Saturday, October 31, 2009

For Orchestra Lady Gaga “Poker Face”

For Orchestra Lady Gaga “Poker Face”

I already posted this on my facebook, but I figured I post it here. Given my ten years in music and playing instruments, I’m almost certain a real orchestra plays this cover of “poker face”. (not 100% sure) There may be some computer editing here and there but the instrumentation is real.

I have to say this version is better than the actual version.

Then someone came along remixed the real version with the orchestra in what they call “Orchestra Remix”. That means they mixed Lady Gaga’s voice with the orchestra.

I have to say this guy did a really good job matching the two together.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Strange Fantastic Four music (The Human Torch rap)

Strange Fantastic Four music

From 1994, Marvel produced a combo of two comic book series to the small screen. They formed a cartoon block named The Marvel Action Hour. One was the Iron Man cartoon and the other was Fantastic Four.

The most memorable thing about the FF series was the goofy theme song from the first season. The other thing was that they had cornball Brian Austin Green play Human Torch/Johnny Storm in the first season. (Quinton Flynn replaced him in the second season. Remember, he played Raiden in the MGS games.)

Fantastic Four intro

By far the worst thing ever created on the show was the Human Torch Song. (He actually raps!)

Who knew the Human Torch could “throw down” like that? I think I just lost a few years off my life. Brian Austin Green did the voice of the Human Torch, and it looks like he's the blame for this lame-ass rap song. BAG released a few 'rap' albums back when he was still popular. I can see him forcing them to let him write a song for an episode.

This has to be BAG's most embarrassing moment ever, that and his girlfriend Megan Fox dissing him on the red carpet. Stan Lee, you really should have stopped him. The Human Torch doesn't rap.

Here are a few things I noticed in the video

-Why didn't The Human Torch's tuxedo burn away?

-The animation is bad.

-His girlfriend is ugly.

-Some of those dance moves are not humanly possible.

If you think that's strange listen to The Thing spit some game.

While this song isn't nearly as bad as The Human Torch Song, it still sucks.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Melissa Joan Hart vs. Jimmy Kimmel

Melissa Joan Hart vs. Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel mentions Melissa’s (MJH) past career on the sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It’s just a little joke, but Melissa’s reaction to it reveals that she’s a little bitter about her career. Of course, Jimmy snaps back with a clever comeback.

Here’s the best part; she got the year right on the nose. She started playing Sabrina in 1996 with a TV movie that lead right into the show. To be fair to Kimmel, she’s the one showing up on Dancing with the Stars, which is basically a graveyard for careers. I like MJH because of her roles in the DCAU series, but she comes across as a little snappy here.

I love the awkward moments after that little hang up.

Side note: She played the villain teenage twins on Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. (Voice acting) She even reprises her role Justice League Unlimited.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A woman offers sex for World Series and finds herself arrested for it.

A woman offers sex for World Series and finds herself arrested for it.

Wow, thank you so much Philadelphia vice squad for arresting a woman for 'prostitution'.

From CBS news,

((they say the 43-year-old suburban Philadelphia woman posted an ad on the Web site Craigslist in which she described herself as a "gorgeous, tall, buxom blonde diehard Phillies fan" desperately seeking Series tickets, according to CBS station KYW-TV in Philadelphia.))

Sounds normal enough right, but wait it gets freaky. Read on,

((Price negotiable - I'm the creative type! Maybe we can help each other ))

Yes, she offered her body for tickets to the big game.

Here's where it gets stupid. The cops actually set up a damn sting to arrest her!

((What sealed the deal was when an undercover officer responded to the digital ad, and Finkelstein allegedly offered to perform various sex acts in exchange for the coveted tickets. Police did not say precisely what this Phillies fanatic was willing to do to see her beloved team play the Yankees.

No, Finkelstein didn't get the tickets. Instead, she was arrested and charged with prostitution, and got her face plastered across television -- and on Crimesider. ))

Uh, I'm no crime expert, but this is merely a woman acting like a slut. If this is considered prostitution, then every groupie wanting to get backstage is a prostitute as well and every girlfriend that wants her mate to buy her some after she offers sex is a hooker least by Philadelphia PD laws.

