December 16, 2009 1:53 PM

WoW 3.3 Means More PUGS

I realize I haven't updated in awhile and I blame that on Thanksgiving and finals. Anyway, WoW patch 3.3 finally came out last Tuesday and there's a bunch of fancy new stuff to play with. First of all, the lfg finder has been seriously upgraded. Now, you simply input whether you're a healer, tank, or dps and it will usually find you a group within a minute. This is because it searches for your fellow PUGmates across servers. It will only group you up with players in your own battlegroup and your own faction of course. Also, to help people out that seriously need to run instances that people hate going to, there's a random instance function. If you're 80 (or slightly below, I'm not really sure what the bottom level cap is), you can pick between random normal and random heroic. This will randomly place you in a PUG inside a random instance. Also, once the group is full; you should be instantly teleported to the inside of the instance. Sometimes it fails (shocker!), but usually clicking the tiny eyeball (lfg button) on your minimap will let you teleport inside after a few tries. This makes it so super lazy people aren't holding up the group by requiring summons. To discourage people from ditching groups that enter certain instances, you get a 15 minute random debuff, which prevents you from queuing up for another random instance until it fades.

You can still pick specific instances, but you won't get the first and subsequent bonuses that you would get by running a random. The first bonus for completing a random normal is 2 emblems of conquest plus some gold. After that, you just get gold for each random normal you do. For a random heroic, the first reward is 2 emblems of frost (the new emblem for better gear) and some gold. After that, you get 2 emblems of conquest and some gold for each random heroic you complete. You still get an emblem of conquest for every boss you kill in a heroic whether it's random or not. This new system does away with the daily heroic quests. Instead, there is a weekly raid quest which you can complete 1 time each week (aduuuuuur), whenever you want.

There are also 3 new 5-man instances and 1 new raid. Basically, you run away from the Lich King through part of Icecrown Citadel with Sylvanas. In the 1st 5-man you will get a quest to unlock the 2nd 5-man, and inside the 2nd 5-man you'll get a quest to unlock the 3rd 5-man instance. These new 5-mans are about as hard as heroic ToC, so don't just queue up if you've run a normal instance before, since normal ToC is about as hard as the original Northrend heroics.

All in all, I'm very impressed with this latest patch. There haven't been too many bugs that I've come across besides the instances filling up (That usually only delayed my instance by like 5 minutes though.) and the new lfg system is pretty amazing (I really don't know why they didn't make it like this in the first place :P). Really, you just need to watch our for noobs that think they are geared enough for the new instances because they are labeled "normal". There is an easy way to deal with this though. You now can simply vote to kick someone, and if it passes; they'll be removed from the group and you can simply requeue to grab another person from lfg. Also, when you enter an instance that has already been started; it will tell you how many bosses have been killed, which is very nice.

November 26, 2009 4:29 PM

Happy Turkey Day!

Enjoy this wiener dog with his cute little hat and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 13, 2009 7:04 PM

Final Fantasy XIII will Finally be March

Last Friday, Square Enix posted a riddle on their site, "A Henchmen Inventor Tent Unto", which was quickly solved to be "ANNOUNCEMENT NOV THIRTEENTH". The announcement we've been waiting for has finally come. Final Fantasy XIII will be released for the Xbox 360 on March 9, 2010. (You can unlock a special Xbox Live item by doing what it says here!) Below is the announcement video that talks with the creators of the game. Getting past the overly dramatic opening with a guy that reminds me of Mulder (seriously it's almost a full minute of this dude blabbing about how great Final Fantasy is. I mean if we didn't know that, then we probably wouldn't care about the release date anyways.), this video shows some pretty cool new battle scenes. It talks about a new battle thing called Paradigm shift. It happens in the middle of the battle and gives the player real-time control. Personally, I like the idea of real-time battles in comparison to the usual turn-based battles of Final Fantasy.

Also, I'm not really sure why, but Sazh is completely ignored as a main character in this video. They show quite a bit of Fang in the battle scenes, who is also listed in the main characters on the FFXIII site; and mention all the other main characters by name though. I'm really excited that they finally announced the release; and that it isn't around next Christmas, like it could have been.

November 5, 2009 3:51 PM

An Italian Magazine wants Harry Potter to be Super Awkward

Shocked Harry PotterWhat is it with Europeans and making up weird rumors about movies that can't possibly be true? Anyway an Italian magazine spouted off some rumors about there being an "intimate" scene with Daniel Radcliffe being possibly naked in the Deathly Hallows movie. I'm pretty sure WB doesn't want to get in trouble with every parent (who's gonna let their kid go see the movie even though it might be rated R) by putting a possible sex scene in a movie about highschool-aged kids. I mean I know they think that darker stuff sells, but they're hopefully not that dumb. Anyway Daniel Radcliffe's representatives quickly squashed any rumors of Harry resembling Daniel's more naked self in Equus. When I first heard the rumor, I was trying to figure out how they could possibly put a weird scene with Harry and Ginny together in book 7, before I remembered that Ginny isn't really in the picture until the end of that book. Then I realized that it's supposed to be the scene with the locket Horcrux making images of Harry and Hermione that causes Ron to almost have a mental breakdown. If any piece of clothing was removed during that scene, I know I'd feel super awkward (even though I'm sure there's creepy internet fangirls that want to see it). I'm glad that the movie is trying to remain classy unlike the recent trend of supposedly "popular" book-based movies.

October 26, 2009 10:51 AM

Warning, Incoming Game

Now if you don't know what this means, then I'm ashamed of you. Reboot was one of the best shows on Toonami from 1994-2001 (it's hard for me to believe that it was really on for 6 years) and was also made by Canadian company Mainframe Entertainment (makers of Beast Wars). All you DBZ fans don't come whining to me here about how it was so good because I will have no sympathy while shooting you down. ReBoot was a CG show about the characters inside a computer and what would happen to them when someone played a video game. The main characters were Bob (Guardian #452), Dot Matrix (who for some reason owns a diner inside the computer), Enzo Matrix (Dot's little brother) and his dog Frisket, Phong (the old philosophical advisor to Bob), AndrAIa (a game sprite that is later Enzo's gf), and Mouse (originally bad and then changes sides to help Dot and Enzo). The main bad guys are Megabyte and Hexadecimal who were as corny as 90's cartoons could make them. This trailer makes me remember how good and bad 90's cartoons could be at the same time. It makes me want to see if Netflix has Reboot on their "Watch it Instantly" list, even though I seriously doubt it.

Since the movie is still in production, there's not too much info I can get about it other than the fact that it's supposed to be a trilogy of films and that it's due to come out in 2010. Also if you want proof that this teaser isn't just a fan-made trailer to get people excited for no reason head over to Rainmaker's site.

October 16, 2009 4:31 PM

Zach Braff Isn't Dead and Neither is Scrubs

On Monday there was a pretty big internet rumor (originally found here, but now it's gone due to the massive bad publicity) going around that Zach Braff was found dead in his home. Zach Braff decided to clear it up by posting this on his facebook. Turns out the whole thing was supposedly a joke that someone had tried to play on their friends 2 years ago and just hadn't removed from his website. Anyways, somehow the link resurfaced and made crazy news that even made it's way to Zach Braff's mom; which caused Zach to give the creator of this "joke" the douchebag of the day award.

