Tag Archives: 2009

Alex’s Halloween Countdown, Day 3

13 Oct

Carriers (2009) I mostly wanted to see this movie because I kinda have a man crush on Chris Pine (c’mon… he’s Captain Kirk), but I’m also genuinely afraid of pandemic scenarios. Nothing is truly scarier than an invisible and virulent plague that strikes without warning, decimates the population before the world’s governments can properly react, [...]

Star Trek 2009 Review Added to Archive

7 Mar

Since I was writing about J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek in my Top 10 Movies of 2009 post, I decided to upload the review I wrote of it on Facebook last year. The review was part of a pointless countdown of all eleven Star Trek films I was doing at the time, the rest of which [...]

Alex’s Best of 2009, Day Two- Television

7 Jan

The endless arbitrary ranking of pop culture continues- today I count down the best ten episodes of television I saw this year. And I should warn you, HEAVY SPOILER ALERT. If you have any interest in watching any of these shows, particularly BSG, do not read this. Do something productive with your life- like reading [...]

Alex’s Best of 2009, Day One- Videogames

15 Dec

As you all know, I love lists. So you can imagine how much I love this time of year, when every critic, blogger, or dude with an internet connection capable of typing makes their “Best Of” lists for the past year. The holidays may be stressful, stupid and corporatized, but end of year lists are [...]

Alex's Comic-Con Adventure- Day Three

30 Jul

SUNDAY I was hoping Sunday would be a little more low-key than the previous two days, and naturally assumed that it wouldn’t be as crowded, as most people (including myself) were boarding planes back home sometime thad day, and there weren’t any big panels scheduled. I was totally wrong. The place was still packed. Fortunately, [...]

Alex's Comic-Con Adventure- Day Two

29 Jul

SATURDAY Saturday was pretty much “Panel Day” for me, as I spent the majority of my time at the convention center sitting in on a variety of panels. It occurred to me as I awoke that two hours might not be enough time to get into the LOST panel, so I rushed to get out [...]

Alex's Comic-Con Adventure- Day One

28 Jul

FRIDAY, a.k.a. “Star Wars Day” Since I was just a young whippersnapper of 15 or 16 years I first dreamt of going to the eden that is Comic-Con. Every year I would tell myself, “Some day I’ll go. Some day I’ll have money and I’ll go to Comic-Con and my life will be complete.” But [...]

Alex's Comic-Con Adventure- The Journey

27 Jul

This will be the first in a four-part series detailing my experience at Comic-Con 2009 over the weekend, starting with a retelling of the flight to San Diego. THURSDAY Just by boarding my plane I knew I was headed to Comic-Con. As I got in my seat I spotted a fat geeky guy wearing a [...]


22 Jul

At around 3 PM this afternoon, my mom called me from work to inform me that she had used her air-miles to buy me a round-trip ticket to accompany her to Comic-Con 2009 in San Diego. THIS MAY BE THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. The only downside is that I won’t be able to [...]