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Thursday, October 22, 2020

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,...

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: Titanfall 2 – Regenerating a stagnant genre

The “Titanfall'' series, developed by Respawn Entertainment, was warmly received by the public upon its announcement in 2013 at E3. Genuine hype and excitement built to a fever pitch as the release date approached...

‘Pleasantville,’ a deep philosophical take on the fantasy genre

The trapped in TV land trope is one that has been explored many times over in film and television like “Stay Tuned,” “DramaWorld,” “Last Action Hero,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Truman Show,” “Space...

‘The Believer’ teaches us that we can defeat our enemies through love

Ryan Gosling stars in 2001’s “The Believer” as Daniel Balint who, after rebelling against his ultraconservative Jewish upbringing, becomes a neo-Nazi in contemporary New York City. The character is based on the 1960s real-life...

Radar Replay: ‘Luigi’s Mansion,’ the spookiest underrated classic!

With Halloween and “Luigi’s Mansion 3” quickly approaching, it’s important to understand where Luigi started his frightening series. Releasing alongside the Gamecube, “Luigi’s Mansion” introduced players to a unique and eerie mansion full of...

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: ‘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: 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: ‘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...