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I Love YOU, Man!

According to Urbandictionary.com, a "man date" is defined as: Two "straight" guys doing something that would be your standard date, eg going to a film, out for a meal.

So it was only fitting that I went on a man date to see a movie about man dates.

I Love You, Man is about a real estate agent named Peter who is newly engaged, but comes to the quick realization that he has no close male friends and therefore, lacking a Best Man at his own wedding. Peter then goes on a series of man dates seeking male companionship and is pretty much down on his luck until he meets a guy named Sydney at one of his open houses (the home of The Hulk, Lou Ferrigno). However, as Peter and Sydney bond closer, his relationship with his fiancee Zooey begins to draw some distance.

The movie ended up being only 'okay'. You'd think that given the subject matter, that they would have aimed to produce an R-rated comedy. Instead, we get a very 14A comedy, and the watered-downess is c…

100th POST~!!!! YAY~~~~!!!

YAY!

Much thanks to all my faithful readers and fellow geeks! You've championed my heart!

I'm going to do a fireball shot now! LATER GEEKS!

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Anger! Injustice! Baptisms!

(At the time of writing, it is March 23, 2009, but I set the publish date to March 27, only because I have some close friends that read this blog that may not yet know the situation at the time of writing).

I write this posting not to condemn anyone, but I write in full respect, just to show how folly and broken we are as humans sometimes.

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine decided that he wanted to get baptized on Easter at my former church. He is a solid christian dude, has been so for many years and one of the few friends that I would honestly describe as wise. For whatever reason, he just never to pulled the trigger on getting baptized until now.

So he got word this weekend from the church committee that his request for baptism had been rejected. They felt he has been too inactive at the church, in serving and in attendance.

The whole situation fills me with anger and vitriol. It's all bullshit. For some reason, it's as if the church thinks that when you're baptised, …

Prince of Persia (Xbox 360)

Prince of Persia is Ubisoft Montreal's 2008 action adventure platformer.

You play as a man only referred to as The Prince who at the beginning of the game is lost in the desert searching for his donkey who is apparently carrying a fortune in treasures. He comes across a damsel in distress, a princess as it would be, and together the two work together in trying to stop the evil king from unleashing an evil-er entity.

Prince of Persia is a game that focuses more on the platforming and interacting with the environment. You'll be spending 90% of your time leaping across canyons, running up walls and flying through the air. If you want a game that's combat heavy, then Prince might not be what you're looking for.

The game is designed in a non-linear fashion. There are 24 different territories that you will have to travel through and complete, but the order in which you complete them is in your hands. In addition, every time you complete or "heal" a land, you essen…

DTV Madness: Babysitter Wanted

It's been a while since my last DTV Madness posting. It just goes to show how bad Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust was. Actually I watched a few DTV movies since then, but they were nothing worth reviewing... well, that and I didn't want to blow a gasket.

So this segment has returned in full force with an absolute surprise in the form of Babysitter Wanted. But... was it a good surprise?

The story follows a young girl named Angie who moves to a new town to pursue her studies in art history. She is the typical horror movie archetype for a lead female; she's innocent, a devout catholic and she's a schoolgirl (well, college girl). She accepts a new babysitting job at a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, to help make ends meet but slowly realizes that she's being stalked.

This movie is quite deceiving in that the trailer makes you think you're seeing one kind of movie, but then they swerve you and the movie becomes something else entirely. The first half i…

Who Watches the Watchmen? I watches it!!

So after 2 decades of trying to get The Watchmen on the screen, they finally did it.

I read the comics a number of times in the past and grew more fond of it after every read, so I was really anticipating this movie... sort of. Actually as the release date crept closer and closer, I almost decided not to see it at all, in fear that I would end up disappointed in the end. I knew that the source material was just too layered and dense to be transferred properly into a 2.5 hour movie. And so I feared.

Well, in the end I can say that I came out of it not gravely disappointed... but nor was I thoroughly impressed. I saw a movie, that's all I can truly say.

Director Zack Snyder was given the reins after the success of his efforts on The 300. It was a testesterone-filled action epic, but one criticized for being too much style over substance (a criticism that would become commonplace to his work).

The main story is in essence a murder mystery taking place in the 80's revolving aroun…

The Ting Tings in Toronto!!

The Ting Tings graced Toronto (at The Mod Club) with a show as part of Canadian Music Week this past Saturday. If you're not familiar with who they are, there's a good chance that you've heard at least one of their songs either in a commercial, radio and/or movie (they used one of their songs in the Slumdog Millionaire trailer).

The show opened up with a band called Spirits who really tried their best to raise the mercury level in the club, but clearly, the Torontorians were there tonight to see the headliner. After a lengthy wait between the two sets, the Brit rock duo exploded onto the stage with energy. Katie White had the crowd around her fingers as she rocked out on the guitar and as Jules wailed away on the drums. As far as I know, they played every song from their LP with the crowd jumping, dancing and drinking it all in. Their set lasted shy of an hour, but it moved much quicker than that and I was sad when it was over. It was the best show I've seen in a …

Dead Rising... more like Dead Failing... Ha! (Xbox 360)

Well, fuck! Why not!

I actually wanted to review this while I was mid-game, during the peak of my anger. Cooler heads prevailed and I decided to wait it out until I actually finished it.

This was such a huge disappointment mainly because I was looking so forward to it. I mean, it's basically a Dawn of the Dead game; you're stuck in a mall amongst a horde of zombies with everything in the shopping mall at your disposal, how could this not rule? It's a dream come true... or so I thought.

You play as Frank West, a photojournalist who's hoping to be the first to get the scoop on the hottest story in history. After flying into town on a helicopter, he is ordered to land at a local shopping mall where he tries to unravel the mystery of the undead outbreak. Through your adventure you'll meet various government agents, scared survivors and loony psychopaths.

The game plays out as a third person action/adventure. Your main goal is to follow the case files which maps the m…

Ki...Ki...Ki...Ma...Ma...Ma...Yes! Friday the 13th~!

If you ask my close friends they would tell you that Friday the 13th is my favourite series of movies (note favourite series of movies, not favourite movie). I've got the series on VHS, DVD, I've got posters, dolls and books... I just love it. Something about that hockey-masked killer makes me giddy inside.

After a few weeks of delay, me and the boys got our act together to witness this spectacle in film making. Yes, Friday the 13th... the remake! Well, it's not really a remake at all, more of a reboot. The story of the original F13th is summarized in the first 3 minutes, and with this movie, it akins more to an alternate take on parts 2 & 3 together, ie. concentrating on Jason.

The story focuses on a dude named Clay who is searching for his missing sister in the Crystal Lake area, the place she was last known to be in. He comes across a group of young debauchers, who don't really care, except for one girl who happens to be a main douchebag's girlfriend. Oh …