What would you say are characteristics of a bad attempt at holding up a store? Being drunk during said hold-up? Using a toy gun to do the sticking of the ups? Covering your face with a clear plastic mask? Not analyzing your area before taking action?
If you answered yes to all of those, then you might be talking about Wilnelia Caraballo. Caraballo is being charged with armed robbery and experienced every single one of those characteristics:
“Police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said 19-year-old Wilnelia Caraballo walked into the Kangaroo Express at 2595 Emerson Drive about 5:51 a.m., wearing a clear plastic mask, holding a ‘Uzi-type gun’ and intoxicated.
“The store clerks were in the back of the store and saw Caraballo walk behind the front counter, police said.
“One of the clerks, who was stocking a cooler, yelled at the would-be robber saying, ‘Palm Bay police. Get on the ground!'”
In summary: Megatron is not a gun, he is simply a toy. Stop trying to hold up stores with Megatron or robots that want to be Megatron.
This is it, the big summer blockbuster for 2011: Transformers: Dark of the Moon. We’ve seen how I felt about Transformers and how I felt about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (here’s a hint for the latter: my opinion has not changed for the better since first seeing it). So, is this one any good? Did it out-Bay Michael Bay himself? DOES SHIA LEBOUF GROW FACIAL HAIR?
Well, I’d tell you, but you’ll have click the jump to find out. What can I say, I like a good cliffhanger. Oh, there might be some spoilers here and there, but I’ll try to keep them minimal. Just a warning if I slip up. Continue reading MasterChugs Theater: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’
Hey there readers. Chugs has had a ridiculously heavy week at work, and frankly, is frazzled at a creative standpoint. Truth told, that sentence may not have actually made any sense, or at least, the last part of it didn’t seem to. It doesn’t help that he’s still got stuff on his plate for the rest of the week. In the meantime, why don’t you enjoy a classic review of his? At least you can see what a good Transformers movie directed by Michael Bay is-as opposed to a more recent one.
Let the review for Transformers, the 2007 Bay-centric version, begin! By the way, there will probably be a few spoilers here and there, so heed that as the warning.
Continue reading MasterChugs Theater: ‘Transformers’
BOOM! BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM! CHUNK-CHUNK-CHUNK-CHUNK-CHONK. ZOOM!
That’s the recurring theme of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The giant robots from another planet are back, but this time, they range in sizes other than just giant. Nonetheless, it’s big, it’s loud, so get used to it!
But is it any good? Well, the answer just may very well surprise you.
Hit the jump to see my take on the movie. Oh, and as a warning, you should probably expect some spoilers. I’m going to attempt to keep them mild, but caveat … uh, whatever pig latin is for reader. Continue reading MasterChugs Theater: ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen may come out in theaters on June 24th, but it looks like Megatron has striking fear into the hearts of flesh-bags even earlier than that.
It’s like the urban legends of the 80’s all over again.
Great Britain is a country that’s not exactly a stranger to controversy. They’ve always had a bit of bad luck in the past, what with the football hooligans, chavs and the whole bad teeth thing. And vinegar on potato chips? Whoa! Anyone that gave the world that should be held on trial. As such, it should be no surprise that they’re trying clean up their image. First they give way to Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. Then they begin to deep-fry anything and everything. The latest step? Stopping the Decepticon menace and any and all forms of their vile propaganda!
Except … they kind of messed up along the way, mainly for two reasons. The nerd reason is that the individual on the shirt was Optimus Prime. He’s an Autobot, which are the good robots. The other reason, and is probably the more legitimate of the two was voiced by the individual who had been stopped at the airport, Brad Jayakody:
“It’s a cartoon robot with a gun as an arm. What was I going to do, use the shirt to pretend I have a gun?”