Archive for December, 2011

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Friday, December 30, 2011 No Comments

I really wanted to like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The cinematography and music fit the setting of the film wonderfully, giving it a splendid ambiance. And the acting, with players such as Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, and a handful of others, was just excellent. With these attributes alone, I was very intrigued, and […]

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Thursday, December 29, 2011 No Comments

If you are a die-hard Halo fan, nothing I can say could or should stop you from purchasing Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, but if you are but a moderate fan, I suggest you hold off buying it. For though the graphics have been vastly improved, its mechanics are the same as they were when it […]

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Sony Announces PS Vita Launch Lineup, Largest Ever for a Sony System

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 No Comments

Late last week, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) unveiled which titles will be launching alongside the Playstation Vita on its first day of availability. The list totals 25 titles in all – eight first-party and 17 third-party – and SCEA is saying it’s the largest launch lineup in Sony history. It includes: SCEA: Escape Plan […]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 4 Comments

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo didn’t translate well onto the big screen for several reasons. All the family members that Craig is investigating are difficult to keep track of. There are no subtle clues that allude to the twist at the end. And worst of all, when the mystery, which spanned the vast majority […]

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Rayman Origins

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 No Comments

Michel Ancel and team have done it again, by going in reverse (sort of). Rayman Origins is an absolute blast from the past as far as the platforming elements are concerned, but there is so much more happening in this game, with its hand-drawn characters, and environments, its wonderfully oddball musical score, and its surprisingly […]

War Horse

War Horse

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 No Comments

War Horse worked, but also didn’t. I was able to enjoy it, and even emotionally connect with it, but it never really hit any high notes. Seeing as how the horse (who should be nominated for Best Actor) was essentially the protagonist, you never spend enough time with one human character long enough to become […]

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The Adventures of Tintin

Friday, December 23, 2011 No Comments

There’s a lot of high-flying action/adventure goodness in The Adventures of Tintin, and thanks to the sharp, vivid artwork, your eyes will have an abundance of candy to feast on. But, I can’t honestly say that I was riveted throughout the movie, and that is due to the rather sloppy flow, and unclear motives of […]

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Fueled By Ramen Records Lights Up Next Week’s Rock Band Music Store Update

Friday, December 23, 2011 No Comments

Well, it seems I was off on that early update announcement guess. Harmonix announced next week’s Rock Band Music Store update today, and it’s all about Fueled By Ramen artists. The record company is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and Harmonix is taking part by adding a pack of songs from its top artists […]

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Dungeon Defenders Turns on the Holiday Steam

Thursday, December 22, 2011 No Comments

Trendy Entertainment is getting into the holiday spirit with the Steam version of their tower defense title, Dungeon Defenders, and a new holiday themed pack. The development studio really enjoys its holidays, as it also put together packs for Halloween and American Thanksgiving. This latest holiday pack, special for the Steam version, to which I […]

Kramer Vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer

Thursday, December 22, 2011 No Comments

Kramer vs. Kramer won five Academy awards in 1980, and I got to say, it deserved every award it received. Not to denigrate the other films nominated that year, although to be fair the only other one I saw on that list is Apocalypse Now, which is also a top-notch film mind you, but Kramer […]

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