Movie Review: Logan(Warning Spoilers)

After 17 years Hugh Jackman is finally hanging up the metal claws with the movie Logan, which in my opinion serves as a worthy send-off for Hugh Jackman, the Wolverine character, and perhaps even the x-men franchise as a whole.

Although it has some flaws such as weak villains and an underwhelming death for Professor X, the most important character in the X-men movie franchise after Wolverine, Logan still manages to create a nice swan song for Jackman as Wolverine. In fact I hope they leave the character dormant for a while after this because Logan does such a good job of putting the character to rest(both literally and figuratively)

Logan shows us a Wolverine unlike anything we’ve seen in any of the other X-men movies and I think that’s a good thing. The grizzled Wolverine who has been beaten down by time and regret allowed Jackman to show more of a range than in any other X-men movie and I think that’s what superhero movies in general needs going forward. They need characters you care about and not just spectacle. It’s good when you can have both, but after 17 years of Wolverine it was nice to see him not just fighting another all-powerful villain, but actually facing his own demons and mortality.

That being said I was a little underwhelmed but the antagonists in this movie. Dr. Zander Rice(Richard E. Grant) wasn’t given much to do besides act menacing and his lap dog Donald Pierce(Boyd Holbrook) seemed cool at first, but ultimately didn’t add much to the film.

X-24, a cybernetic clone of Wolverine, did manage to bring the spectacle to some otherwise dull action scene and the battle between him and Logan was a nice metaphor for Logan’s struggle against himself, but in terms of personality he was lacking. Perhaps if he had been handled better in early movies Sabretooth could have provided a nice foil for Logan, but I’m glad they didn’t choose to muddy the rivalry between the two even more.

But, ultimately, Logan is not about Wolverine fighting external forces, but internal forces, one in particular being his failing healing factor and his ongoing sense of duty which leads him into the main conflict of the film which is rescuing his daughter/clone.

Laura(Dafne Keen) makes for a good addition to the cast and I can see the potential for her to be explored in future movies. Her chemistry with both Logan and Professor X really ties the whole film together and I think the decision to focus on the relationship between those three really works. Together they all have good chemistry and while Logan gets the most of the spotlight Laura and Charles both get their chances to shine.

I have a feeling this could also be a farewell to Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier and if that is the case for the most part I’m satisfied with it, although I felt his death could have had more impact. The exploration of his guilt over killing his X-men was cut a little short and to be honest I thought his being stabbed was a dream sequence at first.

Despite its flaws the chemistry between the three main leads make the film work and a wolverine character that is different from all his other appearances makes it stand-out among all the X-men franchise.

Logan is also only the second film in the X-men franchise to get an R-rating and like Deadpool I feel like it makes good use of it to show us the brutality that comes along with the wolverine character and even Laura. The use of the word “Fuck” was a little uneven in terms of effectiveness, but added to the grizzled nature Wolverine.

Overall, although it has some flaws, I enjoyed Logan and for me it ranks as probably the top Wolverine movie and one of the top X-men movies overall and a great send-off for a character and actor who have been synonymous with the X-men brand for close to two decades.

Final Score: 2.25(great with some flaws)

An explanation of my rating system: I have decided to be a little different and rate my review material on a 0-3 scale in .5 integrals. So for example 0 is absolutely awful, .5 is atrocious 1 is sub par 1.5 is mediocre 2 is great, 2.5 is near perfect and 3 is obviously perfect.  I don’t plan on giving to many 0s or 3 unless the review subject is truly worthy of them.

 

My Arrested Development Screenplay: part 5

Hello everyone and welcome back to the ongoing story of the greatest show ever and the one script I wrote for the movie adaption

INT. BLUTH MODEL HOME-FRONT ENTRANCE — NIGHT

Michael, George Michael, and George Michael enter the Model Home and Michael throws on the lights and looks around

MICHAEL

This place looks pretty abandoned

Michael is cut off as we hear a yell and a grungy figure charges down from the stairs and tackles Michael.

