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  • Hitman 3 review: a brilliant, thrilling conclusion to Agent 47’s story

    Hitman 3 review: a brilliant, thrilling conclusion to Agent 47’s story

    The Hitman series has always been defined by its openness, allowing players to assume the role of the peerless assassin known as Agent 47 and take out targets however they please. But there’s something fascinating and, for this franchise, novel about Hitman 3, the final entry in IO Interactive’s World of Assassination trilogy: The story […] More

  • Fate: The Winx Saga review: All in on magic, but not on the Magical Girls

    Fate: The Winx Saga review: All in on magic, but not on the Magical Girls

    Cartoons made specifically for girls often emphasize friendship. Whether that means powerful fairies teaming up to save the day or glamorous super-spies on a covert mission, these shows are usually built around the kinds of fulfilling relationships between young women that are all too rare on the big screen. While cartoons made for boys, which […] More

  • Outside the Wire review: Netflix’s android action movie raises big questions

    Outside the Wire review: Netflix’s android action movie raises big questions

    Drones have become such an accepted aspect of modern warfare that in the past decade or so, nearly every major action franchise has used them as a raising-the-stakes shortcut. They’ve fallen into the hands of various villains in dystopian futures, like Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie and Elysium, in much-hyped sequels like Furious 7, and in all […] More

  • The Dig review: Netflix’s archeological drama gets caught in a bad romance

    The Dig review: Netflix’s archeological drama gets caught in a bad romance

    Robert Preston’s 2007 historical novel The Dig was inspired by a little-known but historically significant British event: on the eve of World War II, in 1939 Suffolk, a self-taught yet well-experienced excavator, Basil Brown, was called to the country estate of Edith Pretty, a widowed mother of one. Mrs. Pretty hired Brown, described by his […] More

  • One Night In Miami review: a lively look at four Black icons heading for history

    One Night In Miami review: a lively look at four Black icons heading for history

    Amazon’s One Night in Miami centers on a 1964 rendezvous between four Black icons: civil-rights leader Malcolm X, soul musician Sam Cooke, NFL player Jim Brown, and boxing legend Cassius Clay, who’s about to join the Nation of Islam and change his name to Muhammad Ali. It’s based on the play of the same name […] More

  • Locked Down review: Doug Liman’s romantic heist is the best COVID movie so far

    Locked Down review: Doug Liman’s romantic heist is the best COVID movie so far

    Significant moments in history have always been immortalized through film, and we can expect that to be true for the COVID-19 pandemic as well. After America’s first stay-at-home order in March, American studios had to adapt quickly to keep pumping out content, and one tactic was incorporating COVID into the stories they were telling. COVID-era […] More

  • Factorio Review - IGN

    Factorio Review – IGN

    Rags-to-riches survival games are a dime a dozen these days, but Factorio’s wild ambition and open-ended format takes the potential for complexity up several notches. It starts you off as a spaceship crash survivor with only a pickaxe with which to explore its randomly generated 2D planets, but stick with it long enough and you […] More

  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Game Complete Edition Review (PS4)

    Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Game Complete Edition Review (PS4)

    August 13, 2010. My 30th birthday. After attending a midnight showing of Scott Pilgrim vs The World, I was super pumped to play the side scrolling beat ’em up from Ubisoft. And boy did I ever play that game. My Canadian pride and love of the genre meant long nights playing with Scott, Ramona, and […] More

  • Destiny 2 ps5 review upgrade 2

    Destiny 2 PS5 Upgrade Review

    Destiny 2 has now been available natively on the PS5 for nearly a month. After some initial confusion about how to get the upgrade (it was a separate PS5 application, not an update to the old PS4 app), I’ve been enjoying the freshly polished next-gen version of my favorite multiplayer looter shooter. But more than […] More

  • Eternals #1 review: Marvel resurrects a new batch of improbable movie stars

    Eternals #1 review: Marvel resurrects a new batch of improbable movie stars

    Legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby created or co-created an unfathomable number of characters, but they didn’t all become household names like the Fantastic Four or Darkseid. In fact, many of Kirby’s imagination babies remain relative unknowns. The Eternals, who first appeared in 1976, were that before Marvel Studios anointed them a future blockbuster franchise. […] More