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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Clash of the Titans

Unfortunately, Clash of the Titans wasn't playing in 3D IMAX anywhere local (I'm not sure if it was available in 3D IMAX anywhere to begin with), so I saw it in 3D in a really big theater, which I guess is kinda close. Anyway, overall, I was pretty disappointed with the movie, my biggest reason being the entire plot was extremely serendipitous, it was just one fortuitous coincidence after another. Of course, it is Greek mythology, which by near definition is always serendipitous without explanation, I know that pretty well, being named after a Greek epic, I've read a lot on it. So going into it knowing my mythology more than the average Joe, I will give them credit that they got the facts (or fiction, in this case) down more or less throughout the whole thing, and they did give good nod to the old 1981 movie.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Oldschool Dr. Horrible

So this has been floating around the internet for less than a week and it's already a huge hit so I thought I'd share. If you haven't seen the viral awesomeness that is Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, I highly suggest you go to Hulu right now and check it out, it's incredible, and besides, this video will make pretty much no sense if you don't know it. So this guy, Doctor Octoroc, made a version of Dr. Horrible in the style of an old 8-Bit Nintendo game, right down to the soundtrack. Check out the news on this amazing homage on the Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Game website, and if you haven't seen it already, enjoy!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon

AMAZING. This movie was one of the best I've seen this year by far, and to top off the incredible plot, voice acting, and scenery, it looks spectacular in 3D. I know this is probably a hard sell for you hardcore action movie fans, but I very highly recommend dishing out the extra buck and seeing it in theaters. The animation is beautiful, the story is an old one, but delivered in such a charming way with such compelling characters you barely notice, plus the ending is very satisfying. Sure, it's predictable, and a lot of it's sell comes from the goofy main character's awkward charisma and his absolutely adorable but mischievous dragon companion, but it's just one of those movies you can't help but walk away from smiling.