Anyway, putting this prank gone horribly wrong aside, Zach mentioned something very interesting on his video on facebook. He talked about shooting the new Scrubs intro and and this made me confused. I mean everyone knows that Scrubs had it's series finale this year and that it wasn't supposed to be making anymore episodes right? Wrong, turns out Scrubs is headed for it's "9th" season. That is, if you consider the new Scrubs the same show as the old one. The new show is supposed to take a deeper look into the medical campus joined to the hospital (which I'm pretty sure the original show only revealed once during a morbidity and morality conference that Elliot had to present). It centers around 3 new interns that Dr. Cox and Turk are supposed to be teaching. I hope they keep the old new interns as residents now too, since they were pretty good characters imo. According to Wikipedia Eliza Coupe (aka "Joe") will be returning along with the 3 new interns Michael Mosley (aka Drew), Dave Franco (aka Cole), and Kerry Bishé (aka Lucy), who is supposed to be the new narrator of the show. Sadly J.D. and Elliot are only supposed to be in 6 episodes before leaving the show for good. Also the Janitor might not be in the new show either after the opening episode because of his role in The Middle. All in all Scrubs could still be a good show considering they're keeping Turk, Dr. Cox, and supposedly Joe. But, I feel a little like it could start to suck too, like when Eric left That 70's Show.

October 11, 2009 2:18 PM

Andy is All Grown Up

I meant to post this trailer for Toy Story 3 yesterday, but I'm sick now. The trailer shows that Andy is actually leaving for college now, and so the toys start freaking out. It looks like they get donated to a daycare or something since they are being nommed on by toddlers. I love it when they reset Buzz so that he's not only obnoxious, but also speaks only in Spanish. Overall looks like a good movie to me. I'd post more but like I said, I'm dying.

[Edit: Cinema Blend has removed this video until Monday since Disney whined at them. Not so sure what's so special about it being allowed to be viewed on Monday vs. today but when Disney whines at you, you listen I guess. If you didn't see it I'd advise hunting through Youtube, but I'm sure any videos are going to be deleted almost as soon as their posted. Make sure to come watch it here tomorrow!]

October 2, 2009 4:55 PM

I have seen FFxiii and It is Beautiful!

This is the newest trailer for Final Fantasy 13 and it's safe to say that the new gameplay shouldn't disappoint. Now, before you watch the video I will tell you this; the girl making out with Snow is not Lightning. I sat there for about 5 minutes trying to figure out why the girl didn't really look completely like Lightning, but still really resembled her in a weird way. Turns out the girl is Lightning's sister Serah Farron, which should cause some good drama seeing as how Serah looks like she's about 12 and Snow looks more like he's 20-30. I guess it could just be that Snow is so tall that he makes Serah look like a child, since she almost looks slightly younger than Vanille when she stands next to her, but it still kinda creeps me out. Serah is also supposed to be kidnapped our something in order to force Snow and Lightning to team up. There's also a new little boy named Hope Estheim who vaguely reminds me of Titus, except he doesn't seem obnoxious (yet, his voice is definitely not as whiney for sure). He also seems to hangout with Lightning, a lot. There's a nice little clip of him yelling at Snow, which ends with Hope exploding (which I hope is him trying to tell Snow to stop being a pedophile by dating Lightning's little sister lol).

The fight scenes just look awesome, especially once things are summoned. Instead of the summons just having their own specials this time around, it looks like the characters can mount up on them and do a combined special. For instance, Lightning has a sort of angel thing that transforms into a pony, and when she mounts up on it she holds some huge scythes up to kill things with as they charge through them. Sazh has some kind of mechanical summon that transforms into somewhat of a dragster. Sadly, it seems like the special of the dragster is to either swing around and hit monsters of just shoot sparks at it from it's back wheels.

As far as the rest of the trailer goes, I wish there was more Vanille, since the most you really get to see of her is when she's captured with Sazh when she's begging Serah for something (also kinda creeped out by that part), and when she's fighting with Sazh about something (I guess there's more of her than I thought, but still not enough imo). The game finally comes out December 17, for all of the people that actually bought a Playstation 3. As far as I can figure out, the release date for the Xbox 360 will be sometime in Spring 2010.

September 26, 2009 12:26 PM

Deadpool Will Have His Day, and His Yellow Bubbles!

Comic artist Rob Liefeld (the creator of Deadpool) recently posted on his twitter feed that the Deadpool movie is really going to happen. Ryan Reynolds is actually going to return, and this time the fans are getting what they want. Also Rob definitely said there is going to be 4th wall breakage (coining that phrase right now!), so I'm really excited that Wade Wilson will possibly be getting lippy with the audience. I hope they explain why he's Deadpool though and don't just start with him being Deadpool. I feel like a lot of people could be confused as all get out since a lot of them are just bandwagon hoppers (or fans of seeing Wolverine in tight jeans) anyway and I kind've want that :D. I also feel like it would definitely need to be an R-rated film (even though I'm sure dumb parents would still bring their little 8-year-olds because it's a superhero movie, what can it hurt?) if it were to truly envelope the essence that is Deadpool. I mean, he kills hookers for goodness sake!

September 25, 2009 10:42 AM

Happy Hug a Vegetarian Day!

My sister actually told me that it was today and I just laughed. I'm glad that I don't have classes today with anyone I really know in them, so I can't be attacked. In honor of all the fellow vegetarians out there, I decided to post some more fun stuff. This shirt is especially appropriate for today. I found these fun/scary banners (their own banner is particularly scary imo) at Peta2, which is much less scary than the normal Peta site.

There's this cute "I'm not a burger" shirt from the Zen Shop. This cow shirt is also amusing since it reminds of me Finding Nemo lol. I love this set of tomato stuff because he's just so cute. I also kinda wonder if this actually says vegetarian or if it really says something else (like I'm sure so many asian script tattoos say idiot instead of peace lol). This tofu makes me so happy too. I find these tiny stuffed broccolis to be disturbing and cute at the same time lol. This site lists a bunch of cool stuff like the veggie of the month (which is carrot btw), games, and hilarious cannibalistic veggies. I advise you to create your own veggie alien, since it's like a more fun version of Mr. Potato head. The veggie version of space invaders is also pretty entertaining. Enjoy the rest of Hug a Veggie day!

September 19, 2009 11:11 AM

Ahoy, Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!

In the spirit of National Talk Like a Pirate Day I decided to post some fun piratey stuff! First up is this terrifying pirate cat accessory if you will. It definitely looks like it's dying and I'm not really sure why you would want to add this to a great pirate costume but the mustache (atleast I think it's a stache) kills me. Next up is this adorable cat pirate costume. I found it on Good Housekeeping's "Most Popular Pet Halloween Costumes" and it's definitely one of the best. Next is this Pirate name converter that I used myself. I am Epileptic Marie Barbossa :D. I also took a pirate personality quiz and got this for a result :D.

