The Rogue One (Star Wars) Trailer

HERE IT IS. What we’ve all been waiting for. The newly released trailer that debuted during the Olympics. While we only got to see the back of his head, I have no doubt that Vader will be featured fully in the 2nd trailer that will be released closer to December. And yes, James Earl Jones “returns” to voice the guy.

So what do you think? Thoughts?

Rogue One Trailer (A Star Wars Story)

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My Suicide Squad Review

 When the first trailer for this was released the anticipation for this movie was at an high. Even more when Jared Leto was cast as Mr. J. It’s one of the lesser known comics (heck, i never even heard of it) but the premise was a good one. Take a bunch of bad guys do do your dirty work with the chance that you will die. What can go wrong with that? Well, everything as it turns out. 

After the disaster that was BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, the brass at WB didn’t take any chances with SS. SUICIDE SQUAD was designed to be a dark film with a R rating (something David Ayers is known for) however, WB brass was so nervous after  BVS failure that they took no chances and sadly this shows throughout.

This whole movie is a mess from start to finish. The “origin” stories are rushed as is Batman .(Yes, it’s Ben Affleck and yes it’s a Cameo). It’s as if the writer couldn’t even bother for the people who are unfamiliar. There was more to the Harley Quinn origin that ended up on cutting room floor.  Speaking of cameos, there’s a blink and you miss it one of FLASH (which for some reason is making an appearance and again, has nothing to do with the story).

 Now, everyone was making a big deal about Leto’s Joker and how he would portray him. I have a question? Why is Joker even in this movie? What purpose does he serve? He gets 20 minutes of screen time if that. It was a waste of a character that had nothing to do with the story. Seriously, the majority of his scenes are with Harley and we don’t know what his motivation is. 

Speaking of which, every one of these characters are under developed. Who’s Rick Flagg? Why was he assigned the Squad? What’s his backstory? Why should I care about him? Who is the Squad? Seriously, every single one of these characters are not very well developed. We know nothing about them and frankly, I didn’t care if they lived or died. Heck, even Will Smith was stiff here.

  The script (or lack thereof) made no sense. The story was just all over the place. Even the villain (If you can call it that) was a mess not to mention cliched.This is the same type of villain we’ve seen in the past. You know the “humanity must be enslaved or destroyed because of what they’ve done.” But what exactly have they done to ENCHANTRESS? We are never told.. She(along with her brother) just wants revenge for something that happened thousands of years ago. 

I really wanted to like this movie and I tried but there’s just way to many plot holes. This is a good example of “two many hands in the kitchen” where you take the director/writer’s vision and want changes because you are scared and that may have led to this mess. WB brass wanted reshoots to supposedly “inject more humor” (May or may not be true. No one’s saying) but man oh man this is one big mess. Story wise, it makes no sense. The villain (If you can call her that) is such a waste as is Katana (Who for some reason never bothered to learn English and again, a character who isn’t developed). 

 You know this movie is bad when as you are leaving you over hear this conversation: “This makes me NOT want to see JUSTICE LEAGUE.”  ” Yes, well I can say the same for WONDER WOMAN.” And  if this is how Justice League will turn out then WB has a serious problem. Someone from Marvel should give a class to them on how to make comic book movies because when you have two highly anticipated movies that bomb, there’s a serious problem.

In a way, I feel bad for David Ayer because what he wanted to make most likely got vetoed and this is what happens when executives care more about the money then making the fanboys happy. It’s also what caused both parties to fight and create bad blood between the two.

Watching Suicide Squad made me wanna join the squad just so I could commit suicide to escape this wretched mess. A mess I give a 3 out of 10.

