HIM Concert.

That fine gentleman [that was] pictured is none other than Valo, vocalist and front man for the greatest band in the world, HIM. But let me start from the begining. We got there at 4:30 PM – 2 hours before the doors opened. Where we were standing, we could see the tour bus perfectly. 3 members of the band walked to it, where me and phil were stupid and didnt do anything about it. However, When Gas- the drummer- walked to the bus, i ran over, and got his autograph. Hes really cool.
Anyway, in the concert. Soil opened, we were in the pit. We got are asses kicked, as well as kicked asses. It was ok. The singer for Soil is real cool. Then the long awaited moment, the moment that me and phil have been waiting for since we heard of the finish band, came. HIM went on stage. A million people squished into the middle and so me and fil left the pit for a better viewing place. We went just outside the pit, dead center. SO Valo acknowledged us. Anyway, They opened with Buried Alive by Love, and ended with Soul on Fire. And the played Solitary Man. It was the most amazing, and awesome thing I have ever heard. I now know how Mike feels when he listens too his cds. The songs themselves are amazing and I cant imaging how they can write songs like them, but hearing them live is a million times better. My dad even liked it. They played every song, more or less that me and phil wanted to hear. And Valo was pretty funny on stage. They have an awesome stage presense.
After Soul on Fire, me and Phil went to the tour bus, where we waited a good two hours for them to come out. Universal Studios was in there making some kind of deal with them- which is fuckin awesome. But some of you might say- 2 hours is a long time. Damn right it is. But it was well fucking worth it. We met Burton, the bassist, Gas came out again, and then Valo. Who was really fucking cool. He was out there for a while signing everyones shit, and taking pictures.
If you ever get the chance to see HIM in concert, you must do it. It will be like nothing you have expirienced before. Later

Van Helsing- 6.5/10

It was decent. Action scenes were great. But it was kinda cheezy and the storyline was ehh. It could have been alot better. There was kind of alot of blasphmy in the movie, but I guess when you are banashing a man who made a deal with the devil, you have to have it. Van Helsing is a man who was taken in by the council in Rome sometime in the early, ohh, 1700s maybe? The movie takes place in 1888. Dracula is close to finishing his plan to make the world his. There is the girl, who is part of a family who is sworn against Dracula, but this fight is between Van Helsing and Dracula. I dont wanna give too much away incase you do see it, but its not a must see. If you go, go for the action scenes and the fights, but not the storyline. Later!

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The long awaited G-Mail Review- 8.5/10

This is by far the best e-mail client I have ever seen. Ever. Not only is it 1 Gig of storage, but the look and feel is very smooth. It uses labels instead of folders, and you can archive your email. Once you apply a label, everything with that same label is grouped together. Then you click on the name of the label, and boom, there are all those archived emails. Also, it keeps email conversations grouped together, auto applies a label to each message in the conversation, and keeps a count. Say I email you, and label it work. You reply, and I reply back. In the work label, there will be the 1st message i sent you with the number 3 in parenthasis. You can search your e-mail with the search bar on top, and star important ones, which go under their own label, and come up 1st in a search. Anybody you e-mail automatically becomes a contact, and they are groups under contacts, and then frequent contacts. However, when someone e-mails you, you cannot simply click an “Add Contact” button like most e-mail clients. I took off a point for that. Its pretty important. The other 1/2 point came off bc as far as i know, you cant make sublabels. No big deal, but id like to see that. Anyway, Then you have the normal e-mail features and whatnot. But its just so much cooler in G-mail. And O yeah- if you have the gmail window open and your signed in, it auto refreshes. that is awesome. So if you can- GET GMAIL. JCasabona@gmail.com

GodSend- 9/10

This is a movie that will make you think- as well as scare the shit out of you. It questions morals, religion, and playing God. There is alot of symbolism and whatnot and it will keep you guessing the whole time- or atleast while your not jumping out of fear. Its freaky. And wierd- and amazing. If you havent seen the preview – or even if you have- its about these parents who lose their son when he gets hit by a car. There is a doctor, Robert Williams, has perfected a way to clone an individual by using just one cell. This baby is exactly the same in everyway, except for one. You see- the cells used in the prcedure have managed to maintain memories for Adam’s, the son, first life. But there is a twist. See it if you like thinking- or being scared shitless. I liked it and you will too- unless your coburn.Later!


