tomb raider: definitive edition (2013) review

Tomb Raider (2013) is the first game in a prequel trilogy, which serve to outline Lara Croft’s rise to becoming the woman that so many know her as. This first entry in the series follows Lara on her very first expedition to the mysterious island of Yamatai - which resides somewhere within the Dragon’s Circle off the coast of Japan.  Against the advice of her team, she suggests that they continue their voyage, despite the raging storms surrounding the island; this results in not only the ship being damaged beyond repair, but also in the expedition team being separated. Now it’s up to Lara to find both her team, and a way off of the mysterious island.

tomb raider: definitive edition (2013) review

venom (2018) really could have been a part of the mcu

While we all know that Sony’s upcoming Venom movie will be entirely separate from Disney’s established MCU, it’s still fun to think about what could have been. So, for this post I just want to take a moment to explain just how easily it would have been to incorporate Venom into the MCU based on what we know from Infinity War and what we’ve seen from the Venom trailers.

venom (2018) really could have been a part of the mcu

captain marvel: trailer #1 (analysis)

Fans of the MCU have been excitedly waiting for the first trailer for the upcoming super-hero flick, Captain Marvel. We were teased with the possibility of a trailer earlier this month when actress Brie Larson claimed she wanted to “break the internet,” via a tweet to Entertainment Weekly. Many assumed that they might release the trailer then, but, instead, we were shown some very interesting images which varied from a group of Skrull’s walking across a beach, to a young Samuel Jackson who looked as though he was pulled straight out of Juice, to an image that finally showed us Captain Marvel fully clad in her standard uniform of red, blue, and gold. Many speculated that, with these images released, that a trailer would soon follow - and that assumption was correct.

captain marvel: trailer #1 (analysis)

doomsday clock #6 minute review

As we reach the halfway point of Doomsday Clock we’re gifted the opportunity to spend some time with some more familiar faces of the DC Universe, as the villains of Gotham (and other cities) gather to discuss the “Supermen Theory” and the effect it’s having on the supervillain community. In addition to that, this chapter serves to provide us with some insight on the heinous Dynamic Duo, Marionette and Mime.

doomsday clock #6 minute review

the fold (the good, the bad, and the ugly review)

The Fold tells the story of Leland "Mike" Erikson, a simple high-school teacher from  New England. Except he's anything but simple. Mike holds a genius level IQ, and when coupled with his eidetic (photographic) memory, he's more often than not the smartest person in any given room. While he's always preferred a simple life, his world is changed forever when his friends asks him to take on the role of a consultant for a special project known as the "Albuquerque Door."

the fold (the good, the bad, and the ugly review)

why you should watch parasyte: the maxim

Every now and then you'll come across a show that's just so good that you can't help but tell people about it. For me, at this moment, that show would have to be Parasyte: The Maxim. Having just finished the final episode last night, (really, early this morning) I'm still attempting to wrap my head around it all. Parasyte is unlike any other anime that I've seen, which is why I feel even more inclined to share my thoughts on why people should watch it.

why you should watch parasyte: the maxim

injustice 2: comic review

With the combination of having both great gameplay mechanics and an incredible story, it didn't surprise anyone when it was announced that a sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us was in development - complete with its own prequel comic. While Injustice 2 would eventually come to surpass the original in terms of gameplay (also a surprise to no one), it also managed to provide a solid sequel to the original games story. While I won't go as far as to say it's better than the original, I will say that it definitely managed to keep me entertained, which I can’t help but give praise to, given the fact that I didn’t necessarily have high hopes for it to begin with - especially with how great the ending of the original game was. However, while the game itself was great, the prequel comic that told the story of what occurred between the two games left a lot to be desired.

injustice 2: comic review

fahrenheit 451 (2018): review

Ray Bradbury took the literary world by storm in 1953 when he published his second novel, Fahrenheit 451, which presented readers with a bleak look at the future of America, wherein free-thought and the accumulation of knowledge have been taken away through the burning of books. The second film adaptation of the beloved book manages to pay homage to the original, while also presenting audiences with a number of changes that make for a fresh take on the dystopian future.

