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|Sunday, May 26th, 2013|
|Open Letter to Netflix
We respect the fact you're reviving "Arrested Development" for the service, but the reality is not every one of your subscribers are fans of the show
Most of us find the show boring, unfunny and not to mention that the characters are downright unlikeable
but, That show isn't what this open letter's all about
We want you to listen to us (Your subscribers) and not to the hit parade
The following is what needs to be to satisfy us (your subscribers in the USA)
1. Content That Needs To Come Back To Streaming
The Avengers (the british spy-fi show)
All Nickelodeon/MTV Networks Shows (Pick up "Peter Rabbit" in advance if you do)
Cosgrove-Hall's "The Wind in the Willows"
The Castle of Cagliostro
The American International/MGM/Orion/UA library of films
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
Pufnstuf (the film)
2. Content That We Want You To Bring To Streaming
Rupert (Nelvana, 1991-1997)
Max & Ruby (Nelvana owns the show, Not MTV Networks)
Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball GT (and it's films)
Lupin the 3rd (Parts 1 & 2, and it's films)
Hetalia The Movie: Paint It White
Hetalia: World Series
Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Gregory Horror Show
Nerima Daikon Brothers
The Wombles (both the original and the '90s revival)
both versions of "The Basil Brush Show"
Dougal and The Blue Cat
The Magic Roundabout (The original series)
The Original Paddington Bear series
Timothy Goes To School
Samurai Pizza Cats
Batman (The Adam West series)
CSI: New York
The Amazing World of Gumball
Whatever Happened To Robot Jones?
every incarnation of "Mobile Suit Gundam" (including Gundam Wing)
If you want more subscribers, Give us what we want - that's all we ask
|Thursday, July 7th, 2011|
|Operation Rainfall -or- why you must fear for their efforts
This editorial is a quasi-dedication to the folks at Operation Rainfall
I apologize if i act like a Pessimist but this is mostly in terms of fact#1: Like Starmen, We're mostly Pissants to the Big N
If you exclude the successful campaign to bring the point-and-click Sam & Max series (most of it)
to the Wii, fan made campaigns or petitions hardly work
Here's an example: There are fans of Terrytoons and classic toons like Betty Boop, do you think Viacom and Lionsgate cares? the answer is No!
Even if the animation buffs even tried to do something about it they will mostly ignore us
I support Operation Rainfall as i too am sick of NOA's rediculous localization policies
at an E3 a decade ago (i forgot the year, so sue me), Nintendo promised a US release of Kururin Paradise for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo Puzzle Collection for the Gamecube.. both my brother and i are looking forward to those titles but months and a few years later, No word on the US release of either titles.. at all
another instance, on the same E3 where they confirmed Elite Beat Agents (Nintendo and iNiS's westernization of the Ouendan series) there was a game known as DSAir (now known as "Jet Impulse")
.. like Kururin Paradise and Nintendo Puzzle Collection, the game never saw a release here in the US#2: We about to be like the Starmen
The Starmen was a group of proud Mother/Earthbound fans that want their Mother/EB fix here in the US, Every effort they did to get that fix from NOA mostly failed from a campaign to release a GBC port of the original Mother/EB Zero game to the infamous Mother 3 petition.. every effort is mostly brushed off by NOA and resorted to mostly fan-based translations of not only Mother 3 but the non-favorable Mother 1+2 compilation
If the miniscule reply to Operation Rainfall from Nintendo is any indication, We might go down that road unless they step up their efforts to a serious level.bonus: Boycott isn't gonna cut it
Boycotts can go either way but we're in a bad economy thanks to our current admin. and by boycotting the Wii U or any potential product from Nintendo just to get games that only the hardcore gamers will buy will potentially make Nintendo broke (and that's possibility and probably might or might not happen, who knows)
again, I apologize for the Pessimistic opinion but that's how i feel even though i support Operation Rainfall in hopes of it's success, members of OpRainfall are free to rebuttal in any form of medium but please be civil!
|Tuesday, June 21st, 2011|
|Nick fails to impress
When i learned about the 26 new episodes of "Max & Ruby" that are on the way, I was enthused
but even though both Nelvana and Nick confirm they are coming, We got no solid premiere date
Nick seemed not to care as they care about their mediocre rubbish like iCarly and the upcoming Fairly OddParents live-action film to celebrate the show's 10 years starring Drake Bell, yes Drake Bell
Here's his performance on New Year's Eve to refresh your memory of how much he sucks
I have severe doubts about the Kung-Fu Panda series would be good
and i doubt they will recover their former glory unlike CN did with shows like Regular Show, Mad, The Amazing World of Gumball and The Looney Tunes Show
Then again, Can Nickelodeon or anyone PLEASE pick up "Scaredy Squirrel"
It's sad enough that Cartoon Network picked up "Almost Naked Animals" an unfunny eyesore that successfully bombed in the ratings in Canada
Here's a trailer of Nelvana's "Scaredy Squirrel"
|Thursday, May 12th, 2011|
|Gregory Horror Show for 3DS Campaign
For those who don't know, I am mostly a fan of Gregory Horror Show
I have all 3 out-of-print DVDs of the show and a soft vinyl Gregory toy to prove it
It's a shame that Otakus and Weeaboos have thrown this CG anime under the bus in favor anime of the following calibur
- Giant Robots
- Anime featuring girls with big tits
- Anything from Shonen Jump
- Anything that will scream big bucks in terms of
merchandising (i.e. Pokemon, Beyblade, Digimon, Bakugan and Yu-Gi-Oh!)
