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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review: Fresh Art, Dope Music, Masterful Storytelling

Note: Spoilers ahoy in this Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse review. I’ve just watched one of the most refreshing, vibrant takes on Spider-Man to hit any form of media. I’m talking about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse of course. You need to catch this aesthetically alive, breathtaking dive into the Spider mythos while it’s in theaters. Satisfy your […]

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Mario Tennis Aces Review: Amazing Multiplayer Redeems Tyrannically Poor Execution

You Got Served in Mario Tennis Aces There was a point where I was ready to give up playing Mario Tennis Aces. One strike was being bored to death with a text heavy tutorial. Then I was brought to frustration because of the mediocre story mode filled with tedious challenges. I even lost 7 straight […]

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Quantifying The Expanse Cancellation: Diving Into the Numbers, Syfy, & the Future at Amazon

The Expanse was cancelled. I know, I destroyed my coffee machine in rage too. Deadline reported the The Expanse’s cancellation, writing that the third season would be its last on Syfy, with the production company Alcon Television Group planning to shop the series to other buyers. Syfy parent company NBCUniversal had the following statement: “The […]

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The Titan Review: Forced Evolution Without Soul, Sense, & Center

About halfway through The Titan, I paused the movie and thought to myself, “why did I decide to watch this garbage?” Well, if I’m honest, it’s because it was the hot new sci-fi film being published by Netflix and their algorithms scored me at a 98% match. Oh you tricky, tricky Netflix engineers. I’m going […]

Riverdale vs Archie Comics: How 4 Main Characters Are Changed + Darker in the Show

Riverdale vs Archie Comics: How 4 Main Characters Are Changed + Darker in the Show

I grew up reading Archie comic books. Part of the comic’s charm was its wholesome traditional feel starring young and bubbly high school characters leading happy everyday lives. The comics revolved around Betty and Veronica, two girls who were best friends, and both in love with the male lead character, Archie. They had fun adventures […]

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Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018 San Jose Events + Food + Party Guide

If you don’t know, I happen to live in San Jose where we have a new comic convention (only in it’s third year) taking place downtown this weekend (Friday, April 6 -Sunday, April 8). Silicon Valley Comic Con is an upstart convention, unaffiliated with any of the other big names like SDCC or NYCC, that […]

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Why Isle of Dogs is Problematic for Asian-Americans in Movies

A few days ago I posted an article about the new Wes Anderson movie “Isle of Dogs” to my Facebook account. It was an article about how some reviewers noticed that the movie was marginalizing Japanese culture. I expected the usual, a few friends like it, a few friends post some comments that agree with […]

Nerdist Improv School: Journey to Rebranding as Ruby LA & Experiences

Nerdist Improv School: Journey to Rebranding as Ruby LA & Experiences

If you’ve been to any SDCC or are into nerdy podcasts, you’ve probably heard of Nerdist. Every year at San Diego Comic Con, there’s usually some large sponsored party, offsite event, or other fun thing with the Nerdist brand in tow. Showrunner and founder of the Nerdist Chris Hardwick is well known in pop culture […]

How Final Round's Hype Train Derailed the Meta

How Final Round’s Hype Train Derailed the Meta

Final Round Was Just the Beginning This last Saint Patrick’s Day weekend a major tournament called “Final Round” was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Final Round’s 21st event hosted a whole slew of games from Dead or Alive 5 to Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite. The games in focus, however, were Street Fighter V and Dragonball Fighter […]