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Week Late Movie Reviews: Green Lantern

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This one is kind of a big deal. In the world of super heroes, Green Lantern is tops for me. Was this a perfect movie? No, it really wasn’t. Was it a movie that I enjoyed a great deal? Yeah, it really was. I’ll explain in more detail after the jump.

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June 27, 2011 at 8:30 pm

A Little Late, But I Promise It’s Good…

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Sometimes the shows we watch as kids leave a lasting impression. With just a few notes, I can pick out the theme songs to shows like Reading Rainbow, Gargoyles, X-Men, Goosebumps, Doug and millions of other shows that I spent my childhood afternoons and Saturday mornings watching. It provided a great nostalgic time in college when my friends and I could gather around a computer screen and watch YouTube videos of all our favorite shows, providing us a rare opportunity to remember the old days even though we were all in the 18-20 age range.

That feeling was one of the reasons I got legitimately excited when I heard about A-1’s After School Special mixtape, because he samples the classic shows I grew up watching for his raps and they all sound great. A-1 is a rapper out of the San Francisco bay area and I have definitely grown to enjoy his stuff…even to the point of annoying my last girlfriend with it. Don’t believe me? Check this out…

When it first came out, I was definitely into the Power Rangers phenomenon and to hear someone sample the beat to put together a solid rap that that is awesome. Power Rangers isn’t the only major show sampled either, he uses shows like Pokemon, Family Matters, Doug, and a whole lot more.

Like what you hear? Check it out here. Want to hear a few more of my favorites? Check it out after the jump.

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June 21, 2011 at 11:31 pm

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

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It’s that time again, E3 is back! Coming June 7, in the wonderful world of California, the Electronic Entertainment Expo is going to introduce the world to the biggest innovations in gaming. This is the biggest event in gaming, this is the Super Bowl, the March Madness, the Wrestlemania, the (insert copyrighted event name that is big and will probably get me sued). To me, this is video game Christmas (not to be confused with real Christmas where I generally get video games), this is the event that can determine the fate of the next year for any company. This is make or break, this is the big reveal for every game maker, this event even has an insane amount of coverage on G4! To celebrate, I’ve decided to mention a few of the highlights I am looking for most…

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May 28, 2011 at 12:34 am

Week Late Movie Reviews: Thor

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The Avengers movie project, courtesy of Marvel, is something that a lot of people are excited about. The idea of seeing Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and the rest on screen together is a nerd’s dream. Throw in that the movie will have a cast featuring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and many more, and is being directed by Nerd-King Joss Whedon, then you have what could be considered the comic movie event of 2012. So far, we have seen the fantastic Iron Man, the much better than prior attempts Incredible Hulk and the good but not great Iron Man 2; Captain America comes to theaters in July, but just over a week ago we were treated to Thor. How did it hold up? Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16, 2011 at 12:19 am

Hmmm…

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I woke up to see a new trailer for another one of the many, many movies I am looking forward to this summer. While most of you have heard about Thor, Captain America, Harry Potter, X-Men First Class and all fo the rest, here is one that you may not have heard about…Cowboys and Aliens.

Directed by Joh Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, sadly not Iron Man 3) and starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde, Cowboys and Aliens looks to be a highly visual, sci-fi summer romp. The IMDB page sums it up best, “A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys are all that stand in their way.” Given that I enjoy sci-fi and western films, this should be one that can’t miss. If you enjoy sci-fi and westerns as well, you should probably check it out this summer. If you dig westerns but maybe not sci-fi, then you may want to pass. Either way, this should be a kick ass summer flick

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April 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

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And Now For Something Completely Different…

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First off, let me say that it has been a rough week.

I’m a nerd, simple as that. While most people are comic nerds, video game nerds, movie nerds, book nerds, and so many other different kinds of nerds, I am different. I consider myself a multi-faceted nerd. I’m into a lot of things, and I know a lot about a lot of different things. That is why, when I saw this video, it immediately brightened my day and, effectively, my week. I hold a soft spot for my childhood, specifically the dorky things I was interested in during said childhood. Thats is why, when i saw this mash-up of Transformers and Michael Jackson, I couldn’t just watch it once. Enjoy.

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April 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm

It’s Time To Get…Nerdy

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Coming July 22, it’s time for the first Avenger…Captain America. To say that I am excited about this movie would be a gross understatement. I don’t really care how nerdy it is, I am pumped for this one.

Not only will we get an origin story for Steve Rogers, better known as the Cap, but it is the final tie-in to The Avengers movie coming out in 2012. Even better? It’s a period film set during World War 2. Ideally you have already watched the trailer above, and, as a bonus, I have posted one of the single greatest parody trailers ever after the jump… Read the rest of this entry »

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March 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm