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Riddick Review

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 7, 2014 0 Comments

Riddick released in 2013 tries to continue to legacy of John Riddick.

In short, the movie sucks. My wife and I rented it from Redbox for $1.25, and I felt ripped off. 2 hours of my life was wasted in the hopes that the movie would get better, but it just kept getting worse.

Vin Diesel did a wonderful job portraying Riddick. His acting was wonderful as usual, just the story sucked big time. Take The Chronicles of Riddick where Riddick has been captured by the mercenaries, and replay that it its own movie.

Ten minutes into the video I was asking if it was over yet. Is it over yet, over yet, over yet, over yet,,,,, thank GOD the movie is over.




300: Rise of an Empire Preview

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 22, 2014 0 Comments

A new trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire has been posted. I have to admit, this movie looks like it is going to be awesome.

Zack Snyder is returning to the project, which means it is going to have awesome visuals. Anyone remember the “wow” factor from the original 300? Chances are we are going to see a replay.

It looks like March and April are going to be good months for movies. 300: Rise of an Empire is being released on March 7, 2014 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier is being released April 4, 2014. April 4th also just happens to by my wifes birthday.




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Thor the dark world review

Posted by Kevin Felts On November 11, 2013 0 Comments

My wife and I made a trip to the Woodlands last weekend, which is in north Houston. We watched Thor Dark world, got a nice lunch at Chili’s, spent the night at a hotel, then went home to Jasper Texas. My impression of Thor: The Dark World, it is about damn time we got a  [ Read More ]




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Political Incorrectness Of The Original Red Dawn

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 24, 2013 0 Comments

As I write this the original Red Dawn is playing on the Ecnore channel. As the movie plays I would like to write about how times have changed since the 1980s.

Chevy truck has a gun rack in the back window. This would have probably drawn a response from the FBI for a terrorist activity on school property. There was once a time when high school kids had guns in their vehicles so they could go hunting after school. But today, schools are gun free zones. And we wonder why crazy people are drawn to schools?Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalist

White man shooting black teacher, racist.

Kids riding in the back of a truck, which is now illegal.

Adult giving guns to a minor. Obvious example of terrible parenting.

Keeping a handgun in the glove box?

Pissing in a radiator probably voided the warranty.

After the kids reach the wilderness there is a discussion about what their parents would want. today, it is not what the parent wants, but what the government wants.

Shooting a deer to survive? I hope they had a valid hunting license.




Red Dawn the remake

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 20, 2013 0 Comments

Red Dawn released in 2012 starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is loosely based off the 1984 Red Dawn.

First Impressions – the overall acting was good. For the most part the actors played their parts well.Kevin Felts blogger and survivalist

The writing was pretty lousy. The characters lacked any kind of development, except for the viewer knowing Chris Hemsworth served in the Marine corps, little else is know about the other characters.

Character development

In the original Red Dawn the commander of the invading force is seen writing to his family. In his letters he talks about how is growing tired of the war. In the remake there is no such character development with the commander of the invading force.




Inside Job Movie Review

Posted by Kevin Felts On November 27, 2012 0 Comments

Want to know why our ancestor hated banks, just watch the movie “Inside Job.”

The documentary was well done, except where Glenn Hubbard got pissed off. If he would have talked to me like he did the interviewer, I would have bitch slapped him.

Inside Job starts off with Iceland, a nation that was financially sound. that is until regulations on the banks are reduced and government oversight is laxed.

The Inside job talks to various people about what helped create the crash of 2008.

Long story short, the working class people are screwed and the banks are going to keep getting richer.

There is a saying I saw awhile back that stuck in my head – “privatized profits and socialisd losses.” Meaning, when times are good, the banks keep their profits. When times are bad, the tax payers have to foot the bill.

When the federal reserve is there to hand the banks whatever money they want, who worries about losing money?




The Goebbels Experiment

Posted by Kevin Felts On November 12, 2012 0 Comments

The Goebbels Experiment is a reading of the diaries kept by Joseph Goebbels from 1924 to 1945.

Release date: 2005
Run Time: 108 minutes
Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
On Netflix: Yes

Its one thing to read history that has been written by the victors, its another thing to read it from the people that were there.

The Goebbels Experiment is an amazing film that provides insight to the workings of German life and the Nazi party.

I had hoped Joseph Goebbels would explain why the Jews were exterminated during world War II. There were a couple of comments that stated “the jews do not respond to kindness”, and the “jews are parasites.” Besides that there was no in-depth explanation as to why the jews were hated by the German people.

There was no explanation as to why Germany invaded France.

There was no explanation as to why Germany attacked England.

There was no explanation as to why Germany attacked Russia.

In the mid-1930s Joseph Goebbels says that peace must be maintained. If war broke out, that it would affect the entire world.

By the early 1940s Joseph Goebbels was promoting total war on Russia.

What happened between the mid-1030s to the early 1940s that caused a change of heart?

How could a man that says he loves his children call for a total war against his enemies? For someone that was supposed to love his children, why did Goebbels have his children murdered?

It ok to declare total war on Russia and call for its total destruction, but Goebbels was not ready to accept the fate Hitler had condemned upon others?

A couple of issues came out during the movie, Joseph Goebbels battled depression and questioned his self-worth, which most of us also deal with.

Goebbels has some harsh words for jews, but then again he seemed to have harsh words for a lot of people. He mentions deporting jews from Berlin, but there is no mention of the concentration camps or exterminating the jews.

