Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cell Phones will ruin Movies

How Cell Phones Would Ruin Movies Like Fight Club And Forrest Gump

What would eventually happen if Movies of the early 90's and 80's have got Cell phones on them? Find out in the following Video.

The crew over at College Humor has come up with another funny video that we’re sure all you move fans out there will particularly enjoy. In it, they examine what some classic movies such as Forrest Gump and Fight Club would be like if there were cell phones in them. Suffice it to say, they wouldn’t have been nearly as good. This might be the best cell phone comedy video we’ve seen since this cell phone prank video we found a few months ago.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Movie Reviews - should have been put to the grave

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Movie Reviews - should have been put to the grave

Time to Mummify 'The Mummy'
By Todd McCarthy,

Given the must, dust and rust emanating from this third installment, it's clear the time has come for this "Mummy" franchise to be truly mummified once and for all. Set in a post-WWII context and giving the hero a cocky college-age son in a way that tiresomely mirrors the recent "Indiana Jones" revival, the new entry has a fresh marketing angle in the Chinese setting that will boost business, especially in Asia, beyond the built-in worldwide audience that paid more than $800 million to see the first two Brendan Fraser starrers. But as the film comes off as both old hat and low-grade, this will stand as an interesting test of whether seven years represent too long a wait to sustain public interest in a once-popular concept.

Aside from some of the visual effects, which at their best involve 10,000 Terracotta warriors coming to life after 2,000 years, this is cheeseball stuff all the way. As they say, it starts with the script, and this one, by "Shanghai Noon" and "Smallville" scribes Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, should have been found wanting early on, especially in the woeful family-issues dialogue that periodically brings the otherwise lumbering adventure tale to a complete halt.

Last seen battling the Rock's Scorpion King in Egypt circa 1933, Fraser's Rick O'Connell, having helped lick the Nazis, is reintroduced here in 1946, getting used to domesticity in a sumptuous English mansion while his wife Evelyn (Maria Bello, stepping into the role vacated by Rachel Weisz) looks for inspiration for another entry in her potboiler "Mummy" novel series. Rick insists he's retired from archeology and exploring, but perhaps he doth protest too much, as it takes little convincing to get him and Evelyn to decamp for Shanghai, where they quickly encounter Evelyn's nightclubbing brother (John Hannah, returning) and their devil-may-care son Alex (Luke Ford).

Alex has inherited his parents' heedless sense of derring-do and good luck, as he has recently stumbled upon the long-sought tomb of the Dragon Emperor and the chambers housing his massive army, all preserved under the Chinese desert. An action-powered prologue reveals how, back in 50 B.C., the ruthless, nation-unifying Emperor (Jet Li) betrayed a witch (Michelle Yeoh) who had agreed to endow him with immortality, and who repaid him by sending him into an unending state of limbo between life and death.

With the help of a duplicitous contempo general (of unspecified political affiliation in 1946 China), who hopes to ride the legendary emperor's coattails to power, the crusty-looking old monarch heads to Shanghai and then to Shangri-La itself -- all the while doing battle, in various human and inhuman forms, with the O'Connell mob, which grows to include the witch, a foxy mystery woman (Isabella Leong), and an old coot pilot to spirit the gang into the Himalayas.

All the elements are present: a rare elixir, a secret stone, the toxic seductions of old Shanghai, a villain who can only be killed in one special way, the brash and sometimes bumbling Americans, the mummy who seethes with centuries of resentment and can morph into other creatures. But reheating the ingredients can't disguise how stale they are, as setpiece after setpiece strains to whip up excitement, only to fall flat while reminding of previous sequences that did such things ever so much better.

Although he's pulled off adrenaline-fueled features before, notably "The Fast and the Furious," director Rob Cohen flubs his opportunities here by shooting most of the action in medium closeups and cutting with manic arbitrariness. The coverage provides scant sense of geography or proximity between characters, while offering no excitement or suspense in the bargain. By any nominal standard for staging screen action, it's incoherent more often than not.

Rather too relaxed in the early going, Fraser only intermittently finds his old groove, as he's forced to share the spotlight with an overabundance of co-stars; as the lynchpin of the franchise, he should have exercised a measure of droit de seigneur by demanding a rewrite giving him more action and better lines. The very contempo-seeming Bello is an odd fit here, adopting a high-toned Brit accent and well out of her comfort zone when asked to lurch into battle. Ford, as Alex, is generally annoying, and only further performances by the Aussie newcomer will tell whether the blame lies with the actor or the role.

The Asian actors are highly confined by costumes and character conception, with Yeoh having the most opportunities as the fortune-dealing witch. Li only really appears in recognizably human form at the beginning and end, as the Emperor takes partially mummified CG form through most of the picture.

Production values are massive, ranging from a large Shanghai-streets soundstage set to, more impressively, the sandy wastes that serve as the setting for the climactic battle. End credits are truly endless, listing everything down to hair department interpreter.

If there is to be a fourth "Mummy," perish the thought, internal indications are that it would be set in Peru.

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The Mummy should've stayed buried

This Mummy should have stayed in his crypt., 1 July 2008
Author: kimgrear from East Longmeadow,MA

I was able to catch this movie at a test screening in California while i was on vacation and its not much of a film. Its the same story as the previous ones and most of the stuff in the movie were taken from them as well. I love Brendan Fraser but he didn't look happy to be there and with how the story was set up, you can't blame him for looking miserable. He has no chemistry with Maria Bello, who was just awful (She's no Rachel Weisz, that's for damn sure.) and he has even less chemistry with his own son played by Luke Ford, who has the charisma and the charm of a brick, not to mention the fact that he looks just as old as both Fraser and Bello. Fraser has more chemistry with John Hannah, who is a welcome distraction from the lousiness of the film. The movie itself is just a flat headed mess of bad visual effects with no soul. Jet Li lacks the menacing presence of Arnold Vosloo from the previous films but that problem is more than less on the shoulders of the director, who was in my opinion more concern with the style of the film than any substance it could have had and because of that, Jet Li and most of the cast got the short end of the stick and it shows.

They should have ended it with the second film but instead, we have a movie that manages to make even "The Scorpion King" look as good as Iron Man.
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Terrible..., 20 July 2008
Author: AJ_is_Awesomness from United Kingdom

A true honest review? Some true honest advice? Don't waste your time on this, its terrible.

I am a true fan of the original. I like the way it was weaved together with interesting characters, hammy dialogue and breath taking action sequences not to mention a beautiful location and some great plot devices. Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weiz lit up the screen with his charisma and her likability factor. They made a good screen presence and carried the story along until its fantastic action packed finale. I also like the way the producers mixed up the scenes, to spoon out not only violent and eerie scenes involving the main villain himself but to water it down to family standards with John Hannah's comical brother. It was a film of epic proportions. A fun story, likable characters and good use of live action and cgi, for the most part. Then about 2 years later Universal ran out of idea's and so decided to return to the bandwagon to churn out another cash cow sequel. 'The Mummy Returns' was released and whilst not as good as the original at least had the decency to be spectacular enough for the risibility. Fraser and Weiz returned (having made an offspring) and warbled, walloped and crashed through the bustling busy streets in a less than original screenplay but at least maintained their charm and kept the spark glowing from the first film. It was a likable sequel, and whilst no where near as good as its ancestor still managed to be entertaining.

