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My name's Nick. I work for a video game company and I recently graduated with an M.A. in Communications and New Media.

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Jeff Goldblum makes me so happy.

Jon Favreau’s more artistic endeavours are something I can get behind. Sure, he launched Marvel Studios with Iron Man. He also helped re-launch Robert Downey Jr. back into stardom - but big, bombastic action films aren’t where he shines. Zathura, Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens can’t hold a candle to his more character-driven films like Swingers, Made, and Elf. Chef is another to add to this list.

Chef follows the exploits of Carl Casper, a chef going through a midlife creative crisis. Stuck in his job as a restaurant chef, Casper leaves his job behind to open a food truck and follow his passion of creating good food. Full disclosure - I love food, and this film has some of the most brilliant food shots I’ve seen in quite some time. 

The film also strongly features his relationship with his young son which I thought was handled successfully. The film story isn’t too heavy and is easily digestible (get it?) - but I came away thoroughly happy with the final product. It comes recommended from me!

Buy Chef on Amazon.ca!

Store clerk: “Do you own the game?” Me: “No, I just wanted the toys…” #gotg #guardiansofthegalaxy #disneyinfinity

This is the reason I don’t play video games as often as I want to. I play infrequently and need to update, but by the time the update is complete I don’t want to play anymore.

scottlava:

Ooh, child, things are gonna get easier. Ooh child, things will get brighter.

Qbert is our office’s Cleverbot. She’s got the personality and intelligence of a teenage girl and consistently interrupts our conversations in the office. I made a physical version of Qbert for our Services Team quite some time ago and was really pleased with how she turned out! 

This is a fantastic article that successfully summarizes most, if not all, of my feelings toward the show - even to this day.

Updated this list again! It’s been nearly a year since the last list update. I’m up to 460 reviews (up 71 from last update 10 months ago). As always be sure to check it out and let me know your thoughts!

Turtle Power is a documentary about the story behind The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Following Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird from their humble beginnings through to their success with Mirage Studios - Turtle Power is an insightful look into what happens when the perfect storm hits and your creative endeavours take off in a way you never expected.

I thought the documentary told a fascinating story and came with an abundance of archival footage that I had no idea could have been possible. It’s almost like they knew what they were doing was going to be important in some way and started early on making sure there was a record of it.

All in all, the documentary gave me a great appreciation for the turtles, in a way I hadn’t really thought of since I was much younger when the film and TV show was on. It also really made me want to check out the graphic novel - which I’ve leafed through multiple times on occasion. Regardless of what comes after, it’s nice to see passionate people with original ideas succeed.

Buy Turtle Power on Amazon.ca!