category: movies / tv

24
JUN
2009

Transformers 2: Wonderful!

Posted by Shane

What ever the critics say about this movie is pure crap. After watching the first Transformers to get me “caught” up in the story this movie starts off with a bang with it’s first action scene with the Autobots and the Decepticons going at it in China.

While the action was great I would though point out that they tried to fit so much story into the entire 2 hours and 45 minutes they seem to rushed the “real lines” of the movie just so they can move onto another action scene. This wasn’t totally flawed since no audience member would want a very detail explanation.

For those who liked the original Transformers movie, you will not be disapointed. I did see it in an IMAX theather, but I am sure it’s just as good on a regular screen. If you can see it in IMAX. See it! Well worth the extra $4.

Rating: 11 out of 10!

[To be typed later. I just got back from the 3:15am showing at the IMAX theater. — Shane]

13
MAY
2009

I have now seen the new Star Trek movie not once, but twice. The first time I saw it in an IMAX Theater. The video and sound quality was much better than on a normal screen where I saw it a second time.

While I was never a fan of the Original Series Star Trek with William Shatter, this reboot of the series is fantastic.

Though we are now in the 21st century, the graphics, technology, and special effects allow this movie to have rich detail while still preserving the essence of Trek lore.

(If you haven’t seen the movie yet be prepared to be spoiled. Highlight to see the spoilers part.)

While the plot was excellent, this movie did introduced the most common Star Trek “paradox”: Time Travel. Bad guys come from the future… try to take out the past. Past guys figure out how to beat future guys, everything is good.

(End of Spoilers)

Star Trek Movie Logo

Star Trek Movie Logo

With that said the acting was the best I have ever seen in a Star Trek movie. Practically everything was the best I have ever seen in a Star Trek movie. This movie is worth seeing at least 3 times, if not more once it comes out on BluRay.

Rating: 11 out of 10!

24
APR
2009

Caprica

Posted by Shane

Just one word to start off with: Excited!

I am excited now for the series to start in 2010. I just finished watching the pilot on DVD. I expect a very good show when it comes out as a series. It’s already been picked up for at least one season. Here is to many seasons to come!

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26
MAR
2009

So I just finished watching James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace. I have to say I am loving this new style of Bond movies that star Daniel Craig.

This movie has it all the usual refinements.

  • Girls: Check
  • Cars: Check
  • Guns: Check
  • Action: Check
  • Tech: Semi-Check

The only real tech in this movie was from while we were inside MI6. Something we haven’t seen really much of in the previous bond movies. Q is sadly missing from this movie, however, I don’t know how he could have provided support to Bond in this movie.

Other than that, this movie was really well done!

Rating: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

17
DEC
2008

Dark Knight on BluRay

Posted by Shane

I got my copy of  The Dark Knight on BluRay with the bonus digital copy which is nice since I can copy it onto my BlackBerry Storm when I am on the go. One thing that happened recently was the nominations for the Globes were snubbed on this movie for Best Picture and Best Director which it truly deserved.

23
OCT
2008

Iron Man

Posted by Shane

So who hasn’t seen Iron Man? This movie is one of the two marvel movies I enjoy. The other being X-Men I, II, and III. I wasn’t really a fan of the The Incredible Hulk, other than I like to see the Cameo that Stark plays in the film. I hear it’s very minor. I know this review is way late. I saw this movie 3 times in the theater when it was out and I already rented it once from Blockbuster. I plan on getting the Blu-Ray version of this movie along with The Dark Knight Blu-Ray release in December.

Rating: 9.5 out of 10.

19
OCT
2008

W: Enjoyable

Posted by Shane

So I went to go see “W.” Saturday, and I was very impressed with Oliver Stone very neutral view on George W. Bush’s Presidency. Now granted it was very fake in who the players were, but it gave a pretty accurate portrayal on what has happened for the past eight years in the White House. I recommend people see this movie and not just Democrats, but Republicans as well.

Rating: 6 out of 10.