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Jackass Reviews: The Fate Of The Furious

On this episode of Jackass Reviews, BC reviews the 8th installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, The Fate Of The Furious. BC is joined by SCNS host, and NI CoHost Coach Matt! Jackass Reviews is a SPOILER heavy review of films, so if you have not seen the film, come back and check this episode out after you have!

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Moana

Over the years Disney has produced some of the greatest animated films ever. And this year they may have given us one of their best. A heartfelt and fun family film. The music is incredible, and the story is awesome.

Moana tells the story of an island “princess” named Moana, voiced by Auli’i Cravalho, who is destined to be more than just her village’s Chief as her father wants her to be. Her grandmother supports her and with her motivation she sails off to find the great Demi God Maui, voiced by The Rock, and force him to set the world right. Along their adventure they are forced to deal with pirates, and having to learn to work together to restore the world.

The cast is absolutely phenomenal! Auli’i Cravalho is a new comer whose name I cannot pronounce, however we all better learn it, and learn it well. Because she is a star. Not only an incredible singing voice, but she brings this character to life through her personality. She had a pretty big task ahead of her. For this movie rest on her shoulders, and her ability to go toe to toe with The Rock. The Rock is one the biggest forces in the world right now. And he truly shines as the Demi God Maui. While when he first comes on scene you hear The Rock, by the time his musical number concludes, he is Maui. These two are incredible together.

The story is pretty paint by numbers, however they do such a good job with the characters that you don’t really notice the usual Disney Tropes. The journey through the story is so well done, that it doesn’t truly hurt the film. The musical numbers are used in such a way to push the story forward and give you great exposition that could’ve come off as unwanted. But because they are so well written they make the story work.

Speaking of the music, it is absolutely incredible. While the film came out awhile back and I am a little late to the party, I am surprised we did not get “Let It Go-ed” with a few of these different musical numbers. I came out loving nearly every song. Immediately YouTubing the songs they are some of the catchiest numbers Disney has ever given us.

The visuals are absolutely stunning! Some of the shots on the ocean I could not believe that they were animated. It was beautiful. Made me want to go to a beach and forget this crazy city life I live. The characters were all done with great detail and fit to their voices so well.

I had a few issues with the film, most of them being a random musical number done by a giant sparling crab voiced by Jermaine Clement. The number and scene just did not seem to fit in the film and I was kind of taken out of it. Another issue I had was with I felt to be a random pointless character. Heihei, Moana’s pet rooster, who even director Ron Clements described as “the dumbest character in the history of Disney animation.” I really feel the film wouldn’t be missing a thing if that character had just been taken out altogether. Or maybe replaced by Moana’s other pet, a little pig.

Other than that the film is so much fun, and I truly enjoyed the music and story. I am giving Moana a score of 3.9 with a .4 bonus for the music. That gives it a Jeebus Score of 4.3! Now I ask you Jackass Nation, have you seen Moana yet? What is your favorite Disney song! Sound off in the comments below! And remember, It Is What It Is!

The Jeebus Score explained

The Jeebus score is out of a possible 5 points with a .5 bonus. Films are giving a max of 1 point each for Entertainment Value, Story/Writing, Performance, Direction, and Production. There is also a possible bonus up to .5. Any film between 2.5 and 4 is considered a good film. 4-5 is a great film. Anything over 5 is an incredibly amazing film. To get a perfect score of 5.5 a film will pretty much have to be The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather.

Nerd Interference for June 4th

This week The Coach is off getting ready for his wedding, The Jackass brings on his old tag team partner The Muscle Zach T, and childhood friend, Dallas High school Football Icon Teddy Luke. They talk about the NBA Finals and what’s next for Kevin Durant. The upcoming UFC 199 card. The Baylor controversy and Big 12 Championship game, as well as the Rock for President! Join us on this audio only version!

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Nerd Interference for the week of March 26 2016

The Coach and The Jackass recap Daredevil, talk the madness of March, as well as controversy in MMA, give the next for NI Draft picks, and much much more!

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San Andreas

It is time for everybody’s favorite action star to take on one of his biggest threats. You’ve seen him layeth the smacketh down on everyone from Stone Cold Steve Austin to John Cena. You saw him take on The Mummy as The Scorpion King. He wrangled up teeth as The Tooth Fairy, and got retaliation as a G.I. Joe. He was fast, he was furious. But now. Now he must take on an Earthquake. It’s The Rock vs Mother Nature, and a falls count anywhere match for box office. It is, San Andreas!

