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In the works…. I will return

2013 disappeared in a black hole full of work, new ventures, moving (twice), a house remodel, and about a bazillion other things.

I love this site, I have no interest in letting it go black. Yet there are only so many hours in the day. With Digital Simplicity (my web and video company) taking me beyond full time status, I need to rearrange a few things here.

Over the next few months Otherwhere will be receiving a make over. Cleaner, simpler, mobile friendly and fast. Gone will be the days of lengthy reviews and the giant PITA that is databasing book info. If I want to keep this site going I have to make it work for me. Really it’s providing me with an interesting problem to solve.

How do I create a book and movie review site that is easy as pie to use and won’t take up more than 2 minutes of my time for any given review?

Yeah, still working on that one.

I’ve been writing movie reviews for the better part of 10 years now. That’s a stupid amount of time, and material that I don’t want to give up.

While I am problem solving this blog, feel free to check out http://www.digitalsimplicity.co where Blog Dev has been permanently moved too. Tips and tricks about how to work your website, as well as the landing page for my web development services.

I love this community, and reading is still something I do every day without fail. I just have to readjust a few things around the cialis vs levitra craziness that is my new normal.

Bear with me, I will be back!

BY - February 3rd, 2014 - News - 3 comments

Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Alan Taylor

Faced with an enemy that even Odin and genuine cialis pills Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and cheapest price levitra 10mg personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

It’s like playing Portal on a universal scale!!! With Vikings! Ha ha ha!

The best thing Disney ever did was buy Marvel. Why? Because they actually know what the ef they’re doing.

Sequeling used to be far more difficult, successors rarely holding up to the original. With writers in top form and some serious talent behind the scenes, that’s quickly not becoming in the case anymore. No longer just another opportunity to capture a few more bucks, franchises are a legitimate form of continuous cash cows.

Back to the movie.

It was a little slow to get going. Sort of fumbling about to really grab it’s foot hold. Like the first, there had to be some extra exposition to clarify the main players of Thor’s world. New enemies, a new weapon (that works a lot like red matter from Star Trek) and plenty of familiar faces. The whole cast was back for the fun, though the setting was much more out of this world.

The banter between Loki and Thor was absolutely priceless and made up wonderfully for any shortcomings, and the supporting cast was just as funny.

The final ‘Portal’ battle was so inventive and well done, you couldn’t help but have fun with the which is better viagra or cialis whole thing.

Another great entry into the quickly expanding Marvel universe. Very entertaining and cialis cheaply worth more than a few showings.

There are two easter eggs at the end during the credits. One after the initial credits with tie ins to Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and possibly the next Avengers. Then there is one at the very end which is just… effin adorable.

BY - November 13th, 2013 - Movie Reviews - Leave a comment

Don Jon

Don Jon (2013)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has proven to be a force to be reckoned with of late. The kid has talent. Does this show it? Eh.

Certainly edgy, with some seriously poignant moments and freakishly realistic, Don Jon is a solid insight into well… something like humanity.

Everything is not as cut and dry as it seems, and thanks to technology nothing is like we want it to be. More than just learning who you are and who you want to be with, it’s learning how to cope with reality outside of the 21st century distractions.

It’s a good case study into the psychology of porn addicts, but with it’s second half weird plot turn, and redundant story points, Don Jon isn’t much more than that.

A renter at most, and keep the viagra online includes consultation kiddies far, far away.

BY - November 11th, 2013 - Movie Reviews - Leave a comment

Rush

Rush (2013)

Ron Howard

A re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Ron Howard has never been one to disappoint. The man knows how to tell a story, visually, viscerally and viagra us canada through amazing storytelling. It was bright, loud, hard, fast and epic. You could feel the tension on the race track as these men actively risked their lives, as well as the tension between Nicki and James.

The story of these two men as they fed off of each other through their racing careers is equal parts grossly competitive and fiercely loyal. They couldn’t hate each other because they respected each other too much. Formula 1 filled all the little voids in their lives, and you could feel that with the loss Nicki endured when he was betrayed by the sport he lived for.

