The iPad Review

8 Apr 2010  14 Comments

After using the iPad for 5 days I think I have a very good idea on the device and can really give my opinion on it.

Hardware

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The iPad design is beautiful and minimalistic. its just like a large iPod Touch (you are going to here this a lot in this review, why? because its true) with metal casing.  the screen is great 9.7” LED with IPS technology that has a 1024×768 resolution  and a little too big black bezel. Home button at the bottom of the screen a volume control on the right side, also a screen rotation lock switch and the usual power button.

 Speaker

I was a little disappointed with the speaker a bit, its not very low but its only on one side witch make the sound sometimes low especially if you are trying to share the screen with someone.

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WordPress – iPad

5 Apr 2010  8 Comments

A couple of bloggers requested that I post about the WordPress app for the iPad. So he is a few screenshots.

The app is very much like the iPhone app, and that’s a bad thing. There isn’t any extra features and they are not using the extra screen size wisely. You have no control over the pictures, only in HTML format which is a pain (also had problems posting landscape images, no option to rotate). They are auto automatically grouped together (same as the iPhone).

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Defendor – Movie Review

30 Mar 2010  1 Comment

Defendor

A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city’s criminal underworld. It’s a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn’t understand and doesn’t belong in, but is committed to fighting when he changes into a vigilante super-hero of his own making, Defendor. With no power other than courage Defendor takes to the streets to protect the city’s innocents

This is not a comedy, there are some funny moment in the movie but I would never classify it as a comedy. Woody Harrelson performance is solid in this movie. I didn’t like the movie very much, maybe because I was expecting it to be more like Zombieland than a drama (which this movie is) I might have liked it more if I didn’t see the trailer and expecting to laugh from start to finish.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

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Men Who Stare At Goats – Movie Review

26 Mar 2010  1 Comment


Yesterday me and Bo Yousif went to Men Who Stare at Goats in AL-Fanar cinema at 11pm the movie is about a reporter – Bob Wilton – who is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady, a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought. A legion of “Warrior Monks” with unparalleled psychic powers can read the enemy’s thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. Now, the program’s founder, Bill Django, has gone missing and Cassady’s mission is to find him. Intrigued by his new acquaintance’s far-fetched stories, Bob impulsively decides to tag along. When the pair tracks Django to a clandestine training camp run by renegade psychic Larry Hooper, the reporter is trapped in the middle of a grudge match between the forces of Django’s New Earth Army and Hooper’s personal militia of super soldiers. In order to survive this wild adventure, Bob will have to outwit an enemy he never thought possible.
I went to the movie thinking its going to be a hardcore comedy. Boy was I wrong, the movie has some attempts but its a crime calling it a comedy.

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 


Cop Out – Movie Review

13 Mar 2010  2 Comments

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A comedy about a veteran NYPD cop whose rare baseball card is stolen. Since it’s his only hope to pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding, he recruits his partner to track down the thief, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.

I am a fan of Bruce Willis and enjoy his movies. I am also a fan of Tracy Jordan ever since I saw him in 30 Rock, but that didn’t affect  my decision one bit.
The movie was a below average movie just because there was a lot of  childish comedy that wasn’t that funny and they kept repeating it all throughout the movie. you are not missing a thing by not watching this movie.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

Invictus – Movie Review

12 Mar 2010  2 Comments

Invictus

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match

I really enjoyed the movie, Morgan Freeman was just amazing in my opinion. This movies is highly recommended.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Retro Gamer: Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit)

28 Feb 2010  No Comments

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I only did one previous post in this category, and it was eons ago. This week I got another chance.

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While browsing the net, reading some news and reviews on the new PS3 game Heavy Rain a lot of people were comparing it to Indigo Prophecy what some called the greatest video game ever. I realized that I never got to try out the game. and while I was clicking through Steam’s website. I found it the $10 section and thought why not, it was the perfect long weekend.

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I downloaded the game and installed it and got around playing it Thursday night. The game doesn’t have much gameplay but rather a plethora of action sequences where you have to press certain buttons as they appear on the screen. But don’t get me wrong that is not bad at all, it blends well with the game.

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It took me 2 days to complete the game with moderate playing time (4 hours a day) and really loved it.

Indigo Prophecy™ is an innovative adventure game that tells the story of Lucas Kane—an ordinary man who unconsciously commits a random act of murder. Through the use of branching storylines and multiple character perspectives, players embark on an immersive adventure on par with a Hollywood thriller.

Retro Rating: ★★★★★★★★★½ 

Modern Day Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 

5 years after its release, Indigo Prophecy is still an awesome game and is highly recommended.

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The Wolfman – Movie Review

23 Feb 2010  8 Comments

The Wolfman

Yesterday me and a couple of friends wanted to watch a movie and get a bite to eat. looking through the list of movies over at CineScape’s website there were only 2 options. The Wolfman and From Paris With Love. We chose The Wolfman just because it had Anthony Hopkins in it.

Man were we disappointed, the movie had nothing special, its your typical werewolf movie, no twists and turns. No surprises what so ever. I really had high hopes and expectations for this movie.

Sir Anthony Hopkins, you let me down.

I got a little cheered up after having a chili burger from Johnny Rockets though :)

That’s 2 movies out of a possible 5 from my list so far. Better get my act together and start catching up.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

Shutter Island – Movie Review

22 Feb 2010  4 Comments

Being Sunday morning i was able to sleep in, i woke up and flipped thru my iphone and was face to face with Flixster. I decided to check out which were the nearest movie theaters with any decent movies, and stumbled upon Shutter Island. Flixster gave it a 70% but i decided to try it out nevertheless. I used to hate Leonardo Dicaprio, but after such movies as The Aviator,  Catch me if You Can, Blood Diamond, Body of Lies and The Departed more recently, he has become one of the actors i am enjoying most in movies. So we went off to the movie theater but decided to eat as we were an hour early for the movie. We went to a Brazilian grill restaraunt which was right by the cinema, and it was awful. Its called Tucano’s grill, and it seemed like the meat was from actual Tucan’s, the bird that is. Anyway back to the movie.

The movie is around 2hrs and 18mins. The only way i can describe it is delusional, hallucinating and utterly genius. It drags you on for almost 2 hours thinking that you know whats going on, when the last 10 minutes it changes totally. Its not like a Sixth Sense kind of ending, but you have the feeling all the way through that something is not right, but its totally different than what you imagine. Of course there will be parts of the movie where you might think it is slow and too easy to guess, but only the ending does justice to the movie. Basically it is about a US marshall (Dicaprio), who is investigating an escaped murderess from a remote island (Shutter Island) which is a hospital for the criminally insane. Martin Scorsese again does not fail to amaze with this plot and ending. IMDB gave it an 8.5, and for their standards that is pretty high. Great movie, with lots of twists and turns and worth the watch.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 

The Book Of Eli – Movie Review

29 Jan 2010  4 Comments

The Book Of Eli

Yesterday, after the GulfRun, we went to City Center mall here in Bahrain to grab a bite an a movie. We arrived there late and ended up just seeing a movie and postponing dinner to later.

First of all, let me say I love Denzel Washington, and I really had great expectations for this movie. But I was disappointed.

The movie is nothing more than a Christianity commercial, and ended up pulling some stupid moves I hated from the movie “A Perfect Getaway” which is basically lying and making you think that something is true when its not just to pull a “Sixth Sense” Where this movie fails miserably.

I wouldn’t say I don’t recommend it, because I know a few people loved “A Perfect Getaway” so I will just say the I didn’t like.

Rating: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ 

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