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Jul. 16th, 2008

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Don't Miss Out on the Review!

I know you all don't want to miss out on the movie review for 'The Dark Knight' that is debuting tonight at 12:02, so make sure you are there. The review will be posted here, but I can not guarentee it will be at that time. You need to go to;

Jul. 15th, 2008

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Site Moving!

I have been on LiveJournal for about a month now, but I decided I wanted a real domain name, and something a little nicer then this. Nothing against LiveJournal, but I would rather have a shorter URL. Please still follow everything I do at www.kreape.com.

Thanks a lot, and thanks for helping to make this my most successful blog ever. I hope the success carries on to my new website.
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PandaReview Community

I figured I would create a LiveJournal community dedicated to movie reviews and book reviews so others could join and post there thoughts and all of that good stuff. It's called PandaReview, and you can find it by clicking here. If you do not have a LiveJournal account, I suggest you make one, and then join the community so you too can get all of your movie, book and DVD reviews. I will still post the reviews here, so don't worry. The next should be for 'The Dark Knight' and 'Space Chimps' which will be posted Thursday at midnight. Also, my buddy Tony will be helping with the reviews, because he is normally my right-hand-man when it comes to the movies as he sees a lot of them with me. Thats pretty much it, thanks a lot for checking it out, go ahead and join and post  your own reviews!

Jul. 14th, 2008

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Movies and Writing

This morning I got up pretty early to head down to the 'Dark Knight' screening. I saw it in on the IMAX, and I am not allowed to say a word about the movie until it opens up, but you can come here for a review the minute the movie hits theaters. I'm talking Thursday at midnight. My review is already done, and I will also have a 'Space Chimps' review as well. Both will be published in the paper next weekend so I should make about $40. Now since I have only gotten one check from the newspaper people, I should be getting about $150 here within the next week or two. All that money is going straight to my new Blackberry Pearl. I cannot wait to get that beautiful phone next month. I am counting down the days. My Sidekick ID's backlight went out, so if it's not sunny outside or I am sitting next to a light, I cant even see the phone. It's rather frustrating.

My dad accepted yet another offer on the house, only this time it was incredibly too low, which results in bad moods and more money problems for him. Now he is looking at houses, and I don't think my brother or I will have a say in which one he chooses. He said he already looked at five and is narrowing it down, I havn't seen any of them. Kind of scares me a bit, but I am sure he knows what he is doing. I'm not going to worry about it. If he buys a little ugly house, that's fine, I only have two years to go, and I think I can manage with a small house. You should see my room here now. I have an ugly quilt on my bed, and the only thing on the wall is half of the US quarter collection book thing. It's pretty ugly looking. At least if he gets a house I can have my computer desk and bed in the same room. My mom's house has my dream room set up already. Scarface, The Godfather, Wicked and the Grand Theft Auto posters make the room look awesome, and I am just happy with it. I'll have to work on the new one my dad gets, lets just hope it doesn't have any wallpaper or anything.

E3 officially kicks off tomorrow and I should be watching some of the coverage on G4. If anything really big happens I may write something on it, but chances are slim. Today Microsoft had a little press conference and the most impressive thing was the Rockband 2 song list. AC/DC has finally agreed to do some songs for video games, and Guns N' Roses has a new song that will be available on Rockband as well. Xbox Live apparently is the biggest thing the gaming community has ever seen. Tomorrow Sony and Nintendo have confrences and should have game demos and things like that.

That's pretty much it for now. I am going to head to bed soon and I guess tomorrow I am not doing a thing, again. I need a life. Badly.

Reape retiring for now.
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13 Things Your Waiter Won't Ever Tell You

Here is a list of 13 things that you should know before going out to dinner. I thought it was pretty funny and true at the same time. Go ahead and spread this around to people you know that eat out a lot. I found this list on a website that you can visit by clicking here.

1. Avoid eating out on holidays and Saturday nights. The sheer volume of customers guarantees that most kitchens will be pushed beyond their ability to produce a high-quality dish.

2. There are almost never any sick days in the restaurant business. A busboy with a kid to support isn't going to stay home and miss out on $100 because he's got strep throat. And these are the people handling your food.

3. When customers' dissatisfaction devolves into personal attacks, adulterating food or drink is a convenient way for servers to exact covert vengeance. Waiters can and do spit in people's food.

4. Never say "I'm friends with the owner." Restaurant owners don't have friends. This marks you as a clueless poseur the moment you walk in the door.

5. Treat others as you want to be treated. (Yes, people need to be reminded of this.)

6. Don't snap your fingers to get our attention. Remember, we have shears that cut through bone in the kitchen.

7. Don't order meals that aren't on the menu. You're forcing the chef to cook something he doesn't make on a regular basis. If he makes the same entrée 10,000 times a month, the odds are good that the dish will be a home run every time.

8. Splitting entrées is okay, but don't ask for water, lemon, and sugar so you can make your own lemonade. What's next, grapes so you can press your own wine?

9. If you find a waiter you like, always ask to be seated in his or her section. Tell all your friends so they'll start asking for that server as well. You've just made that waiter look indispensable to the owner. The server will be grateful and take good care of you.

10. If you can't afford to leave a tip, you can't afford to eat in the restaurant. Servers could be giving 20 to 40 percent to the busboys, bartenders, maître d', or hostess.

11. Always examine the check. Sometimes large parties are unaware that a gratuity has been added to the bill, so they tip on top of it. Waiters "facilitate" this error. It's dishonest, it's wrong-and I did it all the time.

