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NXpress Nintendo Podcast 113: ‘Fire Emblem Warriors’ and ‘Oxenfree’

This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, Helen Jones joins us to discuss <i>Oxenfree</i>, single-player, point and click dialog-driven narrative game with …

Podcasting

Buffyversed #33: "Go Fish" — The Fishing Equivalent of Reeling In a Boot

<i>Buffyversed is a week by week, episode by episode, re-exploration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Look for it every Friday on Goomba Stomp.</i><p>The second …

TV

‘Wonderstruck’ is Another Cinematic Gem to Add to Haynes’ Collection

<i>Wonderstruck</i><br>Directed by Todd Haynes<br>Written by Brian Selznick<br>2017/USA<p><i>Wonderstruck</i> is the follow-up to director Todd Haynes’ critically-acclaimed 2015 …

Pete's Dragon

‘The Walking Dead’, Ep. 8.01: "Mercy" Plays it Safe

<i>The Walking Dead</i>, Season 8, Episode 1: “Mercy”<br>Written by<br>Directed by Greg Nicotero<br>Airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on AMC<p><i>Editor’s note: This is our</i> …

TV Series

Sordid Cinema Podcast #534: ‘Super Dark Times’ and ‘Gerald’s Game’

Coming off of the modest success and positive critical buzz surrounding last year’s <i>Hush</i> and <i>Ouija: Origin Of Evil</i>, writer/director Mike Flanagan …

Andy Muschietti

BHFF 2017: The Dark Seduction of ‘Veronica’

<i>Veronica</i><br>Directed by Carlos Algara, Alejandro Martinez Beltran<br>Written by Carlos Algara, Tomas Nepomuceno<br>2017/Mexico<p>In the introduction before it’s …

TV

GKids and Shout! Factory’s Studio Ghibli Blu-Ray Releases Do Justice to the Beloved Classics

Once upon a time, North American distribution for the films of legendary animation house Studio Ghibli were held firmly by Disney — and why not? The …

Anime

NYFF 2017: ‘The Florida Project’ and the Power Of Childhood Ignorance

Our own Christopher Cross championed <i>The Florida Project</i> here, praising revelatory performances, a setting accurately described as whimsical decay, …

Parenting

Toronto After Dark: ‘Sixty Minutes to Midnight’ is a Pulpy, Calculated Genre Film

<i>Sixty Minutes to Midnight</i><br>Directed by Neil McKay<br>Written by Terry McDonald<br>2017/Canada<p>Making an action movie that replicates seminal classics is almost …

Simon Fraser University

‘Assault on Precinct 13’ Ranks As A Cult Action Classic

<i>Assault on Precinct 13</i><br>Directed by John Carpenter<br>Screenplay by John Carpenter<br>1976, USA<p>Following the release of his first feature, <i>Dark Star</i>, John …

Horror Movies

‘Flame In the Flood’: A Beautiful And Harrowing Game of Survival

<i>Flame in the Flood</i><br>Developer/Publisher: Molasses Flood<br>Platform(s):PS4, Switch<br>Reviewed on: Switch, Oct 2017<br>Release date(s):Oct 2017<p><i>Flame in the Flood</i> …

Stylish

Saru is the Focal Point of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

<i>Star Trek</i> has never been short of cowardice. Picard’s assimilation by the Borg in <i>Next Generation</i> is one example of how fear can influence your …

Star Trek

Roll the Dice and Rebel in ‘Culdcept Revolt’

<i>Culdcept Revolt<br>Developer(s): Omiya Soft</i> <i><br>Publisher(s): NIS America</i> <i><br>Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS Family</i> <i><br>Release date: October 3, 2017 (NA)</i><p>There are very few …

Game Design

‘The Solus Project’ Is A Sturdy Vessel, Lost In Space

<i>The Solus Project<br>Developer(s): Teotl Studios/Grip Digital<br>Publisher(s): Teotl Studios/Grip Digital<br>Platform(s): PC (Steam/GOG), Xbox One, PlayStation 4</i> …

