Monthly Archives: November 2012
As usual, King Kong doesn’t have shit on Denzel Washington. He’s one of those guys that’s so good, people just say, “You see that new flick with Denzel? Denzel is the man.” Not that we all know 20 people named Denzel, but his intimate performances elevate the need to refer to his entire name. As per usual, he’s displaying his A game in Flight.
I finally got around to seeing The Hunger Games, and I must say, I was impressed. The trailer did get my interest, and I’d heard it was a good watch from people I trust, but now that I’ve actually seen it – wow. The trailers don’t do it justice. It’s an interesting, gritty story (perhaps even shocking in some ways) with characters that are (for the most part) fun to root for or to hate. Sure, there were a few of the kids I never felt like I got a chance to know, but you’re so rooted to the protagonist that it hardly matters. All of the well-known actors give great supporting performances (Woody Harrelson is perfectly cast – but, he’s also just that good) and the newcomers are good, too.
This is a must see for action fans or just anyone who likes a good story. I’d keep the smaller kids away from this one, though. I give it a 9 out of 10.
Skyfall is the latest flick in the James Bond series, which currently stares Daniel Craig. I found this to be the best of the Craig lot (who is quickly made it into the running as my favorite Bond… but I’ll take any old Bond over Roger Moore), though I should say I’m not the biggest James Bond fan. I tend to go see these movies for the killer stunts and explosions, but this one came up a little lame on the stunts, but boy, does shit blow up in this movie – and this movie is really about the story and how James Bond is getting old. Judi Dench has a lot of screen time in this flick and Javier Bardem is awesome as the bad guy. This flick doesn’t really have the typical Bond girl (meaning that there is a beautiful woman who has sex with James Bond, she’s just not in it that much), which is sad but OK. The “Skyfall” song is by Adele and it’s forgettable, just like most Bond songs.
Still, if you’re looking for an action movie with substance, I’d check out Skyfall. I give it an 8 out of 10.
7 PM: So… The tree is not lit yet…
More on this story as it develops.
9 PM: BREAKING NEWS! The tree is lit!
We didn’t spend a lot of time in the Denver and Boulder areas, and the weather wasn’t favorable, but I filmed what I could. If you’ve never been out there and have the chance, I highly recommend it – this video just scratches the surface!
This was filmed using a Samsung Infuse 4G and edited initially in Videomaker for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet and finished with Adobe Premiere CS 5.5. (If you ever use videomaker, be sure all of your files are saved to the internal flash drive and are not saved on an external card – trust me.) The logo was created in Adobe Photoshop. The song “Cajun Burrow” is by Ramon and Jessica and can be found on their first album, which is self titled. Check them out at ramonandjessica.com.
If you’re like me (or rather like I was until just a few weeks ago), everything you know about Twilight you learned from commercials for the film. Well, today I can bring you up to speed on that which has enthralled some segment of the world.
I know this isn’t news, but Shaq really loves Superman; I thought he just had the tattoo, but it doesn’t end there. Read the rest of this entry
Not only is the idea that Spider-Man will be int he tub with you kinda strange because I don’t associate him with water (although he can hold his breath for a real long time… OK, that’s not helping), but Spider-Man’s an adult, right? Kinda weird that they’re pushing the idea of kids taking a bath with Spider-Man. Why not play basketball instead? I don’t want to use Spider-Man’s bubble bath – it’s freaking me out!
What to be a super hero, kids? It’s this easy: just cut a paper mask off the back of a cereal box. (That’s Honey Nut Cheerios, to be exact.) All that sugar and brown sugar syrup will give you the energy you need to fight crime. As a kid, these masks always got stuck in my hair or irritated my face, so kids of all ages should proceed with caution – or buy regular Cheerios, they’ve better for you.
I’m still pissed I didn’t do Halloween justice, so here’s this old post I never got to publish…
The New York Times has this blog about photography and what not, and they dropped this pic of Wonder Woman on her cell last Halloween. For whatever reason, I find this very funny – I especially like that her phone matches her costume.