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Movie Quote Trivia - #1

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Inspired by Sandpiper121PP, I have also decided to do my own movie trivia contest to see who knows what when it comes down to films. So, here's the first Quote, and the winner will be announced in a day or 2, or whoever gets the answer first. Also note I will reward an extra point to those who can tell me not just the title of the movie, but the Actor, or even character, who says that quote, so here it is:

"If I could only have one food to eat for the rest of my life?"

"That's easy. Pez. Cherry flavor Pez. No question about it."

Also be looking for my Top 200 Film List, which SHOULD be coming around soon, I'm also done with finishing the list, so expect it within the week or so.

Fallen - Review

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FALLEN

Fallen, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated films I've seen in awhile. It stars Denzel Washington as Detective John Hobbes. He is a man so dedicated to his job that he'll try literally everything in his power to take down a criminal. This time, though, he might not be so lucky. A recent serial killer, Edgar Reese, a man Hobbes took down himself, is executed in the gas chamber. After his execution, strange and grisly murders start turning up that are in the same motive as Reese murdered in as well. Could it possibly be a copycat killer mocking Reese, or could it be something else entirely? I'll leave that up to the movie to explain. I will actually stop giving away anymore info from there, as some little parts I say could possibly spoil a great chunk of the film. I found 'Fallen' to be quite an enjoyable, and very original film. Denzel Washington, as always, did a good part here, but the actor that really got to me was John Goodman, who did an Excellent (with a capital E) role as Hobbes' partner, Jonesy. Fallen also had a ton of twists and turns in it, my favorite kind of film :lol:, and what surprised me was how many times I said "Oh, crap" when the rug from under me was pulled, and new twists emerged. But I've got to say, the ending was indeed a big kicker. Overall. I found 'Fallen' to be a surprisingly underrated and great Psychological Mystery that every fan of the genre should take at least one glimpse at.

Final Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Identity - Review

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IDENTITY

Identity, directed by James Mangold, stars 11 different actors, (John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Jake Busey, John Hawes, Clea DuVall, William Lee Scott, John C. McGinley, Leila Kenzle, Bret Loehr, and Rebecca De Mornay) as 11 different people each involved in a strange murder mystery. Almost each character is coincidentally intertwined with one another, as all 11 show up at the same desolate Nevada motel in the middle of nowhere during a heavy thunderstorm. There, they each start to fall prey to a murderer they don't even see or know of. The whole film seemed like a who-done-it type of movie, and the plotline was great, until about the 3rd Act, where it started to get a little bit rocky. Some scenes were chilling at times, and the atmosphere and feeling the film gave me fell in perfectly with the rest of the movie. The blood was perfect, and not too over the top. Character development was one of the movie's stronger parts, as nearly each one held a secret. Also near the ending was a giant twist that really hit me out of the blue, even though it was a little confusing, it ended up coming back to me, and figuring it out, later on after watching this. Overall a clever and sometimes eerie murder mystery with a big twist, that's entertaining for the mystery or horror fan in you.

Final Rating: 4/5 stars

My Most Anticipated Games of 2010

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Here is a list of my most anticipated games of 2010, in really no particular order:


-Mass Effect 2


-Army of Two: The 40th Day


-No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle


-God of War III


-Heavy Rain


-Aliens Vs. Predator


-Splinter Cell: Conviction


-Battlefield: Bad Company 2


-Final Fantasy XIII


-Alan Wake


-Red Dead Redemption


-Max Payne 3


-Medal of Honor


-Brink


-Deus Ex 3


-Fable III


And finally last but not least, my most anticipated game of 2010.


-Bioshock 2



That was my top anticipated game list, and I just hope each one on here will fulfill the hype that I have for each.

My Best Films of 2009 Awards - Part 4

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Okay, before I get on with my last and final award, Best Picture, I would like to take a moment back to this year in films.

This year, in my opinion, was a great year in films. We had memorable and terrific films like Avatar and District 9. Hilarious comedies like The Hangover and Zombieland. Technology has indeed changed much from previous years, and Avatar was a true contender to show that off. Hopefully next year will be another exciting year in films. Anyways, here is my Best Picture winner.

BEST PICTURE

-Winner: District 9

I simply loved District 9 within the first 5 minutes. The casting was great, the directing was great, the story was even great. Granted, I did also really, really like Avatar, but I really didnt' have the same feeling coming out of it as I did with District 9. A truly remarkable and memorable film that will follow me down the Memory Lane of Movies. Well done!

All right everyone. This was a somewhat decent year I think. I hope 2010 will be better in many ways. HAPPY NEW YEAR! :D

My Best Films of 2009 Awards - Part 3

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Here are the third set of awards:

Best Supporting Actress

-Winner: Sigourney Weaver-Avatar

Sigourney was yet casted in another great role, thanks to James Cameron. You cared for her in the film, and she was believable the entire way through.

