Monday, December 13, 2010

Music Video Mondays: Post Chanukah Edition

Welcome to another installment of Music Video Mondays. This is the post Chanukah Edition (because I was to lazy/busy to actually post it last Monday, during Chanukah).

Ever since Adam Sandler created the classic "Chanukah" song, people have been eager to try create other hits based on this holiday. And why not? We have enough Christmas songs to last lifetimes over. And while Sandler's hit song may never be replaced, here a couple of songs created in the spirit of the Jewish holiday.

Fist up, we have a band by the name of The Maccabeats, with their hit song "Candlelight", which is a parody of the song "Dynamite" by Tiao Cruz. The Maccabeats are a Jewish acapella group, from Yeshiva University, who formed in 2007. The song was just released, and has become a viral hit on the internet. It's a fun and catchy song, which will totally get in your head and stay there for a good, long while!



Next up is another clever song entitled "Chanukah Musical Remix 2010" by six13 & NCSY. This song is a parody of not one, but three hit songs: "Baby" by Justin Beiber, "Heartless" by Kanye West & "I Like It" by Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull. I don't have any info on six13, the group that did the music, but NCSY is a Jewish youth organization dedicated to inspiring the young Jewish people out there.




**Bonus**
As a treat, here is the original song that started the Chanukah song craze, "The Chanukah Song" by Adam Sandler.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Trailer Time Part II

Next up on the list o' trailers is the latest installment of the Transformers franchise, entitled: Transformers: Dark of the Moon Based on the trailer alone, it does look intriguing. I will probably see this at the movie theaters, unless I see a horrible trailer that comes out to make me change my mind. I think this movie will be solid, if only to make up for the horrible movie that was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (don't even get me started on that one).

**Tip** Full screen this for best viewing...

Trailer Time Part I(Comic Book Edition)

Okay, so seeing as how I have a slew of info that I want to put out, I am going to kind of clump things together for the moment. For this particular post, I have decided to post some new trailers that were recently released for the upcoming 2011 slate of movies. I'll give my thoughts on them as well!

First up, we have THOR...


The One-Sheet Movie Poster


In my opinion, I think this movie is going to be awesome! At first, I admit, I was a bit skeptical about it; but, after seeing the trailer, my skepticism was averted. I think this movie is going to be great, although I'm not sure if it will do as well at the box office as when the original IRON MAN came out. I hope so, because it actually looks like a lot of care and work went into it.

*TIP* Open this in full screen...



Wow! The story looks good, the action looks good, and the fact that Marvel Studios is building a little interconnecting movie universe is just awesome. It's an interesting concept (and one that will pay off when AVENGERS hits in 2012). When the concept works, it works really well (take Kevin Smith's movie for example; he has a whole little "Leonardo, NJ universe" for most of his movies; and they work well with each other). I will go see this movie in the theater for sure!!!


Next up, we have GREEN LANTERN...


The One-Sheet Movie Poster



Much hype has been placed on this movie; but after seeing the trailer, I think it's over hyped. I know, I am a hard core comic fan, and I am such a little nit picker when it comes to movies based on comic books. In all fairness, while making a movie is a challenge in itself, I don't think it is that hard to make a movie well. Christopher Nolan did it with BATMAN, Sam Raimi did it with the original SPIDER MAN movie, and even Jon Favreau did it with the first IRON MAN movie. So, what this is what the hell happened with GREEN LANTERN? If this is what the movie is going to be, then just look for me at the Redbox stand, because I am going to pay $1.00 to rent it. Why so harsh? Watch the trailer, and I'll give my explanation below....

*TIP* Go full screen on this...




Soooooo, whadaya think?! Okay, for those who thought it was good, I apologize for my nit pickiness. For those who didn't think it was all that it was cracked up to be, read below for my reasoning, and see if you agree with my thoughts....

THE GOOD

Okay, to be fair, there are some good spots in this trailer.

1.. Ryan Reynolds: I think he makes a good Hal Jordan. In the comics, Jordan is a character who makes with the wise cracks, and with Reynolds sense of humor and ability to deadpan, I think he was a logical choice for Green Lantern.

2. GRAPHICS - SOME of the graphics in this movie look really good. Oa, in general, looks good. Kilowog, one of the Green Lantern Corps. drill instructors, looks good ( he is the one that snorts air at Hal in the trailer). A severely injured Abin Sur looks really good as well.



THE BAD

1. THE COSTUME - Um, WTF is up with that costume?! First off, the mask looks like it was painted on to Reynolds face.



Next is the actual costume itself. It's ...It's...horrible (I just looked at the trailer again, to confirm). From far away, it looks okay, but when you have close up shots, it just doesn't work (See the screen grabs, below, for what I am talking about).







