Daily Archives: February 14, 2012
The sixth installment of Alctraz introduces us to Paxton Petty (James Pizzinato), an explosives expert who had planted mines in various locations throughout San Francisco. We’re first introduced to Paxton in 1960, when a young Emerson Hauser is escorting him to Alcatraz. Dr. Lucy Sangupta and Warden James arrive on the dock to receive the new prisoner and we find out that Paxton still has remaining bombs hidden in the city waiting to explode. The Warden assures Paxton that their team will find his remaining mines by any means necessary. Before they head into the prison Hauser and Lucy have a bit of a nervous exchange where it’s obvious that Hauser has the hots for her. Back to present day – the much older Emerson Hauser watches over Lucy who is still in a coma and plays some music for her. A doctor enters Lucy’s hospital room to tell him that she has not shown any improvement and is wondering if Lucy had ever mentioned any DNR instructions. Read the rest of this entry
To say that Mario and Princess Peach are the perfect couple would be somewhat of an overstatement. The perpetually-in-peril Peach (say that five times fast) is constantly in need of rescuing, and it usually falls on the broad shoulders of the plumber-turned-hero Mario to save her, making their relationship one of necessity than of romance. They’ve never shared more than a peck on the cheek. However, they are one of the most intertwined couples in all of video game history, and my choice for favourite video game couple.
I was skeptical. I didn’t think it would be any good. I figured it was a cash grab. I was wrong. Well, it might still be a cash grab, but a darn groovy one at that.
Add It To The Collection: We all know that A Different Kind Of Truth is the first Van Halen album since 1984 to reunite lead singer and ring leader David Lee Roth with the Van Halens; brothers Eddie, Alex and Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, who is doing an admirable job making me forget about original bassist Michael Anthony. If you divide Van Halen in to three eras – (i) Roth (ii) Sammy Hagar or Van Hagar and (iii) Gary Cherone or Van Xtreme – this would technically be the band’s seventh album with Roth on vocals. More importantly, this would be the follow-up to VH’s incredible crossover, breakthrough masterpiece 1984 which played out perfectly in arenas, stadiums, schoolyards, backyards and on old Sony Walkmen. I actually remember going to a roller-skating birthday party at the age of 10 and “Jump” being played three times as we barrelled around the rink. If there’s an iconic moment of the early 1980’s, for me it’s the image of Roth karate-kicking his way in to living rooms across the continent via MTV.