Monthly Archives: July 2014

‘Kirby and the Amazing Mirror’ Review

Kirby mirror

3/10

Here are two firsts.  On the one hand, this is my first video game review.  On the other, this is also the first negative review I’ve given in a little while.

 
Great first impression, I guess.

 

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Requested Review: ‘Uncle Grandpa’

Uncle Grandpa

7/10

I love Cartoon Network.  As in, I struggle to think of a single cartoon the have currently that I don’t enjoy on some level.

Unfortunately this means I have to defend my views on one particular show that is almost unanimously hated.

Are people not giving it a proper chance, or do I just have no taste?
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Doctor Who Review: ‘Vengeance on Varos’

Vengeance on Varos Title Card

 

8/10

So it’s been quite a few months now since I’ve reviewed a Doctor Who episode, and I decide I might attempt to get back in the swing of things by doing my first review of a Classic Series story.

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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Review

Dawn Apes poster

9/10

Call them monkeys.  See what happens.

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Frozen, Disney, and True Love

True love or something
So everyone in the universe has seen ‘Frozen’ at this point.  Among a majority of the film’s positive reviews (including my own), one of the most common points of raise was the theme of subverting clichés associated with the House of Mouse.

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Plot vs Story

Plot and story/storytelling are two separate things.  This is a concept that I don’t see many people think about, and even making the distinction between the two isn’t something that many take the time to do.

 
Yet, I feel it’s important, when analyzing your feelings toward a work to not conflate the two things.  With that in mind, how exactly are they different, and how exactly do they relate?

 

 

 

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