2. THE RING - Really?! This is the best that you could come up with on the ring?! Hell, if DC DIRECT can put out a better prop ring (based on the comic), why can't a better ring be made for this movie?! Really, it looks like a high school class ring with a green light up piece inside instead of a stone. It boggles my mind at how people get paid tons of money for things like this, and then this is what is produced.



According to one website, comicbookmovie.com the design of the ring came from the Neal Adams & Mike Grell 1970's run on Green Lantern (see photo below). Um, if this is true, really? Out of, what, 50 years and designs, you use the 70's style concept?! Really?!!!!! Not to mention, that Hal Jordan has pretty much had the same type of ring for a good, long time.



3. THE WRITING- Okay, granted, this is only the trailer, but based on this, I feel the writing is going to be weak. Some of the lines, to me, just don't come off as polished. One of the writers even comments as such in an interview with MTV. Marc Guggenheim was quoted as saying, "When we wrote the script, we did not expect to make the movie. It was really like, 'Let's do a good enough job that Warner Bros. wants hire us to write another movie.'" In the interview however, he does also say, "I’ve seen a fair amount [of the film]," Guggenheim told MTV News. "Everything I’ve seen has completely blown me away — and I really say that as a fanboy."


All in all, I don't think that I am as eager to see this movie as I am THOR. And that is sad, because I am a huge Green Lantern fan. Oh well, we will see what happens....

Friday, December 10, 2010

...Aaaaand I'm Back....



I'll keep this short and sweet:
I was out of blogging for a while,
but certain events have made it so that I can now blog a little bit more!
It seems I have a wee bit of catching up to do...
Let's see what we can do about that, shall we?!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Music Video Mondays

Welcome to another edition of Music Video Mondays. This weeks selection was one that came after hearing it on the radio. I used to love this song when it came out, but then forgot all about it, until now!

This weeks selection comes from a band that was formed to be "the world's worst band". In 1981, Bill Manspeaker & Joe Cannizarro formed Green Jellÿ (originally named Green Jell-O, after a friend suggested it because of "lime flavored Jell-O being the worst flavor of Jell-O", as well as the lack of talent from the band).

The band was known more for its antics, rather than their songs or talents. After a lawsuit, the band was renamed Green Jellÿ. Gaining a cult following (again, because of their onstage antics, rather than their talent), the band released Cereal Killer in 1992, with their actual hit song "3 Little Pigs"

The song reached prominence by hitting the charts at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993. The song was ranked #35 on VH1's 40 Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs...Ever.

Never meant to be taken seriously, they are described as a "comedy heavy metal band", because of their lack of talent and their parody-like songs.*

Here it is, this weeks selection "3 Little Pigs". Enjoy!




Did You Know?


Green Jellÿ claimed that they were the "World's First Video Only Band" in order to get signed by Zoo Entertainment? The bluff worked, and Zoo Entertainment signed them; only they didn't actually know what they were doing, and had to learan about making videos on the fly. It took one year, and $50,000 later, but the result was the video only album, Cereal Killer. In 1993, Cereal Killer was finally released on cd.*

*All info taken from Wikipedia.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Music Video Mondays

This weeks Music Video Monday is by one of my most favorite artists of all time(and I'm not ashamed to say that either). Born Alicia Moore in 1979, this singer-songwriter is better known by her stage name of Pink (or stylized as P!nk). Pink has had hits from all 5 of her albums since rising to fame in 2000. This weeks song is off of her latest cd, "Funhouse". The song is called "Glitter in the Air". The song itself talks about love and taking a leap in faith. It was released as a single after her awesome performance at the Grammys. What's impressive about the video for this song is what she does in the video. The particular video that I posted just happens to be from the Grammys, where she received a standing ovation for her performance. Not only is it a great performance, but just hearing how good she is live is amazing! There are many artists who don't sound good live, and there are artists who sound like crap because of moving around and stuff. P!nk is not one of those artists. She is the real deal! Enjoy!

Friday, August 6, 2010

"Young Justice" Cartoon Series Trailer

Sooooo, a few years back (1998, to be exact), DC Comics created a group called "Young Justice". It first consisted of Robin (from Batman), Superboy (from Superman), and Impulse (from Flash). They grew to include members Wonder Girl (from Wonder Woman), Arrowette & the mysterious Secret. Basically, they were crime fighters who banded together to try to become the next generation of the Justice League. The team went through roster changes, and eventually developed into the Teen Titans (plus and minus members). DC Entertainment has finally made a cartoon out of the series. The animation looks good, and it looks a lot more serious than the Teen Titans cartoon that was produced a few years back. Hopefully, this cartoon will do well.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thor Trailer

For those of you who don't know that Marvel is making a movie about this guy, well now you know. This is the "THOR" Teaser Trailer. I think this will be a good movie, but as always with comic book movies, I don't think I am going to hold my breath. Hopefully, it doesn't dissapoint, because it kinda sets the tone for the slew of new movies coming out from Marvel..... Enjoy!