Are there like other crimes the police could be cleaning up? How about that wonderful crime rate? Going after a 40 year old woman posting about sex on Craigslist isn't exactly CSI or Law and Order type of detective work. I call this the reverse balloon boy thing because now the cops are wasting their own time with this.

It's like a three-headed man bopping for apples. He's going to catch some apples.

Best part of this story, she has a facebook! And, I am almost certain she just changed her profile picture after this story broke. I think the picture was different. Look at her embarrassed expression. Plus, she had the exact same hairstyle in the profile as her mugshot. I have to say I like her taste in TV shows. (True Blood and Hung)

Tell you the truth, I don't think she's half bad being a 40 year old and all. Hmm, I am single and I could get her some Comic Book Convention tickets. I'm halfway tempted to send her a friend request. (Just Joking)

Bakery shop: Stupid driver drives right through the shop!

Bakery shop: Stupid driver drives right through the shop!

I guess this woman really wanted her doughnuts, so she decided to make her own drive-thru. I like that the woman continues to step on the gas after the crash. It is also lucky that no one was standing there waiting for their cake.

At least no one was hurt. Because waiting for doughnuts can be dangerous. Like what happened to this guy.

Tough break there, buddy. (Crap, I didn't mean it that way.) I feel bad for him.

So, what I am trying to say is "Don't go to the bakery!"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Microsoft Pulls out of Family Guy Special

Microsoft Pulls out of Family Guy Special

In a move that should baffle in the biggest MS supporter, Microsoft pulls its support from the special. Way to open up to the young minds of the demo you want to take away from Apple, MS. I find this whole move to be the most hypocritical thing Microsoft has ever pulled. The software company had “content concerns” over some of the Family Guy material.

Holy crap…

From Variety, (("We initially chose to participate in the Seth and Alex variety show based on the audience composition and creative humor of 'Family Guy,' but after reviewing an early version of the variety show, it became clear that the content was not a fit with the Windows brand," said a Microsoft spokeswoman. "We continue to have a good partnership with Fox, Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein and are working with them in other areas. We continue to believe in the value of brand integrations and partnerships between brands, media companies and talent.”))

That is basically the nicest bugger-off statement I’ve ever read.

((Microsoft sent MacFarlane and Fox several notes expressing their concern over the show's content but ultimately decided just to drop out.))

They sent notes? This is company that heavily promoted Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball and Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 for their X-Box system. What about BMX XXX? Do these products fit with your MS brand?

You would think someone at that vast company would do some research and watch an episode of Family Guy before removing sponsorship from the special. Then again, this was the same company that thought Jerry Seinfeld was the prefect spokesman for their brand.

Wow, Microsoft, wow.

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Superman: "Bruce, what are you watching?"
Batman: "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace"
Superman: "I think I have Batman and Robin on my Netflix Que"
Batman: "Great, I'll get the popcorn."

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Based on the Superman/Batman comic book arc of the same name, Public Enemies is fun action-packed animated movie. Despite a few flaws, this fast-paced film moves along with ease, sometimes too fast. There are some fight scenes that every comic book fan would love to see. Watching Batman and Superman fight together is truly the best part of this movie.

Due to the economic downturn, Lex Luthor is able to run on a third party ticket and successfully become the President of the United States. One of Luthor’s first orders is to regulate superheroes and bring them under the rule of US government. Superman and Batman both don’t agree with this and refuse to work for President Luthor. After a frame job, Superman and Batman find themselves being outlaws. And, everyone from superheroes and super villains want a piece of them.

There are few things that this animated movie got totally right.

-The Batman/Superman relationship: I always enjoyed reading any crossovers with Superman and Batman. They respect each other, but don’t have the same methods to deal with crime. This movie really puts a light on their long time relationship.

-Returning voices from the DC Animated Universe: Sadly, this isn’t set in the DCAU, but many of the voice actors return for this movie in their respected roles. Kevin Conroy is always great as Batman. He is the best actor for Batman period. Tim Daly returns as Superman’s voice. Even though he was the voice of Superman in the Animated Series, George Newbern replaced Daly for the Justice League. The smooth talking Clancy Brown returns for the voice of Lex Luthor. CCH Pounder even comes back for the character Amanda Waller from JLU.