You are The Quartermaster

You, me hearty, are a woman of action! And what action it is! Gruesome,
awful, delightful action. You mete out punishment to friend and foe alike
– well, mostly to foe, because your burning inner rage isn’t
likely to draw you a whole lot of the former. Still, though you may be
what today is called “high maintenance” and in the past was
called “bat-shit crazy,” the crew likes to have you around
because in a pinch your maniacal combat prowess may be the only thing
that saves them from Jack Ketch. When not in a pinch, the rest of the
crew will goad you into berserker mode because it’s just kind of
fun to watch. So you provide a double service – doling out discipline
AND entertainment.

You can also find a bunch of nifty pirate shirts here. I think this bag and this shirt are pretty great. Also, I don't skate but this deck is super cute. There's this great mousepad too! That's all for now, but if you play WoW make sure you hope online today to see the fun pirate stuff they're having.

Edit: If you have a Facebook then I highly suggest changing your language to Pirate. You can find out how to do it here. It is highly entertaining and I'm thinking about making it my permanent language setting.

September 7, 2009 6:18 PM

Jungle Jim's Trip

I mentioned awhile back about how I wanted to go to Jungle Jim's grocery store. Now that I finally got to go I wanted to show all the nifty stuff I saw there. The Irn Bru is from Scottland and I actually drank it before. It's a bubble-gumy flavored pop that strangely bright orange. It's supposed to be a good hangover cure which I think is hilarious. You can also see the scary fish eggs in a tube that they sell there. The pop flavored BBQ sauce and marinades just scare me. Who would want to have rootbeer or Dr. Pepper flavored ribs? They also sell do-it-yourself Boba Tea kits there. I thought they were pretty cool, but I don't like Boba tea enough to buy a kit. I'm more of a fan of the jelly anyway. They also had a nice selection of asian cookies/candies as well as Agar Agar, which turned out to be a sort of jell-o made from seaweed.

August 31, 2009 10:07 PM

Marvel fans should be weeping!

The big news today is that Disney plans on buying Marvel for 4 billion dollars. Some people say that Marvel fans should be rejoicing since this will get Marvel out into the general market. I am saying no way! Think about the good it did Transformers by using Shia Labeouf (former Disney teen in case you never watched Even Stevens). There's so many people jumping on the Transformers bandwagon now that it's ridiculous. I can only imagine how many people would jump on the Marvel bandwagon once Disney vouched for it. I'd think that a lot of people would start reading comic books and this could be good and bad. It could be good since higher sales would hopefully mean more and better comics. It could also be terribly bad since writers might get complacent and not have as high quality comics since so many bandwagon readers wouldn't demand it. Also some Marvel characters just aren't "Disney friendly," such as Stacy X. I mean come on she can manipulate pheromones, which enables her to be the biggest whore ever.

Hopefully if this deal goes down it will be a good thing for Marvel. I can imagine a sweet animated Marvel film and get really excited. But, I can also imagine them trying to squeeze Miley Cyrus or Ashley Tisdale into roles that they really don't belong in or even deserve to be considered for.

August 27, 2009 4:04 PM

Apparently Goyle wanted some attention

The actor who plays Goyle in the Harry Potter films, Joshua Herdman; spilled some news about the last 2 Harry Potter movies. He says that the first part of the Deathly Hallows will end right after Harry, Ron, and Hermione get caught by the snatchers after just being reunited with Ron. The second part is supposed to start off with them inside Malfoy Manor. The seems like a really good breaking point to me. It will be really suspenseful for the people who have no clue what's going on.

I must reiterate the fact that Dobby needs to be in this movie though. If not, then Harry and the whole gang shouldn't be able to escape from the Malfoy's. I really don't understand why they cut him from the 4th movie and had Neville give Harry the gillyweed instead. Were they really just being so lazy because they didn't want to c.g. another character into the movie? Also, Bill and Fleur need to get married because otherwise Harry and the rest of them will have no where to go to hide. But, I'm not really sure where they will have the wedding seeing as how the Weasley's house got burned down in the last movie. I'm interested to see how David Yates is going to fix what he screwed up.

Another thing that is interesting about the last 2 Harry Potter movies is going to be the lack of Crabbe, since his actor Jamie Waylett got arrested for possession of marijuana. This means that Crabbe will either be completely replaced by a different actor (which I highly doubt since they decided not to change anyone out for the last movies, despite their ages) or that Goyle will take his place in the room of requirement. I suppose they could just fill in with some random other Slytherin boy like how they replaced the Creevey brothers with that random Nigel kid.

August 21, 2009 9:56 PM

Cataclysm:Bad news for Azeroth, good news for us

This is the newest WoW expansion's trailer in case you couldn't figure it out. It's pretty amazing and basically confirms all the rumors I posted earlier. I don't have much to say except for WOOHOO! That and the fact that this expansion makes me think that people will need to have it to continue playing WoW at all. I guess the new continents could just be on different servers, but that seems like it would be very confusing. Anyways, enjoy this awesome trailer. If you're Horde like me, cry yourself to sleep because we get goblins while the Alliance gets the worgen.

August 18, 2009 10:41 PM

Short But Very Sweet (Hopefully)

Recently there's been a big rumor about the details of the upcoming WoW expansion, Cataclysm. First of all, the level cap is supposedly going to be 85. With just 5 new levels it will hopefully take much longer than the Lich King did to level up. Also, there are 2 new races that are supposed to be released in this expansion. The Horde get the goblins and the Alliance get the worgen(this is because of some new Halloween masks being released). I hope this isn't true, because if it is, the Horde are getting the raw end of the deal. Being a wolfy person would be super awesome; and being a goblin would be remarkably less so. The new classes that have already been confirmed from the 3.2.2 test realms are as follows:

Human Hunter
Orc Mage
Night Elf Mage
Dwarf Mage
Blood Elf Warrior
Dwarf Shaman
Undead Hunter
Tauren Paladin
Tauren Priest
Gnome Priest
Troll Druid

The cataclysm that this expansion is named for has pretty much destroyed Azeroth, changing many leveling experiences. Some of these changes include the Barrens being split up into 2 different leveling ranges, flooded zones, Azshara being a low level area, and the possible destruction of Orgimmar since Thrall will be handing over control of it to Garrosh Hellscream. Thrall will be in charge of the Horde and Alliance battle against the Naga and Black Dragonflight. Garrosh is supposed to go crazy and declare open war on the Alliance, so I'm sure this will be a contributing factor to Orgimmar's destruction. Orgimmar will of course be rebuilt during the course of the expansion. Also, because of Garrosh's declaration, there will be many new PvP zones like Wintergrasp.

As far as instances go, Gnomeregan is supposed to have a special significance in this expansion and the Blackrock Spire is supposed to go all splodey as well. Along with these dungeon changes, it is for sure that Onyxia is coming back in patch 3.2.2 in a new level 80 instance as part of a 5 year anniversary celebration. As part of the instance, you can receive a smaller version of Onyxia as an epic flying mount; and as part of their anniversary celebration you can get a free Onyxia whelping pet. Plenty of new instances are rumored to be coming, as well as the return of Ragnaros. Last but not least we should be able to fly in Azeroth in the expansion; which I'm sure everyone agrees will be awesome, except for the lag :P.

August 1, 2009 3:29 PM

Comics are Funsies

Nom nom nom
Enjoy this comic that I made using :D.

