Zombieland: Double Tap – Review

Rarely does a sequel so accurately leave me with the same feeling as its predecessor as I’m walking out of the theater. In Zombieland: Double Tap, Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Littlerock are back, albeit a little older, and ready to take on the undead hordes that have laid waste to the contiguous United States of America. In similar fashion to the Terminator franchise that it so often references, this second romp through the apocalypse treads familiar ground while deviating only slightly from the core elements that made the original so popular. Instead of going on a road trip to Hollywood, our survivors decided to turn the White House into a zombie-fortress and visit Graceland to fawn over Elvis memorabilia. The pattern is perfectly apparent as the opening credits roll, once again matching slow-motion zombie battles with Metallica except with slightly crappier CGI and editing.

Joker – Review: A Film About Everything And Nothing

(Joker – Warner Bros.) SPOILER WARNING If you haven’t seen Joker yet, there are potential spoilers ahead. To tell you the truth, I almost didn’t want to see this movie. With all of the media attention that Joker got prior to its release, I was already tired of the discourse by the time October 4thContinue reading “Joker – Review: A Film About Everything And Nothing”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Review

(ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – Andrew Cooper/Sony Pictures) If there’s anything you can say about Quentin Tarantino, it’s that he has a distinct style to his film making, script writing, and storytelling. Whether you like him or hate him, Tarantino’s films have introduced a generation of movie watchers to classic tropes from serializedContinue reading “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Review”

AutoChess Review – A Refreshing Blast from the Past

If you would have told me that a Chinese mobile game would be my latest obsession only three months ago, I would have had a hard time believing you. Sure, I’ve dabbled in mobile gaming before, but I usually prefer to play puzzle games like Sudoku or Picross over more complex games. Then, Auto ChessContinue reading “AutoChess Review – A Refreshing Blast from the Past”

Autobots Roll Out! Transformers TCG Autobot Starter Pack Review

I’m a huge sucker for new games. It doesn’t particularly matter whether I am attached to the developer or license. Unsolved games present a dual opportunity for me to explore new puzzles and adopt game design lessons learned to my own projects. This past September, Wizards of the Coast and their parent company Hasbro releasedContinue reading “Autobots Roll Out! Transformers TCG Autobot Starter Pack Review”