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I bought Ten Inch Hero because honestly, Jensen Ackles. Out of the 3 main pretty boys of Supernatural (Jared, Jensen, Misha), he was the only one of the three that I did not have a non-Supernatural related DVD of. I hate soap operas so picking up a copy of whatever the hell one he was in was a no go. Searched around for a bit and then discovered…a mohawk? That’s right, a mohawk and kilt, complete with eye liner, tats, and piercings. Cool and attractive, and refreshingly different. Jensen went out of his normal appearance (average male attire) to something alternative that has selective popularity which made this viewer intrigued.
Now Ten Inch Hero focuses on romance stories of multiple characters at once, and as stated before, love movies are not usually my cup of tea. I find them uncomfortable and cardboard half the time or just over the top. And never really understood the attention given when it comes to “finding the one”. Why does everyone have to be in a relationship? Or if they aren’t in a relationship they have to change something about themselves to win over another person. OR the individual has a lot to offer, is independent and yet grows to be uncomfortable in themself and end up struggling to change or give up. Too many cliches, compromises, and cardboard actions to hold my interest. Now, throw in a twist (that isn’t abusive significant others, sexual violence, or pining over the “hot” one) and I’ll be willing to watch. In this case the movie was fairly straight forward. But, enjoyable.
I felt that the story jumped around a bit from character to character, but I believe that was the intention. However, itfeltto this viewer, that some of the ideas were a little underdeveloped. And the ending…well I don’t want to spoil it. The characters were interesting yet mildly predictable. Certain parts I found to be interesting, thought engaging. For example, the self-declared plain Jane late bloomer talks about what it means to not be the physical bomb shell that men pine over. While normally this scene would’ve bothered me (I like character who do not feel the need to ever change their appearance), she raised some highly interesting points AND never said she was going to attempt to change her outer look.
Over all the film was interesting and I hope to go into more detail in the future. Just don’t hold your breath that it will happen soon lol.
You know how around (particularly Supernatural in my case) tumblr we talk about the movies we watched just for one actor(tress) and how it is like pulling teeth from an alligator, slow, difficult, painful. And we say how much money we would have if we got a dollar per episode/movie we watched JUST for an actor? Well, let me see how much would I have if I add all the actors up. It will be $1 for a regular role/one episode.
Richard Speight Jr.
$1- Demonic Toys (I’m still bitter about this one Mr Speight)
$3- 3 Telephone commercials
$1- In God We Trust
$1- Love For Rent
$10- Pepsi Max commercials (I’ve guesstimated for this one)
$4- Supernatural episodes he was in (given they were cameos)
$1- Band of Brothers (he had a listed part so I didn’t list each episode, just $1)
$2- Nightmare on Elm Street the series episodes
$1- Ernest Goes to Camp
$1- Open Water 2 Adrift
($20 for the convention videos I’ve watched, and Iknowthis is under estimated)
$1- Stonehenge Apocalypse
$1-Supernatural (should this go by episodes or because he became regular keep it at one?…if I do per episode…how much would that be?)
($20 for the convention videos, under estimated)
$1- Friday the 13th
$1- House of Wax
($20 for convention vids, under estimated)
($20 for convention vids, under estimated)
(sorry, Jensen, I love you! But I won’t watch a Soap Opera for you…I hate Soaps)
$1- Doctor Who
$1- Leverage (can’t remember how many episodes he was in so just giving this 1)
$1- Special Unit 2
$4- Warehouse 13 (for each episode)
$14- Supernatural (per episode give that he is always seen as a cameo)
($20 per con vid)
($10 per con vid)
$1- I’m in the Band
$1- Will and Grace
Neil Patrick Harris
$1-Harold and Kumar
$1- Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog
$1- Award Ceremony
$1- Batman the Brave and the Bold
$2- The Santa Clause 1 & 2
$1- The Guild
So…how much is all of this? And mind you…this is only the actors I remembered going out of my way to watch.
So, without including the convention videos: $72
With Con vids: $162 (mind you, this is conservative estimations)
This could be a reblog type thing… How Much Money Have You Earned Through Watching?
Stonehendge is evil…according to Misha Collins. Alright to be fair I haven’t seen Stonehendge Apocalypse, but from what I have read/been told by the fandom, it is a bad film. Flat out bad. Not even so bad it’s good but fall on it’s face bad. Still bought it. It has been shipped from my Amazon and I am waiting for my mailbox to be filled with happiness :) I even got Friday the 13th even though I hate slasher films (seeing as I find them unimaginative as a whole and overly gory)…guess why? That’s right Jared Padalecki. Now all that is left is to get Ten Inch Hero with Jensen Ackles. That way I will have things with the four main members of Team Free Will (see all the Richard Speigh Jr posts I’ve made and you’ll know I own MULTIPLE things he’s in).
