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: The Hobbit

Dec 13th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

Verdict: Four out of five stars. Martin Freeman is perfectly cast, and The Hobbit is an epic, awe-inspiring tale, with sometimes astonishing CGI, that is full of heart. But it is at least an hour too long, and the much touted technology that made the film at 48 frames per second (fps) often works against the film instead. Teeters dangerously close to self-indulgence in parts.

SDCC: The Hobbit panel

Dec 2nd, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 6 min read

It’s just over a week before The Hobbit, the long awaited follow-up to the Lord of the Rings, reaches Singapore. So I thought I’d add to the already feverish anticipation with my very own Hobbit experience. Here’s a recap of what happened at The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Convention in July, where I was present.

Judge Dredd, 2000 AD

Review: Dredd

Sep 29th, 2012 Featured, On Pop culture incoherentboy 5 min read

Verdict: Two and a half stars out of five – brutal and gory, as befits its source material, and some outstanding visual effects, but it all begins to numb after a while. Still, a vast improvement over the lame Stallone version of 1995.