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The Dark Knight
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Die Hard
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The Matrix
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#1 Horror
Before Sunset
#1 Romance
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#1 Stoner
The Dark Knight Returns part 1 and 2.
#1 Animated
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#1 Fantasy
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#1 Romantic Comedy
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Finally watched the LEGION pilot and it was outstanding. Part dark origin story, part psychological mindfuck, and part independent quirky comedy, this could be the gem of the X-men universe if this keeps up the entire season. Needless to say I'm heavily excited to see where it goes. Oh and Dan Stevens is perfect as David. That is all.
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KING Of All Schmoes
TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Really Happy Donald Glover and ATLANTA won tonight. Well-deserved. Such an amazing show.
HTX0811
HTX0811 at 03:14 AM Jan 09

They earned it.

jimmydevito
jimmydevito at 01:57 PM Jan 09

My favorite wins of the night

Boogie Buddha
Boogie Buddha at 03:58 PM Jan 09

Glad they won as well.

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TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Anyone watching the Golden Globes?
oscarxp25
oscarxp25 at 05:52 PM Jan 08

Yeah...Happy Taylor Johnson won...he was really good in nocturnal

TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Ugh, I'm ready for this cold and snow to go away.
Pat Hatfreet
Pat Hatfreet at 06:22 PM Jan 05

Respectfully, I have to disagree. It's my favorite temperature!

I was actually discussing the matter this afternoon with a friend. If I could, I'd even keep the thermostat outside at around -15°C. That way, there would be no fucking ice rain that makes all transportations so difficult.

TheChanges23
TheChanges23 at 06:25 PM Jan 05

Oh I like the cold....just not THIS MUCH COLD. If it makes any sense I want cool and warm temperatures. Lol

Pat Hatfreet
Pat Hatfreet at 09:34 AM Jan 06

Hahaha! Yeah, I understand.

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While I appreciate what HARDCORE HENRY was bringing to the table with its frantic, mean-spirited, in-your-face escape into the gore fueled deathgasm, its ultimately very little by way of substance. But that's not the films biggest flaw as it basically becomes an acting showcase for Sharlto Copley who always fits science fiction perfectly. Add onto that, Copley's performance(s), story, and motivations are distinctly intriguing to the titular "Henry," making you realize that a vastly superior sci-fi film was relatively hidden within this jumbled mess of an action flick....and that wasted potential is a fucking shame. We should've just gotten a "HARDCORE JIMMY" instead. I'll give this one a 5/10.
timmyd
timmyd at 05:17 PM Jan 05

still need to catch this one . not in any real hurry though .

Pat Hatfreet
Pat Hatfreet at 07:38 PM Jan 05

Like you said, it's very thin on substance but it's pretty cool when you think of the action and camerawork, as dizzying as it can be.

TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Next up on the Catch-up block; HARDCORE HENRY.
grelber37
grelber37 at 01:52 AM Jan 05

Hardcore Henry was filmed in a different style, and it comes from a different culture. We shall see what you think.

TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

THE HUNTSMAN WINTER'S WAR was rather formulaic yet understandably so given its source material. It worked where it was supposed to and got its point across. The special effects were lavishly sound and its overall atmosphere adequate to gawk at, but for me, it was its stars that made this prequel/sequel work completely. Hemsworth, Theron, Chastain, and the goddess known as BLUNT had a ball with this and it showed. Overall ill give it a 7/10.
TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Ooookay lets keep it going with my next Catch-up film - THE HUNTSMAN WINTERS WAR.
Weapon X
Weapon X at 10:32 PM Jan 04

I expected shit. I was surprisingly entertained.

TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Any New Years Resolutions Schmoes?
oscarxp25
oscarxp25 at 07:52 AM Jan 04

Lose 15-20 pounds, go to movies more, do 10ks, collaborate with Cali friend on writing a screenplay through email, do a Stranger Things intro for the club I run at school, finish Jessica Jones and Luke Cage before Iron Fist

Psycho-Pirate-99
Psycho-Pirate-99 at 01:25 PM Jan 04

Stop smoking weed

lol jk I'm high right now

timmyd
timmyd at 05:11 PM Jan 04

^ love

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TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Figured I'd start the year off with a classic. Oh Haii!
TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Just discovered I have 3 copies of Sleepy Hollow. Lol Guess I really love that movie.
TheChanges23
TheChanges23 at 07:29 PM Jan 02

No I don't have any VHS' anymore. All DVDs....What's weird is...I don't even remember buying the 2nd and 3rd copy.

