In case you don't already know, my Soapbox priveledges were taken away because of my right to free speech. You may say "Oh, he posted TWICE about off-topic stuff!". That's not the case. You see, I've posted multiple times about stuff other than games. It just happened that the mods got offended at two of my off-topic posts, and had my priveledges revoked.
This is the end of the line for me.
I'm out of here.
For all of the friends I've made here, I wanna say thanks a lot for reading my blogs and actually caring about these posts.
This is almost depressing, eh?
Well I saw a ton of movies this week. Here's the mini reviews/ratings for them....
8MM: Nick Cage plays a surveilance detective who takes it upon himself to bring a girl's killer to justice when he sees her butchered in a snuff film. Great film. Shows the dark, sadistic and twisted underworld of the porn industry. A-
The Number 23: Jim Carey plays a dogcatcher who finds a novel of Obsession with the Number 23. He soon finds a ton of eerie similarities between himself and the book's author. Highly stylized, with a very dark look and feel to it. It's nice to see Jim branch out a bit here and show that he can really act. Much like Ashton Kutcher's dramatic turn in The Butterfly Effect. The ending is predictable yet still leaves you satisfied. I give it a B+
Zodiac: A look inside the investigation of one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, the Zodiac. It's a long film but surprisingly never gets boring. In fact, right when you're about to check your watch something thrilling will happen in the investigation that will entice you in all over again. I don't know what it is but all of the characters in the film have a good charm about them, and it also has some brilliant black comedic undertones. A must-see. A+
Ghost Rider: Nick Cage plays Johnny Blaze, a pro biker who signs a waver with the devil that he'll become the devil's bounty hunter in order to save his father from lung cancer. Wasn't expecting much from the film but it was a nice surprise. It's pure action and by no means a Spider Man 2, but it's still worth a rental if you want a superhero movie that skimps on plot but is heavy on the action. Hey, it's better than Fantastic 4. C+
The Prestige: Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale re-unite after the great Batman Begins to bring you, the Prestige. It's the story of two rival magicians who are constantly trying to one-up one another. The film offers an intruiging look into the world of old-time magicians and while it may have one plot twist too many, it's a solid watch all around. B+
The Gravedancers: I was skeptical when these After Dark Horror Fest films were released. Saying something is too scary for audiences in theatres is a bold statement indeed, and after the utter dissapointment that was Wicked Little Things, I really wasn't expecting much from The Gravedancers. I was wrong. The Gravedancers was one of, if not the, scariest movie I've seen in years. It starts off slow, with a group of friends re-uniting after a friend passes away in a car accident. Soon enough they're wasted and make their way back to the graveyard and find a card on the tombstone. They read it. It's a chant that will supposedly bring the dead back to life. The three of them all dance on different graves. Turns out, the graves were of a child pyromaniac, a rapist, and an axe murdering psychopath woman. All is well until weird things start happening around the three friend's houses. Soon enough, the ghosts get strong enough to try and kill the three of them. Sounds confusing, and I'm writing this while I'm tired, but just take my word. It will scare the **** out of you. I mean it. A+
The Simpsons Movie: It's a good adaptation of the cartoon to the big screen. Go to see it just to see how it pans out. It probably won't dissapoint. It could be a lot worse. B-
Alright with those out of the way I'll close with a bit of an update on my life. My grandfather passed last night. He was one of the strongest guys in the world. He conquered alcoholism, poverty, his wife abandoning him, two of his kids dying, and disease on a ship from Ireland to America. I will forever admire his spirit and willingness to live, even when things looked the bleakest. He was a good family man, and was just fun to be around. R.I.P. Micheal O'Malley Sr.
As far as gaming I've been playing the hell out of Rainbow Six Vegas, and I'm now a Staff Seargent. The game is amazing.
To conclude this solumn affair, I'm going to let all of you know that this blog will be up for a day or two, and then I'm going to be doing something unthinkable. I'm going to leave this site with a bang. Not to worry any of you, it's nothing that would hurt me physically or mentally, it's just a little way of getting my own mark in the hall of fame for this site.