Best movie worst movie

So I saw two movies over the past few days. One was exceptionally amazing. Not the best ever, but still great. The other is fighting very hard to dethrone 187 as the worst movie ever. We shall start with the former – the greater of the two moving pictures.


I admit that I was quite a fan of the Transformers in the 1980’s. I loved them. And so I knew that I would be seeing the movie when it was released. Well, we went on Tuesday night since we all had off of work on Wednesday for Independence Day. The movie did not disappoint. From the very first moment the movie was awesome, as we saw scrolling pictures of Earth and Cybertron with the voice, and I mean Optimus Prime‘s real voice, narrating the story to us. Yes, they got Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime from the cartoons, to voice the movie Prime. So cool. They redesigned the look of the Transformers for the movie, and it totally works for their live action depictions. They tried to make the movie light hearted in areas, and I must admit there were certain scenes that had me rolling. Of course the action scenes when the Autobots and Decepticons finally have at each other are spectacular. All of our old friends are here, Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Megatron, Starscream, Devestator, and many more. I don’t want to give any real story points away, so I won’t say much more. A few gripes I have are that I wish they developed Megatron a bit more. For most of the movie he is… indisposed. And then when he finally springs into action there’s not much left besides a big fight. In fact, most of the Decepticons only get some real screen time in the last 1/2 hour of the film. They did leave plently or room open for a sequal, with lots of new Transformers coming into the mix.

Oh, and I do believe that Apple must have paid a ton of money to the film for product placement. Everyone had a Mac. And I mean everyone. They all had Macbooks or Mac Pros with huge 30″ HD displays all over the place. And, another small little nuance… they turned a Microsoft XBox into a Decepticon Very funny.

and now for the later, the crapfest of my recent film watchings.


I don’t know exactly where to begin. I suppose we should have known, had we read the back of the DVD and saw that this was made by the same people who thought up Bevis and Butthead. I did read online somewhere that this movie was funny. Well, parts were I guess. Most of it was mind-numbing drivel. I mean, with a title of Idiocracy, what do you expect? It certainly lives up to its name. Basically, it goes that an average bloke is put into hibernation as an experiment and wakes 500 years later to find that humanity has downward spiraled into a group of total idiots. No one can think for themselves. Society is in shambles. And it seems everyone and everything is straight up perverted. And Joe, our hero, finds himself to be the smartest man alive. He is put into a variety of situations, calling all of his average wits into play in order to solve our future society’s problems. The sad thing is that I find the beginning stages of this bafoonism already at work today. People just don’t think anymore. I plan on reading Al Gore‘s book The Assault on Reason shortly, which deals with this very topic. I will write about it when the time comes. But anyway, while certain parts were quite funny, most this film is painful nonsense. I do believe I am dumber having watched it. And this is an hour and a half hour that could have been used so much more productively… perhaps beating myself senseless with a mallet. Yes, that would have most certainly yeilded more stimulating results. Ah well. Let us hope society doesn’t become what Idiocracy fortells. Also, on a side note, Samantha has lost her movie-picking priviledges. 🙂

And that is all. I must take my leave and head to bed. There is a long week ahead of me and there is still much to do. Until then. May the peace of God be with you.

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My life blurbs

Haven’t updated in awhile. Here are some quick blurbs as to what I’ve been up to.

Thursday, June 21:IMG_9288.JPG
had a luau fund raiser for his political stuffs. Food was ok. DJ Dino was dancing up a storm and gyrating on the floor. The hula girls were older than my mom. Jenn danced the hula too. She said not to show anyone the video, though. 🙂 We played spades at our table. And then I learned how to play palace… and beat Manny. Arm wrestled Willie and Carlos. Made short work of Willie. Tied Carlos and hurt my wrist in the process. Ended up leaving the place at 1am. I was tired the next day.

Friday, June 22:
Work in the AM. The Bridge in the PM. There were drunk people in front of the Liberty Center. Almost called the police. Had Chinese for dinner. Bridge leader’s meeting at 10. Got home at 1am and fell asleep on the couch. Good times.

Saturday, June 23:IMG_9432.JPG
Woke up at 11 without the aide of alarm clock. Soooooo nice! Took a shower and went to get food from Danny’s place for another luau Carlos was doing for a senior’s complex in Elizabeth. Had to shortly run out and get a second batch of chicken and ribs cause apparently the seniors inhale food faster than teenagers do. They consumed the second portions within 5 minutes. Most of the staff working there was not even able to eat. Well, there was rice leftover. Yum. DJ Dino was back shaking what his mama gave him all over the place. There was a stray cat walking about. I took his picture. He was small and slow-moving. Poor cat. Then went to Carrabba‘s for some food with my family, since I couldn’t eat at the luau. All the way in Green Brook. Ended the night seeing Evan Almighty with Carly and Manny. ‘Twas pretty good. Nothing spectacular, but still enjoyable. Had its definite funny moments and also made me think a bit. Came home and slothed.

Sunday, June 24:
Loooooooooong day. Setup sound system for church at 8:30am. 1st service at 10. 2and at 12:30. 3rd at 2. Then sound system breakdown until 4pm. Drove down the road to the Liberty Center. Got some funky, nasty chicken from the local Spanish/Chinese restaurant (FYI, never get the “Crispy Chicken pieces”… scary). Had a meeting on “First Impressions” and “building design” from 4:30 until 7pm. Then had a Connexion meeting from 7 til 9:30. Got home after 13 hours of church and meetings and passed out of exhaustion.

Monday, June 25:
Woke up at 6:30 for work, surprisingly refreshed. I guess going to bed at 10 will do that. Worked all day. Came home. Video chatted with Samantha. Made some flyers for church. Crashed at 1:30 in the AM.

Tuesday, June 26:couldn't think of anything to put here... so it's just me
Happy birthday Manny. I woke up at 6:45 (to be at work at 7). Walked in to work at 7 on the dot. Inputted data. Had a BPU inspection scheduled and then canceled. Spoke with MetLife Insurance due to my brother’s accident in my car a few weeks back. Worked outside in the sweltering heat all day. Came home only to be sent to the attic to move around stuff in the 110-degree sauna that has naturally occurred up there. Now sitting downstairs in the AC typing this blog and surfing the web and iChatting. About to go shower and then on to Best Buy to buy 1Tb of storage for my computer. Maybe a digital camera. Then must finish a few flyers, create 2 logos (one for church, one for a client), edit down and publish 3 podcasts, and if there is any time left in the day try to get ahead on church 10-year anniversary media…. I think I need a personal assistant.And that is my life the past week. I hope you have enjoyed. I’m sure pictures of everything will be on Flickr at some point.Fare thee well, and may peace be with you.

You might be a Cylon…

I got bored this afternoon and bought the Battlestar Galactica miniseries from iTunes.  I’ve never seen any BG films or shows before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I mean, I’m not really that much of a SciFi geek outside of Star Wars and a few other select titles.  I stick more to technolgy.

But I watched the first part of the miniseries, and now I don’t want to go to bed so I can finish the rest.  Looks pretty good.  I think, if it keeps up the way it is now, I may have to buy season 1 shortly after I finish the miniseries.  And perhaps season 2.

Angela would be proud.


He's Back!I came home from work today to watch Superman Returns, which I think is a great movie.  I finished watching the behind-the-scenes bonus footage and then proceeded to watch the movie itself.  Upon completion, I laid down, planning on only taking a 20 minute nap, and then slept until 10pm.  There’s still so much to do tonight.

Leaked footage

This will probably be gone within a few hours, so check it out now. This is an un-finished version of the Spider-Man 3 trailer I have posted below. However, this shows more of the action, albeit with unfinished effects, but still very cool. Also, at the very very end, you get a brief second glimpse of what Venom will actually look like. Very cool stuff. Make sure you check it out before Sony makes YouTube remove it.

UPDATE: Like I said, the footage has now been removed from YouTube.  I’ll see if i can find another instance of it and update the link.

This is a post.

Nothing new happening the past two days.  Well, that may not be necessarily true.  I bought a AV Switchbox to try to get my computer and PS2 and N64 and CD/DVD combo unit and other amenities all run into spare TV I found lying in the attic.  I want to use it as a secondary monitor and figured I can wire everything together and make it all cool.  Of course, I’ll have to disconnect it all soon because I’m going to buy a new desk shortly.  But we’ll see.

And also I taught at small group last night.  ‘Twas cool.  I had no notes.  I just played a Nooma video and we all started talking for an hour.  I think it went well.  We spoke about being Jesus’ disciple.  We spoke about how to be a witness for God here and now today and how to love people.  We even got into some deeper theological discussion about whether or not “the unsaved” can go to heaven based on a Scripture, whose reference eludes me, which talks about how some who think they will make it won’t and those who don’t think they will make it actually will.  Good stuff.  I may or may not be scheduled to teach on November 29.  We shall see.  You should come check it out.

Today was boring.  I worked.  I came home.  That’s about it.  I’m going to clean a wee bit cause my room looks like Hiroshima after they dropped the bomb.  (No offense to any Hiroshimans).

I do feel some obligation to post something, though, for the 3 people who randomly read this.  So I’ma steal a survey, or meme as she calls it, from Angela.

::begin meme theft::
1. Total number of films I own on DVD and video.
Between 50 and 75.  There was a point where I was buying movies at a highly accelerated rate.  But then I realized I was poor.  So now it is infrequent.

2. Last film I bought.
Wow. That would probably be King Kong.  I told you.  Few and far between.

3. Last film I watched.
The Prestige.  Very good movie.  The ending was a bit disturbing, but I rather enjoyed it.

4. Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me (in no particular order).
Lord of the Rings
Star Wars
Rocky 1
Field of Dreams
Batman Begins

5. If you could be any character portrayed in a movie, who would it be?

Wilson from Cast Away cause he was freakin’ awesome!

::end meme theft::

And, so I guess I should shoutout to Angela since I did steal her meme/survey thing.

This is Angela.  She is the SciFiChick and is pretty much awesome.  Visit her blog and subscribe to the RSS.  She also is a really talented artist.  You should hire her.  Seriously.

I met her back in 2005 at the National Youth Worker’s Convention in Atlanta, GA. I have a picture somewhere, but not on this computer.

Well, this blog has gotten fairly long for me not having something to talk about.  Hopefully something interesting will happen to me tomorrow so I can talk about it.  See you then.