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11 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

TV REVIEW: Castle Rock Season 1

written by David Steffen Castle Rock is a horror/fantasy drama series based in one of the common fictional locations and with some of the fictional characters of Stephen King’s novels. Season 1 aired in 2018, and a second season is upcoming later this month. You may recognize the town if you’ve read the books: Cujo, […]

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07 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

TV REVIEW: The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3

written by David Steffen The Handmaid’s Tale is a TV show presented on the Hulu streaming service, based on the 1984 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, which was previously reviewed here, about a near-future dystopia in which the USA has become an extremely oppressive theocracy in which women are second-class citizens, especially the handmaids who […]

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30 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

TABLETOP GAME REVIEW: What Do You Meme?

written by David Steffen What Do You Meme is a 2017 meme-based competitive punchline card game by Fuckjerry. Each player is dealt a hand of cards, and then for each round an image from a meme is displayed for everyone and they have to pick the best caption for the image from their hand. One player acts as […]

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27 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

TABLETOP GAME REVIEW: Sushi Go!

written by David Steffen Sushi Go is a competitive point-scoring strategy game, published in 2013 by Gamewright. The game is based around grabbing sushi as it whirls by and making yourself an excellent three-course meal. Everyone starts with a hand of cards. You all pick one card, lay it face down on the table. When you’re all ready, […]

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06 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

THEATER REVIEW: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

written by David Steffen The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is a 2017 fantasy musical about the modern day children of the ancient Greek gods, based on The Lightning Thief of 2005, the first book in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordon. Percy Jackson is a troubled kid who lives with his mom […]

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30 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

TABLETOP GAME REVIEW: Exploding Kittens

written by David Steffen Exploding Kittens is a card game designed by Elan Lee and Shane Small, published by The Oatmeal, that describes itself as a “highly strategic kitten-powered version of Russian Roulette”, published in 2015. When you play the game, the deck will have one less exploding kitten in the deck then there are people playing. Each […]

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26 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

TABLETOP GAME REVIEW: Cards Against Humanity

written by David Steffen Cards Against Humanity advertises itself as a “party game for horrible people” that was created by 8 Highland Park students in Illinois and is now published by Cards Against Humanity, LLC. The game is very similar to the children’s game Apples to Apples, but generally aimed at a mature audience (or at least, an […]

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23 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: The Boxtrolls

written by David Steffen The Boxtrolls is a 2014 claymation film by Focus Features. Everyone knows Boxtrolls are dangerous monsters. Everyone knows they capture and eat children. This is only confirmed when a boy is taken by them, and the exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley) establishes a deal with the cheese-loving aristocratic council The White Hats that if […]

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21 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

written by David Steffen Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a live-and-CG children’s mystery/action movie based on the Pokémon franchise. Through most of the world they are mostly used as the fighting creatures we know them as from the game/card franchises, who are trained by humans and pitted against each other in arena-style battles against other Pokémon. […]

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12 August 2019 ~ 0 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: MIB International

written by David Steffen MIB International is a science fiction action/comedy movie, the 4th and most recent movie in the Men In Black series about a secret government agency that keeps the world safe from intergalactic security threats as well as ensuring that extraterrestrial residents of Earth can live in peace and secrecy among us. […]

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