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Sunday, May 29, 2011

What's the Deal with that Blog Where We used to Blog

Several Years ago we launched a blog called Ultra Entertainment ( it has a content warning, but I have no idea why). Then we later renamed it after a fictional character as a spoof of some ridiculous entertainment bloggers who consider themselves part of the entertainment. We made it as a goof and played along with the idea. The point of the site was really just to write whatever we felt about entertainment like movies, music, video games and pop culture. For such a small-time operation there was a lot of noise and "drama", and we effectively ending up killing that character off around 2 years ago. Though it wasn't exactly our choice.

I was asked what was going on with that old blog, and the answer is: Not Much. All thousand+ of those posts can still be accessed through the original Ultra Entertainment blogspot address, if anyone really cares. I don't think it's accessible through search engines anymore, though. So the blog's still there.

As for the Character? I don't know what to say about that. It looks like someone has the domain name and is just parking it for now. Maybe they might make a site and try to capitalize off the good will of the previous site, but the joke's on them if they think that site had any goodwill involved.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Is an Old Friend Coming Back?

Anyone who has followed "The Jerks" from the beginning probably knows what I'm talking about. I noticed something weird when I was looking through Google this morning.

I don't know what it means really, but this seems a little weird. I will have to do some investigating and confer with the Jerks to figure out what the heck is going on here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Movie Trailer for "The Smurfs"

I recently posted that I loved the old school vibe in the "Green with Envy" trailer, but I have mixed emotions on this next trailer.  The first "Smurf" movie is on the way this summer, and any time you are dealing with a classic franchise from an awesome era, things can get tricky.  This new trailer shows the Smurfs in their traditional village and things are actually looking really cool.  The Smurfs are even being chased around by their arch rival Gargamel, which adds to the old school vibe from the cartoon.  Things unfortunately take a turn that has me questioning if this will be a winner.

As the story goes, it seems Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village and into the real world.  Stuff like this reminds me of a combination of the terrible Masters of the Universe movie (where the characters left their home planet in the first 10 minutes of the movie and were on Earth interacting with regular people) and the recent Alvin and the Chipmunks movies (where all the hokey comedy is the main selling point of the movie.) 

Things look great in the village, but Neil Patrick Harris doing comedy with the Smurfs may get too far out there for my liking.  I'm hoping I'm wrong and we're not going to get a goofy Alvin and the Chipmunks movie starring the Smurfs, but this trailer

"Green with Envy" Trailer

**Warning - Bit of a spoiler in this post if you haven't seen the trailer yet **

Anyone who saw Pirates of the Caribbean 4 this past week saw this trailer for "Green with Envy" before the movie.  Many of you have seen it online, but if you haven't....I'm going to put the trailer right here in the middle of the post so you can view it before I talk about it further:

That's right, if you just saw the trailer for the first time, you just saw that "Green with Envy" was just a big swerve to debut the trailer for the new Muppet movie!  I loved the twist and imagine movie theatre reactions to the twist were awesome.

Even better, I get the vibe that this will be a traditional feeling Muppet movie with Kermit having to go around and reunite the Muppets who are all off doing their usual off the wall jobs and such.  And another major plus about this is that they are promoting it as coming out "this Thanksgiving."  I can't imagine a better time than the holidays to debut a new Muppet movie.  Definitely pumped for this one and can't wait to see this in theaters get that old school Muppet vibe back.

Friday, May 20, 2011

RIP "Macho Man" Randy Savage

I was a little kid, and I was new to the world of wrestling. The very first match I ever saw was Tugboat Vs Jobber on Superstars. After that, I was hooked. My parents owned a small video store in Phoenix AZ and later that day, I went in to see what wrestling VHS tapes we had there. Wrestlemania IV was it. The one with the giant Hulk Hogan pop up when you opened it up. I put that on, and watched Randy Savage win the WWF Championship. And I was instantly hooked and a huge fan, and ever since that day long ago, Randy Savage has remained my all time favorite. Sure I was a Hulkamaniac, and I loved some Ultimate Warrior, but when it came right down to putting together the all time list, Macho Man stayed at the top.

I'm not a die hard wrestling junkie like I was back in the 80s and 90s, but I am still a fan. I haven't bought a wrestling figure in a long time except on 4 occasions. 1. Was of the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, he was signing autographs so I went into Toys R Us and got his figure for him to sign. The other figure, was of Andy Kaufman. But the one figure I most recently went far out of my way to find, was the Defining Moments figure of Macho Man. It was his figure from my favorite match ever, Macho Man Vs. Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania VII.

