Archive | October, 2010

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (Xbox 360) Review

Introduction Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is Ninja Theory’s 2nd epic adventure after their landmark 2007 PS3-exclusive, Heavenly Sword. Enslaved has all the ear-marks of an epic Ninja Theory adventure except some weak character interactions and budget constraints near the end don’t bolster the title into an edge of your seat adventure like it could [...]

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Why is Photography like Firearms?

I’ve been looking into getting into the DSLR game (possibly with a 60D, more on that later) and I’ve noticed a trend with photograph: it feels a lot like firearms. It started with the words first: shooting, e.g. “I shot some great pics at the event!” firing, e.g. “The flash didn’t fire on time.” blow, [...]

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Hereafter Movie Review

I am not sure what I was expecting going in to Hereafter. The trailers made it look like an emotionally manipulative tear-jerker with a hackneyed premise. Still, it looked interesting and featured Matt Damon in a leading role and Clint Eastwood at the helm so I wasn’t sure what to make of it. Tears were [...]

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Paranormal Activity 2 Movie Review

When I showed up to the first Paranormal Activity I was ready to hate it and my friends and I prepared to mock. And mock we did. For a lot of the beginning we made fairly merciless fun of it until somewhere along the line the jokes started to slow and we found ourselves captivated [...]

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Red Movie Review

This year has seen a lot of action/comedies and many of those have been based on comic books. By and large they have been pretty good but we’ve just been delivered the best of them. Red isn’t a perfect movie but it is well shot, well acted and a hell of a lot of fun. [...]

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Jackass 3D Movie Review

It is pretty hard to review a movie like Jackass because it is one of those things where either you think grown men doing disastrous stunts and all manner of filthy and depraved things is funny or you don’t. If you don’t then this review is simple and stops here. Avoid this movie at all [...]

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story Movie Review

With just the right blend of comedy and drama, It’s Kind of  a Funny Story avoids a lot of the pitfalls  lesser movies on the topic fall into while delivering a film that has something to say without the typical Hollywood cliches. Based on the book by Ned Vizzini, the film tells the story of [...]

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My Soul to Take Movie Review

Written and Directed by Wes Craven, My Soul to Take attempts to meld two of the director’s previous successes, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, into a new and clever film exploiting multiple personality disorder for its mythology. The film falls very short of this goal and ends up being a jumbled mess of [...]

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Let Me In Movie Review

When news came out that Let the Right One In was going to be remade in America, many people scoffed and claimed that it was unnecessary. The original film stands on its own and is very, very good and the general consensus was there was no point in remaking it for Americans. There is a [...]

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Catfish Movie Review

The trailer for Catfish says specifically not to let anyone tell you what happens in the last 40 minutes of the movie. This is because if anyone were to give you even a general idea then you wouldn’t want to see the movie. I am not going to spoil it here because frankly it is [...]

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The Social Network Movie Review

Right off the bat, The Social Network is not ‘Facebook: The Movie’ as smartasses and stand up comics have been calling it. This is not a movie about people using Facebook or Facebook as some kind of sentient, heroic program that saves the world or a cute plot device for characters to awkwardly chase girls [...]

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