12. If you want to hang out, that's fine. But increase the tip to make up for money the server would have made if he or she had had another seating at that table.

13. Never, ever come in 15 minutes before closing time. The cooks are tired and will cook your dinner right away. So while you're chitchatting over salads, your entrées will be languishing under the heat lamp while the dishwasher is spraying industrial-strength, carcinogenic cleaning solvents in their immediate vicinity.

Credit to: http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/waiters-share-restaurant-stories/article82785.html

Jul. 13th, 2008

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Weekend Box Office

The numbers are in for the July 11 - 13 weekend.

1. Hellboy II - $35,885,000
2. Hancock - $33,000,000
3. Journey to the Center of the Earth - $20,580,000
4. WALL-E - $18,509,000
5. Wanted - $11,586,000
6. Get Smart - $7,105,000
7. Meet Dave - $5,300,000
8. Kung Fu Panda - $4,300,00
9. Kit Kittridge - $2,357,000
10. Indiana Jones IV - $2,250,000
11. The Incredible Hulk - $2,234,000
12. Sex and the City - $1,725,000

Hellboy took the number one spot as expected, but I am really surprised to see how well Hancock is doing. With such mixed reviews I never expected it to do so well.

There isn't really any other big news this week in the box office, but next week look out for The Dark Knight!
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Are you kidding me?

I just found out the Angelina Jolie's twins pictures may go for 11 million dollars. Think about that for a second. Two babies. A couple pictures. 11 MILLION dollars. That's just the estimated number. They are saying it could reach up to 20 million.

What kind of weird sick magazine freaks would pay that much money for a picture. And besides, babies all look the same for the first few months anyways. Their eye color will change, their hair color will change, so whats the point of spending that much money on a stupid picture that will look nothing like the kid in the first place. People like me will grab the magazine at the grocery store, see two babies laying in a 2 million dollar crib, laugh, and move on. Who really cares that much.

Angelina Jolie is not cut out to be famous in the first place, and I really hope the kids look like her when they grow up, because I am sure that would be a disappointment for everyone in Hollywood.

And another thing, look how the last big Hollywood twins turned out. Anorexic and drugged up. These famous people that have more kids than they can count are stupid, because last time I checked, not one famous teen has turned out alright. Whether it's becoming pregnant (Jamie Lynn), making millions from a sex tape (Paris Hilton), having your Myspace hacked that's loaded with bad pictures (Miley Cyrus), or street racing and almost killing your best friend in the car (Nick Hogan), famous young people aren't having much luck. So why Angelina and Brad are trying to have as many kids as humanly possible is beyond me. Whether or not the parents are good parents doesn't really apply in Hollywood. It's an unsafe environment  for young people.

I am not really sure why I am so worked up about this in the first place, I guess it's just because of all the hungry people in the world, the raising gas prices and the unemployment rate rising, and still there are some idiots that have the nerve to drop 11 million dollars on a picture of a kid.




Ok, now look at the baby. It's the one they had a while ago named Shiloh (named after the dog?). I will bet you any amount of money the twins look just like that baby. And they will look identical to Jamie Lynn's baby. And they will look like Paris Hilton's baby if she ever has one. Wanna know why? Cause they are going to be three week old kids. They all look the same for the first few months. The babies can't even open their eyes yet and they already has enough money for their great grandkids to live a life of luxury.

And another thing. The stupid names these people come up with for their kids. God forbid they have the same name as anyone else on the planet, because their special. Matthew McConaughey was going to name his baby Sunday, but since that was too weird, they went with Levi. Yes, like the jeans you are wearing. Thank god they didn't go with Sunday, because the kid would probably kill itself before he made it to his first day of school.

And here's an idea to save some money with that picture. Wait until they take the baby out of the house, and save yourself a couple million dollars. I doubt Brad and Angelina are going to keep a kid locked up in the house for that long. God forbid the newborn doesn't fly around the world and see their house in Italy. I wouldn't doubt if that baby sees more tourist attractions around the world in his first year alive then I will in my life.

If they don't give every penny they get from those pictures of their children to charity or something like that, I will lose all respect for that lovely Hollywood couple.
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Jul. 12th, 2008

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Early Morning

Today I planned on waking up at 7:30 to get ready to go see Space Chimps at 10. Unfortunately I woke up at 6:15, and had to roll around in bed until 7, which was a long wait. I finally got up and took a shower and then I called Breanne and she told me she was ready to go as well, because she was seeing the movie with us. We grabbed her at her house and headed for Ronnie's 20, which is a movie theater that is about 35 minutes away from my house, which is a long drive for a 1 hour and 20 minute movie. But we made the drive so my dad knows where to pick me up on Monday after I see The Dark Knight.

Anyway we saw Space Chimps, and since I will be writing my review and everything I don't want to give anything away until it opens up in theaters. After that we headed back to my house.

Now last night Breanne was at Andrea's house, and she didn't sleep a wink. She was dead tired when I got her, and by the time we got back from the movie, she was running into walls. So she crashed in the basement for a few hours and then we just hung out for a bit.

Around dinner time we headed to Red Robin where I got the Monster Burger, which as you can probably guess, is a huge burger. Of course I ate the entire thing, and broke a glass in the process. Totally just slid off the table and shattered. Anyway then we took Breanne home and I have spent the night watching the Cardinal's loose and Two and a Half Men.

Tomorrow I have no idea what I am doing, hopefully seeing Breanne again but who knows. Time will tell. I guess I am going to head to bed now and sleep. Goodnight.

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