July 28, 2009 1:13 PM

Worse than Cher as Catwoman

I Promised Comic Con stuff but something more dire has come to my attention. British newspaper The Globe is trying to say that Miley Cyrus auditioned for Batgirl. I have to say that this is worse than the Cher rumors I mentioned awhile back. According to the British newspaper,(Wasn't it also a crazy British newspaper that announced the Cher news? Yes, yes it was.) Miley showed up in costume and “stunned” the producers by spouting out her self-written lines for the part. I highly doubt that anything coherent could come out of Miley Cyrus' mouth, much less Batgirl lines that would impress Christopher Nolan.
Also, we have to take into consideration that Christopher Nolan doesn't like Robin at all, so there's no reason for him to want a Batgirl unless they're pushing for some sex appeal(and please tell me nobody thinks Miley Cyrus is sexy *shudders*). Besides, if they wanted that then they could just add Catwoman(just not Cher!). Seeing as Gary Oldman announced at Comic Con that Batman 3 starts shooting next year, I'm betting this is just Miley Cyrus'(or probably her dad's) sad attempt at attention. Either that, or it's just another crazy British newspaper. Either way, enjoy this awesome Batgirl picture I found :D.

July 27, 2009 12:21 PM

The Man Who Drowned in Titanic Might be Aquaman

If you haven't figured it out yet, Leonardo DiCaprio is producing Aquaman. Now this doesn't necessarily mean he will be the star, but I'm betting he will. He just doesn't seem to be the kind of guy that would let someone else star in his movie. I'm not really a big fan of Aquaman, so this news doesn't really hurt me. For the sake of the Aquaman fans out there though, I hope they do a good job with the movie. Also, I don't want to see a remake of the Aquaman movie 2 years after this one gets released.

I'll post some more news later about fun stuff revealed at comic con :D.

July 20, 2009 5:41 PM

The Avatar Gang Looks Grumpy

This is the latest picture out for The Last Airbender and it's pretty cool to see a shot of different bending besides air. Admittedly it is kind of fuzzy, but you can definitely tell that Aang is in the top left and Katara and Sokka are in the bottom left. People are saying that the top right is Zuko, but it looks more like the fire lord to me. It seems much too tall and old to be Zuko. Also, there are rumors that the bottom right guy may be Bumi, but it looks more like Long Feng in my opinion. I mean he is bald, so that covers both of them, but he doesn't look like he'd be 112ish years old.

There's also some more pics of Zuko, Aang, Katara, and Sokka (sadly no Toph as of yet). As you can see from the pics, the Avatar gang is very emo indeed. It still makes me sad that Katara and Sokka are so very white. I'm ok with the people they chose to be Aang and Zuko though.

July 11, 2009 12:16 AM

Sock Hits the Big Screen with Alan Tudyk

If you haven't seen Reaper, then you really should. Especially because the snotty CW thinks that it's too good for it and they're canceling it after it's 2nd season. I assume this is because it doesn't fit their normal standard of tv show since it isn't a drama or a "reality". In fact, it's a pretty hilarious show about some guys trying to return souls that have escaped hell since the main character's soul is owned by the devil. One of the main characters is Sock(Tyler Labine) and he's pretty hilarious as well. Anyways, this fall Tyler is costarring alongside Alan Tudyk in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. They are hillbillies that get accused of being psycho killers despite not being so. It's a comedy based on a horror, so hopefully it is the quality of something like Shaun of the Dead, as opposed to something like the Scary Movie series. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is coming out October 31st.

July 2, 2009 2:50 PM

This Mad Hatter is Sure to Give Children Nightmares

So I mentioned before how much Johnny Depp loves his hats,(hats and eye makeup that is :) ) but this hat is sure to help him terrify children all over. This image is just one of the bunch from Alice in Wonderland that Disney recently released. The other pictures released are of the Red Queen (Bonham Carter), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), Alice (Mia Wasikowska) next to a tea cup, and Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Matt Lucas), as well as some fun background shots.

Personally, I really like Bonham Carter as the Red Queen. She is definitely the best person to pull it off. I like how this picture of her makes her head look huge in comparison to her body. It makes the movie seem more cartoonish and fun instead of creepy lol. I also think the Tweedledee and Tweedledum are pretty hilarious. The White Queen is ok. I definitely like how they made her makeup and eyes stand out from the rest of her total whiteness. The sad thing about these pictures is that the picture of Alice is the most boring out of the bunch besides the background pictures. I guess Alice is probably the most boring character in the story :). Anyway, enjoy the fun pictures and remember that Alice in Wonderland comes out March 5, 2010.

July 1, 2009 6:32 PM

Avatar Might Not Be Super Terrible...I Hope

I meant to post about this last week sometime, but seeing as how I've been helping out with roofing, it slipped my mind. By now I'm sure you've seen this first teaser trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender. From the looks of it, it seems like he might actually be able to pull off a good movie. It does slightly concern me that Aang's tattoo looks more like a bruise or some hair stubble, and that almost every main character (if not all) are white instead of their respective races. But, this trailer of Aang blowing out candles makes me think that if nothing else, the bending in this movie will look good. So if all us Avatar fans will just ignore what the characters are supposed to look like, we might be able to endure/enjoy this movie. I do hope that instead of the more serious nature that Shyamalan usually makes his characters, they will all be as sarcastic as in the show. Since, I'm pretty sure the sarcasm is half the reason that Avatar has as many fans as it does. It certainly won me over :).

June 18, 2009 1:11 PM

Enchilada Sauce Should NEVER Taste Like Warmed Up Spaghetti-O's

So I meant to write about this injustice last week, but between packing up to go home and celebrating my birthday with family; I got pretty distracted. Anyway, about a year to a year and a half ago the Don Pablo's near where I go to school got shut down and a Baja Sol moved in. Since I figured that Baja Sol had to atleast be decent we went there to try it out. I got there and ordered some enchiladas because I love them. They told us that we could go to their salsa bar and pick out some salsa for ourselves instead of just giving us some. What awaited us at the salsa bar was a nasty mix of chunked up vegetables and sauces that hardly resembled anything like a good salsa (you can see an actual selection from our local Baja Sol in the picture to the top left). Later the enchiladas arrived and they seemed like they had been microwaved minutes beforehand. Also, the enchilada sauce tasted like Spaghetti-O's had been strained so the noodles got left behind.

Since then another Don Pablo's nearby got replaced by a 2nd Baja Sol. I did some research to see whether or not all Don Pablo's were being overrun by Minnesota's disgusting Baja Sol chain and I don't think they are. It seems like they merely picked certain areas to completely replace Don Pablo's instead of slowly trying to drive them out. It makes me sad the Don Pablo's isn't popular anymore and I can't really see why people like Baja Sol more. I'd have to say that the prices are pretty comparable and that the quality of Don Pablo's is definitely higher. I looked up Baja Sol's menu to see why and found out that they have a huge selection of tequila. It's sucks that people would choose booze over better food, but I'm gonna keep going to Don Pablo's in hopes that it stays alive. It's the only good chain left since Chichi's died.

