Mayhem and Chaos in Charlottesville, VA.

“White Lives Matter!”

“You will not replace us!”

“Jews will not replace us!”

“Blood and Soil!”

Words shouted with vigorous rapport filled with bitterness, anger left and hate.

Charlottesville, VA –  On Aug 11 at 10pm, hundreds of Caucasians from Alt-Right, White Nationalist, and Neo-Nazi organizations gathered on the eve of a rally called “Unite the Right.”

Together they marched with torches in hand throughout the University of Virginia – Charlottesville campus with a desire to let their message known of how they felt about the removal of confederacy statues from Emancipation Park.

Only for chaos to ensue as soon as they encountered a counter-protest group at the Rotunda near a statue of Thomas Jefferson.

The Group encircled the Counter-Protesters and proceeded to attack them until Police intervened to stop it.

On the following day: Aug 12 at 11am, an hour before the rally was to start.

Protesters and counter-protesters faced off exchanging kicks, punches, and deploying chemical sprays or water bottles at each other.  One of the Protestors drove a car into at least 19 Protestors causing vehicular manslaughter by killing a 32-year-old woman and multiple damages by injuring 19 people.

Not too far from the incident, a Virginia State Helicopter crashed killing two troopers who wanted to assist with keeping the public safe from the violence.

The car was described as a 2012 Dodge Challenger and it plowed forward into the crowd of counter-protesters while reversing to run over more.

This incident along with the street fighting led to 19 people injured as the Virginia State Police broke up the conflict.

An hour later the Governor of Virginia issued a State of Emergency.

According to the University of Virginia Medical Center, 5 of the 19 injured are in critical condition.

The driver of the Challenger has been apprehended by Virginia State Police and charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, three counts of Malicious Wounding, and Failure To Stop. He’s currently held at Albemarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail.

A joint investigation by Virginia State Police, Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board is looking into what caused the Helicopter crash.

Thor:Ragnarok Teaser Trailer

Finally after days and months of anticipation, the Thor 3 Teaser is here!

What happened to Thor’s Hammer?

Why is his hair short?

WTF is going on in Asgard?

So many questions as per usual when it comes to the MCU but even in Fall, things are going through a significant change in the trend started from Ultron, Civil War, and now.

I won’t even bother with trailer commentary right now, just check it out and we’ll discuss more in another posting!

Thor: Ragnarok comes to theaters on November 3, 2017.

Song Of The Day: 02/01/17 Wildcard Wednesday 

Hey J360 Legion

Today we’re going to look into something impressive for the middle of the week.  It’ll be venturing into other genres to give the Synthwave movement a little break.  We’ll be listening into some alternative rock today, not the generic mainstream style.  I’m talking about that true music that should be heard across the airwaves.  It can be done but it must be searched for, and I think I may have found it. The group I’m looking into tends to experiment in various techniques and seems to channel Depeche mode in their lyrics.

Today’s song is called “Fictional Mind” by  Mercury Machine.

Deep track eh? Kinda symbolizes what’s going on in the world these days.

You should look into their other tracks to see how versatile they are, and if you do love their sounds check out their Soundcloud here.

Remember to take control of your fears, and to keep pushing for greatness. We’re all going to make it somehow and if we have to fight to keep those dreams alive, then it’s something we must do.   Never cave into your fictional mind, keep opening it up and learning about the wall around you.  Never stop in your momentum because you are important and everything that you do can help shape and change the world no matter what anyone tells you.

Trailers: Logan and Power Rangers

Looking into some of the biggest releases for the year, once again we’re sharing the trailers of what’s to come on the mainstream media circuit.  Two trailers were released for Hugh Jackman’s last time as Wolverine, and The Power Rangers rising to start their own movie franchise.   If you haven’t checked these out yet, here you go and both films are definitely on my highlight list.

Logan (Release Date: March 3, 2017)

Power Rangers (Release Date: March 24, 2017)

In a way both films are like saying goodbye, and hello. it’s interesting that both are coming to the big screen in March and released their 2nd trailers in the same day. I’m hoping that Professor X makes it out alive and I’m loving the dynamic between X-23 and Wolverine to the point that I don’t even care about the plot.   The Power Rangers film is retelling the story with the original five (although I’m sure a Tommy reference will be there someday)  and updating it to the point where it’s completely fun even if the design of the merchandise was off-setting  at first. Seeing the Zords in action and the Megazord battle the giant monster (Goldar) has me pumped and enthusiastic about the film.   I’m starting to think a Double Feature is in order as soon as the Rangers come to theaters because I can always see Logan twice.

However enough of my excitement, how did you like the trailers?

Feel free to comment at the bottom or share some of the films you’re excited about via our twitter: @J360productions.

The J-Man Show Episode 6: “Changes” has landed

Synopsis: It is now 2017, and J decides to address some loose ends , and delve into some plans /goals for the new year in spite of swampy conditions from Washington D.C. He’s also giving some advice on how to stay focus on your goals and handle your changes for the new year, so you don’t just have useless results, and even talking about why you shouldn’t hate the media so much. This episode might be a bit deeper than the previous ones with a bit of real talk more than comedy but you decide for yourselves.

