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The X-Files (Season 11)

I’m having so much fun watching this latest (and probably last) season of The X-Files, because it’s really having a lot of fun with itself, to a point where it almost feels like a trashy parody of itself (especially this week’s 4th episode, which was fantastic). With last year’s return of the series, I can’t […]

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Big Mouth

This came out of nowhere for me (added to Netflix last week), as I had heard nothing about it. But seeing that Nick Kroll and a lot of other fun actors were involved, I decided to check it out, and wow, this series is incredibly funny. I’ve watched the first 3 episodes, and they’re deliciously […]

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The Mummy

I went into this with pretty low expectations — I knew it didn’t get great reviews and did so-so (especially in North America) at the box office, but I’m a sucker for Ancient Egypt-related stuff (hence my excitement for Assassin’s Creed Origins), and I hunger for more adventure movies. With all of that in mind, […]

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Kong: Skull Island

I have mixed feelings for this film. I went in not caring that much about it — not many expectations, but hoping for a fun adventure movie. I liked that it wasn’t a modern setting (first the 40s, then the 70s), and so things started pretty good, but then I kept getting annoyed by a […]

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The Fall and Rise of Yoshiki Okamoto

Another interesting feature I read this week from Polygon that dates back to 2013 is this one on the fall of Yoshiki Okamoto’s Game Republic studio. It’s a fascinating read, and becomes even more interesting when bookended with this piece published the following year (about Okamoto’s success with Monster Strike).

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Master Keaton

While I wait for the final volume of Naoki Urasawa’s Billy Bat to begin serialization this summer, I decided to explore his Master Keaton series. I’d read a couple of chapters a while back, and it hadn’t really grabbed me at the time, but this time, after reading the first few chapters, I started really […]

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Godzilla

Finally got around to finishing this – I say finish because I actually started watching it a year ago, and then just kinda stopped 15-20 minutes in, at the point where the family stuff is happening. I really get so bored with family stuff in big action/disaster flicks, just get on with the destruction already. […]

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Nom Nom Galaxy

I’ve just had a quick taste of Nom Nom Galaxy – also part of this month’s PlayStation Plus lineup – but it definitely feels nice to be playing a PixelJunk game again (my last one was Shooter 2). It’s not generally the style of game I’m attracted to – building/developing – but just like I […]

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The X-Files

After an uneven start, I thought the second episode of the new X-Files mini-series was rather good. It felt like one of the better old school monster-of-the-week episodes, and no wonder, since it was written/directed by James Wong, who was good at those. In terms of the first episode, my thoughts pretty much echo the […]

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Billy Bat

Naoki Urasawa is my favorite mangaka, and his current series, Billy Bat – the story of a Mickey Mouse-like comic strip character that is more than it seems – has been a treat to follow. I hadn’t read any new chapters since earlier in the year, and just this week went and got caught up on […]