Wednesday, August 31, 2011


  Man, this summer season has brought out some big guns when it comes to blockbusters. Between the Marvel entries (Thor/Captain America) and Harry Potter 7 (right?) there has been everything under the sun offered at your local cinema, with maybe the exception of a new Star Trek/Star Wars movie. But with all these summer blockbusters and remakes there was one that ALMOST went undetected in my radar. The movie in question is the reboot/retelling of the Planet of the Apes franchise, dubbed Rise of the Planet of the Apes (ow... my long titles). Initially, I had brushed this movie off due to the fact that: the Tim Burton reboot was pretty horrible (the makeup was good, I guess?) and the franchise had not aged well after it's fourth movie (there was what... 6 of these?). So naturally I was planning to skip the movie until I realized who was being used as the human model for Cesar the ape.


  For the uninitiated (and how the hell did you find this website then?) the man in question here is Andy Serkis, who voiced/played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings (and upcoming Hobbit movies) trilogy and was also the actor who portrayed the titular character in Peter Jackson's King Kong. The man is a motion capture acting genius and this movie will be the sole reason the Oscars will probably have to finally make a category for this type of work. To be perfectly blunt, Andy Serkis MAKES this movie and his character of Cesar is easily one of the crowning achievements in the medium. But what about the movie itself? One man can make a movie sure, but can he carry the whole thing on his shoulders? Time to find out... (SPOILERS GALORE AHEAD!!!)

Monday, August 15, 2011

5 reasons to be psyched for Star Wars: The Old Republic

  Phew, it's been a long time since I relaxed in the Beach House! I have decided to drop the whole "weekly One Piece chapter reviews" since it was entirely too time consuming (and there are far better reviewers out there) and decided to write about stuff that I feel a bit more passionate for. While wrestling is certainly within that category ("I love me some wrasslin'"), those needs will be taken care of in my wrestling column section in the soon to be operational When that site is up you can double dip on some more SHR goodness, but for now this will do. Today, however, I want to speak to my geekiest of fans; I'm talking to you, my Star Wars peeps.

Exactly how I imagined the Second Coming of Christ.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Future Endeavors

   So after a few weeks to ponder on what to do with this site, I decided to keep it but with the intention of it being more of a practice ground for "other" things more than anything. Basically more of a personal blog than a review/list/column site. I'll be doing columns for a wrestling website here soon (we're still building the site) and that will probably take my time; watching over 4 hours of programming to write a column is serious business. So until next time, ya'll have fun and I'll post my new "home" soon™.

With that being said.
The REAL Champ is here!