Thursday, May 25, 2006

He's ridin' through your town with his head on fire...

I noticed recently there is going to be a Ghost Rider movie coming out in 2007. Cool. Ghost Rider was always one of my favorite comix. I used to love the ones that were drawn by Mark Texiera (yes I used to be a comic nerd).

The movie is going to have Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze, which is interesting.  Hopefully this movie will be more Spiderman / X-Men and less Punisher [both of them] / Daredevil...

Friday, March 03, 2006

Now I don't have to sit through 'Brokeback Mountain'

I have no desire to see this movie but I will admit that all the hype around it lately has somewhat aroused my curiosity towards it...

Thanks to this, I no longer have to give up 2 hours of my life to learn what this movie is about.

(Angry Alien Productions)

Thank you bunnies!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Some things that are scary...

With Halloween approaching, a few scary things are a - brewin'...

FROST: We had the 1st frost of the year this morning. Winter is nearing closer. Can you feel the dread in my voice?

Also on the weather front, there's another dang killer hurricane on the loose. GO AWAY HURRICANES! We've had enough out of you!

Looks like this weekend will be another washout. Blah.

Manny trade rumors are back again. I get so tired of these. Personally, I like the guy and all his little 'issues' or 'quirks' or whatever you want to call them don't really bother me that much. The media in Boston loves to help run players out of town and Manny has been high on their target list for quite a while. Stupid media.

Yes, sometimes, Manny does not run hard to get to 1st base. That can be a little annoying at times, but his bat more than makes up for that stuff in my mind. Tell me how you replace Manny's bat in the lineup with anybody else in the league (Ortiz does not count). Plus, laugh if you want, but I think Manny does a decent job out there in left field. He's thrown some strikes to Home Plate to get runners out on several occasions.

I guess in the end, whatever happens, happens, but I personally would like to see Manny stay in Boston. DONT TRADE MANNY THEO!

A few Halloweens ago, my wife and I started a fun tradition where we rent a movie that scared the hell out of us when we were young kids. It can't be a scary but cool movie, one that creeps you out, but you like watching anyway, like 'The Shining' for example. It has to be a movie that scared you so bad, you were unable to watch the whole thing. You were either too afraid to actually sit and watch it, or you closed your eyes through half of it.

Last year, we rented 'The Exorcist', which scared the hell out of both of us way back when. It's still scary, (but in a good way now). We also rented 'The Omen', which was not too scary for either of us but is still a good Halloween flick as well as 'The Amityville Horror', which actually did scare me quite a bit when it first came out, but I've seen it enough times now that it's not scary anymore, but still creepy and fun to watch.

This year, my wife has picked 'Pet Cemetary', which I have never seen, but she says she was unable to watch all the way through. I have picked 'Hellraiser', a movie that has always freaked me out, big-time. I have never sat through the whole thing. I almost picked 'Night of the Living Dead', but I've seen it too many times. I don't think I would get scared enough watching it. I'll save that one for next Halloween.

Another movie that I always enjoy watching every year around Halloween is 'The Crow', not for any scare-factor, just because it's a cool Halloween flick. I dig that whole 'Eric Draven comes back from the grave to wreak vengance' thing. (Too bad about Brandon Lee though. That guy was really on the way up. Damn shame.)

I'm open to any good Halloween movie suggestions anybody has! If you've got a good one, let me know.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Star Wars venting

Things about me and Star Wars

- I saw Star Wars (A New Hope) in 1977, in the movies.

- I can recite every line from Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back and most of Return of the Jedi.

- I was once able to answer every question in The Jedi Master's Quiz Book.

- I own Splinter of the Mind's Eye by Alan Dean Foster (hardcover), All 3 of The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley, The Han Solo Trilogy by A.C. Crispin, All 3 of The Adventures of Lando Calrissian by L. Neil Smith, The Mandalorian Armor by K.W. Jeter, shall I go on?? The Star Wars Sketch Book, The Empire Strikes Back Sketch Book...

- The best Star Wars movie is The Empire Strikes Back.

- I bought tickets to Episode 1 a week in advance.

- I thought the first 2 prequel movies were just 'ok'. I have to say, I honestly found them to be disapointing. I hope the final prequel movie is good, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

- I hate Ewoks but I hate Jar Jar more.

- I have a very low opinion of Yoda. How can he not know who the Sith Lord is? I thought he was an all-powerful Jedi, the strongest one on the Jedi Council, and he can't tell who the bad guy is when he's standing in the same room with him? Lame. Plus, the whole, creaky old dude with a cane that can barely walk but then can suddenly jump all around like a pin-ball when he's fighting is just stupid.

- I think George Lucas should just leave the 1st 3 movies alone, or at least release the original version along with the enhanced versions.

- It totally pisses me off that he replaced The Emperor in Empire with the actor from Jedi and the prequels.

- Lucas should have left the old Anakin in at the end of Jedi, not replaced him with awful Hayden Christianson.

- If Lucas wanted to 'fix' the first 3 movies, why didn't he do something with the stop motion animation in Empire?

- It is totally lame the way Boba Fett gets eaten by The Sarlac in Return of the Jedi. Boba Fett would not go out that way.

- I kind of hoped that Luke was going to be a real bad ass Jedi Knight in 'Return of the Jedi' and was all psyched when he came into Jabba's lair and waved back those pig lookin' guys with The Force. Then I was totally pissed at how easily he got caught by Jabba. Plus, instead of fighting The Rancor Monster why didn't Luke just choke it with The Force? I worry about the next generation of Jedi with Luke as the sole trainer...

- Stormtroopers should have better aim and should never get defeated by annoying Ewoks.

- The first Death Star had a huge bug in it with that whole reactor shaft proton torpedo vulnerability. You'd think they would have fixed that for the 2nd Death Star...

- Darth Vader is my favorite character in Star Wars, followed by Han Solo.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


For some unexplainable reason I have had an acute need to watch the movie 'Aliens' lately. I am not sure why...

(Eclectric Dragonfly)

Ripley: I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Hudson: Fuckin' A...

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

No Sports... No Problem

Overhaulin' is a re-run. The Celts have the night off. The Sox have the night off. I don't care about college basketball or poker. I'm too tired to practice or write anything substantial.

Thankfully, there's Chuck.



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