NEWSER – The movie is called Asura, and it’s seen as the first attempt by China’s burgeoning film industry to put out a genuine Hollywood-style blockbuster. One problem: The $110 million movie did so poorly in its weekend debut—it pulled in a mere $7.1 million—that producers yanked it from all theaters Sunday night, reports the Hollywood Reporter. “Deepest apologies to viewers who did not get a chance to watch the film, as well as to all the Chinese and international participants who were involved in its production over the past six years,” says a statement from the producers, per the Guardian. The film was intended to be the first in a franchise based on Buddhist mythology, sort of like China’s own version of Lord of the Rings, as THR puts it.
The movie even stars Lei Wu, described by virtually every site covering the flop as a “teenage heartthrob.” So what happened? Unusually strong competition didn’t help, notes the South China Morning Post, but reviews were generally bad across the board. The producers, however, allege that saboteurs deliberately tanked the movie by flooding review sites with one-star slams. Whatever the reason, movie-watchers might get another chance to see the film down the road. “We plan to make some changes to the film and release it again,” a rep from lead producer Zhenjian Film told one Chinese news outlet. (Stanley Kubrick reportedly explained the enigmatic ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey.)
One time my mom, who is a chinese immigrant, came home and I was watching Captain America Civil War on Netflix. She was blown away by the quality in the visuals alone. No idea about the story line and she was blown away. The CGI on this shit looks like it was in the 2000s still. Soon Asia might catch up to the quality of cinema in america but it is not this day, not hte past 6 years apparently, and not when ever they decide to change this movie, and re-release it again as if nothing ever happened. Which is a wild move alone.
Aquaman seems to be all the rage at Comic Con. I’m not gonna lie, I was excited to see the trailer. Not that I’m all really hyped to see the movie or anything, but I wanted to see how the next new DC movie was gonna hype everyone up and boy did it work. Nerds crying saying this is the best DC Movie. Now I don’t watch Game of Thrones, just never got into it, I understand I’m in the minority of that. Still, a strong part of me thinks they just like Aquaman because it has already one character from a pretty nerdy culture in GoT to play another nerdy character in Aquaman. And I don’t mean Nerd in a bad way or anything but facts are facts, people geek out over both those things. Anywho, I gave the trailer a solid couple of watches. It looks like a movie trailer. Give a bit of the good guys story, shows a bit of the bad guy yada yada yada. The CGI looks okay but they still have time to work on things. But then there was this one scene that I just couldn’t get over.
That’s it right there. I assume everyone on this green earth that has a TV and cable has seen at least one shark week segment in their life. I also assume everyone has at least wondered what they would do with their life had they been in a shark attack scenario. Well to me I marry those two thoughts together quite often and what history/culture/science has told me is if I’m ever in a scenario where a sharks bearing down on me, If I’m forced to confront it, I should channel all my focus onto punching it in the nose. Shark scientist tell us that there’s a cluster of nerves in the sharks nose so it would be the equivalent of like the strongest of sack taps to a shark when you hit them in the nose. Which brings me to my point. Would you ever ram your dick into a glass wall at full force to try to intimidate a couple of youths? Absolutely not. Why on earth would a Shark ram its nose into a glass wall when that would be the equal. Not to mention its troubling if this scene were to happen in real life and i find out that that shark isn’t fazed one bit by ramming its nose into the glass like that. The guy should be rolling around in the water as if its balls have exploded and should be feeling a pain like no other after a hit like that. Whatever, it is what it is. DC fans will storm the theater saying its better than Marvel movies. It’ll make a hundreds of millions probably and the debate will roll on forever not that DC has made a marginally better movie than its previous track record. But let it be known here at least. I will acknowledge the absence of science and logic in this scene.
I also can’t picture him being named Arthur.
P.s.- I will still watch the movie
P.s.s.- I only saw like the first 3 episode of Game of Thrones But I remember Drago raping khalisi. That’s the character people are falling in love with right now/for the past few years. A rapist.
P.s.s.s.- I never finished Game of Thrones so no one @ me about Game of Thrones or regarding the rape committer Drago.
