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Go see Captain America. It is awesome!

Now give us The Avengers movie already, Marvel Studios.

In other news, found a half-finished save file on Mass Effect 1 when I popped the game in a while back. Not much, just a Vanguard Shep who stayed single so she can romance Garrus guilt-free in ME2. I went ahead and finished it, but have yet to import the file to ME2.

I also recalled plans for a male Infiltrator Shep who would romance Liara and stay with her throughout all 3 games. Not that I have any problems with slash, as some of you clearly know, it's just that I can't not romance Garrus or Thane in ME2. Since those two aren't available for a male Shep, the solution is obvious.
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Well, thanks to Netflix, I've been on a big movie kick as of late. I recently got to watch Predators, the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, and the first Highlander. Predators was awesome and very in the spirit of the first movie. Never thought I'd see Adrian Brody go up against a Predator, that's for sure. And it was cool. Nightmare was a decent flick, thought it had a few too many jump scares. Jackie Earle Haley makes for one scary as hell Freddy. Highlander was good too. Clancy Brown certainly proves that he can be both scary and hammy with his performance as the Kurgan. And how can you go wrong with a soundtrack done by Queen?

Also went out and saw True Grit today. Good movie, especially seeing as how I'm a Coen Brothers fan. Might go see Tron again this weekend.

Since we get Netflix through the Wii, I've been watching some of the stuff they have available for instant play on it. Some of the movies are forgettable, but it also had Up, which I liked. It also has the first four seasons of the new Doctor Who on it. Had a marathon of the first season (with the 9th Doctor) and I'm about halfway through season two (with the 10th Doctor) right now. Hard to decide with Doctor I like better so far.

Also, just because I can't ever shut up about my game exploits, I'm very close to referring to Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion as "The Neverending Sidequests". I'm not even halfway through the main quest yet. Apparently Bethesda protagonists have adventurer's procrastination syndrome and the bad guys are very lazy. "Oh, the daedra are gonna invade at any time and the only way to stop them is to get the amulet back and crown Martin? It can wait, we still need to do that quest for the Dark Brotherhood." Also, I'm about halfway through my current Dragon Age playthrough. I'm honestly thinking of having Alistair slay the archdemon without going through Morrigan's ritual first. Then next two playthroughs I'm going through with the ritual.

And I'm done rambling now.
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Well, now I can safely say that I've seen Inception and No Country For Old Men. The movie that's been the talk of nerds everywhere and the movie that's been called good but depressing, respectively.

Inception was a very interesting movie, to say the least. Really made me think about the concept of dreams and the logic behind the dream world was pretty neat. Also, Eames was so gay for Arthur.

No Country for Old Men... I felt like I'd been bitchslapped after seeing it. It was a good movie, no doubt there, but it was not a movie you left feeling warm and fuzzy. Watched it with my parents. Mom got it and we actually had a lengthy talk bout it. Dad didn't get it. His loss, I think.

So yeah, good movies. Everyone should see Inception, but I wouldn't reccommend No Country for the faint of heart or anyone who hates depressing movies.
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So, a while back I told myself to actually sit down and watch this show because I heard it was awesome. Also, even though I heard the movie sucked, it did get me more curious to watch the cartoon.

Well, finally finished it yesterday. Let's just say this is one kid's show no adult should be ashamed of admitting they watch. Complex characters, awesome villains, an expansive and thought-out world, and kickass fight scenes. Also, I love all the little details throughout the series that shows the writers did their research. It makes the world this takes place in all the more realistic. Well, as realistic as a world with elemental manipulation magic can be. Also, the Grand Finale is probably one of the most epic things I've ever seen in an American cartoon.

I read somewhere that Toph and Azula were going to be boys, but I'm glad they were made girls. You don't see many female Big Guys, or female villains as crazy as Azula.

And, of course, the one subject I can't go without talking about: the voice acting. It was all excellent. I read that Aang and Toph were voiced by kids, and sometimes child voice actors can be hit and miss. Well, they did a good job with their characters and really got into their roles. Mark Hamill made for a terrifying Fire Lord Ozai, as did Grey DeLisle as Azula. Mako was a good choice for Uncle Iroh, shame that he died before the series finished. His replacement did a bang up job, though. I also couldn't believe they got people like Jason Isaacs and Robert Patrick. Also couldn't help but squee when I heard Ron Perlman. Also, they even had Kristoffer Tabori (aka HK-47 from Knights of the Old Republic) in a couple of episodes.

So yeah, long story short. The show's awesome, go watch it.

