Archive for December, 2006

Superman Returns

Posted in Movie Reviews on December 31, 2006 by coryangennet

Title: Superman Returns

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Sam Huntington, Tristan Lake Leabu

Genre: Action/Adventure

Status: Out on DVD/VideoDVD

Plot Summary: After a long absence, Superman (Routh) returns only to find his arch rival Lex Luthor (Spacey) is at large, and his love, Lois Lane (Bosworth), in a relationship.

Review: This was a great movie. I read earlier that it “lacked [some cheesy term like ‘spunk’]” in the newspaper, but I thought it was amazing. The visuals were great, the story was very well written, and the action was pretty much non-stop. When the action did stop, the story made up for it. This movie is about 2½ hours long, but I didn’t even notice until it was over, I was that into it. I’m not really a comic book-to-movie fan, let alone a Superman fan, but I thought this movie was awesome. Anybody up for a flick with great visual effects, action, and storyline, go out and see this one.

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Pulse

Posted in Movie Reviews on December 30, 2006 by coryangennet

Title: Pulse

Starring Actor(s)/Actress(es): Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian, Rick Gonzalez, Jonathan Tucker, Samm Levine

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Status: Out on DVD/Video

Plot Summary: When Josh (Tucker) hacks into a system, he unleashes an unknown evil. Now his girlfriend (Bell) and her group of friends are trying to find a way to stop it, before it’s too late.

Review: This one was a disappointment. It starts off pretty good, the regular ‘cheap scares’ as I like to call them, and general creepiness. But towards the end it starts to get too far-fetched for its own story. The ending just didn’t match the beginning, and it all fell apart for me. Don’t get me wrong, I saw a short film on a website not too long ago that had the same premise as this movie, and it was much better. I think that the short film was good because it was just that, short. They took a good idea, drug it out for an hour and a half and ruined it with a crappy ending. These types of horror/thriller movies are becoming what the ‘slasher’ movies were to the 90’s. Let’s find a new style of thrillers, and get away from these crazy “I think I’m seeing things that shouldn’t be there!” movies.

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Killswitch Engage / Bury Your Dead / 2Cents

Posted in Concert Reviews on December 2, 2006 by coryangennet

Bands: Killswitch Engage w/ Bury Your Dead & 2Cents

Date/Time: Friday, December 1, 2006 @ 7:00

Venue: The Venue @ Playmaker’s Pavilion, Fargo, ND

Genre: Metal

Summary: Well I’d like to first off say that Hatebreed was supposed to be there, but they got snowed in at O’Hare Airport in Chicago. As for the bands that were there, it was pretty awesome. 2Cents opened the show with about seven songs (around thirty minutes). Then came Bury Your Dead, playing about ten (around an hour). Finally, Killswitch Engage came on and played about fifteen songs or so (around an hour, or hour and a half). I would’ve personally liked to see 2Cents play longer than Bury Your Dead, but that’s usually the way the concerts I attend go. Killswitch was amazing! This is my second time seeing them, plus they just released a new cd, As Daylight Dies, so they had some new material. It was an amazing show, and is definitely somewhere in my top three concerts so far.

Overall, I’d say the show would’ve been better had: 1) Hatebreed been there to perform 2) 2Cents played longer than Bury Your Dead.

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