Review: Pizza Boy (iPhone)

ACNE Play’s latest game, Pizza Boy, is now serving up bite-sized, retro-style gaming on the iPhone. Does Pizza Boy manage to deliver a satisfying slice of mobile gaming? Does it manage to avoid being too cheesy? Can I force any more puns into my review? Read on and find out. Continue reading

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Review: Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Xbox 360)

Like any good boyfriend, I make it a point to immerse myself in the interests of my significant other. That’s why I didn’t blink when my wife-to-be asked me to pick up Travelers Tales’ LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for the Xbox 360. Well, actually I did blink…and I put off her request for few days. Even though I really enjoyed playing Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones, and Lego Batman with my girlfriend, I was still a bit hesitant. Continue reading

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Thoughts about crummy films

VACANCY

     I really expected to hate Vacancy. It just seemed to me that Owen Wilson running around for an hour and a half trying to avoid being murdered by Frank Whaley and company would get old pretty quick. Fortunately, the movie manages to keep a brisk pace despite Owen Wilson and Kate Beckinsdale’s un-energetic portrayals. I think that this film would have been a lot better if it was cast with unknown actors instead of Wilson, Beckinsdale, Whaley, and Embry. 

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Los Hermanos Mario?

I saw this painted onto the side of a taco stand. Is it me, or does this character bear an eerie resemblance to Super Mario as depicted on the cover of Super Mario Bros. 2?

Note: image of SMB2 was taken from http://twgnews.wordpress.com/

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Real Life Zuma…

So I came across this mural a few weeks ago as I was on my way to the voting booths. My fellow video game nerds will immediately notice the similarities between this lovely mural and the stage select screen for the Xbox Live Arcade game Zuma Deluxe. Is this an example of video games borrowing from real life? Or is it merely a coincidence? You decide…

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Pictured: Mural (Top), Video Game Stage Select Screen (Bottom)

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You Have the Power!

That’s right, you decide what film will be the focus of my next review! Just send me an email with the name of a horror film. If I have yet to see it, I will seek it out, watch it, and post a review. You have the power to make me watch a full-length film of your choosing — use that power wisely! or not…

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Review: Rob Zombie’s Halloween

Dear Readers,

In reviewing this film, I have no qualm comparing Zombie’s Halloween with Carpenter’s Halloween. In fact, I think that anyone that watches this film will inevitably suffer through the same comparison. To those of you that say the two films should be judged independently of one another, I say there is no way to dissever the two. You don’t “re-imagine” a film and hope that it stands as on its own. If you want to create something that stands on its own, you create something new.

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