Nerd Observation: ‘Abduction’ Poster

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Regardless as to how you may feel about the upcoming movie Abduction, you cannot deny that the posters for the movie are a little reminiscent of some other movie posters out there.

I will be the first to admit that many movie posters borrow visual styles from others (“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” I believe is the phrase for this), but considering that I have had to see the billboard for Abduction everyday on my commute, I feel like I have to get this out of my system before I explode.

POSTER #1: The Abduction Identity

Here we have both men running, looking worried and to the side, with perpendicular lines drawing the eye to the name of the film. They’re in a sense mirror images of each other because the placement of the tagline and the direction the actors are looking. When you put them side to side it looks like they’re running from the same thing, which I think is kind of funny. Run, boys, run!

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CONTEST: ‘Covert Affairs’ Prize Pack Giveaway!

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Covert Affairs– a show about a woman kicking butt. Hell yeah! Anne Walker (Piper Perabo) is a CIA trainee who receives a sudden promotion. She speaks seven different languages fluently (not counting English): Italian, Russian, Spanish, German, French, Farsi, and Portuguese.

For this contest, we challenge all of you to test your language skills and win this awesome prize pack!

 1) Custom ‘Covert Affairs’ Nylon Bag
2) Zipbuds Earphones
3) ‘Cover Affairs’ Season 1 DVD Box Set

Wanna know how you can win?

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Book Review: Fallacy by Adam Whitaker

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Fallacy Cover

Fallacy by Adam Whitaker

Fallacy follows the ups and downs in the life of Mortimer Bigsby and those around him. The title is apt in that the story deals with people’s misconceptions of each other and of their own lives and the chaos and occasional beauty that results from those fallacies. There’s a great deal of absurdity, much of it stemming from Mortimer himself, but the book also deals with some serious issues like faith, religion, and abortion.

It was actually the serious subjects that felt most out of place. As a reader I was quite ready to accept the ridiculous things that Mortimer and those around him did. What I had a harder time swallowing were the interjections of what felt directly like the Author’s opinion, not the character’s, about subjects like faith and abortion. It reminded me of War and Peace, when Tolstoy would break from the story and rant about Napoleon and history for a few pages. Unfortunately, in Fallacy, Whitaker remained in character when this happened and it felt incredibly out of sync with the rest of the story.

Where Whitaker succeeded most was in developing his characters. He is quite talented at painting a portrait of who a person is by describing the small things that make up their life. The intricacy of everyone’s relationships and how they change over time is deftly handled. Family gatherings stick out as fine points where characters we see only for a few pages become three-dimensional and you can empathise with them and maybe even pity them for the choices they made that led them to that point in their life.

Overall, I feel Fallacy is a good character study, but suffers from losing focus on that and side tracked by unrelated topics.

THE FUTURE: Nike Air Mag

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If you follow me on twitter or facebook and was awake at around midnight last night, you probably witnessed me freak out over this Gizmodo article: Is Nike Finally Releasing the Shoes Marty McFly Wore in Back to the Future?

Photo taken from Gizmodo.com

I am floored. Thrilled. THRILLED.

I was so excited that I was on the verge of either crying or throwing up. Or both.

Nothing has been ‘officially’ confirmed yet and apparently there is a party going on tonight to an “unveiling”… why was I not invited to this party?!

Check out the teaser video below. UPDATED! Video from sneakernews.com below with a better look at the shoes!

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Torchwood: Miracle Day, Season Finale!

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From the press release:

The season finale of “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” entitled ‘The Blood Line,’ premieres on STARZ on Friday, September 9 at 10pm ET/PT. In the original hour-long episode, the Torchwood team travels across the world on a final, desperate mission, but the Three Families are unstoppable unless a terrible sacrifice is made. Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer) guest stars as The Mother.

From Torchwood: Miracle Day ep 110 "The Blood Line"

Wow, it’s already the season finale and it looks like shit are about to blow up. Who will not survive this season? Captain Jack, you can’t die yet! This show have come a long way since its first season.

Be sure to tune in on Friday, September 9 and watch!

Videos and photos below.

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