X-Men: First Class

At a Glance: X-Men: First Class Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones Director: Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Stardust) 132 mins PG-13 Media Mediated rates: 3/5 Since their introduction in the early 1960s, the X-Men have become one of Marvel Comics’ most iconic and popular franchises, and central to the franchise are […]

Media Mediated: Thor

At a Glance: Thor Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins Director: Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Henry V, Frankenstein) 114 mins PG-13 Media Mediated rates: 3/5 Marvel Comics’ Thor has always been about the collision of the old world with the new. First appearing in Marvel’s Journey into Mystery #83 (Aug. 1962), Thor and […]

Minecraft Monday

Good morning, everyone. You may recall my first post about Minecraft, in which I gave an introduction to Minecraft and briefly shared my gaming experience. Well, since then the game has gone into beta, seeing a slight price increase and a handful of new features and bug fixes, and I continue to play lots of […]

Media Mediated: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

At a Glance: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Cast: Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Ben Barnes, voices of Simon Pegg and Liam Neeson Director: Michael Apted (Amazing Grace, The World is Not Enough) 115 mins PG Media Mediated rates: 3/5 C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia are, at their heart, […]

Media Mediated: Minecraft

I’ve been meaning to post another “Media Mediated” entry and criticize some of your favorite music, or maybe explain why you need to be reading MS Paint Adventures, but unfortunately my brain has been colonized by Minecraft. Minecraft is a computer game, currently in public alpha, where you collect stuff and build stuff during the […]

Media Mediated: NBC Sitcoms

I don’t watch much TV. At least not in the radio-wave-receiving-box-in-my-living-room sense. I never have, really–but as streaming video has come into its own over the past five or so years, I’ve been watching more TV shows on the internet, simply because I’m on my computer so much. Most notably NBC comedies. I first got […]

Retired, Extremely Dangerous

I went to see RED over the weekend, at my brother’s suggestion. David’s been looking forward to this movie, owing to the all-star cast, the fact that it’s based off a DC comics property, and the trailer showing Helen Mirren with a gatling gun. As we headed out, I figured I’d give the movie a […]