Monday, October 31, 2011

Eimer's Netflix Reviews - Puss In Boots

Nice spin-off tale of the fabled, saucer-eyed feline from the Shrek tales.

Lots of tongue-in-cheek cat jokes mixed with a pretty funny storyline concerning Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, the Magical Beanstalk and the Goose that lays Golden Eggs pull this movie out of the three-star dumpster.

Funny, witty screenwriting, not to mention above par Dreamworks animation and quality direction by Chris Miller (who, coincidentally, directed SHREK THE THIRD).

Plus, can you really go wrong with Guillermo Del Toro (PAN'S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY) as a surprising executive producer addition?

As far as voice acting goes, Antonio, Salma, Zach, Amy Sedaris and Billy Bob bring their A-game and seem to be having a lot of fun with their characters. For adults, the smart writing and adult humor will make you appreciate the film possibly more than your kids.

Highly recommended for cat lovers and, of course, animation lovers as well. Which begs the question, with RANGO, WINNIE THE POOH, RIO and the upcoming TIN TIN film, isn't this a great year for animated films?!!

Check er out!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Proof That Aliens Exist...Or Just Another Damn Hoax?

So, about three weeks ago, my good buddy (and fellow UFO-nerd) Matt sent me an interesting email with 'See this one?' in the Subject line followed by the attached link:

First a little backstory.

Between the years of 2007 and 2009, a night guard named Yalcin Yalman allegedly captured a number of amazing UFO shots in the city of Kumburgaz, Istanbul. In order to capture these high-definition shots, Yalman added a special lens which could capture close ups of almost 200 times that of a normal camera.

You can watch a stablilized version of the entire video(s) here.

In any event, Yalman captured several minutes of substantial video of the above metallic UFOs floating in the Turkey night sky.

One night, which you can view in the above video, he captured what seems to be aliens (or grays as their known in special UFO geek circles) sticking their little heads out of a little hatch at the top of the UFO.

Alien tourists perhaps?

Although I'm a big UFO buff, I like to think of myself as a pretty big skeptic when it comes to these type of videos. With the onset of computer technology, not to mention Adobe After Effects, any punk with a computer and half a brain can create a somewhat realistic UFO blazing across a clear blue sky.

However, this video footage is pretty remarkable to say the least. Otherwise I wouldn't be sharing it with you.

If you do a little more digging you'll find out that the videos were sent to many video experts throughout the world by Dr. Roger Leif, a self-proclaimed UFO expert.

And, here's the kicker, no one can debunk the videos. No one can prove their 100% legit either. But, the most important thing is that most of these 'experts' do not seem to believe that these videos are a hoax.


You know, I scan a number of blogs, search youtube for crazy videos and frequently browse a number of semi-famous UFO sites. Most of the stuff I come across is highly suspect. However, every once in a while, I come across a little gem like this that's just too damn interesting not to talk about.

Hell, these videos definitely have me scratching my head.

So, what do you think? Major hoax? Or the truth that aliens do, in fact, exist and are visiting our planet?

I would hope the latter.