Favorite TV shows when I was a kid.

Written by: on Friday, March 2nd, 2012


Let’s see, I guess when I was real little, it had to be Tom & Jerry. There was also Danger Mouse, You can’t do that on television, Out of Control…

Then when I got a tad older, I do remember watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Peter Pan, Darkwing Duck.. Since I loved Aladdin, I also had to watch the animated series as well.

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The Stuff (1985)

Written by: on Thursday, March 1st, 2012

One of the neat things about having a hoard of junk (It’s not like I can have a hoard of gold and jewels like other dragons) is that once in a while, you’ll find something nifty out of the blue if you should go digging around in it.

THE STUFF was one of those unusual 80’s films. It starts with two men who see something bubbling out of the ground and for some reason, one of them crouches down and tastes it. After he says it tastes good, he immediately suggests that they market it. Once it hits the store shelves, it’s insanely popular.

The movie follows several characters, especially a boy who has to deal with his family going strange. It gets to the point where all there is in the fridge is THE STUFF. It’s all they eat. It’s all they talk about. Fun little movie!

Write a review of the last movie you saw. – Day Zero

Written by: on Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The Daily Post asks: Write a review of the last movie you saw.

This took a bit of thinking… I was absolutely positively sure that it had to be a horror movie since Halloween is making them all crawl out of the woodwork. It turns out that the last movie I saw was “Day Zero”. The title seems to have that whole ‘zombie apocalypse’ feel to it. I mean.. Day Zero? It turns out that the movie is about the draft and it follows three friends that have thirty days to report for duty. It was incredibly slow even though you’re meant to sympathize with how they’re trying to handle it as the days count down.

That’s… pretty much it. Three friends drafted and their varied reactions to it.

Torchwood: Miracle Day

Written by: on Saturday, July 9th, 2011

I was told that Starz aired the season premiere to a new series tonight (technically ‘last night’ seeing as how it’s almost 2am right now) called Torchwood. I decided to sit down and catch the ‘encore’. The episode was off to an interesting start… No deaths in 24 hours and it was being called “Miracle Day”.

Gonna be some spoilers beyond.


Daria ends. What’s next?

Written by: on Sunday, March 20th, 2011

I finally finished the last dvd of Daria. It’s amazing how much I don’t remember about the series. I remember Daria Morgendorffer having a crush on Trent Lane but I didn’t even remember Daria having a boyfriend, Tom Sloane, or that whole awkwardness that threatened her friendship with Jane even though he was originally Jane’s boyfriend. It was neat to re-watch the series and rediscover everything.

There was only one episode I fast-forwarded through. The musical. Somehow I remembered all the songs and annoying stuff. I hated that episode the first time it aired and I had to skip through that one.

I’ve been trying to think of what to watch next. I am so far from interested in watching Buffy. I can’t imagine sitting down to watch the whole thing. I can’t.  There were other series that I thought about watching, but the problem is I remember most of them. I’d feel the need to fast-forward if I already remember what was said and whatnot.  A good example is Earth 2.

I loved the series even though it lasted only one season. I saved four clippings that were about the show or actors on them. I remember them crashing onto the planet, discovering that there were convicts that had been sent there, weird robots and stuff that were after convicts, those strange ground-dwelling creatures with powers (Terrians), and on and on and on. I just remember too much of it that I don’t think I’d have fun watching it all over again.

Hmm… Gonna have to look through Netflix and see what else is sitting around. Maybe I can try Case Closed. I enjoyed that when Adult Swim aired it years back.


Written by: on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

My favorite Disney film is Aladdin. My favorite character was Genie. Carpet came in very close at second. When I found out about Aladin from Eros Entertainment with Amitabh Bachchan as ‘Genius’, I decided I wanted to see it. It sat in my Netflix queue for a long time before it finally came out on DVD on yesterday. I got the DVD, sat down to watch and the gist is this:

Aladin is tormented in school for having a known name. The kids just endlessly torture him about it. The usual love story comes in where he just has to have Jasmine. Then the lamp comes into his possession.


I don’t know what else to call it. The “Eros” logo slowly appears in the top left and that’s when you know a music video is about to start. After it ends, the logo fades away. I made it through the first few but there was one where the video ended and Aladin ran away at the end. He stops on the steps to catch his breath… the logo re-appeared again and the next video started and I had enough. I had to fast-forward through every music segment after that.

The only reason I made it through this movie was because I had to see where they were going with the whole comet thing as well as the Ringmaster and his band of creepy freaks. I’m glad I stuck it out because the ending of the movie got a lot more interesting.

But this makes me wonder if it was the animated series of Aladdin that I fell in love with and not the movie. Hmm…

You’re standing on my neck…

Written by: on Saturday, February 19th, 2011

I’ve been trying to think of a series to re-watch on DVD ever since the huge explosion back in December/January with a lot of people re-watching Buffy. I don’t know if it has to do with the character, Buffy, turning 30 in January… Just a lot of people talking about re-watching the series.

I remember watching the series when it first aired. I saw the first season and maybe the second season. I believe I saw the last season as well. I’m sure I’ve seen plenty of other episodes in between when there wasn’t anything else on. I just couldn’t imagine sitting and watching all those DVDs! I wasn’t much into the series to begin with – though I will admit I did have a crush on Willow.

After reading an article about Beavis and Butthead returning to MTV this summer (That’ll be interesting to see.), the article mentioned Daria as a spin-off and I remember liking the series a lot. I looked it up on Netflix and got the first DVD in. I forgot how much this show rocked. I finished the first DVD and am waiting for the second DVD.

It also reminded me of Clone High. That was a cool series too.

Trying to remember two children stories…

Written by: on Saturday, February 12th, 2011

While watching “Moon” (2009 – The one about Sam Bell and GERTY! It was slow and boring yet interesting at times.), the movie reminded me of two stories.

1. A story about Earth failing. I believe it was about a little girl who was told that she could only take one item with her and I believe she chose a book? They landed on a planet where the plants or grass was very hard that it was cutting through their soft shoes.

2. A story about how the author believed it rained on Mars for years on end except for one day when the clouds would part and the sun would shine. It focused on a little girl who couldn’t wait for this day! Through some mischief, some children locked her in a room. At the worst timing, the clouds parted and the sun came out. The kids forgot about the little girl and ran outside to enjoy the sun. She spent her time locked in the room and missed out on the sun.

I tried using Google to find them but I’m just getting random searches about water being discovered on Mars. I’m not even closing in on anything related to the other story either. Would anyone recognize what these stories are from?

EDIT: Wow, that was quick. Through some help, both stories are known!

1. The Green Book by Jill Paton Walsh

2. All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury – This turns out to be on Venus, not Mars.

Gnomeo and Juliet

Written by: on Thursday, January 20th, 2011

What else is there to say? This is hilarious. Seems release date is February 11, 2011.


Written by: on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Looks like Starz found a replacement for Spartacus!

Australian Actor Liam McIntyre Taking Over Starz ‘Spartacus’ Role From Andy Whitfield

Liam has some pretty big shoes to fill. I absolutely loved ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ and totally look forward to the prequel, ‘Spartacus: Gods of the Arena’.

It begins airing this Friday on the 21st at 10pm! I loved Batiatus (John Hannah) and Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) and totally can’t wait to see what happens!

To Andy Whitfield, conquer the cancer!