Review: X-Men: The Last Stand 
Saturday, May 27, 2006, 06:32 PM - Review
They say the third time is the charm ... Boy, were they ever wrong, based on the third X-Men movie, X-Men: The Last Stand.

Pretty good action sequences (other than jerky jumping and flying stunts), special effects that mesh perfectly with the live props, and a decent storyline, unfortunately, don't offset the lack of emotion and lackluster directing/editing.

Worth it for X-Man and comic book fans. For everyone else, wait for the DVD and rent it.

At least they won't be making a 4th movie. Hopefully ...



Overall: 3.5 of 5

Reviews: RottenTomatoes, Rolling Stone

Watching: The Electric Playground


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Movie Review: Poseidon 
Saturday, May 13, 2006, 06:14 PM - Review
Oh the humanity! (ok, it's an old cliche :)

No, I'm not talking about the story - I'm talking about the Poseidon movie itself!

Like the other blockbuster movies this year so far, the action sequences and special effects are amazing (especially the opening title sequence (Yes, for those who have watched the movie, that whole "around the ship" sequence is computer generated!)). But the acting and plot are easily forgotten. Had they spent 1/10th of the CGI budget on the script and actors, the movie would have been better.

Overall: 2 of 5 (split between action and CGI)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes

Watching: MutantX


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Movie review: Mission: Impossible 3 
Friday, May 12, 2006, 08:23 PM - Review
Yet another Tom Cruise movie. Mission: Impossible 3 has lots of action and special effects and Cruise. It also has lots of lame acting and silly dialogue. And definately no plot.

And Katie Holmes, though she's not listed in the credits. What? That's not Katie Holmes? Sure looks like her ...

Overall: 2.5 of 5 (2 for the action sequences)

Reviews: JoBlo, RottenTomatoes

Watching: Starsky and Hutch


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Show Review: The Lord of the Rings 
Saturday, May 6, 2006, 11:35 AM - Review

A spectacle it is, indeed.

The Lord of the Rings "musical" puts the 3 movies on stage with music and dance. Think of it as the real-life Cliffs Notes version of The Lord of the Rings.

The moving stage (I can see a lot of theatres using similar stages in the future), lights and surroundings set the emotional mode, but the rest of show wasn't the spectacle the hype makes it to be.

Barring a few technical glitches (lights and flames not working, audio too loud, music obscuring audio), Lord of the Rings fans and lovers of musical theatre shows will like this show; everyone else should save their money and see the movies instead.

Ps: Don't get the seats by the edge of the balcony seating as there is a railing there that will block your view.

Overall: 3 of 5.

Reviews: The Globe And Mail, The New York Times, CBC, SpaceCast.

Watching: Dotto Tech


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Game review: Worms: Open Warfare 
Saturday, April 15, 2006, 06:28 PM - Review
YES!!!! Worms for the PSP (and DS ;)!!!

Finally, I can playing a really cool and very addictive game anywhere!!

It's everything you'd expect from a Worms game: cute little worms shooting each other with cool weapons and funny voices.

Overall: 4.5 of 5!
Reviews: IGN, GameSpot

Listening to: Dragon Page Wingin' It


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Movie Review: Evil Dead 2 
Tuesday, April 4, 2006, 08:16 PM - Review
Yes, it's an old movie, but I wanted to see what all the hype was about.

I'm surprised I didn't fall asleep ... just kidding ;)

Evil Dead 2 is a decent B-movie. As usual Bruce Campbell is worth watching, though all the other actors (I think there were other actors) were easily forgetable. The special effects were definately b-movie budget effects, and the script ... well, let's just say I think they improvised quite a lot.

Overall: 4 of 5

Reviews: Rotten Tomatoes

Watching: 24


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Movie Review: V for Vendetta 
Saturday, March 25, 2006, 05:02 PM - Review
WOW!!! V for Vendetta is a powerfull film. The acting is a bit lame, the dialogue sometimes over the head, and very political, but the story, music and action sequences are well done. The climax scene really hits you.

4 out of 5!

Reviews: RottenTomatoes

Watching: Reviews on the Run

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Game Review: Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror 
Monday, March 20, 2006, 09:23 AM - Review
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror for the PSP is possibly the best shooter for the PSP available today. The graphics are amazing (especially the IR and other goggles), the sounds are realistic and once you get used to the controls, the gameplay is fun. The only problem I'm having with it is some of the missions are difficult to figure out, but overall they are linear in nature.

Overall: 8 of 10
Reviews: Google search

Watching: Family Guy

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Game Review: Black 
Sunday, March 5, 2006, 11:01 AM - Review
Black for the PS2 is the best FPS that I've played in a while. Great graphics and you can shoot anything and everything. In my opinion, it beats Medal of Honour, Socom and Ghost Recon as it's more arcade than simulation.

Reviews: IGN, GameSpot, 1UP

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Movie Review: UltraViolet 
Saturday, March 4, 2006, 05:30 PM - Review
Ultraviolet is ultraviolent; what Matrix 3 should have been in fighting; no plot; very cool action scenes, other than one WTF sword fight scene; no acting; and blatantly obvious CGI.

Overall: 2.5 of 5.

Review: Rotten Tomatoes


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