**EDIT - So, it looks like the fine folks at Paramount have kindly asked that the trailer get taken down....damn me & my timing of puting up cool posts!!! Anyhoo, if I come across it, I will surely repost it.**

***EDIT UPDATE- try here:
THOR TRAILER

I just checked it and it appears to be working there!***


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

This is Funny....hopefully!

So I came across this "interview" between with Zach Galifianakis & Steve Carell, on Zach's show "Between Two Ferns" , for FUNNY OR DIE.COM. It doesn't go as planned, and goes on a different path than expected. It's from the Funny or Die website, so that's saying something too!

** I had to put up the link only, because even though you get the code to embed the video, it doesn't go directly to the video; it goes to an old video of Will Farrell, which is funny, but not what I want. This is the way with most of their codes for videos. It always goes back to that default video, which I find EXTREMELY annoying, but it's their site and their clips, so they can do with what they wish. **


Enjoy!


Zach Galifianakis & Steve Carell "Interview"

Avengers Assemble!

Over at Comic Book Resources.com, they posted a link to a "leaked trailer" of the new AVENGERS movie coming out. It's not really a "trailer" at all, so don't get too excited. But, in my opinion, this "trailer" is a good way to get some buzz going for the movie, due out in 2012. I'm not sure how long this will be up (although, why it would be taken down I have no idea; it's not like it shows anything), so watch it while you can!!!!

....And I'm Back!

Yup, I'm back! Apologies for keeping my fans waiting!

I gotta admit, burnout sucks. Having no real desire to blog (even though I have a TON of new stuff to post) really saddens me. But hey, what can you do? Just try to get that desire back, and start posting again, I suppose! So, here it is, the first blog post back to blogging....


So, if you haven't heard, there is a new movie coming out that is based on a popular property that has been out of the public eye for quite some time. What is this long standing property? Or should I say, WHO is this property? I'll give you a clue....he resides at Jellystone Park. Give up? It's none other than the one, the only, YOGI BEAR!

Recently, with, I presume, the success of the Chipmunks movies, that studio heads want to make lightning strike again, this time with Yogi Bear getting the CGI treatment. Will it be a good movie? A flop? Who knows! But, listen to the voices, and see if you can guess them!


See ya lata with some more new stuff!



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer

Hmmm, lately all I seem to be posting is movie trailers! Oh well, it is the summer after all! And the summer, for me, was always the best time for movies! And with that, I bring to you the trailer for the latest in the Harry Potter films. This is the last movie, so the movie will be split in two parts; Part 1 will be out in November of 2010, while Part 2 will be out in July 2011. The trailer looks really cool! If you haven't read the book, don't watch this! Go read the book!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Green Hornet Trailer

Well, it's finally making it's appearance, the GREEN HORNET trailer. I watched it with no sound, and thought that this may be a huge dissapoinmtent. I'm kinda thinking that if I do watch it with sound, I will be correct. Seth Rogen stars as the title character of Britt Reid. Now, of all people in Hollywood, you let one of the masters of "pot and curse" jokes be the lead character? Um, he is not known for his "leading man action star" status, unless you are counting PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, which, if you are, don't. Off the top of my head, I can think of a slew of young Hollywood actors who would probably be a better fit for the character of Green Hornet. I'm not sure the script is looking that great either. From watching it without sound, it just looks....weak.

Who knows? I may be wrong, but once again, I don't think I am. GREEN HORNET premieres in January of 2011.


Friday, June 18, 2010

The Voyage of The Dawn Treader Trailer

Here it is, the newest Chronicles of Narnia Movie:


This is interesting, because last I heard, either this this movie wasn't getting made, or it was being delayed for a long time. It's great to see that it was made, and hopefully, it will be a good movie. I liked the last two movies, of which, I only read The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe out of the book series.



Here is the trailer for the movie, hopefully it plays, and hopefully, it's good!

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer

Here is another trailer for the newest Star Wars game, STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC. After watching this trailer (and the one before), I always get irratated at the fact that Bioware (or whoever made the trailer)should move into movies, not video games; and that Lucasfilms should give them a greenlight for any Star Wars film they want. Why should the public settle for crappy animation ala THE CLONE WARS?

Anyways, that's my rant for right now...enjoy the trailer!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Smurfs Trailer

Yeah, that's right; they're back, and bluer than ever!

