Cinema Dispatch: San Andreas

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San Andreas and all the images you see below are owned by Warner Bros.

Directed by Brad Peyton

The movie is primarily about Ray (Dwayne Johnson) who is a Fire Rescue helicopter pilot who’s about to have one mother fucker of a day when the entire San Andreas fault decides to drop the entire California coast into the Pacific Ocean.  Throughout this catastrophic event, Ray does everything in his power to rescue his family from the chaos surrounding them, as well as others who are trying to survive or do their part in preventing further lives from being lost.   Along with Ray’s badass adventures with his soon to be ex-wife Emma (Carla Gugino), we follow his daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) who’s trying to survive with a couple of Brits she found along the way, and we also get to see Professor Lawrence (Paul Giamatti) who’s trying to get the word out that earthquakes are happening while the earthquakes are happening.  As far as the science goes, there isn’t really a reason WHY this is happening, other than what this poster has to say on it.

And we did SUCH a good job preparing for it!
And we did SUCH a good job preparing for it!

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Super Recaps: Cutie Honey the Live Episode 2 (Hostess Club Blitz!)

We’re back with everyone’s favorite adaptation of questionable source material!   When we last left our hero, she was fighting for her life against one of the leaders of Panther Claw and was about to receive the killing blow!  The first episode was decent enough as pilots go, but now that they’ve sold us on the idea of what this show could be, they have to make good on that potential.  Does this episode meet those expectations and give us something worth watching, or is the novelty already wearing off this soon?  Let’s find out!!

The episode begins with Cutie Honey continuing her life and death struggle against the Panther Claw dude with the feather hand.  At the last minute, good old Hayami shows up with his car to provide Honey with a perfect escape!

“DRIVE GOD DAMN IT!!”     “Don’t you want to get in first!?”     “I SAID DRIVE!!!”
“DRIVE GOD DAMN IT!!”     “Don’t you want to get in first!?”     “I SAID DRIVE!!!”

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Super Recaps: My Little Pony season 5 (The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone)

We’re back with another episode of Game of Ponies, and after quite a few episodes we finally get another chance at high adventure and exploration!  That’s right!  We have another map episode and I can’t be more excited to hear it!  The last time they were sent on a quest, they battled the evils of communism and fought back against a cult leader!  Will this episode be just as good, or will the adventure this time around be a step down from what we saw in the season premiere?  Let’s find out!!

The episode begins with Pinkie Pie clearly in her element as she’s backing a dessert that’s so good, it’ll give your mama a cavity!

“What is best in life?   To crush the walnuts, see them baked into your Bundt cakes, and hear the lamentations of your enemies as you ingest delicious baked goods.”
“What is best in life?   To crush the walnuts, see them baked into your Bundt cakes, and hear the lamentations of your enemies as you ingest delicious baked goods.”

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Cinema Dispatch: Mad Max: Fury Road

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Mad Max: Fury Road and all the images you see below are owned by Warner Bros.

Directed by George Miller

We all have a list of movies that we feel we should have seen by now, but for whatever reason have never gotten to.  At the top of my list you’ll find the Mad Max trilogy which is a shame because if Mad Max: Fury Road is any indication, those movies would definitely be right up my alley.  In the new Mad Max film, we see that the hero of the wasteland (Max Rockatansky played by Tom Hardy) has gotten himself dragged into some greater by a group of insane cultist who want to use him as a living blood bank.  Throughout the film, he’s used as a human IV bag, beat to hell on numerous occasions, and tries to show a gruff and unapproachable exterior that eventually falls away into a heart of gold.

“I HATE MONDAYS!!!”
“I HATE MONDAYS!!!”

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Super Recaps: My Little Pony season 5 (Make New Friends but Keep Discord)

We’re back with another episode of everyone’s favorite reboot of a popular 80’s franchise!  Season five has been trucking along for a while now and it’s been mostly good but still doesn’t feel like it’s reached its stride just yet.  Will another appearance by the one and only John de Lancie be what this season needs to get going, or will yet another episode about Discord prove that even a character as dynamic and interesting as him can eventually be overused to the point of diminishing returns?  Let’s find out!!

The episode begins with Discord and Fluttershy having tea and sharing dirty jokes.

“And he asked them ‘what do you call yourselves?’  And then he says… THE ARISTOCRATS!!”     “HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!”
“And he asked them ‘what do you call yourselves?’  And then he says… THE ARISTOCRATS!!”     “HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!”

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Super Recaps: Sailor Moon Crystal (Episode 22)

Sailor Moon Crystal, as predictably as the tides, had started going downhill in the second half of its story arc.  With lots of great set up and interesting characters to fight the Scouts, it looked like things had started to turn around for the show after the disappointing ending to the Silver Millennium story line, but once the Scouts were taken away and we got to the future (where there’s pretty much no one to care about), it started to look grim once again for this series.  Still, the show had Chibi-Usa who has been a consistent bright spot so far, and the way the last episode ended gave us some hope that things were at least going to escalate in an interesting and meaningful way as we approach the end of this story.  Will this episode make good on the promises of the the last episode, or were we just getting set up once again for disappointment?  Let’s find out!!

The episode begins with Chibi-Usa being tempted to join Wise Man and feel the POWER of the Dark Side!

“With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict, and bring order to the multiverse.  Also, I have some candy if you want it.”     “CANDY!!!!!”
“With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict, and bring order to the multiverse.  Also, I have some candy if you want it.”     “CANDY!!!!!”

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