We're back, and I'm trapped in my room until my entire college gets tested for COVID. You might think that sounds terrible, but it gives me plenty of time to give you this week's tastebreakers!
EP2! by JPEGMafia
Peggy is back, and completely different. His usual repertoire consists of goofy yet aggressive bars with beats to match. But this album, released just last Friday, shows a whole new side of the rapper. He used a synthesizer for the majority of this album, giving it a far more lyrical feel than usual, with beats that fade into the back to let his voice shine.
But, despite this venture into what almost qualifies as R&B, JPEG manages to keep the goofy, provocative side of himself that his fans fell in love with. It's a fantastic foray into a new genre from someone whose talents and rabid fanbase will keep him a fixture of the industry for years to come.
This is a reverse horror game released in July of last year. You play as a mutated monster escaping from a strange government facility. Rather than be afraid, you create the fear. It's a unique twist on horror, and the ability to upgrade and elevate the power of your monster, and getting revenge on the people who experimented on you.
The gameplay is fun and complex, especially for a dungeon crawler, the control is fluid and allows creativity in your approach, and the 8 bit graphics create a classic feel. This game is unique and groundbreaking in every way, and I can't recommend it enough.
We're all well aware you've watched Ratatouille before. I don't know anyone who hasn't. But, the love held in this movie from our childhood can very well translate to adulthood. The film that was recently transformed into a TikTok musical for some reason has as much to offer an eight year old as it does this twenty year old writer. It's funny, it's emotional, and it reminds you why you do what you love.
While it's the greatest food movie ever made, and you can quote me on that, more than anything Ratatouille reminds us to live life with passion, desire, and love.
Patton Oswalt delivers the best performance of his career as Remy, which is not something lightly said for such an intelligent, brilliant comedian. There's a love dynamic with a strong woman who doesn't sacrifice her strength for love, and above all, anyone can cook.
The Midnight Gospel
This Netflix original spawns from the ever vivid imagination of Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell. It takes you on a deep journey that makes you feel like you're hallucinating the entire time. It's funny, it's sad, it's interpretive, it's everything Adventure Time can do and more.
This is the kind of show that begs the question: Is this incredibly deep or incredibly dumb? There's no right answer, that's for you to decide.