The performances in this one, were nothing short of astounding and should receive much attention come to award season. Including Ron Howard, who did a phenomenal job capturing the tone and hard ass feel of the Formula 1 lifestyle.

Don’t miss this one.

BY - November 9th, 2013 - Movie Reviews - 1 comment

Austenland

Austenland (2013)

Jerusha Hess

Obsessed with the BBC production of "Pride and Prejudice", a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman.

Ridiculous gaudy boarding on cartoony, but full of heart nonetheless. An Austen-ite myself, there are certainly appealing parts of a regency era experience that I would be all for.

Jennifer Coolidge was in rare form, there for the dresses and viagra pfizer online the men and taking full advantage of a total lack of Austen knowledge. Keri Russell was still able to pull off her subtle magic, even amongst the over acting of the rest of the cast. There is a warmth to her that I just love and plays so well on the screen. While her character, Jane, is certainly full of Darcy visions, she certainly knows who she is and what she wants. She isn’t just along for the ride.

I loved watching the follow link relationships build on screen and was guessing right along with everyone else trying to figure out what was real and what was the ‘Austen experience’. As the movie went on I feel more and more in love with Jane and indian cialis canada Mr. Nobley. Each offering a modern day glimpse into the Elizabeth and Darcy phenomenon.

Austenland is further proof the best stories never grow old.

BY - September 25th, 2013 - Movie Reviews - 1 comment

The World’s End

The World’s End (2013)

Edgar Wright

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

[Spoiler Alert]: If you care about the semi-surprising twist of what the end of the world actually entails, then you may want to skip this review. Really it can be summed up in one sentence… Sometimes it takes the end of the world to kick your drinking habit and find purpose.

First there were zombies, then there was a mysterious cult and now there’s blue plastic aliens? Sure, why not.

The last of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy sees Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on a binge through their childhood town during what ends up being an alien invasion.

Most of this movie was more pathetic than funny, the few gags it offered becoming quickly redundant. By the last half hour, I was enjoying the bottom off the popcorn tub far more.

Another meh, for the summer season.

BY - September 23rd, 2013 - Movie Reviews - Leave a comment

Elysium

Elysium (2013)

Neill Blomkamp

Set in the year 2154, where the london uk buy generic viagra very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Regardless of the strong start to this summer with the awesomeness that was Iron Man 3 and Star Trek: Into Darkness the rest of the summer quickly teetered off to the forgettable.

It has gotten harder and harder to do a good sci-fi movie that isn’t already part of a long standing franchise. I’d love to see some more original work on the screen, but without the backbone of a good story and characters you care about, it’s just another flick buried in an actors filmography.

An interesting choice for Damon and geniune viagra Foster, it was hard for me to get past their more iconic roles and believe them in this dystopian. While it posed an interesting social question it eventually became little more than a shiny game of cat and ugly mouse.

Little to care about and no amount of visual splash could really save it.

BY - September 20th, 2013 - Movie Reviews - Leave a comment

Hit and Run: People care beautifully, that is reality

Last night, after a long drive back from a wedding in Park City, UT, my family was involved in a hit and run accident along with a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist had been keeping pace with us for a few miles, good looking guy, young and no helmet. As we turned onto Sheridan (which is extremely busy), he was still right next to us.

Brakes started squealing like crazy behind us, and I thought at any moment I would hear a crash. I did. A maroon caddie crashed into the back of our SUV bounced off of us and hit the motorcyclist. Then he drove away. He didn’t even slow down.

I looked back and saw the motorcyclist stagger and roll to the ground, immediately I turned and caught the license plate of the vehicle that clearly was not stopping. Within seconds we were pulled over, I was on the phone with 911 dispatch and my EMT of a brother was heading over to the crash.

But this story isn’t about us.

