Zeke’s Year in Review – Movies and Television
2012 Movie of the Year – The Avengers
2012 TV Series of the Year – Sherlock
2012 Episode of the Year – Doctor Who: The Snowmen
I’ve never been a huge fan of horror movies, but when I heard that David Tennant, the most amazing 10th Doctor from Doctor Who, was going to be in the remake of the 1985 cult-classic Fright Night, I knew there was a very good chance I was going to go see it. The story revolves around a boy who, after shunning his nerdy friends and being “cool” in order to get a hot chick, discovers that his new neighbor is a vampire! This vampire, played quite well by Colin Farrell, is slowly eating his way through the neighborhood. And when Charley Brewer (played rather meh-ly by Anton Yelchin)’s best friend “Evil” Ed (played by the always wonderful Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is taken out, he knows he has to fight back. It’s a fun, action-filled story with a menacing Colin Farrell, a boring Anton Yelchin, and hot chicks aplenty. But, as I assumed, David Tennant’s performance as Peter Vincent, stage-magician and surprise real-life vampire expert, took over the show.
The show just how much love Mr. Tennant has, the moment he arrived on screen, the crowd in the theater erupted into applause. He stole the show every time he was on scene. Then again, I might be a bit biased.
Don’t judge me, the bible says not to.
All kidding aside, the movie was very enjoyable, even if you aren’t a fan of gorey horror-suspense type movies. I might even purchase it once it’s out on DVD/Bluray (though more realistically, I’ll just stream it if/when it comes to Netflix). I give it 4 Sonic Screwdrivers out of 5.
To be honest the last anime series that I watched was Panty and Stocking and that was a fantastic series. Afterwards I sort of went into a huge anime drought and I could get into any new anime’s like Tiger and Bunny or Madoka magica. After months of trying it seemed that I have been cured by famous anime company Mad House. Fantastic anime from the same group who did Trigun, Gungrave, and Chobits? Now you REALLY have my attention!
Redline follows the story of “Sweet” JP – A man with a retro sense of fashion, waves of fans, and tends to have spectacular crashes towards the end of his races. Paid off by the mob for all of his lost races and being on the verge of giving up his dream, he gets voted onto the next stage and gets to compete in the Redline, a vicious race that is held in Roboworld, where if you lose the race you lose more then your car… you lose your LIFE.
Redline is set to release on dvd and blu-ray in november of this year and there are a few theaters that have been showing this film. If you happen to get a chance you have GOT to see this movie. The animation is unique and it took 7 years of production to make this film. The reviews are awesome and I love how Thomas Zoth of Mania.com said “if Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World was a assault on the senses.. Then Redline is a declaration of war.”
10/10 – Go See this if you can, if not add it to your collection of you want awesome anime to show off to your friends.. This movie is LITERALLY Speed Racer.. on CRACK!
Movies with the Monk: Adventures in Earthsea
Greetings, movie watchers and fans of “aniRAGE!”. Miroku here and I just had to hop online in order to let you all know about another FANTASTIC Studio Ghibli film, released in August 2010 by Disney. The Story is entitled “Tales from Earthsea” and was based upon the “Earthsea” novels by Ursula K. LeGuin. Now a name like Ursula, when speaking of disney and “sea”, ussually brings up images of heavy set, overly endowed, tentically sea witches, but (thankfully) none of this appears within the story. Rather, Goro Miyazaki (son of the famous Haoyo Miyazaki) brings a world of magic and sorcery to life in a way that only Studio Ghibli has been able to for the last 27 years. The story itself sets you within a world known as “Earthsea” where the balance of light and darkness teeters, precariously, back and forth. Men rule over the earth and waves while Dragons claim sky and fire, but both realms are beginning to fall out of alignment as a mysterious dark force works in the shadows to lay claim of life through fear, drought, and pestilence.
In the midst of this leaking darkness, the story follows the exploits of three characters:
The archmage, Sparrowhawk (voiced by Timothy Dalton), is wandering in search of the reason behind the disbalance that is taking place while policing any and all forces that might be causing the imbalances within the world.
The runaway prince, Arren (voiced by Matt Levin), is fleeing a terrible past and an even more fearful “shadow” that plagues him when rescued by the Archmage and drawn to follow him as he has nowhere else to go.
The mysterious girl, Therru (voiced by Blairre Restaneo), is a scarred beauty with a jaded past whom is almost placed into slavery until Arren intervenes and rescues her.
These three become the centerpoint for the events that ensue and surround them as a wicked sorceror by the name of Cobb (voiced by Willem Dafoe) seeks to discover the power of eternal life… A power that, if discovered, threatens to forever mar and destroy the balance of their world. Additional casting includes the voices of Mariska Hargitay, Jean Smart, and Cheech Marin. It is a story about courage, taking responsibility, and the importance that is found in both the living and the dying. Another excellent film from the same Studio that brought you stories like “Princess Mononoke”, “Howl’s moving Castle”, and the academy acclaimed “Spirited Away” and a excellent starter for what is sure to be an amazing career of Goro Miyazaki. “Tales from Earthsea” is an excellent addition to any collection (whether it be disney, studio Ghibli, or just animation in gerneral) and I would highly recommend everyone watching it at least once in their life.
And, that’s it for Movies with the Monk. I’m Miroku and I hope to be back soon with another great flick (animated or live-action) to tell you all about. Till then, take care and enjoy!
How’s it going, everyone?
Just got back from seeing a sneak peek presentation of “Red Riding Hood” and, much like the song by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs… it sure was looking good! I don’t want to put out any spoilers or anything for the movie, but it was a great film. As you can guess, it was a bit of a “creature feature” and being produced by the same folks whom made twilight (bleck… -gags a little.-) it was definately what I would consider a “chick flick”. But, unlike twilight, this was ACTUALLY good. There was enough action and intrigue between the girl stuff that it kept me engrossed the ENTIRE time. The acting was fairly good and the creature effects weren’t too shabby. They went with a similiar theme for “the wolf” as they did for others in previous sappy vampire love stories, but I really enjoyed the look and the story was fairly well written.
In short, Red Riding Hood is, very much, Well worth seeing and I would highly recommend it to ANYONE whom enjoys a good monster movie and/or a love story. Until next time, I’m Miroku bidding you all a “grim” evening… BWa ha ha ha-ack!
Evening everyone your fellow aniRAGEr Dashi here with a update. Why? Because why not! It’s time for a weekly review of stuff Dashi saw on the internet, as well as stuff he rented through netflix as well as gamefly! So here we go!
Gorillaz Offical Video for Doncamatic: The first time I heard the mp3 I thougt man that female was a good singer! …And then I saw the video, boring, going through the sea, references to the Plastic Beach album, patiently waiting for Rhinestone Eyes. 3.5 out of 5 since I like the song.
Hyperbole and a Half: I thank Vicki for finding me this website, I have never laughed so hard in my life. I think I’m sick again. Dammit.
Lol-Comics: If you have not read these yet, go do so, its a great comic.
Damn you auto-correct!: For those droid / Iphone mess ups when you have autocorrect.
Netflix Movies I rented:
Shutter Island: Amazing movie, better then Deception 5 stars!
Sherlock Holmes: Good movie with Johnny Derp Robert Downey Jr. but felt slightly rushed, hoping for a sequel 4 stars out of five.
Alice in Wonderland: Not too bad but not too terrible a kids movie that felt like it was more for adults. A bit of gore and nastiness but for the adults it was pretty decent,4 stars out of five.
Clash of the titans: I’ve seen both versions and honestly the older version was amazing and was a bit longer but the new version was more of a manly edition, and had a few weird flaws in the story. 3 out of five stars.
And on to the gamefly games ive rented!
Metroid Other M: …felt like a movie more then a metroid game. If I ever play another metroid game again I’m hoping it is as awesome as the games they had on the GBA 2 stars out of five.
Red Dead Redemption : …nope cant seem to get into Sandbox Games at all 2 stars out of five.
Grand theft auto – Liberty city stories : I think I grew so old I couldn’t get into the story lines they had 2 stars out of five.
Front Mission evolved: …ugh I prefer Front Mission 3 in my humble opinion – 1 out of five.
WWE smackdown Vs Raw 201: Decently made wrassler 4 stars out of five.
Punch-Out!: Holy gods, If you loved super punch out for the wii you’ll love this remake for the wii! 5 out of 5 stars!
Call of Duty: Black Ops – haven’t gotten it in the mail yet but I tend to oddly enough like the singleplayer of Call of duty, but not big in the multiplayer, 4 out of 5 stars.
And that’s it! till next time Bloggers! 😀
..ok funny photo time.
Ahh nevermind, Ill get you guys a good one or a funny clip next time!
Dear Mr. Cheadle,
I, Zeke of aniRAGE, sincerely apologize for mispronouncing your name. My bad.
P.S. Look forward to some more vlogs coming soon! I just gotta…get around…to filming them…yeah.