Archive | August, 2011

Fright Night (2011) Movie Review

The latest in a long line of remakes, Fright Night does an awesome job of updating the film for the current generation by retaining the mix of horror and comedy that made the original so wonderful while carving out its own place on the horror landscape. The 3D is pretty good too. Before I get [...]

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30 Minutes or Less Movie Review

I had a lot of hope for 30 Minutes or Less given the talent and petigree involved. Unfortunately that hope was misplaced as the film failed to deliver on that promise. What a shame. Directed by Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer 30 Minutes or Less tells a story seemingly ripped from the headlines (something very similar actually [...]

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imgscalr 3.2 Released

Some good news for folks using imgscalr (a Java image-scaling library), version 3.2 was released today and brings with it support for rotation, a new AsyncScalr class used for support both asynchronous scaling support as well as scale-operation throttling in high-performance systems (e.g. web application) where 100s of scaling operations firing off in parallel would bog [...]

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BloodRayne: Betrayal Screenshots

Some screenshots from the upcoming BloodRayne: Betrayal arcade reboot of the BloodRayne franchise for PSN and XBLA. When this title was first announced, I wasn’t all that excited for it (still wanting the original franchise to get rebooted and saved… along with Nocturne!), but after seeing some of the gameplay I really started to dig [...]

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Why Does the Steam “Hardware Survey” Include a List of All Installed Software?

You are going to be prompted soon to agree to fill out the yearly Steam “Hardware Survey” and I would urge you to ask Valve first, why the hardware survey (a great idea in its own right) needs to include a list of all the installed software on your PC? The purpose of the hardware [...]

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Horrible Bosses Movie Review

Alright so I am not going to beat around the bush here: Horrible Bosses is hands down the funniest movie I have seen all summer. There I said it. Directed by Seth Gordon, Horrible Bosses tells the tale of three friends who realize that life would be awesome if each of their nightmare bosses weren’t [...]

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