Best Animated Feature | ‘Klaus’ Netflix Movie Review

Netflix keeps on making reasons for me to firmly stick by it, amid the ever-growing competitive streaming scene, the biggest of which is that they keep funding good original projects that takes risks, and are just plain great.  Sergio Pablos and Carlos Martínez López’s “Klaus” might be the finest thing Netflix has released this year, and should be a shoe-in for Best Animated Feature at The Oscars.  It’s … Continue reading Best Animated Feature | ‘Klaus’ Netflix Movie Review

Good Morning, Angels | ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019) Movie Review

“Charlie’s Angels” is one of the strongest cultural milestones to stand the test of time. Originally a 1976 TV story of three private investigators working for a boss via speakerphone, this series has been adapted into two films in the 2000s directed by McG and a short-lived reboot in 2011. Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as director, writer, producer, and stars in this latest foray … Continue reading Good Morning, Angels | ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019) Movie Review

To Save You From Tears … | ‘Last Christmas’ Movie Review

Paul Feig is one of those directors whose work I mean to see, but never get around to. He’s proven that he has what it takes with movies like “Spy” and “The Heat” that he’s got a sharp eye for comedy. Then, you have “Bridesmaids,” a movie that’s always been on my radar; likewise, for the 2016 version of “Ghostbusters” which I hoped to see … Continue reading To Save You From Tears … | ‘Last Christmas’ Movie Review

Remembering Hollywood Video | Column From the Editor

There was once a time when Blockbuster, one of the largest video store chains in the world, had over 9,000 stores. Now, in large part due to the success of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, there is only one Blockbuster left in the world, located in Bend, Ore., and is kept alive mostly as a curiosity from an era that still feels like yesterday … Continue reading Remembering Hollywood Video | Column From the Editor

A Grindy, But Unique Experience | Pokemon GO (2019) Mobile Game Review

I passed over Pokemon GO in 2016 when the game launched, mostly because I was already burnt out by the series’ main version games (I have early memories of playing Pokemon Yellow and Silver versions, but I have completed Pokemon FireRed [2004] though Black 2 [2014] versions). At the time of GO’s launch, I was simply Pokemon’d out, and the prospect of playing a watered … Continue reading A Grindy, But Unique Experience | Pokemon GO (2019) Mobile Game Review

Putting Perspective on Great Tales | ‘The King’ Netflix Movie Review

Netflix is great and terrible, as it is one of the only platforms willing to finance risky and different original content like “The Highwaymen”, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” “Bright,” and countless creative TV shows, while it also is a harbinger of death for properties its acquires, as sometimes its new content is rushed out the door without much regard to quality. Director David … Continue reading Putting Perspective on Great Tales | ‘The King’ Netflix Movie Review

Let Arnold Retire Already | ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Movie Review

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. It began with “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003), when Director Jonathan Mostow filled in for … Continue reading Let Arnold Retire Already | ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Movie Review

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

Alto’s Popup Odyssey | ‘Alto’s Odyssey’ Mobile Game Review

There’s been this trend in the gaming world to praise minimalistic games for their innovation, beauty, and guts to not be as bad as mainstream games in their monetization — especially if they’re indies. I haven’t been a hardcore gamer since the early 2010s, mostly because I’ve been put off by the direction games have taken — call me crazy, but when I spend $60 … Continue reading Alto’s Popup Odyssey | ‘Alto’s Odyssey’ Mobile Game Review

When You’re an Addams | ‘The Addams Family’ (2019) Movie Review

If there is one fictional family that has stood the test of time, it would be the Addams Family. The New Yorker comic strip by Charles Addams has branched out to different mediums since the first publication in 1938, from the beloved 1964 TV show, cartoon adaptations, a musical and two beloved theatrical films in the 1990s. 26 years later, the creepy, kooky family has … Continue reading When You’re an Addams | ‘The Addams Family’ (2019) Movie Review