The figure gets up from on top of Michael and in the light we see that it is the grungy, slight chubby Tobias we had seen earlier.

TOBIAS

Michael?

MICHAEL

Tobias? Is that you?

GEORGE SENIOR

Tobias?

TOBIAS

 It is I.

CLOSE-UP: TOBIAS

FREEZE FRAME ON TOBIAS

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s former brother-in-law Tobias.

SUPER: TOBIAS FUNKE: “ACTOR”/ANALRAPIST

MICHAEL

What are you doing here?

TOBIAS

I live here Michael. I had to go somewhere after my wife left me.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

After Lindsay left him, Tobias was left without a home He had briefly been living on the set of the Television show “Wrench” about the rule-abiding detective Frank Wrench before moving into the Bluth Model Home.

CUT TO:

 INT. BEDROOM OF WRENCH TELEVISION SET — DAY

We see Tobias climbing into the bed, pulling the covers over him.

TOBIAS

(yawning)

I guess I better take a nap.

Tobias lies in bed and falls asleep.

CUT TO:

 INT. BEDROOM OF WRENCH SET — DAY

SUPER: 2 HOURS LATER

We see a lump in the bed that is Tobias sleeping. Outside the door to the bedroom we hear the voices of MOSES TAYLOR, the actor portraying Frank Wrench, star of Wrench and a FEMALE VOICE.

FEMALE VOICE (O.S.)

Oh Frank, I want you bad.

MOSES TAYLOR (O.S.)

You’ve got me babe.

The door is opened as Moses Taylor and the actress, now kissing, enter and headed towards the bed. The actress lies on the bed, lying on top of Tobias who lets out a surprised noise.

ACTRESS

What was that?

Moses Taylor and the actress get up from the bed and take the covers off to reveal Tobias, who is now awake.

ACTRESS (CONT’D)

What the hell is this?

TOBIAS

Let me explain.

From her pocket the actress pulls out a can of pepper spray and sprays Tobias in the face.

ACTRESS

Pervert!

TOBIAS

Aah!

CUT BACK TO:

 INT. MODEL HOME — NIGHT- CONTINUOUS WITH SCENE 39

TOBIAS

Yeah, I’ve been living in the attic.

MICHAEL

You’ve been living in the attic?

TOBIAS

Yeah, I’ve got a little mini-fridge up there and a small television. It’s nice and comfortable.

GEORGE SENIOR

Why didn’t you just live in the main house?

TOBIAS

I found it much easier to avoid the potential buyers in the attic.

CUT TO:

 INT. MODEL HOME-FOYER — DAY

SUPER: A MONTH EARLIER

A young married couple enters from the front door, looking around the house. At the same time a naked Tobias, fresh from the shower, is headed down the stairs, off to the right towards the kitchen. He walks in front of the couple who are stunned for a few seconds then…

YOUNG WOMAN

Oh my God!

NARRATOR (V.O.)

It was because of that incident Tobias returned to cut-offs

CUT TO:

 INT. MODEL HOME-ATTIC

SUPER: MINUTES LATER

Tobias enters the attic and opens a box of cut off jean pants he takes a pair out.

TOBIAS

Oh, thank god.

CUT BACK TO:

 INT. MODEL HOME-FOYER — NIGHT- CONTINUOUS

TOBIAS

Yeah, it’s best that I stay in the attic.

MICHAEL

Aren’t you concerned that someone might buy the house?

TOBIAS

I don’t think there’s a risk of that happening.

MICHAEL

Why, Because of the shoddy workmanship?

We hear a clatter from the living room area as something breaks. Everyone notices it but chooses to ignore it.

TOBIAS

No, because I plan to buy it.

MICHAEL

Do you have the money to buy it?

TOBIAS

No, but I thought maybe I could get a loan.

MICHAEL

From who?

TOBIAS

From the bank, I hear they’ll give a loan to anyone. If that doesn’t work maybe I can get a bailout from the president.

MICHAEL

The president of what?

 

TOBIAS

The Bluth Company, of course.

