Classic Christopher Walken doing a Jackanory spoof on Jonathan Ross reading a practical version of the Three Little Pigs. Watch the video above.
The Star Wars Trilogy Video In 2 Minutes
This video retells The Star Wars Trilogy in 2 minutes using Legos and stop animation. The video is great fan fun. Watch the video above.
I love the scenes picked to highlight all of the events from the three movies. There are many ships, settings, characters, and events featured. One of my favorite is Yoda chilling in a recliner under an umbrella on Dagobah. In context it's hilarious.
The language used is very casual and without names which works since the voice narrating it is a child. This lends to the fun relaxed nature of the video. For instance the scene where Darth Vader reveals his identity to Luke is phrased as "That was when the Boy got very surprising news about his dad... Wud up son."
I want that Lego collection, Wow!
Christopher Walken Performing Poker Face Mashup
Christopher Walken is a brilliant performer, dancer and has a great sense of humor. The video below is yet another example of not only that brilliance but how a mashup can culturally make it even better. A while back Christopher Walken did a reading performance of lady Gaga's Poker face on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross BBC1. This reading was very funny to watch leaving me chuckling and doing my own impression of Walken saying "P P P poker face... poker face." Then DJ Leekee took it up a notch with a video mashup!
Lady Gaga vs Christopher Walken-Poker Face(Mashup). Watch the video below.
Manga Review: Psychic Academy by Katsu Aki
The National Psychic Academy: A place for psychically gifted youth to expand their powers, be hit on by frisky co-eds, and meet talking bunnies. Poor Ai doesn’t even believe that he has psychic gifts. How can he be expected to survive at a school where his brother is a hero and his talking bunny keeps pushing him into embarrassing situations? Psychic Academy rated 13+ reads like a schoolboy locker room chat. With many racy shots, young girl’s bathing, naked little fairies, and several “accidental” boob grabs, this book seems written by a young boy, for young boys.
The bunny, who claims to be Master Boo, speaks like Andrew Dice Clay and seems to want to pick up girls more than help Ai learn his skills.
“Now watch an’ learn as I pluck a copula young, unsuspecting, ripe tomatoes.”
Ai’s brother, Zero or “The Vanquisher of the Dark Overlord”, is over the top with his two page intro where the artist paints him like an old-time comic book hero, metal codpiece, cape blowing in the breeze. It get’s worse later, when Zero fights off a bully, using the clothes vanishing technique and tells the bully.
“That’s terrifying coming from a fool with his wee wee hanging out.”
Ai’s roommate is portrayed as the “stupid foreigner”. I think he is supposed to be Middle Eastern and the way they treat him I find offensive. He wears robes, sleeps like some sort of Kama Sūtra pretzel, has a symbol on his head and is always doing dumb things.
If you’re not a male pre-teen, you’ll probably hate this one. For me, it was slightly entertaining because of the few magic fights involved, but not worth reading more volumes.
None. But you do get to see a preview of the next volume. Featuring another accidental boob grab!
Still interested? Check out Psychic Academy at Amazon.com
Manga Review: Vampire Game by Judal
Vampire Game didn’t irritate me enough to give it a bad review, but it didn’t wow me either. Although I didn’t enjoy it, my best friend loves it. Maybe I should put it this way... If you enjoy talking cats, silly jokes, and a princess preoccupied with getting into trouble, you’ll like Vampire Game.
You might ask yourself, "If Emz didn’t like it, why did she read beyond volume one?" Well, it was a discount buyers mistake all the way. One day while shopping, I expected to pass by the little manga kiosk with nothing but a groan because I had spent my book money on skeleton leg warmers. To my surprise, they were having a manga sale. So, if you think about it, Vampire Game is a manga worth a buck a volume and if you run into a manga sale like that, grab it up! For the rest of you, read this little review before you spend your hard-earned cash.
The story: A once great vampire king named Duzell led a war against humans. The king of the humans used a spell to defeat Duzell. One hundred years later, Duzell has been reborn as a wildcat who falls into the hands of a princess named Ishtar who likes to get in trouble. A cute bodyguard named Darres is charged with making sure she doesn't get into trouble and boy does he earn his keep! Though she is being courted by the most eligible princes in the land, you get the feeling Darres is her romantic prospect.
Here are some highlights from the series:
- Volume one: This was the beginning of the end for me. The cat is irritating and talks. The art reminded me of bible story cartoons from when I was a child.
- Volume two: The tale starts to get a tad interesting as we learn that Duzell the cat, can turn into a human if they drink that human’s blood. Since Dunzell drank from Ishtar, he becomes a clone of her. There is a great sword competition where he is able to fight.
- Volume three: The sword competition continues. We finally see this tale’s version of vampires which look like Hellraiser characters with no skin.
- Volume four: We get to see some ghouly demons. My favorite quote from the whole series is in this volume, said by the princess of a neighboring kingdom. “Dad! There’s this really hot naked weirdo in the stable and he was fooling around with your horse.”
- Volume five: Scary mermaids show up who have wings and sharp teeth.
- Volume six: The story for me finally gets good. The whole castle is in chaos as the monsters are allowed to come on grounds and to flood out of the dungeon. Another good quote, this time from a warrior. “For the record I am not cleaning this mess up. These guys smell bad enough now, I don’t want to think about when they start to stiffen!”
I am not a fan of this sort of art and since it started in 1996, it is in the older style. I wouldn’t suggest buying this manga unless you want to spend hours reading many pages to get to that one funny joke or cool monster sequence.
Get your copy here from Amazon
To learn more about Vampire Game, by someone who likes this series, visit http://www.princessishtar.com/
DVD Releases: October 28th, 2008
- Journey to the Center of the Earth (Limited-Edition 2-D and 3-D with Glasses): Based on a science fiction novel by Jules Verne, I’m still curious about this movie and will definitely put it on my rent list. Watch The Trailer. Out in Limited-Edition regular and [Blu-ray], also in in 2-D version.
- Dead Space: Downfall: a feature length movie based on Electronic Arts video game. It’s a horror sci-fi animated movie. I’m curious about it and will have to rent it. Watch The Trailer. Also available in [Blu-ray].
- Edgar Allan Poe Collection, Vol. 1: Annabel Lee and Other Tales of Mystery and Imagination: I love Edgar Allan Poe and so hearing that another collection of his works is out on DVD got me to sit up in my seat. After hearing that Christopher Lee is hosting this production put me on the edge of my seat. The Compilation contains three short film adaptations of "Annabel Lee," "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart". I will have to see this and if it lives up to expectations then also own it.
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