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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 [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 3

9 Feb

6. Assassin’s Creed III Before Unity, this was the game that nearly broke the Assassin’s Creed franchise for me. Before it was announced, I had expected ACIII to be set in the French Revolution, like Unity ultimately was, because it seemed like the natural next step after three games set during the Renaissance. The American [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 2

28 Jan

7. Assassin’s Creed: Unity Earlier this month I called Assassin’s Creed: Unity one of my favorite games of the year. I have since recanted those comments and redacted them from the site. It isn’t a terrible game, but my enjoyment of it petered out after a week, and it thus seems unfair to hold it [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 1

22 Jan

Enough about feelings and life and all that lame shit, let’s get back to what really matters: arbitrary rankings of videogame franchises. Assassin’s Creed is one of my all-time favorites, but I am not a rabid fanboy, which is to say I’m not a total idiot. Thus, my relationship with Assassin’s Creed is a love-hate [...]

Top 10 TV Episodes of 2014, Part 4

15 Jan

1. Person of Interest- “The Cold War” “Wars have burned in this world for thousands of years with no end in sight, because people rely so ardently on their so-called ‘beliefs.’ Now they will only need to believe in one thing: me. For I am a god.” Game of Thrones may have absorbed me last [...]

Top 10 TV Episodes of 2014, Part 3

14 Jan

4. True Detective- “Who Goes There” True Detective may have disappointed in the end, and it’s certainly one of the more overrated series of the year, but that didn’t stop “Who Goes There” from blowing me away. This is essentially my “Technical Achievement” award for the year, as while I never got emotionally involved in [...]

Top 10 TV Episodes of 2014, Part 2

13 Jan

7. South Park- “The Cissy” Who woulda thunk South Park would still be relevant in its 18th season? But it is, though as always it’s an uneven animal. I think I liked this season more than most, due in large part to the mild serialization and the extra bit of heart. This episode was one [...]