Monday, April 30, 2012

Ashlee Simpson: Remember her? (Failure upwards)

Ashlee Simpson:  Remember her? (Failure upwards)

Her lip-syncing incident from her SNL appearance...  
Why did she do that goofy jig before strolling off stage and leaving her band playing alone?  It doesn’t make any sense.  This video went viral before YouTube, so it that makes it interesting in my book.  She then blamed her band at the end of the show, which makes her look even worst.  And, she blamed it on acid reflux, yeah right
Then, things got even better with her Orange Bowl appearance...
First thing, why did anyone think the Orange Bowl crowd would be interested in Ashlee Simpson? They're not the same demographics. I also like that the camera director quickly shifted from her reaction to a wider view just so we couldn't see her tears. Also, watch the dancers at the end of the video, priceless.
I'm sorry, but the song was terrible and her performance was just plain bad.
She tried to play the stiff upper lip mode with this statement. From MTV, (("There was some booing that went on after the halftime show was finished," she said. "If they didn't like the performance, and that's what it was about, then sorry to them." ))
Very passive-aggressive. And then she goes even “deeper”. From MTV
(("Maybe they were booing at me, maybe they were booing at the halftime show 'cause the whole thing sucked," she said. "I was facing [the Oklahoma Sooners], and I was rooting for USC, and they played a clip of it, so maybe it was that those people didn't like me. You never know. But I can't make everybody happy."))
Nope, they were booing you, Ashlee. Her public image was so bad that there was even a public petition to stop her from making music. And, it is still around today.
Oh, and remember that nose job issue? From Wiki, ((Simpson had a nose job in April 2006. In the May 2007 issue of Harper's Bazaar, she said that she was not insecure about her appearance and had not been beforehand. She said that plastic surgery was a "personal choice" that one should only decide to do for oneself and not for others.[64] In a September 2007 interview, her father, Joe Simpson said of the surgery: "There was a real problem with her breathing and that was cured".[65] In mid-2006, Simpson gave an interview to Marie Claire magazine, in which she was said to have "had it with Hollywood's twisted view of feminine beauty" and was photographed painting a pro-female mural with a group of underprivileged girls from Los Angeles' Green Dot Public School.[66] By the time the magazine hit newsstands, Simpson had already had her nose job, and some Marie Claire readers complained that this was hypocritical. ))
People have moved away from hating her, and they have pretty much ignored her. Now, they have new people to hate. I just find it amazing that she has stayed around all these years, despite the fact she has no talent.  

Nicki Minaj: Beez in The Trap

Nicki Minaj:  Beez in The Trap
Oh, No. Not the bees!!!
Actually, I like this song.  It is very old school in the way Minaj raps the song.  The beat also has a mix of 90s and 80s sounds to it.  I like the echoing popping sound and it has a distinct sound.  People will know this song because of it.  I also dig this song because it doesn’t have that annoying Euro-machine beat that hip-hop seems to have today.  A lot of Minaj’s songs are like that today, but this one is better than those. 
The music video promptly gives you a look at every square inch of Minaj’s body.  And, I am not complaining at all because she has a good body on her.  And, having her surround by strippers (and pornstars?) also helps too.  While there is a bit of flashing lights, it isn’t as frantic as Stupid Hoe.  And, that’s a plus. 
So, yeah, this is a better song. 
-Barbwire?:  Are you trying to keep Nicki out or us away from her? 
-Shattered disco ball:  You better clear the dance floor because someone might get hurt.
- “Like your name Hulk Hogan” She mentions Hollywood Hogan.  Sweet. 