(CNN) — Heavy winds uprooted several beach umbrellas along the Jersey Shore on Monday, and a British tourist was impaled by one of the aluminum stakes.
Margaret Reynolds, who was visiting from London, was basking on the beach when the stake of a flying umbrella went through her ankle, according to Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Police Detective Steven Korman.
First responders had to use bolt cutters to split the rod on-site so she could be transported to the hospital.
Reynolds was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment and has been discharged.
“It was a beautiful day and a gust of wind blew the umbrella,” Reynolds said in a statement from the hospital. “It was just an accident.”
Sometimes when I, as a Floridian, have to go through things like Hurricanes I think to my self this is probably just the way we find a natural balance in the world. Humans come in all hot planting their feet down claiming land and next thing you know water comes down from the heavens and fucks up everything. Its a sad state of affairs sometimes but its what we have to deal with living on this here green earth. The thing is though, those are mass incidents that affect hundreds with no real bias. We have hurricanes here, tsunamis in the pacific, earthquakes in the mid-west. All of those mess up peoples lives at random. Then we get times like this story right here. I picture there was some sort of butterfly effect that left this british tourist impaled onto the beaches of the Jersey shore. Probably was having a nice vacation, summer in the states and whatnot. It was most likely an accident but probably tossed a plastic water bottle out quickly not making its way fully into the recycling bin and just left there on the floor knowing it will never decompose. Its a simple mistake, she was in a rush to get to a nice spot at the beach when it hasn’t become completely crowded. She thinks nothing of it, letting the sun tan her most likely very pale British self. Its a wonderful mix of sun and breeze until it suddenly she gets a feeling down by her ankles. Did a casual beach goer trip over her foot by chance? It’s a popular summer vacation destination so that is a possibility. She looks up and takes the sun glasses off and that’s when she sees it. A MASSIVE beach umbrella Impaled into her ankles that makes the crucifixion of Jesus Christ look like a small piece of shrapnel in his foot. That might just be MILF Nature sending you a subtle message saying please reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Not here to argue about XXXtentacion. Some people liked him, some people didn’t. Some people thought he was a scum bag. I think universally for the most part people think he didn’t deserve to die. Do I know his music? Absolutely not. Do people like it? Absolutely. But If I find out the total funeral attendance for fucking XXXtentacion’s, who is on the thin grey line between people liking him and people blasting him on social media for his past, is more than the average attendance to a Florida Panthers hockey game in south Florida, I’m gonna flip.
Peak Florida weather pattern. Honestly it boggles my mind how scientist aren’t on the rooftops of every Florida home. Not to tell me the weather or anything, I know its gonna rain and be hot as balls, but just the sheer science of it has to drive weather meteorologist nerds crazy. Like in movies when a scientist finds life on mars or something. They get all giddy and willing to risk all life on earth just to explore and learn more about aliens that can wage war on us and kill us all. Well that’s the weather here in Florida. It can certainly kill us all by drowning us to our graves, but scientist should come to study the science of how the weather becomes peak Florida by raining cats and dogs to perfectly Sunny one inch away. There has to be some sort of name for that anomaly. Like how New Yorkers have the Manhattenhenge when the sunset is perfectly aligned with a Manhattan street so that people can take pictures and post on instagram. Well there has to be some sort of Florida pop-culture version name for when the weather is split perfectly rain storm on one half of an Ihop in a run down strip mall next to a Hertz Rent-a- Car and a Pawn Shop, and perfectly sunny on the other half of said Ihop. Perfect for Floridians to upload on Facebook. Not instagram. Facebook.
New York Post– A North Carolina teacher reportedly fled town when she learned on social media that she was charged for having sex with a student, according to officials. Kayla Sprinkles, 26, was indicted by a grand jury on sexual assault charges June 4 after allegations surfaced that she was sexually involved with a student in the Cherokee County schools system, news station WPVI reported. The Andrews High School teacher’s relationship with the student allegedly occurred from December 2016 to April 2017, according to the Clay County Progress. Sprinkles fled the county after news of the indictment hit social media, authorities said. She ultimately turned herself in June 7 to the Mecklenburg County Detention Center, where she was released on $25,000 bond. She is set to appear next in Cherokee County Superior Court on July 2.
