Month: September 2013

  • Grand Theft Auto V

    Yes, like everyone else on this planet, I’m playing Grand Theft Auto V, and frankly, having an absolute blast. I could just drive around Los Santos for hours and hours and hours… (and yes, even cycling is super fun).

  • Beware the Batman

    I hadn’t heard of this show and just happened to come across a clip, and so decided to check it out. I’m really in love with the visuals – it’s animated in CG, but still has designs that aren’t that far off from the classic Bruce Timm look we’re used to seeing with animated Batman.…

  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    OK, silly title aside – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as opposed to who’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? – I thought the first episode was pretty good. It was funnier than I expected – some nice Whedonisms – and, come on, who’s not going to watch a show with a flying car?

  • After Earth

    Came at this with extremely low expectations, considering I’d heard nothing particularly good about it, and now I know why. It starts off good, I liked the setup, the world they inhabit, the tech designs. Then you meet Will Smith’s character, an absolute bore. Smith Jr. is more just annoying than boring, and so it…

  • Final Fantasy XIV

    I love this game so much. Sure, I was frustrated during the first weeks because of the issues with the servers, not being able to get on to play, but things are normal now, and it’s a joy to hop in and have some adventures in this world. I’m also lucky that I have a…

  • This Is the End

    Holy shit did I ever laugh my head off while watching this – one of the funniest flicks I’ve watched in a while. Sure, it’s puerile as hell, but oh-so-much fun. The Franco/McBride argument about jerking off had me in tears. Sure, there’s also the fact that I like all of these people in the…

  • Trance

    It was such a chore watching this. I wanted to give up so many times, but hung in there as I was hoping that the ending would present an interesting twist, and it did do that. But even with that, I can’t really recommend this. Consider this a Boyle miss.

  • The Bling Ring

    Not to say it’s awful, but definitely my least favorite Sofia Coppola film – yes, I liked Marie Antoinette more than this. Felt bored through most of it. When it comes to the “kids doing bad things” category, I much preferred Spring Breakers.

  • I Am Street Fighter

    Of all the video game genres, fighting is the one I tend to steer clear of, but I’m still fascinated by the culture that surrounds fighting games – EVO and the like – and this is a fantastic portrayal of the community that exists around the Street Fighter franchise (and fighting games in general). I…

  • World War Z

    Ended up really liking this. It really is unrelenting, and often found myself thinking, well this is it, there’s no way out of this one. I also like how it ends, with signs of hope, but not of complete resolution (no “all’s well that ends well”).