MICHAEL

You do know there no longer is a Bluth Company.

TOBIAS

Yeah, but I’m sure you have some money just lying around.

GEORGE SENIOR

There’s always money in the Banana Stand.

Everyone looks at George Senior

GEORGE SENIOR

I hid $2 million in the wall just in case.

TOBIAS

Maybe I can borrow some of that money?

MICHAEL

We’ll talk about it tomorrow.

 

Once again Michael picks up George Michael’s heavy suitcase.

GEORGE MICHAEL

Dad, I can get that.

MICHAEL

Oh, it’s no problem. Why don’t you get the rest of the bags?

George Michael reluctantly picks up the rest of the bags and him and Michael head up the stairs.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

(To George Senior)

Are you coming?

GEORGE SENIOR

Yeah, in a few minutes

 

MICHAEL

(to Tobias)

Tobias?

TOBIAS

I think I’ll stay up for a little bit.

MICHAEL

Suit yourself.

Michael and George Michael exit followed soon after by George Senior

DISSOLVE TO:

To Be Continued…

Some TV to Comic Adaptions I would like to see

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog. I hope you have been enjoying my Arrested Development Screenplay. I decided to take a break from that to post a more standard blog post(for me at least)

I’ve been done a few  comic-centric posts  with my Defenders pitch and Star Wars Comics I would like to see and I wanted to continue that thread with this post.

Today I’m talking about  TV shows I would like to see adapted as comic series. It seems to be a trend over the last few years in comics with X-files, Buffy, and Power Rangers, to name a few. And seeing these series has got me thinking of TV shows I would like to see revived in the comic book medium. Here they are in no particular order. Let me know what you think.

Heroes: This one seems like a no-brainer. Say what you will about the show, but it  still has some potential. It may never live back up to the promise of Season 1, but I think an ongoing series that takes place either between the main series and Heroes Reborn or after Heroes Reborn could be just what the franchise needs. A comic could bring back much-loved characters like Claire, Sylar and Peter without the hassle of actor scheduling and so forth. There was a rumored series just before Heroes Reborn was announced and I think continuing the story in comics is what Heroes needs.

Reaper: Like Heroes I think Reaper, a two season CW series that ended in 2009, lends itself well to a comic adaption and since the left the series on somewhat of a cliffhanger I think it a comic continuation would be fun to see.

My Name is Earl: I realize this suggestion is a little out there and I don’t know how well it would translate, but I want to see the My Name is Earl story wrapped up and if we can’t get another season or a movie this is the next best thing. I would also like to see a crossover mini-series with Raising Hope since we never really got a fully-fledged crossover when Raising Hope was on the air, although plenty of My Name is Earl actors showed up.

Knights of Prosperity: Despite only running for one 13-episode season Knights of Prosperity remains one of my favorite shows and I would like to see it continue in one way or another. Like My Name is Earl I’m not sure how well it would translate, but I feel like it could work. The show followed a gang of amateur themes whose goal is to steal from celebrities and the comic medium would allow them to feature which ever celebrity they want.

Those are a few of the TV to comic adaptions I would like to see. What shows would you like to see become comics?

Weekly Comic Pull List:

Speaking of Comics here’s what comics I’ll be picking up this week.

What I picked up Last Week:

Detective Comics #951: It was a slow week last week so this was the only comic I picked up, but still enjoyable

What I will be picking up this week:

X-files #11: I’ve been enjoying this new Contrarians storyline so I will continue to pick up X-files to read it

X-files Deviations #2:  I enjoyed the first deviations issue and I thought it was a standalone, but I’ll probably check this one out

Star Wars #29: I’m interested to read more of Yoda’s adventure.

 

What comics are you picking up this week?

 

Last Comedy Set:

I’m still at the comedy grind, averaging at least one set a week. Here’s my latest set last week from a showcase I did at a local theater. I apologize for the video quality.

 

 

Post end Poem: Here’s another poem I’ve been working on. Enjoy.