The government bitches and moans about the intolerance, injustice and relative lack of care of people in our country. People en masse tend to do the same thing. But this is the buy cialis soft c o d reality. Within seconds of all this happening, people had gathered around the motorcyclist – including a nurse and the best site two EMT’s who were all off duty – redirecting traffic, and protecting him. Several people had caught the license plate number and had pulled over to make sure that descriptions and information was given to the police.

Hispanic and Caucasian alike, with their inherit languages were all present, everyone was incredibly helpful and with the team work the police had the driver’s address before we left the scene.

Lakewood police and the first responders, were there within minutes. There was no anger or frustration, they gladly took down all the information necessary to catch the guy along with pictures, descriptions and tellings of the accidents. By the time we left, the motorcyclist had been taken by rescue. Thankfully he was still conscience, able to move his arms and legs and buy drug propecia didn’t appear to have any serious injuries. The whole thing maybe lasted 20 minutes.

When it comes down to it, people will take care of each other, no one needs to tell us how to, that’s what this story is about. And that’s a beautiful thing.

BY - August 5th, 2013 - News - 2 comments

The Wolverine

The Wolverine (2013)

James Mangold

½

Wolverine travels to Japan to train with a samurai warrior.

If I could control my dreams, I’d dream about Wolverine, or Hugh Jackman, or Wolverine. The X-men world is one of my favorites and I’ll suck down any movie they throw at the masses. As long as there is Wolverine.

This summer of superheroes started off really strong with Iron Man 3 but has quickly gone downhill from there. While I’d rate Wolverine better than Lone Ranger or Man of Steel, I wouldn’t consider it a stellar showing. While some of it is personal taste – I don’t have a huge interest or curiosity of eastern cultures – my issues with the premise were largely due to muddled intentions.

The story was simple enough but it had little focus and spent too much time meandering around Japan. The ending was transparent and the best part turned out to be the extra scene in the credits that introduces X-men: Days of Future Past. Whoa, nelly! That little tid bit was worth the price of admission alone.

It wasn’t all bad though. I could watch Wolverine fight all damn day, and the last half hour when he hit his stride was everything I was looking for in this movie. I also liked the fact that it wasn’t about the mutants this time. No mutant issues, mutant politics, blah blah blah that has been way over done in previous installments. They were who they were and they were accepted as such. I hope more of the following stories follow suite.

There was some good humor and the action was impeccable but with the slow story it’s hard to get into it. Not this summer’s best but far from it’s worst.  A decent addition to the franchise with much more promised ahead.

BY - July 31st, 2013 - Movie Reviews - Leave a comment

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger (2013)

Gore Verbinski

Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the order prescription viagra untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Remember about six months ago when all the trailers were coming out for summer and everything looked like magic unicorns and link for you puppies? Yeah, I miss that too. It’s better than the gnawing disappointment.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, is probably one of the most perfect movies ever made. It had the perfect balance of everything, and was incredibly original (at the time). Of course, this lead to high hopes for Lone Ranger. It’s the same damn people after all. But alas there was little satisfaction to be found.

The premise of the story isn’t complicated, yet it gets completely buried underneath numerous, meaningless sub plots, history lessons and a total lack of continuity. I felt like certain scenes were missing in the connective tissue of the story and yet there were whole sections that were better left on the editing room floor. This is especially true for the romance, as it never really makes sense and seems totally inconsequential. Also, I know the wild west was a truly sucky place and violent by nature, but for a Disney movie I found this to be overly violent and gory. To the point of distracting.

Depp is one of the greatest character actors, ever, and it’s no different here. Taking a bizarre character and actually taking a step back with him, the subtle humor and stoic-ness play off the bumbling John Reid perfectly. Proof that he can do flamboyant as well as nuanced.

Even with all the issues of this movie, the last half hour nearly made up for the whole show. Backed by the William Tell Overture and busting up the bad guys on Silver, it was the Lone Ranger in all his glory. It just took two hours to get there.

Almost worth the price of admission for the finale but really only a renter.

BY - July 11th, 2013 - Movie Reviews - Leave a comment