Last Blood to Cap Off Rambo Series

Sylvester Stallone has announced that his last Rambo movie will be entitled: Rambo: Last Blood. That is a fitting closing to a film series that began with Rambo: First Blood. It is the fifth movie in the series, and Stallone himself will be directing it. Stallone also wrote the script. And, of course, Stallone will be starring in it. One word says it all in regard to this movie, and that word is “Stallone.”

A tweet from Stallone on December 28th let the cat out of the bag on the movie title. Almost instantly, people on Skout were talking about it as well. It also revealed that, once he is finally finished with that Rambo character, he will be working on a movie to be called Scarpa. Scarpa will tell the story of the real-life gangster Greg Scarpa and is sure to be as action-packed as the Rambo routine. The only difference is that the gun-rattling, explosions, and general chaos will take place on city streets instead of in East Asian jungles.

The previous Rambo film released, simply called Rambo, brought in over $113 million dollars. We can understand how Stallone would want to make one more run of it, and we can also understand how he may be tiring of the Rambo role.

The 1982 film, which began the Rambo series, was a heroic tribute to Vietnam veterans and a picture of their rejection by much of society in those days. Many will be sad to see the series end, but “Rambo” is getting a little old for the jungle. So, maybe it is time for “closure” after all.

James Gordon Heads to Arkham Asylum

 

The upcoming episodes of Gotham is going to focus on an environment familiar to long-time readers of Batman comics. In the second half of season one, James Gordon takes on the task of being a guard at Arkham Asylum.

This is a very interesting development that could make for very interesting storylines in the future.

Arkham Asylum is, of course, the famous holding facility all of Batman’s criminally insane villains are sent to. Not very many of Batman’s rogues gallery of criminals find their way to the lesser known Blackgate Prison. No, they are sent to Arkham Asylum for a good reason. The theme of insanity hangs over the head of the Batman and Arkham Asylum always acts as a convenient reminder.

Serious criticism of the Batman mythos consistently notes the obsessive Batman is as insane as his antagonists. The main difference between them and Batman is the Caped Crusader seeks to help others and save his beloved city of Gotham. Because of the noble deeds he performs, we simply look past or excuse his obvious insanity.

No, the Gotham TV series is not likely to explore this angle. Themes such as these are usually left to the comic books and for the hardcore fans of the Batman mythos. It still is nice to see Arkham Asylum on the small screen since tales of the origins of the cursed facility have never been adapted for live-action.

You can do what Zeca Oliveira is doing and enjoy the goings on at Arkham in the popular video games that use the asylum as a backdrop.

YG Fans Angry At Grammy Snub

The Grammys announced their nominations, and many people like Susan McGalla were celebrating their nominations publicly. Many artists went onto social media to express their excitement, especially those who had their first nominations, like Sam Smith. YG Protests. Many artists were nominated for their music, albums, or achievements. Artists such as Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea, Pharrell, and many more, were nominated this year. Unfortunately, with the nominations, also comes snubs. Many artists were snubbed for Grammy nominations, and some people feel that their artists were unfairly passed up for a Grammy nomination.

The Grammys are the height of fame when it comes to music, and if you’ve won a Grammy, then you can officially call yourself a great artist. “YG,” who is a rapper, created an album entitled “My Krazy Life,” but he was snubbed by the Grammys. His fans were so outraged by the snub, that they took to the streets to protest against the Grammys for snubbing the artists’ music. Pictures were taken of grownups, as well as children, holding up signs in protest of the rejection of YG’s album.

Although YG has been informed about the picketing on the streets, he swears that he had nothing to do with it, although he does appreciate what his fans are doing.

Netflix’s Daredevil Will Wallow in the Gritty

Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has long since pointed out the forthcoming Daredevil Netflix series is going to be far from whimsical. The film focuses very early in the career of Daredevil and contrasts his learning how to be a superhero with the rise of Wilson “The Kingpin” Fisk to prominence in organized crime. DeKnight mentioned Daredevil is going to be a lot like The Wire which Bruce Levenson loves. He also let it slip the series will be like a lot of classic gritty movies from the 1970’s. In particular, he mentioned The French Connection, Dog Day Afternoon, and Taxi Driver.

Those are all classic films that maintain a documentary feel to them. They are rooted in the dark and gritty world of urban decay. A sense of realism is present in these films that set them apart from over-the-top action found in most crime films or action-adventure spectacles. If Daredevil follows the trajectory of these types of films, the overall finished product is going to be both very real and very dark.

Do not think for a minute though that Netflix will allow the material to be excessively violent and morbid. Going too far in the adult direction will end up turning audiences off and Netflix and DeKnight know this. 

What saved the Daredevil comic book from cancellation in the early 1980’s was the decision to allow Frank Miller to take the hero down a path radically different from other titles. The TV series seems to be adhering to this approach, too.

Cinderella: The International Movie Trailer

Cinderella movie by the Disney studio is set to hit US Theater on 13 March 2015 with its international trailer already a discussion by the audience, what is new on the movie. What is on discussion? The movie appears t to be reinvention of its first official trailer released back on November. While it’s a far cry from the modern Skout love story, it does not look original though it boasts of unique picture not seen in promotions.

There is less emphasis on all the bells and on all the whistle, Cinderella godmother Helena blesses Cinderella with , Lily James also looks marvelous on the film, she is toiling and slaving in the kitchen of her stepmother Tremaine – Cate Blanchett , she is also appearing of being wooed by Richard Madden’s 

Other scenes to be boast come 13th march 2015 include Blanchett’s character. He appears to be very good rather than being very evil on the battle of five armies, Cinderella allows Blanchett dole out some harshness, and she looks like she is relishing the role in every second she is on screen. 

