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Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 6

2 Apr

3. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Other than Black Flag, Brotherhood, technically the third game in the series, still has the best overall gameplay, and its combat is superior to every other title released thus far. It was the first game to introduce chain-kills, which allowed the player to turn Ezio into a dizzying flurry of blades [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 5

27 Mar

4. Assassin’s Creed The game that started it all, the first entry in the now globally popular videogame franchise is considered more of a proof of concept than a fully-realized game. Back in 2007, Ubisoft seemed to be testing the waters for a more mature Prince of Persia with Assassin’s Creed, and the game also [...]

TheHil’s Top 10 Movies of 2014, Part 2

24 Mar

I actually forgot about two movies I saw in 2014, the new X-Men film and the Michael Fassbender-starring Frank. I’ve retroactively added them to the list. To see my opinions on them, click here. And now, for the Final Five (Battlestar Galactica reference): 5. Blue Ruin The most low-key film on my list, this indie [...]

TheHil’s Top 10 Movies of 2014, Part 1

23 Mar

We’re down to the Top 10 and 2015 is already 25% over, so I’m gonna cut to the chase and (try to) keep it short and sweet. 10. The LEGO Movie I thought this would be a cute, semi-original kid’s movie. I didn’t expect it to make me tear up. The animation— which while done [...]

Let’s Talk About All the 2014 Movies, Part 5- Back From the Dead

12 Mar

I didn’t give up on this, I’ve just been super busy lately. Working on a novel and planning on moving back to the East Coast, so not as much time for blogging. After I finish up this and the Assassin’s Creed list I will probably give it a rest for a while. I do kinda [...]

Let’s Talk About All the 2014 Movies, Part 4

23 Feb

The Oscars are over and I still don’t care. Now we’re getting into the movies I liked more, though the first one up is pretty borderline: 19. Noah I’m almost certainly in the minority on this one. Thanks to the faith-based crowd, this bizarre biblical adaptation from arthouse director Darren Aronofsky did well at the [...]

Let’s Talk About All the 2014 Movies, Part 3

19 Feb

22. Inherent Vice Another awards season snoozefest. No seriously, I almost fell asleep during this movie. About 40 minutes in, I really struggled to keep my eyes open; my dad, who is turning 70 in April, did pass out. I think it’s partly because this movie requires so much brainpower. There are a million characters [...]

Let’s Talk About All the 2014 Movies, Part 2

19 Feb

So, it occurred to me that by not putting a “Part 1” after the first blog’s title or saying “To Be Continued” at the end, that some readers were confused. I will rectify this with future installments. Now, let’s get into the movies I kinda sorta liked last year. 26. Godzilla Movie marketing is a [...]

Let’s Talk About All the 2014 Movies

18 Feb

With the Academy Awards going down this weekend, I felt it was my last chance to discuss 2014 in film. I won’t be watching the Oscars ceremony because I don’t care. They have never been particularly relevant to begin with, but in recent years they seem to have hit a new low. Besides, when you [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 4

12 Feb

5. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Rogue is the game that straddles the line between the four good and the four bad AC titles. It’s essentially a direct sequel to Black Flag, or rather, more of an expansion pack, and Black Flag had incredible gameplay, so in that regard Rogue mostly excels. It doesn’t add much, just [...]