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					6     ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                             The Express
                                                                                                                     Friday, November 6, 2009

Halloween costumes 9 is an awesome animated film
   provide lasting                                                    Alec Smith              introduces us to gigan-          out a bizarre niche, but one
                                                                        Express Staff
                                                                                              tic man-made killing ma-         a viewer such as myself can
                                                                 The film 9 begins with       chines that are intent on        fully appreciate.
                                                              a brief monologue from a

  memories for all
                                                                                              killing sack folk since there       Hopefully others will take
                                                              scientist about the dangers     are no humans left around.       notice of this when it’s time
                                                              of man and progress.               There is so much to love,     for awards).
       Caitlyn Clark           attire they long to wear.         Then we are introduced       or at the very least admire,        9 is the brain-child of
        Co-Editor-in-Chief        “One costume I have         to our main character, 9.       about 9, from the terrific       former CG Artist Shane
   If costume deciding isn’t   always wanted to wear,”           9 awakens in a burned-       voice casting to the excit-      Acker.
as easy for you as it is for   stated Dawn Christenson,       out lab, next to the body of    ing action sequences. (7 is         It started as a college the-
others, consider which type    “was a bright pink flamin-     the aforementioned scien-       pretty much a ninja, which       sis concerning what Acker
of Halloween follower you      go with lots of feathers.”     tist.
are.                                                                                          just rules).                     thought was going to hap-
                                  It is sometimes hard to        He can’t speak, and
   Some wait all year to       choose which ensemble to                                          The animation is gor-         pen after mankind left the
                                                              he wanders out into the         geous and popping with           earth.
wear the scary masks, fake     wear on such an important
                                                              bombed-out neighborhood,        detail.                             It then was turned into a
blood, and prosthetic fangs    occasion.
                                                              which bears a striking re-         There’s even a bit of ex-     10-15 minute short film (it’s
while others dream of be-         People decide their fa-
ing a princess for a night.                                   semblance to bombed-out         istential dread to the pro-      pretty good and definitely
                               vorites, and the memory
   When you are young,         sticks with them years af-     London in World War II.         ceedings, which is kind          worth looking up).
you plan what to wear for      ter.                              Eventually, he encoun-       of heavy for an animated            Sadly, I think this movie
Halloween night right after       “My favorite costume        ters 2, another sack person,    film.                            was not perfect.
the last one ends.             was when I was Dorothy         who gives him a voice box          Make no mistake, this            If Acker had tried I think
   Gradually as your age       from the Wizard of Oz. I re-   that makes him sound ex-        isn’t for your little brother    he could have made a 2-3
increases, the enthusiasm      ally wanted the dog Toto,”     actly like Frodo, and begins    or sister.                       hour movie that still would
for Halloween decreases.       reminisced Principal Sher-     to tell 9 about what’s hap-        This is for those who         have kicked butt and had
However, one thing that has    ry Reeves.                     pening, when he is abduct-                                       more character develop-
                                                                                              enjoy dark science fic-
stayed constant throughout        The scary holiday has       ed by a robot dog.              tion tales and don’t care if     ment and plot.
the ages is the enjoyment      once again come and gone          9 is found by a few other    they’re told with live action       I think that the ending
people gain from dressing      for another year.              sack people, who have cre-      humans or 3D CG images.          was a bit rushed (I won’t
up as others.                     Some people spent a         ated a life for themselves
   Some may feel the stress                                                                      (Side note: I need to point   spoil it for you here) and
                               long time deciding upon a      hiding out in a cathedral
melt away as they take on a    costume.                                                       out what a terrific year it’s    had way too much info to
                                                              and avoiding the waste-         been for animated films that     take in a short amount of
different persona.                “I am planning on being
                                                              land of the world.              don’t have the name Pixar at-    time.
   Most people fantasize       Minnie Mouse this Hal-
about what costume they                                          9 feels responsible for      tached.                             If I had to rate this movie
                               loween,” said an excited
would love to wear.            Brittany Laney a few days      losing 2, and along with 6,        Between this and Coraline,    on a scale of 1 to 10, I would
   Unfortunately,      some-   before the big night rolled    begins an adventure that        Focus Features has carved        have to give it a 7.
times we don’t get to wear     around. “It is going to be
exactly what we want. That
sad fact does not keep peo-
                               a polka-dotted dress with
                               the black mouse ears. It’s
                                                                             Five stars for Guitar Hero 5
                                                                    Matt Lancaster
ple from dreaming of the       going to be so fun.”                   Co-Editor-in-Chief      jump in and out of songs         are wary of the ability to
                                                                 On September 1 of this       at any time, and the ability     play as Cobain on any track