So here we are folks. 2008 and yet again we are re-visiting a tired series. The next gruesome threesome to bring home to Hollywood is not only the worst of the Mummy films, but quite possibly the worst sequel of the year to date. Its so bad in fact that even Rachel Weiz turned it down, but its not surprising having listened to some of the laughably dire dialogue churned out here. I bet she took one look at the script and threw it in the trash can. The story goes something like this... Brendan Fraser (back as Rick O'Connell) his wife Maria Bello (yes they replaced her with someone with half as much talent) her brother John Hannah (what is he doing in this?)and their son Luke Ford (who has now aged by about 20 years) are somehow prancing around in their ordinary lives (in the Far East?) but suddenly the son awakens an evil Mummy Emperor (because hey thats what your bound to do in a movie like this) who wants to use his army of the undead to take over the world and get revenge on the sorceress who put him to sleep so many years ago. The only people who can stop him are the O'Connels who crash and bang through armies of stone beasts, supernatural winds and all sorts of other unoriginal menaces. Of course the showdown at the end will result in global domination or ultimate Savior. But by that time, you just wont care.

So.. why do I hate this one? when when one of the main stars from the original backs down and bails out and when the other looks bored throughout the whole darn thing you know you have a problem on your hands. And its sad because Brendan Fraser makes it blatantly obvious how unhappy he is reprising the role without Weiz by his side. He is never able to connect with Bello who tries to be chirpy but comes off looking rather ridiculous as the smart girl. And there we have another problem. Bello just cannot squeeze into Weiz's cleverly filled shoes. Its embarrassing to watch her warble on and you can really tell she felt uncomfortable trying to live up to the characters standards. The same can be said for Luke Ford, who makes a very unconvincing action hero-sidekick next to Fraser. Again they have no spark or connection what so ever. It feels like a cheap decision casting Ford because he never really brings any emotion, good or bad to the screen. The exception here is Jet Li, who whilst is not as menacing as Arnold Vosloo (the original mummy) still pulls off a good dark role. Its fresh seeing him portraying an evil character and it pays off when he is actually on screen. However his presence is short lived and at times feels like a guest appearance. And of course John Hannah who never disappoints and steals the show altogether with his one liners and witty charm. He almost makes this passable. Almost.

The movie deserves another good kick in, this time for its overly used CGI action sequences which feel cheap, tacky and unoriginal. Imagine a Roger Corman flick added into a Uwe Boll video game adaptation and your halfway there. The sets are nice to look at, but the CGI is really distracting and you can tell they did things all by computers. The character development is replaced with an endless array of pointless battle sequences. Pointless !

Its also really degrading seeing our much loved characters from the first movies spout lines of almost ridicule. Brendan Fraser cringes as he reads his lines (is he auditioning for the high school play?)and like I said Bello looks uncomfortable. Even Hannah looks bored and whilst trying to rescue this epic failure always looks like he wants to be doing better things. Like the ironing for example.

There is just so much to bash this movie about. Its an obvious cash in, but even fails at being entertaining. It doesn't live up to the first or even the second. It is boring, confusing and the characters are bland. The action is over the top and don't get me started on the screenplay. Its just an all round failure and should be buried in the Tomb of the title, never to be re-awakened.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Top 10 Robot Films of all time

t By Kathleen Murphy
Special to MSN Movies

Who doesn't want to play god? Maybe that's why the perils and pleasures of creating machines in our own image fuel so many sci-fi movie plotlines.

It's only human to dream of worry-free maid service and garbage collection, ambulatory weapons and ultrasmart computers, lover-'bots and supertoys -- a Stepford underclass obedient to our every whim and directive. And who wouldn't want to live forever, replacing worn-out organic parts with bionic spares, eventually downloading our memories into a brand-new and improved android body?

Too bad our machine-made paradise almost always short circuits. Electric sheep suddenly and inexplicably upgrade, growing human emotions and dreams of their own. What's more scary than android Adams and Eves who outstrip their creators in smarts, muscle, morals, even the capacity to love?

In "Westworld," "Star Wars," "The Terminator," "Hardware," "Eve of Destruction," "I, Robot," and "Transformers," malevolent Mechas attack humankind, out of simple revenge or the desire to be No. 1. Even Dr. Strangelove's bionic hand can't be trusted -- and beware of Kubrick's HAL, that paragon of artificial intelligence turned stone-cold killer in "2001"!

What do we do with machines that suddenly grow souls? How do we define human, if 'bots and 'droids perfectly mirror us? Think back to the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz," questing for a heart, or Data of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," nicknamed Pinocchio for his passionate wish to become "real."

Big Philosophical Questions aside, the movies teem with just plain lovable robots like Huey, Dewey and Louie ("Silent Running"), C-3PO and R2-D2 ("Star Wars"), and Robby the Robot ("Forbidden Planet"). And now Disney/Pixar powers up "WALL-E" (Waste Allocation Load Lifter, Earth-Class), the last, ultra-lonely robot stuck on Earth, after humans fled centuries ago. This animated adventure promises to warm the cockles of every heart -- or motherboard! To welcome "WALL-E," we activate 10 of his cinematic kin.

10. "Short Circuit" (1986)
A laser-armed robot gets juiced by a couple of big-time electrical surges during a thunderstorm, and upgrades to something like "human" on the spot. Number Five sports a kind of projector head with binocular eyes, a "torso" that rises out of a base propelled along by tank treads -- actually he looks a lot like WALL-E, the robot star of Disney's new animation. With his nasal computer voice, improbable chassis, and affection for John Wayne and the Three Stooges, this little machine is designed to charm -- and he totally upstages the rest of the (human) cast. Accidentally squashing a grasshopper, Number Five jacks into the possibility of his own death when he's told the bug can't be "reassembled." Nice moment comes when creator (Steve Guttenberg) and creation meet on a moonlit mountaintop to debate Number Five's status -- machine or something more -- and it all comes down to a robot cracking up at an old joke about a priest, a rabbi, a minister, and God.

9. "Making Mr. Right" (1987)
Red-haired kook Frankie Stone (Ann Magnuson) hires on to do PR for a corporation that's just produced Ulysses (a very funny John Malkovich), an android who looks exactly like his scientist-creator (also Malkovich) and turns out to possess far more human emotions than his maker. Skewering sexual contretemps and clichés for maximum laughs, "Making Mr. Right" targets the difficulty of finding and keeping a good man, so the sweet, sexy android -- a warmer, more human version of Gigolo Joe from "A.I." -- looks like Everywoman's fantasy of a boy toy. Built to spend long years in deep space sans loneliness, Ulysses unfortunately short-circuits into passionate love for Frankie. In a screwball switcheroo, the scientist who's "not very good with people" rides the rocket, while Ulysses hooks up with his lady love. "Nobody's perfect," the android lover quips, echoing the last hilarious words in "Some Like It Hot," as two gender-mismatched lovers (Jack Lemmon and Joe E. Brown) sail off into the sunset.

