Archive for January, 2012

Colombiana

Colombiana

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 No Comments

I don’t have much to say about Colombiana. It’s bad. That’s really all there is to it. The story, what there was of one, was boring and cliché, the dialogue was just dumb, and the action was bland. They tried to make Zoë Saldana the female Jason Statham, but if I want to see a Statham-esque […]

The Apartment

The Apartment (Blu-ray)

Monday, January 30, 2012 No Comments

The Apartment, a film that follows a regular working man trying to climb the corporate ladder by loaning his apartment out to his superiors so they can partake in illicit affairs, offered entertainment in four dimensions: comedy, drama, romance, and social commentary. Mix in some excellent acting (especially Jack Lemmon), writing, and an attempted suicide, […]

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Sony Plays It Smart, Makes Canadian Cover for MLB 12: The Show

Monday, January 30, 2012 No Comments

Say what you will about marketers and their tactics to get you to buy stuff, genuinely playing to their target demographic is probably their least deplorable method of attention-getting. That’s what we see today, with Sony’s announcement that Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista will be the cover athlete for the Canadian version of MLB 12: […]

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Friday, January 27, 2012 No Comments

The fact that the movie cheaply used 9/11 as an emotional column in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is not the most unnerving aspect of the film, as much as I thought it would be. No, in actuality there were several facets that bothered me more. First, it jumped back and forth through time on […]

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Rock Band Gets a Big Canadian Fat Lip with Next Week’s Music Store Update

Friday, January 27, 2012 No Comments

Harmonix is bumping up the level of CanCon (for those of you from the States and elsewhere, that means “Canadian Content”) in the Rock Band Music Store, as it announced today that next week’s update will feature two classic tracks from Ajax-raised Sum 41 (and if you’re now wondering what an Ajax is, it’s a […]

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Start Making Good Movie-based Games!

Thursday, January 26, 2012 No Comments

A recent gameplay session of the Up movie-based game with my girlfriend (what can I say? She’s just starting to get into gaming) rekindled my not-long-ago extinguished ire with game developers and their lackluster movie-based offerings. Is it required that movie-based games not fit the demographic for which they are meant? Or that adults not […]

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 No Comments

Being contractually obligated by companies to say/not say and do/not do certain things did hinder Morgan Spurlock from really digging deep into the murky waters of advertising. There’s so much about it I’d still like to know, and so much I dislike about it that I wish was explored. But, for a documentary about advertising, […]

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Samsung Focus

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1 Comment

There’s nothing like a new phone with all the bells and whistles to make a tech lover happy. Especially when it works. And while the Samsung Focus isn’t exactly new by today’s standards (it is already a year old, after all), and it certainly does work. Except when it doesn’t… but that’s not exactly a […]

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Playstation Vita Pre-Launch Jitters

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 1 Comment

In this week’s video, L.E. and Nathan discuss the upcoming launch of Sony’s successor to the PSP, the Playstation Vita. Excitement, elation and confusion abound as we cover some of the finer points about the system and its reception overseas, where it is already available. Click the link to watch!

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Ubisoft Announces Release Date for Post-Apocalyptic Adventure, I Am Alive

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 No Comments

Adding to the ranks of seemingly smaller titles with big ideas, like From Dust and Outland, Ubisoft is currently in the middle of developing I Am Alive, a new adventure title that it calls a “believable” post-apocalyptic action-adventure game. This week, the development and publishing giant announced that it will be releasing the game as […]

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