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Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Best Movies of 2010

2010 had some great movies and some terrible movies.  To save you time from sitting sadly and watching horrible movie after horrible movie, I have compiled a list (an index if you will) of the movies you need to see. And movies to stay away from.  I have included the Rotten Tomatoes scores with the movies.

MOVIES YOU HAVE TO SEE FROM 2010

  1. Inception - I saw the midnight premier, and had to turn to the people sitting behind me after the film to apologize, because my brain seems to have splattered all over them after my mind was blown. (87%)
  2. Toy Story 3 - a.k.a. Tearfest: Becoming emotionally connected to 3-D renderings of pieces of plastic (99%)
  3. The Social Network - A movie about Facebook turns out to really be a movie on friendship and betrayal and love and honor and money and greed and humility... and you get the point, there were a lot themes in an excellently directed movie (David Fincher), better written (Aaron Sorkin), better acted (Jesse Eisenberg) and surprisingly well scored (Trent Reznor) film. (96%)
  4. True Grit - A fourteen year old girl acts just as well if not better than the Dude.  This movie is going to rake in Academy Award nominations and awards, so go watch it. (94%)
  5. The King's Speech - Geoffery Rush + Colin Firth + Helena Bonham Carter + World War 2 + Really cool premise + lock for all kinds of awards = see the movie. (96%)
  6. Black Swan - admittedly, I haven't seen it yet.  But everyone says its great. (88%)
  7. Harry Potter - The penultimate film is exciting and effectively builds anticipation for the finale. (79%)
  8. Kick-Ass - Without fear of sounding dumb, this movie kicks ass. (76%)
  9. Tangled - I only had two drawbacks to this great movie. Number one, Mandy Moore's voice.  I've never had to call a voice actor bad, but she was.  Number two, only a year after the The Princess and the Frog, Disney fails to animate a single character (even background characters) that is not white. (88%)
  10. The Kids Are All Right - A Sundance favorite. It's already winning awards for screenplay and acting. (94%)
  11. The Illusionist (L'illusionniste)- Animated film that recently beat Toy Story 3 for best animated as voted on by The New York Film Critics' Circle.  Um... wow. I guess we all have to see it now. (87%)
  12. Hot Tub Time Machine -The single greatest movie title ever. (64%)
  13. 127 Hours - Danny Boyle is a great storyteller, and he has an amazing true story to work with. Win win. (93%)
STAY AWAY FROM THESE MOVIES
If you like movies or entertainment, stay away from these:
  • The Bounty Hunter - Jennifer "I don't act" Aniston and Gerard Butler... ugh.
  • Clash of the Titans - For a movie that relied on its epic battle sequences and supposedly amazing CGI, how come Steven Spielberg's T-Rex (animated nearly 20 years ago) still looks more realistic?
  • Grown Ups - Stupid.
  • The Last Airbender - M. Night Shamylan manages to take a wildly popular story, that is already written out for him, and blow it. Big time.
  • Sex and The City 2 - I heard they weren't even in the city for this one.
  • Last Song - lol.
  • Alice in Wonderland
MY MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIES FOR NEXT YEAR
  • Thor
  • Green Hornet
  • Battle Los Angeles
  • Cowboys and Aliens 
  • Captain America
  • The Hangover 2
  • Super 8
  • Harry Potter
  • Tree of Life
  • Rango 
MOVIES THAT ARE GOING TO SUCK
  • Green Lantern
  • The Tempest
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Smurs
  • Conan
  • Season of the Witch
  • Puss in Boots
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fallout: New Vegas is a drug, not a video game

You may have heard of this little thing called Fallout: New Vegas.  I have unfortunately been hearing a lot of talk about how this is a "great game" or "fun interactive video game."  I feel a need to interject and save the good people of this world from what is clearly a very dangerous and highly addictive drug.  Take it from a current addict, this shit is a fucking time vampire.

You tell yourself, "Hey, no big deal, I'll just play for like half an hour to wind down."  Of course you say this at 6pm and when you check the clock it's 3:30 in the goddamn morning and you're wondering what the hell happened.  But before you can check yourself back into reality, Ed-E starts blasting his/her battle music because some Viper Gangers are trying to steal the valuable Big Boomer shotty (shotgun, not shawty, like the melody) you just had to kill an old lady prospector to steal.

You're lucky there's a sun in this world because it can be the only reminder that you're a human being, not a courier in the wasteland.  You're dungeon crawling like an XP whore and getting annoyed because the glare makes it really hard to see in the low-contrast cave.  That's when you realize the sun is up.  If this has happened to you, turn the goddamn drug off and detox yourself with some air and water or something so you don't die.

Signs that you may have an addiction to Fallout: New Vegas:
-You're in the middle of a final presentation in class and you refer to "Las Vegas" as "New Vegas"
-You order a Coca-Cola by unknowingly saying "Nuka-Cola"
-You try to pay in caps
-You try to barter
-You wish you had enough speech skill to make an attractive girl your companion
-You keep checking the top of your vision to see if you are [hidden] [caution] or [danger]
-You don't understand what a car is
-You try hoarding as much cleaning supplies and poorly cooked foods you can, only to realize carrying 200 lbs of equipment is actually ridiculous.
-You think sleeping will cure you of all ailments

If you are suffering these symptoms, you are like me. Having a great time.

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