The Beautiful World of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
All flaws aside, there’s no denying that this anime series is visually stunning.
Random Nerdery: Black Dynamite, Billy Joel & H.P. Lovecraft, Summer of ‘84, Animaniacs
A screen legend is back, a musical match made in R’lyeh, more ’80s nostalgia, and the return of the Warner Brothers and their sister.
February 2018’s Best Streaming Titles: GoodFellas, Men in Black, Altered Carbon, Amélie, Blazing Saddles, The Expanse & more
Coming soon: Scorsese gangsters, Will Smith and aliens, cyberpunk, Audrey Tautou, Mel Brooks and the Old West, and gritty space opera.
In Rotation: Mount Eerie, Ride, Fine China, Amy Annelle, Josh T. Pearson (Review)
Heart-breaking music about death; dreamy electronica from shoegaze giants; inspired ’80s pop; plaintive, old-timey folk/country; and goofy country-punk.
Random Nerdery: Bruce Lee’s Lightsaber, a 16-bit Last Jedi, Reviews of Black Science & The Bone Clocks
Nunchaku lightsabers kick ass; the controversial Star Wars climax goes vintage; and reviews of a reality-hopping family drama and a psychic-powered modern fantasy.
11 Albums For Welcoming Back (and Weathering) the Winter Cold
These are albums that I tend to gravitate towards once the skies turn grey, the mercury drops, and the snow begins to fall.
Weekend Reads: Grunge’s Rise & Fall, Music’s Future, Midi-chlorians, Logan Paul, Woody Allen & more
Also: The downside of algorithms, movie gun violence, John Williams, enjoying art by sexual predators, and diversity and movie criticism.
In Rotation: Nabihah Iqbal, Heligoland, Opus Science Collective (Review)
An impressive debut that feels both nostalgic and original; exquisitely composed dreampop; and super funky future funk.
The Villainess by Jung Byung-gil (Review)
The film’s mind-blowing action sequences are ultimately undermined by a convoluted plot and characters you don’t care about.
Random Nerdery: Netflix’s Bright, IDW’s G.I. Joe, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters
More orc cop action is heading our way, G.I. Joe comics move beyond mere nostalgia, and crazy kaiju action comes to Netflix.
G.I. Joe’s Phantom X-19: The Best Toy Stealth Fighter
It’s a shame that a vehicle so cool never figured more prominently in the G.I. Joe mythos.
What happened in Dark’s first season?
A show like Dark practically demands that its viewers come up with their own pet theories… so here are some of mine.