"To entertain, inspire, frighten, teach, and entice as many readers as possible." - Keith Helinski
Wastin' Away Press features Keith Helinski's writings, ranging from short stories online to movie reviews over the years. Also features an assortment of Keith's interests. If you like what you see, check out Wastin' Away Press's official Facebook.
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"Metallica – Through the Never is a loud, mean, arms in the air entertainment that relentlessly grabs hold and doesn’t let go. Viewers are right in the middle of a Metallica concert. During that concert, they are shoved/pushed/trampled into that band’s world. A must-purchase for Metallica fans, but I also challenge those not into their music to check out this set all the same as it is truly a one-of-a-kind experience."
"Buy the Indiana Jones Blu Ray set. Rent The Adventures of Tin-Tin at a local video store. Discover J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter at the book store. Check out the Kingdom Keepers series at the library. Go do something other than wasting 98-mintues of your life watching The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box. You’ll thank me."
I am planning on writing a sequel to this story down the road, with poor-poor Ron stuck in the middle of a midnight premiere of ‘50 Shades of Grey.’ And yes, I will go see it whenever it does come out - just for the entertainment value. :p
I concur here. ‘American Hustle’ is a well-made film, but not a great one. The director, David O. Russell, filmed this with a cocky attitude after the success of ‘Silver Lining Playbook’ (which I happen to like). There’s nothing amazing about watching actors go ape-shit. Even one of my favorites, Jennifer Lawrence, was just a tad-bit over-the-top.
I guess the problem I have with Russell’s approach with ‘American Hustle,’ he tries so hard to rip off Martin Scorsese without the understanding of Scorsese’s body of work. Yes, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ was completely over-the-top and BEYOND, but there was a theme there: excess, and the downfall of excess. I don’t know if ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ deserves a best picture nomination (frankly, ‘Saving Mr. Banks is more deserving), but Leo deserves an Oscar.
‘American Hustle’ doesn’t deserve any nominations. As I said, it’s well-made - but there were better films in 2013. And I am sorry, but Lawrence did a better job in ‘Catching Fire,’ mostly because she retrained herself in a heartfelt performance, with the help of a director that cared more about the story rather than filming actors go ape-shit.
"Inequality for All has a likable charm, mostly due Robert Reich’s presence. He is a great lecturer. This could be a perfect film for history or economics class. Most viewers should end up relating to it as the content is quite informative and while the documentary doesn’t solve the current economic problems America faces it does shed some light on the issues at hand."
In honor of Mother Nature dumping a crap load of snow on the second day of 2014, ‘Livin’ the Dream..’ is now free on Amazon for FIVE DAYS! So stay in, whip out your Kindles, and start wastin’ away with my uplifting ramblin’!
"Movies like Sweetwater fascinate me because I often wonder if the filmmakers intended it to be schlock or did they really think this was A-quality material. There are always a demand for these kind of movies. I suspect Sweetwater would be something Quentin Tarantino would have in his vast collection of bad genre films, or would be at some point on Red Letter Media’s “Best of the Worst” features.
Sweetwater looks and sounds good but make no mistake, this is a BAD movie. If you enjoy BAD movies, rent it. For the majority, stay away. There are better films in this genre out there.”