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Desperado (1995), the second installment in the Mexico Trilogy, is more over the top than the first one. It also goes deeper into the theme of the series. El Mariachi has had his dreams and livelihood ruined by the drug cartels, and he wants revenge on the entire business.

The action scenes are incredibly creative. A lot of my favorite actors are in this one: Danny Trejo, Steve Buscemi, Quentin Tarantino, and Cheech Marin.

The ending was a little anti-climactic, but I have hopes that the final part of the trilogy will be satisfying.


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MEXICO TRILOGY WITH pterrified AND selfieswithinanimateobjects

When I first saw El Mariachi (1992) at the tender age of fourteen, I thought it was the most violent movie I had ever seen. It doesn’t hold that title anymore, but it’s still great.

Before Robert Rodriguez was making grindhouse movies because they’re cool, he was making them because he was on a budget. El Mariachi, the first part of the Mexico Trilogy, is about a musician who is mistaken for a rival drug dealer. It is cheap, violent, funny, and awesome.


Magic In The Moonlight (2014)

Films in 2014

It seems like everything Woody Allen makes is some kind of tribute to Old Hollywood. Magic in the Moonlight (2014) is about a world-famous magician trying to debunk a convincing spiritualist. It becomes a classic argument between optimism and pessimism, religion and science, and hope and despair.

Allen’s clever wordplay is hilarious. Colin Firth is charming as only he can be. The coastal landscapes in southern France are almost as beautiful as Emma Stone. All together, Magic in the Moonlight is a humorous and enjoyable film while dealing with one of life’s biggest questions.


My cousin dakotahommes got me hooked on this song.

Goddamn I love Jack White too much. I love this song too much. I love music too much.

Aww yeah!

Every college movie owes some credit to Animal House (1978). The dialogue of Harold Ramis, the awesomeness of John Landis, and the expressions of John Belushi. It’s the perfect storm for the quintessential college hi-jinks movie and it has undoubtedly inspired countless toga parties.



The most important thing to remember about Lucy (2014) is that it is science-fiction. Even the parts that sound believable are based on questionable science.

Lucy is about a woman who is forced to smuggle drugs out of Taiwan. A pouch of the experimental powder is placed inside her torso. When the pouch breaks, the drugs get into her system and she “unlocks” new parts of her brain. This gives her crazy super powers which she uses while trying to reach a neuroscientist.

I have a few issues with this movie besides the scientific mistakes. There are some plot holes. The second power Lucy gains is the ability to control other people with Jedi-like mind tricks. After that, every single action scene is irrelevant. We already know she can force a room full of people to fall asleep. There’s also the fact that Lucy herself is a boring character after she awakens her mind. She’s too overpowered to have any weaknesses and she becomes singularly focused on her goal like a robot. Which is a shame because Scarlett Johansson is kickass.


A Man Without a Country - Kurt Vonnegut

A Man Without a Country was the last of Vonnegut’s works published while he was alive. It’s a short book of essays. Although his view of current affairs is depressing, A Man Without a Country gives readers a look at the way Vonnegut connects his thoughts.


Hellboy: Conqueror Worm - Mike Mignola

Conqueror Worm is just awesome. It’s got space Nazis, a pulp hero come to life, a talking gorilla, and a homunculus named Roger. 


Hellboy: The Right Hand of Doom - Mike Mignola

This is another awesome collection of shorts. The Right Hand of Doom is organized in chronological order, which makes it a cool starting point for new readers.


Hellboy: The Chained Coffin and Others - Mike Mignola

The Chained Coffin is a collection of awesome Hellboy shorts. Mignola’s commentary about the folklore that inspired each story really adds depth.