Saturday, April 22, 2017

Your Name Film Review

by The Wanderer

Director: Makoto Shinkai
Cast: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi
MPAA Rating: PG
Length: 107 Minutes

Your name is ...

Mitsuha a high school girl from rural Itomori Japan, and Taki a high school boy from Tokyo, begin to intermittently switch bodies when they fall asleep at night and begin to dream.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Kong: Skull Island Film Review

by The World Weary

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson
Series: Legendary's Monsterverse
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Length: 118 Minutes

Gorilla Whale

Calamitous events are standard fare for most theater outings these days, and with the influx of "cinematic universes" everything that stars a marquee name (i.e, Godzilla, The Avengers, Batman v Superman) has to be a miserable film about miserable people dealing with even more miserable events that result in the destruction of a major city...

Then along came a Kong...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Invisible Planets Book Review

by The Wanderer

Editor and Translation: Ken Liu
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages: 384

Invisible Planets is a compilation of thirteen newer science fiction stories from China. In our review each short story is given a brief synopsis, analysis, and score.  The final score you see at the top of the review is an aggregate of all thirteen short stories and/or novellas.

Total Average Score: 7.2

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Film Review

by The World Weary

Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk
Series: Star Wars Anthology
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Length: 133 Minutes 

Aren't You a Little Bit Weak for a Star Wars Movie? 

This review features minor spoilers for the film in a clearly marked section.

This will be how it is for a long, long time, in this here galaxy. A Star Wars episode one year, a spin-off the next. Rinse and repeat. Initially, as a fan, its hard to suppress that rush you feel when you hear or read the words "new" and "star" and "wars" in the same paragraph.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Best Served Cold Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Joe Abercrombie
Publisher: Orbit
Genre: Grimdark Fantasy
Series: First Law Standalone
Pages: 634

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In Styria Duke Orso has been waging war with the League of Eight for almost two decades. With his complete victory drawing near, his success is largely thanks to employing one of the lands most fearsome mercenaries, Monzcarro Murcatto. As Monza claims victory after victory, Orso grows jealous and orders her killed. Dropped down the side of a mountain and left for dead she begins her recovery, and with a small band of killers, begins plotting her revenge.