Great opening right? I know I loved it. So, San Andres is coming at us like a hurricane. You’ve seen it everywhere. Billboards, every other commercial, all over The Rock’s social media. The film is directed by Brad Peyton and stars The Rock, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Ioan Gruffudd, Paul Giamatti, Art Parkinson, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Will Yun Lee, Kylie Minogue, Arsenal err I mean Colton Haynes, and Todd Williams. The story follows a rescue-chopper pilot on his journey to save his daughter after a massive earthquake hits and threatens to knock California off the face of the planet, and destroy life as we know it. Sounds like your generic disaster film right? Wrong. Your generic disaster film does not have The People’s Champ.

San Andreas is a lot of fun. It definitely the disaster movie of all disaster movies. Think The Day After Tomorrow meets 2012 on crack, with The Rock. The movie runs almost like a freaking video game. When you follow The Rock on his journey, it’s like he has to go through levels. Fly a chopper, drive a truck, fly a plane, and drive a boat. It just gets more and crazier as the film goes. The story is it important? No. this is a cliché disaster film. It has its cheesy one liners, its crazy unsurvivable action, and its cliché coincidences. If this was made with any old action star, you wouldn’t care, but it’s the Rock. You get into it because you love to see him defy the odds.

Paul Giamatti is your typical disaster movie scientist that finds a way to track earthquakes moments before the super quake happens. Carla Gugino is sexy as always and amazing in the role. And the icing on the cake is Alexandra Daddario. This girl is so gorgeous and so stunning that when she is on screen you are immediately drawn to the character. Makes you want to leave the theater, go home, and watch her on True Detective. You know what I’m talking about.

This is not an Oscar winner folks. This film isn’t even remotely realistic. But honestly if that’s why you are going to San Andreas then you are a moron. It’s just fun to sit down and watch. It has its problems though. Like with most of the disaster film genre it tries to add too much character development. It tries to give you these heartfelt feel bad for me back stories, and in the end you just don’t care. You are there to see buildings fall. Let them fall. The script had a major flaw that did really bother me though. There is this one character that keeps escaping danger and he kind of the pseudo heel of the story. You are waiting for him to get it, and you just want The Rock to beat the snot out of him. Sadly, when he does bite it, it’s very anti climatic. And you are left thinking “well that was a pointless storyline.”

In the end, San Andreas is a fun action flick that if want to get away for a few hours, shove popcorn in your face, and turn off your brain, this is the place to go. It’s fun, exciting, action pact, and filled with really hot chicks. In the water. Yes folks, Alexandra Daddario swimming around in skimpy tight clothes. That’s your .5 bonus. Giving San Andreas a Jeebus score of 4.5.

The Jeebus Score explained

The Jeebus score is out of a possible 6 points. Films are giving a max of 1 point each for Acting, Entertainment, and Casting, and a max of .5 for Dialog, Cinematography, and Direction. There is also a possible bonus up to .5. Any film between 2.5 and 4 is considered a good film. 4-5 is a great film. Anything over 5 is an incredibly amazing film. To get a perfect score of 6 a film will pretty much have to be The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather.

The Rock joins Baywatch

Looks as if the Baywatch big screen adaption has just gained its first major star. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting The Rock has signed on to be the lead man in Paramount Pictures film.

Baywatch was an action drama set on the beaches of Los Angeles that ran from 1989 till 1999. The new film adoption is set to be directed by the team that brought us We’re The Millers, Sean Anders and John Morris, while the script has been originally penned by Jeremy Garlicky and Peter Tolan. Word is that n the original script, parts were written for both Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff. Though there is no telling what version of the script will be used when the time comes.

The Rock was most recently scene in this years Hercules, and will next be seen reprising his role as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious Franchise next summer. While both Anders and Morris are gearing up for the release of their next project Horrible Bosses 2

I AM HERCULES!

HERCULES! Starring Kellen Lutz, wait, scratch that, wrong film. Hercules! Starring The Rock! That’s better. Hercules tells the story of the Son of Zeus, as told in the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. The film is the second film based on Hercules this year, and all though I haven’t seen The Legend of Hercules, I had high hopes that this film would be better than I was told Legend was. Hercules is Directed by everybody’s favorite X-Men ruining director Brett Ratner, now hold on, he did the Rush Hour films, those were good. Ratner directs The Rock along with Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, and John Hurt. So the questions remains, does The Rock’s bring Hercules to life? Or is Ratner’s film a Greek tragedy? Well……

It’s a Brett Ratner film……

That sums up the most of it. That sums up the most of it. The Film follows Hercules (Rock), the alleged son of Zeus, and his band of mercenaries. Hercules has a troubled past, yet is good at heart. His services are hired to over throw a tyrant who is taking the land one city at a time. As Hercules and his crew fight a war that is not theirs, they slowly realize they may not be in a war that believed they were.