June 5, 2009 11:41 PM

Charming and Handsome, Cutting a Rug

So I didn't realize that a trailer had come out for the Princess and the Frog until Nettles told me about it sometime last week. I had planned on posting about it last week but I've been so tied up in school work that I didn't get a chance to. It's a pretty cute little trailer. I love the fact that the princess is totally snobby like I thought she'd be; and then immediately gets what was coming to her when she kisses the "prince". Anyway, I realized that the prince looks a lot like the Dimitri from Anastasia (which reminds me that I haven't seen that movie in forever and of how good it was despite the crazy parts). Also, the huge alligator reminds me so much of the alligator from Peter Pan. I like the creepy witch-doctor, since he's a pretty crazy looking bad guy.

I'd like to say again that I'm glad that Disney is going back to classical animation since they were pretty good at it. Whatever "genius" told them that they should give it up after the terrible Home on the Range movie should be fired.

May 25, 2009 4:59 PM

Little Potato Sack People Make Me Happy

The new full-length trailer for 9 came out on Thursday and it's pretty cool. It shows the old man creating the little potato sack people and shows why he decided to create them. Apparently he only had enough energy to make 9 of them, so that's how many there are. Anyway that crazy dinosaur/cat machine is just one of the many machines that went crazy and decided to kill off the human race. That's why it's after all the little potato sacks. The rest of the trailer is pretty much a montage showing which potato sack is which number, as well as them fighting back against the dino-cat and other funky machines.

Here's a list of what each number is :D
1: The old priestly looking one.
2: What I assume to be the smart scientist guy.
3 & 4: I dunno how to describe them, other than the fact that they have super cute little hoods on.
5: This guy has a grapple gun and he seems like he's a decent fighter.
6: Looks pretty dull at first, but then for some reason has blue/green rays shoot out of his eyes.
7: This girl makes 5 look weak since she has a bird's skull helmet and a polearm.
8: This guy is the biggest of all the potato sacs and probably why the old man gave out after 9. He has a really big blade and a drain for a mask.
9: This guy is supposedly gonna protect the future, unless the old man meant all 9 of them when he said it. Other than that the only difference between him and the others is his zipper down his front.

May 23, 2009 12:37 PM

Aang is a Tiny Little Bald Kid with Huge Ears...Like He Should be

Apparently M. Night Shyamalan does in fact fear the fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender. I say this because the new pictures from the live-action Avatar movie were just released on Thursday. Aang definitely resembles his cartoon self (see look at him to the right...he totally does!) and so does Zuko, at least mostly. I can't really tell from the picture whether or not Zuko has a scar; which means his scar isn't ugly enough to be truly Zuko's. I guess this picture could be pre-scar Zuko, but then I would think he'd have his ponytail. I mean for goodness sake. Everyone knows that no audience could possibly figure out that Zuko's personality had changed without having him grow out his hair into a shaggy emo mop. Anyway, both of these guys look mostly like their characters should, but Aang needs to be cracking a grin or something. I mean honestly, how often does he really have that straight of a face in the show?

I hope this movie isn't as bad as some of M. Night Shyamalan's other movies. The Lady in the Water and Signs were 2 of the worst movies I've ever seen. I mean what kind of dignified mermaidy lady would live in a crappy apartment's pool? Also, the aliens in Signs were some of the least scary things ever. I guess The Village was kind of spooky, but not really that thrilling. So, I'll be interested to see whether or not he can pull of a movie that should be filled with action. I definitely hope it portrays the characters as being as sassy as the cartoon made them too.

May 15, 2009 12:53 AM

The Wisp....

I must say that the Wisp is a very cool name for a product; but when I heard it first, I didn't think tiny disposable toothbrush. Anyway, the Wisp is Colgate's newest product and it's a tiny toothbrush that doesn't require any water to use. It has a pick on one end and a little "freshening bead" in the center of the bristles. This bead is really an Ice Breakers Liquid Ice mint with a thicker shell. Of course Colgate doesn't say that their fancy freshening bead is just a stolen mint. But I had the chance of trying the Wisp for myself when I got one at Sams for free (Hurray sample day!). They're pretty cheap and they work well for not requiring toothpaste or water. They currently come in 3 flavors: cinnamon, spearmint, and peppermint. Sadly I only got to try the peppermint one, but I've had the Ice Breakers cinnamon mints and they were tasty. You can also get a coupon for 50c off by clicking here. They're the perfect gift for a friend with bad halitosis :D.

May 7, 2009 10:42 PM

Donald Faison Should Keep His Day Job

So normally I wouldn't care that much about Star Wars or Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but this clip of Donald Faison is hilarious. Turns out he's obsessed with The Empire Strikes back. He also loves Lando Calrissian (I'm sure he was super pumped when Billy Dee made an appearance on Scrubs) and wants to star as Lando in a movie he titles The Chronicles of Lando Calrissian. He was saying that he would just either wear a wig or be Lando before he decided to grow out his hair into a sweet fro. In fact, Donald was so pumped about the idea that he made a Lego stop-motion clip of what would happen with him being Lando. Donald even added his own sound effects to the movie. The interview is pretty hilarious and I think Donald Faison would be a really funny Lando. I do doubt that George Lucas would let him be Lando and that is sad. Watch the clip of the interview below and don't be freaked out that it starts and ends in the middle of the movie.

April 30, 2009 11:50 PM

Megatron Never Ever Dies....Ever

Ok, so if you didn't realize that placing the All Spark inside of Megatron's chest wouldn't kill him and in fact would make him come back terribly more powerful once he "woke" back up, then you obviously don't know Transformers. It's happened again and again. In Beast Wars episode "Master Blaster" Megatron absorbs the original Megatron's spark and then is dropped into lava. Then he comes out in his new red dragon form and is even stronger. That situation was much worse than getting dropped into the ocean like he did in the movie. Anyways, the reason I mention all of this is because if you check out 2:22 in this new Transformers trailer you'll see what looks suspiciously like Megatron's face. He also has the exact same clawy hands. There's another shot of what I think is Megatron at 1:21 in the 2nd trailer (the official trailer :D) and if him zooming out of the ocean isn't enough proof for you, then I don't know what is. Oh yeah and at 1:36 in the 2nd trailer, Shia directly says that Megatron wants what's in his mind which means that it must be official now.

Both the unofficial and official trailers are really cool and they both show how mean Shia is. Seriously, why won't he take Bumblebee with him to college? Does he not want an amazing car there or is Bumblebee just too embarrassing? If I had a Transformer buddy I'd totally take him/her to college with me. It would be awesome. Also, I find it kind of funny that the official trailer mentions how Megan isn't at college with Shia, hinting at the fact that she's just a dumb bimbo. Oh yeah and Shia starts tripping out in the official trailer as well and starts seeing crazy symbols. That's pretty funny if you ask me.

April 29, 2009 7:44 PM

New at this

Well since some people are lazy and supposedly have other "work" to do (aka grabbing easter eggs in WOW while looking like a pink bunny)  I'll take a crack at this.

So anyways, Megan Fox is getting these movie deals since she is apparently the next hot young thing.  Well I for one would have to say I am kind of creeped out by these pictures from her upcoming movie, Jonah Hex.  Is it supposed to be attractive when her leg looks like it might be thicker than her waist?  I would also like to point out that creepy face in the side mirrror of that truck, I'm sure he's enjoying the view.  