News Sources

NPR: www.npr.org/2017/01/02/50795501…ional-ethics-office

Politco: www.politico.com/story/2017/01/af…esistance-233040

Reuters: www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tr…acp-idUSKBN14N1TL

Song Of The Day: 01/01/17 Sunday Renewal/First Day 2017

Hey J360 Legion

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017.

Time to ignite the fire within we’ve got to push through the winter season again and have to start anew.  So let’s not redo 2016’s mistakes and go forward into the future with the help of an awesome track from an outstanding composer.  Starting today, we’re bringing in the best features we can for J360 Productions and now it’s time to be back in business.  Right now you’re going to need some strong music from one of the forebears from the music scene.  It’s a bit different from the synth sounds presented but variety is important and all music is connected but let the message show through the sound of this great artist.

Today’s track  is called  “Move on Up” from Curtis Mayfield.

Let the message help you unlock your potential, break your fears, and move on up.  Don’t just focus on your elevation for the new year alone but for the rest of your life.

The time to shine has come Legion.

Blade Runner 2049: Teaser Trailer

Blade Runner is coming back!

After years of speculation, it is finally happening now and after much of  enduring lackluster mainstream Sci-Fi Films (Passengers, Chappie, and Jupiter Ascending), it’s great that the legendary adventure returns.  I remember the only thing we got close to a sequel was the ill-recieved yet cult status film called “Soldier” featuring Kurt Russell and Jason Scott Lee which took place in the outer territory that Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) spoke about at the end before expiring in front of Rick Deckhard (Harrison Ford).  I wonder if all questions from the first one are to be addressed in this one but then again I hope it opens all sorts of new questions on its own.

Anyways this teaser alone spells “win” with the environment, the neon noir tones, and the new Blade Runner (Ryan Gosling) meeting up with the old Blade Runner (Harrison Ford) at Gunpoint.  Things are about to get real and I’m sold on the premise but how about all of you out there?

What are your thoughts regarding the trailer?

Blade Runner 2049 will be released in theatres on 10/7/17

Feel free to discuss it on the comments below or on our twitter:@j360productions.

“RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER” Trailer

Nope, you’re not dreaming J360 Legion.

The final Resident Evil movie (until it makes money) trailer has landed. Now while I haven’t been a big fan of these films except for the first two, it will be good for fans to see this series go off in style.

I really don’t believe this is the final chapter because of the obvious track record regarding films that carry this subtitle (i.e Friday the 13 pt.4 and Freddy’s Dead). Marketing ploy or not, I’ll be waiting for this one on home release. I’m more psyched for the Assassin’s Creed film.

If you are a fan however the film will be released on Jan 27, 2017.

In honor of these new video game movies. I will be continuing the Video Game Double Feature articles I’ve written earlier from the old J360 Days. I do need to play the Resident Evil games again for old times sake but enough on me.

How do you all feel about this film?

Excited or no? feel free to discuss in the comments below or via our twitter:@j360productions.

Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer!

(Video shared courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live!)

“Welcome Home Spidey!”

Outside of the huge amount of excitement I have, Spidey’s back where he needs to be, and it’s good to see Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) again after what happened in Civil War.   The quips, the mannerisms, and everything that Tom Holland is putting into his performance is on point.  2017 is going to be a great year for Marvel (and Disney in general with Thor 3, Guardians 2, and all).  I love the atmosphere of the film, Vulture’s design, and it’s always a pleasure to see Michael Keaton. No sign of the Shocker yet but that’s ok since this is the first trailer for what’s to come.

Save the date for July 7, people we’re going to an event.

Feel free to discuss your thoughts below or on twitter: @j360productions. #comics #spiderman #movies

 

 

Transformers: The Last Knight Teaser Trailer

Intense wasn’t it? All bets are off this time.

“We’re not screwing around.” said Michael Bay and Paramount Execs.

(I’m kidding although I wouldn’t put it pass them if they did actually say this.)

The Transformers are back J360 Legion, and since the ending of the last one, Earth still looks like Hell.  We’re knee deep in the Robot War, relations are sour, and is that Anthony Hopkins doing the voiceover?  I thought he retired from acting after Thor 3 and wait…Optimus is fighting Bumblebee? Has everything changed as we know it?!

Yeah, but that’s the selling point of this film right, and it is the fifth installment of Paramount’s “successful” film franchise. I won’t say shared universe yet though they may try to do some GI-Joe/Transformers crossovers in the future, depending on the money.  I will be optimistic and go see this film not only cause of what happened in this trailer but because Unicron is coming, and I’m hoping for a clean-up after Transformers 4. This is also to be Michael Bay’s last ride directing the Transformers Films but as we all know this can change after the cashflow comes in so I have doubts on that one.

Personally the hype for this film would be more exciting if we didn’t know that they were going to make Transformer spinoffs and sequels after this movie (Bumblebee is going solo in a 2018 film with T6 coming in 2019).  Anyways I’ll be coming to check the film out when it’s released next June.  I’m still pulling for a Ninja Turtles 3, and if you don’t believe me, feel free to check out my Editorial on that subject here. While I love the Transformers always and forever, I just don’t want it to become a stale cashcow like the X-Men at 20th Century Fox.

Outside of the usual Transformers complaints what do you think about this teaser? Are you Sold or no?  Feel free to leave a comment below or talk with us on twitter: @j360productions about it.