Game Review: Far Cry 3

I don’t usually do video game reviews, most games that I play just don’t warrant the time, they’re fun while they last and when I’m done, I uninstall them, put them away and probably won’t even think about them for a year or so when I’m bored.  Very few games have any longevity for me, […]

TV Thursday 10/25/12

Once more into the breech, my friends, with this week’s television offerings.  Lots of different things on the agenda for this week and luckily, most of it pretty good.  I really am starting to regret last week’s decision not to review “reality”-type shows because I saw a beaut this week that would have instantly gone […]

TV Thursday 9/27/12

Every now and then, I do a few TV and movie reviews here and frankly, they get very little attention, mostly because I do them so sporadically.  I might do a review a couple of episodes into a series, then maybe revisit it once a season or so has passed and that’s really not keeping […]

Review: Revolution

There weren’t many new series this season that I had any remote interest in taking a look at.  Usually, there are 3-4 that are at least interesting enough looking to get me to watch the pilot, not so much this season.  One of the few that I thought could be interesting was Revolution, the latest […]

Space is Awesome!

  I had started a post about the over-emphasis of tradition in tokusatsu shows in Japan a long time ago and had never finished it.  However, I think it fits in very, very well here as I examine the end of Kamen Rider Fourze.  I had mentioned it in very general terms in an old […]

They Can’t All Be Good

This year, they’ve been pushing Dr. Who really heavily this year, I don’t know if they’re having viewership issues or what but there has been more attempts to generate buzz then I remember from past years. Unfortunately, the first episode of the year just wasn’t that good.  In fact, it’s one of the most lackluster […]

Review: Sinbad (2012)

Sky-1 has come up with another interesting show, a retelling of the classic story of Sinbad in a 13-episode series that’s nearing it’s half-way point. The stories goes generally as follows.  Sinbad is a con-man and hustler who, along with his brother, fleece the marketplace.  When he accidentally kills the son of Lord Akbari, brother […]

Akibaranger: The Finale

This is the third time I’ve written about Akibaranger, an “unofficial sentai” series done by Toei, aimed specifically at adult fans of the franchise.  The first time was before I had seen a complete episode.  It just struck me as a step in the right direction.  The second was after I had seen half the […]

Tokusatsu Update

I realized I hadn’t said much about the current tokusatsu shows in Japan.  Oh sure, I wrote a couple of times about Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger, their 13-episode adult-aimed nostalgia effort, but the regular shows in the Kamen Rider and Super Sentai series for the year, I haven’t talked about. Before I begin though, I do […]

I just don’t get Grimm

Grimm is a new show this season, appearing on NBC.  It stars David Giuntoli as Detective Nick Burkhardt, a Portland detective, who just happens to be a Grimm.  What is a Grimm, you might ask?  It’s sort of a mythological policeman, someone charged with keeping the supernatural, mythological and just plain weird creatures that lurk […]

Review: The Finder

I haven’t done any reviews lately, not so much be because of disinterest, but because I haven’t found much worthy of review.  Luckily, that has changed. From the creative mind of Hart Hanson, and a spinoff of sorts from his popular Bones series, comes The Finder.  I say spinoff of sorts because the characters only […]

Review: Captain America (2011)

Just saw it last night, as everyone knows, I refuse to ever go to a theater, I wait for the DVD release and after getting one bad disc and having to exchange it, I finally sat down to watch. Just so you know, I wasn’t expecting much.  I’ve never been a fan of the character, […]

Review: Death Valley

It’s fall TV season again and lots of new things appearing on the schedule, most of which look typically awful and a few I’ll give a shot. One I’m giving a shot to is Death Valley, an MTV production about zombies, vampires and werewolves appearing in the San Fernando Valley and attacking citizens and how […]

Review: Falling Skies (2011)

I’ve been really mixed on the new show Falling Skies.  I started this review after the first episode, but my opinion has changed so often that it’s taken me to the end of the first season to actually get a handle on the show.  On the one hand, it is an interesting concept, to be […]

Review: Thundercats (2011)

In a lot of ways, I’m a child of the 80s, even though I was in my mid-teens going into the decade.  I grew up watching cartoons like Scooby Doo and Speed Racer, but was still watching cartoons in the 80s like Robotech, Real Ghostbusters and Transformers, probably because I was a big anime fan […]

Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day

I’ll be honest, I’ve been very critical of Torchwood for a long, long time.  It was over-sexualized, it was illogical and once they killed off most of the cast, it should have died.  I celebrated the departure of Russell T. Davies because he was the major problem with the show and, at least in my […]

Review: Alphas (2011)

SciFi has a new show on called Alphas.  It’s a part of their Monday night lineup and joins returning shows Warehouse 13 and Eureka.  In general, it’s a story about people with special powers called Alphas.  Dr. Lee Rosen has put together a team of Alphas as a research project, underwritten by the government, and […]

Review – Battle: Los Angeles

As anyone who has read this blog for any length of time can tell you, I don’t go to movie theaters.  Ever.  I can tell you the last time I sat through a movie in a theater, it was the original Transformers in 2007, and that was only because it was a really hot day […]