Recommendations


Just Add Surprise

I don’t remember why my daughter and I decided to check out the Amazon original series Just Add Magic, but I remember that I didn’t expect much. It was, after all, a live-action kids’ show (strike one!) with a cast of unknowns (strike two!) and a premise that promised the saccharine “every episode ends with…

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A Thrilling Return

Long-time readers know the drill, but here’s a quick refresher for the uninitiated: while I don’t do reviews per se here on the blog, I do occasionally write recommendations–which (okay, I’ll admit) are like reviews, but always positive. Today I’d like to recommend the movie Split, the new thriller from M. Night Shyamalan. Yes, it’s…

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When Life Gives you Nuclear Waste, Make Godzilla

I’ve been a Godzilla fan since elementary school, when the local TV station would show the cheesy monster movies in the dead zone between He-Man and the evening news. Oh, I’d call myself a casual fan. There are films I’ve missed. I’ve never been to a G-Fan convention. And I certainly haven’t learned Japanese in…

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A Harrowing Tale of Data Survival

When my laptop’s battery dies, it doesn’t give a polite, C-3PO-like, “Pardon me, sir, but I seem to be out of power and will be shutting down now.” Instead, it commits sudden, silent suicide. “Screw you, meatbag! I’m out of here!” More than once, I’ve dived towards the computer, power cable in hand, only to have…

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Sweet Sounds of Barsoom

Jaxar the Barbarian, aka “that juice-fueled toddler” loves to go on long walks. “Outside!” he cries, pulling at my hand. Once on the sidewalk, he leads me down the street, around the corner, up the hill, and through a thousand miles of orc-infested wilderness en route to Mordor. Or maybe a playground. He likes swinging…

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Civil Discourse

While I don’t do reviews here on the blog, I do like to drop a recommendation every now and then, and this is one of those times. So… Captain America Civil War… I saw it over the weekend. Do I recommend it? That depends. Did you watch and enjoy Winter Soldier? Do you like Spider-Man…

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Turbo Violence

As a geek of a certain age, I have a radioactive warm spot in my heart for the post-apocalyptic movies of the 1980s. Over the weekend, a new movie wormed its way into that spot like a mutant Canadian wood tick, and I’d like to recommend it to you.* Turbo Kid came out last year,…

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Embracing the Horror

While it’s true that I don’t do reviews, I have been known to offer up recommendations from time to time. And since I’ve been thinking about horror so much these past few weeks (thanks for that, Ghost Punchers), it felt like time to present a couple recommendations in that genre. Casefile: Arkham The tagline for…

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Recommendations at Gunpoint

In one cartoonishly-oversized hand, you’ve got the stealth and multi-path gameplay of Deux Ex. In the other hand, the stylized 2D parkour of Canabalt. Now smash those hands together and cover the resulting goo with a thick paste of circuit-puzzle “hacking” and you might have an idea of what to expect from the upcoming video…

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RPG Prep School

I don’t write reviews. Not here, at least. What I do write are recommendations. When I see something cool, geeky, and likely to otherwise be overlooked, I’ll pass it along here on the site to help spread the awesome. Because spreading the awesome is what I do. Today’s awesomeness is Never Unprepared: The Complete Game…

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