The greatest curse a bad movie can have is the bane of mediocrity; of an execution that is neither massively incompetent nor exceptional, is comfortable but lacking charm, and/or devoid of innovative, creative plot and characters. Change any one of these elements and a film can become interesting; romantic comedies of the 90’s and 00’s may have been bland, sexist, heterosexist, and smarmy, but they were at least charming in their character’s positivity.
I haven’t missed the NIS America annual press event since I started going in 2010 or so, and yesterday I spent my evening mulling over video games, musing over cocktails (well, ginger beer in my case) and pizza, and listening to professional nerds tell me about their upcoming products. It’s my favorite event of the … More NIS America’s 2017 Press Event
Cosplay is more than simply dressing up as a preferred character; it’s a form of self-expression, identifying with a (usually fictional) character on a level beyond simple admiration or appreciation. It takes time and effort to dress up like a favorite superhero or video game fighter or animated antagonist, and that time is hard to … More #28DaysOfBlackCosplay
When the world seems too bleak I often find myself delving into a video game to occupy my thoughts with imaginary worlds. Which explains why I recently found myself playing Mafia 3, a game where an oppressed protagonist takes revenge upon power hungry racists. Total escape from reality, right? Although the framework of the Mafia … More GAMES | A Queer Moment in Mafia 3 Made Me Feel Things
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