MasterChugs Theater: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

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’

Impressionable youth does something stupid, manages to live

Protip: Gasoline is not Energon.

Protip: If you decide to drink gasoline, your IQ probably won’t drop but so low. After all, it’s not as if it’s incredibly high to begin with.

Protip: Keeping a child hydrated is very expensive, and even more so these days with rising gas prices.

Protip: If a child stumbles in a house smelling as if they’ve kissed a gas pump, he or she probably has.

Protip: If your child is drinking lighter fluid, that’s not exactly a good sign to begin with.

MasterChugs Theater: ‘Transformers’

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.

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MasterChugs Theater: ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’


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’

The McBournie Minute: Dressing up for movies is redundant

As we saw over the weekend, the youth of America are not only enthusiastic about movies they have been anticipating for months and months, but they are incredibly huge dorks. It’s a rare occurrence, but every now and then, there is a movie sequel that comes out that fans are so enthused about, they are determined to go see the movie opening night–dressed up as their favorite characters.

Folks, this isn’t Halloween. We know you really, really like Batman, but you look like a fool. What is worse is that now I can’t see over your stupid cowl or your oompa-loompa green wig. But let’s not pick on just The Dark Knight crowd. Any movie that has some sort of a cult following will inevitably have those cult members go out in public and declare their cult membership by dressing up as Gandalf the wizard. Continue reading The McBournie Minute: Dressing up for movies is redundant

The UK continues fight against Decepticon menace; gets messed up

NERRRRRRRDDDDSSSS!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?”

Seriously people.