Thursday, June 23, 2011

Green Lantern Movie Review.

A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.

Martin Campbell
Greg Berlanti (screenplay), Michael Green (screenplay), and 5 more credits »
Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard

From the trailers, I would never really want to watch this movie after the trailers, but as my friends want to go watch it, I decided to join them. As I've watched all the interesting movies in theaters, there was nothing else to watch.

Firstly, Green Lantern is not my favorite comic book hero, nor is Ryan Reynolds my favorite movie star.

As I've watched Thor not too long ago, I felt that the story was quite similar... After all, its a comic book adaptation.

Green Lantern is an annoying super hero, I felt that the explanation on the powers of the superheros, it did a slightly better job of saying that they heros are powered by "Will" and the enemy is powered by "Fear" instead of "Green" and "Yellow"

Its a fun movie, the effects are pretty ok and the story was fun and enjoyable as long as you do not over analyze the movie.


1) Do not watch this movie with critics... They will nag all the way home and argue in the car.
2) Do not watch this movie with nerds... They will try to analyze the science and somehow try to justify a comic??
3) The purple alien is naked under the "Green Lantern Suit" so when he dies, he dies naked.

Throughout the movie, you see that Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) is simply an annoying prick. Not sure if there was much character development or anything at all, and everything seems pretty predictable.

Not much plot, no imagination, sucky story.

Avoid it and watch it when it comes out on TV.

Even when I watched it with discounted tickets, I felt it was a waste of money.

Overall: 3.5/10

-- Robin Low

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Philips Norelco G370 Hair Trimmer Review

The Philips Norelco G370 All-in-1 Grooming System is a full-size trimmer that is designed to keep your hair, beard, and moustache looking sharp.

I needed a trimmer and got myself a Norelco today, and I was surprised with what I bought. Costing $14.99 at Target, this trimmer comes with a charger and many attachments!

I tested all the attachments and this is what I feel.

The nose hair trimmer and the fine detailer works pretty good for its size. Although the plastic attachments felt a little cheap and flimsy, it worked out pretty well when I used it to shave my sideburns. The results were pretty good.

The trimmer is pretty well shaped and easy to use. Being a low cost trimmer which is cordless and sold with many attachments, this trimmer is surprisingly nice to use.

Although, the finishing and quality of the trimmer may be questionable, I feel that it is good enough for its price, and definitely works great!

Overall, if you are interested in getting a shaver / Trimmer, you should check this one out as it does a good job of trimming, and the price is hard to beat!

Rating: 8.5/10

Pros: Great value for money, Works great!
Cons: Build quality not so good.

-- Robin Low

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Mc Fadden's Pub Review

I was at Mc Fadden's Pub for a few times and for the first time, I actually dined at the Vault in the basement. It is an actual bank vault! Pretty amazing to be there.

I was pretty impressed by the vault, and decided to try out more food and drinks to give a review.

Firstly, I must say again, dining in the vault is pretty cool. I remembered going there before and after having more food, I remembered why I am not there more often.

1) Location:
The location is ok, pretty accessible by the Blue line or Green line train (possibly orange line too) It is right near Haymarket which is a famous touristy place.

2) Atmosphere:
The staff is generally friendly, though the bouncers seemed a little hot headed and unfriendly. It does get crowded, and the service is pretty slow when it does get crowded. The music varies greatly, one moment its great dance music, then its techno, then its hip hop. I don't get the different floors how the music pretty much is random. The place does smell like years of beer on the floor, and does not feel very appetizing. Service, like the music, is pretty random too, sometimes its good, and other times, pretty bad.

3) Food and drinks:
The food here is pretty good, decently priced. Less than $20 per person for a meal! Not bad at all. The drinks may get a little pricey though, for the same price, you can head over to cheers and Hard Rock.

Overall, I would suggest that if you are interested in going there for drinks, don't. Lots of other good places there for a drink that does not smell bad.

However, if you want food at a good price and relatively good tasting, you should check it out.

Overall Rating: 6.5/10

Mc Fadden's Pub
148 State Street, Boston, MA 02109-2506
(617) 227-5100 ‎