This is what the Internet took from last night’s presidential debate, after Obama responded to Mitt Romney’s comment that the US Navy is smaller now that at any time since 1917. Obama said: “We also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.” Obama also called Romney out on the fact that the military is not a game of Battleship where we’re counting ships.
If Romney and Obama played a game of Battleship, who do you think would win?
Remember that movie bomb that was Battleship? Oh yea, you probably do because it just came out last weekend. It was a pretty tall order to convert a plotless board game into a feature length film.
If Battleship can get its own movie, why not Tetris?
Here’s how it’s described on YouTube: “The invasion is beginning. It is inevitable. You created them, you can destroy them! I did not create Tetris, I was but the messenger. Tell me how to stop them. This is an extinction level event. No, don’t go! Let her go!”
So that’s pretty much the most nondescript, cliche movie synopsis ever, and that’s the whole point. This parody trailer was created by Warialasky, who say if enough people watch it, they’ll make a movie out of it. I wouldn’t mind that… it looks like it has better effects than Battleship.
Watch it here:
Here’s the deal andPOP monsters, we don’t often do movie reviews on the site but after seeing Battleship I just had to sound off… as much as I don’t want to think about the movie anymore.
When I was a kid my friends and I had Battleship marathons on rainy play dates, so I knew the game’s concept wouldn’t translate to the screen without some serious creativity. Hit and sink, hit and sink. That’s pretty much the gist of the game.
So I’m not surprised that the movie version of Battleship has absolutely no substance. Ultimately, it comes off as a two hour commercial for Hasbro, which naturally backed Transformers and G.I. Joe too. If you like high action movies that have more explosions than dialogue see Battleship, however, if you’re tired of formulaic scripts that rely on clichéd one-liners and fancy effects, stay home and play the game instead.
Director Peter Berg attempts to modernize the game (which predates WWI) by introducing an armada of aliens who threaten the world after NASA tries to make contact with them. When the aliens receive the satellite signal, instead of being all like “hey, let’s party” they go full Michael Bay.
Reporters should know by now that Rihanna isn’t into personal questions about her dating life. I understand why she’d want to keep that part of her life private, however, many of the rumours start with her very public tweets.
Rihanna spoke to Sunrise’s Natalie Barr about her upcoming movie “Battleship.” She wasn’t feeling well that day but agreed to sit down for the interview anyway. Among questions about her movie and singing career, Barr asked her how frustrating it is to be asked questions about her personal life. It wasn’t a question that went into specific details, but it was enough for Rihanna’s publicists to cut the interview short.
Personally, I think our fixation with Rihanna’s personal life is unreasonable and I never understood the argument that we’re entitled to pry because celebrities trade in their private life for fame. When it comes down to it, being a commercial actor or singer is a job. Granted, it’s occasionally a very privileged career if you’re successful, but it’s not worth selling your soul for. Still, Barr has a job to do and is only asking questions that interest viewers most.
Do you think reporters focus too much on her personal life?
I’d be pretty sick of relationship talk if I was Rihanna too, so I can’t blame her for ripping into this reporter at a London press conference for Battleship, who decided to ask about her status with Ashton Kutcher. Rihanna can answer a hundred questions about her new movie but if one question comes up about her relationship it’ll be plastered in the next day’s headlines.
The reporter started out on a promising note, telling Rihanna how well she connects with people, but then she strayed into the love minefield: ”You’re so good with connecting with people, that I think that we actually feel we know you. Things are clearly going brilliantly in your career. I just wondered if you are as happy in your private life. Will we be seeing a certain Mr. Kutcher perhaps making a trip over here?”
“Wow, how disappointing was that question,” Rihanna answered, shaking her head. The moderator quickly tried to move on before Rihanna assured the reporter that she’s happy and single. Ouch!
Rihanna will be appearing in Battleship, a film adaptation of the popular board game. She plays a tough Navy sailor who helps protect the world from invading aliens.
“We worked with real military people, you know, people in the Navy, people who have fought in Iraq before,” she told UGO.com in a long interview about the film. “They pretty much came and drilled me. This one man, Donald, he pretty much drilled me, yelled at me, cursed me, ‘Ow!’ Made me do pushups.”
However, Rihanna stayed with the training.
“I really want to say, ‘F*ck you’ right back, but then he probably would have thrown me through the window!” she joked. “I was so scared I just stood there and looked at him like, ‘I swear I’m going to get it right, I swear, I swear, I swear I’ll be good.’”