Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum - Xbox 360
The best Batman game ever
Batman fights crime two ways — by skulking in the shadows and picking off criminals one by one, and also by beating up a lot of them al at once. Batman: Arkham Asylum not only gets the mood and tone of Batman right, but it includes both types of gameplay, and makes them intensely fun.
The game has you exploring the massive Arkham Asylum to ctach the Joker, who has freed most of the... more
Not a bad summer flick, and shockingly true to the game
I admit, I may be biased because I saw this shortly after watching the terrible Clash of the Titans remake, but I thought this was pretty good. It's an action-adventure flick exactly in the vein of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean, with big action sequences, bantering leads, and a great sense of fun. Jake Gyllenhaal is great as the titular Prince — he's not Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow, but... more
Release the Crappin'
I watched this the other day via Netflix, and I'm so glad I didn't pay money to watch it in the theater. Now, I loved Greek myths as a kid, so certainly the massive inaccuracies in that regard annoyed me, it's not the reason I hated it FYI, it was far less accurate than the original Clash movie).
There were three main problems, the first being that the CG looked terrible. The whole point of... more
Greatest martial arts movie ever?
I say yes, and not just because it features Jackie Chan as a martial artist who gets more powerful the more he drinks. It contains two of the most amazing action sequences ever set to film, including one where Jackie Chan fights nearly 100 guys with hatchets simultaneously, and a 30+ end fight sequence which involves Chan throwing himself on a bed of hot coals during the fight. It's absolutely... more
I've not read this, but this sounds fascinating. Anyone read it and know for sure?
The only energy drink that actually tastes like a soda
Energy drinks taste awful to me. But I do love caffeine, and I often work late, so I've had more than my sahre.
But thank god for Diet Pepsi Max. First of all, it tastes like Diet Pepsi, which is infinitely more pleasant than any energy drink on the market. Second, it has extra caffeine and ginseng and other nonsense to give you a bit of pep. Sure, it won't make your heart beat irregularly... more
Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
A fantastic album, even if you haven't seen the movie
This CD is worth it's full price for just two songs: Plumtree's "Scott Pilgrim," which the series/main character's name is based on, and T. Rex's "Teenage Dream," which is about a million times better than Katy Perry's song called "Teenage Dream" (no relation).
The other songs are great too, a mix of indie indie rock and rock classics, many of which Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley... more
Another great set, and another great MS T collectible
First of all, let me say this comes with a Gypsy figure, meaning if you've been buying these limited editions since Shout Factory took the license over, you now have all three main bots. Gypsy is huge and in-scale to Tom Servo, but now it looks like Crow is a bit too small. I have no idea if Shout is making Cambot next or what, but god bless 'em for giving me MST3K figures.
As for the... more
The best cheap ramen money can buy
First of all, Top Ramen is terrible. In fact, every cheap-o American-produced ramen is invariably gross, with the exception of Maruchan. Yes, this means Maruchan ramen is like 4 for a dollar as opposed to 6 for a dollar, but seriously, it's 14 cents well spent, becayse Marcuhan is 5x better than Top Ramen.
Also, I think Oriental — while bizarrely vague — is their tastiest flavor. It's... more
Review: Snoopy Sno-cone Machine
The eternal classic
The Snoopy Sno-Cone maker is as much its own pop culture icon as Snoopy is. Just looking at it beings back a wave of nostalgia — and the shaved ice is pretty darned good, too. Admittedly, it's hard to say a device that makes a dixie cup worth of sugar-syrup covered ice is essential, but by the same token, I also don't know who wouldn't want one.