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Immortals (2011) Movie Review

As a mythology buff, I was eagerly anticipating the release of Immortals. It is based on Greek mythology, specifically, the story of Theseus. This movie was created by the same team that brought us the movie 300. The 300 movie was one of my favorites when it came out, and I was hoping that Immortals wouldn’t disappoint. Read moreRead more


2008 Ford Fusion Review

You know the old saying, “Better late than never?” That applies today as I’m going to review my 2008 Ford Fusion. When I was looking for a car back in the winter of 2008, many cars came to mind. The Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and the Acura TL. During my search, however, none of them felt quite as comfortable as the 2008 Ford Fusion. Read moreRead more


The Gracious Few – Review

In this day and age it is hard to imagine a band that is influenced by seventies music actually sounding good. It has become a good tradition to name famous people as influences just in order to sell CDs. So of course it comes as a surprise that someone can still pull it off, still be influenced by somebody without the music sounding like something for a plagiarism case, or without sounding dated. The Gracious Few seem to pull that off quite nicely. They definitely pay homage to a widely enjoyed genre but still manage to keep their sound ‘up to date.’ To put it simply, its rock, its good and its worth listening to. Read moreRead more


Australian Pink Floyd’s Stellar Classic Rock Gems

Photo Courtesy of Steve Trager

They have wowed audiences across the globe with their brilliant lights, sound, and recreation of a stellar tribute to Pink Floyd. This ultimate live touring band known as Australian Pink Floyd have truly captured every classic rock gem that have become a staple in their shows year after year that have spanned music generations and concert fanatics that endure a spectacle of a live show which is nothing short of greatness. Year after year, Australian Pink Floyd have dominated the majority of their show with a complete album of choice and tossing in some prime classics at the end of the shows. Read moreRead more


RED (2010) Movie Review

If you enjoyed the A – Team, The Losers and the Bucket List, this is the movie for you.  Red is based on a DC Comic which is about really old, over the hill ex government operatives who are trying to live normal lives.  Bruce Willis plays Frank Moses, a retired CIA covert operative living in suburbia who is clearly bored with his new lifestyle.  He spends his days eating alone and trying to woo a woman named Sarah from the pension office (Mary – Louise Parker).   It turns out that someone wants Frank killed, and one night there is a massive assault on his home. Frank may be old, but he still has moves. He easily wipes out the crew of well armed hit men and sets off to find out who wants him dead. Read moreRead more


Brandon Flowers Flamingo (2010) Album Review

Brandon Flowers, the keyboard player and singer of the famous band, the Killers, publicized that he was going to become a solo act on April 29, 2010. He left the Killers and subsequently released his debut solo album entitled “Flamingo”. Read moreRead more


Resident Evil Afterlife (2010) Review

It is rare that a video game becomes a successful movie franchise. There have been many attempts which have generally resulted in failure. The Super Mario movie was mediocre, as was the star studded Street Fighter translation. The Tomb Raider movies have seen some success, but that was mainly generated by the presence of Angelina Jolie. One of the most successful video game translations has been the Resident Evil franchise. Capcom’s survival horror game has been turned into 3 entertaining movies. The newest one, Resident Evil Afterlife, continues the trend. Read moreRead more


Metroid: Other M (Wii) Review

I have always been a fan of Nintendo’s Metroid games. Back in the day, other side scrolling games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario were very cartoonish, and all about running through levels as fast as you could, jumping on top of bad guys to knock them out. The original Metroid was way ahead of its time. It was a darker, more serious gaming experience. It featured a heroine named Samus Aran who navigated the galaxy in a futuristic space suit, and blew her enemies away with a big blaster. Read moreRead more


Eminem’s Recovery Tour: Eminem, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Live at Comerica Park

A good friend of U Be the Critic recently traveled to Detroit to see Eminem’s first show of his new “Recovery” tour. The show took place at Comerica Park a couple of weekends ago. For Eminem, a Detroit show is a homecoming for the rapper who grew up close to Comerica in Detroit’s “8 Mile”. It was a highly anticipated event. People paid hundreds and hundreds of dollars for a chance to see Eminem live.  He performed many of the hits from his new album, Recovery.  He also performed some of his older hits.  For many lifelong fans, it was their first glimpse of Eminem live in action.  He didn’t dissappoint!   He brought a stellar supporting cast with him for the show.  Check out the pictures here! Read moreRead more


Ultimate Critic Contest: Its All About the HITS!

We have STARTED our very first contest on September 1st 2010.

1. Trey Songz Album Review
2. Beauty Talk: Smashbox review
3. Mike Komisarek EB Games NHL 11 Launch

We are looking for the best bloggers, reviewers, and critics out there on the web! Anyone can enter!
All you have to do is post a blog on the site at any time in September. Place it in the appropriate category, put a nice picture, a video, whatever you like… Read moreRead more