Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tron Legacy

Of all the movies they could've made a sequel to, and they chose Tron. Interesting choice, open to millions of possibilities. So how is it?

Well, while the visuals and music are MAGNIFICENT, the movie as a whole is a total disappointment. While the original was no masterpiece, at least they still tried to tie in the world of the Grid with the outside world, sort of. Here, they didn't care enough to try and make this interesting and thought provoking. All they did was take the laserdiscs and lightcycles and such made a dumb action movie. They could've turned the Grid into the freakin' Internet, nearly parallel to our world, but no.

It's really hard for me to not like this movie, the visuals are perfect for someone with my taste and there are a lot of good shots, but the movie itself, save for the action scenes and any scene with Olivia Wilde, is pretty boring.

So much potential wasted for a Blockbuster.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

John Carpenter's Halloween

John Carpenter's Halloween is one of, if not THE, most famous horror movies of all time.

I have to admit, it is an interesting watch. The music is iconic and scary, the actor who plays "The Shape" is excellent ;), and it's a pretty good movie.

It's a perfect movie for Halloween, I wonder why?

Friday, October 15, 2010


I'm not really the religious type. I go to church because my parents usually take me along. Granted, I never told them that I really don't care for religion but then again, religion is a touchy subject. Anyway, what's interesting about the concept of the devil in a movie is that I don't really have to take the story seriously to enjoy the movie.

In movies, and pop culture in general, Satan is usually characterized as the all powerful master of evil, and in movies, that basically means he's Freddy Kruger on a wider playing field, where as Freddy only attacks in dreams while Lucifer can attack ANYWHERE. Even inside an elevator.

And that's where Devil takes place. Five people are stuck inside an elevator in "inspection mode" and one of the surveillance guys suspects that one of them may be Damian's Father. Predictably, the passengers are all a bunch of sinners and periodically the lights go off so that der Teufel can pick them off one by one.

One thing I like about the movie is that they don't give us the characters names right away. While the elevator thing is going on, a detective is lead to the building investigating a suicide, and then he stumbles onto this story. They try to figure out how to get the passengers out and they find files of all of the passengers and their back stories. So basically, the investigators are the "exposition brigade".

There are some gripes. Apparently, Beelzebub likes his toast butter side down. Also, the writers seemed to have forgotten that the movie they were making is just a simple movie where the devil kills people and tried to make it preachy.

That doesn't really work when He Who Has Way Too Many Names is choosing the hands on approach instead of being subtle like he usually is (or would be).

All aside, it's no Exorcist, but I enjoyed it.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tom and Jerry The Movie

We all know who Tom and Jerry are. We know that they really don't talk much. But in this movie, they talk. Oh no?

It seems that this movie is the definition of "love it or hate it". Some love it for the nostalgia, while others hate it for "ruining" Tom and Jerry. As for me?

Well, while a more interesting movie could've been made, the one given to us is a cheesy musical with cheesy songs, cheesy characters, and cheesy voices. I don't really mind having Tom and Jerry talk (in fact, Tom actually talked on occasion in the shorts). The voice actors are annoying but tolerable (though, I could say MUCH less for their singing). There is really only one pretty good song in the whole movie, which turns out to be the Award Bait Song. Go figure. The animation is nice and colorful and the story, which is mainly use to give Tom and Jerry a REASON to talk, is about as cheesy as that of an archetypal stage musical.

It's not as bad as a lot of people say, but it's not all that great either.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Social Network

If you don't know, "The Social Network" is a dramatization of the creation Facebook. Jesse Eisenberg ("Zombieland") plays the co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The story is told in flashbacks while Mark is dealing with two lawsuits against him.

The movie is really good, which is sort of a "duh" statement considering the fact that this is David Fincher ("Fight Club") and Aaron Sorkin ("American President") we're talking about. It's interesting to note that Brenda Song of Disney's "Suite Life" fame is in this film. It's nice to see Disney or Nick actors trying to break their mold. I know a bad performance when I see one, but I don't know an amazing performance when I see one, which basically means all the actors and actresses did a good job. Justin Timberlake is charismatic, Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark as a perfectly flawed human being, and Armie Hammer does a damn good just as the Winklevoss twins.

It's an excellent movie.

Spontaneous Combustion

To be honest, the only reason why I know this movie existed was because of Cinemassacre's Monster Madness.

