Must Go
J. K. Simmons finally gets his Oscar. He has been in a million TV shows and Movies always as a second banana. He always has given a great performance. Playing, Terence Fletcher, he is a perfect douche bag. His verbal abuse of his students reminded me of my father. His berating of Andrew Nieman, Miles Teller, turns him into an unfeeling asshole too. However his 9 minute drum solo at the end of the movie will send you looking for your jazz CDs.
Early in the film, Andrew listens to a CD of Buddy Rich. Buddy Rich was a jazz drummer infamous for his short temper, and he would regularly berate and verbally abuse his band mates for what he considered inferior musicianship.
Fletcher tells Andrew about Charlie Bird getting a cymbal thrown at him by Jo Jones, which is why he went home and practiced came back and played the incredible concert at the Reno.
There are two theories on how Charlie “Yardbird” Parker actually got his name. 1) He lived “free as a bird”. Or the more commonly accepted one, 2) when touring with Jay McShann, they accidentally hit a chicken (a yardbird) with their car and Parker made them stop to pick it up so he could have his landlady cook it for him.
There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job. What a crock! We can inspire people with encouragement too!
Go see this wonderful movie! Or should I say this piece of shxx! movie that anybody could do better.


A great comic book adaptation of spy movies, a funny and action packed film.
Colin Firth is amazing as a channeled David Niven. His 79 kills in the church are pretty amazing too. Samuel L . Jackson is great as the lisping villain. Is that Luke Skywalker peeking out from Dr. James Arnold? The character of henchwoman Gazelle, was so named, according to actress Sofia Boutella who portrays her, “because she’s in total control of her legs”. The character is a beautiful, super-smart double amputee killing machine with deadly running blades. Boutella adds: “Gazelle wears prosthetics that, when she’s fighting, unleash razor sharp blades, which makes her very dangerous”. The role was originally offered to Oscar Pistorious. She is responsible for the most horrific death, the splitting in two of Lancelot from the top of his head to his toes.
According to The Gentleman’s Guide the rules of a Kingsman Gentleman are as follows:
(1) A gentleman never tells about conquests, private matters, or dealings. His business is nobody else’s.    (2) A gentleman doesn’t clash in public with enemies or exes, or worse, with out-of-fashion contrasts, colors or styles.
(3) A gentleman is always happy to serve, whether it’s opening the door, picking up the bill, or merely calling a cab the next morning. Ask him for help and he cannot refuse   (4) A gentleman never reacts to rudeness. He pretends he doesn’t recognize it and moves on like it never happened, because it never should have.  (5) A gentleman is always on target with witty remarks, interesting facts, and conversation starters that bring the best out of everyone.  (6) A gentleman asks non-invasive questions to keep a conversation going and attention focused on others. He makes them feel like the most interesting person he’s ever met, whether that’s true or not.
Go to this movie.

Jupiter Ascending

This is a pretty good Sci-fi movie. Sean Bean is so underutilized in it. He lives with bees because he is a genetic mutation of bee and human. They call him Stinger! They don’t really focus any story on him except that bees recognize royalty. The other good mutation is Channing Tatum (Caine) as part dog, a genetically mutated warrior saving Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) the reincarnated queen of outer space and toilet cleaner. Okay that all sounds crazy but it actually works. The action is fantastic, the battles are endless and the story is okay.