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  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Red Dot - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • News of the world review - Directed by Paul Greengrass – director of the Bourne franchise – and starring Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel, “News of the world” is a new western in the year 2021, and…its pretty good. Tom Hanks is excellent, young Zengel is doing a fantastic job not only keeping up with Hanks but at times matching him, […]
  • Outriders demo impressions - I like a good loot-based game; I liked Victor Vran, Grim of Dawn, Book of Demons, and other indie darlings of the genre, but also some of the more well-known games like the Borderlands series and Warframe. I am always on the lookout for a good loot game and Outriders seemed really promising; its made […]
  • Minoria Review - Released in 2019, “Minoria” is a 2.5D action-metroidvania from Bombservice meant to act as a spiritual successor to the Momodoria series. Having no real experience with the Momodoria series, I cannot comment on how faithful it is to previous titles, but I can say that I really enjoyed “Minoria” and think it is GREAT. There […]
  • Pendragon impressions - Although theoretically I’ve beaten Pendragon twice, I’ve barely scratched the surface of what the game has to offer, yet it is so distinctly clear what the game is, who it is aimed at, and what it does well (and what it doesn’t do as well), that I decided to write something about it and call […]
  • The Dig review - “The Dig” marks a first for me: This is the first time I have seen a trailer that is so bad, I just had to see the movie. For the most part that trailer is a pretty standard Oscar-bait, movie trailer right up until the end, where a defiant, heroic, and purposeful Ralph Fiennes says […]
  • A movie about nothing: The Assistant movie review - As I watched “The Assistant”, written and directed by Kitty Green, that famous pitch of Seinfeld kept swirling in my mind: “A show about nothing”. Lots of creators would call that worthless, some would be excited by the prospect yet lost in the directionless pitfalls of the premise, but there are a few that would […]
  • Review Extravaganza - Signs of the Sojourner, The Ambassador: Fractured Timelines, Midnight Scenes, Frog Detective 2, Tales from Off-Peak City Vol.1. Since the beginning of 2021, I seemed to have stumbled upon a schedule by accident; there is one article for both movies and games every Friday. I want to keep that schedule, so I decided (at least […]
  • The man in the house - You get a call every night, just as you’re ready to fall asleep. He asks why you slowed down, why you didn’t ask that girl out, why you’re unhappy, do the people around you love you or are they just pretending. You hang up the phone, yet his voice keeps coming through the receiver; it’s […]
  • The medium review - I love horror entertainment. I love horror movies, books, attractions, shows about the paranormal or the scary. Everything adjacent to horror, either by visual aesthetics or tone, I am immediately intrigued; when it comes to games though, that is a different beast altogether. I’ve tried many games in the genre and I always wuss out […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Hunter Hunter - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: There is no game: Wrong Dimension - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Run review - Finding someone with a unique voice in an overcrowded and overdone genre like thrillers is hard, but “Run” is the movie that places Aneesh Chaganty on that list. Fresh off his breakout hit “Searching”, Chaganty’s newest delivers on everything you want from a tension-building thriller; it has great performances, writing, direction, and above all, a […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Alba: A wildlife adventure - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Kind of controversial movies of 2020: Call of the wild and The Hunt - 2020, in terms of movies, had a few controversies that honestly flew over my head on most occasions; two stuck out to me as very silly, so I wanted to check them out before getting to the more pressing stuff on my list. First, let me refresh your memory on what the controversies were all […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Underwater - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Grindstone - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The clock trick - I wake up. I look around. I’m in a beige, waiting room. Why am I here? Wait, who am I? I look at my hands; they are purple and rotting. That’s reassuring. Focus. I am still in Hell, but this looks nothing like what I am used to, right? I can’t remember if I’ve ever […]
  • My favorite movies from Netflix in 2020 - With all that’s happened in the last year there’s one thing that I thought was complete crap, but turns out it is actually valuable: Marketing reminding for movies. That is movie trailers, new screenshots or posters, released daily or weekly to remind people that movies are still coming out; in 2019 if you asked me […]
  • Movies that I should have liked more in 2020 (Netflix Edition) - Netflix has become synonymous with a lot of things over the years, but the one that hurts them the most is the average and forgettable quality of a lot of their Original movies’ offerings. This year, although it had a lot of good movies, had some bad ones as well, but mostly it was movies […]