Sword of Fates

From the white cauldron

of the future

malevolent broth abounds.

Rancid scents sting her nostrils.

 

The sword of fates

will make her stronger,

but it will also weaken her.

 

The sword will be procured

from Dr. Funky,

curator of the weird

and gatekeeper

of the netherworld.

 

The golden sword

permeates her hands

with frigid ice

as it sings to her.

 

Faber est suae quisque fortunae

Dr. Funky whispers to

the formerly named girl

who will soon travel to Atlantis

after slaying Mari, the goddess of the sea.

 

Dr. Funky becomes a magnificent fire-breathing dragon.

She uses her allusion to slay him.

 

Where rests the white cauldron now?

She wonders as her journey begins.

 

 

Currently:

Reading(books): A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin

Reading(comics): Star Wars: Chewbacca(mini-series), Deathstroke(2014 series)

Watching(TV): The West Wing(Season 2), Flash, Supernatural, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Game of Thrones(Season 2)

Watching(Movies): Alpha Dog, Fox and the Hound, The Wolverine

Working on: This blog post, comedy sets, a couple sitcom pilots

 

Starring in:

 

Anticipating: Logan, the upcoming Donald Trump  Roast that I’m the roast master for.

 

That does it for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated

 

 

 

 

 

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 4

Hey everyone and welcome back to another installment of my Arrested Development Screenplay. I hope you have been enjoying it so far and continue reading it. If you missed the previous parts check them out

Part 1

Part 2

:Part 3

INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINOUS

MICHAEL

And, how’s that been going?

GOB

It’s going great.

LINDSAY

I have a job too, Michael

MICHAEL

Really?

LINDSAY

(offended)

Yes.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Michael’s adopted sister Lindsay had gotten a job as a waitress at a local Klimpy’s Restaurant.

CUT TO:

 INT. KLIMPY’S RESTAURANT-WALK-IN FREEZER

SUPER: A WEEK EARLIER

Lindsay is having a smoke in the freezer when the door opens and her supervisor HERB PEPPER, a short stocky man with a bushy mustache walks in.

HERB PEPPER

Lindsay, what are you doing in here?

LINDSAY

Taking a smoke break, what does it look like?

HERB PEPPER

Didn’t you just have a smoke break a few minute ago?

LINDSAY

So, smoking relaxes me

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Remember kids, don’t smoke.

HERB PEPPER

That’s it, you’re fired!

LINDSAY

Wait, I need this job

HERB PEPPER

Tell that to someone who cares.

CUT TO:

 INT. LOCAL NEWSDESK

SUPER: A HOUR LATER

Local Anchorman JOHN BEARD is sitting at the desk. Behind him is a graphic of Herb in a stretcher, the title reads “Assault at Klimpy’s”

JOHN BEARD

There was another attack by a disgruntled employee today at a local Klimpy’s restaurant. Let’s go live to the scene with reporter Starla Collins for the story.

CUT TO

 EXT. KLIMPY’S RESTAURANT-EVENING

Starla is standing in front of the Klimpy’s Restaurant. Behind her Herb Pepper is being lifted into an ambulance. The news headline at the bottom of the screen reads “Local Klimpy’s manager Herb Pepper pepper sprayed.” Starla is using the reflection from the camera to fix her hair.

STARLA

(to cameraman)

Are we on?

CAMERAMAN (O.S.)

Yes.

Starla raises her microphone and smiles. Her identifying news text reads “Starla Collins: Reporter/Weathergirl”

STARLA

Thanks John. I’m at the scene of a firing gone bad…

Behind her Lindsay is being dragged out of the restaurant forcefully by 2 men who are wearing red polo shirts with the Klimpy’s logo on them.

LINDSAY

Get your *beep* hands of me you *beep*

INT. PENTHOUSE- CONTINUOUS

GOB

(to Michael)

So what are we going to do for mom’s funeral?

MICHAEL

I don’t know. I thought you guys would have figured it out.

GOB

My mother just died Michael.

