Saturday, May 29, 2010

Iron Man is cool. But Iron Baby is Awesome!

This is the big video that was popular this week. Both cute and cool at the same time! :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Fist Full Of Metal: Iron Man 2 - My Review

Iron Man is just cool. Plain and simple, no questions asked. Who wouldn't want a suit that gives you super strength, let you fly like a rocket and the ability to put a hole in anything you aim your hand at? No magic, no alien powers. Just a crazy powerful suit. I think that is one of the reasons Iron Man is so popular. Anyone in the suit has the power. But with a super suit, comes super problems for our hero, Tony Stark.

And does he ever have problems. His multi-million dollar company needs guidance, the government wants his suit, a secret spy agency is watching his every move, some crazy Russian with whips is after his head and the very suit that keeps him alive is slowly killing him. That's a lot to pack into a 2 hour movie.

But if anyone can pull it off, it's Tony Stark. A truly flawed hero if ever there was one. The story picks up 6 months after the first movie. The world knows that Tony is Iron Man and all the fame and glory is feeding his ego to the max. Robert Downey Jr. plays the role to near perfection. You can tell he is having too much fun playing this part. Downey is like a kid in a candy store! He makes us cheer for Tony, even when he has laps in judgement. (Watching a drunk Iron Man have target practice during his birthday party is both cool and disturbing at the same time.)

Mickey Rourke plays Iron Man's rival, Whiplash. Covered with tattoos and talking with a thick Russian accent, he really looks like a true evil genius. Every line he says drips of poison and hate. (One of his scenes scared a little kid in front of me so bad, that his parents has to take him out of the theater!)

There is a large supporting cast. Mostly because of the other Marvel Movies that are in our future. This makes the film fun. Always looking for the next reference. But it also makes the movie very dense. But it's OK. Tony's wisecracks keep you smiling and laughing the entire time. And when he isn't joking around, he is kicking butt in the suit. It has lots of great action.

People on Twitter have been asking me a lot about the film. (Really it's because I had Iron Man as my Twitter Avatar pic for over a year. Not for any special reason, I just thought it looked cool!) But I think I will leave the Iron Man suit to Tony. It was a very fun film and I eagerly await the next nugget of goodness from Marvel!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Trailer: Inception

This is a new film from Christopher Nolan. When you see the trailer, you really don't know what is going on. When you find out lots of it takes place in dreams, then it makes more sense.
Inception is an upcoming science fiction action thriller film written, produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, with a supporting cast that includes Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Tom Berenger, Dileep Rao and Michael Caine. Inception is scheduled to be released in both conventional and IMAX theaters on July 16, 2010.

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible–inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea, but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
(You can also see the trailer on the Official website.)


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

15 things You Didn't Know About STAR TREK or Maybe you did...

I saw this last week. I tried to copy the pic to my blog, but had some trouble. So at the very least I can send you to the site where I saw it. I think it's that good.... I didn't know all of these, but I did know a lot of them! :)

Special Thanks to my Twitter pal Gary, aka @9swords for showing me how cool this would look in his blog! :)