Saturday, October 11, 2008

Movie Night: Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Its that time of the week again and once again i have pulled it out of my butt again.
again there seems little point to a synopsis but none the less...

Po (Jack Black) is a panda who works in a noodle restaurant owned by his goose father Mr. Ping (James Hong), who hopes that Po will one day take over the restaurant, and wishes to disclose with him the secret ingredient of his family's noodle soup. Po is a kung fu fanatic with secret dreams of becoming a great master in the discipline. However, his weight and clumsiness make his goal difficult to attain.

The tortoise Master Oogway (Randall Duk Kim) has a premonition that the evil snow leopard warrior Tai Lung (Ian McShane), the former student of his own protégé, the red panda Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman), will escape from prison and return to threaten the Valley of Peace. While Shifu sends Zeng (Dan Fogler), a messenger goose, to Chor Ghom Prison to have the security increased, Oogway orders a formal ceremony to choose the Dragon Warrior, a supreme master of kung fu who can defeat Tai Lung. It is assumed that one of the Furious Five—Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie 'Freaking' Chan), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu), and Crane (David Cross)—a quintet of supremely skilled martial artists trained by Shifu, will be chosen for this honor. Po, in his attempts to see the Dragon Warrior, finds himself in the middle of the ceremony. Oogway surprises everyone by designating Po himself as the Dragon Warrior despite Po's protests and Shifu's pleas to reconsider. Ridiculous levels of idiocy and hilarity ensue as the quartet attempt to turn a clumsy if kind hearted oaf in to a kung fu master via a myriad of montages that unfortunately take up the batter part of the movie while referencing such classic movies as the Karate kid and Enter the Dragon.

All in all its a good board weekend movie with Jack Black essentially camera whoring the entire feature as Po with his usual level of over the top vocal talent and trademark physical humor perfectly emulated in his on screen persona. As usual i suggest a little boot time prior to watching and the grabbing of a extra large bucket of popcorn while you wait.

See you all tomorrow and once again i apologize for the crass commercialism in the previous post.



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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Daily Blogg: Follow the Leader

Its been up for about a month now and to be honest im not surprised you haven't seen it but


ok i may be being a tad touchy and i realize that its right at the very bottom right hand corner of the blog but i hoped someone would notice it.
So come on readers show me a little love and follow the leader off this merry and jovial cliff into the dark gloom of infinity while i blurt miscellaneous insanity's in your poor weary brains.

and on that note how come i got no donations eh? and wheres my coffee and who stole my stapler and why....

...hey where do you think your going?...

...i haven't finished ranting yet

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Daily Blogg: Halloween decorations

Halloween decorations 101.
if like me your more than a little fed up with paper lanterns, pumpkins & rubber bats then how's this for an idea TURN YOUR GARDEN INTO A GRAVEYARD!!!

this is a relatively cheap and easy way to make a truly unusual decorative statement on this Hallows eve on a tight budget. Honestly the effect is surprising and with a few spray on cobwebs and a little imagination with what they say on them you can have a real show stopper.

Currently painted and ready to go in my garden are:

"Not quite dead yet but i didn't want to make a fuss"

"Rest's in Pieces"

"Finally Nagged to death"

"Just cosplaying a corpse"

"life's a b*tch, then you die"

"Just got Pwned"

"Waiting to Respawn lol"

so see what you can come up with and don't forget the extra layer of PVA glue to make them totally water proof.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Movie Night: Cloverfield (2008)

If you haven't already watched the defining monster movie of 2008 then i really must as you what the hell you have been doing? None the less i shall elaborate on the less than subtle plot. The story starts on April 27, 6:42 am, and Rob Hawkins awakens after spending a romantic night with longtime friend Elizabeth "Beth" McIntyre in her father's Columbus Circle apartment. They plan to visit Coney Island for the day.

May 22, 6:43 pm. Rob's brother Jason Hawkins and his girlfriend Lily Ford prepare a Manhattan apartment for Rob's farewell party, as he has accepted a job at his company's Japan office. Rob's friend Hudson "Hud" Platt is given a camera by Jason and the responsibility of recording final goodbyes from family and friends at the party, but instead unsuccessfully flirts with his crush, Marlena Diamond. Beth arrives with a date, Travis, which upsets Rob. To his dismay, he realizes he was taping over footage of him and Beth, including their trip to Coney Island, which shows up intermittently throughout the film. Lily reveals Rob and Beth slept together several weeks previously, which Hud then shares with others at the party, making matters worse. Rob provokes Beth and her date into leaving the party.

While Hud and Jason try to talk to Rob, the building shakes. A loud guttural roar can be heard emanating from outside as there is a power outage throughout the city. When the power returns, everyone turns on the local news, where the anchor explains that there was an earthquake and an oil tanker has capsized in the bay off Lower Manhattan. Curious partygoers and neighbors go up to the roof to spot the disaster, where they witness an explosion in Lower Manhattan. As fire and debris begin to rain down, the partygoers flee to the street below. Suddenly, the horrifyingly familiar yet mangled head of the statue of liberty crashes down into the street beside them and insanity ensues as the terrified population attempt to flee the city...

I would say this is an astounding and awe inspiring movie and possibly the next generation of the classic Godzilla films and the milestone by which every other monster movie to come will be judged, but to be honest i presumed you knew that already.

so grab yer popcorn people its movie time.



Personal Update:

party hangover STILL in play, normal service will resume once my brain fits inside my skull.

party was fun though...

...i ended up in Glasgow wearing a pair of lime green bermuda shorts and for some bloody reason a dented keg of what may have once been beer that i apparently "borrowed" from a local bar at about 5am...

...the bartender and the local police were very understanding (after we paid for the booze and the damages)