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Mr. Scorpio

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November 5, 2015

I just saw TAKEN 3...

I thought that the acting, the writing, the stunts, the locales, the effects and the plot were all top notch. It's definitely an action movie's action movie.

However, I'm glad that I saw this movie on my tv first, rather than watching it at the big screen theater, because I'm quite sure that it would have given me a bad case of motion sickness. Fucking shaky cam.

I have no idea why they thought it was a good idea to direct and edit every fucking scene with a shitload of quick cuts with a shaky cam. I've never seen so many quick edits in a movie before in my entire life. How the hell can you expect the audience to process scenes when they're all two gawd damn seconds in length and shaken like a James Bond martini? Not just the action sequences, but the dialogue sequences as well. Who the fuck uses shaky cam on dialogue sequences?

It's basically a primer on how not to shoot and edit a movie. Take the fucking chase scenes, they had absolutely no sense of time and direction. It was just an impossibly quick series of shaken wheels and streets and they never allowed the viewer to process their sense of time, distance and location. The fight scenes were pretty much nothing more than close ups of limbs with a shaky cam.

Death to the shaky cam!

You take a great movie in all the other aspects and then chop it up like a plate of chipped beef that was tossed in a paint shaker. I have no idea how well this movie did at the theater, but if I saw it there I'd had a hard time sitting through the entire thing before having to walk out it to clear my head.

Maybe they'll do better with Taken 4.

November 5, 2015

Remember, Remember…

November 4, 2015

Democrats need to start turning out the vote in off year elections…

Bring it to bear as we do during the presidential season.

I have no idea why we make it so difficult on ourselves, by not turning out the vote. Allowing the right to gain an advantage in off years, allowing them to take both state houses, legislatures and Congress only gives them the tactical high ground.

Our turn-out for 2016 may allow us to regain the Senate as well as keep the White House, but we have to reiterate that those are not the only important elections. Every election is important.

Unless we act accordingly, our absence in off-years will only let the wingers fill the vacuum.

Frankly, I'm sick and tired of being treated like a political minority, especially when we always tell ourselves that we are actually the majority.

November 3, 2015

Poor Charles Koch…

He's so put upon…

I'm half expecting him to blow his nose in a $500 hankie.

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