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My Worst 5 Movies of 2016

December 27, 2016

5. Independence Day Resurgence I am a big Independence Day fan, but I could not get on board with the  20-years-after sequel.  It was loud and obnoxious and lacked any sort of tension.  The destruction of cities just turned into a white noise of debris which was not remotely interesting.  And the final showdown at […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

December 16, 2016

Time for the first of my end-of-the-year lists, the likes of which are dotting movie blogs all over the net I am sure.  We start with the movies I am most looking forward to in 2017.  Granted, most are going to be the big budget/superhero movies because those are the ones we usually know about […]

My Top Ten Movies of 2015

February 2, 2016

10. Straight Outta Compton I don’t like biopics very much, especially music biopics.  And yet I liked Straight Outta Compton.  Maybe its because its a bout a group and their dynamic as opposed to an individual? I’m not sure.  The first two thirds of this movie are really strong (the last act not so much). […]

My Worst 5 Movies of 2015

December 28, 2015

5. Kingsman: The Secret Service Man, I really dislike Matthew Vaughn as a director.  He is the movie industry definition of “too cool for school”.  Kick Ass was a piece of trash, and this movie was made in a similar vain.  Again, this reminds me of a teenager who thinks that if they swears a […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

December 20, 2015

Looking ahead to 2016, lets see what movies I’m interested in. EDIT: I completely forgot a big movie when I published this, so I’m going back to fix it now. First: Honourable Mention: The X-Files Season 10 I wanted to at least give this a shout out, even if its not a movie.  I’ve been […]

My Top 50 Video Games: #10 – #1

August 18, 2015

10. Metal Gear Solid 3 PS2 An excellent addition to the Metal Gear saga, but there’s pretty much one reason its on the list: the sniper battle level.  I could play that over and over. 9. Ms. Pac Man Arcade Our university arcade/hang-out had a ms. pac man machine, and damn did we ever play […]

My Top 50 Video Games: #20 – #11

August 17, 2015

20. Micro Machines NES Sorry Mario Kart fans, this is the best racing game.  It was based off of some of the best toys of the 90s, the micro machines.  This was so cooL! There were races on the kitchen table, in the garage, boat races in the bathtub!  Oh and don’t forget racecars around […]

My Top 50 Video Games: #30 – #21

August 16, 2015

30. Lego Star Wars PC I love Lego.  I love Star Wars.  So why wouldn’t I love this?  I do.  Its incredible amounts of fun, I like that the lego building aspect is brought into the game, along with a unique brand of humour.  Plus, lightsabers are awesome. 29. Tecmo Bowl NES I’m not really […]

My Top 50 Video Games: #40 – #31

August 14, 2015

40. Time Splitters 2 PS2 This one seems weird and rather random, but the reason is because this is the first person shooter my friends and I played a lot.  Is there a story mode to the game? Quite possibly, but I really don’t give a shit.  I just remember having a blast playing 2 […]

My Top 50 Video Games: #50 – #41

August 12, 2015

Okay, I wasn’t sure whether or not to do this list, but I decided why not?  Now lets be clear: this will not be your typical “best video game list”, as I am not really a video gamer.  So this may be  little unorthodox, but who knows, may be that makes it interesting? I hope […]

My Blu-ray Wishlist Revisited

April 2, 2015

A while back I posted my top ten most wanted blu-rays here.  A lot has changed since then, and eight of the ten have come to fruition.  Time to take a new look at the blu-rays I’d love to see. 10. The Wire Alright, this is kind of a cheat, since HBO is releasing The […]

My Top Ten Movies of 2014

February 1, 2015

10. Boyhood Richard Linklater’s 12-year opus was met with a lot of acclaim this year.  I appreciated what they set out to do quite a bit.  Its a subtly bold feat to attempt and the cast and crew here did it well.  Its not overly exciting, but it didn’t want to be.  I kind of […]

My Bottom 5 Films of 2014

January 24, 2015

Well, another year, another “list season”.  I’m still debating on my best of 2014 list, but I think I’ve bottom my worst of list ready to go.  I’ll be honest though, I haven’t seen a whole lot of really bad movies this year.  I haven’t seen that many movies this year period, so I guess […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

January 4, 2015

Well, the new year is upon us, so I came back to talk about the movies that are coming up.  At least that I know about at the moment. Its the time of year for top ten lists and all that too, and I’ll get to mine soon enough as well. Honourable Mention: Ant-Man I’m […]

My Top 100 Movies – Part 10: The Top Ten

August 19, 2014

Today’s post is my 500th post, and to celebrate that it seems fitting to wrap up my current Top 100 Movies list.  These ten films are the ones which I often consider my all-time favourites.  Many of them hold a lot of nostalgic value for me placing them so high up on the list as […]