That’s the golden age of social media for you. On one end of the spectrum it can help start a political revolution in the Middle East, on the other end of the spectrum, Its posting news articles saying there’s a warrant out for your arrest for sexually fucking a student. Tough break for the latter when you’re just scrolling through your Facebook judging all the people you grew up with in high school. Calling one girl a bitch, rolling your eyes at the other for bragging about their kid who’s “so wonderful.” Next thing you know you accidentally like a post about how cops are looking for a North Carolina teacher at Andrews High School in the Cherokee County school system who was sexually involved with a student, and that the teachers name is Kayla Sprinkles. Thats probably when it hit her that it was her they were looking for, and I would do the same move, just bolt. Run away from your problems until you throw up and realize you fuuuuccckkkeeeddd up.
But that’s neither here nor there. I’m not a jury of her peers, I’ll let the proper Law & Order take place on Sprinkles here.
Could you honestly take a teacher named Sprinkles seriously? I mean I don’t waaaannnt to judge someone based off their name, But can you imagine that growing up? Sitting in 5th grade math and raising your hand and saying “Ms. Sprinkles, may I use the restroom?” It sounds like you’re asking a cat for permission to take a piss, and that’s weird. It sucks on her end too. Trying to teach some discipline, catch some kids vandalizing school property and really laying down the law on them. “Sorry Ms. Sprinkles” **chuckle** snickering laughter** Chuckle**. All authority is compromised when your last name is some sort of confectionery dessert topping. Was she a fine teacher? Maybe. Did she have sex with a student? Definitely. All I’m saying is I don’t want to make any generalizations about her based off name alone but it’s hard to take her too serious with the last name Sprinkles. Its like in Meet the Parents when Greg has to come to terms with the fact that the future in-laws mock his family surname, Focker. And that guy had it way worse. Imagine if Sprinkles here had to go through gen pop with the full name Gaylord Sprinkles.
This is DEVASTATING. I feel awful. I try to keep tabs on everyone in the world and I somehow let Jet Li slip by me. It was a huge shock to the system to see what has happened to him. I mean I will say, this one side by side is EXTREMELY jarring, but the other ones don’t look that bad where he looks like an 80 year old man which is a good thing. But no matter what he says about him being fine, I just know he’s not. We’ve seen him with a shaved head before that’s no big deal. Its a big deal though when it looks like you’ve stepped into a time machine and come out looking like a grandpa who’s about to break a hip and also an entirely different Chinese person. I mean kudos maybe to the guy who got the pic with him cause I don’t even think I could recognize him. Its at the point where he needs a transition photo. Like side by side just wont convince me, i needed more photos in totally different angles before i could actually believe that this frail old man my eyes were seeing was actually Gabrial Yulaw who made everyone in the prison colony universe his bitch in the movie The One. Shocking.
And how come no one else is talking about this? I mean I know he’s not main stream anymore but Guy has had a decent career in American cinema. Jackie Chan will always be my number 1, but Jet Li was fucking the truth. The two of them both bridged the gap between Chinese people and Black people all around and that was SUPER important for me growing up in South Florida where there is, in fact, a decent population of African Americans. All of which can kick my ass. But that didnt happen. Rush Hour probably saved me in middle school. But then came along Jet Li and Romeo Must Die. Oh boy was that special sure it was one thing for a Chinese and black cop to get along. A whole nother thing when we got Jet Li on the dance floor with a super sexy chick. And not just any ordinary hot chick but Aaliyah (Rest in Peace).
Yea he looks nervous as fuck dancing with her but that don’t matter. Its still a win in my books. In my fake imaginary world I pictured the two of them dating in real life and then it wouldn’t be so awkward when i try to ask a black chick out because there’s precedent in Hollywood.
Looking back at all this, I hope to god Jet li comes back in the world. Suppose to be playing a role in the live action Mulan which if we’re going for a very wise old Chinese master, he’s got that look going on and i know he’s still got the moves, but god damn I do hope that Jet Li gets better soon.