Shade Reviews: Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing has always been an odd duck amongst Nintendo’s strong main franchises. Introduced for the Nintendo Gamecube, this life simulation game with cute animals and a real time game clock, was immediately beloved by its own niche of hardcore fans. It was a game that was difficult to explain to folks because of the mundane things you actually did in game. However, you cannot really understand the appeal unless you actually play it. The most recent entry for the Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing New Horizons, is one of the rare moments, where a release date delay can really make … Continue reading Shade Reviews: Animal Crossing New Horizons

2019 films and upcoming lists

These are the films from 2019 I have seen and you will soon have a list of the top ten of my favorites: Joker The Irishmen Avengers: Endgame Us John Wick 3: parabellum Maleficent: Queen of Darkness Scary Stories to tell in the dark Crawl Ad Astra Haunt Knives Out Godzilla: King of the Monsters Detective Pikachu 47 Meters Down: Uncaged Spiderman: Far from Home Movies from 2019 I want to see before completing my list Queen and Slim Alita: Battle Angel Happy Death Day 2U You can expect me to do a list of 20 with 20 being my … Continue reading 2019 films and upcoming lists

Knives Out is awesome

Knives Out (2019) dir: Rian Johnson star: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Michael Shannon, Christopher Plummer etc This is basically adult clue and I love it. This film was one of my most anticipated films of fall 2019 and it did not disappoint. The cast is quirky and fun and the story is just clever enough to make the twist work at the end. I like how the story seems to be super straight forward but ends up really winking at you and making you revel in the reveal. Daniel Craig is awesome as the PI with the … Continue reading Knives Out is awesome

Rise of Skywalker: Complicated finale

Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker dir: J.J Abrams writer: Chris Terrio star: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver etc I was really worried heading into the film because I had it spoiled that (Spoiler alert) that Rey’s parents had been retconned. She was now the granddaugher of the Emperor and therefore, once again the importance of lineage replaced the genuine mystery of the force. Your blood matters in whether or not you have super force powers. It makes the galaxy feel a lot smaller. I do not agree with the one reviewer who said … Continue reading Rise of Skywalker: Complicated finale

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