Scream 4 (Part 2 of 2)

Scream 4
The biggest thing S4 does right is the manner it self references many scenes nearly repeating themselves from the first movie.  These scenes are callbacks to the first movie, but they are certainly new and fresh.  This supports the notion that S4 is a more of a remake than a sequel.  Everything is viewed their the lenses of a filmmaker commenting on the new age of horror movie…flashier remakes.
Director Wes Craven does a better job here with the frights, even when we see them coming than in the third movie.  Actually, everything all around is better here than in the messy third movie.  And, that’s the point it seems to be back to basics with a rather simple plot, on the surface.  He goes for a gorier approach with the deaths.  There is certainly more blood in this one than the first movie, given into the fact that movies are gorier today than back in the 90s. 
And, the interesting “twist” is an updated version of the twist from the first movie.  It is right down to the kitchen scene from the first scene, except it is a little different and more violent. 
Oh, and Anthony Anderson has the best quote ever…((Deputy Perkins: Fuck Bruce Willis)).  You have to see the movie to understand the context of the quote.
Overall, Scream 4 isn’t the best movie, but it is a very good movie.  And, it is a direct callback to the first movie, by recreating certain scenes while being its own movie.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. 
Grade: B
 I actually found this scene rather amusing.  Two Blonds are always doomed in the horror films?
 Brother Home Alone gets the Cheerleader.  

Saturday, April 28, 2012

So Long Space Shuttle Enterprise

So Long Space Shuttle Enterprise

I remember this was a big deal because it was the prototype for other line of Space Shuttles in NASA.  The original name was going to be Constitution, but Trek fans wrote and demanded the name of the first shuttle to be called Enterprise.  While it was never sent out into space, it did a lot of test around the air.  They even considered adding the Enterprise to activity duty after the last shuttle accident.  

Masters of the Universe: That He-Man movie

Yes, this live action He-Man isn't good, but the campy nature of the sets and bad acting make it a fun movie to watch. I remember seeing this movie in the theaters in its first run. And, I was really disappointed with it because it didn't feel like the cartoon shot at all.
Part of the problem is that it was produced by Cannon Films, which is one of the worst studios ever built. Their motto was “keep it cheap, make it bad”. They were same studio that made the horrible Superman IV: Quest for Peace. This studio somehow made a worst movie in the series than Superman III.
The other huge problem is they didn't bother to keep it close to the source material (The Cartoon Show). The cartoon was a huge hit. But, there is a reason for that. From IMDB, ((Many viewers reviewed the motion picture in comparison to the cartoon, when it really was an adaptation of the toys only (which initially depicted He-Man as a barbarian in the first mini-comics (not Prince Adam or Orko). Ed Pressman was interested in the property before the cartoon was even aired and purchased the movie rights of the Mattel characters, not Filmation's who had no involvement whatsoever in the film. Also it was logistically too complicated and expensive to include creatures such as Battle Cat. ))
Yet, this movie wouldn't have gotten the green light without the huge success of the cartoon show. So, it is strange that they would ignore that fact.
Just for the sheer campy nature of the movie, it might be alright to check it out today.
~New Gods: It was also mentioned in the IMDB page that this movie is clearly a homage to Kirby's New Gods. When you see Skeletor's actual plot, it is clearly Darkseid.
~When you press the cosmic key, it shows small portal and music. Was this the demo button?
~Frank Langella is really hamming it up with his Skeletor. It might be too much for even me. His makeup is that bad.
~Courteney Cox is very cute as the female lead.
~Pig Boy: There was a contest for a fan to appear in the film and a young boy named Richard Szponder. You can get all the details about his experiences in the movie and so on here.
~Dolph Lundgren is terrible. Actually, he is worst here than in Rocky IV. Why did they pick him as He-Man?
~James Tolkan is playing the same character he played in Back to the Future. Slacker!
~Robert Duncan McNeill: People know him from Star Trek Voyager and TNG (He is also a good TV Director too), but this was one of his earlier roles.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Random Things

Random Things

~It is starting to warm up outside even more and I love these hotter days.  I had the cold and I hate winter.  I am starting to get to bike more now that the weather is warning up.  So, I can’t say things aren’t bad, they aren’t good.  But still…

~Inception Soundtrack:  I am really digging this ST a lot.  It seems Hans Zimmer is has really started to move out of him comfort zone and has gotten to be a better composer.  During the 90s, it was hard to tell his scores apart.  Now, he’s really brought out some really emotional tracks.  I noticed this when Inception came on TV on HBO.

