2012 – Movie Review

13 Nov 2009  10 Comments

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Went to 2012 at 360 mall yesterday, I tweeted about it, but if you’re not following my tweets here is what I think of the movie:

Some of the action/destruction scenes were horrible, they looked very cheap and it was disturbing.

The main concept of the story is cool but the dialog and the script were stupid. And to some extent the acting was bad.

I really had high expectations for the movie and thats why I’m hard in this review, but after thinking about it I’ll give it a higher rating than I gave it yesterday.

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ 

iPhone Killer Again… (heard it all before)

20 Oct 2009  2 Comments

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We have heard this over and over. “This phone is the iPhone killer”, yet whenever the phones eventually get released there is always something that doesnt put it into the same class, either its the app store or the simplicity of the iPhone that still keeps it as uncomparable to others. But Motorolla and Verizon are hyping up their “Droid” phone and directly attacking Apple’s iPhone in their ads. The phone will run Android 2.0 and Boy Genius is allegedly the only person to actually get his hands on one.

While those details are unconfirmed by Verizon or Motorola, the DroidDoes.com Web site and the TV ad for the campaign highlight that the Droid offers several important features, including multitasking, a replaceable battery and open development — features that the iPhone has been criticized for lacking. The TV ad attacks the iPhone in various ways, saying the following:

  • iDon’t have a real keyboard.
  • iDon’t run simultaneous apps.
  • iDon’t take 5-megapixel pictures.
  • iDon’t customize.
  • iDon’t run widgets.
  • IDon’t allow open development.
  • iDon’t take pictures in the dark.
  • iDon’t have interchangeable batteries

Source Computerworld

With Windows Mobile revamping and upgrading their system, Android becoming a real player in the market, and the iPhone still untouchable, the smartphone consumer’s smile just gets bigger and bigger.

Check Boy Genius’s screenshots here.

G.I. Joe : Rise of Cobra Movie Review

7 Oct 2009  4 Comments

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Childhood memories all washed down the drain.  From their comics, to their animated movies and of course their actions figures. I had them all, and loved them all. So about 18 years later when i found out there is a movie about them, i did get excited. And so quickly did that excitement turn into disappointment. Continue Reading

District 9

22 Sep 2009  4 Comments

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“An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology.”  IMDB

- To enjoy this movie, you have to be a sci-fi fan.

- To enjoy this movie, you have to be able to withstand the South African (Afrikaan) accent for 112 minutes.

- To enjoy this movie, you have to look beyond some of the bad CGI and hilarious alien costumes.

Alot of us enjoyed watching it, until it turned into more of a drama than a sci-fi/action movie. The ending wasnt too great either. As one of our friends said, “this should have been part 2 of a movie series”. But i would not have probably wanted to watch the “part 1″ then. IMDB gave it an 8.5/10 rating which proves there are many sci-fi fans, as well as underdog fans since this is a low budget movie that made it big. I can’t be that generous, and i am speaking on behalf of about 6 other guys. It needed more than one fight scene as everyone was waiting for those alien weapons to be used earlier. Check out the trailer here.

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Random Movie Information of the Day : The movie District 9 was not well recieved in Nigeria due to its negative portrayal of Nigerians. Check out the link here.

Tyson – The Documentary

20 Sep 2009  11 Comments

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Ask any guy and he will tell you Mike Tyson is awesome. Ask any boxing fan and they will tell you he is arguably pound for pound the best fighter to ever step inside the ring. Ask anyone and they will also tell you Mike Tyson is a pyscho. This documentary will only validate all those points, but in ways many you could never have imagined. The way he talks is funny, they way he chokes up and cries is funny , and the way he can flick a switch and become a madman is funny. All in their own pyschotic way. But make no mistake, he was a vicious fighter and a flammable personality. There is a classic scene when he gets out of prison and a reporter says he “should be in a straight-jacket”; triggering Mike Tyson to let off one of the most absurd and bone-shattering verbal tirades i have ever heard. A roller coaster of emotions from his highs and depths of his lows, which spanned his career. You will feel sorry for him, and you will regret that you never got to see more of him. A great documentary, even for non-boxing fans. Check out the trailer below.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 