The United States gets these kinds of anime every time due to this kind of taste
True, We do get those outside of it like this, Nerima Daikon Bros., Shin Chan, Sgt. Frog, PANDA-Z and the Di.Gi Charat series but those are most often get overshadowed by the likes of Gundam, Dragon Ball/Z/GT, Naruto and One Piece (to name a few)
Gregory Horror Show is a unique anime that never got a chance here in the US
We got the Soft Vinyl Toys which consist of Gregory, Gregory's grandson James and Catherine (Why anyone want that creepy pink lizard of a nurse is beyond me) and a card game/board game hybrid from Upper Deck which has booster pack which is mostly tiny figurines for the game itself
but unfortunately, due to the fact that anime like Naruto, Gundam and Dragon Ball Z overshadowed the anime to the point of being obscure.. the items related to the show including the DVDs hardly see a profit
To this day, Gregory Horror Show has a favorable cult following on sites like Pixiv and deviantART with fans showcasing their love for the show via fanfics or fanart
also to this day, The most expensive of all of "Gregory Horror Show" memorabilia is the video game "Gregory Horror Show: Soul Collector" for the PlayStation 2. The game (like Vib-Ribbon before it) was mostly released in Japan and Europe and not released in the United States for obvious reasons thanks to the Otakus.
That could change though with the help of the fans of "Gregory Horror Show"
AND HERE'S HOW!!!
1. Spread The Word
2. Join Capcom-Unity (the easiest way to do so is by using your Facebook account)
3. Flood the Capcom-Unity suggestion box to the point of the server crashing demanding Capcom to remake "Gregory Horror Show: Soul Collector" for the Nintendo 3DS
4. (for #3) Make sure your Suggestion Posts are clean and no militious behavior like bad language or threats
I know this sounds like the fanbase would be 'jumping the shark' perse
but for the love of god, The show or better yet the "Gregory Horror Show" license needs redemption and this would do the trick!
|Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011|
|3DS U.S. Launch Lineup Overreaction
Gamers today are pathetic
From their reaction to the Sonic 4 trailer (which contained a small amount of gameplay) to THIS!
Their gripes are as follows
- No DoA at Launch? How can i masturbate while i play now? (Their reaction, not mine - as i'm not keen on Dead or Alive)
- No Ocarina of time 3D or Star Fox 64 3D
- No Kid Icarus: Uprising
I want gamers to look back at the DS launch for a minute or…hell.. a bit more so
compared to then.. the 3DS launch lineup looks more promising, why? let me explain
While there is Feel The Magic XY/XX, Super Mario 64 DS and Madden NFL 05
We got a DS port of Ridge Racer 64 (a bad port of a good PSOne game) [Ridge Racer DS]
A game that lost 3% of it's content due to rushed localization for the sake of making it at launch [Mr. Driller Drill Spirits] (note: the 3% of which was unfortunately omitted in the US version were: Usagi/Rabbit (unlockable character), Endless Moon level (unlockable level) and Single Card Multi-Player)
Not to mention games of either shovelware or mediocre purportions, namely: Ping Pals, The Urbz: Sims in the City, Spider-Man 2, Asphault: Urban GT, Sprung and Tiger Woods PGA Tour
with this in mind, the 3DS launch lineup is more promising as Ridge Racer 3D is done by Namco, Asphult's DS games improved in quality since Urban GT, We got Pilotwings Resort and Steel Diver before any other country does and most of the lineup has promise
even though the only game to avoid purchase is Madden NFL Football due to it has no multiplayer…AT ALL!
from my defense, It's clear that gamers have overreacted to the launch lineup w/o any retrospect of the DS launch lineup! Current Mood: disappointed
|Saturday, January 22nd, 2011|
|Warner Archive Wish List
Warner Bros.'s Warner Archive line is getting awesome by the second
I already have the Warner Archive release of my childhood fave film "The Phantom Tollbooth" and they are stating that Herman Hermits movies like "Hold On!" is around the corner this year
If the Warner Archive people are reading this, here's a wish list of what i want to see released on the Warner Archive collection sometime this year or so on
1. The Cattanooga Cats: The Complete Series
- A cult classic 1969 cartoon series that's stranded on Boomerang for occassional reruns, It would be sweet if we have the complete series of The Cattanooga Cats (that includes all the episodes of "Around The World in 79 Days", "It's The Wolf!" and "Motormouse and Auto Cat") plus if they do bring the complete series to DVD, Please keep the musical segments in and oh oh... please remaster all the bumpers
2. Rock Odyssey - A lost treasure of the Hanna Barbera library, A film which was originally intended to be a TV film for ABC television but was turned down due to the content it contains.
