Sunday, April 6, 2014

Why you should be watching Game of Thrones


Okay, so this is not really a review because I don't want to give any spoilers. This is more about why if you are not already watching Game of Thrones you need to start watching it.

If sex offends you. Don't watch the show.

When I started watching Game of Thrones it was during the second season. I decided to take it all the way back to the first season and started from scratch.

The first season was full of character development and I thought it was okay. I really like the end of it though and the second season on through is super dope.

Why is it super dope you might ask?

Its super dope because there's magic and Dragons. Lots of dragons and magic.

This show shouldn't be watched with children under the age of 18 because there's lots of sex and more sex and naked people having sex and people having sex with animals. Okay that's a lie But, if you took out all the sex in all the episodes in all the seasons it would still be pretty good.

So that takes me to the season premiere of Season 4. The tone shifts dramatically from the prior Seasons and it is evident within the first few minutes of the opening scene that long time fans will not be disappointed. There's still lots of blood, you get to see dragons, and nudity but no sex.  I recommend anybody who has not watched Game of Thrones to watch it. It is so great of a show that if you don't watch it your body will decay and you might get really sick and maybe have the flu.

So if you're tired of the mundane stories that you watch on regular television do yourself a favor and find a way to watch Game of Thrones I don't think it's on Netflix yet but it's all over the interwebz.  I hope you like my sort of review about this show and you continue to follow me and we'll talk about the episodes as they appear sometime the next day or the same night.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Movie review - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

So in reference to my previous article, I decided to take my own advice and see this film.  I went in with no expectations.  I avoided reading anything on it, well besides the ratings on the film.  After careful consideration, I decided to fork up the cash and check to see if this movie was really worth the 88% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Before I get into my actual rating for this film, lets get into the review a little.


The movie begins with who else but Steven Rodgers, played by Chris Evans, exercising.  Ladies, please keep your panties on because sadly, it was just running.  No shirtless Captain here.  Here we see him running past another gentleman Sam Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie.  As dialogue progresses between these two, foreshadowing shows that he will play an instrumental role later in the film.  As the film progresses there is an internal struggle between the Captain and himself.  He doesn't know where he fits in this new world he is apart of.  He always seems to be one step behind the pop culture references and the "wit" we might be used to with other Marvel films.  He feels as if he was robbed of the life he was supposed to have but almost he was meant for something more for this new world he knows nothing of.  This film does a great job highlighting this.  There is an internal battle throughout the whole movie which doesn't let up till the Captain can figure out how to deal with it.  While this seems to be a constant of the movie itself there is obviously the bigger picture.

The movie continues a pattern with distrust in S.H.E.I.L.D.  We see this distrust built between the Iron Man movies, and the Avengers film in 2012.  I guess we can say all of these superheros have trust issues, get it?  Trust....issues?  Ok well, besides this we do see parts of Steven Rodgers past drum up and almost a decomposition of the old and a reveal of what lies ahead for our beloved Captain.  But what is also awesome the movie introduces more characters from the Captain America comics.  We are introduced to an agent called "13."  In the film she might pose as a potential "love interest" for Steven Rodgers which gets kudos in my book.  There are a few others who are introduced but for sake of not telling too much, lets say the next movie proves to be interesting.

This movie provided a good balance between drama, action, reveals, secrets, and did I mention action?  What I personally liked about this movie was a less "High and Mighty" Captain America and a more capable and cope-able one.

My overall rating would be an 8.5/10.

I hope this review helps you make a decision on whether to see this movie or not.  Until next time all!

Writer:  Munpreet Randhawa         

Friday, April 4, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soilder


As we get closer and closer to the summer movie blockbusters, this year seems to be starting a little early.  Today is release of Captain America: The Winter Solider

 


The Russo brothers have big shoes to fill as they take on Captain America.  Both Anthony and Joe worked on the film You, Me and Dupree, the television series Community, and now Captain America.  They are joined with Joss Whedon who also worked on the screenplay for Marvels blockbuster The Avengers and also Buffy the Vampire Slayer, movie and television series.

