Sunday, December 4, 2011

Shadow of the Colossus: A Review.

Hello there, today I will be reviewing Shadow of the Colossus. If you don't know what this is, it's a Japanese epic. What I mean by that is that there are points in this game where you want to stand up and say "that's bad-ass." Sadly, before you get there you have to do a lot of tedious horse-riding and jumping over stuff. The colossi really pay off though, when you see them they are awesome. They are humungous rock dirt things that move. The object of the game is to locate and destroy all sixteen colossi. Several people say that this game is easier than it looks. I think the opposite. It is harder than it looks and it looks pretty hard. The picture I included shows the first colossi. I haven't gotten past it yet. There are sixteen in all and the sixteenth one is extremely hard because it shoots lightning beams out of it's eyes. If you're wondering why your character is going around killing these humungous beasts there's a reason.  He's trying to resurrect a woman who got sacrificed because she was thought to have evil spirits inside her body. Your character needs to kill all the colossi to make her live again. Overall I give this game a 7.5 because once all the finding is done it's awesome!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thoughts on the New-ish Series, MARVEL CIVIL WAR.

               Hello there, today I'm reviewing Marvel Civil War. The Marvel Civil War is a series of graphic novels documenting the lives of some famous and not-so-famous superheroes...and villains. The whole idea of this series is based of the real Civil War, hence the name. The idea I'm talking about is friends turning on other friends, etc. For instance, Captain America and Iron Man have a long fight because they are on different sides of the Civil War. That is not the only example. Throughout the series Deadpool turns on Cable, and Spiderman has a humungous fight with Titanium Man. There is something in the Marvel universe called the Superhero Registration Act which is a law that forces superheroes to give all their secret info to the government.  This starts a large civil war in the superhero community. Some people do want to register and some don't. This series' concept is cool and the writing is superb. Many of the books were written by modern comic revolutionary Brian Michael Bendis who is one of my favorites. Inside each Civil War book you'll find mini-stories that are sometimes tie-ins, meaning they appeared in other comics first. All in all, these books are one of the best modern series marvel has cranked out yet.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Middle School.

Hello there. Sorry I haven't been posting lately I have been caught up in my work at middle school. I've been in middle school for about 7 weeks now but never wanted to mention it. It is tough but worth it in some ways. There are way more projects and stuff like that. For those of you who have already gone to middle school leave a comment about what it was like. For those of you who haven't yet it's way more fun than I make it sound. Like you can actually choose what you want to do as an elective or special class. Above is some artwork I did in the past few months. I am open to constructive criticism. Also the "R" in in Rathmir is purposely backwards.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Namor vs. Aquaman.


Hello there, today I've decided to replace superhero of the day with superhero battle of the day. I'll take 2 superheroes, or villains, and have them battle. This idea is strongly influenced by the show Deadliest Warrior, which I am a fan of. This has happened before in Marvel vs DC: The Comic. Today I am going to be battling Namor and Aquaman.
                      Namor is a half atlantean, half human. He has the mutant power to fly and because of his human side he can breathe air, and because of his atlantean side he can breathe water. He is relatively stronger than humans and can swim way better than any human can. He carries a large sea trident as well.

                       Aquaman is a human. His mother died when he was a baby. His father devloped a home under the sea and taught young Aquaman how to breathe underwater. He later taught himself how to speak to fish and other marine life. After that due to nuclear radiation he developed a disadvantage: he had to be in water at least once an hour.

                      They are both equally skilled at swimming. Aquaman is slightly stronger. Namor can fly and has a trident.
Aquaman has to be in water at least once an hour, Namor doesn't. If the battle between the two were on land, Namor would win. If the battle were in water Aquaman would win.


If you don't agree, leave a comment down below. If you have suggestions leave a comment down below.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Superhero of the Day: Superman

                    Hello there, today I will be talking about superman, one of the most iconic superheroes ever. He is one of DC's biggest accomplishments, next to Batman. Superman has all the ideal powers, powers that marvel sort of of stole from them. For instance superman has laser vision, so does cyclops. But whatever they're both cool. Also superman has super strength, the ability to fly, x-ray vision, and is impervious to pain. I give superman a 8.2/10, because he has all the essential powers.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Superhero of the day: Iron Man


                             Hello there, today the superhero of the day is Iron man. One of the most famous superheroes ever, Iron Man is  really Tony Stark, an alcoholic industrialist who got rich of off his fathers company Stark Industries. Iron man's suit enables him to fly, shoot heat and laser beams, and pack a metallic punch. Iron Man went through a few phases. When he was first shown to the public he looked like the picture to the right. This superhero gets and 8.5/10.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Superhero of the Day: Spiderman.

