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The Hangover August 5, 2009

Posted by huymix in Television.
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I’d like to say that “The Hangover” is a guys movie. And if you think that, I could not completely disagree with you. I just think that it’s better than just a guys movie. Please don’t get me wrong, I enjoy guys movies a bunch its just that I think calling “The Hangover” a guys-movie is pidgeon-holing the movie. Its been out a while, so hopefully you’ve seen it but if you haven’t you should because:

  • Tyson. Every scene with Mike Tyson is hilarious. He’s not a big part of the movie but definitely incredibly memorable.
  • Daily show casting. There are a number of Daily Show correspondents that fill roles in “The Hangover”. Personally, I enjoy seeing these guys do hilarious things outside of the show. Rob Riggle is hilarious in general but even more so in “The Hangover”.
  • The ending credit pictures. Even more so than the movie, the credits are the most hilarious/gross part of the movie. If you watch this movie you have to stay for the credits.

“The Hangover” is ultimately a funny, summer movie. I’d say it’s not just a guys movie only because I think a lot of the jokes work for anybody who is not a prude. A bit of a side note, while the humour can be quite raunchy, it’s not too stupid. When I think of stupid comedies stuff like “Little Man” or “Scary Movie” come to mind. In “The Hangover” the jokes are plausible but crazy.

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Punch Out!! (Wii) May 28, 2009

Posted by huymix in Games.
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This review will seem very confusing. I got a chance to play the new Punch-Out!! this past weekend at a friend’s place and it was awesome. Incredibly fun, vivid, and was overall a great experience. Punch-Out!! is an F- because:

  • It’s a terrible value. This is perhaps the single greatest determinant of the review. I’m sorry but for $60 and only 13 fighters + 1 secret fighter is really too much for me. I’ve always said that I only have a Plus/Minus system because the choice to do or buy something is really binary anyways. I can’t recommend paying retail.
  • Nintendo games tend to not go on sale ever. It’s very unlikely it will drop in price to a more reasonable level. Excite Truck seemed to keep it’s full price for years after its release! Freaking Excite Truck (even on E-bay it’s still like $40).
  • If you want Punch-Out on Wii, I recommend the Virtual Console downloads of both the original and Super Punch-Out. It’s a much cheaper option and offers a much greater variety of fighters.

I really had an awesome time playing Punch-Out!! I can’t say enough great things about it.  All I can really say is that if price were no issue Punch-Out!! (Wii) would be an F+ hands down.