Monday, October 25

Game review - Jurassic: The Hunted

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed an entertainingly bad movie, so here’s an entertainingly bad game instead. So what do we have here today? Jurassic: The Hunted? What the foxtrot?

Jurassic: The Hunted has a simple premise – three people, Armando, Sabrina and Craig (playable character) are searching for Sabrina’s father, James, in the Bermuda triangle. They are sucked into some temporal vortex and into the past and have to get out. On the way, you hear quotes like “What the foxtrot,” and "Hey Spike! Come here you big overgrown...uh." Sounds like a B-movie, right? Well yeah, this is what you could call a B-game, or budget title.

Friday, October 22

My Xbox 360's Impending Doom

Well, my Xbox 360 may be on it's way out. I was trying to play Alan Wake a couple days back and it froze within one minute - five times in a row. Going to try some troubleshooting just to make sure first since it may just be a live update problem, but if there is something physically wrong I'm upgrading to the slim. I have one of the pre-HDMI units and it's served me well since the summer of 2006.

Other than that, I don't have too much to say right now. Hopefully I can get another review up this coming week, but it's been pretty busy lately and I can't make any promises yet. Until my next post, enjoy.

Alan Wake is a great game BTW, it's too bad I can't play it now.

Wednesday, October 13

Movie Review - Disaster Movie

    Before I begin the actual review, let's talk about comedy for a minute. I'm going to compare comedy to a typical 8-year-old boy. Let's say your favorite comedy (mine’s either “Monty Python’s Holy Grail” or “Zoolander” - not completely sure,) is like giving the boy cake or ice cream, he loves it. An OK comedy is like giving him chicken - it's ok, but it's nothing special. A regular failed comedy, like say “Kangaroo Jack”, is like feeding the kid brussel sprouts. Disaster Movie is like setting the kid on fire; it's as if the makers of this movie want to brutally murder comedy.

     I've reviewed many different kinds of bad movies on this blog. Bad kids movies, failed horror movies, a rip-off, several video game movies, shameful sequels, bad superhero movies, and even a hilariously bad rapper movie. However, this is the first time I've delved into failed comedy. Disaster Movie may very well have one of the most appropriate titles in history. Not because the movie is about disasters, not because it spoofs disaster movies (it doesn’t even do that right,) but because the movie itself is the disaster. It was written by two of the six writers of “Scary Movie?” – yup, the same two idiots behind such anti-classics such as “Epic Movie”, “Date Movie”, “Meet the Spartans”, and the recent released “Vampires Suck”. With that, let’s begin.

Tuesday, October 12

No, Thank You - My Uncle's Blog

    My uncle started a blog a while back about failures in the English language.

"I'm a retired ad writer who now devotes a great deal of time to making photographic pictures and worrying about the English language and what we're doing with it."

    It's actually quite entertaining for those who try to write with good grammar or just like to read about professional journalists failing at life. Hm, I should be careful after I become a journalist or I might be his next target. Either way, you should check it out here.

    Also, I have tomorrow off school, so I will finally have the time to watch another movie to review. I haven't quite decided what to watch yet, but it will most likely be a failed comedy - a genre I haven't really touched on yet.

    Also, if you have an Xbox, PS3, or PC that's connected to the internet and haven't tried the new Tomb Raider game, download the demo now - it's actually a really good game. Just finished it last night and I'm 100% satisfied with my purchase.