                 Hello there, sorry I haven't been posting stuff as much lately. I had to go back to school. Replacing State of the Day I have Superhero of the Day.

Spiderman's secret identity is Peter Parker. Peter Parker gets bitten by a mutant spider and strange things happen. He is resistant to pain, he has super strength, and he can stick to walls. Thinking this was an chance to make money he performed on television and was a short lived pro boxer. One day after a match a masked robber ran down the hall, with a chance to stop him Peter did nothing. The same robber went on to kill his uncle Ben. Determined for revenge he built himself a pair of web shooters and went out fighting crime and looking for the robber. In 2002 they made a Spiderman movie.
           The movie was very good just not correct on some of the things that happened. This superhero gets an 8.7/10.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Review

Hello, today I'm reviewing Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I am reviewing the 1974 version they remade it like every other classic slasher, and post slasher. The movie is about a group of teens driving through texas when they pick up a strange hitch-hiker and end up at his brothers house. The teens enter the house one by one all of them don't leave except for Sally who gets tortured by head-sick leatherface his brother and a nearby store owner. Thankfully Sally escapes in the back of a pickup truck. All of this happens during the day. This movie is psychologically scary, but physically not.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A View to a Kill: A Review.

Hello, today I’m reviewing A View to a Kill.  This movie was the second best Roger Moore movie, next to Live and Let Die.  It is about a horse-trainer who is injecting steroids into the horses and implanting microchips in them.  He also plans to wipe out silicon valley so he is the leading producer of microchips. Bond foils his plan and fights him atop the famous Golden Gate Bridge, winning. This was the last of Roger Moore’s movies as James Bond. I give this one a 9.1.

Octopussy: A Review

Hello, today I’m reviewing Octopussy. This movie was about as good as For Your Eyes Only. It is about a ceramic egg that gets auctioned to a man who’s associated to jewelry smugglng. James Bond switches the egg and has Q implant the fake with a tracking device and microphone so Bond can spy on the smugglers later known as Octopussy. The head of the corporation Octopussy eventually turns for good after she finds out the man who bought the egg at the auction is helping the Russian army implant a bomb that will blow up tracing back to the U.S.A. Overall I give this one an 8.7.

Friday, June 24, 2011

For Your Eyes Only: A Review

Hello, this is a review of For Your Eyes Only. It was definitely better than Moonraker. A Greek with the ATAC, a british device gets blown up by a bomb launched by a Greek heroin smuggler. It is bonds job to find the smuggler and retrieve the ATAC. The smuggler does get killed, by another Greek smuggler of cashews who throws a knife at him. Bond gets a hold of the ATAC but throws it into the water… This movie reminded me a little of From Russia With Love with the whole” Bond has to get  a hold of a certain item." Overall I give this one 8.6.

Army of Darkness: A Review.

Hello there, today I'm reviewing Army of Darkness. Honestly I think Sam Raimi is a bit crackers.  This was like watching a cartoon set in the middle ages! There was only like one zombie though, but there were other things like a badass evil guy and his army(of darkness.) Pretty much Ash opens the ripple of time and goes back to the middle ages to help fight in a war against an evil force and get back home into his own time. I think Evil Dead1&2 were better but this one was still good. I give it a 7.4.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Paranormal Activity 2: A Review

Hello, I am going to review Paranormal Activity.  This movie was scary! It was as scary as Paranormal Activity. It was actually a prequel as they explain at the end because the end is the beginning of number 1. The demon does some new stuff like levitating a baby, abducting a dog, and slamming all the doors and cupboards at the same time. It also does some old stuff like dragging somebody down the stairs, and closing doors. It is a bit slower than paranormal activity 1 but I think for a reason. The first few days nothing happens. Overall I give this movie a 7.9.

