escape an attacking demon.  Craig winds up being taken into Heaven because of this good deed, so James decides to give himself up to cannibals to help the others escape.  This works, at first, but James gets cocky, teasing the demonic cannibals because he is getting away.  The light to Heaven suddenly vanishes, leaving James behind on Earth to be taken by the cannibals!

The Devil arrives, about to eat Jay and Seth!  The two hug one another, rekindling their friendship.   The Light of Heaven shines down to claim Jay, but being with Seth will not allow him to ascend!  This prompts Seth to sacrifice himself to Satan, which allows Jay to get away, and also earns redemption for Seth!

At the end, Jay and Seth get to The Pearly Gates.  Craig is there already, letting them inside to Heaven.  There, Jay makes a wish that The Backstreet Boys would reunite (???).  It all ends with a divine dance setting, as The Backstreet Boys perform Everybody!


The second feature was the eagerly-anticipated Man of Steel!  It begins on Planet Krypton, with Lara Lor-Van (Ayelet Zurer) enduring an intense labor.  A male child is born, as the planet is collapsing from it’s core!

General Zod (Michael Shannon) is leading Krypton’s ruling council, through which Jor-El (Russell Crowe) has been taken prisoner.  A fight emerges, and Jor-El manages to get free.  The planet now is at war, as Jor-El hurries to a secret chamber to get hold of The Codex.  Zod tries to steal this from Jor-El, yet Jor-El escapes!

The Codex has information about a distant and habitable world to which he can send his infant son, Kal-El.  It is urgent that Kal-El reach ths world, as Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van place Kal-El into this pod, labeled with the S symbol.

Zod enters the chamber, as the pod is about to launch. He means to destroy the pod, as to destroy all traces of Jor-El.  Kal-El is managed to be launched into space, yet Zod kills Jor-El!  He then promises to find Kal-El, yet he is captured, and he is imprisoned for the murder of Jor-El.  Moments later, Planet Krypton is incensed, then destroyed by it’s expanding, red-giant star!  Baby Kal-El’s pod is thrust away from Krypton, as it later enters our solar system, hurtling past Saturn, and racing toward Earth.

A baby is taken in by The Kents, Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) of Smallville.  He is raised as Clark.  It is his human mother, Martha, who teaches Clark to stabilize his powers, as they create feelings of confusion and pain for him, at first.  As Clark ages into teen years, Jonathan tells him that he truly is from another planet.  He comforts Clark, yet encourages him not to use his powers in front of people, as society is not ready for him.

A powerful storm that produced a tornado struck Smallville.  The effects of the storm lead to Jonathan’s death.   After grieving for his human father, and with his human mother’s blessing, Clark leaves to wander the nation.  He lives in secrecy for years, later finding a secret capsule from Krypton.  It has a device inside of it that allows a communication with the hologram-spirit of his father.  It just happens that a snooping reporter from Metropolis named Lois Lane (Amy Adams) came across this capsule, also.  She is nearly injured while trying to get into it, yet Clark rescues her with his super-human capabilities!

Shocked by what has happened, Lois returns to Metropolis, and to The Daily Planet.  She means to write a story about this super human who saved her life.  However, the newspaper’s editor, Perry White (Laurence Fishburne) rejects her drafts!

General Zod voyages to Earth, tracing the scout ship in which Kal-El was placed. He demands to the people of Earth that Kal-El surrender to him, or they will suffer his wrath!  Clark turns himself into The U.S. Armed Forces, as they proceed to give him to Zod!  Zod then proceeds to reveal plans to convert Earth into a world more akin to Krypton through the use of an engine device that works with his space vessel.  It will eliminate all of Earth’s people, making it clear for Zod to repopulate the planet with Kryptonians that have been engineered by the use of the codex stored within Clark’s cellular structure!

It is back at Smallville where Clark confronts Faora-Ul (Antje Traue).  He is able to stop this assistant to Zod from proceeding with plans to convert Earth into a Krypton-like planet by surrendering to The U.S. Army, who are forced to turn him over to Faora-Ul!    Clark and Lois are turned over to Zod and his forces, yet they get free by using an image of Jor-El that Clark downloaded into Zod’s main computer.  This programming confusion leads to an attack from Krypton’s forces onto Earth, with The U.S. Army responding intensely!  Clark appears as Superman, convincing The U.S. Armed Forces that he is their ally.  Yet, Zod means to get hold of the codex, which is within Clark’s genetic code, and he releases a vessel over The Indian Ocean to begin an attack!