-A slightly different version of Power Girl: I love what they did with Power Girl’s design. They made her younger (around 18-19), thus making her a little more naive than her comic counterpart. They kept her busty, but not as big as her printed version. They even make a couple of dirty jokes about her breasts in the movie!

-I love the new Toyman. That’s all I’ll say.

The biggest weakness of this movie is that the movie never really fully explores the universe it sets up. We get Luthor’s election and then it jumps ahead to the point when crime is down and the economy is good. Superman is framed and everyone is out to bring him in. They also throw in the impending doom of the planet for good measure. This is usually something they do over a season on Justice League, but here they cram all that in. It gets a little jumbled here.

Overall, I enjoyed this animated movie immensely. If you get a chance, check it out. It goes to prove that they could do a live Justice League movie right if they tried. Superman/Batman isn’t as good as the Green Lantern movie, but it is certainly better than Batman and Robin.

Grade: B

This is Superman’s expression after watching the later seasons of Smallville.
I like the buffer Lex Luthor from this movie than the streamlined one in the DCAU one.


Why does Powergirl always wear that revealing outfit?

I like this version of Powergirl the most.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A fight in Walmart

Wal-mart: Low Prices and even lower customers.

Make sure to check out this video of two men going at it at local Wal-mart. Just another day at Wal-mart.

Chalk this up to Ignorant black people making us all black people look bad. How about using sense and walking away from the situation?

It should be know that this is one of those N-word moments that the Boondocks talks about.

We need to act better than this.

Ashlee Simpson out of Melrose Place

Ashlee Simpson loses a gig on the new Melrose Place

Check it, ((CW confirms that Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Colin Egglesfield, who play Violet and Auggie on CW's struggling "Melrose Place" remake, are being written off the show, for which we are grateful. ))

Wait a second, I had no idea she even had a steady acting gig on that new show. A while back, I wondered where the hell Ashlee, Jessica Simpon's talentless sister, scuttled off to. We all know she can't sing and let alone lip-sync, but I had didn't know she had a leading role on Malrose Place. What compelled the producers to give her a role anyway given her talent record?

The last things I remembered hearing about Ashlee were that she got knocked up, and she defended her sister on rumors of being overweight.

From what I gather, Malrose wasn’t exactly lighting up the screen with this version on the CW. Ashlee had this to say about her “departure”

((Having the chance to play Violet on Melrose Place has been a thrill. Although I always knew her story would come to a final, insanely unpredictable end, playing a creepy, unstable character was something I always wanted to do, so I jumped at the chance. Thanks to the CW and the entire cast and crew of Melrose Place for allowing me this opportunity!))

This was certainly written by a PR person. You better believe there was some yelling and pouting going on behind the scenes from her.

This whole story boils down to my deep hatred of Ashlee Simpson. This is because she represents everything that is wrong with young Hollywood.

1 Her sister was famous, but Ashlee has no talent: Despite what she says, she did ride on the fame of her sister. She attempted to have a singing career, and marketing herself as a real artist when in fact she was merely another product of the studios.

2 She sets a bad example for all the young girls that look up to her: She at first talked about hating the Hollywood belief on what beauty was and didn’t want to be a part of it. Then she got a nose job! The best part is that she wouldn't even answer questions about her nose job or give non-answers.

BTW, just try listening through this Ashlee Simpson song.

Paul Haggis breaks away from the Space Church (Scientology)

Paul Haggis breaks away from the Space Church (Scientology)

It took you long enough, Paul. However, it is good to have you among the sane.

Unlike some that leave the Church of Xenu, he didn’t go quietly. Not by a long shot. He wrote a freaking letter ripping into the damn organization. And, he wrote the letter to Spin Master Tommy Davis.

For those that don't know, Haggis is a famous screenwriter/director that has won many awards and has made many huge hits over the years. Besides having a kickass last name, he wrote Quantum of Solace, Crash, Million Dollar Baby, and Casino Royale.

Here are a few quotes from Hollywood Reporter and Haggis’ letter.

Paul was pissed with the Church’s stance on Prop 8. ((I called and wrote and implored you, as the official spokesman of the church, to condemn their actions. I told you I could not, in good conscience, be a member of an organization where gay-bashing was

He had enough of this. ((The church’s refusal to denounce the actions of these bigots,
hypocrites and homophobes is cowardly. I can think of no other word.
Silence is consent, Tommy. I refuse to consent.))

