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
Sir Ian McKellen has confirmed that he will indeed reprise his role as Gandalf in the new Hobbit adaptation that is being produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Guillermo del Toro. McKellen tells Empire Magazine, “Yes, it’s true. I spoke to Guillermo in the very room Read More
IDW Publishing has announced that they are producing a brand new five-issue comic miniseries based on the 1999 film Galaxy Quest. The series is called Galaxy Quest: Global Warning, and IDW had this to say about the plot: In Global Warning, written by comics veteran Scott Lobdell Read More
Photo by M.J.S. This week there are no new games to download on the XBox Live Arcade. Feel free to speculate about why this may be, but I suspect it has something to do with a fellow named Niko and his cousin’s cab company. Read More
Hitting stores today, Thor: Ages of Thunder #1 is the first part in a serialized graphic novel written by Matt Fraction with pencils by Patrick Zircher and Khari Evans. Existing outside the current Thor continuity, this graphic novel is a fascinating story in that it digs back Read More
The poster for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor has been revealed. The film stars Brendan Frasier, Maria Bello, and Jet Li and is the third Mummy movie (we’re not going to count The Scorpion King). The movie will be in theaters August 1. Source: BadTaste.it Read More
As the rest of the video gaming world is furiously racking up felonies in Liberty City, Rock Band has rolled out three new tracks today. The new songs are available for download individually for 160 MS points ($2) each. Here’s what’s up for grabs: “Zero” Read More
Yexel is a collector from the Philippines whose passion for toys and statues has lead him to build his entire house around his collection. I had the opportunity to ask Yexel a few questions about his toy museum, and here are a bunch of photos of his massive collection. Read More
A new book all about the politics, themes, and impact of Battlestar Galactica is hitting shelves this week. It’s called Finding Battlestar Galactica: An Unauthorized Guide, and it examines BSG from some unique perspectives, including sections such as “Political Read More
Singstar is a big Playstation 2 hit, and it’s hitting the Playstation 3 on May 20 with the launch of the US Singstar Store. The store launch comes as a standalone disc for $40 or as a bundle with two microphones for $60. The initial songlist includes 30 tracks, and a whole Read More
DigitalSpy has a new interview with Anthony Stewart Head, in which they ask him about the status of the much rumored and long delayed spinoff from Buffy the Vampire Slayer that would focus on his character, Giles. Previously he’s mentioned that the spinoff would be produced Read More
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