Friday, November 30, 2007
Although he dropped off the pop culture radar in the 80s, Knievel always had fans and enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. In later years he still made a good living selling his autographs and endorsing products.
Thousands came to Butte, Mont., every year as his legend was celebrated during the “Evel Knievel Days” festival.
“They started out watching me bust my ass, and I became part of their lives,” Knievel said. “People wanted to associate with a winner, not a loser. They wanted to associate with someone who kept trying to be a winner.”
His death came just two days after it was announced that he and rapper Kanye West had settled a federal lawsuit over the use of Knievel's trademarked image in a popular West music video.
We can now confirm that he died of liver failure. He had been ill for years due to contracting Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion 15 years ago. And his health recently took a turn for the worse.
Go to his official site for your confirmation here.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
from Beverly Hills 90210
From Saved By The Bell
Discuss in the comments as to who you think would win. As for my pick? I think I will have to go with Slater for his wrestling background. And dance skills.
My favorite TV show. I own every season on DVD, even the Halloween Edition DVD. Shit is fucking fantastic, and has some of the best moments in sitcom history. Of course, the theme always changed slightly every season, the theme I chose for this is from Season 6, my favorite season. The Dan vs Fisher season.
Where everyone knows my name indeed. This theme always made me feel good, still does. I just wish there really was a bar like this around here that I could go to every day, just like Norm.
My 2nd favorite TV show of all time. If you are not watching this show, you are not living life as a cool person.
7. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Holy crap did the first season of this show kick ass. The Green Ranger storyline was fucking intense. Too bad this show got lame quick, even though it was pretty much just a Voltron rip off. This theme is one of those that even to this day, I rock out too whenever I hear it. I so wanna play this song on Rock Band.
6. Beverly Hills 90210
God damn this show. I never really watched this show much, which is why this theme is epic. I knew what music this was, without even watching the show. Now get your ass to the Peach Pit bitches!
5. Magnum P.I.
Fuck you Miami Vice. Your theme was smooth and cool, but not as rockin and bad ass as this theme. When this theme hit, you knew Selleck was about to kick some serious ass.
4. The A-Team
And even though Selleck kicked some ass, he would be no match for the one and only A - Team.
3. He Man
My favorite cartoon when I was a kid. Saturday mornings were all about this and the Thundercats. But between those two, the theme music to He Man kicks all ass.
2. Tales From The Darkside
This theme used to scare the living shit out of me when I was a kid. My parents would watch this show, I would hide under blankets and plug my ears. Just the eerie music with the creepy images, fuck this theme.
1. X Men
The only team out there that could take out the A Team. The one theme that when it came on, you knew for the next 30 minutes your life was about to be owned. If only they used just a hint of this theme in X Men 3, it wouldn't have sucked so much balls.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
I'M NOT THERE
A MIGHTY HEART
2 DAYS IN PARIS - Director: Julie Delpy
GREAT WORLD OF SOUND - Director: Craig Zobel
THE LOOKOUT - Director: Scott Frank
ROCKET SCIENCE - Director: Jeffrey Blitz
VANAJA - Director: Rajnesh Domalpalli
Todd Haynes - I'M NOT THERE
Tamara Jenkins - THE SAVAGES
Jason Reitman - JUNO
Julian Schnabel - THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
Gus Van Sant - PARANOID PARK
Pedro Castaneda - AUGUST EVENING
Don Cheadle - TALK TO ME
Philip Seymour Hoffman - THE SAVAGES
Frank Langella - STARING OUT IN THE EVENING
Tony Leung - LUST, CAUTION
Angelina Jolie - A MIGHTY HEART
Sienna Miller - INTERVIEW
Ellen Page - JUNO
Parker Posey - BROKEN ENGLISH
Tang Wei - LUST, CAUTION
Chiwetel Ejiofor - TALK TO ME
Marcus Carl Franklin - I'M NOT THERE
Kene Holliday - GREAT WORLD OF SOUND
Irrfan Khan - THE NAMESAKE
Steve Zahn - RESCUE DAWN
Cate Blanchett - I'M NOT THERE
Anna Kendrick - ROCKET SCIENCE
Jennifer Jason Leigh - MARGOT AT THE WEDDING
Tamara Podemski - FOUR SHEETS TO THE WIND
Marisa Tomei - BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD
Ronald Harwood - THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
Tamara Jenkins - THE SAVAGES
Fred Parnes & Andrew Wagner - STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING
Adrienne Shelly - WAITRESS
Mike White - YEAR OF THE DOG
Jeffrey Blitz - ROCKET SCIENCE
Zoe Cassavetes - BROKEN ENGLISH
Diablo Cody - JUNO
Kelly Masterson - BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD
John Orloff - A MIGHTY HEART
Mott Hupfel - THE SAVAGES
Janusz Kaminski - THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
Milton Kam - VANAJA
Mihai Malaimare, Jr. - YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH
Rodrigo Prieto - LUST, CAUTION
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
