Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hilarious Jaeger names

I noticed I haven't done a humor post in a long, long time.  So, here goes…

Being the semester break, it’s natural that me and the fam would have movie marathons galore.  One of our favorite movies this year was Pacific Rim, and so we already watched that twice this week.  Over dinner afterwards, I jokingly asked, “What if the Philippines had a jaeger?  I bet it would look like a messed up, overgrown jeepney, hohoho!!”

Apparently, my internet savvy daughter said that she did see several Philippine jaegers on the net, made by fans using a certain app.  Intrigued, I took a look and indeed there were several Philippine Jaegers out there.  Cool.

But in doing so I discovered an even better find: hilarious jaeger names.  It was only a matter of time before people with a (sometimes twisted) sense of humor would capitalize on the weird Jaeger names of the movie, like Striker Eurika and Gypsy Danger (Crimson Typhoon, now THAT’s a cool name) to come up some with ridiculous names of their own.  Some of them were so funny that I had to share them here.  Enjoy.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Watch out Avengers, the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie is coming out soon!!

To all the comic book fanboys, you’ve probably soiled yourselves after reading my title, so I’ll give you some time to change your shorts.

You’re back now?  Ok…I was only fibbing, HAHAHA!  Well, actually, not me, but the awesome creator of the Hi I’m a Marvel/DC comic book movie parodies, once of which I featured in my previous

Well, I subscribe to his youtube page, and I LOVED his newest output, a Justice League parody of the Avengers trailer.  I’m sure you will, too.  Yeah, yeah, I said I’d be gone for a while…but I just cannot not share this.

So, watch out Avengers, the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie is coming out soon…in an alternate universe.

(This blog site, Lessons Of A Dad is mostly about parenting, marriage, and other topics aimed to develop the reader’s mind, body, and soul.  However, I don’t mind putting out the funnies every once in a while.  I’d consider it an honor if you’d follow or subscribe to this site.  You can also go to my Facebook page here, and I’m also on Twitter at @lessonsofadad)

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Avengers is showing this week…here’s a funny parody to celebrate

The Avengers is finally, finally showing this week here in SM-Cagayan de Oro.  To say that I’m excited is the understatement of the year. 

To honor this momentous occasion, I would like to show a funny parody of the DC and Marvel comic book movies, Hi, I’m a Marvel…and I’m a DC: The Musical, which pokes fun at our recent fascination for comic book heroes on the silver screen, the upcoming Avengers movie not exempted from the barbs.

The Hi, I’m a Marvel…and I’m a DC videos are a huge hit on Youtube, with over a hundred videos available for your enjoyment.  With The Avengers just a few days away, I’d suggest you go over to the Youtube page of the maker of these awesome and hilarious videos and take a look-see.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the funny comic book parody video.  See you in the 3-D theaters soon.  The Avengers, here I come!!

(This blog site, Lessons Of A Dad is mostly about parenting, marriage, and other topics aimed to develop the reader’s mind, body, and soul.  However, I don’t mind putting out the funnies every once in a while.  I’d consider it an honor if you’d follow or subscribe to this site.  You can also go to my Facebook page here, and I’m also on Twitter at @lessonsofadad)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Spoiler alert: How BREAKING DAWN ends…

For all of you who can’t wait to see Breaking Dawn in the movies, here’s a spoiler alert: how the film ends.  Enjoy!

Haha!  Go Blade!!  Sorry, guys…I’m just a bit sick of all the sparkly vampire ruckus that’s been floating around lately.  Just had to give a light moment of vindictive humor for the guys.  Big thanks to my cousin, Ray, who posted this gem on Facebook.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What if there was a Pinoy version of 3 Idiots? Who would play who?

After watching the great Bollywood movie, 3 Idiots with the kids and family for probably the gajillionth time, A peculiar thought popped into my head:

What if there was a Filipino (Pinoy) version of 3 Idiots?  Who would play who?

That would be fun, wouldn’t it?  Who would play Rancho, Raju, Farhan, Virus, Chatur, and the rest of the zany cast?  Feel free to light up my comments section with your thoughts.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, my apologies (and you have my pity, too…do yourself a favor and buy this wonderful movie right away).  3 Idiots is an Indian comedy made in 2009, starring Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, and Sharman Joshi as the said three, well, idiots.  The movie broke all opening box office records in India, eventually becoming the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time.

It’s a lighthearted story about three young college students who are trying to survive their Engineering course, especially the terror-teacher of a dean, nicknamed “Virus.”  Hilarious hijinks and heartwarming adventures abound, and viewers are sure to be glued to every minute of their (mis)adventures.  I’m not into Bollywood, but I loved 3 IdiotsYou will too.

