January 2, 2017

cards againat humanity 561

Jenna Busch

So, are you sick of superhero films yet? I love them with a geeky, dorky passion, and I’d watch a new one every day if I could, but with the sheer number of them out/in production lately, I was absolutely ready for a parody. In Megamind 3D, a blue alien (Will Ferrell) is put into a spaceship by his parents and sent off as the planet appears to be in peril, a la Superman. As he hurtles towards Earth with his minion (David Cross) he passes another, cooler, prettier baby doing the very same thing. Instead of crash landing in a field and being taken in by kindly farmers,
cards against humanty, the other kid gets the life he was supposed to have. Poor little Megamind lands in a prison. He’s teased at school (don’t bully your fellow students or they’ll end up as evil geniuses) until he realizes that bad is the way to be. And there you have it. Metro Man vs. Megamind.

The nods to classic superheros are thick in this film. Metro Man gets a museum (so does the Flash). The villain kidnaps a plucky reporter named Roxanne Ritchis (Tina Fey) whose name continues the tradition of alliteration in comic book names. (Lois Lane, Peter Parker, etc.) There were so many funny ones,
card against humanity, I couldn’t write them all down. It sent me into a geeky cloud of happiness.

But this film takes a turn and asks the question,
crimes against humanity game, ‘What would happen if Lex Luthor killed Superman?’ After accidentally taking out the good guy, our villain gets bored and creates a brand new hero from Roxanne’s geeky camera guy/stalker (Jonah Hill) so he has someone to fight. But the gamer in spandex is a bit more realistic than most superheroes. What would you do if you got superpowers? Save the world? Rescue puppies? Nope. You’d try to take over the world. Megamind finds himself becoming the hero, falling in love with Roxanne and turning into the blue man he was supposed to be all along.

Any comic book fan worth her salt will be laughing her ass off at the references and the nods to geek culture. My favorite part? The smart woman falls in love with the geeky museum curator in glasses. I’m telling you,
best cards against humanity, it warmed my heart. But then, I had a crush on Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so maybe I’m not exactly impartial here. The entire script is smart. It’s quick. It’s funny even to non geeks. Dreamworks is really stepping up their game here. They’re producing some seriously strong animated pieces. The only thing they haven’t quite gotten yet is the visual charm. It’s one of the things Pixar consistently gets right. After watching a screening of the upcoming film, Tangled, I marveled at how they managed to make me think a small old drunk guy with a giant red nose was adorable. In Megamind, you have an entire cast of people with not so charming giant foreheads. I can’t quite put my finger on the difference, but it’s there.

That said, the voice acting was mostly wonderful. Ferrell uses more restraint than we’re used to hearing from him and it worked perfectly. If he hadn’t done a ton of press for the film, you might not realize who you’re hearing. Fey. well, really who would expect anything but brilliance from her? David Cross has to be one of the most underrated performers out there right now. I mention him and very few people seem to know his name. I just don’t get it. I’d fall in love with Minion the sidekick from his voice alone. Brad Pitt (sounding strangely like George Clooney) has the cheesy Elvis like Metro Man down pat. The only weak link was Jonah Hill. The character was well written, but Hill pulled a Michael Cera here and played exactly the same character that he always does. I know he has more range than this. I’m certain he could have made this an actual character and not just a guy in a room talking. But that’s exactly how he came across.

And now the 3D issue. Here’s my feeling on the whole thing. I don’t mean to get on a soap box here, but it’s a hot button issue in the film community and I have to address it. I’m not a fan to begin with. I can’t stand wearing glasses while watching a film. It gives me a headache. I hate post production conversion. I hate how much it darkens a picture. But. animated films are a completely different animal. Though I don’t think it’s entirely necessary, I don’t mind it at all. I’ve said it before, but I’m kind of sick of filmmakers saying, ‘Oh, we’re not using 3D as a device. We’re not throwing things at the screen. That’s just silly.’ It’s animation. Be silly. Throw things at me. And Megamind used 3D in exactly the way it should be used in an animated film. For fun. Climbing off the box now.

