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Review: MVP Baseball for the PSP

June 03, 2005 at 07:45 PM

MVP Baseball for the PSP is a good but not great game and the majority of reviews agree. The game's release date was pushed back several times, but a lot of flaws (some glaring) remain. A lot of untapped potential that will hopefully make next year's iteration of the game a great one. The gameplay and graphics are pretty decent, though I'm still getting used to hitting with the PSP's analog stick. I had... Continue reading

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Review: Collateral

January 08, 2005 at 12:44 PM

Collateral was better than I thought it would be. I had my doubts about whether they could keep the plot going for the entire movie, but they manage to do it pretty well. Fortunately they actually kept the it reasonable that the cab driver didn't just drive off and leave the hitman. Jamie Foxx is the best character in the movie, Tom Cruise is more of an accessory. The main plot revolves around Cruise... Continue reading

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Review: Garden State

December 29, 2004 at 10:25 AM

Great freaking movie. Zach Braff is officially my favorite actor right now, he really should be in more stuff. First Scrubs and now this, I officially have a totally heterosexual man-crush on the guy. The dude even has his own blog on TypePad. If I was lame and bored and had time on my hands I would totally start a Zach Braff fan site, but fortunately for my street cred I'm only two of... Continue reading

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Halo 2 and Xbox Live own me

November 18, 2004 at 10:25 AM

In case you didn't know it, Halo 2 freaking rocks. I've always claimed that I hated first-person shooters, a claim based mainly on despising GoldenEye (the multiplayer was fun though), Metroid Prime, and the original Halo. I sucked hardcore at all three of those games and they actually made me physically sick to play them for too long. So obviously I wasn't overly excited about picking up Halo 2 when it came out, but I... Continue reading

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Review: Pat Green's Lucky Ones

November 11, 2004 at 09:22 PM

I already love this CD. I would say I like every single song except for one ("Sweet Revenge" is his apparently obligatory Cajun-sounding song), and even it's not too bad. It's just a great album filled with several different styles of songs, all pretty damn good. "Lucky Ones" is probably his best recent album and will likely have the most commercial appeal of any of his albums. It's definitely still Pat, but he's come... Continue reading

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Review: The Perfect Score

November 01, 2004 at 07:17 PM

It was the only thing we remotely wanted to see from Blockbuster. There's just not many good movies out on DVD right now. I guess most of the summer blockbusters are still a ways from coming out on DVD. The movie was decent, especially considering it's from MTV Films. The storyline is decent, but not very original. There's some funny lines, but overall the dialog is lacking. There's worse movies out there I guess,... Continue reading

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Review: Friday Night Lights

October 16, 2004 at 12:22 PM

Christina and I went to see "Friday Night Lights" last night, it was entertaining and pissed me off at the same time. The H.G. Bissinger book the movie is based on is easily one of my all-time favorites, I read it several times while I was in middle school and high school. The book does an amazing job telling the story of the Permian High School football team and it's players, but it's just... Continue reading

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Review: Jersey Girl

September 29, 2004 at 11:14 AM

The first thing you should know about Jersey Girl is that it was written and directed by Kevin Smith. Okay, now forget I ever told you that. If you go into this movie expecting a classic Kevin Smith film such as Mallrats and Chasing Amy, you are going to be immensely disappointed. Jersey Girl is a good movie, but it's not a good Kevin Smith movie. The movie has a cute (see, not exactly... Continue reading

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Review: The Ladykillers

September 27, 2004 at 12:15 PM

The Ladykillers is a movie that confused and intrigued me from the very first preview I saw. I wanted to see it when it came out in theaters, but not so bad that I ever actually got around to it. Considering I didn't really know what to expect out of the movie, it actually turned out to be exactly what I expected. What the hell does that mean? It means the movie itself is... Continue reading

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Review: Troy

May 29, 2004 at 05:08 PM

Homer's story of Achilles and the Trojan War, the Iliad, is known throughout the world, but movies about the tale have thus far only been of the television variety. Wolfgang Petersen's Troy attempts to be an epic in the Gladiator mold but in the end comes up short. Poor casting and a slow start doom the movie. It recovers slightly as the film goes along, but can never quite overcome it's beginnings. It's probably... Continue reading

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Review: Gothika

April 28, 2004 at 11:14 AM

Rating: 3.5/5Get it from! Very good movie. It wasn't really a horror movie like I was expecting, but more of supernatural thriller. That's a good thing. Halle Berry plays a psychologist at a prison/mental institution who suddenly wakes up as a patient at her own facility. She spends the whole movie trying to discover what's happened and convince people of her innocence. It's well acted, 90% of the movie is focused on Halle (not... Continue reading