Starting off as a cartoon strip in 1958, by a Belgian cartoonist by the name of Peyo, the Smurfs became so popular that in 1981, became a cartoon series that ran until 1989.

In 2011, the Smurfs will hit the big screen! The movie will star the voices of Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf, Katy Perry as Smurfette and Alan Cumming as Gutsy Smurf. Hank Azaria will play Gargamel, the main villain against the Smurfs. Neil Patrick Harris will also be in the movie as one of the human characters.

While I am actually amazed that this movie got made, I'm not holding out any hopes that it will be a great cinematic masterpiece. I'm sure it will do well with kids, and I'm sure it will do well enough for a sequel, but overall, I don't think it will be great. Well, here is the first trailer of it, so judge for yourself.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mortal Kombat: Rebirth Trailer?

So, I came across this little trailer the other day. I'm not sure if it's an actual trailer for an upcoming movie, or a game, or what. Nothing has really been said about it. It's a cool trailer, if it is true, and a good way to "reboot" the franchise (esp. after the poor, poor, Mortal Kombat: Annialation movie) Here's to hoping good things come out of this trailer.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Music Video Mondays

This week's "Music Video Monday" is a fun one. There isn't much to say about this video.

This week's video is "Bohemian Rhapsody", from Queen, as done by the Muppets. It's a cute video. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Awesome Art

This week's Awesome Art is brought to you by the wildly talented artist Jo Chen.

Jo Chen is one of the cover artists for Dark Horse Comics Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Season 8. She has created some iconic covers with her full, rich & detailed painted covers.

This particular cover is to BTVS:S8 # 36 (I think), which features Spike, a vampire that is in Buffy's "circle of turst". Spike is played by James Marsters (a picture of him as Spike has been added to see the likeness that Jo Chen has incorporated into her work)



Monday, May 24, 2010

Music Video Mondays

This week's Music Video Monday selection is from the great folk trio band, Peter Paul & Mary .

Albert Grossman was the man responsible for the creation of Peter, Paul and Mary. In 1961, after auditioning several singers in the New York folk scene, he decided on the trio of Peter Yarrow, Noel "Paul" Stookey, and Mary Travers. Shortly after their "rehearsal phase", Grossman booked them into The Bitter End, a coffee house and popular folk music venue in New York City's Greenwich Village. They recorded their first album, Peter, Paul and Mary, the following year. The album was listed in the Billboard Magazine Top Ten for 10 months, including seven weeks in the #1 position.

This week's song selection is one of their most popular songs, "Puff the Magic Dragon", which has always been a topic of talk, due to the nature of it's lyrics. Often assumed that the song is about drug references, Peter Yarrow (co-writer of the song, along with Leonard Lipton) states that the song is purely about the loss of a child's innocence.
The group incorporated the song into their live performances before recording it in 1962; their 1962 recording of "Puff" reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1963.

The video is a live rendition of the song (I believe in 2003 or 2006), where Yarrow does clearly state the meaning behind "Puff"....



**EDIT**
OMG!
I just watched the video below, from what appears to be the 60's, and DAMN do they sound the EXACT SAME?!
WTC(What The Crap)?!
How is that even possible?!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Awesome Art

This Awesome Art is by Alex Ross. It is for the upcoming coming book, "The Last Phantom", by Dynamite Entertainment. It's creepy and cool both at the same time!
I must admit, based on this cover, the comic looks very intriguing...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What is a Makerbot?

So, I came across this video while surfing the web! I thought this was really fascinating and cool as hell!



You can find out more about Markerbot here

**FROM WIKIPEDIA**


MakerBot Industries is a company founded in January of 2009 by Bre Pettis, Adam Mayer, and Zach “Hoeken” Smith producing an open source 3D printer rapid prototyping machine called the Cupcake CNC. The Cupcake incorporates the ideas of the RepRap Project with the goal of bringing desktop 3D printing into the home at an affordable price, partially due to being able to produce some of its own parts. It allows people to make their own bots that can build almost anything up to 4"x4"x6". They print with acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) , high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polylactic acid (PLA) plastics.

Cupcake CNC machines are sold as do it yourself kits. The circuit boards are already soldered, requiring only minor soldering on non-critical parts from the user.
MakerBot Industries has an online community called Thingiverse where users can post files, document their designs, and collaborate on open source hardware. The site is not just for MakerBot, but rather for anyone with a digital fabrication device to share their designs.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Batman: Under the Hood Preview

This is DC Entertainment's newest direct to video offering. It deals with a storyline from a little bit ago. I wasn't fimiliar with the story, so I went to the library to read it. Gotta say, not bad! Hopefully, the movie will live up to the storyline; so far, it looks promising!

**Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to shrink these particular videos down without messing them up. Best to get it in full screen and watch them that way.***

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Rojo" Johnson in Action

Meet Billy Ray "Rojo"Johnson, this is his debut for the Houston Astros Triple-A squad, the Round Rock Express.

This was his first appearance....was it his last as well?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Eclipse Trailer

Here is the trailer for the newest movie isn the "Twilight" series, Eclipse

I am merely posting it for the benefit of others...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Darth Vader does TomTom

Man, if I only owned a TomTom Navigational GPS Device!!! If I did, I could have Darth Vader giving me directions to my destination! That would be awesome! Here is a behind the scenes video of the recording process.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Burnout & Inspiration




As readers of this blog have seen (or haven't, as the case may be), I haven't beeen "Mr. Active Blogger" as of late. I'm not going to bore anyone with specifics, but the general reason is because of burnout. I'm burntout, plain and simple. I come home from work and the last thing I want to do is anything, which is sad, because I love to blog.



Last week, I got a burst of inspiration, and started to set up all of these posts to go and post. So, I think I am in a good place to start it up again. I know the last thing anyone wants to hear is my whining about this, so I will leave it at that! I'm also not going to say that I'm going to try to keep up, because I will only let people down, myself included, when I don't. Hopefully, this new found burst of inspiration lasts a good long time! So far, I have about 13 new posts coming up, and I'm gunning for more! I also updated my list of links, including among them, a couple of webcomics that I have just discovered. How long will this last? Only time will tell!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Comic Art Comparison # 11

On March 27, 2010, Dick Giordano, noted inker & Creative Executive for DC Comics passed away. In both an effort to reintroduce the series of Comic Art Comparison, as well as pay my respects to one of the BEST inkers in the comics industry, and all around nice guy, I've decided to make this Comic Art Comparison about him.

It's interesting to note on Mr. Giordano's drawing for the back cover of his book, DICK GIORDANO: CHANGING COMICS ONE DAY AT A TIME,what was changed from the original. On the inked version, it shows Batgirl, yet, in the finished colored version, it now shows Aquaman. Also, Wonder Woman looks a little different in the colored version as opposed to the inked version.


Pencils: Dick Giordano
Inks: Dick Giordano
Colors: Unknown














**I'm not sure where I got these pics; proper credit goes to them, whoever they may be**

Monday, April 5, 2010

Music Video Mondays

In an effort to follow up from Friday's post, here is my selection for this week's Music Video Monday. It's called "Bad, Bad Man" from John Cena, the actor/wrester from the movie "The Marine", or from World Wrestling Entertainment off of his debut album "You Can't See Me".

Now, while you may not see the connection, don't worry, it's coming. The video for "Bad, Bad Man" is spoof on the A-Team television series as well as other 80's pop culture. The song may not be the best song ever created, but it's got a good beat, and I've def. heard worse out there!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The New A-Team Trailer

Okay, I will admit; even though I am a huge A-Team fan, I was kinda skeptical about this movie when I first saw the trailer. I think this trailer seals the deal for me!
I saw this trailer, and was like, WOW! And that was watching it WITHOUT SOUND!
I will be going to see it in the theaters; so good bad or indifferent, the movie industry will be making $10 of of me! Click for full screen awesomeness!!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

What if....

I came across these two videos over the weekend, and could not stop laughing! They come from a comedy duo called SMOSH.

I thought these videos were really funny; hopefully, you will as well!

Enjoy!


What if Video Games Were Real?




What if Movies Were Real?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Predators Movie Teaser Trailer

I came across this trailer on Friday, when it was released.
I have to say, I am a huge Predator fan. I look the look of the creature, and the movies weren't all that bad (altough I never saw Aliens v. Predator: Requiem). The first movie was the best, and will always be the bar to set when sequels are made. The trailer doesn't look all that bad, although I don't think it will do that well in the theaters. The movie is due out on July 7, 2010.

Music Video Mondays

This week's Music Video Monday is a fairly new one; by that I mean I just heard the song recently, while it was actually released in August 2009. This week's selection comes from the band Weezer.

Weezer is an alternative rock band formed in 1992, and has such hits as "Buddy Holly" "Undone - The Sweater Song" & "Island in the Sun".
The band currently consists of Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

This week's song selection is "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To", off of Weezer's newest album Raditude. It hit # 2 on the U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs chart, while placing # 3 on the U.S. Billboard Rock Songs Chart & # 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song has a cool beat; one that just makes you tap your feet, and snap your fingers to.

Enjoy!




