3 items from 2009
At the end of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring I remember being awestruck for two reasons. One it was a cinematic experience to behold and I had just beheld it; it was refreshing and exhilarating. The second feeling was a pang of instantaneous remorse when the first name sprawled across the scene for the end credits.
“That’s it?! What?! No! More!”
I had just sat through a 3 hour film which had left me wanting more. I was not and am not an avid Tolkien fan and even resented the man slightly going in to the film. By the end, Peter Jackson had made us amiable acquaintances. That’s what a good film does, it draws you in to a new world, makes you feel and then spits you back out with little pieces of it still attached to your mind. Keep that in mind: I »
- Lex Walker
America’s fascination with the scared straight routine has long since run its course, but that doesn’t mean the shock tactics involved don’t still carry some weight. Boot Camp tells a story inspired by true events about the “correctional facilities” that still exist across the world, nestled away in countries whose laws don’t have as much red tape as those in the good ol’ U.S. of A. These boot camps aren’t mini-Guantanamo Bays, their clientele never conspired to fly a plane into a building; the people being held here are problematic teenagers whose parents have run out of options and just don’t know what else to do. If you’ll believe it, there are in fact camps like this in the world and their purposes aren’t far off from what you’ll see in this thriller starring Mila Kunis – but the film’s »
- Lex Walker
Summer TV doesn't have a lot of jewels, but the show SciFi is using to relaunch itself as SyFy sparkles like a logic diamond in a coal mine. The quirky little town of Eureka is where the government keeps the coolest toys - forget Area 51, that's for tourists.
Since the earliest part of the 20th century, the idyllic little town of Eureka has been the haven for the best and the brightest America has ever had. They invented the atomic bomb decades before WWII. Teleportation? Got it. Cloaking device? How do you think they hide the town from us? Clean fusion power? Even the town diner, Cafe Diem, has a fusion reactor powering its freezer.
Vincent (Chris Gauthier)
Cafe Diem is the excuse we're going to use to provide a little coverage of this little gem of a show. That diner is the social center of the town of Eureka, »
3 items from 2009
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