Nex Machina Review

Nex Machina

For more than twenty years, the good people at Housemarque have made a career out of top-down, twin-stick shooters. But while they’ve constantly pushed this genre’s conventions, they’ve also kept many of them alive, as evidenced by how their latest ...CONTINUE

The LEGO Batman Movie Blu-ray, DVD Review

The LEGO Batman Movie

Like The LEGO Movie from which it was spawned, The LEGO Batman Movie is a weird and clever stop-motion animated movie that’s like the Robot Chicken DC Comics episodes if that show had a bigger budget, a longer runtime, and ...CONTINUE

Exclusive Interview: Down Among The Sticks And Bones Author Seanan McGuire

While it sometimes seems like people are taking the “shared universe” concept a bit far — we’re looking at you, producers of the connected G.I. Joe, Micronauts, and M.A.S.K. movies — there are some who still understand how ...CONTINUE

John Wick Chapter 2 Blu-ray, DVD Review

John Wick Chapter 2 Blu-ray DVD

Thanks to some wild action conducted by a sympathetic character with perfect aim and acute situational awareness, 2014’s John Wick was not only one of the best real-world action movies — i.e. not sci-fi, not comic book — since 1997’s ...CONTINUE

Exclusive Interview: Slaves Of The Switchboard Of Doom Author Bradley W Schenck

When we think about flying cars, robot sidekicks, and heroes wearing bubble-like helmets, we typically think of the 1950s. But while all of those elements play a part in Bradley W. Schenck’s humorous new sci-fi novel Slaves Of The Switchboard ...CONTINUE

Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard Review

When it comes to jazz, the oeuvres of John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dexter Gordon guarantee that there’s more than enough albums by sax-led quartets to go around. And when it comes to sax- and trumpet-led quintets, well, once you ...CONTINUE