**Side Note - Is it me, or does Rivers Cuomo look like Rick Moranis from "Ghostbusters" and "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" fame? Just Askin'.....***

Sunday, March 21, 2010

There's a New King in Town.......

Billy Mitchell fans, don't have panic attacks, buuuut....

THERE'S A NEW "KING OF KONG" IN TOWN!!!




His name is Hank Chien, a 35-year-old plastic surgeon from Flushing, New York, who recently set the record to become the newest "King of Kong".



His score was 1,061,700 points, which tops Billy Mitchell's best recorded score of 1,050,200, who beat Steve Wiebe's best score of 1,049,100 to be the newest champion of Donkey Kong.

Wiebe and Mitchell were featured in 2007's "King of Kong", a documentary about the battle for Donkey Kong title supremecy. Billy Mitchell was the lone leader, until Steve Wiebe came along and snatched the title (briefly), until Mitchell took it back--until now.

Chien said that because of Twin Galaxies (the official score keeper and title decider) changing the rules for recording video game high scores, it was possible to try to go for the record. And he did it. On March 10th, it was announced that Hank Chien is the new undisputed champion of the Donkey Kong Game.

Congrats Hank!!!!

How long can Hank hold the title? Will Steve & Billy battle back to take the title again? Who knows, but it will be fun to see! (Me personally, I'm a "Wieber"; Go Steve Go!)

*** To see the rules for setting the Donkey Kong (or other games) record, go to the Twin Galaxies website***

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Stan Lee-Futue Oscar Winner

I think I'm just going to let this video speak for itself....
Thank me afterwards!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Music Video Mondays

It's Back!!!!! The always popular Music Video Mondays!

And I have a request! Wahoo! I'm surprised I didn't post this video before, considering it is one of my all time favorite songs, but hey, because I have a request now, I can't say no! Thanks to Kelly for this request!

This week's selection is "We Built This City"; it's a song written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf, and recorded by Starship and released as its debut single on August 30, 1985.

Surprisingly, it was listed as "the #1 Worst Song Ever" by Blender magazine in April 2004.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shrek Forever After Trailer

This is the trailer for the newest Shrek Movie. I have to admit, when I first heard yet another Shrek movie was being made, at first I was like, "WTF? Why can't they let that franchise go?" After seeing this trailer, the movie doesn't look all that bad. I could be wrong; it could be the best parts of the movie are in this trailer, but we'll see, I suppose. I just hope it's the last movie. Let the franchise go out on a high note, y'know?

Toy Story 3 Trailer # 2

Here is the newest trailer for the new "Toy Story 3" Movie.
It looks really good, with the quality remaining what it is.
And all the voices appear to be the same!
Um, Disney, are you paying attention to this? This is what is supposed to happen with sequels.....

(Helpful Suggestion: Bring it up to Full Screen)

Tron: LEGACY Trailer

Back in the 80's, Disney made a movie called TRON. I never saw it, so I have no idea what it is about. It has a cult following though, so Disney decided to FINALLY make a sequel of this movie. Here is the trailer for the movie.

(Helpful suggestion, pop it up to full screen)

Iron Man 2 Trailer

Well, here it is; the newest trailer for "Iron Man 2". It's pretty much the same scenes as the first one, except with some extended scenes. I hope it's just as good as the first one (the movie, not the trailer)!!!



**EDIT** Sorry about the awkwardness of this video; if I come across a better video, I will update this.

Movie Trailer Saturday

Watch out, cause I'm unloading a whole slew of movie trailers and other stuff today! I could have spaced them out, but it's rarin' to go! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Trailer

Here is the trailer for DC Entertainment's newest animated feature: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths. At first, I was kinda "blase" about it; but the more and more that I saw of it, the more and more I came around. I have always thought the DC animated universe should have a sense of consistency, especially when it comes to animation. DC Entertainment does takes bold moves to diversify and show range, although sometimes it doesn't work (Superman/Doomsday anyone?)

If the movies is as good as the trailer is, then great. If it's not, well, hey, at least the trailer was good, right?


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

WTF? Crazy & Cool at the Same time!

Take a quick look at the below picture......



Notice anything different about it?!

You should; that’s an actual chest with an actual tattoo of the tattered Spidey costume! Apparently, it took over 9000 minutes, or 150 hours to complete! WOW! Not only is this tattoo CRAZY AWESOME, just imagine sitting in a chair for over 150 hours waiting for your tattoo to get done! Yikes!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Music Video Mondays

This week's edition of Music Video Mondays is a little late. I meant to put this up last week as a shout out to all the single (newly & otherwise) people in the world.
This song isn't a slam against them, just a fun view from the single's perspective.

To all those in relationships (like me), Happy Valentine's Day !!(um, yes, again, a little late, I know...); to all those single and looking: don't worry, it will happen!

