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Plain and simple, Akira is a must-watch for any anime aficionado. It's just as vivid and beautiful as it is ominous and gut-wrenchingly painful. Akira will draw you in with its sweeping narrative, abundant, powerful symbolism, and dystopian atmosphere instantly, though, it's not afraid to leave you behind when the plot gets heavy.
Cons: Slightly graphic and not intended for literal thinkers.
The Sorcerer's Stone falls into the category of all right films that only get more ambitious. Columbus' directing here didn't knock it out of the park, nor did the then-inexperienced acting team of Radcliffe, Grint, and Watson.
That said, The Sorcerer's Stone captures much of Rowling's writing's creative and inspirational overtones. Maybe it's not the best in the series, but a formidable start.
Dead Space is one of the most frightening, viscerally entertaining (pun intended) games ever made. It's a horror game that mixes in perfect blends of action and third-person shooting through a HUD that was honestly the most innovative advancement for its time.
BUT, its end antagonist doesn't feel so satisfying and even though some twisty-turny plots keep it fresh, it devolves into a fetch quest.
Developer Ninja Theory changed out the gothic-imbued stylings of Dante's past for a post-modern world filled with corruption, waste, and enough hidden analogies to keep even the most brilliant of game players on their toes. Visceral gameplay never felt so fresh and the weapons—and their corresponding, devastating combos—never so gruesomely gratifying. Just avoid the PS3 version!
"Unsettling" is the perfect word to describe this movie. Catfish tackles the largest social issue of the 21st century: identity. In a sad way this film captures what it means to want in the worst way. As everyone says, just watch and enjoy. There's a deeply prolific meaning to what the characters are experiencing and just watching a woman who's life has deteriorated so is nothing short of amazing.
One of 2012's must-own titles. Hands down. Telltale did well to forge forward the game's genre by mixing a mostly antiquated point-and-click with the game studio's staple QTE gameplay. The end result is nothing short of outstanding.
Perfect for fans of the AMC show or comic series, but moreover, this game is for everyone who thought 2012 was a lackluster year in gaming and was my personal GOTY.
Strong release for early in this console generation, Resistance does well to play off tired WW II plots and create a story that, while not wholly original, keeps players entertained. Weapons are standard shooting fare, but interesting secondary firing modes keep combat somewhat enthralling if only slightly deterred by a lack of "cover system" its competitors employ.
All-around solid PS3-exclusive
Tons of characters to choose from and probably one of the best multiplayer games on the system (that's high praise for a console that's nearly entirely submerged in the scene) Brawl definitely deserves the series title of Super Smash Bros.
It's a little too slow for those of us coming from Melee, but mechanics are still solid, even with a few broken characters.
There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to income taxes, fiscal ethics and economics policies, most of which is dry, uninteresting material that should’ve been shoveled at us during our early school years. In order to make up for lost time on the subject, watching this film is by far the least boring explanation of the world of corporate corruption and financial tom-foolery I’ve ever seen.
Honestly not what I expected at all! I thought the plot would be simplistic and completely irrelevant, but that couldn't be further from the truth. It takes a little reading into, but the team from Despicable Me brought Seuss' tale to life and while I wouldn't say this to a die-hard Seuss-fanatic, the film may be even better than the source material it's based on.
A must-watch for anyone considering entering into the gaming industry. The film speaks to the power of being an independent creator and the human struggles people like Jonathan Blow face trying to bring to life their vision to millions of gamers all over the world. Seriously fantastic film for anyone who's ever picked up a controller and felt the hundreds of hours of work that went into the game.
Fantastic "transition" title in the series. With the ability to either race through the short 9 sequence campaign or extend your experience by playing through each and every side mission, Rome is at your fingertips as you play the middle child of the AC II trilogy. Doesn't overtake II as my personal favorite, but does well to make some much needed improvement from the first.
Original had a little too much "grinding" for my liking. Nostalgic? Definitely. But repetition is the bane of the role-playing games so I suppose it's only fair that DW was the first to feel its monotonous blade.
Still, worth a trial just to test the waters of what an RPG Renaissance looked like!
Objectively speaking, one of the worst movies in the known existence of film. Not only does the film's "humor" seem like the exact opposite of its definition, there's little actually appealing about the movie as a whole.
Obnoxious, shameful, and downright dumb, are all words that could be used to describe it, objectively speaking of course. Absolute film garbage.