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10 Best Live-Action Shows Based on Comic Books (Article) - 9/19/2013 11:01:28 AM

 I grew up watching the Incredible Hulk.  It was a good show, but lord was it a downer.  I always felt melanchony after each epsidoe.

Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors Review (Article) - 9/19/2013 7:47:26 AM

Is the animation better than or comparable to The Invasion?  That was the first attempt to animate missing episodes. I was a bit underwhelmed by it.  Honestly, a random Adult Swim staff member could animate quicker and better.

Star Trek: Into Darkness Blu-Ray Review (Article) - 9/15/2013 7:50:16 AM

 Let first say that I really liked the 2009 reboot. But I did not like this movie.

The problem I had with this movie is simple: if you had never seen Wrath of Kahn, would you understand why Kahn is a threat? Taken in this movie by itself, many of his actions appear somewhat justified (while there is collateral damage, he hits primarily military targets). The Enterprise crew turn on him first, based on the word of TOS Spock. None of their actions make sense without Wrath of Kahn.

Honest Trailer's take down of this movie was pretty spot on.

The Fall of '83: Revenge of the Ninja (Article) - 9/9/2013 8:52:05 AM

This movie is the one that Ninja Assassin was paying homage too when it gave Sho Kosugi a role (after not having done a ninja movie for 15 years).  I am not ashamed to say that I saw that movie just because Sho was in it.

The Fall of '83: Nightmares (Article) - 9/2/2013 7:37:55 AM

 The video game segment always reminded me of Wizard of Wor. It was one of the first speech synthesized games, and it would  taunt you in the arcade.

Mania Box Office Report: Elysium (Article) - 8/11/2013 6:28:19 PM

The really bad news is if you read the world box office.  Pacific Rim opened in Japan this week to only 3 million.  That is pretty horrible for a kaiju film.

Mania Review: Planes (Article) - 8/10/2013 5:27:18 AM

 I saw this last night because my wife really wanted to see it; she is a big fan of Cars (which is not that bad) and has a pilots license.

This is as bad as everyone is saying it is, but not for the reason you might think. It has great moments, but the storytelling glue is a mess. I counted no less than 6 subplots for a 90 minute movie. Many of them are unnecessary, and it is difficult to fit all of them in there. Several times a character would encounter an obstacle, and before the emotional weight registers, the character immediately overcomes it. I felt like I was watching a movie with the fast forward button held down.

That and there were too many major characters. I still have no idea what the green tanker was supposed to be. Was he suupposed to be a Mater clone? Or was he supposed to be some sort of mento figure? Or was he supposed to be an entrepreneurial genius? It went to fast for the character to be too deep, but the quick sketches we got all felt contradictory.

Mania Review: World War Z (Article) - 6/21/2013 5:17:36 AM

While less of a sin, I will also say

In this case, it draws upon the speedy zombies from 28 Days Later

is an extinction event. Humans cannot survive with the tactics in any of Brooks books with this type of zombie. If you combine this with Brook's "go anywhere, eat anything", animal life on the planet can be measured in days. Hope you have a fallout bunker stocked for at least a decade.

Mania Review: World War Z (Article) - 6/21/2013 5:12:47 AM

 I completely understand the problems of adaptation, particularly with a difficult book like this. I have an open mind and will accept a lot of changes. However, this

Somewhere out there lies a cure

is unforgiveable.

Lost Doctor Who Episodes Found?! (Article) - 6/20/2013 4:24:13 PM

 Ian Levine's tweet is a fairly big deal.

The interesting thing is that this shipment came in 2011. From Africa. So why all the silence? If this is true, then I believe BBC is being silent for the following reasons.

1. BBC has promised not to take episodes from collectors. They will borrow them and scan them, and then return them.

2. BBC likely has an agreement with the collector that there is to be no press until they are returned to the collector.

3. The rumored shipping manifest is for 3 tons of film. That is going to take a while to scan.

Of course, this is assuming the rumors are true.


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