Friday, April 25, 2008

Awsome movie posters

So I thought these were a few pretty sweet summer movie posters that I'd like to share.

The Dark Knight

This is such a badass poster. I loved what Christopher Nolan did with the Batman franchise in Batman Begins and judging from the trailer and Heath Ledger's last performance as the Joker, this will be the the movie to beat this summer.

The X-Files: I Want To Believe

To be honest, I've never really got into the adventures of Mulder and Scully hunting down aliens, but I understand that this was a phenomenon in the 90's and the poster looks really cool.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

This is how pathetic the Obama/Hillary fights have gotten

A long time ago, there used to reasoned, lively discussions about which Democratic candidate should be: the former First Lady-turned Junior Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, or the charismatic Junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama. Those who supported Hillary made the argument that she was the most experienced because of her 8 years at President Bill Clinton's side. Those who supported Obama made the argument that it was long past due to change the status quo in Washington, D.C., and the country needed to come together after 8 years of division from the current Administration. Both sides could agree, at one time though, that whoever won the party's nomination, would be a much better alternative than the same policies that have sent America into the rut it is currently in, thanks in large part to the George Bush Jr. and the Republican Party. There even used to be talk of brining the best of both worlds together to form an incredible dream team not seen since O.J.'s murder trial in the 90's: an Obama/Clinton or Clinton/Obama ticket.

That was two, maybe three months ago when all this good feeling was taking place.

Now-a-days, Obama supporters and Hillary backers can't stand the sight of the other person's candidate. And the list of big-named celebrities donating and supporting either candidate is more evidence of how out-of-hand this in-fighting has become.

Not that it matters much, but Clinton's got better celebrities.
gayleg | Posted 05:13 PM on 04/21/2008

You really think so? Clinton supporters are misinformed or willfully evil, in any case.
qwr | Posted 05:35 PM on 04/21/2008

Aww its okay, maybe Elton John can put on another benefit show for you and your broken dreams.
barrista | Posted 03:50 PM on 04/21/2008

Eva Longoria Parker,Ellen DeGeneres,Barbra Streisand,Magic Johnson,Ugly Betty, Mario Lavandeira,Nata Portman,Jack Nicholson,Ted Danson,Elton John,Rob Reiner ! ! !
and EDUCATE yourself leave a comment ( I DARE YOU ! ) wake up and do what is good for
the country.
dvdpt | Posted 01:25 AM on 04/22/2008

Is there any truth to the rumor that America Ferrera has gotten Chelsea Clinton an acting gig? Apparently, the show will be called, "Ugly Chelsea."
qwr | Posted 05:20 PM on 04/21/2008

All Right!!! Natalie Portman supports Hillary Clinton. Natalie is a very smart young woman compared to Scarlett Johansson

Ani ohev otach Natalie Portman. Ja ne.
paciere | Posted 06:21 PM on 04/20/2008

Both sides are now fighting over celebrity endorsements. Un-fucking-believable.

A question for these guys: what the hell is wrong with you people??? Seriously??? I'm a proud Obama supporter and Democrat, but even I think that these bitch-fights in internet chatrooms have become pathetic and shameful! NewsFlash, Democrats: this isn't 2004 when we were stuck with a limp dick in John Kerry. We have two accomplished and exciting candidates who will make history as either the first African-American or woman candidate nominated by a major political party to run for the highest office in the land, and either Obama and Clinton will be a better choice than the piss-poor, corrupt, and do-nothing Republican administration Americans have been subjected to for eight longs years! Who gives a damn who Padme (Portman) or Danny Ocean (Clooney) supports for the Democratic ticket? Be and act like fucking adults, for Christ sakes!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Here's another installment of Political Hypocrisy Theater

Remember when Hillary Clinton blasted rival Barack Obama for his condescending remarks about bitter working class Americans who cling to their guns and religion, saying "Pennsylvanians don't need a president who looks down on them," she said. "They need a president who stands up for them, who fights hard for your future, your jobs, your families."?
Well, it looks like the former First Lady has some explanin' to do.

In January 1995, as the Clintons were licking their wounds from the 1994 congressional elections, a debate emerged at a retreat at Camp David. Should the administration make overtures to working class white southerners who had all but forsaken the Democratic Party? The then-first lady took a less than inclusive approach.

"Screw 'em," she told her husband. "You don't owe them a thing, Bill. They're doing nothing for you; you don't have to do anything for them."

So what you were saying about that whole "I don't think [Obama] really gets it that people are looking for a president who stands up for you and not looks down on you," again, Mrs. Clinton?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Delusions of Grandeur

Wow. I don't know what to make of this. Either this video game director, Uwe Boll is the biggest hack in denial about sucking at making movies, or this is a really good publicity stunt.