~Dan Millis covers Spice Girls:  And, it is rather amusing to say the least.  It is sad when the Spice Girls were better than most of the pop acts today.  They actually could sing, despite their songs being poppy. And, yes I still have a huge crush on Baby Spice.  (The Spice must flow.)

~I re-watched Nixon.  It isn’t as good as JFK, but it is better than most of Oliver Stone’s recent films.  Stone as fallen into the extremist left movement.  His movies have taken that extreme left turn too.  His Wall Street II movie is pretty good up until he shoves the banking crisis into the movie and ruins his own movie because of it. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rosie O’Donnell is right about Lindsay Lohan

 Rosie O’Donnell is right about Lindsay Lohan
From OMG Yahoo, ((While appearing on the Today show on Tuesday, O'Donnell insisted she didn't believe Lohan was right for the part. "No, because she's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including [Saturday Night Live]," she said. "She was out and not at rehearsal and I think she's not in a place to work... I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of help. She needs a lot of time away."))
I can’t believe it, but I actually agree with Rosie O’Donnell for once.  I guess the world will end in 2012.  Instead of being a bull headed person forcing her silly opinions on people, Rosie has a point.  Lindsay needs some time away from the parties and the spotlight and work on herself through real rehab. 
Of course, Lohan’s screwed up father had to put his two cents in.  From New York Post, (("My daughter and even I may have had our issues in life, but it’s about making things right and turning things around ... Rosie, you are wrong. So why don’t you just sit back, shut up and see if Lindsay proves herself before blabbing your unwarranted opinions."))
Uh, you and your ex-wife are partly the reason your daughter is so screwed up.  How about you take your own advice?  Shut up, and sit back. 
I can’t believe I am defending Rosie…oy.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Career of Eddie Murpy: from good to bad Part 7

This is where the script for Norbit shat out from...
Norbit:  I hate this freaking movie a lot.  It is just an ugly movie all around.  Yes, Eddie plays three different characters and they’re all annoying and stupid.  Norbit is just a rehash of his character from Bowfinger.  Mr. Wong is just racist.  Rasputia is just ugly in more ways than one.  I also don’t like the implied theme of Skinny people are nice and good, and fat people are mean and ugly.  Did I also mention Rasputia runs over a dog?  Can you make a person more ugly?  It is just offensive to all.  Oh, and it ended up being a hit in the end anyway.  But, this is an all time low for even Eddie at this point. 
 Yeah, let's throw in pimps. 
Not Funny,Sorry. 

Take it away!
Meet Dave:  What is the point of this movie again?  Eddie Murphy is a robot/starship with a small Eddie inside of him.  What was the point of Elizabeth Banks’ character when you don’t even bother with a romantic relationship?  It is like they combined the shit from Norbit with the space story of Pluto Nash into one bad movie.  When I watched this movie, I couldn’t believe the things they passed off as jokes.  It was like this movie was made in the 90s and released today. 
There is nothing good about this movie other than the end credits because it is over with.  If I am not mistaken, Eddie didn’t even bother showing up for the premiere.  This director also did A Thousand Words, which was Eddie’s other big flop.  
Did you know Gabrielle Union played a Klingon?  

Scream 4 (Part 1 of 2)

Scream 4 (Part 1 of 2)