 

 

 

The Orlando Massacre

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I would like to get something off my chest so please excuse my rant: Over the weekend, a horrendous thing happened. 50 people were shot to death and another 53 wounded all because some lunatic was angry that 2 men kissed . In Orlando, he walked into the Gay club and just shot, shot, shot until he couldn’t shoot no more. The question we have to ask ourselves is several: 1) How was he able to just walk on in w/o a security check? 2) How it it no one tried tackling him to the ground? 3) If Floridians were allowed to conceal none of this would have happened or at least not that many? Just to ponder something about how screwed up our Government is: We have a Terrorist list, A No Fly List and yet, the people that are on these lists are able to buy guns legally . Why? Isn’t this a double edge sword? If you are on these lists there’s a reason for it.. Granted the second Amendment allows us to legally own guns but only if one is “sane” and yet, our Government continues to look the other way. How much more of these tragedies to we need to endure before some one says enough is enough. Which brings me to Donald J. Trump who warned us that this would happen and no one would listen to him., Sadly, he is correct and it will only get worse if we keep sitting on the sidelines doing nothing and still our wonderful President cant stand up to say what it really is which is Radical Islamic Terror (ISIS claimed responsibility.) How many more school shootings, bombs overseas, hostages being taken, random acts of violence must there be before we wake up and finally do something about it? Our country is thisclose to becoming under Martial Law and if that happens, it will be to late and I pray that this does not happen. I also pray for the victims who’s only crime was that they were out having a good time. At least now, they are at peace forever in time and be who they are. R.I.P. . The world mourns for you. ‪#‎OrlandoMassacare‬‪#‎OrlandoShooting‬

 

The Great Kosher Restaurant Magazine Scavenger Hunt is On

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By Bracha Komarov
     Whether you’re a kosher restaurant “foodie” or you just like to go out to eat once in a while, The Great Kosher Restaurant Magazine Scavenger hunt has fun for everyone. The magazine advertises over 200 top kosher restaurants worldwide, their menus and other pertinent information. Elan Kornblum, also known as “The Restaurant Guy,” first published the magazine in 2004. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, a scavenger hunt has been going on which gives teams of family and friends chances to try new dishes while advertising on Facebook about the great restaurants in the magazine. Now in its third and final week of the hunt, each week there are 30-40 “challenges” that teams must try to accomplish. Some of the challenges were as simple as taking a selfie in front of a GKRM restaurant, while others were taking a picture of video trying dishes in certain restaurants. Some challenges took lots of guts – singing menu items in opera voice, singing happy birthday with a store manager, and even asking a non-GKRM restaurant own why he isn’t in the magazine. With 30+ teams competing, there’s a lot of competition going on. You can check out the website to see what it’s all about and you can still join a team or create your own for the last few, fun days. Visit The Great Kosher Restaurants Scavenger Hunt  for more about the hunt and  http://www.greatkosherrestaurants.com/ for more about the magazine and to order your must-have copy!

The Religious Fanatics of Cults and Propaganda (Or: How Judasim is being destroyed)

On Sunday March 9, a massive protest was held in the middle of Wall Street to protest the IDF (Army) draft taking place 5,000 miles away. Now, you might ask: Why is something that’s happening in another country that doesn’t affect us being protested here? I don’t know but it’s a waste of taxpayers money and a waste of time. Now, I myself am a Jew and I will say that I didn’t go nor was I endorsing this in any way, shape or form. In fact, this isn’t the first time the Ultra-Orthodox pulled this stunt. What you have to understand is this: When things don’t go their way they throw fits of tantrums. They think that because of who they  are they are above the law.

Now, as I said I am a Jew. A religious one and by no means am I perfect but I do know the difference between right and wrong. I went to college. I was raised to have an open mind and be mindful of others. I grew up where it is okay to speak up and have open discussions of important matters no matter the outcome and this my friends is where the problem lies among  my people..

The Ultra-Orthodox grew up in a very closed society. They know little to nothing of the secular world. They don’t go to college (they are encouraged not to go) and 90% do not work. In fact, all they do is sit in a Yeshiva learning all day and night. In Israel, they are supported by the Government however, that’s about to change as they have warned the Yeshiva students that if  they do not join the Army then they will cut off all support to their yeshivas. Obviously this didn’t sit well with the Haradiem who started going crazy on them. But here is a question I propose to you: One of the commandments that G-D gave was: “Thou Shall Not Steal” so if this is true, why are the Haradiem continuously stealing from the Government? By this I mean they keep mooching off of them. So I have to wonder why this is okay but when the Government asks for something in return they need to go all crazy on them saying that the Government is interfering with their way of life? Seriously? This is our way of life? I must be in a different religion.