District 9

Sep. 8th, 2009 10:09 pm
arwingyoshi: (starscream+dreadmoon)
So, I finally saw District 9. I was awesome, I liked it. I thought it was very well-acted, the story was good, and the special effects were good. I liked the Prawns too.

cut for unrelated rant that nobody cares about )

Movie Meme

Aug. 25th, 2009 09:54 pm
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Stolen from [ profile] swipeatronspark

1. Pick 20 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb, and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. No Googling/using IMDb search functions.

Behold, quotes )
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Books I want to read (or reread)
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Harry Potter (reread)
Anything by Terry Pratchett
Anything by Dean Koontz
Anything by Neil Gaimen
The Dark Tower by Stephen King
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Dexter series by Jeff Lindsey (reread)
Temeraire series by Naomi Novik

Games I want to play (for systems I actually own)
Mass Effect (PC)
City of Heroes/Villains (PC)
Knights of the Old Republic (PC)
Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Gamecube)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS2)

Tv shows I want to check out
The Venture Brothers
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So, I recently got myself a copy of Soul Calibur 3. It has to be one of the greatest fighting games ever, imo. Awesome characters, weapons, fighting moves, yeah.

Also, I just love the Create a Soul mode. Already have a couple of ninjas based off of Prowl (from Transformers Animated), and Nightbird (from Transformers G1), and plan on making fighters based off of Lockdown and possibly Starscream. Lockdown might end up being a gladiator, assassin, or possibly pirate, I haven't decided. Starscream will probably be a gladiator or swordsman. I've also thought about having at least one character based off someone from Final Fantasy VII. I'm thinking either Vincent, Tifa, Kadaj, Sephiroth, Cloud, or Cid. I'm also thinking about making a custom character of Raiden from Metal Gear Solid, possibly as either a samurai or swordsmaster.

So yeah, Soul Calibur 3 is awesome.

Death Note

Jun. 12th, 2009 08:42 am
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So, thanks to some recent activities over at [ profile] landels_damned RP, I'm now actually reading Death Note. It's actually been pretty good so far, just from what little I've read.

First of all, let me just say that I love Ryuk. There's just something appealing and kinda funny about how he just sits there in the scene, watching everything happening and knowing that he can't be seen by anyone except Light. That or when he just hangs around with Light, sitting on his bed eating apples or following him around everywhere he goes. He's not there to really get involved. He's just there to be along for the ride and enjoy every minute of it. After all, why get involved if you can just sit back, grab a box of milk duds and enjoy the show? Plus, I find it funny that he seems to like video games, such as the scene where he asks Light if they can play some Mario Golf. There's just something funny about a scary-looking Shimigami like him being so casual all the time, lounging around or playing video games.

Then there's Light. I have some mixed feelings about Light. On one hand, he does have a good cause in mind, wanting to make a more peaceful world for good people. However, his methods aren't exactly noble, and I really don't think his goal is achievable. It would be impossible to wipe out all evil in the world, unless you were willing to kill a large majority of the planet. Plus, he has started to get out of hand with his killing, and has begun killing those after him, even if they've committed no crime, such as the FBI agents who were tracking his case. Plus, there's just something kinda creepy about how he used those prisoners to experiment with the Death Note. He's kinda similar to Dexter in a few ways, in that they're both killers who want to rid the world of evil. However, Dexter also kills because he feels the need to kill, which Light really doesn't have. Light makes the conscious decision to kill. Also, Dexter has a more realistic image of his goal. He's not out to change the world, just Miami, and even then, he knows that he can't get rid of all the killers in Florida. Lastly, Dexter doesn't just kill every criminal he comes across. He does a thorough job determining if they really deserve killing. Light has no such system.

Last but not least, we have L. L is interesting, to say the least. He's a detective, but doesn't represent your typical image of what a detective looks like or acts. He's eccentric, and this is mostly shown through his movements, often sitting in a crouching position or nibbling on the tip of his thumb. He doesn't wear a trench-coat or anything, he wears a plain white shirt and what I think are kacki pants, and walks around his room barefoot. However, underneath that eccentricity is a brilliant mind who gives Light a run of his money. Each are always trying to think two steps ahead of the other, and bring the other out of hiding. It's an interesting rivaly, and all when they've never met in person or even directly spoken to each other.

So, those are my thoughts on Death Note so far. I'm off to read more, so bye for now ^^
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Well, I'm very happy right now, because a friend at school let me borrow his copy of Final Fantasy VII. I'm only about 2 hours into it, but it's freaking awesome so far :D

I'm also happy because season 3 of Transfomers Animated premieres this Saturday morning. Looks like it's gonna be great ^^
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Watchers by Dean Koontz
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Video Games
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories

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