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DIY Wall-e Auto

While I have been a bit outspoken on my opinion that Wall-e was an overrated movie (worth seeing, but not the greatest thing ever), I would welcome this Auto into my house.

Instructables has the instructions to build one of these for yourself (here).  Now, I just need to find a mastermid who will help me program it to carry out my will, or be a PA or something. 

DVD Releases: October 20th 2009

Out this week we have three DVDs to feature:  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Blood: The Last VampireBlood+: Part Two.  Do we Love It, Rent it, or Avoid Like Plague?  [reus name="Transformers revenge of fallen iFrame"]

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  • Blood+: Part Two is a series based on the 2000 anime film Blood: The Last Vampire about a little girl vampire hunter.  The 2000 animated film of Blood didn't spark my interest but the new movie that came out this year looked interesting and is a renter.  My interest in the movie is why this is a renter.  It will sit low on my rental list though I'm still unsure about it and will wait to watch the movie first.  If you have any comments on the Blood movie's or this series please let me know.

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Voltron: Defender of the Universe streaming on Hulu

GoLion fully formed.
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Voltron: Defender of the Universe is up on Hulu (watch it  here).

Voltron is one of the most iconic shows from my childhood.  I used to beg for the toys and sit infront of the TV waiting for the show to start.  Now, I don't have to wait.

If your kid (or you) love giant fighting robots, give Voltron a chance.

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Trailer: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

I really like the new trailer for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.  This one really demonstrates some of the potential this next movie and helps to quash some concerns that were left after the Superbowl trailer.

The Superbowl trailer left me worried with it’s lack of giant robots and over focus on the human characters being chased.  It really looked like there was going to be little to no difference between Transformers and the Terminator movie.

Michael Bay did tell us in earlier interviews that this movie is going to have more robots in it.   This claim is backed up now Now after watching this trailer.  Now I’m getting excited about this movie

I love the look of Devastator…

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen is due out June 24, 2009.

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Transformers Rocks!

Just got back from watching the new live-action Transformers flick.  OMG, it was better than I could have imagined. We got to the theater minutes before the film started.  The lights dimmed shortly after we took our seats.  The previews started and... the film burned through!  It actually burned through, ripped, and the lights went up.  The horrid commercial slide show started up again and we had to wait...  after about five minutes, they switched the reels up and the films preroll trailers began.

The movie opens with Optimus Prime explaining the origin of the Allspark, and the fate of Cybertron.

The pace was fast and furious from the destruction of a US air base in Katar, and the search for answers.  Amazingly for a modern film, there was only one reference to how the events were like something out of a comic book.  Other than that, the story was treated seriously, as a proper action film.  The intensity of the opening was continued into the events that followed, with the exception of a brief interspersion of comedic scenes to introduce Sam Witwicky and his family history that connected him to the Allspark.

The FX are amazing.  ILM out did themselves in the quality and integration of the titanic robots into their real world setting.  The only scene that felt CG was when Optimus and the other autobots were talking under a bridge.  A brief interruption of an otherwise seamless film.

I cannot imagine the work ILM put into the last 45 minutes of the films.  A nearly constant series of fight scenes through the city.  Devestator and Starscream were amazing.  Megatron's menacing appearance and voice made me wince as he spoke.

Ironhide, Jazz, Bumblebee, and Ratchet were very well played.  I particularly liked the update of Jazz into a more urban character.

DO NOT LEAVE TOO SOON, there are some further scenes cut into the credits.

A great movie that will blow you away.  I highly recommend it.  I cannot wait to own it.  I really want to see it again.

Sky Captain Review

I got to see a movie today! Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

One of the best Science Fiction movies I have seen in a long time.  A thrill ride from beginning to end while maintaining the feel of brilliant film noir, this movie has it all.  And for you fans of giant killer robots, this film has giant killer robots!   The look of the movie is surprising nostalgic and original.  The setting is engrossing and the plot really pulls you through and never disappoints.

Warning: Over Intellectualizing Ahead:  The film paints a mesmerizing post-modern fable of life in the our day and age.  Using the Wizard of Oz as a Narrative tool, the film deconstructs the modern fundamentalist movements showing them to be the futile beasts they are.  I will not spoil the end, but it is as rich for the mind as it is for the eye.  A must see for the whole family.  Great on so many levels.