Surprisingly this fourth installment is actually pretty entertaining.  It is way better than Scream 3, but not as good as the first one.  Right now, I would say S4 is slightly better than S2.  Just when you thought the Scream movies couldn’t be more Meta, this one pushes that even more than the all of them.  Most of the surviving cast from the first movie show up for this one, as well as a whole new cast of players.
New murders in the form of the Ghost Face Killer are happening again with a whole new set of young people getting killed.  Everyone is a suspect.  You know, the same old thing. 
First thing is first, yes Neve Campbell does that teary-eyed thing she’s famous for, but it still works.  She’s looking very cute even at her age.  And, yes, I still have a huge crush on her with those teary-eyes. 
From the multi-openings, you already know that the characters are self-aware of all the horror tropes and clichés.  Sometimes the clichés happen and the characters comment on them, when other times they don’t notice them.  (Such as the locker closing to reveal someone behind it, and then a character comments on the same cliché within the film they’re watching.)  As I stated before, the multi-opening is amusing because all actors are doing it with a tongue in cheek manner.  They comment on the silliness of the long drawn out movie series (Stab, the series within the Scream universe).  It almost feels like they’re making fun of their own series while taking jabs at the Friday 13th series as well.  This stuff worked, which was something missing from the third movie. 
And, this Scream movie is clearly focused on making fun of the “remake” craze from the 2000s with all the horror movies getting reboots and remakes.  In a manner of speaking, this movie is a type of remake/reboot because there is a completely new cast of young teenagers introduced.  Sidney and the rest of the older cast members are now the adults.
The characters have grown and changed, but they’ve come full circle with younger versions of themselves following them around. 
Sidney Prescott:  She is now a writer.  She writes in a form of self help books for victims and is very successful at it.  She is clearly the seasoned adult that’s been there and done that.  She is more clearly defined here than in S3.  However, she really isn’t the center of the movie, as the Ghost Face killer states. 
Gale Weathers-Riley:  Now, she is married to Dewey.  Her books aren’t selling anymore and she’s a stay at home wife.  She keeps trying to write a new book, but doesn’t get around to it.  Because of the new murders, she finds her new spark.  What is interesting is the manner in which Sidney and her work well together.  There isn’t much conflict and they go about actively trying to stop the murders.
Dewey Riley:  He is the new Sheriff of the town.  Remember when he was just a deputy?  It is interesting to see how things come full circle with Dewey now calling the shots.  He is the cliché sheriff today.   
And, the new cast is reflections of the characters from the first movie.
Kirby Reed: She is the film geek that is fully aware of all the clichés.  Hayden Panettiere is a little bit too old to be playing a high school girl, but she is very charming as Kirby.  I like the looks from Hayden that tells you either that she is a good or bad guy.
Jill Roberts:  She is the “Sidney” of this movie. 
Deputy Judy Hicks:  She is a creepy version of Dewey from the first movie. 
And, the theme of this movie “remaking” the first movie is working on a surface level with the younger characters. 
 Save the Cheerleader save the franchise.  Yes, that's the Heroes chick with a Justin Bieber haircut.  
Yes, this was her reaction when she discover her marriage was over.  

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hot Problems: Probably the worst song and video ever!

Hot Problems: Probably the worst song and video ever!
And, you thought Rebecca Black's Friday song was bad. This is worst by a mile. I just hope they did this on purpose. At this point, Rick Perry and Rebecca Black are probably jealous. Oh, and my ears, nose and eyes are bleeding. I dare you to get through the video.
I have no idea if Double Take is their official name or just something they coughed up. However, they're singing is just plain Bad! We know that hot people has problems too, right? When I think of “Hot Problems”, I think of old women having Hot Flashes not two annoying teenage girls.
When a village is overrun with lava, is that considered “Hot Problems” too?
Oh, and the best part is the warning in the description under the video. ((Old Bailey Productions did not create any of the audio or lyrics for this video. We produced the video as a favor. )) In other words, we know this is shit and want nothing to do with it.
-Why did it open with a Roman statue? What was that about?
-Why are they filming in a bar? They're 17 years old. They can't drink the alcohol. Stop showing shows of it.
-“I got the look. I got the butt. But, those things don't make me a slut.” Brilliant lyrics there, Double Take.
-Who produced the music behind the singing. It sounds like a toddler got a hold of my keyboard and started banging out notes.
The internet has been blowing up with the sheer shitty-ness of the song. Now, the regular media has started to take notice of the two girls. From what I've read, they did it to troll and be trolled by the series of Inter tubes.
From ABC, ((We knew that we couldn’t actually sing…so we decided to go for more of a talking singing,” said Garrett. ))
Anyway, I like this version better...
I discovered this video from the Amazing Atheist.
Everyone has been doing covers of this terrible song.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Not a gameboy fan, but...

