Revisiting ‘Orange County’ Ninteen Years Later

Plot: An over-achieving high schooler’s life turns upside down when a guidance counsellor mistakenly sends in the wrong application to his only applied school: Stanford. One of those movies like “Ghost World” and “Legally Blonde” where the description can’t do justice to the experience. I heard some idle talk about how this movie was proof that…

A Bit on the Atrocious Nature of Fantastic Beasts 2

The one cool thing about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (the two titles have nothing to do with each other) is all in the final trailer: The music, the special effects and production value. A blockbuster film franchise which can afford the best actors and has no excuse to suck; as incredibly well outlined by…

“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” Review: ‘Hell of a Night’

This was an unquestionably good episode of Game of Thrones, the best in years (qualified praise since there’s only been a handful of episodes), and this is what TV from a cultural standpoint is all about. Well received, good non-clunky fan service and payoffs. When a show can just film people talking in a dimly…

Does the 1982 Eddie Murphy classic “48 Hrs.” hold up today?

One of the only podcasts I listen to is The Rewatchables. Many film podcasts usually contain hosts with an infuriating lack of film knowledge and haven’t done their research, but each episode of The Rewatchables that I’ve listened to checks its references. In discussing Walter Hill’s 1982-directed, Joel Silver-produced, Eddie Murphy starring debut 48 hrs., host Bill Simmons in…

Name that Actress: Andrea Riseborough

I first noticed her in Oblivion (2013). I didn’t immediately think she was as attractive as Olga Kurylenko (Tom Cruise’s other love interest). Then I saw her make that ridiculous face while pointing in the trailer for The Death of Stalin (2017). After I noticed she was Emma Stone’s hair dresser in Battle of the…

Most Anticipated Video Games of 2018

Sea of Thieves (March 20th) Studio: Rare (Kinect Sports, Rare Replay, Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts) A game that just looks like pure fun and a bit less of an Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag simulator than other 2018 title Skull and Bones, Sea of Thieves looks like it might take to Destiny model of…

Last Impressions of Gaming’s Most Anticipated of 2017

For Honor I was ready to leave For Honor on a high note before its release with my wonderful two game comeback that matched developer Ubisoft’s ambitions to make a game that was as fun to watch (if not funner) than it was to play, eSports cometh! However in my last year of university I…