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Last of Us: PS3’s Swan Song? (Initial Impressions)

June 24, 2013

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I very rarely ever preorder games. (In fact, I intend to start a recurring blog focus on budget gaming, which more or less excludes such frivolities in most situations.) In fact, of the few times I have preordered games, I can’t really think of an instance where I reserved a title that wasn’t the next […]

Midweek Geek Out 6-19-13: The Future of Superman (Spoiler-free Review!)

June 20, 2013

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It’s been a pretty intense gauntlet of new films for movie goers and geek inclined alike. Ironman 3 kicked off the 2013 summer season (see my review here) followed by new installments of Star Trek, Fast and Furious and Superman, as well as a few non-franchise movies, including the magician’s ensemble Now You See Me, […]

Midweek Geek Out 5-29-13: There Are Always Trick Arrows in the Banana Stand

May 29, 2013

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I’ve been woefully negligent lately. I’ve already decided that I’m not apologizing about my lapses in activity, but there has really been a lot of  quality geek-fare worth sounding off on that I haven’t addressed in a timely manner, and that’s unfortunate. I actually have several reviews in the works; I want to address TV […]

The (Iron)Man Behind the Mask: A Movie Critique

May 6, 2013

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The Avengers changed everything. I mean, the world had never quite experienced a nerdtastic crossover to that extent before, with 4-5 lead-in movies (depending on whether or not you count Ironman 2 and Incredible Hulk) culminating into a super buddy brouhaha that resonated with both the casual mainstream AND comic nerds alike (no small task) and […]

Up, Up and Away: The Enduring Character of Superman

March 23, 2013

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I recently revisited Superman and Superman 2 (The Richard Donner cut), as I like to stay familiar with the staples of geek culture. I didn’t honestly expect either movie to be more than background noise, to be completely honest. Superman was released in 1978, and genre movies tend not to age very well. But from the moment the […]

The Hobbit, There and Back Again… Eventually

March 19, 2013

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This blog should really be titled “The Hobbit Who Sank the Titanic” because I really credit this debacle for sabotaging my blogging momentum. This has been sitting in my “Drafts” folder in various iterations for quite literally months. I was doing a 3 parter Countdown to the Hobbit theatrical release, if you’ll recall, the week […]

Counting Down to The Hobbit, Part 2: Faramir and Fangorn

December 13, 2012

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Following up with my Lego Lord of the Rings trek through Middle Earth prior to the December 14th release of The Hobbit, I decided to revisit the Two Towers and finally getting around the building Battle of Helm’s Deep. As anyone with even a passing interest in Lord of the Rings could likely surmise, the Lego set […]