OFM Gaming Chair

The OFM Gaming Chair is a strong, stylish and minimalist gaming chair that will give you yet another reason to stay seated! The 5.5″ thick seat is designed for comfort, and the padded arm rests conveniently flip up and down. This gives you the ability to either recline and relax or scoot all the way up to your desk for intense gaming moments! The swiveling base is also a great feature that gives you a wide range of mobility at all times. Assembly is required, but get a friend to help you and you’ll be sitting in style in no time!

With over 21,000 ratings, the OFM Gaming Chair has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon! Check out my Unboxing and Review on YouTube and let me know which product I should review next!

OFM Gaming Chair

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The Guilty (2021)

The Guilty is an English-language remake of the 2018 Danish film by the same name, directed by Antoine Fuqua. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Joe Baylor, a demoted officer on dispatch duty who receives a disturbing emergency call from a kidnapped woman. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Guilty…

Pros: Firstly, Jake Gyllenhaal can certainly command a scene. In fact, aside from B-roll, Gyllenhaal is prominently featured in every scene. The movie hinges on his performance and he sells his character’s work ethic and flaws convincingly. Secondly, and possibly divisively, is the bold direction from Antoine Fuqua. Instead of showing us the other side of dispatch calls, Fuqua keeps the camera fixed on Gyllenhaal and his reactions to the distress and limited information he receives. Lastly is the theme highlighting the value and importance of remaining calm in even the most stressful situations.

Cons: As much as I enjoy watching Gyllenhaal shout into his headset and phone for an hour and a half, it’s apparent this movie had a small budget. However, the limited production value doesn’t detract from the story nearly as much as Joe’s impending court case does. We get breadcrumbs throughout, but by the end we learn his demotion is the result of an officer involved shooting. The trial is wholly unrelated to the emergency call the day before, yet the ending tries to connect the two by making his last dispatch experience the reason he pleads guilty. It’s the right thing to do, but after watching his impatience and anger constantly get the better of him, I’m not sure he is so easily redeemed.

I give The Guilty a B. It’s a thrilling drama on a sparse budget, but if you’re not a fan of Gyllenhaal, this is not the movie for you! His performance is the reason to watch and I think he does a great job. Happy Watching!

GRADE:

B

6.5/10

Pros/Cons

  • Acting
  • Direction
  • Length
  • Characters
  • Production Value
  • Plot

Where to Watch

“Broken people sabe broken people.”

Sodynee Storage Bins

The Sodynee Storage Bins are a 6pc set of lightweight collapsible containers that will help you keep your dresser drawers in order! Included in the set are two large 11 x 11 inch cubes, two 11 x 5.5 inch rectangles, and two small 5.5 x 5.5 inch cubes. Each cube is 5 inches deep and can easily fit clothes, accessories and much, much more! Choose from 4 different styles and have fun organizing!

With over 3,700 ratings, the Sodynee Storage Bins have 4.6/5 stars on Amazon! Check out my Unboxing & Review on YouTube and let me know which product I should review next!

Sodynee Storage Bins

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Free Guy (2021)

Free Guy is about a non-player character (NPC) that becomes self aware and starts playing in the brutal open world game he belongs to! Videogames and movies aren’t always the best combination, but you might be surprised! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Free Guy…

Pros: Firstly, Ryan Reynolds remains as both a confident and charismatic lead. He carries this movie with the help of a hilarious cast and a few well placed cameos. Secondly, the fast pace and quirky dialogue constantly keeps you engaged and makes the runtime feel much shorter than it is. Lastly is the plot. While not perfect, I appreciate that there is an explanation for Blue Shirt Guy’s unusual behavior. I also think the inclusion of actual YouTubers and Twitch streamers in certain segments is a nice touch that adds authenticity to the premise.

Cons: Although I love Taika Waititi as a person, his character in this movie is like nails on a chalkboard. Not only does the main antagonist come across as a petulant, entitled child, but in the end he faces hardly any consequences! I suppose this demonstrates how the real life protagonists prioritize their intellectual property over profits, but it’s slightly anticlimactic. Overall however, the ending doesn’t detract from the thrill ride that is this movie!

I give Free Guy an A-. It’s fun, funny and packed with action! It’s like The Truman Show meets Ready Player One if you’re looking for something to compare it to. This was a pleasant surprise for me, I definitely recommend it. Happy Watching!

GRADE:

A-

8/10

Pros/Cons

  • Originality
  • Pacing
  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Theme

Where to Watch

“Don’t have a good day, have a great day!”

Dschlzy Microphone

The Dschlzy Microphone is an all inclusive professional microphone setup for a very reasonable price. Included is a Condenser Mic, Adjustable Scissor Arm Stand, Metal Shock Mount, Pop Filter, Foam Windscreen and Table Clamp. Once the microphone is assembled and clamped to your desk, simply plug in the included USB cable and you are ready to record audio! The sound quality is fantastic and the convenience of plug and play cannot be overstated. If you have multiple microphones (headset, webcam, etc.) you may need to set this as your default microphone by going into Control Panel > Sound > Recording. Good Luck!

With over 2,000 ratings, the Dschlzy Microphone has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon! Check out my Unboxing and Review video on YouTube and let me know what product I should review next!

