By Alex - January 17, 2009
It seems that The Dark Knight has been snubbed by the academy, so to speak. Why’s that? Well, it didn’t get nominated for best pic of the year. Which sucks, but wouldn’t be as big a deal if the other pictures were high-quality, gimme-an-oscar kinda movies that The Academy typically picks out. But no, there’s some major stinkers in there. Hell, one flick, The Reader, is 1 point shy of being rated “Rotten” at RottenTomatoes, and has like a 63% approval rating at metacritic (for those not in the know, metacritic combines and averages the ratings of many, many different movie critics across the globe.) The Dark Knight, on the other hand, sits comfortably at a 93% approval rating, meaning that if you didn’t like that film, you’re an idiot and/or the anti-christ.
Wall-E should’ve also gotten nominated for best pic of the year, in my book. I don’t care if it’s G, for general audiences. That film’s amazing. I wish I could erase it from my memory just so I could go back and see it again for the first time, that’s how much I love it.
Street Fighter IV approacheth, verily. I am filled with a mix of pumped-ness and trepidation over the incoming gaming goliath. Pumped-ness because, lets’ face it, that game is gonna rock the freakin’ house. My trepidation comes from the fact that I own an Xbox 360, not a PS3, and thusly my controller has a directional pad so inferior that you’d be better off trying to do a hadoken using an Atari Joystick. Seriously. I have yet to figure out a solution to this problem, so if any of you readers out there in Llamaland have a solution, help a brotha out.