Megamind is a blast. Take your kids. Stay with them. There are plenty of laughs for everyone. Bring your asprin for the 3D headache. This one is actually worth seeing that way.

cards againts humanity? 612

of Youth Sami Vatanen Jersey the biggest stars in baseball because he can hit, as evidenced by his Kid Dany Heatley Jersey AL leading home run Authentic Black Dany Heatley Jersey tally in 2005, AL leading RBI tallies in 2005 and 2006 Kid Sami Vatanen Jersey and his 2010 Home Run Men Kyle Palmieri Jersey Derby win. But Ortiz is from the Dominican Republic, you say? True, but his wife Tiffany is from Kaukauna, and the Packers bug seems to have rubbed off on Big Papi. Thus, Ortiz can occasionally be Kid Carl Hagelin Jersey spotted on the sidelines at Lambeau. Clearly wearing the green and gold 6. Justin Timberlake ? Timberlake is only Women Scott Niedermayer Jersey this high on the list because he’s Justin Fucking Timberlake. He brought sexy back, he took Britney Spears’ virginity, he dated Jessica Biel, he put his dick in a box, he acts, he dances, he’s won six Grammys and two Emmys? frankly, we don’t know what Youth Kyle Palmieri Jersey he’s incapable of. In other words, he’s a mega watt celebrity, but we’re unsure of his Packers fan cred. What we know is this: Timberlake has been to a Packers game, he Youth Paul Kariya Jersey shotgunned beers in the parking lot and he wore Packers colors while doing so. Those are pretty good
day experience. With the International Series the NFL is trying to give more intensity to its games, making them more appealing for fans. It not like the pre season Authentic White Carl Hagelin Jersey games disputed throughout the American Bowl were not appealing, since they reported sell put crowds of Kid Carl Hagelin Jersey 80,000 at Wembley Stadium on every single game, just that competitiveness had to be increased to give the fans a real Authentic Black Dany Heatley Jersey day game experience like in the United States. Like every big business now days you are not truly successful until you go global. Diversifying markets is also imperative to stay afloat in these times of recession were fanbases are waiting to Men Scott Niedermayer Jersey Authentic Simon Despres Jersey be conquered. Like football other sports have understood this too, and for example in soccer it has become very common in the last decade to see top European clubs Authentic Mike Santorelli Jersey conducting their pre season in Asian and North American grounds. The ATP World Tour and the Formula 1 have also diversified their calendars in an effort to spread their brand, just to name two more scenarios.
. With the tide seeming to turn on the market as a whole, these are the last type of companies that Authentic Ryan Getzlaf Jersey we want to be in. If we’re going to be in equities now, we’re going to be in low multiple blue chips. OPI likes real companies with good old fashioned products. We like to see big margins, little debt, and good cash flow. Patent companies and companies like startup biotechs rarely fit this profile and are unattractive to us. After that, we wrote that if Vringo could find success against Google in its en banc rehearing, the stock could potentially continue its move upward. The company was denied at its en banc hearing, and shareholders are now sitting here holding the remains of a company that once traded over $4.50. Things had generally been Authentic White Simon Despres Jersey quiet for Vringo, as it shed a couple of pennies a day. Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA) in a case where it claimed patent infringement against generic drugmakers. This reversed a federal appeals decision that
when asked Women Corey Perry Jersey about what advantages he has in Madden, said "My creativity on offense and defense and getting in my opponents head. Half of the people I play are beat before they pick up the. To be the best at the Madden NFL video game, you have to be willing to get advice, but not just any old advice. professional advice. To beat everyone, you have to be ruthless and know all of the Men Dany Heatley Jersey strategies and gameplay tricks. To Authentic White Ryan Getzlaf Jersey master Madden 08, check out this quick, football game, video tip from Madden Nation (EA Sports and ESPN) with video game pro PG 13 (or Sheila Barger). PG 13, when asked about the longest time she had ever played Madden NFL in one sitting, said "I sat for thirty eight hours straight; no sleep, no food, just me and the game! It is a true addiction." Here she shows. To be the best at the Madden NFL video game, you have to be willing to get advice, but not just any old advice. professional advice. To beat everyone, you have to be ruthless and know all of the strategies