Best Supporting Actor

-Winner: Zachary Quinto-Star Trek

When I first saw Quinto in the film Star Trek, I at first thought for a second it was the Spock from the original series! Quinto did an excellent part as Spock.

Best Actress

-Winner: Zoe Saldana-Avatar

Zoe Saldana did an excellent part in Avatar as Neytiri, the love interest of Sam Worthington's Jake Sully. Neytiri was a great character that I actually rooted for a few times in Avatar, especially in the film's climax scene. Overall Saldana did an excellent part, and so the award goes to her.

Best Actor

-Winner: Clint Eastwood-Gran Torino

I have seen most of the majority of Eastwood's films, and I'll have to say that Gran Torino was probably his best performance in a film to date. There have been rumors that this might be his last film to perform in, and if it is, he definitely went out on top.

Best Director

-Winner: James Cameron-Avatar

James Cameron's epic sci-fi adventure would of never come to the screen without his help. He directed, produced, and wrote it, which took him a little over 15 years. He deserves this reward after putting his best, and hardest work, into creating this masterpiece.

Best Picture tomorrow...

My Best Films of 2009 Awards - Part 2

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Here are the second set of awards:

Best Visual Effects

-Winner: Avatar

I was lucky to catch Avatar in 3D, and I'll have to say that the Visual Effects were hands down the best that I've probably ever seen in a film to date, and the 3D helped it come more to life.

Best Sound Editing

-Winner: Avatar

The sound in Avatar was perfect, from the sound of the lush forests of Pandora, the creature that inhabit it, gunfire, footsteps, etc., etc. it was near perfect.

Best Makeup

-Winner: Zombieland

Hundreds and hundreds of zombies? I think that deserves a hefty reward for all of that makeup.

Best Film Editing

-Winner: District 9

Every scene in District 9 was near perfect. No scenes felt out of place, or just some scene that was thrown in for fun. Perfect Film Editing here.

Best Costume Design

-Winner: Watchmen

The costumes of the 6 Watchmen in this film were spot on to their novel counterparts, and it truly felt like the Graphic Novel was really brought to life.

Best Cinematography

-Winner: District 9

What was so great about District 9's Cinematography was that the first half was seen as a documentary, with interviews, video cameras and security cameras were used to follow Wikus around. I found this to be fun and unique, as it approached the film as more realistic then it should already be. Great cinematography.

Best Art Direction

-Winner: Avatar

The moon of Pandora would of never looked so great without the amazing art direction. Pandora is brought to life and it looks simply stunning. Especially in 3D.

The third set awards tomorrow...

My Best Films of 2009 Awards - Part 1

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Here are the first set of awards:

Worst Film

-Winner: Halloween II

I mean seriously, a movie that doesn't make hardly any sense, a movie that made me feel like I was on drugs the entire time instead of the actual actors. Flawed and overracted actors, save Brad Dourif who was this film's only saving grace, poor script, SHAKY camera work which makes Cloverfield and The Blair Witch Project look like they were recorded on a regular camera instead of a handheld. The movie has very dark lighting, and it was very hard seeing Michael curbstomping an innocent bystander. Rob Zombie has yet disappointed a big Halloween-Fan community, and I am in fact in that community. I just hope he isn't to return to make the next sequel in the saga. Good work, Rob!

Best Sci-Fi Film

-Winner: Star Trek

I wasn't really a big fan of the original television series, or the movies, but after see J.J. Abrams' edition of the saga, I might actually change my mind to go back and review the series.

Best Comedy Film

-Winner: The Hangover

If you may ask why I chose this movie for best Comedy, you simply have not seen this film. 'Nuff said.

Best Horror Film

-Winner: Zombieland

This movie had everything; action, horror, comedy, zombies, Woody Harrelson, and Twinkies. What more could you really ask for?

Best Action Film

-Winner: District 9

I was quite skeptical about seeing this movie, but after I did so, I was completely blown away by how real it felt, and how much I grew with the characters, and how I hated, or liked, their actions. I often quoted this film as one of my favorites of the year, and it most definitely is. Combined with great acting, a good amount of brutal violence and gore, aliens, and mega-weapons, District 9 is definitely my action film of the year.

Best Writing-Original Screenplay

-Winner: Avatar

Avatar has clearly one of the best stories I have ever seen in a film. It helps you delve into it within the first 15 minutes, and the characters help succumb you as well. After I heard James Cameron worked on this story for almost 15 years, I was surprised, but you need that amount of time for a great story like this.

Best Writing-Adapted Screenplay

-Winner: Watchmen

Watchmen had one, if not the closest adaptation from a novel to a film I have ever seen. Even though I did see the movie prior to reading the graphic novel, I was surprised to see how closely they resembled each other, and they were in the exact order that events played out in the novel. A great adaptation.

The 2nd set of awards tomorrow...

