Author Archive: Barry Meyer

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

| February 16, 2010

The story is the same every time: boy is the son of Poseidon and he must save the world before it is too late. Today’s superhero is a naïve teenager with powers. Move over Harry Potter. Edmund, get a tan. Whatever happened to the hero of yesterday? He is lost, somewhere, probably too busy to […]

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The Murder of Mary Magdalene

The Murder of Mary Magdalene

| February 2, 2010

A conspiracy theory is just like a stale potato chip. It’s tough to chew on and one is never enough. The average American is known for eating fattening foods, while sitting on the couch, watching television. It is a conspiracy. Television has poisoned our minds. Who would have thought that all of those Pringles commercials […]

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The Book of Eli

The Book of Eli

| January 20, 2010

Caution: Reviews can f-up a perfectly good ending. It is the same story each time: a world ruined by chaos and destruction and only a happy few get to live through it all. There is nothing better than the smell of famine and disease. Ah yes, the apocalypse. Those eccentric screwballs had it right all […]

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Blu-ray Disc – The Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

Blu-ray Disc – The Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

| January 5, 2010

The family construct has changed, but one thing is certain and has remained constant. Families who laugh, cry and fight together through cold and stormy weather, hunger and loss somehow always manage to stick it out. Yes, they set a high standard. Back then divorce was a bizarre alternative, counseling meant drinking tea and a […]

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AVATAR

AVATAR

| December 18, 2009

Another planet with intelligent life may seem far-fetched to the geek with a microscope stuck to his eye. The phrase, there is no scientific evidence to support such a notion, can be recited with ease by any nerd with a high I.Q. Of course, a mindset like that is just another way to compensate for […]

Paraiso Travel

Paraiso Travel

| December 7, 2009

Men are relentless when it comes to the women they adore. We are blinded by stupidity and a great libido. The resourceful hunters that we are, we venture in the hunt and women, well, like to be chased. A sucker is what you are; a narrow sighted buffoon with no chance of scoring. Yeah, but […]

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The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats

| November 10, 2009

A surreal explanation may seem acceptable to the fanatic, but for the rest of human life, the truth is just a matter of pealing away the lies. Nothing can escape the humbug. If it floats, whales through the night or glows a fluorescent white then it must be paranormal. Phenomenon is a priceless tool for […]

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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

| October 25, 2009

Oh no, another vampire flick. Yes, all of you bloodsuckers out there, you are going to have to wait for the next Twilight installment just a little bit longer. In the meantime, this film about a boy vampire should fulfill your craving. Tired of the same storyline: boy is a vampire, girl falls in love […]

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Greek: Chapter Three

Greek: Chapter Three

| August 26, 2009

Remember those crazy college years? Yeah, it was a drunken good ol’ time. Today, that degree that cost too much in the first place isn’t worth a McDonald’s paycheck. Back then, chugging twenty beers was a menial task and falling asleep in the middle of class meant resting up for a wild party later on […]

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

| July 16, 2009

Not much of a reader. Don’t know the lingo just yet. Well, it can be daunting. A quick course of wizardry 101 at the nearby community college might help. It is a new world filled with magic and wonderful creatures. Star Wars geeks you have been replaced. Light sabers are out. Wands are way cooler. […]

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