In character, “lesbian gothic vampire novel” is directly down my desired path in media. When the SNF Parkway added Carmilla to its virtual theater, I just had to watch it for myself. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect of this particular interpretation, but I somehow walked away disappointed.Continue reading
Song Without a Name (Canción sin nombre) had its debut at numerous film fests throughout the second half of 2019, and finally became available for me to watch fairly recently. Despite hearing some positive buzz about it, I deliberately attempted to view this film as blind as possible: only knowing that it was set in 1988 Peru during a huge time of political turmoil, and the disappearance of the main character’s newborn child. What was it that gave such positive hype to those who have seen it? I wanted to know. And now I have a multitude of my own thoughts. Continue reading
Billed as an “arthouse horror” film, The Lodge (2019) certainly puts forth the effort of Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz. However, while the film has its merits, it certainly falls short of doing anything spectacular, even though it still has its moments and redeeming qualities. Why did this film fall short in comparison to instant classics like Ari Aster’s Hereditary and Midsommar, or Robert Egger’s The Witch? Let’s explore.
Did you think I forgot? Soul Calibur is also home to one of the greatest fighting game characters of all time, and while he’s technically an entirely separate character (both literally as a person and in terms of moveset), he’s still one of the most stylish figures in the cast. How good are the costumes for his other 3D fighting game counterpart? Continue reading
Tekken is home to some of fighting games’ most interesting characters, and Yoshimitsu ranks highly amongst them for me. Yoshimitsu is one of the series’ most iconic characters despite largely being story-irrelevant, and he also has some of the games’ best (and weirdest) costumes. Let’s rate them. Continue reading
A couple of days ago, Capcom announced via its website Capcom Unity that Street Fighter V would get a new and final season of characters. Setting aside the awful conditions regarding its costume contest (c’mon, pay artists, Capcom. It’s not that difficult), let’s talk about potential suitors for a new DLC season. Who should make the cut? Continue reading
It should be fairly obvious that I have a bit of an obsession with more “retro” fighting games, especially in the realm of Capcom. From the early days of playing Super Street Fighter II Turbo on SNES, old school fighting games have been part of my life- and Rival Schools: United by Fate is no exception. So, why is there no continuation of the series? Continue reading
Netplay has been the subject of debate in the fighting game community since the internet became public. Arcades used to be the primary communication between players, but in 2020, the internet reigns supreme. As the days of a global pandemic trod on, adjustments to public events have only become more illuminating in how the success of fighting games hinges upon its netcode- a test that many games currently fail.
As COVID-19 still ravages the Western world, people are continuing to be responsible and stay inside. In a strange way, though, the quarantine has only shown just how far certain communities are uniting behind some classic titles- a trend that had begun before a global pandemic even started. Continue reading
Not a fan of the recent Mortal Kombat 11 expansion? Find yourself reminiscing on some of the better days of Capcom? Emulation is readily available for you, and fighting games are readily available in multiple forms to play in training, arcade, and online against live foes. With most of the world still under some measure of quarantine, emulation has proved an important key to continue engaging in fighting games. Continue reading