  • My favorite games of the year 2020 - Will it finally end or does 2020 have another surprise for us?! In this modern era, there are increasingly less things people can definitely agree on, but if there are some stuff that everyone should agree on are: a) BLACK LIVES MATTER b) this year can suck a bag of dicks c) it was an […]
  • Going Under review - For as rotten as a year 2020 has been IRL, it has been as outstanding in video game releases; this is especially true for the rogue-like genre. From personal favorites like Neon Abyss to 1.0 releases of games like Risk of Rain 2 and everything in between, you could make a top 5 rogue-likes list […]
  • The most recent run based games I’ve played: West of Dead and Bloodroots - One of the things I enjoy most about entertainment in general, is how “genre pieces” can be so different from each other even by working/adhering to the same conventions as each other; take run-based games for instance. There are the obvious rogue-lites and rogue-likes, but beyond those there are score-based games, MetroidVania inspired games – […]
  • Tell me why review - Representation in media matters. All art forms are expressions of the human condition and representing our complex nature and society through art will always have an invaluable place in our lives. This discussion is key to reviewing and talking about Tell me why, the newest game from DONTNOD. All formats have been terrible in representation […]
  • Games I wished I liked more in 2020 - This is always the hardest list to make for me, because I really do not want to play bad games or play games that I know I won’t like for a list. However, there is a lot of value for both consumers and developers in acknowledging the mistakes and – hopefully – acting on them […]
  • Seven casual games I really liked in 2020 - Everyone knows I am the most hardcore player that ever existed; in fact, I’m so hardcore, I needed to play a few casual games (yuck) to tone myself down and be relatable to other people. Here are some games I really enjoyed that were casual and released in 2020; there will be one honorable mention […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Call of the sea - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Haven review - Back in July, when the demos festival was taking place on Xbox, I had a few highlighted games I was on the lookout for and Haven was one of them. Focusing on a couple of young runaways taking refuge in an alien planet, the game had clear inspirations from a wide array of points like […]
  • If found…review - I first heard of “if found” due to the various awards it won or was nominated for and, since it had a good discount during that time, I decided to take a swing at it, not knowing what it was actually about. Turns out it is brilliant and another game I played in December that […]
  • End of the year catch up: Neversong and Coffee talk - Tis the time of the season where lists are being made, arguments are had, and I look at my backlog and say “why haven’t I played that yet?!” Two relatively short experience that I was able to knock out fairly quickly from that list were Neversong and Coffee talk, which are two indie games from […]
  • An attempt to talk about Kentucky Route Zero - It’s been almost 4 months since the final installment of Kentucky Route Zero, ACT V, was released, and since I was a huge fan, I decided to replay each act again to lead me into the last one; it has been over a month since I have done that, and since then I’ve written this […]
  • Spiritfarer review - Marketing is a tricky thing, especially in video games and with me being skeptical about everything a company/publisher tries to sell, with all the overhyping and ‘buzzwords’ they throw at you to get your attention. However, I was never sold as quickly and as efficiently with a simple description as I was with Spiritfarer, which […]
  • Seven Game awards event demos that I tried - As far as award shows go, I’m not a fan, but The Game Awards are, admittedly, fun to watch; I don’t really care about the actual awards, but Geoff Keighley has managed to always put together a surprising and entertaining show with reveals and premieres. He’s also doing some great work “digitalizing” industry events with […]
  • His house review - A movie’s premise is important in obvious ways, more so for me, because there is nothing, I hate more than a great premise being squandered on an average or bad movie; likewise, there’s nothing that will get me as excited as a great premise being done justice by a great movie. Thankfully, His house is […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Raji: An ancient epic - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Roki review - As if 2020 wasn’t dark and twisted enough, indie games have decided to keep beating the drum of “dark versions of fairy tales” for their styles; from Neversong to The Last Campfire, and now Roki. Nevertheless, this style is one I don’t think I will tire of anytime soon, if the offerings end up being […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Chicken Police - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Bugsnax - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Veronica - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The rotting city - Editor’s note: Corrected a few grammatical errors that slipped through on December 7th 2020 “Why are you the right person for this job?” Truth be told, I’m not; bears are stronger and more imposing than me, a dog will follow orders and be loyal, a chimpanzee appeals to those VIP human clients. They already know […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: The Last Campfire - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Hades review - What