Kevin C. Wong

Spot Reviews 09/08/23

TV Series - Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003) [/] This is a short animated series set during the Clone Wars with the Jedi and their clone army vs the Trade Federation and it's robot army. Mat Lucas voices Anakin and James Arnold Taylor voices Obi-Wan, though the action moves around to different areas. Episodes were 2 to 3 minutes long then 12 to 15 minutes long so the whole three seasons are about three hours. It's entertaining though extremely action-heavy with little story or character arcs.

Film - The Three Musketeers (1993) [/] Disney live-action action version. D'Artagnan (Chris O'Donnell) goes to Paris to become a King's Musketeer like his father before him only to find they've just been disbanded on Cardinal Richeliu's (Tim Curry) order. He then falls in with three of the musketeers -- Athos (Kiefer Sutherland), Porthos (Oliver Platt) and Aramis (Charlie Sheen) -- and joins them to stop a plot against the King... I saw it when it first came out and the film hasn't really aged well though still has the star power (Platt was a bit more of an unknown at the time).

Apple Arcade - The Last Campfire (2020) [/] Puzzle game where you play a cute little guy, Ember, lost from the rest of its people trying to find home. It's a 3rd person 3D view with good graphics and has voice acting.

Apple Arcade - Marble Knights (2020) [/] Arcade action game where you play medieval fantasy characters where the characters are torsos mounted on marbles (so you're kind of constantly rolling along and there are ramps and jump pads and you can fall off the map). Kind of a Zelda-type game and fairly well implemented by WayForward (who also did the Shantae series). (Apparently removed Aug 15th and will stop working soon.)

Restaurant - Sapore Express, San Mateo, CA [/] Apparently this is a spin-off small restaurant of Burlingame's Sapore Italiano. Came here for dinner with C3. Had Rigatoni Carbonara ($20). Was very good. Didn't look like that much food but was actually quite filling.