Wednesday
Mar302011

NNN s02 - How You Want Your Book Girl

Topics: Naked Steve Harvey demands you listen to this snippet.

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Wednesday
Mar302011

NNN Episode 02 - We Be Cultured

Topics: Being Human [UK], the theater, the Wicked book series, & new Wolverine anime series.

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Wednesday
Mar302011

NNN Episode 01 - NERD SHIT

Topics: We discuss the Golden Globes, Comic books, Disney movies, NAACP Image Awards & Panty, Stocking with Garterbelt anime.

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Tuesday
Mar292011

NNN s01 - Political Responses

Topics: In this snippet, we get our political nerd on.

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Saturday
Mar262011

Thank you i09

i09 put into words how I feel!

i09 is pretty much SPOT ON with it's critique of Sucker Punch. Watching a Zac Snyder movie is a lot like watching Law & Order: SVU. Someone is going to be violently raped every time, but the main difference between Sucker Punch and L&O is the L&O actually tells a good story, with character and plot development.

Sucker Punch viewed a LOT like a video game. Baby Doll and her friends (kinda including Amber, although most of Amber's scenes involve her being the pilot of a machine that obstructs your entire view of her, which is a shame, I really liked Amber), have to get 4 items in order to escape from the Mental Asylum/Whore House and find freedom. In order to complete their quest, Baby Doll has a special move which she uses to distract the owners of the items that her friends need to go in and steal. This move is her dance ability, which we don't see, but it's hinted that there's a lot of moaning and rawness to it, which of course means it's super sexy, right?! One can only imagine the dirty ways someone can try and imaging the famous Up, Down, Up, Down sequence from Street Fighter.

The plot of the story doesn't flow well at all. Because you don't get to know who the characters really are, you don't know their motivation behind what they're doing. What Snyder does is he tries to flat out tell you why the characters made the decision they made, and carry on with it. There's no implication, there's not an ounce of subtlety, it's just flat explanation that you'd expect to find in a doctor's office or a science lab. Rocket wants to leave the whorehouse for good. Rocket helps Baby Doll steal items. The reason why Rocket left her home and ended up in the Whorehouse is barely explained, you're just expected to understand that she was mildly rebellious, and she ran away, and her sister came with her to look out for her, which again you're just supposed to assume is because they're sisters and that's how sisters roll.

And don't even get me started on the ending.

In all honesty, if Sucker Punch tried to be what it really is, an action movie with kick ass fight scenes, it would have probably been a GREAT action movie, with kick ass fight scenes. Instead it tried to be "female empowering" and fell WAY short. It became wildly mediocre, and in all honesty I had to sit with an entire theater full of 18 year old horny bros and hipsters for no reason. I'm not amused Hollywood. Not at all.
Sunday
Feb202011

Mini-Review: Wolverine Anime


Synopsis:

Based lossely on Wolverine miniseries that was set in Japan, by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller from the early 1980s. Wolverine goes to Japan search for Mariko, a woman he falls for while in New York, and who suddenly disappeared. He finds out that she is the daughter of the head of a Yakuza organization, Yashida Shingen, and was brought back to Japan to fulfill her duty in an arranged marriage. Shingen wants Mariko to marry an influential person, in order to forge a convenient political alliance. Logan attempts to rescue Mariko but it’s gonna be harder than it looks.

Mini-Review:

Once again, this is Wolverine… Aint no more I can say! The drawing style is shiny and pretty like in the Iron Man anime. I expected Wolverine to be drawn more gruffy (is that even a word) but he looks… well kinda pretty. Not saying Wolverine should be butt ugly, it’s just he had a hard life so he should look HARD. Earlier when the anime was rumored to come out, I was joking that Logan would be screaming ‘MARIKO’ everywhere. Yea, he kinda does. If you read the Wolverine comic mini-series , you kinda know where this is going… Just watching the first 4 episodes I was not wowed like I hoped. But if you love Wolverine, watch this anime. If you tired of the storyline where Wolverine goes through hell for some chick, I swear I need you to stay away. I was hoping for just Wolverine kicking ass.. he does but they added pining for a woman in it.

Rating: Meh. It’s alright

Sunday
Feb202011

Mini-Review: Iron Man Anime


Synopsis:

Tony Stark is in Japan to join Lab 23 in developing and building a power station that will provide clean energy. He’s ready to announce his retirement as Iron Man and build a mass-produced Iron Man, Dio, to pass on his hero duties. Too bad that the terrorist organization, Zodiac is making this difficult.

Mini-Review:

What can I said? It’s Iron Man. Tony Stark is still a cocky muthercuffer.. still flirts with any beautiful woman within his radius… still a smart-ass. The drawing style is shiny and pretty with a realistic flare. There is nothing new brought to the table. It’s cliche after cliche. So, if you love Iron Man then you will like this anime. If you wanted to see a different spin on this character, you might wanna look somewhere else.

Rating: Meh. It’s alright.

Sunday
Feb202011

Mini-Review: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt Anime


Synopsis:

Panty and Stocking are angels known as the Anarchy sisters... that so happen to get kicked out of Heaven due to their bad behavior. They are sent to Daten City located in between Heaven and Hell. Unfortunately, there are monsters called “Ghosts” that attack the city and it’s up to the Anarchy sister to get rid of these pests using their powers. One perk is the ability to transform their clothing into weapons.

With the help of Reverend Garterbelt and their pet zipper-dog Chuck, Panty and Stocking must destroy these Ghosts, in order to collect enough Heaven Coins to return to Heaven.

Mini-Review:

This show is freaking CRAZY. The anime doesn’t takes itself seriously and makes fun of various movies and tv shows. The drawing style is a mix of Invader Zim and Danny Phantom but don’t get comfortable cause the style will randomly change throughout the episode. These are not your typically goody good angels! Older sister, Panty, is two steps from being a sex addict while younger sister, Stocking, is a glutton for sweets with masochistic tendencies. While their looks contrast, they both can display very short tempers. Do you like your anime with a mix of hilarity, spunk and tongue in cheek craziness? This is the show for you!

Rating: Hells Yea!

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