Anyways, it sounds like she is playing a gun wielding prostitute, which makes her even scarier, because not only does she apparently lack several internal organs, but she is also packing some heat in there (where there is room for it, I do not know). I'm sure her role will be something like what it was in transformers, tag around, look pretty, and draw in the teenage boys.  I personally am not a fan of western stories, so will probly sit this one out, and skip out on what I'm sure will be an amazing acting performance from Megan Fox.


April 25, 2009 5:41 PM

The reason why I always watches the credits after a movie

So by now everyone should know of the Wolverine:X-men Origins movie being placed on the internet for everyone to pirate. Fox recently made a very bad decision regarding their misfortune, but now it seems like they're making up for it. Depending on where you see the movie, there's going to be different endings hidden after the credits. I personally love little endings after movies, especially when tons of people leave before it happens. This should also make the dvd a definite buy when it comes out considering that it will have all the alternate endings (or at least I would hope so). I hope one of the alternate endings includes some fun Deadpool action. I could really care less about knowing more about Wolverine's past.

The alternate endings aren't the only fun thing that I found out about the movie either. Apparently Ryan Reynolds did all of his own sword stunts. It's always cool when an actor steps up, instead of letting the film editors CGI it. I'm sure it will add a level of awesomeness to the movie and show people that have no clue who Deadpool is, how great he really is. I'm definitely excited about him going all crazy on people with 2 katanas at once. The only bad thing about Ryan doing his own stunts was the fact that he almost dis"membered" himself. Way to almost take one for the team Ryan :D. I'm glad that he didn't hurt himself, because he'll need to be in tip-top shape for his Deadpool movie.

April 17, 2009 2:48 PM

The Inferi will eat your wait that's Dementors

Ok so this is the 3rd (I think) trailer of Harry Potter that's been released and it confirms my suspicions that it's going to be freaking awesome. I can't believe how well that it looks like it's following the book. I also wouldn't be surprised if it was 3.5 hours long or even longer :D. It starts out with Dumbledore and Harry outside Riddle's cave and then it shows scenes from inside. The inferi definitely look amazing. There's also cute Ginny-Harry loving (of course the fangirls need to have something to be jealous of) and some gross Ron-Lavender snogging with a side of Hermione being super pissed off at Ron. I also think I saw a scene from Harry's death since he's at King's Cross and Dumbledore is standing there too (around halfway through the movie since I there's no timestamps on the widget :(). I'm also very impressed that they included the cursed necklace scene with Katie Bell and she really does look possessed when she flies up into the air. There is also an amazing scene of the students standing in front of the school raising their wands to fight back.

There's an odd spot with like a ring of fire, which I initially thought was from Dumbledore fighting the Inferi. But, somebody is running through it in their pajamas and yelling "Ginny" or at least I think so. I can't quite figure out what scene that's going to be. If you guys have any ideas be sure to post it in the comments :D. There's some cool Harry fighting Malfoy scenes, and also a Malfoy whining at having to kill Dumbledore scene and of course Harry screaming at Snape to "Fight back" because all of us who actually read the books know that SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE lol.

Anyways like I said originally, the trailer looks amazing and I hope the rest of the movie is as good as the trailer makes it look. Also this movie makes me have high hopes for the 2 7th book movies. Things that I didn't see in the trailer include Kreature being "helpful" to Harry and it looks like this will actually be in the movie according to this. I also hope that Dobby is actually in this movie since they completely cut him out of the 4th one. Bill needs to get attacked by Fenrir Greyback in this movie even though it kind've sucks for him. Fleur should hopefully be in this movie as well, at least at the end nursing Bill's wounds if nothing else. I really want to see Fleur standing up to Mrs. Weasley and gaining her respect because I think it's a cute scene. I realize that the Harry Potter movies like to just cut off at the end without really giving you the end conversations so it's possible that they will do it again. I really just hope they don't have a line like in the 4th movie when Hermione said "Everything's going to change now isn't it?" because that would make me want to gag.

Also this is the nifty cd that I just started listening too, so I posted the little siggy of the song. You should listen to it on youtube or something because it's really fun.
Now playing: Panic! At The Disco - This Is Halloween
via FoxyTunes

April 12, 2009 1:39 AM

I thought Fox couldn't be any stupider

I really didn't think Fox could mess up this badly again so soon after their incident with Warner Bros. Fox News columnist Roger Friedman downloaded Wolverine X-men Origins and posted a review of it on the Fox News site. This is after Fox warned people not to download the movie and even tried to get the authorities involved in trying to stop the distributors of the film.

Even after Roger was caught, Fox still didn't immediately fire him. First they pretended to fire him. Then said that they were going to allow him to plead his case, even though it was clear that he illegally downloaded their own film and placed a review online, most likely helping to cut the movie's box office revenue. I mean just look at this quote from Roger's review of the movie; "I did see Wolverine on a large, wide computer screen, and not in a movie theater, but it could not have played better." That's enough proof for me to want to fire someone. But no, Fox delayed it and finally when they met with Roger this is what they had to say; "Fox News representatives and Roger Friedman met today and mutually agreed to part ways immediately." I'm pretty sure they didn't part ways "mutually" especially considering the fact that Roger told Variety that he hadn't been fired after Fox's initial statement that they had fired him. I personally love this quote from Variety's article, "After Friedman's positive "Wolverine" review hit the Web, the fanboy blogging community, which had largely called for a boycott of any reviews of the film, immediately lobbied for Friedman's dismissal," since it shows just how much devotion comic book fans have. I've also been ignoring reviews and links to download the movie that pop up while I surf the web and I'll definitely go see the movie when it comes out in theaters.

April 3, 2009 2:07 PM

Michael Bay's making Wheelie the new Dinobot

The whole list of Transformers appearing in the 2nd movie has now been released. The list isn't incredibly surprising but it's nice how they explain who Devastator is and what side everybody is on (especially for those people that hopped on the Transformers bandwagon for the first movie). The odd thing is that Wheelie is placed alongside the Decepticons instead of the Autobots. According to this, it seems like Michael Bay understands his mistake, but why make Wheelie a Decepticon in the first place? I mean, he doesn't even look that evil and his name really doesn't sound menacing at all, especially compared to Demolisher, Ravage, and Starscream. Out of the entire list of Decepticons, the only name I find to be less threatening than Wheelie is Mixmaster; and that's just because it seems like he'd either be a DJ machine or a KitchenAid mixer lol.

The other slightly disappointing thing on the list is Arcee, and yes I already knew she was going to be in the movie. What I did not realize, was that she was going to be Megan Fox's slutty pink motorcycle. I guess I probably should have made this connection earlier when I first heard Arcee was going to be in the 2nd movie. I mean surely Megan Fox would get her own Transformer pal like her lover Shia Labeouf. I guess it can't be helped, but enjoy the rest of the list anyway.

March 27, 2009 4:45 PM

Malfoy looks like a stoner now

So there's 8 new posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that just got released. I must admit that they are cool looking, if not a bit over dramatic (but I guess that's what most action movie posters strive for anyways). The 1st one is of Harry (of course) giving the camera his best emo-glare with some Daily Prophet newspapers flying around in the background. The next one is a pretty sweet picture of Dumbledore even though he does look a bit chunky because of the way his robes are swirling around. You can't see much behind Dumbledore, but I'm guessing it's supposed to be Tom Riddle's cave since it looks well, pretty cavey behind him.

