The Watchers Wastes its Intriguing Premise and Squanders its Potential

The Watchers, the new horror film from Ishana Shyamalan has Dakota Fanning attempt to escape an unescapable forest whilst monsters watch her from just out of reach. Unfortunately, the setup is far better than the execution. Let us tell you why.
by Iain McParlandJune 12, 2024

The Acolyte Episode 1 & 2: An Intriguing Start

The latest Star Wars Disney+ series is here, but is it worth your time? Join Thomas Richards as he reviews the first two episodes of The Acolyte.
by Thomas RichardsJune 9, 2024

10 Horror Movies You Can Still Look Forward To in 2024

We’re almost halfway through 2024, but there are still loads of great movies still to be released this year! Take a look at our most anticipated horror movies that are due to be released in the second half of the year!
by Iain McParlandJune 6, 2024
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Streaming, The Australian Media Landscape & Games at PAX Aus 2023- Couch Soup Interviews Back Pocket

Rohan managed to wrangle Steph and Pete from Back Pocket for an interview talking all things streaming, the Aussie media landscape, and some fund games at PAX Aus 2023.
by Rohan ElliottMarch 20, 2024
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Gears Is Back Baby With Gears Of War E-Day

The wait is finally over, Marcus and Dom are back together in full force in The Coalition's new game trailer, Gears Of War E-Day. And yes we cried too.
by Jake BrownJune 10, 2024

My Experience in the Marvel Rivals Closed Alpha Test

The Marvel Rivals Closed alpha has been and gone, Ben gives his thoughts on the experience!
by Ben HazellJune 8, 2024

Breaking Free From People-Pleasing As Portrayed in Persona 5 and My Hero Academia

While breaking out of her own destructive people-pleasing cycles, Stef finds relatable rebellions in Persona 5's Makoto and My Hero Academia's Dabi.
by Stef WatsonJune 7, 2024

Sneaking and Stabbing Through Feudal Japan With the Reveal of Assassin’s Creed Shadows

Assassin’s Creed Shadows has been revealed, and we’re finally getting an Assassin’s Creed game in Japan! Join Thomas Richards as he breaks down the trailer and theorizes about this upcoming game.
by Thomas RichardsMay 21, 2024

Crash or Spyro? Fans Buzzing Over Toys for Bob’s Mysterious Tease

Speculation is abound regarding Toys for Bob’s mysterious logo appearing on their website. What could it mean? We’ll take you through our best guesses as we become more and more excited for the newly independent studio’s next project.
by Iain McParlandMay 20, 2024

What Keeps Us Hooked on Games? Dive Into the Minds of Gamers and Their Unshakable Game Obsessions!

What is it about a game that makes us continue to come back to it? Is it because it’s story driven or just mindless fun? Dive in to see what four of our contributors think.
by Brandy BrownMay 12, 2024

Unapologetic & Untypical: Top 5 Star Wars Games You Need To Play

These are my top five Star Wars video games that you need to play. These are games that will make you fall in love with Star Wars even more!
by Jordan JurkowskiMay 11, 2024

Let’s! Revolution!: The Roguelite Minesweeper-like King Slaying Game

Ever wondered how a game can be a Minesweeper-like AND a Roguelite? Well, wonder no further! The stunningly animated, Let’s! Revolution! is finally on consoles. The King better be quaking in his boots because we’re coming for that throne!
by Iain McParlandMay 8, 2024

Knuckles Episode 1-3 Review: An Underrated Good Time

Is the Knuckles show a flop, or the latest in a line of Sonic the Hedgehog live-action successes? Ben Breaks down the first 3 episodes to see if you should watch this Sonic streaming surprise!
by Ben HazellMay 7, 2024

This is Not a Democracy – Helldivers 2 Screwed by Sony Account Linking?