8. "Android" (1982)
Manning a deep-space lab, a prototypical nerd grooves on rock 'n' roll while fashioning a doll-sized metallic woman for her male counterpart to embrace, and checking out a sex-instruction program. Comes as no surprise that Max is less than human: smooth-skinned, helmeted with perfect hair, this skinny fellow's a tad edgy in his own skin, though he telegraphs very human horniness. Full of allusions to classic movies, "Android" mines major hilarity and horror out of the contrast between human savagery and Max's sweet dreams of getting to Earth -- off-limits following an awful outbreak of android murder and rape. Max's wide-eyed innocence can kill, but mostly it charms -- so that it's truly stomach-turning when the mad doctor (Klaus Kinski, a dead ringer for Rotwang of "Metropolis") pries open a panel in the back of our boy's skull to extract his "moral governor." Just-activated Cassandra saves the day, and she and Max head for Earth, his android ubermadchen hinting ominously of things to come: "We're not meant to be governed by the whims of men."

7. "RoboCop" (1987)
This rip-roaring actioner never wallows in the horror of reformatting a shot-up cop (Peter Weller) into an unstoppable cyborg -- "RoboCop" is all go! go! go! from start to finish.

His torso and limbs massively armored and weaponized, only the lower part of Murphy's sleekly helmeted face remains human -- but the way he twirls his huge sidearm like an old-time gunfighter is a dead giveaway. Even when his pre-death memories start flooding in, they're almost instantly converted into single-minded revenge that we wholeheartedly applaud, given the scarcely human slime that offed him. RoboCop's got a deliciously bent sense of humor: Programmed against attacking any employee of the corporation that built him, he snaps off a crisp "Thank you!" when the CEO cleverly fires the bad guy. A terrific ha-ha moment: The hulking ED-209 robot, hotly pursuing RoboCop, stops short at the top of a long flight of stairs, one "toe" of its huge tripartite foot delicately hazarding that first, fatal step.

6. "The Iron Giant" (1999)
A 100-foot-tall robot, with great round eyes, a steam-shovel jaw and a voracious appetite for scrap metal, lands smack-dab in the middle of the paranoid '50s, decade of Sputnik, the Red Scare and "duck and cover" cartoons. A bright, resourceful kid named Hogarth befriends the childlike monster and begins to "raise" him -- there's more than a hint here of Frankenstein's lightning-struck creation, as well as Spielberg's E.T. But it's a bad sign when the robot's eyes blaze angry-red at the sight of Hogarth's toy ray gun. And a deer killed by hunters gives the big lug his first painful lesson in mortality: "You die? I die?" "Giant" satirizes humankind's knee-jerk distrust of anything that's different, and celebrates the evolution of a machine of steel into Superman: The sweet-natured robot someone built to be a weapon of mass destruction makes a moral choice -- "I am not a gun!" -- and sacrifices himself to save Hogarth from nuclear annihilation.

5. "Battlestar Galactica" (TV series, 2004-2009)
In this universe-spanning sci-fi saga, androids called Cylons look like humankind's death knell. But these super-powerful immortals are mysteriously conflicted, perhaps driven by some larger imperative -- so that it's rarely certain whether they mean ultimate good or ill. And the fates of the human creators and their android offspring are intertwined: the birth of a baby to a Cylon mother and human father looms large -- and the recent news that two Cylons have a child coming signals that some kind of weird evolution is afoot, especially since the androids have lost the ability to endlessly resurrect. Most striking among the Cylon gynoids is Six (Tricia Helfer), usually blond, always graced with strikingly sculpted face and flawless body. Responsible for the destruction of humanity's home world, guardian spirit, shape-shifting lover of Galactica's second-in-command, star of a strange quasi-religious vision shared by human and Cylon alike, she's angel and succubus many times over.

4. "Alien" Trilogy (1979, 1986, 1992)
In "Alien," it's idiosyncratic, multihued human flesh that opposes the nothingness of deep space and the awful Otherness of the alien, a fanged, hooded, dragon-tailed shape-shifter with acid in its veins. Over and over, the striking clarity of Sigourney Weaver's features, the elegance and strength of her long-limbed warrior's body, defy the demonic perfection of the monster's inhuman physiology. Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm), a baby-faced android that bleeds white goo, worships the alien's purity, "unclouded by conscience, remorse, delusions of morality," characteristics the synthetic man clearly shares. The android in "Aliens" (Lance Henriksen) has the face of a medieval saint, starkly sculpted and somehow childlike, a faithful imitation of Ripley's humanity; aptly named, Bishop finds martyrdom, as he saves human mother and child. Only in "Alien 3" is Ripley's flesh breached by the alien, who impregnates her like some unholy ghost. When Bishop turns up, he looks like salvation to Ripley. But this Bishop, a human android-maker, parrots Ash: "Think of all we could learn from it ... you must let me have it!" Ripley chooses death, falling backward into a sea of fire.

3. "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence" (2001)
Drawing on "Wizard of Oz" and "Pinocchio," for starters, this darkly ferocious fairy tale follows the Dickensian pilgrimage of an android child hardwired to love without end. Watching David (Haley Joel Osment) imprint on his inconstant mommy, his generic android face instantaneously animated by genuine feelings, you're heart-struck by the terrible innocence and vulnerability the "real" woman has triggered for her emotional pleasure. Paradoxically, it's the artificial boy, not "superior" flesh-and-blood types, who loves most faithfully -- and a couple of thousand years later, organic, feeling humans exist only in David's long-lived Mecha memory. Emulating the most fundamental of religious impulses, David aches to be unique and loved, so he dreams up a Madonna who will make him so. Imagine that abandoned child worshipping his Blue Fairy for 2,000 years, deep in the frozen sea that covers Coney Island. We're talking love that passes (human) understanding.

2. "Blade Runner" (1982)
Here's a way to head off androids' evolving human emotions: Build in a fail-safe device that limits their lifespan to four years. (At least God gives us 70 or 80.) The fundamental riddle of "Blade Runner" is how to distinguish between real and fake humans -- especially when an android like the gorgeous Rachael (Sean Young) possesses a full set of memories and believes herself to be a natural woman. Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) and his replicant tribe mostly treat people like expendable toys, but these superbly crafted creatures have the capacity to grieve for the wasteful demise of their own kind. Watch how tenderly Batty leans to kiss clown-faced Pris (Daryl Hannah), terminated by Deckard (Harrison Ford). Unable to win longer life from his corporate maker, this alien angel utters his own eloquent epitaph: "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe ... and all those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain ... time to die."

1. "Metropolis" (1927)
In Fritz Lang's dystopian masterpiece, a sweet-faced Madonna preaches peace to zombiefied workers, oppressed by an elite class. To head off revolution, mad scientist Rotwang animates a mechanical woman, clothing her austerely beautiful metal body in saintly Maria's human flesh. Her face twisted by dark delight, the false Maria writhes erotically on a nightclub stage, her gyrating loins and perfect breasts literally dehumanizing the mesmerized audience. Rousing the underclass to destructive fury, the cyborg insinuates her body, snakelike, into their midst, spewing anarchist venom. A force that feeds on the worst in humanity, she's as heartless as electricity -- and the outraged mob burns the fembot at the stake, as though she were a witch.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

10 Effing Awesome Movies - Overlooked and Forgotten by critics and veiwers

Yeah, don't expect any movies that are critically and universally loved. Some of these may be bad movies, but I love them. So yeah, 10 fucking awesome, yet unfortunately overlooked movies.

Web Slinger


The List starts below!

10. Street Fighter

Yes, the awful movie based on the plotless Capcom fighting game. This is such a ****ty movie, there's no denying that, but this has turned into one of my favorite "so bad it's funny as hell" films. This is far and away one of my favorite movies to watch drunk. It has me roaring every time I watch it. It has Van Damme playing an American general for Christ's sake! Yeah, I really don't have much to defend in this movie. It's awful, but combined with Raul Julia's incredible over-the-top performance and his ridiculously stupid and ridiculous lines of dialogue make this one of my favorite guiltiest pleasures. It's ridiculously stupid and equally awesome.

9. Not Another Teen Movie

Sure, it was only made because Scary Movie so damn popular and such a box office success, but of all the "BlahBlahBlah Movie" films, this one is the best. Why? It has many subtle, humorous references hidden under the blatantly obvious teen movie gags that flood the film. Also, it's fucking hilarious. When it comes to the subtle references, they include:

-Anthony Michael Cafeteria Hall
-A "Save Ferris" banner in the cafeteria
-A piece of bologna falling off the library ceiling
-"Who would've thought that everyone in our school would be a professional dancer?"
-"I don't know" written on the top right corner of a classroom chalkboard
-The fact that the homecoming football game and the Prom occur within a few days of each other

On top of these, this film is one of those rare examples of gross-out and stupid humor done right. Some will obviously disagree, but I think this is the only good "WhoGivesAShit Movie" that was actually any good. It was right on the money with its parodies.

8. Baseketball

David Zucker's last good directorial effort is also the only mainstream film to star South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. This hilarious film is insanely quotable ("No more Steve Perry psychouts") and shows that Parker and Stone have an incredibly likable chemistry and strong charisma that outdoes most of the leading "comedians" starring in Hollywood comedies today. This was obviously a highly-improvised film, and with three comedic geniuses (Zucker, Parker, Stone) taking center stage to put this together, that is absolutely not a problem. This is a hilarious, very quotable, and incredibly rewatchable film that never gets old when you're in the mood for something defeaningly stupid.

7. Galaxy Quest

Yeah, it's incredibly well-liked in the RT universe, but this film can into theatres and has unfortunately been fairly forgotten. Not by me. This love letter (or visual thrashing) of Star Trek/Star Wars fans is a hilarious film that, like some of the previous films, is incredibly quotable ("Miners, not minors!"), the cast is simply incredible (especially Tony Shaloub and Sam Rockwell), and there isn't a bad moment in the entire film. I watch this with my friends at school quite often. It's fucking hilarious.

6. The Rundown

Remember when The Rock was supposed to be the next huge action star in America? Remember when this was the movie that was supposed to put him there (complete with Ahnold passing the torch in the first scene of the movie)? I do. I saw this back in theatres, and then, I thought it fucking rocked. I saw it again a few weeks ago, and my opinion hasn't changed: it fucking rocks. The film still marks the badassery highs for Dwayne Johnson and Peter Berg, as this movie is one hell of adventure film with some fantastic fight choreography and great performances by Johnson and the great Christopher Walken.

Also, The Rock gets the shit beat out of him by little people. That's enough to get a spot on this ever-exclusive list.

5. Slither

It's a big budget Troma film. Well, not officially, but director James Gunn worked on films like The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke'm High, so you get the idea. This film is disgusting, filled with mediocre CGI, and combines God knows how many different films from the horror genre into one. With all of those quips out of the way, let me say that this movie was fucking awesome. The entire cast, especially Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks, understand how to act in a cheap B-horror movie. As far as B-horror movies go, this is super writing on the part of Gunn, and the actors know exactly the kind of tone he was going for and play their roles exceptionally well. The best part about the film is not its thrills and chills, but how fucking hilarious it is. As the film progresses, it gets more and more ridiculous, which only adds to the fun. On top of that, the dialogue has many funny one-liners. This unfortunately bombed at the box office (its appeal really wasn't that wide and was marketed horribly). It doesn't matter though. This is an insanely rewatchable horror/comedy with one of the better casts in the genre in recent years.

4. The Emperor's New Groove

Yes, a Disney animated non-musical in its dying days of tradtional hand drawn animation. Who cares though, it had a fantastic voice cast and was far more clever than it had any right to be. The material is solid, the actors all has good chemistry together and do their jobs wells, and the writing is top-notch. However, there is one component that makes this film truly great, and that is Patrick Warburton as Krunk. He's awesome. He plays the innocent henchman perfectly, has far and away the best lines in the film, and has the best delivery by an actor in an animated film in years (yes, even over most Pixar voice roles). This was the last great pure Disney animated film.

3. Serenity

I have never seen Firefly. I knew nothing of the universe Joss Whedon created prior to seeing this movie in theatres. The moment Captain Malcolm Reynolds showed up onscreen, I knew I was in for something great. This film is an absolute blast, and is far and away the best science fiction film of the 2000's. Despite its moderate budget, the special effects and models are top notch, which is surprise considering the $100+ million devoted to the computer game known as Revenge of the Sith. However, the main difference between the two 2005 space adventures is the fact that the dialogue, acting, and characters are damn near perfect in Whedon's film. I have never had so much fun in a science fiction space adventure since Return of the Jedi. It isn't in my top 20 or anything, but this film puts me in an excellent mood. Nathan Fillion, you're awesome, and if people don't start to recognize your awesome talent, there will be blood.

2. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is the third R rated Judd Apatow production of 2007, and it was the most criminally underseen of them all. Despite its awful marketing campaign and piss poor release date, it was the perfect combination of spot-on satire, stupid gags, and brilliant writing. Without these three components, there is no chance this parody of the music biopic would have worked. What holds everything together is the dead-on performance as John C. Reilly as the title character, and he actually, somehow gives a better performance than the incredibly overrated performance by Jamie Foxx in Ray and the awful Johnny Cash imitation by Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line. He sings in many different styles to represent the many different eras of music, and he succeeds in all of them. The songs are surprisingly well written, and it is a shame that none of them were taken into consideration for the Oscar season. "Beautiful Ride" and "Walk Hard" were better than the shit nominated from Enchanted and August Rush. This film is brilliant. I hate people for not seeing it.

