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Final Destination 5

Oh boy.

Well, I had to sit down and think about what to do, considering that Saw is just about finished (for now), and I needed a new series to harp upon.

Luckily, you can always count on Hollywood to remedy your every need.

Unfortunately.

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Across The Universe Soundtrack (Part 1)

I really like The Beatles.

Of course, given their popularity in culture, that’s like saying “I really like having ice cream for desert”.  It’s just one option out of a plethora of other choices.  The problem with that phrase, however, is that if you follow it to the letter, then you miss out on more tantalizing options, like pie and jellybeans and Reeses.  But not cake.  Because that is a lie.  The same holds true for The Beatles.  If you limit yourself to just their music, you risk discovering the groups that take their ideas and go far beyond them.

But I could go on all day about The Beatles’ influence on other bands (and probably all week).  So, I’ll instead talk about a filmaker who was influenced by The Fab Four.

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Saw 3D: The Final S(tr)aw

Oh.

My.

Bob.

This movie SUCKED!

And not in an amusing “tee-hee, I’m naughty ;)” way, it sucked in the “well, FRAK YOU” way.

You want to know why?

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Bleach (Episode 1)

I am a fairly young man.  I’m older than a teenager, but still lack the experience of a true adult.  Though, technically, I should be an adult.  After 23 years of breathing air and being surrounded by people, I probably have a few tricks up my sleeve and oh-so-important musings that should qualify me as one.

When it comes to anime, though, I probably act a bit like a middle-aged fogey.

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Twilight Saga: Eclipse

In this day and age, humanity has…

Oh, screw it.  There’s no way I can write something introspective here, not after the insanity I’ve watched.

And yes, as the title suggests, this is about Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

You had to know this movie was coming.  After all, people went nuts over the wonder of human and vampire love in Twilight.  They’ve prostrated themselves in the battle between Bella’s affections in New Moon.  So what is it that the fans have used as reassurance that their lives aren’t a complete waste?

See what lies beneath.

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Lucky You

I am not what you would call a “gambling man”.
If you were to tell that to my friends, though, they’d call that a load of bollocks as I frequent get togethers with them whenever the opportunity comes up.   

I don’t know, I guess part of the reason is because we play for low stakes ($5 buy-in).  Also, it’s a nice, intimate setting where you’re with your friends, having drinks, cracking wise, and otherwise having a good time.  One reason my gambling exploits haven’t extended to a casino is primarily because it is a very crowded, very depressing place.  Sure, you’ve got fancy lights, full buffet, eccentric personalities who have their own idea of what brings them luck or when they feel especially lucky, but you remember the primary focus of a casino?  It’s where people go to lose money.  I’m sorry, but there’s no beating around the bush.  You’re giving them your money.  Granted, it’s the same thing with my friends, but I see two differences: (1.) You’re playing with your friends (not complete strangers), and you’re not the only one who’s paying to get into the game; and (2.) It’s five bucks. You’re not shelling out a third of a paycheck just to see if you can magically double it.  But for most people, it doesn’t really matter.  The thrill of potentially making more money than what you had when you walked through those double doors is a very addictive sensation.

And for the most part, movies are very sneaky about their depictions of casinos and those that frequent them.  Sometimes, they use a casino as a place where people go to have a good time, or where they need to meet someone in order to advance the plot.  Other times, they use a gambling addiction as a character flaw and how it affects that person and his/her friends.  Or maybe they’ll show that’s it just a far superior bank that’s just waiting to be cracked.

And then you have the movies that are about the games themselves.

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A Series of Saws

So.

A long time ago, I was asked to do a review on Saw VI. Which I said “fine” to, in hopes that this guy would get back to work without making his co-workers sick from describing the intricate details from those movies.  At that time, I was bluffing.  But since the seventh one is coming out this year and is claimed to be the last one of the series, my little claim came back to haunt me.

So, Saw VI.

Saw VI.

What on earth do I begin with about Saw VI?

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