Friday, November 28, 2008
So while my lovely lady was out having some "lovely lady time" I took our girls to see Bolt...which is a way of saying I wanted to see Bolt and she had other "not nearly as fun as seeing Bolt" things to do and since, when it comes to seeing movies the girls and I think on the same level, the girls came with me.
As far as movie watching attention spans go, my youngest's attention span lasts about as long as the popcorn does so to say that she was all wiggly about half way through should come as no surprise. My oldest and I, on the other hand, were completely caught up in the show. I really enjoyed this movie. Disney' earlier efforts into 3D were pretty hit and miss with Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons. But with Bolt I think they're really starting to show signs of the good storytelling we all used to get excited about at the mere mention of a Disney animated film. That's not to say this film is perfect, it is a little paint by numbers with the story but it never sinks into pop culture quicksand the way so many animated films feel like they have to do to make a profit.
One thing that I really enjoyed with the story is the omission of a real villain. Much like Finding Nemo this is very much a roadtrip of self discovery and the only real badguys are the ones in Bolt's T.V. world.
I haven't seen Mad 2 yet so I can't comment on it but I will say that for the most part Bolt adds to a wonderful string of animated films that have been released over the last year or so starting with Horton Hears a Who. It's been really exciting seeing an animated film in theaters and thinking to myself "I really can't wait to get that when it comes out on DVD."
Friday, September 12, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saw this over at cgchar:
|Blur Gets a Film|
|Friday, 11 July 2008|
Created by Eric Powell in 1999, the comic follows the adventures of a muscle-bound brawler who claims to be the primary enforcer for a feared mobster. The stories have a paranormal and comedic edge to them and concern ghosts, zombies, mad scientists and "skunk apes." Dark Horse has been publishing the comic since 2003.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Iron Man looked crap right in the face, then melted it with his repolsors...Hellz Yeah!!!
Kung fu Panda: Dung Fu?.....Noooooo. This Kung Fu is stronger than yours! Two for two on the animation front....niiiiiiiice.
Primer: That's some trippy shit, yo.
Step Brothers: Laughed till I pooped a little.
The Incredible Hulk: Only the faint aroma of doggy bombs in a couple places. The rest is like a big, green, ass-whoopin, summers breeze.
Wall-E: Genius...three fantastic animated films this year. Makes me excited for the industry again.
The Dark Knight: Batman beats the crap out of it. Joke scares the crap out of it...what more can I say. Plus it has the single best magic trick ever put on film.
Ok, that's about it. More to come....eventually.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Anyway, our friends flew back today and we already miss them Hopefully we will be making our own trip to Dallas soon so we won't have to mope around the house for too long.
Monday, June 23, 2008
About a bazillion years ago when I spent quality time with Uncle Sam and my wonderful brothers in green, I had a disagreement with a large piece of equipment. The piece of equipment won (well him and his friend gravity....gravity can be a real sonovabitch.) Since them I'm occasionally reminded of this incident when my back decides to sit back in it's easy chair, drink a beer, give me the finger and take some time off. This time has been a doozy but with the wonders of modern medicine, physical therapy and a wife so freaking awesome she mowed the lawn so I could lay on the couch and whimper (like a small, malnourished chihuahua with a nervous condition and weak bladder) I'm making the slow move towards recovery. I'll let you know how it goes.
Team Fortress 2 has it's own blog. Here's some insight as to why:
"Now that we've settled into regular releases of content, we've found ourselves wanting a better way to talk directly to the TF2 community about the state of the game and some of the reasoning behind the choices we're making...."
Not to much is up yet but there will be as we keep churning out quality, wholesome bloodshed and violence.
This is the newest in the "Meet the ..." shorts for the TF2 characters. Andrew, Aaron and the rest of the guys that put this one together did an outstanding job. This is probably my favorite but they're all so damn good it's hard to decide. I hope you enjoy this as much as i do.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Either way I got the point. I say two of the people because the third is ordered by law to stay at least 100 yards away at all times (I love you too Andrew, just not "that way".)
So, yeah...I need to get my lazy ass moving. I think I'm just gonna go ahead and give the whole site a overhaul while I'm at it. I hope things are well in your neck of the woods...if you don't happen to live by woods then insert your own appropriate geographic settings.
Friday, January 04, 2008
God that sucked balls but you work with what your brain cells give you...and mine have been giving me a lot of stuff that sucks balls lately. Thank god for "Juno". My wife and I made it out on a much needed date night and since we'd managed to pawn both our midgets off to a friend under the guise of a "sleep-over" we didn't have to make the choice of either dinner or a movie. Anyway, I am so glad we didn't have to choose because dinner was fabulous (the undone button of my jeans can attest to that) and Juno is my favorite movie of the new year and I'm pretty sure it's gonna be pretty damn tough to knock it off it's high horse for a while. Plus, as Juno, Ellen Page has solidified her status as one of my current movie faves in addition to her turns in both "Hard Candy" and as Kitty Pryde in X-Men 3. She is definitely too cool for school. And you don't have to believe me...my wife liked it too and except for a brief laps in judgment when she said "yes" she's got a good head on her shoulders about these kinds of things.