Babes, bikes, and Terminators riding dinosaurs. Uh...and also, movie and music reviews and discussion--including who the ugly dude that serves as Barnes' avatar is--can also be found here. And sharks. Sharks with frickin' laser beams.
MB Michael Barnes Updated September 23, 2016 5042 0
This is not going to be an impartial, unbiased review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
M MattDP Updated December 06, 2015 4187 0
It's been a while since I steered anyone toward my series on tabletop versions of video games over at Gamerati. But since I did one on the StarCraft board game to coincide with the final digital game in that series, Legacy of the Void, I figured it was time for a reminder. However great the StarCraft board game was, I think it would have been better with looser ties to the source material. It would almost certainly have resulted in a similar game but one which was a lot less complex to digest. In that respect...
ES Egg Shen Updated October 13, 2016 4439 0
So Trashfest Northeast 2015 has come and gone. This is my second time experiencing this annual shindig and I’d like to share some of my experiences with the rest of you. Rather than give you a blow by blow description of all the games I played, I’m just going to provide some overall highlights. I’d like to try and give you an idea of what it’s like to experience Trashfest.
MB Michael Barnes November 16, 2015 3616 0
It's that time of the year!
JL Josh Look Updated October 31, 2015 3609 0
Everyone's entitled to one good scare. Set up. That's what makes Halloween work so very well. Set up. In one of several homages to Psycho, Halloween opens up with the viewer taking on a first person voyeuristic role. We move around the house, past the Jack-o-Lantern, around the bushes, taking a look in the window. To us it's obvious what the two teenagers we're spying on are about to get up to, and thinking about it now, I think our vessel here knows it, too....
JL Josh Look Updated October 27, 2015 3600 0
The home stretch...
JL Josh Look Updated October 23, 2015 3324 0
That house is not fit to live in. I don't know what it is with the ghost stories this Halloween season, but they're really clicking with me in a way they never really have. Much like how folks feel about The Babadook if they have kids of their own, maybe owning a house and having been alone in with so much space to myself makes these kinds of stories all the more effective. I don't much believe in the afterlife and I've certainly never witnessed anything to encourage me to even entertain...
JL Josh Look Updated October 21, 2015 3179 0
What a terrible curse!
JL Josh Look Updated October 20, 2015 2945 0
JOIN US! If I'm going to watch just one movie in the Evil Dead series, I typically reach for the original. It's a movie I admire to no end. It makes no illusions to try and convince you that there's much of plot or that any of its characters are developed, it's simply out to drench each of its participants in an outrageous amount of blood. The final sequence is an utterly brilliant combination of camerawork and sound, made all the more impressive given how little of a budget it had...
JL Josh Look Updated October 23, 2015 4516 0
There's just some things you gotta do. Don't mean you have to like it. As much as I criticized A Nightmare on Elm Street for its subpar acting, there just might be such a thing as a movie being more well-crafted than it needs to be. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre might be one such example. The dialogue is largely the fairly normal, throwaway kind of things that people say. By extension, the acting, while certainly not phenomenal, is entirely passable. It's shot like a documentary, further adding...