Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pretty Little Liars Halloween Special (2011)

Show: Pretty Little Liars

Season: 2

Episode: The First Secret (aka The Halloween Special)

Developed By: I. Marlene King

Based on the Book Series by: Sara Shepard

Released: 2011

Rating: 2.5/5

Basic Plot: Allison takes the Pretty Little Liars to a Halloween Party.

The Special Opening
Since this is the Halloween Special the opening was changed. I liked that there was some change to the opening. It wasn't a big change, but it was something. It showed that the people making this series know a special has to be special.

Useless References
This special is a prequel to the series which could be good to explore things. However, most of the references in this episode are things we already knew about. Toby hints that Jenna is having sex with him, Aria sees her dad cheating on her mom (I swear that they recycled this clip from Season 1), and for some odd reason Darren hits on Hanna's mom (which I consider a little plot hole).

The Costumes
The costumes were decent. Since this is a tween show, the costumes couldn't get that slutty. However, Jenna's Lady Gaga costume was the most slutty of them all. The Pretty Little Liars wore decent costumes. Some were better than others. Emily's costume was my favorite among the Pretty Little Liars.

Final Thoughts
The good thing about this episode is that it helps hold PLL fans until part 2 of Season 2. Bad news is, it doesn't add anything to the PLL series and makes useless references to the rest of the series. In short, if you're a PLL fan you're forced to watch this episode. If not, you won't mind missing it at all. Also, if you're trying to keep up with the series I highly doubt you'll miss anything major by skipping this episode.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Special 2011


I talk about the horrible 'horror' movie The Grudge (2004).

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

LP Mafia II Parts 1-9

A Let's Play of the game Mafia II. I work the camera and Brian plays the game.

Difficulty Played at: Hard













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Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Special 2011 Preview


This is going to be the Pre-Pre Intro to my Halloween Special 2011. Just wanted to alert all my followers/viewers/subscribers what this special will focus on.


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Friday, October 14, 2011

Splice (Part 4)


I end my Splice review with a rating of the movie.

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Sushi, Sake, and Tanuki: A New Leaf 4

"Thank you, Rig Katashi." Akumie said and I smiled as she had used my full name. Hardly anyone addressed me by my full name since I had taken it. The table was full of meats and exotic fruits that had been grown with the manure from Hijunaki's creations.


I breathed in the smell of the dinner that I had made and watched as Akumie ate a small piece of meat. I was briefly worried that she would not like it. How could I ever hope to win over a goddess by cooking? It wasn't even like my lovemaking could bring her closer to me. Which was a big hole in my plan.


Akumie's smile made relief rush through me as a sense of accomplishment overtook me. "You are a very good cook." She paused for a second. "At least for an obake."


"Thank you, your grace." I said and took her compliment as best I could. I was making progress at least.


She looked at me as I started to eat. "You can call me Akumie, Rig." She said. "You have earned it. For the past week you have attended me well. I am used to others bowing to my every whim, but you do it better than most."


"Thank you, Akumie." I said and felt the beauty of her name roll off of my tongue. No, it was the sensuality inherent in the name. It had everything to do with Akumie's body and nothing to do with her soul.


It took an hour to finish dinner with Akumie. The hour was full with pleasant conversation that made her like me more. When it was done I helped her out of her seat. As we left the room slaves came in to clean up.


"I'd like to walk around tonight." Akumie said and I smiled. Now I could finally go further in my plan to have sex with her.


I walked Akumie to the main gardens which looked lovely in the starlight. A small smile started to form on her face and I walked to a rose bush. Picking a red rose it started to turn from red to yellow to blue and back again. I smiled as Akumie's smile widened.


"This is for you." I said and handed the rose to her.


For a moment her face reflected that she didn't know what to do. I couldn't blame her as she was a goddess and this was an obvious invitation. After a few minutes of breathless silence she took the rose. I breathed in relief.


"I think it's time to go back, Rig." Akumie said and smiled. I nodded and took her back to her room. As she started going inside, she turned back t look at me.


Taking this rare chance, I started shifting quickly. I didn't do a complete shift of any animal but always put them as a combination. Near the end she was clapping. Shortly after she started clapping, I returned to my human male form.


"You are talented, Rig Katashi." Akumie said and went inside her room.

Salt (2010)

Title: Salt

Director: Phillip Noyce

Cut: Extended Unrated Cut

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Rated: Unrated

Released: 2010

Rating: 1.5/5

Oscars: Nominated for 1

Basic Plot: Salt goes on the run after she is accused of being a Russian spy.

The Film is Confused
I am fine with films that force me to think about things. But Salt is a film that seems to not know what to do with itself. While the action sequences are great, it has confused plotlines. I think this is due to the fact that it wanted too many twists than it could really handle.

