Tuesday, May 13, 2008

OMG! The Vatican Says I Can Believe in Aliens!

Vatican: It's OK to believe in aliens - Yahoo! News

ET is my brother.

This statement seems like it will cause a problem for the church somewhere down the line but it's good news today. I still doesn't make up for the fact that genetic manipulation is a sin. I really wanted to "get my hands" on one of those genetic supermen.

What has become of Darth Vader?

For one he's taken to running around the UK, in a trash bag cape hitting people with metal canes. A trash bag cape? Seriously? I'm not even sure that I can go for a Jedi church. I can see how the principles of the Jedi can be useful in real life especially in this situation. There were two against one. They must have felt pity for Darth and decided not to attack. Instead they made Darth Vader pay a paltry fine.

"There will be no one to stop us this time!"

The jokes practically write themselves on this one. This is the worst debacle since The Star Wars kid. The Yahoo article says there is video. I hunted around YouTube and found something. I don't know if it's the real thing mainly because what I found were guys that were actually kinda good at saber (pole) fighting. They were thin and kinda cute. Those guys are NOT Star Wars fans. :D

'Darth Vader' spared jail in Jedi church attacks - Yahoo! News


Sunday, May 04, 2008

Iron Man is the Perfect Summer Movie

Turn ye back for there be spoilers....

I'm going to post this while I'm still in a tizzy over Iron Man. I loved it. The tech was sexy and made for a extremely visually pleasing movie. I haven't really seen Robert Downey Jr. do anything in recent memory so I was a little unsure about how this was going to turn out. I also was never a big fan of Iron Man/ Tony Stark. (Unless you count Ghostface Killah. I'm more in to The Genius and Method Man though.. I know... digressing) Because they didn't go into too much back story, this movie is accessible for a lot of viewers. I went in with zero expectation. I came out squealing and making a big fuss over this movie. It was just a whole lot of fun.

If the tech and effects don't get you, the lack of bad dialog should. There are a lot of comic book/ sci-fi summer movies with dialog that just plain sucks. I didn't cringe when the actors spoke and everything was natural. Gwyneth Paltrow is just divine. I knew she was going to be a hit in this movie simply because her AND the head of Iron Man made the cover of this month's Vogue Magazine. That's huge! In the link be sure to check out the photo gallery. Drool worthy!

So let's see... gadgets, explosions, sexy effects, good dialog, awesome actors... what else am I forgetting....

Oh yeah... at the end of the movie, Samuel L. Jackson makes an appearance as Nick Fury. ...nothing big....
@$*&^$!!! I can't wait!

No seriously, that tech was soooooo sexy.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Battlestar Galactica So Far

BSG started out intense. From the Cylon in-fighting to newbie Cylons throwing people out of air locks to the religious banter. The religious angle bores me and there is too much of it for my taste. The Cylons seem to be falling apart. Why are they being so erratic? I know why but isn't there a centralized leader to direct them? They talk about what's forbidden and blah, blah, blah but they seem to be as lost as our humans. The only person that seems to be on track is Starbuck. The mission is to find Earth. Why is she doing this alone. It' should be a fleet effort. I understand that it *could be* a cylon trap but she should have more resources. Speaking of Starbuck, what happened? Did she time travel? Patrick Aquilone has an interesting theory that involves something from the original series called The Ship of Lights. It's pretty interesting.

My predictions: Tory will be the first of the new fangled four (five) to die. She's way too off. Because she's not Tigh or Tyrol, a major character, she's expendable.
As much as I despise him, Lee Adama might be president. Seems like they are gearing him up for that position.
The whole show is looking like a military exercise or perhaps a dream. Just that though makes me wanna slap somebody.

Currently, I do a brief reviewcap at Tubular. I also do live chat on Twitter the night BSG airs in CST.

Houston Chronicle's Tubular: Battlestar Galactica
TubularTV on Twitter

Note: The TubularTV Twitter feed is used for ALL of the TV shows discussed on Tubular. A lot of it can be spoilerish.