No Doubt announces new album and new single!

•June 11, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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Review: Prometheus

•June 11, 2012 • 1 Comment
Prometheus - David (Michael Fassbender)

David: Big things have small beginnings.

Would you believe me if I told you that before watching Prometheus I have never seen a single film from the Alien franchise? At best, I know some bits, information and watched a few clips from the first two films, but I never bothered to watch any of them in their entirety. And I don’t know why. That changed last Saturday when I saw Prometheus.

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So Adele outsells Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”…

•May 3, 2012 • Leave a Comment

…in the UK.

I don’t have anything against Adele’s voice and 21 is a pretty good album (my fave track is Rumor Has It). But I’m sickened of her overexposure and every single motherfucker covering her songs in hopes of getting famous as an Adele imitator (though I’m a hypocrite for being very impressed with that Kurt Cobain impersonator from Peru). But when I read about Adele surpassing MJ’s Thriller — a masterpiece of pop music — in album sales via Twitter, my blood boiled… until I realized it was only in the UK and not of all-time. Thank God.

The artists that Adele needs to surpass are:

  • Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
  • ABBA – Gold
  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
  • Queen – Greatest Hits

While Oasis’ overall career dropped halfway through, I’d be pissed if Adele surpasses this album in top sales. And I would rage if she gets to be #1. But considering how things go with fame and publicity, Adele might surpass them all in sales (except Beatles and Queen). :S

Updating my Top 10 of 2011 in films after watching Shame

•April 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

I have some thought aout Steve McQueen’s Shame. But some of the thoughts might be spoiler-ish.

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Mad Men Season 4 Review

•April 30, 2012 • Leave a Comment

First of all, I only started watching AMC’s Mad Men a few months ago despite hearing lots of great things about the show. The first time I saw bits from the show was during Season 3, with the hilarious lawnmower scene and then Souvenir, which was pretty much a January Jones highlight reel.

So I waited patiently for a moment to give Mad Men a shot. This year, thanks to new Latin American channel HBO Signature (the show airs on HBO in Latin America), I finally got to see it in its entirety and it’s really worth the watch.

Read the rest here on YAM Magazine.

As for Season 5 goes, I only saw the season premiere. Pretty good episode that had comedy bits that could rival the likes of Louie and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Looking forward to what the rest of the season comes up with, especially for Don Draper.

Random mention: I just saw The Town a few hours ago. Great film. Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm was great in it. But even better was Jeremy Renner. I wish he could guest star on Mad Men one day.

Updating my Top 10 of 2011 in Films

•April 17, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Here we go again… for now:

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Thoughts on Captain America: The First Avenger

•March 29, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Captain America: The First Avenger

I finally decided to watch Captain America: The First Avenger. I know what you might think of me watching it very late.

“You went to see Thor, Harry Potter, DOTM and X-Men on the big screen, yet not Cap? Fucking Nazi!”

J/k there. Let’s go with the thoughts.

  • First of all, I wasn’t sure of watching this at the theaters last year. The trailers didn’t do much for me to begin with — not to mention me dreading the idea of Cap having a heavily pro-America feel to it.
  • Somehow, Captain America: The First Avenger turned out to be a better than expected film.
  • It may not be as comical as Thor, cool as Iron Man 1, bromance-esque as First Class or Oscar-worthy like TDK, but Captain America had a great retro vibe, serious tone and pretty good story from start to finish. If there’s a sequel for Captain America, count me in.
  • The story takes a while to settle in, but once Steve Rogers gets his upgrade, things start to get better, story-wise and action-wise.
  • The acting was pretty good. Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Hayley Atwell were great in this.
  • Damn, Dominic Cooper could have been Tony Stark. Dude looked great as Howard Stark.
  • Speaking of Stark, the only connection Cap has heading into The Avengers is knowing Tony Stark’s father.
  • The ending was sad and nicely executed, while setting up The Avengers briefly.
  • If I had it my way at the 2011-2012 Oscars, I would have given Captain America: The First Avenger two nominations: Best Original Song and Best Art Direction.
  • Art Direction was amazing here. Everything looked aesthetically beautiful.
  • Star Spangled Man should have gotten a nomination. Sad how the Oscars only went with two songs from The Muppets and Rio.
  • Overall, I liked Captain America. But I wonder if the film is a endorsement for steroid users, considering what Cap had to go through to become what he is. Cap is enhanced genetically and later viewed as a hero, just like it happens with athletes using steroids on American Football (NFL), Baseball (MBL) and Wrestling (WWE, TNA, etc.). Lol.
  • Lastly, I’m still looking forward to The Avengers, but the advertising for the film isn’t really that exciting except for the Super Bowl trailer.