Superman now has Lois at his side, as they speak with U.S. Armed Forces.  They give details from Jor-El’s computer program that set an attack against Zod’s vessel.  A wormhole is opened slightly above Earth, which consumes Zod’s ship and his minions!

Superman returns to The Indian Ocean to shut down the engine that was starting to transform Earth into a Krypton-like world!  Then, he races back to Metropolis to engage Zod in battle, as the villainous general uses powers equivalent to Superman’s.  The Man of Steel ends up killing General Zod in order to save people from the general’s wicked wrath!  Nearly succumbing to pain of emotion from having to kill, Superman is comforted by Lois Lane.  He chooses to pick himself up, resuming a life as Clark Kent, living with the secrecy of Superman to protect humanity when needed!

Man of Steel (2013) Poster


Next week, we get to check out Brad Pitt in an all-out battle against zombies!  The fate of the world will be at stake as he leads heroic human forces to save the planet in World War Z!  The same day will have Monsters University, as June will close out with The Heat and White House Down!

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Scientists Locate Smallest, and One of Oldest Galaxies, Yet!

June 13, 2013 at 9:12 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, science and technology, web gossip) (, )

I have to believe that it is a good thing that there are intelligent and inquisitive people who are continuously delving into studies of such intrigue!  Surely, it has to take some time and work for these kinds of results to be produced with such seeming accuracy and allure.  The information that is being released is so fantastic and phenomenal that it certainly must attract the attention of any who come across the details presented!

Details that have been published within the recent edition of The Astrophysical Journal provide data about what is being labeled as the smallest galaxy to be discovered, yet!  It has been entitled as Segue 2.  This is a dwarf-spiral galaxy, and it is a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.  It is said to be filled with stars that mostly are ancient, having been formed more than twelve billion years in the past.  Scientific speculation has presented the supposition that Segue likely was one of the first galaxies to have been formed ever, with it’s stars being among the first ever to shimmer within all of space-time!

Current studies of Segue 2 are leading to more detailed studies of dark matter.  This is the theoretical matter that is alleged to compose nearly eighty-five percent of all matter within the entire universe!  First identified in the early twentieth century by scientific minds like Fritz Zwicky, dark matter continues to captivate the minds of the scientific community, while there has been no direct identification of it, or contact with it.

Dark matter is relevant in the study of Segue 2 in that it is alleged to be the primary bonding force of this galaxy’s structure.  Scientists working with The University of California – Irvine have observed Segue 2, finding that it is a galaxy of little actual mass, and containing slightly more than one thousand stars, at most.  Their studies go further, proposing that the galaxy is held in tact by dark matter.

As a dwarf-spiral galaxy, Segue 2 is far smaller than our Milky Way.  However, it is believed to have a greater density than our home galaxy.  This is due to it having slightly more than one thousand stars within it, yet being filled with dark matter.  It is due to the presence of a dark matter halo that the stars within Segue 2 remain in place, allowing the collection to maintain the classification of galaxy.

Currently, researchers are combining skills and information to get more clarified results from the studies of Segue 2.  Scientists working with The University of California – Irvine are reviewing information about this galaxy, while seeming intrigued at it’s small size, yet intense density.  Their studies are providing new light into how dark matter works, and the possibility of a not-yet discovered subatomic particle, which also may play a role in how structures like entire galaxies contain and maintain mass.  The scientists look into details of Segue 2 with awe, as some have said that it’s discovery has been like finding an elephant that is smaller than a mouse!











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She Was Told to Make Dogs Heel!

June 11, 2013 at 9:08 PM (curious research, current news, human life issues, legal issues, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)

This really is a weird story!  I was completely stunned by it, first after hearing news clips about the incident, then after reading news articles about what took place.  I mean, what are the words?  Vicious?  Insane?  Pissed off?  Huh?

I have heard all about not messing with a woman scorned, and the alleged consequences that happen to those whom choose to do so, despite warnings.  Additionally, I would have to recognize the need to keep my private affairs indeed just that; especially those which could lead to dire consequences when revealed.  Well, whatever all of the warnings have been put out there time and time again, you just can not have everyone to heed all of them at all times!

Passion, romance, and sex!  It is such a dominant part of life, however you want to mask it, however you want to discuss it.  We get the message time and time again that these emotions need to be dealt with carefully and responsibly, lest we end up on the wrong side of romance’s razor!

This is out of Houston, where an educator from The University of Houston was murdered by his romantic companion.  Professor Alf Stefan Andersson was found dead last night.  His lover, Ana Lilia Trujillo, is the primary suspect in Andersson’s death.  She was the only person present, after she called Houston Police to state that Andersson had been killed!

When the cops arrived at the condo, they made it to the 18th floor Parklane Building residence of Professor Andersson.  They were greeted by a bloody-handed Trujillo, who then lead them to the dead body of her lover.  Andersson was laid-out within the hallway, on his back, face-up with a stiletto heel busting-forth from his forehead!  There were other puncture wounds throughout his body also, each with pierce entrances indicative of intrusion by a high-heeled shoe!  Each of the holes in Andersson’s head was ten to fifteen inches in depth, and there were stab wounds in his arms, face, and neck, also!

A motive has not been listed officially for the murder.  Of course, speculation can lead one to reach the conclusion that this is the result of a romance gone awry!  I was actually trying to imagine the strength necessary for her to have popped through his skull with the heel of her shoe!  I guess it really would not have to be that strong, if she used enough strength, and she hit him at whatever exact location of his forehead.  As he is/was a professor, I will give him the benefit of saying that his head was not hollow, so it could not have been too simple to crack his skull with a shoe.  Yet, Ana Trujillo did it, and now Alf  Stefan Andersson is dead!

Trujillo was taken into custody by Houston Police.  She currently is in jail, being held on a bond of $100,000.  Her court date was today.  As a citizen-resident of México, Trujillo requested a court-appointed attorney for this case.  Further details will come!

Ana Lilia Trujillo appeared in court on Tuesday, June 11. Trujillo is charged with murder in the death of Dr. Stefan Andersson, a 59-year-old University of Houston professor.









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When she’s f-ed up, ain’t nothing you can do about it!!!

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A Scary Social Setting & Slick Magic Tricks Tonight!

June 8, 2013 at 3:11 AM (childcare and child protection, current news, human life issues, legal issues, movie reviews, political atmosphere, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)

Film number one was The Purge!  It begins in March of 2022, with James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) and his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), preparing for the evening.  The nation has reached a point where crime has overtaken civility, so drastic steps have been enacted to solve the situation.  The national government has allowed for an annual event to occur, when crime and violence are allowed for twelve hours without legal repercussion, or medical assistance!

It is March 21, 2022 when this annual Purge takes place.  The Sandins lock down their home like everyone else within their neighborhood.  However, shortly into the start of the night, a strange man comes banging at their door, pleading for help.  They suspect it to be a rouse, as crime is so rampant at this point. However, this man seems to be genuinely hurt.  Then, The Sandin’s naïve (stupid?), teenaged son, Charlie (Max Burkholder) opens the door to a man who claims to be injured and desperately in need of help!

The man did have a deep wound to his abdominal region, and he needed medical attention.  However, The Sandins’ home was not the location to find it, as young Charlie merely made his family subject to the wrath of the wantonly attacking neighbors.  They announced to The Sandins that they were to surrender this man within one hour, or their house would be burned down, with everyone inside killed!

The Purge

We saw Now You See Me for our second feature!  This was an alluring feature that kept the audience interested in the plot, while likely trying to be sure that everyone was keeping up with what was really happening!  It starts with the introductions of Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), and Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher).  Each is a part-time magician / street performer.

The group gets invited to an apartment that turns out to be empty, yet the find schematics for a magic show machine that could benefit their act financially.  They regroup, adopt the name of The Four Horsemen, and perform in Las Vegas.  It is there where one show is used for them as a set-up for a bank robbery.  Wilder calls out to one of the audience members, asking for the name of a bank.  The person gives the name of a bank that is in France.  Wilder has this person to come to the stage, to sign a card, then the man is magically transported to Paris!

Once in Paris, this audience member is inside of a bank.  He is instructed to place the signed card inside of the bank safe, then to turn on a vacuum that sucks money out of the bank safe in Paris, and distributes it into the Las Vegas audience!  The Parisian bank opens the following day with no money, and no realization as to what happened to their funds!

