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May 27, 2007 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

Name That Action Figure!

March 15, 2007 // 14 Comments

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 [...]

MOVIE REVIEW: Pan’s Labrynth

February 24, 2007 // 6 Comments

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 [...]

REVIEW: Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett

February 20, 2007 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

MOVIE REVIEW: The Wicker Man (1974)

October 16, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]


April 8, 2006 // 2 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 [...]

MOVIE REVIEW: Mirrormask

March 1, 2006 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

MOVIE REVIEW: A Tale of Two Sisters

January 13, 2006 // 2 Comments

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 [...]


December 9, 2005 // 1 Comment

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

MOVIES: Night Watch

November 14, 2005 // 2 Comments

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. [...]

Penny Arcade Donates $10K to Child’s Play

November 3, 2005 // 5 Comments

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 [...]

Daniel Craig Named New James Bond

October 11, 2005 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Serenity Trailer

September 11, 2005 // 0 Comments

I just saw the trailer for Serenity on Fox Sports Southwest during the Astros game. 19 more [...]

New Final Fantasy XII Trailer

May 20, 2005 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

The Seraph Inn Web Comic

May 5, 2005 // 10 Comments

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 [...]


April 30, 2005 // 5 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. [...]

MOVIE REVIEW: House of Flying Daggers

April 20, 2005 // 4 Comments

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: [...]
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