Archive for June, 2010

Fallout 3

Posted: 28th June 2010 by Mister Critic in Random
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Reviewed by Mister Critic Being a child of the 80s has left me with a fascination with and constant fear of nuclear apocalypse. During the height of the Cold War, I am sure I drove my father crazy with questions about what would happen in a nuclear war. Would there be any chance of survival? […]

Reviewed by Mister Critic So director Guy Richie brings us a new Sherlock Holmes. Not the lanky, nerdy Holmes from those boring books with words and stuff. No, a Holmes that is ripped, kicks butt and solves crimes. He is an expert fighter, throwing punches in slow-mo, breaking bones, blowing stuff up, and shootin’ thangs. Don’t worry, he’s still really […]

Reviewed by Mister Critic Who hasn’t dreamed of being the last of their kind? Just me? Okay, fine. I guess I’m the weirdo. Alas, poor Yorick Brown (the guy was named by his dad who was a Shakespeare professor). Yorick finds himself one of the last men on earth just as he proposing to his girlfriend, […]

The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall

Posted: 17th June 2010 by Mister Critic in Random
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Reviewed by Mister Critic Is love a finite commodity? This was a question raised in Brady Udall’s latest book, The Lonely Polygamist. The question struck me as I was reading the novel, and I wrote it down to discuss it here. Then my wife found the note, and I think I freaked her out. See, honey? […]

Baghead (2008)

Posted: 9th June 2010 by Mister Critic in Random
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Reviewed by Mister Critic I really did not know what to expect with this movie. So I went in not expecting too much, and I was pleasantly surprised. Baghead is an independent film of the comedy/horror genre, and I would say it leans more to the comedy side than horror.  I found out after watching the […]

Papa Di Vino’s Wine Shop, Wining in Salem OR

Posted: 6th June 2010 by Mister Critic in Random
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Reviewed by Mister Hand We’ve all heard people complain about how lame Salem can be. “There aren’t any good restaurants, bars, or quirky hang out spots.” But those are the people who aren’t looking very hard. Worry not, help is here for the lost to navigate their way to at least one of the hidden […]

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Posted: 3rd June 2010 by Mister Critic in Random
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“’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.” Excerpt from “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll When I was in about fifth or sixth grade, my teacher sent us home with the instruction to memorize a poem and the next day we […]

Weezer-Raditude

Posted: 2nd June 2010 by Mister Critic in Random
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Reviewed by Mister Hand Weezer is back! After 16 years of music, an album for nearly every basic color, and more songs about not getting the girl, Weezer has released yet another CD – Raditude. I was hesitant to listen to it let alone buy it since I’ve been somewhat disappointed with their barrage of […]