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High Definition…

January 28, 2010

I have made the move to High Definition. Observe…

This is my perfection video rendered in HD. I used the Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR rendered at 720P .MP4. This format is okay… I think I’ll be going with the AVCHD .TS codec. It renders a little cleaner and there’s not so much ghosting. The Justin Timberlake video I rendered (FOR MY WIFE!!!) was recorded using the AVCHD format.

If you’re into recording stuff off your DVR -or- “backing up” BluRay movies that you purchased -or- recording your XBOX 360 or PS3 gaming sessions, this Hauppauge device may just be what you’re looking for. It lists for around $250 but you can find it for below $200. It’s very user friendly but it takes up a lot of hard drive space… for your recordings. You may want to pick up an external hard drive while you’re out.

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WoT Movie…

November 14, 2008

Just a couple of days ago, Dragonmount.com announced that Red Eagle Entertainment was going to produce a movie based on the Eye of the World, book 1 of the Wheel of Time series.

Exciting…

That got me thinking a lot about who would be cast as some of the main characters. Here is a list of some actors/actesses that I think would be a good idea. You can reference a post by seamas without pants , which shows artistic renditions of various characters. Keep in mind, I only name these people based on their appearance, not their acting talent.

Rand al’Thor – Christian Bale
Perrin Aybara – Jake Hager
Mat Cauthon – Seann William Scott
Morraine Damodred – Kate Beckensale
Lan Mandragoran – Vigo Mortenson
Nynaeve al’Meara – Summer Glau
Egwene al’Vere – Vanessa Hudgens
Wil al’Seen – Zach Efron
Padan Fain – Jeff Goldblum
Min Farshaw – Jewel Staite
Loial – Rosie O’Donnell
Bayle Domon – Robin Williams
Logain Ablar – Hugh Jackman
Ba’alzammon – Peter Stormare
Morgasse Trakand – Angelina Jolie
Gareth Bryne – Clive Owen
Elayne Trakrand – Taylor Swift
Siuan Sanche – Catherine Zeta Jones
Elaida a’Roihan – Sigorney Weaver

From later books:

Aviendha – Alicia Keys
Faile Aybara – Carrie-Anne Moss
Tuon – Sophie Okonedo
Berelain Sur Paendrag – Jessica Alba

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Brendan Fraser sucks…

October 25, 2008

How does this guy keep getting movie roles. He is a crappy actor and, from what my wife says, he’s not much to look at. I decided to take some time to review this poster child of the decline of western cinema. The following is a look at his life and his “art”.

Brendan Fraser didn’t get a good start. His parents were both Canadian. Nothing good ever came from Canada, notably Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, Crash Test Dummies and Barack Obama. Actually, Barack Saddam Hussein Obama Bin Laden was born in Kenya, but he sucks just as much as any other Canadian.

Here is a list of his most popular movies…

  • The Mummy – Great movie if you ignore the leading man.
  • The Mummy Returns – A great example of Hollywood taking too much from a good thing. Also, the leading man sucked.
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – Seriously, this franchise died with the thought of making the first sequel. To quote the crappy leading man, “Not again”. Jet Li? I thought your last film was 5 years ago. Make better career decisions or you might end up co-starring with Jakie Chan… uh … too late.
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth – I’m not going to admit to seeing this. So… judging by the advertisements, this looks like a kid flick. Speaking of kid flicks…
  • George of the Jungle & Dudley Do-Right – Again, kid flicks. Perhaps Mr. Fraser will take a hint and stick to this genre.
  • Crash – Awesome movie. This movie is just about flawless. The only problem is the character portrayed by Brendan Fraser sucks.
  • Encino Man – Another great movie and his best movie role. In a completely unrelated note, Brendan doesn’t speak at all with exemption to grunting a couple of words here and there.

Message to Hollywood: Stop putting this guy in movies. If you can’t stop, then please don’t advertise for the movies you put him in. If you can’t stop spam advertising, please keep your movie trailers on the Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, or Nickelodeon.

The basic anatomy of a Hollywood movie trailer consists of a narrator with a deep voice, a couple action scenes, and the “coolest” and “funniest” one-liners from the movie. The problem with these “cool” and “funny” one-liners is they suck, especially when spoken by Brendan Fraser. So while I’m trying to watch House, Law and Order, Heroes, or any other great show with great actors, I have to suffer through crappy one-liners uttered by Brendan Fraser during the commercials.