Friday, June 26, 2009

Away we "Grow"




I went to Brenden Theatres to see Transformers and someone gave me this flyer for the movie Away We Go. It's printed on recyclable paper. so, big deal right? Well not on is it recyclable. It's plantable! If you put it in the ground and water it flowers will grow. Pretty girley I know but still pretty cool!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Real Revenge of the Fallen








Michael Jackson dies...

Michael Jackson Pictures, Images and Photos

Michael Jackson dies today of cardiac arrest. Very sad day. Like most kids I grew up loving Michael Jackson, watching the Jackson 5 cartoons and getting laughed at for wearing my Thriller jacket to school. I had a chance to see him in concert for my birthday at the L.A. Clippers stadium in 1989 for the Bad tour. What a legend, Genius, the whole thing. He also introduced the world to a very young backup singer named Sheryl Crow on that tour. Prayers go out to his family and all his friends. I'll miss you man.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Revenge Blog...Spoilers! If you haven't seen it yet!

I just saw it for the 2nd time today. I saw it last night at 12am on IMAX. I sat right in the middle (best seat in the house). The crowd was great....Transfans are the best! The girl sitting next to me works with fire works in Long Beach, Ca and met the Fire Chief from the movie and was talking to me about different things that he said had happened during the filming. The guy in front of me had a huge Autobot tattoo in the middle of his chest. He was in the army and had just gotten back from Korea and kept quoting lines from FANBOYS for some reason. Everyone was talking and having a great time before the movie started and it was actually getting pretty rowdy. When the movie finally started everyone was already cheering and cracking up laughing. From a movie goer stand point I thought the movie was a funny and an enjoyable summer blockbuster. It was great to finally see Prime kick some butt and seeing Ravage, ahh that was awsome!! Though it was sad that such a huge character like Ravage was killed just like that. I thought Mr. Bay understands scale very well. For him to film all that stuff with no actual robots there and make everything fit into the shot was very impressive! I thought the twins were funny even though they were trashed by the critics during the early releases around the world. I didn't think their jokes were forced at all and I thought they flowed well with the movie. The only problem I had with them was, why were they getting so much face time? Where were all the other characters? You know....the ones from the ACTUAL cartoon! Like Cliffjumper, Trailbreaker, Wheeljack!!, Sunstreaker, Smokescreen, Brawn, Hound, Mirage, Prowl?? They were the original base autobot characters along with Sideswipe, Ratchet, and Ironhide. When they said 40 robots. I expected a few of those names!! Now we have these 2 characters who got all the face time and they are completely made up. I understand the whole, well we have to save some for future movies thing, but I'm getting tired of hearing that! And here's the real problem I have with that. If all Optimus needs is the U.S. Army, The Twins (or the hybrids as they were called in the screenplay) along with Bumble Bee doing his thing and Ratchet and Sideswipe in the background shooting over broken walls to beat big ass Devastator, the devil himself The Fallen, and a very pissed off Megatron, then where is the need to bring them in at all in future movies? Also in the screen play it said they killed one of the decepticons and used his parts to rebuild Megatron because Megatron was jacked up and only had 1 leg when he went into the ocean. But they didn't show none of that. So it just looked like Megatron came out of the ocean looking completely different then he looked in the 1st movie. Was I the only one who caught that or what?? That would have taken all but 1 minute to show. All they showed was them rip out the decepticons spark.



The other problem I had was with Soundwave. I was fine with the fact he didn't transform and come to earth, I got all that. What threw me was... when I heard Frank Welker the original voice of Soundwave was going to be voicing him. I was expecting nothing less than the original voice from the cartoon. Not Doctor Claw from Inspector Gadget!(who he also voiced in the 80's) That was the exact voice from the Inspector Gadget cartoon! "YOU'LL PAY GADGET!!" Save that for the Inspector Gadget movie maaaaaaaaann!! I think all the fans were waiting for an "~AS YOU COMMAND MEGATRON~" just like they were expecting an "AUTOBOTS LET'S ROLL OUT" from Optimus from the first movie. To me that was a HUGE blow that just made me say why would he ever do that?!?

