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Shrek Extra Large Review

Babbling

Let me take you back to 2001, gaming wise. It was the rise of the sixth generation of gaming. The first year the GameCube was released, the time the PS2 was gaining more traction, the year the original XBOX (greatest console ever) came out, a time of… so-so launch titles that weren’t by the companies marketing the systems. What I mean by that is that developers were still accustomed to the standards of the fifth generation of gaming, hence why we had titles on the PlayStation up to 2002 (and I’m drawing the line there because only those with no shame would ever release PlayStation titles in, say 2004 or 2005 (seriously, one of each exists). There was a window for improvement, and it gradually grew overtime.

Now let’s take a look at Shrek. A name that was once synonymous with a decent children’s film, and is now best associated with memes, memes galore, and that’s about it.

Now I know what you’re thinking, why did I start off with nothing but drivel? Well, this ties in to my experience with the following game. Read more

The Big 3: Those long and lonely “Suburban Knights”

(Scene begins with overhead panning shots of Washington DC as “Drebin Hero!” Plays in the background until it goes to a still of the White House and inside a private office James sits with the President.)

President Obama: So you understand now don’t you? (Cut to James sitting regrettably close to Obama)

TLOTA: Yes Mr. President, you were just trying to force the Nostalgia Critic out of Molossia in order to make him pay for the treason. (Cut to President Obama)

President Obama: Now that has been cleared up… (Audio of “Go Go Power Rangers” is heard as it cuts to James)

TLOTA: One moment Mr. President. My Cell Phone. (James answers his phone) Yes! (Sped up audio is heard) Whoa, ho hey John Slow it down! (Sped Up Audio is heard) The Third Year Anniversary Special from ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com is up? (Sped up Audio is heard.) Okay, I’m on my way! (James walks out of the private office as he changes out of his fancy clothes and into his regular ones as “Mission Impossible” sound-alike plays in the background.) I.G., I.G. this is NY4Life, proceed with Operation “It’s Morphin’ Time”, repeat Operation “It’s Morphin’ Time” is a go!

Irate Gamer (Audio only): Roger that but AW SHEE-IT, how the hell do I operate this thing and which end of the gun… (A Silenced shot is heard then a dull thud)

TLOTA: God Damn it. Rowdy C, Rowdy C commence with Operation “It’s Morphin’ Time”, repeat We are good to go with Operation “It’s Morphin’ Time”

Rowdy (Audio only): Roger that, what happened to the Irate Gamer.

TLOTA: Knowing him, he blew his own brains out.

Rowdy (Audio only): DIDN’T I TELL YOU NOT TO HIRE HIM?!

TLOTA: Yes.

What is Operation “It’s Morphin’ Time”? What Could draw James away from the president? Find out here

Top 5 Worst Live Action Movies Based on Cartoons

It seems like such a simple concept, take a cartoon and make it live action. All you have to do is have actual actors and viola, no problem! Right? Well it sure doesn’t seem to work out that way most of the time. I mean some get it, like Transformers. Yeah those movies are from perfect but the give what they promise. And I don’t think G.I.Joe was THAT bad. When I watched the first Alvin and the Chipmunks it felt like Alvin and the Chipmunks. And then there’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movies and while thet may vary in quality none of them are truly awful. Read more

ICFTDI: August of the Adult Animation – Wizards

Well, I can’t talk about adult animation without mentioning one of the most prominent directors in that field: Ralph Bakshi.

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The Big 3: “Kick” Nostalgia Critic’s “Assia”!

(Scene begins in the deserts outside of the borders of Nevada and Molossia as the song “Beirut Vacation” from The Naked Gun plays in the background before the camera moves to the outside of the Government House before zooming to the door before cutting to the inside of the government house where everyone is talking indistinctly as it cuts to The Nostalgia Critic slamming his mallet and shouting order)

Nostalgia Critic: ORDER! ORDER! WE SHALL HAVE ORDER! (Cut to Benzaie & Marzgurl)

Benzaie: You know Nietzsche said “From Chaos comes Order”

Marzgurl: Blow it out your ass Benzaie! (Cut to the Nostalgia Critic)

Nostalgia Critic: My Fellow Kickassians, I would like to thank you all for your patience as we stabilize our… (Nostalgia Critic continues to pontificate as one figure fully covered walks in the background around the place and answers the door as a man covered in a cloak walks in as Linkara and Cinema Snob look at what’s going on.)

Cinema Snob: Hey Linkara, who’s the guy in the cloak?

Linkara: No clue, who’s the guy without the face.

Cinema Snob: From what I heard he was here when Baugh ran this place. (Cut to The Nostalgia Critic continuing his pontification!)

Nostalgia Critic: And it is with that in mind we take over the United States! (Cut to Paw)

Paw: And their President will just let you that? (Cut to the Nostalgia Critic turning with his back towards the camera and turns to the camera)

Nostalgia Critic: OF COURSE! (Cut to everyone looking)

Nostalgia Critic (Audio only): Who do you think financed this little invasion? Behold the true mastermind! (Cut to the man in the cloak revealing himself to be President Barack Obama)

Barack Obama: My friends, the time has come for my country to fall and you will lead the invasion and you will have backing from some of America’s enemies! (Cut to The Nostalgia Critic)

Nostalgia Critic: And we shall be victorious! TO THE DOWNFALL OF AMERICA! (Cut to Film Brain)

Film Brain: THREE CHEERS TO THE NOSTALGIA CRITIC! HIP! HIP! (Everyone else unenthusiastically audibly says “Hurray”. The audio of Film brain enthusiastically saying Hip! Hip! & everyone else unenthusiastically audibly saying “Hurray” is heard as The Nostalgia Critic and President Obama raise their hands united in victory as the fully covered figure pulls out a dagger in the background and walks towards President Obama and The Nostalgia Critic as The audio of Film brain enthusiastically saying Hip! Hip! & Everyone else is in mid unenthusiastic “Hurray” as The fully clothed figure stabs the hands of the united Nostalgia Critic and Barack Obama and as the two scream in blood curdling agony the fully covered figure knocks the two of them out and starts to run to the door as the camera cuts to Everyone else)

Phelous (In his usual sarcastic tone): Go After him? (Everyone runs to the fully cloaked figure as he stops, turns around and disrobes his outer clothing to reveal himself to be James Faraci The Last Of The Americans! As “Drebin Hero!” plays in the background James Kicks Phelous knocking him out smashing the table in the process and then proceeding to punch and kick his way through the Channel Awesome lineup as Angry Joe tries his Martial Arts James grabs him by his po-pos and his jacket and throws him onto JewWario, Handsome Tom & 8-Bit Mickey, Spoony, Cinema Snob and LordKat. Linkara tosses James over to the stove where Linkara has him pinned up against the stove and James’ right hand searches for something.)

Linkara (Audio only): I don’t know who you are but you are a fool for taking me and my friends on. Because I AM… (James grabs a Double Boiler pot and clocks Linkara on the right side then his left side of his face then on the top of his head slamming his hat onto his head to the NBC tone)

Linkara: Unconscious! (Linkara falls like a tree as audio of Film Brain Gibbering like madman as the crack of a piece of wood smacking him and rendering Film Brain unconscious as James sees the unconscious Film Brain and no one else as The Nostalgia Chick dressed as Sarah Palin comes into the fracas)

Nostalgia Chick: Hey there what’s with all the Ra… (Nostalgia Chick screams as James grabs her and slams her head into the oven door repeatedly until the 0:44 mark when The Nostalgia Critic pulls the dagger out of his and Barack Obama’s hand and tries to attack only for James to hit a Stone Cold Stunner on the Nostalgia Critic and a fireman’s carry and toss to Barack Obama as President Baugh of Molossia walks in to see everyone broken and beaten except for James who sees President Baugh of Molossia and in a fit of adrenaline fueled insanity tosses President Baugh into the oven then starts to walk away passing a barely conscious Spoony)

Spoony: Who are you? Are you crazy? (Cut to James at the front door turning towards the Camera.)

TLOTA: I’m not crazy! I’m James Faraci, The Last Of The Americans! (Cut to everyone trying to get up only for Film Brain to take a half step before falling down then cut to James at the front door)

TLOTA: And for all of you from Thatguywiththeglasses.com, Quit overstepping your boundaries and losing scope and for everyone else Don’t Let Me Catch You in America!

Witness the start of The Last Of The Americans as he takes on The Nostalgia Critic for the first time here

Alex and His Pen: Summerslam 2017 Review

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Doctor Who vs The Day After

TLOTA (Voiceover): Throughout the majority of the Cold War The Doctor throughout his classic regenerations was there to show us not only that lives outside of our own kind mattered but we mattered to the lives outside of our own and when he came back 16 years after the cancellation with Russell T. Davis and Julie Gardner acting as head writers and showrunner until Steven Moffatt took those titles the Doctor became a veteran from something called “The Time War” in which The Daleks and The Gallifreyans and the Time Lords were at war and by the end of the Time War it appeared the only end was to destroy Gallifrey and it appeared The Doctor was the one who pressed the Button that was until it was revealed in The Day Of The Doctor that The Doctor did NOT press the button. Why? Because he realized there was another way! And it was with that in mind that the writers of the most recent season two part episode The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion decided to go further into what happened afterwards because sometimes the smallest problem can cause the biggest fight in the history of humanity & Zygella played by Jenna Coleman was that small problem that wanted to set it off wipe every human off the face of the map believing after that The Zygons would rule as they were meant to but in order to do that, they had to become the dominant force and to do so they had to wipe the humans off the face of the earth. It wasn’t until The Doctor gave this speech that reminded me that you may think you are the big man  because you can pull the trigger. But the better one knows it’s best NOT to pull the trigger!

