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It baffles me that so many people who feed their dogs nothing but biscuits look at me like I’ve just dribbled down my chin when I say I feed my dog raw food. Dogs are literally designed to eat raw food not dry biscuits made from a brand that cages animals to test food on them anyway

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raw or nah: hockey fandom's inferiority complex and disdain for sports considered "soft" such as basketball which can be attributed to the toxic masculinity found in hockey culture and players who are more often than not wealthy white men, as well as the declining quality of hockey coverage by espn worsened by the layoff of many respected writers and reporters such as scott burnside which directly contributes to the nhl and hockey in general having a smaller fan base than the nba, nfl, or mlb...

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LoganDir. James Mangold

Spoiler free review

First of all, let me say that Logan definitely delivers almost everything you’ve ever wanted from a standalone Wolverine film.

If you were impressed by the tone and look of the trailers, I can assure you they accurately reflect the final film (unlike so many trailers we see these days).

For those hoping for Old Man Logan, this tale borrows only the bare minimum and by that I mean Logan’s attitude, his failing health and learning to live again.

Don’t go in expecting a post-apocalyptic wasteland and super powers galore, this film couldn’t be further away from the likes of X-Men Apocalypse or Avengers.

Logan isn’t a superhero film, more a film with a superhero in it, if that makes any sense.

The film is raw, hard hitting, emotional and brutal all at once.

Charles Xavier is now 90 years old, suffering from Alzheimer’s.

This fact is particularly hard hitting.  It’s like seeing an elderly relative, one you adore and cherish but they are no longer the same person they once were.

Glimpses of their old self shine through but that person you remember is almost gone. It’s heart-breaking and done very respectfully.

When it comes to Logan himself, we find him down trodden and beaten having faded in to obscurity.  What happened to the world and other mutants is only touched upon lightly, there’s no Old Man Logan style reveal here. It’s so separated from anything that’s come before that it works perfectly as a standalone.

If you’ve seen the trailers you’ll know this film is the introduction of X-23, a character much beloved by fans of X-Men Evolution and the comics. In my humble opinion she’s introduced very well indeed.

Instead of making her some sultry sexy teenager (as most studio’s would insist, or something I’d expect from Singer) we have her in the form of a mute young girl.

The actress is phenomenal, able to pull off so many different sides of the character at such a young age.  X-23 is in some ways new to the world, she’s still a little girl unsure of her surroundings and clinging on to the memory of the only family she’s ever known after her traumatic upbringing.

We see a lot of tender scenes where she’s learning to live and explore the world around her but X-23 is also a feral beast, a pure killing machine and if you’re worried about seeing that side, I assure you…you will not be disappointed.

The film itself is beautifully shot, it’s a road movie, It’s a western. It’s as raw as Aronofski’s The Wrestler yet as brutal in terms of violence as Deadpool but most of all Logan is a film about family.

I’ve never seen a superhero movie filmed as beautifully as this.  Whether it’s the dusty outback of Mexico or the back roads of northern America, it looks fantastic.

Now I’ll move on to the violence…it’s everything a childhood fan of the character could want.  We finally get to see him unleash his claws in true fashion, limbs go a flying, stomachs gouged, skulls pierced.  It’s brutal…and I loved it.

There’s moments where your jaw is left wide open because you cannot believe what you’ve just witnessed but violence is always secondary to the narrative, not just thrown in to make the most of the R certificate.

It’s not just the violence which adds to the true feel of Wolverine but the language.  Used in aggression, frustration and even comedy, the f bombs never fail to make you smile or fail to be relevant.

Though the best thing about this film isn’t the violence, it’s the emotion, the raw emotion. Mangold hits the directorial nail on the head and Jackman gives it absolutely everything he’s got.

It’s a magnificent performance from start to finish.

Any qualms? To be honest I can’t think of any, it goes a little Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome with the kids in the 2nd half but that’s not a bad thing.

There’s no post credit sequence here, it would only have cheapened the journey you’ve been on.  So don’t feel like you have to stay until the final credits role, unless you want to of course.

 

A fitting end, a fitting tribute.  Logan is my favourite film of the X-Men family to date (and I love X2).

Yet I can’t help but feel a little sad, Jackman has said this is his final outing yet after watching Logan I feel a little hard done by.

Hard done by because this is the film we deserve and it hurts that it’s taken this long to get it, it just made me wonder what we could have had if Fox had only loosed the reigns a little earlier.

We have a lot to thank Deadpool for…an awful lot.

The best thing about Roman Reigns is the fact that he isn’t a heel or a face.  He is whatever WWE needs him to be.  The hero, the sacrificial lamb, the roadblock.  We made fun of it but he really is not a good guy, not a bad guy, he’s the guy.
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Sweet & Smoky Shrimp and Sweet Corn Fritters w/ Sweet Chili Adobo Crema

Quite literally one of the best things I have ever made. No exaggeration.

Ingredients for Fritters 

1 lb raw medium (31-40 count) shrimp (peeled, deveined, tail off), separated into 1/3 and 2/3 portions 

1 ½ cup sweet corn (I prefer frozen, but fresh is excellent here as well)

Seasoning blend: 1 tsp of each: lemon granules, kosher salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, hot paprika, Harissa spice, sweet paprika, granulated onion, granulated onion 

¼ cup of minced parsley 

Olive oil 

Vegetable oil for frying

Lemons, for serving 

Ingredients for Dipping Sauce 

1 cup sour cream 

4 tbsp sweet chili sauce 

1-2 chipotle peppers, diced 

1 tbsp adobo sauce 

½ tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp black pepper 

Minced parsley

Lemon juice (at your discretion) 

Directions for Assembling Fritters 

Using a food processor or a blender, make a paste from the 2/3 portion of shrimp. To do this, add the shrimp to the machine and begin pulsing with a small amount of olive oil. Continue doing this until the paste is smooth with just a few lumps of shrimp remaining. 

Cut the 1/3 portion of shrimp into medium bite-sized chunks. 

In a large bowl, combine the shrimp paste and the chopped shrimp, the corn (you may or may not use all of this – I used about ¾ cup of the corn) and seasonings. 

Mix well with a spatula or your hands. 

Using a ¼ cup measure, scoop out portions of the mixture and lay them on a parchment lined baking sheet, flattening them into disks with the palm of your hand. 

You should be able to make 6-8 fritters. 

Place the fritters into the freezer to chill for 20-30 minutes (or overnight in the refrigerator). If you were to fry them right away, they would fall apart. 

While the fritters are setting, you may now make the dipping sauce (see directions below). 

Directions For Dipping Sauce 

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and adjust the seasoning and ingredients according to your preference. 

Directions For Frying Fritters 

Heat about 1 - 1 ½ inch of oil over medium heat until it is 360 degrees. 

Once the fritters have set, batch fry them, about 3 or 4 at at time in the oil for 2-3 minutes a side, until the shrimp is cooked. 

Place the cooked fritters onto a paper towel lined plate to absorb the excess oil. 

Once all of the fritters have cooked, sprinkle them with a small pinch of sea salt, squeeze with lemon juice, and serve! 

Enjoy!