Haunting Historical Fiction | Review of ‘The Witch of Willow Hall’

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Hilariously Good | Review of ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016 Film)

By Cynthia Ayala

Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones & Chris Hemsworth
Columbia Pictures
Image Credit: ScreenRant

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

—IMDB

Now I know that there has been so much stupid controversy over this film but let me just say this: all of that is utterly stupid. I’ve seen the original, I love the original, and to be quite frank, while this movie may be a reboot with an all-female cast, it’s hilarious. These women are funny, they have the right chemistry with one another and they bring their own creativity to this film. These actresses are not trying to be the original cast, while their parts may mirror the original cast, they bring something new to the characters, something new to the Ghostbusters franchise. Even Chris Hemsworth‘s character is different than the original Annie Potts character from the original. They are very different because the actors are being themselves, they are bringing their own unique hilarity to the film rather than rehash what was already done spectacularly, and in my book, that’s awesome.
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R.I.P.D. | Movie Review

Directed By: Robert Schwentke Screenplay By: Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi Story By: David Dobkin, Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi Based on Rest in Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker & Stephanie Szoztak Fun movie to watch but it’s not stellar. Being partially biased to this movie considering I am from Boston myself, I thoroughly enjoyed … Continue reading R.I.P.D. | Movie Review

Bastion developer reveals Transistor

By:  Eddie Makuch Bastion developer Supergiant Games today officially announced its next project, a science-fiction-themed action role-playing game called Transistor. An early build of the game will be playable this week during PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts. Transistor casts players as a young woman who wields a powerful weapon that was at one time used by a group of assailants in an attempt to kill her. Players … Continue reading Bastion developer reveals Transistor

Harmonix named top place to work in Boston

By: Eddie Makuch Rock Band and Dance Central developer Harmonix is one of the top places to work in the Boston, Mass., area according to a new survey from The Boston Globe. The publication’s “2012 Top Places to Work” survey was published recently and places Harmonix at number 24 of 40 on the list’s midsize employers category. The midsize company category was defined as those … Continue reading Harmonix named top place to work in Boston

Friendship, Romance and Happiness: Growing Up During Gaming’s Social Revolution

By: Adam Ma   (@34thGingerbread) One of the first memories I have of meeting my wife was in a castle. My companions had just cleared the first floor of it’s undead inhabitants and we were moving up its maze-like corridors, old musty bookshelves and dreary decor when we realized that our party wasn’t quite as strong as it should be. We needed an extra sword hand, … Continue reading Friendship, Romance and Happiness: Growing Up During Gaming’s Social Revolution

Fallout 4 set in Boston?

By: Eddie Makuch If a new rumor proves accurate, Bethesda’s next Fallout game will be set in Boston. A Reddit user going by "fallout4boston" claims the unannounced Fallout 4 will be set in the Massachusetts capital city. This tipster says Bethesda has been "scoping out and researching" the city, and suggests the developer has a "strong connection" to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a prestigious … Continue reading Fallout 4 set in Boston?

A Closer Look at Assassin’s Creed III

What we can learn from the latest screenshots Yesterday, Ubisoft released a slew of new Assassin’s Creed III screenshots. While they don’t offer quite as much information as the game’s first images, we can still learn a lot. Here, we see Connor looking down at Boston Harbor. While much of the verticality in Assassin’s Creed III will come from climbing trees, this shot confirms that … Continue reading A Closer Look at Assassin’s Creed III