Friday, July 30, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Lost Episode 3.14 Exposé
This is the episode most people hate, but it cracks me up. It sorta introduces Nikki and Paolo to the Lost universe. They had been sudden background characters with speaking lines in the last several episodes. But the thing that I really love about the episode is the fake show-within-a-show, Exposé! I really like the image I created for this episode. It's from this site: Paul Goodwin Designs. If you look carefully, below the TV is the famous picture of Desmond and Penny. It's covering up the previous photo in that frame.
Essentially, Exposé is a cheesey, exploitative show about girls who are strippers at night, but also by night they're detectives. Yeah, you read that right. Strippers and detectives. Oh, and "Corvette's" famous catch-phrase: "RAZZLE DAZZLE!" That cracked me up.They're lead by the suave stripclub owner Mr. LaShade. Their arch-enemy is the mysterious Cobra. Yet, the twist is Mr. LaShade and Cobra are the same person---Billy Dee Williams!!! Yeah, just as awesome as it sounds.
The other crazy thing about this episode is that Nikki and Paolo stole diamonds from their employer after killing him and take off on Oceanic 815. However, it crashes but Nikki is still obsessed with greed and her diamonds. She paralyzes Paolo with a Medusa spider but gets bit herself. As a result, she's paralyzed as she reaches the remaining castaways. They think she's dead and proceed to bury both her and Paolo alive.
Lost Episode 3.14 Exposé
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Okay, so a bunch of soldiers and killers wake up on an alien game preserve, parachuting from the sky. There's Adrian Brody as a mercenary and general bastard. For some reason, women LOVE this guy. I don't see it, but what do I know. He also has this wicked cool weapon and figures out what's going on, as well as a logical assessment of what they're dealing with. There's a woman sniper, a death row inmate, a Russian soldier with a mini-gun (a la "Ol' Painless" from the first Predator), a Yakuza guy with two missing fingers (who later finds a katana for a kick ass sword fight with a Predator), some African soldier and a doctor. Yeah, the "doctor" is played by Topher Grace, seems kind of out of place but provides some laughs and later, some intricate role. I unfortunately found out about him months before I saw the movie but it didn't interfere. Oh, and a dude I will dub "Machete" because the trailer for that flick was in the previews right before and it's played by the same guy -- Danny Trejo. And Laurence Fishburne is in it as well, although briefly. The trailers made him seem like this bad-ass dude who has been killing predators and stealing their gear. Nah, he's just shitbird insane.
They do reference the original Predator, and thank God not the second Aliens Vs. Predator movie. The sniper recalls a black ops mission in Guatemala where the group was wiped out one by one, survived only by Ah-nold. Also, the Little Richard song played over the end credits is the same song played by that group while flying over the Guatemalan jungle.
The Predator is also different: seems the one we're used to seeing is only one of the Predator species. There's a bigger, badder kind as well--the one we see has used bone in customizing his armor. There's also these crazy attack dog-creatures and some kind of cool, stealthy, unmanned robot drone that attaches to the Predator's backs. Very neat.
Just a fun, down and dirty action movie.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Seeing Predators tomorrow, hopefully will have a review soon!
Friday, July 2, 2010
In my award acceptance speech I have to name 5 people I'd like to get jiggy with if I could, and apparently, my partner won't get mad and kill me with a shot gun.
So, I currently possess no partner, so therefore no death by shotgun. At least not yet. I usually don't do this kind of meme only because...
eh, I don't know.
So here are my five that I would slam the nickels out of: