The History of Pac-Man Animation

Pac-Man: The Pellet Gobbling, Ghost Avoiding gaming hero has been on enough merchandise to last a lifetime and isn’t a stranger to the screen with multiple animated series, games and more merchandise to shake a joystick at. So join us today as we look at

Bandcamp of the Week #1

Streaming is taking over the world of music with the notion of music ownership becoming and more marginal, whether that be CDs, the resurgent vinyl or that brief pocket of time where the super-hipster reclaimed the cassette. Reports claim that the day of digital music

VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

It’s time to make drinks and change lives. It’s not every day that a game manages to come out of nowhere, shake you up and completely surprise you in what it provides and in 2016 for me this game was VA-11 HALL-A: A Cyberpunk Bartender

Pick of the Geek – I Know You Know

Set in South Wales in 1989, I Know You Know tells the story of single parent father Charlie Callaghan (Robert Carlyle) and his eleven-year-old son Jamie (newcomer Arron Fuller). Written and directed by Human Traffic’s Justin Kerrigan, what is remarkable about this film is that

Miss Kobayashi Dragon Maid

At the back end of 2016, I caught wind of this anime, Miss Kobayashi Dragon Maid, and the preview was a dragon becomes a maid/slave to a salary woman. It was pretty tame compared to the bizarre real life of 2016 but we suspected it would

4-Panel 80 – Predator: America’s Favourite Teen

The strangest thing this week isn’t Coolio as The Scarecrow in a Batman movie or X-Men Gold being “light and fun”, or even the trailer for the Teen Titans animated movie. Our featured comics and manga are The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #16, Archie Versus Predator,

Cinema Eclectica 103 – Footloose by the Sea

There are an awful lot of people plying their trade in film land – some of whom are real, and not made up at all. This week we negotiate that minefield with film-noir classic “Mildred Pierce”, Cuban new-wavisms with “Memories of Underdevelopment”, and history picked

Shadows and Fog

One year following his overlooked 1990 film, Alice, Woody Allen followed that up with his tribute film towards the German expressionist film movement, Shadows and Fog. As the title suggests, Allen and cinematographer, Carlo Di Palma, soak the film in a misty and darkened b/w

Pick of the Geek – Inuyashiki

A real rare gem in an industry jam-packed with fan service and sports manga. My Pick of the geek this time is Sci-fi manga Inuyashiki. This series really sets itself apart from others especially in this day and age and the main reason is it