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
Major Nelson at XBox Live has announced that MTV Games, Harmonix, and McDonalds have teamed up for a new Rock Band promotion. Starting tomorrow and running through June 1, two songs a week will drop to 80 points a piece for that week only. Here’s the list of songs and when Read More
In breaking with the previous three movies in the franchise, all rated R, Terminator 4 is shooting for a PG-13 rating. The new rating goal isn’t entirely surprising, given that the successful Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has widened the fanbase on Fox with a TV Read More
EA has announced a new expansion pack for The Sims 2: IKEA Home Stuff. This new pack comes with loads of furniture based on actual IKEA pieces that your Sims now can use to decorate their homes. Here’s the official blurb from EA’s online store: Turn your Sims’ Read More
DC Comics’ Executive Editor Dan DiDio talked with Newsarama about last week’s release of DC Universe Zero and its implications for the DC Universe and the directions of the DC characters. DiDio talks in the interview about what’s going on with Final Crisis, Read More
Last week didn’t see any new games released on the XBox Live Arcade, probably a prudent move as Micrsoft dodged the Grand Theft Auto 4 bullet. GTA4 is still crazily popular, but the Arcade is poking its head back up this week for the release of Wits & Wagers, based on Read More
With the huge success of last weekend’s Iron Man film, it comes as no surprise that Marvel has many more movie adaptations on the way. Marvel released their first quarter earnings for 2008 today, along with the announcements and even release dates for four new films: Marvel Read More
On May 8, Activision will be releasing a new downloadable pack for Guitar Hero III, featuring three tracks from Muse. The songs included in the pack are: Supermassive Black Hole Exo-Politics Stockholm Syndrome The pricing has not been announced just yet, but it should be $6.25 in Read More
Like many, many other gaming console owners, I’ve been spending a lot of time in Liberty City over the past few days. It’s a pretty huge place with a ton of content, streets, buildings, and sights, and it’s easy to miss out on some of the spectacles of the town. Read More
A new trailer for The Dark Knight premiered with Iron Man screenings this weekend, and now it’s online for you to see. Among other things, this trailer gives us a first glimpse of full-on Two Face. Blink and you’ll miss it. The trailer: Link Read More
Carlos LaMuerto is the Black Tarantula, a character created by Tom DeFalco and Steve Skroce as a Spider-Man villain in the late ‘90’s. Lately he’s been showing up in Daredevil after being released from prison, and he’s been trying to clean up his act and Read More
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