Inception – A Review and Spoilers (We explain what the ending means)

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SPOILER ALERT!If you plan on watching Inception, I wouldn’t read any further because this might ruin a piece for you.

Last night, Inception came out. Directed by Christopher Nolan (from Batman), and includes a cast of some pretty awesome characters (click here for a full list at IMDB).

It’s a movie that has a great idea, great directing, and great acting. The idea of inception is pretty simple; people (Leonardo Di Caprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt) go into other people’s dreams to steal important information. Things get complicated when they have to do a job that is impossible. Things start to get confusing, convoluted, and complicated for the characters in the movie, and for the movie goers, it can feel that you’re almost overwhelmed by it at some points, but Director Christopher Nolan does a great job in translating all this craziness on the screen that with the exception of some minor points, you’re pretty much on track with what’s going and not asking yourself (or the people around) “What the hell is going on?!?”.

These are some things I loved about the movie:

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Google TV – A new way of thinking about TV entertainment

Google TV

A replacement for cable? Time will tell

Google being a powerhouse in the IT industry is always looking to extend it’s reach in many areas (communication, advertisement, social networking, gaming, etc…). Some have succeeded like search, email, advertising, and others not so much like Google Wave (depending on who you talk to).  One area that they’re now tapping into is TV. In May, Google announced one of their latest innovations called Google TV. (Click here to view announcement)

Simply put, it’s TV from the internet. In Fall 2010, Google is going to launch Google TV in collaboration with companies like Sony, Logitech, Intel, and the Dish Network. They want to change the way people think about TV. Instead of looking at programs that are scheduled at certain times defined by networks, Google wants users to be able to search/browse through their TVs for programs that they wish to watch.

This is done through one of two ways:

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Apple iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter Review

iPad VGA adapter

This is what it looks like hooked to your iPad

Having moved recently into my new place, a decision was made not to get cable TV. I’d hardly watched any programs anymore, and most of the shows that I do watch is available to me online the next day.

One thing I didn’t get rid of is the internet. In this case,  I own an iPad and I like using it alot and in many ways it has replaced my laptop when it comes to quick browsing. When I need more heavy lifting, like Photoshop, application development, or whatever, I stick with my trusty laptop, but when I’m on the couch laying lazily, the iPad is perfect.

I watch videos on it all the time, particularly Youtube, Netflix, and ABC’s application with their shows in it. Since I have no cable anymore I thought it’d be a great idea to buy the Apple iPad Dock connector to VGA adapter, which I can use to hook the iPad into my 47inch Vizio TV. I used to do this with my laptop and loved it, so why not use the iPad? It’s easier to use, cooler on my coffee table, and it’s not as clunky and clumsy as my laptop when I haul it around.

I was so excited buying the connector for $29. An amazing price for something that I can do so much with. But I was so disappointed when I got home. Here are the reasons why:

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This is How Lost Will End

Lost is what happens to you when you watch the show.

All you Lost fans, this is the biggest spoiler on the earth for you. I’m about to tell you how Lost ends. Yes. I figured it out while I was playing backgammon with my friend the bear who came to visit me for the weekend, while I was staying on a little Island off the coast of nowhere.

I’ll try to explain this as simple as I can.

Locke (the fake Locke, aka MIB) found a loophole that let him kill Jacob, and on his way to get his freedom by winning this game that never ends. We all think that Locke tipped the balance of this game and he’s on his way to win/lose the damn thing because apparently it’s been a tie for thousands of years.

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My Brother Reviews The Wolfman

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

Last weekend my brother went and saw The Wolfman starring Anthony Hopkins and Benecio Del Toro. He gave me a quick review of the movie in a few words that summed it all.

He said “It’s kind of like that movie where the guy gets bit by the spider and turns into Spiderman and it’s all awesome, except that the guy gets bit by a wolf and it sucks.

I just want you all to know that if I was walking in the dark night on a full moon in the middle of a creepy ass forest and a wolfman bit me, next morning, that wolf would end up turning into me.

That means he’ll go out and do some crazy shit in the middle of the night and howl at the moon and won’t remember anything the next day. Except he’ll be hairless, better looking, and more awesome than he’ll ever be.

Twilight Invades Candy Sector

Milking the Twilight cash cow

Every year the whole world goes through one of the most overrated holidays ever. I’m talking about Valentine. This is the time that you’re supposed to set the expectations of your partner and shows you’re “appreciation” and “love”.

I’m not gonna get into the argument about this holiday. All I’m gonna say is this, Twilight found yet another way to cash in on their brand. They’re selling freaking candy with that cheesy pale girl, that kid with the abs and karate moves, and some pale dude who I have no idea why girls dig him. Read more of this post