Saturday, December 25, 2010

Reid Review: 'Tron: Legacy' Movie

Merry Christmas! This week, Santa came early to give me tickets to watch Disney's "Tron: Legacy" in theaters. I went to see it without reading any movie reviews beforehand so I wouldn't have any preconceived ideas about it.

If you haven't watched it, the Internet Movie Database describes the storyline as follows: "Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous."

This movie is a sequel to the 1982 movie "Tron," and it's good to see that Jeff Bridges returned as Kevin Flynn. I broke the review down into five aspects:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Long List of Science Fiction Magazines

There are plenty of science fiction magazines (online and/or print) that you have yet to discover. I wanted to list all of the magazines I'm familiar with, but I found a list online that was much greater than mine. So I'll link to the website, instead.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

WikiLeaks vs. Pirated Books

Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, which has been disclosing classified U.S. information, has been in the news lately, and a comment from Navanethem "Navi" Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, caught my attention.

According to The Associated Press article written by Raphael G. Satter and Jill Lawless and published on on Thursday, Dec. 9, under the headline "WikiLeaks Supporters Wage Cyber Wars", "The U.N.'s top human rights official raised the alarm Thursday over officials' and corporations' moves to cut off WikiLeaks' funding and starve it of server space — something she described as 'potentially violating WikiLeaks' right to freedom of expression.'"

By this logic, if companies are not allowed to sever ties with individuals and companies that are using their service for illegal activity, than that causes quite a few problems.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Doctor Who: 'A Christmas Carol' Preview

In full disclosure, I'm not a huge fan of Doctor Who, possibly because I haven't watched enough episodes, but the show deserves praise, nonetheless, for being the longest running science fiction TV show in the world. Its 47th anniversary passed Nov. 23.

Since Christmas is near, I thought it would be fitting to show a trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special, "A Christmas Carol," which can be seen below. Perhaps I should watch the episode when it comes out since I've been out of the Doctor Who loop for quite some time.

What are your opinions of the show?

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