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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Review: Skyline

Never have I thought a blockbuster movie could be such a flop, those were two hours of my life that I can not recover. For Aliens attacking one city and a group of people trying to figure their way to survive I thought there would be a reason, something to put it all together, people were dying faster then usual and all the main characters were killed off. I was expecting something to top it off, but when the movie ended I wish I didn’t see it. I can’t believe they went ahead with this movie after reading the script, I gave it one out of five just because the special effects was decent. Avoid the movie.

Link: IMDB
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To Watch List

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Getting to the weekend I always try to watch a few movies and right now the below is my short list. I have a lot to catch up and some that I saw at the movie theaters. Hopefully we will get to watch at least two movies, Get Him To The Greek is at the top of my list with Splice for some good Sci-Fi.

List:

  • Get Him To The Greek
  • Splice
  • Jonah Hex
  • Robin Hood

Star Wars The Clone Wars – TV Show

Being a Star Wars fan I have piled up the Cartoon Network TV show for a while now waiting to watch it at the right time. I watch one or two episodes a while ago and I knew it was good but for some reason I decided to watch it later. Recently using the AirVideo App on my iPad I have been streaming the show from my PC and watching it whenever I have a chance. I have watched about 4 episodes in one shot on the first day, I know I for one can never get enough of Star Wars and I love the animation work. Luckily season two is already done and I’m just one season one so I have a lot to look forward to and enjoy, the character I tend to enjoy the most is General Grievous from the Separatists, he tends to always get pissed off and takes his rage out on the dumb robots.

Review: Inception

In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one’s mind can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset.

From the Director of Batman Begins and The Dark Night comes Inception, all thought up in Christoper Nolan’s noggin. A very crazy movie that bends your mind and unexpected script with amazing actors, its not what I expected since I didn’t have any expectations going into the movie. Christoper Nolan has came through with another break through again, an unexpected summer blockbuster, I love that the trailers don’t say much, for once some movies are leaving you with space to be surprised, and this movie was exciting to say the least. Its a thrill ride of a movie, its The Matrix meets Oceans Eleven, trying to do the impossible in world where nothing is impossible, and the ending was fantastic, you don’t know the definite ending but you leave excited and satisfied.

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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What I’m Watching

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There are a lot of TV shows out there right now! Some pretty good and some that don’t seem to be surviving with their ratings. There are a lot of other shows that I am waiting to see for the summer, and in the summer I catch up with all the shows I didn’t have a chance to watch regularly. I’m saving up 24 after watching the first four hours to watch it one shot, I can’t take the wait in between the episodes, I would go nuts, I’m planning on watching it all one shot in “24” hours before the series finale. Lots of good comedies this year which is good, and some good shows just got better but I need to catch up on other shows as well.

The Regulars

  • 24
  • 30 Rock
  • 90210
  • Accidentally on Purpose
  • Chuck
  • Fringe
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Smallville
  • Supernatural
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Mentalist
  • White Collar

To Be Watched:

  • Burn Notice – Waiting for the Season to Finish
  • Caprica – Just Starting
  • Friday Night Lights – Going to Catch up
  • Gossip Girl – Going to Catch Up
  • Stargate Universe – Just Starting
  • Weeds – Going to Catch Up

Good but Might Not Survive The Cut:

  • Flash Forward – Love This Show
  • V – This Show Has To Go On! It Can’t End!!

Retro Posters of my Favorite Shows

Now this is art at a fun level, an artist called Exergian has taken all the popular tv shows in turned them into Pop-Culture Art relating to each show. Taking each show and coming up with a retro poster to represent it is a very fun idea, some are really matching and some are a bit off. The link below you can see all the posters which are for sale, but added all the ones that I found to be interesting, some of my favorites are 24, BattleStar Gallactica, Dexter, FlashForward, Knight Rider, Heroes, and MacGuyer.

Link: Blanka


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Review: Avatar

Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

So much build up to this movie, all I knew that I was curious to see what the hype was all about, the trailers don’t tell you much at all. We didn’t watch it in 3-D because those glasses give me a headache so we went to watch the normal movie, when booking online on ReelCinenma in Dubai Mall every theater was packed, we went for a late night movie. From the start of the movie the graphics were fantastic, better then I even imagined but that was just beginning. Jake Sully is the first marine to control the Avatars, a biological combination of human DNA and the indigenous creatures of the planet. Jumping into the planet of Pandora there is so much to see, so many different creatures, an amazing flow of scene after scene, you are mesmerized by it. For 162 minutes of the movie my eyes were stuck to the screen for the graphics isn’t the only thing that holds your attention, the depth of the story pulls you in, at every point you are surprised my something new, the story keeps developing, so many peaks that you are kept at full attention. This story must have took a long time to develop, there is so much to it, the language development, the creatures, all the scenes, and a great combination of actors, a perfect fit. My expectations were blown out of the water, and this is a movie that everyone should see.

Link: IMDB
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My TV Listing

This is my initial TV listing for this season, but I’m adding a few more shows to it. I’m still trying to catch up with a few major shows. I still haven’t caught up with Heroes or Gossip Girl but I think one weekend of watching it nonstop is going to do me well. These are the list of shows that I am currently watching and really enjoying, some comedy, some action and some sci-fi. I will go into more details about some of these shows, but I still have a few more to discover that I downloaded that I haven’t seen yet.

The Shows:

  • 90210
  • Accidentally On Purpose
  • Cougar Town
  • Fringe
  • Flash Forward
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Lie To Me
  • Melrose Place
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Stargate Univserse
  • Smallville
  • The Big Bang Theory