Has Sony nuked one of their best games?! Here's hoping it's a slight misstep in the pursuit of spreading democracy across the universe.
by Dan MorrisMay 5, 2024
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The Watchers Wastes its Intriguing Premise and Squanders its Potential

The Watchers, the new horror film from Ishana Shyamalan has Dakota Fanning attempt to escape an unescapable forest whilst monsters watch her from just out of reach. Unfortunately, the setup is far better than the execution. Let us tell you why.
by Iain McParlandJune 12, 2024

10 Horror Movies You Can Still Look Forward To in 2024

We’re almost halfway through 2024, but there are still loads of great movies still to be released this year! Take a look at our most anticipated horror movies that are due to be released in the second half of the year!
by Iain McParlandJune 6, 2024

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Review – The Best Film of the Year?

The latest film in the Mad Max series, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, is here. How does this film hold up compared to the rest of the series? Join Thomas Richards as he reviews Furiosa.
by Thomas RichardsJune 5, 2024

The Batman Made a Big Swing but Somehow Punched Itself in the Face

Matt Reeves’ The Batman took a huge risk, delving into the noir genre of film. However, the slam dunk this film should have been for the World’s Greatest Detective rebounded off the rim. We tell you why this film missed the mark.
by Iain McParlandJune 3, 2024

The Korean Horror That Took South Korea by Storm

Korean movies never fail to surprise their audiences. Joining a line of amazing horrors is Exhuma - The Unearthed Grave, a movie that surpassed all expectations. But what is it about exactly? Is it worth your time? Let’s talk about it.
by Art of Lily KMay 23, 2024
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The Watchers Wastes its Intriguing Premise and Squanders its Potential

The Watchers, the new horror film from Ishana Shyamalan has Dakota Fanning attempt to escape an unescapable forest whilst monsters watch her from just out of reach. Unfortunately, the setup is far better than the execution. Let us tell you why.
by Iain McParlandJune 12, 2024

The Acolyte Episode 1 & 2: An Intriguing Start

The latest Star Wars Disney+ series is here, but is it worth your time? Join Thomas Richards as he reviews the first two episodes of The Acolyte.
by Thomas RichardsJune 9, 2024

10 Horror Movies You Can Still Look Forward To in 2024

We’re almost halfway through 2024, but there are still loads of great movies still to be released this year! Take a look at our most anticipated horror movies that are due to be released in the second half of the year!
by Iain McParlandJune 6, 2024

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Review – The Best Film of the Year?

The latest film in the Mad Max series, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, is here. How does this film hold up compared to the rest of the series? Join Thomas Richards as he reviews Furiosa.
by Thomas RichardsJune 5, 2024

The Batman Made a Big Swing but Somehow Punched Itself in the Face

Matt Reeves’ The Batman took a huge risk, delving into the noir genre of film. However, the slam dunk this film should have been for the World’s Greatest Detective rebounded off the rim. We tell you why this film missed the mark.
by Iain McParlandJune 3, 2024

A Tale of Courage and Fantasy: Why The Wingfeather Saga Series Is Winning Hearts

Shana explores the town of Glipwood and shares her first impressions of season one of Angel Studios' The Wingfeather Saga, and why it’s worth watching.
by Shana MartinMay 31, 2024

The Game of Thrones Ending Was Logical: It Gets Too Much Hate!

It’s time to debunk the myth. The Game of Thrones 8th and final season was good. The story was interesting, it was action-packed, and character arcs were well thought out, making logical sense. Let us tell you why the conclusion to George R. R. Martin’s hit series gets too much hate.
by Iain McParlandMay 28, 2024

The Korean Horror That Took South Korea by Storm

Korean movies never fail to surprise their audiences. Joining a line of amazing horrors is Exhuma - The Unearthed Grave, a movie that surpassed all expectations. But what is it about exactly? Is it worth your time? Let’s talk about it.
by Art of Lily KMay 23, 2024

The Top 5 Women of Star Wars

Women have always been an important part of the Star Wars story. So, in honor of the women who have added so much to our galaxy far, far away, let’s talk the top 5 Women in Star Wars who make this universe so amazing.
by Tim BeisiegelMay 18, 2024

