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Movie Quote Monday: Other Adam’s Edition

Well since the original MQM Adam is sitting around with a thumb up his ass; I’ll take it upon myself to do today’s quote. Since we’re one day on the other side of Easter, I’ll do something to fit the bill.

“Are you a God?”

If you know the movie (I’d be shocked if you didn’t), please feel free to provide a quote in the comments.

The Threeway: Top Three Star Wars Characters that Least Deserve Stand-Alone Movies (The Other Adam’s Take)

3smallAfter last week’s celebration of love, finally another Threeway that I can stand behind.  We needed to do something that brought us out of the clutches of sweet, sticky lovin, and turn back to the dark hate that flows through our veins. Now I can finally use this hate to strike down the three most undeserving characters in a galaxy far, far away.

Hutt3.) The Hutts: While the back story for numerous Hutts are fairly interesting, there’s one simple reason that they should never be allowed to have their own stand-alone film. They’re nasty to look at. No matter how juicy the plot, there’s honestly no way that I could sit in a dark room for two hours looking at an intergalactic space-slug. Not to mention that, while the foam rubber version (which was horrendously grotesque) was an amazing piece of puppetry art; the CGI version (which you know they would use instead of the prior) looked god-awful.

Sorry space gangster, you’re just going to have sit this one out on your throne with your metal bikini-clad lady friend and crunchy frog treats. Continue reading

The Threeway: Top Three Sci-Fi/Fantasy Couples (The Other Adam’s a.k.a. the Valentine’s Day Grinch’s take)

3smallI don’t care for Valentine’s Day, and fortunately I married a woman that cares for it even less than I do. So, while my fellow geeks were eating chocolate covered strawberries while wearing their gold bikinis (looking at you Bro), I was sitting in a dark room brooding over this subject (Ed note: But apparently not enough to copyedit – HEYO).

With a minimum amount of respect, I waited until it was officially not Valentine’s Day to post my dark list of the top 3 worst Sci-Fi/Fantasy couples/relationships. So for your entertainment, I submit a list of lost love and disappointment.

willow and oz#3) WIllow and Oz: As most have stated here, if you’re looking for good relationships, look no further than the Whedonverse. This can also be said for bad ones as well, but the one that always stuck out to me was Willow and Oz. One’s a werewolf and the other is an aspiring witch. Their short love seems to be happy enough; but then Oz ends up cheating on Willow after he boinks another werewolf. To rub salt into the open wound in Willow’s heart, he uses the excuse that he’s the wolf all the time inside (No, that is not a good excuse as to why you crushed the happy, pixie heart of your girlfriend.). He promptly leaves her and Sunnydale to go to Tibet to learn how to control his urges. This, however, is not the reason that this break-up hits number three on my list. When Oz leaves, Willow moves on to Tara, and thus starts the longest rebound relationship that I’ve seen in the Whedonverse. The simple fact is that there’s barely any chemistry between the two characters; and it ends up adding a rather nasty flat spot to, what I feel, is one of the stronger characters in the series. Granted, Whedon eventually kills Tara off, sparking the rage of Willow; but by that time their relationship had grown more stale then a month-old Scooby snack. Continue reading

New Ghost in the Shell

It was announced that a new Ghost in the Shell series, Arise Ghost in the Shell, will be coming out at the end of July. I’ve been a fan of this cyberpunk world since I saw the original movie decades ago, and when Stand Alone Complex came out in the early 00’s I was overjoyed to dive back into that world again. It also gave little glimpses into the past of the cyborg protagonist Motoko Kusanagi. Not to mention it had one of the better openings for an anime. (The best being hands down the opening for Cowboy Bebop.)

So with that to live up to, the first teaser for the Arise is falling a little flat for me.

It just doesn’t seem to have that same pop or edginess that the last series had. Granted this is only a sample of things to come, so I will suspend my criticism until I see a few episodes. We can only hope that this series finally reveals the reason why Kusanagi just gave up on wearing pants.

Friday Distraction: That’s No Cake it’s a Star Destroyer!

Keeping with the Star Wars theme, I give you a cake that will make you want to run your your x-wing cake knife (Okay that doesn’t exist, but it should.).

Star Destroyer Cake

While the thought and detail that went into the front is amazing; the back makes you wish it was your birthday, so you could make all the kids on your block jealous.

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The Threeway: Top Three Star Wars Characters that Most Deserve Stand-Alone Movies (The Other Adam’s Take)

3smallWell I’m usually not one to get in the way of a threeway, but with a topic this juicy I just had to get up and awkwardly insert myself into it. Star Wars has really fallen flat for me over the years, but with new life being breathed into it the franchise, it gives me hope that we can finally move beyond the steaming pile that was the prequels.  So without further delay, here are my top 3 picks.

Boba

3. Boba Fett – Yes this is the one that everyone picks, but shit people it’s Boba Fucking Fett, and the more you know about his badass exploits. The more you want more story behind that wookie killing mo-fo. I would rather see something other then him falling head first into a man-eating, desert anus.

2. The Millenium Falcon – I know it’s not a person, but damn it’s Millennium_Falconthe fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy! If it wasn’t for that ship, Luke and Obi would still be sitting at that Mos Eisley bar staring at each other’s drinks after another long awkward silence. We could actually start off with Lando as the captain, and then see the whole saga of how he ends up losing her to Han.

Alderaan1. Alderaan Survivors – You know what happens when your peaceful blue/green planet gets blown to tiny pieces by a dildo trying to make a point, and his asthmatic lackey? You get pissed. The Alderaan Survivors who joined the Rebel Alliance after their planet’s destruction end up being rather hardcore. Heck they man the ion cannon on Hoth, knowing that it most likely means a death sentence, but that doesn’t matter when you have a score to settle. Just imagine a movie that focuses on some of the most pissed off people in the galaxy getting their revenge on the Empire. Heck I can see the trailer for this movie now; it would be one giant “BRAAAAAHHHHMMMMM.”