First look: Batman vs Superman

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Holy sequel! We finally got the first look at the sequel to last summer’s “Man of Steel” and oh boy, it looks like it will be next summers ehhh movie. Before I began to judge it, take a look at it:

Now let’s first start with why we have a trailer for a movie that isn’t even coming out this year. Normally, we wouldn’t see a trailer for a 2016 until either this summer or fall. The fact that it’s out already just screams “we are trying to turn this movie into something that is decent enough for a sequel.” The opening of trailer was also very long and somewhat strange. It fit the dialog but it was just over drawn. Then it starts with the dude that was pretty much hated by comic book fans for what he did in the Daredevil movie, Ben Affleck, and shows the Batman suit for the first time before the stereotypical horn music starts and we get more dialog for an over modulated Batman voice and a showdown before Superman and a robotic Batman. The Batman suit is a joke. Why would Batman’s eyes glow blue? He looks like he’s trying to be Cyborg. I wasn’t a big fan of Man of Steel so I’m not even going to mention/acknowledge Superman.

Overall, this trailer sucked and was lackluster. It would have been better if it looked like they actually picked better scenes and had some sort of plan for it.

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We have hit over 10,000 views on this site. While that might not seem a lot, it is to me. When I started this blog over 2 years ago with a countdown list of reasons why Justin and Selena should never ever ever be together (a list that is still true!), I just thought it would be like my other blog and I would hardly update it…and boy, was I right on with that one! I’m actually rather shocked how much I have updated this blog in the last month and a half.

This blog started as an extension to my college radio show, of the same name, and was never meant to last past me graduating college. But I made the decision to use the reader base that I gain through this blog and continue for fun. But little did I know, putting out somewhat daily content is a pain and a struggle, especially when you can’t devote your life to it and you’re the only one writing for it. But I still manage too!

Thank you to Bailey Miller for allowing me to bother you for your opinion on content for site when you probably could care less. Thank you Bailey for being the best co-host and “The Pop Project Number One Fan” ever. Like your bow game, your bow bashes are on point. Let’s raid WRMU one night like we planned, and have a Pop Project Reunion. I’ll even let you run the board this time ­čÖé

Thank you to everyone that has helped make “The Pop Project: with Steven Kaufman” a success whether you were helping sabotage it or just going along with one of my brilliant plans like a 5 hour super show or the show getting political for a night and playing every inappropriate when a party lost the election (who can forget having Katy Perry saying “Penis” to hundreds of people on the radio?)

Starting this blog is one of the best decisions I have ever made. And I have you, the person reading this blog (both new and reoccurring) to thank. Thank you for taking the time to actually listen to the crap and nonsense that I put onto this site. Without you, I would be extremely bored with a lot of built up sass and comedic sarcasm. Whether you are just someone who stumbled onto this, you are one of the few people who follow this, or have the site as a favorite, thank you for reading it.  Thank you for allowing me to entertain you.

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Here’s till the future and 20,000 more views!

Thanks again,

Steven

 

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Glee “Trio” singles review

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It’s time for any other Glee-view (finally came up with a decent title)! This week’s episode, “Trio”, has a team of most of the songs are sung by more people. Now will this episodes’ singles up to par or will it fall short? Find out below:

Jumpin’ Jumpin’

Performed by: Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Chord Overstreet

Originally performed by:┬áDestiny’s Child

This song is surprisingly good. At first, I was wondering what in the world this would sound but it actually pretty listenable. Darren Criss seems to have this ability to slay Destiny’s Child songs. While the song seems to be built around Jenna on lead, it is still shows off Darren and Chris’ vocals. Their vocals together are magically. I wouldn’t listen to all the time but I don’t think I would turn it off if it popped up.

Barracuda

Performed by: Lea Michele and Adam Lambert

Originally performed by: Heart

I had high hopes for this song as it was Lea and Adam but it falls short of the potential it had. I think it was Adam’s vocals….the original song had so much emotion behind it and this fails to capture any emotion.