1. Heavyweights

Ben Stiller's best performance. Disney's best older kids comedy. One fantastic quote after another. I fucking love this movie, and I refuse to let it go down as one of the many Disney live-action comedies meant as a filler between the animated stuff in the 90's. I mean, as a kid, how could you not love it. If you loved it as a kid, how can you still not love it now? It was far and away the best Disney live-action comedy of the 90's, and I still put it over their live-action blockbusters today like Narnia and Pirates. I watch this film probably 3 tiems a year at least, and my friends and I often quote this film to no end ("But the villian...seemed a bit...over-the-top!"). This movie consumed my childhood, and I still laugh out loud today. It's got a great cast of kids, the adults all do their jobs, and Ben Stiller is just insanely evil and awesome as Tony Perkis. Fuck, I love this movie.

Friday, May 23, 2008

DVD Postal by Uwe Boll a must not buy


Notorious, critic-boxing director Uwe Boll takes the helm for this adaptation of the controversial video game that ignited controversy across the globe and is actually illegal to own in Australia and New Zealand. Dude (Zack Ward) is an unemployed slacker currently subsisting on Social Security until he lands his next job. Dude's uncle Dave (Dave Foley) is a cult leader currently in dire financial straits. When Uncle Dave hatches a plan to rip off a local amusement park, Dude sees the heist as the perfect opportunity to make a little extra cash. Unfortunately for Dude and Uncle Dave, the Taliban are all set to execute the exact same heist. Erick Avari, Seymour Cassel, Verne Troyer, Larry Thomas, and J.K. Simmons star in a deliberately over-the-top action comedy that is sure to garner as much controversy as the video game that inspired it. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

Review: Return `Postal' to sender

How does Uwe Boll keep getting work?

Seriously, this is not a rhetorical question — someone, somewhere surely must know the answer.

The German director has built a career, if you can call it that, on taking video games such as "Alone in the Dark," "House of the Dead" and "BloodRayne" and turning them into sloppy, unwatchable movies. (The press notes describe him as "controversial director Uwe Boll." That's probably giving him too much credit for accomplishing anything of the slightest significance.)

Those were pretty straightforward action pics. With "Postal," he actually shows some ambition. It's based on a video game, too, but it's intended as a ribald, politically incorrect satire.

Boll says he's aiming for the kind of comic tone found in the "Airplane!" and "Naked Gun" movies, but he and co-writer Bryan C. Knight have nowhere near the deft touch required to pull off that kind of absurd humor.

Here's just one example: Osama bin Laden (Larry Thomas), who speaks with an American accent and goes by the name "Sammy," calls President Bush on a pay phone and is greeted with a playful, "Osama, you old (expletive)." Later they share a "Brokeback Mountain" joke.

Ooh, so subversive — and fresh!

The main point of this pointless post-9/11 "comedy" revolves around two groups competing to steal a warehouse full of phallic "Krotchy" dolls with the hope of using them for various nefarious purposes.

One is led by the unemployed Dude (Zack Ward) and his Uncle Dave (Dave Foley), the head of a new agey love cult. Foley does a painful full-frontal nude shot, then sits down on the toilet to loudly relieve himself in front of his assistant while smoking a joint. Theoretically, this was meant to be "edgy," but instead it's just gross. Dave wants to sell the dolls on eBay to pay the $1 million in back taxes he owes.

Meanwhile, Osama & Co. have been hiding in the back room of a convenience store, playing pool all day and pretending to act tough when the cameras are rolling. They want the dolls because each one contains a vial of the avian flu, which is enough to wipe out the entire country.

All this action takes place in the fictional town of Paradise, which is essentially one big trailer park. This gives Boll the opportunity to make fun of morbidly obese women and toothless, scrawny men. Also in his cross hairs are Asian drivers, abusive cops, self-important TV reporters and people who take too long to order their coffee. It's like shooting fish in a barrel, and there's zero innovation or brains behind his observations.

Boll shows up as himself at a German-themed amusement park, dressed in lederhosen while hot women in bikinis wander around wearing swastikas and Hitler mustaches. Later he declares, "I have video games." It's an in-joke, of course.

Also making a cameo as himself is Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from the "Austin Powers" movies, who gets locked in his own suitcase with a bunch of sex toys and is later raped by 1,000 monkeys.

Mercifully, it ends in a hail of gunfire, with everyone shooting indiscriminately at everybody else, followed by a bomb explosion. They all go postal, you see. But we could have used that obliteration at the beginning and saved ourselves some time and agony.

"Postal," an Event Film release, is rated R for extremely crude humor throughout, including strong sexuality, graphic nudity, violence, and for pervasive language and some drug use. Running time: 100 minutes. One star out of four.

This is Uwe Boll's best film to date. That being said, it's still crap. Abundant plot holes, crudely forced shock tactics, a shallow attempt at satire, and the worst director in the entire world are just the tip of the iceberg on why this movie blows. I hate Boll's work. I hate his belligerence. He should not be allowed near a camera.

The ultimate question, however, is did I laugh? Yes. In spite of everything , I laughed. This movie is Uwe Boll's "F*^# you!" statement to the world. He's going to continue making movies whether we like it or not, and he's actually a lot better at crude humor than any sort of horror, adaptation or whatever random dung heap genre he sticks his nose into. He even makes fun of himself in this movie during a cameo between him and the actual creator of the postal franchise. For some weird reason, I respect that.

Zack Ward was fantastic, and really should be getting better work. This may be a rare time when an actors participation in a Boll film didn't herald their imminent career death. He proved himself to be an adequate action actor, and I'm hoping this gets him some publicity. The same cannot be said for Verne Troyer or Dave Foley, who are circling the drain. (I still laughed though.)

Is it worth the price of admission? Nope, but it's so much closer than any of Boll's films have ever been. Boll may be a deluded, stubborn and angry man,(at the Q&A he explained to us in a very serious tone, how postal was a gutsy, intelligent satire) and his work may be awful, but Boll genuinely loves films and wants to make them. He wants to get better and who knows? Maybe one day Boll will produce something worthwhile. Tasteless director John Waters invented Hairspray, which was thought to be impossible. Maybe Boll will one day harness his ambition towards film-making in a productive way. Or not. Who cares?

You shouldn't see postal if you have an option, but if you don't, you might giggle a few times, in spite of yourself. However, if you're a moron, you'll love it!


P.S: Boll has always clashed with wheelchair-bound "AintItCool" news leader, Harry Knowles. They don't get along at all. Why do I reference this? There is a mentally challenged character in the movie who begs for money from the seat of a motorized wheelchair. Can you guess his first name?

