Movies

Review: Star Wars – The Last Jedi

The middle film in any trilogy is always simultaneously the easiest, yet most difficult film to both judge and make. No responsibility to set the standards like the original, nor the responsibility to tie up loose ends and provide resolution to the genetic heritage of its forbearers like the finale. The middle child is free to let loose, mix it up a bit and try new things and broach new ground. It’s a pity then that apart from a short 10 minute stretch in the last 45 minutes, the film otherwise proves to be a very slight letdown…

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Movies

Review: Justice League

So Justice League came out this week, and I took Mrs Sar along to see it today. As some readers will be aware, I’m one of the few viewers who actually honestly really loves Man of Steel, Henry Cavill’s first foray into the role of the..well, Man of Steel, Superman.

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Movies

The Warcraft Movie Review!

This article was under a review embargo until Mon 30th at 12pm, but that appears to have been lifted, so without further ado… Introduction The (World of) Warcraft movie has lingered in development hell for nearly as long as there’s been a World of Warcraft. It has been in a seemingly perpetual state of development for exactly 10 years now, since May 2006, and has had various writers, directors and approaches considered and rejected over the course of its history. However with Duncan Jones, director of the superb Moon signing on to direct, things began to look up… Currently on Metacritic, the Warcraft

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Games

OverWatch: The Review

So OverWatch has been out for a week now, and after loving the Beta, does the full release live up to the hype? Before moving to MMOs, I was originally an FPS player online. I played Duke Nukem 3D, Quake 2, Counter Strike, Unreal Tournaments of many varieties etc. My main love of all time in online FPSs Quake 3, and I played it at all levels, including international online tournaments, organising and running entire leagues for Rocket Arena 3 and so on. Then, shortly after I eventually quit playing Q3, Valve software released Team Fortress 2. TF2 for some, is

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Likely going to be utterly shit, oh well.,,
Gaming

A week of Blizzard related events…

So this week has been great 😀 First up on Monday (23rd) I attended the live cinema launch event for OverWatch! It wasn’t bad, a lot of the cinematics, followed by a developer Q&A, but at least the Soldier 76 cinematic was new to me, as I deliberately didn’t watch it ahead of time 🙂 Winding back a bit, the previous Monday (16th) I was contacted by a PR firm working on behalf of Universal Pictures, who wanted to invite me to a couple of events this week, both of which were in Dublin. Both events were related to the

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Movies

The “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” Crux Review

This  is going to be a spoiler filled review, so if you haven’t seen it yet? Look away now… Today was my dad’s birthday. He would have been 65.  He died 5 years ago and I miss the hell out of him. It’s apropos, trust me. So I finally got around to seeing Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (hereafter referred to as simply: BvS), after it being on release for over a week already. Having read and watched reviews being less than kind to it, I wanted to see for myself if the less than glowing critiques were justified, and if

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Games

Rewound: Life is Strange (Review)

Life is Strange, an episodic game by Don’t Nod Entertainment, was originally released in instalments over the course of six months between January and October of 2015. I bought the first episode of Life is Strange a few days after it was released, having read good reviews on Steam and other websites. After playing through it I was thoroughly impressed. Enough so that upon finishing episode 1, I stumped up for the remaining 4 episodes there and then. Now, a year later, having waited for the other 4 episodes to be released, and having the time on my hands to devote

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Gaming

2015: Fine then, bugger off!

So it’s that time of the year again, time for drinks, Auld Lang Syne, and looking forward to what’s ahead: Yep, it’s New Year’s Eve. So 2015 in WoW wasn’t its most shining moment ever in all honesty. Realistically this year will probably go down in WoW history as its worst. Hopefully. Because that means better is to come. Warlords came out towards the arse end of last year, and this year saw the game receive very little content, not least in the form of *cough*major*cough*patch*cough* 6.1. So in effect the game had 1 content patch all of 2015 in

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General

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

So it’s Xmas time again, Winterveil is currently in effect on Azeroth, and we’re all looking forward to seeing a fat man emptying his sack all over our living rooms late at night… Christmas came early for me and a lot of other geeks this year, with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec 17th. Long gone now are memories of George Lucas’s attempts to destroy the franchise with his horrific prequels, which were packed full of risible acting, complete lack of acting or direction, and the terrible decision to eschew practical effects completely in favour of CGI,

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