Halo 1, 2, 3, and Reach (2001-2007, 2010) review

Introduction (skip this) For a long while, I've been wondering if I outgrew first person shooters. In all fairness, there's been a large gap between the games I played from my childhood, the last recent modern shooter, and today's shooters. Regarding most recent memory, the last ones I recall playing were Bioshock, Bioshock 3, Wolfenstein: … Continue reading Halo 1, 2, 3, and Reach (2001-2007, 2010) review

Mulan (2020) review, and comparison to the 1998 animated version

https://www.newdvdreleasedates.com/images/posters/large/mulan-2020-22.jpg Rated: HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! https://www.yucatanalamano.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Mulan.gif https://media.giphy.com/media/aJmzCOOZYRwY0/giphy.gif Plot twist, "you" is Disney, and the "cow" is Mulan. I was so tempted to write this review the moment after I watched it. But I didn't, for a couple reasons. 1.) I wanted to rewatch the original 1998 animated version (which I did). 2.) Prioritized a board game I'm … Continue reading Mulan (2020) review, and comparison to the 1998 animated version

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

http://resizing.flixster.com/JF7AgkzZNGkbqE1sV9p6ASAKw28=/799x1142/dkpu1ddg7pbsk.cloudfront.net/movie/11/17/78/11177872_ori.jpg Rated: 3.5 / 5 "Are you a homosexual?""No!" That is probably the biggest lie Mr. Ripley says during the entire movie. Every time he puts on an act or does an impersonation, it is always with the women. Whenever he is with the young men of this movie, for the most part, he is … Continue reading The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Space Adventure Cobra (1982-1983) anime series review

http://mistakesofyouth.com/images/cobra_poster.jpg Rated: 3 / 5 https://hamgear.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/nc-17.jpg So I got interested in seeing this after someone tweeted about how awesome that Sylvester Stalone movie Cobra is, and someone else tweeted how this is the other awesome Cobra. The cover they showed of the series was of the later OVA series, with this blonde aryan guy and … Continue reading Space Adventure Cobra (1982-1983) anime series review

Godzilla: Tokyo Clash (2020) board game review

Rated: 3.5 / 5 I used to own this other board game titled King of Tokyo, a game that abstracted kaiju fights by having monsters that were rip-offs of Godzilla and King Kong, the energizer bunny, among others (some of which, to their credit, were original). We all knew we were to imagine that these … Continue reading Godzilla: Tokyo Clash (2020) board game review

White Dog (1982) and Homicide (1991) dual review, and the issue of race

There will be spoilers for both films. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MKWPq55b1uo/UMYwHdYOiMI/AAAAAAAAN80/b8bTb7-PaLk/s1600/poster+whitedog+2.jpg Rated: 3.5 / 5 I have to admit, the 80s to the early 90s continue to impress me. The most interesting of their films tend to have a lot of grey in their morals and themes, rather than making a pure black and white picture (assuming we're … Continue reading White Dog (1982) and Homicide (1991) dual review, and the issue of race

The International (2009) review

https://sisterrose.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/the-international-movie-poster-12.jpg Rated: 4 / 5 "The truth means responsibility!""Exactly! Which is why everyone dreads it!" Films like these are how I know cinema didn't truly start dying until at least 2012. Sure there were the signs of decay with the unofficial banning (official blacklisting) of The Path to 9/11, but that was Disney being censorious … Continue reading The International (2009) review

XCOM 2 (2016) review (w/ expansion)

Rated: 3. 5 / 5 Now this is more like it.  Is it as good as the original X-COM from 1994?  Hell no, nothing is.  But it's definitely a better game than the previous attempt from 2012.  Especially with the War of the Chosen expansion. What improvements does this make compared to the last one?  … Continue reading XCOM 2 (2016) review (w/ expansion)

Half-Drunk review of The Most Fucked Up Kid Flick Ever Made

So I'm reasonably blasted right now.  Pretty sure I'd send my liver into a seizure if I drank anymore booze. ... Oh, who am I kidding?  I could probably gulp down a few more shots and just be fucking dandy.  I just re-experienced a fucked up kid flick from my childhood.  Back in the early … Continue reading Half-Drunk review of The Most Fucked Up Kid Flick Ever Made