Posts from August 2009

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Moon (2009)

It really is a harsh mistress

Moon is a great science fiction movie that I thoroughly enjoyed and will try very, very, very hard to review without including any spoilers. But even saying that much lets you know that there is something to spoil. Hmmm… this is going to be difficult. [Read my full review]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Baman Piderman: Escape da Cakes

Categories: Cartoons, Videos.

Kitteh Om Nom Nom

Categories: Videos.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Four-Star Movies


I’ve added a new feature here on this here website right here: I’ve compiled a page that has all of the reviews for movies that I’ve given four stars. There are a bunch of movies I’ve given four stars without ever writing reviews for them, but they’re not on this page because they have no reviews to read. And as I write more reviews of four-star movies, I’ll add them to the top of the page.

I know it prolly seems like my website has been nothing but movie reviews this month, but that’s just ’cause I’ve seen a lot of movies this year (hooray!) and I’m trying to actually keep on top of my reviews for once. I only have two more reviews to write before I’m all caught up! I’m not letting myself see any more movies until I’m caught up, and there are a couple that I really, really want to see, so that’s good incentive for me to get crackin’. So expect to see another one tomorrow. But I’ve also got a rather epic Article lined up, so look for that this weekend as well. Honest!

In the meantime go ahead and amuse yourselves by reading my reviews of four-star movies. Partake… and enjoy.

Categories: Movie Reviews, Movies, Updates.

Monday, 24 August 2009

The Putting Zoo

On Friday my wife and I took our niece and met up with my brother and his girlfriend at Putting Zoo in Puyallup for some miniature golf.

This place is AWEXOME!

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They have two courses, a “Water Course” and an “Obstacle Course.” The water course is by far the more fun of the two, so if you only have time or money for one then I recommend that one.

This place is a real miniature golf course. They even have a frikkin’ windmill for Christmas sake. They also have coolest single hole I’ve ever seen in a miniature golf course. It’s on the water side. You’ll know it when you get to it.

Putting Zoo is almost as awexome as Magic Carpet Golf in Tucson, AZ. It is in a bit better condition than Magic Carpet was. Putting Zoo was also being slightly remodeled and touched up here and there, which I think might be a mostly-permanent condition. But it didn’t detract from the ambience, and neither did being right next to the freeway—you hardly even noticed!

Plus there were about a dozen adorable little cats running all over the place, and the most spectacular thing happened. There is a course where you hit the ball and it goes up this little ramp and is very likely to catch some air. Well, my brother’s girlfriend sent the ball up this ramp and as it flew into the air one of the cats darted out of the shrubbery next to the course and intercepted the ball! It was astonishing.

Categories: Life, Pictures.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Ponyo (2009)

Oh, God, run! Run! She’ll kill us all! AAAAIGH!!!

Ponyo is a beautiful film that haunted and disturbed me at a very profound level. It is one of the more frightening horror films I’ve seen in ages due in good part to the fact that it’s aimed at children. Yes, that’s right; Miyazaki made a horror movie for children. [Read my full review]

Categories: Japan, Movie Reviews.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

I Love You, Man (2009)

B.F.F.s in the making

I really think this movie is a hoot, and I might enjoy it far more than some people because it is a very personal film for me. You see, in this movie Paul Rudd basically plays a (slightly) more awkward me. [Read my full review]

Categories: Movie Reviews.