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The Bells of Saint John – Doctor Who Review

Doctor Who is back.  Those four words make living the next two months a little brighter.  How?  Well, I suppose the economy still sucks, and there’s that whole war and world hunger thing, but at least there’s new Doctor Who to watch.  This first of eight spring episodes served as the first (actual) introduction of [...]

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Bioshock Infinite and Games as Art

I talk about the Games as Art debate that’s been brought back up by Bioshock Infinite, Roger Ebert, Feminist Frequency, Adam Sessler, and even some dirty stuff about Gordan Ramsay. Adam Sessler’s great review can be found here: http://youtu.be/jchIi-vR_js Extra Credits can be found here: http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/show… The  closing song was used with permission from the great Blake Robinson. His channel [...]

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Thoughts on Spider-Man 700 and Serial Storytelling

So if you care about four month old comic-book spoilers stop reading now. In what is now being called the final issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker and Dr. Octopus were in the middle of reenacting Freaky Friday when Peter realized that that shit works a lot better with Jamie Lee Curtis because Doc Ock’s body was a touch full [...]

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Tomb Raider Video Game Review

So the new Tomb Raider came out this week.  It’s a sort of a snake eating its own tail situation.  The Uncharted series refined the formula of the old Tomb Raider games and now Tomb Raider is a revision of those.  Does this reboot hold up and set the series on brand new ledge-grabbing ground? [...]

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Hunger Games Film Review

I was ready to hate this movie.  Don’t get me wrong, I was happy to get dragged out of a house for the midnight premiere, smuggle gas station Mountain Dew and Sour Patch Kids in, and settle down among this series already die-hard fan base (my small town theater had it showing on 5 different screens at midnight, and they [...]