Friday, November 21, 2008

The Movie That Brings in the Teenage Girls Like Cattle...

That's right, I just saw Twilight. Yes, I am a guy. No, I wasn't with my girlfriend. I'm man enough to say I saw Twilight.

Guess what?

IT WASN'T THAT BAD!! In fact, it wasn't bad at all. Actually, I was very entertained.

Twilight is a Romeo & Juliet type movie, but not quite. The main characters don't commit suicide, they actually don't die at all (one of them is, in fact, undead). I have not read any of the books by Stephenie Meyer, but I heard a lot about it going in. If you don't know anything about it, you haven't read the paper, been on the internet, or had human contact for the past week. It is a movie where a human girl falls in love with a vampire in her high school class. He loves her but has to fight the urge to kill her (vampires drink people's blood as their main source of food). It makes for entertaining irony.

The acting was good, the casting was good. I'm pretty sure the music was good--it added to the movie without attracting its own attention. The movie features some awkward funny moments, but I couldn't really tell if all of them are supposed to be funny. There was a good mix of dramatic moments, funny moments, and action. My only slight on this film is the special effects (which most teenage girls don't care about coincidentally). They were actually quite lame. For example, there is a scene in which a vampire runs really fast up a mountain, the way it is portrayed on the film is really poorly done and unrealistic. It sorta looks like he's flying/gliding...

There is a fight scene at the end of the film and some of the violence is rather sudden and unexpected. The scene was actually very short and could have been a little longer. Nonetheless it achieved its purpose for the movie.

Several times in the movie foreshadowing for a sequel occurs involving wolves or werewolves. Like I said, I haven't read the books, but I'm just using the movie's clues.

Twilight is rated PG-13 for violence and some sensuality. I would worry most about the violence when taking children. Most kids have seen worse, but there is a broken leg and a bloody shard of glass in the other leg. I wouldn't have a problem taking my 12 year old brother, but not my 9 year old sister. Twilight runs 120 minutes and is an intriguing and entertaining film.

I give it 8 ramheads out of 10

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jimmy's Christmas List (Will update periodically)

  1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - book by J.K. Rowling
  2. Harry, A History - book by Melissa Anelli
  3. Iron Man - Widescreen DVD
  4. Dark Knight - Widescreen DVD
  5. Dunder Mifflin Warehouse Shirt - size XL(unless you think large would fit better) -
  6. money
  7. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Widescreen DVD
  8. R4 Nintendo DS reader -
  9. A small umbrella (not crappy)
  10. Wall-E - Widescreen DVD
  11. The Raven T-Shirt- size XL -

The Fray's New Single!

The Lost music video:

The regular music video

Or just the song:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Here's some great new music from an up-and-coming artist

Click here to visit his website and listen to some more of his music

Here's to the BAD movies...

I've been thinking....I only review those movies I think are good. This post is a list of movies, with a short explanation that I really hated, couldn't finish, or just found extremely stupid.

Eragon - 2 ramheads out of 10
Eragon the movie featured bad acting, bad special effects, and is not similar to the book in many many ways. As a fan of the book, I was left with a bad taste in my mouth after watching. For a full list of differences click here

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over - 1 ramhead out of 10
The Spy Kids movies were never anything special, but this one was the worst, head-ache causing one yet. I went with my little brother to this movie, only to see the 3D. That was one of the worst decisions of my life. The 3D was so poorly done, I had a head-ache. The plot was lame, the acting was poor (Stallone got an award for worst supporting actor). Do NOT see this movie.

Ok, this is all that I can think of....I'm sure there are more to come...