Thursday, January 26, 2012

Motorola DROID RAZR Review

Ok, this post doesn't really have anything to do with animation or motivational speaking, but I'm just really excited to get this phone!!! I've done my research and talked it over with my personal Verizon consultant, my best friend who works for Verizon. I really like all the features it has to offer. This will be my first Droid smart phone so I'm really looking forward to it! Currently I have the LG EnV Touch. I've had this phone for about 1.5 to 2 years. It was really great at the time but phones have advanced so much since then.

One of the features I'm really looking forward to is being able to sync my music quick and easy. I have my iPod Nano which is great, but I also have my phone. With the EnV Touch it is so difficult to get my music on there. I have to connect it to my computer and use the VCast Music Manager. If I want to make a playlist of songs, I have to do it through the phone by either song or artist. It doesn't list them together. So if I don't easily recognize the song or artist, I have no idea which song it is. So really looking forward to the Motocast app that easily syncs it up to my music on my computer. Also looking forward to the Netflix app so I can watch movies on the go.

As soon as my tax refund arrives, SHE IS MINE!!

This review is done by

The following reviews are done by When it starts off it sounds like he doesn't really approve. But by the end he doesn't really have anything bad to say about it. Just a couple of apps and a few MINOR details he didn't like. All in all, he likes it.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Super 8 Movie Night

In October of 2010 I went to Ft. Worth to visit my friends Jen & Jason. While I was up there Jen and I went to a huge flea market that was near their house. As we were walking along I came across some Super 8 movies. They were only a couple of bucks so I snatched them up.

Now 14 months later I am FINALLY watching them. So I set up the screen and dusted off the projector.

The Daffy Duck short is with him and Speedy Gonzales called "Speedy A Go-Go". Apparently that's not the title it was released under. I found it on YouTube as "Swing Ding Amigo". Written by Sid Marcus and directed by Robert McKimson.

The second is Official NASA footage of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969. It was amazing to see it in this format.

Some of the footage on the film can be seen in the following videos from YouTube. It showed clips from launch to landing to the return home. It was pretty amazing. 

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Here is one of the Oscar nominated animated short films: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by Moonbot Studios.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2012 Oscar Nominations - Best Animated Film

84th Academy Awards Nominations

Here is the full list of the nominees courtesy of

Best Motion Picture of the Year


The Artist (2011)
The Help (2011)
Hugo (2011/II)
Moneyball (2011)
War Horse (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role


Jean Dujardin for The Artist (2011)
Brad Pitt for Moneyball (2011)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role


Jessica Chastain for The Help (2011)
Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs (2011)
Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011)

Best Achievement in Directing


Martin Scorsese for Hugo (2011/II)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year


Chico & Rita (2010)
Puss in Boots (2011)
Rango (2011)

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year


Bullhead (2011): Michael R. Roskam(Belgium)
Footnote (2011): Joseph Cedar(Israel)
In Darkness (2011): Agnieszka Holland(Poland)
A Separation (2011): Asghar Farhadi(Iran)

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Best Achievement in Costume Design


Anonymous (2011/I): Lisy Christl
Hugo (2011/II): Sandy Powell

Best Achievement in Makeup

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song


The Muppets (2011): Bret McKenzie("Man or Muppet")
Rio (2011): Sergio MendesCarlinhos BrownSiedah Garrett("Real in Rio")

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing


Hugo (2011/II)
Moneyball (2011)
War Horse (2011)

Best Achievement in Sound Editing


Drive (2011)
Hugo (2011/II)
War Horse (2011)

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Best Documentary, Features

Best Documentary, Short Subjects

Best Short Film, Live Action