The story in my mind is rather weak. I wanted a true Hercules story. I wanted the son of Zeus. This version of Hercules is more of a maybe he is, maybe he isn’t story. Are the legends true? Is he a mere mortal? We’ll just leave that up to you. Thanks Ratner.

Hercules starts out, I will say terribly. The opening scene is literally a remake of the opening scene of The Scorpion King. I was immediately worried about what I was watching. However, as the film progresses, despite its flaws, it actually becomes fun. It just takes a minute to get there. Eventually though, it’s a fun popcorn film. I found myself sitting back and no longer worrying about the terrible dialog or horrible direction, and I just began to enjoy the craziness.

Like I said the dialog is horrendous. I mean I didn’t expect the 300 dialect, but at least try a little. This is ancient Greece, there shouldn’t be todays slang. As well you a very aware you are watching a cheesy Ratner film. Puns, crappy jokes, terrible story. There’s also the very cliché “Haha I’m the bad guy out of nowhere, and I’m bad because I’m bad” villain moment that takes you out of the film. Luckily Rock is able to pull you back.

The casting is pretty decent. Rock is The Rock. John Hurt is great as City’s, King of Thrace. Rufus Sewell plays Hercules wise all-knowing companion, and is probably one the most entertaining characters in the film. There is also discount Lady Sif, played by discount Jaimie Alexander. Well I guess discount Xena played by discount Lucy Lawless is more appropriate. Either way Ingrid Bolso Berdal was in the film. I don’t really know who she is either, don’t worry.

In the end, Hercules is definitely more fun Transformers Age of Extinction was. Goes to show you can have a mindless movie that makes no sense but is at least still fun. I’m Giving Hercules a Jeebus Score of 3.1. Check out the Matinee.

San Diego Comic Con day 1 top news stories

So today was a little tid bit of information out today, let’s just dive into and start with the DreamWorks panel. They released their upcoming schedule and it looks like we got some decent films coming our way. They first showed a short teaser for a film called Home. The plot seems to center around an alien race who attempt to take refuge on earth while hiding from their mortal enemy and make earth their new home. While attempting to relocate the humans, a young girl escapes and is accompanied on the run by a banished member of the alien race named Oh. Next up is a film called B.O.O. the Bureau of Otherworldly Operations. B.O.O. seems to center around a government organization that employs ghost to protect humans from hauntings. Two of the newest agents uncover a plot to destroy the organization and it is up to them to save the day. Finally, we get a little bit on the movie of the Penguins of Madagascar! Out came Comic Con virgins John Malkovich, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Apparently the Hall couldn’t help but ask Cumberbatch about the Dr. Strange rumors. To which he only replied maybe he’d be playing Nurse Normal. Funny guy. The three films seem fun. Penguins more than the other two.

Paramount took the stage next and dropped some major bombs. To start they announced a 2nd SpongeBob movie. Followed by the Ninja Turtles panel where they played some footage and talked about the film. Nothing new here. I haven’t seen many of the newer trailers and I’m pretty excited for the film. Next up they debuted the Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer. Which I will try to post at the bottom, don’t really know how. But it wasn’t anything special. Liked the first one, and you can’t judge a book by its cover, or a film by its trailer. There are a few funny spots, the nerd song, and the final clip.

Next up, well, I’ll get to what’s next. First they finished the Paramount panel with Interstellar. Matthew McConaughey and Chris Nolan showed up to discuss the film! I am very excited for this one, sadly I don’t think we get to see the trailer just yet, but from what I’ve heard it’ll be great. But now, Finally, The Rock has showed up at Comic Con! The Rock came out to apparently a tremendous ovation. He invited everyone to s special screening of Hercules, to which he was greeted by chants of Rocky, no, wait, it was another word, SHAZAAM! I think this entire Shazaam talk is misdirection. I think he’s going to be Black Adam. You don’t get the Rock, the most electrifying man in sports or entertainment and only let him on the screen half the time.IMG_1297 Aliens-Search-For-a-Home-in-First-Trailer-For-DreamWorks-Animation-Comedy IMG_1290 IMG_1292 IMG_1296 www.indiewire.com_-600x421

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