Monday, March 7, 2011

Weekend Geekitude Update

Had a really great weekend. Thought I would update you on a lot of stuff!

I posted some movie trailers over on the Facebook page. Lot of cool looking stuff coming out.

I watched a few movies:
  • Green Hornet - It was MUCH better than I expected
  • Skyline - It was...okay. Impressive effects, since I heard they were done on a shoestring. Pretty predictable and a good amount of cheese. Fortunately, I don't mind cheese with my alien invasion flick.
  • Tron: Legacy - Really, really cool. My only complaint - as a big fan of the original, I wanted to see more Tron, but at least he was in there. I guess since he is a 20 year old program he would be basically prehistoric in computer years.
  • True Grit (2010) - This was my second time to see it. I love, love, love this movie.
I finished "Bitter Seeds" by Ian Tregillis. Nazi superheroes versus British Warlocks in an alternate history WWII. One word. Awesome!
I finished "Black Wolf #: Metal Monsters of Doom from Granton City Press. Pulp action at its best. This book rocked. I put a more detailed review up on Amazon.
I started "Decision Points" by George W. Bush. Not to wax political, but I will say this - the book is really good. I like to read books by Presidents to get some notion of their views during the time they were in office. I'll keep my politics out of it and just say that I am enjoying the book.
I found a workbook for "Poke The Box" by Seth Godin (It's a free download, so go check it out!). It is a cool inspirational workbook to help encourage us to innovate, create, go, do!

Other stuff:
I cranked up playing Dragon Age: Origins on the Xbox. I want to play Dragon Age 2 when it comes out and I never finished the first game. I like RPGs on the consoles and this is one of the coolest.
My boys and I dusted off our tabletop RPG skills and played some Pathfinder RPG. I haven't done that in a long time, but my sons wanted to give it a try. Still a good time and they had a blast using their imaginations versus using a game controller.


  1. thanks for the solid reviews... but in tron: legacy... i thought tron ended up being in it a lot?

  2. That's a fair point. The Tron character was in there and was a total badass (as he should be). I was hoping to see some young-Boxleitner-as-Tron the way they did with Bridges and Clu. But you are right, they did let us know that Tron kicks butt and was even able to overcome his re-programming at the end. Thanks for keeping me straight!

  3. i too loved this, as it brought me back to a time i once thought was easier and i was a kid. i think tron and the world that tron lived in can be re-booted, since the creator is really on the outside. do you know why they called it "tron"?

  4. I don't know. Do you? That would be a cool piece of trivia to possess.

  5. i always thought it might be "elec"tron"ic" i could be wrong... it works.