“Vampire: The Masquerade” Meets “The Office” | “What We Do in the Shadows” Season 1 TV Series Review

Intro: Pardon the pun but Vampires in pop culture seem to be having a bit of a resurrection in the recent years, either with shows like Netflix’s “Dracula” and “The Strain,” video games like “Vampyr” and “Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2”, and of course movies like the original “What We Do in the Shadows” from 2014. This review will be looking at the second … Continue reading “Vampire: The Masquerade” Meets “The Office” | “What We Do in the Shadows” Season 1 TV Series Review

Hell, Gods and Father Issues | “Hades” Early Access Video Game Review

Intro: I’ve been a fan of Greek mythology since I was a little kid in the 2000s. I’ve also been a fan of Supergiant Games since “Bastion” first came out in 2011. Now it’s 2020, and I just learned that there’s an early release build for “Hades,” a rogue-like dungeon crawler video game centered around Greek mythology that’s been in development by Supergiant since 2018.  … Continue reading Hell, Gods and Father Issues | “Hades” Early Access Video Game Review

Buggy and By the Numbers but Decent, Cheap, and Kinda Fun | “Terminator Resistance” Video Game Review

Intro: To quote Mitchell Chapman’s Review of “Terminator: Dark Fate”; “The Terminator franchise has become the equivalent of coming back to an abusive relationship, hoping things will change and be as good as they were in the beginning of the relationship, only to have them display the same toxic behavior that pushed you away in the first place.” Now take that sentiment and here comes … Continue reading Buggy and By the Numbers but Decent, Cheap, and Kinda Fun | “Terminator Resistance” Video Game Review

‘Binding of Isaac meets Hearthstone’ | ‘Slay the Spire’ Video Game Review

Intro: If you’ve read Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” book series (or seen the horrible movie) then you already know the general concept of a lone hero having to travel towards the top of a mysterious tower. Well in “Slay the Spire” you do just that, over and over again. Gameplay: “Slay the Spire” is a rogue-like much like games such as “The Binding of Isaac” … Continue reading ‘Binding of Isaac meets Hearthstone’ | ‘Slay the Spire’ Video Game Review

From Panels to Film: Top 10 Best Comic Book Films and Shows of 2019 | Column from the Critic

2019 was an interesting year for comic book based shows and movies, from big title blockbusters like “Avengers: Endgame” and “Joker” to originally lesser-known independent titles that became sleeper hits like “The Boys” and “The Umbrella Academy.” Some were great, some were good, some I’m partial to and finally, we have those that I feel like were wastes of my time and money. So, without … Continue reading From Panels to Film: Top 10 Best Comic Book Films and Shows of 2019 | Column from the Critic

More of a Fallout game than ‘Fallout 76’ | ‘The Outer Worlds’ PC Game Review

Intro: When it comes to creating RPG video games, Obsidian Entertainment has to be regarded as one of the titans in the industry. Founded in June 2003 by former Black Isle Studios employees, the company behind the original “Fallout” games,  Obsidian Entertainment has since developed some of the most well-written, inventive and acclaimed games such “Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith … Continue reading More of a Fallout game than ‘Fallout 76’ | ‘The Outer Worlds’ PC Game Review

Days of Future Present | ‘House of X’/’Powers of X’ Comic Book Review

Intro: When it comes to reading comics, I live by a simple rule: If I start to dislike a title I’ll stop reading new issues until the series becomes better or the next writer is someone I trust to do a better job. I’ve had an on and off again relationship with the X-Men since Brian Micheal Bendis took up the main series and wrote … Continue reading Days of Future Present | ‘House of X’/’Powers of X’ Comic Book Review

Fall Asleep at Your Own Peril | ‘Catherine: Full Body’ Review (PS4)

By Darnell Henriquez Intro After attending a video game-themed burlesque show at a bar in Jamaica Plains, Boston last month, I managed to acquire a copy of the game “Catherine: Full Body” from the event organizer as part of a prize for winning an online contest which also paid for my cover fee to the show in the first place. The original 2011 game, “Catherine”, … Continue reading Fall Asleep at Your Own Peril | ‘Catherine: Full Body’ Review (PS4)