ATHF Colon Movie Film For Theatres on adult swim Tonight

1 04 2007

All I have to say about this is that you better put on [adult swim] at 10 PM EST tonight to watch the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theatres. It will be amazing(ly retarded).

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theatres

19 03 2007

I don’t know how many people actually watch this show, but I think it’s very under-appreciated. I remember the first time I saw it, I thought it was absolutely retarded and I couldn’t stand it. If you’re still not sure which show I’m talking about, it’s the one that single handedly shut down the city of Boston.

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Still not ringing a bell?

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After seeing about three episodes I began to develop a taste for the show. It really is probably the funniest animated series on tv right now. Yes, I said it. And yes, I am not forgetting about Family Guy. Well, maybe Family Guy has a little on ATHF, but only because ATHF episodes are only about 15 minutes long as opposed to Family Guy’s 30 minute long episodes. The storylines are absolutely ridiculous and make absolutely no sense. I’m not even sure if the name has any significant meaning. Like I said, you will probably hate the show the first time you see it but after a few episodes you’ll be surprised how badly you want another 15 minutes out of each episode.

If you haven’t heard, there is an Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie coming out on April 13th, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theatres.

Here is the trailer:





Iran Condemns 300…No Shit.

18 03 2007

According to BBCNews.com,

“Javad Shamaqdari, a cultural advisor to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said it was ‘plundering Iran’s historic past and insulting this civilization’.

He branded the film ‘psychological warfare’ against Tehran and its people.”

The Iranian government is up in arms over the film which portrays the Battle of Thermopylae, where it is said that 300 Spartans were to have held off an army of around 100,000 Persians led by Xerxes. Iran isn’t happy with the film because it apparently portrays their ancestors as evil, dumb, and murderous.

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Obviously, the Persians are made out to be evil and barely resemble anything human. I guess Iran didn’t get the memo about 300 being a movie adapted from a graphic novel. Even so, it does portray their “glorious history” in a pretty negative light. All I have to say is “Oh well”. If you want to run around threatening the world with potential nuclear fire power, then don’t expect to be shown as peace loving or compassionate.

John Stewart brought this whole issue up on the Daily Show and he made some pretty good points. If you’d like to check it out, watch it here:





300: Celebration of Cinema

10 03 2007

300 was everything I thought it would be: brutal, grostesque, ruthless. You don’t go to see a movie like 300 for the intricate plot or story line. You see a movie like 300 for the violent battle scenes. The Spartan world was very different than the world today. For one, it was much simpler. When it came down to it, people fought, and they fought face to face, and they fought without mercy or sympathy. This is exactly what 300 captures: the fact that back then, men were dedicated to their homeland and they would do anything to defend it. Obviously, 300 was probably more accentuated than the actual Battle of Thermopylae, but the movie does a great job of showcasing the primal and hardened nature of the Spartan warrior culture.

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The fight scenes in 300 are amazing. It can’t be described as anything else than as Gladiator meets The Matrix. The fighting is very primitive and personal, and the way the film is edited and the effects that are used make it very inrtricate and extremely close. Alot of the battles are shown in slow motion for some of the time and it looks absolutely insane to see one Spartan take off one Persian’s leg, slash another’s throat, and then body a third with his massive shield. It really does alot for the film and gives you an idea just of how fearless and insane the Spartans may have been.

The story line behind 300 isn’t as bad as some critics are making out to be but maybe that isn’t their fault. A lot of movie critics are much older than the target audience for this film and I think that the right opinions are not getting directed to the people who care about this film. 300 is essentially a movie that was morphed out of a comic book with video game-like aspects incorporated into it. Obviously this doesn’t appeal to a fourty year old man, but to a guy anywhere between the ages of 13 and 30, this movie is everything that we grew up with.

300 is a pretty damn motivating film. Like I anticipated, it wanted to make me either enlist or start training for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The way that the 300 Spartans come together, fight for each other, and just portray a completely badass and fearless attitude made me wish I had been taken away from my parents at age 7 and forced to beat the hell out of other kids my age to become one of the most feared warriors in the entire world.