The 3rd one is a picture of Hermione in an odd sweater with some very random doves flying around behind her (seriously why doves?). It reminded me of the fact that almost none of the main students wear school uniforms anymore. I realize that was because David Yates wanted to make them seem more like normal kids, but I still think that it was somewhat of a cop-out as far as costumes go. I mean they're witches and wizards for goodness sake, their robes could be downright amazing and even glow in the dark if they wanted to.

I have to say that the next poster (shown on the right) is pretty cool since Ron actually looks impressive wearing the Quidditch uniform; and yes I realize I just said almost none of them wear the school uniforms anymore, but this is Quidditch we're talking about. They really couldn't avoid Quidditch for much longer anyway, considering that the 3rd movie didn't even cover the fact that Gryffindor won the Quidditch Cup. I'm also pretty sure that the 5th movie didn't even mention Quidditch since it was so busy with the actions of Dumbledore's Army. They also have to include Quidditch in this movie because of the Ginny/Harry kiss (even though I suppose they could've just thrown it in at another random part, like how Harry's Firebolt from Sirius just got pushed to the very end of the 3rd movie).

The 5th picture (shown at the top of this post) is the very gloomy looking Malfoy, which explains the title of this post completely. I realize that he's now part of the Death Eaters, but he still looks like he's aged about 10 years since the last movie because of his shady eyes. The 6th poster is a pretty boring version of Snape standing there with his arms crossed. He really looks like he needs a haircut now, to get rid of all that greasy girl hair. The next poster is another one of Harry, but now he's looking over his shoulder, no doubt at something menacing coming at him in the rain. There's a matching rainy picture of Dumbledore as the last poster, so I'm assuming both posters are supposed to infer that the 2 are probably on their way to Riddle's secret cave since Dumbledore doesn't look quite like death yet. I have high hopes for this movie and seeing these posters makes me believe that it's going to be good. I really just hope that it doesn't skip huge chunks of plot that may not be crucial to the storyline, but are certainly important to the people that have actually read the books. Oh and I almost forgot to remind you that it comes out July 17th, 2009.

March 21, 2009 6:22 PM

1st Tally

Ok, so I know I said I was going to the zoo on Friday, but it was cold so we ended up staying home. So I can't tell you how many annoying people saying "Here kitty kitty" to all the wildcats were there. But, I did go to the sudo-market today and I decided to count how many people cut me off or were generally obnoxious. By the end of the trip I ended up having counted 22 people. I probably could've counted more since there were a bunch of gaudily dressed up middle-age women from the convention center next door. I really don't have a clue what the convention was about unless it really was to see how bad older women can look without being members of the red & purple hat society lol. Other people that made the list were 2 obnoxious boys that had somehow never seen strawberry pocky before and were ogling at it like it was the most amazing thing they'd ever seen. Speaking of which, I did get some strawberry pocky with real strawberry bits there. I also got some konpeito (shown in the picture :D ).

March 18, 2009 7:01 PM

World of Warcraft is slowly trying to take over the world

Nettles tipped me off about the fact that WoW is coming out with its own 2 flavors of Mountain Dew. They're offering an Alliance Blue and a Horde Red. The blue flavor is supposed to be wild fruit and the red flavor is supposed to be citrus cherry. Now when I first saw these 2 flavors, I questioned them because I could've sworn that Code Red was cherry citrus flavor and that Revolution was wild fruit flavored (shockingly enough both of their colors look just like the colors of the 2 new WoW dews). But, upon inspecting my personal can of Code Red that I'm drinking while typing this, I found that Code Red is actually just cherry flavor (even though it tastes pretty citrusy as well). Also, I checked online to see that Revolution was wild berry flavor as well as the addition of ginseng.

So I'm betting my money on the fact that Mountain Dew had a lot of Revolution left over after DEWmocracy ended seeing as how that was the 2nd place flavor (since Supernova sucked even though it had the coolest name of all 3). I can't see any reason why they wouldn't just use it either. I mean why wouldn't gamers want that extra ginseng boost "added" to the 54mg of caffeine per can? Also, a skanky Night Elf chick on the cans/bottles is sure to help boost sales of the Alliance flavor (bleh!). I wouldn't complain about having Revolution available again though since it was pretty tasty. Also, I can't believe that they would just relabel Code Red and try to pass it off as a new flavor, so they had better make a good attempt at a new citrus cherry flavor.

I also wanted to let you guys know about a new thing that I'll be adding to the blog soon. I'm going to start counting interesting things I see while I'm out during the day with my new tally counter. I've actually had the idea for awhile now and I finally got the counter. If you have any ideas of what you'd want me to count, especially when I go to the zoo Friday, post it in the comments :D.

March 12, 2009 10:45 PM

Is it just me or are the new Disney princesses looking pretty snooty?

So I mentioned the new Disney Rapunzel movie awhile back and I can't believe I missed another fun Disney movie that was supposed to come out this Christmas. It's called The Princess and the Frog and now it's actually coming out on December 11th, so it doesn't come out the same day as the new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. People are saying that Disney is intimidated by the Chipmunks, but I think they're just being smart. Who would want to have 2 popular kids movies released on the same day if it was gonna lose them business? Also, by releasing their movie earlier, they get the attention first. That, and I imagine a lot of little kids don't get to go see movies on Christmas day since most people spend time with their families all day.

Anyway, it's based on the story The Frog Princess and is being directed by the directors of The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. That's impressive, especially because it's going to be the first traditionally animated Disney movie since Home on the Range (which was a terrible film and I'm sure you agree with me if you've ever seen it), which was supposed to be the last ever movie from Disney like that. I always knew that was a horrible move by Disney and I totally called that they'd change their mind and start making traditional Disney movies again. It only took them <5 years (since clearly it took time to make the film) to change their mind for the better. Anyway, the movie looks great other than this snooty picture I found of the Frog Princess looking at the frog. It reminds me a lot of the Rapunzel picture I posted forever ago. They both look like total snobs and it's pretty funny to think of a snobby princess, especially a snobby Disney princess.

March 6, 2009 12:10 AM

Do not pass go, do not collect $200

Ok so for some strange reason, Hasbro decided that making a real life Monopoly movie would be a good idea. Their explanation is the fact that right now life is like Monopoly with all the talk about bailouts and Wall street. I think this is a ridiculous idea. Just because people know what's going on in the financial market, doesn't mean that they'd want to watch a movie about it. Also, who actually still likes playing Monopoly? If the movie ends up being like any of the games I've played, it'll go on forever until someone finally get's pissed off at 3 a.m. and throws the board across the room (and no I don't really know what that would signify in a movie). I really don't know what the plot of this movie would be either. I mean, would the main characters be a Scotti dog, an iron, a thimble or a top hat?

