excelsior30
member since 02/17/2004
I'm a guy from Hayward, California/United States
About me: People who know me very well see me as a quiet one, but very friendly. Sure, I'm not on RateItAll much, but most of my comments are acceptable. I like almost every sport, and I am a great debater from a left wing's perspective. I am a traveler- I always want to try something and look at something new.
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352 days ago

Seeing that the future is based on what people do now, makes one feel that things can go for the worst or best- decisions are important, and whatever decision is made, you can't take it back, even if it is a bad past, human nature learns from its mistakes and looks for alternates.
That movie does show a lot of keeping to one's ambitions and forgetting and learning from failures. If you do see the quote from Walt at the end, it is something to take into account for all your lives: "Keep moving forward."

The movie was all right to see, but of course, the T. rex that was advertised on TV did a lot less than expected. It was interesting science fiction, and it did give me guffaws now and then. I did feel somewhat bored, but the plot was good enough to show that even though a time machine can help change one's past, it will alter the future dramatically. The animation was not bad- Pixar and others will rival Disney for status of being the best company for CGI movies.

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352 days ago

Call him an anti-hero, but Ralph is downright good. In the case of referring me referring to a similar movie, I’d say Toy Story 3 or Monster Inc., but for both movies, this one is much sweeter. For this one, it does show that sometimes it’s best to stick with what you have and if you can’t change who you are, try and have a positive impression and keep it that way as much as possible.
Wreck-it Ralph can be boring at times, but it does pick up a lot of charm when it comes to video gamers and juppies alike. It brings nostalgic games and the current ones to meld into one good movie. It does not get five stars from me, but I am pleased to see the plot to be well made. I was surprised- the pure antagonist is not who you think it is!
I would giggle here because they do put 8-bit games with those that are 256+ bits together-they made a good job. Though I could be too old to see this one, I managed to find some adult humor in this movie, and it kept me entertained. The children will not see it, but you could say that I was a little perverted. Ay, I like the epilogue credits a lot- they are fun to see and it was worthwhile to see EVERYTHING in it- the Disney Animation Studios placard was in 8-bit and there was a glitch in showing the Disney Castle for the final time- Ralph, Felix, Vanellope and Sgt. Calhoun appeared in the messed-up ident. Truly, this is one that I will go ahead and buy on DVD/Blu-ray, but it won’t be too memorable. However, with the blending of many characters from the past and present video games, I will not be surprised that this is a cult classic in a few years. I will expect too that the gaming systems like, Konami, Capcom, Nintendo, Microsoft, Atari and many others that market games will get extra in royalties from this movie, and more profit when they sell.
I do note that Paperman was a fine addition to the movie and it was fantastical that finding love via nature is possible. Though the planes were the cause of the characters bonding, it was funny and romantic.

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370 days ago

10/28/2004: How unfortunate that ESPN had to put this up yesterday after The Bambino Curse had been broken, They are a power in the NL west for many years since they moved out of New York. Though this is my favorite team, I would not rate this cuse as very painful as it has been brought up recently and there is no name for it yet. If I would give it a name, (I did put it on this weblist before it was deleted on Oct.10,) it should be called the NY-SF Giants Transition Curse.
11/02/2010 Cursed no more, and they hand the third place record of championship droughts to Texas today. It was a long time coming, and it was deservedly what the city of San Francisco and maybe the whole Bay Area to cherish. To imagine, it came down to the last regular season game to see who gets in, and they did- and now this persistence paid off. After 18,983 days, they did it-congratulations!
Recent update: They have done it again and we will say that this curse will never be seen again. The 2010 win was not a fluke, and they won #2 for San Francisco on Oct. 28, 2012. Delightful now that the team will stay for years to come and they will win more in the near future. Ironic that the Golden Gate's 75th Anniversary was this year too! Congrats!

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429 days ago

It all started from one boy (maybe Milne’s son) purchasing a yellow bear from London’s Harrods Department Store-he put a red shirt on it and named it Winnie the Pooh. With this, the movies that Disney made put the famed bear in full swing.
The second Pooh movie is delightfully great! It is fitting that I saw it on the last day of August because at some point, you’ll see a calendar with September on it, so….
I will say that this is one of the best movies of the 21st century so far-the plot is silly, but appealing. Although the movie is one hour long, it was worth seeing-I was entertained during that hour, including the credits animations. You can say that some of the stuffed animals that Christopher Robin has are somewhat dopy, but that is what made this 63-minute movie funny. I had to laugh a lot when the animals were in the pit trying to get out.
Yes, we will not see Eeyore escape his negativity and tough luck, but he was funny nonetheless. Tigger is still fun-loving, but a bit tougher here. I never knew Rabbit was brave, but his bravado was funny! Compared to the first one, I had to laugh more when the characters break the 4th wall and they interact with the letters in the story they are in. You will have to see it on DVD to get the jokes; once you do, they are a riot!
I’m glad that Jim Cummings (voice of Tasmanian devil in Warner Bros.) was brought as the voice of Pooh and Tigger, but I never knew that Huell Howser (California’s Gold and California’s Golden Parks host-shows only aired in California) had a part-see the very end for his voice as the Backson-the nemesis that never was in the main part of the story.
I thought that I was childish and girlish seeing this movie, but seeing the comedy that will enlighten anyone at any age, I’d say that my initial thought was flapdoodle. To me, this movie deserves to be in one’s Disney movie collection. This is one of my top ten!

