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Knight Rider Movie

July 6th, 2007

Knight Rider

After selling KITT from the hit show Knight Rider, it seems we will be seeing a reincarnation of KITT in the big screen.

The 80s fads are catching up on us. I’m not complaining though as long as they don’t destroy my childhood memories. Come to think of it, a cool talking car in the 80s was really awesome. But in this day and age, can they pull it off? We already had Fast and the Furious movies, Dukes of Hazard, Starsky and Hutch, etc. How will Knight Rider be any more different from theirs? Put and AI on the car and let it say one liner witty lines?

It is also rumored that the producers want Ben Affleck portray Michael Knight.

Michael Knight

South Park, Simpsons and 24

May 26th, 2007


In a span of one month, 24 has been parodied by 2 famous cartoon shows.

South Park 24

and Simpsons
Simpsons 24

I liked the SouthPark episode better than Simpsons’. Though Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub guest stars in Simpsons as Jack and Chloe (their 24 characters), South Park has a better parody. I especially liked the times when Cartman says “Damn it!” ala Jack Bauer.

As an additional treat, when South Park aired their episode (which has something to do with a nuke bomb hidden in Hillary’s snatch), 24 producers actually gave Matt Parker and Trey Stone – creators of Southpark – a real prop nuke suitcase bomb.


If you want to watch the two episodes, search Snuke for Southpark’s episode while Simpsons’ is season 18 episode 21.

Heroes, Lost and Harry

May 10th, 2007

I just got the latest Wizard magazine and the issue is packed with information regarding the hottest shows these days. It is no secret that the creator of Lost and Heroes are good friends and somehow their respective shows touch on the other show in one way or the other.

Wizard has a very good interview with these two.
Heroes vs Lost

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Though Lost is slowly losing it’s audience share in the US, I’m still faithfully following it. I just want to know how it will end. It’s been dragging since the ‘others’ showed up. On the otherhand, Heroes is slowly gaining popularity. It’s the smallville of 2007. Though the concept is somewhat similar with X-Men (both the movie versions and the comics story), the way the show presents it is very refreshing.

Another sought after show (albeit a movie version) is the 4th installment of Harry Potter.
Order of the Phoenix

I’m pretty sure everyone is waiting for the Order of the Phoenix. I can’t make up my mind if I should be excited or not. With Pen in Sydney, I have no reason to go out and watch a movie just for the sake of it. It would totally be different if I’d watch the movie with Pen.

I want to be Hiro Nakamura

February 23rd, 2007

…instead I am Micah Sanders according to this test.

Micah Sanders

You scored 50 Idealism, 33 Nonconformity, 45 Nerdiness
Can we play Scrabble tonight?
Congratulations, you’re Micah Sanders! You’re good-natured, intelligent, perceptive, and naturally inclined toward technology. You’re also quite innocent and loving. You’ve got a fondness for computers and Scrabble.

Your best quality: You’re extremely perceptive
Your worst quality: You can be a little demanding at times

You scored higher than 99% on Idealism
You scored higher than 99% on Nonconformity
You scored higher than 99% on Nerdiness

get yours here: The Heroes Personality Test

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

February 15th, 2007

[Since this show is not a sitcom, plus it’s an “old” show, it is not listed among the recent ranking of BBC Britain’s Best Sitcoms: So I’d have to check these out too I suppose. But it is archived in the BBC site, of course.]

fry and laurieI surveyed a few episodes of this 80s show. The wooden humor is just hilarious! They do short sketches that could be anything from a parody to their own original gags. I was wondering which clip I would feature here, and decided on these:

Standing Here: The most hilarious sketch I have seen to date. Hugh is so annoyingly funny! He plays a man apparently as a witness in some incident and is being interviewed on camera. It doesn’t play out so well for the man.

Too Long Johnny: This has got to be my favorite! You see Hugh Laurie playing slide guitar, and singing a bluesy song.

Hugh’s First Kiss: This is a funny way of Hugh telling how a first kiss happens hehe. So you think he’s about to say something about kissing his uncle now eh? But listen on and find out…
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Celebrity feature: Johnny Depp

February 11th, 2007

JD face
Born: John Christopher Depp II on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky.
** Was first choice for the role of Neo in the Matrix.
** Started acting career upon being introduced to Nicolas Cage.


The many faces immortalised by this prolific thespian (Name the show/film):

Officer Tom Hanson.
Don Juan.
Gilbert Grape.
Donnie Brasco.
Ichabod Crane.
James Barrie.
Victor Van Dort.
Willy Wonka.
Jack Sparrow.

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80s Cartoons

February 10th, 2007

I took a break from a long afternoon of pencil-pushing. I was told that it is good for the mind to focus even on times of relaxation, rather than let it wander aimlessly amidst an activity as knitting. Well, I guess there is no harm in watching TV then!

But since I’ve been overloaded with the current TV series the past weeks, I wanted to see something else. I spent 10 minutes finding something good to watch and found Visionaries again. I’m sure Ajay has this stashed somewhere, but seeing I can only browse online for old shows like this, YouTube thankfully did not let me down this time.

It is a time when magic is more powerful than science, and only those who control magic control destiny… They, are the Visionaries.

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Pinoy Abroad: Australia

February 3rd, 2007

Wow, malapit nang mag-isang taon mula nang mapanuod ko ang 3-week series tungkol sa Australia na feature sa GMA TV dokyumentaryo na Pinoy Abroad (March 2006). Nostalgic baga na nakita ko uli si Rhea Santos. Iniipon ko lang ang mga links dito.

