Review: Gamer

In the near future inmates play to live and people who don’t want to live, live to be played in the ultimate social networking game. Inmates are given the chance to get out of jail by participating in “Slayers” being controlled by other humans through brain implants, the same technology used and tried in the ultimate social networking game. Gerard Butler aka “Kable” is the ultimate soldier, a killing machine with a damn good controller working with him, many die but its only a game that they signed up for and more inmates sign up. There is more to this then just what you see, Kable wants to get out and he will be the first to complete Ken Castle’s game aka Dexter aka Michael C Hall. Michael C Hall plays the ultimate villain and he plays him so well, like a bit of psycho with a lot of power, very entertaining and as usual Gerard Butler kicks major ass. A fun filled movie that anyone can enjoy, action packed and Gerard Butler proves himself to be a badass just as in 300.

Link: IMDB
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Review: Surrogates

People replaced with robots that can transmit all the experience they have with the five senses back to the human controlling host and can experience extreme action without any damage to the human host. That is the description of a surrogate and people have gotten used to using these types of robots while remaining at home. Any movie that has Bruce Willis in it attracts my attention right away, and this being a Sci Fi movie was a must see for me. But as the film progressed I was a bit disappointed, it was trying to be too many things at once, sceince fiction, drama, personal story, action, thriller, it seems they couldn’t decide on how the story should progress and who should they concentrate on to the point they pulled the movie apart and it wasn’t really much of anything. I was a bit disappointed at the end, I remembered how great iRobot with Will Smith was and how it had great action and got the story across with without tearing itself apart like this movie. Bruce tried hard but it was too much of too many things, making this for a mediocre movie.

Link: IMDB
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Shows with a Kick Off


For the beginning of the TV season there are four shows off to a really good start and I’m looking forward to the following episodes. There are still a lot of shows that I want to check out and some that I need to catch up on some shows like Heroes and Friday Night Lights, and one show I really want to see is Star Gate Universe.

  • Fringe – As good as last season and it keeps getting better, I hope Fringe keeps up this pace
  • Flash Forward – What a great show, and I don’t know what to expect with it
  • Sons of Anarchy – Off to a great start, I didn’t expect it to be this good but I’m loving how they are taking the story
  • The Big Bang Theory – The guys are back, oh how we missed them over the summer
  • How I Met Your Mother – Off to a hilarious start, Bareny just keeps getting funnier and funnier

Review: Pandorum

Now this movie was unexpected, its been a while since we had a good Sci-Fi thriller. The last Sci-Fi thriller that I remember freaking me out was Event Horizon and that movie left an impression. From the trailer of this movie it seemed that there was something going on, but a bit on the freakier side. Ben Foster comes out of his hyper sleep, but a few years over due and so does Dennis Quaid. One of the main problems faced in deep space is pandorum which is paranioa and pyschosis faced from prolonged deep space exposure, people with pandorum can react violently or think that everyone is against them and end up killing the whole crew on the ship. As all of this is happening they discover creatures which are killing off people and eating them, they are suffering memory loss from the prolonged hyper sleep, and the ship is falling apart. This movie kept me on the edge of my seat until the end, and there were some very interesting twists towards the end which turned this from a good to great movie.

Link: IMDB
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This Season’s Shows

For now these are the two shows that I have started watching and have caught my interest. Flash Forward is a sci fi where a paranormal event takes place and people are trying to figure it out, the story is interesting and it keeps getting better for the first few episodes. Eastwick is a show based on the original Witches of Eastwick with Jack Nicholson and I do like the woman playing these characters, they seem interesting. Hopefully more shows will interesting this season.


Flash Forward

FlashForward is a mysterious paranormal event that causes everyone on the planet to simultaneously lose consciousness for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, during which people see what appear to be visions of their lives approximately six months in the future – a global “flashforward”. A number of people saw newspapers or calendars and it is established that every vision occurs on April 29 or April 30, 2010 at the exact same time, depending on time zones at 5 am UTC. It is also established that the precognitive visions were shared; if one character was with another in their vision, the other character also reports the same events in their vision. The event results in deaths from accidents and leaves the survivors wondering whether what they saw will really happen.


