• Comic Book
    Justice League: A Fun Superhero Movie

    Justice League is your typical superhero movie: heroes save the world from a seemingly impossible force.  However, it is a welcome break from dark and gritty films that are almost unpleasant for viewers to watch.  The primary source of conflict is Steppenwolf, played by Ciarán Hinds, who wants to destroy and subjugate the world- in […]

  • Game of Thrones
    Game of Thrones Season 7 Recap SPOILERS

    Season Seven is over and all the players are on the board. The Women of Winterfell Sansa spent the whole of Game of Thrones as a victim. From the first season, things always happened to Sansa. She never did anything of consequence. She just waited for someone to come along and rescue her- or kill her, whichever came first. […]

  • Games
    Alt-Right and the importance of Far Cry 5

    In all honesty I was putting off writing a thought piece on Far Cry 5. There was no reason behind it other than the lack of time, and then the Virginia Riots happened. True, at first glance those two don’t have much in common. The Charlottesville riots started out after the announcement of decision made […]

  • SciFi
    The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) – John Scalzi

      Truth be told, I loved Old Man’s War … not necessarily the whole series mind you, but definitely Book 1.  It’s long been a staple and one that I’ve gone back to every now and then.  Unfortunately for me, however (and probably somewhat in the minority) I didn’t love Red Shirts which I thought […]

  • Fantasy
    The Aeronauts Windlass by Jim Butcher

      While I’m definitely more of a fan of the Military SciFi genre, Fantasy titles still have a very large place in my heart.  Especially when those titles are written by some of the more exceptional authors in the field like Jordan (sadly deceased), Sanderson (alive, kicking & publishing like a dervish) and Butcher. Jim […]

  • Military SciFi
    The Scorched Earth by Terry Mixon

        Terry has written a couple of books that I’m quite fond of (namely his Empire of Bones saga, reviewed here, and here) so I thought this one was worth a try too – and while it’s not perfect, there is enough in it that I’m probably going to pick up book 2 when […]

  • Doctor Who
    The Pilot: Doctor Who S10

    AFTER AN ENDLESS wait that felt like being trapped in a time loop, Doctor Who finally returned last night. I’ve never anticipated a Doctor Who season premiere quite like “The Pilot.” Peter Capaldi proved himself an amazing Doctor last season, blending shades of Eight and Four with his own unique style. The first episode of […]

  • Movies
    Your Name: A (Relatively) Spoiler-Free Review

    When I first looked at the theatrical posters for Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name, I was not particularly intrigued by its images.   School boy meets school girl. Quelle surprise, the poster narrative for the Japanese animé experience. Do I want to subject myself to two hours of torture by watching something so overdone? But thanks […]

  • Books
    Intergalactic Wizard Scout by Rodney Hartman

      Over the years I’ve read a couple of books and series that have started out well, but over the course of multiple books, gotten quite a bit “less good” and somewhat tedious.  Unfortunately, Intergalactic Wizard Scout is one of these in my opinion. While the writing itself is nothing to write home about, the […]

  • Comic Book
    Logan : Movie Review

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been seventeen years since Hugh Jackman first suited up to play Wolverine/ Logan. I remarked to a friend of mine that Hugh Jackman had been Wolverine one year longer than we had been friends. That said, I knew it was going to be bittersweet seeing him pop his claws […]

  • Comics
    Great Comic Book Covers- Feat: The Hulk

    They always say  ” never judge a book by it’s cover”, and while that’s proven to be true on many an occasion this installment is about the latter. More specifically, judging the cover itself. What makes a great cover? Is it the art? The artist? The action? The drama? The significance? All these factors do […]

  • Console
    10 Tactical RPGs You May Not Have Heard Of, But Are Actually Pretty Decent

    Turn-Based Tactical RPGs, or Simulation RPGs as dubbed in Japan, is my favourite video game genre, no questions asked. There is just something about methodically ruining an opponent’s army without the stress that comes with the genre’s Real Time counterparts. The 90s saw the genre’s establishing fathers: Shining Force, Fire Emblem, Front Mission, Final Fantasy […]

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