Robb Stark, Game of Thrones

Come Play The Game of Thrones, Robb

Apr 13th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 4 min read

Wanted: one Robb Stark lookalike to um, play a Game of Thrones with one Daenerys Targaryen. Must be as buff and dashing as the real deal, and be dressed in battle-stained furs. Must also be willing to commit to roleplay. Sword and direwolf optional. Members of House Frey need not apply.   So here’s the deal, Jessica Biel: a fair young lady (at least I…

The Walking Dead

TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 3 Finale (Spoilers!!)

Apr 3rd, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 7 min read

Verdict: Four walkers out of five. It had all been steadily building up to this, and The Walking Dead Season 3 finale didn’t disappoint with a gut-wrenching, violent and yet hopeful conclusion. But the quality of the storytelling has been on a gradual slide since Season 1, and it’s unclear where the show goes from here, especially with showrunner Glen Mazzara gone.

Movie Review: Django Unchained

Mar 21st, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of five. The revenge fantasy never seems to get old for Quentin Tarantino, but he finds new and original ways to work out what must be a mountain of anger issues. Unstinting on the bloodshed as ever, Django Unchained is a powerful tale with a more tender core this time: a moving love story.

Movie Review: Warm Bodies

Mar 14th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

Verdict: Three out of five stars. Nicholas Hoult carries the movie with a moving and often hilarious performance in this sweet, subversive zombie tale. Hoult also shares a tender chemistry with Teresa Palmer, while John Malkovich brings gravitas to proceedings. A pity then, about the sizable plot holes and the in-your-face metaphors. Still, more than worth the entrance fee.

Keating House, SDCC, San Diego, Comic Con, San Diego Comic Convention

Comic Con 2013 Hotels: An Alternative To Consider

Mar 12th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 6 min read

As of 10am Pacific Time, the second Comic Con International hotel lottery has closed, and choices for Comic Con 2013 hotels have gotten that much fewer. So allow me to tell you about the place I’m staying this year, one you may also want to consider. It’s the same place I stayed during last year’s San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) : the quaint, lovely Keating House Bed and Breakfast on Banker’s Hill.

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies On A Hot Day

Mar 9th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 1 min read

In which @incoherentboy follows @SGZombieWalk and 10 volunteer zombies as they shamble around Bugis and Orchard promoting the Warm Bodies movie, and asks everyone to tweet about it. On a hot, hot day.

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SDCC Accommodation: There Is Still Hope

Mar 2nd, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture, On Travel incoherentboy 9 min read

So you’ve gone for the San Diego Comic Convention hotel lottery, and didn’t luck out at all. A hotel within walking distance of the convention centre is out of the question, and would probably cost you an Infinity Gem anyway, or maybe a pair of Nega Bands. To think the fight for SDCC badges was already bad enough. So what do you do for SDCC accommodation now?

Movie Review: Lincoln

Feb 20th, 2013 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 7 min read

Verdict: Three out of five stars. A long, long movie that requires at least a basic historical knowledge of slavery and the American Civil War, a sharp ear to follow some lengthy monologues and a lot of patience. But your perseverance will be rewarded as Daniel Day-Lewis turns in a quite astonishing performance as Abraham Lincoln.