2011 Geek Summer

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From the first of May until the end of July it will be the best movie blockbuster summer for Geeks. Every year we wait for one or two movies in the summer, like waiting for Iron Man 2, or The Dark Knight, or Tranformers, but 2011 is going to be an insane summer. Every year they usually spread out these kinds of movies but in 2011 they are all together in one shot, its been mentioned that this might not be the best thing for studios since not everyone will be able to see them in the theaters and might be an opportunity cost, so you have to pick and choose your movies, when in this case every weekend will have a great movie which has been in development for a while, so all of them seem pretty good, at least I’m really looking forward to it.

  • Thor (May 6)
  • Priest (May 13)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20)
  • Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom (May 27)
  • X-Men: First Class (June 3)
  • Super 8 (June 10)
  • Green Lantern (June 17)
  • Rise of the Apes (June 24)
  • Cars 2 (June 24)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (July 1)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (July 15)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22)
  • Cowboys and Aliens (July 29)

Link: Blastr

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Top Anticipated Sci-Fi Movies of 2011

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2011 is a year to look forward to for Sci-Fi movies, some more then others but 2010 wasn’t disappointing year for movies, and still a lot more to go but a lot of movies that have been in the works for a while now are targeted for release in 2011. Green Lantern for me is at the top of my list, Captain America is up there as well even though I’m not too keen on Chris Evans but I have my fingers crossed. X-Men: First Class is an unknown, I’m really hoping its going to be great, and I’m really looking forward to Transformers 3 which is supposed to wrap up the supposed Trilogy most importantly, is more based on a story then just senseless action (even though senseless action is pretty good too)

  • Green Lantern
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • X-Men: First Class
  • Transformers 3
  • Super 8
  • The Green Hornet
  • Battle Los Angeles

Link: SciFiWire

@Waterstones

Its been a long while since I have been in a bookstore in the UK, as soon as I passed by Waterstones I stopped to check out the books. The reason I like Waterstones is because they have a recommendation section where people who work there recommend books with short reviews which are pretty interesting, they give you a mix of choices and different genres to enjoy.

I was walking around and tempted to buy a lot of books but kept walking as I still had a lot of books to read. My favorite section in the bookstore is the Scifi section, Waterstones always seem to be updated with a lot of books for science fiction and fantasy. So I headed down to my shocking surprise I found the new Trudi Canavan book, I didn’t know she had one out, I was happy as kid in a candy store, I flipped through it real quick, I didn’t think I would get to read any of her books anytime soon but lo and behold she had a new book. So I picked that up right away knowing that I will be reading it very soon. So many other books I skimmed through, I just took their names down to be noted for later, I have a list of a few dozen books that I want to read, but if its fiction I don’t mind picking it up any point in time. I just love the smell of books and paper in Waterstones, never could get enough of it.


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Review: Clash of the Titans

Persious’s family is killed by the God of the Underworld, Haidees and he is left wanting revenge. Later he finds out that he is a Demi-God, half human and half Titan, but not the son of any Titan but Zeus himself. Now he must fight demons and other creatures to protect the humans as well as Olympus. Sam Worthington play Persious the son of Zeus and makes a path for his destiny to defeat Haidees. The story is a great story with a lot of interesting characters and fictional creatures, I especially like the Scorpions and the insane hunters who join them in their battle. The pace of the action keeps increasing and a great story is told, if you are remotely interested in Action/Fantasy movies then this must be seen, it was great from start to finish.

Link: IMDB
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Review: Legend – David Gemmell

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David Gammell is one the best fantasy writers of our time, he passed a few years back now but his books still live on. The story is of Druss the Legend taking up his battle Axe “Snaga” to help the Drenai once more fight off the Nadir invaders at Dros Delnoch, and new Heroes must rise to fight with Druss. Now this is one of those rare timeless books, it isn’t a Pulitzer prize winning book or something of that nature but one very memorable one. It puts you in the middle of a heroic adventure, full of blood and sweat, dreams and fears, magic and might. At Dros Delnoch they are meant to hold against a horde of warriors who want their blood with 50 to 1 odds against them, a sea of soldiers where you see no end to them. Druss unites these warriors who are but farmers with some Heroic women to fight for whats right, can these soldiers hold on, how will Druss the Legend give them enough hope to survive. The characters are colorful and pull you in, there actions are their words, they fight for what they believe in because that is what Druss gave them. Druss became the Legend not just through his endless battles, but for never losing a battle, for never giving up against the worst odds, and never sacrificing his principles. I bought the 25th Anniversay edition because I knew which book this was, the first one from Gemmell and I have read a few that I love, and I knew that I had to read this, printed in 1984 and reprinted many times and the one I picked up was a 2009 reprint and still an amazing story.

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Reading Now 03/10

I buy a ridiculous amount of books and I don’t have enough time to finish them. Recently I have been reading some interesting business and technology books, I don’t like something being dry when I read it or else I would get bored and have a hard time finishing it. Whenever I finish a good book I have no clue what to choose next and I have piles of books all over the place with items hidden left and right, so to find the right book is always a challenge after finishing a good one. Recently I have been reading more business and technology books because I feel that they will get old if I don’t read them right now, its a strange feeling I have but with other books it doesn’t matter.

Books:

Legend – David Gemmell (Old Book but new Print, one of the best fantasy stories period)
Brilliant “Shuji Nakamura” – Bob Johnstone (Work in Japan and the Revolution in Lighting Technology)
In and Out Burger – Stacy Perman (All about this little fast food burger place that turned into a cult following)
Yakuza Moon – Shoko Tendo (This book loses me at times, I want to finish the story since I started it over a year ago)

Anime 01/10

The last few months I have been neglecting my anime stash but as of a few weeks ago I have started it back up and I didn’t know what I was missing. Now that I am back into them I barely have enough time to watch them, I want to watch them all one shot. I just have to sort out all the downloads since I haven’t downloaded since August of 2009 so now I have to address all that I have missed.

Watching:

  • Bleach
  • Koukaku no Regios
  • Shikabane Hime Kuro
  • Naruto Shippudden
  • Soul Eater

Best Movies of the Decade

While sitting in the desert during new years I was thinking about the top movies of the past decade, what I remember the most, what I got the most excited about.

The Simple Process:

  • I tried to pick a film out of each movie genre.
  • I decided I wouldn’t go back and look at all the films that have been made over the last ten years. I figured if I remembered the movie, then it was worth remembering, if I didn’t remember the film then that’s too bad.
  • I finalized my list by looking at the movies that I’ve watched several times throughout the years that I never grew tired of.
  • Tried shrinking down to a small number but I just kept them as I did

I can pop them in my DVD or Blu-Ray player knowing that this is a great film and that I’m going to enjoy it. These films need no other explanation other than I love the hell out of them, they inspire me, and I think they will stand the test of time.

The Movies:

  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • iRobot
  • Red Cliff
  • Ip Man
  • The Departed
  • Tropic Thunder
  • The Hangover
  • Star Trek
  • Transformers
  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • Avatar
  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • Spiderman
  • 300
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • X-Men
  • Smokin Aces
  • The Kingdom
  • Spiderman
  • Hulk
  • Hellboy
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Fantastic Four
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Harry Potter Movies
  • Sin City
  • Superman Returns
  • V for Vendetta
  • Iron Man
  • Superbad
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Bank Job
  • Appleseed Ex Machina