Other problems are with Sideswipe, Arcee, Ratchet, and Ironhide. I think they had 5 lines collectively. That was horrible!! So the TRANSFORMERS movie centered more on the humans just like last time. Showing off America with all it's awesomeness and kick ass abilities with Conservative undertones like "Oh the government said they'll pay for it," along with Obama saying to shut down the nest program. I also noticed the line "There's no negotiating with them!"...sounds just like Republicans when they talk about the war on terror. Ironhide also says this fool, (meaning Obama's appointed official), doesn't know much. You have to understand Michael Bay loves the army, so much so that he once made an extra stand in the corner while filming Pearl Harbor for cracking a joke about that horrible day. Which is understandable, but watching it last night I couldn't help but think Bay was behind the camera having multiple orgasms watching the planes fly off the Navy Destroyer.

It was like the whole movie was rushed to get to the huge fight scene. Although I enjoyed the scenes with the family unlike last time. I thought they rolled and were pretty funny scenes. I thought they should have done more for Prime after he died though, some sort of burial. A ceremony, but something where he could have still been shipped to Egypt easily, it felt like no one cared at all. That's when it would have been a perfect time to have some really good Transformer dialogue. It was quickly cut off after they just dropped him down on the ground and the government dude stepped in and then Bumble Bee was just wondering where Sam was going to go next.




I thought they also did a horrible job explaining the mythology of The Primes, why they changed it up I'll never know. Didn't the original story say that there was 13 original transformer robots(not 7 aliens!!) created by Primus who was created by the gods with his twin brother Unicron. Unicron was big and bad, Primus not so much. So Primus built the 13 to help stop Unicron from destroying the galaxy but Unicron seduced the one now known as the Fallen and that made 12, like the 12 disciples, and the Fallen was the fallen angel like the devil. Unicron and The Fallen martyred the 12 and Primus went into hidding as a planet what is now known as...dun... dun dun dun dun... Cybertron. That sounds much more bad ass than 7 Primes punking The Fallen, stealing the key, and hugging till they stuck. WTF?!?






P.S. Where was Barricade?? You know the cop car that was in part 1 chasing them to mission city but never showed up!! WTF??



All in all the movie was good. Just not great and I mean no disrespect to the writers or to Mr. Bay. I'm sure the movie will be a success and Paramount will be very pleased. The IMAX release of the movie already made over $1 million topping Dark Knight's $675,000 opening, but that's were the comparisons stop, but I recommend everyone go check it out and would love to here what everyone else thought of it! BTW I have to give the award for best movie of the summer to Star Trek. Best comedy to The Hangover. And UP was very good too! Also a special shout out to Transformerslive! For the last year I have been on his site at least once a day checking the updates!! Great job man! Keep it up!

Until all are 1...
H

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen LA Premiere Photos!









Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, CA hosted the Transformers premiere and there was no shortage on celebrities. Vanessa Minnillo, Emile Hirsch, Kim Kardashian, and Reggie Bush were just some of the celebs there. Check out the gallery here.

"Last One"



In less than 10 hours Transformers Revenge of the Fallen will hit movie theatres. With most people predicting that this will be the biggest movie of the summer and with director Michael Bay sending out a message to the fans last night on his website saying "I made this one for you." Bay has every Transformers fan bitting their nails like Kobe in the final minutes of game 5!!

Bay also put out over 20 different trailers, commercials, and clips with a little bit more on each one. He posted this with the title "Last One" last night.

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen (Final Theatrical Trailer) from Bay Films/Michael Bay Dot Com on Vimeo.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Graffiti Removal in Los Angeles

First Look at “Alice in Wonderland”















New pics from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland! Alice in Wonderland was the only fairy tale I ever really liked. (not because of all the drug referances either)Never was a big fan of Cinderella, Snow White, or Peter Pan. Pretty exited about this one!

Is Lance Stephenson "Born Ready?"