Overall, 300 is an amazingly well done giant battle scene. Do not go into the theatre expecting to see a highly intellectual and historically accurate movie. This movie is anything but that. 300 is primitive, ruthless, and brutal in nature; exactly what the Spartan culture has been portrayed as in every single history class anyone has ever taken.





300: The Uncalm Before the Storm

8 03 2007

300 opens nation-wide tomorrow and I don’t think there is a male between the ages of 13 and 30 on the planet earth that doesn’t know this. If you don’t know what 300 is, kill yourself. But before you do, read this post, see 300, then commence with your suicide.

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Being on a college campus, maybe the hype for this movie is being accentuated. Testosterone is at peak levels around here. I don’t know. What I do know is that almost every person with a penis that I am acquainted with cannot wait for this movie. Some of my friends have even bought tickets for an iMax showing in Baltimore, which is about an hour drive from here. I have already pre-ordered my own ticket along with 4 other tickets for a few of my friends. Just to give you an idea of how many people are eagerly awaiting the brutal, savage, graphic violence that is 300, yesterday I had to partake in a research study for the Communications department. I was placed in a room with someone who I had never met before. His name was Court, he was a sophomore who lived on the opposite side of campus. We were instructed to have a conversation about anything (I think the purpose of the study was to see how two strangers interact). Anyway, we started talking about video games, which then led to God of War II, which then reminded me of 300. I asked him if he was going to see it: “Oh fuck man, 300! That movie looks fucking awesome! I’m gonna kill someone after I see that movie!” I responded: “I know right? Watching those trailers makes me want to go on a rampage with an axe or something.” The conversation was being recorded and video taped. I can’t imagine the concerned look on the graduate student’s face who will be evaluating our conversation.

Obviously, this movie appeals to the repressed, violent, rage in every male in our solar system. 300 will not only be an amazing celebration of cinema, it will also unleash every male’s innate instinct to thrust a spear through the chest of the poor asshole next to him.





Reno 911! Miami: Passable

25 02 2007

I’ve been a fan of the Reno 911! tv show since its debut on Comedy Central. I thought the show was great from the first episode on and when I heard they were making a movie, I’m not going to lie, I didn’t jump out of my seat. It’s hard to make a good movie out of a tv show, especially a comedy. Nonetheless, I knew that I would get around to seeing it. Which I did, this past Saturday.

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There are alot of funny parts in the movie, but many of them you have probably already seen in the trailer. What you probably didn’t see (or hear for that matter) is all of the vulgarity in this movie. I guess having to censor the language on tv must be hard for the Reno 911! writers because the movie was full of it. I’m not complaining about that at all though, there was definitely some hilarious stuff that was heard and seen in the film that couldn’t be done on tv. Especially the scene at the motel in the beginning when you see almost every officer whacking off.

I didn’t expect much from this movie so I wasn’t completely disappointed. If you are a Reno 911! fan, I wouldn’t even bother to say “Oh my God you have to see it”. It’s definitely possible to wait for Miami to come out DVD/Blu Ray. In the end, Reno 911!: Miami had its very funny parts and it also had its recycled/intensified tv skits that you’ve most likely already seen.





It’s Official: Borat 2!!!

8 02 2007

Sacha Baron Cohen aka Borat, has signed a contract to go through with plans to make a Borat 2. If you haven’t seen the first one, do yourself a favor and…rent it as soon as it is legally available in your local video rental store.

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The first Borat worked so well because not many people had seen Da Ali G Show on HBO. Therefore, not many people knew who Borat was. Cohen was able to pose as a Kazakhstani national and do and say ridiculous things that many people just assumed to be Kazakh tradition.

The movie got so much publicity (good and bad) that I’ve even heard my 50 year old dad talking about the guy and watching clips from the movie on YouTube. That doesn’t seem too promising for a sequel. Either way, I’m sure they will find a way to pull it off in some backward ass parts of this country.