3. Twice Upon A Time - Though you (Warner Archive staff) state that it is on your list of remastered films, I hope you bring forth the film with all the bells and whistles that John Korty (the creator of the film) despised and that was once shown once on HBO before Korty threaten to sue them, note just because the creator despised it doesn't mean you should give us the Korty cut of the film we saw since the film's VHS release, give us the film uncut and uncensored... dig?
4. Alice in Wonderland (or "What's A Nice Kid Like You Doing In A Place Like This?") - A neat piece of eye candy from 1966, It's a shame that this TV film doesn't have much exposure than it should have, It would be nice if Warner Archives releases this on DVD.. OH! and please include the H-B animated Rexall ads that were part of the TV film's original airing on ABC (March 30, 1966)
5. Capitol Critters: The Complete Series - A cult favorite H-B prime time cartoon that was shot down due to lousy scheduling by ABC's part, The cartoon deserves a 2nd chance in the public eye
6. Road Rovers: The Complete Series - This cartoon is cult classic from the late '90s, shot down due to bad timeslot and the advent of the FCC's TV E/I regulation... please release it!
7. The Wonderful World of Brothers Grimm - A buried treasure of a George Pal film, charming though a bit dark... please remaster and release!
|Monday, January 10th, 2011|
2010 was ok
Here it is in a nutshell
Shows i watched in 2010
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps
Martha Speaks (circa October 2010)
Max and Ruby (circa December 2010)
Timmy Time (circa November 2010)
America's Got Talent
Minute To Win It
The Busy World of Richard Scarry (MyNetworkTV syndicated reruns)
Movies i saw in 2010
Alice In Wonderland (Not the Wonderland i remember, but it was exciting)
How To Train Your Dragon (Fun film in 3D)
Toy Story 3 (Great closure of a great series)
Despicable Me (A fun film, pity i didn't see it in 3D)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Awesome film, too bad it was beaten by Marky Mark and Will Farrel)
Alpha and Omega (Good film but not so bad a story)
TRON: Legacy (Beats Scott Pilgrim for Best Film in 2010 in my book)
|Sunday, December 26th, 2010|
|Beresford's Dead and Why Should America Care?
As you may or may not know, on December 24th at 10pm.. Wombles creator Elisabeth Beresford died of heart failure. It is indeed a sad loss but the sad state of affairs is that her creation has been mysterious blacklisted here in the United States after their shortlived time here in 1974 leaving us with only obscure VHS releases from the RCA/Columbia line, and 1 LP with a couple of 45 rpm singles from the Columbia label.. all of which are now out of print yet oftenly easy to acquire on eBay. Now your gonna ask, "Why should we care?" well, the blacklisting here in the US is partly our fault which is in the sad and similar vain with the now 30 yr. old cult animated canadian import "The Raccoons", 1. We never paid attention to them and 2. we rediculed and judged them harshly and quickly without even giving them a time of day or even reconsidering a rewatch for a change of heart, while the rest of the blame for the Wombles' blacklisting goes to Cookie Jar (which hold the rights to The Wombles cartoons from both FilmFair and CiNAR) and Sony (which currently owns The Wombles music library).
Now your next question is "What am i gonna do about it"?In regaurds of the cartoon:
Even though The CiNAR version of The Wombles is currently available on Cookie Jar owned site "Jaroo", It would be sweet if we the people flood their mailbox and their inbox demanding that they bring The Wombles to america at once on iTunes, Netflix Instant Stream and even on DVD but you can even go to Shout! Factory's forums (join it first) and flood the forums demanding both versions of The Wombles to be released on DVDIn regaurds of the music:
Mike Batt is a very underappreciated musician/songwrtier here in the United States but we can make up for that by demanding the rereleases of the Wombles records (which are due for release in the UK this year) to be brought here in the US, again.. flood the Shout! Factory forums demanding that the Wombles album released here in the United States under the Shout! Factory label
and No!, i'm not asking for anyone to grab a knife and stab Jann Wenner to death even though he's also to blame for the blacklisting on regaurds of his magazine (Rolling Stone)'s harsh review of the US altered release of "Remember You're a Womble" in 1974
All i'm asking is let's end the blacklisting of the poor lovable critters by making The Wombles more accessable and more recognized here in the United States and make Miss Beresford happy when she goes to heaven Current Mood: sympathetic
|Thursday, December 2nd, 2010|
|A Breif One (While He's Away)
Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of "The Raccoons" (aka The Rodney Dangerfield of Canadian Imports), I use to dislike the cartoon when i was a kid but now i don't since i love Bert Raccoon for what he is now than what i feel about him then
here's a picture i took for that occassion
cute isn't he? ;3
Christmas is coming
I already made my list and my pal from Winner and I are doing our delayed countdown as planned and he assured me that it will happen
I hope that there will also be a 2010 TVP Christmas Special as well
to close this here's a lovely yuletide tune from Neil Innes
|Sunday, October 3rd, 2010|
October is here but it used to be great due to Halloween
However, The fun is dwindelling year after year here in Summerville as Trick or Treating has becoming really slow.