Brad Dourif plays a seemingly normal who's parents took part in nuclear experiments during the cold war. Minutes after his birth, his parents both have a simultaneous, spontaneous combustion. Over 30 years later, he discovers that whenever he get angry, people around him burst into flames.

This is an interesting one. For some reason, there aren't that many movies about spontaneous human combustion, so it's nice to see one, especially when it's directed by Tobe Hooper ("Poltergeist", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre") and has a crazy-awesome performance by Brad Dourif (Child's Play).

I like it.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Legend of the Guardians

Last week, I went to see Legend of the Guardians, a movie based off of a book series spanning 15 books. Yes, FIFTEEN.

The movie is about an owl named Soren(not Sauron) who, along with his brother Kludd, have been captured and taken to a place where the bad owls either A) hire and train young owls to become soldiers under Metal Beak, or B) hypnotize young owls into "picking" for a strange McGuffinesque substance. Soren escapes and seeks out the legendary Guardians of Ga'hoole for help while his brother turns to the dark side.

I've never read any of the books, so why did I see it? Because of the trailer of course.

Epic. One of the many examples/arguments that trailers are art.

So how's the movie?

Well, while the animation is striking, the voice acting is excellent, and they got Zack Snyder ("300","Watchmen") to direct, the film is good but not great. I don't really know what makes a quality film so I basically go by the experience, and the experience ranges from above lackluster to "yeah, it's pretty good". What I mean is, while there are a lot of good things about it, (like the idea of a fantasy story with owls, Zack Snyder's trademark "slo-mo" tactics, getting Owl City, haha funny, to write an original song, etc.) it didn't really blow me away.

As a film, I'd say it's pretty well done, but as an experience, I'd stick with "How to Train Your Dragon".

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Expendables, Machete, and Scott Pilgrim

The Expendables

It seems that everyone and their dad saw Expendables and loved it. Others, like Moviebob, SpoonyOne, and myself, did not.

The best way to sum up my feelings on Expendables is simply the word "blah". It doesn't bother with making the characters likable, the movie is just emotionless drones going to an island I've never heard of and blowing it to Kingdom Come. I kept asking myself, "How can a movie with this many explosions be so boring?" The only part I liked was the conversation between Stallone, Willis, and Schwarzenegger.

They say it's supposed to be a tribute to '80s action movies, does that mean that the action movies in question also sucked?


Machete seems to be on the same wavelength as Expendables, except it's interesting to watch. It's about an illegal immigrant badass who decides to form a rebellion against a bunch of vigilante immigrant hunters and Robert de Niro.

I'm not saying that Machete was a godsend, I still felt that same lackluster feeling afterwards but at least it had some memorable characters, cool, gory kills, and interesting action. Not to mention it encouraged me to think about my views on immigration, weird huh?

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Easily the most enjoyable movie out of the three. The movie tells an interesting story by way of gimmicky video game logic. It's fun, fast paced, and hilarious.

It's the best video game movie that wasn't really based on a video game.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Why am I even reviewing this? How many people are actually reading my blogs? Why would I even want to review since every other film critic has already summed it up perfectly?

The story is better left unsaid.

Inception is what a brain teaser puzzle would be like if it was filmed. It's a brilliantly done film.

Go see it.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Last Airbender: Book One: Water

Based on the popular TV series, The Last Airbender is about a young boy who must except his responsibility as Avatar, the keeper of peace, in a world at war. On his journey, he has to master the four elements, Air, Water, Earth, & Fire.

It seems that when it comes to adaptations, people who love the source material never enjoy the resulting film as it is; I am an exception.

Speaking as a fan of the show, I found the mispronunciations of character names to be hilariously stupid but then acceptable. I do find the idea of Fire Benders needing pre-lit fire in order to bend a little annoying. I think they're more of a threat when they can throw fireballs out of thin air but that's just me. I believe the filmmakers over-thought the bending movements; for some reason a character needs to do a lengthy series of body motions to perform a simple bending move. I just don't get it.

The music, scenery, and visual effects were stunning. As for the acting, not so much. A lot of the younger actors were somewhat wooden in their performances but not too distracting. Comedian Aasif Mandvi was a little over-the-top compared to everyone else but that might be because he had personality.

I think the film would've been better if it tried to go for a Lord of the Rings feel, where they would stop in a few places and let the scenery sink in and let the characters develop. But on its own, it's an enjoyable film.


EDIT: On second thought, not recommended. Too many people hate for you to even bother.

(Note from 2014): Goddamn this was boring.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Eddie Lebron's Mega Man

This a fan-film based on the video game series Mega Man. You can watch it on right now.

