Saturday, February 19, 2011

OMG WOW The dynamic duo returns later this year!!!

No I don't mean Batman and Robin, its the 90's MTV smash hit Beavis and Butthead! I just read an article at Screen Junkies that describes how in the new show they'll be reviewing shows like Jersey Shore, UFC matches and all of the horribly bad music of today that's just been waiting for the right 14 year old cartoon retards to review them. On top of this it'll also contain the same types of story lines and characters as the original series

I remember as a young kid growing up in the 90's that Beavis and Butthead were the absolute shit when it came to entertainment for teenagers. I remember my babysitter used to let us stay up late and watch it whenever my parents would be out; and I will always love him for that. As years went by and Beavis and Butthead were off the air i became a fan of Mike Judge's other shows like the long-running and incredibly funny series King of the Hill and the movie Office Space.

A few years ago i decided to relive those childhood memories and purchased the Beavis and Butthead Mike Judge Collection DVD sets which are a collection of the absolute best episodes and music reviews plus some amazing special features. In my opinion Beavis and Butthead is one of the funniest cartoon series of the 1990's and i personally cannot wait to see what Judge has up his sleeves for the new series

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys

I figured for something new today I review a film that's always been very close to me and is a true personal classic. That movie is 2002's coming of age film "The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys", starring Emile Hirsch (Alpha Dog), Kiren Culkin (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs). The film also contains juxtaposed animated sections done by comic book artist Todd McFarlane (most famous for the Spawn series of comics).

This film was one of the first that really got me into the process of film, and expanded me beyond the idea that the only good films are ones that reach the national theater chains and cost tens of millions of dollars to produce. Alter Boys at its core is about the difficulties found in transition, and the struggle to balance pre and post pubescence. The story focus' on three best friends attending a strict catholic school in the southern United States, who's only interests seem to be comic books and shit disturbing. What struck me was the honesty of the the main characters, it amazed me at the time that a film maker was willing to show 13 year old kids smoking and drinking, i think the sense of reality is what really drew me into the film from first glances.

The film begins with the boys trying to discover a practical use for the triangulation lesson they had received at school, which resulted in them buys creating a pulley system to steal the statue of a nun atop their catholic school. This of course raises the already existing suspicions of the Sister Assumpta (Foster) which leads to an investigation of the boys.
An extremely important part of the movie is a comic book that the boys had started to write as a reflection of the way their lives felt. During the comic scenes the film would switch to animation and would reflect the story back in a grandiose fantasy where the boys are 3 super heroes who are trying to rescue a princess who in their real world is Francis' (Emile Hirsch) love interest, Margie Flynn (played by Donnie Darko's Jena Malone).
Alter Boys also focus' around sexual coming of age and confusing and dangerous roads
that it can lead you down. It expanded my mind and opened me to look into people and try to view what their lives really are and not as they appear at first.
As the story unfolds and Francis and Margie grow closer, he learns of a dark sexual past that plagues Margie and produces emotions and ideas that are too extreme for Francis to comprehend. Again the honesty of the section of the movie compelled me, I had never seen a film where the ideas of pain and personal sexual frustration and anger were portrays with such young people.

The last quarter of this movie is extremely exciting and sad when Sister Assumpta finds their comic (which contains several graphic drawings of her) as well as Francis discovering Maggie's dark past. As a final push the boys decide on one more heist to get back at Sister Assumpta for stealing their book, which ends in tragedy.
I would recommend this movie for anyone, any age. Though the film focus' on 13 year old's anyone can look into this and see a portion of their own lives in the characters, it can send you back mentally to a time where this were so simply complicated and painfully exciting. This will always be one of my favorite films and I can give it no less than an honest 10/10.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Camgore Protip #1: Expectant Mothers Parking

How many times have you arrived at a mall, grocery store or plaza only to find that there are no spaces opened other than the damn handicap spots?
"And whats that, another space open! oh wait...its for expectant mothers! Well looks like I'll have to park on the grass."

These expecting mother parking spots starting sprouting up in my town a few years ago and for the longest time I figured there was some sort of bi law protecting them.
But alas, upon research there is absolutely no legality behind these spaces. Any non-pregnant person can park in these awesome spots and the business owner/police cant do a damn thing about it.

Okay yea it may be a little bit harsh to steal a parking spot from a potential expecting mother just for the sake of getting a better spot, though if you hate parking lots as much as I do, just push society out of your mind and allow the underhanded feeling of sneakiness take over. Happy parking

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

RAGE: Inferno Energy Drink Review!

So I seemed to neglect Camgore Culture quite a lot. I think it's because I've lost site of why I started a blog in the first place: to just review all the shit that I like, or violently cannot stand. So I figured I'd try something different and do a beverage review. Now don't get turned off just yet, this might be interesting.

Anyone who is involved in my life knows that I have a an affinity (more like a serious addiction) to energy drinks. I love everything about them, the taste, the way it makes me feel and that first confused glance from people walking down the street who think I'm drinking a tallboy.
I know its a "gamble" drinking them because of all the 6:00 evening news bullshit reports of kids drinking 4 monsters and having a heart attack, but I do it anyways because I'm a ridiculously hardcore bad ass. I figure if I stick to 1 energy sauce a day I'll be alright.

So today I entered one of my usual convenient stores down the street from my home, as I do daily. I walked to the back drink fridge and instantly was drawn to a giant yellow bottle shaped like a fire extinguisher. At first all I could think was "what the fuck is this?" and "that's over-the-top cheesy" so of course I had to pick this shit up. Soon after picking up this awkwardly tall bottle, i realized that the extinguisher top is merely a decoration (like the top of NAS Energy Drink Bottles [also a delicious drink] ). This disappointed me a lot, I was hoping i could squirt this shit down my throat for instant brain fucking energy. So i brought this yellow monstrosity to the counter and the two Chinese women started giggling at me and talking about how weird it was =/

So it turns out that this is one of the better energy drinks I've had, with a halfway decent price point. The taste is absolutely amazing, its like a less sweet/bitter NAS taste, and delivers a noticeable kick. It's rare now with my severe caffeine addiction that I actually feel a kick or boost from these drinks but this one perked me right up made me annoying as fuck and lasted several hours. If that isn't good enough, I had basically no noticeable crash!

My only real problem with this drink is the bottle. It's size shape and colour are a little bit embarrassing. I really would not want to be seen walking down the street drinking this, i wouldn't want anyone to think I'm a volunteer fire fighter. Nor would I want the guys at work giving me an earful over the lame bottle I'm carrying around.
Overall this is one of THE best energy drinks I have EVER dranks I have ever consumed. I suggest any lover of the altered state of awake-fullness created by these drinks should pick it up.

easily a 9/10.