17 Nov 2017: How EA Set Fire to the Internet

This week we discuss the Lord of the Rings series on Amazon, the Galaxy Quest TV show, and the Gal Gadot v Brett Ratner story in the rundown. For our main event, the crew dissects the controversy ignited by Electronic Arts/DICE’s latest game, Star Wars: Battlefront II. Why has this game Continue Reading

Blade Runner 2049 Asks What Will Happen When AI Becomes Human-like

This article contains spoilers for Blade Runner 2049. Grasping the central argument of most sci-fi films requires a closer look at the technological and social context of the time period in which it was made. Consider the technologies that entered the mass market by 1982, when the original Blade Runner Continue Reading

To The Media: You Are Entitled to Nothing

Earlier this week my newsfeed was filled with news of the unthinkable: Disney had banned the LA Times from all screenings of the company. One of their critics had been banned from a critic screening of Thor Ragnarok. The media community rallied behind the Times, and decided that they would Continue Reading

The Thor We’ve Always Wanted? Thor Ragnarok review

It should be said that you are going to enjoy every moment crafted for the third installment of Thor. It has the snark, delivers on the action, wraps threads from The Dark World and Age of Ultron, all while forging a stronger identity that should last beyond this film. Letting the Continue Reading

I Survived Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween is by far my favorite time of year (sorry Christmas). As soon as I start seeing pumpkins and costumes — and especially horror movies popping up — I know its about to get really fun. One of the best things about Halloween is the plethora of haunted houses, trails Continue Reading

“Is Death Note That Bad?” Netflix’s Death Note Review

If you can ignore the anime, Death Note turns out to be a fun, but ultimately forgettable film among the great Netflix movies that have come out over the years. However, as soon as you think about the actual manga and show, you will start banging your head repeatedly on Continue Reading

“Serkis and Reeves Shine” War for the Planet of the Apes Review

When Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out back in 2011, we had no idea of the emotionally powerful trilogy that would follow. And yet here we are capping a successful and satisfying end to Caesar’s story. How did Matt Reeves transform a story mid-flight into a series Continue Reading

Apes and Serkis Deserve An Oscar

Recently, Fox Studios announced it would be making a Best Actor / Best Picture push for Andy Serkis / Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes. I rarely agree with any of Fox’s decisions, but I have to admit they are absolutely right on this one. Here’s why…