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Iron Fist Season 1

by Callum Tyndallon 29/03/2017
Iron Fist has not suffered critically because it’s only for fans (though, as with Marvel’s other Netflix outings, fandom certainly has its rewards). Nor has it been lambasted because of the ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency. I’m sorry Finn Jones, I appreciate that having your show taken to task sucks but sometimes you […]

Batman: The Telltale Series

by Callum Tyndallon 30/12/2016
Telltale’s Batman is an awkward proposition for me, struggling on a core divide. You see, I absolutely adore the world of Batman but I really do not gel with the mechanics of Telltale’s games. Batman is hands down my favourite superhero, possibly my favourite fictional character full stop, and the chance to inhabit his world […]

Arrival

by Callum Tyndallon 14/11/2016
Well it took until November but we may have the best film of the year on our hands. Arrival is a gorgeous piece of first contact sci-fi that is visually stunning, structurally bold and surprisingly emotional. Equal parts affirming and mind blowing, the film tells the story of an alien race’s appearance on Earth and […]

War on Everyone

by Callum Tyndallon 15/10/2016
Mad, bad and frequently slipping into the surreal, John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone manages to wonderfully make use of the expectations of cop movies and then sidesteps cliche by just going completely bonkers. By putting together Michael Peña and Alexander Skarsgård, not exactly the likeliest of buddy duos, in a series of increasingly uber-violent and off the […]

On Popstars, Nice Guys and my love-hate relationship with Max Landis

by Callum Tyndallon 04/09/2016
I should start by saying that I really want to like Max Landis. I do. Most of the time I actually do like him and I’m certainly a fan of large amounts of his work, whether it be the truly brilliant and strangely informative short film Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling, the fairly bizarre but oddly likeable Mr. Right or […]

Inside

by Callum Tyndallon 09/07/2016
Inside is a difficult game to discuss. With a length of only 4 hours or so, there’s little enough game that it’s hard to mention anything without it being a potentially huge spoiler. And when talking about a game receiving this level of critical acclaim, reaching the upper echelons of Metacritic within the first few […]

The Nice Guys

by Callum Tyndallon 09/06/2016
Ryan Gosling is not an actor I typically associate with comedy. At his best, I think of Drive and Only God Forgives. At his worst, The Notebook. This is dumb, because there are two films already that prove Gosling knows how to handle comedy: Crazy Stupid Love and The Big Short. There are reasons these don’t necessarily jump to mind, while both […]

Battleborn v Overwatch: One of These Things is Not Like the Other

by Callum Tyndallon 15/05/2016
There is an emerging genre currently being referred to as “hero shooters”, essentially a combination of FPS style combat with MOBA influenced hero design. Two of the biggest games currently being placed in this bracket at the moment are Blizzard’s Overwatch and Gearbox’s Battleborn. Both use FPS mechanics and both feature hero type characters, fighters that utilise a wide […]

Dawn of War 3 Announced

by Callum Tyndallon 03/05/2016
It’s here. Following the recent teaser to keep an eye on https://www.dawnofwar.com/, we now have the brand new announcement trailer for Dawn of War 3. Needless to say, given the very grim universe in which the Dawn of War series is set (that of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K), this trailer is brutal. It features a three way conflict between […]

Infinite Warfare Trailer Drops

by Callum Tyndallon 02/05/2016
Admittedly it’s been a while since I last owned a Call of Duty game (I think Ghosts may have been the last one I actually bought). But apparently, since I last looked, the series lost its goddamn mind. The first real trailer for Infinity Ward’s newest offering, Infinite Warfare, has just dropped and it’s hard to wrap words around […]