In an April interview with genre website FEARnet, Boll acknowledged an online poll calling for him to quit filmmaking altogether. "How many signatures would it take," FEARnet asked. Boll's answer: "One million. Now we have a new goal." As of today, the Stop Dr. Uwe Boll petition has garnered over 180,000 signatures.
With his detractors more than one-tenth of the way to his retirement, Boll posted a follow-up response. "So hi, here's Uwe Boll, and I have a statement to make about that Internet petition," he begins. "I want...a pro-Boll petition and I expect a million votes pro-Boll. Because look -- I'm not a f***ing retard like Michael Bay or other people running around in the business. Or Eli Roth, making the same sh**ty movies over and over again. If you really look at my movies you will see my real genius."

Boll makes sure to add a shout out to his forthcoming political satire, Postal. "If you go on May 23 to Postal you will see that I deliver a movie what nobody else deliver in the last ten years. What is way better [than] all that social critic George Clooney bullshit what you get every f***ing weekend. You have to really wake up and see me for what I am -- I'm the only genius in the whole f***ing business. Goodbye."

Uwe, I've seen BloodRayne and the only genius you showed me was that it was possible to de-hotify Kristianna Loken.

And where do you get off by saying, "I'm the only genius in the whole f***ing business"? Martin Scorsesse is a fucking genius. Francis-Ford Coppola is a genius. Steven Speilberg, Stanley Kubric, Peter Jackson, Clint Eastwood, etc; those are masters of their craft. Sure Michael Bay sucks, I'll give you that. But at least he's made two decent, watchable movies (Transformers, The Rock). You haven't made one that isn't a total steaming pile of shit.

At least this idiot's good for a laugh at.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Random Questions: Where Has the Love Gone?

I'm beginning to love this segment! It's a great way for me to let everything off that I need to get off! Without further ado, here's another segment of Random Questions: Where Has the Love Gone? edition. Enjoy, and feel free to answer some of my questions!

- Why can't there be more romantic dramas like Brokeback Mountain and Strawberry Panic!? By now, the world has heard of Ang Lee's gay cowboy romantic epic that earned him the Best Director Oscar, so I won't go into details about the story, but let me sum up Strawberry Panic!, since the majority of people won't understand what I'm ranting about. This is an anime romantic drama and a coming-of age tale about the lives of 12 adolecent girls who attend an all-affiliated all-girls schools that share a campus and dormitories, and their relationships they have with half as friends and half as lovers. You heard right, this deals with lesbian relationships (or as the Japanese would cal it, yuri), and to those who think they're in for a graphic smut show, snap out of it. The show's payoff isn't in the sexual intercourse or the partial nudity, it's in the relationship of the main characters (Nagisa Aoi, Shizuma Hanazono, Tamao Suzumi, Hikari Konohana, Yaya Nanto and Amane Ohtori) and how each girl learns firsthand the double-edged sword that is love. It's a heartfelt, yet heartbreaking ode to young love and the feeling to be either swept away or destroyed by it. Here's part of Episode 1, if you're interested.

- What is America's problem with hearing inconvenient truths about itself? Are Americans to be forever induced with the fallacy that the Great and Mighty U.S.A. can do no wrong? If so, then we're in worse shape than I thought. Barack Obama was talking about illegal immigration when he said "You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them…And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not...And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations," and the comments are already being used as cannon fodder for the conservatives. First, Obama's comments aren't anti-American, he's speaking truth to power; thanks to the corporations outsourcing jobs to China and India for cheaper labor and higher profits and Bush Jr. handing out tax breaks to the wealthiest 1% of Americans, the citizens are pointing the blame on Pedro and his illegal crossing the borders buddies for the reason why they don't have a job, when they're real problems lie with CEO's who are too wrapped up in greed and keeping the mansion with five swimming pools and six luxury cars in their garages to give a fuck about the millions of workers who allow them to have the life they take for granted. Second, why do we continue to make trivial comments like these define who wins or loses an election? We have more important issues to worry about than this.

- Will my fellow Padre fans stop their bitching about Jim Edmonds? I was listening to a local sports talk station this week, only hear Padre fans bitch and moan about how the ex-Cardnial is getting old, that he isn't capable of playing in center field anymore, etc. Give me a break! We knew that Edmonds was past his prime, that he was coming off some injuries from last season and Spring Training, and that he's not the Jim Edmonds that struck fear into the Nation League Central when playing under Tony LaRussa! Guess what? Kevin Towers still bought him cheap in hopes to boost our lackluster batting order! Plus, it's still way too early to harp about Edmonds now! Jesus, get a grip, Friar fans.

- Can someone please explain to me the attraction of American Idol? Aside from Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, the lead singer from Daughtry, and Jordan Sparks, who else has really succeeded at becoin a big name in the recording industry? We haven't heard a damn thing from Taylor Hicks, Ruben Studdard, LaTonya Jackson (at least, I think that's her name) or Clay Akien (thank God) or any of the other runner-ups. These people may have talent, but who are we kidding? Most of the finalists probably won't have a huge singing career, they'll just end up on a cruise line singing karaoke or on VH1's The Surreal Life.

