Sunday, September 12, 2010

Roundup: Lots of new stuff!

Okay, so I've decided to make the Roundup segments a little more conformal. In each Roundup, I'll be posting a series of new and old features.

1. Highlighted Song: The highlighted song segment will now be a part of Roundup. You must listen to the song as you read through the Roundup. It's there for a reason; to set the mood for the blog. :P

2. Quote: It's exactly what it sounds like. I'll be posting a quote from one of my favorite movies, TV shows, video games, or books.

3. Fanboy Pick of the Week: I'm really excited about this new mini-segment. In Pick of the Week, I'll be posting my thoughts about a movie, TV show or book and tell you why I enjoyed it, and why you should too. Does that make me narcissistic? Yes, it probably does...

4. News: How else am I going to get my geek on if I don't have new things to freak out over?

Since Chuck is starting its fourth season on the 20th, I figured that I'd celebrate with the extended version of the Chuck theme song; enjoy.

Quote: From Napoleon Dynamite.

Trisha: I wanted to thank you for the beautiful drawing you did of me.
[through gritted teeth]
Trisha: It's hanging in my *bedroom*.
Napoleon Dynamite: Really? It took me like three hours to finish the shading on your upper lip. It's probably the best drawing I've ever done.
Trisha: Yeah... it's really... neat.

Fanboy Pick of the Week: The year was 2007. Among big name movies like Transformers, 300 and I Am Legend was one small movie focused on none other than an oil prospector who would soon became rich during the turn of the century.

Feeling as if it was a Clint Eastwood blockbuster, There Will Be Blood is literally a masterpiece. It's focus was on Daniel Plainview, the aforementioned oil prospector, played by Daniel Day-Lewis. Plainview is tipped off to a large oil deposit and hence travels with his son to claim the prize. Upon arriving, Plainview is introduced to Paul Sunday, a young ego maniacal priest who's views of right and wrong brink on the extreme.

Plainview's own moral standing conflict with the young priest's and thus plays perfectly into Paul's hands. I don't wish to spoil any more of the film, and will end with this. YOU'VE GOT TO SEE THIS MOVIE! If you haven't already seen it, it should be the first thing on your bucket list. If you have seen it, watch it again!

Another interesting snippet is that There Will Be Blood was actually loosely based off of Upton Sinclair's classic novel, Oil! Who knew?

News Flash: A series of Q&A videos regarding the past two seasons of The Clone Wars are now appearing on Star Wars' main site. You can watch them here.

Also, the first pics from the upcoming Captain America movie have made it to the web. Sure, the actual picture is of a stunt double, portraying the good Captain, but at least we get to see his costume. And might I say, how awesome is it?!?

Stay tuned for my DVD reviews of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Repo Men!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Alex, Thanks for your visit and kind words. I understand how you could have made that mistake. To be honest I laughed quite a bit. For a minute I was bothered by the fact I found this funny (you obviously didn't). I shared it with my mom and then quickly thanked God she was here with me. Thanks again for the visit!


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