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My Top 10 Movies of 2018

January 2, 2019

Another year, another list!  2018 wasn’t an outstanding year for movies, but mostly because the majority were under average.  That doesn’t mean there weren’t still some awesome films, and here are some examples of great movies that came from the year.  I don’t know if any are going to end up becoming beloved favourites of […]

My Worst 5 Movies of 2018

December 28, 2018

I have a confession to make: I did not like the 2018 movie year as a whole.  I mean, of course there were films I really liked, as we will see when I post my top ten of the year list, but for some reasons I ended up seeing lots of movies that simply didn’t […]

My Top 10 Movies of 2017

February 9, 2018

10. The Shape of Water Guillermo Del Toro brings himself back in the limelight this year with his modern fairy tale along the lines of Beauty and the Beast.  A Shape of Water combines contemporary storytelling with mythic tendencies, adds in an engrossing lead performance of Sally Hawkins, and Del Toro’s typical production design for […]

My 5 Favourite Podcasts: Redux

January 21, 2018

A few years ago I did a list on my favourite podcasts, but a lot has changed since then, so I am updating it.  Only one podcast from the original list remains.  If you are interested in any of these topics, I highly recommend these casts. 5. The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast It amazes me […]

My Worst 5 Movies of 2017

January 13, 2018

I know some people hate worst of lists, but I find it cathartic in a way.  Its like saying that the things you love aren’t always perfect, and you are okay with that.  Understanding what doesn’t work helps you to appreciate when it does work more.  That said, I didn’t see a whole lot of […]

My Top Ten Movies of 2016

April 8, 2017

Sorry, I’m quite late to the party on this one.  First, let’s face facts: 2016 was a disappointing year.  There are probably 5 or 6 films from 2015 I would put over any of the movies this year.  But nonetheless there were still some solid movies to entertain us.  Lets take a look. 10. Star […]

My Worst 5 Movies of 2016

December 27, 2016

5. Independence Day Resurgence I am a big Independence Day fan, but I could not get on board with the  20-years-after sequel.  It was loud and obnoxious and lacked any sort of tension.  The destruction of cities just turned into a white noise of debris which was not remotely interesting.  And the final showdown at […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

December 16, 2016

Time for the first of my end-of-the-year lists, the likes of which are dotting movie blogs all over the net I am sure.  We start with the movies I am most looking forward to in 2017.  Granted, most are going to be the big budget/superhero movies because those are the ones we usually know about […]

My Top Ten Movies of 2015

February 2, 2016

10. Straight Outta Compton I don’t like biopics very much, especially music biopics.  And yet I liked Straight Outta Compton.  Maybe its because its a bout a group and their dynamic as opposed to an individual? I’m not sure.  The first two thirds of this movie are really strong (the last act not so much). […]

My Worst 5 Movies of 2015

December 28, 2015

5. Kingsman: The Secret Service Man, I really dislike Matthew Vaughn as a director.  He is the movie industry definition of “too cool for school”.  Kick Ass was a piece of trash, and this movie was made in a similar vain.  Again, this reminds me of a teenager who thinks that if they swears a […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

December 20, 2015

Looking ahead to 2016, lets see what movies I’m interested in. EDIT: I completely forgot a big movie when I published this, so I’m going back to fix it now. First: Honourable Mention: The X-Files Season 10 I wanted to at least give this a shout out, even if its not a movie.  I’ve been […]

My Top 50 Video Games: #10 – #1

August 18, 2015

10. Metal Gear Solid 3 PS2 An excellent addition to the Metal Gear saga, but there’s pretty much one reason its on the list: the sniper battle level.  I could play that over and over. 9. Ms. Pac Man Arcade Our university arcade/hang-out had a ms. pac man machine, and damn did we ever play […]

My Top 50 Video Games: #20 – #11

August 17, 2015

20. Micro Machines NES Sorry Mario Kart fans, this is the best racing game.  It was based off of some of the best toys of the 90s, the micro machines.  This was so cooL! There were races on the kitchen table, in the garage, boat races in the bathtub!  Oh and don’t forget racecars around […]

My Top 50 Video Games: #30 – #21

August 16, 2015

30. Lego Star Wars PC I love Lego.  I love Star Wars.  So why wouldn’t I love this?  I do.  Its incredible amounts of fun, I like that the lego building aspect is brought into the game, along with a unique brand of humour.  Plus, lightsabers are awesome. 29. Tecmo Bowl NES I’m not really […]

My Top 50 Video Games: #40 – #31

August 14, 2015

40. Time Splitters 2 PS2 This one seems weird and rather random, but the reason is because this is the first person shooter my friends and I played a lot.  Is there a story mode to the game? Quite possibly, but I really don’t give a shit.  I just remember having a blast playing 2 […]