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Review: ‘Hotel Artemis’ Starring Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella

Posted: June 8, 2018 at 9:10 am   /   Movie Reviews

“This trailer looks like John Wick 2.5.” At least, that was my first impression after seeing the trailer for Hotel Artemis. Can you blame me, though? The premise of a hotel/hospital that caters specifically to underground criminals/assassins, with rules forbidding any fighting/killing/business while on the premises, all under the discretion of a no-nonsense caretaker seems […]

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Film Review: ‘Blockers’ Starring John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz

Posted: April 6, 2018 at 7:52 am   /   Movie Reviews

It’s not an easy subject to broach, but inevitably, parents have to talk with their kids about the birds and the bees. Some parents try to delay it for as long as possible, but eventually, everyone’s gotta learn about the whole bumping uglies bit. Many movies have approached the topic; some offer serious takes, but […]

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SPOILERS: Stephen Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ In-Depth Review

Posted: March 29, 2018 at 9:29 am   /   Movie Reviews

SPOILERS BELOW Warning: this review will contain spoilers, including discussions about plot points deviating from the novel. If you want to read a spoiler-free review, see Brad Heyen’s review here. “I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.” I fell in love with the idea of Ready […]

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Film Review: ’12 Strong’ Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña

Posted: January 19, 2018 at 10:17 am   /   Movie Reviews

I admit it, I’m a sucker for movies based on true events. Sure, there are usually a lot of liberties taken with the truth, with some movies distorting the truth so much they hardly resemble real life, but much of the time, we can at least draw concepts and ideas and appreciate what the characters […]

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Film Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Starring Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 8:24 am   /   Movie Reviews

“I see the world as it should be.” And with that, a simple explanation for how Hercule (pronounced Air-kyool) Poirot is able to deduce mysteries so easily. He’s weathered by age, old enough to not be fooled through naivete, yet idealistic that he remains optimistic, perhaps even yearning for a world without the crimes he’s […]

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Film Review: ‘Thank You For Your Service’ Starring Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, Joe Cole

Posted: October 27, 2017 at 8:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

“What do we do?” It’s a question that hangs in the air during one crucial early scene in Thank You For Your Service. Home from Afghanistan, desperate for a sense of normalcy, Tausolo “Solo” Aieti (Beula Koale) presents the question to Adam Schumann (Miles Teller), his best friend and squadmate. In the last couple decades, […]

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Film Review: ‘Only the Brave’ Starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges

Posted: October 20, 2017 at 9:15 am   /   Movie Reviews

Maybe it’s because they don’t fight a physical enemy, but for some reason, movies about firefighters tend to be pretty scarce. Sure, there was Ladder 49, the old classic The Towering Inferno, and of course, Backdraft, perhaps the most highly-regarded firefighter movie of all-time. When they announced that a film was being produced based on […]

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Review: Indie Survival Horror Game ‘Kholat’ Now Available On Microsoft Store

Posted: October 20, 2017 at 8:48 am   /   Videogame Reviews

Kholat is available on the Microsoft Store for $19.99. A couple years ago, I found a website called Pinterest Fail, where people posted their attempts to mimic projects they found on Pinterest. The premise is simple: terrific ideas, but less-than-stellar executions. Be it the fault of the creator or the design, the end results on […]

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Interview: Jeff Nations of Rookie of the Year

Posted: August 12, 2017 at 11:14 am   /   Local

Ask Jeff Nations what he’s doing at any given moment, and there’s a pretty good chance the answer will revolve around music. “I was hooked the second I picked it up,” he professes when talking about receiving his first guitar for his 11th birthday. “I’ve always been genuinely interested in music and have had a […]

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Review: ‘Atomic Blonde’ Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella

Posted: July 28, 2017 at 8:46 am   /   Movie Reviews

I’m not exactly sure why, but for whatever reason the 1980s are enjoying a strong renaissance. Wherever you look, the influence of the neon decade has hovered over media, be it in TV shows (“Stranger Things,” the “Lethal Weapon” series), movie reboots (Ghostbusters, Blade Runner), hell, even some video games (Far Cry: Blood Dragon) have […]

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