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Cinema

Suicide Squad: From A Nearly Clueless Perspective

DISCLAIMER: Before we dive down to this review proper, I must confess that my knowledge on DC Heroes is almost zilch.  I do know about the existence of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman and I can roughly tell which heroes are in Marvel or DC, but that’s about as far as my knowledge goes. So naturally my editor thought it would be a GREAT idea to get a clueless writer to catch the movie preview to offer a different take on the highly anticipated American super-“hero” movie. The brouhaha of Suicide Squad has been palpable since its creators released the…
Gaming

Overwatch: A Masterful Blending of Genres that Leaves You Overjoyed

Overwatch has crosshairs in the middle of your screen and your health bar at the bottom left. And the similarity with most other First-Person Shooters (FPS) games end there. Overwatch plays more like a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), akin to Dota 2, League of Legends and Heroes Of The Storm instead of your traditional FPS games like Counter-Strike or Battlefield. Each playable hero is unique without customising, and although some very roughly fulfill roles we’re familiar with like tanks, medics and assault, every single one of them is so much more. This game’s hype and the fan anticipation didn’t just put it into the…
Gear

Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum: Pure Typing Bliss at your Fingertips

The G810 Orion Spectrum Keyboard is Logitech’s latest bad boy in the world of mechanical keyboards. Mechanical keyboards create a symbiotic relationship between typing and fun, something which you can never have with a crappy plasticky rubber-dome one. As someone who loves to type and an owner of the legendary IBM Model M keyboard, I must say that I was pleasantly impressed by the G810 Orion Spectrum. After clacking away on the sleek, black keyboard for nearly a month, this keyboard is a beast. Why is the G810 Orion Spectrum that awesome? For starters, it’s definitely because of Logitech’s proprietary…
Cinema

“Captain America: Civil War”: Marvel’s Best Movie To Date?

The 13th Marvel Studios film “Captain America: Civil War” is the franchise’s long-awaited peak. The Russo brothers get us invested in the ensemble of 12 heroes by pulling together an action-packed drama and setting the standard of how a comic book movie should be. Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely bring an emotional narrative to screen by brilliantly highlighting characters’ dynamics on screen. The movie plays out like a Netflix binge, with entertaining action sequences and character-building dialogues. “Civil War” is set as as a sequel from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Based loosely on the comic plotline from 2006 –…
Music

Zayn’s “Mind Of Mine” Might Suffer From One-Track Mindedness

It’s been little more than a year since Zayn Malik (now known mononymously as Zayn – like Madonna or Jesus) announced his exit from One Direction while they were still midway through their world tour – a move that broke the hearts of millions of fans. (They’ll recover.) Dropping his first solo song with as much notice as his departure from the band, “PILLOWTALK” sheds the light, teenager-friendly tone of One Direction and features a much edgier, sensual side of Zayn. As the lead single, it’s a good indication of the songs that follow on his debut LP “Mind Of Mine”…
Cinema

Same Characters, Same Story, Brand New Enchantment with Favreau’s “The Jungle Book”

A rejuvenating touch to a Disney classic, Favreau moves us with a darker, yet memorable, telling of the man-cub Mowgli’s adventure. There’s always that unease that comes with adaptations or remakes. Will the same thing work again, or just backfire and be a flop? Not gonna lie, we had these very uncertainties with Disney’s latest adaptation, “The Jungle Book (2016)”. Glad to say, director Jon Favreau made us remember just why we loved the 1967 Disney animated classic to begin with. Orphaned at a young age, Mowgli (played by Neel Sethi) is taken in by Indian wolves and raised as one of…
Cinema

Too Massive Too Quickly: What Is Going On In “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”?

Zack Snyder’s latest blockbuster, and the first of a slew of DC movies to come, is proof that feeding your ‘child’ too much is not love, it’s harmful. [SPOILER ALERT] The day Warner Brothers announced at their San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2013 panel that DC’s two biggest heroes, Clark Kent/Superman (played by Henry Cavill) and Bruce Wayne/Batman (played by Ben Affleck), were going go appear on the big screen together was the day DC fans worldwide celebrated with a fist pump in the air. Not only were fans going to get a team-up, oh no, we were going to…
Cinema

Dirty Grandpa: Crass Comedy Hits The Big Screen

Ah, yes… the movie where Zac Efron’s abs character from “Neighbours” joins the tired lascivious road trip comedy plot. Considering Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors of his generation, this is a new low with raunchy, offensive scenes slapped all over the cliché plot of road trips going haywire. Think “The Hangover” meets “Neighbours”. The plot, a non-existent one, revolves around army veteran Dick (De Niro) tricking his uptight grandson Jason Kelly (Efron) into a road trip after the death of Efron’s grandmother. As it is Dick and his wife’s customary tradition make a road trip to South Florida, he drags…
Cinema

“Spectre” Is Technically Satisfying… But That’s It

Perhaps the most surprising fact to come out of this latest Bond film was that its theme song “Writing’s On The Wall” is written and sung by English singer-songwriter Sam Smith. What’s even more impressive is that the song was written in under half an hour and the demo recorded thereafter is the actual music used in the film itself. The 24th Bond film to feature the suave Agent 007, Spectre sees Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes return to direct his second Bond film after 2012’s Skyfall and English actor Daniel Craig reprise the famed role for his fourth time. With a budget that hovers between USD$245 – 300 million, Spectre is…
Gaming

Will “Heroes of the Storm” Weather The Storm?

We couldn’t have been the only ones breathing out sighs of disappointment when Blizzard announced that they’ve officially cancelled “Starcraft: Ghost” last year. At least when it was placed on indefinite hold back in 2006, we had a novel to tide us over for Blizzard’s Starcraft third-person shooter (it is as cool as it sounds). Well, sigh no more! After 13 years, you can finally play as the protagonist from “Starcraft: Ghost”, Nova, in “Heroes of the Storm”! But it’s not a third-person shooter… /small sigh/ At least there’s “Overwatch” for a Blizzard-made shooter. “Heroes of the Storm” is Blizzard’s…
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