Sometimes when I’m bored, I don’t want to see an Oscar winner, or even a well-composed film. Sometimes, I’m in the mood for a lowest-common-denominator horror film. A sensitive close-encounter sci-fi film? Nope. A moving war epic about a pacifist? Try again. Aaron Eckhart in a wheelchair battling demons? Sounds great!
“Incarnate” is indeed about a wheelchair-bound man who works as an exorcist. The thing is, though, rather than using prayer and holy water, he enters the subconscious of the possessed and saves them by helping them escape the demons with their mind. The twist is that he doesn’t really care about the people he helps; instead, he wants to get back at the demon who killed his wife and daughter and left him in a wheelchair.
Are you following any of this? It doesn’t matter. “Incarnate” is a sublimely bad movie, rather than a run-of-the-mill bore. Aaron Eckhart is a great actor who will someday get the praise he deserves, but, for now, he’s turning films like this and “I, Frankenstein” into must-see bad movie classics. His nonchalance when confronting demons is classic. The fact that he is in a wheelchair because of a demon named Maggie is perfect. The 11-year old he is helping is a mean demon himself; this movie does have a (small) body count. In short, if you have refined tastes and require that the films you watch are of high quality, skip this film. But if you enjoy Aaron Eckhart and cheap but fun films about demonic possession, check this flick out. It’s bad but tons of fun! –CoolAC
Places such as this are a byproduct of unaffordable housing and unaffordable studios in the bay area. The elites that run everything refuse to build more affordable housing, because they are greedy and they want their property values to rise – and they don’t care if rising property values means a lot of people wind up homeless. Its time we started to develop more housing and infrastructure to meet the needs of future generations. Its either that, or population control . Having more and more kids, more and more immigration , higher and higher housing costs, but not building hardly any new low – income housing – will continue to be a recipe for disaster. SF and Oakland are basically cities with the elite rich living next to the poor – and there is very little middle class- as result of coastal elitist policies.
People are talking about a “large” comet that is supposedly visible to the naked eye and will be passing on NYE. This is supposed to go down while partyers are out in the streets, waiting for the ball to drop. Some website forums are spelling doom for society and talking about elites taking to underground bunkers in anticipation of the comet slamming into Earth.
This all very closely resembles the plot of the classic 80s camp sci-fi classic Night of the Comet. 80s camp films have a lot of social criticisms embedded in them, which are poignant, and often overlooked. In that film, those who follow the crowd (and stand in the streets watching the comet) are turned into a pile of red dust. Only their sneakers and clothes remain. Just like holiday shoppers -even the survivors in the film would mostly rather go fashion shopping than worry about more practical type things. Meanwhile scientists are living in underground bunkers, aiming to harvest the dumb blondes’ organs. And zombie police are out to bust anyone for anything ( just like in real life) – and to eat them.
Night of the Comet and movies like Omega Doom are said by some to be warnings from the elite about events that only insiders know about. Night of the Comet was likely one such piece of multi-dimensional propaganda. It was intended to warn those willing to look past the surface of the film and to look into the hidden message of the film: that excessive mass-culture consumerism and herd mentality will lead to certain calamity.
A professor is suggesting that mass produced sex-bots with bodies cast by celebs could be the next big thing:
On its face this idea sounds enticing. You can bang that unreachable glamor queen you always wanted to bang if this prophecy is true. Everyone will have a Kardashian, Brea Olson or ,Paris Hilton doll at their crib. This actually isn’t a good idea though, and here is why. Sex-dolls are supposed to be sex slaves basically. Not vice-versa. When we buy a sex-doll of a celeb that role is reversed psychologically. By going that route, the consumer is showing that they are they slave of the reality and mass pop culture.
Sex-bots are supposed to liberate the consumer from the BS of mass culture. The consumer deserves to be able to take care of his base needs without the burden of caring what other people in mass culture like. When people can get away from mass culture and really take care of their sexual needs, that will be very healthy for society. Sex is a great way for people to express themselves, and to exercise one’s mind and body.
The bright spot in the linked article is that the professor says that customized sexbots will become available. That is very encouraging. Not everyone wants a 36c-26-36 sized sexbot ( I do! ) . Some people might want a fat one or a tall, skinny one or something unique in its own way. Lets hope that the world of sexbots in the future is a diverse one, which will offer a wide range of options for users. We are already fully saturated in celebrity culture, to where celeb culture no longer has anything to offer. –Deplorable Steve
Jill “the shill” Stein is using organized crime methods to try and steal the election from Trump. She is making bogus challenges to the election count , well after the deadline for certification in those states, and she is doing it with foreign George Soros cash. She is attempting to undermine our democratic republican form of governance. Foreign campaign contributions are ILLEGAL. She should be JAILED on RICO charges. Its past time that foreign funded anti US criminals like her are jailed and dealt with appropriately. Make an example of her. We need LAW and ORDER in this society, and its time to start jailing leftist rabble rousers. Jill Stein and the foreign interests that fund her should be all thoroughly investigated and charged. Also the COLLUSION between the Stein and Clinton campaigns is ILLEGAL under anti-trust laws and MUST be PROSECUTED!
That’s the best way to restore honesty to US elections. Lock the crooks up and throw away the key! There is plenty of room in Guantanamo…
I am calling on all American patriots to save the Republic. If you see Stein, pin her to the ground, cuff her, and place her under private person “citizens” arrest. Take her to the police station, and tell them you have arrested her for receiving foreign contributions in a federal election. Stein must face the threat of jail time in order to save the Republic. She must be stopped. Our votes must count. We are taxed to death . So our votes must count. We will not stand for taxation without representation. If the left wants our votes to be thrown in the toilet then we will give them WAR… and General Trump will lead us to certain victory. We are nearing the time of the 2nd American Revolution. The left is asking for it – and they just might get it.