A Clockwork Orange…no rating…

There are only so many movies that will seriously make you reflect on your life, and then the movie, on what you just watched, and then on your life again, and make you think about the morals that were just explored in that movie, and how it relates your life. All of these movies are viewed in your freshman year of college. Well there was Donnie Darko, Reqium, and now, A Clockwork Orange. A movie in which every character has their moral views put into question. It starts off with Alew and his group of old fellows, going out for a night of ultraviolence. He spoke strangly. Anyway, so they go out, beat up a hobo, get into a gang fight, and then rape a woman and beat his husband. The next day he “puts his crew in place” by showing them whos boss. That night, while trying another place to find a woman, He kills her and goes to jail.
Let me take a moment to tell you about Alex. He is a high schooler, lives with his parents. Has a social advisor. Likes “Ludwig Van”. Now he is sentenced to 14 years in prison. In 2, however, he is offered freedom as long as he “cooperates”. SO he goes through this procedure that basically brainwashes him so whenever he is presented with any violence, ie, beating, raping, and whatnot, he becomes horribly sick. When released, his parents kick him out, the hobo beats him, is friend betrays him, and people try to make him kill himself. Also, he cannot listen to The 9th Symphony, because it was played durring his treatment. Now, he really has no free will. So the question presented is: Is violence because of freewill better or worse that being good without freewill? See the movie, tell me what you think. At first you will most likely hate it (i did) but by the end, you will love it. Later

The Punisher- 8/10

I really enjoyed this movie. It was very entertaining. The actions scenes where he owned were great, but I really got into the movie especially when the family was being killed. This had some of the funniest, best deaths too. They were just funny, or you just said “wow”. However, there were some corny puns and basically the corny comic book stuff that was there because punisher was in fact a comic book. If you want to be entertained, go see it. If you want to see a film that will make you think and give you some higher meaning in life, you could maybe get one out of this movie. Later.

If you want peace, prepare for war.

Hell Boy- 7.8/10

Yes- I was pleasently surprised by the movie. I went in thinking it was over done, but didnt know to much about the comic. At first I thought it dealt to much with the paranormal and that kind of weird stuff. But hey, it worked for ghostbusters, right? This also dealt with religious stuff. What really made me like the movie was one of the last sceens. Myers, who in essence i guess was Hell Boy’s “partner” said, “Your Father GAVE you a choice.” Which could be taken a few different ways. The acting was decent. Selma Blair was Selma Blair. And some of the jokes were lame. Those one liners you usually find me saying. haha. But all in all the movie was good. There was this one Nazi guy was freakin nuts with these blades. He was pretty cool. O yeah, and it ended with Myers saying, “What makes a man a man?…not how he starts things, but the decision he makes to end them…” So see it if you want, but i wouldnt say its a MUST SEE. Later.


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind- 10/10…

This movie was fucking amazing. You will get the gist of it from the trailer. But there is so much more to this movie. It is a movie that will make you reflect on what you just saw. So warning: This is not a movie for people who want to think. But the idea of going in and erasing someone from your memory is one that will make you think, whether you want to or not.

At first to some it might sound cool. Get rid of all the bad memories. But when you erase someone, you get rid of all the good ones too. And this movie makes the clear. You know one of the morals of the story right off the bat. But its the theme that I got out of this movie that will make you think. As well as the whole concept.

When more people see this movie, i will talk about it, so comment and tell me what you think. But I warn you: If you really enjoyed Bill and Ted’s excellet adventure for more than just a silly comedy, you will NOT like this movie. Most people will though. I dont want to give anything away or sway what people will think by mentioning something, so i will say no more. Go see it. NOW. Later


Donnie Darko….

The Name of the movie we just watched. It was good. And there is alot to think about. One of those movies where u gotta take a second look. Its about time travel, portholes, and there is some Christ imagery. Definatly alot to think about.
Other wise, I gave my speech today. I finally feel less overwhelmed. Like a burden was lifted. So what did I do once that burden was lifted? Played LOTR for GameCube. I love it. Legolas is the shit. Iwant to be an arrow shooting elf. hahah. Im on the second part of the battle at Helm’s Gate. O man. Its rough. but me and barry have almost beat the game. Well, techincally he did, but i didnt. He played it all day. Soon though.
[Random Thought]- I want to see timeline. The commercial just came on. Well Its bed time for me. Later.

Dear Roberta Sparrow, I have reached the end of your book and… there are so many things that I need to ask you. Sometimes I’m afraid of what you might tell me. Sometimes I’m afraid that you’ll tell me that this is not a work of fiction. I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to. Donnie Darko