Wrapped inside of some very decent special effects, Beyond White Space is a space-age retelling of Moby Dick that has tons of dead-end plotlines and idiotic characters doing idiotic things. But it’s fun as hell. The trailer says it all.
XCom is one of my favorite game franchises of all time. So when the creators of the franchise decided to build a new franchise of 4X strategy games, you know I had to try and jump on it. Luckily. I have access to a Windows Gaming platform so I’m not constrained by Mac games. But I’m debating if I’ll sign up for early access now or wait for the June 2019 full game release.
Transitioning from his job as a CIA analyst in the U.S., cerebral officer Daniel Miller’s new mission puts him under cover at the agency’s Berlin branch, tasked with sorting out messy cases involving damaging leaks, whistle-blowers, terrorism and more. Mentored by jaded veteran officer Hector DeJean, Daniel learns the disorderly world of field work means dealing with deception, danger and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital’s hall of mirrors and discovers conspiracies that lead back to Washington, D.C., he wonders if anyone can ever be the same after a posting to Berlin.
This being the Christmas week, I wasn’t expecting any Comic book releases until early 2019. But low and behold, Marvel decided the bless us with 5 books to tied us over until the new year. The second volume of The Superior Spider-man has been given to Christos Gage as Otto continues his crime fighting way in San Francisco. We also got nice Fantastic Four after-wedding issue, a new volume of X-Force featuring a young Cable now leading the original team, a new Cloak & Dagger limited series and the next issue of the (not so) rebooted Uncanny X-Men.
Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their children to their beach house, hoping to spend time with friends. Their serenity soon turns to tension and chaos when a group of visitors arrive uninvited.
Sam and Dean follow the trail of an Anti-Claus when victims are apparently pulled up the chimney never to be seen again. After a lead goes nowhere, the Winchesters learn the Anti-Claus in in fact a pair of old pagan gods who have assimilated into society and have found a new way of getting their yearly sacrifices.
Documentary that delves deep into the life and storied exploits of the iconic Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight, as well as the volatile and highly influential era in gangsta rap he presided over. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Watch American Dream / American Knightmare Friday, Dec 21 at 8:30/7:30 C on SHOWTIME.
For decades I’ve been blissfully existing the digital gated community that was the Apple Ecosystem. This closed universe wasn’t locked but slight throttled so that Apple could keep an eye on the quality of their hardware and software. And it’s been great. I wasn’t missing any of the ‘openness’ Windows and Android users claimed to have, because Apple Development did an excellent job of proving excellent services and connected to or replaced what was missing,.
But recently, little things have been catching up with the whole system. Nothing major, but nitpicky crap that have implanted the ideas of looking at other solutions outside of the Cult of Mac. The most recent thing, and probably the backbreaking straw is the search for a updated streaming box. I currently use a 2nd generation Apple TV as my primary digital hub. That’s for movies, tv shows, music a little bit of casual gaming. I have a 4K tv that I’ve rarely taken advantage of, so now I want a streaming box that’s compatible.
I immediately was looking at the Apple TV 4K because… you know.. It’s Apple. And sure, it’s a streaming box that’s almost $200 but that’s cool. Apple products have premium prices, but you get a lot of bang for your buck. It’s something Apple folks know. The thing that sent me over the edge was no Spotify app for iOS on Apple TV. This really pissed me off. I understand you’re trying to promote your own streaming server, Apple Music, but Tital had an app on the box, so why not the most popular streaming music app. That one omission costs them a $200 purchase. True I could’ve just airplayed from other devices, but it just seemed like unnecessary bullshit.
Doing a little more research, I came across the Amazon Fire TV Cube. It’s a $69 box with 4K compatibility, non remote voice control… AND A SPOTIFY APP! I purchased it this morning and it will be the first major piece of non-apple I’ve bought since the Xbox One first came out. This has brought doubt on blindly buying Apple hardware, so I’m looking at streaming speakers, connected watches and other technology outside of Apple ecosystem. I’m still all about MacBook Pros, iPhones and iPads, but the other smaller stuff might come from Samsung, Amazon and Google.
Nick is haunted by night terrors stemming from a tragic murder he saw when he was young. After inheriting an old toy shop, he discovers a cursed elf doll sealed inside an ancient chest with a naughty list of his family’s names written on it. He soon discovers that the elf was an evil conduit meant to unleash a supernatural killing spree during the Christmas Holidays by whomever set it free.