What could The Doctor say to quell the fears of everyone who watched The Day After? Find Out here

A Look at Disney: The Moral Quandary of Rapunzel’s Tower

 

 

Hello & welcome back to A Look at Disney. Last Monday,  my parents surprised me with a trip to the Magic Kingdom.  And easily for me, the highlight was New Fantasyland as you truly felt immersed in all of the movies.  Of course, I geeked out when I saw the Tangled rest area, specifically, the Tower.  But then I just watched the latest episode of Tangled: The Series in which Pascal runs away back to the Tower because it seems like Rapunzel doesn’t have anytime for him.   And there was a small but brief moment, when Rapunzel had to enter the tower and reassure herself that she had this as it had been the first time that she returned to the Tower since the events of the movie.

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Movie Curiosities: Wind River

Wind River is a mystery thriller set in the eponymous Native American reservation in Wyoming. It’s highly remote and sparsely populated, with a tribal police force of six officers to patrol an area the size of Rhode Island. The movie is heavily focused on Native American issues and it features an impressive bench of Native American supporting players (heavily supplemented with actors of various other ethnicities, but still)… yet it’s two white faces on the poster.

*heavy sigh* Yeah, we might as well dive right into this. Read more

Express YourSelf:The Fall Of the Summer Blockbuster? Part 1. competition

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To Boldly Go The Great Star Trek Recap – Episode 84

Hello and welcome to To Boldly Go, where I weekly review every episode of Star Trek over the next few years.

TNG: The Loss

In which Troi loses her empathetic sense and suffers for it… I know, I know, I shouldn’t laugh at her misfortune, but still. It’s hard to be completely on board with someone who thinks that they can’t do their job without their empathetic abilities, even though plenty of people do on a daily basis.

The plot is pretty simple: Enterprise is caught in a cluster of 2D beings, which destroy Troi’s empathy sense and starts pulling them towards a cosmic thing that’ll destroy them. Fortunately Troi manages to figure a way of saving the ship without her powers, and by getting free her powers come back anyway. The end. Read more

31 Days of Halloween ’17 Update: 10 SPOTS LEFT

Just a Minor Update for our annual Halloween Event:

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The Top Ten Good Things that came from Michael Bay’s “Transformers” Movies

(A Hand pulling a card designed by Stevie Swigart with the statistics of James Faraci The Last Of The Americans while putting it into the Megaforce Morpher from the 0:00-0:03 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run. 0:04 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators shows James Faraci morphing into James Faraci The Last Of The Americans with his Black Tee-Shirt with the American flag on it, Blue Jeans and Tan Work boots until 0:07 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run as scene cuts to James stocking up on his arsenal from the Classic Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Morpher, a bandoleer stocked up with Sonic Screwdrivers, Ammunition for a 303 British Rifle and said rifle, The Ring Of Aeon, The Gem From the Gauntlet Malachite’s Hand, Emmalina’s amulet and the Sword Of Caliverti from 0:08-0:15 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators. 0:15-0:29 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run shows James leaping and running through moments from the 2015 calendar year of his reviews ranging from James landing on Linkara, to James getting his nards smashed, To Josie & The Pussycats running into James’ office, to James and Paulo dressed as the Mario Brothers on a snow sled, to Everyone at team TLOTA running out of James’ office, to James leading the charge against the Cullens and the vampires of The Twilight Saga, to Rowdy turning his head to Paulo with a demented smile on his face as everyone save for James looks scared as James has his right hand with defeat on his face until the 0:30 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators shows when James pulls out a sonic screwdriver towards the Power Rangers then cuts over to a slab of titanium where lasers cut out “The Last Of The Americans” until 0:36 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run when James lands on top of the slab while doing a heroic pose with Paulo Fonseca, John Santos, Eliza Dushku & Eric Kurtzke on his right and Rebecca & Nick Yaun, Traci Hines, Renee Miller and Mike Santos on his left doing their own heroic poses on a black background the 0:36-end mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run play the camera moves back to see James on top of the slab with the words “The Last Of The Americans” on it before cutting to James on the couch in the Lobby)