The name of the song is "Haven't Met You Yet", by Canadian singer Michael Buble (pronounced boo-blay). It's a fun song with a catchy beat, and good music. The video is fun as well! The song is off his "Crazy Love" album.



To check out some of his other songs, visit his You Tube page: Michael Buble

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Welcome to the NEW DC ENTERTAINMENT

Yeah, I know I'm a little late on this one, but still.....



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DC ENTERTAINMENT NAMES EXECUTIVE TEAM
Thursday, February 18th, 2010

By David Hyde

Jim Lee and Dan DiDio Named Co-Publishers DC Comics

Geoff Johns to Serve as Chief Creative Officer

John Rood Named EVP, Sales, Marketing and Business Development
Patrick Caldon Named EVP, Finance and Administration


(February 18, 2010 – New York, NY and Burbank, CA) DC Entertainment, founded in September 2009 to unleash the power of the DC Comics library of characters across all media platforms, has named its executive management team, including new co-publishers of DC Comics and a Chief Creative Officer, as well as heads of Sales/Marketing/Business Development and Finance/Administration. Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment, made the announcement today.

The new senior executive team includes Jim Lee and Dan DiDio, who have been named Co-Publishers of DC Comics, and Geoff Johns, who will serve as Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. Additionally, John Rood has been named Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development, and Patrick Caldon will serve as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration. Each of these executives will report directly to Nelson.

“DC Entertainment’s new executive team is a creative ‘dream team,’ with accomplishments and talent unrivaled in the business,” said Nelson. “This announcement continues and underscores DC’s legacy as the ultimate destination for creators. We’ll benefit enormously from the deep experience this team represents, while re-energizing the direction and focus of the company. I’m excited and honored to have each of them with me at the helm of DC Entertainment.”

“With this new leadership team, Diane will be able to fully and respectfully integrate DC’s brand and characters, not only as key content drivers in the film division, but across all of the businesses of Warner Bros. and Time Warner,” said Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “I am very proud and excited about the accomplished executives who are charged with expanding this powerful library. They each have a diverse and complementary skill-set and are deeply committed to contributing to the DC Comics legacy.”

Prior to his current post, Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics’ bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including “All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder,” “Batman: Hush” and “Superman: For Tomorrow.” He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the upcoming DC Universe Online massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment.
Lee is an award-winning comic book illustrator/creator/publisher who started his professional career at Marvel Comics where his work on the X-Men continues to hold the all-time sales record for single issue sales at eight million copies sold in one month. At Marvel, he also drew the Punisher and co-created many characters, the most popular being Gambit, featured in 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” feature film. In 1992, he started his own production company, WildStorm Productions, and co-founded Image Comics, an independent comics company which quickly grew to become the number-three North American comics publisher. His most notable creations, “WildCats” and “Gen 13,” saw life beyond comic books as a CBS Saturday morning cartoon and as a direct-to-video animated movie distributed by Disney, respectively. In 1998, he left Image Comics and sold WildStorm to DC Comics.

DiDio most recently served as Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, DC Universe, overseeing the editorial department for the DC Universe imprint, including the ongoing adventures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and scores of heroes and villains. He also worked to develop new titles with the industry’s premier writers and artists. At DC Comics, DiDio has spearheaded such bestselling projects as “All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder,” “Identity Crisis,” Green Lantern, Teen Titans and The Outsiders.

Before joining DC in 2002, DiDio was with Mainframe Entertainment, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, overseeing the development, distribution, marketing and promotion of all Mainframe’s television properties. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of Children’s Programming for ABC, where he was also a publicity manager, having started his television career at CBS, working in a variety of positions.
Johns builds on his current role at DC from being one of today’s most prolific, popular and award-winning contemporary comic book writers with this new executive role. He is a New York Times bestselling author who has written highly acclaimed stories revitalizing Green Lantern, Superman, the Flash, Teen Titans, and the Justice Society of America for DC Comics.

Johns began his comics career creating and writing “Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.” for DC Comics while at the same time working with film director Richard Donner. After acclaimed runs on Flash, Teen Titans and the bestselling “Infinite Crisis” mini-series, Johns co-wrote a run on Action Comics with his mentor, Donner. Johns has also written and produced for various other media, including the acclaimed “Legion” and “Absolute Justice” episodes of Warner Bros. Television’s “Smallville” and Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken” and “Titan Maximum.” He also wrote the story of the DC Universe Online massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment.

Rood returns to Warner Bros. after 10 years with the Disney ABC Television Group, where he most recently was Senior Vice President of Marketing, ABC Family. While at ABC, he also consulted for ABC News during the recent transitions at “Good Morning America” and “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.”