People are really stupid at times. How ignorant are these leaders of ours that they make suggestions and ideas without knowing a damn thing. Don’t they know that without the IDF there would be no Yeshivas?  Without the IDF we’d all be dead. Without the IDF we’d have no State to call our own. Do they also not know that by joining the army you are saving lives?

So the Government came up with a compromise: Serve the army or go to school and study secular courses. Of course this too was rejected. So next came: Serve the army or go to jail (Do Not Pass Go. Do Not Collect $200). The response: “We will gladly go to jail and proudly.”.  Okay, fair enough. That just proves your stupidity.

This is the same group of people that throw rocks at people on the Sabbath and teach their kids that it is okay to do so. This is also the same group of people who held a rally in protest of the internet (which ironically was streamed on the internet). This is also the same group who believes it is okay to molest children, distribute child pornography and then cover it up. This is also the same group of people who refuse to give their wives a GET (Jewish Divorce). This is the same group who decided that women have no rights. I can go one and on but you get the gist of what I am saying.

So the Ultra-Orthodox single handily make us look bad. Because of them, people hate us. Many people have left the religion because of the many restrictions imposed on us and sadly, many people believe all this stuff and fall prey to it. Especially the people who go through the conversions to be a religious Jew.

How come they blame everything on the internet when there’s much bigger problems facing our communities? Child Molestation? Blame the Internet. Sexual Abuse? Blame The Internet. The marriage Crisis? Yup, the internet again. So basically, the internet is why our religion is so messed up. Got it.  Like I said, these so called leaders of ours have no freakin clue. They look only at the negatives. The internet can be used for good as well. In fact, they went far enough to tell people to filter everything related to the internet. Phones, computers, tablets. As the title above says this all nothing but Propaganda brainwashing bullshit. They even have Kosher phones that does nothing but make calls. I believe this is what a “dummy” phone has been doing for years.

Now, I know people will read this and call me names like “Jew Hater“, “Anti Jewish”, “Nazi Lover” and I am okay with that and you know why? Because the truth hurts and people can’t handle it which in itself is another problem. No one wants to talk about it for some reason. What are people afraid of? Open dialogue is good. Be open and honest and think for yourself. Call me names if you must but what will that accomplish? People who defend Rapists, molesters or others are no better then they are. People don’t come forward because they are afraid of the consequences or as the “rabbis” say: It’ll hurt your children’s chances for marriage.  Come on this is bull and you know it…

In Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, the Ultra Orthodox community there think that they are Judge, Jury and Executioner of all who live or pass by there.  Really? So this means you have a right to put up signs all over telling women how to dress(even if they aren’t Jewish) or where to walk and when asked to take it down you answer if you don’t like it leave? When Nechmeia Weberman went to trial (he was convicted) the community kept on defending him and even went far by throwing him a party (Disgusting) and saying how a girl who was little at the time is making it up to be famous. Then they send in hooligans to try to obstruct the case (they were found guilty). One person even went far by throwing bleach all over someone’s face (Also found guilty).

Point:  This is NOT how we as  Jewish people are supposed to act. We are supposed to set an example for others. This is NOT how we should be raising our children. Sometimes, I am ashamed to be a Jew. We are our own worst enemy. So much hatred among our people that it’s no wonder no one likes us.

Once I publish this, there’s no going back. I know that I will get lots of flack for this. In fact, people will perceive this OP-ED as nothing but “Lies” and “Hatred” among other things. So be it. But I cannot remain silent when these things keep happening. I’m embarrassed and ashamed but I know that there are those out there who are thinking the same things as I am but can’t or won’t speak about it for whatever reason. But I can be their voice. Their crusader because I believe that when one voice speaks out repeatedly, people take notice and listen and while it may take time, I know with all my heart that there are people out there who feel your pain and respect and look up to you for speaking your mind.

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IDF uniform colors (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


 

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