Sunday, November 08, 2009

Hello?

Ever since I joined Facebook The blog seems awfully quiet.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Movies Recap

Here's a quick run trhough of the films I've seen since August.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
This one took me by surprise! I was reluctant to see it at first but after word of mouth and nothing but positive praise from the internet, I caved in and checked it out. "Cloudy" is easily one the best animated features this year and definitely one of the funniest! It's quirky, goofy, wonderfully absurd, and most importantly it's cartoony. The way the characters walk and move as well as the poses the animators created are all reminiscent of the way cartoons used to be. 4 and half out of 5 Slinus Heads!


Zombieland
I can't really think of anything wrong with Zombieland. It was clever, funny, full of gore - everything one would want from a zombie comedy! 4 out of 5 Slinus Heads


9
9 isn't the worst animated feature I've ever seen and it certainly isn't the Best. It was short, a little bit slow, and not very memorable. However it was interesting, well animated, and had a pleasant dark tone aimed towards adults and not dumbed down for children. Pretty average really. 2 and half out of 5 Slinus Heads


Inglorious Basterds
Not really my type of movie but I've never been a big Tarantino fan, however it certainly offers everything a Tarantino fan would need in one of his films. 3 out of 5 Slinus Heads


G.I. Joe
I didn't like G.I. Joe as a kid and I don't like G.I. Joe now. Some people hate this movie with a passion but I just plan to move on and put it out of mind. Half of 1 Slinus Head out of 5


Drag me to Hell
It starts out sort of serious but quickly turns into Sam Raimi silly style horror. Good cheesey fun! 3 out of 5 Slinus Heads


The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
The previews made this movie look really funny when in fact it's only mildy funny. Their trying too hard to recreate "Talladaga Nights" style films and cranking out awkward coemdies. 1 and half Slinus Heads



Year One
A few good laughs but certainly nothing special. Maybe check it out if it's on Free TV someday. 1 and half Slinus Heads

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween Party 2009

Halloween Party 2009


Be sure to R.S.V.P. and visit the official "Halloween Party" event page on F.B. Here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152008715896&ref=mf

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pool Party 2009





Pictures from the Pool Party / 4th of July, 2009 are up on my public Face book Album here: http://www.facebook.com/slinus27?ref=name#/album.php?aid=6561&id=1796876293&ref=mf Don't worry, you don't have to be a member of Facebook to see the pics.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Louisville Zombie Attack 2009

The 2009 Louisville Zombie Attack/walk is Saturday August 29th. If anyone wants to get zombified and come with us, let us know!

Here pics from last year:
http://louisville.metromix.com/bars-and-clubs/photogallery/zombie-attack-2008/589139/content

http://slinus.blogspot.com/2008/08/louisville-zombie-attack.html

Saturday, August 08, 2009

September 14th

On September 14th . . . It Happens!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

C.N.R.


The latest video from "Weird Al" Yankovic - C.N.R.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrGmD2wk8m4

And if you don't know who Charles Nelson Reilly is check out his wiki here!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cartoons!

Check out these Cartoons:
Dr. Tran in "Fruit Hat"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7CFQQLxF9M

"Juiced and Jazzed"

http://www.liquorflicker.com/

Simon's Cat in "Fly Day"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Skipper Dan

Check out "Skipper Dan", the newest from "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Transformers 2




Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen . . . What a silly name for a sequel. It should be called "Transformers: Micheal Bay Wants More Money". This film does several things;
1. Aggressively sells toys to children.
2. Subliminally promotes the military so children will enlist at 18.
3. Proves Micheal Bay has an explosion fetish.
4. Argues that plot in unimportant.
5. Proves Americans didn't learn their lesson from Transformers 1 and are willing to give hard earned cash for over 2 hours or "Robo-Poop!"

This movie was awful! It felt like it was directed by a hyperactive 4 year old with A.D.D. Bright colors, loud explosions, and endless CGI robots that pretty much all look the same are thrown at you in rapid concession leaving your eyeballs feeling raped and your mind feeling hazy.

Micheal Bay's sense of humor is bewildering as any scene that is suppose to be comedic comes out awkward, stupid, or just plain worthless. Whoever decided that a Robot with testicles would be funny must of also approved Robo-urination as comedy gold for the first Transformers abomination!

Arrrg! And why do we need soooooo many robot characters in one movie? They're pretty much all the same, at least in the movies they are, because each individual gets so little screen time that their personalities become bland and meaningless. The only two I can tell apart are Optimus and Bummblebee, mostly because their the only ones I can remember from the first movie. So Mr. Bay decides to cram like 5o robots in one movie, Why? Oh yeah, so they make a toy of each one and sell it to your children and make more money which will encourage them to make Transformers 3.

