Author Archives: Cameron Manavian


It wasn’t so long ago that a single year could produce more than one film that could be put on a shelf amongst the greats. The most recent example is 2007, with “No Country for Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood” standing proud as prime exhibits of creative force and the possibilities of a year in film that shines a light on more than one masterpiece. But even these seemed two amongst thousands in an otherwise standard year.


Set in the mid 19th century, “13 Assassins” follows a group of samurai warriors, a title which itself is fading in respect and necessity, who attempt to kill a sadistic Lord Naritsugu before he has a chance to take the throne and plunge the country into violence, death and despair. After Naritsugu ruthlessly kills innocent citizens, even taking to rape and dismemberment, Shinzaemon, a man well practiced in the fleeting way of the samurai, is brought in to council and eventually lead the small rebellion against the Lord’s tyrannical rule.


Torrid, emotionally enlightening and voraciously realistic, “Blue Valentine” thrives on life and creates an in-depth and profoundly enveloping portrait of a young, contemporary couple portrayed by the enigmatic Ryan Gosling and the always unraveling and talented Michelle Williams.


With the rate that films enter and exit a theater, it comes as no surprise that a good film will often go unrecognized. Such was the case with “Cedar Rapids” a slow burner of a film that starts methodically but slowly and relentlessly builds into a raucous and hilarious ride through the titular city.


Here is a set of functions that you can use to format, validate, and “clean up” URLs that come from user input, databases, or even variables.


For the uninitiated, Guild Wars 2 is an MMORPG that will be a free-to-play (after purchasing a copy of the game) and looks to be an exciting new choice for many disenfranchised MMO gamers.


Have you seen this awesome music video made by a gaming fan and skilled artist named Zarla?


The violent, sexualized MMO switches to the free-to-play model. Will it help Conan and the Hyborian’s stay alive?


Check out our list of the top ten bad guys that you can play as in video games.


We present the ultimate guide to trading movies to watch with your woman – a chart that can tell you exactly what you have to sit through in order to make her watch one of your favorite movies.


Using the help of three major fans, the Muppets must reunite in order to save their studio from a greedy oil tycoon.


Take a look at this video that show Tyrion repeatedly slapping Joffrey upside the head.


With the brand new NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor, a beastly CPU that will give the Samsung Android Tablet a pretty substantial upgrade, the new Samsung Galaxy looks to become a large jump for the mobile device market. Plus it’s lighter and more energy efficient!


Some of these songs are just so exciting that they make you start grooving in your chair, and their videos are equally worthy of your attention. You might even see a video for a song that you haven’t heard before! Check them out.


Sometimes you just seem to find music by pure luck or random timing. Here are eight great groups and artists that have been found in roundabout ways that you should listen to!


With every big hit or blockbuster movie that comes out, fans and movie buffs alike quote scenes like they’re Shakespeare. But often the exact lines get a bit miffed, perhaps jumbled in the process or misused in a reference, creating a sort of telephone-game like phenomenon.

Here are ten movie lines that are repeatedly mis-repeated, and the correct lines as they were originally spoken in the films they came from.


Online radio is the best thing ever. It’s far superior to FM radio, and for great reason. But why do they keep letting me down?


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