Category Archives: The Walking Dead

Coming And Going To Netflix Canada September 16 – September 22

Avail 9/17

The Witch
Believing that a witch has cursed their family, pilgrims homesteading on the edge of a primeval New England forest become increasingly paranoid.

Avail 9/18

D.L. Hughley: ContrarianNetflix Original
Comedian D.L. Hughley riffs on politics, “Black Panther,” his upbringing and more in a rapid-fire stand-up show at Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater.

Avail 9/20

The Good Place: Season 2
Due to an error, self-absorbed Eleanor Shellstrop arrives at the Good Place after her death. Determined to stay, she tries to become a better person.

Avail 9/21

Battlefish – Netflix Original
Over the course of the fishing season, a group of fishing boats pursues the lucrative albacore tuna in the competitive waters off the Oregon coast.

DRAGON PILOT: Hisone & MasotanNetflix Original
Recently stationed Air Self-Defense Force rookie Hisone Amakasu is chosen by a dragon concealed within Gifu Air Base to be his pilot.

The Good CopNetflix Original
Honest cop Tony Jr. gets advice from his unscrupulous father, retired NYPD officer Tony Sr., about everything from his job to his love life.

Gotham: Season 4
Long before he was commissioner, rookie cop James Gordon takes on Gotham City crime and corruption to avenge the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents.

Hilda – Netflix Original
Join Hilda as she travels from a wilderness full of elves and giants to Trolberg, a bustling city packed with new friends and mysterious creatures.

Maniac: Limited Series – Netflix Original
Two strangers find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry. Starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

Nappily Ever After Netflix Film
Violet has it all: the perfect job, the perfect relationship and the perfect hair. Until she doesn’t. What happens when being perfect isn’t enough?

Quincy – Netflix Original
The life and career of legendary music producer Quincy Jones are traced in this biographical documentary directed by his daughter, Rashida Jones.

Last Call

9/17
Star Trek Beyond

The Walking Dead – Finale Teaser

 

Well, tonight is the night.” All out War begins” .Rick and his merry band of zombie fighters have had just about all the shit they are willing to take off Negan and have decided to go to war over it. My biggest concern with the plan is why, oh why did they decide to do it on the same night as Wrestlemania!?!…..or at least bring the Undertaker to do the heavy lifting?!?

This season has taken a bit of grief in the press for being too violent. Others have said it has been too much of a soap opera. Working too much on inner personal relationships in the end of days instead of fighting zombies every episode. I think some people have been turned off by that fact that humans have begun to adjust to a world of zombies and as such we’re going to start meeting more people who aren’t trying to kill our little travelling troupe. This , of course, has made for more characters on the show which has irked some people. Ah well, can’t please everyone.

I’ve enjoyed this season so far. It’s been a well crafted story(for the most part. Looking at you garbage heap people) and has stayed true mostly to the nature of the comic. I’ve always liked that this show has been character driven, and did not strictly depend on gore for its drama factor. Somebody will probably die in this season finale and it will bother us because the show took the time to create and flesh out characters that we care about. That’s not a soap opera, that’s simply good story telling.

Few clips to hold you over until the finale.

 

 

Walking Dead back this Sunday

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Very much looking forward to this premiere Sunday night(Feb.12th). Just in time for Valentines day. I actually enjoyed the first half of the season quite a bit and offered hugs and shoulders to cry on for the more sensitive among us who thought that scenes with a baseball wielding maniac were turn out as anything other than what they were.

Oh, and fuck the PMRC.

This next half of the season I think will give folks a little more to cheer about. I’ve read more than one story that states that the story of Negan will be a little shorter than in the comics which might make a bit more sense as the TV series may not have the shelf life that the comic series does.

Some tidbits of clips below to wet your whistle(not a real thing)until Sunday rolls around. Cheers

There, There snowflake.No one’s going to scare you anymore.