AUGUST EVENING - Writer/Director: Chris Eska
OWL AND THE SPARROW - Writer/Director: Stephane Gauger
THE POOL - Director: Chris Smith
QUIET CITY - Director: Aaron Katz
SHOTGUN STORIES - Writer/Director: Jeff Nichols
CRAZY LOVE - Director: Dan Klores
LAKE OF FIRE - Director: Tony Kaye
MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES - Director: Jennifer Baichwal
THE MONASTERY - Director: Pernille Rose Grønkjær
THE PRISONER: OR HOW I PLANNED TO KILL TONY BLAIR - Directors: Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker
ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
I'M NOT THERE
IFC/ACURA SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Ramin Bahrani, director of CHOP SHOT
Ronnie Bronstein, director of FROWNLAND
Lee Isaac Chung, director of MUNYURANGABO
TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Laura Dunn - THE UNFORSEEN
Gary Hustwit - HELVETICA
John Maringouin - RUNNING STUMBLED
Anne Clements - PING PONG PLAYA, QUINCEANERA
Alexis Ferris - CTHULHU, POLICE BEAT
Neil Kopp - PARANOID PARK, OLD JOY
This first video is a tribute to Fire Pro R, and just a great video highlighting some of the spectacular moves and sequences....and yes, you''ll see some familiar guys like Jeff Hardy and some logos like Ring of Honor's and TNA's in this video...
Beauty In Wrestling - A Tribute To Fire Pro Wrestling!
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Video 2 is a masterpiece. This is the old ECW Intro video done Fire Pro style! Now, let's be honest, look at this video in amazement, and realize that Fire Pro recreates ECW about 2000 times better than Vince McMahon EVER did....watch this video, then see if you can argue....
And finally, for the old school fans like me, a little video highlighting how you can even recreate the old territory days of the 70's and 80's with this game...and finishing with a HUGE rundown of legends that have been downloaded or created on the game, i mean damn, if you look closely you'll get a glimpse of every wrestler you can think of, pretty much locking in Fire Pro's spot in the legendary wrestling game category...
Last night, on my way home from WORK, I see a man standing on the side of the road holding a sign, I didn't get a good look at it but it said something about needing money for christmas. He was standing next to his what I am guessing is his wife, and off to the side was a little girl who I am guessing is their daughter. Now, did I give this fuck some money? HELL NO. Why the hell should I dish out what I worked my ass off for day in and day out to some lazy fuck? If I had a family, I would do anything in this world to make sure I had and kept a job.
Now, do NOT start with, well what if they can't get a job? Because its bullshit, they can get a job, anyone can get a fuckin job. Hell I did not graduate, did not get a GED, and only took a stupid film class at a community college, and you know what, I am doing better than people I know who did graduate and did get degrees. So sure, you might say, what if this mans house burnt down, and he lost his drivers license and social security cards and birth certificates. YOU CAN STILL GET A FUCKIN JOB. Thousands of mexicans with none of those are working their asses off. So how can a homeless idiot get a job then? Go stand in front of a fuckin Home Depot. You can now get into some big big trouble for picking up an illegal mexican outside a Home Depot to do yard work for you, so if you are any other race, and you're outside a Home Depot looking for the same kinda work, you are guaranteed to get picked up to do work before a mexican does, so the person hiring you won't get into any kind of trouble. Go do some yard work if you need Christmas money for you're family so bad. Stop getting in my way on the sidewalks, stop buggin me about money and change. Everyone reading this, print this out, print out a few copies, and carry them in your back pocket. So the next time some lazy homeless idiot comes along asking for change, hand them a copy of this blog. So they can read it. So they can go stand outside a Home Depot to get picked up to go do some yard work for a few bucks. So they can stop spending the change they do gather on beer and smokes and instead buy a fuckin lottery ticket.
Oh, and for the cripple homeless people, well, maybe you shouldn't have been stupid and gone and got yourself crippled now huh?
That is all for now, talk and get all pissy at how much of an asshole I am for being annoyed with homeless lazy assholes that are constantly buggin me.
Monday, November 26, 2007
DOUBLE DRIBBLE (NES, 1-2 players, rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): DOUBLE DRIBBLE, the first 5-on-5, full-court home basketball game, is pure hoops action at its finest. While still a surprisingly accurate basketball game for its time, the frantic action keeps you on your toes as your players run from one end of the court to the other. Choose from a handful of teams and multiple levels of difficulty as you take on the computer alone or challenge a friend and see who has the better skills. Take the ball and sink shots from locations all over the court, or get in your opponent's face and do your best to block the shot. Better yet, drive the lane and rock the rim to see one of the game's trademark slam-dunk cut scenes. He shoots, he scores!