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Boston Legal Advice, from the tech guru , a rant for Boston Legal the TV Show

Boston Legal the TV Show

Ethically-challenged attorney Alan Shore, formerly of Young, Berluti, & Frutt, settles in at a wealthy and powerful firm focusing on civil cases. With some help from his friend and mentor, veteran attorney Denny Crane, Shore quickly makes his mark winning cases no one would take, often using less than honest methods. In doing so, he develops a rival in his colleague Brad Chase, who has been assigned to the office partly to keep an eye on the increasingly eccentric (and possibly senile) Denny Crane. Though his questionable conduct might make him a few enemies along the way, Alan's not one to be underestimated, nor will he let trivial things like honesty or integrity get in the way of winning a case. Written by Todd Smitts

What happened to all of the women that used to costar on the show in the first season?

- Actress Lake Bell quit the show during season 1 to star in "Surface". After the show was cancelled, Bell did some guest appearances in Season 3.

- Monica Potter quit due to her pregnancy
Boston Legal the TV Show

What brand of scotch do Denny and Alan drink?

It would appear from the look of the bottle, they drink Chivas Regal. However, its more likely that the bottle is simply there as a prop.
Boston Legal the TV Show

User reactions for Boston Legal

Shatner is the BOMB!!!!!!!!, 7 October 2004
Author: JJC-3 from USA

I don't know, for a guy in his early 70's who has been royally and unfairly panned for his entire career, William Shatner as Denny Crane may be the absolute highlight of his long career! What a role and what a show. My ultimate benchmark as to how good a show is how fast I am back to that show during the commercial breaks. Didn't miss one second of Boston Legal so I guess that tells you that I liked it a lot. Of course the "Shat Man" drew me in but the overall show got me hooked. Well worth the late hour on Sundays. Rene Auberjonois ( of DS 9 fame) was an added surprise.

A hilarious and unlikely spin-off, 10 January 2005
Author: tghoneyc from United States

I admit I didn't watch "The Practice" as a regular show, but I saw enough to see that it was a dark, clever series examining the everyday work of a small Boston firm who primarily defended criminals. "Boston Legal" is a much different show. Centered around a civil and corporate firm that only occasionally deals in criminal cases. The place is a circus, it's David E. Kelley's hybrid of "The Practice" and "Ally McBeal," although the latter included hallucinations and bizarre love lifes.

Emmy-winner James Spader, the ever shameless and subtly self-destructive Alan Shore is the slimy playboy who, like it or not, is a fantastic attorney. Denny Crane (fellow Emmy-winner William Shatner) seems like the perfect match for Shore's unpredictable fashion. Both men are unorthodox, and Denny is slipping. He's also a great attorney, but he doesn't know it half the time. The two are the perfect team, each willing to forgive the other for their shortcomings in the area of law, and cover each other as such. Paul Lewiston (Rene Aberjonois) is the figurehead of everything they are not. He is respectable, by-the-book, and without conscience. The embodiment of the sleazy corporate attorney, and more concerned with keeping a client than with admitting a falacy on their part. Brad Chase (Mark Valley) is in the same boat insofar as playing by the rules, but he's Denny's man, and it pisses him off that Alan gets all the attention for his crimes. Laurie Colson (Monica Potter) is the idealistic attorney who has dabbled in Alan Shore's method of practicing law with disastrous consequences. Tara Wilson (Rhona Mitra) is finally sleeping with Alan, and happily playing along in his little game. And Sally Heep (Lake Bell) has all but disappeared since she broke up with Alan, so that she is little more than an errand boy (girl).
Boston Legal the TV Show
And most recently Candice Bergen has joined the cast at Crane, Poole, and Schmidt, as Shirley Schmidt (Edwin Poole has gone off the deep end after showing up at work, having only dressed the top half of his body.) and she appears to be Alan Shore in reverse. She's manipulative, wisecracking, and short with answers, but she seems to appeal to the ethical way of practicing law. Now back from New York and busting balls due to a law suit filed by one of their employees, she seems a welcome edition to the show.

Perfect follow-up to "Desperate Housewives," and just as funny. It's proof that David E. Kelley still has a few tricks up his sleeve.

The Best Show On TV. Period., 30 November 2004
Author: itdinternet from Buffalo, NY

Forget Desperate Housewives or anything else. Boston Legal is the comedy-drama that has been missing from TV for a long, long time. I barely watched "The Practice" but I got hooked when James Spader and William Shatner had guest-roles. When I heard these two would lead the spin off "Boston Legal", I was exuberant!Boston Legal the TV Show

James Spader as Alan Shore is by far the best acting on TV. The guy is priceless, reaching a level of pure arrogance that you can't help but love. William Shatner as Denny Krane is just as good. The women of the show bring a lot more beauty then Desperate Housewives. I view them as support characters, however as this show is all about Alan Shore and DENNY KRANE.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

New Age guitar playing Done by Asians

yeah, just wanna make me feel proud on being asian myself, Guys I would like you to check out this Asian great amateur guitar players doing what the Personal computer does best, Recording a video, yep these boys had about a total of 88 million page views combined in each of their profiles. Is guitar playing the pachelbel's Cannon in D can really make you famous? talk about technological advancement!

Enjoy and rock on Asians

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

No Pics Yet But Solar Powered Cell Phone Battery Out

No Pics Yet But Solar Powered Cell Phone Battery Out

One of the main reasons why I’m holding off on buying the new Nokia N95 is because I don’t want to get frustrated every time I run out of batteries while I’m on the road. I consider myself a power user and I know for sure that with all the features the N95 is packing under the hood, I’ll suck the batteries dry before I’m even halfway home. But then Brando, who seems to have been reading my mind lately, has come up with this very helpful new gadget that will definitely be included in my to-buy list next week. It’s a solar-powered key chain cellphone charger, that can um, charge you cellphone using solar power.

For only $22.00, you get the convenience of never having to worry about where to next plug in your cellphone charger for power. Plus, it’s summer so this will come extremely handy while you’re up and about, hanging with the ladies in the beach. Just don’t get it wet, though.

It’s actually more of a portable charger, and aside from working with power from sunshine, you can also pre-charge it through your computer’s USB port or through an ordinary wall power outlet. The standard package includes the following:

* One Mini Key Chain Solar Charger
* One USB cable
* One A/C adapter (110V~220V)
* One extended cable
* Five connector adapter (Sony Ericsson Fast Port, Samsung, Mini USB (for Motorola/HTC/Dopod/MP3/MP4) , Nokia (2mm), Nokia (3.5mm))

This will be great while we’re waiting for the Green Cell battery concept to materialize. For now, this is as green and environment-friendly as it can get.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Say Good bye to Analog Phones next Gen Phones are Now

analog phone
Most Analog Cellular to Fade Away Next Week
The biggest U.S. mobile operators, AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless, will close down their analog networks on Monday.

