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.