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Monday, July 13, 2020

Radar Replay: ‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ a true modern classic

Courtesy of Nintendo Every year, players make choices on what games they want to play and it’s hard for many niche titles to stand out amongst the sea...

Radar Replay: ‘Shrek 2’ is a cultural landmark in animation

Courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures “Shrek 2”’s cult following didn’t start recently — the film made more than five times their budget at the box office, became the highest-grossing...

Radar Replay: ‘Low Roar’: the brilliance of Iceland’s folk rock self-titled album

Courtesy of @thor._.nike via Instagram In early 2002, Ryan Karazija would start the formation of indie rock group, Audrye Sessions, performing around coffeehouses in Livermore, Calif. For the...

Radar Replay: ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ is as relevant today as it was...

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons If there is any important album known for being a complete failure when it was initially released, it’s The Velvet Underground’s debut album. When...

Radar Replay: ‘High Anxiety’: an overlooked gem in Mel Brooks’ iconic filmography

Courtesy of 20th Century Fox To many, Mel Brooks is the king of parody and satire. His library of work contains some of cinema’s most famous comedies that...

Radar Replay: ‘A Cinderella Story’ is a quotable blast from the past

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures “A Cinderella Story” (2004) combines the timeless plot of the classic fairy tale with all of the drama of high school. Although there...

Radar Replay: Shaking up the formula: ‘Six of Crows’

“Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo is the first book in a stand-alone, young adult duology set in Bardugo’s Grisha Verse. Following the tale of a group of gangsters, “Six of Crows” sees the...

Radar Replay: ‘Comet’ is a nuanced, experimental take on the typical rom-com

Romantic comedies are abundant in Hollywood — unfortunately, so much so that they’ve begun to rely on tried-and-true cliches. The typical boy-meets-girl story is so recognizable that in 2019, “Isn’t It Romantic” was dedicated...

Radar Replay: ‘Transistor’ exemplifies the introspective nature of science fiction

Supergiant Games were coming in hot after their successful debut action role-playing title “Bastion” had won numerous awards and accolades. The pressure of attempting to catch lightning in a bottle again in an artistic...

Radar Replay: “Dragon Ball” the underappreciated beginnings of a cult classic

“Dragon Ball” is possibly one of the most recognizable and beloved anime of all time. Many think of the sequel, “Dragon Ball Z” (DBZ), when referring to the series overall. It’s fast paced action,...