MICHAEL

You realize she’s my mother too.

GOB

Yeah, yeah; everything’s about you Michael.

MICHAEL

I never said that.

GOB

You were thinking it.

LINDSAY

Yeah Michael, Why do you have to be so selfish?

MICHAEL

I was just…

 

Michael is cut off by the rest of his family chiming in with “Yeah” etc.

 

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

Ok, Ok, Maybe I was being a little selfish. What are we going to do about mom’s funeral?

SUSIE

I say we have a small funeral and have the wake here.

MICHAEL

Ok.

LINDSAY

I already called Pastor Veal for the funeral.

 

MICHAEL

Who?

LINDSAY

Ann’s father.

MICHAEL

Who?

GEORGE MICHAEL

My ex-girlfriend.

MICHAEL

Oh, did I say who? I meant… Him?

GOB

I already sent out the invitations.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

Indeed Gob had already sent out the invitations which he had made himself.

INSERT- GOB’S INVITATION WITH A MENACING PICTURE OF HIM AND RED WORDS THAT READ “COME CELEBRATE THE DEATH OF LUCILLE BLUTH”

BACK TO SCENE

MICHAEL

I thought you didn’t know what was going on.

GOB

Oh no, I was just playing with you. I sure got you.

MICHAEL

Yeah you did. So I guess you guys have the funeral planning done.

GOB

I guess we do.

MICHAEL

So where are we going to stay?

GOB

We don’t really have room for you to stay here…

MICHAEL

You guys haven’t sold the model home yet have you?

BUSTER

No.

MICHAEL

Ok, we’ll stay there.

 

Buster tosses Michael the keys to the stair car.

 

BUSTER

Why don’t you take the stair car, we don’t need it.

MICHAEL

You still have that?

 

GOB

Yes, not all of us can afford corvettes, Michael

BUSTER

The keys to the model home are on the chain.

MICHAEL

Here we go.

Michael, George Michael and George Senior exit the penthouse.

DISSOLVE TO:

To Be Continued…

As always thanks for reading and any comments are welcome and appreciated. Stay tuned for part 5 next week

My Arrested Development Screenplay: Part 3

Hey guys, sorry this post is a day late, but he’s the continuing story of the one show I love the most and the screenplay I wrote for the movie. Be sure to check out Parts One and Two

 

INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINOUS

LINDSAY

He’s really wonderful.

CARL

I’m really just here for the bacon.

 

There is a plate of bacon on the coffee table. Carl picks up a particularly crunchy piece and takes a bite

MICHAEL

(sarcastically)

Yeah, he’s just wonderful.

 

Michael’s Aunt Susie and her son Larry get up to greet Michael, George Senior, and George Michael,

SUSIE

(hugging Michael)

Michael, I haven’t seen you in forever.

CLOSE UP: SUSIE

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s Aunt Susie.

 

SUPER: SUSAN “SUSIE” CARLON:RETIRED LUNCH LADY

She notices George Michael standing behind Michael

SUSIE

And who is this?

MICHAEL

Aunt Susie, you remember my son George Michael.

SUSIE

(pinching George Michael’s cheek)

Oh yes. How old are you now, 13?

GEORGE MICHAEL

Actually I’m 20.

SUSIE

Oh yes, a big boy.

SUSIE (CONT’D)

(turning to George Senior)

George, I see you’re still as bald as ever

GEORGE SENIOR

And I see your still as old as ever.

They hug.

MICHAEL

(extending his hand out to Larry for a handshake)

Hey Larry.

 

CLOSE-UP: LARRY

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s cousin Larry.

 

SUPER: LAWRENCE “LARRY” CARLON: MOMMA’S BOY

Larry just stands there not doing anything, looking a little uneasy

 

SUSIE

Oh, he won’t shake your hand, he’s afraid of the germs.

MICHAEL

Oh, okay.

MICHAEL (CONT’D)

(to his siblings)

I’m surprised we still have the penthouse; I thought you guys would have gotten rid of it after mom went to prison.

