Monday, April 29, 2013

The Thinking Lens: His Name is Superman

Episode #3

My reaction to the newest trailer for the upcoming film: Man of Steel.

I analyze the latest trailer for Man of Steel and discuss my overall excitement, fears, and hopes for the upcoming Superman film. Are director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan the right choice for Superman? How do Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe and the rest of cast seem to be? Will the score by composer Hans Zimmer be worthy of such an iconic superhero? Will we finally see The Last Son of Kryton display the full extent of his super powers? All this and more is explored!

"The Thinking Lens": Commentary on Film, Music, Video Games, Television, Politics and Pop Culture.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

I Don't Need A Hero: MSN/Xbox To Revive NBC's "Heroes"?

Remember the NBC superhero drama titled Heroes? Perhaps, but I am willing to bet that this mention of the show was the first time you thought of the series since it went off the air. Even in the shows final years, before its now three year absence, enthusiasm for the show was waning due to a dip in quality leading to low ratings and a struggle for the series to keep breathing.

However, if you happen to be among the few (or at the very least, the non-vocal) who are clamoring for the series the be revived....your wishes could be granted. Maybe. It is being discussed.

MSN is reportedly in talks to bring back the series through original programming via Xbox.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Retro DVD/Blu-Ray Update Week #16

DVD Update #14 "Christmasrav"
Date Posted: December 30, 2008
Summary: My 14th DVD Update as well a few other things I got. *I forgot to mention I also got Wii Fit*

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire -- Trailer Reaction

If there is anything that gives me that old man, "these darn kids!", mentality it would be the MTV Movie Awards. Last year, I subjected myself to the 'prestigious' ceremony in order to watch first-hand the preview for the then-upcoming film The Dark Knight Rises. It was ultimately worth sitting through the agonizing hours of bestowing high honours onto classic films such as The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and cinematic sequences involving defecation and wedding dresses, but there will be very few films in the future that will earn my admiration and/or anticipation enough to torment myself with the antics of idiotic teens and unfunny comedians again.

This year the "big footage preview" event for the MTV Movie Awards was the first full trailer for the upcoming sequel to last years massive hit The Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games was not a cinematic classic nor a flawless film by any means, but it was a surprisingly enjoyable and interesting film. I had little to no reason to ever see the film aside from the involvement of rising star and now Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, but fortunately the talented actresses lived up to her reputation as an emerging talent and was easily the best aspect of the film with her commendable performance. To be fair, even with its flaws, most other aspects of film were pretty good in their own right.

Now we have our first glimpse at the sequel titled The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Retro DVD/Blu-Ray Update Week #15

DVD Update #13 "Knight"
Date Posted: December 10, 2008
Summary: 13th and greatest DVD update EVER! Featuring the 2 disc steelbook Futureshop exclusive (in Canada). WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Retro DVD/Blu-Ray Update Week #14

DVD Update #12 "Risked"
Date Posted: November 23, 2008
Summary: 12th DVD update featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas Ultimate Collectors DVD Set. Wanna see the video in High Definition? Apparently if you add &fmt=22 to the link the video willbe in HD format.