Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Tube

Not too much to blog about of late. I am enjoying my summer off. Went to LA and am going to Vegas next week so that should be fun. I got half way to my list of 100 movies but I don't think there is anyway I will finish it, seeing as I have a month left and oh 48 movies more to see.

So here are some clips that have peeked my interest off you tube. The first one is a great video by Miles Fisher. This video is really well done and the actor has an uncanny resemblance to Christian Bale, or at least how he looked during the movie American Psycho, which the video is playing homage to. The music is eh ok...check it out you will not regret it! The video is a cover of a Talking Heads song called This Must Be The Place.

The second video is from the upcoming Tron sequel. At first I though this clip was a video game but then I realized it was not, a bit of a surprise at the end of the clip. I would watch it in HD if you can (I can! I got a new cpu with a HD screen) If you wish to just simoply click on the videos and watch them directly on YouTube. WELCOME TO TRON!

The last one is a review from my favorite Angry Video Game nerd, even if you have never watch the angry ones reviews before you must watch this one. He probably found the worst game ever made! It has to do with chickens, pandas, shower scenes...yah and much more. So go watch it now!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Real Childhood Heroes

I was a lucky kid, I had a older brother who would mostly put up with me and my dad was a manager for Toys R Us while I was growing up. For some reason I recall this moment over and over again as a kid: Me and Kevin (before mentioned older brother) were counting up our GI Joe's and finally reached that magical kid number that at the time seemed like the largest number in the world, we has finally counted up our Joe's and had 100 of them.

While this moment resonates in my mind is a mystery, but it does and I can remember being in his room for the final count. It seemed like we accomplished something that day, but really all we did was collect 100 GI Joes that cost $3.99 a pop. GI Joe was my toy, it was the cartoon I would watch and love as a child. I own the GI Joe animated movie from 1987, some kids were into Transformers I had my real american heroes. I can remember that playing with the Joes was a way of bonding for me, not only with Kevin but also with kids at school. I would often hang out with kids and play and compare GI Joe's it was an instant way to get to know them.

This was suppose to be about the new GI Joe movie titled G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. I guess GI Joes were more then just a toy to me, but they held many great memories. I was a tad to young to be hardcore into Star Wars (that would come during my teen years) and besides The Real Ghostbuster toys for me it was pretty much Joe or nothing.

I mean look at these character designs, who can look at Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, or Firefly and not say they look fucking awesome (and have kick ass code names to boot). Snake Eyes never even talks and he is on the coolest guys in cartoon/toy history, I would even go as far to say he is somewhat Boba Fett like.

You also had some hot chicks, Baroness and Scarlett. Even the bad guys were cool looking. Destro with his shiny metal dome head and Cobra Commander had some good suits, the classic Blue hood look is my favorite. I know they are not wearing the suits in the movie, I am sad but I really understand. It worked mostly for the X-men franchise, and I am not sure if you have seen some of those old uniforms but they would not work in real combat situations.

So the movie? Sure I have some issues with it, like I wish it was made with a better cast but some early reviews are showing that it could be a fun summer action flick. I am really looking forward to seeing it because it reminds me of a simpler time when I was just a kid who would go outside and make my own little world with my toys. The movie sucking will not take that away. If the movie is good it will just add more interest to going back to my childhood and buying some more of those cool new GI Joe toys, I always look at them when I go to target...who knows maybe I will buy some next time I see them.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Old Top Ten Lists

Being a movie lover since birth I felt it necessary to keep track and rate almost every movie I have ever seen. I started grading movies and keeping track of those movie starting in 1997. Here are my top ten lists since then, looking back I somtimes question my choices but its still fun to see what I was thinking back then and what I think now. 


1. L.A. Confidental 

2. The Game 

3. Men In Black

4. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 

5. Jurassic Park: The Lost World

6. Face/Off

7. Chasing Amy

8. The 5th Element

9. Starship Troopers

10. Scream 2


1. Saving Private Ryan

2. The Truman Show

3. Good Will Hunting

4. Armageddon

5. Titanic

6. Out Of Sight

7. As Good As It Gets

8. Ronin

9. The Wedding Singer

10. Halloween: H20


1. American Beauty

2. The Sixth Sense

3. Go

4. Rushmore

5. Dogma

6. The Matrix

7. Fight Club

8. Three Kings

9. Office Space

10. Star Wars- Episode 1: The Phantom Menace


1. Best In Show

2. The Green Mile

3. X-Men

4. Cast Away

5. Mission Impossible 2

6. High Fedelity

7. Charlies Angels

8. Unbreakable

9. The Perfect Storm

10. Girl, Interrupted


1. Lord Of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2. Life As A House

3. Traffic

4. The Royal Tenebaums

5. Oceans 11

6. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

7. The Mummy Returns

8. Snatch

9. Shrek

10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


1. Bowling For Columbine

2. Spider-Man

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 

4. Road To Perdition

5. Signs

6. Catch Me If You Can

7. Austin Powers in Goldmember

8. The Ring

9. Van Wilder

10. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones


1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2. Lost In Translation

3. Kill Bill Vol 1

4. School Of Rock

5. Bubba Ho-Tep

6. Big Fish

7. Finding Nemo

8. X2: X-Men United

9. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

10. T3: Rise of the Machines


1. Garden State

2. Spider-Man 2

3. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

4.  The Incredibles

5. Sideways

6. Kill Bill, Vol 2

7. Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle

8. Napoleon Dynamite

9. Farenhiet 9/11

10. Saw