XSsoCX
XSsoCX at 07:31 PM Jan 02

Well, that's a little nutty. Are they at least different anniversary editions? :)

TheChanges23
TheChanges23 at 07:35 PM Jan 02

Well one is bare - just the movie. And the other two are filled with all special features. Lol

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TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Oh and this for all of you as well. Happy New Years Day schmoes!
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HAIL_TO_THE_KING at 05:32 PM Jan 01

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Pat Hatfreet
Pat Hatfreet at 09:24 PM Jan 01

Happy new year!

HTX0811
HTX0811 at 03:48 AM Jan 02

Happy new year!

TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Drinking has commenced! Inebriation Imminent. Hey....
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ANOTHER Special Message to the Schmoes!

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Hello out there MFCeeeeee!!!

It's your friendly underrated (or is it "rated" now since about to became KING SCHMOE a little bit back?) TC-23 once again hitting you guys up on the last day of the year. The last hurrah before the change. The last donut. The last film credit. The last starfighter. The last witch hunter. The last house on the left. And so on...

Sigh....2 0 1 6.

As you may or may not know, normally on this day I always rip out a blog and just kind of...offer up a little introspection about this last year a bit. I figure, why start changing that now, as I'm sure many of us are walking down memory lane on the last 364. I know I am. But, this year, not as much as I normally would. In a shocker to the system, I'm not balls-to-the-wall excited about what's to come in the New Year but...I am looking forward to seeing if what I want can truly come to pass.

It's all been pretty lucid, to say the least, which I've deduced is a positive thing. A mucho positive thing. Which we all need...with gusto.

But as it stands....2016 has been a roller-coaster year. More-so than last year and even the year before that if you can believe it. I sure as shit don't. Which isn't really a shocker either. Seems like, each year has brought about its own maze, cornucopia, or...smorgasbord of highs, lows, sides, and "huh?"s that cannot be denied, swayed, or even shortened. Whether it was by my hand, my choice, someone else, or the universe having its way with me like a dirty whore with clear heels, many events took me to my limit, beyond, and back again. Sometimes all in the same serving. I swear as I'm typing this out right now, I've never been more existential or inquisitive.

The world itself seems to have launched off the deep end, literally drowning in its own insanity, ignorance and self-aggrandizing entitlement....so much so, that its a wonder I've gone outside some days. Yet, like the world itself, reflecting on my own little existence, no matter how insane it may have gotten, tomorrow always came. Always.

As much as I and many of us believed that the world was coming to an impromptu end. It didn't. We're all still here, chugging along. And considering the beyond staggering number of people that have died this year, whether those in the public eye or not, its quickly reaffirming that simply breathing is an accomplishment.

Which speaks volumes to the strength, resilience, and even pure unbridled Luck that we all possess.

Now..This is the part where I indulge in a bit of catharsis so bare with me for a moment. This time, its personal...

At the beginning of the year, My mother nearly passed away. I won't bore you with the insane amount of details but, her health deteriorated greatly because of a procedure she had, which was necessary but painstaking as well. She couldn't eat, barely drank fluids, and lost an obscene amount of weight in the process.

She was admitted and re-admitted to the hospital about several times, each time being worse than the last (At her last stay she even had a bad fall because of her incompetent nurses and suffered a huge concussion. Needless to say, we were not pleased)

It was touch and go there for a while until finally, her body became acclimated to the procedure and she was able to start eating again,

My father and I were there through all of it with barely any sleep...As you all know my father has been going through his own journey of recovery based on everything that happened to him one faithful night 4 years ago. (Heart Attack, Open- Heart Surgery, Fibromyalgia. etc.) So all of this wasn't good for him.

He never complained though...

But I had to be my folks' rock through this. Not really a stretch since I do everything anyway but....this was different.

And because of it, for a better part of spring and summer my responsibilities towards them doubled. I was running around more than ever, doing anything and everything they asked of me.

Looking back on it now, I would do it again in a heartbeat, but I would've changed on key aspect.

I would've thought of myself more..

Now, with my folks being better and doing more than they ever have since both their battles respectfully started, I am left with a query that I'm familiar with, yet now resonates in my mind stronger than...

