‘Xenosaga’ Revisited, Part 2: Beyond Good and Evil (and creative control)

‘Xenosaga’ Revisited, Part 2: Beyond Good and Evil (and creative control)

As mentioned in the first part of this series, Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille Zur Macht had debuted to middling sales in spite of its high critical acclaim. Unfortunately, this lead to interference…

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a bit to make room for a special segment. First we look at a…

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: ‘Frank’ and ‘We Are The Best’

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: ‘Frank’ and ‘We Are The Best’

+ The Leftovers, The Knick, Bojack Horseman, American Horror Story, The Flash, Gotham

This week on Sound On Sight, Simon and Ricky discuss Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, a film with a striking performance from Michael Fassbender, who has to generate emotion without using the actor’s most visible…

Contest: Win Tickets to see Dan Gilroy’s ‘Nightcrawler’ ahead of its release

Contest: Win Tickets to see Dan Gilroy’s ‘Nightcrawler’ ahead of its release

While October is generally associated with traditional horror releases, this month brings a new flavour to theatres, with Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut Nightcrawler making its way to the big screen. With a cast that…


‘John Wick’ kicks butt

‘John Wick’ kicks butt

John Wick is a beautiful ballet of death and destruction. It combines the brutal hand-to-hand combat of Jason Bourne with Ridley Scott’s visual sensibilities to create the perfect vehicle for Keanu Reeves.…

‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ flies nowhere

‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ flies nowhere

White Bird in a Blizzard Written & Directed by Gregg Araki USA, 2014   Just in case the title wasn’t enough of a hint, White Bird in a Blizzard provides enough ponderous dialogue…

‘The Good Lie’ delivers a wholesome glimpse at modern heroes

‘The Good Lie’ delivers a wholesome glimpse at modern heroes

The Good Lie Written by Margaret Nagle Directed by Philippe Falardeau Kenya/India/USA, 2014   The Good Lie is an earnest, well-meaning film that overcomes its many flaws to tell a life-affirming story about…

‘Green Dragons’: Ambition is not enough

‘Green Dragons’: Ambition is not enough

The problem with 'Revenge of the Green Dragons' is that co-director Andrew Lau and executive producer Martin Scorsese are already joined at the hip, and it suffers badly from any comparison to their…


Video of the Day: ‘Boardwalk Empire” says farewell in a cast and crew retrospective

Video of the Day: ‘Boardwalk Empire” says farewell in a cast and crew retrospective

With HBO's Boardwalk Empire only a single episode from its series finale, HBO has released a series retrospective. Featuring all cast members from past and present, as well as writers, producers, directors, and…

Netflix’s drama series from the creators of Damages now has a release month, title, and teaser

Netflix’s drama series from the creators of Damages now has a release month, title, and teaser

While Netflix has established itself as the destination for people looking to begin or catch up on numerous tv shows, the company has also found recent success with its own original programming, with…

Arrow, Ep 5.03: “Corto Maltese” is an over-stuffed hour with some intriguing table-setting

Arrow, Ep 5.03: “Corto Maltese” is an over-stuffed hour with some intriguing table-setting

Remember when Arrow was just the story of a guy getting revenge on the people who fucked over his less-than-honorable father? Arrow's grown (and grown up) quite a bit since the first season…

Kingdom, Ep. 1.03, “Piece of Plastic” tests thresholds for pain

Kingdom, Ep. 1.03, “Piece of Plastic” tests thresholds for pain

Everyone has their own threshold for pain, whether it's barely a pinch or an agonizing round in the ring that makes them go over the edge. The third episode of Kingdom, "Piece of…


LFF 2014: ‘Thou Wast Mild and Lovely’ is wild and creepy

LFF 2014: ‘Thou Wast Mild and Lovely’ is wild and creepy

BFI London Film Festival 2014

The rustic, lyrical sophomore feature of writer-director Josephine Decker, Thou Wast Mild and Lovely proves as slippery and elusive a film as its characters do to one another. A work of atmospheric dread…

Nelson Algren: The Man With the Golden Pen

Nelson Algren: The Man With the Golden Pen

Sitting in a stack of pulpy old crime novels and lascivious short stories of hookers, gangsters and freaks may be a diamond in the rough. The book is about a heroin addict named…

Director Paolo Virzi on ‘Human Capital’ and people who make you suffer

Director Paolo Virzi on ‘Human Capital’ and people who make you suffer

“Human Capital” is a term used to assign a monetary value to an employee based on their knowledge, habits, personality, and creative and physical qualities. According to an insurance company, our lives have…

CIFF Day 5: ‘The Look of Silence’ and ‘Low Down’

CIFF Day 5: ‘The Look of Silence’ and ‘Low Down’

On this, my last day of the festival, I saw two films that didn’t make me smile but made me glad I was there. Both The Look of Silence and Low Down proved…


The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a bit to make room for a special segment. First we look at a…

The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast Episode 3 – Look At You, NBC!

The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast Episode 3 – Look At You, NBC!

In this episode, Randy and Sean lament the downfalls of social media, gush about Arrow and The Walking Dead, and dig into some talk about video games and the upcoming NBA season. Come…

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: ‘Frank’ and ‘We Are The Best’

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: ‘Frank’ and ‘We Are The Best’

+ The Leftovers, The Knick, Bojack Horseman, American Horror Story, The Flash, Gotham

This week on Sound On Sight, Simon and Ricky discuss Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, a film with a striking performance from Michael Fassbender, who has to generate emotion without using the actor’s most visible…

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a bit to make room for a special segment. First we look at a…


Memetic #1 Offers The Meme That Won

Memetic #1 Offers The Meme That Won

Memetic #1 Written by James Tynion IV Illustrated by Eryk Donovan Colors by Adam Guzowski Letters by Steve Wands Published by BOOM! Studios You are reading this review on a laptop, smartphone, tablet……

‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Elegantly Blends History with the Mythological

‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Elegantly Blends History with the Mythological

The Usagi Yojimbo Saga: Volume 1 Writer, Art, and Letters: Stan Sakai Series Editors: Michael Dooney and Jaime S. Rich Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo is a series that works…

‘Legends of Baldur’s Gate’ #1 is a Fantasy Adventure Comedy

‘Legends of Baldur’s Gate’ #1 is a Fantasy Adventure Comedy

Jim Zub and Max Dunbar introduce readers new and old to the sword fights, magic, and even more colorful characters of the world of Baldur's Gate. No knowledge of Dungeons and Dragons or…

Too many creators onboard in ‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #3

Too many creators onboard in ‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #3

Earth 2: World’s End #3 Written by: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, & Mike Johnson Art by: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Tyler Kirkham, Joe Weems, Eduardo Pansica,Jaime Mendoza, Jorge Jimenez, Paulo Siqueria, &…


‘Xenosaga’ Revisited, Part 2: Beyond Good and Evil (and creative control)

‘Xenosaga’ Revisited, Part 2: Beyond Good and Evil (and creative control)

As mentioned in the first part of this series, Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille Zur Macht had debuted to middling sales in spite of its high critical acclaim. Unfortunately, this lead to interference…

Destiny: One Month Later

Destiny: One Month Later

It has been over a month since the release of Destiny and much has changed since Bungie's latest released. Several events have come and gone, particular weapons have risen to fame and…

What we know about Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ so far

What we know about Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ so far

Telltale Games has managed to make a pretty big name for itself over the last few years. By focusing heavily on plot and character development in an industry that too often leaves these…

‘Silent Hill’ takes horror gaming to the next level

‘Silent Hill’ takes horror gaming to the next level

DIgital Creepshow

Resident Evil was the first horror game I ever played. I still remember going into town and picking it up at a video game shop. It was rated as a "15" over here…


5 Horror Films Too Disturbing To Watch Again

5 Horror Films Too Disturbing To Watch Again

31 Days of Horror

** Spoilers ahead ** I am not a horror film fan. I appreciate the genre but considering that my over-amped imagination will turn a sight of a little girl with long hair in…

Witchcraft Wednesdays: Tracing the Evolution of Witchcraft in Film

Witchcraft Wednesdays: Tracing the Evolution of Witchcraft in Film

It may be more true in horror than in any other genre that certain subgenres ebb and flow in popularity over time. Vampires were hot in the mid-'90s when you had Interview with…

Wide World of Horror: ‘Varuh meje (Guardian of the Frontier’) – a lazy river with big ideas

Wide World of Horror: ‘Varuh meje (Guardian of the Frontier’) – a lazy river with big ideas

A lazy trip down a river turns into a nightmare. It’s a plot that has been tread on many times in the horror genre, and even more in the adventure and thriller genres.…

Satanic Sunday: Women Vs. the Devil

Satanic Sunday: Women Vs. the Devil

Most female characters in film succumb to the Devil. They are used as vessels or conduits for the Anti-Christ, lesser demons or the grandiose ideas of an occult. More often than not- they…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: ‘Frank’ and ‘We Are The Best’

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: 'Frank' and 'We Are The Best'

This week on Sound On Sight, Simon and Ricky discuss Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, a film with a striking performance from…

Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #83: Defending the ‘Sin City’ Franchise

Sordid Cinema #83: Defending the 'Sin City' Franchise

When Sin City was released, it was a remarkable achievement – a comic book adaptation that didn’t look or feel…

Hey You Geeks Podcast

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #35: New York Comic Con 2014

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #35: New York Comic Con 2014

We’re back from this years New York Comic Con, the biggest mass media and geek culture conglomeration on the East…

Televerse

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a…

Open Source

Open Source #8: How Important Is Resolution?

Open Source #8: How Important Is Resolution?

Ubisoft are in the spotlight once again this week as the Open Source crew discuss Assassin Creed: Unity in all…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 141 – ‘Mr. Salad Fingers’

Sketchy Episode 141 - 'Mr. Salad Fingers'

This week we discuss a truly creepy animated series. It’s Mr. Salad Fingers, and it’s all on YouTube. So, go…

Game Of Thrones Podcast

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: “The Children”

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: "The Children"

  When Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss promised the season four finale would be their finest yet, they…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 54: “No Sanctuary”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 54: “No Sanctuary"

The highest-rated scripted show on television returned tonight, as The Walking Dead Season 5 kicked off with “No Sanctuary,” written by showrunner…

Darkness Becomes You Podcast

Darkness Becomes You Bonus Podcast: True Detective Mix-Tape

Darkness Becomes You Bonus Podcast: True Detective Mix-Tape

True Detective is many things – a beautifully poised, slow and ominous work of a mature, sure-handed director, and a show…