Monday, April 27, 2009

Apatow TV

I watched 2 old Judd Apatow television series on DVD.

Freaks & Geeks - Apparently I'm crazy because everyone I know seems to think that this show is the greatest thing ever. It's not. I watched almost 2 discs worth and I gave up. Freaks & Geeks is neither funny nor entertaining. It's like they tried to make a comedy but it wasn't funny, so they called it a drama. I like my 'coming-of-age' television to star Fred Savage with a Daniel Stern voice over. I give this a SUPER-LAME because I had so much hope. I'm glad I sold it on Craigslist.

UNDECLARED - Now, this is a good show. it has a blossoming Seth Rogen and he's actually funny in this. You gotta love Jay Baruchel as Stephen Karp. He's so funny and pathetic at the same time. Great cameos by Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, & Ben Stiller. I think every character & all 18 episodes( or maybe it's 17? who cares. ) are BRILLIANT. glad I bought it.

Friday, April 24, 2009

some movies and some comics

Taken - this is nothing new in action movies. If you seen 5 action movies your life then you can pretty much guess the plot points and the formula. That being said, it is a very very well done action movie. I really enjoyed Liam Neeson as the bad ass action star. I thought that the violence was a little too clean and quick, and didn't show much blood, but I hear they will be releasing the unrated, more violent version on DVD so I will definitely check that out. PRETTYGOODPunisher Warzone - I did not want to watch this. My girlfriend had seen this in theaters and insisted I would like it. I told her I would not. I was right. this movie is horrible. At no point in this movie do you start caring about any of the characters. The only actor in this flick that is believable is Wayne Knight (Newman from Seinfeld, who is actually a good actor). I'm not sure if the creators of this monstrosity wanted everything and everyone to be so over the top that it is almost a parody of itself but that is certainly what they achieved. If I never hear of this again I will be happy. LAME

Role Models - funnier than I thought it would be. 'Good morrow to you'. PRETTYGOOD
I Love You, Man - not funny. At all. LAME
Foot Fist Way - this is Danny McBride's first movie. It has some funny moments and showcases the beginning talents of a very funny up and comer, in McBride. If you like the dead pan humour of Napoleon Dynamite then this is up your alley. I bought it but I really don't know when or if I might watch it again. LAME
Flash Rebirth # 1 - First DC book I've enjoyed in a long while. I haven't enjoyed any DC regular universe books since Infinite Crisis. Geoff Johns' dialogue is a little cheesy but manages to give you all the info you need and still write a great story. I always appreciated Ethan Van Sciver's art but I was never a huge fan. In fact, I almost didn't buy Flash: Rebirth # 1 but the cover looked so nice. Ethans art seems to have more consistency to the characters. I will buy all of this mini series. After that, we'll see. worth the buy just for the cover. GREAT
Boys Club 2 - This is great! pointless and trippy, but GREAT!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Crazy Weekend

So, I double booked this past weekend & bought a $250 ticket for UFC 97 in Montreal & rented a table at the Hobbystar Fan Appreciation ComiCON in Toronto. I could not get rid of my ticket for UFC, so I did both.

I was at the con in Toronto from 11 am until after 3 pm. I bid farewell to Joel & Ibrahim & all my other con friends & then I drove for 6 hours to Montreal. I made it to the show @ 9:30 pm , just in time for the main card. I don't really want to get into my thoughts on the UFC but I will say that I didn't think the Silva vs Leites main event was as bad as everyone made it out to be. I like Anderson Silva, he is a great champ & he was trying to win and keep his title, which isn't always gonna be a knockout.

I made it back to Toronto for 3pm with 2 hours left in the show. Joel & Iby did a great job of holding it down. I wish I could've got around the con a bit but, hey, it was alright. I went for dinner with the Digital Kontent crew & Danny & Jason Truong. we ate Italian. It was pretty good.

thanks to Joel, Elaine, K.Song, DK, the Bros. Truong, Kev & James, Alfonso, & Mcc

here's some sketches........

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Comi Con this weekend !!!!!!

Team Awesome Marcus Ninja will be out this weekend at the hobbystar Toronto ComiCon Fan Appreciation event. Artist of the smash hit web comic Gan 5, IBY will be sitting in with Joel & myself and we will be doing FREE sketches all weekend long. please come out because I had to give up my super awesome UFC 97 Montreal ticket to be ther for the fans (you.)

also, there are a bunch of really cool artists that aren't Iby or me.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Ain't It Cool?

Check it out!!! Awesome Marcus Ninja was recently reviewed on Ain't It Cool news.

we rock!! please check out Awesome Marcus Ninja and see whats goin down.