12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by their Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks. Leaving their families behind, the team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers. Despite forming an uneasy bond and growing respect, the new allies face overwhelming odds: vastly outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take
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Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this mind-bending action thriller about an experimental government program used to prevent a deadly terrorist attack in downtown
Orlando Overdrive 2018 Review
For a few hours on a Saturday night, I and many other geeks, nerds, and various weirdos (I say this with affection since I’m including myself among them, of course) got to experience a small taste of the old days when Nerdapalooza and Orlando Nerd Fest ruled the summers. Orlando Overdrive returned once again to the newly redesigned Geek Easy. This was my first one, and it really makes me wish I’d gone in the
Geek Music Episode 132: Aramis #2
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk again to Aramis. His latest release is Virtuoso. He’s also released a single, “Pride,” which you should check out. And there should be a new EP to keep an eye out for
Contest: Win Paddington 2 on Blu-ray and DVD!
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. Hilarity and adventure ensue when the book is stolen and Paddington and the Browns must unmask the
Character Spotlight: Jessica Jones
Strong female leads are my favorite to write about. I especially like leads who keep fighting no matter how hard things get. The character in today's article is about as imperfect as you can get. She fights, she drinks, and she seeks the truth. Jessica Jones, I admit, wasn't on my radar until the Netflix show. However, I fell in love with her. It's the spark inside Jessica that keeps her going throughout the dark
Contest: Win Deep Blue Sea 2 on Blu-ray and DVD!
In Deep Blue Sea 2, shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun (Danielle Savre) is invited to consult on a new, top secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant (Michael Beach). She believes the project, performed at a remote, sea-based facility, focuses on extracting shark antibodies to help work toward cures for human diseases. However, Dr. Calhoun is shocked to learn that the company is using unpredictable bull sharks as its test subjects, and Durant has bio-engineered a shiver of highly intelligent, super-aggressive bull sharks. When science meddles with the time-tested process of nature and nurture, the outcome can be
Geek Music Episode 131: BType
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk again to B of BType (that’s now technically the band name, but it’s also still kinda his name so it gets a bit weird). Their latest release is the Grey EP. It’s quite a departure from their usual chip-hop music, but it’s another worthy entry to their
Harmonix has announced next week’s Rock Band releases, which will include a three-song “Crüefest Pack” as well as an additional free song. Here’s what will be on tap: “Down at the Whisky” by Motley Crüe – 80 MS Points ($1) “Time Is Read More
According to USA Today, Rose McGowan will be donning the chainmail bikini to become Red Sonja in Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming revisit of the franchise. The new Red Sonja movie is slated for a 2010 release and will serve as an origin story for the character, surely in hopes Read More
Wanted is hitting theaters this weekend, and this week’s Fan Art Friday is all about one of the stars, Angelina Jolie. Check out some of the cool fan art of her that’s been posted online, and be sure to follow the links back to the original artists to let them know you like their Read More
Joss Whedon has been building a monster ever since the writer’s strike earlier this year, and now that monster has a trailer. It’s called Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and it’s going to be a three part musical series shown on the internet. In the words Read More
Microsoft has announced a new contest that has them partnering with Domino’s Pizza to promote the upcoming film The Dark Knight. By ordering the special Batman-themed items from Domino’s, you’ll have a shot at winning a bunch of cool prizes, including a beyond Read More
As I’ve mentioned in the past, it’s a rare thing these days for me to find a game on the XBLA that I’m willing to drop actual Microsoft points to buy. Ticket To Ride is one game that did manage to pry 800 points from my miserly hands, and it’s a fantastic buy. Read More
Starting today on the XBox 360 and Thursday on the Playstation 3, you’ll be able to download the full album Doolittle by The Pixies, as well as a pack of three songs from Weezer’s new Red Album. Here’s a rundown of exactly what you’ll get and what you can Read More
Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to grab these two new games on the XBox Live Arcade: Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm and Ticket To Ride. The games will be available for the recently standard XBLA price of 800 MS Points ($10) each. Happy Tree Friends is a game adaptation Read More
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is the first band-specific disc release in the series, and the final list of included songs has hit the web. I still think it’s odd that a big portion of the included tracks are not, in fact, by Aerosmith. That aside, here are some of the highlights Read More
Marvel Entertainment previously announced that their upcoming Captain America film is slated for a May 2011 release, in anticipation of the Avengers movie that’s coming soon thereafter. Now it looks like there could be a different sort of superhero battle in theaters, as Read More
Two new Stephen King based series have been solicited from Marvel Comics in the July issue of Diamond Comics’ Previews catalog. The first is the adaptation of the classic novel, The Stand, which I wrote about previously. The comic adaptation is called The Stand: Captain Read More
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