Dr. Thomas Light is an expert in robotics who creates six robot masters to help man with every day needs, he also created a near-human android named Roll to help with the lab. Light decides to build another android, named Rock (Mega Man), but on his own, so he fires his assistant, Dr. Albert Wiley (who is German, of course). Wiley feels over-shadowed by Light and then wants to take over the world using Light's robot masters. Mega Man takes on the responsibility of stopping Wiley and his robots.

For a non-profit, indie film, it's pretty well made. The action is pretty good, Mega Man's costume is well designed, the orchestrated arrangements of the game music is awesome, and the actor who plays Wiley does a pretty good job. My favorite robot master is Fireman because he gets to say the movie's best line,"The evil one MUST DIE!"

Not bad.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Breakfast Club

For those who don't know, The Breakfast Club is about five kids who have to spend eight hours of their Saturday in their school's HUMONGOUS library as detention. Each kid has their own personality; there's the brain, the jock, the princess, the basket case, and the criminal. As the kids hang out, the start to express their inner-most feelings and become friends.

This is a classic film; the actors and actresses do a great job, the script and direction by John Hughes is great, and it's just wonderful.

It's awesome.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Batman (1989)

Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) is a billionaire who secretly dresses up as a bat to become a feared vigilante of Gotham City. After being dropped in a pool of acid by the hands of Batman, criminal Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson) becomes the Joker and tries to capture Batman, spread chaos through Gotham, and even steal Batman love interest Vicky Vale (Kate Basinger).

I'm not really sure what to say about this one. A lot of people like it enough to call it Tim Burton's masterpiece, but I just don't know. Yes, Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson are really good in their roles, and the movie IS good, but I just don't think it's THAT good. Maybe it'll grow on me.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Usually, Miyazaki does animated films based off of his own ideas. However, Ponyo is more or less inspired by The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson.

A goldfish who secretly runs away from her father (who is human-ish, don't ask) gets rescued from a jar in a polluted shore by a 5-year-old boy named Sosuke (Soe-skay). Sosuke likes his new pet and names her Ponyo. Ponyo is then taken back to the depths by her father. Through the most epic use of magic, Ponyo then turns in to a real girl and goes back to Sosuke. That's all you need to know.

As is usual with Miyazaki films, the animation is stunning. The characters are fun and it's a great story. I watched the Japanese dub, so I don't know how well the American actors are, like Liam Neeson and Matt Damon to name a few.

It's a Miyazaki film, freakin' watch it.

King Kung Fu

I got nothing.

It's something so cheesy, so cheap, so unbelievably stupid, it's a marvel.

Watch it on Netflix.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Battlefield Earth

Battlefield Earth is a film based on a novel by L. Ron Hubbard, who's most famous for starting Scientology. The film, which stars Jon Travolta, is infamous for being one of the worst sci-fi movies ever.

In the year 3000, Earth has been taken over by aliens from the planet Psychlo. Humans are endangered, and they plan to revolt.

Even though this film is unbelievably infamous, I surprisingly don't hate it. It's somewhat interesting and kind of entertaining. It is definitely something that needs to be seen to be believed.

I sort of liked it.


Dune is a scifi novel written by Frank Herbert. David Lynch made a movie based off of it, released it in 1984, and it is now a cult classic.

It's hard to really explain th plot of Dune, so look it up, or watch it.

I liked this movie. Kyle Maglachlen is great, Patrick Stewart is in it, and the effects are freakin' awesome.

It is epic.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Far Cry

Out of shear boredom, I decided to watch an Uwe Boll movie on Netflix instaplay.

Uwe Boll is a German filmmaker notorious for making crappy video game movies, like Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne, Postal, House of the Dead, and, yes, Far Cry.

A journalist is investigating an island guarded by , uh, guards, which has something to do with her uncle's disappearance. She seeks the help of a former special forces partner of the uncle. They go to the island and blow shit up.

Although the acting is... bad, except the former special forces guy, I was somewhat, for lack of a better word, charmed by it. Something about it just made it seem like the good kind of corny that would make me watch over and over.

I, for some alien reason, liked it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Halo Legends

I just want to say that I'm not a big Halo fan. I don't HATE Halo, I'm just not that interested. I've played the games and I like the multi-player and that's about it.

I also like movies that are pretty much collections of short stories, like Heavy Metal.

Halo Legends is a movie with eight short stories. The first two has Cortana narrating the story to Halo, the other six being actual stories.

