Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Without any previous training it's kinda obvious that things aren't going to go good. Once Shingi is placed inside the Eva he is launched to the surface to face the 3rd Angel. The second he takes his first step in the Eva he trips and falls. In a second the Angel is on him beating him to a pulp, things look hopeless, command central is unable to eject Shinji from the Eva and he's not moving. All readings show that Shinji is either unconscious or dead then things get weird, the Eva starts fighting back. Before you know it Unit-1 is ripping the Angel apart, in seconds the Angel is dead and Unit-1 collapses, badly damaged.
The rest of the anime continues pretty much the same way. I felt that the episodes didn't have enough body to them, they sorta started and ended without really getting the watcher into them. Also, near the end of the series things start to get really weird. Although there were some things that bothered me I think overall I liked Neon Genesis Evangelion and would suggest it to anyone who is a fan of those animes with giant robot battles.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Demon Envy is a funny quick read. It never gets very scary, despite the portal to Hell, and is rather charming for a book about demons. I'd recommend it for teens looking for a light read, or a snarky new character.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Parker Baer is excited to see that someone has finally moved in to the abandoned house next door, but his first meeting with Tara, the girl who lives there is rather unusual, though oddly familiar. After letting herself in to the Baer house she proceeds to help herself to breakfast, break a chair, and take a nap in Parker's bed, where the family discovers her. She's a mysterious figure with her bright blonde coils of hair that almost seem to move and the sunglasses she always wears. She soon becomes the center of attention at school, befriending the leaders of all the groups students. But before too long Parker notices that her new friends are behaving more and more oddly, such as drinking huge quanities of milk and eating dirt. From there on in, it gets creepier.
I would recommend this book for 11 or 12 year olds and up, especially for readers that enjoy creepy books but not gore. A fast read, and one that will make you shiver a little. It is a book we've had for awhile that hasn't circed as much as it deserves, so give it a try.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
There is little to no dialog for the first half or so of the film, but it still manages to draw you in. WALL-E is probably one of the best movies of the year. It has wonderful characters, a good strong plot, beautiful animation and backgrounds, and it works on enough levels to keep adult sci-fi nerds interested (that would be myself included). The fate of humanity in WALL-E will hopefully make people take a look at their lives and the way we treat not only the Earth but also our own bodies. The way WALL-E lives should gives us hope and remind us to enjoy the wonder that is our world.
I gotta say that this movie had a theater full of 20 and 30 somethings on the edge of their seats and not making a sound. Go see this movie.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
that is all.
i recommend it.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Unlike most Bond movies I've seen, this one doesn't do much for me. Yes, today i have decided to post how much i absolutely hate this movie. Basically this movie has no right whatsoever to be a Bond movie. Ok, so we'll start off with the actor Timothy Dalton. I'm not saying I knew how men were considered "steamy' in the late 80's, but this guy, Oh MY GOD! He is the worst looking man i have ever seen! personally i would like to take a razor blade to his face to make it look prettier. why? why would they hire a guy like him? hu? erg.
Another thing that drove me up the wall was how it was night, darkness created shadow for Bond to infiltrate and sneak around, but then, BAM! the lights came on and it was mid day! how on earth??
Another problem that i had was the relationship between Bond and Lupe Lamora, Sanchez's girlfriend. Near the end of the movie, they talk about the relationship they had and all the "things" they did together. Unless there was some off-camera smoochin', all the "things" they did together consisted of talking, and threatening with a knife, and perhaps some black jack.
Now i go back to Dalton. Yeah yeah i know that bond always gets the girls, but ew, who in their right mind would fall for the lack there of charm of him...
And what was up with him? he was like on his man period or something. Major attitude adjustment. while watching, I'm pretty sure i said "That's not Bond", or "The new Bond would've killed them"or"he would've shot faster" and so on.
Anyway, apart from all of those things that sucked, the movie just sucked in general. The plot was ok, the script was ok, the actors...not so much.
