If you haven't experienced The Sandlot, you're officially dead to me. While this fun little film may not be as grandiose as I remember it on the first viewing, it's still a great classic that is suitable for repeat viewings. While most of us long for simpler and more innocent times in these dark days, The Sandlot relishes in the those good ol' days and it paints a vivid picture of an age long gone.
Fresh, fun ideas in gaming these days are about as easy to find as honest, good-natured politicians. While there are plenty of indie games out there, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is an amazing example of how quality platforming without all the pixelated craze as of late, can be done right. Whether you enjoy old school platforming or not, this game is worth your time.
Fractal Design has become one my favorite PC case designers in recent memory. Why? Because they build extremely sturdy cases with tons of room, features and cooling at a fair price. The XL R2 continues that tradition but adds even more space, features and a ModuVent design to balance between cooling and noise reduction.
October 1996. Core Design unleashes the original Tomb Raider upon the world. People were mezmorized not only by the stellar and fresh game design but with the games main heroine, Lara Croft. Since then, several Tomb Raider titles have been released, major motion pictures have been launched, knockoffs created, and nerds everywhere have salivated over Lara.
While Starcraft wasn't the original title that started the real-time strategy (RTS) genre, in 1988, it definitely skyrocketed it into the mainstream with huge sales and a much beloved cast of characters, creatures and slick gameplay. The cinematics were also revolutionary and many late nights at both work and home were filled with laughs of pure nerd bliss with LAN play. Now, it's 2013 and it's time for more swarm. It's time for more Kerrigan.
If you have never heard of Willow, shame on you. If you have never seen Willow, double shame on you. If you clicked on this review with nostalgic giddiness at the sight of Madmartigan, you are my kind of person.
It's a bit strange watching a film for the first time after a pile of Academy Awards have been thrust upon it. Not only are expectations raised but also, you tend to be a bit more critical of what you are seeing. Luckily, Life of Pi is deserving of all those accolades and after the first few minutes, I already knew I was in for a cinematic treat.
Surfing is not a popular genre in Hollywood as of late but that is what makes them intriguing nonetheless. Of course, with something somewhat different, I become a bit hesitant, especially when the title is stamped with "Based on a True Story". That phrase has become both a blessing and a curse on expectations for moviegoers.
Religious undertones are present in many films today but some are solely focused on that genre such as the Fireproof series and other titles such as Courageous have graced the Blu-ray format in the past few years. Amongst those films, several LDS (Mormon) filmmakers have also entered the fray. Are these Blus worth your time?
CyberLink has been a strong player in the consumer level video editing tools but not without a few challengers. The $99-$199 video space is a crowded one but how to PowerDirector v11 stack up? Long story short, it's an amazing suite of powerful video tools.