- Why are the idiots who dreampt up the Iraq war quagmire continuing to voice their opinions on a.) the dangers of leaving the war-torn country and b.) why we need to attack Iran? Neocon parrots from William Kristol to Dick Cheney to blowhards like Sean Hannity are the same people who said that Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction, that the war would last from six days to maybe six months, that the insurgency was in the last throes of power, etc, and after five years of this senseless war, all their predictions were dead wrong! When you continue to fuck things up in regards to foreign policy, should you not be considered an expert, or at lest should you quit running your mouth? Hell, if these knuckleheads told me that it was raining outside, I would have to check with some non-partisan government agency to make sure they were telling the truth!

- Why does it seem that more and more movies are sucking now-a-days? I can understand that January and February are the times when major movie studios take an enormous crap at the theaters and allows the audience to roll around in the filth, but the streak of Hollywood taking constant dumps at the box office has spread to March and April now, with movies like Prom Night, 10,000 B.C., Superhero Movie, and the upcoming Baby Mama being the biggest offenders. It's sad to say that the last decently good movie I saw was Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!, but isn't hard for Hollywood to produce one, maybe two, really good movies that we can proudly watch over again? I'm hoping that this year's batch of summer movies don't suck, or else we'll be in for a long, painful 2008 movie season.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

More Random Questions

Here are more random questions that are currently boggling the mind right now. Feel free to answer.

- Why is Disney making another High School Musical movie? It's bad enough that they're making a third that will hit the silver screen this fall, and the only thing keeping my attention at this point are some of the catchy-and-flashy musical numbers, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale being trotted around as nothing more than eye candy for the male viewers, and Tisdale's performance as Sharpay, the family-friendly version of the school bitch who's antics remind me of Regina from Mean Girls, now the recent news of the studio making a fourth has really pissed me off. Look, if The Matrix Revolutions, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and Shrek the Third have taught us anything, it's that there can be too much of a good thing when it comes an overnight sensation of a movie franchise. Disney's already pushing it with the third High School Musical, and if they keep cranking out more of these mind-dumbing tweener flicks, i'll begin to wonder if there will ever be an end to this crap.

-Why do some my friends (or for that matter, most teen couples) find it necessary whenever they're engaged in a relationship, to claim that what they have is true love and post on MySpace that they're married? I'm sorry, but I have a hard time taking a couple seriously when they're so in denial about reality. Whenever I read or hear garbage like that, I don't think to myself, "how romantic, they're going to be together forever", I think more along the lines of, "I put down five dollars saying this couple doesn't make through next year's winter formal dance."

-Why do women fall for bastards with near-model status looks and charms, while men like me fall for bitches with the face and body of some of our favorite female celebrities? It is one of the greatest ironies of life: when young men and women realize that beauty is only skin deep, we turn to the ugly betties or the outcasts with a stable job and can keep the water and lights running from month to month, when we wouldn't have asked them to the senior prom back in high school. It is a lesson that we all must learn? Or is it all a cruel joke like plays on all of us and laughs it's head off everytime we wake up?

-Why do people like the Jonas Brothers? And how did these guys become so big damn-near overnight? Have looking for great artists become that difficult to find these days? They're the worst of both worlds: the unholy union of teeney bopper music Disney pimps to tweeners with a craving for bland, bubblegum-style beats and the growing epidemic that is the emo culture. And quit saying the Jonas Bros are punk rock. Green Day is a punk rock band. The Clash, The Sex Pistols, and The Ramones are punk rock bands. The Jonas Bros are just pussies, posing to be a punk band. Period.

-Speaking of MySpace, why must people post these "THIS ACUALLY WORKS 1.say the name of your crush 2 times 2.say the name of your bestfriend 5 times this onto 5 other videos and then press f8 and then ur crushes name will appear on the screen" shit? It's not creative. It's not funny. It's a waste of space and it's two-four minutes of life the reader will never get back. Just quit doing it.

-Why must all politicians who find themselves resigning becasue the were found fucking someone that wasn't their wife, drag their significant other up to the podium with them while giving a speech about how sorry they are for being stupid enough for getting caught? Isn't bad enough that she has to parttake in this media circus becasue that elected official couldn't keep their dick under control? The message it sends isn't one which shows his woman will continue to stand staunchly by her man, it sends a message which plainly reads: look at my wife, for pete's sake, can you blame me?

S#@t! Disney's making High School Musical 4!?

