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Forcing myself to watch Twilight, part 2

3 May, 2012 1 comment

This is late, but god damn it if I’m not putting it on my blog. Click here for the first entry in this blog series. I actually watched this movie back during the Christmas break and I tweeted my way through it. Here are those tweets. Hint: I didn’t like this one either.

Alright, starting up Twilight: New Moon for the first time. Let’s see how bad it is…

Wow, that was sure a gentle “shove” across the fucking room that Edward gave Bella. Matrix time and all.

Edward has actually been passable so far and I like how he just laughs at Bella’s fear of aging at age 18.

That’s her entire motivation. She wants to stay young because she thinks that Edward won’t love her otherwise. She has no other worthwhile..

..features about herself, at least in her own opinion. How fucking shallow can a writer be? A female writer at that! #antifeminism #twilight

The whole crux of this series is the shallowness, the entire lack of motivation behind any “love”/whatever. How can women over 15 like this?

Fuck yes, now Edward told her off for her own good. If the movies ended here, that would be fucking awesome! #twilight #newmoon

Is this when she goes into that debilitating depression and doesn’t want to live anymore? 🙂

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January trailer binge

6 January, 2011 Leave a comment

I was just messing around on YouTube and came across a bunch of trailers for movies that I’m, now, very excited to see once they’re released.

Limitless – I love Bradley Cooper. I think he’s got great charisma and an intensity that kind of goes through the movie screen and rubs off on you. This movie looks exciting.

No Strings Attached – Natalie Portman… yeah, I know I’m not alone in having a celebrity crush on her, but she’s just so… yummy. And I’ve always liked Ashton Kutcher’s comedic timing too. This one looks like a romcom in my taste.

The Other Woman – Natalie Portman… again. This time in something that seems highly intense.

Your Highness – Aaaaaand again! Natalie Portman! At least this time she’s not in a leading role and she’s actually not the main reason why I want to watch this movie. Danny McBride seems like a total hoot in this one and James Franco usually doesn’t disappoint. SUCK IT!

My first legit headphones

23 September, 2010 Leave a comment

Today I ordered a pair of headphones. I’ve bought headphones before. Small $15 earplug pop-ins that are integrated into a necklace to hold your mp3 player. They don’t count. They’re not proper headphones. Today I ordered proper headphones. Apparently they’re called DJ headphones. Yeah, that’s how in the know I am about this.

The reason is that my neighbor has been banging on my wall if I listen to a podcast. It’s completely fucking ridiculous that I can’t even listen to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant talk shit about Karl Pilkington without my neighbor banging on the wall after 10 PM. It’s a goddamn podcast and I hardly have the volume up high. And this apartment complex is supposed to have good isolation. That has been the reason why I haven’t played a lot of games late at night the last few months. I’ve had plenty of opportunity, but I haven’t done anything with that time and opportunity to entertain myself with my Xbox.

That’s why I went and placed an order for a pair of proper headphones. I figure I can sit there and listen to my games without having to worry about having my wall broken down. What pisses me off even more about my idiot neighbors is that they’re completely clueless about how their kids are INCREDIBLY annoying, yelling their asses off just outside my balcony. Do I complain about it? No, I don’t. I should start to even out the odds.

Anyway, I looked around and first I thought I should get a pair of Sony MDR-XB400. Yeah, says about as much to me. They’re headphones, they’re black. Apparently they’re also not very good. Then I started looking at different KOSS headphones. Couldn’t really find a pair that appealed to me that much. Threw out a few tweets to people who might be in the know and got a tip about the brand Skullcandy. Found some interesting models in my price range and a few a bit above my price range that were really interesting. Read a whole bunch of tests and customer reviews and really wanted those a bit more expensive ones. Then I got a call that I got the job I interviewed for yesterday, so I figured “fuck it, I can take that extra $20 hit to my wallet. I got these:

Skullcandy G.I. Red Print

I’m not a very extravagant person, especially not when it comes to clothing and style. I was very close to ordering a black model. But I figured this would be interesting. I can use them for my mp3 player but I will be using them mostly at home. According to the listing on the site where I ordered them, I should be getting a 3m extension cord so I won’t have to buy an extra just to be able to connect it to my receiver for the Xbox. It should arrive in the mail on Monday or Tuesday.