You may think of sunsets as something nice to look at, but if you have an older cell phone or a home alarm system, there's one coming up on Monday that may not be so pretty.

That day, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will let mobile operators shut down their analog networks. It's called the "analog sunset" because those AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone System) networks, which were first deployed in the 1980s and brought cellular service to millions of Americans, will finally disappear behind the digital networks that serve almost all mobile phones in use today.

The biggest U.S. mobile operators, AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless, will close down their analog networks that day. At the same time, AT&T will turn off its first digital network, which uses TDMA (Time-Division Multiple Access) technology. (Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA don't have analog networks.) Calls to some small, rural mobile operators indicated that most of them plan to shut down AMPS, too.

There aren't many mobile phones out there that will go dark after the analog sunset, according to the big carriers, which have been warning subscribers about the change for months and offering them incentives to switch over.

"We're talking about a very, very small number of customers here," said AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel. He estimated that 99.9 percent of AT&T's traffic is carried on GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications). Verizon spokeswoman Debra Lewis estimated that less than 1 percent of that carrier's subscribers were on analog even before it started a big effort to reach them last year. Neither gave exact numbers of subscribers. But given that those operators have about 60 million subscribers each, the number might still be in the hundreds of thousands.

However, AMPS isn't only used for cell phones. Many alarm companies use the system to alert police or fire departments to emergencies at homes or businesses. About three years ago, the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) industry group took a survey which revealed that just under 1 million of the approximately 30 million monitored home and business alarm systems used an analog cellular network, said AICC chairman Louis Fiore. About 850,000 of them used the system only as a backup in case the phone line was cut, he said.

Alarm manufacturers are now replacing many of those analog systems with digital ones, Fiore said. About six months ago, the manufacturers believed there were about 400,000 AMPS systems still in the field, he said.

"There are some small companies out there that probably have not made the conversion yet," Fiore said.

One problem is that, except for a few high-end CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) monitoring systems, all digital cellular alarms today rely on GSM, Fiore said. That creates a problem in areas that have good CDMA coverage but poor GSM, and Fiore has heard from at least one alarm company in Colorado that has customers outside of GSM's reach. Until now, they have been relying on analog cellular.

Some users of wireless roadside assistance have also been left behind in the transition. General Motors launched its OnStar system in 1996 on AMPS and later switched to CDMA. The automaker didn't wait for the Feb. 18 deadline but instead shut down its analog service on Jan. 1. In a statement on the transition last year, GM said about 90 percent of its subscribers' cars had CDMA or could be converted to use it. Others would lose their OnStar service. The wholly owned subsidiary of GM said last October it had about 5 million subscribers.

Last March, two OnStar customers in Pennsylvania, Robert and Sarah Gordon, sued GM for leaving analog subscribers behind. They are seeking damages and an injunction to force OnStar and GM to provide repairs or upgrades, and they want to turn the suit into a class action. It has been consolidated with a handful of other actions in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Older Cell Handsets in Trouble

Among cell-phone subscribers, the analog sunset is most likely to hurt so-called "glovebox users," said IDC analyst Scott Ellison. These are users, often elderly, who just keep a cell phone in the glovebox in case their cars break down. They usually don't feel a need to update their handsets.

"If you know that you have some kind of wireless link or wireless communications device and you're unsure whether you are affected, call your service provider," Ellison advised. A tip about phones: "If it has a color screen, you should be fine," he said.

AICC's Fiore gave similar advice. Some consumers have ignored potential problems with alarms because they confused the analog cellular shutdown with the end of analog TV, which won't happen until next January, he said. If you notify your alarm provider and they are prepared to go digital, all a repair person will have to do is come into your home and replace the radio, possibly moving it to another part of the house with better GSM coverage, Fiore said.

The perils of the analog shutdown point to a mismatch between technology lifecycles, IDC's Ellison said. Cars and home appliances often stick around for many years, while wireless technology changes more quickly. In fact, Illinois Valley Cellular, in rural Marseilles, Illinois, serves few analog phone users but plans to keep its analog network running after Feb. 18. That's because wind turbines that generate electricity in its service area still use AMPS radios to exchange operating data, according to Data Routing Manager Pam Craig. Replacing those radios would be difficult and expensive.

But as new technology comes along, such as cellular networks that use scarce radio spectrum more efficiently, the old often has to give way, Ellison said. As technology rapidly advances, will it happen again to wireless networks we take for granted now? "It probably will," he said.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Star Wars R2 D2 unit now Projects DVD's

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R2-D2 DVD Projector

Whoa I wonder if these cute Star Wars Robot replicas will ever make it to our homes someday? The hefty price sure makes it tough for us normal consumers to have a try doesn't it? Remember Apple? iPods? They were so costly in the days but nowadays they cost a dime, hehehe I know I'm overreacting, anyways Enjoy the R2D2 DVD projector from a distance at the moment

The R2-D2 DVD Projector is up for pre-order right now for a stiff $4,114, and while that's most definitely bread, it's probably better than waiting for all 1,000 to run out and being forced to pay "market price." The 1/2 scale DLP projector features a slot-loading DVD player, 1,800:1 contrast, 1,500 lumen brightness, and resolution of 1,024 x 768 pixels. But you're not buying this based on specs alone now are you? Limited production run of 1,000 units makes this a truly exclusive buy.

Monday, February 18, 2008

My list of Movie Gadgets that I wish were real

My list of Movie Gadgets that I wish were real

hoverboard.gif It’s been ages since any new movie has caught our imagination, earlier movies would excite us because we knew those things couldn't be done, & that fact alone would at least make us wonder as to how it was done visually. Its unlikely that today you would find anything that isn’t touched by some digital graphics application. Perhaps its part of growing up that makes us love our fantasies of childhood or the knowledge that now-a-days computers do all the work. Regardless we thought we would make a list of ‘NEW’ technologies presented to us from the Technicolor period to the awesomely cool Digital films & that still stick in our hearts.

No 10 - Hover board (Back to the Future 2 & 3)
This device is for those of us who hate the traffic jams & want to break free of driving an SUV to work when for the most time it’s sitting at the parking lot. A hover board is a skate board but like its name suggests hovers above the ground at a short height. This would specially be useful when there’s too much rush at the elevator when returning home, you can just drop your hover board and jump right out your window. Anti gravity will cushion the fall and you can just go hovering over traffic back home.

minority_report.jpgNo 9 - The Sick Stick (Minority Report) Pepper spray has its advantages for women who are being pestered, but simply spraying some hooligans isn’t enough. Sometimes they should also know how SICK women feel after an incident. The sick stick is a device that when zapped with instantly makes the opponents vomit and also feel sickeningly ill for some amount of time, enough to cuff them at least.

No 8 - The Deloreon (Back to the Future1-2-3)
Well back to the future was a monumental film of its time not because of the science that it so easily managed to fictionalize, but rather for the amount of fan following the ugly Deloreon got after the movie. Anyways it features in this list simply because of the fact that when we do get back in the past we sure would need something better than a horse ride to go about, some nitrous would be lovely with that. What Say DOC??!!

