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Movie Review: The Avengers

Posted: May 9th '12 to TV/Cinema/Music by Michael Writhe

Since the Avengers comic book first debuted almost 50 years ago, this movie has been begging producers to make it. Take the best of the Marvel universe and throw them together haphazardly to fight as a team against the invading armies of a Demigod. Greaaat… This sounds plausible!</sarcasim> The good news is that this still takes place in the same universe that we’ve been introduced to in the origin movies for the characters. That being said, such things like portals opening to another dimension, or rocket powered hover suits are not such a stretch for the mind. Hit the jump for the full review of Marvel’s The Avengers Continue Reading »

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Happy StarWars Day; Correct Viewing Order of the Saga.

Posted: May 4th '12 to TV/Cinema/Music by Michael Writhe

Today is StarWars day, and therefore I am obligated to say: “May the fourth be with you!”
Recently we received word of an article that suggests a new viewing order of the Star-Wars saga. Now before you jump in and start talking like there is only one correct answer, check out the reasons why the author suggests the order he does in the link below. In short there are 3 generally accepted viewing orders for watching the movies:

  1. Release Order (4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3)
  2. Episodic Order (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  3. Ernst Rister Order (4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6)

However, the author of this article has suggested a new viewing order dubbed The Machete Order (4, 5, 2, 3, 6. +1). He provides clear examples and reasons as to why cutting episode one from the viewing order helps story direction, character development and saga flow. He makes a pretty strong case for the order too, showing examples of events that happen in the story in order to support his argument. I think the next time I have someone to introduce to the saga, I’ll sit them down and watch it in this order for sure! Check out his supporting arguments in this link:

http://www.nomachetejuggling.com/2011/11/11/the-star-wars-saga-suggested-viewing-order/

Thanks to Tom for the news tip earlier this week!

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Calgary Comic-Expo 2012 Pictures

Posted: May 1st '12 to Boardgames/Comics by Michael Writhe

This past weekend was the Annual Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, which is now the first convention anywhere to able to have the entire bridge cast from the 1987 cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. You could check out our staff impressions of the event here, but if all you want is pictures! Hit the jump for the full album.

Thanks to MadDrStrangeLove for the pictures!

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Calgary Comic Expo 2012 – Scary Saturday

Posted: Apr 30th '12 to Boardgames/Comics by Linda Tran

Day 2 – Scary Saturday

I had a feeling that Day two of the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (CCEE), was going to be a gong show since it was the busiest day with all the celebrities scheduled to attend for photo ops, meet greets, and panels, but what I didn’t expect was the ridiculous amount of people who were attending that day. So much was going on that day that led to the messy situation of over sold tickets and many disappointed fans. Stan Lee was to make an appearance and also the reunion of Star Trek: The Next Generation cast who haven’t been reunited at a single event since the series was airing 25 years ago. Read on…

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Calgary Comic Expo 2012 – Flawless Friday

Posted: Apr 30th '12 to Boardgames/Comics by Linda Tran

It’s that time of year again folks. Calgary Comic Expo was held last weekend on April 27 to April 29, a three day event which started off manageable on the first night but turned a bit ugly over the weekend. I’m going to try and break it down to three parts just so I can give you the 411 on the panels, costumes, and artists I got to meet.
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Boardgames: Better than Video Games. An article.

Posted: Apr 19th '12 to Boardgames/Comics by Michael Writhe

Kataku is one of those sites that I frequent on the internet. That being said, I noticed that they just posted an article about how one of the lead writers for their blog has recently discovered boardgames. Welcome to the fold! It pointed out some really great points about why video games are becoming a second rate form of entertainment. We recently tried out Resistance and found it very difficult to win, but maybe that’s because my girlfriend was a spy… deceptive little minx! Anyway check out the article if you still need some convincing that your time is better spent with friends around a table, then around a final boss online.

[via Kotaku]

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Movie Review: The Hunger Games

Posted: Apr 12th '12 to TV/Cinema/Music by Michael Writhe

The Hunger Games takes place in a nation known as Panem after a great civil war, which consists of a wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding districts. Annually, as not to forget the great loss of life sustained during the war, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected by annual lottery. They participate in the Hunger Games, an event in which the participants (or “tributes”) must fight in an outdoor arena controlled by the Capitol, until only one remains alive. The movie follows 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th annual Hunger Games in place of her younger sister. Also selected from District 12 is Peeta Mellark. Hit the jump to read the full review of this movie.

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TableTop. New WebSeries Worth Watching!

Posted: Apr 2nd '12 to Boardgames/Comics by Michael Writhe

Not only is this web series funny and entertaining, it also appears to be informational! Have you ever had trouble explaining a complex boardgame’s rules to a friend? Maybe you should just load up the episode of TableTop, staring Wil Wheaton, to show them how it’s played. This is the first episode in the series, with posts scheduled every 2 weeks. I look forward to seeing what they have to offer. Sidebar: Day-9 is hilarious in this.

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CD Release Party in Calgary, Canada. This saturday. Krystle Love B.

Posted: Mar 21st '12 to TV/Cinema/Music by Michael Writhe

Sometimes when you have a blog online that gets a decent number of viewers, we abuse this blog in order to get a word out about a friend. That is the case for this next story. A close friend of mine is releasing her first solo album this weekend and the information is attached.

[via reverbnation]

http://www.reverbnation.com/krystleloveb

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Not photoshoped website! </sarcasim> OneTinyHand

Posted: Mar 19th '12 to Sweet Links by Michael Writhe

Here is a rather funny photoblog that includes normal pictures of normal celebrities with absolutely nothing wrong with one of their hands. It certainly isn’t about one of their hands being bigger… Check it out for yourself. *chuckle*

[via onetinyhand.com]

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