Vegas Stakes (Super NES, 1-4 players, rated E for Everyone – Simulated Gambling, 800 Wii Points): Feel like taking a road trip to Las Vegas? Let your inner high roller go wild as you try your luck at five different games-blackjack, slots, poker, craps and roulette. Start with only $1,000 in your pocket and play your way through five casinos, each with a different theme and varying limits. But no one wants to gamble alone, right? Not a problem, as you'll be able to choose one of four friends to tag along and offer advice when you need it. Further enhancing the experience is the fact that you'll be presented with a slew of interactions with random casino patrons. Best be careful, though-your choices in these situations could either get you closer to the millions of dollars you're after or cost you a pile of that hard-earned cash. Roll the dice, spin the wheel, hit or stand-do whatever it takes to stake your claim in Vegas and beat the house!
Ecco Jr. (Sega Genesis, 1 player, rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): The aquatic adventures of Ecco come to life for a younger generation of gamers. Perfect for kids, Ecco Jr. finds our young hero heading out to sea with a variety of tasks he must perform in order to get there. Along with his friends Tara the baby orca and Kitnee the young Atlantic dolphin, Ecco Jr. will interact with sea lions, sea horses and other aquatic life as he makes his journey to the Big Blue. Introduce your kids to the classic series of Ecco the Dolphin titles by downloading Ecco Jr. today.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The Wii Has been a hot topic around here lately.
First, we mentioned we are thinking about giving away a free Nintendo Wii in a contest.
Then we mentioned the Amazon Black Friday Deals 2007. One of the features of Amazon.com holiday shopping is "Amazon Customers Vote." The first round of voting featured the chance to buy a Nintendo Wii for $79. The Wii was up against a PS3 and Xbox 360 at higher prices. Not surprisingly, the Wii deal won out.
In just about 2 hours, you will findout if you won the chance to by a Wii for $79. IF you voted, of course.
For those who knows, Christian Bale never does shit movies. He takes his work seriously and doesn't fuck around. So maybe there is something to this Terminator script that we don't know yet. Either way, Like T2 and T3, I will be there opening weekend summer of 09 for Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Now, if we get William Daniels back as the voice of KITT. I am a happy camper.
The show also stars Deanna Russo as Sarah the brilliant estranged daughter of KITT inventor Charles Kamen, who works as an assistant professor in the engineering department at Stanford. When she receives word from talking-car KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) that her father is missing, she and KITT set out to find and recruit Mike.
No idea who this Deanna Russo chick is, haven't seen anything shes in, but hey, I'd hit it.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Assassins Creed. Probably the biggest letdown of them all. The previews looked insanely cool. The idea sounded amazing. And the game seemed like it would change free roaming in video games forever. Sadly, I was let down by all the above. It seems like the creators concentrated more on the graphics, than the gameplay, story, and ideas. I played it for a good solid 3 hours. During which I dealt with what many others are dealing it, the game freezing and other glitches. When I was 3 hours in I realized that for the past 2 hours, I was doing the same shit over and over again. The game is tedious and downright boring after awhile. You have to sneak past guard constantly which always slows down what you're trying to do. And the fighting looked insane in the game, good thing that the basic way you fight is hold down R1 and mash the square button. And hope for the best. This game would have been perfect if a little more thought was put into the gameplay. I give it a 4 / 10.
I didn't get too much into the Need For Speed games until Carbon. The free roaming driving anywhere in a huge city looking for races thing was awesome. Racing around the city crashing into stores tearing up the town was great. The storyline was interesting. All was good. When Pro Street came out I expecting even more of that to follow along, but nope. All that I loved was taken away. There is no more free roaming a city, no more stores, no more story. All it is is just picking a race, and racing around a race track. That is about it. But it is a decent racing game, and the graphics look great. 6 / 10
Now Smackdown Vs Raw 08. It is very interesting. I have heard nothing but negative reviews on this game. So I held off on buying it. But thanks to being bored as shit on Saturday, I said the hell with it, and went and picked it up. And well, it's not as bad as people say. The controls are royally fucked, so you basically have to learn how to play all over again. The auto target system is gone but so far, I have had no problems with it. The story line is screwed up, you will get into an argument with someone at one minute setting up a heated storyline, and the next scene you guys are laughing and shaking hands. The action is slow, and god damn trying to face an opponent is a task in itself. But like I said, if you like the previous Smackdown games, forget about them. Go into this thinking its a brand new game, cause it is. All the controls have changed, for the worst. But I have had fun playing it so far. 6 / 10
Super Mario Galaxy. 360 and PS3 fanboys need to bow down to greatness. Nintendo does often come out with weak exclusive games, but every once in a while, they bust out with something that kicks the shit out of all games in life. So far I have yet to see the 360 and PS3 come with a game that comes anywhere near Twilight Princess. Sorry, but Halo is just another shooter game kids. And Resistance Fall Of Man is also just another shooter game. Well Nintendo does it again with Mario Galaxy. The look, the feel, the graphics are like nothing any console has attempted. This Holiday season, Wii is the way to go. It's not about sales, its about games. And the Wii has Twilight Princess, and Mario Galaxy. And those are worth buying a Wii alone. And until PS3 and 360 comes out with a game that not only has great graphics, but amazing gameplay as well, then Wii has won this console war in 07. 9 / 10
In closing, when you are out shopping for something to get the kids this year. Do what you can to get a Wii. Even though my PS3 has gotten more playing time due to my addiction to Resistance online. The Wii has the two best games there is to buy right now.
