Dude, you are one mad fucker, you know that? Who else can start a booze blog, writing about nothing but ALCOHOL, And then have a fucking MEDIA LAUNCH to launch your BLOG. A PARTY with a whole fucking CASE of Smirnoff Black, Three bottles of whiskey, AND a few bottles of fuckin' ABSINTHE thrown in for good measure. (which tastes of VERY STRONG HACKS)
Had a BLAST at the party, where you can MIX YOUR OWN DRINKS. Yes, who NEEDS bartenders when you can do it yourself! Stuck to one alcohol all night (Multiple Smirnoffs with various mixers, in case you were wondering). And got kinda wasted. GAH.
You were the Thriller who genuinely thrilled, You were the Bad ass icon who defined my childhood, You told everyone who dissed you to Beat It, I Remember The Time we all wanted to Rock With You You were the Man in The Mirror who told us to Heal The World You were the Smooth Criminal who defined cool music videos, You were neither Black nor White but always evergreen. Rest In Peace, Michael Jackson, The Eternal Gloved Moonwalker. You were Gone Too Soon, but You Are Not Alone anymore.
You were one of the Original Angels, Who would have kicked Drew, Lucy and Cameron's over SFX-ed asses. Yours was the poster that adorned 12 million walls, And graced two Playboy covers. From Ally McBeal to The Guardian and even the Six Million Dollar Man, You stole the limelight every time you had a scene. But you will be best remembered as the Angel in THAT red swimsuit. Rest In Peace, Farrah Fawcett, Lady In Red, and Original Angel Of Charlie.
Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs. a.k.a. Ice Age 3 Not a Review. The first Ice Age was decent. The second Ice Age melted a little. This one was just one pool of water. Ok if you liked the first one (and second one) you MIGHT like this one, Kids might like it too.
It's mostly more of the same. Scrat and his acorn Manny and his moaning Sid with his antics. Diego with his... er... emoing. Nothing much different there. Except for the dinosaurs, of course.
Wait a minute, didn't the dinosaurs come BEFORE the Ice Age? What are they doing HERE then? Oh, it's a CARTOON. Heck, if houses can fly on balloons and cows with udders can be male, Why can't there be Dinosaurs in an Ice Age, huh? So what if our kids grow up thinking weasels talk like Simon Pegg? Screw science!
Anyway, I forgot how annoying I HATE Ray Romano's voice. Every time I hear him MOANING I feel like punching him in the face. They should rename it Everybody Loves Raymond Except Eyeris. On the other hand, John Leguizamo isn't annoying. But his CHARACTER Sid here is. Simon Pegg is funny though. Moby Dick WTF! The rest of the cast... er... who?
Everything here just seems so recycled. Inter-species mammal-reptile relationships? Wasn't that in Shrek? Baby anxieties? Wasn't that in Shrek 3? Scrat and his Acorn adventures? The trailers were funnier. Sid and his bumbling ways? Wasn't that in the first movie? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Anyway, this was incredibly underwhelming. Then again, the first two weren't overwhelming in the first place. This one was even more forgettable than Monsters Vs Aliens. At least I went HA!-HA!-HA! during MvA. This one was more HEH-HEH-MEH. UP is still the best animated movie this year. Heck, it's still the best MOVIE of the year.
We interrupt the slew of Transformers-related posts on EoE today for a special Johnny Depp news flash.
Yes, the one-time heart-throb of 21 Jump Street, who will be appearing in Michael Mann's Public Enemies as himself (well, as a Johnny Dillinger who looks like Johnny Depp anyway) will next be appearing in another movie as a character that doesn't look one bit like Johnny Depp.
Presenting.... The Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland!
Reminds me of a cross between Willy Wonka and a broom. Should be interesting to see how whacky he gets in this role this time. It IS called the MAD Hatter after all... Hey, maybe after this Christopher Nolan could get Depp to join the Batman movies as the Mad Hatter as well. He wouldn't even need to change his makeup!
Oh, other than that, head over to USA Today or Empire (which links to the USA Today article that HAD the pictures but are no longer there strangely... gone down the rabbit hole, perhaps?) for pictures of Helena Bonham Carter as the really weird Red Queen (OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!) and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen
Ooh, and if you head over to USA Today, you can check out some really cool concept art for the movie in a stranely fascinating interactive image... click on the white rabbit below to check them out!
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen. Not a review. Otherwise known as Farmstoners: ROTF (LOL) Sorry, inside joke. Saw it later than I would like, But still earlier than everyone else! (Until tonight, that is, at the Nuffnang thingy) (But then, tonight I'd have watched it TWICE oledi MUAHAHA!) Is it worth watching THAT many times? Oh hell yeah.
MORE EXPLOSIONS! MORE ROBOTS! MORE EXCITEMENT! MORE BOT-ON-BOT ACTION! MORE TRANSFORMATIONS! MORE BOT ON BOT ACTION!
MORE DECEPTICONS! MORE AUTOBOTS! MORE OPTIMUS PRIME! MORE OPTIMUS PRIME SWORDS! (WOOHOO!) MORE OPTIMUS PRIME KICKING ASS! (WOOHOO!) MORE (AND MORE) OPTIMUS PRIME! (KICKASS!) MORE STARSCREAM DISAPPOINTING MEGATRON!