At around 53:00 into the movie, there is mention of a jewish book called “murder in devose” (not sure of the spelling). Joseph Goebbels says the following about the book – “a nasty jewish effort that could turn you into an anti-semite if you were not not already one. This jewish plague needs to be eradicated.”

As of yet I have not been able to find the book Goebbels was referring to. What “exactly” about the book was so offensive?




Prometheus Review

Posted by Kevin Felts On October 11, 2012 0 Comments

Holy crap, what a waste of time. After watching Prometheus, its difficult to understand what Ridley Scott was trying to do? Its even more difficult to understand why Ridley Scott was unable to bring back the horror of the original Alien movie.

Some of the scenes were long, drawn out, and uncalled for.

Alien + Ridley Scott = horror that has lasted through the generations.

Prometheus + Ridley Scott = what a waste of time, what did I just watch?

If you are wanting to watch Prometheus, do not buy the DVD. Wait to rent it on redbox, or wait until it goes on the discount rack in a few years.




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Disappointed in Netflix

Posted by Kevin Felts On September 18, 2012 0 Comments

Holy crap am I disappointed in streaming Netflix. Lets just say Netflix has a major letdown, and that is putting it lightly. When my wife signed up for steaming Netflix, I thought cool. Then I looked though the video selection and was disappointed.

This is the 21st century, why does netflix online streaming selection suck so bad? This is just about the online streaming service, and not the DVD rental. In the age of high speed internet, why do I have to wait several days for a DVD to be delivered? When my wife and I have company over, we want movies available right then, and not several days later.

Clockwork Orange – nope
Tin Drum – nope
Germinal – Nope
Superman Returns – nope
Jaws – nope
Thor – yes
Captain America: The First Avenger – yes
Dune – nope




Quarantine Movie Review

Posted by Kevin Felts On September 8, 2012 0 Comments

Quarantine was released in 2008 and stars Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Dania Ramirez, Rade Šerbedžija and Johnathon Schaech.

The only thing that could have made this movie any better, is if Jennifer Carpenter had not been wearing a bra. That way her perky nipples could have been poking through that skimpy tee-shirt she was wearing.

Unlike a lot of movies that wait 30 – 45 minutes for the plot to kick in, Quarantine throws you into the action at about the 20 minute mark. There is some minor character development at the beginning of the movie, but once the action starts, it really starts.

*** Spoilers ***

Unlike a lot of zombie style movies where there is no clear explanation of who things kicked off, the story plot is spelled out for the viewer.




Nazis at the Center of the Earth

Posted by Kevin Felts On June 15, 2012 0 Comments

Nazis at the Center of the Earth gets a five beer +  a couple of shots rating. The lower the beer rating the better. Pros: Jake Busey is in the movie. Watching Jake is like watching a young Gary Busey, its just awesome. Several hot women. These are not the funky, fake looking hot women.  [ Read More ]




Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance

Posted by Kevin Felts On June 15, 2012 0 Comments

Wow, what a crappy movie. Nicolas Cage did a good job of playing the part, but not as good as in the original ghost rider.  The least the directors could have done was tie the two movies together.  Reusing some footage from the original movie would have been nice. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was  [ Read More ]




My 5 favorite SHTF movies

Posted by Kevin Felts On February 26, 2011 Comments Off

On a lazy rainy day, what is there better to do, then to watch some movies about SHTF situations. My personal favorites movies are kept separate from the rest of the families movies – this make them easier to find and keep track of.

In no particular order or preference:

Book of Eli – starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson and Jennifer Beals. Released in 2010, Book of Eli is about a man sent by GOD to deliver a Bible. The film touches on important issues, such as scarcity of resources, safe drinking water, gang violence, religion and rebuilding post-SHTF.

My favorite parts of the Book of Eli:

When Denzel Washington gives the mouse a piece of meat and says something like “go ahead, its cat.”
When the old woman played by Frances de la Tour brings out some tea, and her husband puts on some music.
When the bad guys outside the house are firing their weapons, and out rolls the gatling gun.
The printing press is cranking out pages of the Bible.




Book of Eli

Posted by Kevin Felts On November 10, 2010 Comments Off

It was on January 16, 2010 when my son and I went to go see the Book of Eli. If I remember right, it was cool night, not too cold through. To say that the movie is a “survival movie” might be a little misleading. Through the course of events the hero of the movie, Denzel Washington runs into several situations that might be considered “survival” in nature – such as personal hygiene post SHTF, finding food and water and dealing with thugs.

Lets just fast forward to the end – the Book of Eli probably has one of the best endings that a movie could ever have. Denzel Washington recites the Bible to Malcolm McDowell, who in turn takes notes and has the Bible published.

Whats interesting in the movie is the power struggle. Water is rationed as a hold over the peoples head, when in fact there are underground streams with enough water for everyone to have plenty. The antagonist of the Book o Eli (Gary Oldman) restricts the flow of water to maintain a control over the people.




The Walking Dead Episode One First Impressions

Posted by Kevin Felts On November 1, 2010 Comments Off

The first episode of “The Walking Dead” aired last night on AMC.  And I must say, I was impressed.  Unlike a lot of other zombie movies out there, The Walking Dead is not a 90 minute movie, its going to be a series.  This gives the producer time to develop relationships and build characters to  [ Read More ]