Civilized is a first for me as a reviewer: it’s an improvisational podcast. Meaning the actors are just playing off each other. And as such, I can’t really judge it on its plot progression. Narrative, themes, writing quality: all out the window. There really isn’t even a storyline to speak of yet, just a premise.
Have you ever had a coworker steal your lunch? Ever found that the meal you brought from home was no longer where you meant it to be? What if, in this hypothetical scenario, you also could make almost any piece of technology you wanted and had basically infinite resources?
It’s a long-ago established idea in science fiction that we might live in some computer program. And thinking about it can lead down so many roads of thought. What does that mean about our lives, about our personalities? Who are we outside the simulation?
Dear reader, have you ever wondered if aliens exist? If there are other species out there living amongst the stars? And, if there are civilizations out there, why they don’t come by to say hi to all of us?
Hamster & Gretel hit my radar for one reason: it was made by Dan Povenmire. You likely know his voice and creations, even if you don’t know his name. He’s part of the team that made Phineas and Ferb, and he voices Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
This interconnectivity, this familiar exploration, would have been enough to carry a movie. But The Mitchells vs the Machines still has two more things to cover.
Hello, dear reader! Are you feeling festive yet, on this second day of December? If not, we have something for you. A tale that might give you a good laugh.
Hello, dear readers. I hope—for those who celebrate it at this time—that you are having a lovely end to your Thanksgiving.
It is well-established that Phineas and Ferb is amazing and worthy of a lot of praise. And, with great enthusiasm, I say Candace Against the Universe is more of the same.
(With season two already out, I figured it was as good a time as any to bring back my original review of this complex and clever series. If you’ve not caught up, this might convince you.) Originally Published: June 8th, 2020 Upload Is Some Excellent Science Fiction Upload was on my watch list for months before…
Free Guy is a mess of a movie, a strange, all-over-the-place insanity of a film. It follows one plotline, a standard Matrix-style idea—and then fails to have one genre anymore.
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