By the way, the new "Twin Robot" Characters are so annoying that I cringed every time they appeared on the screen. These two robo-rejects are so negatively stereotyped, I can't believe they didn't transform into Uncle Tom's Cabin!

So, was this movie a complete waste of film? Well, not entirely. As much as I hated it, I still found a moment of interest or even a chuckle. Some of the fight scenes were kind of cool, and the effects were impressive at times, but it wasn't enough to label this film as "watchable". (But if you liked the first one, then I'm sure you'll love this one.)

Is there "more than meets the eye" in this film? Sadly no, just more money in Micheal Bay's Pocket.

I give it One Slinus Head.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Facebook and Twitter


Sadly the blog alone is not enough any more. So now if you wanna know what I'm doing, hear the latest party plans, or just wanna be my stalker - you can find me on . . .

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/slinus27

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Slinus27

And don't worry about the blog, it will continue to be updated regularly.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Futurama DVD Set

Don't own any Futurama on DVD? Not to worry, now you can own this super snazzy DVD box set done in a "Head in the Jar" style. This set collects all 4 T.V. seasons and the 4 DVD Movies. However it's a Comic Con exclusive so if you want it you gotta go to Comic Con 2009 or pay out the butt on Ebay. *Update* Turns out this is not an exclusive and is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Craigslist By Weird Al

Check out the latest song from "Weird Al" Yankovic, the Doors inspired "Craigslist".

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Hangover


The Hangover is like "Dude Where's my Car" meets "Superbad" and is truly EPIC! As of lately, it's rare to find a movie that can make me laugh start to finish and "The Hangover" succeeds triumphantly. I don't know what else to say other than go out and see this movie.

4 Slinus Heads

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Futurama Returns!

Good News Everyone!!!

I held off posting about this for a few days due to the fact that it was just a rumor, but Today it becomes official! Futurama has been renewed for 26 new TV episodes to air on Comedy Central and possibly FOX. Don't believe me? than read the press releases.

Comedy Central
"FUTURAMA" RETURNS TO PRODUCTION WITH AN INITIAL ORDER OF 26 NEW EPISODES TO PREMIERE MID 2010

Emmy Award-Winning Animated Comedy Series Confirmed To Run On COMEDY CENTRAL; Broadcast Network Run Also Possible

NEW YORK, June 10, 2009 -- 20th Century Fox Television, the animation powerhouse that brought "Family Guy" back from the dead five years ago, has done it again: Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's brilliantly subversive animated sci-fi comedy "Futurama" will return to production on 26 new half-hour episodes more than six years after the series aired its last original episode. The move comes on the heels of the series' blockbuster performance on DVD and on COMEDY CENTRAL; the announcement was made today by Twentieth Century Fox Television Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden, and David Bernath, senior vice president, programming for COMEDY CENTRAL.

"Futurama" was a staple of Fox's Sunday night animation block from 1999 to 2003 before ceasing production on original episodes. In June 2006, COMEDY CENTRAL acquired the rights to the existing 72 episodes of the series, which the channel began airing in January 2008, and four recently-produced extended length "Futurama" adventures: "Bender's Big Score," "The Beast with a Billion Backs," "Bender's Game" and "Into the Wild Green Yonder," which enjoyed enormous success both on COMEDY CENTRAL and in DVD release. This new deal marks the show's return to episodic series production on original episodes. "Futurama" becomes only the second series in the history of the medium to go back into production based on the strength of its DVD sales and repeat airings on cable.

The new episodes will be available in mid 2010 to be shown on COMEDY CENTRAL. Twentieth Century Fox Television retains the option to license the original runs of the new episodes to a broadcast network.

"We are excited to continue our relationship with Matt, David and 20th Century Fox TV and to be able to offer COMEDY CENTRAL viewers the first opportunity to see new episodes of 'Futurama,'" said Bernath. "As evidenced by the strong performance of the extended length epics, there remains a deep and passionate fan base for this intelligent and very funny show that matches perfectly with our audience. It's fantastic that we can add brand-new installments of Leela, Fry and Bender's adventures to our existing library."

Quipped Matt Groening, "We're thrilled 'Futurama' is coming back. We now have only 25,766 episodes to make before we catch up with Bender and Fry in the year 3000." Added David X. Cohen, "We're excited and amazed that the show is coming back, perhaps due to some sort of mysterious time loop. We look forward to working with COMEDY CENTRAL and 20th Television to make this the best iteration of the loop yet!"

"When we brought back 'Family Guy' several years ago, everyone said that it was a once-in-a-lifetime thing - that canceled series stay canceled and cannot be revived," commented 20th Century Fox TV Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. "But 'Futurama' was another series that fans simply demanded we bring back, and we couldn't have been happier when Matt and David agreed that there were many more stories yet to tell."

