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reviewed District 9. December 24, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
District 9
District 9 is one of those movies that I bought on DVD (though I soon upgraded to blu-ray) on a whim and wasn't burned by a bad movie. This was one of those times that I wish I watched the movie in …
reviewed The Endless Summer. July 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Endless Summer
The best documentaries are the ones that transport you to a certain place or time, and make you feel like you are a vicarious observer on the scene. 'Endless Summer' does this in spades. Despite …
reviewed District 9. April 22, 2011
posted in Forbidden Planet
District 9
Okay, I'm a pretty big sci-fi geek. I watch numerous sci-fi shows and I'm a big fan of most sci-fi films. I enjoy watching science fiction be used as a platform that explores deep personal truths …
reviewed District 9. April 09, 2011
posted in Forbidden Planet
District 9
  District 9 begins when a very large star ship lands in South Africa during 1982. These are aliens called "the prawns" and are initially welcomed by the human race. Now, twenty-eight …
reviewed Paul the Octopus. October 27, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
Paul the Octopus
Octopus, where I'm concerned, is only good as food :p   Now that I've said that... Paul the Octopus, well the name Paul reminded me of this guy in our university who gel up his hair …
reviewed Paul the Octopus. October 26, 2010
Paul the Octopus
For those of you who don't know, Paul the Octopus was an oracle that not only inspired millions around the world this past summer, but put a little hope in the eyes of the soccer teams he would pick …
reviewed Invictus. September 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Invictus (2009)
         Invictus is more about the heart of President Nelson Mandela rather than the Bokks rugby team. This film paints a beautiful picture of forgiveness, courage and the …
I've always had a great admiration for Nelson Mandela, but have only known the very basics about his life and political career. Whenever I saw him on TV I was always captivated by the man who had …
reviewed District 9. August 12, 2010
District 9
This movie is about a race of aliens that are stuck on earth because their ship is broken. The government sees them as a threat and separates them from the population in a concentration camp known as …
reviewed Invictus. July 15, 2010
Invictus (2009)
   I just saw this movie this past weekend. I love all sports movies, but this one was different- there was a LOT of history and social messages in Invictus. I think it speaks wonders for sports …
reviewed FIFA World Cup 2010 - Final. July 10, 2010
FIFA World Cup 2010 - Final
The 2010 World Cup Final is exciting for fans of World Cup history. Spain and Holland are by far the best two nations to have never won the thing. Spain constantly disappoints, like the Cubs, whereas …
reviewed 2010 FIFA World Cup. July 08, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
2010 FIFA World Cup
My friend Ivan Jimenez will be extremely happy about this World Cup. Afterall, Spain is in the final! My last and also first World Cup attendance was in Germany, ie. The 2006 World Cup. I didn’t …
reviewed Adidas Jabulani. July 04, 2010
   The ball is cursed people!  Have u been watching the cup?  I have seen nearly every game and goalkeepers keep scratching their heads.  I loved it when the goalie from Ghana …
reviewed Invictus. July 01, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Invictus (2009)
I’ve always had a fondness for movies directed by Clint Eastwood. I always thought that Eastwood directed with a steady hand, revolves around simplicity and that he allows the atmosphere to dictate …
reviewed Vuvuzela. June 16, 2010
As annoying as the guy who bangs the drums incessantly at the Cleveland Indians game is, this "bee drone" noise is like having your teeth drilled at the dentist.  I look at the "fans" …
reviewed Adidas Jabulani. June 14, 2010
Every time the World Cup comes around, there are a bevy of complaints about the futuristic new ball, and every time, the matches have played pretty much the same as they had before. So when the complaints …
reviewed Invictus. June 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Invictus (2009)
I've always been surprised that there haven't been more Hollywood movies about Nelson Mandela. Invictus was worth the wait however. Rather than focusing on the obvious storylines of apartheid South Africa …
reviewed Vuvuzela. June 09, 2010
Now that the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa is here I thought I'd share my opinion on the controversial horn that the South African Soccer fans blow at all the matches, the Vuvuzela.   …
reviewed Invictus. June 07, 2010
Invictus (2009)
Lots of sports movies are produced every year, and almost all are either romance or drama movies; the latter being about some individual or team proving or redeeming themselves to their fans or opponents. …
reviewed District 9. June 07, 2010
District 9
The movie started off slow and directed like it was a documentary.  A mothership of aliens comes to Earth and stays hovered over  South Africa.  A military orginazation (NMU) sends a team …
reviewed District 9. May 23, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
District 9
'District 9' is one of those movies that blindsided me - I had heard a little about it before seeing it, but few specifics. I was excited and hopeful, usually signs that I'm about to be disappointed. …
reviewed District 9. May 22, 2010
District 9
Pros: Somewhat plausible, well acted.      Cons: Disconnected at times.     The Bottom Line: With District 9 I did experience that same disconnectedness …
reviewed Invictus. May 19, 2010
Invictus (2009)
Clint Eastwood seems absent from this little movie until the credits at the end. What could have been a powerful little drama ends up being a volley between a hero president of South Africa and a Rugby …
reviewed Giuseppe Rossi. May 19, 2010
         Preview   Let me start this off by telling you that Giuseppe Rossi deserves a -5 but I gave him 1 point for loving soccer so he gets a -4 in my book.    …
reviewed The Covenant. May 18, 2010
The Covenant
I love James Michener and this is probably my favorite Michener book.  Like most Michener tomes, The Covenant is a historical epic that covers a country's history (in this case, South Africa's) …
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