My favorite part would have to be the part with Q that lasted about 2 minuets.
so that's it. hope you enjoyed it! haha yeah right.
Friday, June 13, 2008
It went way into detail about Anikin's feelings, and how the struggle with himself ended badly. I would defiantly recommend this book to any Star Wars fan.
Basically if you've seen the movie, you know the plot of the book.
The only thing that got me was the surprise ending! I had no idea that Anikin became Vader!!! XD
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is thoroughly, exuberantly, with out a shadow of a doubt... pretty decent. While it's no Last crusade, and certainly no Lost Ark, it comes far ahead of that affront to all that is holy, Temple of Doom (with the possible exception of Short Round, who I'm convinced is the coolest person since Jeebus himself.)
This movie that I really don't have time to spell out all the way, opens strong. The first twenty minutes are pretty cool, with some good old fashioned betrayal, and beating up commies. At this point, I was asking myself "What could possibly go wrong?" Then Shia Leboeuf shows up. My philosophy of "Never trust anyone with more than five vowels in his name" is proven correct. When he shows up, positively dripping with hair gel, the movie goes on a downward spiral for the next twenty or so minutes. Towards the last section of those twenty minutes, I was convinced that Shia was the anti-christ himself. It pains me when directors hire pretty-boy disney stars in order to draw the youth audience, especially when it involves Shia, Ashley Tissdale or Miley Cyrus, who is Satan, cleverly disguised as Hannah Montana.
But then, Marion shows up, and all is right with the cosmos.
If you're gonna see this movie, DO NOT go in thinking "Last Crusade" or "Lost Ark" You WILL be dissapointed. Instead, walk into the theatre thinking "Temple of Doom." You will be pleasently surprised.
NO TIME FOR LOVE, DOCTOR JONES!!!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Then, he like...falls through the ground... and there's this... monkey guy and a girl with...hair...
Eh, it's not like it matters. "The Forbidden Kingdom" is a ver "Is what it is" movie, which, quite frankly, chucks plot out the window the second you see Jackie beating the crap out of a soldier- on a horse. The movie carries on, and Jet li as a monk shows up. In one of the highlights of the film, Jackie and Jet (Alliterations are fun) beat the $#%@ out of one another, as only they can. It culminates in a special-effects heavy final battle between evil-bearded-dude and the monkey guy. You'll be fairly bored during the sequences when someone isn't kicking another person, but, thankfully, thats about six-and-a-half minutes out of the two hour movie.
"Forbidden Kingdom" Is certainly worth watching if you like action, or if you like the coming of age story of a badly portrayed white guy. I'm betting it's the former.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
ps: this is my 1st book review so bear with me. YaY
Friday, May 2, 2008
Follow the paths of three very different teenagers scheduled for unwinding as they make a desperate journey across American in an attempt to stay in one piece until their 18th birthdays. This book is exciting. It is thought provoking. It is a story about kids being used by a society hungry for body parts for quick and easy medical replacements and makes you question not just where life begins, but where it ends (if every part of you is exisiting "alive" in someone else, what has happened to your soul?) Read this book if you liked the "Pretties" trilogy or "The House of the Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer, or if you are just looking for an exciting read that also gives you something to think about.
Friday, April 25, 2008
"Not the End of the World" by Geraldine McCaughrean
This book theorizes what life would have been like on the Ark, and is told largely through the eyes of Noah's daughter, Timna (no daughter was mentioned in the Bible). It is realistic, sparing no details of grim and horrors of the flood and spending more than a month in a large boat with a zoo's worth of animals. The first days involve Noah's family dealing with the swimming survivors who are trying to get on board. It is ultimately a book about understanding God and His will. Does he speak to and work through only Noah, or does Timna have some part of the great plan as well.
This is a book that was very hard to put down. Short chapters and lots action keep it fast paced, and I just had to know what was going to happen next. I definitely recommend this book. 4 out of 5 stars.