kenman

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About kenman

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    Ugly Giant Bag of Mostly Water

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    Ohio
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    Married
  • Favorite Trek Movie
    The Wrath of Khan
  • Favorite Trek Captain
    Jean-Luc Picard
  • Favorite Trek Series
    Deep Space Nine
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    Family, Movies, Television, Science Fiction

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  1. The Disaster Artist actually makes bad films look good

    Then you wont be disappointed. The movie around him falls a tad short but the performance is great and elevates it.
  2. The Disaster Artist actually makes bad films look good

    It strays from the facts, but unlike Ed Wood which creates a sort of fantasy world, Disaster Artist doesn't really do that...it still attempts to take place within reality, just with fudged facts. And some of that is okay, but I'd like to read (or possibly just do the audiobook) of the book of the same name, because I understand it gets into, or at least hints at more thoroughly, just what a weirdo Wiseau was. The movie shows him as a weirdo, but never gets into some of the darker side of him, at least not enough. Again I liked the movie, but I believe it was mostly for James Franco's performance. Dave Franco's performance is rather lame to be honest.
  3. The Disaster Artist actually makes bad films look good

    Documentaries are entirely non-fiction. The Disaster Artist is an entirely fictionalized account of the making of the Room. from what I understand it is also not even super accurate, because Wiseau had to sign off so maybe they had to diminish his weirdness or awfulness a bit. There is a clear distinction between documentary and fictional film. And a mockumentary attempts to pretend it is a documentary, and despite the talking heads at the very opening of the film (a bit I felt was pointless to the movie that followed), it never really seemed to be trying to mimic the style of a documentary.
  4. The Disaster Artist actually makes bad films look good

    Having seen the Disaster Artist it is not remotely documentary or mockumentary style. It is a biopic if anything.
  5. What non-trek movies have you watched lately?

    It is not nearly as good or as entertaining as Ed Wood. It lacks the heart that movie has for sure. I think Franco did a great job as Wiseau, but the movie is really nowhere in the same league as the fantastic “Ed Wood.” The Shape of Water is tremendous, highly recommended. Very probably near the top of my list this year.
  6. What non-trek movies have you watched lately?

    Been watching a ton of stuff, but haven't been posting. Quite a few Godzilla movies actually, "Ebirah, Horror From the Deep" (average), "Son of Godzilla" (sort of fun), "Destroy All Monsters" (disposable but a fun collection of monsters), "All Monsters Attack" (an all out comedy that seems pointless next to "Destroy All Monsters," but actually remember seeing this one as a kid) "Godzilla vs Hedorah" (while somewhat weird with animated cutaways and others stuff...I rather liked this one, it at least didn't look as much like a Saturday morning kids show) and "Godzilla vs Gigan" (in someways a return to form for the franchise, solid monster action with an actual plot, instead of just excuses to get as many monsters on screen as possible). And then I watched some newer good stuff. Saw "Lucky" starring Harry Dean Stanton...which is great, possibly my favorite film of the year. Nothing even really happens in it...but I loved every frame of the thing. Stanton is great in it, as is David Lynch. I also saw "The Disaster Artist," which is decent enough if you like "The Room." It isn't the best movie in the world, but Franco is surprisingly great as Wiseau. His performance carries the whole thing, because he manages to walk that fine line before it devolves into complete parody. Another great new film I manage to see was "The Shape of Water" which is an excellent new fantasy romance from Guillermo Del Toro. It is very much a fairy tale with the 1960s Cold War as a backdrop...and I really loved it. Just looks gorgeous and while it is most certainly weird, I really enjoyed it.
  7. What's the last non-Trek book you've read?

    I read the new collected graphic novel “Twefth Doctor - Complete Year One,” which collected together the entire first ear of stories in the ongoing Titan Comic book. I rather enjoyed it! Would love to get a copy of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor volumes of this nature. Here’s the review I did of it for more thoughts on it: http://reviews.doctorwhonews.net/2017/11/the_twelfth_doctor_complete_year_one.html
  8. Doctor Who - General Discussion

    See thats funny, because what I enjoyed about it, was that it so perfectly captured the feel of that Era of TV. It got the tone and style and characters right. And I guess...heres the review: http://reviews.doctorwhonews.net/2017/11/third_doctor_vol_1_heralds_of_destruction.html
  9. DC Movies Crisis ? JUSTICE LEAGUE in Chaos ?

    They are about to fire....oh wait they just realized they never put anyone in charge of the damn thing...oops! I do believe that because it was WB reshoots, and contractual things...that they would've had to front the bill for the other studio in terms of the cost of whatever prosthetic mustache, and or CG'ing back on the mustache that would be required. Why they are only thinking CG can solve these issues I have NO idea. But I read that they decided it would be cheaper to CG OFF the stache and CG one back on. I agree that a fake stache appliance would've made more sense...but I dunno. Those usually look obvious to me so maybe they felt it wasn't worth it?
  10. DC Movies Crisis ? JUSTICE LEAGUE in Chaos ?

    Yea that is the case. He probably, like Affleck, is one foot out the door of this series, and decided to put whatever movie he grew the stache for ahead of the multimillion dollar franchise. And rather than reschedule, or buy a fake mustache for the other studio to glue to his face...Warner Brothers paid different computer graphic companies to smear computer wax on his face and pretend its fine. Now I can't argue to it's distracting-ness or not, as I have not and probably will not ever, seen this movie...but I do know that they spent a ton of money covering it up with computer animation. Which is the biggest waste of money in the world.
  11. Doctor Who - General Discussion

    Oops! I've been writing reviews for both Who and Trek on my blog for years, and I do tend to read em a few times before posting, odd that I missed that when I sent it as a submission tho! I've written my second review already, which is on the graphic novel collection the Titan Third Doctor mini-series.
  12. DC Movies Crisis ? JUSTICE LEAGUE in Chaos ?

    My critic buddy saw an advance screening, based on his thoughts, you seem to be making the wise choice. While he did say it was "better than BvS" he also admitted that's a low bar and it is still a turd.
  13. Doctor Who - General Discussion

    Buttons and knobs are more fun in my opinion, both for the actor and for the viewer. Visually pushing a button or pulling a big switch is more interesting that tapping a piece of glass. I’d hate for the Doctor to lose the ability to pull a big switch and take his companions to the wrong place. We need those big sweeping moments, they work to the shows visual flair I think. Buttons and knobs are more fun in my opinion, both for the actor and for the viewer. Visually pushing a button or pulling a big switch is more interesting that tapping a piece of glass. I’d hate for the Doctor to lose the ability to pull a big switch and take his companions to the wrong place. We need those big sweeping moments, they work to the shows visual flair I think.
  14. Doctor Who - General Discussion

    Yea it’ll probably a complete overhaul unless budgets get in the way. And budgets keeping them from too much change is a definite option. Redress the old, save money. Slight change of gears, I don’t mean to advertise myself here or anything, but as it is Doctor Who (general) related, I wrote a Review for Doctor Who News about a recent Big Finish story. I may become a regular contributor! I don’t intend to advertise my postings further, but as this is the first I thought I’d share with you guys. http://reviews.doctorwhonews.net/2017/11/time_in_office.html Enough of my shameless plug.
  15. Doctor Who - General Discussion

    I really love the current design...a hint of that classic Console room, yet still very much new and modern. Hopefully it doesn't change too much. I like the Organic bit of the Tennant days...but I prefer the sleeker futuristic look of the current model. Though if they did something similar to the Model seen here but jazzed up or modernized?: Well I would find that cool as well. I got tired of the mish mash TARDIS designs, with quirky items coming out of em (The Eleventh's original interior was a step too far in the quirky dept in hindsight). I like the cleaner looks, that make it seem like this device from a future civilization. Though I like the 12th Current mix of a clean future design, mixed with some clutter of bookshelves and things.