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Excited About Movies

Another new year has come, which means another new year of movies to look forward to! Here’s a list of the movies that I am excited about. Hopefully all of them turns out to be awesome. Nothing depresses me more than a movie I thought was cool but turned out to be a load of piss soaked shit.

I am Number 4

After watching the trailer the thought “Twilight with Mutants!” came to mind. But still, this movie has piqued my curiosity. I don’t know if it’s just me though, but the trailer makes this movie look eerily like the movie Jumper (starring Hayden “Darth Vader” Christiansen).

Lets hope it turns out better, ’cause Jumper fucking sucked.

 


Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon

Uh oh. Another bayformers movie. After the awfulness that was Revenge of the Fallen, where we find out that Devastator has gigantic metal balls and that Primes can go all Mufasa and manifest themselves in the clouds, I am a little bit scared of this movie.

I’m still going to see it though. Why? Because dude, it’s a movie with giant-ass robots. God knows how much I love robots.

The Hobbit

To those who don’t know, the Hobbit is the story that sets up the whole Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It’s basically the story of Bilbo Baggins (Frodo’s uncle/relative/cousin/who the fuck cares), and how he bamboozles Gollum and obtains the One Ring of Power. I was a bit disappointed when Guilliermo del Torro stepped down as director for this movie (Hellboy 2 was awesome). But that disappointment all went away when Peter Jackson decided to make the Hobbit himself. Since he already made the LOTR trilogy, it’s only fitting he direct the Hobbit.

P.S. I think the Hobbit is going to be split into two movies. I’m not sure though (and I’m too lazy to google it dammit).

Paul

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are spoofing another genre; Sci-Fi! I can’t wait. I loved Shaun of the Dead’s take on zombie movies (Shaun of the Dead > Zombieland btw) and Hot Fuzz’s take on the buddy cop movie. I’m betting this sci-fi comedy is going to be just as awesome.

One caveat though is that Edgar Wright (The director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) won’t be directing Paul.

 

 

Cowboys and Aliens

Cowboys are fucking awesome. Aliens are fucking awesome. Put them together and…

Yes, Cowboys and Aliens will make your fucking head explode because it is so fucking awesome. At least I think it will… Obviously it’s not actually out yet (duh). Still, the trailer is sexyawesome (That’s actually a word. you don’t need to look it up).

P.s. Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford look BADASS!!!

 

 

Thor and Captain America

I don’t know which is coming out first (again, I’m too lazy to google, but if I had to guess I think Thor is showing this year and Captain America next year), but both movies look cool. I’m more excited about Thor though. Mainly because, I’m curious as to how Thor’s “magical” power is going to look in the big screen.

 

 

Xmen: First Class and Amazing Spiderman

I’m not really sure how i feel about these two movies. On the one hand since FOX and Sony just keep making X-men and Spiderman movies respectively, so that the movie licenses don’t revert back to marvel studios, they probably don’t give a shit about the quality of the movies they spew out. On the other hand, the Xmen trailer has its great moments and Andrew Garfield (the new spiderman) is a pretty decent actor. And who the hell am I kidding anyways, no matter how shit stained the movies are, I’m still going to watch them. For I am a sheep in the Super Hero Movie farm.

The Dark Knight Rises

Christian Bale reprises his role as Batman, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. Tom Hardy as Bane. And of course, the movie’s being directed by Christopher Nolan.

Even though they haven’t begun shooting it yet, I know The Dark Knight Rises is going to be the most awesome movie ever!!! I love The Dark Knight Rises as much as 13-year-old girls love Justin Beiber!!!

AIIIIYYYYIIIIIIYIIIIYEAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

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5 Things I thought Sucked…

But Turned Out to be Awesome!

I love judging a book by its cover. I love first impressions. The feeling I get when I immediately judge whether something sucks or not without so much of second thought is so exhilarating. It’s like being Caesar at the fucking Roman Colosseum after a bloody gladiator battle. With my thumbs up, you live. With my thumbs down, you die.

But sometimes things need another chance. Not so often, I take a second look at things I thought sucked. A lot of times I get proven right, but sometimes I change my mind. So here are 5 things I thought sucked, but turned out to be awesome.

