The Six Best Geek Movies Of 2012

Dec 30th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

It’s that time of the year again, when endless lists of the best this and the worst that start circulating round and round the Internets like a dog chasing its tail. So like any ironic, postmodern hipster wannabe, and since this is a geek blog, I shall join the crowd by presenting my six best geek movies of 2012.

Review: Les Miserables

Dec 25th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 8 min read

Verdict: Four out of five stars. The world’s most beloved musical comes to stirring life in an adaptation that pushes all the right buttons. Just as with the stage version, you will laugh, cry, sing along and be deeply moved, and director Tom Hooper manages the pacing nicely too. A pity then that Russell Crowe turns out to be the weakest link with his strangled, sometime scratchy, voice that turns Inspector Javert into a less than imposing figure. Nevertheless, a tour de force.

STGCC panel: Heroes And Villains

Sep 4th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

Andy Diggle, Mark Brooks, Andie Tong, Leinil Yu, Gerry Alanguilan and Mark Torres: these were the creators who sat on an STGCC mega-panel called Heroes and Villains, which I moderated on Sunday. It brought together some of the biggest names at the Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention to talk about how heroes and villains have evolved over the years.

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STGCC Epilogue – In Pictures

Sep 3rd, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 7 min read

So the Singapore Toy Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) is over. That can only mean one thing: it’s time to ogle the convention all over again in pictures. I didn’t take very many photos, and I’ve realised that it’s time to get a cam that performs better indoors, but here are some of the highlights of my STGCC experience.

Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Jul 25th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 4 min read

My rating ¬†for The Dark Knight Rises- four out of five stars So let’s start with the obvious: has geek god Chris Nolan (blessed be his name) delivered a worthy conclusion to the Batman trilogy he started seven years ago? Yes and no. Yes, because in true Nolan fashion, The Dark Knight Rises is filled with compelling characters, astonishing set pieces and some deeply moving…