Hey, guys, this one’s for you: Tired of movies about yuppies, families, and placating women? Want to see a movie by real men? A film about the things we really care about, like drinking and screwing? Then let me introduce you to “Bad Santa 2,” a welcome blast of relief from nauseating films like Disney’s “Moana.”
This film brings back 3 of the key original characters from “Bad Santa,” namely the con man Santa with the drinking and sex addiction problem (Billy Bob Thornton), the funny but nasty and mean dwarf (Tony Cox), and the fat kid, now grown up, who grabs onto Thornton like a leech (Brett Kelly). Added to the cast is Kathy Bates, as Thornton’s white trash mother, who makes Thornton seem well-adjusted by comparison. This movie works for two reasons: 1. It is in such bad taste that it is in a class by itself; ordinary standards of decency do not apply to this film. 2. Billy Bob Thornton is one of the greatest comedic actors of all time. Whether dealing with unruly, urinating children or Santa pedophiles, he is always ready with an extremely cunning quip. This film is getting bad reviews, but I liked it for the politically incorrect Christmas farce that it is and I highly recommend it to those sick of sappy Hollywood yawners. It puts the “ho” back in “ho, ho, ho.” –CoolAC
Many of the races today do not interest me. Here are the ones I do like today, though the payout isn’t that great.
In the 4th race at GGF I like :
MARYNETTA í L 122
8y.o. B. m (CA) by Noverre – Alaana’s Song (AUS) by Unbridled’s Song
Bred in California by Trevor Roberts
And in the 5th race at GGF I like:
REGAL LADY í L 122
4y.o. B. f (CA) by Bedford Falls – Penuche Royale by Chapel Royal
Bred in California by Joe Stiglich & Lloyd Grant
Only betting races 2 through 6. Do not like the other races.
Race 2- Siberian Olympiad
Morning odds are 6-1
Has 2 wins in 4 races this year.
Race 3 – Count on Me
Morning line odds 5-2
Am betting win/place/show
Race 4 – Giannonatti
This horse is always in the money.
Race 5- Triple Drama
Race 6- Admiral Boom
Tends to win sprints.
We are hot lately at the track and are up $500 since having started betting again 2 weeks ago. Had a large payout on a personal favorite named Ted Oliver recently, among others. We look for horses that can realistically win, yet have good payout.
The local governments make a lot of $ off of horseracing , and I think they should step up to the plate and help with the horse’s retirements and medical. Horseracing is a beautiful sport. One of the only sports without a bunch of referee interference and only of the only sports men and women both compete in. Some things like running them too often or whipping them too often/hard should be studied and fixed possibly. I think the animal rights people should put their money where their mouth is and maybe just buy the horses in the claim races and retire them if they feel strongly.
Another idea would be for the animal rights people to buy the horses themselves and run them for charitable casues, have the profits go to fund animal rights groups etc. Leftists tend to want to dictate to everyone else what everyone else should do . Its a free market though is the thing they can’t deal with. If they cared so much about horses then people like Soros could easily buy most of them up and retire them or whatnot. Seems like an easy thing to do – to sit around and complain and feel morally superior. People get injured and sometimes die in sports too . Should NFL be cancelled also?
I worked in an industry that was dangerous and where I was treated not well ( porn) . Yet, I believe in the free market. So I wouldn’t sit back and say it should be shut down/regulated to death. I tried to start my own where i treated people decent. Then I simply found another industry to work in.
The critics could start their own league called ‘ humane horse racing ‘ for instance . Leftists never do that . They never open up their own business to compete . I think that’s why its hard to take them seriously.
That said, probably a percentage of winnings should be automatically set aside for retirement etc . Maybe this occurs already. Am not an expert. These are just ideas.
The free market has the answers to this, but only if people really step up to the plate.
Are you sick of the current run of dystopian science-fiction films such as “The Hunger Games” and “The Maze Runner” series? Would you like to see an entry in the genre that’s actually good? Check out Robert Altman’s “Quintet,” a flop from 1979 that does the whole dystopian future thing as well as any film besides “Blade Runner.” The film takes place in a distant future where the planet (maybe Earth, maybe not) is freezing over and Paul Newman and his pregnant wife are wandering through the ice and the ruins of a city. Soon they encounter civilization and Newman’s brother. After a violent incident, Newman ends up taking his brother’s identity and investigating and infiltrating a strange board game that everyone is obsessed with called Quintet. It involves five players and the roll of a dice. Everyone is obsessed with this game and people are dying, and Newman wants to know why. Eventually he finds out, after much bloodshed.
There are a few things that make this movie awesome. First, as I said, the depiction of the future is really interesting and cool. It’s super bleak. Secondly, although it’s not explained in that much detail, the board game Quintet is rather fascinating. The third impressive argument in the film’s favor is the performance of Paul Newman. He does the strong, silent hero thing better than anyone. and he gives us a reason to care about this film. Between this flick and the also underrated “Fort Apache, The Bronx” he shows that he is a really tough, manly guy. He’s sensitive when appropriate but mean and courageous when necessary. In short, Paul Newman is the man, and “Quintet” is a must-see if you can find it. You’ll never look at board games the same way again! –CoolAC