It's bad enough that the Execs. from Disney are cranking out a full-length movie version of the wildly popular High School Musical movie franchise due out this year, but just when we all thought that this generation's version of Grease might have finally ended with the story's graduation of the main characters Troy (Zac Effron), Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale), Ryan (Lucas Grabeel), Chad (Corben Bleu), and Taylor (Monique Coleman), the corporate pimps at Disney are putting out a fourth sequel. I swear this tired, annoying franchise is becoming the equivalent of having herpes, with one big difference. You can actually deal with herpes.

Even before "High School Musical 3" hits movie theaters in the fall, Disney Channel is starting work on "High School Musical 4."

"We are writing 'High School Musical 4,' " Disney Channel Worldwide president Rich Ross said Tuesday after a presentation at a midtown Manhattan recording studio. It's likely to be a TV movie unlike "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," though that could change. Filming begins in two weeks in Utah.

There's no word on whether the cast and behind-the-scenes talent will gather again for "HSM4," though some characters introduced in the third go-round likely will star in the fourth.

"Are we going to have all the cast back? Probably not," Ross said. "Will we have some of them? I hope so."

What's the point in making another HSM movie if most of the stars of the movie won't even sign up again?

Disney should have learned it's lesson from the Pirates of the Caribbean sequels they trotted out: there can be too much of a good thing. Make number three, then stop. Because this will get tiresome and irritating (as if it already isn't irritating enough).

Monday, April 7, 2008

Random Questions

Here are some of the many questions that are currently on my mind right now, in a segment I like to call Random Questions.

-Why is Kim Kardashian famous? And why do us guys find her attractive? I mean, yeah, she has a fine ass, a slender body, and a great pair of tits, but I just don't see the appeal in her. As for sudden appearance as a celebrity, when did starring in a 'reality TV' show and going down on a black dude = instant stardom?

-What is with the stupid in-fighting between Clinton and Obama supporters on the net? I swear, reading the chatroom bitch-fights which break out whenever these two candidates are mentioned is the equivalent of two toddlers fighting about which of them is going to eat the last piece of candy in a container. Its so fucking embarrassing to read their comments 97% of the time. Look, we have two excellent candidates running for the Democratic ticket and I would be satisfied if Hillary or Obama won, but don't say you're going to vote for John McCain because your candidate lost and you want vengeance. It's not going to help end this War in Iraq, or attempt to fix some of the problems George Bush and Co. have wrought on our nation.

What is it with my peer's fascination with MTV's hit show, The Hills? It's the same fucking scenario every season: these spoiled bimbos piss and moan about their jobs, fight with each over some shallow, near Abercrombie & Fitch model-looking guys that have cheated on them, and fight with each other about this, that, and some other trivial bullshit! And btw MTV: that's not reality TV, its a daily reminder of why high school sucks.

-Speaking of MTV, why doesn't MTV show music videos anymore??? There's a reason why so many of us used to watch your network: to watch artists and bands put out their artistic vision and come up with some cool videos to the songs we love. Now-a-days, the only time you guys actually play music videos is at night, when most of the populous is asleep!? Seriously guys, its high time you dumped shows like The Hills, Laguna Beach, and My Super Sweet Sixteen and started playing some damn music videos!

-After eight years of Bush Jr. disrespecting our Constitution, dragging the country into a hellish and unnecessary war in the Middle East, filling up his cabinet with partisan hacks and corporate cronies to high levels of power, extending the claws of partisanship to the Justice Department, exploiting America's fears of terrorism after 9/11 as a means to gain more political power and brand anyone who disagrees with the administration as unpatriotic and anti-American, and diminishing America's good name with scandals ranging from Guantanamo and Abu-Ghraib to Hurricane Katrina and Walter Reed, why the fuck is it that 28% of Americans still support George W. Bush?!?!? What fucking reason do you have to still support this incompetent dumbfuck?

I can't figure out what is more annoying: Miley Cyrus or her haters. For the record, I don't hate Miley Cyrus, I just can't stand her teeny-bopper music crap she puts out, and I can't stand her show, Hanna Montana. At least Disney's last big star, Raven-Symone was more entertaining, and you didn't feel guilty in admitting that you thought she was talented and you liked watching, That's So Raven. As for her haters, please, get over yourselves. Miley may be another teeney-bopper getting her 15 minutes of fame, but at least she hasn't been sucking down on vodka and on a stranger's cock, and with the Paris Hilton's and Lindsay Lohan's of the world running around, i'll take Hanna Montana as a role model for young girls over those two whores any day of the week.

-What's the deal with texting? I know most of my peers do it, but I don't see the appeal. I know what you're thinking: what the fuck is wrong with me? I'm just unique like that.

God is strategically saying, $77.00!

That's what this televangelist, Steve Munsey 'claims' that God wants his Followers to do.

This huckster should be selling us some crappy used cars, not using God's Word and the teachings of Jesus Christ to pimp them out of money!?

At any rate, this is one hilarious video.