Quote of the Day

While watching a new Sci-Fi TV series called The Strain, I couldn’t help but notice a tactful and apt social comment, about what sadly passes for modern day “journalism”. I put journalism in quotes because I believe anyone would be hard pressed to argue against the fact, that true journalism has been dead for years.… Read More »

Robocop (2014)

The story of a severely injured cop that is turned in a cyborg to enhance corporate profits. I’m old enough to remember sitting excitedly in a theatre in 1987 with my buddy, waiting for the original movie version to start. Discussing how it might compare to the book version that we both had already read.… Read More »

Ender’s Game (2013)

Have you ever heard a lot of hype about a movie that was based on a book that you haven’t read, and wondered what the fuss was about? Well Ender’s Game was one of those experiences for me. I knew the basic plot of the story, and even though I am an avid Sci-Fi fan,… Read More »

Goodbye TWIT TNT and Hello DTNS

My month long experiment to listen to the new Tech News Today podcast on the TWIT Network has ended. I can’t take it no more! The TNT feed is now deleted, and in hindsight I wish I had done it after 2 episodes as I intended. It’s been rather painful to endure the tedious dialog… Read More »

TWIT Takes a Big Step Backward

I think that most tech geeks and IT people have likely heard of The TWIT Network and may listen or watch one or more of the shows they produce. My favourite TWIT show was Tech News Today, also known as TNT. This was a show developed around tech podcaster Tom Merritt after he left CNet.… Read More »

Riddick (2013)

The sequel to “The Chronicles of Riddick” from 2004. One of my favourite Sci-Fi movies of all time. The previous movie ends with Riddick becoming the ruler of the most powerful society in the known universe. With that in mind, and the possibilities that this leaves us for a sequel, this instalment in the series… Read More »

The Lone Ranger (2013)

This Lone Ranger is a very inventive re-telling of the classic story of the western era crime fighter. This version is a comic satirical romp. Johnny Depp is brilliant with perfect comic timing as Tonto. You barely recognize him. Tonto/Depp carefully and discretely guides the plot from beginning to end. The humour is obvious yet… Read More »

Runner Runner (2013)

A broke universally student goes to Costa Rica to out an online gambling tycoon for cheating him. The title should be Mediocre Mediocre, because that’s the theme of this movie in every way. Justin Timberlake compliments Ben Affeck’s acting skills almost perfectly, as they are both mediocre actors at the best of time. Timberlake might… Read More »

Alan Turing Granted Pardon for Being Gay

(Reposted from Discovery.com News) NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON   Computer scientist Alan Turing, born in 1912, was a man light years ahead of his time. He performed groundbreaking computer science work long before the concept even existed. An artificial intelligence test he developed remains relevant today. During World War II, his cryptanalysis work helped Allied… Read More »

The Family (2013)

A snitch mob family in Protected Custody that has to move from town to town on a regular basis, due to their dysfunctional and violent tendencies. Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer play the strong willed parents in this dark comedy. The daughter is one of the stars in the TV series Glee. Entertaining, amusing,… Read More »

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