MovieBob Reviews: THE CIRCLE –

Well, this really sucks.The Circle is the kind of bad movie that only be made by a talented cast: You have to be good at your job and committed to the craft to put this much earnest and sincere effort into such a/obvious nonsense. In this case, the filmmakers have taken no less than Emma Watson, Patton Oswalt, John Boyega, Karen Gillan and Tom Hanks and sent them all trudging through an adaptation of a Dave Eggers book that plays out like a parody novel trying to imagine if Michael Crichton had actually written something dumber than State of Fear.

Game of the Year: Fiscal Kombat –

For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Game of the Year!

Early Human History Gets Curiouser and Curiouser –

For some time, experts have thought people first arrived in the Americas from the so-called “Old World” around 15,000 years ago. Early explorers would have come across the Bering Land Bridge from modern day Russia to Alaska and down, and also spreading up from South America. Or so we thought. Researchers now believe that they’ve found evidence of humans in the Americas that dates back over 130,000 years.

Tetris is a Perfect Video Game –

Originally released in Japan like three years ago, the falling block/blob puzzle mash-up Puyo Puyo Tetris finally arrives on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this week in English. I’ve been playing the Switch version (it’s not Zelda) and having a great time. But while the appeal for most is seeing how well these two classic puzzle formulas go together, to me it’s just a reminder that Alexey Pajitnov’s Tetris may be the only perfect video game.