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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.


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.