Game Development

An In-Depth Interview with Jonas Kaerlev, Creator and Lead Developer of 'A Hat in Time'

<i>A Hat in Time</i> is the first game released by indie studio, Gears for Breakfast, but the collective background of the development team is impressive. …

Game Design

Roasting a Clover to a Charcoal Black

<i>Black Clover</i>. Oh boy, <i>Black Clover</i>. Where to even begin with this show? The first two episodes are bad, plain and simple. They are bad as a shōnen, …

TV

NYFF 2017: ‘Last Flag Flying’ Focuses On The Timeless, Individual Costs of War

<i>Last Flag Flying</i><br>Directed by Richard Linklater<br>Written by Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan (based on <i>Last Flag Flying</i> by Darryl Ponicsan)<br>2017/USA<p>I …

Documentaries

Game Boys, Ep. 80: Game Boys’ Game Boy Game List

After the success of the NES Classic Edition and the SNES Classic, what comes next, the N64 Classic or Nintendo’s first portable, the Game Boy? The …

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

‘Picross S’ Review: Picross, Simply

<i>Picross S</i> <i><br>Developer(s): Jupiter Corporation</i> <i><br>Publisher(s): Jupiter Corporation</i> <i><br>Platform(s):</i> <i>Nintendo Switch</i> <i><br>Release date: September 28, 2017</i><p>Like its legion …

Nintendo Switch

NXpress Nintendo Podcast 112: ‘Golf Story’ and ‘Stardew Valley’

This week on the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, Ryan Kapioski joins us for an extended review of indie hits <i>Golf Story</i> and <i>Stardew Valley</i>. We also set aside …

Podcasting

Rebecca Is the Villain in 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Season 3

<i>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i> is one of the most fiercely original shows currently on television as it enters its third season. But Friday’s season premiere …

TV

‘Super Mario 64’ Level by Level: Course 13 – Tiny-Huge Island

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

25 Years Later ‘Mortal Kombat’ – Bloody Brilliance

October 15th 1992 is a day that changed the world of fighting games forever. Ed Boon and John Tobias’ <i>Mortal Kombat</i> burst onto the scene amid …

Street Fighter (Video Game)

NYFF 2017: ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Offers Hilarious, Poignant Snapshots of Family Dysfunction

<i>The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)</i><br>Directed by Noah Baumbach<br>Written by Noah Baumbach<br>2017/USA<p>Noah Baumbach has a type. For those familiar with …

Adam Sandler

Review in Progress: ‘The Evil Within 2’

In 2013 Shinji Mikami returned to the genre he helped define with his spiritual successor to the <i>Resident Evil</i> franchise: <i>The Evil Within</i>. By many …

The Evil Within 2

The ‘Nintendo Switch has No Games’ Narrative

As a gamer, there’s always been a certain undeniable joy I’ve felt from getting a new game. The excitement obviously varies depending on what the …

Super Mario Odyssey

‘Mindhunter’ is Downright Incredible and the Next Great Netflix Drama

For over two decades, David Fincher has been analyzing America’s obsession with serial killers, often focusing on why the crime was committed and not …

TV

(Review) The Killing Game Returns for a 3rd Semester in ‘Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony’

<i>Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony</i> <br>Developer(s): Spike Chunsoft<br>Publisher(s): NIS America<br>Platform(s): PlayStation 4; PlayStation Vita<br>Release date: …

Anime

'Happy Death Day' Is a Fun Update on 'Groundhog Day'

<i>Happy Death Day</i><br>Directed by Christopher B. Landon<br>Written by Scott Lobdell<br>2017/USA<p><i>Happy Death Day</i> is unusual for a high-concept slasher film in that …

Groundhog Day

‘Until Dawn’: Analyzing PlayStation’s Familiar Yet Distinctive Horror Tribute

<i>Author’s note: Just a quick heads up, there are some pretty big spoilers ahead</i><p>A couple of years ago, survival horror/interactive teen drama <i>Until Dawn</i> …

Hayden Panettiere