Oscars 2018: Breaking News

The Post This is a weird one. It’s clearly the most Oscar-baitey movie one could imagine, nearly being the platonic ideal of awards begging. It’s also fiercely mediocre. The Post has a pedigree that should have a broad enough appeal, backed by gobs of talent, to be “good” at the…

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Oscars 2018: The Genre Films

This year has been surprisingly inclusive in certain traditionally stodgy Oscar categories. White men are in the minority for best director by 2:31, which is great! And genre movies have also done surprisingly well. For Best Picture we get horror and science fiction/fantasy representing, with Get Out and The Shape of…

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Super Bowl Party Review

It’s been a banner year for ol’ Philippe in the sports world. My Fantasy Football team, the NY-NJ Hitmen, became the Fantasy Football champions at my work1. This netted me a few hundred dollars which is always nice. My colleague and runner up, Mike B. and I, opted to take…

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Redshirts: Better than an OASIS

Ready Player One has had a strange life in the world of pop-culture. The book came out to high acclaim, and developed a devoted following. However, since the release of the trailer for the film adaptation there has been a huge backlash on the title. In fact, there’s been suspiciously…

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Olly Olly Oxenfree

If I had a preferred genre of game, I suppose it would be “emotional narrative” games. I love me some 3rd person adventure, first person and platform puzzlers, and good old point-and-click, but I always seem to find my recent favorites in character driven narrative games. If you’ve looked at…

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The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas

Vince Guaraldi and Wham are playing overhead everywhere, snow is abundant in decor and meager in weather, and microagressions are flying. That must mean it’s December and therefore the Christmas season! When this time of year rolls around I like to pull out an old favorite book. It is a…

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The Intellivision Edition of the Totes Mathematical Top Ten Game List for Every Console Ever!

This entry is part 15 of 17 in the series Console Lists

The seventies were a fascinating time for several reasons, but what I find the most interesting was the home computer and electronics market being born. Microchips were getting cheaper, and companies knew that there was a lot of profit to be made if they could somehow monetize these amazing little…

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