His matches and stories were always so engaging it would drive me insane. Back then, wrestling had a major hook. When two guys were feuding with each other, they wouldn't lay a hand on each other until the big PPV show. And if they did, it was always the villain of the story beating on our hero. Unlike today, where you see them fight every single week. I remember running to Safeway one night from my parents video store, because I heard the new issue of WWF Magazine was out and it had the photos of Flair with Miss Elizabeth.

I could go on and on about my fanboy love for "Macho Man" Randy Savage. How awesome it was to see him in Spiderman as Bonesaw McGraw. And to FINALLY have him in a current video game in WWE All Stars. In the end, it is now gonna be somewhat bittersweet and a little annoying because the WWE is FINALLY going to put him in their Hall Of Fame, where he has deserved to be for many years now. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHH!!

Everyone will be posting their favorite matches of him in their blogs and tweets, but I am going to share one of my all time favorite Randy Savage moments...

Update: Pro Wrestling News Macho Man Randy Savage Died in a Car Crash
Many of our other writers and blogs will be sharing their thoughts and memories. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The 2011 Maxim Hot 100 - What Do You Think?

The time has come for the annual Maxim Hot 100 list, and there is a lot of interesting placement this year that will cause much discussion, debates, and arguments.  The first thing that stands out is that girls that got naked or had hot lesbian scenes in movies this year were rewarded with a top 10 rank.  Anne Hathaway got naked, very naked, in "Love and Other Drugs" so she earned her number 7 spot on the list.  Then of course there was the already legendary girl on girl scene between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, which earned them the number 8 and 5 spot respectively. 

Next up we have the somewhat surprising elements of the list.  Last years number 1, Megan Fox, dropped all the way to number 17.  Last year our own Random Villain posted his thoughts on women that were hotter than Megan Fox, well now there are officially 16 of them according to Maxim.  On top of that, Fox was replaced in the number 1 spot by Rosie Huntington Whiteley, who is also replacing her in the upcoming "Transformers 3."

To our surprise, Olivia Munn worked her way up to the number 2 spot this year.  Not that she isn't deserving, but we figured she was cooling off now that she is no longer on Attack of the Show and just had our NBC sitcom "Perfect Couples" cancelled.  Maybe around the time we posted that Olivia Munn wasn't nude in Playboy would've felt like less of a surprise.  But hopefully Munn takes it as a sign, everyone still thinks she's hot, and now she needs to make a bit of a comeback by getting naked somewhere. 

Here is this year's complete top 10 in the Maxim Hot 100, to check out the entire list check out

10. Jennifer Lawrence
9. Cobie Smulders
8. Natalie Portman
7. Anne Hathaway
6. Bar Refaeli
5. Mila Kunis
4. Cameron Diaz
3. Katy Perry
2. Olivia Munn
1. Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Punish Bad Parenting!

I live in Phoenix AZ. Or as it seems to me, the Toddler Drowning Capital of the World! Not a week goes by where I don't read or see something in the news about a toddler drowning in the pool, or barely surviving falling in the pool. Seriously. It happens all the damn time here. And why? Because parents are idiots! Probably tweeting or texting or doing some other stupid crap instead of doing what they're supposed to be doing! Parenting!

I have a two year old. And we don't have a swimming pool at our house. When he was born my wife and I thought two things right away. 1, we need to move to a safer more family friendly neighborhood. And 2, a house without a pool. So we did! Now, my parents house, where he goes all the time, has a swimming pool, so like responsible people they have a fence installed around it. Now does that mean you should just let your kids run around all willy nilly? NO! They're kids, and its a fence, they figure shit out. So you still watch your kids! Fences around pools are just speed bumps. They will find a way inside of it somehow.

So, I think whenever someone has a toddler who has drowned, the parents should be punished for it. I bet you anything that the numbers of kids drowning every summer would plummet. Because people would start watching and paying attention to their kids. When we have a large family gathering at my parents house, my kid does not leave the same area I am in. And if he does, or I leave, I make sure my wife has eyes on him. It's not a hard task to do people. IF YOUR CHILD, DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO SWIM, DO NOT, LET THEM, WANDER AIMLESSLY NEAR SWIMMING POOLS. Holy crap.

This goes along with the driving rule. If someone gets into a car accident. The person who is at fault should have their license suspended for 2 years. The end. I bet you people will sure as shit stop driving like assholes then!

Man up lawmakers. Stop letting stupid people do stupid things. Thanks.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Thor. THOR!!!!!!!!!!

Pretty damn good. But I gotta say, for me it's just to the point where enough is enough and lets get to the Avengers already! I loved the acting in Thor, the story, everything. I just wanted more. And I guess that isn't a bad thing at all. But damnit I wanted more.


