Hey. It’s that time again. You know that time—the time where we look at some numbers. What are contained in these numbers? Music. Cool music. Music of a quality that could be denoted as “high.” SiIvaGunner provides elite listening material for those who choose to seek it out. 20,000 videos in, I have dwindled it down to ten—for the seventh time—to show you what is higher than high: highest.Continue reading “Top 10 Highest Quality SiIvaGunner Rips (2023 Edition)”
Day Twenty-Nine: I Care a Lot (March of the Movies 2023)
Another recommendation by one not titled as “myself.” I Care a Lot features one Rosamund Pike, whom I’ve heard nothing but adoring praise for, in a role that promises to be rather ruthless. Undoubtedly, many who view this will be asking the age-old “Can I like despicable characters?” question concerning fictional media. Is there a moral? Should there be?
No answers are provided here. Sit back and enjoy the ride.Continue reading “Day Twenty-Nine: I Care a Lot (March of the Movies 2023)”
Day Twenty-Two: The Menu (2022) (March of the Movies 2023)
She really is superb at that pouty, standoffish stare, isn’t she? One of those rising stars that have taken filmgoers by the heart, Anya Taylor-Joy is certainly a name that piques my interest in upcoming pictures. Then you include a varied cast of names like Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau (who was terrific in The Whale), and John Leguizamo? Goodness, this is one flexible meal. I just hope The Menu lives up to its starpower.
The film’s synopsis, coming soon, leaves a lot to be interpreted. Its trailer, alternatively, kind of spoils the entire course. Would not recommend watching the trailer (which I will provide anyway; SEO score and all that). Luckily, I never saw a trailer for this, so this was a relatively blind viewing. My assumption was that the chef would feed them human meat or something.Continue reading “Day Twenty-Two: The Menu (2022) (March of the Movies 2023)”
Day Seventeen: Destroy All Monsters (March of the Movies 2023)
Destroy All Monsters is probably one of my favorite Godzilla films in terms of the human element. That may seem like high praise, but given the state of humanistic conflict within this franchise, it’s actually like saying I prefer untoasted white bread to moldy bread. The benefit to this era of the king of the monsters is that plots can be as uproariously stupid as possible and be endearing because of it.
What that goofy nature ends up doing as a negative consequence, however, is making the kaiju scenes relatively dull. I adore the Heisei era of films from this series (1984-95) because of their scale and atmosphere. The incredible size of Godzilla and the weight to its movements. The booming score as it stomps around cities or fights other gargantuan beasts. Back before then, Godzilla was more… Power Rangers. Such is the case here.Continue reading “Day Seventeen: Destroy All Monsters (March of the Movies 2023)”
Day Four: Women Talking (March of the Movies 2023)
Since yesterday, my local theater has been exclusively showing films nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards. Not wanting to pass up this opportunity, I will be going to the theaters four straight days to view those I’m interested in seeing. Today marked the second: Women Talking.
Yesterday was a film I knew nothing about. Today presented a film that told everything straight from its title. With its synopsis in tow (provided just further), it was easy to assume going into this that it would be a tearjerker. As someone whose tears are so hard to jerk that oftentimes I forget I can even produce them, a challenge was proposed. What I didn’t expect (though perhaps I should have) was just how literally the film’s title would be to its overall content.Continue reading “Day Four: Women Talking (March of the Movies 2023)”
Thoughts on Vernal Edge (Steam Next Fest Demo)
Story time: Back in 2020, I was a games journalist for KeenGamer. One day in June, I decided, “Hey, I like giving some publicity to indie games. Let’s write a post on games I think are worth checking out on Kickstarter!” So I did. Among the games in that article was none other than Vernal Edge, which is, assuming you read the title, the subject of today’s post.
What was the point of that information? Just to showcase that I’ve known of this game’s existence for a couple years now. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally able to try it out for myself in demo form.Continue reading “Thoughts on Vernal Edge (Steam Next Fest Demo)”
Thoughts on Spy x Family
Anime’s latest talk of the town! Spy x Family has assumed its position upon the top of the medium’s most beloved properties in the last several years. Everywhere I went, particularly on Twitter, it was Spy x Family this, Spy x Family that. At one point, it was within the top 5 highest-rated anime on MyAnimeList (#27 now, as of writing). With all of this hullabaloo, my own curiosity grew too large to ignore, so I took the plunge to see if this family was all that they were hyped up to be.Continue reading “Thoughts on Spy x Family”
Thoughts on Frogun (Steam Next Fest 2022 Demo)
Nowadays, many players yearn for he days where games looked a certain way. The low-poly phenomenon in modern games is a bridge for more creativity in design while harkening back to a specific era of gaming. Frogun initially appealed to me because of its splendid replication of retro 3D games, though its tongue-lashing tool was charming, as well. Does it come together to provide a worthwhile experience? Depends.
Quick structure disclaimer: Given this (and all the others) is only a demo, I won’t be too in-depth with my coverage, and will only reflect on the good and the bad. No overly long personal history or filibuster. No nonsense. That said, I will provide a synopsis for the game below.Continue reading “Thoughts on Frogun (Steam Next Fest 2022 Demo)”
Thoughts on Yakumo-san wa Ezuke ga Shitai
2017 felt like an eternity ago. COVID-19 wasn’t a thing, I was still in college, and my place of employment wasn’t bankrupt (yet). It was a year I don’t really look back on fondly, though it did offer a variety of eventful moments and new beginnings for me. Also during this year, I started a manga called Yakumo-san wa Ezuke ga Shitai. What can I say? Cute covers entice me.
Currently publishing (and gaining popularity) at the time, I had dedicated myself to it for the long haul. At least until its rather repetitive chapter format began to degrade my interest in it; I nearly dropped it a couple years later. Fortunately for the story, I instead kept it on-hold, waiting for the inspiration to catch up on its current chapters.
2021 had me randomly checking on manga I was reading that were still ongoing. Something strange caught my eye: Yakumo-san no longer had a “Publishing” tag next to its name. Indeed, the series had ended and I never even noticed. Thus, now in mid-2022, I sped through the remaining chapters and am now ready to put this series behind me.Continue reading “Thoughts on Yakumo-san wa Ezuke ga Shitai”
Top 10 Highest Quality SiIvaGunner Rips (2022 Edition)
Hello. Welcome to another Top 10 list detailing the highest quality of SiIvaGunner rips I’ve found. If you have never read this before, know that SiIvaGunner is a channel dedicated to supplying your eardrums with magical gaming memories that will last you the rest of your days. As of writing, the channel has over 19,000 videos, most of which are high quality rips.
With so many to choose from, it’s astounding to think that I, alone, can go through everything in order to ascertain quality to make these lists. Alas, I must admit: I listen to maybe ten to twenty new rips within a month’s span, ’cause ain’t nobody got time for that. Nevertheless, many new rips have supplied themselves into the chambers of my memory bank, nestled firmly in place with love and affection.
There are no specific ruleset to make this list; I simply have to adore the tracks. Though this is a “2022 list,” it does not have to have come out in 2022 to qualify. (I’m pretty sure zero tracks I’m going to cover were published in 2022.) This also isn’t meant to insinuate that these tracks are better than others I’ve documented previously. Consider it ten new high quality tracks for a full new year.Continue reading “Top 10 Highest Quality SiIvaGunner Rips (2022 Edition)”