Showing posts from February, 2010

I STILL don't like Bruce Willis...

But this movie bears taking note of. I'm sure there's a billion people insulting this movie for being more lowbrow Hollywood popcorn crap, but I don't care. I've been seeing the clips and this new movie with Tracy Morgan looks hilarious. Its called Cop Out, and its got to do with a baseball card, but...let's be honest. Its a buddy cop flick, and buddy cop flicks (particularly comedic ones) aren't supposed to have plots--they're just supposed to involve insane dialogue between cops while doing their job.

We've seen maybe three minutes of this film and already its got that in excess. Rather than blab on though...trailer!

And a second trailer, since that's got the REALLY funny part in it.

February 26th. First interesting movie since Holmes.

Why reinvent the wheel?

Word's been going around that the formation of DC Entertainment is finally starting to actually do something for the superhero company, with the "nearly confirmed" announcement of a Young Justice cartoon.

The design's not bad, I'm cool with that.

...But also in the rumors? Calling the show "Young Justice League", and all but confirmed is an Aqualad character who's filling out the token role.

Is there any real reason why people can't leave well enough alone? This need to reinvent the wheel is getting silly.

Young Justice is a fairly simple concept. Three guys fight a villain together and decide they should hang out more often. Not long into this, some girls come in so we have a small team that's half girls and half boys. The characters are fairly recognizable: Robin, the Boy Wonder. Superboy, the super-powered teen clone of Superman, hero of Hawaii. Impulse, the super-speed teen hero of Manchester, Alabama with A.D.D. Wonder Girl, a shy g…

Basic Cable is Terrible

So, I'm pretty tired of basic cable now. Metrocast Cable breaks down to:

- sports channels
- news channels
- network channels

And the remainder is about 15 channels, few of which are worth my time. Already I'm wondering what the Character of the Month is on Boomerang.

Gah! Boomerang! I can live without Disney XD (which took a hit after the name change and they lost their old-school Disney cartoons anyway). I can live without Comedy Central (which I have now and they don't really air Scrubs all that much now anyway.

But I really miss Boomerang. Their focus on Hanna-Barbera toons makes them my favorite channel of all, and with CN having long fallen off years ago, there's no other credible station on television I can just turn on and leave it there.

As a result, I've been forced to do terrible things that...well, we'll get into it very soon.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4

Sonic fans have been moaning about how lame Sonic has been since, really, right after Sega folded out of the console war. Despite initial success with the Dreamcast's Sonic Adventure, the great majority of the games since then have been, well...they seem to be rather weak.

But hope has returned (for some) with the announcement of the Project Needlemouse, a new Sonic project. Sega had listened to fans, and were going back to basics. Hit the jump to see what that got us.

...Wow. So, nearly twenty years later, their response is to give us...the same crap we played when I was back in grade school.

Gamers everywhere are rejoicing. I'm lamenting how lazy we've gotten. Someone please bring back Shadow, and sword-wielding Sonic (actually...what game is that? I want it.), because that's better than this.

I'm not saying this won't be a good game. In fact, it'll probably be great. And if its what it appears to be, I KNOW people are going to swarm all over it. …