Category "Reviews"

DVD Review: Extant: The First Season

DVD Review: Extant: The First Season

Genre: Sci-Fi | Action | Drama Creator: Mickey Fisher Original Broadcast Network: CBS Discs: 4 Run time: Approximately 540 minutes (13 episodes) Synopsis: Extant is a serialized mystery thriller about a female astronaut (Halle Berry) trying to reconnect with her family after returning from a year in [...]

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Book Review: The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO

Book Review: The Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO

Author: Nathan Sawaya Hardcover: 248 pages Publisher: No Starch Press ISBN-10: 1593275889 ISBN-13: 978-1593275884 Synopsis: Nathan Sawaya is renowned for his incredible, sometimes surreal, sculptures and portraits—all made from LEGO bricks. The Art of the Brick is a stunning, full-color showcase of the work that has made [...]

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Soundtrack Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Special Edition

Soundtrack Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Special Edition

Original Score Composed, Orchestrated and Conducted by: Howard Shore Performed by: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Release Date: December 16, 2014 Format: Audio CD and digital download Number of Discs: 2 (Special Edition 23 tracks, Standard Edition 21 tracks) Label: WaterTower Music WaterTower Music has announced the release of the soundtrack [...]

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Book Review: The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming

Book Review: The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming

Author: Terry Griffin Paperback: 276 pages Publisher: No Starch Press ISBN-10: 1593275684 ISBN-13: 978-1593275686 Synopsis: With its colorful, block-based interface, The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 programming language is designed to allow anyone to program intelligent robots, but its powerful features can be intimidating at first. The Art [...]

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TV Review: Ascension, Night One

TV Review: Ascension, Night One

Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi Writer: Adrian Cruz Network: Syfy Air Date/Time: December 15, 2014, 9/8 (1st 2 hours of 6, 3 consecutive nights) Synopsis: Ascension is an ambitious original drama following a covert U.S. space mission launched in the 1960’s that sent hundreds of men, [...]

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TV Review: The Librarians, Season 1 Episode 1 “And the Crown of King Arthur” and Episode 2 “And the Sword in the Stone”

TV Review: The Librarians, Season 1 Episode 1 “And the Crown of King Arthur” and Episode 2 “And the Sword in the Stone”

Genre: Action | Fantasy Director: Dean Devlin Writer: John Rogers Network: TNT Air Date/Time: December 7, 2014, 8/7c (Two-Hour Season Premiere) Synopsis: The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality [...]

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Blu-ray Review: Maleficent

Blu-ray Review: Maleficent

Genre: Action | Adventure | Family Director: Robert Stromberg Writers: Linda Woolverton with past credits to Charles Perrault, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta, Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm. MPAA Rating: PG Run Time: 97 minutes Summary: A [...]

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Blu-ray Review: Planes: Fire & Rescue

Blu-ray Review: Planes: Fire & Rescue

Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy Director: Roberts Gannaway Writer: Jeffrey M. Howard MPAA Rating: PG Run Time: 83 minutes Summary: When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into [...]

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Book Review: The LEGO Neighborhood Book

Book Review: The LEGO Neighborhood Book

Author: Jason Lyles and Brian Lyles Paperback: 204 pages Publisher: No Starch Press ISBN-10: 1593275714 ISBN-13: 978-1593275716 Synopsis: In The LEGO Neighborhood Book, you'll create buildings with real-world details like cornices and facades, and try your hand at interior design by filling your buildings with furniture [...]

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TV Review: Haven, Season 5 Episode 1, “See No Evil”

TV Review: Haven, Season 5 Episode 1, “See No Evil”

Genre: Sci-Fi | Action | Drama Creators: Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn Network: Syfy Air Date/Time: September 11, 2014, 8/7c Synopsis: Season 5 picks up immediately after the whirlwind events of the Season 4 cliffhanger, in which Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant), Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour) [...]

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Comic Book Review: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2

Comic Book Review: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #2

Story: Al Ewing Art: Simon Fraser, Gary Caldwell Regular Cover: Alice X Zhang Publisher: Titan Comics Pages: 32 Release Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Synopsis: THE ALL-NEW ADVENTURES OF THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR CONTINUE, AS TERROR STRIKES A RECESSION-HIT PARADISE! When the Doctor last visited Rokhandi, it was a [...]

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