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MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: 24 weeks after the rage virus strikes, all of the infected have starved and the U.S. military begins rebuilding London. A month after that the [...]

May 27, 2007 // 1 Comment

Name That Action Figure!

Last weekend we tore out the stairs on our 30+ year-old house (and replaced them with oak. This was my wife’s idea. I would have saved the money for something much [...]

March 15, 2007 // 14 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: Pan’s Labrynth

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Ofelia and her mother move into an old mill in rural Spain to start a new life with her new father, fascist Captain Vidal. Ofelia soon finds that [...]

February 24, 2007 // 6 Comments

REVIEW: Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett

REVIEW SUMMARY: Pratchett’s clever wit and humor throughout a story of time manipulation. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Two Monks of History and the granddaughter of Death [...]

February 20, 2007 // 0 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: The Wicker Man (1974)

REVIEW SUMMARY: A cult (art-house?) horror story of pagan god worship. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A police officer is called to a remote island west of Scotland to [...]

October 16, 2006 // 0 Comments


Based on the Playstation game of the same name, and from the trailer, appears to follow the story line of that game, as well as the awesome theme song, sound effects, demon [...]

April 8, 2006 // 2 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: Mirrormask

REVIEW SUMMARY: Another great Neil Gaiman/Dave McKean collaboration. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Helen, the teenage daughter of a circus performer is transported to a strange [...]

March 1, 2006 // 1 Comment

MOVIE REVIEW: A Tale of Two Sisters

REVIEW SUMMARY: A complex psychological thriller that’s also one of the best ghost stories I’ve ever seen. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Two sisters move back with [...]

January 13, 2006 // 2 Comments


MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A gothic interpretation of Alice in Wonderland using stop-motion animation. PROS: Imaginative and visually stunning CONS: Close-ups on [...]

December 9, 2005 // 1 Comment

MOVIES: Night Watch

Wow this looks good. The trailer doesn’t give a whole lot of details except that it’s the first movie in a trilogy which is based on a series of fantasy novels. [...]

November 14, 2005 // 2 Comments

Penny Arcade Donates $10K to Child’s Play

I don’t really enjoy Penny Arcade (way too many naughty words), but they did a pretty stand-up thing a couple weeks ago by donating $10,000 to the charity Child’s [...]

November 3, 2005 // 5 Comments

Daniel Craig Named New James Bond

Daniel Craig has been named the new James Bond. Craig starred in Layer Cake, recently out on DVD. It’s a darned good movie; better, I fear, than any Bond movie [...]

October 11, 2005 // 0 Comments

Serenity Trailer

I just saw the trailer for Serenity on Fox Sports Southwest during the Astros game. 19 more days! No related [...]

September 11, 2005 // 0 Comments

New Final Fantasy XII Trailer

I actually thought that this game was supposed to be released this summer, but now I’m reading 2006. Drats. Still, here’s a trailer. The Viera (bunny) women are [...]

May 20, 2005 // 0 Comments

The Seraph Inn Web Comic

I read two web comics regularly. One, The Order of the Stick, has been talked about on this site in the past. The other, The Seraph Inn, has not. The story is just over 300 [...]

May 5, 2005 // 10 Comments


REVIEW SUMMARY: A time-travel film that leaves the viewer asking questions. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Two engineers accidentally create a time machine in their garage. [...]

April 30, 2005 // 5 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: House of Flying Daggers

REVIEW SUMMARY: Stylish martial arts film in the tradition of Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon but with several plot twists and a nice love story to boot. MY RATING: [...]

April 20, 2005 // 4 Comments

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