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  • Hercules: A Movie Review

    Posted on November 5, 2014 by Tao

    HerculesThought I'd update everybody with a movie that I recently watche d- the new Hercules with the Rock.  It's a surprisingly nuanced movie and does a lot to take the concept of Hercules to 'real life'  Even more interesting is the fact that it's actually based on a comic book, so while there are certain comic book sensibilities (the difficult to hurt / kill heroes), it never steps too far out of reality to make it completely unbelievable.

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  • Marvel & DC Superhero Film Budgets

    Posted on July 22, 2014 by Tao

    Only till 2012 (and some stats were sitll pending it looks like) but still illuminating.

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  • Robocop (2014) Movie Review

    Posted on June 25, 2014 by Tao

    Finally caught the latest Robocop movie. In honour of our Robocup, I thought I'd do a review of the movie. Cliff notes version - just about what you'd expect, a rehash of the old movie with some updating but mostly forgettable. A mediocre lazy Sunday afternoon movie, but you aren't missing anything if you don't [...]

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  • Edge of Tomorrow: A Review

    Posted on June 19, 2014 by Tao

    Edge of Tomorrow was an interesting movie to watch. Reminiscent of Groundhog Day a lot I have to admit, with Tom Cruise as Bill Murray and action sequences replacing Murray learning new tricks. Overall, it was a fun watch but it wasn't amazing and having to watch it in in 3D certainly made our temples [...]

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  • Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Watch it or Not?

    Posted on May 8, 2014 by Tao

    So, haven't seen it yet. Been too busy with various conventions and now catching up with orders and work. So, the question is - should I make time to see it? Discuss!

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

    Posted on April 18, 2014 by Tao

    Okay, confession time. I'm a Cap fanboy. I've always liked him as a character when well written (see the entirety of Mark Waid's run); and so was looking forward to this movie. I have to admit as well that I wasn't that thrilled with Evans being cast as Cap, he just never won me over [...]

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  • Divergent - Movie Review

    Posted on April 8, 2014 by Tao

    Firstly, never read the books.  We only went to watch Divergent because it was the most interesting movie out at the time and we desperately needed to get out of the house.  The headline summary - not bad, a decent way to kill a few hours but don't apply logic.

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  • Geek Retrospective: Equilibrium

    Posted on November 6, 2013 by Tao

    Equilibrium is the first movie I first noticed Christian Bale.  Released around 2002, before his turn as the Dark Knight and a few years after the Matrix, you can see the popular sci-fi's stylised fight scenes in the results.
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    The entirety of the movie is set in a giant metropolis in a future where [...]

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  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Posted on September 24, 2013 by Tao

    So, watched the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey a few days ago.  The movie was not a bad adaptation and truth be told, it's been so many ages since I read the book I can't even discuss whether it's a truthful adaptation of the book.  It does feel like they dragged it out a lot more [...]

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  • Pacific Rim Review

    Posted on August 9, 2013 by Tao

    Have you heard about Pacific Rim? If not, what rock have you been living under? This movie has been the talk of Geek Town for over a year now, and after finally catching it, I have to say - it's up to the hype.

    Let's be clear - this is not a movie that will stretch your mind in any manner.  It's a big summer action blockbuster, it's just a big summer action blockbuster that's been engineered for geeks.  It's not smart, not innovative but it is very cool.  It's a big screen, live action Mechs vs Monsters and if you go in expecting that you'll love it.

    Now for the spoiler discussion. Stop reading if you don't want some minor spoilers.

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