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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

My review of BloodRayne

Ok, I'm late, I know. I didn't actually see it in the theater. Under the circumstances people should understand, I think my sprained ankle kept me from seeing this, it kind of came and went in the theaters so fast that I totally missed it.

I first heard about BloodRayne the video game when one of my many sisters and I were browsing at Blockbuster for a movie or a game or something to do one Saturday evening. This game caught our eye. So we rented it. There is a story behind that, it tells of the stupidity of Blockbuster employees or the inefficiency of the company or something. I don't think people need to be told this, they are kind of stupid and think they are powerful because they work in a video store. Working in a video store does not make you powerful or smart, it makes you a video store clerk, it makes you no more powerful than the cashier at Walmart, and they all suck too.

Anyway, we got the game home and we loved it. I of course purchased the game because it amused me so. I mean there you are a vampire and you suck peoples blood. I'm a little warped I know, but I'm not the one that found the cheat code to make all the chicks in the game have big boobs, that was my sister. I'm also not the one that sat for hours trying to beat the game, although, as far as games go it was fairly simple, I'm not very good at them, but I could play this game, I just didn't want to spend all that time on it, if she was going to do it. What can I say, I'm lazy, I just watched her play most of the time.

When I heard they were making a movie, I thought, hey cool, let's see what they come up with. When I heard Uwe Boll was directing, I was even more interested. He's one of my new favorite directors, why? His movies aren't that good, but they crack me up. What movies, you might ask? "House of the Dead" and "Alone in the Dark," to name a couple of his most recent releases. So he's found his niche in video game movies. Hooray! The dvd's contain the funniest director commentaries I've ever heard, yes I listen to them. But I like him because he really believes in what he does. His passion is so awesome, you can hear the excitement in his voice when he speaks.

Now, I enjoyed "BloodRayne" more than the other two of his I've seen. The problem with Mr. Boll's movies most often seems to be the casting. I would never have thought someone would cast Michael Madsen or Michelle Rodriguez in a movie set in this time period. They do okay work I suppose, considering neither of them seem to have a very large acting range. I think Mr. Madsen does a great job in Mob movies or as a thug in general but here, I just didn't see him as a big hero. I could care less for Michelle Rodriguez's character, just like in "Resident Evil" I was rooting for her death the whole time. I thought the casting of Rayne was good, a relatively unknown actress. I thought she did a great job in this film.

Yes, there were many problems with this film, things that bugged me would be the costuming, yeah, don't get me started on that. The other thing, Mr. Boll seemed to sacrifice some of his fight seens for shots of people travelling across the countryside on their horses, um, like the many times this happened in "LORD OF THE RINGS." Okay, we get it they have a long way to travel. Then he used flash backs to refer to the big battles rather than actually having a big huge battle scenes, uh, unlike "LORD OF THE RINGS." This bugged me a lot. Perhaps this was to avoid actually filiming these scenes? Now the sword fighting they showed, the gore, that was hilarious, I laughed my ass off at some of the fighting and gore. And of course Mr. Boll had to include an unnecessary sex scene, I mean, come on Sex sells! Yeah, we just thought, what the hell? All in all, like in the past the character development was as bad as Mr. Boll has ever done, it seems to be where he always falls short.

I'd recommend this movie, definitely...

Thursday, May 18, 2006


I finally saw Slither.... and.....I loved it!

My sister's words at the end of the film were "Just one more movie I'll never have to see all the way through ever again." This just means she thought it was gross. I laughed the whole time. I was about the only one laughing at several parts. I think people were looking at it as a straight up horror movie. Uh, it's not..... My experience was marred only by the woman who came in ten minutes after the movie started. Sat in the row in front of us. We sit in the second row, practically every movie, that way no one sits in front of us. Well she sat in the front. She proceeded to make a couple phone calls. They altogether lasted 30 minutes. She talked very loudly. I was highly annoyed. I am prepared to put up with a lot of shit since it was the $0.50 show at the Cinemark, but come on, just because it's cheap doesn't mean you can be rude! So I sat there and sighed very loudly several times, my sister turned to me and asked if I had anything to throw. I didn't but wished I did. Other than that I had a fabulous time. Nathan Fillion once again did some fine work. I'm not suprised I've always enjoyed him. Even on that fabulous Ryan Reynolds show Two Guys and a Girl. I'm a prepared for the Ryan Reynolds Bashing to begin, I mentioned him on purpose, I miss it. Maybe he should make another movie? The movie was yes, gross.... I think everyone should see Slither!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Cartoons and Movies

