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Sordid Cinema Podcast #527: Best of the Fantasia Film Festival 2017

| VIEWS 125<p>Each year the Fantasia international Film Festival showcases some of the most unique and entertaining genre films from across the globe, …

Podcasting

In An Hour Marked With Big Reveals, Game of Thrones Looks Inward

| VIEWS 141<p>At its core, <i>Game of Thrones</i> is a show about a world full of people with history fetishes; whether obsessed with lineage, importance, or …

Game of Thrones

Fantasia 2017: ‘Super Dark Times’ Will Be Remembered As One Of The Best Films of 2017

| VIEWS 75<p><i>Super Dark Times</i><br>Directed by Kevin Phillips<br>Screenplay by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski<br>2017/USA<p><i>Super Dark Times</i> marks the feature debut of …

Cannes Film Festival

Analyzing ‘Uncharted’: ‘Drake’s Deception’ – Wait, What Was The Game About?

| VIEWS 93<p><i>Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception</i> has a lot to live up to as <i>Uncharted 2: Among Thieves</i> is an incredible and near-perfect game. Don’t get me …

Nathan Drake

By Forcing Players to Stay Fresh, ‘Splatoon 2’ Blots Out Their Freedom

| VIEWS 19<p>One of the most thrilling things about playing <i>Splatoon 2</i> is the sense one gets from being in total control. It can be thrilling to plot …

Splatoon 2

Fantasia 2017: ‘The Laplace’s Demon’ – Smart, Stylish and Utterly Unique

| VIEWS 111<p><i>The Laplace’s Demon</i> <br>Directed by Giordano Giulivi<br>Written by Giordano Giulivi and Silvano Bertolin<br>2017/Italy<p>The Italian film <i>The Laplace’s</i> …

Horror Movies

The TV Roundtable Podcast Episode 6 – The Cycle of Incest

| VIEWS 121<p>Another week, another steamy incest-themed title of The TV Roundtable podcast! This week, Sean and Randy go for a deep dive into the deets …

Podcasting

Fantasia 2017: Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl’

| VIEWS 77<p><i>The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl</i><br>Directed by Masaaki Yuasa<br>Written by Makoto Ueda<br>2017/Japan<p>Masaaki Yuasa may not be as recognizable a name to …

Anime

With ‘Love Exposure’, Sono Drafts A Twisted Meditation On Love, Faith, And Identity

| VIEWS 95<p><i>Love Exposure</i><br>Directed by Shion Sono<br>Written by Shion Sono<br>2008 | Japan<p>Sion Sono’s <i>Love Exposure</i> covers a lot of territory. It’s a romance, a …

Anime

The Lodgers | A Twin Peaks Podcast, Episode 25: Sonny, Sonny, You’re Gonna Die

| VIEWS 213<p>Seth Mnookin (of MIT’s Graduate Science Writing program, <i>Vanity Fair</i>, and a whole bunch of other very cool stuff) for some reason felt …

TV

NXpress Nintendo Podcast 105: ‘Splatoon 2’ and ‘The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters’ Ten Years Later

| VIEWS 37<p>This week Rick, Tim, and Patrick continue to talk <i>Splatoon 2</i>, with Rick finally sharing some impressions, as well as offering a comparison …

Splatoon 2

‘Pixel Sand’ Blows Away in the Wind

| VIEWS 351<p><i>Pixel Sand</i> <i><br>Developer(s): Kongroth</i> <i><br>Publisher(s): Kongroth</i> <i><br>Platform(s): Windows</i><i>Release date: April 20th, 2017</i><p>The quality of Kickstarter games …

Pixel Art

25 Years Later: ‘Unforgiven’ Is Still The Last Truly Great Western

| VIEWS 387<p>Clint Eastwood’s <i>Unforgiven</i> hit US theatres August 7, 1992, and was instantly solidified as a modern classic. Making back more than ten …

Clint Eastwood

‘The Dark Tower’ is an Adaptation Without Conviction

| VIEWS 207<p><i>The Dark Tower</i><br>Directed by Nikolaj Arcel<br>Written by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, and Nikolaj Arcel<br>2017/USA<p>*<i>Spoilers</i> …