LINDSAY

Oh no. Me, Buster and Gob have been living here. We couldn’t let this place go.

GOB

Yeah, I had to move in when you took the yacht.

MICHAEL

Why couldn’t you just live in the Model Home?

LINDSAY

Oh, we’re selling that to help pay for the penthouse

MICHAEL

But how can you afford it.

LINDSAY

We do have jobs, Michael!

MICHAEL

Really?

LINDSAY

Yes.

BUSTER

I opened a prosthetic shop with J. Walter Weatherman.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

After Michael left his sibling had all gone off into the world and gotten jobs. Michael’s younger brother Buster had partnered with J. Walter Weatherman, a former Bluth Company employee who lost an arm in a construction accident to open a prostethic store after losing his second hand in a seal attack.

 

INSERT- STOCK- BUSTER’S 2ND SEAL ATTACK FROM DEVELOPMENT ARRESTED

CUT TO:

INSERT- PICTURE OF BUSTER AND J. WALTER WEATHERMAN IN FRONT OF THEIR PROSTHETICS STORE A SIGN IN THE WINDOW READs “BUY ONE HAND, GET ONE FREE.”

NARRATOR (V.O.)(CONT’D)

They are very successful

INT. PENTHOUSE-

GOB

Yeah, I’ve been doing my illusions…

CUT TO:

 INT. GOTHIC CASTLE MAGIC PARLOR- NIGHT

SUPER: 2 DAYS EARLIER

An audience has gathered and is waiting for Gob to begin his magic show.

ANNOUNCER (V.O.)

(mispronouncing Gob’s name)

Ladies and Gentlemen, a magician named Gob

Gob and Steve come on stage from the right and begin to dance to Final Countdown which plays in the background. Gob attempts to light a fireball using the lighter up his sleeve but it is a dud.

 

GOB

(struggling with the lighter)

Why won’t this thing light.

The Crowd boos

MAN IN AUDIENCE (O.S.)

You Suck!

Gob kneels down in front of the first row and begins fiddling with the lighter. He gets it to light.

GOB

Yes!

A spark from his lighter accidental sets a woman in the 1st row’s hair on fire. She starts to scream.

WOMAN IN AUDIENCE

(Yelling)

MY HAIR’S ON FIRE!

GOB

(whispering)

Oh Shit.

Gob and Steve slowly slink off stage.

MAN IN AUDIENCE (O.S.)

Somebody throw their beer on her

NARRATOR (V.O.)

It wasn’t going so well.

 

To Be Continued…

My Arrested Development Screenplay Part 2

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. Thanks for reading. Last week I posted Part 1 of my Arrested Development script I just recently started working on again. I’m going to try and continue posting one part every Thursday. So enjoy part 2 and check back in next week for part 3.

INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINOUS

MICHAEL

Alright everyone just calm down

Gob Re-enters with FRANKLIN, his African American puppet.

FRANKLIN

Who ya tellin to calm down, cracker?!

CLOSE-UP: FRANKLIN

SUPER: FRANKLIN DELANO BLUTH: PUPPET

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Franklin, Gob’s puppet and legally adopted son.

MICHAEL

Oh, hey Franklin.

FRANKLIN

Give me a smooch, my Brother

 

Gob swoops Franklin in to give Michael a kiss, Michael avoids it.

 

MICHAEL

That’s ok.

FRANKLIN

(to George Michael)

What about you.

 

Once again Gob swoops in to kiss. George Michael avoids him.

 

FRANKLIN (CONT’D)

I guess no one wants to show this puppet no love.

 

Gob sets down Franklin. Michael looks around the room.

 

MICHAEL

What is Steve Holt doing here?

 

STEVE HOLT

(standing up and raising his arms)

Steve Holt!

 

CLOSE-UP: STEVE HOLT

 

SUPER: STEVE HOLT: JOCK/GOB’S REAL SON

 

 

NARRATOR(V.O.)

This is Steve Holt. Gob’s illegitimate son

and Michael’s nephew.