My family's fist Haloween here in this town was full of kids going trick or treating however as a decade or two passes.. the amount of trick or treaters in this town dwindled,more specifically in my neighborhood (Quail Arbor)
I'm not sure if we are gonna put up the Halloween deor this year due to Halloween has became the town's lost holiday
I am mostly looking forward to Tukey Day (Thanksgiving) and Christmas
as 1. I am curently wrinting an article for ScrewAttack Magazine, a G1-driven online magazine for their December issue and 2. People in this town actually cares about these holidays
anyway, for the past few months my family got Netflix Instant Stream for the PS3 and Wii
Me and My family are kinda havung a blast
My mom was revisitng Dark Shadows, I discover and enjoy stuff like Shinbone Alley, The Avengers (the show not the bastardization film adaptation)
and Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater while Dad watched nothin but cop shows...mostly Kojak but often times Dragnet (a cop show i enjoyed in my childhood) and Adam-12 (a show i'm getting into)
and previously, My brother and I went to see Alpha and Omega in 3-D, It's a decent film
|Wednesday, August 11th, 2010|
I apologize for the absence of my use of the LiveJournal
anyway on to my happenings,
I am currently taking part (mildly) on a podcast called ScrewAttack Community Radio, Terra_corrupt (creator of the podcast) appointed me as one of the mods for the podcast's blog due to me wanting the podcast to succeed and not wind up like "The Idiot Box" video podcast (in hiatus indefinitely)
Here are the episodes of SCR already made, The G1s (ScrewAttack's community) will soon work on the 4th episodeEpisode 1: http://screwattack.com/blogs/ScrewAttack-Community-Radio/ScrewAttack-Community-Radio-Episode-1Episode 2: http://screwattack.com/blogs/ScrewAttack-Community-Radio/ScrewAttack-Community-Radio-Episode-2Episode 3: http://screwattack.com/blogs/ScrewAttack-Community-Radio/ScrewAttack-Community-Radio-Episode-3
Last month, My old HP computer was acting odd as it was doing an nonstop load screen issue.. My parents tryed to save it but to no avail meaning Mother Nature killed yet another of my computers with her damn brownouts but i got a new computer as a compilation made by a taiwanese company (ASUS) and it has... WINDOWS 7!
So far, The Windows 7 experience is decent enough... but the interface will be in need of getting used to like small blue circle start button for example, I know i sound old fashioned but i'm used to the interfaces from Windows 95 all the way to Windows XP as i never touched Vista due to all the negative gripes i keep hearing about it
any way, My birthday came and went.. I saw "Dispicable Me" on my birthday (unfortunately not in 3D as the Azalea Regal theatre's 3D theatres were occupied for Toy Story 3 and The Last Airbender at the time) , To be honest it was a fun film and definitely worth seeing. I don't know if the film is still in theatres or not but if it's on VOD (premium that is) or coming to DVD and Blu-ray i say give it a shot or at least rent it via Blockbuster or Netflix
The following is the latest DVDs i acquired from my birthday and a month prior
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Archie's Funhouse: The Complete Series
Batfink: The Complete Series
The Adventures of Mark Twain (the Will Vinton film)
Gregory Horror Show: The Nightmare Begins
Gregory Horror Show: The Guest From Hell
Gregory Horror Show: The Nightmare Train
also on my birthday, I got an iPod Touch (albeit My Brother's and it was refurbished) and i kinda enjoyed it
It's much better than the dull click wheel that people used to adapt to and it has more to work with like Games, Apps like TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and Fox News and i can view YouTube videos on it :3
The following shows i bought off iTunes are: My Friend Rabbit (i have 2 episodes of that), The original Paddington Bear (2 Episodes), The Adventures of Paddington Bear (1 Episode), Busytown Mysteries (1 Episode) and The Raccoons (1 Episode)
I'm not joking... what i listed is indeed on iTunes including the complete 1st season of "The Raccoons" that was added recently
anyway, as for now... I'm looking forward to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, from the trailers and the reception so far it sounds and looks like it will be a great film, I'm kinda in sour grapes on the film "Vampires Suck" though as 1. I hate Twilight and 2. Friedberg/Seltzer films are the burden of the summer season as each of them are worst than the last (i.e. Disaster Movie)
plus, I'm defintiely looking forward to TRON Legacy as the original was a great film
that's all i have to say, but bear with me as i will use LJ whenever i see fit
until then, Follow The Love Light! :3
|Thursday, July 15th, 2010|
|Top 13 Shows I Wanna See on iTunes
DISCLAIMER: Normally, This LiveJournal of mine is a commntary of my life and leave opinions of entertainment or anything else on the backburner but this is an exception. The following is my opinion, If you like it.. Good for you but if you hate it, That's fine too just don't shove your fanboy/fangirl drivel down my throat please!
