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Watchmen Review

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

I was afraid to see Watchmen. Afraid the film wouldn’t live up to the hype. Afraid it wouldn’t live up to Alan Moore’s original graphic novel. More importantly, I was afraid I’d fall asleep during the 1:00 am showing.

In short, it doesn’t live up to the hype and doesn’t live up to the graphic novel, but it doesn’t put me to sleep either. It manages to stand out from most comic-based movies in a sense that it’s not just about an eternally good hero triumphing over the evil villain, and because of this, I recommend the film to everyone. But don’t expect “amazing”—expect “good,” and at times, “fun.” (more…)

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PixelJunk Eden Review

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

I’ve had Xbox Live for years now and only downloaded one Xbox Live Arcade game—Streets of Rage 2. However, after only having Playstation 3 (PS3) for a few months, I’ve downloaded two games from the Playstation Store. One is an addictive, yet frustrating puzzle game called Echocrome where players must use perspective to distort reality. The other game I downloaded is PixelJunk Eden. (more…)

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Tropic Thunder Review

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Tropic Thunder is the funniest movie so far this year.

I was able to see a digital screening of Tropic Thunder at USC on July 10th.  Immediately following the screening was a Q&A with the films producer Stuart Cornfeld, who provided some interesting insight behind the movies creation.

Due to be released August 15th, Tropic Thunder depicts a director who is having trouble making a war film with his superstar cast. His remedy: send his five staring actors to a remote location out of the country in an effort to help them get into character. Things get out of hand, however, and the five actors stumble upon some unfriendlies with no easy way back home. (more…)

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