Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Review: Thief 2014 a.k.a. Thief 4

This is my review of the PC game Thief that developer Eidos-Montreal released in 2014. It's been a long time since I've written a review for anything, hasn't it? So brace yourself for a really long post the likes of which you haven't seen around here since 2013! I've mentioned the Thief video game franchise in passing twice before. I'll reiterate: I consider the first two entries to be masterpieces of the stealth video game genre. The third one was a'ight. Therefore, of course I have a lot to say about this latest addition to the franchise.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

American Sniper [2015]

I took the movie as a work of fiction. As such I liked it because of it's portrayal of the detrimental psychological effects that war has on soldiers. I'd put it on par with The Hurt Locker for depicting war in such a way that it did not glorify the violence and for its focus on soldiers coming back with PTSD.

On the other hand, from what I've heard about the real Chris Kyle, if this movie had been based on his book and told from his perspective it really would have been a jingoistic propoganda piece with none of the conscience and self-reflection that Bradley Cooper gives the character.

Monday, January 5, 2015


The final bullet... and now I'm having some technical difficulties with the site. The bullet's ready to go, I've got it chambered, finger is on the trigger! And it just won't fire.