Who is Salt?
The question that was used to promote the movie just seems stupid. Even if you do watch the movie. You quickly find out the answer to that question. In other words, watching the whole movie to find out the question is just stupid.

The Action Sequences
The only good thing about the movie is the action sequences. They were the only enjoyable thing about this film. While the good and bad guys can get confused (not in a good way, trust me), if you just focus on the action it seems like a decent film. If the film hadn't tried so hard to do plot twists, I could've recommended this movie as a mindless action flick.

Final Thoughts
This film is a big piece of shit. I love bad movies and will search out bad movies. Heck, I've probably watched more bad movies than good (and don't regret it). But I like bad movies that are fun to watch. However, Salt tests my patience so I couldn't enjoy it. This is a movie you should stay the heck away from.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Splice (Part 3)


This video focuses mainly on Elsa's relation to Dren.


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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

S&N: Curse Revealed 3

S&N: Curse Revealed 3



NOTE: NAZILLA IS A FEMALE!



After a few minutes of silence I bent down to pick up Samara's groceries. As I picked them up she just stood still and silent while looking at me. I didn't blame her. I sometimes had trouble looking at myself in the mirror, so I couldn't say anything bad against her reaction. Also, she had seen me die in her arms and now she was looking at a robot version of me.


Finally I finished picking up the groceries and handed them to her. Her reaction of taking the groceries from me was more robotic than I could ever be.

"Samara, it's good to see you." I said after I decided someone would have to break the silence.


Samara looked at me oddly and I thought that she wasn't going to speak. "You're not Nazilla. You're not my girlfriend." She walked away from me and went into the kitchen.


"If you'll let me, I'll explain." I said as I went after her.


As soon as Samara put down her groceries she held a gun to my face. "Stop pretending to be her!" She yelled. "You can't be her! She's dead!"


I thought a moment before saying, "What if I am Nazilla? Wouldn't you like to make sure?"


Samara lowered her gun. "I'll let you explain and then I'll kill you. I think I can do that and not die."


With that I sat at the kitchen table and waited as Samara made tea. She seemed like an angel as she moved around. Seeing Samara make tea made it seem as though the past three years had never happened. It made my suffering and change seem like nothing. As long as I could see her I'd be close enough to Heaven to satisfy me. When she sat down and gave me tea the anger of God shot through her eyes to me.


"So how can you be Nazilla?" Samara asked and sipped her tea to cover up the hope in her voice.


"After I died, Netty took my body and transferred my brain's knowledge to a chip." I explained.


"Why would they want to make a Machine who was once a human?" She asked.


"There are some things that a human can know that a Machine could never understand. Some things are impossible to know by just being told."


"If that's true, then don't you have programming in you besides what Netty got from your brain."


"Yes, there was. I managed to find a way to put it in the background after three years. It won't affect me anymore."


"Prove it." As she said that I had a crazy idea that I had wanted to do to her for three years. I slowly walked over and showed Samara I wasn't going to harm her. Then I gave her a kiss like I had given her before I was made into a Machine.


When I finished the kiss and backed away, I saw Samara's face change. She smiled but then quickly took on a stoic look.


She got up quickly and said, "You will sleep alone tonight. I trust you are Nazilla, but not that your programming won't make you try and kill me." She got up and went to her room.


Well, at least I could be in Samara's life again. That was the most I could hope for.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Unknown (2011)

Title: Unknown

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Based on the Novel: Out of My Head

Written By: Didier Van Cauwelaert

Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, and January Jones

Rated: PG-13

Released: 2011

Rating: 4/5

Oscars: N/A

Basic Plot: Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) wakes up with his life being stolen from him and no one believes what he says.

Who Harris Actually Is
The payoff for finding out who Harris is does make sense in the end. The character of Harris is shown to be somewhat simple, he's a biochemist, but it turns out there is a reason he was able to do the cool stuff before he found out. What makes it interesting to me is that it involves something to do with the mind.

Corn
What is it that Harris has to make sure doesn't get into the wrong hands? Corn that can grow in any weather. I felt it was such a let down as the rest of the movie was kick ass. It does make sense why that's a target but it wasn't as good as what could have been.

Liam Neeson's Performance
His performance in this movie was very good. He did a good job as Harris and also when his character changed. Liam is a very good action star as well as showing real emotions and this mixes well. The brief clips of him having sex with his wife in the shower seemed a little weird to put in this movie.

Final Thoughts
This is a very well done movie. It is great on the action and the plot is engaging. It keeps you guessing until the end. Unknown is a mystery but those who want a little romance (no, I'm not referring just to Harris' wife) and action (the action scenes are done very well). Liam Neeson fans should be pleased with this movie.

The Wedding of River Song (jashycam 34)


My VERY brief 'review' of the Doctor Who finale.

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