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Wrecking Crew (NES, 1-2 players, rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): In the days before Mario and Luigi became sports stars in their downtime between plumbing and saving the Princess, they tried their hands as one-man wrecking crews. With a hammer as their only tool, players take control of the brothers and set out to destroy ladders, rip out pipes, knock down walls and detonate explosive devices. But make sure to plan your path of destruction carefully, as each building is designed as its own clever puzzle—if you're not careful, you can easily trap yourself in a dead end. Adding to the excitement and challenge are fireballs, enemies and an angry foreman roaming the buildings. They're all trying to stop you from moving on to the next stage. With 100 buildings to demolish and the ability to construct your own, it's a wonder Mario and Luigi ever got back to saving the Mushroom Kingdom.
Sonic 3D Blast (Sega Genesis, 1 player, rated E for Everyone, 800 Wii Points): The evil Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik) stumbles upon an alternate dimension where some odd birds called Flickies have the ability to travel anywhere. In order to get help in his search for the Chaos Emeralds, Dr. Eggman transforms the Flickies into robots that will help him track down his coveted gems. Of course, it's up to our favorite blue hedgehog, Sonic, to step in and save the day. Jump into this 3-D adventure as Sonic or his buddy Tails, and collect the golden rings to help free the Flickies and defeat the doctor.
Super Air Zonk (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Mild Cartoon Violence, 800 Wii Points): Zonk is back in Super Air Zonk, the sequel to the shooting game spin-off of the Bonk series, Air “Zonk.” Now moving to a rockabilly beat and able to transform into nine different characters, Zonk lets loose through seven action-packed stages in another battle against his arch nemesis, SandroVitch. Power up Zonk with the classic Meat item, eventually turning him into the champion of justice, Ultra Zonk, or the fearsome Tyrano Zonk in the latter stages of the game. After rescuing his friends from enemies, Zonk can also morph with them to combine powers. Fight enemies with killer tunes belted out from a trusty microphone. Hurl freshly made sushi at them. With its variety of wacky attacks, Super Air Zonk has a sense of humor all its own.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
You may want to stay home this Black Friday and shop online. Once again Amazon is offering a Black Friday sale with a new deal every hour. In addition "thousands of items" will be on sale, and Amazon will be offering 99 cent giftwrapping.
Sounds like maybe shouldn't bother fighting the crowds, if enough deals will be found online.
Also Amazon is running some more sales that Customers vote on. They call it 6 rounds of "Ridiculous Deals"- 18 Special Deals. Beginning November 22nd, each day a new deal winner will be announced and randomly picked customers will be able to purchase the item they voted on.
Products to include:
* 1,000 Nintendo Wii Game Systems (see prices on Customers Vote page)
* 500 Panasonic 7.5MP Digital SLR Cameras, $499 (*normally $1,149.95)
* 1,000 Razor E100 Electric Scooters for $29 (*normally $89.99)
* 500 TiVo HD Digital Video Recorders, $89 (*normally $253.48)
* 500 Magellan Maestro 3140 Portable Auto GPS Systems, $99 (*normally $247.00)
* 200 Samsung 46” 1080p LCD HDTVs, $719 (*normally $1,899.98)
Amazon Customers Vote- Go Here to Vote and see all the deals!
To make it worthwhile, I think it needs to be something substantial. Now it can't be TOO substantial. We aren't going to give away a car or anything ( unless someone wants to sponsor it!)
It will probably have to be something in the same price range as a Nintendo Wii- iPhone area. At first I was thinking iPhone, but someone else mentioned a Wii, especially since we talk more about video games here than phones.
Some of it might depend on if we can get sponsors. I know a cell phone guy that might sponsor a phone giveaway. Not sure about other connections. Sorry I dont know any homebuilders or car dealers willing to do it.
I don't know. Any suggestions?
Elijah wood doing the 'puppet master'...
Hobbits and creepy beings unite!
Friday, November 16, 2007
He will begin work on Alice In Wonderland next year after Sweeney madness has calmed down. Then he will tackle Frankenweenie right after that. Disney is producing both movies and more than likely both will be featured in IMAX.
Go Tim Go!
There will be a family involved. The skipper will play a very important role. He'll be more of an Indiana Jones kind of guy, with a little Jack Sparrow in him, who's going to be able to take this family on an adventure that they never dreamed they were going to be on when they first got on board. In true Disney fashion, it will definitely have the adventure and the intensity—but also the heart and the fun. We hope we have a good outline of where we want to go and what we want to do with it in the next year.
The movie will begin shooting in January 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The announcement was made today by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films.
"Getting Seth in this flick is like suddenly growing an extra six inches in the crotch," said Smith. "And as if that wasn't awesome enough, we scored the comedically and aesthetically gifted Elizabeth, too. Cast-wise, I'm now extremely well-hung."
Smith added "I wrote the part expressly for Rogen because he's a funny as fuck comedy god and we're insanely lucky he said 'yes.' Dude coming on board is a total mitzvah. And in order to show my appreciation, as well as fit in better with Seth, Harvey and Bob, Scott and I will be converting to Judaism. Bar Mitzvah invites are in the mail."
Seth Rogen will top-line this comedy as Zack and Elizabeth Banks will play Miri. Zack and Miri are two lifelong platonic friends who are deep in debt and enlist the help of their friends to make a porno movie for some quick cash. But as everybody starts "doing" everybody, Zack and Miri realize that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought. Additional cast will be announced soon.
Bob and Harvey Weinstein stated, "We could not be more thrilled that Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks are on board for this movie which is certain to be the next great chapter in our long and successful relationship with Kevin and Scott. Once again, Kevin has written a daring and entertaining screenplay that has attracted some of the most talented comedic actors working today. We look forward to working with Kevin, Scott, Seth and Elizabeth in creating another fantastic film for their millions of loyal fans and movie lovers everywhere."
Zack & Miri Make a Porno marks the latest collaboration between Bob and Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Smith and producer Scott Mosier who have created many successful and popular films over the past 13 years including Clerks, Clerks II, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
Michael Cole, co-head of production, and Carla Gardini, senior vice president of production, will oversee the project on behalf of TWC and Dimension Films.
Michael Cole and Eric Roth, executive vice president of business and legal affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of TWC and Dimension Films.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
"Mexican actress SALMA HAYEK was so upset by childhood jibes about her flat-chest, she would pray to God for larger breasts. The Ugly Betty star reveals she was bullied for having small breasts as a youngster - and decided to turn to her Catholic religion for help. She says, "My mom and I stopped at a church during a road trip we were making from our home in Mexico. When we went inside, I prayed for the miracle I wanted to happen. I put my hands in holy water and said: 'Please God, give me some breasts'. And he gave me them! Within a few months, I developed a growing spurt, as teenagers do, and I was very pleased with the way I grew outwards."
Our friends over at the newly established NSFWCelebs.com have reported this story and included picture proof that these are godly creations, and the pics don't feature enough clothing to post here on DevonLohan.com, so check out the full story at Salma Hayek's Boobs are Gifts From God!
Well before I mentioned that Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis would be voicing characters for the game, well now its confirmed that Ernie Hudson is also back. Woot Winston! Along with him will even be supporting characters, with Annie Potts, William Atherton, and Brian Doyle Murray. No word on Sigorney Weaver or Rick Moranis yet. The games storyline will take place in the early 90s after the events of Ghostbusters 2.
The game will also be co op. Which is freakin greatness. Oh and in case you are wondering if any other characters from the Ghostbusters world will be returning, well take a look at the image for the game below.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Harold Ramis, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd are getting back together to make a sequel to Ghostbusters 1 and 2 – in video-game form, and we’ve got the first details. The three are teaming up for scriptwriting and voice and are going far beyond just the typical licensed add-your-voice-to-the-game-you-had-nothing-to-do-with formula.
WTF no Winston?? This is all in this months Game Informer. I haven't checked it out yet cause, I haven't received my issue in the mail yet, but as soon as I get it and read through to find out all the details. There will be a follow up. As for what platform this will be on, early rumors are Wii. Weeeee!
So I throw the game in, and off I go. And I gotta say, this is probably the 2nd best game for the Wii. Sorry, but it is not as good as Zelda. But it does come close. And when I mean it is the 2nd best game, it is 2nd best by far. It has been a long long time since I sat down and started playing a game only to realize its been 3 hours. The graphics on it are amazing, clear colors, awesome landscapes and design. I was really impressed. The gameplay itself is fairly easy to get a handle on. The Wii remote features are much like Zelda with the fairy you controlled that floated around Link. This time you got a star that you use to point at star bits to collect, in which you can then point and shoot at an enemy to stun them and then have Mario run and jump or kick the crap outta them. I was worried that the whole game would be running around small planets, which at first, makes you a little dizzy. But you get used to it. Most of the game is laid out like Mario 64. With Mario running around a 3d world. Then you go into a room and it takes on a whole new meaning to 3d, when you run up walls across the ceiling and all over the damn place.
This is the best Mario game I have played since Super Mario World on SNES. I didn't get into Mario 64 too much, but after playing this I think I may make the purchase of it on the Virtual Console and give it another try. This game lived up to the hype that it is getting on sites. And the rave reviews it is receiving. If you got a Wii, you need to own this game, or at least give it a rent.
Monday, November 12, 2007
I only review good movies, or movies so bad I need to warn friends.
This time I'm doing one and just thinking out loud.
I don't need to discuss plot...that's what Rottentomatoes.com is for. But basically this is a violent, deep, ridiculously tight thriller that made me feel like I was watching "The Departed" for the first time. (The Departed is better, let's get that out of the way right now.)
People die, people get chased, die some more...we've seen all that. In fact, what I find interesting is people in the news are talking about this film WARNING people about its incredible violence. Guys...there's nothing here you haven't seen before. "Eastern Promises" is a film I consider more violent not due to quantity but quality of its gore. Here there's blood aplenty, but it serves a purpose in the story and the filmmakers do not dwell on the violent images themselves.
Every killing has a consequence. The whole movie is about how random violence is, and how though we all think we're immune to it, that it will never happen...
I always imagine me at a Wendy's when two guys come in, wearing black and sporting pistols. I'm sure you've had these little fantasies. You stay calm, everyone else is going nuts...it's your own little movie. If you're a bigger guy, maybe someone who's been in a fight or two, the fantasy probably ends with you taking them out and saving the day. We all know the story.
What if one of the crooks is a female?
We have no fantasy for that. If we do, it involves a hot woman in a buffy-like suit with knives and leather, one who, for some reason, locks eyes with us and the fantasy becomes something else entirely. In real-life, hot women do not rob banks. Ever. I'm not being sexist. Fuck. You. Why would a hot woman ever rob a bank? Hm? Why? Meth addicts are not hot, and that's about the only woman crazy enough to try it.
But let's just say one did. Let's say she robbed my Wendy's.
First thing she would do is shoot into the ceiling. She would then shoot the closest guy to her, maybe killing him, and back people away. The clerk would unload the register. She would be sure to keep her eye on all the biggest people in the room. I'm 6'2". If I moved at all I'd be shot. If I tried to reason with her I'd be shot. This is no fantasy of mine. This is life. And it would be no different with the two guys. They come in...talk to me like my football coach did... I would get that burn in my stomach like I want to kill him, but then I'd remember the pistols and quite possibly pistol my pants.
I might be kicked or punched...either way, I don't know how to handle this situation. And I'm smart enough to know it. It's the guy who's been in two fights that gets killed now because he thinks he's got experience. Like the gunmen don't.
In one scene in the movie (to get back on track here) a cop says he's got the situation under control. A few moments later he is dead. He obviously didn't have the mastery of the situation that he thought.
After walking out of the theater tonight, I thought of the two little girls in the news this week. The father wasn't home. He left them in the care of his girlfriend. She filled a bathtub with hot water and held the twelve year old down in the water, which scalded her entire body. The nine year old tried to fight her off. She tried to save her sister. The woman knocked the girl unconscious and then proceeded to beat the twelve year old to death with her fists. It only took about 20 minutes.
I feel I live in a bubble. This shit happens everyday and a lot of the time it happens to innocents. The movie is entertaining because it is a thriller, but what makes it more than a thriller is its commentary on our country. This really is no country for old men. Too much shit happens that just didn't used to happen when our parents were young. And as we age and become "old", we will feel just as aghast and out of place as our elders probably do now, reading stories about little girls being burnt and murdered while their kids trade new myspace profiles. And it makes me wonder how I'll handle the worst thing that will ever happen to me.
Late in the movie, a character talks about wanting to punish the man that put him in a wheelchair. "Eventually," he says "you waste more time trying to get back whatcha lost...the best thing to do is just put a tourniquet on it and move along."
My generation has a saying like that, I guess. Just not as poetic.
No Country for Old Men ****1/2 out of *****
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months calendar full of gaming madness, who knows when that will be. This should tide you over though and help you make up your mind if you wanna pick up the game or not.
Volleyball (NES, 1-2 players, rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Step onto the court in one of the first volleyball games ever made. Select either the men's or women's competition, choose from one of eight available countries to represent, and prepare for some intensely fun game play. The straightforward controls include all the moves you'll need to effectively direct your six-person team. Take some time mastering them in the training mode, though, because you'll need all the practice you can get when competing against challenging computer opponents. If you feel like some multiplayer action, take on a friend in the two-player mode and see whose skills are more polished. Block, set and spike your way to victory.
AXELAY (Super NES, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Mysterious aliens have invaded the Earth-like planet of Corliss, slowly draining the planet's resources. Take control of the prototype Axelay ship and use its wide range of advanced weaponry to battle enemy forces. Play through multiple stages of action —from other planets to space stations — all on your way to destroying the alien headquarters. You are Corliss' last line of defense, so be careful not to be too distracted by the excellent graphics (including great scrolling effects) and rocking music. Pilot the Axelay using Konami's famously tight play control and experience what many consider to be a classic of the shooter genre.
BLUE'S JOURNEY (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, rated E for Everyone – Comic Mischief, 900 Wii Points): The planet of Raguy has been invaded by the Daruma tribe, changing it from a beautiful and peaceful place into one filled with pollution. Released in 1991, this horizontally scrolling action game tells the story of an insectarian named Blue and his quest to save the planet and keep its inhabitants from being turned into slaves. Use Blue's main weapon, a leaf, to flip enemies onto their heads and then throw them at other members of the Daruma tribe, defeating anyone in your way. Additional weapons, such as bombs and boomerangs, are also available, or you can collect flowers to purchase other special items like honey or swim fins. Blue also has the special ability to change his size at will — if he's too big to fit in a particular area, then shrink him. The bright, colorful graphics, combined with lots of hidden items to find, ensure an enjoyable experience with plenty of replay value. Help Blue muster all his strength and eliminate the Daruma tribe.
- Acro-brats "Day Late Dollar Short"
- Anarchy Club "Blood Doll"
- Bang Camaro "Pleasure (Pleasure)"
- Crooked X " Nightmare"
- Death of the Cool "Can't Let Go"
- Flyleaf "I'm So Sick"
- Freezepop "Brainpower"
- Honest Bob "I Get By"
- The Konks "29 Fingers"
- The Mother Hips "Time We Had"
- Timmy & The Lords of the Underworld "Timmy & The Lords of the Underworld"
- Tribe "Outside"
- VAGIANT "Seven"
- Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter"
- Aerosmith "Train Kept a Rollin'"*
- The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again"
- Boston "Foreplay/Long Time"
- Mountain "Mississippi Queen" (cover)
- The Police "Next to You"
- David Bowie "Suffragette City"
- Black Sabbath "Paranoid" (cover)
- Blue Oyster Cult "Don't Fear the Reaper"
- The Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop"
- Deep Purple "Highway Star"
- KISS "Detroit Rock City"
- Molly Hatchet "Flirtin' With Disaster"
- The Outlaws "Green Grass & High Tides" (cover)
- Sweet "Ballroom Blitz" (cover)
- Rush "Tom Sawyer"*
- Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead or Alive"
- The Clash "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
- Faith No More "Epic"
- Pixies "Wave of Mutilation"
- R.E.M. "Orange Crush"
- Iron Maiden "Run to the Hills" (cover)
- Foo Fighters "Learn to Fly"
- Metallica "Enter Sandman"
- Nirvana "In Bloom"
- Stone Temple Pilots "Vasoline"
- Weezer "Say It Ain't So"
- Smashing Pumpkins "Cherub Rock"
- Radiohead "Creep"
- Beastie Boys "Sabotage"
- Hole "Celebrity Skin"
- Garbage "I Think I'm Paranoid"
- Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun"
- The Hives "Main Offender"
- Queens of the Stone Age "Go With the Flow"
- The Strokes "Reptilia"
- Jet "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
- OK Go "Here It Goes Again"
- Nine Inch Nails "The Hand That Feeds"
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Maps"
- Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California"
- Coheed & Cambria "Welcome Home"
- Fallout Boy "Dead on Arrival"
- The Killers "When You Were Young"
- New Pornographers "Electric Version"
"The uncut version of Kim Kardashian Superstar runs over 100 minutes and features over an hour of never-before-seen footage. A trailer on the site promises added sex scenes and candid footage of Hollywood socialite Kardashian and her then-boyfriend, ex-child actor and hip-hop artist Ray J. The revamped website also includes a scandalous voicemail message from Kim to Ray J recorded just after Kardashian found out about the release of the sex tape."
Well OK, Kim telling Ray J he's sick on the phone, after we hear her getting manhandled and enjoying it, whatever works, I'm sure all the Kardashian fans are pleased as long as their is more Kim video to go around. You can see the trailer for yourself at Kim Kardashian Superstar 2 Trailer.
And download the entire Kim Kardashian Playboy spread below, all 12 pages!
Bracknell - A foreboding Chimeran node and Widowmaker breeding ground serve as eerie backdrops to this dark, all-interior environment loosely based on the Resistance single-player level. Players will fight in huge, cavernous spaces, where Chimeran architecture has overtaken an abandoned railway system. Bracknell is designed for both vertical and close-quarters combat, so polish those shotguns and Augers.
