Archive for August, 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

August 02nd, 2008 | Category: Reviews

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before but I’m consistenly annoyed with movies that rely on style over substance. Hellboy II is extremely stylish, presenting a troll/faery world that is a feast for the eyes and impressive creature design displayed with good quality CGI. But there is also a genuinely compelling story to go […]


Waste Island #3 – Act IV

August 05th, 2008 | Category: Graphic Novels,Waste Island

So You Think You Can Dance

August 08th, 2008 | Category: Reviews

Interesting that Joshua was my early favourite and yet I feel somehow disappointed by his win. I guess because it was so predictable. But he always seemed like a genuinely good guy and he obviously loves to dance so yay for him. It’s nice to see a hip-hop dancer win even though I call bullshit […]

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The X-Files: I Want to Believe

August 09th, 2008 | Category: Reviews

There’s almost no point in reviewing this movie, that’s how underwhelming it is. It feels like an extra long X-Files episode, which is fine except that it’s not a particularly good episode. It would be good as a CSI ep, but an X-Files ep? Not so much. There’s hardly anything supernatural going on and while […]


The Olympics

August 15th, 2008 | Category: olympics,Random,Rants

I don’t give the slighest shit about sports.  So why do I always faithfully watch the Olympics whenever they roll around?  Well, perhaps faithfully is too strong a word.  I leave the TV on in the background while I intertronisize and I periodically check the CBC website to see how Canada is doing in the medal standings.  […]


Olympics part II

August 23rd, 2008 | Category: olympics,Random,Rants

I have a new crush: Adam van Koeverden. He was the flag bearer for the Canadian team at the opening ceremonies for the Beijing games and has recently won a silver medal in flat water kayaking in these Olympics, which he can add to his gold and bronze from Athens. He is super talented and […]

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Who actually won the 2008 Olympics?

August 24th, 2008 | Category: olympics

The following is courtesy of my brother, Kebes: Most sources seem to rank countries by gold medal count, or total medal count. I prefer to scale the results by the population of the country. After all, if Olympic aptitude (raw talent/motivation) is spread uniformly throughout the gene-pool/geography, then having 10-times the population means that you […]



August 28th, 2008 | Category: Reviews

This movie came out last year but I finally saw it just now.  Do yourself a favour and rent it or download it if you haven’t already seen it.  The intertron tells me that the source material – the graphic novel is sooo much better and I should probably read it to confirm that but […]

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Son of Rambow

August 31st, 2008 | Category: Reviews

A cute little British movie where British schoolboys are cute and do amusing things.  I laughed throughout and encouraged the main character to run as far away as he could from his loving family.  Bonus points for some inventive cartoon integration and for being set in the early ’80s.  4 niqueheads [rating:40]

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