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Withdrawal

By chance I stumbled into the kind of secret world that you only ever read about or see on TV. I was in the right (wrong) bar complaining to the right (wrong) bartender, and as I went to pay the tab I found a matte black business card with gold writing between the check and…

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Kentucky Route Zero – Pandemic Game 01

This will be full of spoilers. I played the entirety of Kentucky Route Zero from start to finish in the space of a little more than a week, a tiny slice of time considering KRZ released its final act seven years after its first. My playthrough lasted only nine hours or so, but what I…

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The Music Box of Horrors 2019 – Recap

I love the music box theater, I love the programmers there, I love the people that go there, and I love doing this every year. The movies they pick are always cool and important pieces of genre. That said, my taste in movies does not always match up with the movies we watch. I don’t…

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The Films of Roxanne Benjamin

Roxanne Benjamin is the writer and director of some of the most intriguing horror films of the last decade. In this discussion of her filmography we’ll be taking a look at the three short films she wrote and/or directed leading up to her first full-length feature: Body at Brighton Rock.    “SIREN” – SOUTHBOUND (2015)…

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Star Wars Battlefront II: The Campaign

A few weekends ago I bought into EA’s premiere origin access program to play the Anthem VIP demo (more on Anthem later) and gained access to a large back-catalogue of EA games as an added bonus. One of these freebies is Star Wars Battlefront II, a game that released into so much controversy in 2017…

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Depression Quest

No medication, no therapist. Alone in a box barely big enough for the bed that came with it (at least it had that). I got drunk and took a lot of midnight walks. I lived next to a bar called “Dive” for fuck’s sake.

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Elle King at the Vic Theater

On November 10th, 2018 I saw Elle King at the Vic Theater in Chicago. I gotta say it was a lot more entertaining than I could have hoped. While most of the credit goes to Ms. King for her enthralling performance, there are a few other things to factor in as well. A couple fights. A touching moment between a mother and her son. All in all, pretty good night. […]

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BLACK OPS 4: REVIEW

From what I’ve heard and seen this is the strongest launch of a Call of Duty title in a long time. I didn’t play any of the preceding titles at launch, so this is a first for me, but the servers are always active and I’ve been [spoiler] really enjoying myself![…]

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