Prior to Disney, Rood worked for six years at Warner Bros. Consumer Products, negotiating promotional deals with national advertisers using Warner Bros.’ properties, including the DC Comics characters. He has also worked in promotions for Equity Marketing on the Burger King account and in advertising for Leo Burnett on the McDonald’s and Miller Brewing accounts.

Caldon most recently served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations of DC Comics and MAD Magazine. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations, and his other posts at DC include Vice President, Finance and Operations, and Controller, the position in which he joined the company in 1985. Prior to joining DC Comics, Caldon spent a decade at Warner Communications in corporate accounting and as Senior Vice President and CFO of the Cosmos soccer team (owned by Warner Communications at the time).
DC Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, is charged with strategically integrating the DC Comics business, brand and characters deeply into Warner Bros. and all its content and distribution businesses. DC Entertainment utilizes the expertise the Studio has in building and sustaining franchises to prioritize the DC properties as key titles and growth drivers across all of the Studio, including feature films, television, interactive entertainment, direct-to-consumer platforms and consumer products. The DC Comics publishing business is the cornerstone of DC Entertainment, releasing approximately 90 comic books through its various imprints and 30 graphic novels a month as well as continuing to build on its creative leadership in the comic book industry.



Congratulations to DC, Geoff, Dan, Jim, John, & Patrick. Between the greatness of what Marvel is doing, and now what DC Entertainment has done, this truly is a great time to be a fan of comic books, and I can't wait to see what happens next!
Game on Everybody!!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Ballad of G.I. Joe

While surfing the net, I came across this little "music video". It's from the Funny or Die website, so I gave it a listen. Pretty entertaining, I must say! Not only is it funny, but there are a ton of people in it!!!! See how many you can spot in the video! ( A list will be provided underneath the video for those who can't tell who is who)



Cast List (in order of appearance):

Daniel Strange as Torch
Kevin Umbricht as Ripper
Alan Tudyk as Shipwreck
Laz Alonso as Doc
Zach Galifiankais as Snow Job
Andreas Owald as Snake Eyes
Julianne Moore as Scarlett
Henry Rollins as Duke
Alexis Bledel as Lady Jaye
Geoff Mann as Buzzer
Frankie Kang as Storm Shadow
Joey Kern as Tomax
Joey Kern as Xamot
Jamin Fite as Cobra Commander
Billy Crudup as Zartan
Vinnie Jones as Destro
Olivia Wilde as The Baroness
Tony Hale as Dr. Mindbender
Chuck Liddell as Gung Ho
and
Sgt. Slaughter as Himself

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Awesome Art

I came across this on Deviant Art.

The artist is Felipe Massafera.

WOW is all I can say, and let the art speak for itself.



Check out his gallery HERE

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The New Karate Kid Trailer

Once again, another movie trailer that I have seen, which I am not holding my breath on. One question comes to mind: What is up with all the remakes? And with that, when will it end?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A-Team Trailer

Okay, so here is the trailer for the new A-Team Movie, which comes out June 11. It looks like it stars Liam Neisson as Hannibal Smith, Rampage Jackson as B.A. Baracus, and Bradley Cooper as "Face-man" Templeton Peck.
Like many of the movies I see the trailers for, I am not expecting much; although I have to say, when I don't go in with any pre-conceived notions, it doesn't turn out too bad!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Iron Man 2 Trailer

Here it is!

The Iron Man 2 trailer.

It believe it hits theaters May 10, 2010.

I'm not sure if this is going to be a good sequel or not. I am holding out hope though!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Music Video Mondays

It's Back! And better than ever!

On this edition of Music Video Mondays, I present to you a new video, made in 2009.

The song is "According to You", by the artist Orianthi.....

Wait, what? You don't know her? It's quite possible you don't.

Okay, a little background info on her....

Orianthi Panagaris is a female guitarist & solo artist who learned to play the acoustic guitar at six, started electric when she was eleven. Since that time she has played with Carlos Santana, Prince, Carrie Underwood, and Adam Lambert. She was named one of the 12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists by the New York Times business section, as well as a becoming a promoter Eco-friendly acoustic guitars.
Her debut single "According to You" has peaked at #36 in the U.S.



In addition to all that, Orianthi was Michael Jackson's lead guitarist and was present on all rehearsals for his This Is It concerts before his death. She got the gig when she performed Beat It on her electric guitar for him, and just blew him away with her skill. See a clip of her playing it below.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year, New Look

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Well, it's a new year, so I figured, why not a new look?

Look for more posting this year, with new music, new videos, new additions to the blog, and who knows what else?

2010 is looking to be a very interesting year indeed!