fahrenheit 451 (2018): review

the top ten emotionally charged storytelling songs in hip-hop (part two)

For this post we're going to focus on hip-hop music, specifically how certain artists use the medium to tell harrowing stories. For some, that means tackling systemic issues, for others it's relationship drama, and some may focus on things that are far more personal. We're going to take a look at, what I feel are, the top ten best examples of storytelling in hip-hop music.

the top ten emotionally charged storytelling songs in hip-hop (part two)

the top ten emotionally charged storytelling songs in hip-hop (part one)

For this post we're going to focus on hip-hop music, specifically how certain artists use the medium to tell harrowing stories. For some, that means tackling systemic issues, for others it's relationship drama, and some may focus on things that are far more personal. We're going to take a look at, what I feel are, the top ten best examples of storytelling in hip-hop music.

the top ten emotionally charged storytelling songs in hip-hop (part one)

infinity war: relationship analysis - gamora and thanos

Everyone has family drama. Maybe it's as simple as your mother grounding you for something that your little brother did, or perhaps your family has issues with your uncle because he's loves his whisky a little too much, or, maybe, - just maybe - your father is attempting to obtain God-like powers so that he can successfully complete his life-long dream of wiping out half of all life in the universe. Like I said, everyone has family drama; let's not judge. For this segment we're going to focus on, perhaps, the most complex relationship within the MCU - the one between Gamora and her "father," Thanos.

infinity war: relationship analysis - gamora and thanos

infinity war: relationship analysis - bruce banner and the hulk

Bruce Banner and The Incredible Hulk. Have there ever been two individuals who were more different? One, a strong man, capable of holding his own against an armada of otherworldly monsters; the other, a man who insists on hiding behind other due to his being unable to face his own fears.

infinity war: relationship analysis - bruce banner and the hulk

infinity war: character analysis - thor

Spoilers follow. Thor is a being of many titles. To some he is a God, to others an alien; some call him King, while others know him as an Avenger. Though, regardless of what label he's adorned with, there really is only one word that properly depicts him - and that word is hero

infinity war: character analysis - thor

injustice 2 - chapter 56: recap + review

This weeks issue begins with Soranik, Sinestro, and the other Green Lanterns returning back to Oa after a daring escape from Harring. Upon their arrival to Oa, they are met by Salaak, who immediately questions them about what occurred. One Lantern explains that they were able to escape with the help of Hal Jordan who, with the power of the Red Power Ring, was able to stave off the enemies long enough for them to retreat.

injustice 2 - chapter 56: recap + review

ant man - trailer #2: review

Last night, Marvel Entertainment uploaded a humorous video regarding the whereabouts of Ant-Man and the Wasp during the events of Infinity War, informing viewers that a new trailer would provide us with that coveted information today. While they did deliver on their promise of a new trailer, it didn't exactly do much in regard to explaining where the two heroes were during the events of Infinity War.

ant man - trailer #2: review

one piece - chapter 903: recap + review

If I had to describe the latest chapter of One Piece in a single word, it would be HYPE. Chapter 903 officially wraps up the Whole Cake Island arc and ushers in the long awaited Reverie arc. So, where do I begin? With imminent death no longer looming over their heads, the Straw Hat's are able to continue their journey, and we’re gifted with another chapter from Oda-Sensei that helps to further build the already expansive world of One Piece.

one piece - chapter 903: recap + review

what's going on with moviepass?

So, my local movie theater just raised it's prices, again. It's only a dollar, but, every dollar counts when you go to the movies as frequently as my girlfriend and I do. Luckily for us, we signed up for MoviePass a few months ago, and for only $10 a month we've been able to enjoy going to the movies whenever we’ve felt like going without worrying about costs - well, at least not ticket cost; unfortunately MoviePass doesn't cover concessions costs, and what's a movie without a $15 tub of stale popcorn.

what's going on with moviepass?