Get More Swash For Your Buckle! The Best Films About Robin Hood

Shana shares her favorite Robin Hood films that hit the mark straight and true, and are sure to give you more swash for your buckle!
by Shana MartinMay 17, 2024
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Breaking Free From People-Pleasing As Portrayed in Persona 5 and My Hero Academia

While breaking out of her own destructive people-pleasing cycles, Stef finds relatable rebellions in Persona 5's Makoto and My Hero Academia's Dabi.
by Stef WatsonJune 7, 2024

What Keeps Us Hooked on Games? Dive Into the Minds of Gamers and Their Unshakable Game Obsessions!

What is it about a game that makes us continue to come back to it? Is it because it’s story driven or just mindless fun? Dive in to see what four of our contributors think.
by Brandy BrownMay 12, 2024

The Profound Influence of Scooby Doo on Who We Are Today

Scooby Doo has been a major figure in popular culture since the 1960s, but does it get enough credit? This author’s whole life has been influenced by the habitually spooked Great Dane.
by Iain McParlandMarch 29, 2024

A Fan Reaction to the End of the Rooster Teeth Era

Stef reflects on Rooster Teeth closing its doors and the fandom, content, and community that meant so much to her.
by Stef WatsonMarch 9, 2024

Why Boomers and Gen Z’ers Have it Easy

Do you remember a time before the interwebs? You're old! Do you only know a time with the interwebs? You're too young!! Do you know both? Then you are right where you need to be. Take this journey with the rest of us in-betweeners so you know how much harder we have it than you!
by Michelle HolstineJanuary 7, 2024
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The Watchers Wastes its Intriguing Premise and Squanders its Potential

The Watchers, the new horror film from Ishana Shyamalan has Dakota Fanning attempt to escape an unescapable forest whilst monsters watch her from just out of reach. Unfortunately, the setup is far better than the execution. Let us tell you why.
by Iain McParlandJune 12, 2024

The Acolyte Episode 1 & 2: An Intriguing Start

The latest Star Wars Disney+ series is here, but is it worth your time? Join Thomas Richards as he reviews the first two episodes of The Acolyte.
by Thomas RichardsJune 9, 2024

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Review – The Best Film of the Year?

The latest film in the Mad Max series, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, is here. How does this film hold up compared to the rest of the series? Join Thomas Richards as he reviews Furiosa.
by Thomas RichardsJune 5, 2024

The Batman Made a Big Swing but Somehow Punched Itself in the Face

Matt Reeves’ The Batman took a huge risk, delving into the noir genre of film. However, the slam dunk this film should have been for the World’s Greatest Detective rebounded off the rim. We tell you why this film missed the mark.
by Iain McParlandJune 3, 2024

A Tale of Courage and Fantasy: Why The Wingfeather Saga Series Is Winning Hearts

Shana explores the town of Glipwood and shares her first impressions of season one of Angel Studios' The Wingfeather Saga, and why it’s worth watching.
by Shana MartinMay 31, 2024

The Korean Horror That Took South Korea by Storm

Korean movies never fail to surprise their audiences. Joining a line of amazing horrors is Exhuma - The Unearthed Grave, a movie that surpassed all expectations. But what is it about exactly? Is it worth your time? Let’s talk about it.
by Art of Lily KMay 23, 2024

Caesar’s Legacy – Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Review

The Planet of the Apes saga continues. I was a bit worried from the moment they announced it. Mostly because I truly think that Rise, Dawn, and War was a perfect trilogy, joining the very few on this list before them. So… can Kingdom live up to it all?
by Art of Lily KMay 15, 2024

Exploring Identity and Ideals in Iain M. Banks’ Masterpiece ‘Player of Games’

Iain M. Banks' Second Culture Book, Player of Games, carries the keynotes of the series, with elements of paranoia and defeating enemies through ideology, as well as a complex relationship with gender decades ahead of its time.
by Sam NilssonMay 14, 2024

Let’s! Revolution!: The Roguelite Minesweeper-like King Slaying Game

Ever wondered how a game can be a Minesweeper-like AND a Roguelite? Well, wonder no further! The stunningly animated, Let’s! Revolution! is finally on consoles. The King better be quaking in his boots because we’re coming for that throne!
by Iain McParlandMay 8, 2024

Abigail: The Prima Ballerina of Pain is a Revelation in Horror Comedy

They kidnapped a vampire. A ballerina vampire! Abigail, the new horror comedy from Universal Pictures aims to arabesque, pirouette and plié into our hearts. We tell you why it’s succeeded, and it needs to be added to your must-watch list!
by Iain McParlandMay 1, 2024
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Protect Newbs and Enable Teamwork with these D&D Builds!

D&D Builds for rogues, druids, barbarians, fighters that are great for seasoned players and newcomers alike. Don't be afraid of multiclassing, in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition there are always options for everyone having fun and supporting each other.
by Sam NilssonMay 2, 2024

The Best Board Games for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, which means a lot of time with friends and family. So, why not play some new board games with them? Join Thomas Richards as he tells you about some fun board games you can play this holiday season.
by Thomas RichardsDecember 17, 2023

PAX Aus 2023: Nintendo’s Return, Tabletop Adventures, and a Brush with Back Pocket!

Missed out on PAX Aus 2023 or wondering what it was like to attend? Join Rohand and Thomas as they break down PAX Aus 2023 from the eyes of a first-timer and a grizzled veteran.
by Rohan ElliottNovember 19, 2023

Top 6 Christmas Gifts For Gamers

It’s never easy to buy Christmas gifts for gamers, especially if gaming is a foreign concept to you. If you’re tirelessly searching for a gift with no luck, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will help you to find at least one gift you can be sure every gamer wants.
by Drew LewisNovember 15, 2023

The Best Digital Download Games That You Can Play This Year

Gaming has taken a whole new level now as it becomes available to the masses with digital downloads. You can look to play on your phone with games like Pokemon Go, tablet, or game consoles and enjoy gameplay on or offline and it is a lot of fun.
by Drew LewisNovember 5, 2023
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Breaking Free From People-Pleasing As Portrayed in Persona 5 and My Hero Academia

While breaking out of her own destructive people-pleasing cycles, Stef finds relatable rebellions in Persona 5's Makoto and My Hero Academia's Dabi.
by Stef WatsonJune 7, 2024

SPY x FAMILY CODE: White Review – A Fun Detour or an Unwanted Trip?

The SPY x FAMILY film is finally here, but is it a worthy addition to the series? Join Thomas Richards as he reviews SPY x FAMILY CODE: White!
by Thomas RichardsApril 27, 2024

New Seasons of My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, and More are Landing on Crunchyroll this Spring!

Crunchyroll keeps adding more new seasons to its already stacked Spring lineup. Join Thomas Richards as he updates you on all the recent announcements.
by Thomas RichardsApril 17, 2024

Parasyte: The Grey and The Question of Being Human

A new K-Drama just arrived on Netflix and it is for all of you Sci-Fi and Body Horror lovers. Let’s review Parasyte: The Grey from the director of Train to Busan.
by Art of Lily KApril 11, 2024

Crunchyroll Adds Even More Excitement to the Spring Anime Season

With the 2024 Spring Anime Season nearly here, Crunchyroll is rolling out some last-minute surprises! Join Thomas Richards as he fills you in on the latest news from Crunchyroll.
by Thomas RichardsMarch 30, 2024

Get Ready: Crunchyroll’s Spring 2024 Anime Revealed!

The Crunchyroll Spring 2024 schedule is here, and it’s a lot to take in. Never fear; Couch Soup is here to pick out some of the shows that you should keep your eye on this Spring anime season.
by Thomas RichardsMarch 21, 2024

Why Should I Care About DAN DA DAN?

