Well I just watched the movie Hanna and all I can say is the plot write up was far better than the actual movie. You never really knew what was going on though out the film, the acting was alright at best, the story was weaker then wet tissue paper, and the constant techno music for every little bit of action (even just running) got old real fast. If you ask me, I say skip it.

American: The Bill Hicks Story

I just finished watching the documentary American: The Bill Hicks Story and if your a fan of Bill Hicks like me you must see this documentary! It tells the story of Bill hicks from being a young boy and all the way though his careers development though all the ups and the downs. It uses some great animations, pictures, and video from some of his performances to really tell the whole story of Bill Hicks life. If you enjoy Bill Hicks and want to know his life story you have to see this as soon as you can, you won’t be disappointed.

Red State

I just finished Red State and I have to say, while not the best horror movie, it’s not bad. It had it’s moments but over all it was just ok. The acting was great, the story was fantastic, it just didn’t seem that scary, or horrifying. It’s still worth watching, don’t get me wrong, just don’t expect to be scared out of your mind.

Batman: Year One

I just finished Batman: Year One and I loved it! I’ve never read the comic, but everything I read said the film stuck to the comic almost word for word. I did like how they skipped past all the training leading up to coming back to Gotham and just got right to Bruce becoming Batman. Batman Begins covered the training quite well and there really was no need to go over that again since we all know the story any way. Over all it was a great film, the animation was fantastic, the voices were good, though Bruce Wayne / Batman was a little off, then again for me if it’s an animated Batman the voice has to be done by Kevin Conroy, but I grew up with Batman TAS so I will always think of him as the voice of Batman. If you haven’t seen Batman: Year One yet do yourself a favor and see it, this shows up any movie they make about the boy scout any day!

Google is axing more services!

Well it’s official, Google is axing more services. Here’s the articale with the list of cuts for this round: Google Axes More Services: Jaiku, Buzz, Code Search & More. Ok first of all Buzz is the only one I’ve used in this list, and most of the others I’ve never even herd of. The bigger point for me is why should take the time to learn a new Google product since they will just kill it off once I get the hang of it. That having been said, I don’t think they should kill Buzz, I think they should take it out of Gmail (which was a dumbshit move in the first place) give it it’s own website and let it operate like Twitter. You would still want to have it integrated with Google Plus like it is now, but also have it’s own page so people can just follow it like they would Twitter, really I think if they had done that from the beginning it could have worked, and if they were to do it now they would have to stick it out for a year or two to get people to understand it and use it more and more, and we all know that will never happen since the people at Google have the patience of an eight year old with ADD after eating a pound of sugar and drinking a two liter of mountain dew.

It’s sad really, Buzz really could have been something if they would have given it a chance.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Ok I just finished watching Transformers: Dark of the Moon and typical Michael Bay lots of CGI and explosions, but no real substance. Really I’d love to be in on one of those production meetings, I can see it now “Ok first five minutes we’ll show that we can splice 1960’s video into fake 1960’s that we shoot, then spend the rest of the film showing the machines transforming and blowing shit up, and it will all be based around this story line I wrote on the back of this cocktail napkin.”

Michael Bay = Hack Jobs R Us.
Shia LaBeouf was his usual twitchy self. I don’t think I’m going to ruin anything here when I say if you’ve see the first two you’ll see this coming before you even hit play, Here is the character in a nut shell, I’m in love, I’m trying to live a normal life, Autobots need my help, in the end the wizard give’s me courage so I can save the day and get the girl. And the audience is left wondering if, with a performance that bad, was it a chimp in a man suit?
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley should stick to modeling since she obviously can’t act. She was painful to watch, after that performance it makes you wonder “how bad could one little hitler comment really be?”
Basically the whole film dragged on WAY to long, had a very weak script and that’s putting it very nicely, and really seemed to jump around for no point all the way though. They need to strap Michael Bay’s ass to a rocket, fire it to Cybertron, and reboot the whole thing with someone who actually know’s what the hell their doing! What a waste, I’m just glad I didn’t buy any of the DVD’s and waste all that money.

