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Derpin' Derpin' Derpin'!
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24 Apr 2013
(BTW, let's keep burgers and hot dogs outta this; I know they qualify as sammiches, but I think of them more as their own thing)
For me, there's this place called American Pie in Maumelle that makes a sandwich called the Wangwich (lolololol). It's chunks of boneless chicken, breaded and fried, tossed in buffalo wing sauce, placed on a sourdough bun, toasted in an oven with provalone cheese then topped with bleu cheese dressing.
It's amazing. And it's even better if you leave it in the fridge over night, as its tastier when its cold.
So sammiches. It's lunchtime and all I have are ramen noodles here at work. I need sammich talk to lift my spirits.
3 Apr 2013
Disney shuts down LucasArts, lays all employees off.
Bummer. I really enjoyed the Monkey Island and Sam & Max games at friends houses when I was a kid. I actually played comparatively few of their Star Wars games, which in the end became all they were interested in publishing.
A shame all those people lost their jobs. I wonder how many had been with LucasArts since the start?
2 Apr 2013
Weeding my "way too big" DVD collection recently by watching movies I haven't touched in 6 years and throwing them out if they're crap (none of them are worth trying to sell). Decided to rewatch "Predator 2" for the first time in a long while.
You know, everyone hates that one and I don't think it's all that great, either (I threw it out), but I dunno. The "Alien vs. Predator" films really made me rethink what a "bad" Predator movie really is. Sort of like how "Alien 3" is a freakin' masterpiece in the face of "Alien Resurrection" or the aforementioned vs. movies. No matter how bad a movie is, it can always be worse.
Anyway, what do you think of "Predator 2"? It isn't god awful, I don't think, and I liked the general *idea* of the movie (putting the Predator in an urban setting, hunting down warring gangs and cops). I was even cool with Danny Glover as the main protagonist, as a grizzled middle aged man was a total turnaround from Arnold's character in the last movie and at least changed things up in that regard.
But the execution of so much of it was awful. Before the first 20 minutes is over they must have used the phrase "it's a war out there/we're losing this war/we're at war" a good two dozen times. Really hammering that crap home. The faux-future "this is what LA will totally be like in 1997" thing dates it worse than if they'd actually set it in the present of 1990.
And SCREW YOU Bill Paxton. I hate you in everything. But I guess SOMEONE had to make Gary Busey's performance look good by comparison.
There are these pockets in the movie that I really like and I found myself enjoying the entire climax from the slaughterhouse straight through to the spaceship. It's everything before that I could do without. They play up Danny Glover's not-much-of-an-action-hero status for the last fight, with him getting his licks in on the Predator mostly by accident (tripping and shooting the Predator while it's trying to move a side of beef out of the way, Gary Busey distracting the Predator, tackling it off a ledge while it fusses with its gizmos, and the final stabby fight on the ship was with a Pred that was badly injured from multiple bullet wounds and a chopped off hand).
And man, it's nice to see a good ole fashioned blood-soaked, sex-filled Rated R action movie that doesn't feel like the high end of PG-13 like today's Rated R action movies.
But yeah, the climax is the only part I enjoyed and getting there is a Bill Paxton-infused pain in the ass. I kind of wish they'd redo the "urban environment" Predator film and do it better, but I fear that they'll most likely do it *worse*.
1 Apr 2013
Yeah, so a little while ago Teen Nick announced they'd air a never before seen episode of Rocko's Modern Life. Everyone knew it would be an April Fools Day prank because it was going to air on the retro 90s block at midnight... on April Fool's Day.
Apparently they ran 30 minutes of mayo as a callback to the Wacky Deli episode (which they aired afterward for anybody who didn't get the joke).
That's a hard April Fools prank to top.
22 Mar 2013
What an awful time for me not to have any sort of gaming console.
Capcom is bringing back DuckTales in a new game developed by WayForward Technologies. This is one of the two new games teased by Capcom ahead of the "World of Capcom" panel, along with Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara.
The new DuckTales, of course, is inspired by the NES classic, a Mega Man-esque game in which Scrooge McDuck used his cane as both a golf club and a pogo stick. The new version has new hand-drawn sprites, and features original voice work. It's coming to Wii U, PSN, and XBLA for $15.
Original voice work, eh?
I'll probably just watch the playthroughs online so I can hear Alan Young's Scrooge again. It may be the last time he ever plays the part...
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24 Jul 2008 - 21:35
Hey, I just read through most all your reviews at filmsy.com (cuz that's what I do at 4 AM), and I have to say, you have exquisite taste in movies. Of course, that's probably because I like almost all of the same films you do... :)
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