Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens Review

It has been years in the making, but finally, this Christmas another Star Wars movie hit theaters. Since George Lucas wasn’t in charge anymore, and that they had managed to snag JJ Abrams to direct, I had high hopes.

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Brie Larson Covers Metric For Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

This is the official song by Metric. It’s an incredible piece of music. Compare it to the one that was featured in Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. That one was sung by the actress Brie Larson, best known for her role in United States of Tara.

Between the two, I prefer Metric’s. The reason is simple: Emily Haines has got a better voice than Brie Larson. Still, Brie did a great job.

Assorted Poirot Quotes

The last few seasons of Poirot were extremely satisfying, especially starting at about season 6 and going onto the latest season, season 12, which is still ongoing if you wanted to know. Things were slightly less interesting in the first few seasons, as I found that the Poirot mysteries needed to be resolved in longer episodes, of either 1.5 hours or 2 hours. The shorter ones are disappointing in the sense that they are less complex, less cerebral.

One of the reasons why I really enjoy Poirot is because of the complexity of the mysteries involved. Poirot is also a very cerebral detective, which makes watching or reading them most enjoying.

Superintendent, I have some very good news! It is that someone tried to kill me!
Poirot in Mrs McGuinty’s Dead

-I cannot say at the moment, I may be wrong.
-Does not happen to you!
-It has happened twice in my career.
-That’s a relief. To be right all of the time might get a little monotonous.
-I do not find it so.
Poirot and a DI in After A Funeral

What you make hop are the little gray cells and they speak to Poirot.

It was bad enough the first time.
Poirot, tasting the sandwhiches in Sad Cypress

I have failed to take into account the madness of the English palette. For gentleman, what we find, we find that we are entering the realms of lunacy. I do not care if our murderer had the palette of a master chef, he could never distinguish between these slurries. Non, it is a fact that these sandwiches are all but indistinguishable.
Poirot in Sad Cypress

Non, non, non, she was murdered, but not by these disgusting sandwhiches.

But of course Hastings, you want to improve your disability on the links?
Poirot to Hastings in Murder on the Links

Et bien M. Roberts, I will tell you the difference. In the will that is missing, you inherit a small fortune. If you can prove you are his son, you inhert a vast one.
Poirot in The Case of the Missing Will

Tron Legacy HD Trailer Hits The Web

Between you and me, Tron was a great movie. I really liked it. Unlike some movies, it stands the test of time pretty well. When I recently watched it again, and I wasn’t disappointed. Today, a new Tron Legacy trailer was leaked on the internet in full HD. Check out those shiny new light cycles!

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Horses & Thunder NSFW

This quote could be offensive to some readers, but it was just the highlight of a mediocre movie.

No it’s not, you horse-humping bitch. But it will be in a few seconds from now. See that tickle that you’re feeling in the back of your throat right now. That’s atomized colloidal silver. It’s being pumped through the building’s air conditioning system, you cock-juggling thundercunt!
Hannibal King in Blade Trinity to Danica Talos, a vampire

The Deeper Meaning of Star Wars

Ethan Gilsdorf examines our faith in the Force.

I spent quite a bit of my youth watching Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi monthly with my little sister. I still know most of the dialogue by heart. George Lucas spoiled part of this sense of wonder by trying to change the original movies in their numerous re-editions. I only like the original versions, none of that CGI bull crap for me.

Still, I have to say that I watch Revenge of the Sith almost once every four to six months. It is undoubtedly the best of the new trilogy. I have trouble comparing it to the older trilogy. As with the original one, there is some shoddy acting, especially by Hayden Christensen. He delivers some of his lines with no emotion, and that’s really annoying at times.

When I watch Attack of the Clones, I have to fast forward those annoying bits where Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen fall in love and all of that BS. Let’s not even talk about Jar-Jar.

Modern Movies Get The Atari 2600 Treatment

Penney Design has put a really cool spin on movie poster art. It’s kind of cool to see how these movie concepts are just reduced to a few simple pixels on an Atari old video game box.

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Avatar Raked In 232 Million This Weekend

Reuters reports that James Cameron’s Avatar made 232.n million this weekend. Here’s what I thought of it.

Avatar Review

Jake and his Navi/human body double

I saw Avatar and wasn’t disappointed. It was definitely worth watching. During the first hour, I kept thinking that this is exactly what would happen when we discover a planet filled with other sentient beings that didn’t have our level of technology. We’d try to exploit them as soon as they had something that we want.

I think that it’s related to the way our capitalist society works. I can see the US going to war on other planets for resources and to stop alien terrorists from bombing us. Our economy is heading towards the creation and development of mega-corporations. These entities don’t have any morals and are governed by a lust for profit. They are inhuman and shouldn’t represent us, especially when we start venturing out of the solar system.

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A Vampire Comments On Twilight

I thought that this was pretty funny. A vampire comments on Twilight and New Moon.

Readers: does anyone know what a Mormon human actually is? Apparently Stephanie Meyer, the human female responsible for the Twilight novels, is a Mormon human. And just this week I have read in one of our many liberal newsweeklies that “New Moon offers a fascinating glimpse into the oft-overlooked complexities of the Mormon human mind”. I am sure that this sentence will be repeated between dainty sips of plasmatinis at many a downtown Cluj-Napoca cocktail party this season. But what in the world does it mean?

Some commentators have decided that Bella’s love for Edward bodes well for the future of Mormon-vampire relations (think blood donations and the like). What these optimists miss is that Bella Swan doesn’t love Edward because he’s a vampire. No, she loves him because he channels all of his powers into being a perfect capitalist human: he’s rich, he drives a Volvo, he has a large and expensive wardrobe, he never sleeps, he never decays. When Bella begs Edward to “change” her, it isn’t because she wants to be like us: it’s because she wants to stay a young human forever, and for him to do the same. Parents! Talk to your children about what they’re watching. By the time they tell you they’re giving up on blood – or “going Mormon” – it’s usually too late.

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