Summer is here. With the Memorial Day mullarkey safely behind us and the election winding down, or heating up, depending on your viewpoint, it’s time to get to the matter at hand – summer fun and the Best of the Beast. Top films, pop music, long days and those summer nights. You know the drill – there will always be … Read More
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The search for the perfect Summer album is over thanks to pop sensations Tegan and Sara! The twin sister duo are back with their 8th release “Love You To Death” and they have delivered a tight 10 song 32 minute pop masterpiece. The album kicks off with “That Girl” and within 19 seconds you will be nodding your head to … Read More
Before there was Hamilton there was Freestyle Love Supreme. And before that, there was In the Heights, but that’s a different project for a different time. Now Lin Manuel Miranda may be on to bigger, better things but he started with little seen plays like Heights and the underrated improv series that’s like Whose Line is it Anyways for comedic rappers. Freestyle … Read More
Got an Xbox One? Nothing to be ashamed about (I have one). Microsoft’s console has been steadily upping their backwards compatibility list since they rolled the feature out. Today they bring seven more titles into the fold and one of them is a big one – Fallout: New Vegas. Also available now are: Blood Knights Comic Jumper Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara I … Read More
Neil Young has released at least a half-dozen archival live albums in the past decade, but he hasn’t released a “new” live album, documenting a current tour, since 2000’s Road Rock: Friends and Relatives. That alone makes his newest album, Earth, somewhat special within the classic rocker’s vast discography. But Young has ensured that Earth stands out in other ways. He decided to take … Read More
There are plenty of popular and memorable locations featured in some of the most entertaining movies of all time. We’ve certainly seen our fair share of creepy cabins deep in the woods, as well as landmark cities around the world taking centre stage as the main backdrop for some of the best stories ever put on the big screen. … Read More
One week from release, Spiders and Focus Home Interactive have released one more trailer of The Technomancer. This time it’s featuring some gameplay from it and it’s got me even more anxious to get to it. Sleeper hit of the summer? I’m hoping so!
“Beauty isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” So says a fashion designer played by Alessandro Nivola in The Neon Demon, the new arty psychodrama from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. Set in the Los Angeles modeling world, the film follows fresh-off-the-bus future star Jesse (Elle Fanning) as she is forced to maneuver through a world of unsavory mentors, jealous rivals, rape-y photographers, and… well… rape-y … Read More
You wake up on from cryogenic sleep and find your shelter in tatters. You must pilot a drone to try to repair your shelter and see if you can uncover what happened in the first place. This is the premise of Breached, which releases today on Steam. A shorter experience, one that lasts around two hours per playthrough, it looks to … Read More
Shea Stevens wakes up to one of the worst days she’s had lately. Her motorcycle shop has been broken into, and not only is her merchandise gone, the custom bikes made for one of the most popular bands have been stolen. And as bad as the day started, the next few are only going to get worse. Iron Goddess, the … Read More
Evie Boyd is fourteen, caught in that space between childhood and womanhood. Sick of living the life that her parents want for her, being taken out of public school and being sent to boarding school. Then one fateful day, she spies Suzanne. Her long dark hair, her flashing eyes, her carefree manner. And Evie knows that’s who she wants to … Read More
What if there was a convention that was actually about something that mattered? ComiCon for the issues of the day? That’s the promise of Politicon. A fan convention for the politically minded. Not a rally, but an opportunity to see and perhaps speak with some of the people who are shaping today’s American politics. James Carville. Barbara Boxer. Glenn Beck. … Read More
During E3, Square Enix released a new trailer for World of Final Fantasy, one of their upcoming Playstation 4 and Vita title. At the end of the trailer, they also announce the worldwide simultaneous release date, October 25th. World of Final Fantasy is fan service. No other way of looking at it. Despite that, it actually looks like it’s got a … Read More
The Duel is a new western that feels like an old western, but not in a good way. Writer Matt Cook (Triple 9) and director Kieran Darcy-Smith essentially serve up a pale imitation of Quentin Tarantino’s past two films, since The Duel is boringly talky for long stretches (I heard more than a few snores at the screening I attended), it is punctuated … Read More
Paper and Fire Rachel Caine NAL Publishing July 5th, 2016 ISBN: 0451472403 (ISBN13: 9780451472403) In this alternate timeline, The Great Library of Alexandria has survived, and become the center of all knowledge in the world. To avoid the dissemination of thoughts that aren’t ‘true’, all books are controlled by the Library, through special Codexes. These are … Read More