TLOTA: I’m James Faraci The Last Of The Americans and it’s my third anniversary! (Cut to a firework display as the words “The Last Of The Americans’ Third Anniversary” is shown over it and “Ode To Joy” is heard in the background before cutting to James physically)

TLOTA: And as you can tell from the end of Last month’s review the only person celebrating is… me! Yeah, Kinda sucks! (Eliza coughs off screen before cutting to her in the backroom doorway)

Eliza Dushku: Excuse me but what am I? Fricking Chopped Liver? (Cut to James)

TLOTA: No, but you’re working on my last nerve with this whole “Trying to find out the secret behind the legend of James Faraci” when really, there’s nothing to me! But you are not as bad as what I have to deal with. (Cut to scenes from the first three Michael Bay “Transformers” movies as James does a voiceover.)

TLOTA(Voiceover): When it was announced that “Transformers” was hitting the Big Screen in a live action adaptation in 2006, I thought it would be interesting then came the news that A) Michael Bay was directing and B) Shia LaBeouf would be starring in them and quickly my hope for these movies being good died! Why you ask? Simple because between the time Michael Bay made one of my favorite guilty pleasures “Armageddon” & the time he made the “Transformers” he went straight to FUBAR and didn’t come back and of course Shia LaBeouf became the Bane of humanity and the second coming of Pauly Shore yet no one noticed because everyone except the smart people because I’ve discovered idiots run the world and watch bad movies. (Cut to James physically)

TLOTA: But having nothing to live off but Liquid I.Q. just to watch all three of Shia LaBeouf’s “Transformers” movies, I somehow found ten things that were surprisingly good, not saying I liked or even thought these movies were good, I wish someone else had wrote, directed and casted these movies but for the sake of argument and discussion these are the Top 10 Good things that came from Michael Bay’s “Transformers” Heaven help me…

What have I brought upon myself? Find out here

The Family Friendly Movie Revival!

TLOTA: I’m James Faraci The Last Of The Americans and the views that I’m about to express are that of my own and some of yours. A while back I took my nieces to see “The Peanuts Movie” and while my nieces thought it was okay. For me I thought this was one of the best movies of 2015! (Cut to clips of “The Peanuts Movie” and Posters from the movies he mentions as James does a voiceover)

TLOTA: I mean it, for the first time in Blue Sky’s History they were able to make a quality movie and it is as far as I’m concerned it was one of the best of 2015 easily, It is up there with “The Force Awakens”, “Avengers: Age Of Ultron”, “Furious 7”, “Ant-Man”, “Jurassic World”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Martian”, “Creed” & “The Revenant”.(Cut to James Physically)

TLOTA: And as I was checking out the best movies of 2015 I found a couple of other great movies that  were Family friendly and I was checking out that there are more family friendly films that are coming that I feel will be great and after all of that I asked myself “Are We on the verge of the Revival of The successful Family Friendly movie?” Well Sort of…

What can we do to keep the Family Friendly Movies going? Find out here

Alex and His Pen: Ranking the Donkey Kong Country Games

https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/Ranking-the-Donkey-Kong-Country-Games

First Drive: 2017 Subaru Impreza WRX


At the 2017 Houston Auto Show, I got to test drive a 2017 Subaru Impreza. It comes with a 2.0L H4 engine that produces 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. Subaru has a turbocharged version of the Impreza, the Impreza WRX. Subaru had one available to test drive at the 2017 Houston Auto Show. The version that I test drove came with the optional CVT transmission. A six speed manual transmission is standard for the WRX. The WRX comes with an all-wheel drive system. Subaru is known for its flat boxer engines and its all-wheel drive system.

The WRX has a sporty look it. The hood scoop adds to the aggressive styling. The version I drove was the WRX Premium, which comes with foglamps, 18 x 8.5-inch aluminum alloy wheels. It also came with cloth seats. The WRX Premium also comes with manually adjusted driver and passenger seats. I had plenty of head room and leg room behind the wheel.

The WRX is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L H4 engine that produces 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds withe CVT and 5.4 seconds with the 6 speed manual transmission. It has a top speed of 155 mph. Like the Impreza, the WRX has a smooth ride. The extra 104 hp is very noticable. This car is very fun to drive. The WRX starts at $26,695, The WRX Premium starts at $28,995. The WRX Limited starts at $30,995. You do get a lot of bang for your buck with the WRX.

