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This set of home release reviews comes a little later than expected, since I had originally planned to have this up over the Bank Holiday Weekend. But no matter, here they are! Coming towards the end of the cinematic releases from 2012 that recently released on Blu Ray, there is nonetheless some quality to be found in them. And indeed one of which, just might sneak…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on May 8, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments
Finally! It is time for me to look back at the past year's releases and pick out those that stood out the most, and were my picks for 2012. It turned out to be a far more interesting year for movies than I'm expecting anyone would have previously assumed, with many of Hollywood's smaller releases turning out to be the stand out choices. We also saw some fine…Continue
Another weekend, and another new episode to take a look at, which also is the last one of 2012. And it is another occasion for the young dragon Spike to take centre stage in a way, and it is always interesting to see what the writers make for him as a character that is slightly separated from the Mane Six. This episode certainly added some elements to his overall character, but…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on December 30, 2012 at 4:58pm — No Comments
The Christmas festivities are (almost) at an end, the cupboards are looking much emptier of the excessive food and booze than before, and I'm at what will probably be the last theatrical release I will see in 2012. And oh man... did Hollywood save something really special for it tonight with Aang Lee's newest visual epic feature. Not having read the book I…Continue
It's almost Christmas time, and I'm sure for most of us the festivities are well in movement now. (I'm already enjoying a Guinness while writing this) And it seems like good timing for an Applejack episode to air that focuses on her family, but not in a "understanding to appreciate our families" way. Instead, it's simply remembering to share good times together, and I can certainly…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on December 23, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments
We're coming towards the end of 2012 (in whatever shape or form that may manifest itself to be) and these could well be the last home release Blu Rays I check out before 2013. It rounds up to a total of around 50 films I have seen this year, so can these make a significant impact on the list? Well the answer to that is both yes and no, and not out of…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on December 18, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments
We're about halfway through this season now, and it looks like we're entering the character-focus segment with this one placing attention on Rainbow Dash. If you have seen previous episodes, you will probably notice that this bears a lot of resemblance to "Sonic Rainboom" which turned out to be one of the…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on December 15, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments
And so here we are once again, back in the familiar and wondrous world of Tolkien, and one that I am very happy to visit once more. As far as epic fantasies go, the original Lord of the Rings Trilogy is hard to beat for scale, adventure, and a fantastic conversion from word to picture. However this weekend we are about to set out on a…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on December 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Before I begin tonight, let me first apologise for the lack of a review to last week's episode. It was a very hectic week over here, combined with the fact that the livestream crashed for several minutes while I was watching it. It wouldn't have been fair to give a fragmented review so sadly, I won't have time to return to it.
But hey, it happens, and rather than dwell on it,…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on December 9, 2012 at 5:52pm — No Comments
It is time once again for me to cast an eye at some of the recent home releases, or to put it more simply, those films that I missed out in the cinema. And once again, I have taken two titles from completely different ends of the spectrum, so you at least can't blame me for not having variety. With that, let's have a look first at Aardman Studio's festive…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on November 27, 2012 at 5:50pm — No Comments
It's been a point that I have made quite a few times before now, but the episodes which focus upon the "Cutie Mark Crusaders" tend to feel rather flat for me. They are specifically aimed at the young audience and thus play it very safe in terms of story construction and complexity. Today's episode, despite having some interesting inclusions, did follow…Continue
I've been waiting with a lot of anticipation to see this movie ever since hearing the Spill review, but for quite some time I was in fear that it wouldn't make it to my local cinema. Luckily they had the good taste to bring it in this weekend, and I have the chance to see what is also, my first Ben Affleck directed-movie. And even before we delve into it, I can happily report that the praise for…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on November 18, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Time for this week's review and, due to either a technical error or some fondness from The Hub, the latest episode was on iTunes before the TV airing. Which gave me the opportunity to *cough* see it on YouTube *cough* and write this review earlier than usual.
So, what was it about? Well, this episode was…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on November 17, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Well, it feels like it's been a long time since Season 2 wrapped up, but the show returned this weekend with a two-episode special. It's hard to hide my happiness at seeing it back on screens, despite any criticism thrown at the fans the show remains great fun to watch and review. Never before has there been more attention on Hasbro's surprise success…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on November 11, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Today it's time to look at two new home releases of films that seemed to go without any cinematic release here in Ireland. I've waited since late Summer to check these out and only now had the chance to do so. Both made for some interesting viewing but for vastly different reasons, so to kick things off let's first have a look at Killer Joe.
Added by nkWhiteStar on November 4, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments
You know, sometimes things just happen at the same time that are just wonderful to behold. In this case, it was watching the brilliant Loading Bar playthrough for this title, and then discovering it was completely free on Playstation Plus... just the screenshots alone had me excited so I eagerly finished the…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on October 21, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments
Well, my trips to the cinema remain very sparse lately, (blame the lack of funds and all that) but I did get the chance to check out some more recent home releases this weekend. But will either of these films get the thumbs up? (You can probably guess the answer to that already, but let's check them out anyway, shall we?
First up is the second…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on September 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Time to do something a little different for this blog entry, and to take a look at a recently released PSN title. This was offered for free to Playstation Plus subscribers as part of the "Instant Game Collection" and is.... strange to say the least.
In essence, it is a cross-screen space shooter combined with a…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on September 12, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments
Once again, it's time for me to delve into the week's newest home releases, all three of which I missed out on seeing in the cinema. And wow... this blog post's films are pretty special. You probably heard them discussed very well on this week's "Remote Viewing", so you will know already what I have to say. But nonetheless, I'll give my viewpoints on the matter, despite them most likely being a bit more... "simplified".…Continue
It's been a long time since I've covered some new home releases, and the freshness of these ones is debatable. Add to that how wildly different they are from each other, and this should be a rather interesting entry. I can tell you right now that one of these just might sneak into my Top Ten list for 2012... only time will tell on that front, so for now, let's start…Continue
Added by nkWhiteStar on August 30, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments