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Category Archives: Movies

MediaBrowser and Fanart.tv working in perfect harmony!

By Cheesegeezer | | Latest News, Media Centre, mediabrowser, Movies, Music, TV

MediaBrowser has come on leaps and bounds within the last year or so. Firstly, it’s no longer confined to Windows Media Centre, it’s undergone a complete overhaul, complete recoding and opened up a world of new beginnings for the HTPC world, where the community is always listening to improve the MediaBrowser experience as a whole to the end user. Over the course of the next few weeks I will be enlightening you to more of the intricacies of MediaBrowser and what’s available.  For now,  I’d just like to give you a brief overview and how fanart.tv and MediaBrowser help to …
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Current Status of Sci-Fi on TV and on the Big Screen!

By SFJunkie | | Movies, TV

Last few years we weren’t exactly overloaded with sci-fi on tv! Most current “sci-fi” series only have sci-fi elements in them. Few exceptions of course with Doctor Who and Defiance, Falling Skies and perhaps Continuum. Fortunately these four tv shows are doing rather well so the next year we get new seasons for all three. Haven, some say it’s just supernatural, some say it does have sci-fi elements, in any case, it had a good run till now and although not (yet) renewed for season five, the fourth season is as steady as the other seasons. Warehouse 13 of course also has a strong relation to sci-fi but season five will …
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Movie Review: Django Unchained

By mizaki | | Movies, Reviews

The latest by Tarantino, sorry, the latest mega epic (or “I can’t cut anything any more”). Nearly 3 hours. 3 hours, ffs Quentin! So what it’s all about? Django is a slave freed by a bounty hunter (Dr. Schultz) played by Christoph Waltz who is after three men that Django can identify. After freeing Django and hearing of his sale and his want to find his wife, Schultz invites him to join him bounty hunting for the winter, after which he will help him retrieve his wife. Django’s wife is owned by Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) and lives on his vast estate named Candie …
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Movie Review: The Man with the Iron Fists

By mizaki | | Movies, Reviews

After seeing the trailer most people are going to know if they’ll enjoy this blacksploitation-cum-Asain martial arts inspired flick or not. Written by Eli Roth (best known for Hostel) and RZA who also directs and stars (?). This is RZA’s directorial and writing début. Coming with a “Presented by Quentin Tarantino” should be no surprise (also a producer) with the style involved. Is the style coming watered down from recent homages (Kill Bill etc.) rather from the source material and missing something for that? That material being kung fu action, Japanese mega gore and aforementioned blacksploitation.   The plot revolves/spirals around a cache of …
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Reflective cdart

By Peerless | | Movies, Music, Tutorials, Website

INTRODUCTION We all love our media collection. It’s easy to forget that not too long ago, we had to get up from our confy chairs and actually change the CD from the disc tray. Nowadays, we can easily convert our albums to our favorite format, and enjoy an organized and astheticaly pleasing media library. We do it primarly for ourselves, but it’s always nice to impress friends, who have absolutly no knowledge of media centers. They’re eyes glow with amazement and you never felt so proud of your media library… until: “Hey! There’s something wrong with the CD!” As he …
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Movie Review: Ruby Sparks

By mizaki | | Movies, Reviews

Ruby Sparks is about a writer Calvin Weir-Fields (played by Paul Dano) who as a 19 year old wrote a seminal book. Ten years on and he’s done little else (we can all relate, right?). Filled with neurosis he is given a task to write something, anything, even if it’s bad, by his psychologist  He writes about a dream girl or rather, a girl he is having dreams about, then a few days later, there she is in his home. Not imagined, no figment of a mental break down. A living, breathing person made flesh by his words. This is Ruby Sparks (played by Zoe Kazan). Who, …
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Movie Review: Looper

By mizaki | | Movies, Reviews

Looper is the latest by writer and director Rian Johnson. Although he has only made two feature films, excluding Looper, both should be on your watch list: Brick and The Brothers Bloom. So, in my book he is two for two. Can Looper make it three for three? There are a few interesting things about the concept of this film before we even really get going. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Joe and Bruce Willis plays Old Joe. Yep, in case you missed the trailers or build up: Warning this film contains time travel! Not only that, it is also set in …
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Movie Review: Resident Evil: Retribution

By mizaki | | Movies, Reviews

Just so we are clear on the rule: When you try to look cool you never can do. With that said; lets take a quick recap of the franchise so far: Resident Evil – Good. Resident Evil: Apocalypse – Fine apart from Nemesis (I am Robocop). Resident Evil: Extinction – Ali Larter and other annoying characters. Resident Evil: Afterlife – Still Ali Larter! Plagas from nowhere and not explained at all. A very general overview as given to us at the start of the movie is something like: Alice worked for Umbrella that created a virus (of the “T” type) …
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Movie Review: Dark Shadows

By mizaki | | Movies, Reviews

I marked this down as a “catch on disc” movie. Now it is, lets see if I was wrong to wait. The latest collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, Dark Shadows is based on a daily television series that started in 1966 and ran for 5 years, so Wikipedia informs me. With both Burton and Depp being fans of the original you can imagine they’ve been planning this film for a long time, if only in their minds. Written by John August (who has worked on quite a few of Burton’s recent projects) and Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, another one I’m waiting for the disc) but …
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Movie review: The Raid (Redemption)

By mizaki | | Movies, Reviews

The Raid (Redemption) is an action-cum-martial arts Indonesian film written and directed by Gareth Evans. Staring Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah and Yayan Ruhian. The first and the last also being the fight choreographers. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing some of these names in Hollywood films. In fact, if you check IMDB, you already will. This may be old news to some of you but with a limited release it’s bound to enjoy a good life on disc. If you are less than enamoured with the genre, The Raid makes no attempt to transcend the genre. The …
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