Vikings' Alyssa Sutherland Discusses Aslaug's Big Moment

Vikings' Alyssa Sutherland Discusses Aslaug's Big Moment

Warning: The following interview contains huge spoilers for this week’s Vikings episode, “In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning.” This week on Vikings, Queen Aslaug fell to Lagertha’s well placed, and somewhat dishonorable, arrow as the former wife of Ragnar took advantage of her son Bjorn’s big expedition and launched an assault on her former home, Kattegat. Aslaug managed to die with her head held high though, placing one final insult at Lagertha’s feet, bragging about the sons she was able to give Ragnar. I spoke to star Alyssa Sutherland about her exit from the show, Aslaug’s final moments, and the Queen’s dysfunctional connection with both Ragnar and son Ivar. Continue reading…
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Vikings: "In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning" Review

Vikings: "In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. Vikings excelled tonight with a thoughtful, emotional episode featuring the death of a major character and a hostile-turned-playful reunion between Ragnar and King Ecbert. As it turned out, Lagertha’s confrontation with Queen Aslaug was rather brief and to-the-point. Aggressively “viking,” if you will. Aslaug walked out, probably knowing she was done for, and remained graceful in the face of a hostile takeover. She even managed to walk about thirty feet away from Lagertha before she got taken down by an arrow. Now, normally, shooting someone in the back would be considered fairly despicable, but I’m not sure what the culture dictates here. I seems to me like Lagertha’s move was fine when you consider all the tricks and sneak attacks the vikings usually employ to gain any and every advantage over their opponents. Being “honorable” in battle doesn’t seem to be a top priority for them. Continue reading…
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MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G Review

MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G Review

Being first to market has obvious advantages, but being second to market can also give you time to prepare your offensive strategy a bit. Such is the case with the GTX 1060 ($200 – $270 on Amazon), which is designed to go head-to-head with the AMD’s Radeon RX 480, which launched first. You see, for this new generation of GPUs, Nvidia followed tradition and led with its high-end GTX 1080 and 1070 cards first, while AMD decided to launch with a midrange GPU instead. This allowed both companies to launch their new GPUs into unclaimed territory. Later Nvidia answered AMD’s mid-range entry with one of its own. And that’s the GTX 1060. It is the first affordable Pascal GPU to spring forth from Nvidia and uses an all-new slab of silicon named GP106. Continue reading…
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Naughty Dog Co-Founder Discusses 30 Years in Gaming

Naughty Dog Co-Founder Discusses 30 Years in Gaming

Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin started making games at age 14 and hasn’t stopped. In this hour-long interview, he discusses the creation of Naughty Dog, the Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter days, selling the company to Sony, trying to save THQ, and his new role as the head of content at Oculus, including what he believes the future of VR entails. If you’d rather listen than watch, here’s an audio-only download link. Here are a couple of clips, first of Rubin explaining his decision to sell Naughty Dog to Sony: And here’s Rubin discussing Naughty Dog’s “darkest” days: Continue reading…
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Gamora #1 Review

Gamora #1 Review

At this point, every member of the current Guardians of the Galaxy have had at least one solo series to their name exact one, Gamora. That’s despite the fact that this incredibly old, incredibly feared assassin probably deserves her own comic more than any of them. But at long last, Marvel is ready to make up for lost time, and Gamora is shaping up to be a worthwhile read for those who want to learn more about his she earned her reputation as the most deadly woman in the galaxy. One of Gamora’s big selling points is the fact that it’s written by Nicole Perlman, one of the screenwriters of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Whether intentionally or not, the book could just as easily function as a movie prequel as it does an addition to Marvel’s comic book universe. That certainly makes it accessible, though at the cost of playing a little fast and loose with Marvel continuity. It can be frustrating to see long-running Marvel franchises spontaneously re-align to mimic the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that seems to be what’s happening when it comes to the depiction of the Thanos/Gamora/Nebula family dynamic. Continue reading…
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20th Century Women Review

20th Century Women Review

It’s 1979 in Santa Barbara, CA, when the entire American people are suffering from a crisis of confidence (whether they know it or not) and the world is on the brink of entering into an entirely new decade, unaware of the many problems it will offer, while still left haunted by those of the 1970s. At the same time, a mother and her 15 year old son watch on in confused horror from a grocery store window as their family car burns, the same one they’ve had for years, and the last constant remnant of her ex-husband and his father in their lives. While sitting on the edge of a fire truck in the grocery store’s parking lot and wondering what the hell to do next, she laments about how much they loved that Ford Galaxy, expecting a similar reaction from her son, who instead remembers the car for how much it broke down and overheated on them. “It was old,” he says. “It wasn’t always old,” she replies, “it just got that way all of a sudden.” Continue reading…
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