Movie Review: Casino Royale 
Sunday, January 7, 2007, 03:11 PM - Review

Casino Royale reminded me of The Living Daylights: lots of actions, little substance.

If this story takes place in the early life of James Bond, why are there modern technologies and vehicles?

Overall: 3.5 of 5

Reviews: RottenTomatoes

Listening to/Watching: Clean Break

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Movie Review: Death of a President 
Wednesday, January 3, 2007, 02:34 PM - Review
Death of a President is a really good mockumentary. It's one of those life imitating art (or will be :) movies. Makes good use of stock footage and CGI to simulate real footage.

Overall: 4 of 5

Reviews:, RottenTomatoes, Pajiba!, eFilmCritic

Related: Zelig, Dark Side of the Moon

Listening to/Watching: CNN

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Movie Review: Borat 
Friday, December 29, 2006, 05:31 PM - Review
Borat is funny and degrading, if you know it's fake.

(Click image for Wikipedia entry)

Overall: 3 of 5

Reviews: RottenTomatoes, Lee's Movie info

Listening to/Watching: Overhaulin

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Movie Review: The Protector 
Monday, September 18, 2006, 06:11 PM - Review
The Protector has: great action and fighting sequences, cameo by Jackie Chan, elephants, and ... did I mention great action and fighting sequences?

That's all it has that's good.

Overall: 1.5 of 5, or 2.5 of 5 if you like martial arts movies.

Reviews:, RottenTomatoes

Watching: CTV News

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Movie Review: Bon Cop, Bad Cop 
Saturday, September 16, 2006, 06:22 PM - Review
As the Canadian version of Lethal Weapon, Starsky and Hutch, and/or Tango & Cash, Bon Cop, Bad Cop, as the title implies, is cliche driven. You know what's going to happen even before the movie starts! The only good things going for it are the actors and script, and all the Canadian culture and hockey references. (Yes, for you non-Canadians, Ontarians and Quebecois don't like each other :)

Overall: 2.5 of 5

Reviews:, RottenTomatoes, Bad Subjects

Watching: Rough Science

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Game Review: Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: Legend 
Monday, September 4, 2006, 09:44 AM - Review
Oh wow! A Lara Croft game that doesn't suck! Tomb Raider: Legend (PSP and PS2 reviewed) is a major improvememt over Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness, a game that set the bar for over hyped, but eventually disappointing games.

Going back to the original game, Legend has Lara Croft travelling all over the world, climbing mountains and buildings, and spelunking through ice and rock caverns. The graphics and sounds are pretty good, but the controls sometimes make jumping and shooting harder than it should be.

If you have a PS2 and PSP, get the PS2 version, as the PSP version has graphics and controls problems.

Overall: 4 of 5

Reviews: IGN, PGR, RottenTomatoes

Listening to: PalmAddict

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Movie Review: Snakes on the Plane 
Saturday, September 2, 2006, 09:20 PM - Review

Lamest. Movie. Ever! Or maybe not. Snakes on the Plane is a cult film's dream: lame action, lame plot, and lame script!

Then what's all the hype about? Let's see: self-explanatory title, Samuel L. Jackson, snakes and geeks without a life! A low-budget action movie with a title that tells the whole story pirked the interest of a few film geeks, movie studio that listened to fans, and next thing you know, you got a potential hit before it comes out!

"There's mother-f%^&*#$@ snakes on the mother-f%^&*#$@ plane."

"It's not a video game, it's a flight simulator."

Overall: 1.5 of 5

Reviews: RevolutionSF, CharlieTangoDelta's Blog, RottenTomatoes

Watching/Listening to: Slice Of SciFi

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Movie Review: Miami Vice 
Sunday, July 30, 2006, 06:03 PM - Review
Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha you go do? Imagine a slow 2 hour version of Cops, with sex scenes and you got the movie Miami Vice. Cool action sequences (especially the realistic shooting melee at the end), but pointless plot and lackluster acting made this movie a snooze.

Overall 2 of 5

Reviews: RottenTomatoes,

Listening to: How To Succeed in Evil

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TV Review: Hustle 
Monday, July 24, 2006, 10:35 AM - Review
Like NBC's cancelled Heist, Hustle has good acting, good story lines and nicely executed editing and directing. Some of the plot lines may be cliche, but the ending is always a surprise.

Overall: 4.5 of 5

Reviews: Metacritic

Listening to: The HotSpot

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Movie Review: A Scanner Darkly 
Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 08:17 PM - Review

This is science fiction? A Scanner Darkly reminded me of independent art house movies like Fargo, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, et. al. The animated look made the movie better, and the acting was decent (yes, Keanu Reeves acted decently), but you need to see this movie more than once to understand the storyline.

Overall: 3.5 of 5

Review: RottenTomatoes, Sci Fi Weekly

Listening to: Engines of Our Ingenuity

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