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2008 and 2009 seem like really good years for the things I love. Technology, movies, and video games. If you’re one of the two dedicated readers I have, then you might have read my video game article a few weeks earlier. I won’t bother to catalog any more video games in this list, rather, I’ll just tell you about some movies I’m pretty damn excited about.

First, I’ll start the list with Zack and Miri Make a Porno. This movie has been a hot topic with the MPAA for obvious reasons. Of course, this isn’t the first movie that has had a risque overtone. 40 Year-Old Virgin anyone? Though, I have to admit, this is a bit more direct. Anyway, this movie about Zack (Seth Rogan) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) trying to make some extra cash so that they can keep a roof over their heads. Solution? Make a porno of course! To make things even better, it’s written and directed by Kevin Smith, a person I am a huge fan of. It goes without saying that this movie is going to be hilarious. Don’t believe me? Check out the trailer. It’s set to release Oct. 31.

Staying with the theme of sex, we have Sex Drive. This movie is about a high school senior, Ian (Josh Zuckerman), who goes across the country to meet a girl he met online. I’m sure a bunch of my fellow nerds can sympathize with this film. It just hit theatres recently and hasn’t gotten the best reviews on IMDB (a 6.3 out of 10). It does look promising though, and I hope I can find the time to see it. I’ll write a review when I do.

Everyone recognizes the name James Bond and the number 007. That being said, the next movie on the list is 007: Quantum of Solace. This is the sequel to the previous 007 movie, Casino Royale. I’ve always loved the Bond films, and at first I was a bit apprehensive about the choice of Daniel Craig as James Bond. But he has lived up to the Bond name really well. Casino Royale is up there with the list of best Bond films including “GoldenEye” and “The Spy Who Loved Me.” This movie is due out on Nov. 14, and I can’t wait.

This last one is a bit into the future, it’s Watchmen. When I saw the trailer in theaters, I was absolutely floored. Watchmen is an amazing comic, filled with thought provoking insights. It’s due out March 6th 2009. Until then, I’ll just have to watch the trailer again. And again…and again.

This past Thursday was the final presidential debate. I don’t really have much to say about it. McCain held his own really well, staying on the offensive often. There wasn’t really anything I heard that was new or exciting. I did find it interesting that Joe the Plumber was mentioned so many times, but can you blame them? They need to appeal to that demographic more than anything. However, the odds are against McCain’s favor, Obama being in the lead almost 2:1. I don’t want to say anything too early, but it almost seems like Obama is a shoe in to win. But who knows? Life is full of surprises.

If you’re like me, you’ve wondered what the best superhero was. Obviously, there isn’t a definitive answer for this question, but it’s still an interesting topic. I really love Spiderman. I like how he manages to stay like a regular person despite his powers, ie. getting dumped. Then again, I also love Batman because he doesn’t have any power at all. Just a lot of money. On the other side of the coin (Two-Face reference), I don’t like Superman because of that. He is too super. And I’ve never been particularly attracted to the other heroes either, such as the Flash, Hulk, and the like. I don’t know, they’ve never really grown on me. So now it really comes down to Spiderman or Batman.

Spiderman’s power is pretty badass. Though, in the comics, Peter Parker didn’t have the ability to shoot webs, he had to have a special device attached to his arm that made and shot the webs for him. But, he still had his Spidey-sense and his ability to climb on walls. On the emotional side of things, Peter Parker always managed to stay relatively normal. I say relatively because he’s a friggin’ spider half the time. He still manages to carry out relationships and even sees them end. From the movies alone you can tell that he is conflicted emotionally between helping the world and helping himself.

Next, we have Batman, otherwise known as Bruce Wayne. Unlike a lot of superheroes, he has no powers. At all. Instead, he is ridiculously rich. He is also really, really strong. There are scenes, either in comic or film, where he is benching several large plates. His real hook is his past. His parents were killed in front of him when he was a child, giving him a burning hate of crime which leads him to become Batman.

I find myself torn between the two, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to pick one over the other. But we have to consider one more aspect: the villains. Both have really dumb villains. Batman has the Penguin for example, and Spiderman has the Beetle. Then again, they have awesome villains. The Joker and the Venom lineage, respectively. If we were to compare the portrayal of these two villains in the films, then the Joker definitely wins. When I saw S3, I couldn’t believe how much of a weenie Venom was. No giant muscles? No huge mouth? No super long drooling tongue hanging out? How lame. Now the Joker on the other hand. Holy christ was he amazing. I get shivers up my spine just thinking about it.

In that respect, then Batman is the winner. Still, I’m not sure. What do you think? Spiderman or Batman?