The movie seems to have a promising run.  So far Rotten Tomatoes has 177 reviews and rates the movie at 88% while IMDb gives the movie 4 stars 8.3/10 with over 30,000 votes in. 

What will your choice be?  Will this be your next date night movie?  Or will you find your self saving the $13.00 and watching reruns all night?  With big names like Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Robert Redford, and of course Stan Lee making his famous cameo, is this a movie you are willing to miss watching in the theaters? 

Check out the video and see if that helps you make a decision! 


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=115554



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ANIME!

With the ending of last year, we begin a brand new one with tons of new animes emerging.  With the outcome of last year, anime fans were pleased with new stuff from new anime and manga series emerging to current chapters on ongoing series and also, merchandise!

2013 started strong with the anime series Sword Art Online or S.A.O.  The series was embraced by fans with a very strong following, from hundred s of fans cosplaying as their favorite characters Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki to the purchase of the series’ merchandise.  But as the year comes to a close another hidden gem emerged from the thousands of anime shows released; Attack of Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin.

The story is set on a world where giant skinless humanoid creatures, called Titan, have nearly wiped out humanity.  What remains of humanity now resides within a country surrounded by concentric walls. The series revolves around Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ankerman, and their friend Armin Arlest. It starts with humanity living in peace for a hundred years.  Then out of the blue appeared a gigantic sixty meter Titan that has breached the outermost wall allowing smaller Titans to enter and begin killing and devouring the people inside. Oh yeah did I forget to mention the Titans eat people?  Even though they don't need to in order to survive?  INTENSE! More on that as the series continues. So thus, our hero begins his story.  But alas, we don’t want to spoil it but the first volume pretty much sets you up to the atmosphere of the story!

Attack on titan was written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama.  The novel series was created in 2011 and was then made into an anime adaptation in 2013 on which Funimation got the license to distribute it in North America.

Attack on Titan has become a commercial success thanks to the helping boost in the anime adaptation for those who would rather watch then read.  You know who you are! It has received critical acclaim for its atmosphere and story which has been the subject of controversy.  The creation of the anime led Skingeki no Kyojin to receive over 1,000 death threats.  Later it was discovered that is was not a native to Japan and it was the same comment copy and pasted over and over again.  Yet, anime fans continue to show love for the anime.  With this being said, you should give the manga a try!  Just don't be nitpicky of its art style in comparison. And as like all manga to anime adaptation there will always be some alternate scene to pass the rating system.  In the manga, anything goes. The U.S publication is where they still censor some of those details.
With the popularity of the walking dead gore and action, Attack on titan really got the fans attention. It's still an ongoing series so if you wanna try to give a go. You can check out the story at mangahere.com or mangastream.com or any of your choice free manga websites. Hope you like our first take on anime recommendation and hope we could do a future review and preview of new and old anime series.
Author:  Warren
Editor: Munpreet Randhawa

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Filipino Fiesta Sacramento Charity Car Show 3 is back!!!


We are back. Same place. Same folks putting it on.

But... with more cars, more raffles, more crazy competitions like Vape building (open to one employee per vape shop) Cloud competition (open to the public) Hosted by: Planet of the Vapes!!! db Drag (hosted by Sactown Pros) at the show, more trophy classes like lowrider, truck, bike and motorcycle. Mad D.J.'s smashing your ears. Banging featured models and Jeri Lee at her Mama Lee's Lounge so bring your bibs you drooling bastards.

More guest will be announced on this event page ONLY.

A few new sponsors with a new trophy category JUST FOR VENDOR /SPONSORS and their outrageous rides.

Who will take home the coveted 6 foot best of show trophy?

Which vendor/sponsor will take home the best booth award?

We will as always be doing a light screening when submissions open soooo go to...

www.ffscarshow.org for all the details.

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