One thing I did love a lot about this movie that not many people have mentioned is all the nods to the previous Marvel movies. The mentions of Tony Stark, the subtle hints that Selvig knowing someone that worked with "gamma radiation". Loved all of it. The scene after the credits pretty much locked in who we could expect for our villain in The Avengers as well.

I left Thor wanting more and feeling a little bit like I didn't get everything I was hoping for. But I understand that the rest is on the way in 2012. And I will be a satisfied guy.

Friday, May 6, 2011

New On Netflix Instant: Casper Van Dien!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aw yeah, Casper Van Dien up in this joint. Netflix blesses us today with Starship Troopers 3! Does it get any better than that? Hell no. Why? Because Casper Van Dien is back! Boo, friggin, yaa!!!!! Check out the full list of additions to the Watch It Now section below.

In all seriousness, one movie has been added that is seriously awesome. And that is Kick-Ass. Watch it, watch it now!

Austin Powers in Goldmember
Battle of Rogue River
A Christmas Carol
The Deal
The Emperor's Club
Female Perversions
The Guru
Last Man Standing
My Best Friend's Wedding
Old Gringo
Rockin' in the Rockies
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
The Virginity Hit

Osama Bin Pwned T-Shirts

We have had a huge increase in readers so uh, hi new readers! Fridays are typically kinda slow around here. Tonight I hope to be catching Thor so I will be back with my thoughts on that afterwards. So for now, you can jump on the biggest craze and snag an Osama death shirt. We are featuring the Osama Bin Pwned shirt. Enjoy, buy one for your dog!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

New On Netflix Intant: The Asylum strikes again!

Im a huge fan of Netflix Instant. I use it on my AppleTV and if I wasn't locked into a contract with DirecTV I would use Netflix as my main source of TV watching. But anyways, today brings us 1 movie and 1 movie only to the Watch It Now. And that movie is Battle Of Los Angeles.

No, I'm not talking about the surprise hit Battle: Los Angeles with Aaron Eckhart that came out a few months ago. I mean the rip off version from The Asylum! The Asylum is the company responsible for all the great SyFy Channel movies. See whenever a big movie comes out, The Asylum comes along and makes their own little version of it. Like Thor is now out but The Asylum went and made Almighty Thor starring Kevin Nash! Yeah, Diesel from the WWE! When Transformers came out, they made Transmorphers, Snakes On A Plane, they made Snakes On A Train. I love The Asylum so much. Anyways, if you're bored, drunk, and need a good laugh, you should probably check their movies out.

HBOGO for the iPhone, iPad and Android arrives.

HBO has done what I hope a lot of others follow in with. If you currently have HBO on your cable or satellite, you can have HBO on the go with you. See, HBOGO, it all comes together.

When you first download the free app, it asks you to set up an account. By logging in to your cable or satellite company, it will be checking to see if you currently have HBO in your package. If so, you're all set. I only played around with it a little bit but it has a pretty big library of movies that you can stream to watch. As well as all of HBO tv shows, and specials.

It doesn't just have the current hits either. It has old specials and TV shows as well. Like Band Of Brothers, Deadwood, and Carnivale! And it even has some of the "late night" movies. So you can take some softcore porn on the go! WOOT! And as for its movies, it has everything from Avatar, to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

On nice thing is the watchlist feature. If a series is currently on TV, whenever it is ready for viewing it is added to your watchlist. It is almost like having a DVR on your iphone, ipad, or android smartphone. Almost. In a small tiny way.

Mr. Miyagi UFC Trainer featured on G4's Attack Of The Show!

Yeah, I'm gonna post some news on our own news. I can do that. Why? Because its my blog and I'm a jerk. The other night I sat here and cut together a little video showing Mr. Miyagi being a trainer for that Machida dude. (I don't watch UFC, I like my fighting scripted). Well I was expecting it to just be a little video to get some laughs between a few. Not expecting the explosion that followed.

It is now all over the net, even being featured today on G4s Attack Of The Show in their Around The Net segment where it was #1.

So a huge thanks to the G4 people for featuring this video on their show. And a very big thanks to for being the first site to pick up on this video. When will another video like it come along? Don't know, need something awesome to happen in sports that could tie in with a movie.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May The 4th Be With You: Star Wars The Complete Saga Blu Ray Details!

Yeah, I already got this pre-ordered on and you should too if you plan to buy it since it's insanely cheap for all that we are about to receive.

For those not in the know, today is Star Wars Day (get it, MAY the FOURTH be with you?) And today all of the dirty details for this blu ray set coming in September was announced and it made me wet my pants a little bit.


- Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, John Knoll, Dennis Muren and Scott Squires
- Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


- Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow
- Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


- Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Rob Coleman, John Knoll and Roger Guyett
- Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


- Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
- Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


- Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
- Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


- Audio Commentary with George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Ben Burtt and Dennis Muren
- Audio Commentary from Archival Interviews with Cast and Crew


- Including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; a flythrough of the Lucasfilm Archives and more


- Including: deleted, extended and alternate scenes; prop, maquette and costume turnarounds; matte paintings and concept art; supplementary interviews with cast and crew; and more


- NEW! Star Warriors (2007, Color, Apx. 84 Minutes) -- Some Star Wars fans want to collect action figures...these fans want to be action figures! A tribute to the 501st Legion, a global organization of Star Wars costume enthusiasts, this insightful documentary shows how the super-fan club promotes interest in the films through charity and volunteer work at fundraisers and high-profile special events around the world.

- NEW! A Conversation with the Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later (2010, Color, Apx. 25 Minutes) -- George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan and John Williams look back on the making of The Empire Strikes Back in this in-depth retrospective from Lucasfilm created to help commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie. The masters discuss and reminisce about one of the most beloved films of all time.

- NEW! Star Wars Spoofs (2011, Color, Apx. 91 Minutes) -- The farce is strong with this one! Enjoy a hilarious collection of Star Wars spoofs and parodies that have been created over the years, including outrageous clips from Family Guy, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother and more -- and don't miss "Weird Al" Yankovic's one-of-a-kind music video tribute to The Phantom Menace!

- The Making of Star Wars (1977, Color, Apx. 49 Minutes) -- Learn the incredible behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars movie was brought to the big screen in this fascinating documentary hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2. Includes interviews with George Lucas and appearances by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

- The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX (1980, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) -- Learn the secrets of making movies in a galaxy far, far away. Hosted by Mark Hamill, this revealing documentary offers behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects that transformed George Lucas' vision for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back into reality!

- Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983, Color, Apx. 48 Minutes) -- Go behind the scenes -- and into the costumes -- as production footage from Return of the Jedi is interspersed with vintage monster movie clips in this in-depth exploration of the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film. Hosted and narrated by Carrie Fisher and Billie Dee Williams.

- Anatomy of a Dewback (1997, Color, Apx. 26 Minutes) -- See how some of the special effects in Star Wars became even more special two decades later! George Lucas explains and demonstrates how his team transformed the original dewback creatures from immovable rubber puppets (in the original 1977 release) to seemingly living, breathing creatures for the Star Wars 1997 Special Edition update.

- Star Wars Tech (2007, Color, Apx. 46 Minutes) -- Exploring the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry, Star Wars Tech consults leading scientists in the fields of physics, prosthetics, lasers, engineering and astronomy to examine the plausibility of Star Wars technology based on science as we know it today.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Video: Lyoto Machida Learned the Crane Kick from Mr. Miyagi

UFC 129 delivered some great moments, but none more spectacular than the finish of the Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture fight. This fight was Couture's retirement fight, as he had announced that win, lose, or draw he would be done after this fight. Randy went out in grand fashion, although he was on the losing end of this fight.  

Lyotoa Machida won the fight with a crane kick to the face......yes, THAT crane kick. The announcers were shocked at the finish, saying it was one of the most memorable in UFC's history. Machida delivered the signature crane kick to Couture's face, and it was lights out from there. Commentator Joe Rogan seemed astonished to see what he described by name as the "crane technique."

Now all the questions can be answered.  While Machida credited Steven Seagal, we all know that the crane technique came from Okinawa by way of Mr. Miyagi!  Daniel Larusso used it to win the All-Valley tournament in 1984, and now UFC fighters are realizing the magic of Miyagi family karate.  Now after all these years, we know that the crane kick is NOT a fake move that was invented for the Karate Kid movie, and is a legit destructive move that wins MMA fights......see for yourselves:

**Update** We want to thank and all of our fans who have helped make this mashup a huge viral success.  UFC + Karate Kid = best mashup ever.**

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama Bin Laden is Dead

Osama Bin Laden is dead, supposedly. And apparently he was killed by a U.S. strike and his body is in U.S. custody.

While Osama Bin Laden was one of the biggest jerks of all-time, the jerks here will not shed a tear. Most of us are pretty happy with this development. Personally, it all feel a little anticlimatic to me. I can't really get myself to get too excited about it to be honest.

It's likely the guy was responsible for a hell of a lot of death and violence over his lifetime, and I'm sure the world is a better place without him.. But I'm not really sure what this means in the grand scheme of things.

Update: Here is a source for the death of Bin Laden. Whenever we run a breaking news story we try to supply a link from a serious news source, such as TMZ: Osama Bin Laden Dead