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Spider-Man is no sidekick.

by on Jul.22, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

I watched Spiderman: Homecoming two weeks ago, the day before I flew off to my Indonesia vacation. Due to my travel, I’ve only been able to really gather my thoughts now, which in a way is a good thing as I managed to revisit my views of the movie. I initially rated it very good, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized its flaws.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is most definitely a huge improvement over the last Spider-Man movie, which if we’re going to be honest was such a disaster that they had to reboot the franchise yet again in less than a couple of years. The new movie, of course, is a fairly good movie in and of itself, regardless if its predecessor set a low bar or not. (continue reading…)

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Zombies be sad.

by on Jul.17, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Another legend gone: one who is responsible for the modern zombie film.

Rest in peace, George Romero.

Please don’t reanimate.

04 February 1940 – 16 July 2017

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A Traveler’s Dream

by on Jul.14, 2017, under Geeky, Society, Travel & Culture

Seriously, I want to be these guys. One speaks 35 languages (and understands even more than that), while the other is learning 18 languages and already has 15 languages in common with the first guy. That is not an easy feat.

Perhaps it’s never too late to learn more languages and become a polyglot. It would certainly be a very awesome way to acquire more knowledge, and it’s definitely even more awesome in action if one loves to travel. Let’s see.

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The DCEU is truly here.

by on Jul.07, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

From the opening credits of Wonder Woman

Because the true superhero legends are about to rise.

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Hello, Dolly

by on Jul.05, 2017, under Geeky, Society

Did you know that Dolly the Sheep would have been 21 years old today?

Of course, some of you might not even know (or remember) who Dolly was.

Dolly, of course, was the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell – the donor cell having come from a mammary gland. Back in 1996, her birth/cloning/creation caused quite the controversy around the ethics of cloning.

All the same, it was a significant scientific breakthrough that led to others: mice, cats, cows, and more. The processs has garnered a lot of interest as a potential means of saving endangered species as well as possibly reviving extinct ones. Hopefully nothing of the Jurassic Park variety because, well, you know, not a pretty picture.

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Girl Power

by on Jul.01, 2017, under Geeky

Much as I love Supergirl, Power Girl has always been significantly better and more interesting. I’m glad she’s in Injustice 2. My only real complaint is that PeeGee is only a skin and not a separate and distinct character. The real Power Girl would be royally pissed at being relegated to the shadow of another Super-person.

That said, I’m loving this.

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A Wonderful End

by on Jun.27, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky, Queer

I watched Wonder Woman twice again last weekend.

I have no regrets for seven viewings. So far.

And that wonderful end credits sequence?

It’s been made available online. Enjoy!

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The Noise! The Noise!

by on Jun.26, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Transformers: The Last Knight makes Tom Cruise’s The Mummy seem coherent in comparison.

Noisier than even all prior Michael Bay Transformers films, which seems inhumanly possibly but there you go, it has the most convoluted plot of all, which is saying something. It’s as though Bay woke up one morning and thought, “You know what’s missing from Transformers? Arthurian knights and The Lord of the Rings and it’s about time we introduce some form of Unicron, no matter how off the mark he is.” The result of such an epiphany could have been either pure awesome or pure disaster. Take a guess.

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Climb to Heaven

by on Jun.14, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

This is just too good not to share. It hits you right in the heart.

In Memoriam: Adam West

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Holy Legend, Batman!

by on Jun.11, 2017, under Film & TV, Geeky

Another legend just passed away.

He called himself the Bright Knight, a play on his most famous role’s title The Dark Knight. His Batman may have been the product of a bygone and more innocent era, but it will always be an iconic and legendary portrayal that generations will always love.

Rest in peace, Batman.

Adam West

19 September 1928 – 09 June 2017

 

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