Interpol and The F.B.I. get involved with what is happening.  F.B.I. Agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) teams with Interpol Agent Alma Vargas (Melanie Laurent) to pursue this case.  They start with interviewing the audience member who was transported from Las Vegas to France, learning that he had been hypnotized.  They proceed to interrogate The Four Horsemen, having no real luck because the magicians are sly with their answers, and they use magic to taunt the investigators!  The questionings lead to no answers for The F.B.I., so they have to release the magicians.  However, a sudden clue from an F.B.I. agent lets Agent Rhodes know that long-time criminal suspect Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) is involved with this act!

The Four Horsemen have a sold-out show planned for New Orleans.  They recognize that Bradley is in the audience, as is their financial sponsor Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine), so they try to show their best acts.  The group perform well-practiced acts, then they move to a grand finale.  At this point, the group lures Tressler to the stage, where they perform an act that obtains the information from his bank account, emptying it, then spreading all of the money throughout the audience!  Police are called; they try chasing the magicians and they do not catch them!

Dylan and Alma brood over this embarrassment, yet they plan to catch The Four Horsemen before they can make another such act.  Alma has knowledge of a secret magicians’ group known as “The Eye”, which was known for stealing from the wealthy, then giving to the poor.  Dylan was uncertain about any connections, yet Alma believed that there could be.  They opted to interrogate Thaddeus Bradley for additional clues, then having Thaddeus positioned to be hired by Arthur Tressler to get a one-up on The Four Horsemen!

The Horsemen are in New York City.  They are unknowingly following instructions of Tressler, as one of them, Jack (Dave Franco) is nervous about the events.  The group leaves Jack alone to destroy the evidence afterward for their clean getaway, but he is found out by the police.  Jack is chased by the cops on a televised broadcast, and it is seen when his car flips, then explodes on the night streets of New York City!

Jack’s chase is posted online by his fellow magicians, as a manner of mourning his loss.  Alma and Dylan find out that The Horsemen mean to rob another F.B.I. safe, yet they are not on that case because their authorities believe that other agents would be more qualified to handle this particular situation.  Yet, as the new F.B.I. team go to this safe to try protecting it, they find that it’s location is vacant, with an hypnotized agent there telling them new details for transporting the safe!  They follow these plans, finding that they meet up with Thaddeus Bradley, and that they have been outdone by The Horsemen again with trying to get hold of the real money!

Dylan makes an effort to try arresting The Horsemen at a performance, yet they get away through the use of props, mannequins, and holograms!  Again, they distribute money to the audience from the air as the flee, yet the money is all fake!  Dylan opts to end his pursuit of The Four Horsemen, and to follow his romantic quest of Alma.  Thaddeus ends up being arrested by The F.B.I. after the real money turns up in his car from the stolen safe (a la The Horsemen….)!  He gets to prison, telling Dylan that he was framed, yet through the discussion, Thaddeus comes to realize that Dylan was the one that set him up from the beginning!

Alma gets back to France.  She comes across a newspaper, finding an article about a magician who tried to do a trick underwater, but he drowned.  Dylan then shows up, and he admits to Alma that this man who drowned was his father.  Dylan said that he created The Horsemen to get revenge on those who were involved on the drowning of his father, and the acts that left his family without any money afterward!

Now You See Me (2013) Poster


 Oh, yes!  I have been waiting for next week’s prime feature!  Like so many people, I have been a fan of Superman since childhood!  I expect Man of Steel to be nothing less than spectacular!  The trailers have been awesome, as Henry Cavill is really looking the part of Clark Kent / Kal-El, and the more I see of the updated General Zod seems to be so deliciously devilish!  I am so excited!  OOOH!!!

Of course, this summer is packed with fantastic cinematic releases!  June alone still has The Heat, White House Down, and World War Z!  July will burst forth with The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim, R.I.P.D., and Red 2!  Plus, there are several other films!

Go to bed wishing on a star……….

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Remember to Watch Your Back & The Backs of Those Who Need the Help!

June 6, 2013 at 12:29 AM (athletics, childcare and child protection, current news, health care reviews, human life issues, late night studies, legal issues, medical concerns, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)

I was not sure that I wanted to go ahead with a post about this particular topic, yet after reading it a few times, I figured that I would blog about it.  The story is intriguing, albeit highly strange, and yes, stomach-turning!  However, I felt that the story needed to be read by others, so that the issue would be recognized, and that, hopefully, similar actions can be halted before they ever happen in the future.