1. Sausage Mcmuffin eaten with Pancake Syrup

Some people put ketchup on their Sausage Mcmuffin, some people eat it bare. I eat it with pancake syrup. How did I start doing so?  Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away called college, I witnessed a friend of mine once eat a Sausage Mcmuffin, but before taking a bite, she slathered the damn thing with pancake syrup. Being the Sausage-Mcmuffin-with-pancake-syrup-virgin that I was, I thought it was fucking disgusting and down right deviant behavior to put syrup in a  damn sandwich! But upon thinking about it, eating it with syrup does make sense! It has the sweet and salty dynamic that we crave when we eat pancakes with sausages or bacon,  champorado with tuyo (which I don’t eat by the way) or french fries with a chocolate sundae (this is also awesome). Suffice to say, I gave it a try, and I never looked back. Since then,  I won’t eat a Sausage Mcmuffin any other way (even though the McDonald’s crew always give me funny looks when I ask for pancake syrup with my Mcmuffin).

2. Fantasy Literature

I consider myself a geek, but I never thought of myself as a fantasy geek. The books I read before were more of the Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum type of genre (and a tad of Anne Rice). I can’t really tell you why I stayed away from Fantasy for the longest time. Maybe I thought its penchant for narratives that span multiple novels was too much to follow. Or perhaps I thought that I was too fucking cool to be reading Fantasy. Or maybe it was just fear of the unknown. Like I said, I don’t really know. But one time, I remember borrowing a book from my friend out of curiosity, It was a Dragonlance novel called Dragons of Autumn Twilight. And thus began my addiction to all things fantasy. I started reading any fantasy book I could get my grubby hands on. I read Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, The Lord of the Rings (which I didn’t enjoy, watch the movies instead), the Eragon books, George R. Martin’s fantastic A Song of Ice and Fire books and so much more.

3. Western RPGs

The term western RPG didn’t even compute for me before. When I thought of RPGs, I always thought of Final Fantasy, Star Ocean, Dragon Quest, Suikoden and my most beloved Xenogears.

It never occurred to me that I’d enjoy playing a role-playing game not developed by the Japanese. But with the current generation of consoles something happened. Quality japanese RPGs were no were to be found! I’ve had my Xbox 360 for two years and my PS3 for one year, and I’ve only played one Japanese RPG that I truly enjoyed; Tales of Vesperia (yup, not Final Fantasy XIII). I had to get my RPG fix from somewhere else. That’s when Fallout 3, Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 1 and 2 filled the void. I’m not going to go into the differences, pros/cons of Japanese RPGs versus their western counterparts, that in itself is a whole different topic. But Western RPGs are now awesome in my book (But for some reason, I still fucking hate Oblivion and the Fable series).

4. Programming

When I was in high school I hated programming so much. I remember we took up the Pascal language back then and it frustrated me to no end. I used to copy of my friends to meet the requirements for that subject. I wanted to be a god damned architect for god’s sakes! Programming made no sense to me in any way. Flash forward to the present, here I am, as my blog’s title states so succinctly, a code monkey.

Why is programming awesome? Because it pays the fucking bills that’s why. Need I say more?

5. Family Guy

I used to think Family Guy was just a cheap ripoff of the Simpsons. It’s not. Yes, Family guy like the Simpsons is about the shenanigans of what is supposedly an average american family. Yes, Peter Griffin, like Homer Simpson is the fat dumb father whose antics provide the bulk of the comedy. Yes, Louis Griffin like Marge, is the voice of reason. Family Guy also has eccentric children in Chris and Meg like Bart and Lisa. It also has a baby in Stewie like the Simpson’s Maggie. Ripoff right? Maybe. But Family Guy is so much more! It’s cruder, ruder, dumber and for me, far more hilarious than the Simpsons. I can’t explain the show’s appeal to me any better than this clip:

I know. Fucking awesome!