Another reason for his departure has to do with his wife and her relationship with her parents. ((You might recall that my wife was ordered to disconnect from her parents because of something absolutely trivial they supposedly did twenty-five years ago when they resigned from the church. This is a lovely retired couple, never said a negative word about Scientology to me or anyone else I know – hardly raving maniacs or enemies of the church. In fact it was they who introduced my wife to Scientology.))

I just wished it didn’t take 35 years for him to realize this.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

What Boys Want

What Boys Want (WTF)

(First Source)

((Now we also know what she wants in her film roles: a girl who can magically read the thoughts of guys. That's the premise of "What Boys Want," the New Line project to which Gomez is now attached to star, according to a report in Variety. She'll play a teen who is gifted with the nifty ability to hear what the opposite sex really thinks but never actually says. ))

It is kind of a remake to Mel Gibson' s What Women Want. The Gibson movie was very good because it did capture how women's minds worked. Shocker, women have a more complex set of thoughts and feelings. And, the movie caught that. For me, I'd spend the whole movie bedding as many women as I could, but I'm an asshole. But, I liked the first movie. It turned out to be a sweet little movie, and I hate using the word sweet.

Now, this What Men Want flips it around and a 17-year-old chick can read the minds of guys.

Sorry, girls, we're not that complex. Here are a few thoughts. SEX, SEX. Man, she is hot. I'd like to hit that. Look at that ass. Wow, she has an amazing set of boobs. Hmm, I wonder if my fly is down. SEX, SEX.

Yes, I let the cat out of the beg. I do think some women do try to bring their complexity over to their male partner in the relationship. This being a teen movie and that the lead is 17, we won't see any of that. (Thank Goodness) I have no idea if the original producers will see money from this movie.

This whole concept does remind me of Dave Chappelle's little bit on his show.

Nightline's “Inside Scientology”

Nightline's “Inside Scientology”

Here is Nightline's amazing story about getting inside the church and its ideas. Well, done, Nightline.

Part II

Part III

Space Church Spokesman Tommy Davis is pretty delusional. However, this story really rips into leader David Miscavige.

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

~I’ve been mildly depressed these past few days. People that know what has happened this week know what I’m talking about. I’m hopping everything will turn out okay. I don’t have religion to fall back on, but I think everything will turn out okay.

~Polanski could see two years if he comes back to the US. I'm guessing more like 6-months to 1 year. I wonder how many Hollywood elites will be up in arms over this? You're in your 70s Roman, just give up the fight and admit you did something wrong and take the sentence. Be a man for once and stop being a coward by running away.

~True Blood: There is a young lady at work that has been reading the The Southern Vampire Mysteries and she's been enjoying them. I told her that there is a TV show based on the books True Blood. I told her how much I love the TV series. I tried to get her to admit that Southern Vampire stories were better than Twilight books. She got angry with me. If you want to piss off Twilight fans, tell them True Blood is a better series.

~ A video of dead pornstars (safe for work): I knew about many of them. There are certainly more suicides and drug overdoses than anything else. Kind of sad. One very cute young lady jumped off a building because she was so high (Naughtia Childs).

~Good to see Joss Whedon direct an episode of Glee. Remember, he did that musical episode of Buffy and the very funny Dr. Horrible. Seems like a good fit to me.

~ The Chumscrubber: What a strange little movie. The cast is extensive and pretty good. Carrie-Anne Moss is very attractive. However, some of the scenes veer off too far for my taste. Grade C-

~ How Scientology gains famous people: ABC, in a surprising move, has written up a four-page article on the attraction between celebrities and the Space Church.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are (Review Part 2 of 2)

Where the Wild Things Are (This movie has nothing to do with that lesbian film with Kevin Bacon Neve Campbell, and Denise Richards.)

Spike Jonze added a layer of adult issues into an otherwise children’s book. Because of this, the movie actually is geared toward adults and teenagers than say children under ten. Before gameboys, kids from my generation played in the streets and threw snowballs.

Spike made an interesting choice with the design of the Wild Things. He decided to go with actors in full-body suits with hair. The cool thing about this was that he added CGI faces to the creatures. That meant the monsters had a wide range expressions and the CGI did a great displaying those emotions. You simply can’t get that range of emotion from a damn puppet.

