Matt Bacon

With his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from San Francisco State, Matt Bacon has dedicated his life to thinking way too much about television shows and films. Now he's writing about them here so people will pay him to write about the same things elsewhere.

The Beanie Bubble – A Fictional Disaster About Real Events

Apple, which distributed The Beanie Bubble, is one of several studios in the AMPTP. Until the AMPTP is willing to offer both the WGA and SAG a fair contract, both unions are on strike. Their demands, which include better streaming residuals and a promise that AI won’t negatively affect any jobs, are fair and I support both unions in their fight for an appropriate...

Six Months Later – A Disney Dreamlight Valley Check-In

The honeymoon is over! I feel like my initial preview of Disney Dreamlight Valley was far too positive, even for a self-described Disney Adult. I was blinded by my desire for a cozy game with a Disney slant. And to be fair, I’ve had experiences with Early Access titles which started small and promising, and grew into great games, such as Dave the Diver or Stardew Valley. As the developers have inched closer to their one-year mark, and rumored free-to-play launch date, not much has improved. Sure, content has been added, but there’s still no enjoyable gameplay loop and what once seemed like it could be a worthy successor to Animal Crossing now feels like nothing more than a mobile game with console-level graphics: a mile wide, but an inch deep.

Based on a True Story – A Great Premise that Can’t Stick the Landing

There are many instances in life where the journey matters more than the destination. A cross-country trip with friends, making pizza from scratch, even...

Disney Speedstorm: Keep Away Until Free-to-Play!

As far as gameplay is concerned, Disney Speedstorm is at the top of the pack, but when it comes to monetization and mobile-game mechanics, this game is one of the absolute worst offenders.

Disney Dreamlight Valley is a Disney Adult’s Paradise

Over four months have passed since the beginning of Early Access, and I still don’t know what to think about Disney’s Dreamlight Valley. On...

Woah, this CHIP N’ DALE: RESCUE RANGERS teaser is surprisingly good!

Someone get Stefon on the phone, because this teaser for Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers has everything: Paula Abdul DJing with MC Skat Kat, CGI surgery, Seth Rogen’s laugh, the Cats from Cats, the many ponies of “My Little Pony”.

‘Promare’ is a Master Class in Japanese Animation

Hands down, Promare is one of the most stunning animated films I have had the pleasure of watching. From the hybridization of cell-shaded CG...

‘The Little Things’ Has a Lot of Things to Like

Initially, I had little to no interest in this film, mostly because I'm not a fan of Jared Leto. I love Denzel Washington and...

‘Pixar Popcorn’ – A Ranking

This past Friday, Pixar released ten all-new shorts - the longest runs about three minutes - with little to no dialogue, each one containing...