This topic comes out of Minnesota, where what should be the culmination of classes is not the happiest of times for some cheerleaders, or of all students!  Minnetonka, Minnesota, a suburban town of Minneapolis, is where Hopkins High School is located.  It is in this town where eighteen year-old Montia Marie Parker has been accused of pimping her cheerleading teammate!  Parker, at age 18, took advantage of a sixteen year-old cheerleader with a mental disorder by taking the girl to meet older men for sex trafficking!

Details were relayed, saying that Parker would converse with clientele via e-mail, telling them that she would bring the younger girl to them to provide actions of oral sex in exchange for financial compensation.  Allegedly, one such incident occurred on March 5.  Parker took the younger girl to meet with a male, and the act occurred, and Parker was rewarded $60 afterward.

It was the next day, March 6, that Parker attempted to get the younger girl from her school, they went to meet another man.  This man wanted more than oral sex from the younger girl, and she would not do more, so they left his residence.  However, in the midst of the younger girl being absent from school, her mother found out that she had been absent several times.  This lead to the mother being a mother, doing some snooping, leading her to checking her daughter’s cell phone, finding text messages, and stumbling upon memos that lead to statements that included shocking things like prostitution!  Mom then called the cops!!!

The mother had to clarify the situation, letting the police know that her daughter is a mentally disabled individual who “works with a social worker due to a developmental cognitive delay”.   Parker eventually was arrested, after admitting to creating a website called Backpage.com, where she would have her customers to connect for late night compensation and copulation!  Now, she is facing a minimum of fifteen years in prison, along with a $40,000 sex trafficking fine, and/or a twenty year sentence with a $50,000 solicitation fine.  Pay up!!!

Montia Marie Parker's Twitter account.

Montia Marie Parker








A Minnesota cheerleader has been charged with promoting prostitution and sex trafficking after she allegedly pimped out a younger student.

Montia Marie Parker


     The youth years are the first ones to learn

who your first real friends really are!


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…and I did!

June 1, 2013 at 12:35 AM (childcare and child protection, climate studies, current news, environmental issues, extraterrestrial studies, human life issues, movie reviews, science and technology, social opinion, terrestrial studies, web gossip)

It was aiight!  I had a good time watching it.  I can see where some of the critics say it was overblown, yet it was meant to be a bit off the hinges.  After all, it is a film directed by M. Night Shyamalan, so… you get what you get…. and you will enjoy it!  Shyamalan did the direction of After Earth, while the production of the film was in the hands of The Mr. and Mrs. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her brother, Caleeb Pinkett, and, Mr. Will Smith’s business associate, Mr. James Lassiter.

Anyhow.  The plot goes with the idea of all of humanity choosing to leave Earth in the year 2025, after we have ultimately f-ed up the planet!  (That actually is not enough time for us to have developed intergalactic space travel, or to have located another habitable world for the entire planetary population, but that is another story….)  After one thousand years have passed, we have managed to find another world to infest, I mean to populate, called Nova Prime.  It is the year 3000, and society is patrolled by a system known as The Ranger Corps.

Cypher Raige (Will Smith) is the lead general of The Ranger Corps.  He is known for being strict and a stern disciplinarian.  His son is Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith), who just has been recruited into The Corps.  This is an issue for Cypher because he sees his son as a child without discipline, while always into mischief.  Meanwhile, Kitai yearns for his father’s respect, attention, and most of all, his love, as he attempts t become the strongest ranger that has been seen in this corps.

Cypher engages in a discussion with his wife, Faia (Sophie Okonedo), about their son.  Faia pleads with Cypher, urging him to see that Kitai wants his respect and his love.  She requests of her husband to take their son with him on his next training mission, and Cypher agrees.   Cypher sets forth with Kitai to a location that is unfamiliar to the younger Raige, yet the father does identify to his son as to where they have arrived….  Earth!

Indeed, in truth, not enough time has passed for creatures to have evolved into enormous dino-birds, or animals of unrecognizable features to be meandering about the planet.  A mere one thousand years is not enough time for evolution to take hold for drastic changes in appearance of anything to happen.  A wolf will still be a wolf, a snake will still be a snake, a bird will still be a bird, so that part of the story is bullshit!  However, there was a bit of allure to the story in the idea of the fact that humanity should keep in mind that continuous damage to the planet at our hands will lead to a probable need to evacuate Earth!  If that is the case, where will we go?

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I had to put in The Beebs, featuring Lil’ Jaden!

Earth 4

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