I've been a huge Harry Potter fan since my dad ordered the first book for me just as it came out in the United States. I'm actually re-reading the book series right now, albeit slowly. Having said that, the first Fantastic Beasts movie didn't totally thrill me. It was fine, it was fun, but it … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald sure is okay
The previews for 2017’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets made it look like a bonkers, over the top, sci-fi spectacle. My wife and I finally got around to watching it a week ago and found out that that was almost exactly what it was, but it’s also just a bit more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNrK7xVG3PM … Continue reading Valerian and the Fantasy Sci-Fi
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
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
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.