Sunday, February 28, 2010

Loves Me Some Sokka!!! (my fave sokka episode Included :)

Years ago, before I even ever knew Twilight existed, there was a little show that premiered on Nickelodeon. Called Avatar: The Last Airbender. I watched it from the premier episode all the way through the end. I've seen every episode. I love that show SO HARD!

So, natch, when I heard there was going to be an AVATAR movie coming out I was really excited, and then disappointed, it wasn't Avatar at all, it was a bunch of weird blue people playing Pocahontas ... not what I had in mind at all.

Then I did hear they were also doing a movie called The Last Airbender, and I was excited all over again!!!

From what I can tell, the movie covers the first third of the Saga, what the viewers found in Book One: Water. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, you're missing out. It's a FABULOUS show!

I was THRILLED to hear that Jackson Rathbone was playing Sokka



JBone's infectious smile and sunny personality seem like a GREAT fit for the comic relief that Sokka's character provides to the story. I'm really excited to see how it plays out!

I am a bit hesitant about M Night Shyamalan being in charge of the whole thing though,while I do love his movies, the show was very funny and clever, and I don't know if he can keep the same tone it deserves.

Another note of bummer for me, is that in the series, Prince Zuko, son of the firelord and primary adversary to Aang the Avatar

was voiced by Dante Basco, who if you don't know off the top of your head, was Rufio from Hook

who is now admittedly now a tad bit older than when i first fell in love with him, and maybe a little bit older than Prince Zuko should be, but, in my opinion, he's still zuko and should have been cast for him in the movie regardless!!!

cause this guy they cast just isn't doing it for me ...

and, they've got the hair wrong, but, whatevs ...

All in all, again, great show, SO EXCITED for the movie, and really can't wait to see what Jacksper brings too the role. Also looking forward to see him with lines and no horrific wig!

For those of you who've never seen it, watch one of my favorite Sokka episodes after the jump.

avatar book 3 fire episode 4 "Sokka's Master"

It shouldn't spoil anything for you if you want to see the movie as it takes place in the third book (which'll be the third movie if it ever gets that far) and as it's mostly a side story will likely not even make it in if we get to Book Three: Fire. Enjoy!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Moon in the Cheap Seats!

Locally we have a theater that used to be the big main Cinemark theater with 12 screens. Years ago, Cinemark built a better theater in the same mall that featured 17 screens and stadium seating with more comfortable chairs, arm rests that group and down, seats that rock a bit, and a bunch more cool modern features.

Instead of demo-ing the old theater, Cinemark took the 12 screen set up and started taking older movies that are out on, or nearly out on DVD, and letting folk see them on a big screen for $1.75 during the week, and $2.00 for fri and sat night showings.

Good news, New Moon has just hit the buck-fitties!!! (when it first opened, all shows were $1.50 and the name just hasn't caught up to the price change)

Needles to say, I've seen it several times and have plans to see it several more.

On my most recent viewing, Thursday night, I finally decided to take some notes so I could write a bit about my thoughts about the movie. I packed in a note pad and pen, got it out during the previews and got ready to jot a few thoughts.

I ended up with thirteen pages of notes ...

Let's just say what started as a 'jot a few notes to remind me later' turned into channeling my HS note taking mania at the height of finals preparation. Which gave me what ended up looking more like a director's critique of a rough cut than a few notes on a movie I want to blog about ...

Anywho, it gives me LOTS of material to work with, and, over the next few mondays (maybe thursdays too) I'll be going over a page or two, and pretending like you all care ;)

Friday, February 26, 2010


Hey, y'all, fandango just sent me the fan alert. Looks like (here at least) Fandango has started selling tickets for the opening weekend of Remember Me!!! (BIG YAY!)

I doubt it will be the huge circus that a Twilight Saga opening weekend is, but, it is a movie with the precious, and I wouldn't underestimate the power of that! On one hand, I don't want to tell anyone about it until I have money to buy the tickets tomorrow, on the other hand, I know that the maybe two people that still read here live no where near me and the ticket that will put my butt in a seat is likely safe.

So, because I like you, I'll tell you after all, head on over to fandango and get some!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Oh Verizon, Way to Reach THAT Demographic!

I don't know if you've seen it yet or not, but, Verizon is out with a new commercial featuring "Sebastian" and his girlfriend ... Sebastian's styling/outfit is looking VERY familiar ... what I'm not recognizing is the non whiny, non stuttering, non blinking at a hummingbirds wing pace, blond girlfriend ...

Anywho, the punchline is she has crappy cell coverage, he ditches her, and a wolf is ready to dive in for seconds. I wonder wherever they got this unique plot idea from ;)

All in all, what I can't tell, is if it's lame or not. Initially I want to say yes, yes it is, but, then it is kinda about twilight ... and that makes me want to say no ... what do you think?

Also, love the teeth! The more I watch Twi movies, the more I just wish the vamps could have some retractable vamp teeth ... (like the ones in this commercial where they line up on the canines, not like on Tru Blood [which I love other than teeth] where they come out of the outside incisors ... the spacing is just wrong when done like that ...)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Facing the Music & Twilight Graphic Novel

Firstly, I'm sorry, I'm a lame blogger, and it will likely stay so until after tax season.

I was so proud of myself for being able to keep up a nearly daily posting for months. Then, real life made an appearance.

There's a whole list of reasons why I'm being lame. Some of which I'll try to catch you up on.

One thing that may help, is that I found the part of the posting options where you can schedule a date and time for posts to be posted ... so, I can maybe find a day or two where I have more time, type a few posts, and then schedule them to be posted in a more strung out fashion.

Now, in other news, as most of you have likely heard. There is going to be a Twilight Graphic Novel that will be released over several installments. The first of which is set to release March 16. It looks pretty cool if you like such things, you can check it out on amazon


 Another bit of random, I think it's interesting that the storm hitting the East Coast is being so nasty and unpredictable that amazon is making a note about it. 

I have to say, that's the first time I've seen anything like it.