This isn’t a democracy… it’s a Ricktatorship! #TheWalkingDead

•March 19, 2012 • 2 Comments


Season 2 just ended a few hours ago. You can check out my review of the entire season on YAM Magazine.

Here’s a few thoughts I had regarding the Season 2 finale of The Walking Dead.

  • Damn, the amount of action in the season finale was much higher than the entire series combined.
  • Hershel activated the Konami cheat code for unlimited ammo! LOL.
  • Jimmy and Patricica died. No big deal, they were worthless after all.
  • Let’s hope for T-Dog, Carol, Carl and Lori to die on Season 3, unless they improve in likeability.
  • Poor Rick. First, he tells the group about Jenner and the infection issue. And then, he quickly addresses Shane’s death.
  • And Lori… fuck this bitch’s flip-flopping about her feelings on Rick and Shane.
  • I’m 50/50 on Andrea. Separating her from the rest of the group seemed effective enough to make me care for her and even feel sympathy.
  • How badass did Michonne look? Sword-weilding girl carrying two armless zombies with a chain = impressive!
  • Kill Carl already.
  • Ricktatorship: I like that word. Let’s hope it doesn’t end up being about Rick Santorum, lol.
  • Overall, The Walking Dead is still better than American Horror Story and True Blood. Let’s hope the writing and visuals improve for Season 3.

Where would The Artist crack in on my Top 10 of 2011 films?

•February 26, 2012 • 1 Comment

I saw The Artist last Hursday. Wanna know where it ranks?

  1. Hugo (MVP: Chlöe Moretz)
  2. Drive (MVP: Albert Brooks)
  3. Midnight in Paris (MVP: Owen Wilson)
  4. Rise of the Planet of the Planet of the Apes (MVP: Andy Serkis)
  5. Melancholia (MVP: Kirsten Dusnt)
  6. Win Win (MVP: Paul Giamatti)
  7. The Skin I Live In (MVP: Antonio Banderas)
  8. The Artist (MVP: Jean Dujardin)
  9. Super 8 (MVP: Elle Fanning)
  10. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (MVP: Ryan Gosling)

Read my review of The Artist at YAM Magazine.

Entertaining to watch thanks to its cast and format. Jean Dujardin deserves to win Best Actor, but The Artist shouldn’t win Best Picture (Hugo should).

2011 films I haven’t seen yet:

  • War Horse
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • The Muppets
  • Bridesmaids
  • Carnage
  • Take Shelter
  • Shame
  • Captain America
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • The Ides of March
  • Warrior
  • Source Code
  • Jane Eyre
  • Rango
  • Pina
  • A Separation
  • Chico & Rita
  • Etc.

For anyone wondering how I’d rank the BP nominees I have seen.

  1. Hugo (MVP: Chlöe Moretz)
  2. Midnight in Paris (MVP: Owen Wilson)
  3. The Artist (MVP: Jean Dujardin)
  4. The Tree of Life (MVP: Jessica Chastain)
  5. Moneyball (MVP: Brad Pitt)
  6. The Descendants (MVP: Shailene Woodley)

For the record, I’m going to keep updating this Top 2011 films until the 2012 blockbuster films start premiering.

Reupdating my Top 10 of 2011 films (again)

•February 22, 2012 • 1 Comment

Been a while since I updated this, but here we go.

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