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As you’ve more less figured out by this point, SeizuReview has gone belly up.

Fear not though, Brendan and I are still writing!

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December 4, 2008 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

Superheroes you say?

I find that I can’t be the only person in the world that gets marginally bummed when he hears responses like:
“Oh yeah, The Maltese Falcon, sounds familiar…”

There’s been a general malaise toward the classic films of the world.  This feeling, that we should be quarentening these great works to Turner Classic Movies for the over 70 crowds in nursing homes.   It’s as though because there aren’t massive explosions, girls getting naked, and cool gadgets, that these movies are some how lacking, and substandard.  As though because these movies rely on words more than actions, that dialogue somehow makes a film worse.

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July 29, 2008 at 12:43 am 1 comment

The Maine Double Feature

Two weeks ago, The Maine released their debut album Can’t Stop Won’t Stop.  Currently touring, The Maine are an interesting blend of pop and alternative.   Their sound is in line with that of bands like Cute Is What We Aim For, All Time Low, Something Corporate, and We The Kings.  That being said, it’s not for everyone.

The Maine‘s lead singer John O’Callaghan is thankfully less whiny than Cute Is What We Aim For‘s Shaant Hacikyan.  The vocals are driven by sincerity and stay well within Callaghan range.  Relying more on clever lyrics, the music maintains a fairly steady rhythm throughout the CD’s 12 tracks.   While this makes it easy to pick up the album from anywhere, it make it impossible to determine where you left off, or that the song has changed.

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July 21, 2008 at 2:38 am Leave a comment

Falcon Pu–…what!?

Despite the growing stack of CDs that I’ve been intending to review for the past several weeks, I found myself instead drawn to write about my absolute horror at the release of Nintendo’s most recent offering .  Captain Rainbow seems to have gotten mixed up, taken a wrong turn at topical (or possibly tropical), and decided that in fact, American heros frequently dress up in rainbow colored leotards with magical rainbow powers.

Excuse me, what?

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July 9, 2008 at 8:58 pm Leave a comment

“Pretend there’s something more left in your town”

The New EP, The Sound of Love,  by The Morning Light is a mildly amusing collection of six songs.  As an EP, it provides a certain amount of potential for the band, but is unfortunately nothing particularly masterfully done.  The songs provide primarily catchy melodies and hooks to draw the listeners in, but ultimately lack real depth.  This causes a more generic sound than the band sounds like they’re going for.

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July 3, 2008 at 3:16 am Leave a comment

“It has been said…”

Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion about graphics and the power consoles and computers have to produce a greater amount of detail.  Most notably, the Playstation 3 is notoriously powerful and has just recently benefited from the release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.  There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that games like MGS4 or the previously released big name, Grand Theft Auto 4, are in fact some of the best looking games on the market, that will not only sell consoles, but will be discussed for years to come.  Yet the question that must be asked, is whether or not anyone will be playing these games come the release of the next console?

In some ways the PC is immune to this phenomenon.  The lines are not as clear cut with computer hardware as they are with console gaming.  There are issues that PC gamers face when dealing with new versions of their favorite games and whether or not their rig can play it.  At some point a piece of software that used to be a benchmark becomes ultimately irrelevant merely because very few people play it any more.

But what about when a game that transcends these lines in both consoles and gaming is released?

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June 30, 2008 at 9:15 pm 1 comment

“You’re all going to die…”

George Carlin

So began one George Carlin’s famous routines on a simple theme. Unfortunately, comedian George Carlin was inconvenienced by a recent turn of events, in which he ‘got dead’.

George Carlin was born in New York City in May of 1937. Raised by his mother from the age of 2, his upbringing in the city was occasionally evident in his jokes.  After attending various schools, he had a stint in the US Air Force, in which he was labeled an “unproductive airmen”.  Following his discharge from the Air Force, Carlin got into radio and moved to Hollywood, California.  Shortly there after, he began to appear on variety shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show.

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June 25, 2008 at 10:26 pm Leave a comment