Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Detectives in film

Detectives in Film

There are many different detectives that become characters in movies. Some of them include Sherlock Holmes, Dick Tracey, and one of my favorite ones, Charlie Chan. One reason why I am writing this blog is because I received an enormous amount of Charlie Chan DVD’s for Christmas. Another reason is because I wanted to write about how fun it is to watch the “old-fashioned” detective crime and mystery movies.

After watching a few more Chan films after taking my Crime Genre class, I have become a fan of the detective from the Honolulu Police Department. Yes, some people might think that I am crazy, but they don’t know what it’s like to see an Asian detective at work.

One thing I like about the Charlie Chan movies, such as The Jade Mask or Charlie Chan in Honolulu is that they show that a detective should be smart, witty and whimsical while they solve a crime. OK. Some people may disagree with me, because that's the way life works, but it makes way in a sense.
While watching these movies, you can learn many things. A few of those things are: 1. how to solve a crime, 2. how to do it while number 1 son is trying to help, 3. how to make everyone else look bad while doing it, and 4. make some interesting statement.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Oh What a Rush!!!!!!!!

This is the classic statement of The Road Warriors, or Legion of Doom as some of you may know them. The reason why I am writing this blog is because I finished watching the Road Warriors DVD.
I must admit that this was a very interesting DVD. The reason why is because, there aren’t many tag teams left in the world of wrestling like them. Now that I’ve said that is let me introduce the two members of the team, and they are Hawk and Animal. Yes, I know, interesting and unusual names.
What can I say about these two interesting men? Well!! I did learn they they are the only tag team to hold the tag titles in the AWA, WCW, and WWE; but before they did that, they were bouncers at a bar called Grandma Bea’s, with a few other former wrestlers, such as Rick Rude, and Smash from Demolition.
As with every team, there are problems to be had.
Unfortunately, they will no longer be around because of the sad and untimely death of Hawk. I just wanted to say that Hawk will be missed! One other thing I can say is that The L.O.D. are often imitated and but never duplicated!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Yes, I know I blogged about documentaries before. Yes, I know they were one by Mr. Michael Moore. But let me tell you this. This blog is going to be different. Why is that you might be wondering? OK, some of you may not be wondering that, but I'm gonna tell ya any way.

In this blog discussing documentaries, I am going to talk about Beyond the Mat. I know many people are thinking I really don't wanna really a review for a movie that's about pro-wrestling. If you don't, then stop right there. If you are interested, keep on going.

This film show what happens for the guys and girls who are trying to make it in the world of wrestling. Also, it shows us the directors long found interest in the sports world of wrestling. The reason for saying that is, he wants to meet and follow around fellow Long Islander Mick Foley.

While this is happening we also see that the director, Barry Blaustien also follows around and gets the story from Jake the Snake Roberts. Although Jake's story is sad, it opens up my eyes to what can happen to a person at the end of a career in any field.

I give this film an 8!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Charlie Brown Christmas

We all know that there are many different Charlie Brown specials. This past Tuesday while at the local bar for their wing night extravaganza, I noticed one thing. The thing that I noticed is that there are no Spanish or Asian kids in the Charlie Brown Movies.

I noticed this while Merry Christmas Charlie Brown was on in the bar. I bought up the point of there only being a single black in the movie, and an old buddy of mine told me that what I said was true.

What I'm getting at is this: if you come to think about it, the Peanuts movies and comic strips are somewhat racist. If you watch closely, there's the stereotypical token black kid, whose name I don't know and Pig Pen, who could represent the homeless community, but what about the Spanish and Asian kids Shultz?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa Claus is Comin' To Town

As many people know, Christmas always comes this time of year. Trust me on this one, I'm not lying. Other than presents, there is one thing-- er,-- person that is associated with the holiday, and his name is Kris Kringle, but you know him better as Santa.

Now, that I've mentioned that, I'll go on to talk about the classic 1970 Christmas classic, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town. This movie is narrated by musical legend Fred Astaire. Astaire tells the story about how Santa went from Kris Kringle, to Santa Claus.

As the movie goes on, it tells how he struggles with people like Burgermeister Meisterberger, who outlaws toys. Of course we all know that something like that is silly and outlandish. Kris also has to deal with the Winter Warlock.

We also find out about many other things like the stockings hanging over the Chimney, the red suit, and many other things.

I love this movie a lot because it shows me at least, that if you try and do something nice for someone, it might happen for you. It also teaches me don't be afraid to stand up for something if you believe in it

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

A very special Christmas Special

A Christmas Special? Yes, a Christmas special! From Who? Jeff Dunham, that's who?

Who is Jeff Dunham and why does he have a Christmas Special? First off Dunham is a ventriloquist, who is extremely funny. He had a Christmas special because of his other comedy specials that did very well.

In this special Dunham uses his usual cast of characters. They are Walter the old codger, Achmed the Dead Terrorist need I say more, Bubba J the Drunk redneck, Peanut a Woozle from a Micronesian Island, and Jose JalapeƱo on a Stick, again need I say more.

He uses them to promote comedy and Christmas, and all that Doesn't make sense about it. Again, that is Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special.