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn: A Review

Hello, today I'm reviewing Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn. This movie was pretty much the same as Evil Dead but with better special effects. Pretty much ash and his girlfriend stay in the same cabin ash's friends died in, the haunted one...kind of a stupid move... His girlfriend dies and he has to open the rift of time with the Necronomicon and send the zombies into time & space. This movie had a lot of action and ash loses his hand... This movie was about an 8.0.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Coraline: A Review

Hello, today I'm reviewing Coraline. This movie is based off the book by Neil Gaiman. This movie was done with stop motion which is where you have something and you move it a little, then take a picture, then move it a little...The movie is about Coraline moving in to a new house and finding a door. The door leads to  another world where everything's better. The other mother of Coraline: The evil mother says you can stay here as long as you like as long as I sew buttons in your eyes. Coraline later learns it's a trap. The other mother gets more and more disgusting throughout the movie. This movie gets an 8.4.

Note: Other stop motion films include:
King Kong (I930s)
20 Million Miles to Earth
Wallace and Grommit
The Night Before Christmas
The Beast from 20000 Fathoms
When the Earth Cracked Open
One Million Years B.C
The Lost City
Jason and the Argonauts
Clash of the Titans

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Moonraker: A Review

Hello, this is a review of Moonraker. It was probably the worst of all the Roger Moore movies I’ve seen.  It was still good but not what I expected. The title got me thinking  a. it’s going to take place mostly on the moon or at least in space.
They did go in space but it was at the end. A really cool thing though was the laser fight and James Bond’s wrist dart shooter. Jaws dies in this one too.  Overall I give this one a 7.2. 

Paranormal Activity: A Review

Hello there, today I'm reviewing Paranormal Activity. This movie is the first movie that scared me...a lot! This movie as you might see from the picture won the "Scariest Movie" prize at the screamfest. It basically is this couple, Katie and Micah in there house with a videocamera trying to find evidence that this "demon" is haunting Katie. During the night mysterious things happen like doors moving by themselves, footprints, foot step sounds, banging, swinging chandeliers, lights going on and off, mysterious pictures, bedsheets moving, and weird periods of katie just standing there for 2 hours straight. It was very realistic. I think this movie would count as a mockumentary. I thought it was real.

P.S. If you want to scare somebody... find somebody you live with and tell them ghosts are haunting our house. Then when the person isn't looking tie 4-5 strings to the door in your house in the room the other person is in. Then pull the strings. Depending on where you are it will either slam the door or pull it open.
P.P.S. Check out the poll: What is your favorite Iron Maiden Album.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Nightmare on Elm Street: a Review.

Hello there, I'm Reviewing A Nightmare on Elm Street. This is the one from 1984 not the remake. This movie was actually a little scarier than the shining. It still didn't scare me though. Freddy Krougar is pretty bad-ass though. I liked the whole he can only kill in your sleep, but it really happens. The multiple times when Freddy Krougar is chasing somebody in there dream and then it shows a shot of them squirming in bed. Then cuts magically appear. There are some pretty awesome special effects as well. Scary-Scale: 4.1.

P.S: I didn't have nightmares...
NOTE: If you live with someone else in your house or multiple, ( even better), that are familiar with this movie this is a funny trick. Grab a pair of big scissors or fabric scissors and cut four little holes in a shirt that you don't need anymore. Put the shirt on and in the places were your skin is exposed and put fake blood in the holes, if it drips don't worry that's more realistic. Also if you don't have fake blood just lying around you can buy it here:
Also if you want to do it the fun way here is a link to a recipe for fake blood:

Jhon Carpenter's: The Thing: A Review

Hello there, I'm Reviewing Jhon Carpenter's The Thing. This is actually the remake of the movie The Thing From Another World made in the 50s. This movie was the first horror movie I saw where it wasn't scary it was just gross. Just to show you how gross here is a picture of "The Thing." As you may know they remade The Thing for a third time and it is supposed to be in theaters soon, or it might have already come out. Anyway the thing is about this arctic research team. When a helicopter from Norway comes a weird gross monster starts taking over the bodies of Dogs and Crewmembers and it all comes down to a final blood test and a flamethrower. Scary-Scale: 1.0. Gross-Gauge: 10.0!!!!  