Random facts from IMDB :

To gage what effect “Tyson” would have on audiences, James Toback asked the opinions of the film’s opposite demographic: older white women who were disinterested in boxing. He asked that they come to his editing suite and watch the film. If they left after 5 minutes, Toback would give them $100 USD. If they stayed after 5 minutes, they would have to stay for the whole picture – and give Toback extensive feedback on the film. According to Toback, not one woman left after 5 minutes, and many were in tears by the film’s finale.

“Tyson” received only one distribution offer during its run on the festival circuit, from Sony Classics Pictures. After Toback accepted the offer, the film screened at the Cannes Film Festival and received a 10 minute standing ovation. Many of the executives who initially passed on the film were at that screening.

Need For Speed – Shift

19 Sep 2009  9 Comments

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Need for Speed : Shift is now available (demo) for the PC, as the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the demo will be released in early October. The demo will include the BMW M3, Dodge Viper SRT-10, Lotus Elise 111R, Nissan GT-R, and the Pagani Zonda. Will Forza be pushed aside? Get your steering wheels and gaming set-ups ready.

Check out a review of the game below.

 

Happy Eid to everyone.

Bruno – Review (kind of)

12 Sep 2009  10 Comments

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After all the laughter most people enjoyed from Sacha Baron Cohen in Ali-G and Borat, i heard lots of things about Bruno. I was expecting it to push all limits of censorship and be very politically incorrect. So last night about 8 guys sat down to watch it. After laughing at a few of the opening scenes it did prove to be pushing the envelope in all aspects. From graphic nudity to all kinds of political incorrectness. But alot of it may have been unnecessary,  because it got repitious. If thats not your thing, you will find yourself looking at the screen in disgust over and over again. After less than half an hour, only 2 guys remained, as the other 6 decided to play kout. 10 minutes after that no one remained in front of the tv and Bruno was switched off. Maybe the scene with Bruno and his midget friend was kind of funny (very graphic), and the scenes with “Hamas” also gave most a few laughs. Besides that it was just alot of naked guys doing lots of gay things. 

*WARNING*

Watch at your own risk.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 

Important information of the Day : Swine Flu vaccination may arrive in Kuwait within the next 10-14 days. Also, the World Health Organization (WHO), have urged nations infected/affected by swine flu to postpone or cancel school years.

Chickity Check Yourself

6 Sep 2009  2 Comments

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Chickity check yourself before you wreck yourself.

“If you don’t shut that baby up, I will shut her up for you.”

Thats what a stranger told a mother in Wal-Mart before slapping her 2-year old daughter at least four times in subarban Atlanta (without the ‘chickity check yourself..’ part of course). According to the mother, the girl is doing fine and has forgotten the incident. But the 61 year-old “slapper” is facing child cruelty charges. Check out the full story here.

Random movie review of the day : MANAGEMENT

untitledA very slow & uneventful movie with a few funny scenes. Watch out for the Chinese guy who steals the show, besides that, avoid this movie. Starring Jennifer Aniston & Steve Zahn.

Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ 

App of the Week

2 Sep 2009  6 Comments

Its that time again when we bring you the app of the week as we search for the best apps of 2009 on the various platforms. This time we take a stroll into the world of augmented reality.  Welcome to the future.

The application is called Wikitude World Browser.

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So what is augmented reality exactly?  According to Wikipedia… Continue Reading

My Special Router – The CloakBox

31 Aug 2009  8 Comments

I used Hotspot shield regularly during the last year or two, to access Hulu and any other website that needed me to be in the US. But it had its drawbacks, it’s public, so not much for security there, a bit slow and it can be used only on a PC or Mac.

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I really wanted something similar for my Xbox 360 and PS3, so that I can download all the stuff that I want without restrictions, even certain game add-ons can’t be downloaded.

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