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Well, I’m sure neither Dwight or Andy will actually die but “The Duel” should definitely be an exciting episode of the Office when it airs next week. I’m not really sure why it didn’t air this week considering the fact that NBC’s Thursday lineup was all new besides the Office. Anyway for those of you that watched the Moroccan Christmas episode you know why Dwight and Andy are gonna throw-down in the next episode. Basically Angela pissed off Phyllis for the final time and Phyllis told everyone (besides Andy because he was off playing his weird instrument somewhere) that Angela and Dwight were sleeping together. Anyway if you head over to my new blog location at blogspot you’ll see that it’s much easier to post videos of what I’m talking about. This Office episode is probably going to be the best one of the season and I’m really happy about that considering how funny “The Surplus” episode was.
There’s also more good news for the Office seeing as how they’re starting to get guest stars on the show during the post-Super Bowl episode called “Stress Relief”. Jack Black and Jessica Alba are going to be starring in a bootlegged movie that the Office watches during the day (no doubt Michael brought back Movie Day now that nobody actually comes to make sure he’s doing his job). Also, according to Wikipedia, the Office spinoff is supposed to air February 1, 2009.
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So I went on Winter vacation and vacationed from posting new stuff because I’m a bad blogger lol. But, I did find a fun new thing to post about while still on vacation so here it is. While I thought Tim Burton was too busy making Alice in Wonderland, he’s been making a movie called 9 as well as being directed by Wanted’s Timur Bekmambetov. It’s based off of a short made by Shane Acker and it’s coming out on the very appropriate date of 09-09-09. It’s got these crazy little scarecrow guys and the main character’s name is 9, who’s voiced by Elijah Wood. You see a scarecrow labeled 10 in the trailer so there’s at least that many of them (unless imdb’s scarce information that only shows numbers 7, 5, 9, 6, 1, & 2 is correct. There should be more about it considering it’s less than a year away. I’m still surprised that I haven’t heard anything about this movie until now.) that were created by some unknown person. Anyway, 9 is supposed to save the destroyed world. The trailer shows some sweet animation and I’m sure it’ll be entertaining since Tim Burton is usually good with creepy little critters. I hunted down the short so you could watch it as well. There’s this cool machine-skellie dinosaur cat thing if nothing else. Enjoy 😀 .
Here’s the short.
Here’s the trailer for the movie.
While looking for fun Ninja stuff I found this adorable ninja plushie at chocosho. He’s kinda expensive though seeing as how he costs $22. There’s also some cool discount ninja weapons as well as some other ninja gear at karate depot. Another cool ninja thing is the webcomic Ninja Bunny. It’s pretty cute and you should check it out 😀 . You should also look at this cute “Little Ninja Necklace” at shanalogic.com. Enjoy all these ninja things and the rest of Day of the Ninja 2008!
Jay Baruchel is (you know the young guy who starred in Tropic Thunder). Jay and Nicholas Cage are starring in the new live-action Disney movie called “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” coming out sometime in 2009 (which has nothing to do with Fantasia, like at all. Now that I think about it, a live-action Fantasy movie could be really fun though, as long as it had some CG for the Centaurs and Pegasuses and stuff 😀 ). Nicholas Cage is the new Sorcerer, who for some reason lives in New York and is looking for his latest apprentice (duh). I find it strange to think of Nicholas Cage as a super cool sorcerer guy like the one in Fantasia and I’m wondering if they’re going to make him look old or keep him like he is. He doesn’t look very sorcery at all and he’s the last guy I’d pick to be one. I also think it’s kind of weird to team Nicholas up with Jay Baruchel seeing as they’re both pretty goofy. I don’t think I could take either of them seriously especially if they had magical powers. This movie just seems like a screwed up version of Enchanted and I liked Enchanted too 😦 . At least that movie made some sense seeing as how all the magical things started in fantasy land. There’s not too many details of this movie currently available other than what I’ve already said, especially considering it’s supposed to come out sometime in 2009. I think it was just announced that Jay Baruchel is the co-star too, so I’m guessing it won’t actually be out until at least 2010.
So here’s yet another Harry Potter trailer and it looks like the Half-Blood Prince movie may actually follow the plot of the book. Maybe David Yates has run out of creative thinking or maybe he just realized that the reason people like the books is because the story is good and he shouldn’t keep messing with it 😛 . Anyway the trailer looks very promising and it shows a lot of Harry and Dumbledore on their excursions (which I would hope it would considering that’s what mainly happened in the book, even though in the 3rd movie the Firebolt didn’t even show up until the end and there was no winning the Quidditch Cup). Just their apparition alone is very cool looking. The trailer also gives a better introduction to Horace Slughorn for those people that are too lazy to read the books still. It also looks like the part where Ron eats the cupcakes filled with love potion will be hilarious. Harry-“Alright fine you’re in love with her, have you ever actually met her?,” Ron-“No…..could you introduce me?” Who wouldn’t laugh at Ron being all crazy pants for some random girl that he doesn’t even know? It also looks like they’re actually going to have Ron get poisoned from drinking Slughorn’s wine too. It’s so impressive that Yates managed to use a whole scene from the book without changing it lol.
