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Let the good times roll!

Welcome to the revamped Billionty-Oneth Geek website!

First of all, update your bookmarks and re-subscribe to the feed if you have to. I bought a domain name for my blog, and it's easy access (sort of) through www.billiontyonethgeek.com (I'm sorry that it's such a long address, but hey, here's a hug *hug*).

Second of all, you might have noticed the new layout. It's a complete Lam original! I designed it from the top down. It actually took a lot quicker than I had initially thought it would. Because the coding didn't show up properly on Dreamweaver through the GUI, I actually had to code the whole damn thing. Because my knowledge of HTML and CSS were so basic, it took a lot of trial and error. What's frustrating was that there would be times where I'd make a change in the code, yet nothing ended up changing when I uploaded the code. The weird part was that I'd block off the changes, then undo it, and somehow magically the changes appeared. I di…

And knowing is half the battle!! G.I. JOE!!!

Ah yes, the cartoon to movie spectacles continue rolling out! This month, one of my childhood favourites, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra made its live-action debut on the silver screen.

The movie was basically one of their old school episodes made into a 2-hour full length feature. And just like the cartoon, there were wacky characters, a far-fetched plot elements and non-stop action.

There is not much to the story at all: the Cobra forces are after some deadly warheads and it's up to the Joes to stop them. I say Cobra forces, because that's what I know them to be from the cartoon, and I may be wrong, but I don't recall them once being called The Cobra in the movie. Was it just me?

At my most primal state, I think all I could ask for is big action, explosions, guns and car chases. I think that's why I enjoyed Transformers: RotF more than most people. And the same would be here, except I enjoyed Joe several more degrees than T:RotF, thanks to the lack of offensive char…

Entering District 9!!!!!!!!!!

So this movie basically ruled. Finally, after a summer of cinema crappiness comes a great movie.

It's too easy to spoil plot elements from this movie, so I'll keep the story as bare boned as possible. So about 20 years ago, an alien mother ship broke down on Earth and of all places, came to a halt right above Johannesburg, South Africa. The alien colony settled in an area of the city called District 9, monitored by the government. After years of occupation, D-9 became a slum, and a group named Multinational United (MNU), were hired to move the 1.8 million inhabitants to a place called District 10, several kilometers away from Johannesburg. The movie follows a field operative named Wikus who becomes the leader of this eviction program. On a routine operation, Wikus becomes infected from an alien substance he finds from one of the slum's huts. The rest of the movie follows Wikus as he discovers what he's infected with and as he seeks a cure for his disease with the help …

Female MMA: Carano VS Cyborg!!!!!!!!!!

It was quite a monumental night in the world of mixed martial arts this past Saturday. It was the first ever female headlined MMA event held by Strikerforce. It was an exhilarating bout between the two most famous and popular female mixed martial artists in the world.

I'm not a huge MMA fan, just a casual fan but there are fights that I get pumped for, notably any events that have either Brock Lesnar, George St. Pierre, or Gina Carano fighting.

The fight came down between the Brazilian, Cris Cyborg, who specializes in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Cyborg, the more skilled fighter and favourite to win the match, at the age of 24, possessed a record of 7-1 going into this fight.

Gina at the weigh-ins.

Clearly the fan favourite (at least at the arena), America's own Gina Carano, 27, who also trains in Muay Thai with boxing, went in with a 7-0 record. Carano has been basically the poster girl for the female MMA sport. With her stunning good looks comes also her brutal talent …

Review Roundup: Bruno, Last House on the Left, Crank 2

The second of a two-part segment as promised. I gave a thumbs up, thumbs down, and thumbs in the middle between these 3 movies. Lam Test: without reading further, can you guess what got what?

Bruno

I was pretty disappointed with this movie. I loved the Bruno character in the Ali G tv show. Back in second year university, me and my roommate would play random episodes of the show and friends would congregate to our room to watch the antics of all his characters. I had high hopes with this movie, as I loved Borat and was hoping this movie would achieve similar levels of laugh-out-loudness. It had good moments, but they just weren't as sustaining.

There's not much of a story. It's basically Sascha Baron Cohen playing his gay character trying to become more famous in the US. He has some pretty funny scenes with Ron Paul (or Ru Paul so he thinks) and Paula Abdul. I think the funniest moment for me was a scene where he tried to be a straight guy while at a swingers party. …

Review Roundup: The Hangover, Obsessed, Observe and Report

I'm behind on a bunch of movies, so this week will be a two parter for Review Roundup. Kinda sucks, cuz I wanted to do standalone reviews for a few of them, but I know they would of been backed up. Anyhow, here we go.

The Hangover

After a bunch of duds (School for Scoundrels, Starsky and Hutch), director Todd Phillips returns with the drunken comedy The Hangover. If you're a fan of his other hit Old School, then surely you'll love this one. The studio was so confident that this movie would be a hit that they already planned a sequel before this movie was even released. Luckily for them, their predictions were correct: The Hangover is now the number one R-rated comedy of all time.

You've heard the story by now: group of friends go to Vegas for a bachelor party weekend, lose the groom over night, search ensues for the missing groom. What makes the movie fun is that although its a comedy movie, underneath it all, it's a mystery movie. Every scene our party of frie…

DTV Madness: Transmorphers - Fall of Man

Don't adjust your screen or rub your eyes, you read it right the first time. Transmorphers: Fall of Man. Hot on the heels of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen comes this direct-to-video summer mockbuster. Much like the first movie, this movie was strategically released on the same day as it's bigger budget counterpart in an attempt to either profit from the robot movie popularity or from the dyslexic.

The story is basically about a bunch of alien robots who secretly arrive on earth and who lay dormant until woken by an electrical jolt, where they then try to destroy mankind in hopes of dominating the world. Of course, a ragtag band of humans come together in hopes of curbing the robot's big plans.

Apparently T:FoM is a prequel to the first movie, but I was completely unaware as I (un)fortunately didn't see the first one. The plot obviously borrows much from the Transformers movies. But the ripoffs don't stop there. In the final scene, the main lead makes this …