With Harrison Ford coming back to one of his many successful films, we can also include Prisoners and Enemy director to be a part of the upcoming Blade Runner sequel! Denis Villeneuve is said to be directing the sequel to sci-fi classic after a stint of two greatly admired films.
The story will continue a few decades after the original which was directed by Ridley Scott back in 1982. Not much is known about the story itself or who else will be joining the cast.
Ridley Scott has been reported to be a producer on the project even with Villeneuve taking the directors chair and it must be a pretty impressive script as Ford was quoted saying it was the “best thing he’s ever read”. Pretty nice words for a guy who’s been in some of the biggest films of all time.
Expect to start hearing Denis Villeneuve’s more and more with his resume ascending to the ranks of respected directors in Hollywood.
Eric Rowe is one of those players with versatility and smarts about him to succeed in different areas of the field as a defensive back. With the Steelers (now obvious) need for some youth and talent at defensive back it would be worth nabbing this guy in the mid rounds if he’s still available.
He has the feet of a corner, but hits like a safety. There are times on tape you see he has the receiver beat him up top, but the rest of the time he is either man handling them at the line of scrimmage or knocking the ball away on mid to deep routes. What flashes out to you about this kid is his innate ability to properly tackle. Beyond tackling, he’s a great blitzer from either the free safety position or from his corner spot.
Not being entirely sure where to put him makes him all the more exciting to add to the draft boards. His 40 time at the combine was a 4.45 which was respectfully fast for a safety or a corner from this years class of less than stellar defensive backs and whether he ends a safety once again or stays as a corner a sub 4.5 shows he has enough speed to stay with most receivers.
A tight skinned 205 lbs, Rowe has been able to stack up against most of the speedy Pac-12 receivers along with Michigan’s Devin Funchess who stacks in at a whopping 6’5″ 225 lbs, but even against one the top receivers in this draft, Rowe held his own along with showing he doesn’t care who the heck you are.
The final analysis is that he is helpful in run support and isn’t afraid to tackle like some of the prospects this year (cough cough Gerod Holliman) and plays with technique, tenacity, and instincts. All the boxes are checked off from his talent level and football IQ to his clean sheet of off the field issues.
It’s one of those times when I am going to get really personal with you all, well, more than usual. I find myself in a rut, a slump of disappointment, a ditch of displeasure, and unmatched irritability. I was never a great student in high school nor was I a Mark Zuckerberg during my first year of college. Since then, I disbanded from the educational system to make sure I didn’t start getting that crazy twitch in my right eye. It just was not cutting it for me, but even with that whole year off, I determined I still needed school.
The sad truth is that people don’t care if you’re capable of proving you are right for the job, it’s that damn sheet of slightly denser paper that you’ll hang over your toilet or office that truly proves you are “the guy/gal”. I hope I can reach people when I say this, but I know I am capable of doing incredible things. I don’t lack the confidence to prove I’m a worthy candidate, but when it comes to school… it becomes like an abyss of words and numbers thrown onto tests to latch onto the deepest parts of your psyche and memory databases. If you give me a topic and tell me to discuss it with you, guess what, I can probably spit it back at you like an NFL play call, but please don’t make me take a dang test!
My goals and ambitions are so much more important than my distaste for school, but my love for learning does not fall under the bus either. See, I may hate having to do this whole school thing, but at the same time, I have to do it. I have to because deep down, I want to. My tone may be acerbic and anti college at times, but that’s not the case at all…okay maybe just a little bit, but I want to succeed while I’m here!
In order to lighten the path I will tread on my way to the top of this peak, I must get that little piece of paper and a handshake. Sure, I could get to my goals in many other ways, but let’s be serious here, that college degree can turn into an EasyButton for some of us. Other times it has the powers to show much more than your knowledge on the anatomy of the human body or all the presidents and their significant contributions or…math. That piece of paper shows you can accomplish four years or more through any condition and still come victorious.
I hate school, but I love success. I hate school, but it can lead to success. I’m not built for school like everyone else, but I have the ability to become to the phoenix who rises from the ashes of classical literature and speeches and…math. Wouldn’t it be the greatest feeling of success if I was able to finish something that I loathe? It’s like eating your vegetables before getting dessert, but it also determines if you know dessert has two “S” in it. Some people are built for this, the cramming, the tests, the lack of sanity, the math, but it also proves they want to be successful and will risk their sanity to get what they want, I have to do the same.
I’m not built for this, but I have to do it. Why? Because nothing we want comes easy, like math.
DC just scored major points after this news broke! Legendary composer Hans Zimmer has been reported stating that every Justice League member will have their own theme music/scores for the future slate of films.
There is a high level of coolness to this news because when you think of legendary superheroes, your first thoughts probably go to their iconic scores e.i. Batman and Superman’s themes by Danny Elfman and the legendary John Williams. With each character being given their own themes, it shows they want these films to classically train our ears to imagine heroes when the music comes on and that is brilliant.
A great point was made by Kristian Harloff of the SchmoesKnow about the fact that Marvel has not done the best job keeping composers. Iron Man in particular was referenced and that they got rid of the AC/DC songs after the second film which is unfortunate because it becomes synonymous with that character. To some degree it becomes the peanut-butter to the jelly of the characters.
Any time the name Hans Zimmer comes up in any film there will be a thumbs up. He clearly has the pedigree unlike any other composer expect maybe John Williams and has given quality soundtracks 99.9% of the time.
Who’s excited to hear these theme songs? I know I am!
Best Picture – Birdman
Best Director – Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Best Actor – Michael Keaton
Best Actress – Julianne Moore
Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons
Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette
Best Animated Feature – The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Best Original Score – Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Adapted Screenplay – “Whiplash” Written by Damien Chazelle
Best Original Screenplay – “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
Achievement in Visual Effects – “Interstellar” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
As a whole I see “Birdman” sweeping a majority of the categories, but as Chris Stuckmann said “Whoever you think is gonna win, vote for the other guy.” Sad but true folks.
The line-up for The Justice League seems to be growing immensely tougher with every photo released or detail spilled which has me wondering, what villains could garner the biggest threat from these heroes at DC and who should be the bad guy for the Justice League film?
Simply going off the photos we have of the JLA members so far, it makes them all seemingly invincible, if not menacing enough to produce few enemies. So what kind of threat might earth be looking at if we have heroes like this (above) protecting us? I have given a list in the past for who some of the villains should be and which villains were speculated (https://thegunnrange.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/were-my-predictions-true-possible-villain-for-batman-v-superman/), but beyond that, there have been zero confirmations on the villains besides a Lex Luthor who will always be in the mix.
From the beginning of all this mayhem that is Batman v Superman, most of us DC fans couldn’t even picture a villain like Doomsday appearing let alone Brainiac, but every villain as of late is fair game. I think of said villains along with the DC villain in Darkseid to make an eventual appearance within this world much sooner than later.
Darkseid is the original Thanos, let’s put it that way. A ruler of a planet known as Apokolypse where he shoots omega beams from his eyes and can withstand nearly every member of the Justice League including Superman himself, but like what Marvel is doing with Thanos, Darkseid is for another time. If I was to go back to Brainiac, it would garner the most logic.
A villain with endless genius wants to take over the world and its citizens and to stop him there would need to be a healthy mixture of brains and bronze e.i. Batman and Superman. Once he starts terrorizing the globe, heroes like Aquaman and Wonder Woman make an appearance to save the planet in which they inhabit and bond like hydrogen atoms and all that good stuff. For all we know they could introduce a totally off the beaten path type villain and make it work, but I’m calling it here, Brainiac will be in the forefront much sooner than we think.