Welcome to this week's episode of Input 2! This week, we cover the latest Netflix release, "Tall Girl." While the premise does is unique, does it live up to Netflix's constant advertising of its greatness? Find out all of this and more on Input 2!
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Welcome to this week’s episode of How It’s Played! This week, we discuss the recent news surrounding Alec Holowka. How is sexual misconduct handled within the industry? Is this a sign of a larger issue with the egos of gaming personas? Find out all of this and more on this week’s episode of How It’s Played!
On September 11th, The Trump administration announced a plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on a plan to remove the flavored pods from being sold. This comes shortly after the FDA warned Juul that they were advertising their product illegally, saying their products are less harmful than regular cigarettes, despite not getting federal approval for that claim.
Welcome back to this week's episode of Here's The Tea! This week, we discuss the sudden retirement of Nicki Minaj. Also, the recent death of Mac Miller sparks controversy amongst latest court cases. Find out all of this and more on this week's episode of Here's The Tea!
Screenwriters Travis Beacham and René Echevarria of Pacific Rim and Star Trek : The Next Generation fame, brought the new TV show Carnival Row to Amazon Prime on August 30th. Carnival Row is a fantasy brought to life by nothing other than brilliance. Told through a story of war, romance, and a fight for equality, the viewers follow the lives of mythical creatures and how their struggles relate to our world today.
Let’s get something straight: high school sucks. If you didn’t think it sucked, you’re probably the reason it sucked for the rest of us. Those formative years of your life where you’re constantly making bad decisions and getting relentlessly dunked on can be a nightmare to look back on for many people. I scraped by thanks to branding myself as “the funny fat guy,” but let me tell you, if I hear one more person make a “fat guy eat Twinkie” joke, I’m going to create a doomsday weapon fueled entirely by preservative-stuffed snack cakes.
Hollywood’s Bleeding is the third full-length album from Post Malone and arguably his most respectable one to date as far as themes and motives go. While keeping his familiar trap vibes prevalent, Malone also tries new sounds and even genres on for size in a select few songs, which ends up working out really well for him. The album is an insightful master work that’s all about taking risks—both on a surface and introspective level. In it, Malone opens up and shows off more than we’re used to, and in most ways, it deems itself outstanding, but not in all respects.
Disclaimer: While this review does not contain spoilers for Steven Universe: The Movie, it contains spoilers for the events of Steven Universe.
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The new Travis Scott documentary—produced by the man himself—was a great cinematic reflection of Scott’s progression as one of the most individualized and ingenious artists of our generation. The documentary highlights some of the most pivotal moments of his career and what he did to get to where he is today. Aside from minor production details that I personally would have liked to see, this new documentary did an amazing job connecting its audience to Scott’s personalized story. Through clips of his shows, interviews of his fans and highlights of his day-to-day experiences, it perfectly showcases the raw talent, hard work and dedication that fuels Scott’s creative vision.
At the time of its original release, IT (1990) became one of the most famous adaptations of a Stephen King literary property. Though the two-part television mini-series may not have had the positive critical reception like Carrie, Stand by Me or Misery, it was memorable for a different reason. The portrayal of the titular villain, Pennywise the clown by Tim Curry, was not terrifying, but the hilarity that he weaved into every mannerism and piece of dialogue made it one of his most famous performances. The dreadful writing, subpar special effects and awful acting by the rest of the cast kept the potential of this supernatural horror trapped in the 20th century.
Fear Inoculum just might be the most anticipated album release of all time. The alternative metal masters, Tool, have not only returned to the music scene but entered the streaming era for the first time. Fans of the band have been waiting 13 years for a new release (about the length of Taylor Swift’s entire career) and have finally been given a 90-minute epic consisting of seven tracks and three interludes. But the question remains: Is Fear Inoculum worth the 13-year wait? The answer is: It’s complicated.
On Sept. 14, 2009, Kid Cudi gave the world a vibrant, psychedelic tour of his mind and his lifelong struggle with mental illness. Now, ten years and several albums later, Cudi’s breakout concept album Man on the Moon: End of the Day remains as essential, fresh, and moving as ever.
‘Norman F***ing Rockwell’ is a new best for Lana Del Rey, as well as one of this year’s best records
A big aspect that has made Lana Del Rey’s music her own since Born to Die has been the selling a fantasy. The character that Del Rey has created within her records of the innocent, demure girl always looking for dangerous men has always been the most alluring quality to her fans and the biggest annoyance to her detractors. Music that sounds as grounded and personal as hers coming from an artificial persona, an unashamedly feminine persona at that, was unlikely to receive unanimous acclaim from a predominantly male music media press.
Australian auteur Jennifer Kent has made a name for herself in recent years. She rose to prominence with her 2014 directorial debut The Babadook. The film was about a single mother who must protect her son from a supernatural threat that escaped a children’s book and now lurks within their home. It was fantastic in how it created horror through its atmosphere, as well as making the audience feel unsettled and frightened. The Babadook received critical acclaim, including praise from The Exorcist director William Friedkin. Now, Kent brings her first feature film in five years with the excellent period thriller, The Nightingale.
Disclaimer: This review is of the PC version and was conducted on a PC with an Intel Core i7-6700, 16 GBs of RAM. This review contains spoilers for the game Life is Strange 2.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have been one of the hardest working bands since their start in 2011. So far, they have released 15 records, with five records coming out in 2017 alone. On their new album, Infest the Rat’s Nest, Gizzard has made the exact opposite of their April album, Fishing for Fishies. Infest the Rat’s Nest finds the band at a whole new level. The songs are short, sweet, and to-the-point; the drums are using double bass, the guitars are chugging, and the vocals are menacing. Yes, Gizzard has made a metal album. The album tells stories of planet Earth burning to a crisp, superbugs being made out of bacteria and antibiotics, and humans colonizing space, all with ferocious riffs and a wide variety of metal subgenres. While not being their most eccentric album to date, there is still plenty to unpack in what’s certainly their heaviest album yet.
Welcome to the semester premiere of How It's Played! This week, we discuss the recent firings that GameStop issued to many of its top managers. Also, we discuss the increasing competition from online game retailers. Find out all of this and more on this week's episode of How It's Played!
Welcome back to the semester premiere of Input 2! On this episode, we discuss the recent dispute between Sony and Disney over Spider-Man. How does this conflict showcase the more sinister side of Disney? Find out this and more on this week's episode of Input 2!