Science Fiction

‘Splatoon 2’: Things That Aren’t So Fresh

| VIEWS 59<p>Few will oppose <i>Splatoon 2’s</i> status as yet another top notch title from Nintendo. Featuring all of the addictive ink splattering action of …

Splatoon 2

Analyzing ‘Uncharted’: ‘Among Thieves’ The Destruction of Nathan Drake

Analyzing ‘Uncharted’: ‘Among Thieves’ & The Destruction of Nathan Drake<p>| VIEWS 1929<p><i>Uncharted 2: Among Thieves</i> is simply incredible. There are so …

Nathan Drake

Fantasia 2017 Dispatch #4: ‘Another Wolfcop,’ ‘Jailbreak,’ and ‘Lu Over the Wall’

| VIEWS 95<p>Possibly no film festival suits our Sordid Cinema section better than Fantasia. Held every year in Montreal, this four-week showcase for …

Anime

Dusk Form Lycanroc Revealed for ‘Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon’

| VIEWS 107<p><i>Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon</i> director Shigeru Ohmori appeared on Pokénchi this week and revealed a dusk form Lycanroc, the third …

Astronomy

‘Super Mario 64’ Level by Level: Course 2 – Whomp’s Fortress

| VIEWS 93<p>Over twenty years later, <i>Super Mario 64</i> remains a top-notch example of bravely innovative and masterfully fluid game design not only for its …

Super Mario

‘Miitopia’: A Simple Playground of Creativity

| VIEWS 1405<p><i>Miitopia</i> <i><br>Developer(s): Nintendo</i> <i><br>Publisher(s): Nintendo</i> <i><br>Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS</i> <i><br>Reviewed On: Nintendo 3DS</i> <i><br>Release Date(s): December 8th, 2016</i> …

RPGs

Hidden Treasure: 5 More ‘Uncharted’ Spin-Offs

| VIEWS 2055<p><i>Uncharted</i> has grown from it’s somewhat humble beginnings all the way back in 2007, nearly 10 years ago, into a real juggernaut of a …

Metal Gear

The TV Roundtable Podcast Episode 5 – Can’t Stop F*cking His Sister

| VIEWS 59<p>On this week’s episode of the TV Roundtable podcast, TV Editor Randy Dankievitch and co-host Sean Colletti sit down for a lengthy …

Podcasting

Talking Point: Has the Indie Genre Entered its Golden Age?

| VIEWS 105<p><i>Talking Point is a weekly series that posits a question concerning the gaming industry. We encourage readers, as well as our writers, to</i> …

Game Development

‘Hey! Pikmin’: Change isn’t Always a Good Thing

| VIEWS 1747<p><i>Hey! Pikmin</i> was met with a lot of questions when it was announced during a Nintendo Direct last year. How would the top-down strategy …

Game Development

‘Mr. Robot’ Season Three Trailer Features A Famous Leonard Cohen Poem

| VIEWS 47<p>Your first look at <i>Mr. Robot</i> Season 3 has arrived — and the brilliant two and half minute teaser is paced to Leonard Cohen’s spoken word …

TV

‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ – Building a Better Gacha

| VIEWS 3259<p>When <i>Fire Emblem Heroes</i> launched back in February of this year, it was pretty limited on content. You had a story mode, training tower, …

Google Play Store

Fantasia 2017: ‘Blade of the Immortal’ is a Surprising Dud

| VIEWS 269<p>As we’ve already discussed recently, manga adaptations are an extremely tricky enterprise. Especially when adapting a longer work, there …

Manga

Analyzing ‘Uncharted’: ‘Drake’s Fortune’ Isn’t Good That’s Okay

Analyzing ‘Uncharted’: ‘Drake’s Fortune’ Isn’t Good & That’s Okay<p>| VIEWS 2883<p>The minute I started <i>Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune</i> I thought, “This is going …

Nathan Drake

The 10 Most Important Shazam Moments (Part 1)

| VIEWS 155<p>Recently, Warner Bros announced that <i>Shazam</i> would be its next DC Comics film, with shooting scheduled to start around the beginning of 2018 …

Comics

Fantasia 2017: ‘Sequence Break’ Is Vague, Gooey Horror

| VIEWS 221<p><i>Sequence Break</i><br>Directed by Graham Skipper<br>Written by Graham Skipper<br>2016/USA<p>Whether we know it at the time or not, life-changing moments can …

TV