Are you a fan of aliens and the paranormal? If you are, then there’s an anime coming later this year that you need to keep an eye on: DAN DA DAN. Join Thomas Richards as he lets you know why this upcoming series needs to be on your radar.
by Thomas RichardsMarch 19, 2024

Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash Review – It’s Not Great, But It’s a Bit of Fun

Jujutsu Kaisen’s first console game is being called one of the worst games of all time, but is it actually that bad? Join Thomas Richards as he reviews Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash.
by Thomas RichardsMarch 9, 2024

Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender was AMAZING

Netflix’s Avatar adaptation finally arrived and although it looked like they were dead set on destroying it before the premiere they failed. Forget all the news that came out about the changes you will understand why they were necessary in the end.
by Art of Lily KMarch 5, 2024

Demon Slayer: To The Hashira Training Review – Things are Heating Up

Demon Slayer has returned to theatres with a first look at the next season, but has it improved over last time? Join Thomas Richards as he gives his thoughts on this latest outing from the blockbuster series.
by Thomas RichardsMarch 3, 2024
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Xbox Developer Direct | Holiday Gaming – Screen Smash 41 Podcast

The Gang is back to talk about the games they played or didn’t play over the holiday break. Then get into all the whip cracking games from the recent Xbox Developer Direct ’24 #indianajonesandthegreatcircle #SenuassagaHellblade2 #Avowed Catch every Audio Podcast everywhere you listen Thursday. Catch the show Live on Twitch every Monday night at 6 […]
by Dan MorrisJanuary 25, 2024

Glorious Burden – Season 2 Breakdown | Watching Now: Loki

Loki Season 2 has officially ended with the episode “Glorious Purpose”, and what a wild ride it was! Join Couch Soup contributors Lily K, Thomas Richards, Erika Aundawyn, and Iain McParland for a Watching Now special, discussing the series’ ups and downs. Did the Loki series end satisfyingly or did it leave us gasping for more? What did they think of series newcomers? How about that character development: undercooked or jusssstttt right? And what does it all mean for the overarching MCU?
by Drew LewisNovember 14, 2023

Avatar The Last Airbender & Ghostbusters Frozen Empire Trailer Reaction – TRAILER TALK

Trailers we are reacting to: Avatar The Last Airbender - Showrunner Albert Kim and starring Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, Tamlyn Tomita. Ghostbusters Frozen Empire- Directed by Gil Kenan and starring Starring Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace. Let's watch - react - discuss. This is Trailer Talk.
by Drew LewisNovember 14, 2023

Spider-Man 2 Final Preview | Screen Smash (Members Only)

The Screen Smash crew takes a look at everything we know about the upcoming Marvel's Spider-Man 2 with lots of speculations, predictions, and a few wild theories to boot
by Dan MorrisOctober 17, 2023

Niche Games W/ Alex McCumbers | Screen Smash

Lies of P is a great difficult game for casuals, and we talk niche games with guest Alex McCumbers.
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The Holy Filoni Strikes Again: How The Bad Batch is Rewriting Star Wars History

Season 3 of The Bad Batch is finally here. What questions will this season answer? Are we in for more Dave Filoni animation heartbreak? Will any of the Bad Batch survive this season? What's Hemlock up to? Let's talk about it … but be aware spoilers lay ahead!
by Tim BeisiegelFebruary 26, 2024

Chants of Sennaar: A Lavishing Linguistic Puzzle Game

Why is nobody talking about Chants of Sennaar? Are they speaking a different language? We dive into the indie puzzle title released in September, which requires learning languages to progress through the game. C’est magnifique!
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The Game of Thrones Ending Was Logical: It Gets Too Much Hate!

It’s time to debunk the myth. The Game of Thrones 8th and final season was good. The story was interesting, it was action-packed, and character arcs were well thought out, making logical sense. Let us tell you why the conclusion to George R. R. Martin’s hit series gets too much hate.
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