What do I want moving forward?

Which is what 2017 will be about for this humble schmoe. I have....sacrificed and lost bits and pieces of myself without even noticing to a point where my own future draws a blank. A weird vacant blank. Almost an abyss.

My passions have faltered and I have stretched myself too thin.

I've been terrified about that. Scared that I don't know who I am without my responsibilities towards my folks and even the pain I've had to endure from others I've cared for.

But even that has changed as well because this year I've FINALLY ended my 8-year friendship with my best friend and stopped associating myself with those who clearly didn't have my best interests at heart.

In a way, with this new year coming, it truly means that I'm about to start over....from scratch...and truly find a way to live my life again...for me.

For the first time...again. If you will.

And No, It hasn't all been doom and gloom....

- I watched an insane about of good television. (Top list coming soon. Natch!)

- Went to Vegas. (Which I dreamed about for the entire year and still look at it as one of the best times of my life)

- Watched a good amount of great films. (Still on catch-up mode but I will watch a few more before making my little list but its been a blast)

- Met some actual decent people who are still in my life.

- Saw both my folks through everything they dealt with.

And I even got a new cell phone that's not a brick Nokia. (Finally getting with the times)

BUT unfortunately, the positives were completely eclipsed by the negative.

I'm not going to sugar-coat this because this is as real as it gets peeps. I have no shame in stating that I do not possess what I man my age should. I have no problem stating that I have spread myself razor thin throughout all of this. AND I have no problems stating that I should've made better choices with not only those I've associated myself with, but with my own vices, insecurities, emotions and health.

I'm as fractured as I've ever been...

But...

I'm still here.

WE'RE still here.

I've never used them in a pretentious or unreal manner but I won't waste your time with platitudes this time around. I will just re-state.

WE are still here schmoes. Flaws and all. Struggles and All. Passions and All.

And THAT, my dear schmoes, makes all the difference in the vast cosmos.

And we will all still be here next year too. I can bet on that.

It won't be easy....especially for me. But I will do this. And I know I have support in all of you as you all do in me. Even those of you I don't speak to very often. Whether you are reading this or not, I want you to know that I care for you all and want you all to be as happy and vibrant as humanly possible.

It's what we deserve.

It's what we are all worth.

And now...I believe that of myself. So...I'm going for it..Going for it All!

I would like to Thank ALL OF THE SCHMOES who took the time on this as well as those who made your own wishes for us in the New Year.

Do I need to restate how all of you make this place great? Nope. Didn't think so, because you do! Keep those posts coming! Keep loving those movies! And keep sharing your thoughts, opinions, passions, and exuberance for what life has coming for all of you.

So Tonight, Let's raise a glass or whatever you may be drinking and let's bring in this new era the way it was meant to be; With Love, Honor, and The cinematic fortitude of Epic-ness! Oh and of course, Let's get ready for another INSURMOUNTABLY SPECTACULAR year at the Movies!!

Happy New Year, Movie Fan Central! Cheers all!!!
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TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

One more day...
cobb
cobb at 08:26 AM Dec 30

one.......day..........more

Weapon X
Weapon X at 02:33 PM Dec 30

Another day, another destiny. This never-ending road to Calvary...

timmyd
timmyd at 04:41 PM Dec 30

thank christ

TheChanges23 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Well unsurprisingly James Wan does it again because THE CONJURING 2 is an intelligent, sophisticated, and chilling throwback that showcases dynamic storytelling along with its horror. It's emphatically appreciated that Wan sets his stage and masterfully builds and builds the atmosphere, dread, performances, and overall creep factor to an all-time high before delivering scares that are all the more effective and nerve-racking. THIS is the kind of execution that boldly reminds you the genre of Horror can be just as artistic and authentic in presentation as any other genre without sacrificing its identity or entertainment factor. I'll easily give this one a 9.5/10.
OldKingClancy
OldKingClancy at 11:00 AM Dec 30

Damn, I didn't think that much of it (I really didn't like the Crooked Man, felt too showy for me) but I think I should give it another go around with that rating. Definitely agree that Wan is a master of his craft, the guy just gets horror.

timmyd
timmyd at 04:52 PM Dec 30

I dug the hell out of it . Enjoyed it more than the first , honestly . glad you dug it.

Pat Hatfreet
Pat Hatfreet at 07:26 PM Jan 01

Glad you loved it!

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