The Shining: A Review

Hello there, today I'm reviewing The Shining. From a few people I've heard "this is the scariest movie I've ever seen." It was the scariest movie I've ever seen, yet it wasn't scary. The chase in the hedge maze was pretty awesome though. And the elevator with the geyser of blood. It was an extremely well acted movie, showing how he gradually went crazy, and the writing of the same phrase over and over again was pretty weird. And the kid was probably the best child actor I've ever seen. I'm gonna start walking around with a knife yelling "REDRUM." Anyway on the Scary-Scale I give it a 4.0. This movie didn't really scare me.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Spy Who Loved Me: A Review

Hello, this is  a review of The Spy who Loved Me. This was a good movie. In my opinion not as good as Live an Let Die  or The Man with the Golden gun. It was the first James Bond movie to feature Richard Kiel as menacing Jaws. James Bond has to foil the villains plan of launching nuclear missiles at various large cities. He does and destroys his “Atlantis”, an underwater base, all well getting away in a comfortable escape pod with the spy who loved him, Agent XXX or triple x. Overall I give this one an 8.5.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Evil Dead: A Review

Hello, today I'm reviewing Evil Dead. This movie is about 5 teenagers who end up in a forest haunted with zombies after accidentally playing a tape recording that brings back the dead. This movie only has 5 characters and 1 setting and it was pretty low budget. Sadly the Zombies weren't as scary as i thought they'd be. The acting was good especially at the end. The last half hour has almost no dialog what so ever, it's all acting. Also the shaky camera moving through the house effect was cool. Scary-scale: 3.2. This movie didn't scare me.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Grizzly Man: A Review

  Hello there, today I'm reviewing Grizzly Man. A movie about Timothy Treadwell, a person who camped in the Alaskan wilderness every summer for 10 years, studying grizzly bears and living with them. Then he got mauled to death by one. This is a biographical documentary by Verner Herzog. A large percentage of it is made up of footage that Timothy Treadwell shot for a documentary about grizzlies that never got made. Instead,  it got put into a documentary about him. In my opinion, he was a little insane. He tried to connect with nature just a little too much. But, it was a great movie.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Man With the Golden Gun: A Review

Hello there, I am reviewing The Man with the Golden Gun. This Bond movie for me was pretty much like Live and Let Die but not as good. It has some highlights like when Bond shoots that guy in the crotch. The movie is mainly about Bond trying to avoid master assasin Francesco Scaramanga's many attempts at killing him along with his sidekick Knick-Knack, played by Herve Villechaize. There is a memorable car chase in which Bond jumps an AMC over a river. It was pretty killer. Also the golden gun was pretty cool because it's made of household items. I'd give this one 7 out of 10.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Stop Motion Book Report

Hello, I'm sorry I haven't been doing as many posts lately. Partially because I made this stop motion claymation movie. It is my first one so it's probably not as good as Ray Harryhausen but it took a while and I'm pretty happy with it

Sunday, January 30, 2011

State of the day: North Carolina

North Carolina
"Tar Heel State"
Fact: North Carolina, the northern part of the English colony of Carolana, was named in honor of Charles I of England.
Capital: Raleigh
Size: 52,672 SQ. MI.
Population: 8,320,146
Statehood: November 21, 1789, 12th state.
Motto:"To be rather then to seem"
Tree: Southern Pine
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Flowering Dogwood
Song: "The Old North State"by William Gaston
HC Punk Band: C.O.C

Monday, January 17, 2011

Live and Let Die (1973): A Review

Hi, this is Live and Let Die A Review. For starters this is about one thing, three guys getting killed. One in Harlem, one in New Orleans, and one in San Marino. That brings in an interesting voodoo idea. This movies good, except for the first part with racist mentions of the Ku-Klux-Klan and James Bond racistly dissing some people. But if you forget about the racism the first part is great with a car chase, Bond knocking some guys out with a ladder, and a trapdoor in a bar. This is also the first Roger Moore and I'm trying not to like him as much as Connery but it's hard, he's good. The bad guy is Mr. Big he's the man that had the three agents killed, he sucks. But he's cool! Also at the end Bond has a boat chase and jumps a highway in the louisiana bayous. That was rated as the 3rd best stunt in James Bond history. That move wasn't liked by sheriff big southern cop guy (not real name, I forgot, I'll just say that.) Sheriff big southern cop guy is actually a returning character, so bye that's all I got.

Action Factor:
He killed 4 people
He made out 3 times
He got in 3 car chases
There were 7 explosions
There was one Yaphet Kotto
Bell bottom factor: 6 (At least one person per 2 scenes was wearing them.)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

State of the day: New York

New York
"The Empire State"
Fact: New York was named in honor of the duke of York and Albany after the english took it from Dutch settlers.
Capital: Albany
Size: 53,989 SQ. MI.
Population: 19,157,532
Statehood: July 26, 1788 11th state.
Motto: "Excelsior"
Tree: Sugar Maple
Bird: Bluebird
Flower: Rose
Song:" I love New York"
HC 80's Punk Band:
Reagan Youth