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In the language of film, no concept has been more esoteric or hard to translate than that of computers and the Internet.
There comes a time in every band’s career where they attempt to reinvent themselves in hopes of reviving their popularity. In the case of Mumford & Sons, this was long overdue. Their last three studio albums embody the same form of neo-folk rock with an exceptionally miserable vibe. While they still keep true to that well-established reputation, their latest album release, Delta, was produced with unfamiliar variations in instrumentation and synthetic sounds. Although this slight change of audio is refreshing, the band didn’t quite bring those modifications into the lyricism or theme, which formulates a uniquely mediocre album.
With the first entry in the series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the story built up a significant world from the Harry Potter universe. Not only did it introduce a new protagonist, the film also expanded on the wonderous world of the international wizarding communities. Therefore, this sequel has a lot to uphold compared to the high standard its predecessor set.
Welcome back to this week's episode of How It's Played. On this episode we are discussing leaks in the gaming world and all that surrounds them. As a consumer, you look forward to leaks so you know what to expect, but as a creator, it can be devastating. How are these leaks happening? Do they help or hurt or the game/company? What do they mean for you? All of this and more on this week's episode of How It's Played.
Welcome back to another episode of Animation A-Team. On this week's episode we are discussing the ever controversial breakup between Funimation and Crunchyroll. What caused this dynamic duo to part ways and why? Join us on this week's episode of Animation A-Team to hear our thoughts on the matter.
Board games are the underrated crowd pleaser of many parties. Although the genre itself is known in the mainstream for trash like Monopoly, there are plenty of amazing board/card games that fit a whole bunch of different scenarios. To celebrate both the time of togetherness at Thanksgiving and National Game & Puzzle Week this month, we here at Byte have done short reviews for the board games we received at GenCon 2018, primarily from the publisher Games Adults Play. These games were played by a full party of people and were given a full playthrough or two for each game, depending on how much we wanted to play them.
Disclaimer: This review is of the Xbox One version. This copy of the game was provided by the developer for review purposes.
Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for this episode and previous episodes of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
J Mascis is not a household name and neither is his three-piece indie rock band of himself, Lou Barlow, and Murph that make up Dinosaur Jr. Mostly known for their hit in the ’90s called ‘Feel the Pain,’ Dinosaur Jr. made their underground stride known with albums like You’re Living All Over Me, Bug, and Where You Been? (which is interestingly classified as ‘Adult Alternative’ on Apple Music). Roaring, fuzzy guitar solos, loud crushing bass, and a mumbling low-toned voice carried Dinosaur Jr.’s sound back then. The band broke up in the early ’90s, and suddenly, Mascis (vocals, guitars) was left to do whatever he wanted with the band.
It’s been a while since Imagine Dragons could be considered a legitimate rock band. Once an okay band by radio rock standards whose heart they put in their songs could not be denied, they have made next to no progression as an act. They haven’t quite reached the point of Maroon 5, who are only a band in name, but Origins proves that Imagine Dragons may be on the same path.
On this week's episode we are discussing the reboot of Shrek. Is this a blessing in disguise or God's way of punishing us? Why is there a Shrek reboot and what will it bring to the table for the generation that loves the Shrek series? Join us on this week's conversation over Shrek on Input 2.
Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for House of Cards
Warning: The following review contains spoilers for Suspiria
The Nutcracker is not an easy piece of fiction to adapt into film by any means. Due to the Tchaikovsky ballet’s focus being mostly on visual presentation (set design, music, etc.) rather than story, it’s hard to create a compelling narrative for a film without taking a lot of creative liberties. When Disney decided to adapt the ballet in the form of Nutcracker and the Four Realms, they did it in the same fashion as their recent live-action film adaptations: by trying to appeal to an older demographic by presenting it as a grittier re-imagining of a classic story, and then completely removing any semblance of charm or originality. For a concept as stupid as “Disney’s edgy Nutcracker reboot,” I expected to at least be entertained by the absurdity of the film’s premise, but the movie just left me frustrated and bored by the end of it.
Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for this episode and previous episodes of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
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Tenacious D is a comedy rock/metal band, they are not supposed to be taken seriously and never have been by their fans. Jack Black and Kyle Gass have been making wacky rock music since 1994, and with each record there came a new theme. The first, a group of crazy rock songs, the second, a movie, the third, a ginormous tour with a giant inflatable penis onstage. So, what is new about this one? Well, Jack Black confirmed that it is a direct sequel to their second album and movie ‘The Pick of Destiny,’ but this album did not spawn a movie. Instead, Jack Black drew an entire YouTube cartoon series himself.
Disclaimer: This review is of the Xbox One version of the game.