So, anyway, I’m not really well versed with the styles and idiosyncrasies of our local Pinoy stars, so I can’t really add much to the question I posted for this blog.  But maybe I can vouch for three characters:

Rancho:  Luis Manzano.  The guy can look both deeply serious and impish at the drop of a hat, he’s perfect for the role.

Pia — Anne Curtis Whoever would play Pia’s character would need a whole lot of beauty and a whole lot of attitude.  Anne Curtis has both in spades.  She’s not too bad behind the mic, either.

Millimeter — Jovit Baldivino Well, um, he’s not that tall.  He’s got average looks.  But he’s got the name to make people want to see the movie.  Oh, and if he would really play the role, he most definitely must have a larger cut in the songs.  His voice is fantastic.

I can’t think of the others.  But I’m sure you can.  So,  what if there was a Filipino (Pinoy) version of 3 Idiots?  Who would play who?  Looking forward to your responses.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Excuse me while I geek out over the new Avengers official movie trailer

Just like what the title says: excuse me while I geek out over the new Avengers official movie trailer.  Here it is below:

AAAAARRRRRRRAAAAAAGGGGHHHHH!!! (That’s me geeking out) Summer 2012 is going to be comic book movie heaven, and this will be top on my list for must see movies. The Avengers movie trailer makes me wish that time travel was possible.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Casting Crowns lead singer, Mark Hall talks about their new song, Courageous.

I heard that Courageous did very well in its opening weekend.  According to the FB wall of one of pages I’m a fan of, the opening weekend of Courageous looked like this:

1) More than 1 million people saw COURAGEOUS this weekend. That’s a lot of lives changed!

2) Total box-office was $9.0 million, $2.2 million more than Fireproof on opening weekend.

3) It was the #1 new movie of the weekend! Per-screen, COURAGEOUS averaged $7,752, almost doubling everyone else!

Wow, well done.  Now, I really can’t wait until I see that movie on Philippine shores. 

What makes me even more excited is that one of my favorite Christian bands, Casting Crowns (known most for, “Who Am I?”), did the theme song for the movie, titled (what else?) Courageous. 

The band’s lead singer and songwriter, Mark Hall, talks about the meaning behind this wonderful song.  He’s a pretty funny guy, yet this video short hits home.

Now, I’m proud to present the official video of Courageous.  Enjoy!

I truly can’t wait to see this movie.  For those of you who have already seen it, and would like to mentor others on the principles featured in it, I suggest you purchase the Courageous Campaign Kit .  It has clips from the movie and a good study guide to mentor the dads in your life to raise their kids in a Godly way.

Casting Crowns also placed out a parenting-based song a while back, and I featured it in one of my articles for Father’s Day.  Check out the article here, while I repost the video below.

Anyway, thank you Mark Hall and Casting Crowns, for making a great movie even greater, thanks to your song, Courageous.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A film after this dad’s own heart. Courageous is showing in theaters today.

As a dad blogger whose main goal on this site is to challenge and equip fathers, especially the fathers of this country, to become more involved with their kids, I cannot be more excited that the makers of the very successful Fireproof and Facing the Giants are releasing their latest movie, Courageous, in American theaters today. 

I believe this movie will hit me harder than all the other movies that Sherwood Pictures has put out.  It deals with parenting, fatherhood specifically.  Here’s an excerpt from the film’s website:

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they’re quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.

Surely, faulty fathering is one of America’s biggest social problems, and it’s probably even more so in my country, the Philippines.  I’m sure this is why my church, CCF, is so big on mentoring men to follow the route of the honorable, hands-on dad. 

Too bad it’s showing in only 1,126 American theaters today, as I’m sure fans from this side of the world will have to wait until places like House Of Praise will put the DVD on sale.

I truly can’t wait, more so than any other Sherwood film.  If you’d like, you can also read Courageous: A Novel by Randy Alcorn.  I heard it’s a great read and an excellent companion to the movie.

If you’re a small group or bible study leader, and you’d want the men in your group to father like true men should, then you can also get the awesome Courageous Campaign Kit which has clips of the film, lesson outlines, and the whole bit.

So, if you’re blessed to live on American soil near any of the theaters where Courageous is showing, please do see it.  Today.  Then feel free to get the items above as well. I’m even more excited to get my hands on the Campaign Kit than I am of the movie itself…and that says a lot.

Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That’s courageous.

Truly, honor begins at home.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Soul Surfer DVD and Blu-Ray finally out!

Soul SurferNow you can watch the most inspirational movie of 2011 in the comfort of your own home.  Soul Surfer, the inspirational true story of Bethany Hamilton is now available on a two disk DVD and Blu-Ray combo!

Soul Surfer is the biopic that tells of surfing pro Bethany Hamilton’s amazing return to action after losing her arm in a shark attack.  The film stars the beautiful AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany, with Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt playing her parents, and Carrie Underwood in her acting debut. 

