Archive for April, 2008

Jet Li and Jackie Chan Part II!!!

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

I recently came across these two articles [1],[2] where both sources cite that Jet Li and Jackie Chan are working on a ***SECOND*** collaboration (film) together!

This is really awesome! I’m so happy to hear this. I really enjoyed Forbidden Kingdom (FK) and after seeing it I was definitely hoping that these two legends would do something else together.

Check out this Interview where Jackie Chan speaks about the famous fight seen in FK.

Vistax64 Benchmarks

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

I recently acquired 4 more gigabytes of OCZ SLI ready Edition Ram (5-4-4-15 Timings). I was running Vistax86 and had only 4 gigabytes of memory to start. Despite how cheap DDR2 800 ram is right now, I refused to upgrade being that Vistax86 (32 bit edition) would only recognize 2.5 gigabytes of my total 4 gigs of ram. I recently however acquired a copy of Vista Business Edition (x64) and can now utilize up to 128 gigabytes of ram. That being the case, I pulled the gun on the aforementioned, and on sale, OCZ ram from New Egg and reformatted my computer to upgrade to Vistax64.

Vista Logo

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Synnergy, Vista, and this Awesome Tifa Lockhart Wall Paper

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

I recently found this AWESOME Tifa Lockhart Picture:

Tifa Lockhart

If I can somehow get some spare time, I will try to make a high resolution wall paper out of it.
In other news, I finally got Synergy working with Vista. It turns out you have to run synergy as an administrator (right click on short cut to set this option). I found the solution posted at this website. Without doing this, synergy will lock up on certain applications (like Visual Studio 2005 for me).

Forbidden Kingdom – Deliverance

Friday, April 18th, 2008

So there I sat on Friday morning (12:10am) as the opening credits hit the screen for the first Jet Li and Jacki Chan collaboration ever. Ironically Jet Li and Jackie Chan in this movie are not even the main characters, rather they appear as companions to a lost traveler. Yet it is Jet Li and Jackie Chan’s name which appear even before the main title. The makers of the movie however are not ignorant, they know that the majority of the audience are not going to watch the movie because Rob Minkoff directed it, or because it’s about a Boston teenager who stumbles across an ancient artifact and travels through time to fulfill an ancient prophecy. No; most of the die hard kung fu connoisseurs are present because of the fact this film is the first time Jackie and Jet are seen on screen together. In fact, in the early stages of development of the film it was dubbed the J&J project.

Li and Chan

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Forbidden Kingdom – Anticipation

Monday, April 14th, 2008

So if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve probably surmised at this point that I’m addicted to martial arts movies and am eagerly awaiting the release of Forbidden Kingdom (in theaters this Friday). There’s a good chance I will actually get to see the Thursday Midnight showing. I figured it would be kind of novel to do a before and after review. This will be the before review where I will list my ridiculous hopes and expectations about the movie. Then later after seeing it I will tell how (if at all) the movie lived up to those expectations.
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Dead Fantasy II Released

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Dead Fantasy

A while back, SnowWolf, aka Andy, shared on his blog a film Monty Oum production entitled ‘Dead Fantasy I’. Thanks goes to Andy for these links. You can find Dead Fantasy I in HD over at Gametrailers.com:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/26450.html

I have recently found out however that the sequel to that digital film has been released. The Hi Def version is also hosted at Gametrailers:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32364.html
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