The movie industry is alive and kicking in Michigan. Latest entrant is “Jinn” a movie from Exodus Pictures written by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad. This is a mythology based story of the third creature sharing the planet with humans and angels. The race called jinn made of fire.
The story is about an average man who finds out his family has an unusual history linked with these creatures and is cursed. Like most humans, he is skeptical until all crap breaks loose. There is a mystery wise mentor, a crazy man who’s not really crazy and a car.
Not just any car, this one was designed by Ahmad for the movie and is available for sale as a limited edition. How cool is it that a Michigan movie stars a super slick hot rod. SmuttyCat has his order in.
SmuttyCat is proud to introduce you to the trailer if you haven’t seen it. Catch up your naps before April 4 when it is released, you won’t want to miss this one.
Smutty is a TV connoisseur, and only stays awake for the finest entertainment. Arrow from CWTV is worth missing a couple of naps.
A re-boot of the Green Arrow backstory, in this iteration, only one of Oliver Queen’s parents dies, his father. This is sets up the entire framework of the show as the father’s dying wish leads Oliver to his mission to clean up Starling City. There are secrets, betrayals, changing loyalties and even some teenage angst. And action, action, action.
Although many DC characters are introduced in the storyline, none is supernatural or alien. Their powers are all “reality” based and explainable. The writers are kept on their toes maintaining this premise. The lack of paranormal based story is very refreshing. But the best part of Arrow is the great interaction of characters and layers of motivation cleverly peeled back each week. The flashbacks to Oliver’s time on the island add spice to the current activities.
If you haven’t been watching, Smutty says set your smartphone alarm for Wednesdays at 8:00 pm EST and join in. Arrow is the most TV fun since Smallville left the screen.
Here are some links to get you started on your latest guilty pleasure;
Smutty is in deep mourning. For Christmas, TNT brought a lump of coal to fans in the form of cancelling Leverage.
Great television comes few and far between. Choosing to develop characters well and create complex plots you can’t figure out before the opening credits is an art form. If you did not have the pleasure of watching this series, you missed a great show. Go get the DVDs. If you are a fan, join Smutty in grieving for a smart, well scripted, well acted, creative slice of television heaven.
Those responsible, please watch your legs. Cats everywhere will be sharpening their claws on your pants. You have been warned.
On the plus side, the final episode is a great set up for a new series (hint, hint USA, anyone??). The cast can incorporate more guest stars and a number of changes to the format that would be great. It would also be fun to see Elliot using his more than capable brains more often. Smutty enjoys watching him beat the bad guys down, but a change up would be fun.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching this stand out program, here is the finale for the series. There are many references to previous episodes, so you may want to start at the beginning.
Smutty likes a good zombie movie as well as the next feline, but lately the whole zombie thing has been a little flat. Too much sameness, not enough surprises.
But now, Brad Pitt of all humans, has saved us from the dreariness of repetition. World War Z, the zombie movie you have been waiting for. Again, the zombies come to us in the form of a virus (what’s up with that, are they cooking some virus that might create zombies), it tracks Gerry Lane (Pitt) as he tries to find the start of the epidemic and end it. Hey, isn’t this usually Bruce Willis’ job?
If the entire movie lives up to the trailer, Smutty will be a happy feline. The trailer enlists viewer interest in what happens to the central character and has you rooting for him to win. This is a critical plot point many action movies ignore. Smutty actually wants Lane to win. Some zombie movies are so poorly done Smutty roots for the zombies.
Smutty will bank up some naps so he can catch the scheduled release date in June, 2013.
The President coined a phrase for a new disease this week, “Romnesia” and let us know that this pre-existing condition is covered under Obamacare.
The Salt Lake Tribune demonstrated the evidence of this disease in their post regarding “Too Many Mitts”. This publication has formerly praised Romney on his accomplishments, however they now state his frequent switches in policy make him unknowable.
On the other hand, Romney’s son Tagg (you’re it) demonstrated the poor parenting skills of both parents by publicly stating that he wanted to “jump out of his chair and take a swing at him” because the President told his father that some of his statements were not true.
Well Tagg, if your dad cannot take the time to check his facts before a debate for the Presidency of the United States of America, he deserves to be told he is not telling the truth.
And Gov. Romney, if your grown son cannot control his mouth without making treasionous statements against the highest office in the land, he does not deserve to be on your campaign staff. Not to mention what it says about how you raised him.
If you run your house like this, we don’t want you as President.
Bruce Willis is one of Smutty’s favorite actors and Looper is shaping up to be another of his great works. A fresh premise, great acting and plenty of mayhem are Smutty’s idea of a great film formula.
In Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the same character, Joe, at different ages. Through time travel, the mob places hits on their enemies. Joe is sent back 30 years in the past to be bumped off by his younger self.
Since the elder Joe is played by Bruce Willis, we know he is not just going to go quietly. And that’s where the fun starts.
If you haven’t checked out Grimm on NBC, you are missing out on one of Smutty’s best guilty pleasures. Well written with action, drama and occasional dark humor, this is one of the best things on network TV.
Strictly in the PG-13 category, Grimm is fairy tales meets Michael Myers/Freddy Kruegger and a dash of NCIS. These are not the bedtime stories you tell your kittens and puppies. Catch up on the network site if you are just joining.
Smutty is pondering litigation. It seems the creators of CSI have come up with a new Web series called Cybergeddon. It appears to be a great project, but the title is dangerously close to Smutty’s own movie Smuttageddon.
Couldn’t they have found another name for it? Why have the confusion, Smutty has enough competition without the creators of CSI adding to his troubles.
Well, check out the trailer and let Smutty know what you think.
To wrap up Smutty’s coverage of the DNC, here is the word from Obama BFF Bill Clinton.
Former President Bill Clinton delivered the nomination address at the DNC and wowed as usual. But in less than one hour, Clinton addressed every one of the Republican’s so-called issues with President Obama and revealed them for the lies they are.
By having facts and accurate figures at his fingertips, Clinton destroyed all of the rhetoric proclaimed at the RNC.
The best quotes; “We’re all in it together” “Arithmetic” “Their number one priority is not to put America back to work, it is to put President Obama out of work” “We left him a total mess, he hasn’t cleaned it up fast enough so fire him and put us back in”. Shouldn’t the Republicans be concentrating on positive outcomes for the American public, not just getting President Obama out? Smutty’s just sayin’. Check the video for yourself, Smutty gives it 4 paws of apawoval.