Eastwick

The show follows the lives of three strangers, Roxanne, Joanna and Kat, who meet at a wishing fountain and soon become friends. A mysterious man named Darryl Van Horne has moved to Eastwick and has sinister plans for the women, but befriends them. Even more dangerous, he unleashes their supernatural powers. By igniting their hearts’ desires, he might just be opening Pandora’s box.

PANDORUM – HD Trailer

Pandorum is an interesting sci-fi thriller, the concept can be seen from this trailer and I do like these types of movies. There hasn’t been a lot of sci-fi thriller/horror in a while now so I’m looking forward to this movie. Getting the right combination for a good story line is tough these days with sci-fi movies, and I’m crossing my fingers for Pandorum and based on the trailer its off to a good start.

A Delivery

Its just one of those very nice things when you click buy and you have a bunch of items in your Amazon cart. Then suddenly you come home to a bunch of boxes with that Amazon smile, that has become like a Christmas gift to myself but it happens once every three months. I decided to buy a majority of the items since I had been keeping them aside for over 6 months now, and I’m not even close to finishing the stack of books that I have. Mostly sci-fi and odd books that I have wanted such as the Starcraft series since I’m getting too worked up about playing the new Startcraft 2 that keeps getting delayed, the Art of Up, Arcade Mania and an Anime book.

Then there is the Asian movie theater that is all piled up and ready to go. I want to have an Asian movie night, all fighting and martial arts ready to go.

Review: Knowing

An MIT professor is lost his wife in a tragic accident and left to raise his son on his own. At his son’s elementary school they dig up a time 50 year old time capsule and his son recieves a letter with chilling predictions. As it plays out these are related to tragic events that will take place, only he is left to unravel the remaining mystery. Its an action packed movie that you really don’t expect from Nicholas Cage, I didn’t expect the movie to turn out this way. I thought it was going to be more a science fiction movie, but it had its scary parts and I was freaked out, which I really did enjoy. A really enjoyable movie that turned out a lot different then I expected, and a lot of people would enjoy it.

Link: IMDB
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Battlestar Galactica – End of Season 3 (Some Spoilers)


I have been watching this show religiously, but recently I came to a bit of a stump so I haven’t seen it for a while. This week I decided to finish season 3 since season 4 which is the last season of the show has come to an end. I started at episode 6 which is where I stopped off and remember why I was so addicted to the show, I couldn’t stop and everything pretty much went to hell by the last episode.

The Spoilers or my notes:

  • The cyclons are ridiculous that they are still keeping up
  • What the hell is going on with that baby and what does he have to do with everything
  • Gaias Baltar is a prick but he deserves to live
  • Starbuck is back, I thought she was gone
  • What the hell is going on at the end, those four are cylons and how could they tell just from the music, I hope this is explained somewhat in season 4 because that is going to drive me nuts
  • Cylon number Six or Tricia Helfer is a ridiculously hot cylon/human, I love how she is always looking good when they come to interogate her and she does give off that hot/evil/I am innocent look

Fantastic show, I just hope that season 4 satisfies my expectations as I don’t even know what to expect!

TV Shows March 2009

I have gotten caught up with a lot of TV shows over the past couple of months. There are a lot of good shows and some shows I haven’t been able to watch since I got caught up with the others. Since I have managed to watch a lot of shows, I’m just going to write quick opinions about the shows, if you want more info you can click on the name to find out more information.

Current TV Shows – What I’m watching on a weekly basis

  • Fringe – Best of the new breed of shows, keeps you on the edge of your seat.
  • 24 – Jack – No more needs to be said
  • Lie To Me – A great new show about a man who can tell if your lying from your facial expressions
  • The Mentalist – A man helping a federal agency with all the cases they face
  • The Unit – Special forces unit and this season is the best season of this show
  • Smallville – I am hooked on Smallvile and can’t wait for Clark to fly
  • 90210 – Drama in a Beverly Hills highschool, always fun
  • Burn Notice – A secret agent trying to piece together his life while stuck in Miami, action packed
  • Trust Me – Two guys in an advertising agency who always have to complete their tasks and facing competition internally and externally, pretty damn funny

Funny Shows:

  • The Big Bang Thoery – I laugh so much it hurts, really
  • 30 Rock – Alec Baldwin is hilarious
  • Chuck – Chuck just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, a very easy and light show to watch, and he has a bunch of funny guys he works with.

Back Burner: – Shows that I watch but I have them on pause for now

Pending Shows – Good shows I heard about but I have yet to see: