Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lifeless The Series

Lifeless The Series is an independent miniseries that was produced as sort of pilot episode with the hopes that it would get picked up by a larger distribution company of some sort. It didn't pan out, which I feel is too bad since the people who made it were very resourceful, but it was also inevitable, since the series was pretty flawed.
Now, this was a miniseries, so it's only three episodes long, with each episode running between 15 and 20 minutes each. (They used to be available to watch on but they have since been taken down.)
I say that this series was flawed because... well, it was.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Shivah

The Shivah is an adventure game by Dave Gilbert, of Wadjet Eye games. It follows the story of Rabbi Russel Stone. Stone is the Rabbi of a small, failing New York synagogue. All he has left in his congregation is his cantor and one woman who keeps falling asleep during his sermons. He finally gives up any hope of being able to keep the synagogue running, when suddenly he is informed by the police that he is the number one suspect in the murder of a former congregant since he is (rather suspiciously) receiving a rather large sum of money in the deceased's will. While it seems like the miracle he's looking for, Stone isn't naive enough to take things at face value, especially given the circumstances. So he decides to look into things himself and see if he can't figure out what's going on, and maybe find a little closure while he's at it.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day Break

This week, I'm reviewing a very little-known TV show called Day Break. It's a one-season, 13 episode show that got the FOX treatment. Well, it ran on ABC, but they cancelled it after 6 episodes. Fortunately, they'd already filmed all 13, so a couple of years later a cable channel picked the show up and completed the run. Now you can find it on DVD and Hulu. (Here's the link for the Pilot episode.) It's the story of LAPD detective Brett Hopper (played by Taye Diggs, who gives an amazing performance,) who wakes up one morning where nothing seems to going right. It starts out okay, waking up to his beautiful girlfriend (played by Moon Bloodgood) but things take a turn for the worse rather quickly. It's mostly a bunch of little things, but there are a few big things, like barely saving a woman from being hit by a bus, it looks like his sister is being abused by her husband, a super-important gang informant of his has gone missing, and, oh yeah, he's been framed for the murder of Alberto Garza, a district attorney he's never met.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Review: Puzzle Bots

Our brave heroes and their inventors.
For our first review we have a fun little game called Puzzle Bots. Puzzle Bots is a 2010 adventure game from developer Wadjet Eye Games. (Trust me, you will see more of their works reviewed here in the near future.) The story is simple: Dr. Hugo has a robot factory with “nearly five inventors” designing robots for domestic use. The game follows the robots as they go on adventures in the factory when their inventors aren't looking. As they go about, unintentionally causing mischief, they also stumble across a mystery that the factory holds. What secret does the factory hold? And how much does Dr. Hugo know about it?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Testing... testing.

Hello! Well, this is an idea I've had for a while now. As anyone who knows me personally will tell you, I am rather opinionated, and I enjoy reviewing stuff. However, I've been slacking off recently, and so I am starting this blog as a means of forcing myself to keep writing. So, welcome to my review blog. As the title indicates, I will bring you one review every week. While I will focus mostly on video games and movies, really I might review just about anything. I might review local restaurants, books, other blogs, or even the weather. My first review will be up later this week. I hope you enjoy it.

Since I just started this blog, I will probably be changing some things about the layout and color scheme as well, so don't be surprised if things change suddenly.