J. Straub

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (5 of 6)
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH United States
Birthday: Nov. 2
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Cleveland, Ohio


Top Reviewer Ranking: 531,555 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 6
Deep Core [Import]
Deep Core is one of those Sci-Fi movies that you almost wish they didn't make. The premise is good, about half of the actors are good, there are even some interesting scenes of the ship that aren't half-bad. That's about all that can be said for the movie.
Deep Core is based on the same basic premise as 2003's The Core - Man has screwed up the earth and has to tunnel down into the earth to fix it. The Core is clearly the better of the two movies. Deep Core, on the other hand, has all of the same elements: a ship (The Core's is a lot better looking), a crew, a few nuclear warheads, a person that gets killed by lava, and a person that sacrifices themselves for the rest of the group… Read more
Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov
Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov
4.0 out of 5 stars Sci-Fi Classic, April 16 2004
A Sci-Fi Classic
With the ominous "other side" on the rise a key scientist defects. In a last-ditch effort to prevent the defection, they ram a car into his vehicle, causing little injury but injuring his head in the process. In order to save him, our protagonists must go inside his body (shrunken down to the size of a virus) and remove the blood clot from his brain. Unfortunately, all is not what it seems and a series of accidents seems just a little to coincidental. Is there a trader among them?
Asimov's Fantastic Voyage is a spectacular tale of a trip through the human body. Clearly the research has been done, and the book literally takes you on a trip through biology. A… Read more
Halo by Microsoft
Halo by Microsoft
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Shoot-Um-Up Game, Feb. 16 2004
Halo is a first person shoot-um-up set in the future with a twist. The players (the game supports up to 4 on a single console and system link, but not Xbox live) are forced to save the galaxy from the flood (which appears to be of the reincarnated) by performing a pretty simple set of tasks such as getting to particular points and moving a glorified computer disk. Making this difficult however, are thousands of enemies (ranging from flood-members to enemy guards to ships) between you and your objective.
The game requires some skill in problem-solving to find your way around (there doesnï¿t appear to be any map function), but the primary goal is to shoot. You have about… Read more