arwingyoshi: (vicente)
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.
arwingyoshi: (garrus)
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.
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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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