IHC Spoilertastic Movie Review: Star Trek Into...
I promise, I’ll keep spoilers for after the break and just do a Rotten Tomatoes blurb for those who haven’t seen it yet. Into Darkness tries very hard to be itself while being in the shadow of its predecessor, Wrath of Khan. It’s a hard plot device to follow for old Trekkies, but newcomers to the screen should have no issues. However, generally speaking it was an enjoyable...
IHC Movie Review: Oz, The Great and Powerful
Movies and I have a generally good relationship; that is I’m a cheap date. When I go, I expect the movie to evoke some emotion or entertainment for the 2-3 hours I’m there and then we part ways. It’s like speed dating, except I don’t have to talk. Also I never have to see them again if I don’t want to and they don’t mind. I don’t think this is too much to...
IHC Movie Review: A Good Day to Die Hard
I will never really figure out why people release things like Die Hard on days such as St. Valentine’s Day, but I’m pretty certain there’s a metric ton of market research that said “this will work, trust me.” Numbers out the ass aside, what we’ve got is a typical flick: Bruce Willis plays Bruce Willis, and a new contender hits the scene as a new Die Hard, Jai...
IHC Movie Review: Broken City
There never is much to watch after the holiday season and the pickings this January are as always, pretty slim. But one stood out as a possible reasonable watch and it happened to be Broken City. This movie stood out as a thriller/mystery that could have some clout. With a rather solid cast it was really up to the Director Allen Hughes to pull the story together. Did he do it? Well for the tl;dr...
Movie Review: Rise of the Guardians
Opening scene, you hear Jack Frost speaking for the first time. He has no idea who he is or why he is here. He rises through icy waters, breaking through ice and lands softly. Barefoot, he finds his now trademark staff, learns of his abilities and later flies to a village celebrating a Winter Solstice, only to find that he is incorporeal when one local passes straight through him. The only one who...
Movie Review: Dark Knight Rises
Well… four years and a lot of hype later we finally get our final Batman of the trilogy. And yeah, it was worth the wait and the hype, because the movie did it all justice, period. Everything went together. I was excited going in, and happy coming out. I cannot ask anymore of a movie and it fulfilled magnificently. I’ll keep it as spoiler free as possible. Everyone knows (or bloody...
Movie Review: Brave
With Brave, Pixar doesn’t stray from its tried and true method of picking a central theme and conflict and wrapping an entire story around it. Unlike other movies, though, Brave takes generally darker path than is typical, shrouding it with more than normal slapstick level comedy. In this review, I will attempt to minimize spoilers, but some may sneak in. You have been warned. [[MORE]] ...
Video Game Review: Quantum Conundrum
Quantum Conundrum is really difficult to not compare to the Portal franchise and this isn’t surprising when you look behind the scenes of this 3D puzzle jumper. Designed by in large by Kim Swift, the creator of Portal, its easy to see the similarities between the games. The silent protagonist (you) and an omnipresent voice always saying some snide thing or another from God-knows-where. The...
How long would the U.S. burn through 75 million... →
So here’s the deal: You have 75 million cubic meters of wood and need to do something with it? Why not power an entire country like the U.S.? Well, not so much. Assuming we could transport it and build power plants and upgrade our entire grid and cars and home heating systems FOR FREE that much wood (about 20.7 million cord, enough wood to completely fill Manhattan almost 1 meter deep)...
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review
Phrases like “It’s single player WoW” and “lots of hype, little reward” are being tossed around when talking about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and honestly I can understand the sentiment. The game had potential to be a very good game, but never managed to quite step beyond a standard button masher, and that’s frustrating. Below is a full review of all aspects of the game. Story...