It's been over a decade since the two Iconic heavyweights Nas- Jay-Z were enthralled in one of most supreme, historical rap battles of all time; which still has most hip hop fans today rarely able to come some sort of agreement to which man won. Well instead of battling each other the two have teamed up on numerous occasions over the years, and none better their most recent outing "Regulate".
Marvel studios has successfully constructed the largest cinematic universe of all time; Along the way we've been introduced too billionaires, God's, King, sorcerers, talking raccoon, and everything in between. While the movies varies in tone, effectiveness; and popularity; the masterfully interconnecting in between movies has been a joy to watch unfold. Over the coming weeks I will be re watching all if the marvel properties to see how each one holds up.
First lets start with 1st "Iron Man" a film that I honestly did not enjoy in my youth nearly as much as the general, but over a decade later I am very happy to report on 2nd and much mature viewing; I thought Marvel's 1st outing turned out to be smart, bold, revolutionary, along with tons of pure entertainment. Its foremost aspect of course is leading man Robert Downey Jr. masterful performance as the Iron crusader, along with fellow casemate Gwyneth Paltroe portrayal of Miss Potts.
Their chemistry is a constant highlight of the movie along with Rooney played by Tearence Howard who we know was replaced in later movies; however that fact each actor-actress brought a certain amount of credibility plus gravitas to the role that made this film feel really grounded. At no point did I get bored the pacing is solid and the nearly 2 hours of run time flows smoothly plus undemanding viewing. Jon Favreau(Director) does excellent job at explaining to us the auidence who Tony Stark is and what is the motivation are through the entire film.
My only two critics of this movie is I found the Villian Iron Monger to be pretty one-dimensional and not that fascinating; I thought with the early back story given to the villain there would be more development in his character, but instead there was none and I found every scene Monger was in predictable hammers with dialog that was extremely ham-fisted, boring, along with grown inducing.
Secondly the final battle scene came across extremely uninteresting; at no juncture did I ever have fear that Tony Stark would die and no it wasn't because it's a 10 year later review more because the villain spent a ridiculous amount of time during the supposed climax battle trying to cram in all this belated nonsensical back story plus non relatable justification reasons just didn't work for me. However even with those few missteps this was a decidedly very well done 1st step and a much watch for anyone who just enjoys quality films. I'm giving "Iron Man
Today's tracks comes from the acclaimed Mob Deep. This is just a personal favorite of mine back from the 2004 L.P "Amerikaz Nightmare". Believe it or not as your man this would become my 1st exposure to the tendentious duo from Queens and certainly would not become my last; The 2004 single was one of there biggest billboard success ;not hard to see why with beat that is reviled buy few in its heyday and definitely still holds up today if not surpasses many currently on the scene. Even with the subject matter being thin on its surface there is still a very grounded urban club-basement vibe you get while listening that came across authentic and gripping. It's replay factor is there so give it a listen.
While SmackDown isn't a perfect show buy any standards; but it has one huge advantage over Raw; it's only 2 hours. In view of the fact that it tends to be more watchable, and it does have the edge over more compelling character on Tuesday Night. But trust me same man books this show so it's definitely not with out flaws.
Daniel Bryan comes out people cheer;Bryan wins fans go home its simple. This is how you book Daniel Bryan
Samao Joe is the best thing WWE has going right now in my opinion so I'm definitely not on board with him loosing; but I don't think it will make a difference in the long run. Rusev has seem to lost steam the last month at least with some casual fans; so maybe a victory for the Bulgarian Brut is what he needs; only time will tell. Also Miz was great as usual.
Good match for what it was; but Nakamura is more interesting in this heel run than his whole 2 years prior; stunning what a change of character can do
I want someone to explain to me who came out of this looking good? And why this was the main event.
I can't imagine I'll do a remix that often; but there aren't too many originals that have the star power and gravitas that Made You Look(Remix has. Kicking off with probably the most lyrically talent of the three; the menacing Jadakiss raps with a constant hostile tone; switching to the always underrated but never forgotten Ludacris who's calming yet aggressive style leaves you feeling that raping comes so easy but significant to him. Finally the monarch Nas not enough could be written or said; his demonstration of what made him the icon today is masterful at display do your self a favor and take a trip down memory lane and take a few listen.