John Wick

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Author: Josh Hylton

How many revenge films have we seen where an ordinary man with a loving wife and beautiful children goes on a killing spree to avenge the deaths of that family at the hands of some evil men? Too many to count. As sad of a statement as it may be, most audiences have become desensitized to such a thing. After years, decades even, of watching violence onscreen, revenge movies just don’t seem to have as strong an impact. This realization is where the terrific “John Wick” finds its inspiration.

It gets that whole pesky family thing out of the way before the movie even starts, as our titular character John (Keavu Reeves) has just lost his wife to cancer. Soon after, he receives a puppy with a note from his late wife telling him that he’s going to need something to love. So he takes care of the dog for about a day or so until some lowlife mobsters, led by Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen), kill it in the act of stealing his car. It’s a brutal scene and the one truly serious dramatic moment in the entire movie and it is precisely what gives the movie its edge. Many viewers are inclined to sympathize more with the death of an animal than a person, especially one as young and innocent as the puppy portrayed here, so while John’s reaction may be a bit extreme, you’ll nevertheless be rooting for him to kill every single mobster in that organization.

And boy, will he. At a swift 95 minutes, “John Wick” doesn’t have the time to pussyfoot around with dialogue or character arcs. The movie’s focus is pure action and exploring the different ways one can shoot someone else in the face. Given that it’s directed by two stuntmen, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, such a focus should come as no surprise. They know their strengths and they make no bones about pretending like what they’re making is high art. Their goal was clearly to make a fun movie with a high body count and some truly impressive action sequences. In that regard, “John Wick” is a rousing success.

One must give credit to writer Derek Kolstad as well for knowing exactly what tone he wanted to convey. This film knows what it is and various scenes and dialogue exchanges (what few there are, at least) confirm as much. There’s a very tongue-in-cheek attitude about it and there are some big, albeit dark, laughs to be had, like when John, in the middle of an action heavy killing spree, runs out of bullets just as he’s about to shoot someone in the head, so he casually reloads with an annoying look on his face while his soon-to-be-victim stumbles around. These moments ensure that the film never get too dour, despite a muted color palette of dark greys and blacks, a problem too many other revenge movies have succumbed to in the past.

What really makes this humor work, though, is a standout performance from Keanu Reeves, who plays it brilliantly straight. Were it not for a couple scenes so goofy it would be impossible to remain oblivious to it, you’d swear Reeves was acting as if he was in something more dramatic and emotional. The juxtaposition between his straight faced performance and the self-aware movie it’s in gives “John Wick” an interesting angle and a unique feeling that nothing else this year has quite captured.

It might be strange to say it, but “John Wick” is one of the year’s best films. Its narrative is practically empty and its characters lack much personality, but whereas other movies suffer for such deficiencies, “John Wick” excels. It’s all about finding the right tone, that sweet spot between taking yourself too seriously and all out self-parody, and this movie does it. With his shady background and violent tendencies, John isn’t exactly a hero one would normally root for, but you will nonetheless because hey, they killed the guy’s dog. And that’s not cool.

John Wick receives 4.5/5

The Nipple – Why Are Some Girls So Okay and Others So Afraid of it?

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Author: Fashion By He

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This is a 100% serious question. He has been doing this long enough and He finally thought it was time to discuss this topic in the open. Its a topic He thinks He knows the answer to, but really isn’t sure. 
Some girls are 100% okay with wearing clothing that either shows a lot of side boob, is completely or somewhat see thru, or just never think twice about wearing a bra and if you can see thru the shirt, then so be it. He has always thought this has come down to a confidence by women, and a “not give a fuck” attitude. It’s almost a wake up in the morning, throw on a t-shirt and go out to the store, its the same attitude a guy would have, never thinking twice. Can’t be sure if this relates to women with confidence, which He thinks it does, or what the factory behind it is. 
He does not it has nothing to do with boob size, while at first glance, girls with big boobs are going to say, we can’t go braless, but there are plenty of big boob’d girls who wander the streets without bras and without a care about it. At the same time, there are some small boob’d girls that go free while others stay hugged close to their bras and the coverage.
Gross/Public/Inappropriate Attitude. Many conservative people will argue, its not classy to go braless, its for the home or the bedroom. He understands, He isn’t every suggesting walking around topless (even though you can in NYC) but even the thought of side boob or nip showing through a shirt is considered “too much.”
This is really something that He has thought about for many years, as He has really tried to get to the core of the No Bra Revolution and find out why some women are so easy going with it, and why others are very reserved.
Send He an email, tweet, etc, He wants the women of the ArmHe to reach out, explain to He the thinking behind the carefree attitude some have and others don’t
-He

P.S. Whatever the answer is, He thinks the same rules apply to how cheeky you are willing to go with your bikini bottoms

The New KFC Double Down Doubles Down On The Double Down

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Author: Chris Durso

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Remember the culinary wonder that was the KFC Double Down? Well, that chicken sandwich is now chicken feed.

The Zinger Double Down sticks with the fried chicken as bun game plan, and there’s still bacon in-between. Only now, a third animal has been introduced, with the inclusion of a burger patty.

Sorry, for anyone watching their carbs outside of South Korea, as Double Down 2.0 is currently only available there. You’ll have to find your trinity of barnyard animals elsewhere.

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