Shiny and Less Gatekeepy: Ready Player One, the movie

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, is a story that emphatically celebrates, to a fault, the kind of overzealous pop-culture indulgence that I love. Basically, the entire world has regressed to obsessing over 80s references to try to crack a puzzle made by an eccentric developer who created the VR world the populous retreats to … Continue reading Shiny and Less Gatekeepy: Ready Player One, the movie

You Know What I Just Watched: John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

I think it was on Hulu that I first heard of John Mulaney, when I saw a commercial for his sitcom, Mulaney. It looked fine. It looked like it'd be kinda funny. It looked like a pretty standard stand-up-comedian-starring-sitcom. But the commercial played, wherever it was that I saw it, over and over. And over. And over … Continue reading You Know What I Just Watched: John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

Deadpool, the video game, is exactly what it should be.

Before there was a Deadpool movie, there was a Deadpool game. It came out in 2013, then was delisted because Marvel and Activision weren't getting along, then re-released in 2016 in conjuncture with the movie. I played through the whole game over two Twitch streams this week, and it is *exactly* what a Deadpool video … Continue reading Deadpool, the video game, is exactly what it should be.