I don't actually watch Justice League, but I thought it was a good show. I'm shocked to hear it has been cancelled. I'm just as shocked about Teen Titans also getting the axe. This was brought to my attention by my boyfriend, Jeff. He watched both shows every weekend. He's a tremendous DC fan. You should see our office. It's overwelhming. He has hung shelves accross the wall over his desk and filled them with DC superheros from about every line you could think of. Teen Titans, Justice League, Superman, Batman, some custom some not. People come in and have to look at it because it is such a massive collection. I of course joined in. I have a few barbies by my desk. I have Barbie as Poison Ivy, Batgirl, the Halle Barry Catwoman, and Wonder Woman (the 1999 Collectors Edition which means nothing if you don't collect Barbie. Trust me, the later edition sucked, the one I have has a cape and lasso and on the cardboard behind her is a reprint of a Wonder Woman Comic, not to mention she isn't made with the ridiculous bendy body like the newer one was.) The point is Jeff was disappointed because his shows were cancelled. I'm disappointed because they were cancelled for that idiot Toonami. You know stupid shows like Dragonball Z.

Along the comic book lines, I hear the long awaited Watchmen movie is finally announced. This would be based on the graphic novel of the same name, which was before that a comic book series. I hear Zack Snyder directing? Well we'll just have to see. I liked the Dawn of the Dead remake, but it wasn't Dawn of the Dead. It was something entirely different. If anybody knows anything about this feel free to let me know.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


I doubt it.

Here's a little update on my family situation. My older sister has a boyfriend who is very controlling ever since she got pregnant with their first child. These are all things that we have advised her of on many occasions. I used to live with them, I know. I heard them fighting on many occasions, him accusing her of cheating on him. Not letting her spend time with anyone except him. Being downright disrespectful and rude to her and her family. So now it's taken her over a year now for her to come to the conclusion that he is a loser. She's still kind of dragging her feet though. She stays away from him all day, and then goes to see him in the evening to make him dinner and take him to work. I just think she needs to put the fear in him by doing nothing for him and not talking to him. He said he wanted to change and go to anger management maybe if she left him, really left him, he'd get better. She seems to know that it's not meant to be, she's just to chicken shit to make a clean break.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Nothing Important

I'm semi wired on espresso so bear with me here.

I noticed this morning just how cool it sounds when ambulances go around the circle with their sirens on. I was walking from the City-County building downtown Indy and to by-pass the protesters on the corner of Pennsylvania and Ohio I went a quarter of the way around the Circle and an ambulance went through there at the same time as me and it sounded so cool! It's the little things you know?

I don't have a point exactly, I'm just annoyed because of all the things I have to send out regular mail instead of fed-ex because my clients are to cheap to pay for shipping. So we ship for free now? I guess. At least the latest postage hike hasn't occured yet. I'm just bracing myself for that.

I was already annoyed being stuck in the office today. All by myself. And I got most of my work done already too. So I have time to kill.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Kill Baby, Kill!

or Operazione paura

Last week I watched this movie.... It's one of the two I didn't do a review on from the cheap old horror movie collection I purchased. I'll tell you what I thought about this one, but that last one, I just can't bring myself to watch it. If you know me, you know that the movie is really, really, really, really bad. Maybe worse. One of my mottos is " I'll watch anything once!" There is also the possibility that I was two drunk that night to actually pay attention. Why was a drunk, that's a whole nother post.

This movie was about a doctor that was going to a remote village to do an autopsy on a girl as part of an investigation of several suspicious deaths. The story was sort of similar to Sleepy Hollow in that it was a doctor going to a small town bringing science to this superstitious society and finding out for himself that there is more going on than science can explain. The villagers believe the deaths are caused by the ghost of the baroness' daughter. The daughter died tragically in an accident in town and the baroness blamed the townspeople and stayed secluded in her home for the twenty years since her daughter died.

The movie is pretty creepy and definitely worth a watch.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Who doesn't love "DR. WHO?"

And now that they've seen fit to revive this show in Great Britain, which is as it should be, we will have even more episodes to watch. It airs on Sci-Fi network of Friday nights. If you loved the old "DR WHO," most likely you will like the new. Not to mention, the first season will soon be on dvd, so no excuses!