‘Hello there!’ Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Disney Plus series might revitalize Star Wars | Column from the Editor

When Disney announced their upcoming Disney Plus streaming platform, I was not optimistic or excited about it. I already pay $13 a month for Netflix, which has more shows and movies than I could ever watch, and so far, no other streaming platform has had enough original content to warrant me to drop the service, or add a new one (though Hulu and Amazon Prime … Continue reading ‘Hello there!’ Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Disney Plus series might revitalize Star Wars | Column from the Editor

Mitch’s 2019 Movie Catch-Up Part 1 | Reviews In Brief

2019 was a big year for movies, and was one where I saw myself going less and less to the theaters and relying more on streaming services like Netflix.  It’s also been a year where I returned to review writing, albeit not every movie I saw warranted a full review. Thus, this is where this post comes in! Here is a little roundup of all … Continue reading Mitch’s 2019 Movie Catch-Up Part 1 | Reviews In Brief

It’s Halloween in August | ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ (2019) Review

Halloween seems to be coming earlier and earlier every year, or rather, it’s always with us, as horror films are regularly released throughout the year. Still, not all horror films are strictly Halloween films, but I do roll my eyes when I see a film so fit for October like this year’s “Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark” released in August, or the beginning … Continue reading It’s Halloween in August | ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ (2019) Review

Not My Berkshire County | ‘Berkshire County/Tormented’ Review Update

Last year, I reviewed a film named “Berkshire County” which was later renamed “Tormented,” that takes place in a fictional town or county of the same name. The film, which is a 2014 home evasion film directed by Audrey Cummings, was shot outside Toronto and as such draws instant comparisons to my home county, Berkshire County, Mass., especially because of its Northeastern location and the … Continue reading Not My Berkshire County | ‘Berkshire County/Tormented’ Review Update

When is it OK to Fictionalize History? | Column from the Editor

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” just came out last week, and it’s caused somewhat of a stir for its controversial scenes of the late Bruce Lee and the Manson murders, as they twist history in sensitive ways for the sake of the movie. For anyone that has seen a Tarantino movie, this is no surprise as this is not the … Continue reading When is it OK to Fictionalize History? | Column from the Editor

Will Marvel Ever Fail? | Column from the Editor

With “Spider-Man: Far From Home” crossing the $1 billion line at the box office and “Avengers: Endgame” being the highest grossing movie of all time, plenty of pundits have questioned if and when Marvel Studios will fail. You’ll find plenty of these pieces online, comparing the industry’s current superhero movie trend to that of westerns, noir, and the action films of the 90s and the … Continue reading Will Marvel Ever Fail? | Column from the Editor

“Happy Glass” an addicting ad-stuffed tragedy of a game

Some will look at a glass as being half-full. Others will see it as being half-empty. For the mobile puzzle game “Happy Glass,” neither really matter, as its water is polluted by pop ups ads and premium memberships.

I want to preface this by the fact that I like Lion Studio’s 2018 free-to-play puzzle game “Happy Glass” purely from the perspective of it as a game. In fact, had it been published on a traditional gaming platform like the Nintendo eShop, where monetization practices are better regulated, I would absolutely love it. Continue reading ““Happy Glass” an addicting ad-stuffed tragedy of a game”

“Crowd City” a week worth of fun

Ever want to raise an army of mindless followers whose only goal is to infect more people to join your ranks, causing you to grow exponentially and consume everything in sight? If so, “Crowd City” is the game for you.

“Crowd City,” launched last year on iOS and Android devices and is a very simple game. For just about two minutes, you run around a 3D metropolis, adding blank white 3D person sprites to your crowd. Be careful, though, because if another player has more people in their crowd than you, they can infect and steal your followers. If you are consumed by another crowd completely, you die. The player left standing with the largest crowd earns the most stars, which the game uses to unlock skins and to level up players. When players level up, they start with more people in their crowd, with the maximum number players can start with being 45.

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“Russian Doll” another tight Netflix show that works

“Russian Doll” is a tightly-focused, high concept time loop adventure set in New York, starring Natasha Lyonne, who apparently has been in everything, but whom I wasn’t familiar with before seeing this.

At least not knowingly. Apparently she was in “Robots,” “American Pie,” and “Pee Wee’s Playhouse.” Lyonne is one of those actresses that has a wealth of secondary and background roles but lacked a role that gave her real star power until Netflix gave her that opportunity. Continue reading ““Russian Doll” another tight Netflix show that works”