Pacific Rim Uprising. Why All the Hate?

I loved the first movie, Pacific Rim and Uprising was a fantastic sequel except for the title itself.

The film was a natural progression from the previous movie without the usual rinse/repeat. The story, taking place 10 years after the Rift had been closed makes absolute sense and leaves more than enough still; for a third film if Del Toro is ever allowed to make one to wrap things up with a tidy bow.

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District 9 (2009)

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Users: 8.3/10 (154,681 votes) 1,064 reviews | Critics: 392 reviews

n 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed “The Prawns,” appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new ‘Prawn’ friends.

Director:

Neill Blomkamp

Writers:

Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (Canada)

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The 13th Warrior (1999)

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Users: 6.3/10 (36,309 votes) 515 reviews | Critics: 133 reviews

In AD 922, an important emissary who is banished from his homeland. The nomadic outcast comes across a band of Norse warriors who coerce him into joining them when they are summoned to fight mysterious creatures legendary for consuming every living thing in their path. Eventually surrounded by the frightening and ferocious foe… See full summary »

Director:

John McTiernan, and 1 more credit »

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), William Wisher Jr. (screenplay), and 1 more credit »

Release Date:

27 August 1999 (USA)

The Game (1997)

 

R  129 min  –  Action | Adventure | Mystery | Thriller

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Users: 7.7/10 (74,849 votes) 385 reviews | Critics: 113 reviews

Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (Canada)

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Moving Slowly

It’s been a sort of slow month. Wish I could say otherwise, but that would be to much to dream for.

Some of the highlights have been a friend’s birthday, and my cousin Debbie and her husband Matt’s Anniversary as well as my sister Laura and her husband John’s first Anniversary.

TV seems to be my sole escape from the trivialities I like to call life, along with the Toronto Public  Library http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca thank Gawd!! The new TV season fortunately seems to be a good one, introducing such new shows as Threshold, Surface, Invasion, 5 days to Midnight, Reunion, and a slew of others, as well as bringing back some fan favourites.

My love life is still non-existent. Big surprise. Tom, the guy I mentioned in a previous entry, seems to have wound up being a closet-cunt, only able to deal with relationships/friendships that are only thru the various messenger services, etc… and the moment they start moving too close to reality, he backs off. All the while acting the innocent and essentially dumping any responsibility onto the hands of whatever person is dumn enough to fall for his charms (me in this case.). Guess I clued in finally after the umpteenth death in the family. He’s beginning to run out. Hope he doesn’t wind up being an imaginary orphan.

Moving on… Justin has finally moved out of his parents place into a lovely little space on Wellesley/Bay. He’s renting the sun room from someone, but is happy with his decision. Apparently he’s been making the most out of the new locale, by sleeping with someone new everyday almost. Lucky whore!

Brian has gone and finally got himself a job working at Dominion. Kudos for him. It will be a big help to his ego.

I have started finally some volunteer work down in my building’s library. I do this twice a week for a couple of hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

I’m participating in a research project for a Dr. Maurice Poon, on Violence in Gay Relationships. Hopefully this will allow the man to get his doctorate, as well as providing valuable new insights for the future. Anyone who wishes to contribute their experience to this project can email him at  utoronto.research@gmail.com.

I’m looking forward to the movie Serenity (www.serenitymovie.com) which will hopefully wrap up some of the outstanding story lines left over from Josh Whedon’s Firefly series, and perhaps garner enough new interest to bring it back to television.