January 11, 2008

Crapload of posts pt. 2

I will now kill four birds with one stone and review four things in one post.

Fist up, National Treasure: Book of Secrets.

I didn't even want to see this movie, but I did. It turned out to be surprisingly good (and long). It was suspenseful, had a good plot, was action packed, and even pretty funny at times. I don't really remember the first one too well, but you don't need to to enjoy this movie. I though the premise itself was actually pretty stupid: Ben Gates goes on a crazy treasure hunt/adventure to prove his great grandfather did not orchestrate the assassination of president Lincoln. What I found, however, was a very engrossing movie. I now fully understand why it has been number one for several weeks straight. Really good. See now!

Next is the miniseries Tin Man.

I missed Tin Man when it originally aired back in early December, but I always wanted to see it. Well, folks, I finally did, and I am pleased. Tim Man is an excellent take on the classic Wizard of OZ story. Actually, it's really only loosely based on OZ. The main plot completely diverges from the original for the most part. All the classic characters are represented in some way or another. The main character is DG (which would stand for Dorothy Gale) who gets swept away in a tornado to The O.Z. (Outer Zone). On her journey she meets Glitch, a man who has literally had his brain removed, Cain, a heartless ex-cop (aka. Tin Man), Rah, a cowardly mind-reading beast-man, Toto, a man who can shape shift into a dog, and the Magic Man (the Wizard of OZ). In fact, Tin Man is somewhat of a sequel to The Wizard of OZ (you'll see why at the end). I'd really rather not spoil the excellent plot for you, so go see it for yourself. Really, is great! Check it out on alluc (in the sidebar).

Walk Hard

It's a great parody on the music industry. Very funny and clever. Unfortunately, it's also been playing for quite some time, so you might want to check this one out when the DVD is released. It's also not for everyone, but if you're into the Balls of Fury/ Talladega Nights kind of stuff, you're in for a treat. Great job by Sean C. Riley. This is the first movie I can think of where he's in the main role. Also full of current and prior SNL cast members.

Nyco Wii classic controller grip

If you're like most people, the Wii classic controller is too small and uncomfortable for you. This wonderful piece of plastic attaches to the controller adding grips on either side to make it easier for your hands to grip as well as an attachment for the Wiimote on the back. It make the controller far more comfortable to use, gets rid of the dangling remote, and adds bulk (it weighs about as much as an Xbox controler). It's a great buy but you might want to avoid it for the retail price of $20. I, however, picked it up for $5 at Circuit City.

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