Month: January 2011

Reviews – Black Swan

If you told me a few months ago that I’d actually go out of my way to watch a movie about BALLET, I would have told you to give your head a shake and call you an idiot but all the Oscar buzz grabbed me by the throat and I made a point to see this movie. Black Swan is the story of a Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman), a professional ballerina in the New York Ballet Company who like all professional dancers obsesses about perfection and to be the lead role in a large production. When she lands the...

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Review – 127 Hours

Danny Boyle is one hell of a director who just seems know how to invoke a wide array of feelings, isolation and desperation in the face of severe adversity (Sunshine is one of my all time favorite Sci-Fi movies). I knew the story of Aron Ralston’s survival and immediately thought that Danny Boyle was the perfect director to tell the story and boy was I right. For those of you living under a rock, 127 Hours is the true story of a young Canyoneer who sets out on an adventure on his own and gets his arm trapped between...

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Henry Cavill is Our New Superman

I’ve been very vocal on a lot of boards and discussions I’ve had with other movie buffs that Brandon Routh was a great Superman and that I was more than a little pissed to know that he wouldn’t even get a shot at reprising the role. Yesterday the news broke that Henry Cavill, best known for his role in Showtimes series “The Tudors”, will done the blue tights and red cape. “In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to...

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Thanks for the XBL Price Hike MS. (Insert Sarcasm Here) I See the Value Now.

We all know that Microsoft raised the price of it’s wildly popular online gaming service by $10 for a years subscription. Sure it doesn’t seem like much and to most people they don’t care because they see a value in it. XBL is without a doubt the most seamless and robust of the services available on today’s console but where exactly is this money going to? They like to point out all the fancy features that have been added to the network so let’s have a quick looksee at these features. – FaceBook: There’s really very little to no FB integration with games on XBL not that I want everyone to know what I’m playing or doing. What if my boss looked for me one day. Besides, typing with my gamepad just plain sucks and I’m not forking out the dough to get the chat pad. – Twitter: I really don’t like Twitter. I use it but really for nothing more then to blow off a little steam with a profanity laced tirade about my recent customer support issue I had with MS earlier this month. I’ll admit that The team on Twitter did help immensely. – ESPN: I love the idea of this and have friends in the US that say it’s great but the reality of it all is that this¬† feature isn’t even available here in...

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The Learning Company Announce Two New Facebook Games

Oh the childhood dreams of being an international man of mystery and later dying of dysentery while riding in a covered wagon are flashing through my mind… The Learning Company¬†announced that two new facebook games, developed by Blue Fang Games, are coming in February; Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and The Oregon Trail. I don’t know about you but these two games might just suck up what’s left of my free time (at least until the next childhood remake comes around). Catch the trailers: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? for Facebook: Official Trailer The Oregon...

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