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Stupidity at its Best: Horrible Bosses 2
By Chris | Published 2014/11/26

    The trio of “ball-less” morons is back again. While this time they pretty much deserved the situation they’ve been given due to their ineptitude, that doesn’t stop them from taking their revenge in the most ridiculous and hilarious way possible. And you may cringe at the idea of a comedy sequel, but you […]

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Fury: A Real Look at War
By Chris | Published 2014/11/20

“Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.” That statement right from Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier (Brad Pitt) pretty much sets the tone for this movie. While still an action flick with somewhat dramatized moments and outrageous odds, “Fury” does its best to give an accurate depiction of what war really looks like, with all of the glory, […]

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Let the Laughter Out in Let’sBe Cops!
By James Lo | Published 2014/11/19

Talk about surprises. Just when dark comedy and the plot-driven humor style of Judd Apatow has become the norm, Luke Greenfield’s Let’s Be Cops takes a step back to return to the previous crude comedies of Hollywood the likes of American Pie and the Jay and Silent Bob series. However, unlike its predecessors whose incoherent […]

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Interstellar: A Space AND Time Odyssey
By Chris | Published 2014/11/07

Wow. I had heard Interstellar was going to be something special, and after all it is Christopher Nolan, but I had no idea what to expect. With the success of “Gravity,” I figured maybe it was just hype, driven by the latest fad in space movies. I mean the movie is about a post-apocalyptic world, […]

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The Equalizer: The Embodiment of Batman|Superman
By James Lo | Published 2014/11/06

Denzel Washington. Honestly, whenever I see this name attached on a film I’d get myself ready to hit the theaters even without watching a trailer; I can easily say the same for names like Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan. And I am right. I mean from his acclaimed dramas like Glory and Flight, to his […]

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Kill The Messenger Kills It
By Viviana Galindo | Published 2014/11/05

A reporter of a minor newspaper (Jeremy Renner) gets his hands on classified CIA’s documents that contain the dark truth of the CIA’s role in importing cocaine into the U.S. The movie is based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

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There Can Be Only One: Kung Fu Jungle
By Chris | Published 2014/11/03

It may be that classic Kung Fu movies have been on their way out for a while now, but every now and then a rebirth comes along that inspires a new generation of movie makers, such as “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “Ip Man” and “The Raid.” Kung Fu Jungle, has all the makings for one […]

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A Heart Warming Look at Modern Humanity: This is Where I Leave You
By James Lo | Published 2014/10/10

Despite overwhelmingly mediocre reviews from just about everybody, I want to say that I am a huge fan of this film adaptation of “This is Where I Leave You.” Personally I don’t even understand why some people did not enjoy the film, I mean it is actually quite familiar on an extremely profound level that […]

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Maze Runner: Yay for YA
By Chris | Published 2014/10/01

Ok, I know what you might be thinking: “Another dystopian, post-apocalyptic future thriller where only teenagers have what it takes to save the entire human race…”, but if you watch Maze Runner, you’ll find that…nope, you’re pretty much right on the money. However, even though my first glance of the film trailer caused an involuntary […]

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill for
By James Lo | Published 2014/09/11

When there’s nothing new, the audience will start to nitpick what is wrong. Much like the failure seen in “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Sin City: A Dame to Kill for” has nothing new the audience haven’t already seen in the first film, which proves that Frank Miller’s acclaim as a visual genius has obviously […]

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Double the Sound, Twice the Fun: Groovy Duo Speakers
By Chris | Published 2014/09/10

Portable speakers are everywhere these days. From the ultra-portable compact speakers to the heavier high-end speakers that barely qualify as portable, there is a shape and size for everyone out there. Digging around the muck and figuring out what is good quality is a tough job, especially in Taiwan where gimmicks are a dime a […]

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The Best Adaptation of the Young Adult Genre: The Giver
By James Lo | Published 2014/09/10

No one can blame me for walking into the theater to “The Giver” rolling my eyes and thinking that there’s about two hours of Young Adult romance-adventure torture ahead of me. I’ve never read the book, nor knew that it is a big part of the American middle school curriculum until I went on Wikipedia […]

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RECENT REVIEW

Double the Sound, Twice the Fun: Groovy Duo Speakers
By Chris | Published 2014/09/10

Portable speakers are everywhere these days. From the ultra-portable compact speakers to the heavier high-end speakers that barely qualify as portable, there is a shape and size for everyone out there. Digging around the muck and figuring out what is good quality is a tough job, especially in Taiwan where gimmicks are a dime a […]

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Headphone Review: Clouds & Greek Gods
By Chris | Published 2014/09/04

Having a good headset is essential for proper music listening, for movie watching, for game playing and for blocking out everyone around you when you need some private time. Sifting through scores of headphones can be rough, especially in today’s market where shiny packages sell, and the quality of headphones is now judged on how […]

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Chillax! Cool Your Laptop and More: Ergostand III
By Chris | Published 2014/09/02

Is your laptop getting hot in this Taipei summer heat? My tech buddy introduced me to this nifty Taiwan-made laptop cooling pad made by Cooler Master. Something I didn’t even know I was looking for, the Ergostand III is the all new ergonomic laptop cooling pad, that cools down your over-heated computer, gives you more […]

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RECENT REVIEW

Stupidity at its Best: Horrible Bosses 2
By Chris | Published 2014/11/26

    The trio of “ball-less” morons is back again. While this time they pretty much deserved the situation they’ve been given due to their ineptitude, that doesn’t stop them from taking their revenge in the most ridiculous and hilarious way possible. And you may cringe at the idea of a comedy sequel, but you […]

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Fury: A Real Look at War
By Chris | Published 2014/11/20

“Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.” That statement right from Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier (Brad Pitt) pretty much sets the tone for this movie. While still an action flick with somewhat dramatized moments and outrageous odds, “Fury” does its best to give an accurate depiction of what war really looks like, with all of the glory, […]

Posted in MOVIES,REVIEW | Tagged in ,, , , , | Leave a comment
Let the Laughter Out in Let’sBe Cops!
By James Lo | Published 2014/11/19

Talk about surprises. Just when dark comedy and the plot-driven humor style of Judd Apatow has become the norm, Luke Greenfield’s Let’s Be Cops takes a step back to return to the previous crude comedies of Hollywood the likes of American Pie and the Jay and Silent Bob series. However, unlike its predecessors whose incoherent […]

Posted in MOVIES,REVIEW | Tagged in ,, , | Leave a comment
Interstellar: A Space AND Time Odyssey
By Chris | Published 2014/11/07

Wow. I had heard Interstellar was going to be something special, and after all it is Christopher Nolan, but I had no idea what to expect. With the success of “Gravity,” I figured maybe it was just hype, driven by the latest fad in space movies. I mean the movie is about a post-apocalyptic world, […]

Posted in MOVIES,REVIEW | Tagged in ,, , , , , | Leave a comment
The Equalizer: The Embodiment of Batman|Superman
By James Lo | Published 2014/11/06

Denzel Washington. Honestly, whenever I see this name attached on a film I’d get myself ready to hit the theaters even without watching a trailer; I can easily say the same for names like Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan. And I am right. I mean from his acclaimed dramas like Glory and Flight, to his […]

Posted in MOVIES,REVIEW | Tagged in ,, , | Leave a comment
Kill The Messenger Kills It
By Viviana Galindo | Published 2014/11/05

A reporter of a minor newspaper (Jeremy Renner) gets his hands on classified CIA’s documents that contain the dark truth of the CIA’s role in importing cocaine into the U.S. The movie is based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

Posted in MOVIES,REVIEW | Tagged in ,, , | Leave a comment
There Can Be Only One: Kung Fu Jungle
By Chris | Published 2014/11/03

It may be that classic Kung Fu movies have been on their way out for a while now, but every now and then a rebirth comes along that inspires a new generation of movie makers, such as “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “Ip Man” and “The Raid.” Kung Fu Jungle, has all the makings for one […]

Posted in MOVIES,REVIEW | Tagged in ,, , | Leave a comment
A Heart Warming Look at Modern Humanity: This is Where I Leave You
By James Lo | Published 2014/10/10

Despite overwhelmingly mediocre reviews from just about everybody, I want to say that I am a huge fan of this film adaptation of “This is Where I Leave You.” Personally I don’t even understand why some people did not enjoy the film, I mean it is actually quite familiar on an extremely profound level that […]

Posted in MOVIES,REVIEW | Tagged in ,, , | Leave a comment
Maze Runner: Yay for YA
By Chris | Published 2014/10/01

Ok, I know what you might be thinking: “Another dystopian, post-apocalyptic future thriller where only teenagers have what it takes to save the entire human race…”, but if you watch Maze Runner, you’ll find that…nope, you’re pretty much right on the money. However, even though my first glance of the film trailer caused an involuntary […]

Posted in MOVIES,REVIEW | Tagged in ,, , , , | Leave a comment
Sin City: A Dame to Kill for
By James Lo | Published 2014/09/11

When there’s nothing new, the audience will start to nitpick what is wrong. Much like the failure seen in “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Sin City: A Dame to Kill for” has nothing new the audience haven’t already seen in the first film, which proves that Frank Miller’s acclaim as a visual genius has obviously […]

Posted in MOVIES,REVIEW | Tagged in ,, , | Leave a comment
The Best Adaptation of the Young Adult Genre: The Giver
By James Lo | Published 2014/09/10

No one can blame me for walking into the theater to “The Giver” rolling my eyes and thinking that there’s about two hours of Young Adult romance-adventure torture ahead of me. I’ve never read the book, nor knew that it is a big part of the American middle school curriculum until I went on Wikipedia […]

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The Rover
By James Lo | Published 2014/09/02

If Robert Pattinson’s public denouncement and criticism of the “Twilight Saga,” does not make you respect the guy, “The Rover” surely will. From his filmography, one would be surprised that he could deliver a good performance, let alone a great one.

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