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Review: Kill Bill Vol. 2

April 24, 2004 at 11:29 PM

Rating: 4/5Get it from! Another good movie. Well another good half of a movie, since it doesn't really stand on it's own. I liked this one a little better than the first, it had more of a storyline and more comedy to go with about the same amount of action. There was only one part that I didn't like. Bleep's training was lame, it seemed like a 1970's kung fu movie, only without the... Continue reading

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Review: Kill Bill Vol. 1

April 24, 2004 at 10:29 PM

Rating: 4.5/5Get it from! Great movie. Watched it on DVD the other night and enjoyed it a lot. Wasn't really sure what to expect, I originally had no urge to watch it. It seemed pretty stupid in the previews. But Christina liked it, so I bought the DVD for her. There's not too many dull moments, the action comes early and often. Uma Thurman does a surprisingly good job in an action role. It... Continue reading

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Review: iPod mini

March 22, 2004 at 01:27 PM

I've had my mini for almost a month now and I felt I should post my thoughts on it. Overall it's awesome. It works like a charm, easy to use, functional, stylish, easy to carry, and sounds great. I wear almost exclusively while working out, I don't really have many other occasions to listen to music. It's great in the gym. It clips easily onto waistband with the included belt clip. The earphones stay... Continue reading

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Review: In the Cut

March 20, 2004 at 08:02 PM

Not a bad drama, although it did piss me off several times. Meg Ryan (Franny Thorstin) plays a bit of a nitwit. The typical female victim, she's always following unquestioningly into obvious danger. Walk through the ghetto all alone in the middle of the night? Sounds great! A strange man wants to take me in his car into the middle of the woods? Sure, why not? Are there women in the world that are... Continue reading

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Review: School of Rock

March 10, 2004 at 01:19 AM

Watched School of Rock in class today, man I love teaching. No wait, I freaking can't stand it that's why I'm blowing it off and just showing movies. I really don't understand though how these stupid kids manage to be annoying and complain even on movie day. Just shut up and sleep if you don't like it. Argh. The movie is pretty good, I wanted to see it when it was in theaters but... Continue reading

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Review: A Walk to Remember

March 09, 2004 at 01:16 AM

Rating: 2.5/5Get it from! Okay, I made fun of it a lot during the movie and I probably will take a lot of shots at it in this review, but honestly A Walk to Remember wasn't that bad. I mean it wasn't great and it was corny sometimes, but at least it was a good story and well acted. Mandy Moore (Jamie Sullivan) plays a girl dying of leukemia who is the stereotypical quiet,... Continue reading

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Review: Passion of the Christ

March 06, 2004 at 01:06 AM

I don't know exactly what I was expecting, but I came away from watching The Passion of the Christ with a lot of dissapointment. It was a good movie, but not as earth-shattering or shocking as I had been lead to believe. The reviews and uproar made it seem like it was going to be some sort of life changing event. It was a well shot, well acted, and accurate depiction of Christ's life,... Continue reading

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Review: Underworld

February 23, 2004 at 01:00 AM

Not a bad movie, but certainly wasn't a very good one either. There was surprisingly little action considering it's a vampires vs. werewolves movie. Or maybe the action just wasn't very memorable. The story itself is pretty decent: an ancient war between the two species is continuing into modern times and we find out the origins of the war as well a possible conclusion. Definitely open for a sequel. Rating: 3/5Get it from!... Continue reading

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Review: Angels and Demons

February 19, 2004 at 12:50 AM

Great, great, great book! I may have even liked this more than the Da Vinci Code, maybe it's because I'm not overly interested in art. Someone who really likes art would probably like that one more. I liked the female lead character (Vittoria Vetra) better in Angels and Demons, she added more to the story that Sophie Neveu. Plus I found the ambigrams really cool. It was paced really well and had a good... Continue reading

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Review: Catch Me If You Can

February 19, 2004 at 12:43 AM

Watched Catch Me If You Can last night and I was really surprised by the movie. It looked interesting but I never had much urge to see it and I didn't think it was going to be great. It was pretty good though, real interesting story and plot twists. Leonardo DiCaprio (Frank Abagnale Jr.) did a really good job and Tom Hanks (Carl Hanratty) was excellent as usual. The best part was probably the... Continue reading

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Review: Alex and Emma

February 13, 2004 at 12:38 PM

Rating: 1/5Get it from! Remind me again to NEVER let Christina choose the movie to rent. Or, at the very least, make sure that I actually read the Netflix reviews of it first. Holy crap was that a bad movie, 92 minutes of bad dialogue and an asinine plot. Pretty freaking predictable too. Kate Hudson didn't even look good in the movie, what's the point of her being in it at all then? Luke... Continue reading

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