Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category
Man of Steel Review
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 15, 2013 under Featured, News, Reviews
When news comes along of a new Superman reboot, I immediately switch into defensive mode. As a lifetime Superman fan, who could blame me? Ever since the Donner movies; Warner has tried to breathe new life into the Man of Steel on the big screen. In the 90s, they hired Kevin Smith who actually produced an excellent, and very true to the comics, script that drew from the Death of Superman storyline.... more.
Star Trek Into Darkness Review
2 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on May 16, 2013 under Featured, News, Reviews
When JJ Abrams Star Trek came out in 2009 I, like many others, really liked it. I actually saw it three times in theaters with one showing being on IMAX. Purists had a lot of problems with the movie, but it worked as a fun reboot and the cast nailed the characters perfectly. So there were high hopes for the sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, but unfortunately the movie falls flat on its face at warp... more.
Defiance Pilot Review
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on April 16, 2013 under Featured, News, Reviews
The SyFy Channel has had its share of complaints over the last few years, including from us. The channel that launched such scifi classics as Farscape and Battlestar Galactica, and saved Stargate after Showtime cancelled it, had become home to some very un-scifi programming recently. Which is why a new show from the... more.
Book Review: Upload by Mark McClelland
1 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on April 10, 2013 under Podcast, Reviews
If you listen to the podcast at all you know how much we love topics like the singularity, artificial intelligence, and virtual-reality. Upload touches on all of those things but focuses mainly on VR and the possibility of human uploading. The book takes place in the 2060s when we live in a time where technology has allowed us to make virtual worlds feel better than the actual world we live in... more.
- Superman: Unbound Review 0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on April 1, 2013 under Comics, Featured, News, Reviews
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Review
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on March 29, 2013 under Featured, News, Reviews
I've noticed something in the weeks leading up to the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Suddenly people seemed to like Stephen Sommers' original movie, and are looking forward to the sequel. Maybe it's because I'm a fan of the original animated series and Larry Hama's epic Marvel run (which IDW is continuing) that kept me from really enjoying the movie. I liked parts of it, but a good 75% of it re... more.
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Review
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on March 27, 2013 under Comics, Featured, News, Reviews
When Marvel announced last summer that their August 2014 movie would be Guardians of the Galaxy, just about everyone knew they would have to do a lot of work to introduce these characters to people. The Guardians aren't exactly the most well-known of Marvel heroes, and the Marvel Cosmic Universe is even more niche than DC's Green Lanterns were at the beginning of the last decade. But if Geoff John... more.
Jurassic Park 3D Review
2 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on March 16, 2013 under Featured, News, Reviews
Even though it's releasing a few months before the actual anniversary in June, Universal's 3D conversion of Jurassic Park is a fitting way to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Spielberg classic. I saw the movie today on a digital IMAX screen, in 3D, and it's a stronger 3D conversion than recent ones such as The Phantom Menace or Titanic. There's nothing new added to the re-release. So peop... more.
Book Review: Wired
0 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on March 15, 2013 under Podcast, Reviews
Recently I finished reading Wired by Douglas E. Richards. It is listed as "hi-tech" science fiction on Amazon, but it overlaps into many different categories. Douglas has a masters in molecular biology, and his knowledge in this area shines through to deliver some excellently written hard scifi. Wired is about a woman named Kira who ha... more.
Age of Ultron #1 Review (SPOILERS)
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on March 6, 2013 under Featured, Gaming, News, Reviews
After the disappointing, and blatant movie cash-in, Fear Itself; I really liked Marvel's 2012 crossover Avengers vs X-Men. It built on the stories being told in X-Men for the last decade and brought a very welcome retcon to the stupid House of M story that removed most mutants from the Marvel Universe. Marvel's 2013 crossover is Age of Ultron, and if rumors are believed; this will be their "Flashp... more.