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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

I recently saw The Pick of Destiny with a bunch of friends, and I must say I was actually slightly disappointed. I’m a huge fan of Jack Black and his band Tenacious D, but the movie was just not as good as I had hoped it would be. I really liked the beginning and the rock training, but after they officially form and name the band (I love the ass mark scene) there are very few good parts, the highlights being the shroom scene and the break-in. The duel with Satan was great, and the very end was awesome if you liked the song Tribute, which I did. The drama about their breakup and getting back together seemed like drama for drama’s sake, and didn’t add to the story at all, same with the car chase.

Don’t get me wrong, it was a great movie. It just didn’t accomplish what I expected of it.

Happy Gobblz!

Happy Turkeyday, my friends! :D I’m in Connecticut with my extended family until saturday, but I’ve got my computer and a WiFi connection, so I might post about the Tenacious D movie I saw yesterday… ’twas awesome. ;)

Casino Royale Released

I went and saw the new Bond movie today, and despite the fact that it had a new actor as Bond, and payed no attention to some of the classic traditions of the Bond films, it was pretty good.

First of all, it doesn’t start with the revolver barrel-POV-shot like every single other Bond movie does, but it does explain where that actually comes from about 3 minutes into the movie, and then it shows it, so that tradition is partially upheld.

The second tradition smashed is the usage of the Bond Song. You know the one I mean. It’s used twice in the whole movie, at the very beginning and very end. Not cool, man. Not cool. That song needs to be weaved in every time Bond does something kickass.

The third tradition is the Girls. There are 2 girls in the whole movie (average number, yes), but one is a serious relationship (not that I’m promoting objectifying women or anything) and the other dies less than halfway through the movie. Actually, they both…nah, that’s a spoiler! :D But anyway, there’s very little action on the shallow-minded romantic front, which is a main theme of the Bond movies.

I must give them credit for the kick-ass parkour-style chase scene at the beginning. That ruled.

Oh and destroying that AM was not cool, guys. It did not deserve that death…

Mwahahahantis Parable

The Mantis Parable, the short film created by Josh Staub of Cyan Worlds, has finally been released through iTunes. It’s a charming story about a caterpillar and a praying mantis, the caterpillar being trapped in a jar and the mantis laughing at him. Quickly, their places are traded and the Mantis realizes his mistake. It has the amazing quality you can expect from Cyan Worlds, and a good story to go with it (too bad you can only get it in iPod size…).

Josh Staub, the Art Director at Cyan, alerted us to the release via the Uru Obsession forums, and when I responded the following was posted:
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Kind words, Mr. Staub…but your job will be mine….

My Childhood is Being Remade

First the Transformers Movie, now this. My childhood is literally being remade in photorealistic 3D. What was wrong with the actors in turtle suits?!

My favorite movie as a kid

Seriously. Look at the above and now compare to below:

The Ninja Turtles as of next year

And now the Transformers:


Good old Optimus Prime


Optimus….Prime?!

I can’t believe they’re remaking these two shows/movies (I only liked the 3 TMNT movies, not the animated shows…) are being remade. I’m too young to be nostalgic!

edit: RARG why won’t this work…

The Da Vinci Code

I just saw the DaVinci Code. It’s a very good movie, but I haven’t read the book so I’m not going to compare the two. The movie was very good, with tons of Dogmatic (I mean events and things that are similar to the movie Dogma, not like Christian dogma) facts and events. I love conspiracy theories like that, plus all the ‘Holy Grail’ lines inspired a fit of Monty Python-style hilarity (I saw it with my friends) including cameo shots of John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Graham Chapman and Frenchie jokes (the Frenchmen who blow their noses in the knights’ general direction). The plot itself was amazing, and Silas was amazingly intense and just suspenseful enough. The ending of the movie (don’t worry, no spoilers) was just as amazing as the rest, if not more so. The special effects were overall amazing, especially when he’s cracking the Cryptex code. Overall, probably a 8 out of 10, but I’m not good at rating movies, I just like whatever I saw last.

(By the way, my favorite movie is V for Vendetta, followed by The Matrix)

I’m going to see the movie again tomorrow, so I’ll try to write a real review if I can. ;)


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