Other reasons this movie makes no sense:

There are no real get out of jail free cards or chance cards or a community chest
Few people visit jail that often and you can't just roll doubles to get out
Free parking is just free parking and not a jackpot of cash
You don't get automatic money every so often
You can't just charge people rent for standing in your business
Building houses and hotels everywhere has nothing to do with most businesses

Anyways the execs at Hasbro are really excited about the prospects of this movie. I can't really see anyone getting psyched to see this movie though. I can only imagine that it will be mocked, especially when the trailers start playing on tv.

February 26, 2009 10:53 PM

Samuel Jackson's gonna be wearing that eyepatch for awhile

There's good news for Marvel fans everywhere, even if you don't like Samuel Jackson (He's a lot better than David Hasslehoff imo). Variety announced yesterday that Samuel has signed on to be Nick Fury in Iron Man 2 as well as possibly being in another 9 Marvel films. There's been some drama between Marvel and Samuel since he didn't want to come back for a 2nd Iron Man even though he's been in much stupider movies. Rumors have been going around that Marvel's been trying to underpay their actors, so that's probably why. Anyway, fans are speculating what these 9 movies will be, although some of the major theories involve films about Captain America, Thor, The Avengers and The Shield (DUH!). None of these movies are super exciting to me, but I'm sure they'll still be mildly entertaining.

In order to speculate better about what movies Marvel plans on making, I looked up Nick Fury's appearance history. He does have a lot of appearances in the X-men storyline, which makes me even more sad that they've already made a huge flop trilogy out of it. I guess there's a possibility of Fury showing up in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, especially because of the recent mention of re-shoots. Going along with that, I'm sure Nick Fury ran into Magneto and Professor X back in the day too. So, maybe Fury will also make an appearance in X-Men Origins: Magneto that's currently planned for 2011 (even though there's not a green light on it yet). Personally I'm all for the new X-Men movies, so any news about further Marvel movies is good news :D.

February 19, 2009 4:29 PM

Bone claws and explodey comets make for sweet theater trailers

I really need to go see a movie in theaters. It's been awhile since I've been, so I've had to rely on the internet to see the leaked theater trailers for Transformers 2 and X-men Origins. I also didn't want to post about the trailers w/out having a high quality video to put up though, (that and I've been studying for midterm after midterm) so now I have 2 to share. The first one is the new X-men Origins trailer and it shows some pretty intense images of Wolverine during the surgery. It also shows little Logan with bone claws coming out of his hands. To be honest, I didn't even know that he had bone claws at all. I just assumed it was an addition to the metal skeleton surgery. I had to look it up on Wikipedia and sure enough, it's true. As the movie progresses, you get to see quite a bit of Gambit and it looks like the pretty much unknown actor playing him is going to do a good job. You also get to see a snippet of Deadpool and way more of The Blob than anyone ever wanted to see.

The 2nd trailer is an extended version of the Transformers 2 trailer that played during the Superbowl. There's a longer intro in the beginning that shows all the explodey death comets that are the Transformers falling from space. You can also see a lot more transformers in this one, like Arcee when she's split up into 3 motorcycles. You also get to see Devastator going absolutely insane smashing up bridges and everything in sight. I mostly love the end of the trailer when the words "Revenge is coming" form out of the little metal shards and then the Decepticon symbol forms out of those same metal shards. It just looks really cool :D.

February 6, 2009 3:16 PM

One of the only good Superbowl Commercials

By now you've hopefully seen the official Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen preview that premiered during the Superbowl. The high quality version is pretty amazing looking, even though not much of the actual plot of the movie is given away. I think I mentioned awhile back that there was a ring on Megan Fox's finger and there's a close up shot of it now (at about 17s in) as she's clutching her hand to her mouth. This means that Sam and Mikaela are most likely engaged *vomit*. Anyway, it looks like that army guy from the first movie is returning and there's also a random guy standing next to Mikaela while she's screaming "SAM!" I found something odd on imdb though. Jazz appears to be back even though he was "killed" in the first movie. He is being voiced by Darius McCrary again so I'm not sure if he's really coming back or if imdb is just being crazy and forgot he died. I guess it is called "Revenge of the Fallen" so it's possible Jazz comes back somehow since I'm sure that Megatron will also make a reappearance because every transformers fan knows that Megatron never stays dead.

But, the good news is that there is a really cool cat-looking transformer (around 10s in) in the trailer that's like leaping/stalking through the water. It's probably Ravage seeing as how his form was a black panther in Beast Wars. Hopefully Ravage will be somewhat of a bounty hunter like he was in Beast Wars. That would make the movie very entertaining, and it would make a lot of sense since he came after Megatron in Beast Wars. Currently Transformers 2 scheduled for release on June 26, so I'm sure more and more news about it will be leaking out now that it's only about 4 months away.

January 29, 2009 7:05 PM

Vanille is so spunky looking

There's a new Final Fantasy 13 trailer out and the english subbed version is below. If you go to FFXIII's website (which is absolutely amazing btw; be sure to check out the screenshots of all the characters as well as all the other pictures) you'll also notice that all of the character's have now been named, that and there's a new guy joining the crew that wasn't mentioned before. He's black, has a funny little goatee and his name is Sazh Katzroy. In his main picture on the website he's also holding a little yellow chick which is really cute. The man previously known as Mr. 13 cm is called Snow Villiers, which as predicted is a weather-themed name. We already knew that the main girl was named Lightning and that's the only name given for her on the website. The girl with orange pigtails is named Oerba Dia Vanille. That's a seriously crazy name but I guess she is a crazy forest person. I'm sad to say that I couldn't find a translation for the character descriptions on the site yet and I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

Anyway, if you do watch the trailer, (which I highly suggest you do) you'll notice a lot of Lightning and Snow in action. At first I thought the trailer started out with Lightning talking about "the beginning of the end" but then I realized that it's actually Vanille in that weird little robe. I've also come to the conclusion that Snow must be really huge for Vanille to look like a child in comparison when she volunteers to help fight. Sazh doesn't even show up in the trailer as far as I noticed. There is a strange guy that looks like FFX's Wakka and he looks like he's part of Snow's original group as well as another girl with a froofy pirate shirt. It looks like Final Fantasy fans will have to keep waiting for the North American release until 2010 though, since a date for Japanese release hasn't even been given yet and it's supposed to come out this year.

January 22, 2009 1:58 PM

Would you eat a sea kitten?

Probably not, and that's what PETA is hoping will happen since they're petitioning to get fish renamed to sea kittens. Personally, I am a vegetarian and I think this idea is absolutely stupid. I mean unless fish actually become cute like kittens, nobody is going to stop eating them. I mean think about the saying warning guys not to do a certain thing because god will kill a kitten because of it. I'm pretty sure that doesn't help at all, so why would other people refrain from eating fish just because PETA is being crazy. Also, who thought of this idea and why are fish so important that they come first on the priority list of animals to be saved? I mean don't get me wrong, I think it's gross to eat any animal, but I'm sure there's more cows eaten every year than fish.

Oh and if you don't believe that PETA is going overboard (lol I made a pun) about this, then you need to check out the section dedicated completely to sea kittens on their website. You can get free banners, wallpapers, avatars and even read stories about sea kittens. You can also make your own sea kitten. Don't ask me to explain why you can put elephant ears and a trunk on it since it's supposed to be a kitten, but you can. It's just one of the many things that just aren't right about this project.