My thoughts on the passing of Steve Jobs.

First let it be known that I hate Apple and I hate Steve Jobs, that having been said I can’t understand why so many people are upset. But what ever, worship the man if you choose.

What pisses me off is people getting mad when you make a Steve Jobs is dead joke. They say that it’s cruel, that is makes you a horrible person, that you are cruel and inhumane. Where were these people when we were making Osama Bin Laden is dead jokes the night Obama made the announcement? Oh I see, if you like the guy it’s cruel and inhumane, but if you don’t like the guy it’s funny as hell and you’ll laugh right along with me! You can’t have it both ways.
Now I did edit my post on Facebook out of respect for some one I care about, unfortunately I did not know some background information from him and now I fear I have hurt him. Now if I had known that beforehand I would have restrained myself, but I didn’t know that beforehand so treated the death of Steve Jobs (someone I hate) just as I did the death of Osama Bin Laden (also someone I hate).
Now if I was on TV or radio and was asked my thoughts of the passing of Steve Jobs I would know that my words could possibly get back to the Jobs family I would censor myself and say something like “No Comment” or “My thoughts are with the Jobs family”. But the thing I said was in a FRIENDS ONLY Facebook post, so the Jobs family were not going to see it! Now I know this begs the question would I crack jokes behind my friends backs? No, they are my friends and I would never do that, they are my friends so that means I like them, and that means I won’t crack jokes, what I will do is been there for them and do what I could to help them though their pain. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a few relatives die that I didn’t like, in fact there was one who 99% of people would be VERY sad about the passing of, and guess what when I was around the people who love the person I was kind, I listened to the stories, said nice things, and was over all just kind to the people. When I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, there was no way those very same people would ever hear what I said, then and only then did I let the jokes fly.
Oh and please remember that I cracked a ton of jokes about Steve Jobs when he was alive, hell even when he had cancer, so I’m not being an asshole (even though I am one) I being consistent! Also, and I can’t stress this enough, please please please remember that I’m a cold heartless bastard who really does envy the dead.
You know I loved George Carlin and when he died I remember seeing and hearing things like “may he rot in hell” and “laugh now funny man” and other things that I didn’t find funny. And yet I never got upset, I never was hurt, I just understood that for some people George Carlin was hated, and they were happy to see him go. And guess what, I still talk to those very same people, even after they said those things about some one I loved, you know why? Because it’s their right to hate some one just like it’s my right to hate some one, so I stood my ground, simply said my goodbye’s, ignored the haters, and went on with my life.
Maybe people who love Steve Jobs should try that, ignore the haters morn your loss then get on with your life.
Life is far too important to be taken seriously. – Oscar Wilde

My Thoughts on the killing of anwar al-awlaki

With the unprecedented power being handed to the President now that he is Judge, Jury, and Executioner of American citizens (A.K.A. the Bourgeoisie killing the Proletariat) I am reminded of a quote by Benjamin Franklin — “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” If you want Freedom and Liberty you have to accept the risk that comes with it, otherwise we will just live in a police state like The Soviet Union, the same Soviet Union our government told us was evil for spying on it’s people. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

By the way I’m not a supporter of anwar al-awlaki, I just don’t like the precedent that this is setting for the future.

Les Misérables

Well I just finished watching the 1998 film version of Les Mis√©rables, and having never seen it before and having no idea what it was even about, I have to say WOW. It was great, I’m very sorry I waited this long to see this one. The acting was great, Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush played off each other perfectly, Claire Danes played the innocent love struck girl wonderfully, and Uma Thurman was her usual ugly ass self with a fairly good performance for once. The sets for this film were amazing, and what make it even more amazing it that they were done in Prague, not that there is anything wrong with Prague, it’s a beautiful city and very up to date, it’s just when you think Prague you don’t think settings that can rival Hollywood. I guess that’s what you get when you use the real buildings instead of props!

And yes I know they changed the story up a little bit, and left out a few things from the novel, but over all it was the same basic story.