Taronga Zoo, Sydney – nakita ko na yang mga hayop sa Taronga. Ok sana, kaso parang naka-droga sila. Masyado silang docile, bukod dun sa emu at peacock! (Upload ko ngapala yung video ko nung peacock tsaka giraffes next time) Di pa ko nakakita ng kangaroo na nagbboxing at naninipa.
Aussie Visa Information – Di ko napanuod to. Pero anyway, ayan may tips sila kung anong website ang pupuntahan para mag-apply ng visa. Whew, pagod ako sa pag-asikaso nyan.
Didgeridoo at Circular Quay – Kaaliw ito! Musical instrument ng mga aborigine na gawa sa eucalyptus tree. Colorful ng aboriginal art!

Nakakatuwa. Noong panahong yun ay hindi ko pa akalain na makukuha ko itong slot sa unibersidad. Sayang walang video clip na tuwang-tuwa ako nag-skydiving si Rhea, atsaka yung nilakad nila yung Harbor Bridge. Haha, gagawin ko din yan! (sige hanggang salita lang muna… hehe)

Halika, biyahe tayo! Nakakamiss naman mamasyal sa Pilipinas.

Adorable Faces: Topher Grace

January 29th, 2007

So yeah, I was watching some 90s TV shows in YouTube, one of which was That 70s Show. So high time I brought good ‘ol Topher to the spotlight.

150gracetopher052505.jpgTopher Grace (b. 1978) will be starring alongside Tobey Maguire in the next Spiderman film installment. It’s amazing how these two look alike in some angles. Though now he looks a tiny bit like Brendan Fraser… don’t you think? The geeky frame he used to sport is shedding off too.

Topher was initially recognized as Eric Forman in That 70s Show in the early 90s. I would chance upon it on some weeknights in ABC5. Catchy novel show at that time. Prior to That 70s Show, the only experience under his belt were school plays and some theater.

topher_grace.jpgI love Topher’s dry presence in comedy. He did a cameo in Ocean’s Eleven (and Twelve) as himself. Remember that scene where Pitt’s character is giving poker lessons to a group of young actors? Present there were Topher, Joshua Jackson, Holly Mary Combs and one other guy I don’t know (they were all playing themselves)… Then Clooney’s character comes and plays with them? Topher is too funny. It cracks me up seeing the fans after that scene go gaga over Topher like “Mr. Popularity”, while Brad Pitt walked out from the club unnoticed.

He appeared in the film In Good Company with Scarlett Johanssen and Dennis Quaid. Not a big hit, but a decent enough movie. He looked a bit more serious here, but his boyish appeal doesn’t shake off at all. I guess that was the point of his casting. He also had a tiny role as fiance to Julia Stiles’ character in Mona Lisa Smile.

Eric Forman is one of my favorite TV characters. ‘Twas part of that TV phase in parallel with F.R.I.E.N.D.S. He refused to continue for an 8th season (or was it 7th?) as he wanted to focus now on his film career. Ashton Kutcher followed suit.

Bye bye Rafa.

January 25th, 2007

Ho-kay, 1 day past at mali na ako agad. Out-of-sorts sya, kitang-kita na ninenerbiyos. And being so close to losing, just as it happened with Murray the other night, how can he face Federer in that form? Turned out Gonzalez was the better player last night. Lightning tennis! From the baseline, from the net, and that blasted chase for the ball was fantastic! (In the youtube clip below, see this game shot between timestamps 7:00 and 7:40, played 3x yata) Just a few nights ago he broke a nation’s heart by eliminating the last Aussie Lleyton Hewitt.

Matalo kaya ni Gonzales si Haas, at makatapat si Federer? O baka pati naman yung match with Roddick mamaya “surprise, surprise” na naman! Since watching tennis matches all in a row is new territory for me, this is really interesting to see. Ha! Maaga na naman ako uuwi mamaya.

Courtesy Ch7: Natuklasan ng ch7 na naka-thongs kasi si Rafa kaya sya laging nagkakawedgie. Susmaryosep, tama ba namang pag-usapan tuwing umaga?

updated: 4 p.m.: Ano ba?? Mali na naman ako… Serena Williams defeated Nicole! Maria’s game ongoing…
updated again the next day: Ok na si Maria. Si Roger na lang (talo si Andy!), kunsino man manalo between Haas and Gonzo. May kontrobersya pa tungkol sa pandaraya ng grupo ni Serena dahil sa attempt na silawin si Nicole with a watch. Di ako makakapanuod ngayon. Aussie day! Out to the streets to celebrate =)
updated Saturday: So ayan, comeback na si Serena as rank 14. Mukhang ninerbiyos si Maria sa kanya. Sweep ba naman. Iyak ako. Hehe.
updated Sunday: It will all be over by tonight. 4 hours ’til the finals of men’s singles. It’s likely to be a Fed express night, which makes me root for the Bull. Go Gonzo! =)
9.22 pm: Tight game!!! 96 minutes gone by. Go Speedy Gonzalez!
10.07 pm: Roger Federer has done it again, straight sets. Sparing a thought for Fernando Gonzalez, he is still amazing. Good fight, brilliant match. That about wraps it up for the Aussie Open this year. More titles to come!

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