I really liked this one. It's an interesting watch.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spirited Away

If you're not familiar with the film work of Hayao Miyazaki, fix it.

This is the story of Chihiro, a 10-year-old girl who's parents have been kidnapped and turned into pigs by a witch who heads a bathhouse for spirits. I would explain more, but that'll take too long.

This a wonderful, beautiful, imaginative, animated film and it deserves to be seen. That's all I can really say. It's really good.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Digimon The Movie

I remember watching this in the theater when it came out and this is the first time I've watched it since, and I don't mind saying, it's a delightful, nostalgic, piece of shit.

If you don't know what Digimon (Digital Monster) is, it's basically Pokémon crossed with Tron. If you want to know the details than look it up.

The film itself is really just 3 short stories connected together with the use of a character called Willis. I could tell you about each part, but screw it, it really is only for people who watched Digimon growing up.

I do remember watching the show but I don't really remember a lot of the main details. Really the only enjoyment I had from this movie was laughing at the ridiculousness of it along with a sprinkling of nostalgia. The artwork looks as if it was done by Hayao Miyazaki, if his budget was cut, and he was high, but it still looks cool. This being the Americanized version, the music is mostly stuff by the popular-but-cheap bands at the time, so they have bands like Barenaked Ladies, Smashmouth, and so on. Good selection though.

I personally found it pretty enjoyable. Recommended only to Digifans.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Birdcage

In this remake of La Cage Aux Folles (1978), Robin Williams and Nathan Lane play a gay couple whose son is getting married to the daughter of a senator played by Gene Hackman. Hilarity ensues.

This is freakin' funny. Funny funny funny funny funny funny funny. That's all I can really say.

Gojira (aka the original Godzilla movie)

NOTE: This is the original Japanese film, NOT the edited, American dub called Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

I never really watched Godzilla growing up. I saw the infamous Roland Emmerich film, saw a trailer for Godzilla 2000 and wanted to see it but sadly that didn't happen. So I basically know of Godzilla from references in TV shows and movies (i.e. Reptar from Rugrats)

If you're someone who wants to educate yourself on Godzilla movies, this is where you start.

In Japan, a giant monster from the depths of the ocean starts terrorizing ships and later coastal cities. Scientists and government officials are trying to figure out how exactly they're going to kill this monster. Simple, basic story.

I think the American equivalent to this film would have to be The Fly from 1958. Think about it, both are cautionary tales of "science-goes-wrong" and are really good because of how much they take themselves seriously with B-movie plots.

The acting is pretty good (this coming from someone who hasn't watched a single Japanese film up until now), the effects are really good for the time, and the music is iconic.

I really like it and if you're someone who grasps the concept of time when it comes to movies, unlike MOST kids my age, check it out.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Dirty Harry

I'm probably going to write a lot reviews in the coming time. I've decided educate myself in the world of film, starting with the crime classic Dirty Harry.

Clint Eastwood plays inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan who's trying to track down a serial murderer named Scorpio. That's all you need to know.

Dirty Harry is definitely a classic, Eastwood is great, Scorpio is freakin' crazy, and it's really good.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

This is one of the four animated films that got owned at the Oscars by Spirited Away, the others being Ice Age, Lilo & Stitch, and Treasure Planet.

It's a story of the Old West being told by the point-of-view of a stallion. In the movie, the horses don't talk, so the story is narrated by Matt Damon as the main horse.

The music choice in the movie is pretty interesting, Hanz Zimmer does the orchestrated music while Bryan Adams fills out the soundtrack. In other words, Bryan Adams is to Stallion of the Cimarron, as AC/DC is to Maximum Overdrive.

This is definitely one of my favorites. I want to know who at Dreamworks thought that they could make a horse movie that guys will also like, and freakin' pulled it off, because I want to shake their hand and say, "You, my friend, are a genius."

Princess Bride

Do I even need to explain it? This is a movie that needs to be seen.

This is one of those fairy tale spoof films like Robin Hood: Men in Tights or Ella Enchanted (all of which star Cary Elwes). What's weird about it is that it wants to be a spoof, but it also tries to take itself seriously. It doesn't seem all that funny to me since everybody keeps quoting it.

Like I said, it needs to be watched.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The NeverEnding Story 2

I love Neverending Story by Michael Ende. It's a great book, and I highly recommend you check it out. At least that way, I won't feel like the only person in America that has actually read it. The movie is, well, an '80s classic. Sure, it strays from the book, frequently, but what movie doesn't. Also, it was only the first half of the book. The second movie is supposed to be the second half of the book.