makes a Supergiant game so unique? Many different players will have their own preferences, but the common factor between all of those answers is the insistence and focus of the studio to completely merge narrative and gameplay into one; no element exists without a narrative explanation, no narrative beat exists without serving the gameplay […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: I am dead - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Rogue City - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Borderlands 3: How to make a better sequel frustrating - I’ve put hundreds of hours into Borderlands 2 and as I finally started my journey with the long awaited sequel, I started thinking back on it and remembering my time with it; the memorable characters and solid jokes, the interesting villain that was Handsome Jack, and the fantastic, loot-oriented gameplay loop that had me hooked, […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: The Solitaire Conspiracy - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Welcome to Elk review - Welcome to Elk was one of my most anticipated games of the year; its mixture of a novel art style with some unique ragdoll effects for the characters, alongside a personal and more artistic story with some fun and weird mini-games, as well as FMV segments to tell a quirkier narrative, was something that appealed […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Ancient Enemy - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: When the past was around - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Kunai review - Kunai is an action platformer with an eye-catching art-style, and it’s beyond just great; it feels excellent to play, it has great enemy variety and boss design, a great soundtrack, and an engaging world to explore and traverse through, partly because its traversal mechanics are so good and partly because the Metroidvania aspect of the […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Observation - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: #Alive - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Battletoads (2020) - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King Review - When we look back at 2020 as a year in video games, besides the release of next gen, it is going to be remembered as a year of many standout titles, controversial sequels and re-imaginings, public feuds between companies, and the year where everybody collectively tried to decrease the length of their backlog but pretty […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Drug King - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The sequel to Her Story is bigger, better, and worst as a whole - Video game sequels are usually all about doing what you liked from the original bigger and better; Halo, Gears of War, Uncharted, DOOM Eternal, etc. A lot of the time this works and it is why most successful sequels are generally regarded as better games than their predecessors, but there are the exceptions to this […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Project Power - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Neon Abyss is my Michael Bay of rogue-likes. - When you enjoy something very much and consider it your hobby, you usually start considering why you enjoy it, so that you can make more informed decision about how to spend your time in a more satisfying and entertaining way; I love most forms of entertainment and my time is very limited, which means I […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • A great idea stretched thin, but was there any other way? - If you read any of my articles, you would have understood that I have a lot of love for AA and indie studios. I often excuse and forgive many negatives from their offerings, because they are often overshadowed by many of their inherent positives. For a while now, I’ve been meaning to talk about a […]
  • Summer Game Fest Demo event: Here are the 15 games I tried. - Back in July, Xbox held a week-long event showcasing some upcoming games through demos and I tried 15 of them. Then the event ended, but I still wanted to talk about them, so I wrote a quick summary of what each game is and what I though about the demos. Hopefully if you missed the […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: The Old Guard - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Summer in Mara and polish in video games - I do the joke three times and I’m not sorry 2020 is full of great life/farming sim experiences; Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Ooblets being the standout two for my liking, but Story of Seasons is also out this year, and Atomicorps is a unique-looking game that uses farming sim elements, yet those are the […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: Lost Bullet - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on games: Shakedown Hawaii - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • The 1 to 5 on movies: The Lovebirds - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Picross S4 - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Extraction - This format is a shorter, more to the point, off-shot of the normal review/op-eds I normally do. A ranking will be given at the end from a scale that starts at (from the lowest to the highest): Bad – meh – fine – good – great. Anything not appropriate for these “scores” will likely warrant […]
  • Terminator: Resistance review - Why smaller is better. Terminator: Resistance is a known quantity by now; released last year, it has received general praise and was generally considered a pleasant surprise, due to it being a movie tie-in game, but also due to the developers track record – primarily, the fact that they developed the famously terrible, on-rail shooter […]