iTunes is a great service but it's selection needs more in either music or video wise
Here's my top 13 shows i wanna see on iTunes and Why
13. The Raccoons: This canadian-animated cult-classic has been thrown under the bus here in the United States thanks to piss poor handling from both Kevin Gillis and the CBC, as of now the only country that has The Raccoons on iTunes is Canada but that could change if the US fans of the cartoon would flood the mailbox of Kevin Gillis' company (Skywriter Media)
12. The Busy World of Richard Scarry: As of now, The only toon on iTunes that is Richard Scarry related is "Busytown Mysteries" but i have no problem with it but the show that came before it is pretty scarce, keep in mind i enjoy both Busy World and Busytown Mysteries equally despite of RetCon of events that occured on "The Busy World of Richard Scarry"
11. Angelina Ballerina (Original/The Next Steps): I know this is a bit odd but i'm fond of Angelina Mouseling.. why? i don't know but she is attractive on the grounds of her personality (on "The Next Steps") but anyway... i find it interesting that HiT Entertainment is pretty scarce on iTunes as there's little to nothing of their content on the service, It would be neat to have both Angelina Ballerina and Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps on iTunes just to please both the crazy fans of the original series and those who moderately love Angelina Ballerina (regaurdless of age and sex)
10. Capitol Critters: This cartoon deserves redemption due to ABC's lousy scheduling is basically to blame for the cartoon's demise, putting the complete series of the cartoon on iTunes is a great way to show that there is interest in the series in hopes of [adult swim] to broadcast it
9. The Wombles: It's great that Cookie Jar brought us both the Filmfair version of Paddigton Bear along with the late '90s CiNAR revival of Paddington Bear on iTunes but Cookie Jar is mostly shying away from The Wombles, It's been decades since The Wombles' debut on Captain Kangaroo in 1974 and it's time for Cookie Jar to bring us both versions of The Wombles on iTunes plus it wouldn't hurt if Sony brought "Wombling Free" to iTunes either
8: The Dreamstone: As of now, The only known piece of "The Dreamstone" in the US is a obscure out-of-print VHS release under the Fisher-Price umbrella which is a bit insulting but to The Dreamstone while it has it's light-hearted moments and it's main characters Rufus and Amberley are indeed cute, The cartoon itself is dark as it involves the villian trying to rid the world of dreams and The Land of Nightmares portion of the show definitely shows the cartoon's darkside even though it does have a little light-hearted humor once and a while, The Dreamstone is a fantasy adventure cartoon which would definitely sell here in the United States but i don't give a crap about the Cookie Jar/ITV split of rights... i wanna see this cartoon on iTunes
7. Any or All Filmation Archie Cartoons: The Archies music (well, not all of it) is on the iTunes store so it makes sense if Classic Media releases all of the Filmation produced Archie cartoons including the 1969 "Sabrina The Teenage Witch" and the unfortunate ratings bomb "The Sabrina/Archie Surprise Package" on iTunes
6. All Total Television shows: There's no better classic animation proprerty to shove in Android's face that will be only on iTunes than the Total Television cartoons seeing that Tenessee Tuxedo, The King and Odie and Underdog have nostalgic value to us Americans
5. The Alvin Show: I don't know much about the rest of you but i feel that the 1980s-1990s "Alvin and The Chipmunks" cartoons are overrated (with the exception of the underrated Chuck Jones directed christmas special), I wanna see The Alvin Show on iTunes on the grounds that the only way to see it is through YouTube
4. Sherlock Hound: In brief: The soundtrack of this anime is on iTunes, so it make sense to have the anime on iTunes as well
3. Little Lulu: While the Famous Studios Little Lulu cartoons are in the public domain and Podcasts can easily use them, It would be great if the CiNAR produced "The Little Lulu Show" on iTunes on the grounds that no one could afford HBO
2. Kimba The White Lion (any version): While we got Tezuka anime like the 1980s Astro Boy anime, Black Jack and Pheonix on iTunes, It would be great if Kimba The White Lion is on iTunes despite how campy the dub is "by today's standards"
1. Pecola: Naomi Iwata (Gregory Horror Show) created this cartoon and it's a very fun show, It would be great to see this on iTunes as the only way to see this cartoon a decade after it's airtime on CN is on the hardly-carried Qubo channel.. I would love to see the "Robo-Rudy" episode again.. that episode is my favorite! :3
|Friday, July 9th, 2010|
Today is my birthday!
