• TV Review – Lupin (Netflix)

    TV Review – Lupin (Netflix)

    Fresh off of watching Lupin III the First, I’ve also watched the French show Lupin (first part now on Netflix). In this case, the story isn’t covering Lupin himself (the original OR the third one), but a man named Assane Diop, who commits a crime inspired by the tales of Lupin to get revenge on…

  • Movie Review – Lupin III The First

    Movie Review – Lupin III The First

    “LUPIN!!!” shouts Interpol Inspector Zenigata as the crafty thief outsmarts him and escapes yet again. It’s a classic scene required in any movie about a master thief. Lupin III: The First follows the eponymous thief as he attempts to steal the Bresson diary, which links back to his own past via has grandfather, Arsene Lupin,…

  • Manifesting 2021

    So 2020 was a bust. I know I had a lot I wanted to do this year regarding streams and gaming, but the massive disruption caused by the pandemic threw everything into chaos. Like many Dads I became work and school from home tech and moral support for the whole family. There’s a constant level…

  • Marvel’s Avengers – Missed Opportunities

    Marvel’s Avengers – Missed Opportunities

    I’m enjoying Marvel’s Avengers. It’s not a bad game. It’s decent. Everything about it is decent. Decent animations, skins, story, and so on. What’s weird and off-putting is wrapping all of that around a live-service engine.

  • Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time – Game Review

    Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time – Game Review

    The theme song is already in your head, isn’t it? It got lodged there for me as soon as I found out that we were getting a new Samurai Jack game. Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is the latest from Soleil Ltd., published by Adult Swim Games. They previously made Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers.…

  • TV Review – Upload, Season One

    TV Review – Upload, Season One

    Upload, Greg Daniels’s newest creation, is a sci-fi dramedy set in a near future where, when you die, you have the choice to have your brain scanned into a digital afterlife. If you can afford it.

  • Rest in Peace, Stan Lee

    Rest in Peace, Stan Lee

    I think most of us know that Stan Lee’s legacy at Marvel for comics is fraught.  Who truly created what, who deserves credit.  That’s covered elsewhere, like the obituary/profile linked above.  I’d like to talk about Stan’s place in my life, as a budding geek who wasn’t sure of his place in the world. Millenials, for…

  • Movie Review – Venom

    Movie Review – Venom

    I actually saw Venom not long after it came out, and I’m a bit amused at how well it’s done.  It is a deeply weird movie. At times feels like half of it is missing.  Why does the symbiote decide to “help” Eddie Brock save the Earth?  It must not matter, because they don’t tell…

  • Movie Review – First Man

    Movie Review – First Man

    I went to an early screening of First Man, and while I enjoyed it, I wasn’t blown away.  It should be noted, this is a biopic about Neil Armstrong, so the technical details about the space program are in the background.  What you have is a deep dive on Neil as a civilian pilot and…

  • Book Review – Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

    Book Review – Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

    Foundryside is the latest book from Robert Jackson Bennett, who previously wrote the “Divine Cities” trilogy.  I mostly knew him from the shenanigans he, Sam Sykes, Chuck Wendig and others get up to on Twitter.  Checking out new authors that way hasn’t steered me wrong yet. Sancia is a thief, who operates out of Foundryside,…

  • Movie Review – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Movie Review – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    The first Jurassic Park is a classic. Plenty of tension, action, humor.  When we have fond memories of this franchise, that’s the movie we’re all thinking of.  As you move forward, they decline rapidly in quality.  Most of the good feelings you have for The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 are due to Jeff Goldblum…

  • Movie Review – Black Panther

    Movie Review – Black Panther

    Not to spoil too much, at it’s core Black Panther is also filled with family drama, but also powerful political statements.  From the drop this movie has something to say to you about the inequality that drives our modern world.