Thursday, December 30, 2010

Need a Quick Proxy?

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Look Out 2011! Big Games Headed This Way

2011 looks to be one of the most entertaining video game years in quite some time. Over the course of this year we have seen very few smash hits in the gaming world aside from Starcraft 2, and a handful of other mildly successful titles; but next year developers look to change all that by releasing a library of highly anticipated sequels.

Here are just a few names you may have heard before. Look for all these titles to be released over the course of 2011.

Prototype 2

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Batman: Arkham City

Mortal Kombat

Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Mass Effect 3

And that's only what has been announced so far! Look for more game trailers to be sprouting up around the net as the preparation for 2011 continues.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Movie Releases for December 2010

Sorry for the lack of posting, time has been really limited lately. Here are the upcoming movie releases for the month of December 2010. There's one I've been looking forward to for a long time (TRON :D)
I've listed my hype and interest levels in stars next to each movie. Rated 1-5 stars.

December 10th:

The Tourist * * *
Frank Taylor (Johnny Depp) travels to Venice to recover from a recent break-up, though he soon finds himself engaged by the beautiful and mysterious Elise (Angelina Jolie) -- who happens to be an Interpol agent with a dangerous connection to a fugitive criminal.

The Tempest * *
A power grab finds Prospera (Helen Mirren), the rightful Duchess of Milan, exiled to a remote island with her young daughter, Miranda (Felicity Jones). Asserting influence over the island, Prospera develops a new enemy: the slave Caliban (Djimon Hounsou), who looks to raise a rebellion against his foe.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
* *
Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace (Poulter) where they meet up with Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.

The Fighter * * * *
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his brother, Dick Eklund (Christian Bale), who helped train to become a pro fighter.

The Garden of Eden *
Based on Ernest Hemingway's posthumous novel and set in the jazz age, a successful young American writer David Bourne (Jack Huston) and his wife Catherine (Mena Suvari) on their extended honeymoon in Europe. Catherine's listlessness inspires her to fold the desirable Marita (Caterina Murino) into their relationship, raising the romantic and sexual stakes.

December 17th:

TRON: Legacy * * * * *
When Sam (Garrett Hedlund) investigates a signal sent from his father's old arcade, he's pulled into the digital world where his dad, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), has been trapped for 20 years. With father and son reunited, they team up with the warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde) on a life-or-death journey across the cyber universe Kevin created.

Yogi Bear (-5 stars)
A documentary filmmaker (Anna Faris) travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear (voice of Dan Aykroyd) and his sidekick Boo-Boo (voice of Justin Timberlake).

How Do You Know *
Feeling a bit past her prime at 27, former athlete Lisa Jorgenson (Reese Witherspoon) finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis (Paul Rudd) competes with Lisa's current, baseball-playing beau (Owen Wilson).

Rabbit Hole

Life for Becca and Howie Corbett (Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) spins off its axis after their son dies in a car accident.

Casino Jack * * *
Super lobbyist Jack Abramoff (Kevin Spacey) and his business partner Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper) build an empire by dealing and scheming with some of the world's most powerful people, until a plot with a mob-connected associate (Jon Lovitz) brings scandal, headlines, and a prison sentence.

December 22st:

Little Fockers *
The Focker and the Byrnes families brace themselves for the arrival of a baby.

True Grit * * *
A young girl recruits a tough U.S. Marshall to track down the man who killed her father.

Gulliver's Travels *
Shipwrecked travel writer Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) finds himself transported to an island in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle, where he's a giant among the natives, the Lilliputians. Initially taken prisoner, Gulliver becomes a favorite of the court and schemes for a way in which the Lilliputians can outwith their rivals, the Blefuscudians.

Country Strong *
A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Garrett Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Gwyneth Paltrow). Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (Tim McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Leighton Meester)

December 24th:

Somewhere *
A hard-living actor (Stephen Dorff) holed up in the Chateau Marmont gets a reality check when he's visited by his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning).

The Illusionist (Animated) * *
Set at the end of the vaudeville era, a stage magician finds his talents less and less in demand. Performing at a village pub off the coast of Scotland, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever.

December 29th:

Biutiful * * *
Uxbal (JavierBardem) is a dour man but a devoted husband and father who, thanks to his ability to read the minds of the recently deceased, ekes out a living in Barcelona.

Another Year *
A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen), and their relationships with their family and friends -- who are all quite miserable.

December 31st:

Blue Valentine *
A look at the idyllic past and troubled present of working-class couple Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams).

I may make this a regular thing every month, look for more information in January!

(excuse the corniness of this comment)
All credit for this idea goes to my dream girl Ashley, who has worked at a movie theater for over four years and has opened my world to the theater. You're the best!