Game Review – Tiny Death Star and Heroes of Dragon Age

I don’t talk about or review Android games very often here, mostly because I’m usually the last guy to try one.  But I want to speak about two games today, and the sharp contrast is enjoyment that has nothing to do with the games themselves.  Both Tiny Death Star and Heroes of Dragon Age are… Continue reading Game Review – Tiny Death Star and Heroes of Dragon Age

The Legend of Korra Book 2 – A Rough Start

Spoilers, if you must know. I meant to write these weekly, but hey, there’s a ton to process here!  The first two episodes set the stage six months after the defeat of Amon.  Korra can airbend, Mako’s a cop on the fast track to detective, and Bolin’s remade Fire Ferrets are terrible.  Asami is barely… Continue reading The Legend of Korra Book 2 – A Rough Start

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season One

Since we finally bit the bullet and signed on with Netflix, I decided it was high time to re-watch my favorite Star Trek series, Deep Space Nine.  There are a few rough patches, but I enjoyed S1 quite a bit more than I anticipated. Some general thoughts first.  Bashir was so annoying at first, wasn’t… Continue reading Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season One

Lightning Movie Reviews – Skyfall, Wreck-It Ralph and The Man with the Iron Fists

Spoiler - this is the 'room' where the ghosts from Pac-Man live

I have been to several movies lately, and have been remiss in reviewing them.  I aim to make up for that now.  Here are my quick hit thoughts on the movies in the title. Skyfall – This is an amazing movie, but not for the reasons you’d expect for a Bond movie.  Sure, there’s action,… Continue reading Lightning Movie Reviews – Skyfall, Wreck-It Ralph and The Man with the Iron Fists

Continuing Game Review: Dragon Age 2

Note:  Continuing means I will revisit this as I get farther in. Of course I couldn’t avoid Dragon Age 2 for very long, considering how much I loved Dragon Age: Originsand all the related DLC/expansion content.  So here I am, almost through with Kirkwall (pre-Deep Roads expedition), and enjoying it quite a bit.  I’ll put the… Continue reading Continuing Game Review: Dragon Age 2

Kung Fu Panda 2 – Sequels 101

I saw Kung Fu Panda 2 this weekend with the kids at the Movieland 8, and we enjoyed it immensely.  Even my 3 year old sat through most of it with rapt attention, except for the times when I let her little popcorn tray get empty. ;)  Kung Fu Panda 2 is an excellent example… Continue reading Kung Fu Panda 2 – Sequels 101

Movie Review – X-Men: First Class

Went to see this movie Saturday night (had a busy weekend and needed the time), and I enjoyed it quite a bit.  Great, not REALLY SUPER great, but one of the better comic book movies.  Lightyears beyond what Brett Ratner could do, that’s for sure. Now, to reiterate something – I am not a comic… Continue reading Movie Review – X-Men: First Class

Book Review – The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham

I just finished The Dragon’s Path, the latest novel by Daniel Abraham.  Once, dragons ruled the land where the book takes place, but mostly what is left are the roads.  The city of Vanai, often used as a token swapped back and forth between empires, is again threatened by war.  It’s a war former hero… Continue reading Book Review – The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham

Book Review – Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

I wish I had more time to read, as I really enjoy it.  In fact, much of my formative internet time as a kid on up was spent in the discussion boards and later websites/forums for my favorite author, Orson Scott Card.  It was awesome – here was a whole group of people who spoke… Continue reading Book Review – Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

Movie Review: The Lincoln Lawyer

We had a rare grown-up movie night this weekend, and the group wanted to see The Lincoln Lawyer.  Mickey Haller, played ably by Matthew McConaughey, is a criminal defense attorney who gets his clients mostly from the realm of drug dealers, bikers and the like.  Until, that is, his name is dropped by a rich… Continue reading Movie Review: The Lincoln Lawyer

Movie Review – TRON: Legacy

I caught a 3D showing of TRON: Legacy this weekend, and I love it.  I might just be their ideal movie-goer.  I did see the original TRON at some point, far enough back that I watched it on one of these bad boys.  My Grandfather liked to buy wacky things at auctions, and came home with a… Continue reading Movie Review – TRON: Legacy

Review: Sprint LG Optimus S

The time came this month, where I could get a new phone.  I wasn’t really planning on it, considering I loved my Hero and there’s no 4G here yet via Sprint.  However, I kept hearing AWESOME things about the LG Optimus S, and when it went on sale basically for free this past weekend, I… Continue reading Review: Sprint LG Optimus S