Category Archives: Culture

Steven Universe: The Good, the Bad and the Gay

Steven Universe is a fantastic show that I’ve already written a very positive article about. However, as I was writing it I realised that I had so much more to say about one of my favourite features of this brilliant little cartoon. I’m gonna discuss

A Platform to Talk About Platformers

When you can’t think of a good title, just make a bad pun. Puns are something I love almost as much as platformers, it’s one of my favourite game genres and one of the oldest. Back in 1985, Nintendo brought the video game industry back

Classic Film Kid: The Matrix

Happy New Year, everyone! This is the Classic Film Kid again, and with the Christmas decorations rightfully being taken down and the tree being boxed up again, it’s time to get back with some serious reviewing, and we will kick off 2017 with a review

Gotham: It’s Batman, But Not

  The story of Batman is nothing new. Whether you prefer the Adam West era movies, are an avid reader of the comics or, like me and very few others, have become an unexpected fan of Batfleck (Ben Affleck), we all know the history and

Magic: The Gathering – The Returning

My first memories of Magic: The Gathering – the most seminal, burgeoning and ubiquitous of Trading Card games – are of walking into my local computer gaming store as an 11-year-old and wondering what all the fuss was at the back. It so happened, it was 1994,

History Of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! The almost legendary card game that seems to churn out new cards almost infinitely. For many, the Card Game adventures of Yugi Mutou and his friends are enough to send most anime and manga fans into a wave of nostalgia, as the series is

Moana – new princess, new culture, same old charm

Moana is the latest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios and tells the story of Moana (played be Auli’i Cravalho), the daughter of a Polynesian chief who travels across the ocean with the demigod Maui (played by Dwayne Johnson) to save the world from being

Cinema Eclectica’s 2017 Preview

Forecasting the year ahead in cinema releases has always been a bit tricky thanks to the disparity between blockbuster releases announced years in advance and smaller films which squeeze in wherever they can.  Over recent years, the divide has deepened, with the major studios apparently

Cinema Eclectica’s Best Home Video of 2016

As well as reviewing the latest releases, our in-house movie podcast, Cinema Eclectica, also acts as your guide to the increasingly labyrinthine home video market. The idea of collecting films isn’t quite the mainstream thing it once was, the rise of streaming and VOD services