Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2

how-to-train-your-dragon-2Going into this sequel, I didn’t remember much about the first How to Train Your Dragon. I remembered that it mas well-made, engaging and that it had a very cute dragon in it. I also remembered it getting wrapped up at the end and not needing a sequel.… Read the rest

Game Review: The Walking Dead – Season 2 (PC, 2014)

Walking Dead 2 coverThe second season of Telltale Games’ popular The Walking Dead series is almost as good as the first season, though it lacks the element of surprise. The gameplay remains pretty much the same, and was previously described here and here. This time around, you play as Clementine, the little girl whom your alter-ego Lee was protecting in the first outing.… Read the rest

Book Review: American Savage

Cover American SavageTwo thoughts kept running through my mind as I was reading Dan Savage’s book of essays called American Savage – Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics. They were: ‘Preaching to the choir!’ and ‘God, am I glad that I do not live in America.’ Savage does an excellent job of poking holes in the rhetoric of right-wing, hypocritical and generally religious zealots (of which there seem to be a lot in the US) with regards to social issues.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

dawn_of_apes_posterDawn of the Planet of the Apes continues the reboot of the franchise started in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Thankfully, the sequel ditches the never-not-smug James Franco – barring a quick ‘cameo’ – and makes the slightly bland but likeable Jason Clarke (as Malcolm) its main human instead.… Read the rest