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Thor: The Dark World - Film Review: Could Even Be A Date Movie

Lars Hindsley
By Lars Hindsley Fri 8 Nov 2013 12:59 AM EST
Category: Film Reviews | 2858 Views
Three Dangers

(DL) – Thor scores a SOLID three out of five Dangers breaking the sophomore sequel pitfall not overworking its debut characters. The family dynamic of Loki and Thor continues without wearing itself out. Understanding these characters motivation and maturity between Thor, The Avengers and now Thor: The Dark World becomes a sub-plot if not the real story. After all, we know in super hero movies, there will always be outrageous threats to humanity, but how often do we get to follow the lives of characters we want to invest ourselves in? Before you become sold that Thor: The Dark World is more a drama in this description than it is an action blockbuster, also be advised it could be sold as a romantic comedy. Okay, this is a play on words. There is of course the continuing romance of Thor and Jane Foster. That thread alone is not funny. What is funny is the entire movie. Aside from the opening prologue, there are sight gags, call backs, and a litany of visuals, banter and satirical innuendos throughout the film. Yes even the fight scenes have occasional laughs. There's even one last visual gag after the film (no spoiler!) The title of Thor: The Dark World is truly misleading. If there is any flaw to the story it's that you enjoy it so much you don't concern yourself with the threat. What you are getting is a comic book come to life. A genuine escape from reality that doesn't take itself too seriously.

When it comes to the core Avenger characters, Marvel's celluloid universe has become as cohesive and as deftly independent as the original sister print universe. Now if only Thor can avoid the final hurdle of director burnout in part three of super hero trilogies. Examples? What do I mean? Look at Spider-Man 3 and Ironman 3. There was even X-Men 3. Where each started with energy, originality and passion, the last installment in each case felt lifeless. Let's just be happy that part two Thor is a great ride free of false tension that perhaps is only oversold in the title. Thor: The Dark World. Neither the story nor the atmosphere is dark. In fact in today's all inclusive geek society, it could be sold as a date movie. Despite a few telegraphed comedic bits, the overall bounty satisfies. Action? Just right. The action scenes are played out with purpose, ebbing and flowing between the build ups. There is no major crescendo, so you don't feel over-hyped. Thor: The Dark World isn't over sold, and works just a perfectly as its monthly print comic book counterparts. This Thor fits in perfectly enabling him to dance as a solo act and a member of the Avengers. 

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Enders Game - Film Review: Good, Now End It.

Lars Hindsley
By Lars Hindsley Tue 5 Nov 2013 2:06 AM EST
Category: Film Reviews | 3197 Views
Three Dangers

(DL) – Well paced, interesting lead up, and twisted end, Enders Game works as a legitimate sci-fi space epic, but doesn't leave you wanting more.

As an uninitiated and not having read the 1985 Nebular award winning novel Enders Game, all that I knew going into the film Enders Game was that a young man Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) was groomed through apparent video game dexterity to battle an entire enemy species (the Formics) and save humanity. This alone told me Enders Game was best viewed with family....Read more...

Delaware's Legendary Halloween Loop Night - The Ultimate Halloween Party for Adults

Lars Hindsley
By Lars Hindsley Sun 6 Oct 2013 3:43 PM EST
Category: Lifestyle | 5270 Views
(DL) – Where do all those girls in sexy-Halloween costumes wear them? Loop Night! This is your complete guide and history to Wilmington Delaware's Halloween Loop on Loop Night held each year on or around Halloween. Everything you need to know about Loop Night is detailed.

Once you finish this article, jump over to DangerManXX on YouTube to watch Halloween Loop Night coverage by Lars Hindsley a.k.a. DangerMan from present and past Loop Nights. 
Sexy Girl Halloween Outfits
There are places across the world to be certain times of the year. New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro bring to mind Mardi Gras. Germany has Oktoberfest, Black Rock City has Burning Man, Pamplona features Running of the Bulls, and Wilmington, Delaware has the Halloween Loop. Nothing breaks down barriers in inhibition like an event that puts you in a spirited mood. If you've never heard of Wilmington Delaware's Halloween Loop, this event will now join your life experience bucket list for certain. ...Read more...

Why Do We Love?

Lars Hindsley
By Lars Hindsley Thu 26 Sep 2013 6:50 PM EST
Category: Philosophy | 2910 Views
(DL) – It's been said that love is patient, kind... blah blah blah. Love is many things, ultimately love is a hard word. It's hard to come by, hard to find, hard to accept, hard to follow  ...it's hard! A hard word is hard to define. A word such as love begs the great question of why do we love?

It's important as we begin this excercise you accept that love is love, it's not desire. It's not something that makes you feel close to one person emotionally and desire another sexually. The love here is true love. The love that if you get it right – you will never leave that person. What inside of us makes us want a love like that?

The shortest answer is we love that we may be loved. Seems like a cruel answer. It reads like some smart ass didn't want to give a better explaination, all you need is clarity to the statement. There are reasons. Before they are given let's identify the common thread through them all. After all, anthropologist Hellen Fisher, author of Why We Love answers this question based on instinctive brain systems. She breaks down the anatomy. For Hellen the answer to why we love is stated as the presence of motivation, there is a craving, there is obsession. But let's not call love something we are motivated to do, or crave or obsess over. The real question is why do we crave, why do we obsess? What is it that love makes us so motivated. Here are the answers to why we love from an entirely different point-of-view. Why do we love?
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You've Never Played Paintball? Before Paintball 101

Lars Hindsley
By Lars Hindsley Fri 16 Aug 2013 12:29 AM EST
Category: Paintball | 4443 Views
(DL) – This article is the first in a series for beginner paintball players. Here we begin with the true first time paintball experience. We will begin with your first experience. Take what you learn here to your first game of paintball and return to read more when you know you have an interest in learning how to play paintball better.

Before we begin let me warn you. If you have not ever played paintball you are about to have the most memorable day of paintball in your paintball career. No future experience in the sport may ever be as fun as your first time at paintball.
Paintball Player with hit on maskPAINTBALL IS NOT AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB

Paintball is not a complicated sport. I've always maintained, it's not the gun - it's the shooter. You are going to find out quick in a hurry, you are not out-gunned on the paintball field. The ability to shoot lies in the hands of anyone. 

Anyone.

Tall, short, skinny, fat, young, old, male, female - no one can outrun a paintball. This should tell you that you are not going out on your first day to get trounced. 

So many of us are intimidated by what we see before we play.  Search Youtube and you'll find high-speed games, and well-equipped players talking in lingo that makes you feel like you could never belong. Don't expect to encounter these players on your first day of paintball.  Stay with me as I ease you into a world that you will not only be excited to be a part of, but you will find you do belong.
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