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10 movies I can watch over and over

There are certain movies that I can watch several times and still be entertained the nth time just as much as the first time I watched them. Not every good movie has this quality. You can watch an amazing movie once, but not watch it again (or if you do, you won’t watch it immediately). A good example for me would be Inception. Like I said before, Inception is an awesome, awesome movie. But it is also a mentally exhausting film. If you ask me to watch the movie again I’d probably decline (at least for now). In other words, you can’t expect me to watch Schindler’s List or Citizen Kane again and again and not go fucking insane.

But there are movies I can watch over and over without losing my mind. I can watch some movies multiple times; from monday to saturday, and still watch the damn flick when HBO shows it again for the umpteenth time on Sunday.

With that said, here are those movies!

The Incredibles

The incredibles is still my favorite super hero movie hands down and I can watch it until the end of time! And yes, for me The Incredibles IS better than Spiderman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Iron man. Don’t agree with me? Too bad. Make your own damn list.

Nacho Libre

The eagle eggs were a lie! They give me no Eagle Powers! They give me no Nutrients!“I laugh my ass off every single time. And I have watched this movie numerous times.I fucking love this movie! For me Nacho Libre is Jack Black at his very best. If you have to see one Jack Black movie, this is fucking it my friends.

Ironman

I know, i know,  I said The Incredibles > Ironman. But Ironman is still an awesome movie to watch multiple times.

Jerry Maguire

Part romantic comedy, part satire, part sports movie, all awesome. Jerry Maguire is in my mind Tom Cruise’s finest work. He actually got nominated for a best actor oscar for this film. Too bad he didn’t win. Maybe he’d be less of a psycho now if he did.

Who the fuck am I kidding…

Any Rocky movie except Rocky 5

I have the movies’ OSTs in my IPOD. Nothing pumps me up more than a rocky balboa training montage.

First Blood

To those who are unfamiliar with this movie, First Blood is Rambo 1. But only noobs call it Rambo 1. Rambo 1 is awesome!

Equilibrium

Yes, the costumes are matrix ripoffs. Yes, the plot is a bit absurd. But still, you have to love a movie that calls shooting people “gun-kata” and policemen grammaton clerics. NERDGASM!!!

Oh yeah!

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Shake and Bake again and again!

Street Fighter: The Movie

This movie is so god damn horrible that its awesome. In order to appreciate Street Fighter the movie, you have to see it as a parody, not an adaptation. With that frame of mind, this movie is a laughaton. My favorite lines from the movie? There are soooo many. But I have to pick this:

Chun Li: You and your bullies were driven back by farmers with pitchforks! My father saved his village at the cost of his own life. You had him shot as you ran away! A hero… at a thousand paces.

Bison: I’m sorry. I don’t remember any of it.

Chun Li: You don’t remember?

Bison: For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday.


Gorgeous

Gorgeous is a Honkong movie starring Jackie Chan and Shu Qi. It’s basically a romantic comedy BUT with kung fu. That’s a recipe for a great movie if I ever saw one. In fact, I propose all romantic comedies have kung fu.

If they did I’d watch all of them.

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4 Japanese Things Monkeys Love

1. Monkeys Love Japanese Cuisine

Japanese food is good ^__^

I want to go to Japan and taste the authentic stuff. Until I do, I have to make do with Teriyaki Boy, Sumo Sam and Saisaki.  I wonder if they have California Maki and a New York Rolls in Japan. Hmm…

2. Monkeys Love Manga

Manga is great. I started reading after I watched the fucked up ending of the Rorouni Kenshin anime and found out that the manga ending wasn’t such a load of cat poop. I’ve been hooked ever since. My top 5 favorite manga of all time?

  1. Rorouni Kenshin
  2. One Piece
  3. Eye Shield 21
  4. Naruto
  5. Slam Dunk

3. Monkeys Love Giant Ass Robots

Nothing says Japan like giant ass robots. Personally, I’m into the more realistic giant robots (as if giant robots are realistic >_<) of Gundam, Macross and Code Geass as compared to Giant robots of the 70s (e.g. Voltes V, Daimos and Mazinger Z).

4. Monkeys Love Jdorama

Jdoramas are all about doing your best, never giving up… and running your ass off.

That’s just fucking awesome.

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