  • A couple of great concepts and bad executions: The platform and In the shadow of the moon - A movie’s quality can range from perfect to trash, in my opinion, those two extremes are the most compelling; a perfect movie can change your life, your outlook on certain things, and provide an experience that you won’t forget and will stay with you for the rest of your days; a trash movie can shape […]
  • Ori and the will of the wisps review - How often do you 100% games? As a question, this seems to be an inquiry towards the qualities of the game, rather than the individual’s preferences and playstyle, however as anyone who plays games regularly knows, that’s not actually true; lots of amazing games have optional content that most people will not experience, and certainly […]
  • Case study: Uncut Gems - Uncut Gems is known for its sensory overload, but the most poignant point is found in its absence A lot has been said about Uncut gems since it has come out; Sandler’s Oscar worthy performance, Julia Fox’s incredible portrayal considering this is her first role as an actress, Darius Khondji’s vivid cinematography, Daniel Lopatin’s score, […]
  • Casual games part 2: Inbento and Murder by Numbers - One of my favorite genres of games is the casual puzzle variety and I’ve played two such games recently on the Nintendo Switch, which I would like to discuss. The first one is Inbento developed by 7levels, creators of Golf Peaks – a game I really liked about using specific moves to move a ball […]
  • The Invisible Man - Traditionally, movies that release in the first months of the year are worrisome because this is usually the time a studio that wants to cut their losses on projects decides to “dump” movies on relatively inactive months and hopefully profit from hungry moviegoers who don’t have anything exciting to see; so, when I saw that […]
  • Casual games part 1: Wattam and Tangle Tower - To a lot of people casual games are something to be mocked or a bad use of the medium to appeal to the common denominator; in a lot of cases, that is something that happens in order to lure people into an exploitative system that hooks them on a simple and addictive loop, so that […]
  • Games of 2019 in 2020: Children of Morta and Gato Roboto - Let’s start with Gato Roboto, because this is the simplest to talk about from the two; it’s a metroidvania, action-platformer, about a cat that controls a robot. That sold me instantly and thankfully the game backs the expectations it sets up with that tagline; from the start, the two features that will stay with you […]
  • DOOM Eternal - Devil’s in the details When DOOM Eternal was announced and shown throughout various events, I only had one question: How do you follow up a game that was nearly perfect? DOOM 2016 is one of my favorite shooters of all time, not because as a game it is perfect, but as an experience there’s nothing […]
  • Katana Zero and Stone - Before starting this brief review, I just wanted to say that I hope everyone is staying at home playing video games and watching movies, following their countries’ health and safety guidelines; stay safe and healthy. I always want to like any entertainment I consume, however a lot of the time something that should appeal to […]
  • Eastshade - Open world RPGs have become a major trend in the gaming industry over the past decade; they are constantly evolving and merging with new experiences and genres, mostly trying to bring something new and/or refined to the table. I think its pretty safe to say that Skyrim is a highly influential title and taking a […]
  • Why I love Jojo rabbit and how irreverent comedies are not dead. - When I left the theater after the Jojo rabbit screening, I couldn’t help but think about several stuff regarding the movie, but one struck me as odd; this quote from Joker director Todd Phillips about “woke” culture destroying comedies for him. I couldn’t stop thinking about it because I kind of agreed with him at […]
  • The first 2020 games of 2020 - So far, this year has been really slow on releases I care about and have been using that time to catch up on older games I haven’t gotten around to playing yet. But some games have released recently that I did play and wanted to offer some of my thoughts on them. First, the Bleeding […]
  • The first 2020 movies of 2020 - 2019 was a great year for movies and there are so many movies I still want to watch, but before I get to those I have seen a couple 2020 movies I wanted to talk about that wouldn’t normally warrant a full article, so I’m copying myself and doing the same concept for movies that […]
  • The one thing I particularly enjoyed about the campaign of The Division 2 - As the modern game industry keeps making and adopting the “live service” model for most, “big” AAA games, I’ve found it harder and harder to talk about them consistently or, in some cases, passionately; even as I write this, Massive Entertainment, the studio behind The Division franchise, have come out with news about a paid […]
  • Bad Boys for life is the best Bad Boys movie, but also the least memorable - Michael Bay is, undeniably, one of the most discussed directors of our time; whether it’s because people think he is a hack or how his movies are usually considered trash by critics, but still manage to be multi-million-dollar box-office hits, Bay is a subject of heated discussion amongst film fans. For me, Michael Bay is […]
