Archive for November, 2008

Best Quiz Ever

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

And while we’re on the topic of online quizzes. Here is the best online quiz absolutely ever.

Troy McClure Film or Actual Terrible Movie

“You may remember him from such hits as Christmas Ape and Christmas Ape Goes to Summer Camp, but how well do you remember Troy McClure’s other projects? Can you tell which of the following titles come from the filmography of Springfield’s favorite screen icon and which are the real-life dregs of IMDb?”

And no fair checking IMDb or any other database for the answers.

My personal score first time through the quiz was 11 of 15.

Test your cartoon IQ

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

And not just your general cartoon knowledge full of Spongebob and Pixar, but your true cartoon IQ, your 80′s cartoon IQ.

An 80′s Cartoons Quiz poses 15 questions from many of the most popular and awesome cartoons of all time. The Voltron question was pretty easy, and I’m a little embarrassed about being familiar enough with Care Bears and Rainbow Brite to make a good guess. (I had two sisters, okay!)

My score: 13 of 15. Beat that Sucka’s.

MANAMANA

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

The Muppets have always held a dear, dear place in my heart. Right next to, in fact, my Star Wars heart place. Once again the two have been joined for an amusing music video featuring Vader repeatedly singing, “MANAMANA.” It’s funnier than it sounds, and definitely better the second time watching it. Not as good the fourth time, but much funnier the fifth.

And yes, that was Spock. And yes, Artoo and Threepio do a great job as Statler and Waldorf. And no, I’m not ‘losing it’. And yes, the 14 second mark is the funniest thing ever.

The Shield final season

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

I didn’t come into watching FX networks ‘The Shield’ until about the fourth season, but once I started watching, I was hooked. It’s a unique cop-drama with deeply flawed and unstable characters. This final season has finally seen the sins of the past catching up to Vic and his cop cronies. Each week I sit riveted and wondering how things will finally play out.

My personal guess is the “Hamlet” ending. Everyone dies.

With about three more episodes to go, we’ll all soon find out the final fate of the Strike Team.

Max Payne review

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

This movie wanted to be good, it really did. It seemed so close on so many levels. “Max Payne” was almost good. Really. Especially considering that it’s based off of a video game. Talk about starting in the hole from the get go.

Mark Wahlberg is usually excellent in just about everything that he stars in. As Max Payne, he broods constantly and chews the gritty, show-covered scenery. It was almost a good performance.

Mila Kunis is a fine young actress and has been good in many projects. I struggle to understand how the casting director thought that this very petite cherubic girl could pass herself off as a tough-as-nails Russian gangster. It also didn’t help that her accent seemed to disappear as the movie progressed.

The cinematic style and look of the movie wanted to be cutting-edge and cool. It almost was, but ended up looking out-of-focus and poorly edited.

So, for a movie with plenty of potential. One word sums up “Max Payne.”

Almost.