THINGS GO AWRY IN NORTHERN NIGERIA

Confusion Na Wa (2013) Streaming on Netflix Pros: case, look Cons: many loose ends The 2013 “Confusion Na Wa,” written and directed by Kenneth Gyang, shot in Kaduna, is one African movie without any village-to-city dynamic, though it has self-righteous elders and amoral youth. There’s a lot going on in the movie, much of it

KITCHENAID ARTISAN STAND MIXER: THE FUTURE WAS THEN

Pros: Capable of performing the tasks it claims.  Multiple beater choices come standard.  Tilt-Head locking mechanism.  Power-take-off accepts attachments for juicing, pasta creation and other kitchen chores. Cons: Weight may make it difficult to move for some.  Excessive motor noise and gear-clash annoying.  Dated styling and moderate footprint make countertop storage an issue. The Attrezzi

ROSEMARY’S BABY AND THE OMEN GET THE FOUND FOOTAGE TREATMENT: DEVIL’S DUE

DEVIL’S DUE Pros: Sense of ambiguity and mystery; the first half of the film isn’t bad Cons: Ending is a disappointment; too many cheap thrills, not enough genuine tension With the ghost story formula of Poltergeist and numerous other films tackled using the first-person perspective in 2007’s Paranormal Activity and even The Exorcist getting the discovered footage/mockumentary treatment in 2015’s The

SAUDER’S “MULTIMEDIA STORAGE TOWER” IS WELL WORTH 40 BUCKS

Sauder Multimedia Storage Tower, Cinnamon Cherry Pros: Price (about $40 including shipping). Capacity. Ease of assembly. Satisfactory appearance. Cons: Back panel’s permanent “fold marks.” Last March I was in the process of completing my collections of (mostly) “racing” video games for the PlayStation 2; GameCube, and original Wii systems. I’d decided to segregate those older games from

INCOMPREHENSIBLE, INCOMPETENT, INTOLERABLE: THE CULLING

THE CULLING Pros: Umm…sound design is pretty cool Cons: Most everything about this film is abhorrent, and the characters?  “They’re idiots!” Dealing with a group of absolutely moronic, astonishingly unlikable characters who stumble upon evil spirits at a remote homestead, writer/director Rustam Branaman’s The Culling began shooting in 2011, sitting on the shelf for nearly four years