No 7 - Sonic Gun (Minority report)
sonic_gun.jpegThis gun was used to help save Tom Cruise as he fought his own pre crime colleagues without actually hurting them. The sonic gun uses sound waves to momentarily incapacitate opponents without causing any fatal damage. This gun has uses in the real world to put thugs in line, or a really cool way of crowd control.

No 6 - The Universal Remote (Click)
Yep! This device is on my list of personal gadget bag from GOD! This device lets you control time, watch special features in life among other very cool stuff. I’d certainly like to use my Freud cap to analyze why some people behave the way they do.

No 5 - The Marauder's Map (Harry Potter)
This unique map not just charted out the Hogwarts campus, it actually showed where each of the wizards were at any given time. This sort of tool is any employer’s dream come true. Just knowing where their precious resources are can help them juice out utility. On the other had could help in knowing if your girlfriend’s parents are home & how far away are they..!!

No 4 - UHF Single-Digit Sonic Agitator (Die Another Day)
This one was used by bond yes James Bond in Die another Day to escape a tight situation. It basically a ring which when twisted would send a sharp irritating sound to instantly shatter various surfaces. A great handy tool to fire fighters, not for home use as it may smash that precious 54 inch LCD of yours in a blink.

No 3 - The Neuralizer (Men in Black)
This device makes anyone facing its bright white light forget minutes, hours, days, or if you like even years of his memory. I would like to call it is a life saving gadget with unlimited uses from flashing the cop who pulled you over for jumping a light to flashing your girlfriend whose birthday you conveniently forgot to flashing the guy who stood in the line for hours to get the much awaited gadget or game. The possibilities are endless.

star_trek_communicator2.jpg No 2 The Communicator - Star Trek The name may have been borrowed by Nokia generously for its mobile range but it was originally used by Captain Kirk of star Trek series and his peers to keep in touch and to teleport himself back to the mother ship. Well someday I hope to travel to work by teleportation, would save me billions on fuel and time; not to mention help the environment.

No 1 - The Light Saber Star Wars.
The most fun gadget used in movies for that time. It consisted of nothing but a bright volumetric light that had a short range of just a few feet and gave a cool glow on the surroundings. It was just a new age sword that chopped off enemy limbs, bore through layers of metal and bounced off lasers as well. I cant think of any practical use for the Light Saber other than a personal weapon.

Honorable Mention
Full scale remote control cars (Tomorrow never dies)
This simple little BMW was one of few times Bond drove a BMW instead of a the usual Austin Martin, it was time for Erricson to show off its latest mobile phone. Which as the movie showcased could seriously control Bond's car, the car had theft protection like nothing you have seen. It zaps thugs from the door handles had rocket launchers, spike dispensers, unbreakable glass and best of all was remotely controlled by a mobile phone. Who wouldn't wanna own a car that was impossible to get mugged.

Laser watch (Golden eye)
omega.jpgThis nifty little gadget had a Laser powerful enough to cut through steel. Bond uses this to cut a steel fibre cable to escape from a tight security prison or something like it. Well its daily uses may be limited but what if this laser is modified to make the laser read DVDs/Cd's in close proximity & copy them on the portable memory card embedded in the watch. Kinda neat for the most times we don't wanna tag along our laptops.

The Emergency Pop out driver (Men in Black 2)
You end up in a mall on a Sunday and have some serious parking issues at hand, those wont be much of a problem if u posses this neat little Mercedes that has a Fully suited chauffeur who pops out of the steering wheel & takes care of the car, heck it may even drive you home if your drunk. Its unclear if this was a genuine gadget or just another alien that helps out every now and then.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Dark Knight and Speed Racer Cool Toys for 2008

We've got Mattel's entire line of Batman and Speed Racer cars for 2008, and we hope the movies are as geekgasmic as the toys. The Batman lineup punches all of my little fanboy buttons—not only the entire squadron from The Dark Knight, but the two best Batmobiles ever: from the animated series AND Adam Batwest. Speed Racer's got the Mach 5, its sleeker, zippier successor the Mach 6, plus a battle bus!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Top 10 Most Hottest Movies ever made that turns you on

Top 10 Most Hottest Movies ever made that turns you on

Ten Movies That Make You Hot (in no particular order):

Last Tango in Paris. Two words—butter scene.

9-1/2 Weeks. In high school, my girlfriends and I watched this film religiously in our ongoing attempts to perfectly reenact the strip scene. We hoped that our mastery would inspire a man to squirt honey all over us when we hit our sexual prime.

Lolita. The 1997 version with Jeremy Irons and Dominque Swain was hot; the original 1962 version was not.

Shortbus. Although this movie’s title brought to my mind some impolite slang from high school, my girlfriend begged to differ. “[It’s] an artistic, beautiful movie with just the right lighting, colors, textures, and hot women. The movie follows the love drama of several different people, couples, [and] groups, while covering a thematic range including all kinds of sexuality, deep neuroses, and pleasure.” I’m renting it.

Y Tu Mamá También. Older woman with two younger men—now that’s a fantasy worth renting.

Chocolat. A quaint village in France, hands moving through lots of chocolate, and Johnny Depp; what’s not to love?

Unfaithful. Here’s the older woman/younger man thing again except this time they’re in a stairwell tearing each other’s clothes off—very hot. My favorite scene is the one on the train, as Diane Lane (with a post-coital grin on her face) replays every minute of her afternoon tryst in her head. That’s half the fun of sex, replaying the memories of each encounter until you act out the next fantasy.

The Dreamers. A male friend said, “It was something—basically beautiful youths prancing around naked under Bertolucci’s direction. The plot was really just a backdrop providing him with an excuse to watch Michael Pitt frolic with an extremely hot Eva Green.” Another friend also noted Eva’s hotness factor: “That scene where the Eva Green stands in the doorway as Venus De Milo, and the threeway tension.” Men do love those threeways … so do I.

Exotica. The title gives the whole premise away, but as I read the description of a woman doing a striptease in the film, I got hot. I appreciated my male friend’s attempt at an artful review, but was happier to see him skip immediately to the good ol’ down and dirty. “I remember [it] being both sexy and a good piece of cinema. The complex plot unfolded through flashbacks and by following the story lines of multiple characters whose lives converge around something awful and tragic. But the movie’s central location is a seedy strip club, and there’s a lot of hot, lusty lap dancing.” Men do love those strip clubs … so do I. Men who strip … sigh

The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette. Kirsten Dunst is, as a male friend noted, “the unattainable virgin—high school boys’ wet dream well represented.” And while I personally think Kirsten Dunst plays mostly dippy roles, the same friend quoted previously gave her a second shout out. “Yeah, Kirsten Dunst, again. I mean come on, that scene with those stockings and the fan when she’s in bed waiting for her affair? Seriously.”