I’d still techincally a need Jim Beaver. I even have X-Files and soon will have Warehouse 13, both which Mark Sheppard appears. AND I have an episode of MONK where he cameos. I really would like to find something that he stars in.
So, what I am thinking, I might go through a series of reviews/vlogs where I talk about a number of the movies that I have gotten/will be getting.
I collect DVDs just in case you didn’t know why I talk about tv/movies. I also read a ton. So I have 2 6ft shelves with DVDs/books filling them up, plus milk crates, and a little 2 shelf set. I need more shelves honestly to organize all of the movies and books I keep finding/recieving.
I am also looking into play some video games. I play video games, but with all the crap going on in my life, I tend to be drained…even for my recreation of video game playing lol.
So, not entirely sure what I could talk about right now. Anyways, new reviews on the way as soon as I get these things.
I am not sure what I want to review. However, I am going to be getting some money for my Amazon account as a reward for some things that happened at work. That being said these are the following movies I intend to get/review.
Friday the 13th (Jared Padalecki)
Ten Inch Heros (Jensen Ackles)
Stonehenge Apocalypse (Misha Collins)
Preditor X/Firefly (Mark Sheppard)
I alsohaveOpen Water 2 Adrift with Richard Speight Jr that I really want to review.
But these are the movies that I am thinking about getting them. BUT I am tired of sitting of bad movies just because of an actor being in it *see my earlier on Demonic Toys review to understand what I am talking about*.
What do you guys think though of these movies? Are these good “just because” “rainy day” movies or are these are waste of time? AND how much screen time do these lovely gents actually get?
Ps. Side note, how do I make a post that people can actually reply to without putting a question into the title? I can only make posts that have an ability to reply if I put a question into the title. There’s got to be another way right?
Just got this random idea of who I would want to see pop out of my birthday cake and so here is a list not in any order:
David Bowie (Was my first REAL major celeb crush…idolized this man for years!)
Richard Speight Jr (Or if it were possible, him to be Gabriel!)
Jared Padalecki (If it were possible, Sam would be fun for a while!)
Jensen Ackles (Dean, you could bring the tunes to the party!)
Misha Collins (Bed head a must!)
Mark Sheppard (You’re handsome in anything black!)
Sebastian Roche (Must be in a v-neck shirt!)
Brent Spiner (Oh please be dressed as Data! Heck, I wouldn’t mind if you weren’t but it would just be an icing on the cake so to speak :)
Terry McGinnis from Batman Beyond (I don’t care that he’s a cartoon!)
Lestat/Louis (Fictional characters not withstanding!)
Robert Downey Jr. (Be the dysfunctional functioning detective Holmes!)
Sheldon Cooper (though he’d probably misunderstand or over analyze the situation, but it would be wonderful!)
I’m not sure who else to include, but it was a random idea that wouldn’t go away. I’m not suggesting they pop out in a suggestive way, just in a fun, here they are and coming to spend the day with me kind of way. That would be damn cool!
I’ve always wondered what Jensen’s fan club would be called. And for that matter, Mark Sheppard. Of course I mean in relation to SPN. Like Moosekaters is to Jared/Sam, what would Jensen have? It is a toughie!
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Oh no! Another Supernatural review. This probably will be the last review but can’t say that there won’t be mentions in other blogs just fyi to my lovely followers.
Recently I have obtained the box set of the anime series (apparently the only tv show turned anime) based off of Eric Kripke’s tv show Supernatural. Now for anime fans there usually is a debate of subs vs. dubs (the original Japanese audio vs. the dubbing over in English) but as for me I often prefer watching my anime with dubs. Upon popping the first disc into my DVD player and hitting play, it automatically started with English voices. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles occasionally do the voices of the main characters, though at other times their voices are done by voice actors and I must say, the casting for those voice actors was fantastic because the voices match up that if I hadn’t read the credits, probably wouldn’t have guessed the voices were different.
Anyways, the series is a mixture of episodes based off of the original series (taking for example an episode from season 1 here or 2 there) and episodes that are meant to be completely original to the anime itself. I like this because that makes the series accessible by both die hard fans of the original and for new comers who may just be seeing the anime. In each episode unique twists on the originals and creative stories created anew bring a bright light and enjoyability.
At the beginning of every episode an introduction by Jared and Jensen which gives insight into the episode itself and helps draw you in. Sometimes the boys even will toss in a joke or two.
The animation unto itself is pretty decent. I think that it is detail and pretty clean, if a tad angular in some aspects. But that is my opinion. The lighting, the eyes (drawn in a more realistic style), the “effects” of all the supernatural aspects of the show, beautifully done. Now there are characters that don’t look quite right, but hey I guess I can let that slide. One of the biggest things I like about it is that the humans do not do things that are beyond human capabilities. That gives it the sense of “wow this could happen in real life” to a certain degree and I adore that.
