It’s been so long since the first Snow White and the Huntsman movie that I was more than surprised to see that they were actually going forward with a second movie in the same universe. I didn’t really love the first movie—I liked it more for what it was trying to do than for what it actually did—but based on this trailer, the franchise might draw me back in for part two.
After City of Bones completely flopped at the box office, I heard that this series was going to happen instead of a sequel. Then I promptly forgot about it until now.
City of Ashes, the second book in The Mortal Instruments series, was already supposed to be filmed and out by now—but it wasn’t a good sign when it kept getting delayed. Eventually, the second movie was cancelled altogether. Constantin Film announced in 2014 that instead it would be doing a television show called Shadowhunters, and after that I heard almost nothing about the franchise at all and just assumed that it had been cancelled as well. I guess I was wrong.
Potential spoilers up ahead.
A wide portion of gamers are probably already familiar with Lab Zero. The studio’s first game, Skullgirls, brought a new excitement to the fighting game genre with its tight controls and interesting plot run by an entirely female roster (excluding later add-ons). I know my friend group was obsessed with the game when it came out. Even I was, and I don’t really even like fighting games that much. But while it was fun to unload a few diamond drops on my opponents, what enticed me was Lab Zero’s art style—a sort of mix between Eastern and Western animation. So when I heard that the studio was gearing up to release another game using the same style, I’ll admit, I was excited. Following the information surrounding their campaign, I’m even more excited.
It’s not any secret that I adore visual novels, especially dating sims. Yet, at times I do find myself disappointed at the self-imposed narrative limitations that creators tend to put on the genre; namely that they’re typically very straight and tend to rely on clichés and harmful tropes. Fortunately, I’ve come across a new dating sim that seems to blast past aspects that other authors may fear to tiptoe over, in addition to bringing their audience the plot and agency we’ve come to love in this genre.
The Flash’s second season is only three episodes in, and already it’s just about everything I’ve hoped it would be. The Arrowverse is something I’ve most definitely grown to adore. Not only is it expansive, it provides us with some much needed representation. And now, it’s getting yet another spin off show, Legends of Tomorrow, and well, take a look:
Be still my heart, I think I may be in love.
I claimed this trailer to review sight unseen, because I have a very soft spot in my heart for The X-Files and I’ve been hyped about its return pretty much since they announced it. After watching it, I’m still excited, but I do have some reservations.
YouTube seems to know what I want to see these days, and since I’ve been playing the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat for the past couple days, I was starting to think I would never get any recommended videos that weren’t American history RPF-related. But somehow, a cute little animated trailer snuck through the Hamilton playlist and onto my radar. Little Door Gods is an adorable Chinese animated production that’s oddly, fondly reminiscent of Spirited Away. If you haven’t seen it already, here it is! (And don’t worry, it has English subtitles.)