The set design needs to receive some credit as well. The set designs from the scenes really feel like they’re straight from a book. And, there is a ‘castle’ that is just amazing, and words can’t express that.

So, with amazing acting and a great story, there only a few things wrong with the movie

-Sometimes, Max comes across as little brat.

-Some side plot points are never fully realized. Like the twin owls story.

Anyway, the movie isn’t for everyone, not by a long shot. Because I was a lot like Max, a loner kid that didn’t have many friends, I can relate to creating your own fantasy world. Reality becomes too painful to deal with sometimes. And, I think that’s where people see this movie differently from people that didn’t have a childhood like Max.

Grade: A-

I really loved this movie.

Carjacking failure

Crazy Carjacking Incident at U of L

From the CJ, ((A woman was hospitalized Thursday after a University of Louisville student allegedly pushed her from her car and than dragged her while he was stealing her car, university police said. ))

Then here's where it gets strange. The student that allegedly stole her Mazda 6 was supposedly an engineer student at the U of L Speed School. This guy has to be incredibly smart in order to be in Speed School. The woman, who was on her way to a religious conference, is now in the hospital.

I'm not saying smart people can't do stupid crimes like carjacking, but it just seems odd to me. However, that's not the end of this story.

He allegedly popped two of the wheels on the Mazda 6. He was later discovered by police hiding in an underpass. Given the area, I'm surprised he would even bother hiding there, because there are far more better places to hide.

I'm not going to say he did it or not, but it just seems odd for a student of his caliber to steal a car when in a few years he could very well afford a better car with the money he'd be making from his engineering job. On the other hand, if he did it, that was probably the dumbest thing he's ever done. Way to ruin your life.

If you'd like, before he deletes it, you can check out his Facebook. I guess he won't be taking any friend requests anytime soon.

Make sure to check out his mugshot. I like his Cosmo Kramer hairstyle.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Too many phone calls

Iranian Guy calls a chick (and it goes down hill)

I like how this goes from being a nerdy guy just wanting a booty call to just cussing Ashley out.

Why did he have to bring family into it?

If she was a prostitute, why are you calling her?

If a girl doesn't call you back after the second call, she's just not into you. I'm 100% sure this is real, but it is damn funny as hell.

Worst movies I've seen

Since all my blogging folks have done one, here are the bad movies I’ve seen.