It started off promising
I got an iPod Touch (my brother's iPod Touch, he obviously refurbished it for me) packed inside a Bungo plush backpack
along with a cool iPod Speaker with a video screen, DVDs of Archie's Funhouse (The Complete Series) and Fantasic Mr. Fox
Larry, Mom and I had IHOP for breakfast and then Mom and I saw "Dispicable Me" at our local Regal theatre, unfortunately it's not in 3-D since all the 3-D enabled theaters in the local Regal theatre are used for Toy Story 3 and The Last Airbender and only closest theatre that's showing the film in 3-D is a Regal theatre in North Charleston located where Ward (a department store chain) used to be... The film is the funniest i've seen this year, The humor is very well written even the one note jokes are funny
after that We headed off to Zaxby's for lunch, but as for dinner... I planned for my family to have The Olive Garden for dinner but with My Brother not telling us when he'll return and of course who knows when Dad will return from his cat scan, It may mean pizza night is back on with the dreaded Famulari's to ruin my night
as for the iPod Touch, i discovered the following on iTunes
- My Friend Rabbit
- Busytown Mysteries
- Paddington Bear (both the original and the CiNAR 2D animated revival)
|Wednesday, May 26th, 2010|
|The Network Kamakaze of Summer 2010
Bad Scheduling mostly kills good or potentially good shows like Capitol Critters or Life on Mars USA
but This Summer, Network TV has stooped to a new low as FOX, ABC and NBC decided (for unknown reasons) to air Wipeout, America's Got Talent and Hell's Kitchen (all of which i enjoy every year) every Tuesday night at 8pm EST
This is a Kamakaze on the grounds of they are all airing on the same night on the same time slot and most of us who have TiVos or DVRs can only record 2 shows a time shot, Those who will say "i will wait for Bravo to rerun episodes of this season's America's Got Talent" will have blood shoot outta their eyes or their head might explode as Bravo will not air any repeats of the show this year (don't believe me? check Bravo's website under "Schedule" for proof)
it's a Kamakaze also on the grounds of either Network will risk cancelling either show
This is what i call insanity, Sure NBC is going under (mostly due to it's left wing agenda and it's tendency to shove their "Green Is Universal" weeks down our throats) but it's no excuse to sacrifice Simon Cowell's baby (America's Got Talent) for profits and ratings.
We all know Summer is the 2nd big season for TV but this is a spark of insanity from all 3 networks and they all must be ashamed of themselves.
|Thursday, May 6th, 2010|
|In Defense Of... Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps
Fanboys/Fangirls are often 2 kinds: the 1st kind are those whom are open minded and are willing to broaden their horizons where as the other kind are those who shove their opinions down people's throats (i.e. Narutards, Twitards, Sonic Fanboys and Jonas Bros fangirls)
Whenever there's something i enjoy but mostly gets negative vibes that mostly gets sinked into the mainstream, It really bugs me
Starting here, You'll see from me an occassional post defending a certain film, cartoon, or TV show
(i applaud my pal from Winter, SD for his defense on "Life After People", though i'm still avoiding the series b/c it's not my cup of tea)
For the 1st additon... In Defense of: "Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps"
at first, I avoided the series as most males have the fixation that the cartoon is for girls
last year, I gave both The Next Steps and the original a shot, oddly enough i enjoyed The Next Steps more than the original series
However, on YouTube and Facebook... There are fans of the original that are crying foul over it for little nitpicks like absence of characters like the bratty Pinkpaw twins, Miss Lilly and Miss Hodgepodge not to mention Henry
In much detail as i can, I'll explain why The Next Steps is likely better than the original series1: A Slight Importance
Unlike bastardization remakes like Loonatics Unleashed and Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot, Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps is basically a spiritual follow-up to the original, Angelina is older than she was in the original and her family has moved to farthest area of Chipping Cheddar away from their cottage and she's attending a new school (Camembert Academy of Performing Arts). Although some characters are absent from the original, Alice is in here and Miss Lilly is visable only by name and as a picture portrait for her new school.2: Personality makes the cartoon likeable
As much as i want to enjoy the original "Angelina Ballerina" series, some aspects turn me off like say the stories involving those rich and bratty Pinkpaw twins (every story which feature them leads to misery for poor Angelina)
The Next Steps has some good things going for it, Angelina has a brighter personality than her original moody emotional self in the original although she does have some emotional moments in "The Next Steps" you can't help but to smile at her light hearted personality, Her new friends are equally as likeable to the new Angelina for example Marco and A.Z. are great major male characters with great personalities to match, Polly (Angelina's young sister) can even make a scene often funny with her antics.3: Who cares that it's CG?
The biggest nitpick against The Next Steps i often read is over the fact that it transitioned from 2D to CGI which seemed to peeved most of the fans off, even my brother compares the CG to that of the Nick Jr. series "The Backyardigans".. I say "So What", CG can be a good thing or a bad thing which depends if the cartoon which uses it is either good or bad... In this case, Angelina Ballerina transtioned quite well in CG despite what those whom WILL compare this to "The Backyardigans" will say otherwise.Final Thoughts:
Despite the gender divide of the series and the nitpicks, Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps is a definte must watch.. before you wind up like those who oppose this, Please watch it and then think for yourselves... Otherwise, enjoy the show as it is!
|Tuesday, April 13th, 2010|
|Pardon my Dust
It's been a month since my last post
but before i start of what i have on my mind in my normal mode
I have to get this off my chest..
I support the 9/12 project and the Tea Party movement as they care for this country but at the same time i worry about them as they get crusified by the left-wing media with allegations with no proof to back up their claims (i.e. their allegation that the Tea Party is "racist")
recently, Some mean-spirited clowns decided to do a campaign to sabotage the Tea Party rallies
In case you doubt me, here's their website: http://crashtheteaparty.org/
If you support this kind of sabotage, may i ask "have you no shame?"
anyway on to my ususal writing about whatever's on my mind ;3
I will talk about various topicsAdventure Time with Finn and Jake
: A fun and quirky show, has the same charm as the Random! Cartoons pilot though it can be divisive with the family's taste... MUST SEE!Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps
: Reviving a franchise can be a hit or miss, Care Bears blew it by throwing literally everything we know and love about them and start from scratch and the results aren't pretty (i'm refering to AiCaL) but so far there are 3 good revivals: Busytown Mysteries, Pink Panther and Pals and this show.... even though fans of the original 2-D series will despise it for various nitpicks like the absence of Henry and other characters but I must say The Next Steps is a good revival as there's likeable characters, Angelina is not a whiner like she was in the original (whether it's a good or bad thing, it's your opinion) but the opening theme song can be avoided if you DVRed the show, you can fast forward through the opening.. The "Shining Stars" segment is pretty tollerable. MUST SEE!