Should Lance "Born Ready" Stephenson be allowed to play before he turns 19? SportsNet New York basketball writer Adam Zagoria said,"I don't think there's any question that if there weren't this age limit, he'd get taken in this draft," Zagoria has followed Stephenson's career for two years. "It's his dream to play in the NBA."... The rule is the NBA cannot employ a player until he is 19, or one year after his original high school class has graduated.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Top 5 Movies of the Week







1 - The Proposal ($34,114,000)

2 - The Hangover ($26,855,000)

3 - Up ($21,336,000)

4 - Year One ($20,200,000)

5 - The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ($11,300,000)

Gov. David Paterson Talks About Legalizing Marijuana


Rolling "Stoned" interviewed Gov. David Paterson from New York and asked him about the legalization of marijuana. The Governor said, "Marijuana always appeared to be a substance for which great punishment was meted out for very little demonstrated problem with the actual substance. Our society is odd because we have this contempt for marijuana smoking, meanwhile people have access to pharmaceutical products that are just destroying them. The same people who rail about marijuana use are draped over a bar and then get in the car and kill people. I wouldn’t suggest driving under the influence of marijuana either. I’m just saying that we’ve always seemed to have an uneven policy."

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Woman Fined $1.92 Million In Music Downloading Suit

Daaaaaamn!!! Jammie Thomas-Rasset was ordered to pay $80,000 per song for allegedly downloading and illegal file-shareing 24 songs to her computer. It is the only case to go to trial to date, a federal jury on Thursday found 32-year-old Minnesota mother Jammie Thomas-Rasset liable and fined her $1.92 million! Among the songs that Thomas-Rasset allegedly downloaded are Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" and "November Rain,"(nice) Janet Jackson's "Let's Wait Awhile," Gloria Estefan's "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris," Journey's "Faithfully" and "Don't Stop Believing," Sarah McLachlan's "Building a Mystery," Aerosmith's "Cryin'," Linkin Park's "One Step Closer," Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me," No Doubt's "Bathwater" and "Hella Good," and Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills...(Boy you can say that again!) Read the full article here.

Two New Posters from the Upcoming Sherlock Holmes




Wow! Pretty Eff'in cool! Yahoo movies just posted these two new posters from the Warner Bros. movie Sherlock Holmes scheduled to come out December 25. Robert Downey Jr. plays Sherlock and Jude Law stars as his trusted colleague, Watson. Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, and Kelly Reilly will also be in the movie.

Friday, June 19, 2009

2009 NHL Awards at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas




Well H, E, double hockey sticks. On Thursday the Palms Casino Resort hosted the 2009 NHL Awards inside the Pearl Concert Theater. Kevin Connolly, Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Buble’ & William Fichtner all attended the show and Robin Thicke & Chaka Khan performed.

AC Propulsion: Converting Gas Cars to Electric



Great idea but starting at $55,000?? It's still out of most people's price range. I'm sure it's not the easiest thing to install and the parts are probably expensive so the 55 g's is probably a fare price with the $ you'll save on gas. But, for us regular people we'll still have to wait a few years before we can afford to help out the planet. Go here if you would like to learn more. Peace.

Dodger’s Manny Ramirez Will Play In Albuquerque, New Mexico



Manny Ramirez is expected to join the Dodgers’ Triple-A team in Albuquerque, N.M., starting Tuesday. And acording to Dr Funkenberry.com Ramirez will then go to Class A Inland Empire for a three-game series starting June 27. Go Dodgers!!

Rihanna Testimony Will Not Be Televised




According to Cnn.com Rihanna whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty will testify against Chris Breezy. Brown, 20, faces two felony counts of assault and making criminal threats stemming from an early morning incident on a Hollywood street in February. Brown, who issued a public apology for the incident in February, recorded a short video posted on YouTube last month in which he said, "I ain't a monster."

He entered "not guilty" pleas in an earlier court appearance.

London Premiere Transformers Press Conference




TheTransformers.net posted a a really cool video of the London premiere press conference. There is some really cool parts about filming and working together and Megan talks about kissing Shia which I'm thinking she doesn't mind from the video below.

Barack Obama vs Peta



Wow........


“We support compassion for the even the smallest animals," says Bruce Friedrich, VP for Policy at PETA. “We support giving insects the benefit of the doubt." This afternoon PETA sent a Katcha Bug, a device which traps bugs and allows their safe release back into nature to the White House.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Smallville Casting Exclusive: Brian Austin Green Is Metallo!



According to T.V. Guide Brian Austin Green has been cast on Smallville as the DC Comics villain Metallo. Green will appear as the kryptonite-powered villain (alter ego "Daily Planet" journo John Corben) in at least the first two episodes of Season 9, which takes flight Friday, Sept. 25.

