by Zach Becker With a dearth of creativity, Hollywood seems to be angling for movie ideas wherever it can get them. Bobbing through the studio franchise vault, Dune Entertainment and director Joe Carnahan wrangled in a winner with The A-Team. I’ll admit, I had my doubts before I entered the theater. Whose idea was it [...]
The major difference between the two games is that God of War was good, while Dante’s Inferno is mediocre at best. The controls are just bad.
by Victoria Branch Well, it’s Valentine’s Day again. And I don’t know about you, but I’m a little tired of the worn-out love songs put on EVERY mix on February 14th. I’m not saying Etta James and Journey don’t have their merits, but I’ve taken the time to put together a more independent playlist for [...]
by Zach Becker I read a blog post written by one of my relatives, Nels Lindahl, in which he rated his favorite Star Trek iterations, including both television and movies. As a Trekkie myself, I was surprised by his rankings of the various Star Trek endeavors, specifically how low DS9 and First Contact rated on [...]
My Sister’s Keeper gets a rating of 2/10 stars.
by Mike Courson Every so often, I find a book that absolutely moves me. Unfortunately, Jodi Picoult’s “My Sister’s Keeper” failed to do that. Still, I read the 430 or so pages in four days, so surely that means something. Of course, this book was made into a major motion picture. Another book of this [...]
Unlike many so-called reality shows that feature washed-up celebrities, or regular people trying to become washed-up celebrities, in scripted dramas that in no way model reality, I Survived… is as real as it gets. These are normal people that never asked for trouble but, once it found them, managed to get away and share their stories.
by Mike Courson Marley & Me could have been junk. Most of us have lost a pet at some point in our lives. Why did John Grogan’s book experience so much success, and did they really have to make it into a movie just because the book made money? I was skeptical about the book, [...]
Review by Zach Becker Who would have thought that a screen adaptation of a television series over four decades old would feel this fresh, new and exciting? Director J.J. Abram’s simply-titled Star Trek takes us back to the 23rd century, the days of Kirk, Spock, Bones and the rest of the crew of Gene Roddenberry’s [...]
Review by Zach Becker Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a film at odds with itself. It almost seems as if they wrote part of an offbeat romance comedy, then decided they’d rather make a comedic version of Die Hard. The first part works, but the second half just falls flat. The first half of the [...]