Lego Rock Band (Wii)
: I got this game in my easter basket, so far it's an enjoyable game but if there's one gripe i have with the Wii version is that for some reason Online Functionality (e.g. Downloadable Songs) is not featured in the Wii version of this game but it is on the Xbox 360 and PS3 counterparts which can be a problem with the longevity of the game... Whether you want to avoid or buy this game is up to youWarioware D.I.Y Showcase
This Wiiware expansion of the DS game (Wario Ware D.I.Y) is a good game, you can DL new microgames but please note, This is not LittleBigPlanet.. You must have the DS game and friend codes in order to get custom microgames but Nintendo can provide Weekly Games not to mention Big Name Games (microgames made by famous developers) every week, MUST BUY!
How To Train Your Dragon
: I saw this last friday with my mom and my brother, all i can say is that the 3-D is superb and definitely worth seeing!
that's all i can think of, so until next time --- Follow The Love Light!
|Thursday, March 11th, 2010|
|Alice in Wonderland (snap judgement)
I just saw Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and here's my thoughts
I've seen various interations of the Wonderland story from the Mickey Mouse Cartoon, The eye candy-laden Hanna-Barbera special from the 1960s, The Disney animated classic that originally bombed in the box-office (i kid you not) to the cult classic Disney Channel series "Adventures in Wonderland" but, this version is too much
First off, Most of the stuff in this film i hardly recall from the adaptations before it... The Jabberwocky, The White Queen to name a few
The film potrays itself like it's a continuity of sorts as the Wonderland characters act like the creatures in the Chronicles of Narnia sequel by thinking Alice is a legend and also it's like Return to Oz (though i never saw the film, pardon that sudden hypocrisy) as some of the characters act like they already met the main character but *spoiler alert*later in the film, It turns out that she did visit Wonderland back when she was a little girl
I saw the film in "Disney Digital 3-D", Is it worth seeing in 3-D?... Yes but i can bet it's worth seeing in 2-D as well [unlike a 3-D gimmick film like "Avatar" (i saw the film and it's only worth seeing in 3-D)]
but, Is it just me or is the film a bit too epic for an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland?
I mean, Halfway through the film it feels like Chronicles of Narnia (in terms of plot) than Alice in Wonderland
The Cheshire Cat is a bit creepy looking compared to the Cheshire Cat know mostly know from the Disney animated film and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum look like something Henry Selick can make in puppet form
The only character i'm creeped out the most is "The Red Queen", for some unknown reason they refuse to call her The Queen of Hearts in this film as there's heart shapes all over her kingdom.. hell, her lipstick mark on her lips is in a shape of heart but my digress, The creepiest thing about her is that enormous head (although i bet it's done through CG) is like her head is like a big balloon or something.
in conclusion, Is it film worth your time? Yes it is to be honest with you although if your familiar with the story.. you will be scratching you head for a while but you will enjoy it in the end :3
|Monday, March 8th, 2010|
|A Rebuttal :(
Previously, I was stating why you should avoid "Hot Tub Time Machine" like the plague
Hours after i posted it, my pal from Winner, SD (i'm taking this criticism in stride and not in vein) states that i'm jumping to conclusions
although he agreed that the plot and the poster reeks of Jason Freidberg and Aaron Seltzer
But. Anyway... I somethimes do jump to conclusions
I'll state a couple of examples
When i was a kid (back when The Disney Channel wasn't full of teeny bopper crud) i used to believe that The Raccoons was a bad cartoon and Bert Raccoon was a Gonzo knockoff, It took me 2 decades to like the show and Bert Raccoon (although, My Brother still has huge disrespect for both Bert Raccoon and the cartoon of which he came from)
and If y'all recall, I used to trash Santa Baby as part of my beef against the 25 Days of Christmas (ABC Family) but my pal from Winner (again, taking it in stride) asked me to give these films a try last year (of which i thought at the time that he was challenging me), the results of that were as follows: I enjoyed the original Santa Baby more than Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe
I also jump to conclusions in terms of popular opinion but it all changes by the following resultsSgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band (the Movie)
: Enjoyed It, Acquired the DVDMagical Mystery Tour
: A fun piece of eye candyHead (The Monkees Movie)
: A fun filmAcross The Universe (the film)
: A lousy film that is smeared with left-wing anti-war propogandaBeBe's Kids
: A fun and enjoyable filmHell's Kitchen
: An exciting reality show (My family started watching this since the Writer's Guild strike)
Though my opinions these days can be harsh but often their honest
even though i stick to my childhood hatred of Barney, I try to give a kids show a chance but if the show has many things against it like say Dora The Explorer, i stay clear of
I didn't jump to conclusion on Pink Panther and Pals, although my DVRed recroding of it's debut episode crapped out due to a mysterious explosion in my area during the show's time slot (7:30am EST) yet thanks to YouTube, I enjoyed the cartoon.
