Tribute: Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

What would the era of Film Noir have been with the husky-voiced and sultry Lauren Bacall? She was the personification of the femme fatale archetype. After a stellar Hollywood career and a long life Lauren Bacall passed away at the age of 89, succeeded by her three children.

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Lauren Bacall came from humble beginnings, born in New York to a Romanian immigrant working as a secretary and a salesmen…

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Disney Dinner and a Movie: Aladdin

Disney Dinner and a Movie: Aladdin

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Aladdin is one of Disney’s greatest films. A Renaissance piece that spawned two sequels, a television show and a Broadway play, Aladdin is fan favorite. Featuring one of the oldest fairy tales along with colorful characters and the voice talents of Robin Williams, Aladdin is a rich and exciting adventure. When it came to creating a matching meal, I had to be flexible for this one. The creators of…

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My favorite Robin William’s movies (a remembrance)

My favorite Robin William’s movies (a remembrance)

It’s such a surreal thing, truth be told I didn’t consider myself a big Robin Williams fan but after hearing of his passing I could only visualize the huge impact he made on many people’s lives and not a couple of questionable movies he had made. At one time and some point he was there to entertain you, if you grew up in the 70s you might remember him as a manic comedian or as a lovable alien on…

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Tribute: Robin Williams

Robin Williams

This morning we awoke to the terrible news that the comedy/drama actor Robin Williams had apparently taken his own life. There are few members of the geek community who have not been shaken by this news. As a regular feature on our screens and known for family friendly fare most of us have grown up with his films, whether live action or voice work in animation. As we grew up we had the…

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America’s Founding Fathers as Sharks

America’s Founding Fathers as Sharks

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It’s officially shark week! There are few things that I love more than sharks and one of them is the US’s founding fathers so in a ridiculously random effort I have decided which species of shark matches up with each of them.

George Washington would be a Whale Shark; the gentle giant that everyone loves.

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John Hancock is the Megalodon;  flashy and cool to look at but kind of irrelevant now.

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Thoma…

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Movie Review: ‘Snowpiercer’ (2nd Opinion)

Movie Review: ‘Snowpiercer’ (2nd Opinion)

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Director: Bong Joon-ho

Cast: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Go Ah-sung, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris

Plot:After the human race got over ambitious with fixing global warming and froze the planet the scraps of the human race survive on board a non-stop train that circles the globe. When the population of the tail carriage tire of the terrible conditions they begin a revolution…

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Was ‘WATCH_DOGS’ Bad?

Was ‘WATCH_DOGS’ Bad?

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A couple of weeks ago a game came out called watch_dogs. You likely heard of it. That’s because it’s very possibly the most hyped up game of the past five years. As with anything hyped up this much it didn’t quite live up to audience expectations. In actual fact, some people outright dislike it, with it only barely scraping more than 50% on Metacritic. Now before we condemn it to the bargin bin…

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The Pull List: 8/6/2014

The Pull List: 8/6/2014

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Must read comics of the week

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Alex + Ada #8

Things are really starting to pick up for Alex. After exhausting his research into making Ada, his live in robot companion, more life like, they are now living under paranoia of getting caught due to the restrictions on robots (that keep getting stricter this issue).

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Batman Eternal #18

Killer Croc attacks! On the other side of the city Batwoman,…

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Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Hitman Trilogy HD’

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Hitman Trilogy HD’

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Currently on sale on the PSN and likely other places, the three game collection contains the three big hits from the cult favourite series. Omitting the original title, PC Exclusive Hitman: Codename 47, and the recent Hitman: Absolution this pocket change package offers up Silent AssassinContracts and Blood Money. Essentially it’s the only games in the series worth playing. 

For those…

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10 Little Reasons to Love ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

10 Little Reasons to Love ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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We’ve already reviewed Guardians of the Galaxy. In short: we loved it. But in a market swamped with big budget actioneers and superheroes, what about this movie is making us geek out so much? Well, it’s the little reasons (and the great script, characters, action, effects…) that we’re going to look at today.

Yeah, there’s spoilers. We’re not going to explain the whole plot but if you want to go…

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