Posts Tagged review

Ruby Sparks: Chan’s Movie Review

Never hearing of this movie before, I received an email that was an invite to a screening down the street from me.  I read the synopsis – “An author writes a girl in a story and she becomes real” – and decided from that alone that it was cute.  Being on a Tuesday night and […]

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Book): Chan’s Review

Since the movie comes out March 23rd (SQUEE), I figured it would be appropriate to do a series of reviews based on The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.  Granted you can read this first book in the series and wash your hands of the rest but if you’re like me, you gotta finish what […]

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John Carter: Chan’s Review

The Disney-produced John Carter, based on “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs written in 1917 (yowza), did not fare as well as expected in the box office this weekend ($30.6 mil domestically on a $250 mil budget) and seems to be getting mediocre (at best) reviews from a lot of other places, but […]

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Alcatraz (TV): Chan’s Review

Another widely anticipated show that was mentioned at SDCC 2011 and FINALLY came to our TVs in 2012 was Alcatraz, starring Jorge Garcia (LOST), Sarah Jones (Sons of Anarchy), and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Hunt for Red October).  The premise of the show centers around the last of the prisoners of Alcatraz and how […]

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Chronicle – Movie Review

First off, I have to mention the unique style this movie was shot in: starting in the first person and moving to a mix of third and first towards the climax and end.  This has been attempted before with horror movies (The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield), action movies (The Bourne Ultimatum), and many more […]

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Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Movie Review

Part one of the 4th book in the Twilight series.  So I am a little late with this review, but being a fan of the books I was disappointed in the last rendition so I waited for the video copy.  I have to say the acting definitely improved with Jacobs’s actor Taylor Lautner topping the […]

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San Diego: North of the Airport?

As Comic-Con 2012 news becomes apparent – membership IDs, guests, masquerade, etc. – we all start to think about San Diego and its magical convention in just a few (5?) months.  The famed convention center, the plethora of hotels around it, and of course the Gaslamp District. But what else does San Diego have? In […]

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American Horror Story (TV): Chan’s Review

With the season finale wrapping up and a brand new story with brand new characters being announced the day after for next season, American Horror Story certainly has quite the hold into many Americans’ Wednesday nights – myself included. While I did not watch the first few shows as they aired, I did get to […]

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Conan the Barbarian 3D – Movie Review

With a stroke of luck I was able to attend a special screening of Conan the Barbarian in 3D before the movie hits theaters this Friday, 8/19/11.  To be completely honest, I have no recollection of the original Conan story.  My girlfriend Calais that went with me remembered bits and pieces but both of us […]

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South Park – Year of the Fan Experience: Chan’s Review

South Park seems to be one of those shows that people either love or hate. Admittedly, there are some extremely crass moments in the show, but over the years it has really matured into some upscale crass. Famed episodes like “Make Love, Not Warcraft” and “Trapped in the Closet” have really brought it out into […]

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