100 Whiteout (2009)
99 Glitter (2001): Mariah Carey trying to act is just laughable. I think the girl can sing, but she can’t act. Avoid this movie.
98 Cheaper By the Dozen 2 (2005)
97 Boat Trip (2003): Crap on a boat. Crap and crap.
96 All About Steve (2009)
95 Lost Souls (2000)
94 The New Guy (2002): Dumb as movie with no real plot even for a comedy.
93 A Sound of Thunder (2005)
92 Babylon A.D. (2008): I liked it when it better when it was called Children of Men. This is the Fast and Furious version of Children of Men.
91 Surviving Christmas (2004)
90 Dragonfly (2002)
89 Basic Instinct 2 (2006): This movie is an embarrassment to all involved. Plus, you get to see Sharon Stone naked even though we don’t want to. There was no reason for this movie
88 Kaena: The Prophecy (2004)
87 Testosterone (2003)
86 Pavilion of Women (2001)
85 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006): Oh, Shut up, Larry. I hate you.
84 Thr3e (2007)
83 Doogal (2006)
82 Supercross: The Movie (2005)
81 Extreme Ops (2002)
80 Big Momma’s House 2 (2006): And, now they’re making part III. Please make them stop.
79 The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002): Holy crap, this is really bad. The studio held onto this movie for years before releasing it to the theaters. They knew it was crap.
78 Deck the Halls (2006)
77 Date Movie (2006): It has that cute Band Camp Girl. That’s the only good about this movie.
76 Johnson Family Vacation (2004): Not a bad movie, but it is a direct rip off the Vacation movies from the 70-80s.
75 Son of the Mask (2005): Screw everyone involved in this stupid movie. I hate this movie so much.
74 Envy (2004): This is another movie that sat on the shelf for a while.
73 Gigli (2003): I hate the actor that played the handicapped kid in this movie. J-lo has a nice ass and Ben Affleck sucks at acting, that’s all you need to know.
72 Broken Bridges (2006)
71 College (2008): Saw this a few weeks ago. Don’t even pick it up for the nudity.
70 New Best Friend (2002)
69 The Cookout (2004): Didn’t really care for this one.
68 Yu-Gi-Oh: The Movie (2004)
67 The Hottie & the Nottie (2008)
66 The Fog (2005)
65 Swept Away (2002)
64 Corky Romano (2001)
63 Yours, Mine, & Ours (2005)
62 Serving Sara (2002)
61 Good Luck Chuck (2007)
60 The Perfect Man (2005)
59 88 Minutes (2008)
58 Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
57 Godsend (2004)
56 Because I Said So (2007)
55 The Celestine Prophecy (2006)
54 Harry And Max (2005)
53 Modigliani (2005)
52 The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2005)
51 Fascination (2005)
50 Dirty Love (2005)
49 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008)
48 BloodRayne (2006)
47 Soul Survivors (2001)
46 Material Girls (2006)
45 My Baby’s Daddy (2004)
44 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009): Avoid this one at all costs.
43 Darkness (2003)
42 House of the Dead (2003)
41 Zoom (2006)
40 Down to You (2000)
39 Miss March (2009)
38 Happily N’Ever After (2007)
37 Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)
36 The Whole Ten Yards (2004): The first movie was a nicely done dark comedy with a R-rating. Plus, you got to see Amanda Peet naked. This one is PG-13 and turns to the goofy side of things.
35 Deal (2008)
34 The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)
33 Delta Farce (2007)
32 Deuces Wild (2002)
31 The Covenant (2006): Think Harry Potter but with CW Network actors. At one point these warlocks (?) make a car fly into the air and one person shouts, “Harry Potter can kiss my ass!” This movie can kiss my butt.
30 Fear Dot Com (2002)
29 Bless the Child (2000)
28 Rollerball (2002):
27 Battlefield Earth (2000): Great, the “fictional” account of Scientology. I’ve ranted about this piece of shit movie for years. Space aliens that want nothing more than gold? Couldn’t they just make their own with all the vast elements throughout the cosmos?
26 Kickin’ It Old Skool (2007): This movie is so badly directed and written that I find Jamie Kennedy’s other rapper film Malibu's Most Wanted slightly better. Skool has nothing to offer funny or otherwise.
25 Meet the Spartans (2008): Frank Miller did a better job spoofing himself with the Spirit.
24 Texas Rangers (2001)
23 The In Crowd (2000)
22 Disaster Movie (2008)
21 Epic Movie (2007)
: I can’t believe how bad this one is. They don’t even try.
20 Crossover (2006)
19 Half Past Dead (2002):
18 The Master of Disguise (2002): The turtle scene was funny, but this is probably one of the worst SNL starred films out there.
17 Twisted (2004)
16 Daddy Day Camp (2007)
: Anything with Daddy and Camp in it has to suck. This was directed by that main kid from the Wonder Years.
15 Alone in the Dark (2005)
14 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
13 Constellation (2007)
12 Killing Me Softly (2002)
11 Merci Docteur Rey! (2002)
10 Witless Protection (2008)
9 Redline (2007)
8 3 Strikes (2000)
7 Strange Wilderness (2008): There are some funny bits, but nothing adds up to anything worth seeing. They kind of forgot they were making a movie.
6 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
5 National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers (2004)
4 King’s Ransom (2005)
3 Pinocchio (2002)
2 One Missed Call (2008): Killer cell phones that call you with the sound of your own death. It is the Grudge with cell phones, and I’m not making that up. Throw in a lame PG 13, and you have a shitty movie.
1 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Ralph Lauren and that creepy Filippa Hamilton photo

Photo-shopped Failed!

The Ralph Lauren and that creepy Filippa Hamilton photo

Ralph Lauren, I’m pissed off at you.

From telegraph,

((Filippa Hamilton, a former Ralph Lauren model whose body was digitally altered to appear thinner in an advertisment for the brand, has claimed that the company did not renew her contract because she was "too large."))

