Review: The Houses October Built 2

Out of either an abundance of free time or just a general dearth of recent horror movies to watch, last night we sat down to watch the sequel to The Houses October Built, the world’s longest way of saying “we really like haunted attractions, you guys”. The first movie wasn’t groundbreaking, but it was a ...

Army Stew, and the Allure of Stone Soups

Korean food was once a rarity in Seattle, but over the past ten-ish years it has spread like wildfire, to my never-ending delight. Tofu soup and tabletop BBQ joints have popped up in neighborhoods all over the city, and with them comes, every so often, my favorite Korean dish: budae jjigae, AKA “Johnson Tang”, AKA ...

A picture of raclette being served.

Raclette is Food Porn for Cheese Fetishists

“Are you sure you’re ready for this?” The woman standing in front of me holds up her heavy-bladed scraping knife and raises her eyebrows. Her tone of voice would be appropriate for the attendant at a bungee jump, or a skydiving instructor. I nod and try to hide the excitement in my voice. “I’m ready, ...

Pantry Name and Shame: Curry

  Jessica and I are in a never-ending war with our fridge - we’re always trying to find a balance between having space for things like fresh produce and accommodating my many, many condiments, spices, and preserves that I use for cooking. This leads to frequent fridge audits that look like an episode of Hoarders ...

5 Point Review: Thor Ragnarok Trailer

Thor: Ragnarok is due out in November. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Jeff Goldblum, Idris Elba, and many more. It is directed by indie guy Taika Waititi, previously best known for the amazing kiwi vampire comedy, What We Do In The Shadows. As usual I am too lazy to do a full ...

5 point review: Justice League Trailer

As a reminder, I like watching movies -- and trailers about movies -- but I'm also lazy and spending an awful lot of time in Mass Effect: Andromeda at the moment, so here's a five-point review for the new Justice League trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cxixDgHUYw With very few exceptions, Zack Snyder has been trying to make the ...

5 point review: Doctor Strange (2016)

I watch a lot of movies (and television, although less than I do movies). I'm also kind of lazy, so here's a five-point review for Doctor Strange, the 2016 entry into the Marvel movie franchise that stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role. While the whitewashing of The Ancient One -- a character that was ...

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