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Best… Comments… Ever…

Posted in Movies, Pop Icons with tags , , on April 16, 2011 by The Quintessential Geek

On James Franco and the upcoming Planet of the Apes trailer:

“Try some new ideas. Also, stop casting James Franco. A box of wood carries a scene better.”

“It’s refreshing to know that there are other people in the world that believe James Franco will cause the apocalypse. ”

“Why don’t we just call it “Deep Blue Ape” and be done with it?”

“I could comment, but the NDA I signed with TCF prevents from doing so.”

“Meanwhile, there will have to be, in the history of the universe, a very last time someone says “meh”. I am patiently waiting.”

“It will be the last second before the heat death of the universe reduces all matter to dust, thus summing up the purpose of life as we knew it: “Meh.””

“I wanted to throw feces at the screen while watching that awful, awful remake with Marky Mark in it. ”

“I was waiting for those gorillas to form a giant monkey ball a la Endhiran.”

“This time, like every time, I secretly prayed for a ballistic miscalculation resulting in a dreadful mess sprayed over the camera lens.”

“Thank you, my dear fellow BoingBoingerz… I thought I was the only one who found Franco totally… nothing. I’m not sure he’s acting. I think he’s just saying stuff and being cute. Which I can do. Except for the cute part.”

What I learned today…

Posted in Books, Games, Movies, Science, Tech with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2010 by The Quintessential Geek
  • The weirdness of quantum mechanics is, in fact, not that weird…  Why does nature allow weirdness to exist in a limited form?  If chaos overshadows law and order, why doesn’t quantum mechanics blow our minds with rules we can’t possibly understand?  Oh, wait…
  • Playing Pro Keys in Rock Band 3 is not as easy as it looks.  Although I do find some of the easier songs more challenging on this new instrument, it’s not that the songs themselves are harder, but rather having to deal with an extra finger – the thumb.  When playing guitar or bass, we are used to ignoring our thumb, but you need all 10 fingers to properly master the keyboards in this game.  What would make this the quintessential game?  Release the complete Dark Side of the Moon album by Pink Floyd, playable all in one setting.  Narcotics, anyone…?

Top 100 Nude Scenes in Horror Movies

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on August 16, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

[via Horror Year Book]

“In celebration of Mr. Skin’s 10th anniversary the site counted down the top 100 nude scenes of all time. <snip> Horror Yearbook would like to congratulate Mr. Skin on 10 years of “Fast-forwarding to the good parts, and thank him for making the interwebs a fun place!”

Review: “Zombie Girl: The Movie”

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on August 14, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

[via Indiewire]

“The movie brat spirit is alive and well, judging by the determination of Emily Hagins, the twelve-year-old subject of “Zombie Girl: The Movie.” With the help of family, friends and a surprisingly generous grant, Hagins managed to complete a feature-length undead saga at a time when most kids are grappling with homework and puberty. Although clearly in its early stages, Hagins’s vision provokes more curiosity than unintentional humor. She’s not a child prodigy — nobody refers to her as the next Mozart or Spielberg — but nonetheless manages to relentlessly pursue her directorial vision. The result proves that there’s no age limit on cinematic expression.”

Movie Trivia: The Nightmare Before Christmas [Trivia]

Posted in Movies on April 19, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

“Number two on the Burton double feature – The Nightmare Before Christmas. I know; it’s neither Halloween nor Christmas, but I think this is one you can watch year-round.

Nightmare dates all the way back to 1980. Burton worked on Fox and the Hound and the Black Cauldron and then started working on his own animations such as Frankenweenie and Vincent – Nightmare was in that group of projects he worked on.

You know the voices of the characters; you just don’t know you do (or maybe you do). Jack’s speaking voice is done by Chris Sarandon, who is Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride. Sally is voiced by the legendary Catherine O’Hara, who has been in everything from SCTV to Home Alone and Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind. If Dr. Finklestein sounds familiar, I bet you’re also a National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation fan: he was the cigar-smoking, toupee-wearing Uncle Lewis. The Mayor of Halloween Town is voiced by Glenn Shadix, Otho from Beetlejuice, and if you listen closely, you’ll notice that Lock is voiced by Pee Wee himself – Paul Reubens.”

[via Neatorama]

New Star Trek Movie Material [Star Trek]

Posted in Movies with tags on November 11, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

New Star Trek movie material

The official Star Trek Movie site has unleashed new trekkie goodies. In addition to a new HD trailer due out in just 6 days, there are new movie posters available in the “Download” section.

You vs. The Zombies [Zombies]

Posted in Games, Movies with tags , on November 6, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek
An interactive zombie movie

An interactive zombie movie

“Finally, an interactive zombie movie! It’s kind of like a video “Choose Your Own Adventure,” but with undead corpses, violence, and copious swearing. So you might not want to view this at work or within earshot of impressionable children.”

[via Double Plus Undead]

Star Wars on Japanese Tenugui [Crafts]

Posted in Art, Movies with tags , , , on August 14, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

[via ThinkGeek]

“Tenugui have a long history with Japanese culture. They are used as head coverings, in festivals, as flags, as banners, as thank you gifts, etc. Technically, they are towels, but since they are not towels as those known in the west, we didn’t want to mislead you into thinking you’d be able to rub R2-D2 all over your body. That’s right: R2-D2. Because these Tenugui are not only from Japan, but also from long, long ago and far, far away.”

Nokia 7710 on “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” [Gadgets]

Posted in Gadgets, Movies with tags , on August 11, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

In the movie “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay“, Harold & Kumar borrow a friend’s car, only to find a Nokia 7710 attached to the dashboard.

The Nokia 7710 was originally intended as a smartphone to compete with Apple’s famous iPhone, and runs on Symbian, the open-source operating system for mobile phones. It features a touch-screen color LCD with a resolution of 640×320 pixels and 65,535 colors, 90 MB internal memory, an SD slot to upgrade the memory to 2 GB, a built-in video camera, and supports FM radio and bluetooth capabilities.

Despite competing against one of the largest companies in the mobile arena, the Nokia 7710 received rave reviews upon its discovery. GSM Arena, for example, gave the device an average score of 8.2 out of 10.

MacBook Pro on “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay” [Apple]

Posted in Movies, Tech with tags , , , on August 11, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

In the movie “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay“, on the plane at the start of the movie, we see Harold and Kumar watching a movie on a brand-new black MacBook Pro. First announced in January 2006, the MacBook Pro was the successor to the G4 Powerbook models. Although the G4 Powerbook did not live up to its expectations, the MacBook Pro was an instant hit with both Apple aficionados and newcomers alike. It was also the first Apple notebook to feature the use of Intel processors instead of the proprietary Apple PowerPC. Slick, thin, light, and sophisticated, the MacBook Pro is slowly becoming a notebook to reckon with.