Gravity Rush is probably one of the coolest PS Vita games released yet. It’s innovative, cool, fun, but sadly it ends up being pretty dull in the end. Read the rest of this entry »
I pre-ordered Star Wars: Revan. It’s a documented fact that I’m a huge KotoR fan, and so when this book was announced I had to have it. I pre-ordered it on my Kindle and the minute it was released I downloaded it and read it. Read the rest of this entry »
Homebrewing is the art and science of brewing beer at home. It combines the fields of chemistry and biology, much as cooking does, in order to concot something delicious and alcoholic. It involves, in essence, unleashing yeast on a pile of sugar to produce alcohol and carbon dioxide. What’s left are unfermentable sugars and water which, kind of like tea, has been flavoured by grains and hops. At it’s most simplistic level, it’s kind of like baking cupcakes from a box; at it’s most complex, it’s like making a cake from scratch, right down to grinding your own flour. It is truly an art and a science and allows just about anyone to jump in wherever they want and make a brew that’s almost guaranteed to be better than the stuff you buy in store: and cheaper, too. Read the rest of this entry »
Breaking Bad might just be the best show on TV today. It’s garnered tons of awards and has proven that everyone’s favourite TV dad Bryan Cranston (Hal from Malcom in the Middle of course), is not just a capable actor, but is in fact an amazing one. I’ve only, for some reason, begun watching now, but when I first heard about the show I was pretty much sold: it’s about a brilliant chemistry teacher named Walter White who decides to go bad and make crystal meth. His son is disabled, he’s been diagnosed with lung cancer, and his wife is pregnant; it’s the ultimate mid-life crisis, and in order to pay for his treatment and provide for his family after he dies, he needs tons of money, fast. So he enlists the coolest, gangsteriest kid he knows, a small-time wannabe named Jesse Pinkman (played by the excellent Aaron Paul) who makes and sells low-grade crystal meth. White also has a brother in the DEA named Hank Schrader (again, another character played amazingly, this time by Dean Norris), which puts Walter and Schrader at odds. Anna Gunn does a pretty good job as Walt’s wife, Skyler; RJ Mitte, who himself has cerebral palsy, plays Walt’s disabled son, Walter Jr.; and Betsy Brandt plays Marie Schrader, Hank’s wife and Skyler’s sister. Bob Odenkirk plays Walt’s eventual lawyer, a complete shyster named “Better Call” Saul Goodman, who sells the role flawlessly. Read the rest of this entry »
After I proclaimed that Brave didn’t look that good back in January, it was a given that I’d have to watch it when it came out. I had hoped that as time went on, the ad campaign would become more clear and that Pixar would deign to grant us an idea of what their movie was actually about. That of course never happened.