Forcing myself to watch Twilight, part 1

18 September, 2010 1 comment

My nephew and his girlfriend has been telling me that I’m not allowed to whine about Twilight being piece of trash movies or books until I either watch or read them. It doesn’t matter if the general consensus of everything I’ve read about them is that both the movies and books suck ass in every conceivable way. So I’m watching the movies. I caught the first one, Twilight, yesterday. Just for fun I decided to tweet my reactions the whole way through. Here they are, all of them. Just click this post to expand it and see all of them.

Decided that I should watch Twilight and give it a shot. 6:28 in and I’m already annoyed by the horribly bad characterization. #twilight

Paused the movie, as soon as I got it going again, that annoying Asian dude actually said “chillax”. Kill him! #twilight

If you want to see GOOD characterization and amazing portrayal of alienation at school, watch Bang Bang You’re Dead w/ Ben Foster #twilight

Worthless fucking piece of trash movie, but I will endure. #twilight

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Halo Legends

14 September, 2010 Leave a comment

Today Halo Reach gets released and if everything goes as planned, I’m getting my hands on a copy. To prepare for it, I decided to watch Halo Legends, the anime project that was released a while ago. I’d put off watching it for the longest time, even though my best friend told me several times to watch it. Yeah, I’m an idiot that way.

But now I’ve watched it and I really liked it. Then again, I’m a complete Halo nut, so that’s hardly surprising. The DVD has everything a Halo fan can ask for, ranging from Forerunner back story, comedy bits (the 1337 episode was bordering on too silly, but it pulled it off), awesome action, insight into the Elites and it had lots of nods to the novels for those of us who have read them. The last episode where Master Chief, Kelly and Fred save Catherine Halsey was full of that kind of references, for example, but it wasn’t the only one. Basically, more projects like this should get done, because the end result was awesome.

So Halo Reach will be in my hands soon. I’m debating whether or not I should play it immediately or save it for when my best friend gets back from a work trip so we can co-op our way through it. It’s not like I have a lack of quality games to take on in the meantime anyway… We’ll see. Maybe I should get a poll going or something? “Which game in my pile of shame should I take on first?”

Song of the day, September 7th 2010

7 September, 2010 Leave a comment

Here’s a song by a very underrated singer/songwriter. She’s Canadian and I first discovered her with this song, as it was featured on the Elizabethtown soundtrack. I started out being a bit “meh” about that movie, but then when I rewatched it a couple of years later, it really struck a chord with me and now it’s one of my favorite movies, even if it’s pretty silly at times. Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst just work really well together and I think I still have a bit of a Hollywood crush on Dunst. Regardless, Kathleen Edwards is an amazing singer and you should really check her out.

Kathleen Edwards – Summerlong

Nudity vs violence in censorship (or, Why the US is stupid, part 1)

3 September, 2010 12 comments

I just watched a video review of the game God of War 3 by the talentless hack The Irate Gamer. I watch him just so I can get annoyed by him, because that’s fun too. But this post isn’t mainly about him, although he thoroughly sucks. No, it’s about something he said in the review. It reflects on the entire entertainment industry in the US. Here’s a quote:

“now let me preface by saying that this game is NOT intended for kids since it includes harsh language, nudity and a scene of Kratos getting it on with goddess Aphrodite”

It’s not for kids because of harsh language and sexuality. Not once does he mention the gruesome violence and ubiquitous blood being bad for kids. That’s something I will NEVER understand about the Yankee entertainment industry. Over here in Europe we put a stamp of age restriction on something if it has explicit violence. Nudity? Hell no! Why? BECAUSE THE HUMAN BODY ISN’T DANGEROUS! The naked human body is just about the most natural thing in the world for us humans, so why would seeing it hurt kids? It’s ridiculous. But it’s ooooookay to show Kratos ripping limbs off of bodies and whatnot. Yeah, that’s the most natural thing in the world.

Just another reason why the US is considered generally stupid by us Europeans.