The Fresh Perspective: Battle Royale

Battle Royale, a Japanese film about ninth-graders killing each other, is better known by its unofficial title, “That Movie that Suzanne Collins Ripped off for The Hunger Games.”  Based off of Koushun Takami’s novel of the same name and set in the near future, Battle Royale tells the blood-soaked tale of 42 ninth-graders forced to fight until only one student is left alive.  The Japanese … Continue reading The Fresh Perspective: Battle Royale

The Fresh Perspective: Batman: Year One

Reader, I’ll be blunt with you: I love Batman.  The goofy Adam West version of Batman, the serious Kevin Conroy version of Batman, and everything in between; all renditions are near and dear to my heart.  My bookshelf is simply dripping with graphic novels about the caped crusader: Batman: Hush, Batman Eternal, two volumes of Batmanga, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, The Batman/Judge Dredd Collection, … Continue reading The Fresh Perspective: Batman: Year One

The Fresh Perspective: Edge of Tomorrow

Some things work better together than they do apart. Peanut butter and chocolate are both delicious on their own, but as any avid trick-or-treater can attest, they’re yummier together, even when it’s one of those sketchy off-brand candies that every house gives out by the handful. Tortilla chips are full of salty deliciousness, but add some salsa into the equation and you’ve got the perfect … Continue reading The Fresh Perspective: Edge of Tomorrow

The Fresh Perspective: Edge of Tomorrow

Some things work better together than they do apart. Peanut butter and chocolate are both delicious on their own, but as any avid trick-or-treater can attest, they’re yummier together, even when it’s one of those sketchy off-brand candies that every house gives out by the handful. Tortilla chips are full of salty deliciousness, but add some salsa into the equation and you’ve got the perfect … Continue reading The Fresh Perspective: Edge of Tomorrow

The Fresh Perspective: Scott Pilgrim (2010)

The Scott Pilgrim series of graphic novels, written by Bryan Lee O’Malley, was a celebration of everything that makes geek culture so fantastic.  Every book is bursting at the seams with nods to Mario, Metroid, Final Fantasy, X-Men, and many others.  Alongside the references, each book serves up a nice cold glass of original jokes.  In the world of Scott Pilgrim, vegans have telekinetic powers, … Continue reading The Fresh Perspective: Scott Pilgrim (2010)

The Fresh Perspective: Scott Pilgrim (2010)

The Scott Pilgrim series of graphic novels, written by Bryan Lee O’Malley, was a celebration of everything that makes geek culture so fantastic.  Every book is bursting at the seams with nods to Mario, Metroid, Final Fantasy, X-Men, and many others.  Alongside the references, each book serves up a nice cold glass of original jokes.  In the world of Scott Pilgrim, vegans have telekinetic powers, … Continue reading The Fresh Perspective: Scott Pilgrim (2010)

The Fresh Perspective: Doom (2005)

In the past few years, videogames have exploded to the forefront of popular culture.  Popular games and game consoles have immense communities of religiously-devoted fans, but alongside the multitude of gamers who want to play the newest releases, there are retro gamers who seek out thrills from yesteryear, either out of nostalgia, interest, or the prohibitively high prices of the newest games and systems. It’s … Continue reading The Fresh Perspective: Doom (2005)