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: ComingSoon.net, 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: OttawaSun.com, 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, MetaCritic.com

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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Movie Review: Ultimate Avengers: The Movie 
Monday, July 17, 2006, 08:05 PM - Review


Ultimate Avengers: The Movie is a decent background story to the Ultimate comic book version of The Avengers. It doesn't have the animation of Batman: The Animated Series or Superman, but it beats He-Man or ThunderCats, and equals G.I. Joe: The Movie. Voice-overs are decent, the storyline works and the action sequences are very good.

Overall: 2.5 of 5

Reviews: RottenTomatoes, NewsARama.com, ComminSoon.net

Watching: The Power of Nightmares


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Movie Review: Superman Returns 
Friday, July 14, 2006, 08:03 PM - Review


You already believe a man can fly ... and become human ... but you haven't seen him disappear.

Superman Returns shows all that and more. It's an amazing sequel to the first two Superman movies (yes, I know there are more than two movies, but the other 2 don't count), especially Brandon Routh who has an uncanny resemblance to Christopher Reeve, both in acting and voice.

As usual for this year's blockbuster movies, the special effects are amazing (you can't tell the cgi from the actual reality!), and unlike another movies this year, the plot and acting are pretty good, too.

Overall: 4.5 of 5

Reviews: RottenTomatoes, IGN, Rolling Stone

Watching: Blade: The Series


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TV Review: Blade: The Series 
Thursday, July 13, 2006, 07:37 PM - Review
Blade: The Series is cliche riden and low-budget with lots of action, decent plots, but sub-par acting.

Only watch if you're a Blade fan.

Overall: 1.5 of 5

Reviews: Slice of SciFi, IGN, Metacritic

Watching: Hustle


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