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A Video Collection of Pop Culture Homages to Quentin Tarantino

| VIEWS 27<p>0 min read<p>Quentin Tarantino clearly has a fondness for pop culture, referencing it within many of his movies, but does it work when the …

Pop Culture

Tribeca Film Festival 2017: ‘The Endless’ is a great psychological ride

| VIEWS 45<p>2 min read<p><i>The Endless</i><br>Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead<br>2017 111 Minutes<p><i>The Endless</i> is a smart indie genre-bender and a …

Tribeca Film Festival

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 11: Crimes Against Aesthetics

| VIEWS 56<p>0 min read<p>“The legend of how awful [these episodes] are shades your approach to them…not <i>everything</i> in them is terrible…” We wrestle with …

TV

Hot Docs 2017 ‘Spookers’ Review: To Be Spooked Or Not To Be Spooked?

| VIEWS 52<p>1 min read<p>Some people can watch a magician’s act content to sit back and marvel, but if you’re like me, you can’t enjoy the show until you …

Nintendo

The Nintendo Switch Becomes Nintendo’s Fastest-Selling Console

| VIEWS 12<p>2 min read<p>The Nintendo Switch has become the Japanese company’s fastest-selling console of all time, an accomplishment made possible by the …

Nintendo

Spies Without A Plan – ‘Archer’s Vitality is Risky Business

| VIEWS 33<p>6 min read<p><i>Archer</i>, now in its eighth season, feels somehow fresher than most others do at the same age; even fellow animations, detached as …

TV

Hot Docs 2017 ‘PACmen’ Review: A Baffling Look At The Forces Driving Conservative Politcs

| VIEWS 41<p>1 min read<p><i>PACmen</i>, offers an up close look at two fundraising independent political action committees (super PACs) that backed Ben Carson’s …

Republicans

Hot Docs 2017 ‘Pecking Order’ Review: 2017’s Best Chicken Pageant Documentary!

| VIEWS 44<p>1 min read<p><i>Pecking Order</i> is a poultry pageantry doc where the film’s subjects toss around terms like “loyalty,” “betrayal,” and “power …

Employment

‘Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap’: A World Re-Imagined

| VIEWS 56<p>4 min read<p><i>Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap</i> <i><br>Developer(s): Lizard Cube</i> <i><br>Publisher(s): DotEmu</i> <i><br>Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch,</i> …

Nintendo

What today’s 3D Platformers can take from the past

| VIEWS 27<p>5 min read<p>For console gamers in the mid-90’s, no genre shown brighter than the 3D platformer. Nintendo relied on <i>Super Mario 64</i> to sell the …

Nintendo

‘Rosenkreuzstilette’: Spirited Away

| VIEWS 28<p>4 min read<p>For some, the <i>Mega Man</i> series is the pinnacle of 2D platforming, beating out even Sonic and Mario in some regards, with its mix of …

Anime

‘Reservoir Dogs’ – arguably, Tarantino’s best film

| VIEWS 1001<p>What is left to say about the first outing for director/ writer Quentin Tarantino, a then 29-year-old product of the Sundance Institute’s …

Drummer Plays ‘Sonic’s’ Greatest Hits in a Continuous Medley

| VIEWS 14<p>1 min read<p>YouTube user Andrea Vadrucci, better known as Vadrum has been uploading his drum performances of video game music since 2006, …

Nintendo

‘The Legend of Zelda’ Gets Custom Collector’s Edition Chess Set

| VIEWS 13<p>0 min read<p>Board game manufacturing company USAopoly has unveiled its new <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> themed custom chess set with their main …

Nintendo

Sordid Cinema Podcast #516: ‘Colossal,’ alcoholism, toxic masculinity, abuse, xenophobia, and more

| VIEWS 41<p>0 min read<p>In another fiercely divided episode, Les Chappell of the AV Club sits in en lieu of host Ricky D for a knotted discussion of …

Masculinity

What Happened to the Facial Capture Technology Behind ‘LA Noire’?

| VIEWS 55<p>3 min read<p>It’s been six years since the release of <i>LA Noire</i>, with no signs of a sequel on the horizon anytime soon. The film noir-inspired …

PlayStation

A ‘Breath of the Wild’ 2D fan game you can play for free

| VIEWS 35<p>0 min read<p>It wasn’t too long ago when Nintendo showed off a 2D prototype at this year’s Game Developers Conference that was used in the …

Nintendo

‘Colossal’ squanders a neat premise with shoddy filmmaking and disastrous writing

| VIEWS 155<p>5 min read<p>There’s a viable movie hiding somewhere in the central conceit of Nacho Vigalondo’s <i>Colossal</i>, but Vigalondo’s script and …

Anne Hathaway

Five Films to See at Tribeca Film Festival 2017

| VIEWS 73<p>2 min read<p>For cinema lovers in New York, Tribeca Film Festival marks the coming of Spring. Sordid Cinema is on the scene for TFF 2017, …

These Aren’t the Films You’re Looking For – Starchaser: The Legend of Orin

| VIEWS 43<p>2 min read<p>Despite its use by visionaries including Walt Disney, Ralph Bakshi, and others, there’s something about rotoscoped animation that …

Movies

5 Lessons New Mario Can Learn From New Zelda

| VIEWS 57<p>2 min read<p>With the success of <i>Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s</i> re-invention of the mechanics and feel of a treasured Nintendo franchise, one’s …

Nintendo

The Punk Spirit of ‘Persona 5’ – A Look at Persona Through Punk Culture

| VIEWS 103<p>6 min read<p><i>Persona</i>, as a series, has always been about a group of high schoolers rising up to defeat evils beyond their understanding, …

Spirituality

‘Twin Peaks’ Recap Video: The Story So Far in Under Three Minutes

| VIEWS 57<p>1 min read<p>After the shows second season finale ended with a 16 year hiatus, cult hit <i>Twin Peaks</i> is finally returning this year with a third …

What if ‘World of Warcraft’ was an NES Game?

| VIEWS 41<p>1 min read<p>The <i>World of Warcraft</i> games have been enjoyed by fans of the series for almost 13 years now, and there have been quite a few …

World of Warcraft

Pokémon Diamond/Pearl Retrospective

A Retrospective Look at ‘Pokémon Diamond/Pearl’ 10 Years After Their Release<p>| VIEWS 93<p>4 min read<p>Booting up my now-10-year-old copy of <i>Pokémon Diamond,</i> …

Pokémon

The Origin and Evolution of the Fire Emblem Series

| VIEWS 543<p>10 min read<p>In recent years, the Fire Emblem series has become one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises worldwide. <i>Fire Emblem: Awakening</i>, …

Mobile Gaming

Game Boys, Ep. 61: Game Bucketheads

| VIEWS 220<p>0 min read<p>This week’s Game Boys covers a multitude of fronts. First, the Game Boys discuss the latest Nintendo news, including the NES …

Gaming

Hot Docs 2017: Victor’s 5 Must-See Films

| VIEWS 107<p>5 min read<p>The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (Hot Docs) is set to kick off its 24th annual event this Thursday. …

Documentaries

Terrifying And Relentless Degenerates In Space: The Best Monsters from ‘Doctor Who’

| VIEWS 61<p>4 min read<p>For over 50 years, storytellers have enriched the universe of <i>Doctor Who</i> with tales limited only by the human imagination. The …

Science Fiction

How ‘Rogue One’ Score Pays Homage to John Williams’ Original

| VIEWS 27<p>1 min read<p><i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> was meant to be a standalone film that ties into the events of the main <i>Star Wars</i> saga, hence the …

Entertainment