Articles by Brian "Sandman" Hall

The Shining Review

October 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Struggling writer Jack Torrance (Nicholson) takes a job as an off season caretaker at the Overlook Hotel. Torrance takes the position and moves in for the winter with his wife (Duvall) and son(Lloyd), in hopes that the solitude of the off season will clear up his writers block. The Overlook, a building virtually cut off from everything by [...]

Kiss The Girls Review

October 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

After his niece is abducted, criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Cross (Freeman) goes to North Carolina to aid/follow the investigation. What he learns is that his niece, Naomi, is the latest “trophy” of a man who calls himself “Casanova,” a man who collects women, but not necessarily for the purposes of killing them. Shortly after Casanova [...]

Killzone: Mercenary Review

October 22, 2013 // 1 Comment

Hello all, and welcome again to my glorified walk through the world of gaming, The Backlog. Today we'll venture back to the PlayStation Vita and check out Killzone: Mercenary. The Killzone series is one of my favorites, so I was looking forward to getting my hands on this as soon as I found out about the title, and especially since I missed out on Killzone: Liberation as I did not have a PSP. [...]

New Super Luigi U Review

September 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

New Super Luigi U is basically a rehash of New Super Mario Bros U (it originated as DLC for the Mario game), so I’ll be limiting this to a quick look over instead of a full-fledged review. So without further adieu, let’s get this mini show on the road. I can’t remember off hand if we had a review for Super Mario Bros U, but I [...]

Dark Review

August 30, 2013 // 5 Comments

Today we’ll take a look at Dark, Kalypso and Realmforge’s offering at the world of stealth-action games. Kalypso are the folks that brought us the last two games in the Tropico series, the Central American Dictator version of SimCity. Back to the game at hand, Dark is about a vampire. Ties in nicely with the stealth and action format [...]

Remember Me Review

June 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

Today we’re going to be taking a look at Remember Me, a third-person action-adventure offering from the folks at Dontnod Entertainment and Capcom. When I first heard about this game, I was intrigued, but I didn’t get my expectations very high. Perhaps that worked to my advantage, but regardless, this was a quality offering and I [...]

Soul Sacrifice Review

May 19, 2013 // 5 Comments

Well, I’ve had yet another ordeal getting to this point with Soul Sacrifice. My Gamestop claimed their shipment hadn’t come in, so I didn’t pick up the game on the release date. I went back two days later, and the guy working said it had come in prior to the release date because he was there when it came in. I can already hear [...]

I, Robot Review

May 15, 2013 // 4 Comments

Based on the series of short stories written by Isaac Asimov, I, Robot takes place in Chicago in the year 2035. Will Smith plays Detective Spooner, a cop that refuses to place his faith in robots when everyone else does. Spooner’s distrust stems from an incident that occurred prior to the beginning of the film, but provides for an interesting [...]

The Pacifier Review

May 1, 2013 // 2 Comments

Vin, Vin, Vin, Vin. What were you thinking? You’re an action guy. You blow shit up. It’s all good to try and do comedy, because comedy kicks ass, but…this was…not good. Diesel stars as Lt. Shane Wolfe, a Navy SEAL trained to fight in the most dangerous and impossible situations known to man. So imagine his surprise when he is told he must [...]

Tombstone Review

April 30, 2013 // 1 Comment

I don’t know why I’m writing this, everybody should already know this is a fantastic movie…what? There are people that haven’t seen this? You’re kidding…my God, those poor bastards. Ok, for the six people in the universe that haven’t seen this movie, allow me to give a brief summary. Tombstone is the story of legendary lawman Wyatt [...]