• Films and TV

    The World Before Your Feet: The Documentary About A Man Who Sets Out to Walk Every Foot Of New York City (Review)

    The World Before Your Feet Review

    The World Before Your Feet is an independent documentary about a gentleman named Matt Green, hailing from--well, anywhere he goes, which is everywhere in New York City, every street, every block. He considers himself independently homeless, sufficing on $15 a day so he can afford to keep walking without a job. This is an interesting film as a concept and project. It highlights the human intricacies of finding purpose, especially purposes not motivated by conventional profit or advantage. I think if you're from New York or have an interest in its complexities, as I've always had, this is a pretty…

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    Ninja Turtles Van Funko Pop T-Shirt and Ghostbusters $5 DVD Unboxing

    I read in the news that shipping bottlenecks are uncomfortably poignant this year. It's like every time we get some new way to make things faster, the system gets flooded by shoppers. I wondered even if I should order anything at all. In the process of doing some gift shopping, however, I noticed Target has a deal for free shipping over $35. I'm not totally fond of these humongous retailers on principle, but they can be a good source for fandom memorabilia. So, I picked up this Funko Pop Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cardboard turtle van packaged t-shirt. And because…

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    Indie Game: The Movie: Personal Review

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    Indie Game: The Movie is, suitably, a 2011 indie documentary made by Canadian Filmmakers about indie video games. It cracks open the shell of contemporary indie game development by following a handful of developers as they make their first games and bring them to market. It evokes the struggle of the indie game business model and follows artists and programmers through lows and highs of this personal journey. This film had moments of absolute enchantment but also discomfort. I want to give this a chance though, because I took something very real and personal from this documentary.

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    Turtle Power: Definitive TMNT History: DVD Review

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    Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a DVD documentary from Paramount Pictures, released in 2014. It covers every topic of TMNT lore like the comic book origins of Mirage's Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Or how uncomfortable the turtle suits were for the actors in the motion pictures released in the 90s. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of the most legendary hallmarks of the later 20th century and beyond. From the adults whose childhood thrived on the cartoons and movies to the fervor of today's initiated youth. Almost everybody knows of them, and…

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    Viva Amiga: DVD Documentary: Review

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    I started computing around the time that the Amiga crossed over into cult following--or so I learned when watching this. I've always had a casual interest in retro computing in addition to gaming. I even have an Apple ][ in my possession and have visited my share of BBS back in the day. I'd honestly never heard of the Amiga though until I checked out this documentary called Viva Amiga. Let's talk about it.

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    Best of Ancient Aliens: DVD Review

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    So, I've been wanting to sit down with this show and see what it was all about kind of recently when I was working on my space theme. If you're unfamiliar with the Ancient Aliens program from History Channel, let me explain it a bit--most likely you know of it though. The idea is to take a regular historical documentary, throw in a thesis that aliens actually had a major role in ancient civilizations on Earth, then sit back as an eccentric level ensemble of experts deconstruct your entire reality, and it is epic.