 

GOB

He’s my son Michael. Or did you forget that.

 

MICHAEL

No I didn’t forget that. Hi Steve.

 

STEVE HOLT

Steve Holt!

 

LINDSAY

Hi Michael.

 

 

CLOSE UP: LINDSAY

FREEZE FRAME ON LINDSAY

NARRATOR (V.O.)

This is Michael’s adopted sister, Lindsay.

SUPER: LINDSAY BLUTH: ADOPTED SISTER/”ACTIVIST”

MICHAEL

Lindsay? What are you doing here?

LINDSAY

You’re my family no matter what my birth certificate says.

MICHAEL

That’s very noble of you.

LINDSAY

(kind of flirty)

Really, you think so.

Michael looks around and notices Tobias isn’t there

MICHAEL

Where’s your husband?

 

LINDSAY

(emphasis on ex)

Ex- husband and who knows

NARRATOR (V.O.)

I do.

CUT TO:

EXT. BLUTH MODEL HOME-ESTABLISHING

NARRATOR (V.O.)

After being dumped by Lindsay, Tobias was now living at the abandoned Bluth Model Home…

CUT TO:

INT. BLUTH MODEL HOME- BATHROOM

A slightly plump Tobias with a scraggly beard and wearing cutoffs is sitting in the shower with the water running and he is weeping loudly. In the background a realtor is showing a family around the house. They enter the bathroom.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

…which was currently being sold.

REALTOR

And this of course is the bathroom…

The realtor notices Tobias

REALTOR (CONT’D)

…Which is currently being used.

The Realtor ushers the family out of the bathroom, closing the door behind them.

REALTOR (CONT’D)

Let’s go downstairs and get some cookies.

CUT BACK TO:

 INT. PENTHOUSE-CONTINOUS

 

LINDSAY

(cuddling up to Carl Weathers)

I’m with Carl now.

NARRATOR (V.O.)

 Lindsay had begun dating her ex- husband’s former acting coach, Carl Weathers, after a chance meeting at a bar.

CUT TO:

INT. GOTHIC CASTLE BAR- NIGHT

Carl Weathers is sitting at the bar talking with the bartender when Lindsay enters and approaches the bar.

LINDSAY

Can I get a gin and tonic?

BARTENDER

Coming right up.

LINDSAY

(noticing Carl at the Bar)

Hey, aren’t you Carl Weathers?

CARL

Yes, I am.

LINDSAY

You were my husband’s acting coach.

CARL

So, you’re James’ wife

LINDSAY

No, Tobias’. Actually I should say ex wife, we just recently got divorced.

CARL

Well, I was just going to get a stew going…

 

 

LINDSAY

(attempting to be sexy)

Do you want to get a stew on with me?

CARL

Sure, but we have to go to the supermarket to get some potatoes first.

BARTENDER

Here’s your drink miss.

 

The Bartender hands Lindsay her drink which she downs quickly.

 

LINDSAY

Let’s go.

Carl and Lindsay exit

CUT BACK TO:

To Be Continued…

Updated: Some Star Wars Games I would like to see

Update: I actually had an idea for another game I forgot to put in the original post that I thought I would include now

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog. Last post I talked about some Star Wars comics I would like to see and that got me thinking of another media I would like to see more star wars in: video games. There have been many great Star Wars video games(and some clunkers), but here are a few ideas for Star Wars games I would like to see, in no particular order.

 

A New X-wing Game: I’ve only really played  Jedi Starfighter , but the Star Wars X-wing games were a classic Star Wars series that I would like to see resurrected. I think a game focused on Black Squadron as introduced in the Poe Dameron comic would make for a good storyline set before the Force Awakens

A Star Wars Fighting Game: I know this has already been done poorly with Masters of Teras Kasi, but I think a Star Wars fighting game could work if done correctly. The Star Wars Characters were a nice addition to the Soul Calibur games, but I want to seem the same kind of concept with solely Star Wars Characters.