Dschlzy Microphone

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Midnight Mass (2021)

Midnight Mass is a Netflix limited TV series, from the same mind who brought us The Haunting of Bly Manor and Hill House. An isolated island community experiences miraculous events and frightening omens after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Midnight Mass…

Pros: As is the case with the previously mentioned shows, the directing here is phenomenal! When you see wide setup shots turn into intimate closeups without any scene transitions, you know there’s some talent behind the camera. Equally as talented are the actors who are also giving convincing performances throughout these long cuts. Last but not least is the “Angel” creature design that will forever haunt my nightmares. What I like about Mike Flanagan’s shows is that he initially shrouds his creations in mystery, but eventually shows them off in all their glory.

Cons: As much as I appreciate the direction and acting, the pacing is a little slow. It feels like the writers wanted every character to have a monologue whether or not it fit the situation. Secondly, although the plot allows for big scares and twists, there are lingering questions surrounding the “Angel” and the priest that aren’t ever adequately answered.

I give Midnight Mass a B+. The suspense is palpable and the story is shocking and horrifying. It’s slow in some sections, but overall this is a great show to kick off spooky season! Happy Watching!

GRADE:

B+

7/10

Pros/Cons

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Creature Design
  • Pacing
  • Plot

Where to Watch

“We are living in a miraculous time!”

Project Highrise (2016)

Project Highrise is a 2D tower-building simulation game reminiscent of Sim Tower, only much more polished. You can start your building from scratch, or jump into one of many scenarios that will have you revitalize a struggling establishment. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Project Highrise…

Pros: As I have noted above, this game takes everything good about Sim Tower and expands on it. Whether you’re trying to create a mall with the perfect balance of restaurants and shops, or make an apartment complex with underground parking and a metro station, there is no lack of detail in this game. Secondly, the soundtrack is calming and sets the tone for what is best described as a therapeutic gaming experience. Lastly, even without the DLC (downloadable content) Project Highrise has high replay value. It’s an easily accessible game for beginners, but also a fun game to return to after a hiatus. Don’t skip the tutorials!

Cons: Unfortunately this game does have a few drawbacks, mostly relating to the mid to late game . Firstly, the load time for bigger towers is astronomical! You may find yourself watching a loading screen for 10 minutes after you attempt to open a large save. Secondly, fast forwarding time on bigger towers essentially renders the controls useless because of so many things happening at once. This is easily circumvented by returning to normal speed when you plan to build anything, but it requires much patience. Lastly, although there are several scenarios with different objectives, the gameplay gets tedious after extended periods.

I give Project Highrise an A-. The gameplay is engaging and the soundtrack is relaxing, but you may experience lag after your tower reaches a certain size. That was my experience on console at least. Happy Gaming!

GRADE:

A-

8/10

Pros/Cons

  • Detail
  • Replay Value
  • Soundtrack
  • Tone
  • Lag
  • Load Times
  • Tedious Gameplay

Where to Play

“Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.”

Squid Game (2021)

Squid Game is a South Korean Netflix Original Series about an underground organization that promises incredible wealth to players who complete 6 different children’s games. The players soon learn the deadly consequences for losing, but how far will their financial desperation take them? Let’s consider the pros and cons of Squid Game…

Pros: I’m unfortunately not familiar with any of the actors in this series, but all of the leads show an impressive range of emotions. Secondly, the score in this show, particularly around the gaming facility, is quirky yet ominous and memorable. Lastly is the plot, which I find absolutely fascinating. Although the players are chosen because of their toxic relationship with money, it’s their choice to volunteer for the games.

Cons: The brutality during the children’s games is shocking in a great way, but I think the reason it’s easy to overlook such atrocities is because we know how awful some of these people must be. The main character himself likely being among the worst. This isn’t to say that the characters don’t grow over the series, but it took a few episodes for a clear protagonist to emerge. Lastly, although there is an option to watch with English dubs, I recommend watching in Korean with subtitles. Subtitles aren’t for everyone, but I think a lot more is conveyed when listening in the native language.

I give Squid Game an A-. It’s a compelling concept with a thrilling execution, and the language barrier did not impede my enjoyment or understanding of the story at all! Happy Watching!

GRADE:

A-

8/10

Pros/Cons

  • Acting
  • Plot
  • Score
  • Characters
  • Subtitles

Where to Watch

“You called and volunteered to participate in this game of your own free will.”

Alunaune Ottoman Bench

The Alunaune Ottoman Bench is a functional piece of furniture and a great addition to any home! The velvet exterior is comfortable enough to rest on and ideal for either open spaces or the foot of the bed. The hidden storage compartment is also incredibly useful and elevates this bench above others. The dimensions in inches are: 55W x 26H x 19D, and the only assembly required is attaching the 4 legs on the base.

With over a dozen overwhelmingly positive ratings, the Alunaune Ottoman Bench has 4.8/5 stars on Amazon! Check out my Unboxing & Review on YouTube and let me know which product I should review next!

Alunaune Ottoman Bench

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HUANUO Keyboard Tray

The HUANUO Keyboard Tray is a great solution for PC users with limited desk space and a limited budget. It offers a wide area to hold your keyboard and mouse neatly under your desk, and the installation is a cinch! The tray hangs approximately 4 inches from the bottom of your desk, and the clamps will attach to surfaces up to 1.5 inches in thickness. It’s a great addition to any home office, and an easy way to create more space in your work area!

With over 1,500 ratings, the HUANUO Keyboard Tray has 4.3/5 stars on Amazon! Check out my Unboxing and Review on YouTube and let me know which product I should review next!

HUANUO Keyboard Tray

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