Don’t You (Forget About Me)

Performed by: Chord Overstreet, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Darren Criss

Originally performed by: Simple Minds

Whoever decided to put these three on this song, are geniuses. Like “Jumpin’ Jumpin'”, their voices blend together perfectly and pull this song off pretty well. It’s not my favorite song but it’s a good song. The scene that they have it in the show will probably save the song.

Gloria

Performed by: Naya Rivera, Adam Lambert, and Lea Michele

Originally performed by: Laura Branigan

This song is okay…I’m starting to wonder if I have high expectations for the show due I’m rewatching the greatness that is its first season or if this weeks music is just average. The song isn’t any to cry to the moon about.

Danny’s Song

Performed by: Matt Morrison and Jayma Mays

Originally performed by: The Darkness

This song is extremely pretty! It’s one of the highlights of the episode. Matt and Jayma’s voice always sound great together. It good to hear her again and to have another Wemma ballad (I’m just happy that aren’t shoving their love down our throats)

The Happening

Performed by: Demi Lovato, Adam Lambert, and Chris Colfer

Originally performed by: The Supremes

This song is one of the highlight of the episode..it’s doesn’t songs like they took it in one take during a karaoke bar visit. It’s different from what they have done and it actually seems like they cared for perfection on this song (it’s probably because Demi is on it).

Hold On

Performed by: Entire Glee Cast

Originally performed by: Wilson Phillips

When I first heard that they were going to do this song, my heart filled with joy and excitement. This song is pretty much the best song of the episode. It’s my personal favorite song. It’s still not great but for this episode, it’s one of the highlights.

The Verdict: This episode is pretty much a huge let down music wise. It feels like that they kinda put these off until last-minute due to the 100th episode is coming up and they are making that epic as one!! Honestly, this whole episode is one big musical pass. Hopefully, the music will be better next week for Nationals.

 

Movies that should have been left alone: Bring It On

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This movies series is pretty much the greatest movie franchise that has ever happened to cheerleading. The “Bring it on” franchise is probably the most well-known among people ages 18-28. When the first movie debuted back in 1999, it was pretty much awesome as one can get and made everyone that saw it (both women and men) wants┬áto be a cheerleader. But it was went the sequel came out that it started to become “that” franchise.

While “Bring It On Again” and “Bring It On: All or Nothing” are the strongest, and less stupid, in the franchise, other two (Bring It On: In It to Win It and Bring It On: Fight to the Finish) are just plain painful to watch. It was pretty much like they ran out of ideas and decided to pull straws and go with winners idea.

“In It to Win It” was just a pile of unbelievable crap that they tried to make us believe (i.e. Rival cheerleaders have cheer battles in the middle of the night. Who does that in real lift??). And let’s not forget about the elephant in the room that no one wants to mention – they stole the premise of “West Side Story”. They have two cheerleaders squad, who just happens┬áto be named the Jets and the Sharks, fall in love but their love is forbidden because they are from rival squad. You might as well have named the movie “Bring It On: The Rumble”. While it’s a cooler name, it also gives a nod that you stole the plot of a beloved musical, crapped on it, and tried to pawn it off as your own.

I’m not even going to trying to comprehend or explain “Fight to the Finish”. I’m pretty sure that it only happened because it was went Christina Millian was still important somewhat (the movie probably is what killed her career).

The main flaw with this series, besides the stupid plot, is that it tried to take itself too seriously. If you look at the first three movies, especially the first one, it didn’t try to act like it’s not a comedy about cheerleading. It was that element that made the first one hilarious (remember the spirit stick scene and the opening scene?). ┬áIf they decided to make a sixth one, I would recommend a back to basic (aka like the first movie). Because I’m in a massive need for a comically funny movie about cheerleading.

 

What your opinion on the “Bring It On” franchise?? Let us know in the comments below!