By Jenna Anderson - November 21, 2019 03:01 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 While most people are probably still sorting out their plans and recipes for Thanksgiving, the Christmas movie season is arguably already upon us. Holiday-themed romances are continuing to have a bit of a resurgence, whether on basic cable, the big screen, or a streaming service. Netflix has quickly become a bit of a powerhouse in the subgenre, thanks to the runaway hits they had with original movies A Christmas Prince and The Princess Switch. This year, the platform is offering up The Knight Before Christmas, a film filled with tropes so specific that the logline alone set Twitter ablaze a few months ago. While The Knight Before Christmas doesn't get nearly as absurd and unpredictable as its concept would justify, it offers up a charming and heartfelt entry into the holiday rom-com canon, which is anchored by the performances of its two leads. The Knight Before Christmas opens on Sir Cole … [Read more...] about The Knight Before Christmas Review: An Imperfect But Charming Holiday Treat
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The hit Netflix show becomes a fun, if functional, turn-based strategy. When I close my eyes and imagine a game based on drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's life, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels isn't exactly what springs to mind. Whereas my imagination crafts a stealth-shooter with a bass-heavy soundtrack and slick bullet-time effects (yes, this is why I write about games and not for them), Narcos: Rise of the Cartels is an a more sedate affair, fusing an XCOM-esque strategy game with the true tale of DEA agent, Steve Murphy, and his fight to take down Escobar.This surprising choice of genre isn't a criticism. The first game to hop onto the coattails of the wildly successful Netflix show Narcos, it could've easily slipped into the unsophisticated frame of a generic FPS and most of us likely would've been satisfied with that choice (well, we've all learned the hard way not to raise our hopes for TV spin-offs; personally, I'm still recovering from Family Guy: Back to the … [Read more...] about Narcos: Rise of the Cartels – pleasantly surprising strategy
It’s nearly here – but the Disney Plus launch time isn’t midnight on November 12. So, if you were wondering what time you can start downloading Disney Plus, you might want to have a quick scroll down below to see what time the app goes live in your region instead. There’s even a look at The Mandalorian release time, just in case you were hoping to fire up the Star Wars spin-off immediately upon opening Disney Plus.Disney Plus access time: when can I start using Disney Plus?In the US at least, it all kicks off at the same time. The Disney Plus release time is set for 3 AM Pacific/5 AM Central/6 AM Eastern. A time hasn’t yet been announced for the Netherlands, so watch this space. For those of you in the UK (even if you can’t access it until the Disney Plus UK release date on March 31), that’s 11 AM GMT.The Mandalorian release timeAccording to the countdown clock on the Star Wars site, The Mandalorian will release at 6 AM Eastern on November 12, … [Read more...] about Disney Plus launch time: when can I start using Disney Plus?