Overall, this is a fun sports sedan to drive. It has a smooth ride, plenty of room for a compact sedan, and is reasonably priced. The WRX solves the Impreza’s lack of power. For those who need more power, there is the WRX STi, which comes with a 2.5L turbocharged H4 engine that produces 305 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. The STi starts at $35,195. There are vehicles with V6 engine that do not have power of the WRX or the STi engine. With the WRX, you can get a fun compact sports sedan for under $30,000.

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This Review is “Happening” Hot Stuff!

(A Hand pulling a card designed by Stevie Swigart with the statistics of James Faraci The Last Of The Americans while putting it into the Megaforce Morpher from the 0:00-0:03 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run. 0:04 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators shows James Faraci morphing into James Faraci The Last Of The Americans with his Black Tee-Shirt with the American flag on it, Blue Jeans and Tan Work boots until 0:07 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run as scene cuts to James stocking up on his arsenal from the Classic Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Morpher, a bandoleer stocked up with Sonic Screwdrivers, Ammunition for a 303 British Rifle and said rifle, The Ring Of Aeon, The Gem From the Gauntlet Malachite’s Hand, Emmalina’s amulet and the Sword Of Caliverti from 0:08-0:15 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators. 0:15-0:29 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run shows James leaping and running through moments from the 2015 calendar year of his reviews ranging from James landing on Linkara, to James getting his nards smashed, To Josie & The Pussycats running into James’ office, to James and Paulo dressed as the Mario Brothers on a snow sled, to Everyone at team TLOTA running out of James’ office, to James leading the charge against the Cullens and the vampires of The Twilight Saga, to Rowdy turning his head to Paulo with a demented smile on his face as everyone save for James looks scared as James has his right hand with defeat on his face until the 0:30 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators shows when James pulls out a sonic screwdriver towards the Power Rangers then cuts over to a slab of titanium where lasers cut out “The Last Of The Americans” until 0:36 mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run when James lands on top of the slab while doing a heroic pose with Paulo Fonseca, John Santos, Eliza Dushku & Eric Kurtzke on his right and Rebecca & Nick Yaun, Traci Hines, Renee Miller and Mike Santos on his left doing their own heroic poses on a black background the 0:36-end mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run play the camera moves back to see James on top of the slab with the words “The Last Of The Americans” on it before cutting to James sitting in his chair laughing outrageously before James takes a deep calm breath!)

TLOTA: I’m (James continues to laugh uncontrollably before Nick Yaun picks him up by his shirt’s collar)

Nick Yaun: PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER MAN! IT’S A SHAYMALAN MOVIE!

TLOTA (laughing while talking): I’m trying for crying out loud! (Nick Yaun shakes James around.)

Nick Yaun: YOU HAVE TO CALM DOWN! IT’S NOT WORTH ACTING LIKE THIS! (Paulo walks into frame behind Nick)

Paulo Fonseca: Nick, Let me at it! (Paulo starts shaking James even harder) CALM DOWN JAMES! FOCUS ON HOW BAD THIS MOVIE IS! YOU HAVE TO CALM (Paulo smacks James upside his face) DOWN! (Rebecca Yaun walks into frame and talks to Paulo)

Rebecca Yaun: Hey Paulo, your fiancée is on the Phone!

Paulo Fonseca: Thanks. (Paulo walks away and Rebecca shakes James even harder than Paulo)

Rebecca Yaun (Shaking James while smacking him around): CALM DOWN JAMES! CALM! (Rebecca Smacks James) DOWN! (Rebecca Smacks James) PLEASE! (Sounds of Rebecca Yaun yelling at James to calm down and James continues to laugh as the camera pans down the line to see John Ross Santos with a Double Boiler pan, Mike Santos with a pipe, Eric Neil Kurtzke with a set of Brass Knuckles, Renee Miller with a 2×4, Rowdy with a Baseball bat, The Nostalgia Critic with his handgun, The Blockbuster Buster with “Lucille”, Linkara with his Magic gun,  Jeff Jarrett with his guitar, Eliza Dushku brandishing a pair of Boxing Gloves, Traci Hines with a set of Shark Jaws taped to a club, then The Angry Video Game Nerd with an empty beer bottle and shattering the bottom of the bottle on the side of the wall then Film Brain with a noose)

What could Shaymalan do to drive me Cuckoo? Find out here

Letters to Celestia: Equestria Girls Summertime Shorts (5-8)

Looks like Hasbro has decided to create a few more Summertime Shorts for the Equestria Girls. While the last few didn’t entertain me very much, I did have some hopes for the next ones. So, let’s have a look at what they have this time around.
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Outstanding Content of the Weeks 7/15/17 to 8/11/17

Hello and welcome to another Outstanding Content of the Week. Without further ado let’s get started.

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