First Impressions and Critical Thinking

How do you decide if you like something? Do you just roll with whatever subjective feeling you have at the time (ie first impression) or do you think about your experience later and analyze why you should or should not …

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Remakes and Reboots

The movie industry loves a remake. ¬†Many fans decry the practice, yet the movies make money so apparently we aren’t that opposed to them. A friend of mine asked on Facebook recently why this practice is okay for movies but …

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Pacific Voltron

I’ve been looking for an excuse to get out of the house for a few hours by myself. Normally, I do this by going to a movie. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been anything out that I felt like spending $10 on. …

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What If…Star Wars

I recently saw some Youtube videos that posed the questions, “What if the Star Wars prequels were actually good?” Us geeks could debate forever the merits of the prequels. Many fans loath them. Some, like me, accept them for what …

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The Book is Better

Books and movies are often linked. For many blockbusters, a book will be written to be released with the movie. Many popular books get made into movies (note to movie studios reading this, Aristeia would make a great set of …

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Hobbitses

Unlike most people who call themselves Geeks, I have never read the Hobbit. I only read Lord of the Rings right before the movies came out. And then only because the chick I was dating loved them (we’re married now …

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Top 10: All Time Movies

Last week I made a post about some old school movies I still haven’t seen. One of the commenters included a list of his top ten movies. Not only did this remind me a few more movies I need to …

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Hunger Games

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Had the chance to go see the Hunger Games last week. I had heard many good things and my wife had gotten to see it one day when a theater did a take your baby to the movies showing. I …

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Movies!

Apparently the next Star Trek movie comes out in 2013. I was under the impression that it was coming out next year. This makes me sad, but a little happy. It will be much easier to get away to see …

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Harry Potter Review

We saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 yesterday.¬† I’m a huge fan of the books, less so the movies. I didn’t discover them until college, shortly before book 5 came out. I remember skipping class one spring …

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