December 19, 2011

Gift Ideas

Well, it's Christmas time/ holiday season, so that means gift cards! And buying gifts for others, of course. So I'm dedicating this post to some gift ideas, whether it's buying for others or yourself. Not for me, but I am a bit biased in that they are things I like....Price range varies.


December 8, 2011

Christmas (Winter) Movies






Well, it's that time of year! Christmas time! That also means, time to watch some annual festive classics....

November 18, 2011

Twilight: WTF? (Why The Fame)

Vampires? These aren’t vampires…these are douchebags.” – Dean Winchester, Supernatural



Now, here’s a topic that’s bound to get me some heat (by the fans, of course...) is Twilight.

Now, as fun as it is to ‘hate on it’ for the sake of disliking something because it’s popular, and cherished by females, I dislike it for actual reasons. A good part of the reason is “Why is it so popular? It’s not even good!”


I’ve read all four books. I know what Midnight Sun is. I’ve seen the first film. So yes, I have a good amount of experience with the ‘phenomenon’, which allows me to write this post and share some opinions on it. They are aimed at teenage girls, and I'm a guy in my 20s. Nevertheless, my thoughts...

October 29, 2011

It's...Magic







Hey all, sorry for the delay. Things have been a bit busy lately. No, nothing is new or out of the ordinary, one of those times were the week isn't long enough, by it through too short days, or not enough days in it.

Anyway, the topic of my post is Harry Potter. Laugh if you want, but please, read this entry before you do so.

October 8, 2011

THE WHEEL OF TIME



When I first started blogging again, I gave a list of fantasy books and series to look into. Well, this post delves further into one of them - The Wheel of Time.


October 1, 2011

The Franchise That Killed Itself



A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Yes, everybody knows this opening phrase, even if you've never watched or played a Star Wars game. The topic of this post is about how Star Wars, which was a game-changing cinematic, & pop-cultural staple, is now a joke....

September 19, 2011

Live Music

The name of this post works both ways - you can call it "live music" (pronounced 'lyve'), or "live music (pronounced 'liv').


Emmy 2011 Winners

Here are the winners...


September 17, 2011

Emmy Awards 2011 : Predicitions

What the Oscars are for movies, Grammys are for music, the Emmys are for TV. In this post, I take a look at the nominees, and share my thoughts.



September 10, 2011

September 11, 2001 - Living Nightmare

Do any moments in your life feel like a dream? I don't mean in the sense of something positive or negative happening, but an event happening that generally feels surreal. Such as, you host a party you spend two weeks planning, and the day after, you think, "Did that happen?". One such a day for was September 11, 2001. Exactly TEN years ago



September 4, 2011

Remaining Films of 2011 To See

Well here we are! Another year at a close in a few months. That means, 'Oscar Season' will be starting soon.  In this post, I'll take a look at the upcoming films I want to see by year's end.

September 3, 2011

Artistic or Dumb Movie Titles?

So this entry is about festival / small / independent movies. Not the movies themselves, but rather how they have weird titles, or ones NOT associated with the subject matter.

One example comes to mind. It's a documentary about the American education system called "Waiting for Superman". Ummm...hello? There's nothing 'Superman' about the film! Someone who sees the movie title (and not the trailer or poster) would think it's a superhero film, but no.... ( see link here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b5/Waiting_for_Superman.jpg)

Two other examples are purposefully misspelling movie titles: Inglourious Basterds & Pursuit of Happyness. What's the aim here?

So I ask you - are people naming their films, be it misspelling, giving it a title not related to the subject matter, or one with more 'oomph', trying too hard to sound artsy & intelligent?


August 28, 2011

The Return & Fantasy Books

Well, it's been a while since my first (original) post. I'm trying again, and this time, I'm doing it as a list of some fantasy series to check out, for those that like reading them. Without further ado...