Monday, October 7, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Top ten movies

This list is complied from my Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler and Pinterest accounts. There was a lot of movies that one for two people seemed to love but no one else mentioned.



(Votes)

1. Back to the Future Series (27)

2. Star Wars Series (25)

3. The Princess Bride (21)

4. Goonies(17)

5. The Godfather (16)

6. Rocky (13)

7. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. (12)

8. Alien (10)

9. The Shawshank Redemption (8)

10. The Prestige (6)

Honorable Mention: The Star Trek Series, Particularly the Wraith of Khan and the 2010 Star Trek.

Top Ten Video Games Voted On By You.

This list is complied from my Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler and Pinterest accounts. Altered Beast and Castlevania got equal votes. (votes)
1. Super Mario Brothers (14)
2. Legend of Zelda (12)
3. Altered Beast (11)
3. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. (11)
4. Dr. Mario (10)
5. Resident Evil Series(8)
6. Final Fantasy Series (7)
7. Portal 2 (6)
8. Grand Theft Auto Series (5)
9. Donkey Kong (3)
10. Tetris (2)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thor

Thor. 

Thor the son of Odin, a familiar name that we have all heard about in school or on various tv shows. Here's the deal with marvels version. Odin is a all powerful humanoid from an alternate dimension where magic and science are the same. Anyone living in the dimension of assgard is immortal, which Odin can take away.  Frost giants, another humanoid race from another dimension, tried to conquer all other dimensions but was defeated by Odin.  

Odin had two sons that were raised together. Thor and Loki, unknown to them Loki is actually a Frost Giant orphan that Odin took to raise as his own. Thor was the chosen successor to the throne and given Mjölnir, a hammer that has various powers least of which is the ability to summon lightening.

When first we meet Thor he is arrogant, self centered and infaluable and the people love him. He makes the mistake of attacking the frost giants and shatter the peace they've had for decades.

Odin banishes him to earth and removes his immortality. The hammer follows to earth but a stipulation was added, only someone with a pure heart can wield it. 

The rest of the movie is basically a fish  out of water scenario. With Thor claiming to be the son of Odin and a great warrior and everyone else thinking he's nuts until Loki turns on Odin and Thor and sends a indestructible robot to kill Thor. 

This movie was fun and fast, but had the feel of just introducing us to the situations and not so much on story. 

I was never was a huge fan of Thor and if need be I wouldn't be that mad if he was left out of the avenger movie. However I have known people that are obsessed with him. I even knew somebody that tried to dig up their parents basement thinking Thor's hammer could be hidden under the dirt. 

7 out of 10

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Train: Save me San Fransisco

Train:  
Save me San Francisco
Cd

This will be short. 

I have never heard a more commercial album.  Every track should sound familiar to anyone with a tv or a radio because they use it on every advertisement. The rhyming sounds like it was done by an idiot and is overused. 


1 out of 10. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Silmarillian.

The Silmarilian
By Jrr Tolkien 
Book. 

I love lord of the rings, that being said, the Silmarilian is dry and hard to read. Published after Tolkien died and before he finished the book. 

The Silmarilian is the complete story of middle earth, from it's foundations to it's end. 

It does explain all about Sauron and how he became so powerful, also about Gandalf and all the other wizards. Where the elves come from. More about hobbits, orcs and rings. 

The Silmarilian itself would be better served as a reference guide to the published series instead of the stand alone book people want it to be. 

There is a overwhelming urge for people to declare everything that Tolkien touched a masterpiece. When in actuality a lot of it is hard to read and unfinished. His published works is great and definitely a masterpiece. 

If you can find a copy of the first print of the Hobbit it has a lot of differences. Tolkien rewrote parts of the book to fit into Lord of the Rings for the 2nd printing. For example, when Bilbo gets the ring, Golem agrees he was bested a wishes Bilbo a safe journey.

4 out of 10
Taylor

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shrek forever after.

Shrek Forever after.
DVD and BLU-Ray,

It’s been a long time since Shrek first came on the scene.  Computer animation has changed a lot; it makes me wish they would remake the original with the new tech.

Shrek longs for a simpler life without all his responsibilities and his swamp back to its original state. The plot of every Shrek movie by the way. Making a deal with Rumplestiltskin, he ends up never being born alter the world and everyone else for the worse.

The fat alternate reality Puss is one of the funniest parts of the movie.

Eddie Murphy’s voice acting sounded very unconvincing.

Cameron Diaz seems to have just phoned it in.

Mike Myers seems to have better luck with his voice then he does with his physical acting.

The story wasn’t so great and seemed like just random filler.

This is supposed to be the final Shrek movie. But they all have been worth a few laughs and made a ton of money so we will just have to see. I doubt it will be the last.


6 out of 10
Taylor.