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467 days ago

The end is near for these creatures as we know it. Yes, the writers have exaggerated what tectonic plate movement can do to the earth. We'll see what Iceland will do in the future as it is divided in two. In the meantime, (it's true) the land bridge that puts together Eurasia and North America has caused the massively large herd to explore what is ahead of them. (I'm assuming that they were over the Pacific.)
Other than the double feature (Maggie Simpson saving a butterfly from doom in a daycare), I was entertained the entire time, and it made me think that though it could be scientifically distorted, it is good enough to divert me from protesting against the movie.
For Crash and Eddie, I wished they were included more in the movie's main story- I feel disappointed. Finally, Diego has a mate! I will never know if lisping and weird-dancing Sid will ever get one, but I will soon find out in the next one...
It's a good cast- I did not expect Jenny Lopez, Joy Behar, Nikki Menaj (though I say the person is weird,) and Wanda Sykes as new voices (for her, I can't believe that she starred there-she was so funny as Sid's grandmother!)
So now, let us see #5 (I will not expect the series will reach 6 releases) and we'll see what happens to the lives of the now 9 main characters from this point on...

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500 days ago

I did not see the major theme parks in the greater area, but I was OK just visiting Gatorland Zoo. I have seen that Downtown Orlando is quite fulfilling for tourists not going to visit the notable parks- they have things to do outside of them. Though not great, I like their transportation system and their inland appeal. Yes, the weather is going to limit me to not putting 5 stars also- it can sometimes get too hot or too thunderstormy and I do HATE the idea of using toll roads there. The best thing there that you can't miss is Lake Eola. It is a somewhat laid-back town; I may not want to live there, but it is always worth visiting.

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500 days ago

I will say that it is a good destination to go to. I have seen lots of Tampa with its good bus system, and I am quite pleased with what I saw. USouth Florida was a good landmark for higher education and I do find that the downtown is very convenient to visit with the many things to do there. It is unfortunate that Raymond James Stadium is a little farther away from the downtown, and I do hate to have to use the toll roads there to see St. Petersburg, but it is good relaxing atmosphere nonetheless. It is also somewhat where the rednecks go, but Tampa is OK to be on vacation, not to live.

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500 days ago

It does give me smiles all the way! It seems that the original four have matured along the way, and they have learned to form a business. It got me laughing in many times along the way, and I was pleased that there are fine effect- even in 3-D. I do not know, but there is rumor that there can be more movies along the way, but we'll find out in about three years. In the meantime, I'll say that this was a good trilogy. Thumbs Up!

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632 days ago

I'm being realistic since I had learned something from Discovery Channel, Rand McNally and Wikipedia.
If it is sudden, then it will be five stars, but it is too big and has so much energy and mass for this catastrophe to occur. It will be close to nearly billions of years for this to happen, but there are things that will cause the Earth to be uninhabitable before the so-called "black hole" is in the Solar System: In about 1/2 billion years, plate techtonics will stop, and also, the oceans will dry up, so any living things dependent on water will die out, and that is just a fraction of the sun's remaining years of living. Plus, the temperature will be very high if the sun is 10% brighter- yes the planet will be cooked before the sun engulfs all the inner planets; there's no escaping it unless our space travel is so advanced. Unless (also), we do live on Pandora like in Avatar (Really, it's Neptune's moon.), then we will not see the death of the sun or find that the Earth will float away in space as Albert Einstein would say in his Theory of Relativity.

Honestly, it will be a major apocalypse for the whole Solar System, but if technology evolves enough to make space travel as fast as possible, the human race will be fine enough to live in other parts of the universe. The fact is, as the Earth gets older, like when we age, it will be dangerous to live on in many ways. The nourishing mother will still live, but it will act like a devil many years fom now and it will be unbearable before it "dies", if we're still on Earth. (If anyone ever played Star Fox, we could try living in the Lylat System, if it is real...)

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637 days ago

Charger fans, remember 2004 when Eli Manning vehemently refused to play with the team. As of today, he has a lot more success with the NY Giants (2 SB wins).
What would have been if he played for you guys??
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