MORE MEGAN FOX! (WOOHOO!) MORE CLEAVAGE! (Cleavage rating: 9.5, with added bouncing bonus!) MORE SHIA LEBEOUF! (ERR.. NOT SO WOOHOO!) MORE AGENT SIMMONS (Kill him off already) MORE ANNOYING HUMAN CHARACTERS! (Kill them ALL off already) MORE HUMAN THAN MEETS THE EYE! MORE TERMINATOR THAN TERMINATOR!
MORE COOL CARS! MORE UGLY ROBOTS! MORE INDISINGUISAHABLT ROBOTS! MORE METALLIC MAYHEM! MORE LOUSY DIALOG! MORE ANNOYING CHARACTERS!
Yes, this movie IS MORE than than meets the last one, It's got more EVERYTHING, MORE good parts, MORE bad parts, MORE budget to spend, MORE time in the cinema, MORE Megan Fox (always a good thing) MORE cool cars (VERY cool indeed) MORE annoying characters and lousy dialogue, MORE robots and transformations, and MORE great moments than the first one. Yup, I think I'm even gonna watch it MORE than the first one. ROLL OUT! YEAH!
This is me celebrating FIVE WHOLE YEARS of nonsense on this blog. Yam seng!
Ok ok, since it's a momentous occasion and all, let me just make my obligatory five-year celebratory post a little longer.
It's kinda weird that this blog has lasted this long, considering my analness about being 'anonymous' all this while, and the fact that it's not even about me per se. It may have started out as a book blog but it's evolved into something a lot more broader and more entertainment based than just books (I haven't even done a book review in like, AGES).
Anyway, here are some of my favorite posts on the blog, a list which was kinda hard to compile on account that there ARE FIVE years worth of material comprising 1329 posts in total.... Hope you had as much fun reading the blog as I had writing it! YAY!
(BTW, I'm not including any from 2009 though. Nothing very momentous lately... sigh...)
Here we go!
Bandwagon Jumping (The first post EVER on EoE! It's not much, but hey, at least it got the ball rolling... and rolling... and rolling... and rolling.. and rolling...)
Happy Green Day! (The first music post ever on EoE, and how appropriate it should be that it's American Idiot....)
Up Not a review. IT'S PIXAR!!!!!! So of COURSE it's good. But I was worried it wouldn't be. But it's GOOOOD! It's EXCELLENT!!! It's PIXAR! They should have their own entry in the dictionary. Pixar: def. great animated features that Dreamworks can only dream of. And it's my only FIVE STAR movie of the year so far (No I doubt Ill be giving Transformers five stars this time...)
Yes, I've already watched it. In fact I watched it more than a month ago. Yes, it was only out in the states this month. And YES, it's only coming to Malaysia in AUGUST GAAAA. I'll probably do another movie not-review when I watch it again then. Now I just wanna gloat. MUAHAHAHA! Ok, so some of you don't care so much about Up. PFFFFFBBTTTT!!!
Samore watched it in the place where it was all made. PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS. In the in-house cinema where they review ALL their films. It was AWESOME. They had STARS on the ceiling when you turned off the lights! AWESOME!
So... what is it about? Well, it's about this grumpy old man. Who flies away in a house lifted up by thousands of balloons. That's all you need to know, really. The rest of it you'll find out on the way. Oh, and there's a kid. And a talking dog called Dug. And a bird.
It's directed by the same guy who made Monsters Inc. BTW. The first 15 minutes will have you crying buckets. I don't think I've ever watched a more touching sequence in a cartoon. Besides the Dumbo's mother dying scene. *sniff sniff* After that the movie takes off, And not just on balloons.
It's fun fun fun fun, It'll make you cry, it'll make you laugh, And it'll fill your heart with JOY The kid is a bit annoying at first but he grows on you. And DUG THE DOG is f... SQUIRREL! .... ...... Dug The Dog is FUNNY! And so are the rest of the dogs!
Oh, and remember to get there early (when the movie comes out lar) Because the Pixar Short in front is pretty awesome too. It's called Partly Cloudy, BTW.
If I had to rate my favorite Pixar movies, This would come in fourth. After WALL-E, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo and Cars. Yes I like those more than the Toy Stories. And Monsters Inc. And A Bug's Life. And Ratatouille. Ah hell what am I saying. It's PIXAR! I LOVE EM ALL! Now Bring On Toy Story THREE!
Some Transformers week this has turned out to be. been too lazy to play around with the camera/toys, and been too busy playing Grim Fandango and Full Throttle to care. I AM looking forward to the movie though, though unfortunately unlike the last one where I got to watch the movie WEEKS before the REST OF THE WORLD did (my colleague went for the junket this time boohoo), this time I'll have to slum it with the mere mortals and go watch it a mere 3 days before it opens. Bah. On the plus side, if it all turns out well, I'll ALSO be watching it 2 days, and one day before it opens, which basically means by the time it opens on the 25th, I'd have already watched it three times.... LOL.
As for the toys, I've got a couple of them, but unlike the last time when I basically went berserk trying to get ALL the toys, this time I've limited myself to the really good ones only. No money mar, and the new toys aren't that great either. But the Leader-class Optimus Prime is AWESOME though. And the Sideswipe and Sideways toys. And of course, I MUST HAVE that Leader-class JETFIRE which transforms into a BLACK BIRD SR-71 for Pete's sake!
So what am I looking forward to in this movie? Lots - Devastator, Optimus Prime with two swords, Sideswipe, etc etc.