Category: The Reviews

Battlestar Galactica – Blood and Chrome Finale Now Online

When the re-imagined version of Battlestar Galactica went off the air in 2009, many fans clamored for the opportunity to re-visit the universe via whatever means possible. The big wigs at the SyFy Channel, the original producers of the revived series through Universal Television, answered the demand with the spin-off series Caprica, a show set…

Opinion: The Dark Knight Falls

“The Dark Knight Rises” is a very peculiar film. In its scope, director Christopher Nolan’s tale about DC Comics’ famous crime-fighter Batman melts into a creative cinematic amalgam. One part ode to vigilantism, one part heroic epic, and one part summer popcorn film, the witches’ brew of entertainment stands a very enjoyable suspend-your-disbelief concoction. Yet,…

The Changing Face of Movie Criticism

(Editor’s Note: This long form feature was submitted as my Masters’ capstone while attending the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in December 2009.) UPDATE: On December 6th 2012, I was contacted by Edward Champion of Reluctant Habits with a small clarification about the picture he used and I referenced of former CHUD editor Devin Faraci.…

Best of Bin: 5 Bargain Movies That Are More Than Meets The Eye

(Editor’s Note: This column examines some of the hidden treasures found within many retail bargain bins, a place where overstocked or slow-selling DVD’s go to linger in sale price limbo. Though many of these titles are often worth less than the already low sticker price, there are a few creative gems in the plastic carton…

Review: Mass Effect 3 – “Earth” DLC

(Editor’s note: This was originally published on July 23, 2012 on ReviewFix.com.) The never-ending battle for all creation rages in the Mass Effect multiplayer universe. Now, thanks to Bioware’s latest downloadable content, players can take the fight against the Reapers to a new theater of war: the planet Earth. Released this past Tuesday, “Mass Effect…

From The Archives: Movie Review – The Men Who Stare At Goats (November 14th 2009)

Editor’s Note: Fun and playful at times, serious and foreboding at others, “The Men Who Stare At Goats” is a hilariously good film. Check out my review of the film, written on November 14, 2009 for my Critical Writing class at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Overture Films’ independent release “The Men Who Stare at…

NY Comic Con 2011 Roundup – Rockstar Shines, Star Wars Stumbles

Every year, NY Comic Con showcases the industry’s best upcoming games and demos for the public to enjoy. Here’s what I found interesting this year while I roamed around the exhibition floor. Like this:Like Loading…

New York Comic Con 2010: The Video Game Round-up

(As seen on TwinGalaxies.com. Published October 12th, 2010.) In the past, comic conventions served as a place where fans of Marvel, DC or other comic publishers could pick up rare back issues on the cheap and hang out with fellow superhero fanatics. Today, conventions, or “cons” as they are affectionately called, are more than just…

Review: Monday Night Combat (X-Box Live Arcade)

(As seen in part on TwinGalaxies.com.) You’re a clone living in the not so distant future, in need of money to pay the bills and feed the kids. What do you do in order to make ends meet? Fight for your life in front of a live studio audience! Like this:Like Loading…

Review: FIFA 11 (X-Box 360)

(As seen on TwinGalaxies.com.) Not so long ago, gamers like myself would readily mock the overall quality of EA Sports‘ FIFA soccer simulator. Digital superstars would move around the pitch in a fashion mimicking a malfunctioning robot. Goaltenders would readily leave their post without good reason, allowing opponents to score goals without opposition. And the…

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