The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

August 18th, 2010

The Gamers: Dorkness Rising *****

I gave this movie 5 out of 5 stars, but only because I myself am a gamer. If you are a gamer, then I HIGHLY recommend this movie. I strongly recommend this movie to those that know gamers. And suggest that if you are not a gamer or don’t know any gamers to simply skip this movie all together.

This has simply been the best movie I’ve seen in YEARS because it really hit me on a personal level. The lead character (Kevin) is a Dungeon Master trying to get his players to run through a campaign that he is trying to to work out so he can get it published. The story itself follows the group through the trials and tribulations of the players as they work out the details of the game.

The gaming bits are played out in live action (but not in a LARP style) mixed in with the table talk that goes on throughout any table top game.

I think that had TSR (now Wizards of the Coast) would have done the Dungeons & Dragons movie in this style it would have faired FAR better then it did, as this movie is truly what playing D&D is all about.

Again, I give it all five stars!

LINKS:
Official Site: The Gamers: Dorkness Rising
IMDB: The Gamers: Dorkness Rising
Netflix: The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

Black Dynamite (anything but Dynamite)

August 18th, 2010
Black Dynamite ~ *****

I’m still in my Kungfu watching phase and it was suggested that I’d like this movie based on it being a comedy… but sadly I did not care for it for the most part.

It was in the same vain as Shaft however, it was not nearly as good as they simply did not do as good of a job at making it as corny as the original. The acting was bad at it’s best, and at worst it was un-watchable. But I did watch it!

The ending was SUPER however with one exception (Black Dynamite won the fight).

I highly suggest you skip the movie and simply watch this clip (WARNING: SPOILER!) as these last 10 minutes were truly the only bits worthy of being watched.

Black Dynamite SPOILER

Though, if you plan on watching the entire movie, then please don’t watch the clip as it’ll spoil the entire thing.

LINKS:
Official site: Black Dynamite
IMDB: Black Dynamite
Netflix: Black Dynamite

Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

August 18th, 2010

Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day *****
That’s right, 5 outta five!

I remember really enjoying the first one, so when I noticed I could watch this instantly on Netflix I just needed to get time without Perrin around as heh, this movie has to have more expletives in it then ANY other movie I’ve ever seen!

The movie itself though was a bit over the top in the cheese which is something that I do not really recall from the first one, but none the less, I still really enjoyed it!

There were several great quotes from the movie, but I think the one below is likely the best.

It’s from a dream sequence…

Quote:
Connor MacManus, Murphy MacManus: Sláinte
Murphy MacManus: You know, he was sort of a badass though, wasn’t he?
Connor MacManus: Shades of Eastwood. Charlie Bronson.
Rocco: Duke Fucking Wayne!
Connor MacManus, Murphy MacManus: Duke Fucking WAYNE!
Rocco: Men build things, then we die. It’s in our fucking DNA! THAT’S WHAT WE DO!
Murphy MacManus: And when it all falls down?
Rocco: We build it right back up again.
Connor MacManus: But this time bigger. BETTER!
Rocco: Look! Look what we can do. Look how fuckin’ beautiful we are. You think the men that built all this had it easy?
Murphy MacManus: Hard men!
Connor MacManus: Doing hard shit!
Rocco: and that gives me a hard on… But not in a gay way or anything like that.
Murphy MacManus: No, ‘course not
Connor MacManus: Yeah it goes without sayin’
Rocco: I am so sick of all of this self help, twelve step, leftover hippie generation bullshit!
Connor MacManus: Now they don’t want you to do anything, right? Just sit there. Don’t drink.
Murphy MacManus: Don’t smoke. Don’t drive fast.
Connor MacManus, Murphy MacManus, Rocco: Kiss my ass!
Rocco: Fuck it! Do it all I say! Do you think Duke Wayne spent all of his time talking about his feelings with a fuckin’ therapist?
Connor MacManus: There’s no fucking way he did!
Rocco: John Wayne died with five pounds of undigested red meat in his ass. Now that’s a man! Real men hide their feelings. Why?
Connor MacManus, Murphy MacManus, Rocco: Because it’s none of your fuckin’ business!
Rocco: Men do not cry. Men do not pout. Men jack you in the fuckin’ jaw and say…
Detective Greenly: Thanks for comin’ out.

If you liked the first one, watch this one, if you have not seen the first one, then watch this one first!

The official site: http://www.boondocksaints.com/

The Wiki site:
http://www.boondocksaints.com/

There has been talk of a 3rd installment of the movie, but that’s all there has been… talk.

Working title: Boondock Saints: Saints Preserve Us

Sorry for the language.

My Kungfu is stronger then Your Kungfu

August 18th, 2010

I’ve been watching Kung-fu movies lately

Chocolate
****
A young autistic girl can learn martial arts by watching it. She gets mixed up in her mothers Yakuza past…

Drunken Master ***
Not as good as Jackie Chan’s other The Legend of Drunken Master but IMHO, the fighting is much cooler.


Kung Pow: Enter the Fist *****
That’s right, all five stars! Nothing beats a kumg-fu COW! Seriously one of the funniest films I’ve seen in decades. If ya get the chance, watch it in other languages as the “books on tape” version will have you in tears.

I forgot the name of the other one I watched recently, lol… so I give it just two stars.

But looking for others to watch, let me test you on the description of the movie…

After witnessing the brutal murder of his parents, young Jone (Dan Chupong) vows to avenge their deaths and make the killers pay, a mission that lands him in the dangerous world of _______.

A) Mafia
B) Drugs
C) Gambling
D) Street fighting
E) Cattle Rustling

If you picked A-D you’ve seen the movie a thousand times…but are completely wrong! That’s right, it’s E) Cattle Rustling!

Dynamite Warrior is the name of the movie, and I plan on watching as soon as I can… I mean, come on… cattle rustling!?!?!

(on a side note about movies, District 9 rocked! If ya like sub-titled frech films with LOTS of action).

A few Fairy Poems

August 3rd, 2010

Penelope

Penelope, oh Penelope
Your Daddy came to me to sprinkle his sand
Now I’m sleeping in another land
Penelope, oh Penelope
Now come to me, take me by the hand
Lead me to that place so grand

Allow me to glance within that shining orb
Allow me to remember, to absorb
Show me the things of importance / benign
Show me each and every sign
Bring me your dream, and give me a nudge
Then from its course don’t let me budge

Penelope, Oh Penelope
I thank you from my head, my heart
I thank you for showing me where to start

Gawtcha
Come this way and this way and this way and that
Grab your t-shirt your shoes your pants and a hat
Come this way and this way and that way and this
Don’t forget to give your Cyndi a kiss!

The Faun
Set aside that notion up on a high shelf
Think of nothing not even the self
Take a walk by the branch and the wood
Do it all for your own special good
Moon over head with a path up ahead
Take the one by the half-a-wood-shed
Open your eyes and open your mind
Looking forward and watching behind
Listen for the sounds that whispering wind
Allowing all of your doubts to rescind
Now that you hear pay special heed
There is something to find in your special need

Unity
All that’s above and all that’s below
All that’s between and all that you know
Nothing and everything all this and that
As large as the cosmos and small as a gnat
Is nothing but an illusion of ONE