This Week in Entertainment

To begin with, I recieved my copy of 300 in the mail this week. I have mentioned before what a wonderful movie this is; it is currently number one on my all-time best movies ever list. Frank Miller makes great movies, and I’m looking forward to the impending release of Sin City 2.

I also recieved a copy of Hawk the Slayer. This movie is distributed, appropriately, by Hen’s Teeth Video (since nobody but me remembers it). It might be worth viewing (or even borrowing from me). If I were to say that this movie was surprisingly good, however, you should remember that it is surprisingly good for a 1980’s fantasy movie with a Celtic-disco theme song.
I have mentioned before that the archery style of Legolas the “machine-elf” in LOTR was inspired by this movie, but there were several things in that trilogy of movies which were inspired by Hawk, rather than Tolkien. I also like the fact the movie panders not at all to the liberal moral-equivalency and appeasement ideologies.

Finally, I picked up a copy of Robot chicken Season 1. This is yet another product of Seth Green, late of Family Guy fame. In fact, you will find many of the stop-animated figures in this program are voiced by Family Guy talent, with guest appearance such as Pat Morita and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Although the action is performed almost entirely with stop-animated 1980’s toys, it is definitely not a children’s show; violence and sexuality are part and parcel of the comedy. There is also some politicing involved, especially poking fun at President Bush–but at least it’s usually funny (like the commercial spot “My name is George Bush, and I approve this message: Tacos Rule!”

More video reviews are on the way in the near future…

Published by Little-Known Blogger

I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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