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It’s not too often I get this excited about movies. This month there are a plethora of movies I cannot wait to see.

Let’s go chronologically shall we?

2 weeks ago, X-Men Origins: Wolverine premiered and it was magnificent. In fact, they have already announced another in the “Origins” series which should be out in 2 years. Since my wife doesn’t seem to care about some movies like I do, I tend to go during the day and during the week to the theatre. In fact, I went to the 10:30 am X-Men on opening day and I was surprised there were at least 30 people there.

This past weekend was the debut of the new Star Trek series. From those who have seen this, I’ve heard it was awesome. I’m not a big Star Trek guy, but it starts the story from the beginning, which is the same reason I went to see Friday the 13th this year. I plan to see this tomorrow afternoon because Regal Cinemas has $1 popcorn on Tuesday with your Regal Card. The Regal Card is awesome by the way because occasionally you get a free drink, popcorn, or even a free ticket.

May 15 we see the sequel to The DaVinci Code, “Angels and Demons”. Tom Hanks returns to his role of learning the deep secrets of the Vatican. I cannot wait to check this film out. I did not read the book this time around, but I did read the previous installment. The ending to the movie and the book were drastically different so I guess I won’t really know the difference here.

May 21-22 brings a couple more sequels. First up is Terminator: Salvation. It’s the 4th of the Terminator movies and quite possibly the series with the longest total time between movies ever. Christian Bale takes on the role of John Connor in a movie that takes place in 2018, well after Skynet has ruined the world. Remember that at the end of the 3rd movie, John was in a safe room when bombs they tried to stop were set off around the world. If this movie is done right, it will be the 4th of 5 Terminator movies with the final installment taking place farther into the future and us seeing the death of John.

Also releasing is Night at the Museum 2: Battle for the Smithsonian. Ben Stiller returns with an all star cast including Owen Wilson, and Robin Williams. The first movie was surprisingly good and this movie will be enhanced in IMAX for a fantastic experience.

Finally, May 29 brings us “The Maiden Heist”. While I admit I don’t know much about this movie, I noticed Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, and Willam H. Macy are in this. Based on just that information, it’s hard to go wrong here. I love Heist movies so this is something I’m looking forward to.

NEXT:

TV Season Comes to an end.

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So it’s been quite a long time since I even visited my blog, but I’ll certainly be getting back to it. Now I know there are several things I can talk about, and for all I know, I’ll post several of them very soon.

If you are unaware, I purchased a Playstation 3 on ebay for very cheap. It was around $325 AND it was an older one meaning it is backwards compatible with PS2 and PSone games.

Now to be fair, I’ve never been a fan of the Playstation. I’ve actually never been a Playstation owner and held my own with Nintendo for years. Then the Xbox came out and I was hooked on the system that was superior to the PS2 in so many ways. When the Xbox 360 came out, I waited a couple months and ultimately bought one. The PS3 came out a year later with Blue Ray capabilities and a hefty price. Unfortunately, I can count the number of games on my fingers I would play on PS3 that are NOT on 360.

Finally came the one killer app, something the Xbox doesn’t have and can’t hold a candle to. That game is MLB 09: The Show.

Now I know you’re probably thinking it’s stupid to buy a system solely for a single game, but let’s remember, I’ve now fully switched over to Blu-Ray movies and they are fantastic. There is also a couple games on PS2 called Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts 2 which are games I’ve always wanted to play.

I’ve wanted to play The Show for quite awhile considering the crappy alternative on Xbox is MLB 2k9. Essentially that game is beer league softball with crappy controls. I cannot believe people can sit there and play 2k9 and think, “yeah this game is like real baseball and fun to play”.

The Show features typical modes like Franchise, online play and the sort. But a unique feature is a mode called Road to the Show. This is where you start your career in AA (there are many AA and AAA teams in this game too) and try to work your way up to the Bigs. You control your player and ONLY your player in every facet of each game. So if you are a pitcher, you only play in games where you actually pitch and you don’t bat (unless you’re in a non-DH league). My player is a Shortstop and I get to play defense when there is a chance I touch the ball. I also take every at bat and become a runner on base.

If you haven’t seen me on Xbox Live much, this is the reason why. I’m still trying to decide if MLB 09 exceeds the greatest baseball game ever made, MVP 05, or not. They are definitely #1 and #2 all time though.

This game really is a killer app for PS3, the same way Halo is for Xbox.

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Month of May 2009, greatest Movie Month ever?