Bastian finds himself in Fantasia after hearing an SOS from the Childlike Empress. Meanwhile, a witch by the name of Xayide, makes a machine that takes away Bastian's memories one by one for every wish he makes on AURYN. Something is destroying Fantasia, or at least preventing it from being accessed from the real world or something like that. What is this force that the movie speaks of? The Emptiness. Not the Nothing like the first movie, but something COMPLETELY different. Yeah.

This movie is terrible. It didn't even try to adapt the second half, instead it uses the second half as a device to cash in on the first movie BY REMAKING THE FIRST MOVIE. The acting is annoying, it doesn't make any sense, and it's stupid as hell. The good parts are where it cuts to Bastian's father, actually reading the story as it goes, and the special effects aren't bad for the time.

It's a stupid, vacuous, pretty looking sequel and it deserves to burn.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Heavy Metal (1981)

I was looking through my family's VHS collection when I found an official copy of the animated cult classic Heavy Metal. The fact that my family has this blew my mind (then again, both of my older brothers were born in the '80s.

This movie is a collection of short films centered around a glowing green orb reeking havoc around the galaxy. Some how, they fit in some cool sci fi, John Candy, kick ass music, and animated T & A.

I really like this one. Sure there's animated breasts but it's also a really cool movie. I say check it out. For some reason, Wal-Mart sells DVDs of this movie. Fascinating.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day & Percy Jackson Double Feature

Since I have no girlfriend, I decided to spend this Valentine's Day in a movie theatre, treating myself to a double feature. First, the apply named, star-studded, romantic comedy Valentine's Day. Second, the totally NOT Harry Potter with Greek mythology Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightening Thief.

Valentine's Day

This movie is basically one of those day-in-the-life-of movies, hence the abundance of stars like Jessica Alba, Aston Kutcher, George Lopez, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Taylor Lautner, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, and so on. Different characters have different stuff going on coincidentally on Valentine's Day, Aston Kutcher and George Lopez are florists, Anne Hathaway is trying to date someone while she pays the bills as a phone sex operator, Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift play a high school couple, the list goes on.

This is a hilarious movie. I may not have been in a relationship, but I still love seeing them portrayed on screen. Funny as Hell.

Percy Jackson & the...

I've never read the books but it does "sound" interesting, it is essentially Harry Potter crossed with Greek mythology (contrary to the first paragraph).

Somebody stole Zeus' lightening shaft thing and everyone thinks the culprit is Percy Jackson, Son of Poseidon. After being attacked by a Fury, Percy is sent to a special school camp for demigods called Camp Hogwarts.. I mean, Half Blood. Percy's mom is captured by Hades so NOT Harry, NOT Ron, and NOT Hermione go on a fetch quest to get her back.

It was alright, nothing special. Though I do have one main gripe.


Stephen King's The Shining (1997)

A week ago, I drove to my local humble used music store and found the DVD set to something called Stephen King's The Shining. I bought it out of sheer curiosity because this wasn't the Stanley Kubrick classic. After doing some research, it turns out THIS was a 3-part TV miniseries that was written and executive produced by Stephen King himself because he didn't like how Kubrick took his book and turned it into a movie that had fuck all to do with the book save for the basic gist of the story. By the way, I've never read the book but I probably should.

No use explaining the story because, most likely, you already know it.

Steven Weber blew my mind as Jack Torrance. Now I'm not saying Jack Nicholson was bad, he was awesome, but the thing of it is, when one looks at Nicholson, one can tell that he's gonna go batshit by before the movie ends. Pretty much every one of his films has him as a some sort of psycho (except Bucket List, I think). Steven Weber, on the other hand, looks like a normal human being with emotional demons. He is probably the most realistic version of Jack Torrance, he's more believable in the role.

Courtland Read is really good as Danny. I also like that fact that Tony is an actual imaginary friend, rather than Danny's finger in the Kubrick movie.

There's really no use for comparing this to the Kubrick film. Both are completely different from each other. Comparing the movie to a TV miniseries is like comparing the movie to the book.

I fucking love this so much, I'm just going to call it a film. It's definitely up there with Pleasantville in my opinion. Check it out.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers is basically an Anime movie that can be described as "Three Hobos and a Baby".

