5 Recent Movies That Are Shameless Rip-Offs

9 03 2010

So I was watching TV earlier (something I do a lot) and I got to thinking (something I don’t do a lot): there are too many movies these days that are simply unabashed regurgitations of things we’ve already seen. I understand that some films are bound to appear similar, but some of these are just ridiculous. Such as….


17 Again (2009), about a man who is transformed into a 17-year-old Disney star.


Seventeen Again (2000), about a woman who is transformed into a 17-year-old Disney star. Also, her ex-husband becomes a 17-year-old unknown actor.

Seventeen Again, if I remember correctly (and I probably don’t), was a pretty good movie, starring everyone’s favorite “Sister, Sisters” and “Smart Guy.” However, 17 Again, which I’ve never seen, was just a god-awful bastardization of the original. The acting was terrible, the writing shoddy, and the special effects probably not used very much at all. This isn’t too surprising, since nothing DJ Zacky Eff here has ever been in could be any good, except for that one episode of Firefly.  But I might –I MIGHT- have forgiven the makers of 17 Again for all of that if they had at least tried for some semblance of originality (the only hint of which is in the fact that the newer movie, made almost a decade later, actually takes a step backwards civil-rights-wise, replacing the predominantly black cast with a 99% white one), but no, they couldn’t even change the title. Actually, I still wouldn’t have forgiven the moviemakers. They suck. All in all, this whole debacle is just one more addition to the list of “Reasons to Hate Zac Efron.”

Reasons 1 - 3

But that’s not all. There’s also…

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F1rst PØst!!1

8 03 2010

Hello and welcome to That One Blog. When several friends of mine decided to start making their own blogs, I figured I might as well jump on the bandwagon. I mean, really, what says college better than a big ol’ helping of peer pressure?  So I took a walk down some of the back alleys of the Internet, found the cheapest domain in the blogosphere’s seedy underbelly, and -a few bad decisions later- this blog was born. At first, I couldn’t stand the sight of him, but damned if the little bastard hasn’t grown on me. Guess I’ll stick around for a while, but don’t expect to see me at any recitals. No blog of mine plays viola…..

You may be wondering why I went with such an ambiguous and impersonal title as “That One Blog”. Well, I’ll tell you why. I’ll tell you, because I’m not the sort that would leave you to wonder. I’ll tell you, because, when faced with a simple inquiry, I wouldn’t simply dodge the question by changing the subject or rambling on without any regard to what you wanted to know in the first place. I’m just not that kind of guy. If that’s the kind of guy you’re looking for, you’d be better off looking somewhere else. Not here. Now, where were we? Oh, right, you wanted to know why this blog is titled as it is.