Archive for August, 2012

Rock Band Score War 2

Rock Band to get Companion Facebook App

Friday, August 24, 2012 No Comments

This week, instead of their usual Music Store update, the folks at Harmonix announced a new social companion application for Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz players, which will allow them to complete and collaborate in new ways. Called Rock Band World, the app will be launching on Facebook alongside the release of Blitz […]

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New Super Mario Bros. 2

Thursday, August 23, 2012 No Comments

There really isn’t anything all that new about New Super Mario Bros. 2. The only fresh concept in the game is the supercharged coin collecting. There are coins everywhere, and golden flower caps that give Mario the Midas touch, and gold rings which just turn enemies into walking coin machines. Needless to say, the amount […]

RedLynx Trials Evolution (13)

Trials Evolution

Thursday, August 23, 2012 No Comments

Playing off the long-running success of its predecessor, and having a lot to live up to, Trials Evolution manages to step up it’s game with fun challenges that certainly live up to the word, impressive environments and, most importantly, content, content, content. It’s not all super amazing; the multiplayer mode could have used a split […]

A Thousand Words DVD

A Thousand Words

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 No Comments

A fast-talking book agent who’ll say just about anything to get a deal meets his match when a half-hearted commitment to a spiritual guru’s philosophy leaves him with a magical Bodhi tree that weakens with every word he speaks, and him with it. Left with only 1,000 words, he must learn to think about everything […]

Friends with kids

Friends with Kids

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 No Comments

Though cute and occasionally funny, Friends with Kids progressed through time in annoyingly large bounds, glossing over some very crucial bits of child rearing. The film, following two friends who have a kid together, was more focused on their sappy conquest for love, and only secondarily on the development of the child. In one scene […]

The Campaign

The Campaign… or what I saw of it

Monday, August 20, 2012 No Comments

In all my years of watching movies, I think I’ve only ever dozed off 6 times during a first viewing of a film. I usually maintain that sleeping during a film says a lot about the quality of a film. Though when I saw The Campaign, I was actually quite tired going into it, so […]

Red Lights

Red Lights

Friday, August 17, 2012 No Comments

The atmosphere, pacing, and acting in Red Lights was definitely absorbing. I found myself following along intently, trailing the story closely as it weaved its way through the various obstacles and conundrums that befell the protagonist (Cillian Murphy). The more the movie dove into the mystery, the more curious I became. But then, as has […]

Hot off

Hot off: Kate Beckinsale vs. Jessica Biel

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 No Comments

One of the big reasons I went to see Total Recall was that I was hoping it would solve a long-standing debate of who was hotter, Jessica Biel or Kate Beckinsale. Early in the movie there’s a scene where Beckinsale’s propped up on her knees wearing tiny white underwear and little else. Man oh man, […]

Hope Springs

Hope Springs

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 No Comments

Sluggishly paced and cringingly awkward were the most prevalent thoughts I had throughout Hope Springs. Watching a middle-aged couple as they attempt to reignite their failing marriage could’ve been very intriguing and insightful, had it not been so slow and so painful to watch. Sure there were moments of cuteness, and Meryl Streep and Tommy […]

Total Recall

Total Recall

Monday, August 13, 2012 No Comments

There really isn’t much I can say about Total Recall that (likely) hasn’t already been said. What it boiled down to, for me, was a cool visual smorgasbord and supremely crummy acting/dialogue. The first fight scene was shot beautifully, with the camera panning clockwise, zooming in and pulling back as it made its way around […]

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