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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Episode 1 & 2 In Review…

Posted in Film, Film Review, Filmmaker, Filmmaking, Movie, Movie Review, Movies, Superhero, Writing with tags , , on March 31, 2021 by darkjade68

Let me start by saying, I read ‘Captain America’, ‘The Flash’, ‘The Avengers’, ‘The West Coast Avengers’ & ‘Strange Tales’ Comics in the late 80’s/early 90’s

That said, Captain America & The Flash were my favorite all time Superheroes

I didn’t care for the first ‘Captain America’ Movie, though I really like Chris Evans as an actor (He was great in ‘Fantastic Four’)

But each time the Captain America character was in one of the Marvel Movies, his character improved, to a point that he is awesome

Now in ‘The Winter Soldier’ I immediately liked Sebastian Stan and his Bucky character

I’ve never been a huge Falcon fan, but Anthony Mackie is a great actor, and played him well

Moving onto the series

Episode 1

SPOILERS!

They began the Episode with a bang, aiming at all those people who love action in Superhero movies I think

I love action, but the best scenes in the original ‘Avengers’ movie (And in comic books), was all the character back and forthing in between action scenes

So, big action opening, then it slows way down to soap opera speed (The production isn’t in a hurry, and why should they be, they have time, it’s a series)

I felt it must have been a challenge to do the Winter Soldier character in episode 1, he was largely silent in the Marvel films, and in this format, he has to talk a lot more

The bad guys seem ok, nothing special

For me, bad guys always need to be strong characters, or who cares if the good guys defeat them

The best part about Episode 1, was the ending scene, when the new Captain America is announced

Very comic book, in fact when I was reading Captain America 30 years ago, part of the storyline was a new Captain America

Episode 2

Episode 2 was immediately better, because Bucky hooked up with The Falcon, though I wasn’t completely clear why they were working together again, maybe it was explained in the movies

That said, their chemistry was right back on point from the movies

The bad guys, however, were physically strong, but not interesting in the least

What really bothered me most about Episode 2 was that they introduced us to the new Captain America, who seemed like a really good guy, trying to do his best to help people…

…but by the end of the Episode, he was a full blown jerk… It didn’t feel right at all, flat out bad writing, bad directing, or both

Still, I’m looking forward to continuing to watch the series, if for nothing else, to watch the two lead actors and the Winter Soldier character in action

Nuff Said

Thanks for listening/reading

Edamame Pasta With Tempeh

Posted in Cooking, Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes with tags , , , on March 29, 2021 by darkjade68

Ingredients;

  1. Edamame Pasta
  2. Tempeh
  3. Avocado
  4. Bell Peppers
  5. Frozen Peas
  6. Olive Oil
  7. Fresh Garlic
  8. Light Soy Sauce
  9. Pepper

Preparation;

  1. Cook Edamame Pasta (Tablespoon Of Olive Oil In Water)
  2. Cook Tempeh, Bell Peppers, Frozen Peas, Olive Oil, Fresh Garlic, Pepper & Light Soy Sauce In Frying Pan
  3. Pour Sauce Over Pasta, Add Avocado Ontop

Voila

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Into The Unknown

Posted in Movie Music, Music, Music Video with tags , on March 27, 2021 by darkjade68

Vegan Spaghetti (Broccoli, Almonds, Vegan Sausage)

Posted in Cooking, Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes with tags , , on March 20, 2021 by darkjade68

Another Spaghetti Variation

Another Vegan Spaghetti Variation

Ingredients;

  1. Red Lentil Pasta (Any Pasta is Fine)
  2. Fresh Tomatoes (2)
  3. 1 Can Of Diced Tomatoes
  4. 1/4 Can Of Tomato Sauce
  5. Broccoli (As Much As You Like)
  6. Fresh Garlic (2 Cloves)
  7. Oregano (Dried)
  8. Basil (Dried)
  9. Olive Oil (2-3 Tablespoons)
  10. 1/2 Fresh Onion
  11. Vegan Parmesan Cheese (After Prepared)
  12. Vegan Sausage (As Much As You Like, I Used One Cutup)
  13. Almonds (Maybe 20-25)

Voila

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Prejudice Has Never Been Ok…

Posted in Life, Love with tags , , , , on March 19, 2021 by darkjade68

Prejudice has never been ok… I’m a white Caucasian male, grew up with a single mother (Woman are my heroes)… Had 3 African American cousins, and a best friend in 9th grade… My nephew is gay. It’s not enough. ‘We’ have to change this