Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Movie Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Go see it! Oh...you want me to talk about the movie? Let me put all your doubts to rest right now. Yes it lives up to the older ones. Yes it retains the comedy of the older ones. Yes it has an epic story filled with twists and turns due to the characters. Finally...Its Indy. Go see it, you don't really need my approval as I have been waiting for this one for quite some time.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

And now for something completely different.

Different you ask? How so? Well I am going to share my political view with you all. I know that the majority of people are quite bored of anything related with politics but just bear with me for just a moment. This would be my slogan: "Lets take back government." Why? Well, this comes from the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States: We the People. Notice that it does not say, "They the Democrats, Liberals, Independent, Republicans..." I would advocate to keep politics out of the government and lets just get stuff done. Working together makes a nation, not sects of people who cannot stand each other.

I know some people wonder when American became a place for political views to get in the way of actually doing stuff and I think I can place the time at around when it shifted from "We the People..." to "They the Government.". The time would be after World War II when America started to play big brother to the rest of the world. But thats just me. I cant run for the presidency because I was not born American, but sometimes Im grateful for such an event.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Movie Review: Speed Racer

Ive been going to the movie quite a bit nowadays... especially since I got my tax rebate. From the title, the movie I went to see was Speed Racer. I have not watched the original series that the movie is based from, but the Wachowski Brothers have pulled off another amazing movie. The actors play their parts very well, especially John Goodman, whom I have not seen in a major picture....since Monsters Inc, though it was a computer animated film.

Even days later there are still scenes that stand out in my mind, one of them being around the middle of the movie where the race starts when the queen sees the rising sun. The racing sequences are very intense, and will make you slide to the edge of your seat; the original animation used lots of the same images, but the Wachowski Brothers gave the series a radical makeover and it shows. This movie is worth the price of the ticket and popcorn. I know that soda and popcorn is more than the movie, but it adds to the experience, and Speed Racer requires the full theater experience.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Movie Review: Iron Man

I went and saw Iron Man on Tuesday and I have to say...I liked it. The actors filled their roles very well, I was not expecting the comedy that flowed from it. There were lots of comedic parts that had me going from giggling to laughing out loud in the theater. The effects are done very well, and one of my favorite lines from the movie: "...how did you solve the ice problem?" this is one of the lines that made me laugh which is towards the end of the film and it keeps it comedic throughout.

One of the best sequences is when he is perfecting the suit...the way he interacts with the robots is hilarious. I am not even kidding. If you spend money on a movie this weekend, go see Iron Man.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


I just got done doing my laundry and how happy was I to find my most FAVORITE pair of pants. What happened next horrified me to an other-worldly extent: My pants have a hole in them. Normally this wouldn't make me upset; however the fact that the hole is at least 6 inches long and runs from my back pocket down is the really irritating part. I mean...those were my good, reliable, trust pantaloons! Its really disheartening to see something tragic like this...

I was planning on making them into a pair of cut-off shorts a long time later when the bottoms frayed out but this totally ruins the plan now. *sigh* now I have to go around and find another pair of good pants to replace the one that was taken away from me. its melancholy to see my favorite pair sitting in my trash...