  • 2019 games in 2020: Valfaris and Afterparty - 2020 is off to a slow start, regarding new releases, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to sit down and finish off some of the games I missed last year. One of those games is Valfaris, a side-scrolling action game that’s Contra-esque and metal as hell! You play as a dude with […]
  • 1917 movie review - One of my favorite movies of the 2000s was 2008’s Tropic Thunder and specifically its satire of Hollywood and the modern movie industry; that movie touches on a lot of topics like Robert Downing Jr’s character literally becoming black so he can play the black character, but the one that always stuck out to me […]
  • A short review of A Star is born and a lengthy, spoiler-filled discussion about my one issue with the ending. - A Star is Born is an adaptation of the 1937, 1954, and 1976 versions of the A Star is Born movie. It is directed, co-written and co-starred by Bradley Cooper, but the lead is Lady Gaga as Ally, a young musician helped by Jackson Mein (Bradley Cooper) to find fame, recognition, and her own special […]
  • A supply drop in the middle of Harran - The first memorable thing that happens in Dying Light, for me, is that in this fictional universe the best idea a humanitarian group had for distributing lifesaving medication and supplies, is a supply drop in the middle of Harran. Let that sink in for little while; the best way a humanitarian organization thought of to […]
  • Alita: Battle Angel Review - It seems like every year audiences are treated to big, CGI-heavy productions of fairly obscure properties; last year’s “Ready Player One” was a fun blockbuster that due to the caliber of its director (Steven Spielberg), I found to be kind of underwhelming. This year’s offering, Alita: Battle Angel, is a better movie but suffers from […]
  • Extinction spoiler review - If you read the premise of Extinction and watch the trailer for the new Netflix original movie, you’ll probably think that this is sci-fi “Take Shelter”. It shares a lot of common threads with Jeff Nichols’ 2011 drama: A father has nightmares/visions of an impending catastrophe that impacts his sanity, family and job; nobody believes […]
  • Annihilation and the cost of making movies in 2018 - After concluding my viewing of Annihilation on Netflix last night, I was left with a few thoughts; most where about the movie and dissecting its many themes and questions, but the main one was in my mind since it was announced, late last year. Obviously, I am referring to the controversial deal between Paramount and […]
  • Annihilation review - Annihilation is a horror, sci-fi movie written and directed by Alex Garland (most known for Ex Machina) and stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Oscar Isaac. The movie follows Natalie Portman’s character as she travels into a mysterious zone, where weird stuff happens; as always this is what little I knew before watching the […]
  • Apex Legends and Tetris 99 - Ever since “PUBG” exploded into the scene, I was pretty disinterested in the genre; Kinji Fukasaku’s “Battle Royale” is one of my favorite movies, not only because of the concept, but of what he explores through that concept, such as the brutal competition bred into younger generations by older ones who have seen and done […]
  • Aquaman review - If I were to sum up Aquaman with one word, it would be “mediocre”; not because it’s a mediocre movie, but it is a movie that is 20 years late. Similar to Shane Black’s 2018 The Predator, it is a 90s property but where Black wanted to give us the most 90s action movie not […]
  • Are AA games back on the rise? - In yesteryears, I used to be able to categorize a game in 3, simple groups: Indie, AAA and AA games. As the years went by and the industry matured and got more vicious and unforgiving, while we, the people playing games, got more and more demanding of games, more informed and less inclined to take […]
  • Avengers: End Game spoiler discussion - End game is a movie like none other; not in terms of quality, but in terms of scope and what it tries to achieve. It tries to satisfyingly wrap up the 21(?!) movies that preceded it, pay homage to them, and set up the next phase of the MCU; at the same time, it has […]
  • Games I’ll never finish: Away: Journey to the Unexpected and SIMULACRA - February is a weird month this year for me; there are a lot of highly anticipated games out this year, but none of them “forced” me to pull the trigger on them. Anthem looks like something I’m not interested in (regardless of quality), Far Cry: New Dawn looks like more of Far Cry 5 and […]
  • Battle Chef Brigade - 2017 was a heck of a year for video games; while the business side was pushing unsavory practices to the point where it backfired badly, in terms of games, there were a plethora of amazing experiences released and adored by fans. Each person you ask will say a different title for their game of the year. So […]
  • Below - Day 1: Just shipwrecked on this isle. Found a few resources on the beach and then climbed this hill; found this weird lantern that uses unnatural energy orbs and open up pathways, while lighting my way, as I descent further and further into this cave…found a way back to the beach so I’m going to […]
  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch - As 2018 was—thankfully—reaching its end, Netflix decided that it was going to give people a farewell gift: A new Black Mirror standalone movie/interactive experience. As a fan of the series and video games, I could not be more excited, and having seen/played through it twice, I am glad this experiment was made and released for […]