patrick — Thu, 2012-12-06 05:27
I went from watching The Walking Dead to watching Survivors (from BBC) to watching The Colony (Discovery Channel). Yet another predicted end of the world is supposed to happen this month. Looking back over the last couple of years has already made me think of the great R.E.M. song It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine). The '90s are over, the 2000s are over, it's now the '10s. Survivalism fascinates me (Bear Grylls can suck it, Les Stroud is the man) and looking at the recent disaster of hurricane Sandy I feel the need to join the crowd thumbing my nose at those affected.
patrick — Wed, 2010-06-02 18:56
Avatar had some great action sequences, but I just felt beaten to death with stereotypes and Captain Planet's message that business is evil. We have the stereotypical kill everything military leader taking orders from the stereotypical
I only love money business henchman, with a stereotypical green peace
I hate the military science leader, and a blind sheep going which ever way he's pushed until he realizes
unobtainium is just
unobtainable with the suffix
-able switched to
patrick — Sun, 2009-01-04 23:06
Granted this has been out for a couple weeks now (literally), but I figured it was time to post my support for it. Normally I may watch fan made stuff, but a lot of it I really don't find all that exciting. However, this is an exception. I've not told much of anyone about any of the fan made stuff I've seen since I came across Maboroshi Studios' stuff back in 2000 or 2001 - 4 or 5 different videos, each matched clips from a single anime to some music (e.g. Record of Loddoss War to John Williams: Duel of the Fates, Escaflowne to Megadeth: Sweating Bullets, Nausicca of the Valley of Wind to Legend: Loved by the Sun).
WormyTV posted a Thundercats: Sword of Omens trailer on YouTube that is absolutely amazing. Even if you absolutely hated Thundercats growing up you should get a kick out of this video. It has clips from other movies and tv series that have been photoshopped to look like Thundercats... Here's a list:
patrick — Wed, 2007-06-13 11:54
As we're approaching the final episode of Stargate SG-1 I'm getting somewhat frustrated. I thought the purpose of the last 10 episodes was to finish up the storylines... Not create new ones or head off on side adventures that don't seem to have much to do with finishing off the Ori.
patrick — Sat, 2006-09-09 11:10
This movie, Domino, is based on the real life story of Domino Harvey, daughter of actor Laurence Harvey. It was interesting to see hollywood's take on this famous bounty hunter from recent history. Granted she worked with Tony Scott (director) on the movie, but I seriously doubt the parallel between reality & the movie... Even though, this one time, at band camp...
patrick — Fri, 2006-09-08 10:53
This movie is filled with almost every cliche from the action film genre, but wow! As with most movies these days, it's not the base of the storyline, but the presentation.
In the near future, the worst ghettos of Paris, France are literally walled off and among the worst is District B13. Controlled by the ruthless crime lord, Taha, a young righteous punk named Leïto is determined to bring him down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola, a rescue attempt by Leïto is destroyed by betrayal that gets him arrested and Lola kept in the clutches in Taha.quote from IMDB's page for Banlieue 13 (District B13)
Six months later, a crackerjack undercover cop named Damien is given a urgent mission: a neutron bomb has been stolen by Taha in District B13 which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leïto must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize.