October 30th, 2016
Over the years I have posted about my general disappointment with the direction the horror genre has taken in the western world. it’s gone from something genuinely scary to something generic and mass media, packaged for profit and not to be scary.
But this got me thinking about a beloved tradition of Halloween, the haunted house, and how they have suffered the same fate. It’s not just the big commercial ventures that have become neutered, even the small private houses, the ones that have survived at all, seem to have wimped out.
October 29th, 2016
I gave Civil War a pretty lackluster review, but as I was poking around, looking at other reviews, I seem to be largely alone. One review even asked a bunch of questions about the movie itself and I thought I’d go ahead and answer those to illustrate why I really didn’t find the movie all that amazing.
So let’s get started.
October 27th, 2016
I gave the first season of Powers a rather lackluster review last year, but was totally on board to see what they did with it as they moved into season two. The show has a lot of potential, although this being a PSN production, there isn’t a lot of money being put into it and it clearly shows.
That said though, I was interested in seeing the return of Walker and Pilgrim as they tried to keep the super-powered community under control. Let’s see how they did.
October 25th, 2016
I’ll be really honest up front, I hated the Civil War comic book event. I mean really, really, really hated the whole idea of it. It was so bad, especially when they publically unmasked Peter Parker, that I dropped Marvel comics entirely for a couple of years. I have not, to this day, ever gone back and read the entire original Civil War and never will and I am not alone in my feelings. Marvel went back and effectively retconned the event because the fallout was so horrible for them. So keep this in mind when I review this movie. I went into it with a feeling of trepidation, knowing how awful the comic version was, but I’m trying not to let my feelings over the concept color how I review the movie. So now that the Bluray is out, let’s take a look at Captain America: Civil War.
October 20th, 2016
Despite being based on a really awful book, I enjoyed the first season of The Last Ship. It was post-apocalyptic, but had an air of hope for the future that was a welcome change from a lot of dark and disgusting shows I’ve seen recently. The second season, while decent, lost a lot of what I thought was good in the first, and by the time it got to this year… well, I’ll let you read on and find out.
October 18th, 2016
I’m a massive fan of the Fallout video game franchise. I’ve played them all multiple times and when I heard that I could play Fallout on my tablet, I got excited. It took me a while, and a new tablet, to finally do it, but when I did… well, color me underwhelmed.
October 13th, 2016
There are some good things about Killjoys and some not so good things. I thought the first season, which focused on this team of bounty hunters, was pretty well done. Not perfect, but it had an interesting idea and I thought they carried it out decently.
But as they moved into the second season, I admit I got a little lost because the series seemed a bit unfocused. So let’s see what happened as I take a look at the second season of Killjoys.
October 11th, 2016
Not long ago, I complained about the factions in Fallout 4 and promised that I’d follow up with a post on the storyline, which pretty much everyone agrees is pretty lackluster. So here we go, my take on what went wrong with the story in Fallout 4.
October 6th, 2016
I had no idea what to make of Dead of Summer. It was another of a long list of horror TV shows that have come on the scene recently and it seemed, at least from the description, to be a play on 80s summer camp horror films, which I love, so what the heck, give it a shot.
But to be honest, that’s really not what it turned out to be at all, which was kind of a disappointment. Let’s see what went on at Camp Stillwater.
October 2nd, 2016
The Fallout franchise has always had various factions within the game that squabble with each other, leaving you, the player, to decide which ones you favor and which ones you hate, especially since you invariably end up running every single one of them. This is a Bethesda thing, the same is true of the Elder Scrolls series, where you wind up leading every group in the world, even if they all hate each other.
Usually though, it isn’t hard to decide which factions you like and which ones you hate. That just wasn’t the case this time.