A Darth Vader Game: The Darth Vader mission was probably my favorite part of The Force Unleashed so it would be fun to have that as a full game

A Darth Maul Game: Darth Maul’s stock is rising thanks to his appearances in Clone Wars and Rebels and he has always been my favorite part of the prequels so I think it would be fun to play as him. Maybe even combine the Darth Vader game with this with a storyline that brings them together and some decent co-op.

A Boba Fett Game: Another Star Wars villain I would like to take the role of. Jango Fett got his own game with Bounty Hunter, but I think it’s time the younger Fett had his own game.

A Han Solo Game: With the Han Solo movie about two years away I think now would be a good time to start developing a solo Han Solo game(see what I did there). It would obviously be a tie-in to the movie, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. If done right, with an original story, and maybe some missions were you either play as Chewbacca and Lando or with them(perhaps co-op?) I think a first-person shooter with the potential to team-up with Chewie or Lando for Co-op has some potential

A Star Wars: Demolition sequel: For those of you who haven’t played it Star Wars Demolition it’s kind of like Star Wars meets Twisted Metal with different vehicles from Star Wars doing combat in illegal demolition derby-type fights. I realize not everyone liked the original game, which is dated now, but I think it would be a fun game to resurrect if only for the chance to include the Millennium Falcon on the roster of playable vehicles.

A Sequel to Jedi Power Battles: Another sequel to a somewhat obscure Star Wars Game. The original Jedi Power battles allowed you to play as Jedi: Mace Windu,Qui-jon Jinn, Adi Galia, Plo Koon, and Obi-wan Kenobi in a storyline that followed the events of Episode I. I would like to see a sequel with an original story, mostly likely set during the clone wars, and a more robust cast, maybe including Kit Fisto, Aayla Secura, Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, and perhaps even Yoda.

 

*Update:

Star Wars: Galactic Warriors: The Dynasty Warriors formula has already been used for other franchises like Zelda(Hyrule Warriors) and One Piece(One Piece: Pirate Warriors) and I think Star Wars would be a great fit with you being able to take control of Jedi Knights during the clone wars

Anyways those are some of my ideas for Star Wars games. What games would you like to see?

Weekly Comic Pull List:

What I picked up last week:

Star Wars:Darth Maul #1: I didn’t really mean to pick this one up, but they added it to my pull at the comic story because I’ve been getting most of the Star Wars book. I wasn’t too impressed with it. It kind of seemed like a retread of the Star Wars novel Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter.

Star Wars #28: It was a surprise to see a new issue of Star Wars so soon after the last one, but I did enjoy this issue so it was a good surprise

What I will be picking up:

All-star Batman #7: This is probably my favorite current Batman series. I loved Scott Snyder’s most recent run on the main Batman series so it’s nice to see him continue with the character even though he’s no longer writing the main series.

Detective Comics #950: It’s  a double dose of Batman this week with a extra-sized 950th issue of Detective Comics. Good thing I’m such a big fan of Batman

 

Post-end Poem:

The Warrior

 

The moonlight glistens

on his blood-stained sword.

War and death consume him.

A guttural war cry

reverberates from his throat.

 

He charges

Through the corpse-strewn field,

Overtaken by blood lust and battle

.

 

He slashes through his enemies,

their blood covering the charred grass.

 

An arrow whistles towards him.

He stands in its path, unmoving.

His armor will protect him.

 

The arrow circumvents his armor

and pierces his heart.

A grunt of pain

escapes him.

He stumbles to the ground.

 

Tonight he will fight on

the fiery battlefield

of Hell.

 

 

Currently:

Watching(TV): Young Justice(season 2), The West Wing(season 1), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Flash, Supernatural, Star Wars: The Clone Wars(Season 3)

Playing: Super Star Wars

Reading(Books): Restaurant and the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams, A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin

Reading(Comics): World War Hulk and Old Man Logan

Writing: My Arrested Development Screenplay

Anticipating: Spring.

 

That does it for me. As always thanks for reading and any and all comments are welcome and appreciated

 

Tim