Dear Readers: Play Nice, or You Can’t Play At All

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Dear Readers,

I can not believe I have to issue one of these warnings, but I guess that’s what happens when your site grows. You have to eventually either cut the strings or issue a warning. I love comments. I love debates. I love comments on our reviews. I love debating with users about our articles, and going back and forth, trading barbs, and ideas. I get a thrill from trading ideas and thoughts with other intelligent like minded people. But I also have my limits, too.

We’re not the AV Club, we’re not Birth. Movies. Death., we’re not The Dissolve. We’d love to be though. And what do I mean by that? Meaning we’d love to have a comments board where people discuss the reviews, and articles, debate with one another, and even have fun. The comments boards on the aforementioned websites were and are fun, funny, and often times very insightful to read through. I visit the former two quite often and get a joy out of sharing thoughts with others.

But just because we’re not those sites, it doesn’t mean we’re going to sit here and allow people to come on our boards and name call, and bash us, and ridicule us. We’re not bringing in five million hits a day, but we’re doing well here, and we’re not so desperate for feedback that we’ll accept any comment, right down to trolling just to brag about having comments on our reviews. We’d rather have nothing at all than to be bashed and called “morons,” and be told that the articles suck.

What, you think our articles suck? That’s, like, your opinion, man. Go somewhere else. There are at least five hundred movie websites and blogs on the internet at your disposal. Don’t come here trying to shit on us. Your comments will be banned, you will be banned, and we’re going to move on with our lives. We’re not going to lose sleep over someone we don’t know saying we’re not qualified to review movies or share opinions. I never took that crap working on other sites, I’m not taking it on my spot on the web, and I’m not going to take that crap anymore. And spare me your freedom of speech malarkey. This is a privately owned website, I pay for it out of my own pocket, and I can do what I damn well please here. If I want to ban people, I’ll ban people. If I want to talk about pudding all day long, I’ll do that. Deal with it.

So I ask you, fair reader: If you want to share your opinion on our reviews, if you want to engage in a lively debate, if you want to question our taste in movies, and pop culture, HELL, if you want to correct us on an error we made in a review or article, go right ahead! I welcome comments that challenge our reviews. I welcome wonderful debates, I welcome like minded individuals coming on to say they either agree or disagree with us.

But the moment you start name calling, the moment you start mocking us, telling us to shut up, ordering us to stop writing just because we don’t share an opinion that you do, then you’re not allowed on the site anymore. We’re not putting up with it, and the more we grow, the more we will enforce banning trolls, and troll like individuals.

So please, play nice, or move the fuck on to another website, entirely.

Thanks for reading Cinema Crazed!

Sincerely,
Felix Vasquez Jr.

Be sure to Buy Felix Vasquez’s New Book “Orphan Sword”!

If you’re looking for some quick action packed reading this weekend, be sure to pick up my newest novel “Orphan Sword.” It took me two years to properly develop, and write, and it’s the first in what I will hope to turn in to a series. It was originally conceived as a web comic book and was turned in to a novella, changed quite drastically.

“When enigmatic young homeless drifter Noah Grey arrives in Centurion City, instead of finding the answers about his past involving being orphaned at a young age, that he so desperately wants, he finds a sinister presence is kidnapping the homeless in the shadows. When his friend Lucinda becomes a victim of the kidnappings, Noah is forced to use the martial arts and lightning quick sword skills he honed throughout his life to bring her tormentors to justice.”

Orphan Sword” is an action thriller that is heavily influenced by fiims “Zatoichi,” and “The Man with No Name” series, comic books like “Daredevil” and “Shang-Chi,” and a plethora of other movies and TV series I love. I hope you have a good time reading it, and of course, all money for sales goes toward my goal of buying that purple monkey dishwasher.

It’s Now for Sale at Amazon.com on Paperback and Kindle.

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Jan-Michael Vincent: Hollywood Tragedy

In the 1970s, Jan-Michael Vincent was a young and handsome actor that seemed on the verge of movie superstardom. But personal demons and professional disappointments derailed his life.

On this episode of the SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall,” film historian David Grove, author of “Jan-Michael Vincent: Edge of Greatness,” details the meteoric rise and painful fall of this remarkable personality.

The episode can be found here.

The State of the Cinema Crazed Address – 2016 or “The Year of Too Many Movies”

There are too many movies!

It’s unbelievable, but we’re in the tail end of 2016, and I didn’t even see most of the movies I fully intended to. And I also want to try to catch “Edge of Seventeen” and “Rogue One” before the beginning of 2017.

2016 was a rough year. It was a tough year. It was a weird year. It was hell most times. I suffered through summer, I lost a best friend I had for eighteen years, and I had to endure a ton of health problems. However, it wasn’t all bad.

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“The Action Elite” Raves About “The Genesis Exiles”

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The bad asses at “The Action Elite,” one of the most popular online havens for action buffs around, covering everything from movies, TV shows and books, took the time out review my new novel “The Genesis Exiles.”

From the website that’s had the privilege to interview folks like Keanu Reeves, Michael Jai White, and Wesley Snipes, I am thrilled to say that they rated “The Genesis Exiles” with a four out of five stars, branding it as “Explosive!” And that’s not a recommendation I take with a grain of salt.

“The Action Elite” knows the action genre well, and gave “The Genesis Exiles” a fair, honest, and thankfully rave review. Here are some choice excerpts from the review from The Action Elite webmaster Eoin Friel:

“I’m pleased to say that it’s genuinely thrilling and action-packed with well developed characters who we care about…”

“Vasquez Jr. has an immediately appealing writing style and when penning the action scenes there is an energy to them which shows that he was just as excited writing them as we are reading them…”

“This would make for an excellent movie or even TV series as the characters are so engaging that you want to spend more time with them…”

Read the full review here, and don’t hesitate to buy “The Genesis Exiles”! It’s now available on paperback, and Kindle!

Thanks to “The Action Elite” for taking time out of their busy schedule to review “The Genesis Exiles.”

My Favorite Alan Rickman (1946-2016) Performance

It does not make me happy to discuss yet another fine performer dying to cancer, but rather than dwell on death and the cruelty of the disease, I’d rather talk about my favorite performance from the great Alan Rickman. Rickman was an amazing actor who could bend any role to his will and lend either great humanity or great menace. Surely enough my favorite performance from Mr. Rickman is from one of my favorite action comedies “Galaxy Quest.”

As Alexander Dane, he’s a man forced in to the eternal typecasting of a Spock-like character named Dr. Lazarus, and finds purpose as a hero who inspires many with his character’s classic catchphrase, which manages to inspire his alien cohorts to stand up against their alien foes. It’s a wonderful and funny role performance only Rickman could deliver. He’ll be sorely missed, may he rest in Peace.