Where as Care Bears AiCaL (Adventrues in Care-A-Lot) i still have displeasure in seeing due to it's major overhaul of change of the world of Care-A-Lot we use to know and love
I'm sure most of you are guilty of the same (i'm looking at you, the ppl @ FurAffinity fourms)
of jumping to conclusions whether it's dissing Fox News due to out-of-context sound bytes or shunning anything that's not doesn't have Matt Stone/Trey Parker or Seth McFarlane's name on it or have the name "Total Drama" (e.g. The Raccoons, The Chucklewood Critters)
Sure sometimes we do go overboard but it takes time to redeem yourself by giving something you criticize a chance
but, If you hardly understand a show from the past experience (e.g. The Raccoons)... rewatch it to understand it a bit clearer
Sure, the experience will sometimes be a displeasure and i oughta know because i've been there
My local disability group went to see the first "Twilight" film, It was OK but for the love of god... the film was boring, the only exciting parts were the parts at the end of the film (the fight and the flashbacks of belle getting her asskicked)
These days, I don't have any outings anymore due to my disabilty group previously went through a budget cut meaning i have more free time on my hands (whether it's a good thing or a bad thing)
long story-short (in conclusion): Even though we absorb thoughts from the "cool people" (or as i like to call them, The lemmings of modern society) or believe ANYTHING that MSNBC or any bigoted fanboy says... all it takes is to think outside the box and think for ourselves once in a while.
|Avoid "Hot Tub Time Machine"
You all saw the TV commercials for this film and it's time say it... DON'T SEE "HOT TUB TIME MACHINE"
If you want a good film, Wait for the film "Kick-Ass" on April 16thReasons To Avoid "Hot Tub Time Machine"
1. The Plot
The plot is summed up like this from the commercials, 3 batchelors party at their childhood spot in a hot tub in 2010 (this year) and woke up in 1987 and they decided to do some stuff to change their future
Basically, The majority of the 86,731 people who became fans of the stupid idea of a film fail to acknowledge that the plot of altering one's past has been done before (see: Back To The Future Part 2 and Cinderella III: A Twist In Time)2. "Weekend at Bernie's" Syndrome
If the funny parts are shown in the trailers and/or in the commercials, Then you saw the only good parts in the film
My mom went to see the film "Weekend at Bernie's" after seeing the trailer and so forth thinking the film's funny but it turned out (for her at least) to be an utter disappointment as the funny parts were shown in the film's advertisments
Basically, Hot Tub Time Machine will be a victim of this due to the film only has 1 really funny gag
1 one of the batchelors (played by David Allen Grier) asked a girl "What color is Michael Jackson?" and she answered "uh, black" and he freaks.. and that's the only funny part of the film
now that's been taken cared of
The reasons to see "Kick-Ass" than "Hot Tub Time Machine" is basically that it's a psuedo comic-book film and practically you'll have better time with this film than the clustercuss that is "Hot Tub Time Machine"
|Saturday, March 6th, 2010|
|TV (Loss for words)
YouTubers know it, You know it and I know it, TV is not fun anymore
Whenever we tune in is either a crappy Teen drama from Nick or Disney Channel, A reality show w/ obnoxious people* or a cartoon which is farcry from shows like The Raccoons or ANYTHING decent from either CiNAR (now known as Cookie Jar) and/or Nelvana
(*not all reality shows are like that)
My family is a picky bunch in terms of TV
Here's a list of shows i will recommend to see and the shows you shouldn't seeMUST SEE
Last Resturant Standing
Man v. Food
The Smoking Gun presents World's Dumbest
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps
The Busy World of Richard Scarry
My Friend Rabbit
The Penguins of Madagascar
Speeders Fight Back
The Garfield Show
Food Wars (premering March 9th)
America's Worst Driver (Premiering March 14th)
Minute to Win It (Premiering March 14th)
America's Got Talent
Pink Panther and Pals
Adventure Time with Finn and Drake (premiering April 5th)
Important Things with Demitri Martin
The Lawrence Welk Show (if your PBS affiliate has this on their weekend lineup)
Kitchen Nightmares (both the UK original and the US version)
Shark TankNOT TO SEE
Life After People: The Series
any special about 2012 (i'm sick of this 2012 doomsday shit)
Any Disney Channel Teen Sitcom
High School Musical (all 4 of them)
The Cleveland Show
Any MTV reality program
The Simpsons (Sorry, It was fun while it lasted)
The 700 Club
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
It Only Hurts When I Laugh!
Family Guy (No offense buddy)
a little note here: If you enjoy Family Guy, I'm cool with that
but please understand that for some reason that Family Guy's humor has become nothing more than leftist satire (e.g. Bashing Fox News and Sarah Palin)
I mean, The show had promise but the humor's dry and the characters are obnoxious and unlikeable
(I oughta know, I used to watch it on [adult swim])