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Well, Well, This is a disappointment.(Lifts symbolic bat).It appears some people got upset at the season premiere of The Walking Dead this year. Did you read the comics? Did you hear through the grapevine what happened? Did you think they were going to water down the most iconic scene in the history of the comic? No…Then what the fuck did you think was going to happen?(points bat).

That feeling of upset snowflakes caused the show runners to make some changes….to tone it to fuck down(shakes head).It must have a taken a whole bunch of white…. precious little snowflakes to get their attention.(smiles)

Gale Hurd wanted to confirm that the show” is not torture porn”. It’s not Gale. It’s really not. However, there was a sense that Negan was this hip bad ass that everyone was supposed to like…..and I don’t think they do anymore. No, No, sir I do not think they do at all. They now have a strong sense of respect, fear and caution with Negan that they did not have before. There are fucking rules…..and they need to follow those rules….

Lucille is an instrument of fear. She is a lesson teacher. She is the law. If you cannot handle the punishment for not following those rules then you should just continue to melt snowflake. I am fucking embarrassed that the show runners CHOSE to tuck tail on this issue(taps bat to ground)…..yes I am.

Thanks Variety for this fucking story….you followed the rules.

‘The Walking Dead’ Producers Toned Down Violence After Season Premiere Backlash

Walking Dead Promo images for back end of the season.

Check them out….. I legitimately think sometimes their production meetings consist of “Let just fuck with them , and see how it plays out”

These comes from an interesting article on Vanity Fair where the author tries to dissect exactly what these images may mean in the bigger picture.

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/01/walking-dead-promo-images

‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed For Season 8 By AMC — Deadline

Exactly a week before the highly anticipated return of The Walking Dead for a seventh season and the revelation of what core character was killed off by villain Negan, AMC tonight renewed the zombie apocalypse blockbuster for an eighth season. The news of the much-expected return of the series, based on the Robert Kirkman-created comics,…

via ‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed For Season 8 By AMC — Deadline

Editorial: Identity Crisis

Hey Poppers

I fellow I know thru the guys at Big Kids Playground,Dougie (aka Scruffy Doug) wrote a little piece about his thoughts on being a geek. So take sometime here and have a read. I am sure you know what he is talking about.

If you are reading this, there is a fair chance that, like me, you are a Geek. We are Geeks. We are happy to be Geeks. We are proud to be Geeks. And most importantly, we don’t deny that we are Geeks. The world however, still seems surprised at this. 
Despite the current global success of the Batman, X-Men, and Avengers franchises, the public opinion of being a comic book fan is still a negative one, with the term “geek” often used as a put-down. Admitting that you are a grown man who reads comic books or who plays video games can still get the same reaction as saying that you keep all your toenail clippings in a jar in the kitchen. Watching the mind-numbing, pointless, fly-on-the-wall garbage that is Big Brother, X-Factor, Jersey Shore, The Kardashians etc is somehow accepted as being normal, yet reading a graphic novel with well written plots and interesting characters is deemed weird. And as such, we geeks are deemed weird.
So, are we weird? Are we saddo’s with no lives? Are we some sort of underclass that look and act differently to the general public? Do we all fit the standardised “geek” image? Well, sure, I’ve no doubt that there are some of us out there who do fit the standard image of a “geek”. You know, single, long greasy hair, probably an unkempt patchy beard (with the remains of 3 day old biscuits and noodles still stuck in it), possibly thick glasses, spotty complexion, a waist band that is longer than the wearer is tall, uses computer code to talk to friends, and lives in parents loft/basement despite approaching 40y/o. Basically, Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons.
However, for me personally, and I’m sure for a large number of my fellow geeks out there, this image couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m early 30’s, married with 2 kids, live in my own home, I don’t speak fluent Klingon, I don’t have every episode of Big Bang Theory under my TV, my appearance is closer to that of a thug (shaven head, tattoos, goatee beard), and I’m more than happy to get my hands dirty by getting stuck in to any DIY or car repair jobs that need doing. But that all said, I still love my tech, my games, and my comics/movies. And I’m still extremely proud to declare that I am a geek.
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Dougie (AKA: Scuffy Doug)