of contrast. The resulting initiative, called Color Rush (a name that has prompted mocking terms like Color Rash and Money Flush on social media), makes the players look like they’re wearing bodysuit Women Shawn Horcoff Jersey Authentic Dany Heatley Jersey costumes, not uniforms. Authentic Corey Perry Jersey The Color Rush program got off to a rocky start last night, with the Jets Authentic Ryan Getzlaf Jersey and Seattle Seahawks Authentic Corey Perry Jersey Nike NFL Store Online Bills wearing solid green and solid red, respectively. As countless observers quickly noted, this color pairing would have made a lot more sense on Christmas than two weeks before Thanksgiving. Even worse, fans with red green colorblindness complained that they couldn’t tell the teams apart. This problem will presumably recur next Thursday, when the Tennessee Titans will wear solid blue and the Jacksonville Jaguars will wear solid gold, because some people are afflicted with blue yellow colorblindness. The Youth Scott Niedermayer Jersey concerns of colorblind fans are real and should Men Shawn Horcoff Jersey be taken Men Corey Perry Jersey seriously. But the bigger problem with the Color Rush program, as with so many things in the
kids are coming through. "We’ve got an Aussie, Jesse Williams, who is already doing well over there. "The English Men Scott Niedermayer Jersey Super league, French and Japanese have always been seen as a bit of a threat to the NRL. "Maybe in future it will be the NFL." IT’S the biggest show on Earth and megastar Beyonce won’t be paid a cent for it. Beyonce is the headline act at tomorrow’s Super Bowl and she used up the $600,000 production costs on the show, meaning Men Sami Vatanen Jersey she will have to pay out of her own pocket to perform at sport’s ultimate extravaganza. And she has promised there will be no lip syncing. Of course, the halftime entertainment can be as controversial Authentic Paul Kariya Jersey as the game. Hopefully, there won’t be a similar boo boo to 2004, when a wardrobe Authentic White Sami Vatanen Jersey malfunction saw Janet Jackson flash her assets to the world. flipped the bird to the worldwide TV audience. IT’S not hard to bump into NFL legends wherever you go in New Orleans. This Aussie Kid Corey Perry Jersey desperate was lucky enough to get his photograph taken with the greatest
Scottish Welsh Premier League Welsh Cup Welsh League Cup All Welsh Irish Premiership Irish Cup Authentic Sami Vatanen Jersey Irish Premier Division All Irish European Championship Qualifying Euro U21 Qualifying International Friendlies Under 21 Friendly Women’s European Championship Qualifying Authentic Sami Vatanen Jersey Women’s International Friendlies European Championship All International Champions League Europa League Club World Cup Women’s Champions League Club World Cup Super Cup Argentine Primera Division Australian A League Austrian Bundesliga Belgian Pro League Brazilian Srie A Danish Superliga Dutch Eredivisie Finnish Veikkausliiga French Ligue Authentic Black Kevin Bieksa Jersey 1 French Coupe de France German Bundesliga German DFB Cup Greek Superleague Italian Serie A Italian Coppa Italia Norwegian Tippeligaen Portuguese Primeira Liga Russian Premier League Spanish La Liga Spanish Copa del Rey Swedish Allsvenskan Swiss Super League Turkish Super Lig United States Major League Soccer All European World Women’s Super League 1 Women’s Super League 2 Women’s League Cup
from fans and in the media after Rice was Authentic White Paul Kariya Jersey originally given just a 2 game suspension by the league. John Boyett John Boyett, a rookie safety for the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested Sept. 2, Women Ryan Getzlaf Jersey 2013 on public intoxication and other charges, according to Kid Corey Perry Jersey CBS Chicago. An Indianapolis police report says the 23 year old was upset he was not allowed into a downtown nightclub because he Youth Paul Kariya Jersey had too much to drink. The report says when an officer attempted to arrest Boyett, he ran. After he was caught, Boyett repeatedly told officers "You can’t arrest me, I’m a Colts player." The Colts waived safety him a day later. Credit: Indianapolis Police Dept. Ausar Walcott Ausar Walcott, a rookie free agent for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, was arrested Tuesday, June 25, 2013 and charged with attempted murder after allegedly punching a man outside a gentleman’s club in New Jersey, the North Jersey Record reports. The victim, Derrick Jones, 24, was taken to the Harlem Hospital Center in Manhattan where he

blog comments powered by Disqus

About Stephen Applebaum

Stephen Applebaum has written 2117 post in this blog.