If you haven’t seen the wonderful documentary ’Genghis Blues‘, you’re missing out on one of the best music documentaries ever made. Bluesman Paul Pena travels to Tannu Tuva to study and play with the masters of Tuvan throat singing, and it’s just an amazing combination.
As likable as it is, Meet The Robinsons is not a good movie. It never raises a question too complicated for a young audience to understand, and the plot is as straight as an airport runway, but it doesn’t matter. The voice actors and animators inject enough spunk to make it feel like the film just might bounce off of the screen in front of you; which if you do it right, is all that you need to make an entertaining animated film for the family.
There are two tales wrapped up in writer/director Scott Frank‘s The Lookout. The first is about Chris Pratt (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a young man struggling with readjusting his life after an accident leaves him in a diminished mental state. He is helped by an older blind man (Jeff Daniels) and an appointed psychologist (Carla Gugino – who doesn’t get near enough screen time) to try and create a new life for himself, forget his past mistakes and former girlfriend (Laura Vandervoort), come to terms with how his family (Bruce McGill, Alberta Watson, Janaya Stephens, Marc Devigne) now acts around him, and move on with his life.
I know we usually only post online games, but the demo for Puzzle Quest is enough fun for me to break the rules this once. Mixing RPG, multiplayer, and puzzle games, this turn based puzzle fighter actually taxes your strategy skills at the same time as it’s beating up your cognitive logic lobes. Give it a download already, and kiss your weekend goodbye.
Here’s another Geek Fantasy from the good folks at G4. This time it’s a Harry Potter inspired one. There’s also a second one too (thanks to radjac31 for loading these up on YouTube). All nerdom rejoice!
It’s not quite as good Star Wars one in my opinion, though that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it.