Three homeless people (a middle aged man named Gin, a homosexual named Hana, and a runaway teenaged girl named Miyuki) find an abandoned baby and have to take care of it and find the parents.

This movie definitely has a lot more twists than Three Men and a Baby, but then again, THAT movie was a comedy (directed by Leonard FREAKIN' Nimoy) which was about the misadventures they had taking care of the baby. THIS movie is about the misadventure the hobos had trying to find the parents of the baby, while looking into the backstories of our main characters.

It's pretty good. If you're in to Anime, check it out.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor


I don't know what to write here. I was curious, so I watched this movie on Netflix and now I'm paying the consequences.

For those of you who don't know, Pearl Harbor is about two best friends, Rafe and Danny, who are Army pilots. Rafe, played by Ben Afflick, falls in love with a nurse named Evelyn, played by Kate Beckinsale. Rafe decides to go fight with the British while Danny and Evelyn and everyone else are stationed at Pearl Harbor. Rafe's plane gets shot down and is presumed dead. Danny then moves in on Evelyn. A couple of days before the infamous date, Rafe comes back and then there's much tension between him and Danny. Half way through this 3 hour movie, the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. After that, Rafe and Danny join an air raid on Japan and Danny dies. The End.

This movie is part Titanic, part Brothers, part Top Gun, and all irritating. The only part that I thought was good (and that's comparing it to the rest of the movie) was the Pearl Harbor bombing. I thought it kind of captured the tragicness (I know it's not a word but shut up) of the bombing. Other than that, it just pissed me off. The love-triangle story-line is aggravating, the acting is ehh, and it's 3 hours long.

However, if I had a choice, I would watch this rather than Transformer 2 any day.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

James Cameron's Avatar

This is the first movie I drove myself to, the fact being I got my drivers' license on Thursday.

I didn't know what to expect. A lot of people love it, some hate it.

Granted when the characters were talking about the Na'vi and savages and essentially being the sci-fi version of how the "white man" treated the Native Americans, it got annoyingly preachy.

But other than that, it is a spectacular film. Stunning visuals, great acting, epic action, EVERYTHING and the kitchen sink's grandma.

After the film ended, I took part in an audience applause. It's so good that people will applaud even after an entire month has past.

And after the credits, while I was putting my 3D glasses into the bin, an old man says to the usher, "Eywa be with you."

I wish I said,"And also with you."

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sherlock Holmes

This is a movie that doesn't turn into a good movie until the end.

What I mean by that is, it's a movie that doesn't make sense until the ending where everything is explained. It's no Usual Suspects, but it does its job pretty well.

The funnier points of the movie are where the script writers make the characters say things that basically uses the movie's setting in time to get cheap laughs. For example, the main villain is talking with an American ambassador and talks about how he can take America over because America is vulnerable because of a certain Civil War and that the government is corrupt. Ha.

It's a fascinating piece of work and I hope it turns into a franchise like Indiana Jones.

Friday, January 1, 2010

2000-2009: A Decade Rememberance

In 2000, I was in Kindergarten, without a care in the world, turn of the year, decade, century, & millennium.

In 2001, 1st Grade, 9/11, watching A LOT of TV, went on a Christmas Cruise with my family, then went to Disney World, eldest brother graduates high school.

In 2002, 2nd Grade, moved to a new house with 2 stories.

In 2003, 3rd Grade, still watch a lot of TV, summer trip to Germany.

In 2004, 4th Grade.

In 2005, 5th Grade, saw Son of the Mask in theaters, eldest brother gets his B.A., second eldest graduates high school and goes into Air Force, I graduate elementary school.

In 2006, 6th Grade, summer trip to L.A. for acting jobs.

In 2007, 7th Grade, 3 month trip to L.A. for pilot season from Feb. to Apr., experienced "home schooling for the first time, graduate middle school.

In 2008, 8th Grade, discovered the existence of James Rolfe, Doug Walker, & Bob Chipman, I post a review of Hercules on Youtube, experienced Christmas traveling through Hell.

In 2009, 9th Grade, graduate Jr high, I discover my love of film.

In just one decade, I experienced my recent childhood, spanning three schools, watching tons of movies, my older brothers graduating, leaving me the only child in the house, I make friends, I lose friends, I go from spending too much time watching TV to spending too much time on the Internet.

It's depressing that when you're living in the present, it feels slow, but when you look back, it went by so fast.

Hears to a new decade. Can't wait to see what's over the horizon.

As Leonard Nimoy has said dozens of times, "Live long, and prosper."