             Tech N9ne                                        year, Activision and Red        to play as your Mii (for the     in the game, even those out
                                                              Octane rocked the world         Wii version) or your avatar      of his own genre.
                                                              yet again with the newest       (for XBox LIVE users).              Cobain is the only play-

            comes home
                                                              release in the Guitar Hero         Players can import select     able dead character in
                                                              line: Guitar Hero 5.            songs from Guitar Hero:          Guitar Hero 5, and was
                                                                 GH5 immediately be-          World Tour or Guitar Hero:       preceded by Jimi Hendrix
       Owen Lewis              Rogue Dog Villains, Krizz      came the No. 1 selling          Smash Hits, create their         in Guitar Hero: World Tour.
          Express Staff        Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun.          video game in the United        own songs with several in-       Activision claims that it se-
   The upcoming Tech              Tech N9ne was in con-       States the week following       strument tracks, and link        cured all the rights to use
N9ne concert coming to         cert Oct. 5-6th in Spring-     its release.                    Guitar Hero: On Tour on          his likeness in the game.
Kansas is exciting a lot of    field Missouri.                   It hosts 85 new songs        their Nintendo DS with the          “I don’t know that I
students.                         He was in Kansas on         by 83 separate artists, in-     Wii.                             would have wanted it ei-
   The rapper is very popu-    Oct. 31. He performed in       cluding      Iron    Maiden,       “I’m really looking for-      ther,” rock icon Jon Bon
lar among teenagers. Tech      Wichita, at The Cotillion, a   Rammstein, Billy Idol, 3        ward to buying this game,”       Jovi commented. “To hear
N9ne is a rapper who has       ballroom.                      Doors Down, Motley Crue,        senior Frasier Meyer said.       someone else’s voice com-
been around for over 20           Some of Tech N9ne’s         Santana, Nirvana, Johnny        “I’ve got the last one on        ing out of a cartoon ver-
years.                         accomplishments include        Cash, The Rolling Stones,       the computer and the new         sion of me? I don’t know. It
   He was born and raised      having a track in 2007’s       and Bon Jovi.                   features of GH5 are really       sounds a little forced.”
in the metro in Kansas City,   “Alpha Dog” soundtrack.           Players have the ability     cool.”                              Guitar Hero 5 is already
Missouri.                         He also has songs in        to unlock and play as rock         Some controversy has          making the familiar ripple
   Tech N9ne hit a mile-       2009’s “Our Heroes: The 25     icons such as Kurt Cobain,      risen about the role of the      in the entertainment indus-
stone in his career in 2008.                                  Carlos Santana and Johnny       late Kurt Cobain (lead sing-     try that its predecessors
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   Before Tech N9ne start-                                    Cash.                           er of grunge band Nirvana)       have established before.
ed his solo career, he was                                       “The track listing is awe-   in the game.                        Thousands of new cus-
                                  Tech N9ne also has a
a part of many different                                      some,” freshman Cheyenne           Courtney Love, repre-         tomers are sure to stay
                               nomination for 2009 MTV
groups.                                                       Morris said. “I can even        sentative of Cobain’s es-        planted firmly on their
                               Woodie Awards for the cat-
                                                              get to medium on some           tate, expressed anger on         couches with guitar and
   Some of the more popu-      egory “Left Field Woodie.”
                                                              songs.”                         her Twitter account at his       drum controllers with the
lar groups were all from          Voting is open now and
                                                                 Neversoft’s newest liv-      playability as a character in    game.
Kansas City.                   the awards will be given
                                                              ing room rock band game         the game, and said that she         “Why go out and try to
   Tech N9ne has per-          out December 4.
                                                              has an entirely new array       had received no monetary         be a rockstar when you
formed with or been apart         His next solo album
                                                              of features.                    compensation.                    can pretend to be one in
of all these groups: The Re-   K.O.D. was released last
                                                                 Among them are the new          Other companies in-           the comfort of your own
gime, Kabosh, 57th Street      week.
                                                              party mode, which lets you      volved in Cobain’s affairs       home?” Meyer said.