"Just What I Needed!" | "Sword of Xolan" Mobile Game Review

The action platformer has been around arguably as long as the Atari, but really swept the gaming industry when a little game called “Super Mario Bros.” landed on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1983.  For years, it was the dominant genre in the industry, though it was replaced unceremoniously with the first person shooter when 1993’s “Doom” shook up the industry. Today, the dominant genre of … Continue reading "Just What I Needed!" | "Sword of Xolan" Mobile Game Review

2020 Oscars Recap & Reactions | Column from the Editor

With the 92nd Academy Awards announced Sunday, here are my reactions, commentary and analysis of the awards: Best Picture Winner: Parasite I’m sure “Parasite” deserves this, but I generally don’t like the Best Picture category because it’s too broad. That being said, “Parasite”’s upset story will be one that will be remembered as the highlight of the night.  Actor in a Leading Role Winner: Joaquin … Continue reading 2020 Oscars Recap & Reactions | Column from the Editor

The Star Wars Prequels Have Been Forgiven Because They Are Memeable and Original | Column From the Editor

I’ve read a few articles written by entertainment reporters, internet pundits, and film critics trying to put into words why people have forgiven the Star Wars prequels, specifically from the fringes of the millennial generation and the oldest members of generation Z who grew up the films. The most recent such article comes via Screenrant, which tries to decode why Star Wars fans have forgiven … Continue reading The Star Wars Prequels Have Been Forgiven Because They Are Memeable and Original | Column From the Editor

Doctor Ruth is Absolutely Fine: “Doctor Who” Series 12, Episode 5: Fugitive of The Judoon Commentary | Column from the Editor

Over the past few days, I had some catching up to do, as until last week, I hadn’t finished Doctor Who Series 11. I just couldn’t be bothered, as every time I tried to finish it, something more interesting would make its way to Netflix or Amazon. But with both the return of fan-favorite Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and a new, secret incarnation of … Continue reading Doctor Ruth is Absolutely Fine: “Doctor Who” Series 12, Episode 5: Fugitive of The Judoon Commentary | Column from the Editor

Great Direction, But Not Perfect | "The Mandalorian" Season 1 Disney Plus Show Review

My girlfriend and I caved and got Disney Plus. For a week, through its free trial. After the initial novelty of being able to see all the Star Wars films in the same spot, as well as all the classic Disney Channel shows wore off, I watched “The Mandalorian” and a few episodes of “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” and then we cancelled the … Continue reading Great Direction, But Not Perfect | "The Mandalorian" Season 1 Disney Plus Show Review

EW, Rotten Tomatoes Dead Wrong Again: "The Witcher" among Netflix's best | Column from the Editor

On Dec. 20, 2019, Netflix released season one of the long-awaited live action adaptation of “The Witcher,” starring “Man of Steel” actor Henry Cavill, drawing confused screeches from critics and praise from viewers. Some have even called it a proper replacement for “Game of Thrones” in all but scale and budget. Season 1 has a 66 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 92 percent … Continue reading EW, Rotten Tomatoes Dead Wrong Again: "The Witcher" among Netflix's best | Column from the Editor

Sabrina Part 3: The Rise of Skywalker | "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3" Netflix Series Review

Don’t you love it when shows fall apart? Well, Netflix’s live action “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” has officially reached that point. It was good while it lasted, but like so many other franchises (I’m looking at you, Star Wars), the show’s mythos has grown so large that it is choking itself to death. We’re now in the territory of where the show’s writers have … Continue reading Sabrina Part 3: The Rise of Skywalker | "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3" Netflix Series Review

Dracula Meets the 'Sherlock' Format | 'Dracula' BBC/Netflix Show Review

When Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss get together, they often make the best television you’ll ever see.  I’ve followed the pair of creatives, first through “Doctor Who”, then through “Sherlock,” so I’m properly tempered to Moffat, his partnership with Gatiss, and what you can reasonably expect from them. Moffat in particular is great at writing likeable characters and putting them in heart wrenching situations, playing with your … Continue reading Dracula Meets the 'Sherlock' Format | 'Dracula' BBC/Netflix Show Review

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Doing What They Do Best | ‘Just Mercy’ Movie Review

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx are great actors, and it should come as a surprise to no one that they deliver masterful performances in Director Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Just Mercy.” Based on a book of the same name by real-life attorney Bryan Stevenson, the film follows his journey to Monroeville, Ala., where he sets up the nonprofit Equal Justice Initiative, which he receives federal … Continue reading Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Doing What They Do Best | ‘Just Mercy’ Movie Review

5 Ways to Improve the Star Wars Franchise | Column from the Editor

“The Rise of Skywalker” has come and gone, and with it, the book closes on the nine episode Skywalker saga of Star Wars movies, broadly shaping the franchise for better or for worse. Meanwhile, Electronic Arts has finally released a single-player Star Wars game in “Jedi: Fallen Order”, and Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have sparked new life on the small screen that promises that … Continue reading 5 Ways to Improve the Star Wars Franchise | Column from the Editor