"Futurama" focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life and a "diverse" new group of friends including Leela (Katey Sagal), a tough but lovely one-eyed alien and Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot who possesses human characteristics and flaws. The series aired for five seasons on Fox (1999 to 2003) earning Emmy® nominations each season while winning three times, including "Outstanding Animated Program" in 2002. It featured guest stars such as Sarah Silverman, Hank Azaria, Bob Odenkirk, Pamela Anderson, Beatrice Arthur, Lucy Liu, Beck and Coolio.

"Futurama," created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television, with Rough Draft Studios, Inc. contributing the animation.

20th Century Fox Television, a division of News Corp, is a leading supplier of entertainment content domestically and around the world.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.


Hollywood Reporter

Taking a page from the "Family Guy" resurrection guidebook, the canceled Fox animated comedy is returning with an order from Comedy Central for 26 new episodes to run over two seasons. [...]

Comedy Central was happy with the specials and with the 72 produced episodes of "Futurama" it acquired from 20th Century Fox TV in 2006. "Yet there is nothing like new, self-contained episodes week to week," said Comedy Central's senior vp programming David Bernath. "This is all about reinvigorating the franchise, giving it a new burst of energy. [...]

"When we brought back 'Family Guy' several years ago, everyone said that it was a once in a lifetime thing that canceled series stay canceled and cannot be revived," said 20th TV chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. "But 'Futurama' was another series that fans simply demanded we bring back."


Entertainment Weekly

A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television confirms that the cable net has ordered 26 new episodes of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's late, great animated series to air beginning in 2010. The studio cites Futurama's "blockbuster" performance on DVD and in reruns on Comedy Central as the reason for its rebirth.

Variety
As part of the deal, 20th still has an option to license the new episodes' original runs to a broadcast network (such as Fox). If the show does go to broadcast, Comedy Central's license fee will be reduced.

"It's a deal we're all happy with," said Comedy Central programming senior VP David Bernath. "It's a bigger win for us promotionally if we wind up going first... but if we wind up in second position, then the economics work out for us as well."

Monday, June 08, 2009

Sunday, June 07, 2009

UP



Pixar's UP

If you haven't seen Pixar's latest masterpiece then you need to get off your duff and go see "UP"! An incredible story mixed with a grand adventure and all wrapped up in beautiful visuals, Up is an emotional, funny, and thrilling film for audiences of all ages.

However if you have seen "UP" then I highly recommend checking out this article on all the hidden "Easter eggs" Pixar put in the film. http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/05/31/easter-eggs-in-pixars-up/

A perfect 5 out of 5 Slinus Heads

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Marcon 44

Another year at Marcon has come and gone. Here are some pics of the craziness!

Liz as Meg Griffon, Anna as Sexy Vulcan, Slinus as Waldo, and Sarah as Carmen SanDiego

Nice shot of all of us going down the escalator. Can you find Waldo??

Carmen SanDiego finds a gun!





Waldo got put in Jail


Waldo is sad! He was wrongfully accused of violating space and time!





Marcon makes everything SEXY!!!!!!

Hopefully I'll have some more pics coming soon!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Star Trek



Star Trek

I'm gonna leave this short: If you haven't seen the new Star Trek yet then you need to do so. Even if you've never seen any other form of Star Trek (like me) this is still an excellent movie. Fun characters, good story, and great action make for one sweet Summer Flick.

4 and Half Slinus Heads!!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Wolverine

X-men Orgins: Wolverine



If you haven't seen X-men Orgins: Wolverine ... Don't Bother. If you have, than I'm sorry. This flaming pile of mediocrity is sandwiched between loud explosions and way too many characters in one movie.

At times the special effects were lame and cartoony, the slow-mo "Matrix" time became annoying, and Sabertooth's leaping like a freak to get from point A to point B was laughably ridiculous! This pitiful excuse for a film can never make up it's mind if it wants to be dark and serious or a happy action Kid's flick.

If you're an X-men fan do yourself a Favor and show your fan support by reading the comics, don't give your hard earned money to FOX. If you do, they might make more of this garbage ... What's that? A sequel is already being planned?! Can it get any worse? What!!!! Ryan Reynolds is in talks for a Deadpool spin-off!?!? ARRRRRGGGGGGGG!!!!!!

And by the way Wolverine gets shot in the Memories ... The MEMORIES!!! Yeah, it's as stupid as it sounds.

Oh well at least we had 3 good ... I mean 2 ... wait, ONE good X-men movie ... I think. Well at least we had one sort-of-Okay X-men movie. Actually lets pretend this never happened and watch Iron Man instead.

Half a Slinus Head is all I'm gonna give this turd fest of a movie.