REVIEW–Planes

Posted: 26th August 2013 by Jason MacIsaac in Movie, Review
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planes-01I have to confess that I am not a fan of Cars. Yes, I am one of those people that wonder where the humans are, and if the automobiles of the world have gone all SkyNet on humanity. It’s even worse in Planes—the main character is a crop duster named Dusty… but who is eating those crops?
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REVIEW–The Lone Ranger

Posted: 26th August 2013 by Jason MacIsaac in Movie, Review
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loneranger-02Trivia nerds will tell you that The Lone Ranger is an ancestor of another classic hero, The Green Hornet. That’s so appropriate, because the new Lone Ranger suffers from many of the same problems that made the Seth Rogan version of Green Hornet so bad. In a nutshell: a default comedic tone and action pieces that are so over-the-top that it’s impossible to attach any importance to what we see on screen.

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REVIEW–Man of Steel

Posted: 15th June 2013 by Jason MacIsaac in Comics, Movie, Review
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manofsteel-01Loud.

Loud. LoudloudLOUDloudLOUD.

I have mixed feelings about Man of Steel. On the one hand, Henry Cavill is a very appealing Superman. Amy Adams makes far more of an impression as Lois Lane than Kate Bosworth ever did. And Michael Shannon is a suitably vile General Zod. Even his evil, ice-cold sidekick Faora-Ul (played by Antje Traue) will make you long for an ass-kicking with her name on it. On the other hand, LOUD.
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Star Trek 2009 suffered from a case of reboot-itus, despite not technically being a reboot. Everyone—especially hardcore Star Trek fans—had to forget much of what they knew and relearn the Trek Universe. That said, I still enjoyed Star Trek 2009, and I enjoyed Star Trek: Into Darkness even more now that the preamble is complete. Chris Pine is really beginning to grow on me as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto remains a perfect Spock. As for Trek newcomer Benedict Cumberbatch? Despite being the hero of the TV series Sherlock, he was born to play the villain. Read the rest of this entry »

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If you summarized the Metal Gear series, you probably wouldn’t use the words “Normal” or “Predictable.” Many gamers love the series for its story, which is so complex and bizarre that breaking the fourth wall is just the start of its weirdness. Now imagine that the series was turned over to the maniacs at Platinum Games, the same people who brought us Bayonetta. Brace yourself for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
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Kevin Grace, Franchise Manager with 343 Industries, talks about Spartan Ops and how Halo 4 will very respectfully kick our asses.

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Sometimes we complain that zombies are overexposed in popular culture, but let’s be honest: blowing the head off a rotting shambler with a double-barrelled shotgun never gets old. I recently had this experience on Wii U with Ubisoft’s launch title ZombiU. It brought a smile to my face to watch that ghoul fall to the ground, a clear foot shorter. If only I know how scarce ammo was, I wouldn’t have been so quick on the trigger.
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October 23 is the officially launch day of Forza Horizon, the new open world Forza game. Here’s Jon Knoles, Design Director at Turn 10 Studios to tell us about it.
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Time travel stories will always have plot holes, but if the story is executed right we’ll get pulled into the action anyway. Sort of like how in a good episode of Star Trek we don’t stop to wonder why every alien speaks English. Such is the case with Looper. Read the rest of this entry »

Photoplasty

Posted: 30th July 2012 by Jason MacIsaac in Uncategorized

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