LATEST RETRO MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Monster Squad’ (1987)

Ziggurat Interactive Unleashes Finest Games In Their ‘Retro First Friday Collections’

January 11, 2021 — It seems Ziggurat Interactive is starting 2021 with a bang. According to an announcement on their Steam page, the publisher is unleashing a treasure trove of retro games at a discount. Released in two waves so far, Ziggurat Interactive has brought out of their vault a nice set of games making any retro gamer smile. Even if you are not familiar with any of the titles offered, this is a perfect chance to get your hands on some titles that many older gamers grew up with in the 80s and 90s.

Read More »

‘Gremlins’ (1984)

December 23, 2020 Gremlins is one of the most interesting movies in the history of cinema. Aside from the fact that it is an excellent movie in its own right. This film has been steeped in light-hearted controversy since it debuted, and the dinner table arguments have only grown through the years. Gremlins is genuinely one of the most endearing features ever made. However, what makes a movie that uses puppets and low-brow humor so memorable after all this time? Read More »

‘Black Rain’ (1989)

December 16, 2020Black Rain is a movie focusing on the Yakuza in Japan from a time before Japanese culture became a mainstream interest in the United States. Thanks to the feature’s era — and its contrast to late 80s/early 90s America — there are scenes in this film that seem futuristic even though they reflect everyday Japan at the time of filming. In many ways, Black Rain serves as an underappreciated transition between the light-hearted buddy cop movies of the 80s, and the grittier cop movies that the 90s produced.

Read More »

SEGA’s ‘Streets of Rage 4’ Surprise Review — Past Glory Meets Modern Polish

December 15, 2020 — Although Streets of Rage 4 came out in April, it was such an awesome retro game reboot that we felt it deserved more attention. SoR4 is also the perfect way to light up the winter with neon-spirited, co-op, street fighting action; with its catchy, modern — yet retro — tunes fitting the visual styles of every level like a glove. Adding to the already impressive original soundtrack roster, that features original composers Yūzō Koshiro, and Motohiro Kawashima, is a selection of guest musicians including; Harumi Fujita, Scattle, Das Mörtal, XL Middleton, and Groundislava.

Read More »

If you’re a composer or music supervisor, sign up to receive news and updates on how to place music in linear and interactive entertainment, PAXONIC label releases, synch opportunities, and more.