The film is the first film this year to score an A-plus CinemaScore rating, and the home versions will come with great extras like The Heart of a Soul Surfer documentary, among others.

I’m saddened that here, in the Philippines, Soul Surfer has yet to be shown (as far as I know).  Me and the other guys who serve the youth are itching to get a copy of this DVD so that we can also enjoy this wonderful movie…and inspire the youngsters in our care as a result.

I can’t wait to get my hands on this film, big time.  If there’s a film that will bless those who watch it, it’s Soul Surfer on DVD and BluRay combo.  It’s also available on DVD only.  Get your copy today!  (by clicking the links below)

Soul Surfer (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Soul Surfer DVD

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Green Lantern’s Hector Hammond: another Hollywood son-hates-dad story

Last weekend was Father’s Day long weekend (Monday was a holiday here in these parts), and it seemed like I had a mean spandex fetish, because I went and saw both X-Men: First Class and Green Lantern.  The X-Men movie was the better movie, by far, but, this piece will be about GL…because there was some angst-ridden son-hates-dad issues, which gave me an idea for my next piece.

There was a sad hateful relationship between the villain Hector Hammond and his estranged father, Senator Robert Hammond.  It’s a classic case of the son being bitter because he cannot measure up to his dad’s expectations:  Dad doesn’t respect child’s unique abilities and doesn’t develop a real connection with him.  Child grows resentful towards dad.  Child uses newly acquired telekinetic powers to burn dad to a crisp.

Classic Hollywood…yet that’s a reality a lot of children live through, with disastrous results.

A blogger, whose articles taught me how to start this blog site up, said in his Father’s Day piece that those with good memories of their loving and supportive fathers are very blessed, and are likely the minority.  His own dad did not appreciate his career path and set verbal volleys his way every time they met.

I remember hearing about a greeting card company once allowing all the inmates of a particular jail to send greeting cards to their mothers for Mother’s Day.  So many inmates took advantage of this opportunity, totally swamping the booth and it took the whole day for the inmates to be served.  It was a huge success, so much so that the card company wanted to do the same thing for Father’s Day.

When they went back to the jail for the Father’s Day gig, not a single inmate took the offer to honor his father with a card.  Yes, if I do remember it right, not one.  Sad, isn’t it?

I am reminded of a Bible verse, the first part of Ephesians 6:4, which says: “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them.” (NLT)

Being an overbearing, iron-fisted authoritarian is a sure fire way to provoke your children to anger.  Yet neglect, found on the opposite side of the parenting spectrum, can also get the provoking-to-anger job done as well…and we can surmise that Hector Hammond is a case of the latter.

So how do you not provoke your children to anger, then?  I will let the second part of the Bible verse give the answer, this time using the Word English Bible version:

…but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

To nurture, and a synonym “to nourish,” (used in another version) bring strong imagery of a close relationship, full of trust, respect, and growth.    I also think of an expert gardener, carefully making sure the soil around his or her plant is of good quality, lovingly watering it day in and day out, and carefully pruning it if need be.  It certainly isn’t the authoritarian nor isn’t the negligent parent.

Are you, as a parent, as a dad, nurturing your child?

This blog site is dedicated to giving dads the tips on how to nurture their children in the best possible way.  I will give some quick pointers on how to do this well.  Future blog entries will focus on these in detail:

1. Be the kind of person you want your child to become.  Hypocrisy is the fastest way for your child to lose respect for you, but “practice what you preach” modeling is the most powerful way of teaching.

2. Have a good relationship.  Just because you’re related doesn’t mean you’re close.  It takes effort to develop closeness.  It also takes…

3. Time.  Rick Warren, in his best seller The Purpose Driven Life said it best when he said that that best way to spell love is T-I-M-E.  This means that you do what they like to do, and look for the magic moments.

4. Make sure you communicate.  When you hear the word “communicate” what immediately comes to mind?  Talking?  Wrong.  Trust me; there can be a whole lot of talking, but no communication.  Communicating is listening.

5. Affirm them with positive words.  The tongue could very well be the most powerful muscle in your body, because it can shape another persons life for the better, or it can totally destroy it.

6. You need to, honest to goodness, love them unconditionally.  Sen. Hammond is an example of a man who didn’t do that.  And many of us could be there, be it comparing your child to another, labeling them, not complementing the good traits but highlighting the bad ones.

7. Lastly, you expect the best from them.  My boss always pounds it in me to never look at my student as what he is now, but to look at him as what he could become.  That’s great parenting advice, too.

This is all from the Parenting That Makes a Difference series that my church does.  Soon, my young-couples small group will do this 6-week series together.  It will cover each of these points in detail, containing powerful and practical advice from one of the best parenting speakers in this country.  If you live in Cagayan de Oro, and are, well, a young couple, then consider this an invitation. 

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