Wednesday, July 11, 2007


So for the last few days I've been up North spending some time with my friends Russ and Meghan. They live in Pleasanton, CA which is about 45mins from San Francisco. On Monday we Russ and I went to San Pedro lake which was a lot of fun until my knee got tore up when I was tossed of a tube at about 30 to 35 MPH. It's pretty crazy when you can fell your self skipping across the water just like throwing a rock.

So I leave in the morning or noonish and I'm thinking about taking the scenic route which may tack on some more time but we'll see. Anyways when I get home I'll try to whip up some work for everyone to see.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

This Year's Blockbuster!!!

On Tuesday I was able to hop over to Cinema City Theaters to see "Transformers." Let me first talk about how excellent this theater is. The first time I was there was in 1989 to see Batman. I wasn't living in California at the time just visiting for the summer and that was the last and only time I had been to this Cinema City Theaters. Until now!

I was dying to go see "Live Free or Die Hard." I was so hyped up about this movie that I wasn't going to see this movie any other way other than DLP. So I want on the Internet, did a search for DLP theaters and Cinema City came up. I didn't recognize the location online (Anaheim, CA off of La Palma) but once I got to the theater I definitely recognized it then. I remembered my mom driving us all over to find this theater to see "Batman" when we were on vacation. Considering how old the theater was I was skeptical about the quality of the theater especially since the ticket prices were cheap! 4 bucks before noon and 5 bucks before 6PM! But once we got inside I was astonished because everything was up to date. New seats, clean floors, cup holders, rocking chairs, and not one mark on the screen. The other great thing was that they have 6 DLP screens in the whole house. So for all of you who don't want to drive all the way out to the Arclight... ah forget it this place blows the Arclight away. Just go check it out you won't be disappointed.

Back to Die Hard. So watching it in DLP is a must and it was flawless. Great audio, even better picture and the movie was fantastic. John McClane is back absolutely! Bruce Willis, to my opinion, is one of the most under rated actors out there. He can do it all. He can fight kung fu chicks, harbor multiple types of weapons and some of the most intuitive ways to dispatch his enemies. Meaning he can launch a car into a helicopter all because he was out of bullets. Doing all of this while showing the typical John McClane humor.

I went back to the theater the next day to see "Ratatouille" which was also in DLP. I found myself scanning the backgrounds a lot in this movie. I was amazed with the detail and textures. More so then any of the prior Pixar flicks. Amazing how you can see the technology and software get better after each movie. This was a great family film about following your dreams and talents. I found it lots of fun and pretty funny through out. Definitely check this one out.

"I can tell that there is definitely more than meets the eye with you..." "Transformers" was and is Phenomenal. This a must see for all. It's funny, action packed, beautiful and action packed. I loved the references to the old show and toys with the little one liners like the one above especially when Optimus Prime commands to, "Roll out!" The integration of the transformers with in the live action scenes were flawless. Everything was super realistic and believable. How could you doubt Micheal Bay people? I especially loved the building relationship with Sam, Mikaela, and Bumblebee. I read a review that said there wasn't a lot of character interaction and too many robots. Umm the movie is called "Transformers" which is about the relationships between a human boy and giant robots who work together to save the world from the evil decepticons! Haven't you seen the damn cartoon! Oh and I know some of the fan boys were upset with the changes from the original show but a bad ass Camaro is way better than a rubber ban powered VW Beetle. When I said that it was beautiful that was no lie because Megan Fox is along with many shots in the movie. Micheal Bay is fantastic at getting great looking action shots and especially his still shots.