Into the Dark Ranking List

It is the spooky month of October, one of my favorite months of the year and the beginning of Fall. I am getting into the spooky spirit and decided to do a top 7 of the first season of the anthology series on hulu, Into the Dark. Produced by the notorious Blumhouse, this is Hulu’s answer to Black Mirror but leans more into horror stories based on holidays each month. The series has had a mixed reception but I  think that there are some good entries that are definitely worth your time. Whenever I see ratings on horror movies i … Continue reading Into the Dark Ranking List

Shade Reviews: Scary Stories you tell in the dark 2019

Scary Stories you tell in the Dark 2019 Dir: Andre Ovredal Producer: Guillermo Del Toro Starring: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris etc Based on the popular children’s horror anthologies of the same name, this movie is the best that PG-13 gets folks. I never read these books as a kid but I wish I had as this movie not only unraveled an entire anthology in the background of a plot, the film successfully uses excellent creature designs and effective world building to give you quite a good time. I must say the premise of the movie … Continue reading Shade Reviews: Scary Stories you tell in the dark 2019

Shade reviews: 47 meters down Uncaged 2019

47 Meters Down: Uncaged Dir: Johannes Roberts Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Corinne Fox, Brianne Tju, Sistine Rose Stallone etc Another shark movie and a sequel to the decent 47 Meters down, this movie was good popcorn fodder but doesn’t rise to the heights of shark movie greats like Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, or The Shallows. This movie is a thrilling, fast paced experience with jump scares and it doesn’t really need to be anything else. This is the film debut of Sylvester Stallone’s daughter and also has Jamie Fox’s daughter as the co lead. The film’s story beats are fairly similar … Continue reading Shade reviews: 47 meters down Uncaged 2019

Fire Emblem Reviewathon: Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword (2003, GBA)

Fire Emblem Blazing Sword was the seventh entry in Nintendo’s turn based, strategy, rpg series. This was the first game in the series to be localized for an English audience. Most gamers in the west were introduced to Marth and Roy via Super Smash Bros Melee for the Nintendo Gamecube. Fire Emblem 7 was the second Fire Emblem game for the Game Boy Advance and the first of the two we would get in the west. Fire Emblem Binding Blade( FE6) was considered to be not worth localizing. As someone who is playing it right now in preparation for the … Continue reading Fire Emblem Reviewathon: Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword (2003, GBA)

Shade Reviews: Crawl

Crawl (2019) Dir: Alexander Aja Starring: Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper Producer: Sam Raimi Crawl is a 2019 creature feature that pits an estranged daughter and her Father against a bunch of alligators during a category 5 hurricane. This movie was easily the most competent killer alligator movie I have ever seen. To be fair, there are not too many competent killer gator movies out there, and that is fine with me as normally creature features are meant to be B movie fun. I am a fan of so bad it is good type movies but this is not one … Continue reading Shade Reviews: Crawl

Shade reviews: Spiderman: Far from home

Spiderman: Far from Home (2019) Dir: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L Jackson, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhall, Marisa Tomei, and Jon Favreau. Spiderman: Far from home is the second film with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spiderman (Tom Holland) as the lead and is the final chapter is Phase three of the MCU. For those of you not familiar with comic books and superheroes, they are no stranger to long form storytelling. The MCU is the first real success for a major film studio to construct a cinematic universe, with actual story, and make money. The first major story arc comprised … Continue reading Shade reviews: Spiderman: Far from home

Favorite Ace Attorney Prosecutors 10-7

On the other stand in each of the Ace Attorney titles stands a prosecutor that opposes you in most of the cases, and because of this, they are some of the most important characters in the series. Normally, each main title introduces a single new prosecutor that will oppose you in many of the cases. Currently, the main Ace Attorney series has 6 entries and 3 side outings that introduce multiple new detectives and prosecutors. I will be doing separate lists for both attorneys and prosecutors and will be listing all of them in the order I feel I like … Continue reading Favorite Ace Attorney Prosecutors 10-7

Favorite Ace Attorney characters complete

Ace attorney is one of my favorite game series of all time. I enjoy the characters and story most of all and while it is more of a visual novel than a traditional video game, these games have truly changed my life and are a comfort to me in times I am down. Part of my college thesis was introducing ways to incorporate fictional characters into therapy by using the strengths and weakness of the client and the fictional person they admire to encourage growth. These are my favorite characters in the Ace attorney series and its four spin off … Continue reading Favorite Ace Attorney characters complete

Favorite Ace Attorney cases 5-1

5. 6-5 The finale for the most recent game, Spirit of Justice, was the last Ace Attorney game to make me tear up. It is really ironic that Apollo Justice got more character development in games where his name wasn’t in the title but that is how it is. Not only does the final case have you literally facing the Queen in court, but it is also the eve of an actual revolution. The central theme of passing the torch and Apollo’s coming of age is truly memorable and I couldn’t feel better for the guy. I was always not … Continue reading Favorite Ace Attorney cases 5-1

Rant: Rise of Skywalker rumors

So I heard that the plot about Rey’s parents being nobodies is gonna get retconned. I am not surprised but still fairly annoyed at this. The toxic fanbase of Star Wars is gonna get a major retcon in the final episode of the his new trilogy and to be honest, they still will probably hate it. Honestly, I don’t know many people who didn’t really dislike this film and I am one of the few who enjoyed it that I know. I should emphasize that I do not love the movie but find it very fun. It is Star Wars … Continue reading Rant: Rise of Skywalker rumors

Favorite Ace Attorney cases 10-5

The Ace Attorney/ Gyakuten Saiban series is one of my favorite game/ visual novel series of all time. It is funny, endearing, full of pop culture references, and strong character work. The cases may all be similar in terms of the type of crime, but the strong characters, jazzy music, and weird plots sell me on it. However, not all cases are created equal and today I will start a top 10 Ace Attorney cases list. I will including only cases from the main series (PWAA, PWJFA, PWTT, AJAA, PWDD, PWSOJ) Key for abbreviations: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney(PWAA) Cases from … Continue reading Favorite Ace Attorney cases 10-5

Dynamic action and choreography: John Wick 3: Parabellum Review

Yesterday I saw the third entry in the action movie series John Wick, and I enjoyed it very much. I haven’t seen John Wick 2 but these are the kinds of movies where you can see any and have fun watching them. John Wick 3 is a 2019 movie starring Keanu Reeves, Halle Barry, Lawrence Fishburne, Ian McShane etc. The chief selling point of this movie is how well it choreographs its action scenes and flaunts its big 80’s action movie bona fides. However, the stylish and lethal fights are not something that belongs in any one era and although … Continue reading Dynamic action and choreography: John Wick 3: Parabellum Review