I was skimming through Wil Wheaton's blog and came across this picture. I want someone to cosplay a Sega Game Gear.
I've got only one thing to say, “I'd like to push her buttons.”

El Presador vs. Goonch Catfish

El Presador vs. Goonch Catfish
This is probably one of the funniest videos I've ever seen in a while. Simply because he's a Beast and he's trying to catch one of the meanest catfish in fresh water. They seem to be real catfish. From Wiki, ((There is speculation that some drownings have also been caused by large specimens who have "developed a taste" for human flesh from the corpses and subsequently have attacked bathers in the river.  ))
The best part of this video is when “The Beast” gets mad at a train and threatens to attack the damn train.

Drive Thru Center, that's what I want to be when I grow up and not a Toys R Us Kid.

Are children really asking for a McDonalds play set? I am glad I am not the only one talking about how stupid this toy set really is.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
“I want to work at McDonalds.”
“As a regional manger?”
“Nope, as a drive thru person.”
Hey, kid forget even trying and just work for McDonalds. Now, if you could make your own Happy Meals I'd be happy.
Great, what’s next a Mac Tonight toy set?
Oh, never mind...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Michael Baker: trolling the cops

Michael Baker: An stupid fool...
From the Huffington Post, ((JENKINS, Ky. -- There it was on Facebook for all to see – Michael Baker with a gas can, a siphon hose stuck into a police cruiser in eastern Kentucky and a middle finger raised. ))
Yes, this jackass posted it on Facebook after siphoning gas. Talk about using the social media for sheer stupidity. Naturally, the Jenkins police go on the web and saw the picture. They arrested him and charged him.
Real smart, Michael Baker. And, thanks for making KY look bad once again. Oh, and he still has his Facebook page open. What a “lovely” guy. But, part of me gives this guy 100 points for being so stupid to think he would get away with.
From Smoking Gun, ((While the siphoning photo has been removed from his Facebook page, Baker yesterday updated his 380 friends on his legal problems. “just got out of jail,” he wrote in one post, adding later that “yea lol i went too jail over facebook.” Responding to a friend who had not seen the image before it was yanked, Baker assured, “yea lol u would just have to seen it it was funny as hell tho.” ))
I'll be the first to tell you that mentioning anything online connected to a something can get you attention of a police. Anyone that knows the story about me being a “witness” in a case because of my blog is aware of that. So, posting a picture just seems silly. 
At this point, it might be a good idea to delete your facebook page, Mike. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mystikal? Remember him?

Mystikal?  Remember him? 
Well, he’s going right back into jail.  He was that rapper that had that song Shake Your Ass (Shake it fast) and was a rising star in the rap biz, but got into some legal trouble for sexual battery and extortion. 
From Wiki, ((On June 26, 2003,[1] Michael "Mystikal" Tyler pleaded guilty to sexual battery and extortion. On January 15, 2004, Tyler was sentenced to 6 years in state prison after pleading guilty to forcing his hairstylist to perform sex acts. He also admitted to extortion. The rapper and two bodyguards forced the woman to perform oral sex, and accused her of stealing $80,000 in checks. Tyler initially held firm that the incident was consensual.))
So, he’s not a good guy. I might call him an asshole.  Well, the a-hole is back in jail. 
From MTV, ((On Monday, Louisiana State District Judge Tony Marabella handed down the three-month sentence for the 41-year-old rapper, who was arrested in February and charged with a misdemeanor for domestic abuse battery. The arrest was in violation of his five-year probation, stemming from sexual battery and extortion charges that landed him in a Louisiana prison from 2004 to 2010.))
More sexual battery, this guy has a major problem forcing himself on women.  He’s a lot like DMX and Chris Brown folded into one.
 I guess he can shake it fast in jail...

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