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The Hurt Locker

| March 7, 2010

A critic described The Hurt Locker as almost perfect. Hmm, I guess so. I suppose it helps that it apparently is based on a true story. I can’t really think of anything that irked me, except maybe when the snipers didn’t reposition after their positions were known, and the enemy decided to stop firing for [...]

Misfits – What Heroes Should Have Been

| January 27, 2010

Actually, that’s not possible, because British television is so much more liberal than US network television (as in, allowing swearing and nudity). So it’s more like, what Heroes should have been if it were on cable. Anyway, if you are like me, you thought Heroes sucked ass, and progressively sucked more ass as time went [...]

Avatar Script

| January 14, 2010

Sorry, can’t help but nerd out. Fox released the original script. http://io9.com/5446538/everything-that-was-cut-from-avatar-sex-drugs-and-suicide It’s interesting to see the differences from that and the final theatrical version. That would explain some of the scenes in the trailer. And yeah, probably not a good idea to look at it if you haven’t seen the movie yet.

Astonishing X-Men Review

| January 12, 2010

Another X-Men? Huh? That’s for kids! Well, this one’s written by Whedon, who is typically a pretty sharp writer. That whole mutant cure arc that X-men 3 drove into the ground? They originally stole it from Whedon. Anyway, I’ve read the original comic version, but you can find a very faithful video version of it [...]

Dollhouse Die

| January 11, 2010

So the train wreck is finally ending. My friend’s been trying to get me to watch the last few eps, because they’re supposedly good, but I feel like, what’s the point? Now we’re just panning for gold in a drying stream, when there’s thick veins of gold (or at least consistent silver) in other shows. [...]

Best Seats for Avatar 3D

| January 1, 2010

Well before I write an actual movie review, I thought I’d throw this up after I went with some IMAX noobs at one of my viewings of Avatar…My friend’s friend waited over 3 hrs in line, alone, being about 20th from the front. What’s he do once he goes in? He sits 4 rows from [...]

Avatar 3D – “Dreaming with your eyes open”

| December 23, 2009

[Update] I’ve seen researched it a little more, and I’ve heard multiple complaints about the XpandD glasses. Also, apparently the IMAX version has the full cut, whereas the non-IMAX versions have a cropped cut, losing about 25% of the screen. Definitely see it in real IMAX if you can. “Cameron’s genius is this: He makes [...]

District 9

| August 15, 2009

Wow, I haven’t enjoyed a movie this much in a long time. But perhaps it was because I had somewhat low expectations. I thought it was going to be a lame, heavy-handed, symbolic exploration of Apartheid. Not that a movie about Apartheid would be bad, but my whole angle on that is if you’re going [...]

Defying Gravity

| August 13, 2009

Nerd out! Defying Gravity is a new sci-fi series that started maybe 3 weeks ago. I think it airs Sunday on NBC or something.  It’s about a long-distance space exploration mission taking place in the 2040′s. Visually, it’s pretty cool. It has that slick Minority Report look to it, and the CG is nice. Plot-wise, [...]

Bruno

| July 10, 2009

First off, much, much better than Borat. However, while there were definitely some very entertaining parts to the movie, I didn’t really come away thinking it was my favorite comedy. That’s probably because instead of a core feel-good story, you have sheer ludicrousness instead. Plus, the trailer gave away more than I thought it had. [...]