Anyways, I’m also really excited about getting to see the memories of Dumbledore meeting Riddle and the ministry man meeting Marvolo Gaunt (at least I hope this memory is in the movie). We also get to see some Quidditch action again and it looks like we’ll actually get to see Ron doing a good job as the Keeper. Another interesting thing in the trailer are Luna’s fun Specter Specs. They’re really fun and glowy. We also see Hermione wearing something strange in the movie and she looks like she’s about to cry so I’m not sure if that’s Ron-Lavender drama or what’s going on there. There’s also sudo Harry and Ginny smooching in this trailer which I’m sure will make all the fan girls either happy or extremely jealous (even though it’s of a fictional character *sigh*). The last things we see are Harry yelling at Snape (the Half-Blood Prince himself) and telling him to “fight back you coward” as well as a bridge being ripped to pieces (which I’m guessing is the one that Muggle Engineers would freaking out about in the book). This trailer looks like the movie is definitely going to be amazing. I’ll just say it again, I’m proud of David Yates for leaving good things alone!
So I played the Mirror’s Edge demo on the Xbox 360 the other day and it’s pretty great. I’d like to start by saying that every Spiderman game ever made should just look at how this game works and realize they fail at life. At least from what I’ve seen of them, most have a lot of fighting on the street and not so much roof hopping or web slinging. Anyway, so the Mirror’s Edge demo starts out with some roof hopping training with you playing as Faith (the Asian girl who’s the main character) and you follow around another girl called Celeste. You and Celeste are both runners who run around avoiding the cops and deliver packages to different parts of the city. I’m pretty sure the packages are of a serious nature seeing as how in the end of the demo cops are chasing you and trying to gun you down. Also, I’m not sure whether you’re stealing these packages are merely delivering them from secret agency to secret agency.
The basic controls of the game are pretty strange compared to normal controls but it makes sense as you get into the game. For instance, to jump you push the Left Bumper vs. the usual A button but it works well when you want to use the Left Trigger to crouch down in order to roll or slide under beams when you land. The Left Stick controls which direction you run and you use the Right Stick later on to balance when you’re walking across beams. I kinda suck at the balancing part seeing as how I died like 3 times each time it came to that (By the way if you don’t like the sounds of someone falling to their death, you might not want to play this game. You make a lovely squish/crunching noise when you hit the ground haha). A lot of the action involves running and jumping of course but it’s not all straight forward. You can run straight at a wall in order to run on the wall, which lets you get a better angle to jump up higher (that and it’s really cool to run on walls, I mean come on who wouldn’t want to do that?). You can also shimmy up polls and slide down ziplines by jumping onto them.
This game isn’t all running away and no action though. In the demo cops start shooting at you for no reason, which makes you wonder what your job is really about. Anyway, when the cops (or anyone shooting at you) show up you can disarm them by hitting your Y button and steal their gun. You have to hit Y at just the right time though, otherwise you fail to steal it from them. If you really suck at disarming people you can slow down time for a few seconds (and go all Matrix style on people) using the X button. This is really cool and I’m kind of wondering whether or not it will be unlimited in the final version of the game or whether it needs to be charged up. It seems like it’d be a little overpowered if you could use it whenever you wanted.
Anyway this game is really fun and you should definitely try to play the demo if you can. It seems like it will have a lot of playability as long as the levels don’t get ridiculously complex and annoying.
There’s a rumor going around that Isabel Lucas (who’s playing a girl named Alice in the next Transformers movie) is going to be a Pretender. As much as that might seem initially cool, it’ll just turn Transformers into another Terminator movie (we don’t need any more Terminator stuff seeing as how there’s a new movie coming out in 2009 and the Sarah Connor Chronicles is already on Fox.) That and the fact that Isabel is supposed to have “an arm that transforms into an energy weapon, a long tongue, and a scanning tenticle”-TFW2005 means that something slutty between her and Megan Fox is probably going to happen *shudder*.
I also think it’s so stupid to have the Transformers be so big and then have Pretenders, which are obviously as small an anorexic girl 😛 . The only reason I could possibly think of for having a Transformer that small would be to make them a spy. I’d still think that a Pretender would be incredibly weak against the normal Transformers though. It’s doubtful that the whole spy factor would be worth the risk of getting totally owned by the other Transformers. There would definitely have to be multiple Pretenders to make them even the slightest bit useful. Another thing, wouldn’t Sam and Mikaela notice that Alice doesn’t eat food or that she had a huge tongue? I mean I understand that they’re not that bright, but still. Those kinds of things are pretty hard to miss.
Hopefully this rumor isn’t true. Hopefully this picture is just some of the footage from the new Terminator movie. That would make the most sense. Either that or Michael Bay is being really dumb.
There’s a new international trailer out for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It is short by it’s still pretty cool. Make sure you watch this trailer quickly before WB yanks it off of youtube again (and also before you read this as it contains spoilers). You get to see Dumbledore and Harry entering the cave where the locket is, and you get to see more of Dumbledore facing off against the Inferi. The original trailer is embedded in this one in the middle, which shows you just how crappy and short it really was. Harry also is running through a field towards a house that’s on fire, which I’m pretty sure is the Gaunt shack, but who knows. Ron gets kissed by a pretty busty Lavender Brown, which I’m sure will make all of the fan girls uber jealous. We get to see more memory tubes as well as Slughorn sucking the memory out of his head in order to give it to Harry (I’m excited to see how the lucky potion scene will turn out in the movie). Dumbledore reveals that Harry is “The Chosen One” which I’m sure is going to excite all the lame people that haven’t actually finished the books. The best part of the trailer is at the end though. Some random girl is oggling Harry and he oggles back until Hermoine yells at him saying that “she’s only interested in you because you’re the chosen one” and he says “But I am the chosen one” and she smacks him with a rolled up paper. It’s pretty great and makes the really fast cut scenes in the rest of the trailer worth it. Oh and btw SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE lol.