Eddie Van Halen Sues Nike Over Guitar’s Signature Color Scheme



Rocker Eddie Van Halen is sueing Nike over the color scheme they are using that resembles his signature guitars that he made famous in the 1980's. In the lawsuit Eddie and his ELVH Inc. accuse Nike of treading on his trademark, saying the NYX sneaker did “irreparable harm and damage” to his design. You can read the full article here.

Jack Johnson En Concert to be released on August 25th




Platinum selling artist/ Ex Pro Surfer Jack Johnson will be wrapping up his latest release entitled “En Concert”. The release will be available in a range of different formats. There will be a DVD and Bluray release of the film, and the album will be released on CD and LP. There will also be a deluxe combo pack that features the DVD and CD together, and finally, both will be available through Itunes and other digital retailers.

Olivia Munn Casted for Iron Man 2 Role




According to Variety Olivia Mun, host of G4's daily "Attack of the Show" will be in Iron Man 2. Not yet sure what character she will be playing but I'll keep you posted.

Michael Bay Shoots Down Rumors of Leaving Transformers




No Sooner than the rumor was out Michael Bay announced on his website that he is not quitting the Transformers franchise. With Bay making $80 Mil on the first movie from tickets and a percentage of the toy sales. And Lord Knows how much he'll make on the 2nd I didn't believe it for a minute. Below is what was said on his website.


Hah,

Love press how they spin. Never said it - just wanted a vacation is more to the point. And no I don't read the good or the bad reviews.

Purrfect Auto Locations Raided by IRS


Federal agents came into multiple Purrfect Auto locations on Thursday. The Nevada Attorney General accused 11 Purrfect Auto franchises of a common scheme -- luring customers with low cost services and then charging for parts and repairs that are never installed or performed. "I didn't expect to see Internal Revenue show up at the door with guns on their side. Kind of weird, kind of scary," said customer Andrea Frohman.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Perfect Day for Cruzin' Through L.A.





Crowds packed the L.A. streets today to show the Lakers their appreciation for bringing the championship back home. Fans chased the buses down the street and took pictures as the players waved back and thanked them. Repeat anyone??

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

MySpace Cuts Staff by About 30 Percent

Myspace has cut staff by nearly 30 percent, or about 400 employees. “Our staffing levels were bloated and hindered our ability to be an efficient and nimble team-oriented company,” said Chief Executive Owen Van Natta. “I understand that these changes are painful for many. They are also necessary for the long-term health and culture of MySpace.”

The Hangover is #1...Again



The Hangover is number 1 again this week with $33.4 mil (total $105 mil).


2. Up $30.5 mil (total $187 mil)

3. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (opening weekend) $25 mil

4. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian $9.6 mil (total $143 mil)

5. Land of the Lost $9.15 mil ($35 mil)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen London Premiere


As the clock ticks we get closer to the U.S release of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. We see yet another premier of the movie. This time in the Odeon at Leicester Square in London. Click here for the gallery.

Your Outta Here! Umpire Ejects Entire Crowd!




Umpire Don Briggs said your outta here and straight ejected the entire crowd (100 people) from a baseball game for being unruly. The game resumed after a 40-minute delay and the umpire called police as a precaution. West Burlington police officer Al Waterman says there were no arrests.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Exclusive G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Poster!




Via Superherohype.com G.I. Joe has released a new poster for the upcoming movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra coming out August 7. Directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Byung Hun Lee, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, Said Taghmaoui, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans and Dennis Quaid.

Transformers Star Megan Fox is Now Single





Megan Fox has made it offical once again that she is newly single and is taking applications. Resume preferred.

Aliens Put Down Their Neuralizers for Art




Either these crop circles are from some talented aliens or someone is taking guerilla art to the next level! Check this jellyfish.

Transformers get Revenge..of the Fallen




In 9 days the second instalment from the Transformers Franchise will rock you socks off with Transformers Revenge of the Fallen. You got your tix? I got mine! IMAX baby!

Lakers Win! 7 is Such a Beautiful Number




After 7 years of waiting. Kobe Bryant is back where he belongs. ON TOP! The Lakers will be flying back to Los Angeles and will have their victory parade this Wednesday. Congratulations to Kobe Bryant and all the Los Angeles Lakers! Lakers in 5 baby!