Axbridge - Axbridge has the perfect blend of frantic close quarters combat and concealed sniping perches. This map was created specifically for online multiplayer gameplay and not based on any Resistance single-player environment. It features a narrow corridor stretching under and above ground leading to two human bases on either side. The bases are large structures in their own right. Each contains several rooms and expansive fighting spaces.
Connecting the two bases is a large valley with a mix of organic and Chimeran architecture that provides excellent cover. But two large walls in the valley's middle create a heavily contested combat theater. Only the strong will survive!
One thing I do know is I know how to screw them up more," said Bay. "We're going to leak a lot of false information all over the place. I now know their game. They're going to get a lot of script treatments that they think are going to be the script. They will never see the script. We've got scripts and treatments written up that we're going to leak. No one's going to know."
Scoopers who currently think they're sitting on a hot one, here's a head's up. "There's one out that's fake right now. There are going to be many others."
Thursday, November 8, 2007
These days, I rarely even eat at McDonalds, nothing really appeals to me, maybe a quarter pounder every now and then, but nothing is on the level of the McRib. Now I know that there are also people out there that think the McRib is the most gross thing ever, worst looking, oddest idea for a sandwich ever. I'm guessing these people either A. have never tried the thing, or B. are vegetarians, which means once again they haven't tried the thing. Some people can't bring themselves to try it due to the idea of it being a "boneless rib" sandwich, people just can't fathom ribs without bone. Well, I say, who cares???
It's good shit, I'm not going to dissect every detail...as long as its free of disease and actual meat, It's all good with me. I know I'm not the only McRib fan out there, as McDonald's just launched the 3rd (seemingly now annual) McRib Farewell Tour. I remember last year I signed the petition to "Save the McRib"...well obviously it worked, as its back for the 3rd year in a row. My only question....why the hell is the damn thing only available for a few months out of the year?! It causes a frenzy like this every time it's available, so why not just make this thing a regular item on the menu.....and make the world a better place! Let's hear from our readers......are you guys fans of the legendary McRib? Or do you think it's the worst idea of a mystery meat sandwich you've ever seen? Drop a comment and let us know!
The series of books, which will be 6 all together, will be written by James Kuhoric with three interlocking covers by J. Scott Campbell. The first issue is out right now, with the rest soon to follow. For those wondering exactly how these 3 horror icons can even make sense together. Go out, and watch Evil Dead 2, Army Of Darkness, Freddys Dead The Final Nightmare, Jason Goes To Hell, and Freddy Vs Jason. Trust me, they all link together.
Oh, and since I know the above is somewhat old news, how about something new, like SNEAK PEEK BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!
Saying the development was "just as well," O'Donnell wrote in her usual shorthand style: "poof/my career as a pundit is over/b4 it began."
The deal would have placed O'Donnell in the 9 p.m. slot, she said, opposite CNN's "Larry King Live" and Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes." Fox News dominates prime-time ratings for cable news channels, according to Nielsen data; CNN is second, and MSNBC is a distant third.
So once again, Devon jumps the gun on a blog, doesn't post all the facts, and makes a fucking idiot of himself, no wonder he's currently sitting in the unemployment line rocking out to his Jimmy Eats Dick.
I know that Jennifer Love Hewitt has nothing to do with Rosie O Donnell, I just thought something in this blog should be worth looking at.
Once activated, you’ll notice scrolling headlines in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. We’ll be delivering the latest news on new games, PLAYSTATION Store updates, hardware, accessories and lots more through the Information Board. Click on the Information Board icon and you’ll be able to see all of the headlines and click through for more detail. The headlines and associated stories will be updated on a regular basis. You can choose not to display the Information Board, but you never know what you might miss, so I’d recommend keeping it on.
We’ve added a nice enhancement to Remote Play called Remote Start, to use Remote Play locally or from a Wi-Fi hotspot, you needed to make sure that your PS3 was on. With Remote Start this is no longer necessary. As long as your PS3 is in standby mode, you’ll be able to turn your PS3 on remotely via the PSP. You can then use Remote Play to access media on your PS3, and when you’re finished you can put your PS3 back into standby mode.
Another feature we’ve added with this update is the ability to set themes on your PS3. Themes will change the whole look of your XMB; the background, icons, and in some cases sounds on your XMB will completely change. We will be providing themes on PlayStation.com and through the PLAYSTATION Store. Once you have downloaded a theme, under Settings go to Theme Settings, select Theme and then choose a theme to display or install a new theme. We are also providing the ability for you to get creative and make your own original themes.
We’ve also added a new way to organize your photos and music on the PS3 - you can now create custom playlists for all of your music and photos.
Finally, regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I’m using a new avatar. You will see that logo above on your XMB representing the new PLAYSTATION Network category. You’ll find the PLAYSTATION Store and Account Management in this category.
We’ve added several other features in this update. I’ll soon be back with more details with a quick video demo of some of the