Model Filippa Hamilton found out that her services were no longer needed at Ralph Lauren after the whole photo-shop-gate. Here's where it gets a little creepy. RL release a photo that they severely altered in a Tokyo Mall. The promotional photo makes Hamilton look like either Plastic Man or Mr. Fantastic. I mean it looks down right cartoony. Who were they going to trick with this photo?

This goes into something deeper with the fashion and modeling industry. It is their force-feeding the public an image of ‘their’ prefect woman. In no way is this lovely woman too big for modeling. Hell, she looks pretty good to me. She's hot. I wouldn’t mind another ten pounds on her. I’m not sure where this notion started where these women models had to look like crackheads in order to sell overpriced clothing to begin with.

Then you have to wonder this; who exactly ordered the strange photo-shopped photo for that poster? I have my theories, but those theories will offend certain group, so I’ll keep them to myself. (If you know which group works in the modeling and fashion industry, then you know whom I’m hinting at, and I’m not talking about women.)

Here's RL's funny little statement,

((In a statement, the company said the "very distorted image of a woman's body" Hamilton's was "mistakenly released" and displayed in the Japanese department store.

On Tuesday, Polo Ralph Lauren released a statement that read: "We take full responsibility. This error has absolutely no connection to our relationship with Filippa Hamilton," who is a "beautiful and healthy" woman. ))

Then why did you changed the photo to that extreme?

Perhaps, she is a shape shifter like Sam from True Blood?
Best use of a sleeveless t-shirt ever!

Bill Murray doesn't like McG (Lance a lot?)

Bill Murray doesn't like McG (Source The Movie Blog)

There's been many stories of Murray behaving not in a becoming manner, and some of them are infamous. The biggest one I can think of was his time during filming the first Charlie's Angels film. He got into a fight of some kind with Lucy Liu. Then, there was the report of director McG claiming the Ghostbuster headbutted him.

Maybe McG is confused. Headbutting is the Klingon way of greeting people. Perhaps, Bill was just doing that with McG.

Bill had this to say about the head incident.

From Digital Spy. (("That's bulls**t! That's complete crap!" said Murray in an interview with The Times. "I don't know why he made that story up. He has a very active imagination."

The actor continued: "No! He deserves to die. He should be pierced with a lance, not headbutted."))

Some people would say McG doesn't have an active imagination if you look at some of his movies. Murray has a point. There aren't enough lance killings in the past 100 years. I think it is a good time to bring back lances as a weapon (And, I'm not talking about Lance Bass.)

In all seriousness, I like Bill a lot as a performer, but there have been some people that have stated how mean he can be. Did the headbutt incident happen? Why would McG lie?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are (Review Part 1 of 2)

Where the Wild Things Are (Review Part 1 of 2)

Wild Things Are is a heartwarming and fun film that will bring out the young child in all of us. If you played snowball or dirt clog fights in the streets, Wild Things is your movie. Spike Jonze does amazing job with the movie.

Like the childhood storybook, the movie has the same basic structure. However, the movie fleshes out the book’s story with more character development. A troubled, lonely young boy with a huge imagination runs away from his mother and family and appears in this strange world where Wild Things live. These creatures are frightening at first, but the young boy tricks them into believing that he is a king. He attempts to solve their friendship issues by helping them unite.

What Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers have done here is give each monster a full history and range of expressions. The writers gave each monster a personally that fits their appearance. We get to learn which one is the shy one and which one is the mean one and so on.

The Wild Thing that receives the most character development is certainly Carol. He is the leader of the Wild Things. His voice actor is the impressive James Gandolfini. Gandolfini does such a good job that he makes Carol both menacing and loveable when it calls for it. And, Carol can be a likeable creature, but very mean. There is one scene where he does something very violent to one of the other Wild Things. I was surprised they got away with it in a PG movie. I won’t give it away but it happens toward the end of the movie.

In many ways, Carol is the Wild Things version of Max. Max is played by Max Records. Max as a character goes through the most changes. I started out hating this guy and thought he was too much of a crybaby. As the story progressed, I started really liking Max and the actor that plays him. I enjoyed the journey that the character goes through mentally and physically.

Composer Carter Burwell’s music fits very well into Spike Jonze’s slight shaky-cam scenes. I’m not sure where Karen Orzolek’s music fits into the movie, but she is listed.

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