Merry Christmas! and My Nominations for My Best Films of 2009 Awards

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First off, Merry Christmas to everyone! :D I hope each and everyone of you got the present(s) you wanted, and also to spend a relaxing and enjoyable time listening to Christmas music, and spending time with family. Merry Christmas everyone! :)

My Best Films of 2009 Award Nominations

I have decided to create my own little Awards Show for the Films that I have seen this year. I know that I haven't seen every single film to come out this year, so if you don't see your "favorite" film on this list, then please don't criticize me for it not being on here, I probably wasn't able to catch a viewing of it. A few of the nominations have only 1, so they will be the winner, of course. Here are the Nominations:


Worst Film:

-X-Men Origins: Wolverine

-Halloween II


Best Sci-Fi Film:

-Star Trek

-Avatar


Best Comedy Film:

-The Hangover

-Zombieland


Best Horror Film:

-The Unborn

-My Bloody Valentine

-Friday the 13th

-The Final Destination

-Paranormal Activity

-Zombieland


Best Action Film:

-Taken

-Watchmen

-Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

-Inglourious Basterds

-District 9


Best Writing-Original Screenplay:

-The Hangover

-District 9

-Gran Torino

-Inglourious Basterds

-Paranormal Activity

-Avatar


Best Writing-Adapted Screenplay:

-My Bloody Valentine

-Friday the 13th

-Watchmen

-Fast & Furious

-X-Men Origins: Wolverine

-Star Trek

-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Best Visual Effects:

-Watchmen

-Star Trek

-Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

-District 9

-Avatar

Best Sound Editing:

-District 9

-Zombieland

-Avatar


Best Makeup:

-Friday the 13th

-Star Trek

-Zombieland


Best Film Editing:

-The Hangover

-Avatar


Best Costume Design:

-Watchmen

-Star Trek

-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

-Inglourious Basterds

-Avatar


Best Cinematography:

-Watchmen

-District 9

-Avatar


Best Art Direction:

-Watchmen

-District 9

-Paranormal Activity

-Avatar


Best Supporting Actress:

-Sigourney Weaver-Avatar

Best Supporting Actor:

-Jackie Earle Haley-Watchmen

-Zachary Quinto-Star Trek

-Zack Galifianakis-The Hangover

-Bee Vang-Gran Torino

-Christoph Waltz-Inglourious Basterds


Best Actress:

-Zoe Saldana-Avatar


Best Actor:

-Liam Neeson-Taken

-Hugh Jackman-X-Men Origins: Wolverine

-Sharlto Copley-District 9

-Clint Eastwood-Gran Torino

-Brad Pitt-Inglourious Basterds

-Woody Harrelson-Zombieland

-Sam Worthington-Avatar

Best Director:

-Zack Snyder-Watchmen

-J.J. Abrams-Star Trek

-Todd Phillips-The Hangover

-Neill Blomkamp-District 9

-Clint Eastwood-Gran Torino

-Quentin Tarantino-Inglourious Basterds

-James Cameron-Avatar


Best Picture:

-Watchmen

-The Hangover

-District 9

-Gran Torino

-Inglourious Basterds

-Avatar

Stay tuned for the first set of awards tomorrow...

My Top 50 Games of the Decade - #1

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I have decided to do a Top 50 list on the best 50 games that were my favorites from 1999 to 2009. Remember this list is from MY opinion of what I think were the top 50 games from 1999 to 2009. Feel free to state your opinions, but just remember this is my list, and my list only. Here's #1.

1. Fallout 3 (2008 )

Developer: Bethesda

Platform: Multiplatform

The reason I chose Fallout 3 as my #1 spot is because the first moment I played the game I fell in love with it, and the first time I stepped out of Vault 101, I knew this game would immerse me in its expansive world. I have played well over 300 hours total, and I know that I still haven't found, or done, everything. The characters are believable and the story is great, both immersing you more and more into the game world as you continue. I have never really had a feeling this great about a game before, and I know this will be my top achiever for quite some time. With 5 DLC's released for it, and the current GOTY Edition, Fallout 3 is the true game that just keeps on giving more and more.

I had a great time putting this long list together, as each game I put down brought back great memories from each. Also, thanks to the people that have been tracking and commenting on this 8 part blog, without you guys, I wouldn't have much inspiration to begin with, but thanks to each and every one of you that helped by following it. :)

Wow, this decade and generation of Video Games was hands-down the best. Great years like 2004, 2008, and 2009, and with amazing games like the Metal Gear Solid Series, the GTA Series, Fallout 3, Ratchet & Clank, Halo, Modern Warfare 2, Assassin's Creed, inFamous, Killzone 2, and Uncharted 2, I can tell that this decade will forever remain as the best in games, and the most memorable. With more anticipating titles coming out next year like Bioshock 2, Mass Effect 2, Heavy Rain and God of War III, I can tell that this generation will just achieve more success in games. Here's to another 10 years!