Archive for December, 2010


Machete Makes the Final Cut

 

I went to go see the film Machete, by Robert Rodriguez.  Even though the film bombed at the box office, I thought it was one of the best films i have ever seen.  My dad and I couldn’t stop laughing. The movie was so over the top, violent, and cheesy, that it was funny in a sick way. This film is definitely not for everyone. I only liked it because I have always been a fan of other Rodriguez films such as Desperado and Planet Terror.  If you enjoyed either of those movies, than you are sure to love Machete.  A word of warning. This film contains many insanely gruesome scenes. There is also several scenes of nudity. Besides that, there are a bunch of actors, such as Danny Trejo, Lindsay Lohan, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Robert DeNiro, Cheech Marin, and even Steven Segal.  If you are in the mood for some light-hearted, gory, fun, than go see Machete.

True Grit Proves it’s Grit.

I recently saw the film True Grit by the Coen brothers.  In my opinion, this is probably the best Western movie that I have ever seen.  The film is about a girl, whose dad is murdered, so she hires a U.S. Marshall, played by Jeff Bridges, to go after the man.  If you are in the mood for a western, or just a great movie, go see it.  But be warned! Even though the film is rated PG-13, it is definitely not for children.  The movie has several extremely gory and violent scenes that deserve an R rating in my book.  DO not let the violence dissuade you from seeing the film.  It is a must see. I give it 5 stars out of 5.

I have always been a fan of the Call of Duty franchise.  I love games such as Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops.  I have no complaint about the games they have been putting out. My problem lies with Activision‘s public image.  Most of my friends think that Activision is an evil company beant on ruling the game world. I think that Activision went too far with the Infinity  Ward debacle. I think Activision must reinvent their public image.  They need to do what EA did by signing smaller companies and giving them creative control.  Until this happens, I will think of Activision as the bad company and not as the one from the past that made great games.