8 Superhero Movies You Should Watch

8 Superhero Movies You Should Watch

Not every movie can be 'The Avengers' or 'The Guardians of the Galaxy' -- but there are a lot (okay, eight) superhero movies that you likely haven't seen, but should. Here's my rundown of overlooked films.

Film Review: Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist

This movie review was written under duress.

My best friend (and wayback Street Fighter sparring partner) Will of Will's Free Swim has been assailing me with near daily letters ever since the announcement that CapCom had greenlighted a (non-shitty) live-action Street Fighter web movie.

Will dared me to review the web series in the unlikely event that it didn't suck.

And here we are.

Movie Rating: 
7

Film Review: Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla is back!

And this time the film is 100% Matthew Broderick free!

Movie Rating: 
7

Trekkers Get LCARS Mechanical Keyboard Keyset

Galaxy Class Keycap Set

To buy one of these keycap sets requires that you join a 'groupbuy' -- if enough people join, then the keycap set is manufactured and everyone gets their set. There's a new set out that I thought deserved mention: the GALAXY CLASS keycap set, now available from PIMPMYKEYBOARD.com.

On Arcologies

SimCity 2000

Ok, so it's been far, far too long since I posted anything -- and yet I continue to pay for hosting, so it's time I wrote something again. There's an article about an architect planning on building a building based upon the shaped of a dragonfly wing here. From the article, the building would feature urban farming:

Smorgasboard, October 2013 edition

This is a drive by announcement. I am back. Not that I was ever really gone, just captivated by an extended baseball season in Pittsburgh for the first time since Krog and I were freshmen at Penn State. Ok, so that's not the whole reason for by perceived invisibility, but it sounded good at the time.

I will make this a smorgasboard of posts, touching on several brief topics that had I attempted separate posts for them all would never see the light of day:

Pennsylvania: 

Film Review: Man of Steel

Man of Steel

 Krypton had its chance, so says the almost never-named Superman during one of his confrontations with General Zod in this new outing. From one point of view, you might agree with him; what place does Superman have in this modern world of gloomy, introspective Batmen and billion-dollar Avengers? Poor old Kal-El is too good, too god-like, too selfless and uncomplex to really grab. He is, for want of a better word, bland; even with his dead parents and lost world. He needs interesting villains and less interesting weaknesses to make his stories stand out.

Movie Rating: 
9

Film Review: The Whisperer in Darkness

The Whisperer in Darkness

'The Whisperer in Darkness' tells the tale of folklorist and professor, Albert Wilmarth, who is skeptical of tall tales detailing strange creatures living in the deep hills of rural Vermont. After losing a public debate with Charles Forte (colorful editor of The Fortean Times, a journal devoted to bizarre theories and cryptozoological investigations) Wilmarth decides to investigate the stories by visiting a colleague who lives in the Vermont backcountry.

Movie Rating: 
9

Film Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit:: An Unexpected Journey

The prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy films, The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming hobbit who finds adventure with a group of dwarves on a quest to reclaim their ancestral home. Unsure of himself, Bilbo comes to realize that he's more adventurous than he ever realized.

Also starring Radagast the Brown Wizard.

Movie Rating: 
8

Film Review: The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

A continuation of the Rodbert Ludlum-inspired universe first seen in The Bourne Identity; The Bourne Legacy stars Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, another member of the top secret government project known as TREADSTONE. Not a reboot of the original trilogy of films, this film references the events of the earlier films heavily. Flashy and action-packed, Renner carries the film, despite the now-leaden, predictable and boring premise.

Movie Rating: 
6

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