Yearly archives: 2008

Calling All Audiophiles

As Live365 paves the way for higher quality music streaming, I thought I should update the way I do things. In the past, I used to work with lower bit rate mp3 and archive them in (please don’t shoot me)… mp3! Only about a year ago, I took my head out of my ass and…


Tropic Thunder

Oh, man. What can I say about Tropic Thunder? When I initially saw the preview of this movie, I thought it was a brand new direction for comedies; a big-budget funny parody of war movies with an all-star cast. I was wrong. It was more of a Zoolander-like parody of Hollywood than anything I would…


The X-Files: I Want To Shoot Myself

Ever since the new X-Files movie’s previews started surfacing on the small and big screens, I felt very nostalgic as I time-traveled back to the 1990’s when I used to tune to the awesome-in-a-geek-way television series. Sometimes it left me in pure wonderment, and other times it made me reach for a clean pair of…


Hancock

Hancock is one of those movies where if you look at its smooth, shiny surface from afar you will wonder “Hmmm, bizarre pornography?” But then if you scratch a little at it, you will find a mindless roller-coaster ride which defies all laws of physics. If you scratch further more, you will feel a pulse—a…


Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

About a week ago, a long-time friend told me to check something out on youTube. “What’s this?” It was a nice pop tune intertwined with some symphonic music. He said it was The Price of Freedom, a track from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, a game he had just completed on the Playstation Portable (PSP)….


WALL-E

When I first saw the WALL-E trailer I thought “Great effects! But probably a crappy story…” I thought, after the Pixar dudes shined with progressive masterpieces like Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille, that they must hit a bump and come crashing down at some point… and this was it. I have never been so…


The Happening Isn’t Happening

What’s wrong with M. Night Shyamalan? He initially gives us gems for films which I don’t think I need to mention but I will anyways—The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs are reflections of a filmmaker who has so much depth and artistic vision. Well-crafted story lines with spectral characters burn unforgettable moments in our minds….


The Strangers

Every once in a while, a movie comes along which manages to change my perspective on life, reorganize my priorities and redefine my goals. Before I delve into my updated career objectives, imagine this: after some nobody-gives-a-crap-about wedding, you’re going to a desolate yet beautiful summer house with the woman you love. You start to…


Indiana Jones and Another Really Long Movie Title

I’m not going to go into much detail, but I don’t know whether I should disown my cousin for revealing too much of the movie one day before seeing it or hug and kiss him for setting the anti-hype wheels in motion and making the movie-watching experience a pleasant one. Yes, I said it… Hug…


Live365 Announces Changes

Think again when you say “change is good”.  This is something I should consider and bring to everyone’s attention. Live365 recently announced some “changes” to the Live365 broadcasting packages, which will take effect in February of 2009, at least for my account. Three critical effects to my current packages are: Maximum disk space would increase…