Tag: Staff Picks

Cool Games of February! [GIFs]

Evolve Turtle Rock Studios 2K Interactive Win, PS4, XBO February 10, 2015 I’ve always loved the Left 4 Dead series and have had a blast with it and friends. The added dimension of play with the second one where players could control enemy zombies was something that had me so invested. Now, with the original…

Cool Comics of February

Coffin Hill Vol. 2: Dark Endeavors Caitlin Kittredge (W), Inaki Miranda (A) Vertigo February 10, 2015 I have been eagerly, not-so-patiently waiting for the second trade to come out in this series. I started reading it as trade so I usually like to continue down that route even though the temptation to just stock up on…

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Cool Books of February!

Get in Trouble: Stories Author: Kelly Link Random House February 3, 2015 Until leafing through this month’s BookPage I had never heard of Kelly Link, but Becky Ohlsen’s glowing review of Get in Trouble changed that. Ohlsen wrote that “Nobody writes stories like hers. Link’s fantastical worlds feel utterly real, partly because they’re intensely matter-of-fact….

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Cool Movies of February!

Jupiter Ascending The Wachowskis Warner Bros. Pictures/Roadshow Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) February 6, 2015 Ancient aliens being the precursors to our entire species, an outside challenger to a newly empty throne, royal intrigue and backstabbing politics being heirs, facing one’s destiny against all odds in a thrilling adventure throughout the galaxy. It all sounds…

Cool Books of January

Fairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana’s Story Marissa Meyer Feiwel & Friends January 27, 2015 A prequel to Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles – a sci-fi, steampunk take on classic fairytales, Fairest tells the story of how Queen Levana came to be queen. Is she a true villain or a pawn in other people’s games?

Cool Comics of January

Angel and Faith: Season Ten Volume 1: Where the River Meets the Sea Victor Gischler (W), Derlis Santacruz (A), Michelle Madsen (C) Dark Horse January 6, 2015 Considering that I never particularly cared for Angel or the Angel series, I find myself preferring Angel & Faith to the regular BtVS. Now, that has a lot…

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Cool Movies of January

Inherent Vice Director: Paul Thomas Anderson IAC Films Ghoulardi Film Company January 9, 2015 Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, The Master), based on a book by Thomas Pynchon (The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity’s Rainbow), starring a few of my sometimes-crushes (Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson), and centered on a plotline seeped…

“Percy Jackson could be Homer.”

Recommended Listening: On this week’s episode of CBC’s The Sunday Edition, Michael Enright interviewed literary historian, Adam Nicholoson. His new book, The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters, argues that the Illiad is, well, the best thing ever, and that Homer continues to be of enormous cultural importance. Obvs, Adam! This segment is worth a listen…

Staff Picks: Movies

Big Hero 6 Directed by Don Hall, Chris Williams Starring: Genesis Rodriguez, Jamie Chung, Alan Tudyk, T.J. Miller Disney PG, 108 min. If I only see one movie next month, it will probably be about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. I love animated movies. I love Marvel comics. So an animated movie based on a…


November Staff Picks: Games

Far Cry 4 Ubisoft Montreal Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Far Cry 2 was the reason I learned to build desktop computers. I wanted to play it on a machine that could handle how incredibly beautiful these games are at their maximum settings. The Far Cry franchise is known for its first-person shooter…