There is no opening song nor “previously on Supernatural” before each episode, just the intros of about a minute or so by the boys and the bam, into the story. The end is capped off with Wayward Son (a fan favorite due to it’s use in the tv series) and then a small clip at the end of the credits that completes the episode just watched.
Over all I believe that this show has good writing, good English voices (haven’t watched it in Japanese yet), a bonus of getting the original actors involved, good art, and love the extra razzle dazzle of coming up with fresh idea/episodes for the anime’s reality instead of just redoing every episode.
Thumbs up in my opinion and I recommend it get checked out. And hey, 22 episodes, not too long, not too short.
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Introduction: I must give a round of applause to the modern television show Supernatural. Having been a fan of ghost stories (though I sit with my knees to my chest and peek from the gaps in my fingers when watching them) I must say this show earns my praise.
Overall Summery of the in general plot (focusing on the beginning of the series): The over all theme of the show is taking classic myths and American urban legend, mix it with something like X-Files or M.I.B. (or even the short lived Special Unit 2) and there you have Supernatural. They hunt the monsters who sharpen their claws under the bed, rid you of the ghosts that shove you down the stairs, destroy the demons that would have your soul. All of it tying into folk lore and history. The series (in the beginning) mostly focuses on the mysterious death of the main characters’ mother and their father’s quest to kill the being that took her away from them. In case you hadn’t noticed…trying to not have really OBVIOUS spoilers lol.
The Main Characters:The main characters Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester follow the formula of a partnership that hunt down the evil in the world that goes unseen by the majority. What is refreshing about Sam and Dean is that they have the chemistry of brotherhood to their advantage. As opposed to the male and female, “I love you but am conflicted about it”, “I hate you, but you’re alright”, “Our friendship is so strong that I will go barbarian on anyone who so much as sneezes on you”, partners I’ve seen in numerous shows (not dissing that formula for those can be interesting and I enjoy some shows with that).
Dean: The eldest brother by roughly four years. He is the tough guy with a gun. He has a sense of humor, charisma that pulls you to his character, fierce loyalty to those he loves (mostly his brother) and is over all a decent human being. His inner conflict within himself over his lack of stable life, drive to protect his brother at all costs and suppression of deeper emotions creates a compelling character to help drive the story. Dean is the playboy, high school drop out who never has to commit to a normal life. He faces most dangerous situations with a sarcastic comment and smirk. His whole life he has been loyal to his and Sam’s father who was usually absent from their lives, moving them from town to town, crappy motel to crappy motel, as he went out and killed monsters, leaving Dean in charge to be bother brother and father to Sam. He also has a deep love for his car, an Impala from the 60s, all black and leather seats. He cherishes this car, even calls it baby.
Sam: Sam is the rebellious child. He never wanted the life of a hunter and unlike Dean did not settle into it as smoothly (don’t be fooled, he’s just as skilled). Blind loyalty to their father was not for Sam. Sam is the more emotional, intellectual type. He uses his puppy eyes peeking from shaggy bangs to instill trust and get information as well as his educated mind to research on his beloved laptop whenever there is a creature he and Dean are hunting. Unlike Dean who always spent his life following their father’s orders, hunting the supernatural, Sam tried to break away. Even going to college to become a lawyer and finding a girlfriend (Jessica) as opposed to his brother’s method of one night stands. He got pulled back into the life of a hunter after his brother comes to fetch him when their father (John Winchester) goes missing.
Music:Rock and Roll. Classic rock. It is something I think adds to the show over all because most songs used are classic songs that a majority (I think) of people can enjoy and perhaps even know the words to. It gives a flare of bad ass to the show.
Realism: There is no sense of Scooby-Doo silliness or the scent of cheese when lore is brought up and utilized. There is a feeling when watching that this COULD happen. Things are explained within the confines of an episode without feeling like a time out to explain to the audience. For example, Sam and Dean don’t know what the monster they are currently tracking is, so Sam brings out his laptop and explains his findings to Dean and subsequently to us. I think it flows.
Episodes: A bonus to this show is while there is a common theme that ties the story together and keeps the show flowing, each episode is its own adventure, own monster. This makes the show easier to get into when the story doesn’t need to be followed like a hawk. Especially since the re-cap at the beginning of each episode and consistent references within the show itself make it easy to figure out.
Action: The action sequences are pretty realistic in the terms that the good guys do not always win. And sometimes their victories are bittersweet. They get hurt and tossed around more times than I can count and there is the danger that they will die, they will get hurt. So I think the action is pretty decent.
Conclusion: My overall conclusion is that I enjoy the show. It has gone to season 7 starting soon (July I think) or has already started back in June. I have watched the majority of the show and I must say (without giving much away) that it ups the ainty. The wow factor just keeps building and the shocks never ending. I enjoy this show. To me, it is one of the most in depth, interesting show of the last 5-6 years. I give a standing ovation! I know that my review is not the most IN depth or most perfect, well written piece, but I hope that you liked it. Thank you for reading!