Friday, November 28, 2008

"Bolt" to see this movie...

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

I hate the Mac guy.....

....but I looooooooove my new iphone. Much like I did with the internet, sugarfree redbull and "ninja warrior"...I'm trying to figure out how I lived without it.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

"The Goon"

Saw this over at cgchar:

Blur Gets a Film E-mail
Friday, 11 July 2008

The Hollywood Reporting is saying that Dark Horse Entertainment, David Fincher and animation house Blur Studios are teaming up to bring cult comic "The Goon" to the movies as a CG-animated film.

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.

Messin' around...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Crap or No-Crap....

Wanted: Mix 1/2 awesome gun porn with 1/2 crap, toss is the awesomeness of Angelina. Bake for 20 minutes too long and you get "meh"

Horton: All the Suess, non of the crap. Mmmm, delicious.

HB2: More crap free than the first one.

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

Fun with friends....

So the holiday weekend was a blast. My wife and I had our best friends from Dallas up and we got to show them around town. Fun was had by all as well as a nice get together at our place that included some grillin' action and a nice, polite game of poker...just between friends of course. It is sad to have to borrow cash off of your 7 year old so you can pay the buy-in. On the plus side, daddy won (or co-won) and I was able to repay her with interest (thanks to my lovely wife for adding in that extra bit-o-fun.)

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

Damnit, that hurts...

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.

Spy's bloggin' my sentry...

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.


Duh, guess it would help if I actually gave the link. You can read all the TF2-ish goodness here.

Meet the Sniper

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

Ok, ok, ok....

So the other day two of the three people that actually read this thing I call my blog held me down and beat me with a sock full of quarters and interrogated me under harsh lighting until I cracked and told them why I hadn't been posting...ok, by "beat me with a sock full of quarters" I mean "sat next to me at a friend's bbq this weekend" and by "interrogated me" I mean "handed me a beer and said, why don't you post on your damn blog you lazy bastard?"

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

"Juno I like dis film..."

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 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.