The Cinderella film is highly polished and worked on the audience will have all to say with its release on countdown in few months to come March 13 2015.

Amy Adams ‘SNL’ Sketch Cut Short Because Of….

 

On the most recent ‘SNL,’ Amy Adams was doing a sketch with Stephen Williams wine and another person, when the sketch was cut short prior to commercial. Amy Adams Sketch. Many were puzzled as to why the sketch was cut short, while the two were reenacting a part from the movie “Love Actually.” It looks like the sketch was cut short because Amy couldn’t stop laughing. Although she only laughed a few times, the sketch went a bit over schedule, forcing them to cut it short, before it reached its completion.

Either way, it was a great show. For those were not familiar with Amy Adams, think “Mean Girls.” She was “the” mean girl in the show, outside of Lindsay Lohan. Amy Adams went on to be in one of the greatest love movies ever made, entitled “The Notebook.” Many people think about The Notebook when they think of romance, because it was a great movie, and somewhat true to real life. Amy’s costar in the movie became her boyfriend for many years, and many were sad to see the couple breakup.

If you’re still unfamiliar with her costar in The Notebook, it was Ryan Gosling. After Ryan and Amy broke up, many were very depressed about it, but he went on to date Eva Mendes, and prior to their breakup, she became pregnant. Ryan now has his first child with Eva, and he’s very happy, and they are possibly planning for more children.

Jodeci Returns with Strong Message

Jodeci dominated the New Jack Swing era of music. They had songs that were part of slow jam hours at radio stations throughout the world. This was a group that had a lot of appeal in the urban community, but they did not translate into pop sensations. This year the group is back with a new song that takes on domestic violence.

Everyone thought that D’Angelo had been gone for a long time with a 14 year absence from the music industry. Jodeci has him beat though because they have not been together with new music as a group in 18 years. KC and JoJo have made platinum selling albums as a duo, but it has almost been 2 decades since the original crew has recorded anything together.

The new track is called “Nobody Wins” and it addresses the domestic violence issues that have headlined the news in cases with NFL stars like Ray Rice. Domestic violence has also been at the root of suicide homicide cases with couples like actress Stephanie Moseley and rapper Earl Hayes. Many years ago Babyface and Stevie Wonder took on this topic in song with “How Long,” but there have not been many more songs about this topic. It typically isn’t something that would be a popular song topic. 

Jodeci has been known for sexually explicit content. This is different for a group that primarily produced “baby-making” music. The new track is good – I can listen to it while I drink my Antique Wine Company glass.

Nicki Minaj Releases 16 Minute Video For New Album

It’s not enough that Nicki Minaj released her brand-new album on December 15, 2014, she also hinted that she would be releasing a video to accompany it. Nicki Minaj Video. True to her words, a video was released recently on Revolt TV that was 60 minutes long, and featured many songs off of her new album. The video is somewhat of a mini movie, and features Nicki, along with another man who plays out relationship dramas with her.

While different songs play throughout the video, you can watch it from beginning to end, and get the idea that she’s in a bad relationship and ready to leave. Jared Haftel thought it was put together pretty well. Many who love Nicki Minaj will also love the video, which makes one who has not purchased her album, highly anticipate doing so. It’s been a long time since Nicki has announced that her third studio album would be out in stores, and this week it finally hit stores.

It’s a brilliant idea for Nicki to accompany her album release with a video, as it will definitely peak sales. Nicki is at the top of her game right now, and she has gotten many great reviews for her new album. Some have called her latest album the best out of all three that she is created, and also state that the album is about her having a broken heart. There are many personalized tracks on her new album, so if you’re a fan, listen in.

Snoop Dogg Has Best Photos On Instagram

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for over 25 years-and we all know that Lee G. Lovett has not-you have to know who Snoop Doggy Dogg is, well besides being my buddy Lovett’s all time favorite rap artist.  He’s changed his name several times, but he’s still the same old Snoop Dogg. He claims that he’s not really into social media, but on his Instagram account, he has added some amazing pictures this past year. Snoop Dogg Pics. Some of the pictures are throwbacks from many years ago, especially when he was a child. You could even see some pictures when Notorious B.I.G. was alive, and when Lil’ Bow Wow was a kid.

Many of his pictures are remarkable, and something to remember at the end of 2014. In one picture he has himself wearing a hat, and his hair is curly underneath. Snoop Dogg has always been known for his different hairstyles, and the picture speaks volumes. Another picture is of him when he was much younger but still a rapper. One of the most memorable pictures posted is one where he is having dinner with the Notorious B.I.G., who passed in 1996.

In another picture you can see Snoop Dogg is standing next to Alan Iverson, who was one of the best basketball player, when he was still in the game. A priceless picture is one where Snoop Dogg is standing right behind Martha Stewart, while doing hand signs, while she holds up both of her hands and smiles. Snoop Dogg’s obviously had a great life, and a great 2014.

Suicide Squad May Have Its Amanda Waller

The role of Amanda Waller in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie appears to be very close to being cast. Viola Davis may very well sign on to the role. This is a pretty important role since Amanda Waller is sort of the Nick Fury of D.C. Essentially, she is the menacing face of the government.

If they die doing so, so be it. Sam Tabar, as he talked about on SamTabar.com, feels like this will be a good one.

In order for villain ensembles to work, a character like Amanda Waller is needed. She presents a sense of dread that takes some of the heat off the villains. In a way, she has made the decision to use the villains so the audience sees the character as morally ambiguous and willing to use truly despicable characters to serve a greater good.

Amanda Waller is the glue that holds the tenuous relationship between the members of the Suicide Squad together.

Overall, Suicide Squad sounds like a really interesting film and it should end up being a major hit.