Movie poster for Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy hits the ground running, picking up soon after the original left off. Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) is now CEO of Encom with a young son in tow named Sam (Garrett Hedlund). The two appear to share a tight bond, with the elder Flynn sharing the stories of his exploits with his son as bedtime stories. However, that bond is tested when K-Flynn goes missing after a night at the ‘office.’

Sam is then forced to grow up without a father, taking a path similar to Bruce Wayne from Batman Begins. He’s an adrenaline-junky with a devil-may-care attitude as well as a computer genius (because computer skills are hereditary?).

So anyways, through some way or another, Sam gets transported to The Grid – where the user is no longer a friend to programs. Sam gets captured immediately and does a lot of the same stuff his dad did in the original movie, i.e., the “games,” the motorcycle racing, stuff like that.

Sam also encounters various characters during his stay in the computer world, including Clue (digitally remastered HD Jeff Bridges), Quorra (Olivia Wilde), and ultimately his own father. Anyways, a bunch more shenanigans ensue… the end.

Tron: Legacy is very nice to look at, and the soundtrack fits really well with the feel of the movie, but does it offer audiences anything new to the Tron storyline? Sadly, no.

The original Tron was fun and different. The ideas presented in it may be dated by today’s standards, but that doesn’t take away the entertainment of the film. Legacy has all the looks of the original, but none of its charm.

Jeff Bridges was really Jeff Bridges-y too. The use of the word man… was almost too much to take.

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irvin kershner

Director Irvin Kershner lost his three-and-a-half year fight with lung cancer at his Los Angeles home on Saturday. He was 87.

Kershner’s filmography spans 52 years directing anything from television documentaries to feature films. The director became best known for his work on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) after being personally chosen by George Lucas himself.

He will be greatly missed.

 

 

 

Leslie Nielsen

Actor Leslie Nielsen died today at the age of 84 from complications of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Barbaree Earl Nielsen, and his two children.

In his 60 years as an actor, Nielsen played a variety of roles ranging from musicals (The Vagabond King) to sci-fi (Forbidden Planet). However, it was his portrayal of Dr. Rumack in the cult classic film Airplane! that cemented his reputation as a comedic actor. Since then, Nielsen has starred in a variety of comedies, most notable being Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun series.

The actor passed away near his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. surrounded by friends and family.

“In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to the charity of your choice,” the family said in a statement.

 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

You must watch all 39 seconds.

Just beautiful!

eBook readers

Various eBooks on the market

Forty years ago, Michael Hart laid the groundwork for eBooks with Project Guttenberg1. What began as a small non-profit endeavor to provide books to the masses has since blossomed into a multibillion dollar industry. While eBook technology has made great strides in its brief history, it should be noted that eBooks are still in their infancy compared to other technologies.

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