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Gaming Corner: ‘My Big Sister’

Gaming Corner: ‘My Big Sister’

By Ray Gill

May 20, 2019

  Adventure-horror game "My Big Sister" features a young girl who tries to save her older sister after they are both abducted from their home. Stranga Games — a one-man independent game company — takes an "Alice in Wonderland"-esque approach to twist mature content and place it within an eight-bit world. ...

LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

By Ray Gill

May 10, 2019

  From gaming enthusiasts, anime geeks and comic book lovers to other branches within nerd culture, thousands come to mingle at the LVL UP EXPO (pronounced 'level up expo') convention. This three-day event offered far more to do and see this year than that of any other convention like it so far...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 50: ‘The Twilight Zone’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 50: ‘The Twilight Zone’

By Marshall Falkner

April 21, 2019

  "There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This ...

“Happy Death Day 2U:” A Great Experience with a Bad Movie

“Happy Death Day 2U:” A Great Experience with a Bad Movie

By Christopher Payne

February 14, 2019

  "Happy Death Day 2U" isn’t a good movie. The characters are shallow with little to no development. The narrative has a lot of potential that is entirely lost in poor writing and disappointing plot twists. As a horror film, it relies exclusively on the predictable jump scares that defined...

Sundance: ‘Paradise Hills’ Is Gorgeous But Empty Feminist Science Fiction

Sundance: ‘Paradise Hills’ Is Gorgeous But Empty Feminist Science Fiction

By Josh Petersen

February 6, 2019

  In the opening scene of “Paradise Hills,” a young bride, with her enormous veil extended like a spider web, sings a ballad of feminine subjectivity. She sings lines about self-sacrifice and undying devotion — at one point promising, “I’ll cater to all your needs” — while her face...

Binge Bytes: ‘The White Vault’ and ‘Lake Clarity’

Binge Bytes: ‘The White Vault’ and ‘Lake Clarity’

By Marshall Falkner

January 18, 2019

  If you know anything about my choice in podcasts, it’s that I love them spooky — “Darkest Night” and “The No Sleep Podcast” are both in my top-five favorites. If you’re a horror fan like me, there are two more podcasts worth adding to your feed. “The White Vault” is a horr...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 35: “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 35: “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

By Palak Jayswal

November 7, 2018

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Even with Christmas displays and products already gracing department stores and media, Netflix managed to sneak in its last Halloween series — one which embodies Halloween and all of its true horrors. ...

“Life”— Be Careful What You Search For

“Life”— Be Careful What You Search For

By Haley Oliphant

March 29, 2017

They were surprised to find life on Mars, but they never expected to fear for their own lives. When six astronauts receive a sample from Mars at the International Space Station, they discover the first example of life beyond Earth. The large, single-celled organism is “all muscle, all brain” and...

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