Movie Review: The Hunger Games

Picture from novelnovice.com. Having read all the Hunger Games books, I decided I would watch the first of the movies. It was actually very well done, which was surprising. Typically, movies adapted from books tend to be quite poorly done, because the books often contain a depth of information that’s just not possible to contain […]

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Series Review: Return of the Silver Tongue #cantonese #comedicdrama #hongkong

Picture from http://www.4hw.com.cn. “Return of the Silver Tongue” is a Cantonese language comedy drama spanning 25 episodes, originally broadcast on Jade in Hong Kong. Primarily telling the story of a teacher turned lawyer in the time of the Qing dynasty, it also follows several other main characters and their intertwining stories. The villain in the […]

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Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World is the second standalone Thor movie, and a continuance in the Marvel Universe of movies. Unlike Iron Man in Iron Man 3 (which was terrible) Thor does not suffer from the inability to stand on his own. A post-Avengers Iron Man movie has everyone wondering why Iron Man doesn’t call SHIELD […]

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Picture Heavy Post: Harry Potter World, Part 1 @wbstudiotour #HarryPotterWorld #HarryPotter @starbucks

The entrance to the Harry Potter World studio tour. My wife and I were given two tickets for Harry Potter World here in the UK. While it was difficult to get a booking, we were lucky two weekends ago that there was a cancellation and we were able to go on Saturday at 4pm. It’s […]

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Geek Girls #geek #geekculture

Picture from today.com. So it turns out that my previous post on how Damien Walter needing to relax a little led to some discussion. Aside from generating comments on this blog for the first time in almost three years, it got a response from the author (who merely laughed at the possibility Joss Whedon could […]

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Damien Walter Needs To Relax a Little @damiengwalter @kierongillen @feliciaday #geek #geekculture

Picture from the linked article at guardian.com. Damien Walter has an article over at The Guardian entitled “Forget Iron Man-child — let’s fight the white maleness of geek culture” and subtitled “Fantasy has become a sandbox for immature masculinity. What kinds of stories could we tell if our writers tackled the hard truths of male […]

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Movie Review: Pain & Gain

Director Michael Bay is known for his explosion movies, and most people will know “The Transformers” series as the signature franchise in that ‘genre’. He’s done other movies (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, etc.) that were equally high on special effects and not always so big on story development. It’s refreshing then to see a Michael Bay […]

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