Christmas List 2/9: Decapitated – Nihility

Polished, Polish, & Magic Metal

 

Excuse the terrible title, It’s just a nod to what one of my friends called this album once. Moving on, today we will have a look at what is considered by many Death Metal fans, to be an essential part of a collection and an album that helped pave they way for the Technical Death Metal genre. Also I’ll recommend a song that recently came out by one of my favourite bands; The Crossed; at the end of the review.
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Minion Masters – Christmas (Early Access) Review Request

Three Weeks in… Better Late Than Never

This is an early access review written 1/14/18 Minion Masters may dramatically change in the future and make any or all of this article irrelevant in doing so. Also, I received the game for free. Please be sure to keep that in mind when reading.

Over Christmas my buddy gave me a gift on Steam. It was what I’m reviewing today, Minion Masters. He thought I should give it a shot with him since I enjoy CCG type games and tower defense games as well. His only request, review it. So here I am today with my look at the latest game from BetaDrawf, the folks who brought you games like FORCED and FORCED SHOWDOWN (another one I like a lot). Continue reading “Minion Masters – Christmas (Early Access) Review Request”

Jacob’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

The time has finally come! It took me a while to get to due to getting the chance to see ‘Downsizing’, ‘Pitch Perfect 3’, ‘Bright’, and ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’. Now, I can say that I am finally doing my favorite write-up of the year: Ranking my Top 10 films that made an impact on my movie-going experience! (Stay tuned for my 10 Worst films of the year!) Unlike previous years, these films are not specifically ranked by grade as much as to how I loved them. (even though, it is a major factor in my choices) With all that being said; on with the countdown!

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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Film Review

Grade: B

It is hard to believe that after twenty-two years, a sequel to ‘Jumanji’ exists (especially since star Robin Williams passed away three years ago). At one time, this was supposed to be a straight “re-imagining”, until fan backlash over the announcement coming after Williams’ passing caused Sony Pictures to hire Scott Rosenberg to re-write the script as both a reboot and a sequel (Think that is impossible? Look at ‘Vacation’ (2015)). For those still skeptical about whether this should exist, you have nothing to fear; ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is not another ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016), nor is it another ‘Emoji Movie’. This movie is as fun and thrilling as expected from the trailer. The only worry is that ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ could have been annoying. Yes, at times, it can feel tiresome, but with its never-ending energy and fast performances, the journey is worth the hour and fifty-nine minute run time. 

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Breathtaking Magic (Midpoint Impressions)

My Favorite Anime of the Fall 2017 Season

We have reached the final (official) entry in my journey to review every Fall 2017 anime. Today, I’ll be talking about The Ancient Magus’ Bride up to the mid-season finale. As with the other entries, you can view my initial thoughts on the series hereI’ve saved my personal favorite for last and am excited to discuss it so let’s waste no time! Continue reading “The Ancient Magus’ Bride – Breathtaking Magic (Midpoint Impressions)”

‘Bright’ Film Review

Grade: C+

Contrary to how critics have felt about David Ayer’s ‘Bright’ (Netflix’s newest attempt at a movie), I honestly felt that it was better than what it was given credit for. Though, beneath its visual splendor and thrilling action lies social commentary we have been exposed to before with the same reluctant-detective-teaming-up-with-a-different-species-to-right-a-wrong premise we have seen in ‘Zootopia’, ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’, and many others. Only this time, it feels more like ‘The Lord of the Rings’ as a crime drama set in present day Los Angeles (If Netflix did not step up to the plate, the film could have been distributed by Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, and MGM).  There are orcs, elves, fairies, and dwarves (Maybe we will see hobbits in the sequel?) all living side by side with humans.

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Blood Blockade Battle Front & Beyond – Still Nothing New in the Big Apple

Kekkai Sensen is Back!

Season two of Blood Blockade Battle Front, or Kekkai Sensen, is something that I was super excited for back when season one finished up. It took awhile, but it did finally come! My initial thoughts on this season (which you can read here) were fairly mixed, but it did manage to pull together in the end. Here’s my take on BBB season two. Continue reading “Blood Blockade Battle Front & Beyond – Still Nothing New in the Big Apple”

Christmas List 1/9: The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza – Danza IIII: The Alpha/The Omega

The Weird/The Wondrous

I am back people! And with a new series; Christmas List. This is where I will review all of the albums that I was given as Christmas Gifts by my family or I purchased through cash gifts I received during the Christmas period. Today we look at a band with a very strange name, and even stranger music. Continue reading “Christmas List 1/9: The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza – Danza IIII: The Alpha/The Omega”

‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Film Review

Grade: F

Like most comedy sequels, ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ has no reason to exist. The money that the previous films in this now trilogy received could have been used to plant a tree, donate to a charity, or whatever Elizabeth Banks and company set their hearts to, instead of funding for this forced, contrived, and nonsensical swan song. (Let’s hope!) I really liked Jason Moore’s ‘Pitch Perfect’; It had a charm to its female power and its A Capella moments were a romp. After the not-so-surprising success at the box office in 2012 came ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ three years later (which Banks – who also appeared in the first film – took on directing duties for). I had mixed feelings about the first sequel; in a way, it felt like an imbalanced roller coaster; one joke I was laughing, the next: not so funny. I never expected ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ (now directed by ‘Step Up: All In’/ OK Go music video director Trish Sie) to be good; in fact, a second sequel at this point sounded unnecessary, but I just could not resist!

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I Joined the Interview Project!

Cool, What is That?

I can almost hear you collectively asking yourself just that. The #interview_project is something put together by some of us in the blogging community where we encourage people to tell their stories. Why did you start blogging? What got you into anime? Do you cosplay? Love video games? Tell us all about it! My interview is actually the first up on the site and you can read it here.

The reason I decided to get involved with this is because I thought it was a super cool idea. I hope that you will consider joining the project by sharing your story. More info on that here. I’m not the person who came up with the idea for the project, nor am I the only person running it (as I mentioned), but if you have any questions feel free to contact me about them since I am acting as a public face for the project for the time being. Bloket-chan should be joining Twitter very soon so be on the lookout for that.

Before I sign off, I’d like to say a big thank you to Irina for promoting the project and sharing things out sooner than I did! She’s super amazing and the group really appreciates her support 😀